Hey guys, today we’re taking a look at the GM support chapters for Tianxia, and wrapping up the series with a quick review. Given that Wuxia isn’t exactly as common as traditional western fantasy fare, I find that it’s very important for any Wuxia game to be able to communicate the tone, themes and elements […]Read More [Let’s Study Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade] Part 5: Gamemastering Tianxia & Review
Kung Fu is the heart and soul of Wuxia fiction and games. Flashy, impressive and occasionally brutal, Martial Arts plays a key role in resolving disputes in Wuxia stories, whether as a philosophy or fisticuffs. Kung Fu in Tianxia is divided into Styles. Each Style is composed of two major components: An Element and a […]Read More [Let’s Study Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade] Part 4: The Deadly Arts of Kung Fu
Today we take a peek at the rules of Tianxia, and how they tweak the basic FATE Core mechanics to emulate the wire-fu action of wuxia, and put together a sample character. Dice The chapter opens up with a quick note on the different dice systems that you can use for FATE. This is fairly […]Read More [Let’s Study Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade] Part 3: The Rules of Tianxia & Character Creation
Today we take a look at the default setting for the Tianxia corebook: Jiangzhou, one of the nine provinces of the empire of Shenzhou, and its capital, the city of Bao Jiang. The book immediately assures the reader that the other provinces will be detailed in further supplements for Tianxia, and begins with a general […]Read More [Let’s Study Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade] Part 2: The Empire of Shenzhou, the province of Jiangzhou and its capital city, Bao Jiang.
Today marks the real start of the Tianxia Let’s Study series, where we take a look at the wuxia rpg powered by the FATE Core rules. We’ll be tackling the first chapter of the book, aptly named “Welcome to Tianxia” The chapter opens up with a glossary of terms, which relays the various concepts unique […]Read More [Let’s Study Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade] Part 1: Welcome to Tianxia