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Hearts of Wulin, a new wuxia rpg

Eilathen

Soul of the wild card
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I really liked Shadowless Sword! And yeah, Musa was fun...but if anything, that movie is awesome if you want to go for a spear fighter...ymmv and all that ;) :D
 

Weisenheim

Baroque Space Orc Mage
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San Francisco stretch goal is achieved. I'm pretty excited about all the stretch goals, to be honest. The new ones that got announced sound cool as well. I think melodramatic cyberpunk wuxia will appeal to some, and tweaking the game for France makes me think of Brotherhood of the Wolf. I don't know if that was an inspiration for the idea but I'm wanting to watch that movie again now.
 

Skywalker

Back Off the Buddha!
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Given that Hearts of Wulin has no connection to Legends of the Wulin, I doubt there will be any adaptation of mechanical elements.

I would expect there to be at least one new playbook for a Mystic to cover Exorcists, Taoist Magicians and the like. I would also expect also be some discussion of magic and supernatural creatures like ghosts, hopping vampires etc.
 

Weisenheim

Baroque Space Orc Mage
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The only connection I've seen between Hearts of Wulin and Legends of the Wulin is that one of the authors is a fan of LotW.
 

Black Flag

Dweller on the Threshold
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There is some shared game terminology with Entanglements etc. That’s an English word that fits the context, but it’s also probably a nod to Legends. There may be more.

The way things work will be completely different, of course. Also, I expect that what Legends represents with the Secret Arts will be represented by some combination of general and playbook-specific moves in Hearts. Or just pure narration. The main point of the Secret Arts in Legends was to have a way to manipulate Conditions, which aren’t a thing in Hearts, though there are ways to wound and cure a character’s elemental stats.
 

Argent

Anywhere... just not here
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The only connection I've seen between Hearts of Wulin and Legends of the Wulin is that one of the authors is a fan of LotW.
Two! :)
Both me and Arik have backed it and are looking forward to it, in fact.
 

Weisenheim

Baroque Space Orc Mage
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Getting closer to that Joseon Korea stretch goal, which means that the cyberpunk and France goals are more in sight as well.

I'm not a Facebook user and barely a Twitter user so the social media stretch goals aren't really for me, but I expect this is the kind of stuff that catches people's attention. And I know when I was looking at Twitter for info on when this project would finally start, I ran into several people who were boosting it beforehand.. so I figure these initial social media goals aren't going to be that difficult to hit. I'm curious what other social media stretch goals they have in mind.
 
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