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So how do you best acquire Japanese TRPGs?
I have tried looking for them, but I have had trouble finding any place that ships internationally, or a reliable proxy service for these channels.

Have any of you had any luck with acquiring some "exotic" TRPGs or other /tg/ related material?

Also.
>>>/jp/10826688
>But seriously, if any of you guys know where I can buy a copy of the game, I'll get it and upload the scans.

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And to share some of the love for exotic games. Night Wizard can be fairly fun, and it's very easily thrown together on the fly.

It has never been fully translated but this should cover most of the entire game, and should work just fine to support a proper game.
This little PDF covers most of the basics and the rules, and is what I would say is the nicest general rules reference out there.
ecliss.net/stuff/NWReference.pdf

This is probably the best complication of English Night Wizard material, and is no matter the case the place to go for checking out classes and items and all of that jazz.
lycee.omoshiroi.info/nw/main.orz

And then there is.
http://j-rpg.com/talk/discussion/44/night-wizard-2nd-ed/p1

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Oh. And I just remembered that Golden Sky Stories is finally happening. Almost missed it completely.

A demo to check out.
http://starlinepublishing.com/golden-sky-stories-tabletop-day-2013-demo/
And the funding page that explains the game fairly well.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nekoewen/golden-sky-stories-heartwarming-role-playing

Really quite the light hearted game. Surprisingly customizable as well. Though the tone might stay relatively the same.
It is not impossible to reverse the whole thing though, if you were to feel like roleplaying as sadistic little critters scaring people. But why would you want to do that?

Actually. I haven't played the game myself though I have wanted to try it out for a long time. Have any of you tried it?

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>>24574284
I already gave them my money and is now waiting patiently to hear how I may purchase their hard-cover copy from said starter.

>> No.24575167

>>24573876
I am interested in playing this one in English.

I would love to build a kingdom and dungeon crawl at the same time.

>> No.24575273

>>24575167
>I would love to build a kingdom and dungeon crawl at the same time.
This is the best part. It's truly splendid.
You can even do stuff like re-use your dungeons for other games, like throwing them into Earthdawn or D&D or whatever at a later date.

>> No.24575313 [DELETED] 

>>24574284
Fuck of crowdfunding scum.

>> No.24575466

Tenra Bansho Zero's out, with significantly better PDFs now.

That's a crazy game. Just crazy.

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>>24575313
I actually only linked the project page because it explained the game.
Otherwise I have spoken about the game on /tg/ for years, long before any kind of crowdfunding was even an idea.

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>>24575466
>Tenra Bansho Zero
Loli Samurais with Cyborg-drones!?
I am sold.

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>mfw there will never be a Nechronica translation

>> No.24575635

>>24575598
Modifiable zombie adventures the game. Surprisingly elaborate and in depth that game.

>> No.24575670

>>24575635
So it's a deeper and more mechanicly sound version of All Flesh Must Be Eaten? You have my interest, good sir.

>> No.24575698

>>24575670
This is probably a lousy comparison. But I guess it is a bit like GGG if you have checked out that game. But with zombie-parts instead of mech hardware.
And well, I don't know. Nah, scrap that, the games are different.

>> No.24575929

That game sounds extremely awesome, I want a fun light hearted dungeon-crawler/kingdom builder game.

>> No.24576024

>buying Meikyuu Kingdom

The problem is that it's not in circulation as far as I know, so the only way to find it would be used book stores, which would require knowing someone Japanese you'd trust with a credit card number.

It's kind of weird that something can be so popular on the internet and yet so far out of reach, even for people with a few hundred to possibly drop on a copy.

>> No.24576032

>>24573876
Does MaidRPG count?

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http://www.ric.hi-ho.ne.jp/vent/html/products.html
http://voile.gensokyo.org/res/29128.html
http://www.mediafire.com/?ti5wnh9xm7xh4t1

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>>24576032
Sure thing. Maid is great. And a great game to improvise. That's probably my favourite part about it.

>> No.24576297

>>24575598
Some of it was.
http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Category:Nechronica

And a replay of the game
http://yarukizero.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/nechronica-replay.pdf

>> No.24576303

>>24574075
With practically everything about this game being translated. How come it isn't all compiled into one neat PDF or something yet?
Why is it spread out all over the internet in different pieces?

The game is great though. I hope that this thread will be alive tomorrow.

>> No.24576332

Hey, better question. Anyone know who else to ask about buying a Japanese Tabletop Book? It's obvious that no one here knows where to go, but are there Experts of some kind on matters like these? Perhaps other message boards?

>> No.24576397

What about some vidya that do the same?

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>>24576332
I remember that there was some person from /tg/ who bought Sword World.
And if I am to be perfectly honest I believe the place may have had Meikyuu Kingdom as well.

He ran into problems because he needed a proxy service for the shipping or something along those lines though.

>> No.24576475

>>24576413
It looks like he got them from a friend in Japan, actually http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14608679/

>> No.24576744

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?369796-Meikyu-Kingdom-How-can-I-get-my-hands-on-this-game

Might be helpful, though the A-Game shop they list looks like it went out of business.

>> No.24576920

Is there a word for a person that buys something for you in one country and then sends it to you besides "smuggler"? If it's just for online purchases, there might be some legal way of doing that.

>> No.24577033

How much do these things normally cost? I'm gonna be in japan for...some time, over the summer.

>> No.24577135

I checked Amazon Jp. Is this the core book? http://tinyurl.com/cn3s3l5

Sory for the short url, but it was 325 characters.

>> No.24577741

>>24576920
There's proxy or forwarding services, I can't remember any off-hand, but it shouldn't be hard to find a proxy or forwarder.

>>24577135
That seems to be the Second Edition of the Maze book, there's also a Second Edition of the Kingdom book on there.
According to wikipedia, the Maze and Kingdom books seem to be the core books, Maze being for the GM and Kingdom for players. I can't find any mention of any others aside from the Cynical Display book which is for playing it in a modern setting. It can be found at http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4904413032/
If someone wants to confirm I'm not being stupid as far as my nearly non-existent Japanese skills are concerned, the wikipedia article is here http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/迷宮キングダム

>> No.24577833

I think I've figured it out.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/yellowsubmarine/25612650/

Amazon.jp doesn't seem to work, but this looks like it does. I assume we'd need scans of both the Maze and Kingdoms book for it to be worthwhile, though?

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Does this look right? I believe those are the player's guide and gm book, but the shipping is probably like 30 bucks each, so it'd suck to get wrong.

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>>24573876
So each player makes a dungeon and then invites their buddies to crawl through it? Intriguing.

>> No.24578653

>>24578150
Well, I ordered them, though it looks like it's not complete until they email me back with shipping info.

>> No.24578747

Some examples of abilities: http://d66roc.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/meikyuu-kingdom/

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A more in-depth look at the mechanics: http://faustusnotes.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/gormenghast-meets-final-fantasy-playing-the-make-you-kingdom-japanese-rpg/

>> No.24579066

>>24578900
>>24578747
It's a really impressive system. Hopefully getting scans of it online will stir up more interest in a translation or localization. Does seem all the rage.

>> No.24580258

I suppose I should ask if anyone knows anything about unbinding books and such. There are apparently right and wrong ways to do it for scanning.

>> No.24580715

>>24579066
Stuff posted in the GSS and TBZ kick-starters seem to be hinting that a translation may be happening "soon." Maybe.

>> No.24580787

>>24578900

>"Ghormenghast meets final fantasy"

Ghormenghast....

Holy fucking shit take all my money. TAKE IT!

>> No.24580842

>>24573876
speaking of JTRPG, has anyone ever played a game of Nechronica?

>> No.24581108

>>24580715
Would have been good to know that before I dropped a hundred on getting the books over here, but oh well, should have done more research. Can't hurt to get all the art online, either.

>> No.24581773

So how many of these Japanese RPGs have been successfully translated into English? All I know of is Maid and Tenra Bansho

>> No.24581797

>>24576303
different groups of people working on it. the person over at lycee is fucking livid that her material got out. she translated it for her playgroup only.

>> No.24581822

>>24581797
>she translated it for her playgroup only.
Crazy broad.

>> No.24581859

>>24576332

I used amazon.jp to pick up my copy of the Macademi Wasshoi! rpg book. I still get some updates from them about other rpgs, so they seem to have a decent enough selection.

Be prepared to be dicked by ridiculous shipping prices.

>> No.24581872

>>24581822
Explain?

If there was a game you really liked available in a language you know, and you wanted to play it with your friends, wouldn't you translate it?

Or is it the "I did this work for my friends, fuck anonymous for digging up my private archive and eating up my bandwidth" part?

>> No.24581880

I've been waiting for Meikyuu Kingdom since 2008. As much as I want the game, I've mostly given up hope on getting it translated.

>> No.24581884

>>24580842
I penned up a setting involving a long abandoned O'Neill cylinder type space colony a long time ago, but I only recently found a group that might be willing to try it and we are currently in the middle of a CoC campaign. Actually, I'm going to have some downtime to work on my OW campaign, so I might just bring that back out in the near future.

I'll bring /tg/ back results of the shenanigans if I actually go through with it.

So yeah, about that scenario that was included in the rulebook... that was one hell of an ending, huh?

>> No.24581927

>>24581859
Assuming the worst case scenario of weight for a book of 3 pounds, that's only 30 bucks a book for shipping.

>>24581872
The second bit, yeah. Bandwidth is a fair complaint, but getting mad because your work got spread around, allowing other people to enjoy it, especially when you're not losing money on the deal is another matter. "Only I get to enjoy this thing that can be infinitely replicated without cost to myself" is bullshit, even if she did the work.

>> No.24582027

>>24581927
I'll note that had she planned to eventually make money off the translation, that's fine, as incentive to do work makes sense, but if it was just sitting there being utilized by only a select few, that's information hoarding. I wouldn't argue she necessarily had a moral obligation to publish and distribute it, but she got mad even when it leaked out on its own.

Granted, I'm going on very little info. Perhaps she didn't want the info proliferated because she didn't want the creators losing out on the material's eventual release in English, or perhaps she viewed the translation without permission of the author as morally objectionable, but found it acceptable to do so for people she knew had purchased legitimate copies of the material.

>> No.24583180

>>24577033
>How much do these things normally cost?
If you are going to actually buy it in person, ignoring shipping and proxy fees and all that jazz, then it is actually quite cheap.

These games tend to be cheaper than in America.

>> No.24583386

>>24582027
>eventually make money off the translation
If it would make her feel any better, if she would manage to publish books of the game then I would most likely buy them.

I have the impression that it is a great game to play in between other games. And if things kick off, then you have all the freedom to take it further. It seems like a nice game.

>> No.24583392

>>24573876

OP, if you want to get copies of jap games translated, maybe you should try going through pre-established channels, i.e. manga translators.

im sure some group out there would be willing to tackle such a task.

>> No.24583426

>>24583392

Wouldn't that be extremely expensive? A lot of groups tend to charge a lot just to translate a chapter of manga, which doesn't contain nearly as many words.

>> No.24583543

>>24583392
I remember a thread from some year ago, where people tried to suggest the idea to publish it to JAST/J-List.
I wonder why people didn't think of regular manga/book publishers.

Well, perhaps because they typically don't translate games. But that doesn't really change how these are books.
That said, at this moment I can only hope that the guy(s) UsuallyRandom mentioned that was going to talk with the people holding the rights for Meikyuu Kingdom, got somewhere with it.

It has been a little over 5 years since people started to wonder if it might possibly be brought over. But I am guessing that the situation looks somewhat more promising now than at any previous point during these 5 years.
Of course, that is granted their negotiations didn't fail completely, but I see no reason why one should be that pessimistic.

I am holding my thumbs. Great game, would buy.

>> No.24583575

>>24583426

i have no idea, i always assumed scan groups just did it for fun.

It'd be a easy way to gain notoriety, if that's something people are after.

>> No.24583588

>>24582027
Make money off of someone else's material? The infringement and completely illegal. She's just a bitch for hoarding this for herself.

>> No.24583622

>>24583588
She might have wanted to sell it to the rightful license holders or something. There are many ways to make a bit of money (it's usually not too much) from translations without breaking any laws.

>> No.24583634

>>24583588

distributing it is also illegal.

dont throw the baby out with the bathwater.

>> No.24583673

>>24583622

That's assuming a business would buy amateur translations, which they most likely wouldn't

>> No.24583845

>>24583426
Are commissions normal nowadays? I haven't really followed many translation groups after I took the effort to learn Japanse myself. Back then the only ones who worked on commissions were those who translated porn.
If you want something translated, I would recommend buying and scanning the TRPG you want translated, because having to buy a book just to see if it's interesting is a pretty big hurdle for the translator. If there is a official PDF release of the game, it's much referable to purchase that than the paper edition, because translating digital text can be much easier if the translator doesn't know every single kanji.

Think of a sales pitch. There's hundreds of manga, light and not-so-light novels waiting to be translated from Japanese to English. Why should the translator spend his time on this game? Show that there is interest in getting it translated. Most translators love fame. Post about the game on sites frequented by translators (4chan, Baka-Tsuki, etc.)

Offer to help with TRPG vocabulary if translator isn't familiar with them. Offer to help with anything you can, and make sure the translator doesn't disappear with the only copy of the translated script if he gets bored.


I'm a fan translator myself, not particularly good one though, and I can't tell whether or not I have the interest or time to translate this without first seeing how many pages the rule books have or what kind text they contain. Though this tread has managed to get me interested enough in this game that I might buy it when I go to Japan next week.

>> No.24583863

>>24583845
So anyone have any recommendations on physical stores in Japan that sell TRPGs?

>> No.24583909

We need some third world country with a decent translators, who would do it for 100usd. Then just make a KS to get the moniz.

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Didn't MaidRPG have some kind of expansion?

>> No.24584959

You would think a large as Russia is, there would be some russian tabletop games...

>> No.24584998

>>24584959
Unless they live in Moscow they are too busy drinking vodka and trying there best not to freeze to death i suppose.

>> No.24585012

>>24584998
And bears

>> No.24585032

>>24576413
Actually, I ran into problems with that ca$h money.

Hell, I've kinda held off on translating for a bit to get my life in order. I've been having a pretty rough time in the past year, so hopefully things will be looking up soon.

I don't know when I'll be able to get back to work on that, but rest assured I haven't forgotten.

>> No.24585634

>>24585012
And hobos. Slavic hobos have super powers. They can convert anti-freeze liquid into nutrients.

>> No.24585739

>>24585634
You don't know the half of it. The average alcoholic in USSR was way too crafty for anti-freeze liquids. They've used shoe-shine paste for getting fucked up.

>> No.24585750

>>24585739
Russia it's a magical place.

>> No.24585780

>>24585750
I'd say post-USSR is a magical place.

>> No.24586024

>>24585032
>but rest assured I haven't forgotten.
That's cool really. Keep up the good work. Feel no rush, but I am just letting you know that there is still interest in the game.

>> No.24587113

I wonder if it would be possible to play Maid and Make You Kingdom simultaneously, in the same game.

Like the king/prince/princess or whatever being the "Master" of the maids, and that in between each cycle of rounds the maids are assigned tasks that they have to complete in order to please the king.

That way the mansion/home/setting of the maids in regards to Maid RPG would be ever and successively changing, and their efforts could have positive or negative impacts on the Make You side of things.
It might be far-fetched, but if both are ever translated to English I believe I would like to try that some day.

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>> No.24589088

>>24583845
As I said, I've ordered the two core rulebooks and will get them scanned as soon as they arrive, though this will no doubt take several weeks, plus whatever time it takes me to figure out how I'll go about cutting/scanning them, given that I've never done so before.

Hopefully if we got some of the important bits translated, it will raise interest in the game enough to make them more seriously consider an official English release of the game.

>> No.24589136

>>24578747
>>24578900
Killing me that I can't play this, but fuck the guy who wants to play Maid with it.

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>mushroom dragon
It's over, the East has won.

>> No.24589201

>>24589160
Does it breathe spores?

>> No.24589244

>>24589201
I don't KNOW. I wish I did!

>king's abilities include buffing himself with an army or throwing bodyguards in front of things attacking the party

How has this not been translated yet? How?

>> No.24589540

>>24589088
Highly recommend you talk to groups that have been known for importing things and scanning them.

>> No.24591041

>>24589244
>How has this not been translated yet? How?
Don't really know. It's a shame that there isn't a bigger market for this kind of stuff.

I hope that the starlinepublishing and their friends can sort something out though. Usuallyrandom hinted at them having been able to go at the pursuit pretty strong lately.
I hope them the best of luck. I really hope they make it.

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Has anyone played, read, or heard anything about Ryuu tama?

It appears to be quite the nifty fantasy game from what little I know of it. And the tone seems to be a great compliment to what we usually have as far as Tolkien-esque fantasy games go.

But then again, I doubt many on /tg/ has even heard of the game before.

>> No.24593115

>>24592688
I want this translated bad since I want to make an economics SoL feel good campaign where players are merchants, craftsmen and labormen.

>> No.24593315

>>24592688
Never heard of it.

Care to tell us about it?

>> No.24593327

>>24593115
>feel good campaign where players are merchants, craftsmen and labormen.
This, this. This was what I wanted to do with it.
It's certainly possible to do other stuff as well. But it immediately appealed to me as soon as I realized that this kind of game should work splendidly in it.

>> No.24593443

>>24593315
basically in the world dragons exist. There is a dragon for everything. There are Ryutama or dragon people who chronicle stories and adventures of humans who embark on a journey. Those stories are what make dragon eggs hatch

The Rytama is the GMPC with abilities corresponding to his/her color

Green Ryutama:
stories about exploration and adventure
trekking the wild and travelling the frontier
discovering ancient lands etc

Blue Ryutama
stories and journies about interpersonal relationships among people. Generally Slife of Life genre

Red Ryutama
Campaign is threat and combat focused. Lots of action and sword fighting.

Black Ryutama
Campaigns with intrigue and mystery. Could be about corrupt governments or hiding the last remaining heir or a detective story.

>> No.24593808

Japan or not. This thread kind of makes me a bit sad at how very D&D and WH dominated /tg/ is.
Not even critiquing said games. It's just that with so much out there, some more variety would be spectacular.

>> No.24594155

>>24592688
I've looked at the pre-translation stuff (similar to the Sword World wiki), and it looks fun as hell to play. It's less of a combat-heavy slugfest and more of a honobono jaunty adventure.

I have also heard that the translator and Andy K (the guy behind Tenra Bansho Zero getting translated) have been in cahoots, and they're thinking of doing some crowdfunding for it when they're ready.

>> No.24596104

>>24594155
It's getting translated? For real?
Either way that sounds far more promising than I thought. I thought pretty much no one knew of this game.

>> No.24596338

I like this thread. But sadly I fear it won't be around tomorrow.
I hope it is though.

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>>24596338
Red Dragon's first night has been partially translated.
http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/3472-Red-Dragon

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>>24598351

>> No.24599339

>>24583673
Viz (the American Shonen Jump people) pretty much does, from what some professional translators say.

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I remember seeing that there was an Etrian Odyssey tabletop game, I was incredibly excited.

Though, I had to wonder, what did they do with the mapmaking part of the game?

>> No.24599878

>>24598351
>The idea for this is drawn from the RPGs of the American genius, Mr. Gary Gygax

Rest in peace, Gygax-sama.

>> No.24599957

>>24573876
order off the japanese amazon

they ship books internationally as long as they can get by customs [IE no loli or questionable content]

I'll find it for you if you promise to scan and get the Etrian Odyssey TRPG

>> No.24599976

>>24584959
There are.
At least half of them are terribly and overwhelmingly animoo.

>> No.24600365

>>24599957
Amazon.jp is good for ordering large number of books, but for only few books the service fee is rather steep.

Etrian Odyssey TRPG: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4047264261

>> No.24601174

>>24599539
I really don't remember. But I believe the players uncovered the map bit by bit at the very least.

>> No.24601239

>>24600365
>>24599957
You could ask the /jp/ thread. They used to love EO. And some of them has a soft spot for TRPGs despite their typically limited experience with them.

>> No.24602609

>>24598351
Oh shit I've been waiting for this.

>> No.24603178

>>24602609
>>24598351
Nice, he included all the artwork in between the text as it properly should be.

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>>24598351
That character design.

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>>24598351
A user on the forum has uploaded the Red Dragon Character Book.

http://www.mediafire.com/?4yb8z4atm3v2aa0

>> No.24605350

>>24605156
The entire book. 185MB.
Splendid.

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>>24605156
>>24598351
So what game is it they are actually playing?
I have read stuff about the story, and how they got together and are GMd by that guy who was involved with Lodoss and stuff.

But what game are they using as base and what are all these mechanics coming from?

>> No.24606236

>>24605894
I believe it's an advertisement for a new game? Not sure.

In any case, they're not playing anything we have access to.

>> No.24606276

>>24606236
>I believe it's an advertisement for a new game?
That would be nice.
Even better would be if said game would be translated in the same wave that's translating their replays.

>> No.24607943

>>24594155
Considering that they actually seemed to get golden sky stories together properly, does this mean that one might actually be able to buy Ryuutama in English eventually?

>> No.24607979

>>24575598
>>24575635
>>24575670

Can you play anything but a loli zombie? Don't know, a grown male zombie?

>> No.24609249

>>24607979
>a grown male zombie?
I am not sure, but otherwise I am quite positive that you can.
As silly as the whole little girl thing may or may not, it's otherwise the default aestethics in order to play up the punk elements of discarded and helpless. It's just a bit more sad&grim with girls, no?
But yeah, I believe you can play males.

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>>24573876
Not sure, but I'd love to get my hands on Giant Allege if I could. Lawyers having giant mecha duels in post-apocalyptic Australia just sounds so awesome.

>> No.24610162

>>24609942
I have no idea what this is.

>> No.24610213

>>24610114
>Giant Allege
>Lawyers having giant mecha duels in post-apocalyptic Australia just sounds so awesome.
All these games I have never even heard of before.
Makes me wish I knew Japanese. Having some more variety to the usual games would be incredible.

>> No.24610278

>>24609249
Mechanically age dose nothing you just roll a d10 and add 7 to the result and thats it,
gender is the weird part because the game assumes your character is female by default unless you have the tier 2 mutation "boy" whech says this "When you make a Conversation Check, you may add +1 to the die roll."

Info from TL wiki.

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>>24575544

I have seen my demise.

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>>24609942
>Eldritch horrors use moe to slowly brainwash the masses into worshiping the Outer Gods.
>The detectives need to find a way to halt the production of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san! in order to slow the brain washing.

I think I have an idea for my next Call of Cthulu campaign.

>> No.24610328

>>24610293
>I think I have an idea for my next Call of Cthulu campaign.
That's actually quite simplistic yet so ingenious and splendid.
I believe I might actually copy your idea.

>> No.24610335

>>24605894

>120%

I've never played a percentile system that could handle values greater than 100, but I know the SPECIAL system's skills can do this.

How, in mechanical terms using dice, does that work? Adding dice would make skills over 100 less good than they were under it, and just using the same number of percentile dice all the time makes the whole "percentile" thing fucking retarded.

any experienced crunch monkeys willing to explain?

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>>24592688

There's a translation around.

http://j-rpg.com/ryuutama/

>> No.24610458

>>24584856

In japanese version, they had already released the expansion. The english version is already included with expansion rules.

>> No.24610616

>>24610458
There was some high-school add-on made.
And it is available in English and everything.

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>>24610287
Golden Sky Stories is a really adorable game.
Well, granted your players aren't pranking everyone left and right, but that's half the charm.

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>>24610335
Looking through the replay's translation, it doesn't exactly make sense to me. Sure, I'm not that experienced with crunch but when it comes to Sparrow using his One-handed Sword (片手剣) skill to hit a rock, he had to roll below 96. I'm guessing this could just be because of the rock's AC or whatever they use in this system, but even then it doesn't feel like a rock should be able to drop something from 196% down by 100 points assuming it was a straight up 1:1 like normal stat rolls are. (There was an earlier Sense roll with another character that was straight up 80% = Lower than 80 needed to succeed)

Actually, looking at this again, there's something odd in the replay. They're using the effect score for 威圧 despite saying that it makes use of 片手剣.
You know, I'll wait for more to try to figure this shit out. Or maybe I'll try to give it a read past the translation in hopes of finding out a better example, this is going to bug me now.

>> No.24611028

>>24610278
>mutation
>"When you make a Conversation Check, you may add +1 to the die roll."
Oh Japan, you so crazy.

>> No.24612971

>>24610906
>Sparrow using his One-handed Sword (片手剣) skill to hit a rock, he had to roll below 96

I think in honour of Gygax-sama, they included a crit fail chance in their system. It's even got the same chance of occurring too (5%). As for over 100% chance stats, I think from what I read there's a degrees of success system involved too? So if you've got a chance of over 100%, you'll only fail on 96-100, but the difference between your roll and your maximum chance does something too. I think.

>> No.24613372

>>24612971
Critical failure makes sense.

As for degree of success it's a different roll, and where I got confused as to which skill was relevant.
It comes from this.
>FM: Then you have succeeded. But this time you must also judge the 『degree of success』. Take the [Effect] score of your 〈One-Handed Sword〉 skill and add it to the result of a single die toss.
>Swallow: (Throws dice) The [Effect] is 14… I rolled a 4, so it makes 18.
>FM: Then 18 is the [achievement] of this attack. If you add the power of the longsword, that makes your damage you do on this attack.
>Swallow: (Throws dice again) Wow, it was only 1. Only 19 damage!

Effect is the red column for that sheet, the number in parenthesis only comes into account when one of his skills is used, so the number outside of them is his effect for this.
As you can see, the skill with 14 is 威圧 while One-handed Sword has 20. Ah well, I'll just chock that bit up to a bit of an error, it wasn't in any part where it's relevant anyways.

>> No.24613463

I am quite impressed by this thread. Here is hoping for it being alive tomorrow.

>> No.24614462

j-comi has some PDF of games in Japanese (among which Ryutama and Mononoke Koyake - though sadly not Uuyake Koyake)

http://www.j-comi.jp/title/index/query:TRPG

Importing those from Amazon is always a chore - for some reason many games are not exportable.

>> No.24616291

>>24607943
As far as I'm aware, yes. story-games.com had a thread on it a while ago, but I really haven't heard much elsewhere. I'd say be patient, maybe ask over at storygames, and see if anything shakes out.

>> No.24616340

>>24614462
Personally, for Sword World I used Kinokuniya, but there's a ton of stuff through honto.jp as well. http://japanzai.com/index.php?topic=2869.0 helps SIGNIFICANTLY when ordering through Honto, though I've only ordered a Sword World book through them and can't speak as to other games.

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>>24616340
>>24614462

>> No.24620834

>>24610337
Neat!

>> No.24622491

I kind of wish I could read this. Looks interesting.
I would probably play this if I could.

>> No.24622759

>>24575598
>that fucking 'you found a womb' replay
I thank God every day for this fact.

>> No.24622771

>>24613372
A lot of percentile systems have 96-00 always being a failure.

>> No.24622791
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>Red Dragon's First Night
>That Guy

>> No.24622856

>>24622791
>That Gurl
Fixed that for you.

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>>24622791
>>24622856
I know that /tg/'s reception to the character wasn't too great.
But personally? I don't really consider myself to have that many "that guy" traits, but this girl, her skimpy clothes disregarded, just appears to be more or less a common Beastmaster archtype.

The captivity backstory, that people might see as edgy or whatnot, at the very least ties into how she got hands on her beast and got catapulted into the story and all of that.
I a completely serious when I wish that most people in my common playgroups had character concepts that made a full circle to implement them into the story like that.

She gets an above average score from me. I think.
From what I have understood of what I have read at the very least.

>> No.24623096

>>24623068
The design is pretty retarded, but it is anime, what can you do? The concept isn't bad.

>> No.24623263

>>24623068
I don't find her that bad, either, partially because they had a good long talk with the GM before starting this whole thing, so if he had any problems with it, they already discussed them and made the adjustments. And hey, it makes sense to make the PCs as different from each other as possible, and she sure is.

>> No.24623292

>>24622759
Oh so I'm not the only one who found that shit inexplicably creepy as fucking hell.

>> No.24623375

>>24623068
What if Spartacus was a beast master, and a little girl?

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Does the typical Japanese playgroup have a wider assortment of games they play in comparison to outside of Japan? Or is this thread just full of various Japanese games with them only playing one or two kind of like how we are almost nothing but D&D?

>> No.24624624

>>24622759

I don't suppose you have a link for that?

>> No.24624646

You can just download scans like we do DnD and Warhammer n such.

They have scanners too.

>> No.24624671

>>24624646
>unbinding your copy of the book and scanning it just so other people on the Internet can have it
No Japanese person in their right mind would do that.

>> No.24624686

>>24624671
That's probably why no one in America has ever found any manga or 'hentia' online.

>> No.24624726

>>24624545
from what i hear, among their top games are WHFRP and Call of cthulhu.

>> No.24624746

I do not think this was ever translated, but to whoever can understand spanish:

In nomine satanis / Magna veritas Is one of the funniest things i've played. (also the rules estate that whatever the person says, his character does too. May seem childish but made my group and me get really into the game)

>> No.24624757

>>24624746
Sounds intriguing actually.

>> No.24624787

http://games.gr0ups.yahoo.com/group/jigg/
http://uk.gr0ups.yahoo.com/group/chibatrpg/
Changed the first o's to 0's.

But the first is Japan's International Gaming Guild:
This is an e-mail list for Japan`s International Gamers Guild. Japan`s International Gamers Guild founded in 1992 by our spiritual leaders Steve Brown and Kevin a.k.a. greatpowers1, has been Japan's largest and longest running English speaking and bilingual gaming group. Do you live in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba or the surrounding area and were looking for a group to play your favorite games? Then the JIGG Tokyo guild is what you have been looking for. We play roleplaying games, boardgames, CCGs (Collectible Card Games, i.e., Magic) historical simulation games (wargames), miniatures games (including historical miniatures and games by Games Workshop), and traditional games like chess. Regular meetings are organized at least once a month. Just bring your favorite board game and there will definitely be someone willing to try it with you. Are you visiting Tokyo on vacation/business tip and need a game fix? JIGG Tokyo caters also for you. Some Webpages devoted to JIGG: Visit our Facebook group for JIGG Kanagawa too!

The second is ChibaTRPG, a group of players founded in Chiba.

>> No.24624816

>>24624686
It's obviously the dirty Korean pirates who scan all that.

>> No.24624886

>>24624726
Maybe the top imported games.

>> No.24624894

>>24624624
If I did, I wouldn't give you it.

>>24623292
Yeah, it was fucking awful.

>> No.24624903

Original game logs of Record of Lodoss War:
http://forceria.web.fc2.com/lodoss/replay/replayDD-1.html

>> No.24624927

>>24584856
Wait, what, I don't remember that scene. The anime haven't reached that scene yet. Where did you find that?

>> No.24624933

>>24623292
They have a new expansion
http://www.nechronica.com/waikyoku.html

>> No.24624943

>>24623292
Personally I don't really think I am too into that sort of thing.
But I can say this at the very least. As far as I am aware it was no perverse fetishist thing at all really. Nechronica is supposedly an "existential horror" game, and the womb being a "birthing matrix" and in its functional state the breeding ground for life. It plays well into that theme.

But the themes are gruesome, and I all in all I am not sure I am that big of a fan.

>> No.24624949

>Japanese and other foreign games.
>other foreign games

I could drop some pdfs of Neuroshima, but I guess not many could read it.

>> No.24624984

>>24624943
It's like a 9 year old girl sowing a womb into herself so she can reproduce.

From Japan.

>> No.24624996

>>24624927
Black Lagoona OVA - Roberta's Blood Trail

>> No.24625006

I would play Nechronica if we could set in Dark Souls' setting though.

I would be Havel the Rock.

>> No.24625009

>>24624927
I think you should check if there is more Black Lagoon since the last time you saw it.

>> No.24625034

>>24625006
so you think the system is so fine you'd be better off playing it with a different setting?

couldn't you just do that?

>> No.24625058

>>24625034
Honestly, I can't remember being impressed or disappointed by what I read of the system. If we're doing the "exploring loss of humanity" thing though, I would much rather play in Lordran as Undead and Hollows than in some post-apocalypse where only kawaii uguu little girl zombies survive.

>> No.24625060

>>24624949
>Neuroshima
>Neuroshima is a Polish tabletop roleplaying system inspired by such films and games as Mad Max, Fallout, The Matrix, Terminator and Deadlands: Hell on Earth. It is currently available only in Polish. The game's motto is "never trust the machines".
I in no way can read Polish. But sure. Go for it.

>> No.24625065

>>24625058
...though like I say, I think I could tolerate Havel the Rock as a kawaii uguu little girl zombie.

>> No.24625071

>>24625058
So in other words, you think the game would be good if you played it in the Dark Souls setting, with rules that aren't connected with the game.

You can do that, though, I mean you can use pretty much any Western system to do that.

>> No.24625072

>>24625060
Played Neuroshima Hex?

>> No.24625108

>>24625071
...yeah? I'm saying my issue with the game totally is the presentation, and that the idea of 9- or 12-year old zombie girls killing each other and sowing wombs into themselves and jumping for joy at the idea of being able to reproduce is really, really fucking creepy to me.

I didn't say I thought the game would be "good" either, I was just saying that if the presentation and setting of the game was different I would probably play it. You seem to have some issues with that?

>> No.24625130

>>24625060
Somebody wants it! Yay!

Most of the books I have are scans, so quality may vary and they are pretty big - core book is 66 mb. Might take few minutes to upload.

>> No.24625148

>>24625108
Yeah, it's like saying you'd like pizza if it was a hamburger and fries, or you'd like milk if it was lemonade.

you seem to mean you don't like the game, which is fine, but you have these redundant addendums

>> No.24625179

>>24625148
>Yeah, it's like saying you'd like pizza if it was a hamburger and fries, or you'd like milk if it was lemonade.
Not... really? I'm not going to go unto this whole food analogy thing though, I found myself typing up a reply that was talking about children being eviscerated to make pizza.

>> No.24625336

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?3asvyv8ju8x2bpe

Here's revised Neuroshima core book. Haven't read it in a while myself.

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Japanese TRPGs.
The GM has a GMPC in order to attempt making sure that things doesn't drag on for too long without the plot advancing. Literally railroad-tracks.

Keeps reminding the PCs about the Aquafall defense multiple times per session.
Several sessions in. The players still haven't left the starting village, and all they do is mess about around the tavern.
Remind them about the Aquafall Defense Force.
>What's that?

>> No.24626237

>>24625912
idgi

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>>24626237
While it is no rule, the average Japanese are known for valuing railroading their games more so than the average game group outside of Japan.

And Zettai Bouei Leviathan, a currently airing anime in Japan. It's just like a TRPG.
But the main characters? Well, picture related is a taste of the whole thing. But the show is splendid.

>> No.24626495

>>24626468
I wouldn't say they value railroading necessarily, but from what I've seen they do seem to value structured play more than is typical.

>> No.24626547

>>24626468
>And Zettai Bouei Leviathan, a currently airing anime in Japan. It's just like a TRPG
At first glance, it looks more like a magical girl series.

>> No.24626564

>>24626495
Well, it's a scale the way I see it. They still often have freedom, but the structure makes sure that the tracks are always within sight.

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>>24626547
Well, check it out if you haven't already. It might surprise you.
The main characters aren't exactly all that competent. And it's fairly amusing to see them go about trying to do stuff. The little group of no good dragons.
And their fairy of course.

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>>24626629
I was meaning to post this image. Don't really know how I messed up.
Anyway. Camping inside of an even bigger dragon's stomach.

But I guess this might be going a tangent off topic. Even if the show is indeed like a TRPG.

>> No.24627406

>>24626547

Dude, D&D has been a magical girl animu since AD&D 2nd edition.

Srsly, as much as I hate 4e for being casual as fuck, if you haven't been playing D&D like it was the hairiest episode of sailor moon ever, then you've seriously been playing it wrong.

>> No.24627473

>>24627406
>the hairiest episode of sailor moon ever

I kinda want to see a remake of Sailor Moon where all the characters are played by bears now. The script is unchanged, and the costumes are altered only in terms of size.

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>>24574284
>http://starlinepublishing.com/golden-sky-stories-tabletop-day-2013-demo/
Would anyone be interested in trying this out?

>> No.24630661

>>24630041
The demo is awfully gimped, I'd rather wait for the full release.

>> No.24632228

>>24630661
>The demo is awfully gimped
That's a shame. The ETA for the full thing is still this year though isn't it?

>> No.24632376

>>24630041
It really freaked me out when someone said the artist was like a fetish dude.

It made me feel uncomfortable about the whole game.

>> No.24632464

>>24624903
>http://forceria.web.fc2.com/lodoss/replay/replayDD-1.html

As a non-moonspeaker, i have to ask about a rumor i heard - Is it true Deedlit's player actually let Parn die in the first session and hocked his shit?

>> No.24632627

>>24632376
there are a lot of people who are like that though

>> No.24632667

>>24624949

In Nomine, Engel, and Kult are originally non-english, IIRC.

>> No.24632709

>>24632627
What do you mean?

>> No.24633110

Speaking of non Japanese foreign games, anyone remember that Penguin rpg? I think it was Swedish or something

>> No.24633160

>>24632228
They said the official beta PDF will be released soon after the Kickstarter is done, with a retail copy hitting online stores June. Sept is the planned release date for the hard copy.

>>24632376
They keep harping about the book being family friendly. Tex Avery had some weird hang ups too that he put in cartoons, but he also knew when to keep it clean.

>> No.24633469

>>24632709
Most manga artists start by doing hentai before doing more main stream works, shirow masamune the guy responsible for ghost in the shell is a well known example.

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So, have you guys heard about the JRPG Double Cross?
I got to take a look at the book. Not too shabby a system. It's about people with mutant powers from some kind of supervirus that spread 20 years ago.

Players choose either 1, 2 or 3 types of powers from 12. Having one set of powers gives you access to the whole set, while 2 or 3 will dilute your choices. The choices include:
Using blood to create weapons and minions.
Electical and Air control.
Fire and Ice control.
Being a Super Genius.
Shifting your body to form claws, a horse body, wings and blades.
Creating poisons and mind altering substances to control people and animals.
Warping the body to shrink, grow or distort into weapons like mono-filament wire.
And being able to alter objects into totally different ones.
Uses d10s. Your base stats+ modifiers determines how many you throw, while skills add to the final result. You take the highest die, rolling again and adding up if you get a 10.
As you keep using your powers, you will keep building up an infection rate that if it hits 100% and if you have no way of lowering it, you will become one of the monsters that that you've been fighting.

>> No.24634127

>>24574284

I've played Yuyake Koyake and partly translated it myself (well, enough that people in my club can play themselves while not speaking a word of Japanese). Only so much as to introduce people to the game though. As I said in a conversation here on /tg with one of the people officially translating it (I *think* it was Ewen) into English: my usual group just have too dark a humor to play that game. We almost immediately subverted the mechanics to turn it into something quite different tonally.

>>24624746

In nomine satanis / Magna veritas is a French game (designed by Croc if memory serves well). It *was* translated in English, but as far as I can tell they took the whole thing to the first degree and totally missed the part dry, part third degree, very tongue in cheek humor, turning it into a pretty serious game of war between Heaven and Hell.

Other French games I would mention since we're into exotic games:

Rêve de Dragon (nicely translated as Reve - Dream Ouroboros in English). Which I would dub as the (very) French equivalent to Ryutama - a RPG mostly focusing on travel and the troubles that arise within it, with a system that is both very heavy and detailed and weirdly elegant once you've got the hang of it. Considered the Granddaddy of the genre in the French scene as far as I can tell.

In English:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4qyfg2

Scales (another game by Croc) was a weirdly experimental system for its time, one I always thought failed mostly because people weren't prepared for it at the time. I wonder how people would react to it now that we've had the Forge and the whole narrativist movement.

In French (hasn't been translated as far as I know):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/e0hfln

>> No.24634360

>>24634127
>Rêve de Dragon (nicely translated as Reve - Dream Ouroboros in English). Which I would dub as the (very) French equivalent to Ryutama - a RPG mostly focusing on travel and the troubles that arise within it, with a system that is both very heavy and detailed and weirdly elegant once you've got the hang of it. Considered the Granddaddy of the genre in the French scene as far as I can tell.
Hey, thanks for this; I've heard of it elsewhere. I'll definitely be taking a look over the weekend.

I know a guy who's plugged into the fan-translation scene. If anyone manages to get their hands on the Etrian Odyssey TRPG, let me know and I'll see about pitching it to them.

>> No.24635109

Here's the question:

Have we secured a translator or two? I have someone's line, but there will be money involved.

>> No.24637235

>>24632464
>Is it true Deedlit's player actually let Parn die in the first session and hocked his shit?
Nice to know that groups can be much the same sometimes, even overseas.

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>>24635109
Here's another - Instead of doing this underground, what about finding the people with the license and offer to do some of the translation work?

Would be legit, speed up the process for the game getting out the door, might get paid if they accept, and they're likely small enough to agree to it.

>> No.24637471

>>24637322
thing is, you'd probably have to get Atlus on board as well, which might be an issue

>> No.24637614

>>24625108
>really, really fucking creepy to me.

I'm gonna level with you.

I'm pretty sure that's the point.

>> No.24637652

>>24637471
Is this about Etrian Odyssey or Make You Kingdom?

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>>24574075
Hunh. That reminds me, there's that video series of a guy homebrewing BattleTech and Night Wizard together on niconico that I haven't watched yet.

>> No.24637860

>>24637698
link?

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>>24637860
It was the first part of this.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19426148

You'll find the rest yourself, I'm sure.

>> No.24639876
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>>24635109
I'm interested, but like I said >>24583845
I can't promise anything before I have seen the books.

And it's going to take at least until the end of this month before I know how busy I'm with other translation projects.


BTW, has anyone read any Japanese replays?

>> No.24640122

>>24639876
>BTW, has anyone read any Japanese replays?
Of D&D?
I read some parts of the exact some campaign you posted. But that's just because I came over someone that had translated a couple of random parts from it. Don't even think he ever intended on translating the actual thing, just share a few segments of it.

The characters impressed me though.

>> No.24640182

>>24639876
I do liked the sorcerer lady's unique method of applying healing potions to the halfling girl.

>> No.24640307

>>24639876
That never-changing smile on the Warforged.
Every time.

>> No.24640422

>>24634127
>We almost immediately subverted the mechanics to turn it into something quite different tonally.

I don't see the problem with that. Being total cunts is what japanese spirits are about after all.

(Though god, the game is so cute it could kill people made of less stern stuff)

>> No.24640602

>>24634127
>We almost immediately subverted the mechanics to turn it into something quite different tonally.
I have no problems with lighthearted tones in my games myself. But you have intrigued me. Mind sharing how you played it?

>> No.24640662

>>24633808
>So, have you guys heard about the JRPG Double Cross?
>Players choose either 1, 2 or 3 types of powers from 12. Having one set of powers gives you access to the whole set, while 2 or 3 will dilute your choices.
I kind of missed your post there. But I kind of like the sound of this.
It's kind of like cyberpunk-ish Mutants&Masterminds-ish game then? That sounds like it could be surprisngly neat actually.
I believe I will have to check it out.

>> No.24640692

>>24573876
Fighter in background, cleric? in foreground, maid reading the map. What's a maid doing in an adventuring party?

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>>24640692
You fool, you do not know the humble glory, the hardship and the determination of those who walk the Path of the Maid.

It is not simply cleaning a house, it is to serve your Master with your heart, body and soul. Filling in every and all occupation your Master could possibly have use of. You are to be a servant who cleans, a bodyguard, a scholar, lover and a general, and you must do all these things with precision, elegance and excellence even if your bones break and your heart falters. Because that is what your Master requires.

>> No.24640785

>>24640692
I don't actually remember what kind of skillset the Servant class had. But last I remember I had the impression that they were pretty cool.
They were pretty cool in Wizardry too.

>> No.24640896

>>24640692

She's there to fulfill a shit tier fetish.

>> No.24640926

>>24640896
And carry all the luggage. Prepare the camps, the food, or even the potions.
You can't dungeon crawl long before craving a cup of tea can you?

>> No.24640949

>>24640602

Most likely they simply crossed from adorable to stalkerish, which is only a small step in Golden Sky Stories.

>> No.24640969

>>24573876
That is a bizarre party right there. A knight, a maid, and a princess? And the princess is leading the way in the cave?

Best step it up, knight.

>> No.24641002

>>24640969
The knight keeps rolling 1s for hp. Even the maid can take more hits.

>> No.24641003

>>24640969

Futanari princesses can turn heterosexual monsters

>> No.24641030

>>24640969
He is busy fighting off all the monsters chasing them.

>> No.24641111

>>24641003
turn them what?

gay?

>> No.24641161

>>24627406
>being casual as fuck
Confirmed for not playing 4e.

>> No.24641230

>>24641161
"casual" is synonymous with "streamlined and made coherent" these days.

>> No.24641457

>>24641230
No it isn't. It was and is shorthand for "reduced to appeal to the least common denominator of consumer."

>> No.24641506

How do you guys keep track if you play all these systems?

>> No.24641510
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>>24641457

>being this easily trolled
>2013

stahp it teeg, hyuu murst faight th' canserrrr

>> No.24641676

>>24641506
Track of what? It's not all that hard remembering and differ between the rules.
It's not any really any harder than knowing the cards of some TCG by heart.

>> No.24641723

>>24641676
I suppose, maybe I am just a bit of a dunderhead.

>> No.24641779

>>24633469
I guess it's the particular type of stuff he did I find bothersome.

>> No.24641788

>>24635109
Someone tried to translate Sword World on here once. It didn't work. /tg/ projects essentially never work.

>> No.24641816

>>24640969
I'm guessing Princess is kind of like D&D's paladin. And Maid is obviously a skill monkey and backstabber. Noone suspects a maid.

>> No.24641836

>>24641788
He supposedly commented on it here >>24585032.
So supposedly it's not quite dead. Keep tuned I guess.

>> No.24641853

>>24641816
Princesses obviously have powerful bloodline abilities, like superior genetics, superior education, superior nutrition and royal authority.

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>>24640692
One of the Classes in MK is the Servant. They're a support class, much like a bard, with access to a bunch of stats and skills.

Why is it a maid or a butler? Because the game is totally tongue in cheek, the monster list features cute little goblins, Weresisters (I forget the exact name, but they pretend to be your little kid sister, calling you "Onii-chan!" before they try to chomp you), The Vorpal Bunny is a woman in a playboy bunny costume with a chainsaw and the Mayo King - a killer jar of mayonnaise and a play on the game name.

>> No.24642018

>>24642004
This game sounds like it is pretty great, mushroom dragons and all.

>> No.24642063

Imagine that all these games were in available in English.
Would /tg/ still just be DnD and Warhammer central?

>> No.24642105

>>24642063
Yes? There are plenty of non-D&D and Warhammer games out there already in English, you big ole weeaboo you.

>> No.24642256

>>24642063
Yup.

Here's the problem in a nutshell:

Most players could give two shits about games they don't play, will ignore threads about them, and won't make threads about/open to the.

Thus the big name games have more threads with more people representing more viewpoints creating more discussion that keeps the threads around longer and occasionally spin off into new threads.

When Yuuyake Koyake gets released as GSS, there will be a handful of 40 post threads about it every few days for about three weeks, then it will almost exclusively be mentioned in an aside in slightly meta threads for the rest of time. If it ever receives another thread thereafter, the first 12 posts will call the OP a weeaboo fetish-inserting faggot shitting up D&D games before someone reads deeply enough to recognize it's a thread presupposing a non-D&D system.

Welcome to /tg/

>> No.24642270

>>24642256
That's a bit of an exaggeration, but it probably won't be talked about much.

>> No.24642325

>>24642270
You owe me a coin that is no longer legal tender when I am proved right word for word, anon.

You can deposit it in a local fountain and wish that my future predictions are more false.

>> No.24642454

>>24642270
Not by much, to be honest. Look what happened with TBZ, pretty much EXACTLY that.


.... Though there was a lot more bitching about the Dead Box in those threads so....

>> No.24643061

>>24640422
>>24640602

Started with the dog henge being jealous of the newborn baby, eating it, being forced to confess because of his char flaw, then using his gomennasai power to get forgiven and his daijoubu one to cheer his master back up.

Then there was the pigeon henge who wanted to grow up to be one of the boys (Animaniacs pigeon reference, yes) and would shit on the cars of adults who forbade him from doing dangerous "gangsta" stuff.

Then there was the creepy loli troll rabbit henge (though I sadly don't remember anything specifics - something about the ganging up/taskete power I seem to recall - but the char was creepy as hell).

Anyway: not inherently bad per see, but not something I care to DM.

>> No.24643422

Some great stuff in this thread. I would encourage people to continue to share translations and such. Even if /tg/ (as with most tabletop forums) is too DnD focused, the best way to get people to try new systems is to make new experiences accessible. And those of us who do already enjoy new systems thank you for your effort.

>> No.24643588

I seem to remember reading about a Shin Megami Tensei tabletop RPG being made over there, anyone know much about that?

>> No.24643699

>>24643588
It exists, but you will have to ask someone else for details.
http://trpg.jive-ltd.co.jp/m_index.html

>> No.24643820

Ewen Cluney and associates have been talking about what they'd do for their next translation project, seeing as their Kickstarter has gone so well, thus far (almost 6 and a half times their estimate goal).

So, we might see Meikyuu Kingdom, Nechronica, and all those other unusual Nipponese games that we would have never seen otherwise, just as long as we keep showing them our support.

>> No.24644457

>>24643820
I recall mention that Nechronica might not even be attempted, and that some others are being refused for translation by the creator until a later revision/edition of the games in question.

>> No.24644976

>>24643820
Well I stand ready to throw money at them.

>> No.24645437

>>24643820
>Ewen Cluney
I thought he was okay till he put his MLP homebrew in GSS. As a result, I revoked my pledge.

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>>24643820
>>24644457
Nechronica won't happen from us, but we wish anyone who wishes to do so our very best. We don't have the rights to Meikyuu but we have met the people who do and we will be helping them when we can.

Those games Kamiya asked us not to publish in English (we've already finished with the translations) are really cool little games and we'll release them when he gets done with those rather than spend effort for a game that will be updated down the line. We also don't want to exclusively do just Ryo Kamiya stuff and so we're hunting around for recent JRPGs to localize after we're done with our current release. We are running into the "happy problem" of licenses getting picked up for release here but there's still some interesting games needing some translation love.

Double Cross and Shinobigami (about modern day Ninja clan rivalry) are also coming out in English really soon. How soon? I got a hard copy of Double Cross right here.

>> No.24645586

>>24645437
Is this so unpleasant? Presumably, it will adhere to the same guidelines being set forth for Henge design in... Mononoke Koyake, I believe?

>> No.24645607

>>24645437
You're going to fault him because he wants to exploit a market full of people who will throw money at anything shaped kind of like a pony?

>> No.24645638

>>24645555
All my best wishes to you folks, then. Having more of the great ideas in gaming written in my primary language and in print in same does me much good.

>> No.24645683

>>24645437

Tell me how that affects the product we're trying to buy from him.

I will assume that you're a reasonable person for now.

>> No.24645703

>>24645437
That has yet to be voted on, with about 3-4 other options, like an Adventure Time-style option as well.
We just have a pony henge that was unlocked that you can choose to not use, along with the optional Wolf, Mouse and Fish henge as well as a Witch class.

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>>24645683
>>24645607
>>24645586

Hhhhai lewlists! juist hwanted to shay that hyuu don't HAVE to be trolled by the obvioss troll, and heeven hif she's hnot a troll, hit's not like hyuu are gonna change veir minds, vey are moar retarded van a nurgle lump.

hide, report, hignore for kaos!

>> No.24645951

>>24645555
>Double Cross and Shinobigami (about modern day Ninja clan rivalry) are also coming out in English really soon. How soon? I got a hard copy of Double Cross right here.
Now that's sounds neat. I am looking forward to it.

>> No.24646107

>>24645555
Do we have an ETA on either of those? Or a website?

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>>24646107
No ETA just yet. I expect Double Cross to hit pretty soon, within a month and a half or so. Shinobigami is later in the year.

Double Cross's company, Ver. Blue Amusement has just a G page. Just look for it online.

And then there's shinobigami.com Just a front page at the moment. It's being worked on by one fellow, Matt Sanchez with publishing help from the Tenra Bansho Zero guy, Andy K.

Have a Wolf Henge!

>> No.24646574

>>24646360

What are that henge's skills? Biting open locks and digging through dry walls?

>> No.24646711

>>24646360
>I expect Double Cross to hit pretty soon, within a month and a half or so. Shinobigami is later in the year.
So we might see both this year then at the very least? At the very least Double Cross unless something goes unexpectedly wrong?
That's cool. I like it. Better than I expected, given that I didn't exactly know anyone was working on them at all to begin.

Keep up the good work folks. I believe I am liking what I am seeing.

>> No.24646851

>>24646574
They can scare off people, create a territory that they're comfortable in, howl to summon a horde of animals and henge, take hits for others, grow huge and guide people to safety amongst other things.

>> No.24646998

>>24646711
Double Cross surprised me too. We were looking into the license and found out it got picked up by someone new who doesn't run in the same circles as the rest of the small JRPG crews.

It's a pretty hefty book to be sure. About the size of a small school text book.

>> No.24648705

>>24641788
Now, I wouldn't say NEVER work, but it did slow significantly when everyone else dropped off the face of the earth. So I would say it "slowed considerably".

In fact, I just finished the last bit of bestiary info, so unless you're really hankering for the pre-made scenario, the first book (and levels 1-5) are good to go, and I'll get started on the second book.

>> No.24649033

>>24646998
That sounds sweet.
I can only hope that whatever publishing/distribution-channels it ends up at has reasonable (international)shipping fees.

>> No.24649296

>>24649033
It looks like K.H., the guy who heads up Double Cross looks to be using Amazon. But shipping has just gotten crazy of late.

>> No.24649304

>>24646851

Well... that's actually pretty cool.

>> No.24649694

>>24649304
Man's brave little best friend.
When friendly at the very least, I guess.

>> No.24650022

>>24645555
>Shinobigami
Oh hey, I played this a while back. Pretty sweet game, even if we didn't have the full rules set. Is it getting an official release?

>> No.24650588

>>24650022
That it is. There's more of these it seems.

>>24649694
It makes sense that the Wolf shares a few powers with its cousin, the dog but has its own control of their domains, and really good at hiding.

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>>24640969
King is its own class in Meikyuu.

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Postcard from a convention...crazy monsters!

>> No.24658276

>>24652846

You know, it certainly feels like Western RPGs have lost every sense of tongue-and-cheek humour, or it's buried a lot deeper. Can't really think of any off the top of my head (maybe Kobolds ate my baby?)

>> No.24659597

>>24658276
It certainly seems to be a lot more rare nowadays.

>> No.24660885

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/2427551/
Damn, this thread is eerily similar.
Potential scanner, check.
Potential fan-translator, check.
Someone working on official translation, check.

That was five years ago, and we still don't have the scans, fan-translation or the name of the guy/company doing the official translation.

>> No.24661031

>>24593115
I may have read that the guys behind Golden Sky Stories are going to do Ryutama later.

>> No.24662542

>>24660885
Wow, that's a trip.
We had no idea what Bouken was doing at the time, Ewen didn't want to put in much work in something that crazy only to find out the game was done by someone else.

5 years later, someone has the official rights and it's going slow because translation firms are going to be pricey so you need someone who is into the material, as a hobby. We talked with the rights holders a short while back, they predict they won't get done for two years.

>>24661031
That's not us. That's one of Andy K's projects and will be after Shinobigami.

>> No.24664051

>>24624624
http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Nechronica:Replay

Heads up, full-fledged NOPE territory. And the sad thing is? This is considered a 'good end' in this game. Almost sounds like something that I'd come up with after several sleepless nights and one too many trips to sadpanda.

>> No.24664316 [DELETED] 

>>24664051
>http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Nechronica:Replay
"Children dwell within the Dolls made from girls' corpses.
Whether they will be human, or corpses themselves...
That we cannot know.
We can only pray for the fortunes...
of those children born after the end of the world."
Existential horror indeed.

>> No.24664345

>>24664051
>http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Nechronica:Replay
"Children dwell within the Dolls made from girls' corpses.
Whether they will be human, or corpses themselves...
That we cannot know.
We can only pray for the fortunes...
of those children born after the end of the world."

Existential horror indeed.

>> No.24666209

>>24664051
well, it IS a happy ending. Nobody died the gruesome death, even the opposite.
What's funny, it doesn't feel like something out of magical realm.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlt8HGLL_4E

Perhaps not the best card game out there.
But has anyone tried the Meikyuu Kingdom spin-off card game? It's not the main-game, but it's quite nice for a spin-off game.

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>>24645555
>Shinobigami
Turns out I have had this cover stored in my /tg/ folder for I don't know how I long.

>> No.24671532

>>24574075
Is it very unlikely to imagine Night Wizard ever being officially localized?
Well, there are always fan-translations I suppose. But I wouldn't mind having those books on my shelf.

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Does anyone still have the Highschool rules for Maid RPG?
All the old links I can find are obsolete megaupload ones.

>> No.24674142

>>24574284
I hate that this came out right as I'm going broke and can't spend money on games but will pledge to this anyways because I've been waiting for fucking ever for GSS.

>> No.24674498

>>24674125
Why do you guys hang around a robot?

>> No.24674738

>>24674498
Which one is the robot?
Better ask Mechazawa if he's seen anything unusual.

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>>24674498

>> No.24678415

I'm leaving for Japan in six hours. My shopping list for TPRGs currently includes newest editions of:
Meikyuu Kingdom
Sword World
Night Wizard
Nechronica
Giant Allege
Dragon Arms

Any other TRPGs I should give a look that aren't receiving an official translation in near future? Any recommendations for stores in Osaka, other than Namba's Yellow Submarine?

>> No.24678457

>>24674498

All I see is four normal male highschool students.

One of them may have a wider face than normal, but we can't choose which face we're born with.

>> No.24680520

>>24678415
If Shinobigami is already being translated, then no, you're good. Godspeed, anon.

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>>24678415
>Any other TRPGs I should give a look that aren't receiving an official translation in near future?
I don't really know. There is always the Etrian Odyssey TRPG. Which is a desirable piece for many Etrian Odyssey fans, and has been mentioned in their threads surprisingly often from what I have seen. Can't really vouch for the value/quality of the game beyond that though, but it could actually be an interesting game.

>> No.24680678

>>24680600
I would definitely have to second this. Easily my all time favourite game series. I'd love if you could get it.

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>>24678415

If you could get the Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne one I'd be most grateful.

>> No.24680758

>>24576139
This is the game with all those bullets placed on the table as if it were some kind of board game, right?
Real danmaku patterns and all?

>> No.24680802

>>24678415
Honestly, I love anything based on existing properties. The EO and SMT games were mentioned, but any CRPG to TRPG conversion really interests me.

>> No.24681630

With the thread over the bump-limit, I am just going to say that this was a good thread.

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>>24655588

That image screams for a Donjon Monsters expansion for Meikyu Kingdom... as does the setting, really.

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>>24682065

>> No.24682369

>>24681630
It was. It's nice to see /tg/ still has people interested in such things.

Hopefully the next time we have such a thread, some of the systems we're talking about wil have been translated.

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>>24678415
Look for anything new or interesting. Bouken, AKA Adventure Planning Service, does other nifty RPGs other than Meikyuu Kingdom. Also, there's some cool Meikyuu dice where the one is a goblinkin, their answer to a cutebold.

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