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RPGPundit:

I review Righteous Blood Ruthless Blades: Wuxia Roleplaying RPG. Is the book's approach to setting enough to make up for its very non-OSR system?
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Rhymer88:
Nice review and I will have to compare these rules to the other wuxia-themed rpgs I already have.
Btw, few wuxia movies/series are produced in Hong Kong nowadays. They mostly come from the PRC. In the video you also talk briefly about wuxia in a more modern setting. A recent example of that is the series Lost in the Kunlun Mountains, which has a Min Guo (Republic of China, primarily 1920s/1930s) setting:

 

Bedrockbrendan:
Thanks for the review Pundit. I'd say that accurately sets expectations for the game (in terms of content and system).

Bedrockbrendan:

--- Quote from: Rhymer88 on October 17, 2022, 06:23:11 AM ---Nice review and I will have to compare these rules to the other wuxia-themed rpgs I already have.
Btw, few wuxia movies/series are produced in Hong Kong nowadays. They mostly come from the PRC. In the video you also talk briefly about wuxia in a more modern setting. A recent example of that is the series Lost in the Kunlun Mountains, which has a Min Guo (Republic of China, primarily 1920s/1930s) setting:


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I haven't seen this one yet but it is on my list.

Hope you like RBRB. I am one of the co-writers/designers for RBRB. The movie we were thinking most of for modern was something like Wu Xia with Donnie Yen (sometimes this one is named Dragon). I'd say most of the movies we take inspiration from are Hong Kong era (though there are a number of key ones from after the change over like Reign of Assassins, The Swordsman, and the Four among others). Largely we were inspired by classic Shaw Bothers and 90s Hong Kong wuxia like Bride with White Hair

Rhymer88:

--- Quote from: Bedrockbrendan on October 17, 2022, 12:46:18 PM ---
I haven't seen this one yet but it is on my list.

Hope you like RBRB. I am one of the co-writers/designers for RBRB. The movie we were thinking most of for modern was something like Wu Xia with Donnie Yen (sometimes this one is named Dragon). I'd say most of the movies we take inspiration from are Hong Kong era (though there are a number of key ones from after the change over like Reign of Assassins, The Swordsman, and the Four among others). Largely we were inspired by classic Shaw Bothers and 90s Hong Kong wuxia like Bride with White Hair

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Thanks for your reply. I own Strange Tales of Songling and Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate, so I look forward to seeing how they differ from RBRB. Your co-author, Jeremy Bai, certainly knows his stuff, given how he has also translated wuxia/xianxia novels into English. I've also read his book Understanding Chinese Fantasy Genres because the "cultivation" concept can require some getting used to from a Western perspective. With regard to Min Guo China, it makes a great setting for Pulp-era adventures. 

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