As soon as everybody else starts liking it..
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Man, I just hope they make one set in Japan, just to get it out of peoples systems. Personally games are well represented in the 'Ninja' dept. Not saying it wouldn't be great or indeed that Japan hasn't a fascinating history and rich culture, I'd just like to see something from the 'lesser spotted' areas of history.
Traditionally woman didn't usually wear suits of armour or be knights though. I have read Game of Thrones I know about this.
Women had a definite presence in the ancient warrior cultures of the Far East. The Mongols, and until the late 1300s the Japanese, were well-known to field female warriors.
They're not knights, no, and they're not technically Samurai either, but they fought and died like the rest.
Incidentally I think a game where you played as an Onna-Bugeisha would be rad.
Blood Rites is a great read and covers a lot of feminine influence in conflict throughout history.
The greatest cup of tea I have ever had was B.O.P tea from Sri Lanka my brother brought back. It was so refreshing, and it was like god damn crack. Unfortunately the company claim to ship abroad, but there sites doesn't contain any info.
BOP is a grade of tea rather than a type/flavour. It's about where on the plant the leaves come from and how in tact/what size the leaves are when you buy them. Not that I'm a tea snob. I only know this because my sister is. She asked for some very specific type of tea this christmas which led to me spending ages reading about tea grades, deciding whether BOP (broken orange pekoe) qualified as "large leaf" or not.
Good to know, Thanks for the elucidation! :)