Sunday, January 7, 2024


This is a sandbox campaign for Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate, operating in "Condor Heroes Mode". I used a lot of the procedures described in the wuxia sandbox posts. This is a campaign with three players. Before the campaign started we spent time establishing their family connections, rolling randomly for both their mothers and fathers (normally only one parent is randomly rolled, but in this case we wanted characters with potentially scandalous backgrounds). These characters each started play with just one Kung Fu Technique. 

Note: This session was mostly figuring out background information so session itself was fairly short. 


XIANG GUIYING: The daughter of Jade Fist of Twin Fisted Eagle sect and Pale Fox, a notorious bandit. She is seeking pelts from Pearl Tigers. She is beautiful but wears a disguise to hide this from others. 

ZHENG BAO: Short and burly, he is the son of Zhang San of Bone Breaking Sect and of Reckless Storm. However San is married to Chen and has maintained the presence that Bao is Chen's son. Unfortunately due to crucial background information, Chen knows that Bao cannot be his son so is distant. Zheng Bao's uncle, Bone Breaker, is fond of him. He is seeking the Thousand Painful Deaths Flower to please his uncle. 

PAN JU (MOGHA): The son of the Witch of Zhaoze Zhou and Nergui Mogha, Pan Ju grew up in the Kushen Basin but has returned to the Banyan and Hai'an, where he knows his mother resides. 


Zheng Bao came to the Lucky Duck in Lu Hai, having heard that men named Xiang and Ju knew the location of the Thousand Painful Deaths Flower. This information was incorrect as he had actually been given the name Xiang Ju and mistook it for two people. However he was told that there was a Xiang and Ju at the Lucky Duck. 

He saw two twins seated in the restaurant and approached asking if they were Xiang and Ju. They were cautious at first but eventually admitted they were. Pleased, Zheng Bao sat down to talk business, but when he explained he had no money they waved their hands and walked away**. He tried following them out of the inn but two others called him over. It turned out these  were Xiang Guiyang and Pan Ju.

They would consider helping him find the Thousand Painful Deaths Flower but first wanted his aid capturing pearl tiger pelts. Zheng Bao agreed and they set out to track tigers. 

The party traveled east over the hills and searched for the widely feared creatures*. On the second day they spotted one by a river and attacked. 

The fight was hard and they had great difficulty subduing the beast initially. At one point, the tiger sank its teeth into Zheng Bao's shoulder. However they eventually wore it down with attacks like Kick of the Golden Elephant, Heart Smashing Palm and Spear of the Infinite Emperor (these three were the only techniques they knew). 

Xiang Guiying skinned the pelt, treated it and began harvesting bone, organs, whiskers and hair. Xiang Guiying and Zheng Bao decided to both eat the heart. After consuming it, they quickly sank into a deep slumber. Pan Ju shook his head as he watched them succumb to the creatures special properties. 

*I used an inverted encounter roll for this. 

**These two are the Luo Twins, who planned on robbing Zheng Bao by pretending to show him the way to the Thousand Painful Deaths Flower so they could lure him to a remote area. When they found out he had no money, they felt he wasn't worth their time. 

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