Revised Rule Book for Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path
I buckled down and got the rule revisions done! You can download the revised rule book here: http://playwuwei.com I've added more quotes and simplified and clarified a number of items. It has become a combination of lessons in Chinese history and philosophy, martial arts, and Taoist thought. Hopefully you'll find it an interesting read.
Thanks again for your patience with this process! I really feel like the game mechanics have tightened up and the artwork is in the final stages. Wu Wei: Journey of the Changing Path is ready for some hard core play testing.
This has been equal parts labor of love and descent into madness. I never would have guessed that the game would have gone through so many permutations in the last six months. My life has taken on many qualities of the game and all I can do is embrace wu wei and keep moving forward.
Here's an excerpt from a "Concepts" area that is now included in the rule book:
Wu wei is a governing principle of Taoism that means “effortless action” or “without struggle”. When someone exerts their will against the world in a manner that is out of rhythm with the cycles of change, they may disrupt the natural harmony and are more likely to create unintended consequences rather than their willed outcome. The term Tao means the “natural way of the universe”, “the way”, or “the path”.
And one of my favorite quotes included in the rule book:
The five elements are not always equally
predominate; the four seasons make way for each
other in turn. There are short days and long; the
moon has its periods of waxing and waning.
The Art of War
I'm putting together some more prototypes and sending them out to folks for play testing and review. I'm also participating in Dragonfest (hosted by the Martial Arts History Museum) on July 9th. http://museumdragonfest.com/
And later this year... November 16-20 I will be attending BGG Con in Dallas. https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/BGGCON
In the meantime, I will be working on some new videos, prepping for the manufacturing process, and putting together my new Kickstarter page. I will announce a date for the campaign as soon as I can.
Thanks guys! I'll be in touch. May the Tao be with you!