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An ancient China/wuxia source book for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
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What is Wuxia?

The term “wuxia” applies to a large body of fantasy works concerning martial arts/martial artists and their adventures in ancient China (or Chinese settings). Many famous works have been made in the genre and elements of wuxia fiction have become mainstays in modern martial arts films. Directors like Zhang Yimou, John Woo, and Ang Lee have immortalized the genre and introduced it to a wider international audience.

What is Dragon Tiger Ox?

Dragon Tiger Ox is a wuxia inspired setting for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game that sets itself in the middle of a high fantasy world where adventure and martial arts are the main focal points. It draws from primarily from ancient China for its source material, particularly the Qing Dynasty & Three Kingdoms period, but elements of other surrounding Asian cultures exist (mostly India, Japan, and Korea). As this setting is high fantasy, fantastic fun takes precedence over realism.

Thematically Appropriate Films:

Drunken Master (Yuen Woo-ping, 1987), House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004), Hero (Zhang Yimou, 2002), The Forbidden Kingdom (Rob Minkoff, 2008), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee), One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967), Red Cliff (John Woo, 2009), Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Hark Tsui, 2011)

Current Stretch Goals

$2,100: 4 Encounters (Including the Immortal tournament!)

$2,600: Mythic Adventures & Legendary Levels Support

$3,000: Mike Myler with “Heirloom Items”

$3,500: 10 Archetypes & 15 NPC Stat Blocks (Can be used for premades)

$4,000: Later Level Equipment (Artifacts, Cursed Items, Special Materials Based on Chinese Mythology!)

See this update for more information on them!

Risks and challenges

We've already developed most of this project, but we really would like to add more to this project.

We don't like to bring half-baked products to kickstarters, so we went ahead and got started on the artwork after the content.

You are really funding the polish, our stretch goals, and getting the book at a lower price as a backer.

We delivered early on our last Kickstarter and have a history of quick and constant communication.

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    A PDF copy of the source book upon it's public release ($10 value).
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    Copy of all the art, plus a HD desktop background and a PDF copy of the source book upon its public release.

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    Provide an NPC for the book of 3rd - 7th level. This will be added as a NPC stat block in the book. The inspiration and names come from you, leave the grunt work to us! Plus all previous mentioned rewards.

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    Do the art work for your character that will be featured in the book. Plus all previous mentioned rewards.

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    You are basically funding 1/2 of what we need to produce this. Let's talk. We are willing to work with you on the inclusion of material, artwork of your character, your own clan, etc. We are willing to go above and beyond to make your dreams for a wuxia source book come true in the way you want! Plus all previous mentioned rewards.

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