Feng Shui 2, the sequel to Robin D. Laws' Hong Kong Cinema RPG, is already tearing through Kickstarter stretch goals.
When it comes to action movie-style roleplaying, Feng Shui is very fondly remembered. Set in a Hong Kong cinema-inspired world, the game emphasized quick-flowing, action-packed combat, whether casting spells, leaping on moving vehicles, or running across walls while firing dual pistols. The original book was a critically acclaimed success, so now Atlas Games and creator Robin D. Laws are turning to Kickstarter to produce a brand new edition: Feng Shui 2.
The original Feng Shui was a mish-mash of action movie concepts, allowing characters to use martial arts, firearms, magic, genetic manipulations, futuristic tech, or combinations of the above. Its default setting also placed a heavy emphasis on time travel, as various groups fought a Secret War to control powerful Feng Shui sites across history. Combat is meant to be fast and furious, allowing the GM and player improvise creative details and stunts during encounters.
Unlike some Kickstarter projects, Feng Shui 2 is pretty far along in development. It's already in its final playtesting stage, while the manuscript is going through the editing process. This Kickstarter will instead allow Atlas Games to publish a more detailed final product, using stretch goals to unlock additional classes and bonuses that normally wouldn't be available otherwise.
Feng Shui 2 will likely be successful on that score, considering that it achieved its initial fundraising goal in a mere 20 minutes. The Feng Shui 2 Kickstarter runs until Oct. 17, and is expected to launch in Aug. 2015. In the meantime, the Feng Shui 2 playtest documents and classic edition supplements will be made available to backers.