--- In Everway-L@yahoogroups.com
, "katabatic_jack" <jackandmel@...> wrote:
> The defense calls Vision Cards 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41 from the original Everway boxed set, and says heck yeah on the animal people in Everway. (Esp. card 37, the tiger warrior.)
---The jury agrees with the defence! Dr Moreau is not guilty
> On the other hand, I respectfully reject the "furry" designation--beast fables, beast people, etc. predate "furry" and "anthropomorphics" by some thousands of years, and cross-culturally.
---Yes yes, of course. Talking animals, animals with human attributes, and humans with animal attributes are indeed pretty universal in folklore, tales and myth. Some of these might even pre-date Usagi Yojimbo comics... :oP
> Kung Fu Panda was a surprisingly terrific movie. I think it works better as an Everway backstory than an adventure, but there's ample fodder in there for a game. Kung fu movies always make me want to define new magic schools based on different kung fu styles... crane school, tiger school, etc.
---Yes! Kung Fu panda is great. Sure, I'm not sure I would ever use a published work actually straight as an adventure (thats just not my style... I never get it at all when folks playing licenced RPGs based on a film or show want to play the ACTUAL characters from the show?), but as a setting/backstory it is awesome. I'm all about that Kung-Fu styles thing... which was my motive for running a game in the chinese-esque "Five Kingdoms" setting discussed here some years ago. Although I did fu ability as powers rather than schools (back to that old water chestnut!)
Anyhow. I've made a long post, mostly just to say, Jack, (as usual) I agree with what you are saying!
A thousand times