Feng Shui 2 – The Action Movie RPG from Robin D. Laws Roundhouse Kicks Kickstarter

If you like roleplaying games at all, you are probably familiar (or you should be) with the work of Robin D. Laws. Laws’ list of designed tabletop RPGs is too extensive to list here, although recent standouts include Hillfolk and the GUMSHOE line. Back in the 19 and 90’s (which seems way longer ago than it has any right to, Laws also designed a game called Feng Shui (originally released in 1996) set in the same world as Laws’ Shadowfist collectible card game. Feng Shui was a cinematic RPG set in a high-adrenaline Hong Kong-movie-style world.  While there was a follow-up edition printed in 1999, the world of Feng Shui has been pretty silent since Glimpse of the Abyss was released for Feng Shui back in 2007. Not so anymore, as Robin D. Laws and Atlas Games have taken to Kickstarter to fund a new edition of Feng Shui. First, from what is shown on the Kickstarter, the art looks rad. Seriously, it gets me in the mood to try Feng Shui 2 out just looking at it. As for gameplay, Feng Shui 2 players can “(c)hoose between a wide array of action flick archetypes. Be an icy-cool killer, a determined martial artist, a maverick cop, a crusty old master, a clanking cyborg, a highway ronin, or a melancholy ghost.” $10 gets you a copy of Feng Shui 2 in PDF format and a hard copy of the book costs $50 with other items available at various backing levels, like PDF packs of classic Feng Shui products, dice and the GM screen for Feng Shui 2. Plus, anyone backing at the $10 level or above gets access to the current draft of Feng Shui 2, which is basically my favorite feature of any RPG Kickstarter.  Feng Shui 2 has already blown past its first three stretch goals (including unlocking a new archetype and full color interior), so it will certainly be interesting to see what comes in terms of additional goals in the future. More information on Feng Shui 2 is available on Kickstarter.

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17. September 2014 by Michael
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