And I finally got a replacement Beyond the Supernatural. This is an old gaming book that helped to warp my mind at a young age, inspiring career choices1 among other things. With it in hand I can now run some exceedingly fun adventures for an unwary group of PCs.. I also have the Second Edition, but much was left out, including the adventures I want to run, and the classic Palladium weapons section .. which long ago began my forays into mispronounced Japanese, heh (Do you recall the difference between naginata, yari and bisento? Kusari-gama and Manriki-gusari? Tegaki and Shuko? Sai and Jitte?)2. 2nd Ed here. I may do a proper review of BTS2 later .. but for now I'd say get both 1 and 2.
1: It has been oft suspected that my OCC is Nega-Psychic
2: I do, I think. Curved, straight, and can-opener spears, blade with chain or rope attaching a ring to the handle, chain with weights on the ends, tegaki and shuko are both climbing claws, and sai and jitte are both forked dull weapon... *geek*, おたく