''Legends of the Wulin'' is a {{Wuxia}} RolePlayingGame published by EosPress, and a successor to the ''WeaponsOfTheGods'' RPG. It is designed to showcase the larger-than-life heroes, the variety of kung fu techniques and the high power level of Wuxia - "Ranked Fighters" (AKA "Xia") can literally take down dozens of nameless mooks right out the gate, and character abilities deal with destiny, and the fate of all of China. Unlike ''Weapons of the Gods'' however, the powers of heaven and hell do not make their presence directly felt, leaving destiny in the hands of humans.

!''LegendsOfTheWulin'' contains examples of the following tropes

* AmazonBrigade: The Blood Wind Cult. More esoterically, the Resplendent Phoenix Society, who downplay their ActionGirl traits in favor of more [[YamatoNadeshiko particularly]] [[SilkHidingSteel feminine]] [[FemmeFatale strengths]] (but can still kick ass with the best of them).
* AnIcePerson: The Ice Sutra internal technique
* ArcNumber: Four and Five. Factions are four sets of four, there are four Saint Beasts (maybe five). Four directions and the central plains, five great philosophies, five main relationships, five derivative relationships, five elements, five ranks, and five character archetypes.
* TheAtoner: Chipped Blade
* BattleCouple: A possibility, even has mechanical support.
* BestHerToBedHer: Due to Daoist beliefs, it's not healthy for a woman to be stronger than her mate; it can cause sickness if her Yin is stronger than his Yang. Therefore, smart men don't bed women they can't best.
** At the same time, it is healthy for the man's partner to have a strong Yin. As the book says, "the ideal lover is a woman who he can just barely beat in battle, or who can sometimes be beaten and sometimes not." Meanwhile, it is healthy a woman seeks out as strong a male as possible, at least her equal. She stands little risk of his yang overwhelming her yin(there must be at least a 3 rank difference, which is a massive power gap, between them in order for this to occur). This paints a picture where martial artists seek out their approximate equals when they look for love.
* BestServedCold: The Hundred Ghost Faction is made of this.
* CastFromHitpoints: Eyes of the Fiery Raptor, which boosts combat abilities at the cost of self-imposed ripples. Transformation of Dark Jade works similarly, allowing the user to surpass his own physical limits through careful application of poison.
* [[ChefOfIron Chef of Iron]]: There's a floating restaurant in Notably Picturesque run by a legendary warrior who has mixed cooking with kung fu and the Secret Arts, known only as the [[GodofCookery God of Cookery]]. If you seek him out, you could learn things like how to use food to influence someone's chi, or train in his kung fu style that uses kitchen utensils with deadly results.
* ChurchMilitant: The Priest archetype in general, and the Little Forest Sect and Fire Doctrine in particular.
* CombatMedic: The Doctor archetype - like all {{Player Character}}s, they know kung fu.
** In some sense, this also applies to Priests and Courtiers, since there can be Chi Conditions of many different kinds, and any of these archetypes can treat them with the right techniques.
* DeathBySex: Sex in certain configurations (homosexual male interaction without the right ability, sex between a stronger female and weaker male, or sex between a weaker female and a male who is ''too'' strong) is dangerous to the health of one or both partners.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Definitely possible with the after-combat Rippling roll. In fact...
** Demonstrated (and lampshaded) in the writer's comedic game Nihao Honey Year 2[[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?576867-Legends-of-the-Wulin-Nihao-Honey-year-2]] in a fight between [[spoiler:Blaze the Mighty and Cracked Bell]]. Inverted because [[spoiler:Blaze was the one who instilled friendship in CB, even though she lost.]]
* ElementalPowers: Divided among five main types, with three others that sit outside the system. Each type of non-normal chi counts double for its own particular style, and Corrupt and Enlightened Chi count double for ALL elements.
** [[GreenThumb Wood Chi]], which promotes the growth and health of the user
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire Chi]], which focuses on the Burn status effect and speed
** [[ExtraOreDinary Metal Chi]], which grants the user incredible resilience and physical strength
** [[ShockAndAwe Earth Chi]], which focuses on the Shock status effect and Chi regeneration
** [[AnIcePerson Water Chi]], which focuses on the Freeze status effect and weakening the opponent
** [[PureEnergy Normal Chi]], which can fuel any elemental style, along with the others, though not as well as the focused types
** [[PoisonousPerson Corrupt Chi]], which focuses on the Poison status effect and causing extra damage
** [[EnlightenmentSuperpowers Enlightened Chi]], which comes only from meditation and adherence to the tenets of a religion
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: All player characters know kung fu.
* TheFourGods: There are heroes who name themselves after each of them, including the fifth, Golden Dragon, which is meant to be reserved for the Emperor himself!
* ImAHumanitarian: Abbot Spider Wolf
* JustLikeRobinHood: The Silver Fox Bandit.
* KiAttacks
* KillItWithFire: The Fire Doctrine ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You don't say?]]), and the Fire Sutra internal technique.
* KingOfTheHomeless: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Beggar King]], head of the Beggar Fraternity. Interestingly, this position is open to anybody who proves themself when the current one dies or retires.
* KungFuWizard: Any Priest character, some Scholars.
* LadyOfWar: Fragrant Jasmine
* LargeHam: The "Booming Deity's Voice" technique is perfect for this.
* LevelUpAtIntimacy5: One way to cultivate a student's chi is by sleeping with them. (Don't overdo it, though, or the overdose will make them sick.)
* MakingASplash: Rage of the Dragon Kings
* MartialPacifist: The Subtle Force style.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Not chi, which is more or less [[MagicAIsMagicA practical magic]]. Other powers that might be supernatural, like a priest declaring something to be a supernatural event or the elusive Heaven Hunters are deliberately left ambiguous.
* {{Pirate}}: The Southern Dragons clan.
* PrehensileHair: The Lashing Black Silk Wires technique. Can be used with anything from hair, to beards, to particularly bushy eyebrows.
* RazorSharpHand: The Eagle Claws technique of the Eagle Talons allows your unarmed attacks to also count as attacks with sabers. Similarly, the Sword-Heart Skill of the Heavenly Sword Alliance allows your unarmed attacks also count as sword attacks and vice versa.
* RuleOfCool: One of the game's guiding principles is "Your character gets to be cool".
* SheIsTheKing: The "Beggar King" can be male or female; the title remains the same regardless of the gender of the person holding it.
* ShockAndAwe: The Heaven's Lightning internal technique.
* ShoutOut: Aside from the direct references, there are some in-game references.
** The doctor's secret arts mentions [[DetectiveDee a beetle that causes people's skin to burn in sunlight.]]
** One of the secret techniques is [[KungFuHustle Buddha's Palm]]. Yes, it's pretty much taken straight from the movie.
** The [[NobleSavage Yun Clan's]] ancestral weapon, the Snowstorm Saber, is effectively identical to [[TheStormRiders Wind's]] Snowy Saber.
** The Heaven Sword Alliance's makeup is very similar to the Five Mountain Sword Sect Alliance from Jin Yong's "The Smiling Proud Wanderer" and it's leader, Sword Spirit, shares a name with a Storm Riders character.
** The legendary warrior Lonely Devil Dugu is based entirely off of Jin Yong's Dugu Qiubai character.
** To say nothing of Unstained Lotus Mastery, which kills the opponent by causing [[FistOfTheNorthStar his internal organs to explode]]. Unstained Lotus Mastery is much less messy about it, though.
*** From the same series, [[RazorSharpHand Eagle Claws]] may be a shout-out to Nanto Seiken.
** The game's focus on awesomeness and singlehandedly trashing armies is quite reminiscent of ''Exalted,'' another tabletop game.
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: While mainstream society is just as sexist as it was historically, the Wulin is presented as an idealized society, where members are judged by their deeds, rather than their sex, ethnicity or wealth. The game recommends that for female [=PCs=], gender prejudice should only be as much of a problem as the player wants it to be.
* SuperMode: Many of the styles have some technique that can be maintained at a discount for subsequent rounds. These range from increasing your dice pool, to turning your flesh to steel, to empowering your body with purified chi, to true unity with your sword, and so on.
* SupernaturalMartialArts
* WorldOfBadass: The Wulin
** EverybodyWasKungFuFighting
** BadassPrincess: Zhou Ma and the Dragon Princesses
* {{Wuxia}}
* YinYangBomb: Apparently, in Shen Zhou, Yin + Yang = [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]].
** Sexual techniques rely on the generation of energy through the union of yin and yang. (Doing this with a homosexual pairing is tricky, but possible.)