How have you been getting your wuxia fix?

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How have you been getting your wuxia fix?

Postby Jason_Sunday » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:18 pm

I have been playing a great game called Jade Empire for Xbox. I also have been awaiting House of Flying Daggers. Anyone seen that movie?
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Postby Lord Gwydion » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:16 am

House of Flying Daggers is good. Not quite as good as Hero, but still worth watching.

As for gaming, I'm not playing anything wuxia related at the moment.
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Postby REG » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:22 am

I am currently pestering BioWare (maker of SW:KOTOR series for consoles and PC) to make PC version of Jade Empire. 8)
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:33 pm

I just finished Jade Emprire and now I wish they would make a Paper and Pen version. And still no word on Dragon Fist. With all of this Kung Fu goodness, it seems like they would take the oportunity to generate interest.
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Postby Pagan priest » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:24 am

Good things come to those who wait.

Acquire in haste, repent in leisure.

Rome wasn't sacked in a day.

I'm sure there are other bits of fortune cookie wisdom that I am missing, but you get the idea...

I'd rather have it done right than have it done right now. Of course, even better would be to have it done right, right now. :lol:
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:33 pm

But atleast they could give us an update. :green:
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Postby REG » Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:37 pm

Nah. The only announcement I want to hear is "Dragon Fist is now on sale."

No release date.

No progress report.

You only piss customers off by announcing a release date (to which they would hold your words against you) and then for some reasons beyond your control, you have to reschedule. These "control freak" customers believe that there is no excuse and that you should use your god-like powers to meet the deadline.
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:43 pm

I don't mean release date info. I mean like a web site, alittle info on what system they will use, alittle history, some sort of info on what is happening with the line.
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Postby REG » Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:13 am

Jason_Sunday wrote:I don't mean release date info. I mean like a web site, alittle info on what system they will use, alittle history, some sort of info on what is happening with the line.

They can release the information AFTER they sent the final edited layouts to the printers for the First Printing batch.

After.

If you want to get involved in the process before that, ask if they have openings for beta playtesters.
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Postby Nikchick » Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:52 am

REG wrote:Nah. The only announcement I want to hear is "Dragon Fist is now on sale."

No release date.

No progress report.

You only piss customers off by announcing a release date (to which they would hold your words against you) and then for some reasons beyond your control, you have to reschedule. These "control freak" customers believe that there is no excuse and that you should use your god-like powers to meet the deadline.


REG, you just made my day.
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:11 pm

REG wrote:They can release the information AFTER they sent the final edited layouts to the printers for the First Printing batch.

After.

If you want to get involved in the process before that, ask if they have openings for beta playtesters.


Well, That is a good idea. Thanks for the working of things are done. I was not aware. I thought the game was basicly writen already and all they had to do is convert it to whatever system they were using.
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Postby Nikchick » Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:34 pm

Jason_Sunday wrote:I thought the game was basicly writen already and all they had to do is convert it to whatever system they were using.


This is going to be a pretty thorough re-vamp of the property, more complicated than just translating a few stats from AD&D to D&D 3.x...
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Postby REG » Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:00 pm

Please tell me you're not going to stop after releasing the DF rulebook? I'd rather see series of supplements and adventures following it.

Personally, I'd like you guys kick AEG's butt with a line of DF novels.

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Postby Jason_Sunday » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:31 am

Nikchick wrote:This is going to be a pretty thorough re-vamp of the property, more complicated than just translating a few stats from AD&D to D&D 3.x...


So it is going to be D20 or is that just an example?
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:39 am

REG wrote:Please tell me you're not going to stop after releasing the DF rulebook? I'd rather see series of supplements and adventures following it.

Personally, I'd like you guys kick AEG's butt with a line of DF novels.

>:)


I totally agree with you. I have always been a big Feudal Japan Fan. But Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, and Jade Empire has really opened me up to the Wuxia and Ancient Chinese stories. Although I have never read a chinese novel. I have thought of some good campaign ideas. A DF novel would also give me a inspiration.
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Postby REG » Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:04 pm

Only recently you became a fan?

Been a fan of Black Belt Martial Arts Theater when Bruce Lee was alive. :wink:
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:23 pm

REG wrote:Only recently you became a fan?

Been a fan of Black Belt Martial Arts Theater when Bruce Lee was alive. :wink:

Well I always watched Kung Fu theater with my Grandpa when I was little. I have always like Martial Arts, but I am starting to really appreciate the Chinese culture more and kinda enjoying it more than the Japanese. I have always like samurai and ninja. Now my interests are kinda switching around. Weird I know. :green:
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Postby REG » Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:53 pm

Meh.

Hollywood is beginning to appreciate wuxia and Chinese cinema since they awarded an Oscar to Crounching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. But for every three such films, excluding Jackie Chan films, we got Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai.

:roll:

I think if Hollywood would look more closely, they may find good Japanese samurai cinema just as good as when Akira Kurosawa introduced the Seven Samurai more than 40 years ago.

Oh, and let us not forget cinema from other regions, including Korea and Thailand (Ong Bak: Thai Warrior comes to mind).
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Postby Jason_Sunday » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:25 pm

I totally agree. Most american samurai or ninja movies are kinda cheesy.
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