Our normal Sunday game was called off, so Jeff Cuscutis
(not to be
confused with my other friend Jeff, aka JeffK) decided to play test another
game called Fung Shui, which is a Hong Kong Action Film Role Playing Game
(and not a Furniture Arrangement Role Playing Game as Jeff's fiancé
likes to describe it).
The rules are set up to be very simple. There are only a few character
classes to choose from (and you start with the pre-supplied template) and
just like the movies, you can have it so you never run out of ammo (which I
picked), can take out bad guys with a full cup of coffee (which my friend
Kurt picked) and the hoards of nameless bad guys are all bad shots and are
easy to pick off (which we both did).
It also encourages a cinematic style of play. Need to jump over a chest
high shelf to avoid a wall of bullets in the convience store? Not a
problem. Want to leap horizontally into the air firing two guns at a named
villian in a crowded subway station? Go for it. The GM may even put the game into “bullet time” for you.
It's actually a perfect game for our Sunday group, who tend to shoot first
and if we remember, maybe as a few questions later.
It was a Hong Kong Action Film Theme
Kurt and I also watched John Woo's The Killer.
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings
to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be
double-crossed by his boss.
Plot outline from the Internet Movie DataBase
Guns and carnage a plenty in this film, but the best scene has to be at
Jennie's (the singer) apartment. Two men, guns pointed at each other, carry
on a civil conversation as Jennie serves them tea. The movie is worth it
just for that scene alone.
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