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Far West Inspirography: The Magnificent Seven

Far West Inspirography: The Magnificent Seven

Fair weather and plentiful streams, wanderers. As we get closer to the release, we’re shaking the dust of this site, with the intention of getting back to regular content again. Today’s piece is about the new version of one of the most Far Western movies out there, The Magnificent Seven. For the (surely) few of you who don’t already know, the original Magnificent Seven was a 1960 Western remake of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa film, The Seven Samurai — the

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Far West Inspirography: The Arti

Far West Inspirography: The Arti

It’s been far too long since the last post on this site, but now, as we’re finally getting ready for the release of the FAR WEST Adventure Game, we’re returning to regular content on the website. First up, a nifty bit of Inspirography! Check out this trailer for THE ARTI: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS — a CG plus Puppets wuxia fantasy that was released for the Lunar New Year in Taiwan. Some nice FAR WEST inspirography here — it even has

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Inspirography:  Wuxia TV Series

Inspirography: Wuxia TV Series

Fans of FAR WEST looking for inspiration have a relatively easy time finding Spaghetti Western sources — many of them are readily available, and, in fact, the rushed nature of their production has meant that many are now in the public domain, which has led to many collections featuring dozens of films squeezed onto no-frills DVDs. Not the best quality, and you’ll see the same films repeated across many collections, but they’re cheap and easily available. For wuxia inspiration, the

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Inspirography: Infinite Kung Fu

Inspirography: Infinite Kung Fu

I could easily write this inspirography like so: You want to play Far West? You must read Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu. Go buy it. Read it. RIGHT NOW. Not very inspiring though, and most of us bristle at orders, no matter how well intended. So let me try this approach: Immortals. Undead. Masters and students. Monsters and saints. Artifacts. Restless Spirits. Romance. An Unstoppable Emperor. Forbidden Techniques. Blaxploitation. Training Sequences. Dark Magic. Tragedy. Shaolin Mechanica (Drudges). And, of course,

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Inspirography:  The Man With The Iron Fists

Inspirography: The Man With The Iron Fists

RZA (born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) has a long association with the inspirography of Far West. One of the founding members of the seminal hip-hop group The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA is (as the name of his group attests), a kung-fu movie aficionado of the highest order, mixing soundbites and samples from classic Shaw Brothers films into the tracks he’d compose. Branching outward from Wu-Tang, he composed the score to Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (and featured in a cameo), as

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Inspirography:  Netflix Streaming

Inspirography: Netflix Streaming

We’re hard at work on getting two FAR WEST products out the door — the short story anthology, TALES OF THE FAR WEST, which will be available before Christmas, and the Limited Edition version of the FAR WEST ADVENTURE GAME, which will be sent to Kickstarter backers in January. What to do while you wait, and you also have some free time due to the December holidays? Well, if you’ve got Netflix streaming, fire it up and have your very

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Inspirography: Reign of Assassins

Inspirography: Reign of Assassins

Easily my favorite wuxia film of recent years, Reign of Assassins marks the triumphant come-back of 90s HK movie star Michelle Yeoh, in a film that is co-directed by none other than John Woo. In nearly every respect, Reign of Assassins is a brilliant film. The film tells the story of a woman who runs away from her secret society of assassins, the Dark Stone gang, and (after changing her appearance with a bizarre period-chinese-medicine version of a facelift) tries

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Inspirography: FAR WEST Music

Inspirography: FAR WEST Music

For this Inspirography article, we decided to have a little fun. Music has been a big part of the Far West experience. I’ve assembled a playlist of hundreds of tracks — more than 15 hours of music — that I’ve used not only for background when playtesting the RPG, but also for accompaniment while writing. The playlist features soundtrack material from Spaghetti Westerns and Wuxia Films; Classic Rock tracks, Folk, Outlaw Country, Electronic, Chinese Pop songs, Hip-hop and more. Anything

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Inspirography:  The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

Inspirography: The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

Let’s just get this out of the way: The Last Rites of Ransom Pride is not what many would call a “good” movie. It wears its Spaghetti-Western-by-way-of-Grindhouse pedigree right out in the open. It’s a grimy, violent road-movie, with over-the-top characters and the most gossamer-thin of budgets. It is also brilliant inspirography for Far West and wicked-awesome. The basic premise of the film is that Ransom Pride, a gun-running outlaw, gets himself killed in Mexico, and his girlfriend Juliette sets

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Inspirography: Jonah Hex

Inspirography: Jonah Hex

This time around, our Inspirography series takes a look at Jonah Hex. No, not the god-awful movie that came out last year: the far, far more interesting comic series that has been running on and off since the 1970s, published by DC comics, featuring the scar-faced ex-Confederate bounty hunter, Jonah Hex. Jonah is a righteous man, an avenger of the innocent, and cares deeply about staying true to his own personal honor. He’s also bitter, cynical, possessed of an acidic

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