Earlier, I mentioned that I don't have plans for the weekend. I think I just found them. Watch some kung-fu movies and have some Chinese food. Yes, this sounds like a plan. And it was all inspired by Once Upon a Time in Jianghu, a new Wuxia-themed RPG that's powered by the Apocalypse system. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Once Upon a Time in Jianghu is a wuxia-inspired roleplaying game that is Powered by the Apocalypse. It is a heroic and tragic game of Honorable Heroes standing against the tyrannical corrupted emperor. Players create their characters from a mix of five key Archetypes: Artisan, Doctor, Priest, Scholar, and Warrior, which defines their Traits and personality. The game is a narrative-facing system and forgoes character stats and health levels, replacing them instead with narrative controls to define which encounters cause Trauma or Scar the personalities involved. For instance, a punch can leave a broken nose...or instill a greater sense of respect for one's opponent's strength.
The game is set in a mythic Asia called, "Sihai," which is both literally and metaphorically called the Center of the World by its current ruling despot, the Golden Emperor. The game system allows the telling of wuxia, xianxia, and even xuanhuan stories, with over fifteen regional options to choose from, and at least sixteen different factions.
Will your Heroes find themselves allying with the 12 Zodiac Ministers? Or will they search for a way to unite the broken world against a rising hidden evil? What stories will you tell?
The campaign's already up and over its funding goal with 13 days left to go.