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Wuxia tropes

Discussion in 'Yu Jing' started by Mahtamori, May 7, 2019.

  1. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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  2. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Wuxia tropes are exactly what I've wanted in Yu Jing for a loooong time. Kind of why I get irritated that the Close Combat is not as good anymore and most of it was the Japanese when we had it! Then the Nomads got the Monkey King! :( Well now for Dahshat I have Bai Hu, The White Tiger of the West (McMurough)!
     
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  3. Section9

    Section9 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, there could be a lot more epicness in YJ. Even if it's just a lot more CC-capable units in YJ.

    Especially since most of the YJ member nations have their own rendition and tradition of wuxia. The Koreans have it, the Mongolians have it, the Thai have it, etc. I'm sure the Vietnamese have it, but I don't personally know of any such stories (being American, not many Vietnamese folks locally telling stories from the Old Country, for the most part they have rapidly adopted American culture).

    One of my favorite pencil&paper RPGs is Qin:The Warring States, set in ancient China just before Qin Shi Huangdi united the place, and that game is all about the wuxia. Even uses a black d10 and a white d10 to determine success or failure of an action (subtract the two results, the difference is what you add to the stat+skill total. Doubles is a crit success, double 0s is a crit fail. If you roll white high in combat, add that to your damage, but otherwise it doesn't matter which die is high).
     
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  4. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I just read that game! I love it! Especially the Harmony dice. Such a great way to get a philosophy into a game mechanic! I'd love to read some Wuxia in a Sci-fi setting.

    BTW if anyone wants to read some free Wuxia novels go here Wuxiaworld.com
     
  5. Forté

    Forté Well-Known Member

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    Need Fong Sai Yuk and IP Man.
     
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  6. Forté

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    How did I forget about that Wuxia legend. Wong Fei Hung.
     
  7. Space Ranger

    Space Ranger Well-Known Member

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    but IP Man and Hung are historical. For me, Wuxia is very fantastical. I hate to say it but The Matrix comes close to an Infinity type Wuxia.
     
  8. Mahtamori

    Mahtamori Well-Known Member

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    Hulang is close, so very bloody close, to being an awesome Wuxia
     
  9. Space Ranger

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    Close but no cigar as they say.
     
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  10. Zerooness

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    A good plot could evolve about a unit/character that fights for yujing but actually infiltrated it because he is in search for a spezific Daofei he has to kill. why? you know why :P