I’d planned to split the kung fu dictionary between two characters – a male master and a female master. This was my first attempt at the female character. I went with a tougher, scrappier looking character than Derek wanted. I tend to find really pretty women unbelievable as fighting masters. To become a fighting master you’ve got to … fight. And fighting doesn’t generally improve your looks. But, as Derek rightly pointed out, Mandate of Heaven was a game. Games are fantasy anyway and the setting of the game was also a fantasy one. Within the context of the game pretty fighting masters are perfectly believable.