46 episodes

Eli & Eric talk Wuxia and where it intersects with table top role playing games. They watch Wuxia movies and then break down how those tropes apply to playing and running TTRPGs with a little game design thrown in for good measure!

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Eli & Eric talk Wuxia and where it intersects with table top role playing games. They watch Wuxia movies and then break down how those tropes apply to playing and running TTRPGs with a little game design thrown in for good measure!

    Jianghu Hustle 34: Rivals and Challenges; Ip Man 3 (2015)

    Jianghu Hustle 34: Rivals and Challenges; Ip Man 3 (2015)

    Eric and Eli revisit their old friend, Ip Man, in the third installment of the film franchise. What new things can they learn- wait, Mike Tyson is in this?







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    The Show: @JianghuHustleEric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.comEli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jianghu Hustle 33: Visual Symbolism; Shadow (2018)

    Jianghu Hustle 33: Visual Symbolism; Shadow (2018)

    Eric and Eli emerge from a long period of secret training to discuss a long period of secret training in Zhang Yimou’s 2018 film, Shadow.







    The Show: @JianghuHustle







    Eric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.com







    Eli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Jianghu Hustle 32: Asian Martial Arts Jam Panel!

    Jianghu Hustle 32: Asian Martial Arts Jam Panel!

    Eric and Eli welcome a whopping SIX special guests, all of whom were involved with the Asian Martial Arts by Asian Creators Jam on Itch.io. Over the course of two panels, we explore the reasons behind the jam, the people who joined it, and of course… the games themselves! The audio is a little more raw then you're used to and there's more swearing in this episode than usual but trust us: the conversation more than makes up for it!







    Thanks to all our listeners who submitted questions!







    1st Panel (starts at 00:00:55)







    Alanna Yeo (She/Her): curiouschimeras.com划拳 huá quánTan Shao Han (He/Him): curiouschimeras.com划拳 huá quánPam Punzalan (She/They): TheDovetailor.com@TheDovetailor







    2nd Panel (starts at 00:58:40)







    Aaron Lim (He/Him)Four Swords@ehronlimeSamuel Mui (Any)Longkang Warriors vs. Padang Knights@BabblegumSamJoaquin Saavedra (He/Him)Karanduun@LiquorCanini







    Show Notes







    CW for brief discussion of sexual assault in a work of fiction at 01:31:44Joaquin mentions mythological Filipino weapons called K'lung and K'filan







    Please support our Patreon campaign!https://www.patreon.com/jianghuhustle







    The Show: @JianghuHustleEric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.comEli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Jianghu Hustle 31: Sequels: 2 Halves, 2 Movies; Ip Man 2 (2010)

    Jianghu Hustle 31: Sequels: 2 Halves, 2 Movies; Ip Man 2 (2010)

    Eric and Eli are dropping back in with Donnie Yen in Ip Man 2, challenging themselves with the dual nature of the Ip Man series.







    Please support our Patreon campaign!https://www.patreon.com/jianghuhustle







    The Show: @JianghuHustleEric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.comEli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Jianghu Hustle 30: Chanbara w/ James Mendez Hodes; Yagyū Clan Conspiracy (1978)

    Jianghu Hustle 30: Chanbara w/ James Mendez Hodes; Yagyū Clan Conspiracy (1978)

    Eric and Eli are joined by special guest James Mendez Hodes, who introduces the show to the chanbara genre with the 1978 film Yagyū Clan Conspiracy.







    Please support our Patreon campaign!https://www.patreon.com/jianghuhustle







    The Show: @JianghuHustleEric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.comEli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com







    James: @lulavampiro | https://jamesmendezhodes.comhttps://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2018/11/10/best-practices-for-historical-gaming

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Jianghu Hustle 29: Heroic Bloodshed; A Better Tomorrow (1986)

    Jianghu Hustle 29: Heroic Bloodshed; A Better Tomorrow (1986)

    Eric and Eli get drenched in the heroic bloodshed genre with the 1986 classic, A Better Tomorrow.







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    The Show: @JianghuHustleEric Farmer: @ericmfarmer | dogpoweredvehicle.comEli Kurtz: @zapdynamic | mythicgazetteer.com







    Contact us at jianghuhustle@gmail.com

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Leftahead ,

The perfect blend...

The show offers a finely-tuned mix of analysis, criticism, and sincere deconstruction of the wuxia genre. It managed to walk all the right lines: deeply respectful of the material without being either didactic or cynical, easy-going without snark or self-indulgence, and a really fine ratio of recap to analysis to practical RPG discussion. It’s clearly modeled heavily after ‘200 a day’, which is a pretty great foundation to start from.

Brian Kurtz ,

Great for fans of wuxia and newbies alike

Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer have begun their training for the task of making a tabletop role playing game that captures the excitement and melodrama of wuxia cinema. They approach the topic with both humility and great insight and curiosity. The result is a very enjoyable podcast that somehow manages to be both exhilarating and cerebral. Give it a listen! Episode 10 is a great jumping on point for new listeners.

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