On the blog today we are looking at some of Kagan McLeod’s fantastic artwork for Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades: Wuxia Roleplaying, a new addition to the Osprey Roleplaying line written by Brendan Davis and Jeremy Bai, scheduled to publish this December.

A note regarding historical accuracy from the designers:

This book is not intended to be an accurate representation of history or culture. While informed by both, its primary purpose is to emulate a certain style of wuxia. We wanted to capture a timeless approach, taking inspiration from Gu Long, Chor Yuen and similar sources. Many of the details in this book are historically accurate, from the setting content to the art, but we gave ourselves the freedom to be creative, and frequently nod to the anachronisms found in classic media, like the 1970s Shaw Brothers martial arts films, or the wuxia television series of the 1980s. For example, some costumes, plot details, or hair styles might not be historically grounded, but fit the glamor or sensibilities of the time period of the source of inspiration.

Hong Wenlong, the Ill-Fated Blade, in battle.


Gambling, one of the skills available to characters in Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades.


Hua Yan, Little Raksha – known for his short but wide stature and the huge serrated sabre he fights with.


Excited to explore the world of Righteous Blood, Ruthless Blades? Preorder your copy from your local gaming store or preferred online retailer today!