Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I am getting ready to play my first game using the new A Fistful of Kungfu rules from Osprey and Ganesha games, and so I wanted to give it a test run. I played out a mini scenario to test out some of the game's mechanics and to see if it had that one-guy-takes-down-an-army type feel common in martial arts films. To do so I took the hero of my Police Task Force, Special Agent Chan, against 5 Yakuza soldiers. In terms of point value, the Yakuza have the advantage, yet Chan is a Protagonist with better stats and the ability to react when an enemy misses an activation. The Yakuza are all extras, and thus don't have much in the way of special rules.
The scene: Special Agent Chan enters a bar looking for a suspect. A silence falls on the 5 tough looking patrons as, one by one, they all turn to stare at him.