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|Topic Started: 2 Mar 2012, 19:41 (56 Views)|
|店小二||2 Mar 2012, 19:41 Post #1|
Great Heroes of 4 Ages: Introduction:
Great Heroes of 4 Ages is a WuXia RPG, with 4 different settings in 4 different ages to allowed a great freedom of gameplay.
WuXia, or Chinese Kung Fu Heroes, is a popular genre of fiction, with their original works usually in Chinese. This site is created with the intention for people whom like Role Playing and the WuXia genre to comr and roleplay together.
Here in Great Heroes of 4 Ages, we have four different settings, in 4 different timeline of Ancient China, they are as followed:
Modern age, I don't think much needs to be explained. A age of massive social changes, and one financial crisis after another, an age of insecurity, in this age, there arise modern day martial heroes.
Ming Dynasty, more precisely, somewhere during the reign of Emperor TianQi . For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianqi_Emperor and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty
As the Ming dynasty slowly decline, chaos arise in the nations. With the Manchurian Conquest of China and the fall of Chinese Civilization just a few decades away, this is a heroic tune, a final lorry swansong for the last Chinese Empire in China. Adventure one of the greatest nations of the ancient times in its last glory days.
Tang Dynasty, more precisely, somewhere during the reign of Emperor TaiZong. For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Dynasty and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Dynasty
The beginning of China's Golden age, the raise of China as one of the world's greatest civilization, adventure in this age of chance and prosperity. Be a wondering hero or heroine seeing China's most glory days.
Warring States, more precisely, somewhere just after The Partition of Jin. for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warring_States_Period
An age of Chaos, uncertainty and wonders, this is the last days of archaic, feudal China, just before Qin dynasty begins imperial classic China. Experience the ancient age of myth and valour, see China's wildest and most mysterious side.
Q: I can't seems to post Chinese characters here.
A: As we are on a English Forum hosting site, this is sometimes happens, however, you can try posting Chinese Character using decimal-entity codes instead.
Encode Chinese Characters here.
Q: Why are some of the same locations named differently in different Eras?
A: We try keep the names historically correct, as well as using Hokkien for Warring Sates and Cantonese for Tang Dynasty, this is because Hokkien sounds closest to Ancient Chinese while Cantonese sounds closest to Middle Chinese.
Q: Why do we have 4 Eras?
A: This is to cover the full range of the Wuxia Genre.
Q: What are the differences for the 4 Eras?
A: The Warring States allows Taoist Magic, and has an overall mystic feel to it, like warriors of Shu Mountains. Tang has a liberal Kung Fu setting, allowing for more Kung Fu like flying on a sword and such. Ming is the most normal one, with power levels similar to those of mainstream WuXia novels, like those byLiang YUSheng, JinYong and GuLong. While for present day, it's along the line of LongHu Men, but low level ESP, like those in Stephen Chow's series are allowed, but no blatant superpowers like marvel, DC or Tokyo ESP, elemental control is out. Basically, only things like precognition, telekinesis, transvection and other common psychic abilities are allowed.
Q: Must my character be Chinese?
A: Only for the warring states. For Tang and Ming dynasties, China was rather open to outsiders and many foreigners trade in China. And needless to say for today. Keep in mind that they must be still using some form of Martial Arts. And no Magic.
Q: Must my character be human?
A: Only for the warring states, no, you can have Chinese supernatural beings like fox spirits and suchs. For all other ages, yes, all characters must be human.
Q: Are firearms allowed?
A: Only for Ming and Today.
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