Friday, 12 December 2014

Kung Fu Hotel

My mother told me once an idea she had got for a movie: the story of a fighter who, for some reason, had been banned from the great anual martial arts tournament; and who driven by rage or whatever, got into the hotel where all the contenders were resting the night before that tournament to outmatch them all one by one.

I loved the idea from the beginning and i even imagined a scene where the main character got into the building in a rainy night, while the intro credits flashed, and this song played on the back. He would be a young vagabond who has trained hard on the road fighting federated karatekas, sumo fighters and even mysterious warriors who use black magic.

Then i thought that there would be a romance with a woman from his past, while someone (maybe her) played the piano on the hotel's bar, or something; and in the end the police would come and there would be a shoot out; where someone would stop the bullets with a spinning umbrella as a shield (an ancient technique)

As the movie is by now a little far from my reach (to start, i dont even have means to contact Tiger Army and pay the copyrights), and making a book out of it seems too difficult (kung-fu is hard to take into literature) i got inspired anyway and made this:

Its a tabletop based freely on that idea, Bruce Lee films and Dragon Ball tournaments. The main idea about it is that combat among players (PJs fighting each other) was fast, intuitive and impartial, so the rules were (almost) never based on GM's subjetive opinions but for exceptional cases. You'll need only some d6, and a french deck to give it some color.

If by chance you read it, play it or master it (or want to stay in tune for when the movie goes out) please comment right below here.

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