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The Youxia’s Handbook is a collection of archetypes, Spheres of Might talents, and optional rules for any kind of game using Spheres of Power or Spheres of Might. The primary focus of the book is to introduce new options for martially-focused characters, to introduce (stance) talents to every single martial sphere, and bring more diverse options to the Athletics, Gladiator, and Open Hand spheres.

This book focuses on the wūxiá genre of Chinese fantasy and their characters, known as yóuxiá. Wuxia as a genre stretches back thousands of years through many different media, from epic novels like Romance of the Three Kingdoms to films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to even cartoons like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Wuxia stories often feature high-flying acrobatics, stunning displays of martial arts prowess, and dramatic heroes with intense personalities. The Youxia’s Handbook can help capture the feel of these stories with new rules and options while also presenting useful content for any style of game using spheres content. It is my hope that this handbook inspires players who aren’t familiar with wuxia to explore the genre, while providing fans of wuxia the tools to add wuxia influence to their games.

For use with the Spheres of Power and Spheres of Might systems.

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July 24th, 2020
A great catch all add to your Spheres game Youxia will bring you a taste of the east with new archetypes, talents, feats and more. Up your game with Stance talents that have limited duration but some great effects such as being able to make attacks of [...]
July 13th, 2020
Are you looking for a Handbook that just adds -a lot- of stuff to just about everything in Spheres of Might? Look no further then because this handbook is going to have something for everyone with so many new Talents, Feats, Stances, and archetypes. It [...]
June 2nd, 2020
One of the best comprehensive additions of content for Spheres of Might in a while. This book singlehandedly has added at least one new component to every character concept I've had in quite a while. The archetypes? Wonderful. The talents? WONDERF [...]
May 23rd, 2020
The Youxia's Handbook is one of the most interesting updates for the Spheres of Might system. With new high-wire kung-fu style options, this book is geared towards games with fantastic martial action, rather than just guys in armor hacking at each [...]
May 9th, 2020
This book opens up a great amount of new options for the Spheres of Might system fitting wuxia-style play, as advertised. I don't think there's a single talent written in here that I don't love. I think all the new archetypes presented [...]
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