Archive for May, 2013

Two New Games From Cel*Style

May 30, 2013

Cel*Style a site for indie designers role-playing games created specifically to capture the beauty, intensity and strangeness of manga and anime.  They have recently gotten two new games for everyone to play and enjoy.  One yuri based and one yaoi based.

GxG (Girl x Girl)

Tomoe is a Freshman at the prestigious Atarashigawa Academy, an exclusive Catholic boarding school for girls.  As her Seniors vie for her affection, Tomoe finds herself torn between them as old rivalries are exposed and grudges flare up. Will Tomoe be able to make any lasting friendships, much less fall in love? Help guide her through three outings to see if romance will blossom!

Designed by Michael Wight and continuing the line of games of GxB and BxB.  GxG is the yuri romance version that uses a simple card based mechanic.  You can buy it at the Cel*Style store for $10.

Hot Guys Making Out

Hot Guys Making Out is about the relationship between Honoré, a former nobleman, and Gonsalvo, his ward. They are both gorgeous and have the hots for each other. Also pretty often there are other people trying to kill them. It is set in a remote village in the Pyrenees during the Spanish Civil War (1930s) but you don’t have to know anything at all about the history or setting to play.

This one designed Ben Lehman is a one for fans of sexy guys loving on each other and dramatic gaming.  Another simple and easy system that let’s you play a game in just 1-2 hours.  It can be played as either a single session or as on going chronicle.  You can play as the premade characters or create you own.

You can get the book for $13 or the PDF for only $6.


Both look like fun for those wanting games more focused on drama and romance than just combat.  Also for yaoi and yuri fans.


OVA Kickstarter

May 28, 2013

OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game is a tabletop RPG crafted to be able to create any anime and manga settings from fantasy to magical girl to mecha to shoujo action and beyond.  You can create any character in OVA because you get to decide what attributes are important by choosing abilities and weaknesses that match your own character concept.  No lists of statistics to fill out.  No classes to follow.  Just pick what you want for your character.

Character creation takes a short time.  The rules are quick, consistent, and easy to understand after you take the time to learn them.  It offers boundless customization.  Just take a bonus to damage or detail out every special move or avoid combat all together.  Preview it with condensed version of the rules and two pre-made characters.

The first OVA was published in 2005 and now a revised edition is coming out.  Now Clay Gardner, the original creator, has refined the the game.  Replacing the clunky and inconsistent parts to make this version even better.  He also wanted to do the whole book with new art, new logo, fresh layout, and other bits to make it a better experience.  To cover the costs for this he created a Kickstarter fund raiser.

Rewards for you support include computer wallpapers, game materials, digital and/or print copy of the game, name in print, stickers, dice, dice bag, custom character sheet drawn by the OVA artist, and custom player book.  All levels include free shipping in the continental USA.  Elsewhere will require an additional fee.
The initial goal of$7,500  has been reached.  So for new bonus with more money.  So far a dustjacket on the paperback version, a series book expansion, bookmark with reference chart on it, and an app for tablets have all be unlocked.  Now if they get $80,000 there will be customized dice for everyone who pledges $30 or more.
If you want a RPG that is simple and with an anime and manga theme this would be one to get.