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Hearts of Wulin is a game of wuxia melodrama, Powered by the Apocalypse. Players take the role of skilled martial artists in a world of rival clans, conspiracies, and obligations. The game emulates films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chinese wuxia TV series like The Smiling Proud Wanderer and Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain, and Chinese martial arts novels from the second half of the twentieth century. In these tales, romance is as dangerous as a blade. Everyone has ties to factions, loves they can’t quite express, and secrets which will shake them to their core. As in the source material, stories in Hearts of Wulin are driven by the characters’ duties, romantic desires, and entanglements with other characters.

You get everything you need to play the game in three different styles: Core, Courtly, and Fantastic. The core game is as described above: a game of wuxia melodrama featuring wandering wulin warriors. The courtly style of play sets the game in a world of politics and factional scheming. The fantastic game adds strong elements of the superrnatural to the story. Each style of play has its own playbooks and moves—it's like having three games in one! 

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Yi W July 05, 2022 2:10 pm UTC
Hi Lowell, fyi, as of July 4, 2022, the printer-friendly version of core playbooks PDF included Bravo twice but no Loyal. And if possible, please make the black/dark-gray background of the side headings white to help us save even more ink/toner. Thanks!
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國堯 ? October 20, 2021 4:47 pm UTC
Hello dear Lowell,
I come from Taiwan and trying to translate "Heart of Wulin" into Mandarin. Because I want to play with my friends. But I’m not sure that what does "DEDICATION" stands for in "22. TEST OF DEDICATION" (from Scenario Starters). Is it kind of a willingness to give or kind of a ceremony? Would you please help me to understand this word? Thank you very much.
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Lowell F October 22, 2021 1:41 pm UTC
In this context "dedication" would be a willingness to continue in the face of challenges. (i.e. will the characters stay and learn in this place or will they give up?)
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Michael P October 01, 2021 10:41 pm UTC
Will there be a print on demand for this?
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John M December 09, 2021 3:03 pm UTC
I'd like to second this question - is there any way to get a physical copy of the book and not just the pdf?
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Lowell F January 13, 2022 1:17 am UTC
We'll look at that once the KS physical copies have been delivered. But yes, we definitely want printed copies to be available eventually.
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Stacie W March 13, 2022 9:22 pm UTC
Have they been delivered yet?
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Garrett T July 01, 2022 3:34 pm UTC
Any update on POD or another way to get a physical copy?
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This title was added to our catalog on July 20, 2021.