Veymundr
 member, 17 posts
Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 13:29
IC: wuxia
For the jianghu (roughly “martial arts underworld”) setting I have in mind, I am drawing my inspiration from such wuxia (“martial hero”) films as Dragon Gate Inn (and its remakes), The Bride With White Hair, Swordsman II (and its sequel, The East is Red), Last Hurrah for Chivalry, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Sword Master (a remake of Death Duel) and others. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero are the most mainstream incarnations of the genre.

For game system, I’m considering either Legends of the Wulin or Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades. Knowledge of the system I end up using would not be a prerequisite.

So this is not a game I have fully prepared yet. Before I make all the effort, I wanted to find out if some folks might want to play such heroic, preternaturally-gifted characters in an alternate ancient Chinese setting.
KraznyOctobr
 member, 53 posts
Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 14:21
IC: wuxia
I am certainly interested.
zeone3000
 member, 571 posts
Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 15:58
IC: wuxia
I've seen many of those and have read many, definitely interested.
Veymundr
 member, 18 posts
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 06:30
IC: wuxia
Glad to hear a couple of people might be up to this.

Now I am looking at The Art of Wuxia and Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate rpgs as possible systems that are a little less crunchy.

If either you have heard anything about any of these four systems or otherwise have an opinion, please let me know.
zeone3000
 member, 572 posts
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 06:37
IC: wuxia
I don't mind crunch.
ghobo
 member, 1 post
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 08:36
IC: wuxia
Sounds really interesting. I'm actually a fan of some of Wuxia novels like Legend of the Condor heroes though I've never actually found anyone interested in playing in such settings. Would really love to try it out.
Ramidel
 member, 1384 posts
 Err on the side
 of awesome.
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 17:50
IC: wuxia
I might be interested in LotW.
Morty
 member, 339 posts
 The Doctor.
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 21:08
IC: wuxia
just my 2 cents: go rules light. Consider Wushu, even TWERPS. The Pool might be close to ideal.

Then again, I'd play anything :)
RavenOfDispersion
 member, 7 posts
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 17:34
IC: wuxia
In reply to Veymundr (msg # 4):

Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate is free, so that's an advantage.

I'm interested in playing or even co-DMing.
WinterRat1
 member, 166 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 00:55
IC: wuxia
I love wuxia, and have read multiple books and watched numerous TV shows/movies in the genre. I would be interested depending on what system you end up using.
Veymundr
 member, 19 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 03:54
IC: wuxia
Thank you all for your interest.

I am putting the game together, still, with my co-GM, and the start date will be weeks out.

Decided to use the system Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades. Again, you don't need a copy to play.

I will put the link to the game in this thread when all is ready.
V_V
 member, 929 posts
 Resting. I hope to find
 peace and vigor return.
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 20:03
IC: wuxia
If I can join later, maybe in a month or two, I'd love to learn a Wuxia system. I love movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but moreover those like Stormriders. I fondly remember watching that dubbed in Hmong and subbed in English.

I would be one that doesn't have copy of, nor knows Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades. My main Wuxia diet is Exalted, and I love that aspect. So I'm eager to learn.

That said, I just move this month. I'm having RL problems, and trying to maintain the games I currently play, that were on hiatus. I hope though, that I'll have time (and invitation) to join when things are more settled.
KraznyOctobr
 member, 58 posts
Tue 20 Apr 2021
at 22:17
IC: wuxia
Should have rules by tomorrow.
Morty
 member, 340 posts
 The Doctor.
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 03:11
IC: wuxia
have rules, will travel.
jleland
 member, 36 posts
Fri 23 Apr 2021
at 02:29
IC: wuxia
In reply to Veymundr (msg # 1):

I might be interested in this game. I do not know that many wuxia movies, but I am very fond of van Gulik's Judge Dee stories and have read Chinese outlaw tales like Water Margin (aka Heroes of Mount Liang etc.) and hero tales like The Three Kingdoms.
catsidhe
 member, 2 posts
Sat 24 Apr 2021
at 12:17
IC: wuxia
For sure I'd love to join your wuxia game if you'd have me. Interested in being put on a co-DM list potentially too.
I don't know any wuxia systems but I'd be willing to learn on my own given a day or two and somehow acquiring access to the system document for players.

Childhood was watching a slather of telly adaptations of Louis Cha's novels (like Legend of the Condor Heroes etc...) and reading abridged children's versions of Water Margin & RoTK. Came across an English publication of Legend of the Condor Heroes recently...

Native Mandarin speaker but don't quote me on wuxia tropes though LOL

This message was last edited by the user at 12:24, Sat 24 Apr.

Kasuga_Kage
 member, 1 post
Mon 26 Apr 2021
at 18:33
IC: wuxia
Hi, I too am quite interested in a wuxia game. I have read the Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blade ruleset and it also looks quite interesting. Not too crunchy and quite fluffy. I look forward to the game starting and with luck I hope I manage to get in when it does.
Morty
 member, 341 posts
 The Doctor.
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 10:52
IC: wuxia
There are a number of frustrations I have with that ruleset, but it's workable.

I'll call you grandfather and kowtow three times if you make this game happen :)
Veymundr
 member, 20 posts
Mon 3 May 2021
at 00:41
IC: wuxia
Just to let everyone know, I am still working on the game. Guessing two weeks before I have enough material to start recruiting.
V_V
 member, 938 posts
 Resting. I hope to find
 peace and vigor return.
Mon 3 May 2021
at 06:20
IC: wuxia
That's right around the time I expect to be available to RTJ, or deliberately decline, due to being too busy with other games or RL. Not to imply I'd be auto accepted, but if I don't RTJ, you can read that as me being busy, and consciously not wanting to rob someone of that slot. I may ask to lurk, to learn the system though. It's new to me, and you're going to be teaching people (to some extent) anyway.
WinterRat1
 member, 167 posts
Tue 4 May 2021
at 21:10
IC: wuxia
Thank you for the update!
BlondeDragonGenie
 member, 203 posts
Wed 5 May 2021
at 00:52
IC: wuxia
Put me on the list please of people who want to play youxia. Thank you. =D

This message was last edited by the user at 00:52, Wed 05 May.

JxJxA
 member, 235 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 06:20
IC: wuxia
I'd be interested in joining as well. The closest I've ever gotten to playing a wuxia game was Exalted, and that's more a mashup of tropes.
Veymundr
 member, 21 posts
Fri 14 May 2021
at 04:56
IC: wuxia
Delay of at least one more week.

RL has been a bitch, and I lost my co-GM.

Thanks for your patience.
Aidhogan
 member, 82 posts
Sun 30 May 2021
at 22:33
IC: wuxia
Well, if you go with LotW, I might step in.  I've run it before.  I don't really recommend it for PbP though.  The combat decision steps slow it down incredibly.