I have been absolutely sucked into the new Immortal Iron Fist and eagerly await the second trade. It reminds me of all that is awesome about martial arts guys running around kicking ass, and that makes me think of games.
The problem is, my experience with martial arts in games has gone one of four ways:
* Martial Arts are an interesting one off, enough to support one martial artist in a game, but really no more .
* Martial Arts builds like superpowers, but the different color for mechanically identical characters grows tiresome, because I want some crunch with my punching and kicking goodness.
* The game writer really loves his RL Martial arts, and the MA section is the same conversation I quietly try to slip away from in RL
* The game is Exalted, in which case the martial arts are neat, but are crushed under the weight of Exalted. Weapons of the Gods kind of falls into this bucket too but less so.
So with all that, WOTG is my strongest contender, but it's non-martial arts stuff and it's weapon-centric model both kind of produce a 'meh' reaction, so I toss the question out there. If I want an Iron Fist game, which is to say mildly superheroic over the top fight-centric action, what should I look at?