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Offline redstarnyc

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A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:26:36 PM »
Listening to the Little Wars podcast and the fellow from Osprey mentioned this ruleset.  Has anyone out there tried it?

Offline nandrin

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:55:29 AM »
We played a lot of FoKF and had always tremendous fun with this fast play, over the top setting. It derives from the "song of blades and heroes" rules, with its own set of abilities for Hongkong-movie style action. Highly recommended!









Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 09:21:48 AM »
It's a great game - possibly the very best iteration of the Song of Blades rules. We've only played it a few times, though, because of a lack of genre-appropriate miniatures. When we did play it, we used orcs as oni and lizardmen as 'scaly demons' of the Chinese sort, I think. Anyway, the games were loads of fun.

Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 09:48:02 AM »
Never played, but owned the rules for a while - lots of rules for interactive scenery elements which look fun, but also require the relevant bits to use. All in all they looked reasonable, but I never got figures sorted out
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Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 09:50:21 AM »
Never played, but owned the rules for a while - lots of rules for interactive scenery elements which look fun, but also require the relevant bits to use. All in all they looked reasonable, but I never got figures sorted out

I am exactly the smae, it looks a lot of fun but ive never got around to dping anything with them.

Offline Easy E

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 04:06:25 PM »
I have a review here:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2016/12/review-fistful-of-kung-fu-osprey.html

It has some good ideas, but your enjoyment depends on your tolerance for the Ganesha Games model.
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Offline redstarnyc

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 01:34:41 AM »
Thank you!

Offline MustContainMinis

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 05:00:05 AM »
It is a nice little rule set for cinematic battles. I have a small series of articles related to the game in my website.

https://mustcontainminis.com/category/coregames/a-fistful-of-kung-fu
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Offline LeadAsbestos

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Re: A Fistful of Kung Fu?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2020, 12:52:30 PM »
I play 70s Kung Fu action w FFoKF. Tinkered w the rules a bit to pack in more special attacks every turn and to make  characters more dynamic.

I love them!

 

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