Tabletop role-playing games (also called tabletop rpgs, Pen and Paper games, or PnP) typically take the form of a group of people telling a story together with the aid of a set of rules. Mysteries of the Yokai provides players with a rule system to explore stories set in a fantasy version of ancient Japan. Players create their own characters to explore the world with. One person acts as the Game Master, who helps set up the main story, plays the ‘Nonplayer’ characters, (NPCs) the group will encounter, and arbitrates the rules. The main point of role playing and Mysteries of the Yokai is to have fun with your friends playing a game and experiencing the game’s world together. If you and the rules or game causing problems, feel free to change the rules or make up your own.