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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules $19.99 $9.99
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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by Clayton D. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 01/28/2021 11:52:25

    Excellent product for running a Wuxia game, whether or not you use the included ruleset.

    This product can be thought of as consisting of two parts: a thorough presentation of Wuxia genre, flavor, setting, and tropes, along with a lightweight system for running a game in this genre. I bought this product to add Wuxia flavor to an existing Dungeon World game, but it absolutely delivers as a system-neutral resource for those wanting run a game with Wuxia flavor.

    I appreciate the author's tight presentation, clarity of vision, and good editing. Everything in here deepens the Wuxia flavor, anything else is thankfully left out. Even game-mechanical elements such as Qi Techniques (like martial arts moves) are infused with so much flavor that you can still use them even outside of the intended game system.

    Particularly noteworthy is a section on the Wuxia genre and advice for the GM on how to infuse Wuxia into their game. This kind of specific, concrete advice on running a game is gold, valuable even for the experienced GM.

    The included bestiary is excellent. It is specific, evocative, and includes more monster illustrations than I would expect in a product like this. This is probably where most of the art budget went and that's fine by me -- of all the art in an RPG book, the monster art has the biggest chance of being used at the table, in the game.

    In conclusion, some of you may be in the same position as I was, wondering if this purchase price is worth it even if you're not planning on using the rules. I say it's absolutely worth it! Get it and thank me later :-)



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by A customer [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 12/07/2020 13:36:46

    Great little supplement. Really captures the Wuxia genre, with good well flavoured character options, in a nice easy to play ruleset. Plenty of options for martial arts and magic. Scant but very evocative artwork.



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by 38720 M. J. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 10/10/2020 02:19:56

    That's a great wuxia game! And I do not say that lightly...I have more than a few of those. Due to being light, it's almost infinitely customizable. And the system is light enough that the players and the Referee can focus on what's actually going on in the game instead of on managing their own characters/NPCs. And creating NPCs on the fly is a breeze! As an aside: that, I believe, is the greatest failing of some other games aiming at the same genre, even games that I otherwise like a lot...

    In the last month, I think my group is averaging over 2 sessions of Age of Wuxia per week. That should be enough of a recommendation, I believe!



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by Alexandre R. A. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/31/2020 05:46:39

    This is a nice rpg for playing oriental adventures in a fantastic world. The art is amazing and very and very illustrative of this fantastic atmosphere. You have non crunchy rules for martial artists and classical magic spellusers. Ideal for dungeoning in an ancient oriental atmosphere.



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by Newton P. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 08/16/2020 09:18:34

    I love the game so far. They've done some fantastic things to bring the genre alive, and mimic those high-flying Kung-fu movies we love.

    For example the Qi power: "Heroic Pose" is almost screaming for my players to stand-up at the table and say something cocky (but poorly dubbed in English so their lips don't match the words...hahahaha).

    Also, I love the rules for "Improvised Weapons" (again, another standard of the genre) with damage output that doesn't make it a poor choice.

    The 'Cinematic Sliders' is fantastic, and so simple, that other rpgs should have this for an easy 'heroic' mode.

    The simple 'one-line' of stats for minor NPCs is perfect. I don't want to wade through lines of stat-blocks for mooks who are going to drop like flies.



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by Ralph B. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 07/22/2020 04:43:52

    An excellent iteration of wuxia! The ruleset is direct and simple to use but contains enough detail to make advancing a character fun and interesting over time. Skills cover dozens of different kung fu styles that feel different from each other, numerous spells for sorcerers, alchemies, and many others. Well worth your attention.



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    Art of Wuxia Core Rules
    Publisher: DwD Studios
    by Damian C. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 07/20/2020 05:07:30

    I have searched for a self-contained ruleset for wuxia for a long time, one that did not require extensive home-brewing to my group's tastes and my ideals.

    This ticked all the right boxes for me:

    1. A straightforward system for capturing the tone of a wuxia game - I mainly skimmed it and it wasn't hard to grok
    2. It is classless and mainly skills-based (derived off your relevant ability score + skill level), allowing you to mix and match concepts
    3. It is capable of representing a diverse many in-genre abilities through these skills, including but not restricted to:
      • alchemy [poisons, medicines, antidotes, etc]
      • detective
      • diviner [can be traded for 'strategist' if you want a less magical setting]
      • sorcerer [which seems simple enough to remove if you want a straight-up non-magic game],
      • thief

    In addition, the usual tropes are there:

    • Different kung fu styles, their effects and how to create them
    • Different spells and their effects
    • Sample weapons of ingenious design (hidden weapons mostly)
    • Sample magic weapons

    I, for one, am happy with my purchase.



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