Posts Tagged ‘Maid RPG’

Origins Game Fair 2017

June 12, 2017

Origins Game Fair returns this Wednesday June 14th to Sunday June 18th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Origins is the longest-running and largest convention for people who enjoy games.  There is so much to do over the five days that I could go on for pages, but I am of course just going to focus on anime and Japanese related events and games.

The Anime Track is being ran by Wasabi Anime again this year.  They will be running events from Thursday to Sunday.  They will be showing Anime Music Videos ever day, a manga library, and a viewing room sponsored by Viz, Funimation, and AnimEigo.  Though I will say last year the library was a big disappoint me quality and selection.  Let’s hope for more this year.  Panels for this year cover such topics as Voltron, Yu Yu Hakusho, Transformers, tea, a Cowboy Bebop listening party, Anime Name That Tune, and many more.

They will also be running sessions of various anime related games for free; Mangaka, Ryuutama, Golden Sky Stories, Maid RPG, and Tanto Coure.  All the other games at the con will cost at least $2, most will cost even more.

For Collectable Games, both Konami and Pokémon running many sessions of their games.  Demo games to learn Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokémon, tournaments of various styles and levels, and plenty of pick-up games.  Also games and tournaments for Dice Masters, which had a Yu-Gi-Oh set.

For Role Playing Games there are a few that are of interest to this blog including some sessions of Kuro and sessions of Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja-Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555 (ADGNEPSEF555) where you play in an anime-themed cross-dimensional grade school.  It is very weird.

There will be some Pokémon LARP sessions using DSes and a LARP for the ADGNEPSEF universe.

For Miniatures Games, you will have four chances to play a Starblazers game and learn Infinity a new manga inspired game.  Heroclix will have some tournaments to play in, they also had a Yu-Gi-Oh expansion set.

If you are interested in board games, they have you covered there too.  Cool Mini or Not will be running games and tournaments of Arcadia Quest and Masmorra Dungeons of Arcadia.  Japanime Games will be doing learn to plays and tournaments of Tanto Cuore (various sets) and Heart of Crown.  The games available to try are Pokemon Master Trainer, Resident Evil Deck Building Game, Hatsune Miku (a new co-op game), Cowboy Bebop: The Board Game, Era of the Ninja, Super Dungeon Explore, and more.

Plus do not forget all the dealers that will be there with many of the above games and others.

Origins is a great convention to go to, but it does take a bit of money to go and survive.  But it is worth it.

 

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Bundle of Holding Super Asian Blast

September 12, 2015

Bundle of Holding is offering a collection of .PDF tabletop RPGs from Japan, Korea, or just inspired by Asian culture calling it Super Asian Blast.  Ten percent of what you pay will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

For $8.95 you get five games and two supplements in the Starter Collection as DRM-free .PDF ebooks.  These games are:

Maid: The Role-Playing Game (Star Line Publishing): the first Japanese tabletop RPG translated into English; a wild comedy game of maids serving their master

Mecha and Mekayana (Heroic Journey Publishing): a fast-moving game of simple and exciting robot combat, comes with a supplement for Bollywood film romance and melodrama

Magicians (Samjoko Publishing): a RPG of Asian mythology with a magic system that uses and teaches the Korean language

Anima Prime (Berengad Games): steambots and megaswords in the vein of Final Fantasy

Clover and Clover Holiday Special (Ben Lehman): charming games of the best five-year-old in the world, loving tribute to Kiyohiko Azuma’s manga series Yotsuba&!

If you pay more than the threshold price of $19.27 (at the moment, price goes up as more people buy) you will also get the Bonus Collection of five more titles.

Golden Sky Stories (Star Line Publishing): heartwarming tales about magical animals in a rural Japanese village

Tokyo Brain Pop (Atarashi Games): the revised and retitled game of psychic Japanese schoolgirls at Atarashi Hight School

Kuro (Cubicle 7): game of unremitting Japanese horror like The Ring from French designer Neko and the team behind Qin: the Warring States

Monkey (D101 Games): Newt Newport’s storytelling game of the Monkey King’s Journey to the West

Motobushido (Alliterated Games) motorcycle-samurai heed the call of the Highway

They also have a bundle offering of more historical RPGs they are offering as well, Asia Fantastic.

This offers through Thursday September 24th so if you want some copies of real good games cheap, this is your chance.

 

Press Release: Maid: The Role-Playing Game and Star Line Publishing

January 6, 2014
Beginning in 2014, Star Line Publishing will be taking over handling Maid: The Role-Playing Game in English. Maid RPG is a slapstick anime comedy RPG, and an earlier work by Golden Sky Stories designer Ryo Kamiya. Andy K originally took the lead role in the business of publishing the game, while I handled most of the translation and otherwise took a back seat. With Andy moving to Japan and my own publishing venture getting up and running, it made sense to switch the game over to SLP. For the time being we’ll be treating Maid as a “long tail” product, making it available primarily through PDF and print on demand venues, though we’ll still be able to offer printed books at conventions and to interested retailers. We’ll be expanding to a few new POD/PDF sales channels as well, notably DriveThruRPG and Amazon’s CreateSpace (which will in turn make it available for order through Amazon), though given that Maid RPG has gotten and stayed disturbingly high on their sales charts, we’ll definitely continue the partnership with Indie Press Revolution that Andy started.
Whether there will be anything new for Maid RPG depends a lot on what we have the resources to accomplish and what people express interest in. I do plan to eventually complete and publish my Retail Magic game (a comedy RPG based on the Maid RPG rules, but about employees at a magic item shop), and I might go as far as to look into finally putting together a book of original Maid RPG material, and possibly a cheaper and slimmer introductory Maid RPG core rulebook similar to products like the Explorer’s Edition of Savage Worlds. If there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!