Friday, June 10, 2011
Only a ninja can stop a ninja!
This movie got me to thinking about martial arts again. And, since I'm a dork, and this is how my gamer-brain works, I immediately started thinking about martial arts-themed Role-Playing Games. Back in the days before the d20 OGL, (pre-WotC) TSR put out a PDF game called DragonFist. Based on the AD&D (2E) system, it was heavily inspired by the Wuxia films of Hong Kong, and did an admirable job of representing that. At least, from what I remember. Unfortunately, my copy is long gone, and the original game is not available anywhere that I can find, on account of Green Ronin buying it and then letting it sit.
During the heyday of the Street Fighter craze, Capcom contracted with White-Wolf Games to create an RPG based on their IP, using the Storyteller system. I have that game, as well as all of the supplements. Very cool stuff. Even managed to play it a little. But mostly, it's just a collector's item. because I am a HUGE Street Fighter fan.
This morning I browsed John Kim's Free RPGs on the web, and found a couple of games to download and look at. Slayer of Dragon looks pretty cool, though I can't figure out how to print it so it's readable. I also grabbed Final Stand. This one looks less "fun" but I haven't really reviewed the rules yet.
I don't know. What do you guys think? Should I do a list of my favorite Martial Arts movies?