Osprey Publishing have shared name generation tables for their Wuxia RPG Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades.
The RPG by Brendan Davis and Jeremy Bai was released in PDF form this December on DriveThruRPG and costs $24.70.
Osprey hasn’t made print-on-demand available on the copper best seller, but you can buy the hardcover directly from them.
The RPG uses a d10 dice pool mechanic that’s loosely based on the one in Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate and is set in Jianghu a romanticized ancient China.
Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades is a roleplaying game of dark adventure and heroic thrills inspired primarily by the wuxia stories of Gu Long. Players assume the roles of eccentric heroes who solve mysteries, avenge misdeeds, uphold justice, and demonstrate profound mastery of the martial arts. Character creation is designed to produce fleshed-out, potent individuals who can follow several paths, including those of the physician, beggar, assassin, thief, soldier, bandit, and more. These characters inhabit a unique martial world, or Jianghu, set in a romanticized ancient China. The towns, temples, and inns the characters can visit, and the sects and factions with whom they interact, will bring their own character to the game and provide a host of opportunities – and threats.
Since Osprey announced Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades, there has been some debate, some concern, about possible connections between Brendan Davis and John Tarnowski in the RPG community. Tarnowski, better known as RPGPundit, wrote Arrows of Indra, which Davis published. Tarnowski was later named as an alleged online harasser.
These sample screenshots from RPG.net show gamers discussing their uncertainty as to whether there’s still any connection between Davis and Tarnowski.
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