Players have made an odd request of me.In short, they want me to run a game that is "JRPG as fuck," one of the players' exact wording.So, I guess I'm here to ask for suggestions of what is some nonsense I can throw in there.
>>25548357Be very descriptive and varied on the clothing. Just go crazy with it.
YOU WILL NEVERGUESSWHAT HAPPENED!
>>25548357Turn the descriptions on all the abilities up to 11, double the size of all and any weapons. Daggers now look like shortswords.Railroad them. Huge long RP sections and even more DM cutscenes.Give them patronisingly easy puzzles that they have to take to an NPC to 'solve'. At least one NPC or PC should be an emo.There needs to be at least two katanas at some point. Get tedious a few hours in and suggest a more fun game to play.
Weapons should be, no, NEED to be absurd.Do you see that sword?It's got a trigger on it.Why does it have a trigger on it?Because you can magic shove shells into the hilt.Why can you shove shells into the hilt?To charge the weapon with magic. Pull that trigger and your weapon will light on fire and shit.Why not just enchant the weapon?Because then you don't get this awesome magic-trigger gun.
>>25548357Just watch all the episodes of The Hero Yoshihiko. Thank me later.
>>25548357Use Mutants and Masterminds or FFRPG?
What system are you using? BESM? OVA?
Offer bonuses to players that describe their attacks like crazy limit breaks.
Run this.That or search for FFd6, a system for playing Final Fantasy games.
>>25548433The Hero Yoshihiko is a love letter parody of Dragon Quest, though, and Dragon Quest isn't nearly egregious about its shit compared to other jRPGs.
>>25548469If you don't include some Dragon Quest parody, can you really call it a JRPG campaign?Sure, it's not as outrageously overblown as other JRPGs, but it's iconic.
>>25548357Base the game off of the most crazy JRPG out there.Dark Souls
Start them off as 16-17 year olds. Have them all grow up together in a small town in the middle of assfuck nowhere where the biggest cause for celebration is the train that brings the mail and supplies twice a month.Now drop some ancient horror on the town. Some slumbering monster locked in an enchanted marble vault by a great hero long ago that everyone in the current age has forgotten about but still regards as something unknown and potentially dangerous.If they aren't already equipped and capable of combat by way of back story, have the unleashing of a monster also unleash some magic power (that affects only them, for Mysterious Reasons~) that gives them their various class abilities. Give each one (or have them come up with) their own signature weapon or maneuver.
>>25548357Highschool lesbians,Purse owning highschool lesbians everywhere.
Airships. Spirits in Crystals. Elite Knights in impractical armor. Princesses that dress like whores. Massive crystal spires. Sollipsist mages.
>>25548513Whatever power is unleashed from releasing said horror also effected you.Like some kind of Eldrich Radiation.
>>25548515But that's Makoto from BlazBlue, and she's a canon bisexual.
>>25548541A fluffy tail is still a fluffy tail.
>>25548357Have advanced technology, like robots and guns and stuff... But society is still structured like a medieval monarchy, and melee weapons are ALWAYS superior to firearms.
http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.htmlJust run down the list.
>>25548357Take them out for FFAC, say the game is based on FF 13.
>>25548589Alternatively, take this list and invert it.
>>25548357Embrace the silliness. Flying airships, stuff running on pure rule of cool, surreal landscapes, crystals, more crystals, crystal-powered magical giant robots, tin can evil overlords, magical talking animals, steam magic robots... you name it, you include it.JRPG-style combat can actually be pretty solid mechanics-wise, so there should be no problem with it.Weapons, again, the sillier the better. Don't deny more mundane stuff (see: Steiner, FF9) but people i the setting aren't surprised at all with a dude who wields a buzzsaw-yoyo.If you want stuff to get serious, do it. However a true JRPG party WILL find a way to screw the destiny - with friendship, mettle or something.In short, run a campaign like normal, but remove the limiter on "crazy".
>>25548513Don't forget, everyone retires at 25 because after that you're an old geezer. This is true even in modern/futuristic/idealized worlds where people still get to live for 80+ years and quality of life allows for the modern standards we have in the first world today.
>>25548636These kinds of games can actually be really fun, so I will second this.
>>25548636This whole post.
>>25548639>still adventuring at the ancient age of 25Everyone knows adventurers retire at 20, 21 tops.
>>25548517>>25548567>>25548636All of these are already in long running official D&D settings.
>>25548673No one cares.
OP, I recommend you take a look at Legend. There are a bunch of "tracks" which are basically sets of abilities, and they let you do all sorts of crazy over-the-top bullshit. There are "classes" but they're not really needed and to be honest unnecessary, as everything is in the tracks, so it's easy as fuck to just grab three tracks from wherever and jam them together and have a more or less viable character.
>>25548673well, the roots of JRPG lie in Wizardry series, so...
OP, just run a game set in Ivalice.The setting is just begging for a TTRPG to be run in it.
Play pic related./thread
>>25548357Etrian Odyssey-esque dungeon crawler.Your players will never look at the deers the same way.
>>25548705Also, the skills system has examples of goofy over-the-top shit. Like, with a DC 30 balance check you can walk on "the grains of sand in a desert storm." A DC 35 balance check lets you walk on clouds. A DC35 Jump check lets you fly, as in literal Superman-esque flight, for 3 rounds. Goofy over-the-top shit like this abounds.
All I had to do was allow a mutation where certain tribes of people have animal ears/tails and remove restrictions on what hair colors were possible, since some members of my group wanted to have such things and I saw no ill of it.Neither of these changed any game mechanics and I could run the game normally in every other way but by doing these two things I had players who actually refused to play because the game was suddenly too weeb.Some people just like being mad I guess.
>>25548726If done right, ya - Exalted can be JRPG as fuckHeck, you could probably run any Final Fantasy game in this no problem
>Step 1: Play Golden Sun (first one, obviously). >Step 2: Use it as the basis of your campaign. >Step 3: ???>Step 4: Profit.You can also switch 'Golden Sun' with 'Chrono Trigger'I had a group a while back I DMed for that never played Chrono Trigger. I stole the opening of it and created a campaign based around it. Had the opening carnival and boss battle as well. >That feeling I will never get to play that campaign with that group again and bring it to its conclusion.
>>25548771>not liking Demihumans of Grandiayour players are statistically worse than 2,37 Hitlers.Each.
>>25548794Feels bad man
>>25548814It did incidentally become a good way to screen out certain undesirables, yes. In hindsight maybe I should have made the whole "weird hair/eye colors and catgirls" rule applicable for all the games I run.
>>25548832>catgirls are mandatoryyou are a good man.
>>25548850Why not, right? The people who get mad about unimportant shit will be gone, the attention whores won't feel the need to focus entirely on looking special because it's not all that special to look special and might have to actually develop a personality to fuel their HPD, and the people who don't give a fuck get to not give a fuck.Also, because then fluffy tails may be touched.
>>25548818They got to the future, and then two other 'friends' joined who were not into the game, and the campaign died after that...
>>25548636>Weapons, again, the sillier the better. Don't deny more mundane stuff (see: Steiner, FF9) but people i the setting aren't surprised at all with a dude who wields a buzzsaw-yoyo.More than that, they will actually sell him better buzzsaw yoyos off the shelf.No matter how ridiculous a character's weapon of choice is (and they will always have exactly one), there will be upgrades to it available.
How about urban campaign?SMT/ Devil Survivor/ Persona would be pretty cool.A nightmare to stat all monsters though.
If you're in a system with character classes, throw them out. Each character is his own class.
>>25548918FF8 was kinda neat in a way that you upgrade your weapons yourself.There is also Mana Khemia and its crafting system which is all kinds of awesome.
>>25548944>FF8 was kinda neat in a way that you upgrade your weapons yourself.The idea is neat. Too bad the upgrade system was both bare-bones and pointless. Each character had, what, four upgrades, and other than Squall's ultimate upgrade which gave him a better limit break, none of them did much of anything other than boost damage by an almost meaninglessly small amount. FF8 done goofed up by removing inventories in favor of that crap.Speaking of inventories, you should offer a very limited number of equipment slots (something like WEAPON - HEAD - TORSO - ACCESSORY) and one of them should be "accessory", a multipurpose slot that stores anything from shoes to capes to necklaces to girly ribbons (which are the best item). Why can't you wear both shoes and a ribbon? Because you can't and that's why. Only one accessory per person.
>>25548918An idea a former DM of mine made: Instead of buying weapons, everyone could have special gems embedded into their hand. The gems summoned one particular weapon attuned to individual. Instead of getting different enchanted weapons, the gems could be upgraded through various means that caused the attuned weapon to be upgraded. (You kept the 1 weapon you were attuned with, but it could take on different forms). I played a shadow using sorcerer in that campaign, so DM determined my 'weapon' was an umbrella. Got an upgrade that allowed me to forgo using it as a weapon by choosing to open it which increased the DCs of my spells by +1. Fun times.
>>25548794Hah. The campaign I'm planning right now is a mix of Chrono Trigger, Golden Sun, Secret of Mana, Ragnarok Online and Legend of Zelda.Its gonna be swell.
>>25549014That's pretty legit.
>>25549014That idea does sound pretty JRPG alright.
Surprised no one mentioned this: Save crystals.
>>25549062> Raise Dead
One super important thing hasn't been mentioned yet: items that resurrect the fallen in combat need to be extremely cheap and easy to get in huge quantities (buy them from the potion shop basically for fifty gil), and in a hard fight it should be normal for everyone in the party to die six times. This is "death in normal combat doesn't mean jack shit" something that's present in almost every JRPG and very, very few western RPGs.Of course, in plot-important moments the revive thingies just stop working for unexplained tragic reasons.
Convoluted magic system involving emotions.
>>25549062You're absolutely right. There should be save points. Also tents that can be used to rest, but only at a save point.
>>25549081Good call. Most JRPGs do come with an inexplicable gimmicky subsystem that something, usually the magic system, is built around. I have yet to see one that people would like, but they're par for the course anyway.
>>25549080In battle you're just "knocked out" or "exhausted," not actually dead. You only REALLY ACTUALLY die in cutscenes.
Also, you learn all your skills from your gear. You wanna learn Cleave? You have to go find a cleaver and kill ten guys with it.
>>25549081>>25549103Play Ar Tonelico. You have to dive into the mind of your female singer companions and help resolve their deep-seated emotional baggage so that their magic becomes stronger.Include lots of sexual innuendo surrounding the entire process. "You'll be my first dive," etc.
>>25549046Yeah. DM also made it so that instead of spell components, magic was powered by tapping into different crystals based off the elements. If you wanted to cast a water based spell, you needed a blue crystal. A shadow based spell, you needed a black crystal, etc. The level of the spell determined what grade of crystal you needed and how much was 'drained' from it. To cast my shadow form of 'Hold Person' (think Shikamaru) I needed to use a crystal of at least grade 3 or more. I could use a higher grade (like a grade 5), but then it would become 'duller' (and turn into a grade 2). The other side of this was that if you shelled out a lot of money, you could get crystals with effects (like metamagic) already in them which allowed you to cast spells modified with it for free. (A grade 5 quicken crystal could cast one level 5 spell quickened, or be spread out to cast 5 level 1 spells with quicken)
Everyone should be unreasonably young. 15-year-olds can be members of elite special forces or captains of the guard. 18-year-olds are seasoned warriors, generals and instructors. 30-year-olds are veterans on the edge of retirement. An exception are sages, who should be like a fucking hundred and have a beard that touches the floor.
You should incorporate a parallel high school storyline. You know like the players save the world over and over from the worst demonic nightmares but still have to go to school and solve meaningless conflicts like club vs club bullying and who is gonna lead the committee for the annual Japanese penis festival.I puked twice while typing this.
Have the bbeg kidnap the little sister* of one of the party members. He then proceeds to infuse her with the power of Gaea, bonding her to his will with over 200 belts of submission he carries, and has her level entire cities because "humanity ran its course, now its time for <weaboo race the bbeg thinks he's part of>".*The sister is actually adopted, since she was found by the father of said party member long time ago in the old ruins that served as a battlefield between humans of a kingdom and, gee, I dunno, bugbears or something. She's secretly the last mohicanancient elf or something.
>>25549151Also be ready to homebrew an angst system that works like limit breaks. Midway through the game, the party can choose to do sidequests to replace said angst system with the power of true friendship and love, unleashing even more powerful combat tricks.There shall be an evil empire coming after them for no reason whatsoever, using mostly airships and dragons.
>>25549144Unless female, at which point they stop aging anywhere between 12 and 16.
>>25549172>Angst limit breaksThis makes far too much sense.
>>25549178Until they hit 25+. Then they suddenly transform into mature motherly-type women that wear lipstick and have a mole somewhere and have exceptionally large breasts.
>>25549032Well its probably not going to be ready until September at the earliest, so there's plenty of time to sign up.
>>25549127The game when females get stronger the more they get naked? Please do this OP.
>>25549197NAh. That happens at 18.
>>25548881This is literally the best argument I have ever heard in favor of letting players look maximum weeabooConsider it stolen
>>25549185I'm amazed at how fast this all came to me. I don't even play jrpgs anymore, nor I watch anime. What the hell, childhood?
>>25548639>>25548667Except for the one ancient guy who kicks ridiculous amounts of ass.And also the girl who has the body of an eight year old but is actually a centuries old demon/angel/dragon/robot/alloftheabove that makes it TOTALLY OKAY to fuck her.
>>25549212It's become part of the collective consciousness.
>>25549087One of the best moments I had with my DM who used save points. >Go out into the wild. >DM rolls on encounter chart. DM: "Oh man, you guys are not going to like this.">We rolled mini-boss. >We all fight it. We don't scratch it. We die. DM: Yeah, I made that guy the toughest monster out here... You will probably have to gain a few levels to defeat it.>Reload from save point. >Go out. Run into it again. Us: Really? Crud. Now we will have to start over again...>Roll initiative. I go first. Me: What the heck, let's do it. Phantasmal Killer. >DM rolls. DM poker faces. Me: What?DM: It dies.Me: Huh??DM: IT FAILED ITS SAVES, OKAY?? YOU WIN. YOU KILLED IT BASTARD.And that is how we found the most broken loot imaginable with minimal effort.
>>25548721>yfw everyone plays a Viera>yfw you have no face
>>25549209Not quite, by my recollection, but there is a gimmick regarding the chemistry between the PC and his singer. The more they trust each other, the stronger the singer's magic becomes. Hence the whole mind dive process: people they trust get to enter their mind and resolve their baggage.It's my understanding that the Ar Tonelico series is exceptionally Japanese.
>>25549250Actually, this is my face
>>25549243>One of the best moments I had with my DM who used save points.
>>25549243And this is why JRPG status effects are completely useless against enemies that actually pose a threat. Except maybe as the obscure weakness of that one boss.
>>25549256Also, the singers work together better after taking baths together.
>>25549262Oh yeah, can't forget that. All the super powerful save-or-suck/die spells don't work against bosses and top-tier enemies, but they work perfectly fine on you.
>>25549200I am intrigued. What system are you running it on?
>>25549262To be fair, it's hard to tread the line between them being useful enough to bother with, but not so good they make the game a joke.
>>25549256>>25549209He's right,their magic becomes stronger when they remove clothes.Still a great game with great music though.
>>25549250>VieraHow plebian, I'm rolling a Gria the superior race.
>>25548541I thought she has a dick.
>>25549274>>25549270Oh, of course. D&D 3.5 has huge issues with save-or-die/suck spells for that reason. WRPGs tend to do it a bit better by having most status effects be effective but not completely crippling, so they give you an advantage but not one you can rely on too much.Paper Mario does it best in that each boss is weak to ONE particular status effect.
>>25549277Ar tonelico qoga,don't know about the first.
>>25549280>that feel when no gria porn anywhereSuffering.
>>25549280>bunnies not superior in every mediumTruly worse than Hitler
>>25549274A lone exception that comes to my mind is the Phantasy Star series. Instant kill techs don't work on bosses, but they do work on pretty much everything else... provided that you're using the right kind of instant kill attack (most of them target a specific "race" of enemy). It's still a meaningful choice between using them and spamming cheaper attacks.
>>25549250>Not NU MOU SAGE and being more manly than any silly hume>Not hanging out with your manly Bangaa bros>Not Ultima spamming together with your Bishop broheim
>>25549144Ah, the Japanese fascination with youth.
>>25549280Too bad they have too few classes. They should've had Assassins and Blue Mages.
>>25549295>Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar CielThat has got to be the best JRPG name. The only words in it that mean anything are "Knell of".
>>25548357Watch tower of druaga. Run your game as though it were that.Alternate sessions between COMPLETELY DEAD FUCKING SERIOUS and AHAHAHAHA COMPLETELY INSANE ANTICS
>>25549387I don't think call of cthulhu has bunnygirls.
One last thing from me and then I am out of ideas. This one was also taken from that same DM (and the same campaign). While the big story fights were done normal D&D style (grid, minis, etc), the random encounters and mini fights that we had while traveling in the wild were done in the turn based lines system. We could choose what rows we were in and our AC changed based on whether we were in the front or back rows. (+2 to AC if we were in the back, -2 to AC if we were in the front). Furthermore, you could only make melee attacks if you were in the front row, and only against the other front row... until you killed everyone in the front row and then you could hit the people in the back row with melee attacks. Ranged attacks/distance magic could be from front or back rows.It was also assumed you could hit anything as long as it was in the front row. If you had a reach weapon, you could hit the back row if you were in the front row even if you haven't cleared out the first row. Magic bursts and cones were treated as if they affected different parts of the rows (just like a JRPG). DM allowed the rogue to 'flank' but taking a turn to, as it was phrased: "select the 'flank' option against an opponent for this turn, and then next turn you are counted as flanking it."There was other options you 'selected' as well. If anyone is interested I will list them out. I liked it personally. It gave it a RPG feel as well as greatly sped up the random encounters. Again. The big boss fights and major battles were still done normally, so we got best of both worlds.
>>25549144Vyse from Skies of Arcadia managed to:>Escape from an "impenetrable" imperial prison>TWICE>Hijack a royal imperial galleon, the prince's flagship>Navigate a previously-thought impenetrable rift in the wind walls>Prove the world is round by sailing around it>Uncover an ancient civilization's city at the bottom of the world>Become head of his own pirate crewAll at fourteen.Don't get me wrong: I love Skies of Arcadia to death, but holy shit.
>>25548357Grinding. Everything is a grind.Your first session should be four hours of fighting the same enemy. And all the players gain 2/5th of a level from it.Next few sessions are the same until they level. Then they can fight the same enemy that looks a bit different.All clothing and weapons should be impractical and ostentatious as hell.The plot needs to be completely kindergarden level.
>>25549396It should though. Let's make it, Terrifying Tails. A CoC-like with fluffy tails.
>>25549441We want to play a jRPG, not kill ourselves.
>>25549444Actual CoC is terrifying enough once you stop and realize that everything's furrier than you thought.
>>25548567Honestly, i liked how FF8 dealt with that.Just about any 'professional soldier' had an elemental force of magic bound to them that potentially gave them the ability to ignore bullets, enhanced speed, strength, magical ability and all sorts of shit. The reason melee weapons were favored was because with the enhanced strength and other abilities you had, it was the most efficient method of turning you into an absolute killing machine... at the cost of your memories.Non professional soldiers got handed a gun and pointed at other non professionals.
>>25549250I'd play a BANGAAAAAA motherfucker... or a nu mou.Bangaa reportedly have such terrible eyesight that they often wear blindfolds as a fashion statement, they navigate crowds through other manners. They also make badass as fuck monks, knights and potentially ninja.Nu Mou are just extra soft and fluffy for cuddling.I might be tempted by a moogle ninja as well.
>>25549319>generic bunny girls>good>>25549379If anything Gria should have had Dragoons because of their clearly draconian heritage, but no lizards get that. Though Gria Hunters are not only the cutest class with their hoods, but are one of the best classes.
>>25549525Griaa are fun, if only because they can geomance and ignore terrain
>>25549525>Not playing FFTA2 as predominantly hume/bangaa Knight Order, consisting of Paladins, Templars, Bishops, Moogle Knights and wrecking shit in the name of justice.I think FFTA2 would work on 3.5e, PF or 4e just fine. There would probably no race/class limitations, but racial modifiers would probably encourage one set of classes than another.
>>25549576Geomance is shit, Ravager has faster Mpower growth than the geomancer. Also no Half-MP>>25549572Dragoon would be fitting, but I still think they need blue mages because nature and shit and assassins (or equivalent thereof) since they have no sneaky-like class.>Gria Dragoon standing on top of something unreachable and only to jump on your face.Hunters though? No half-MP for Ultima Shot.
>>25549388The craziest shit is that I'm pretty sure those words really do have meaning, but it's in the games frankenstein song language.
>>25549602Its not that big of a deal though, with Sneak Attack and innate flight they can get good damage during the turns it takes to get the MP up. Blue Mage Gria is fine, a good opposite to Viera Red Mage. The way I see Gria are they're really mobile attackers with a secondary ability to use magic, but having an extra magic class would help them and yeah sneaky classes. Gria Ninjas, you would never see them coming from above!
>No Seeq loveWell fuck you the Lanista is great. If only they had other jobs to compliment it.
>>25549424JRPG Protagonists, man. Max out your character in any western RPG and you'll still be carrying the Buster Sword in 2 hands.
they have to kill god at the end
Random drops. When you kill an enemy you don't get what the enemy was carrying, instead you get a random drop.You can also pickpocket enemies. This gives entirely different items from what you get from killing them.You can bribe enemies too. This again gives entirely different items from either of the before scenarios.
The bad guy is a really feminine pedophile with long hair who the group encounter/are raped by multiple times before the final boss, where they beat him and then he turns into God.
>>25549704Oh holy fuck, you just reminded me of something:Legendary weapons.To get a character's "ultimate weapon" or "ultimate equipment" requires going way out of your way and lots of jumping through hoops. This is made worse if part of getting a character's legendary gear involves an exceptionally rare drop from somewhere in the field, like from a particular monster.
>>25549735Also, every character has their own ultimate gear specific only to them.
>>25549735chocobo race - finish in zero seconds.
>>25548705>>25548768Holy shit, I need to get somebody to GM this.
The biggest number is never 100, 1000 or 10000. It is always 99, 999 or 9999. Crystals are important. >>25548451Never use BESM. I know /tg/ loves some mechanically worthless systems, but BESM is utter shit. It's great if you want to stat out a character and write down all your abilities on your character sheet and then use them as prompts for freeform roleplaying with the occasional handwaved roll, but it's irredeemably broken - overpowered, underpowered, and the system obfuscates and lies to you worse than 3e D&D.Use FATE or hell, Risus would be good. Something light, or at least something that works. Don't fall for the word "anime" written on the cover.
>>25549810> Stop liking what I don't like!
>>25549810For what it's worth, the OVA Kickstarter ended a day ago, so keep an eye out for the newest edition of the OVA rules. /tg/ has expressed interest in the system, as it appears to be a strong yet lightweight generic system, regardless of its anime/manga marketing and branding.
>Play anima>use anima setting>???>Done.Just like an RPG.>Bad translationCheck>Clunky mechanicsCheck>Useless meleeCheck>OP magiciansCheck>MechasCheck>Kamen RiderCheck>Half human halfwatheverCheck>Silly clothesCheck>Useless skillsCheck>ExploitableCheck>ANGSTCheck>MAGICAL KI BLASTS MONK NECROMANCERAnnnnddd check.
>>25549379The classes they did have were pretty hardcore though. Ravager was slow as fuck but if it got close enough then everything died.
>>25548357if I'm going to run a JRPG game I'll rip off a good JRPG game. Persona rpg anyone?
>>25549395... this is the best. idea. ever.
>>25549836"Hey guys how should I do this thing?""PLAY A GAME WITH ANIME ON THE COVER THAT'S ACTUALLY SHIT AT DOING WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO.""OK! Hey wait my game broke and we had to ignore all the rules and powers."Play it if you want, but it'd be nice if /tg/ was less into toilet-reading games and more into games that work when played.
>>25549937Tower of Druaga owns. Golfer mages, roper-dancing, traps, dungeons, everything.
>>25549665Sorry. I'm just not fond of seeq. I can imagine some of them being okay, but they're bad fantasy orcs to me, I'd rather be playing fuckawesome fantasy lizardmen... or absolutely adorable wise cuddlemonsters
>>25548357Try a simple D&D. It's what Final Fantasy was based on, after all. Just add crystals to moldvay or mentzer basic.
>>25549882>>Useless meleeWhat JRPGs have you been playing?
>>255495774e is pretty much a perfect base for FFT. Remaking all the FFTA2 classes would be an incredibly simple affair, if rather tedious. Adding a mana system like the one in the games is also really easy. Equip based skill system is, again, really easy but a bit tedious. It's one of those things that I keep telling myself I should get around to doing, actually. Big ol' mental checklist, and "Homebrew 4e into FFT" has been near the top for ages, but procrastination has stopped it actually being a thing.And Ivalice really is a fantastic setting. Massively underappreciated in my opinion. Another reason I should get on with it, because my players are all huge fans of Ivalice.
>>25549979You're thinking of AD&D onwards, not the good editions.
>>25549937>>25549395>>25549947 I reference tower of druaga all the time on /tg/ and no one bats an eye.
Well for starters, you'll need:-Teenage Protagonists-Belts-Zippers-Oversized weapons that make little to no sense-Zippers-Convoluted plots dreams and friendship-Zippers-Crystals-Airships-Belts-Belts-Unnecessarily complex naming systems-Zippers-Longing childhood friends-Belts-Rambunctious female love interests-Rival friend characters-Stupid-looking monsters-Belts-OP as fuck magic-Belts-Zippers-Zippers-Belts and Zippers-Lesbians and/or trapsAnd for the love of God, don't forget zippers and belts.
>>25550110Now I'm wondering if there's an outfit in a JRPG made of nothing but belts, or nothing but zippers.Bonus points if it isn't stripperific
Don't forget terrible monsters like the Y Burn and Karl Boss. Go for a mix of bad translation, good translation, and good-but-not-that-literal translation.
>>25550149Final Fantasy X says hi.
>>25550110SOUNDS LIKE EXALTED TO ME!
>>25550161Hell if you're doing inspiration from FFV, bring in Gilgamesh. Just randomly insert him into your game, whatever the setting.>Enough expository banter! Now, we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For Gilgamesh... IT IS MORPHING TIME!
>>25550183I like how in the entire Final Fantasy mythos, even though most other games exist in entirely separate universes, Gilgamesh is canonically the same person in every game, jumping through rifts in existence to pass through universes on the hunt for the ultimate weapons.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGZA25p8BcI
>>25550214And he has the best music! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRvTT13NahU>Ahhh.... Blue, blue skies and the rolling sea! It's days like this that get you high on life! But you, sirs, are harshing my buzz!
Take a look at the actual Cloud of FFVII. Then forget everything that actually happened in the game that isn't able to be blown way out of proportion,also take your cues from Kingdom Hearts, not Final Fantasy.Interesting bit of Trivia,Cloud could drink in America at the beginning of FFVII and Squall (who most people are massively flanderizing and don't realize it) is what you're looking for.
>>25550344When I played a FF based game I gave my character a "belt counter". He only had 5 though.
Put your players in straight corridors filled with minor enemies that continue for 50 hours.Tada, JRPG
>>25550770No, that's just the later games.
>>25550797Suplex a train? Suplex a train.
>>25548726if you can deal with the massive amounts of pedophilic necrophilia, then sure, go ahead.
>>25550863Pffffahahahahaha. Hahaha. HA.
>>25550937>having more than none
>>25550005You know what I would love to do? A game where the entire party is morphers (and one NPC hunter to capture stuff for them), using the bestiary mechanics in FFTA. A game where, rather than killing stuff ASAP to get at the loot, the players would get excited when they see the enemy itself.
>>25550817SUPLEX A GODDAMNED TRAIN
>>25550797IM SABIN MOTHER FUCKER
>>25550968Blue mages have basically the same shtick.
>>25550817>Bitch, I'm motherfucking Sabin!I still to this day remember playing that game as a kid on the SNES, fucking up a blitz and doing a suplex, and having that momemt of awe and WTF WAS THAT!? Then I showed my friend and he did the same thing. Then we discovered you could just use a pheonix down on the train and auto-KO it... When I replayed the game for nostaliga's sake a few years ago, I purposely avoided the Pheonix-cheat and just fought it normally. Just for the fucking Suplex. Single tear of nostalgia...
>>25550968>morphersGod, I WANTED to like that class so much. But they were such a fucking pain.
I am suprised no one has suggested running it in anima beyond fantasy, by lvl 5-6 you are crazy awesome train suplexers
>>25551078>That ImageI was fucking expecting Kain Highwind you motherfucker.
>>25551139I like how he looks like a Nidoking.
>>25551180Who Kain or the guy in the image?
>>25551233I always liked the jump sound and the jump connect sound personally, well on the SNES, not sure how it sounded in other iterations of II/IV
>>25550344>forgetting all the internal beltsThe actual count is around 200. No, I'm not joking. It's actually canon.
>>25551446>Internal beltsHe implants them too?!
>>25551475He's replaced all his major joint muscles with belts.
>>25551545So that the leather makes the weak points of the body sturdier? Or is it because why not?
>>25550344>>25550163What the fuck is up with the motherfucking belt fetish? I'm asking in all sincerity.
>>25551585I'm as perplexed as you, anon. Shit, that chick's dress should basically collapse with even the mildest of movement.
>>25549935Persona is weird to translate into a tabletop format, but it's perfectly fine.But what you should really rip off is Lufia
>>25551608I heard the character designers didn't like the model animators so they crammed as many belts onto Lulu to make it hard to animate.
>>25551650Wow. That's like the biggest dick move I've ever heard of. It's almost like they explicitly tried to fuck up the game's development.FF artists are officially the trolliest trolls ever.
>>25551650But all they did was cover up the leg animations so they had less to animate...?
Run it like this:www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/yuusha-yoshihiko-to-maou-no-shiro-episode-1/
>>25551662Imagine having to animate every individual belt jostling with each movement.
>>25551585Ask Tetsuya Nomura, one of the in-house designers at Square Enix. It's his specialty.For what it's worth, Nomura is still doing the character design for Final Fantasy XV, but the wardrobe and clothes are all being designed by an actual fashion design company.
>>25549882Basically this. Anima is about as JRPG as you can get. Its really clunky but fun.
>>25551728>No, no, NO!!! THESE FUCKING DESIGNS NEED MORE BELTS!!!!!
>>25551700But you can't even do that.It's just a flat texture. It's a flippan ps2 game.
>>25551728It sort of bothers me how they've gone full otome game with the characters.>young boyish character>tough muscles character>character the developers are really pushing you to date>smart one>guy who's seen some shit
>>25551627Ooh, that would be a good one. In the veins of Ys and Lodoss War as well, those all are very tabletop-like JRPG things.
>>25551786Nomura (and indeed, much of the Japanese audience) likes their protagonists young, waifish, and/or exceptionally handsome and dreamy. Imagine J-pop/K-pop male stars, androdgynous as they are, being placed in an RPG.Hell, that's already been done. Gackt made appearences in a couple FF7 games, notably in a music video attached to Dirge of Cerberus, and as part of Crisis Core.
>>25551786>>character the developers are really pushing you to dateBlondie in the back?
>>25551786Note how the "tough muscles character" specifically has his shirt undone and is wearing no undershirt.>echpdati skirtingIt really is skirting some boundaries, isn't it, captcha?
>>25551854I'd say so. Either him or the main character (Noctis) in the front.
>>25548881I wish you were my DM. I would touch fluffy tails for days
>>25551650No, they're fine with the animators.They really hate cosplayers though.
>>25551728Christ, they look like some kind of faggy boyband.Even XIIIs protagonists were better than this.Fuck, even VAAN was better than this.
>>25551338I fucking love the dragoon in basically every FF iteration.Something about polearms. I fucking love polearms. And jumping.
>>25552079>even VAAN was better than this.Hold on now, let's not say anything rash.Vaan was worse because his faggotry stole attention from some other, far more interesting characters. If everyone's a faggot it doesn't really matter anymore.
>>25552079Shirtless Abs, Glasses and Nonblonde Backboy look normal to me. The costumes are a bit samey though.
>>25552148>charactersBalthier is only one guy.
>>25552163As mentioned, the characters' wardrobes are created by a legit fashion design company.Also, FFXV will apparently be about mafia family warfare.
>>25552195>>25552148>Basche was supposed to be the main character>Executive meddling had Vaan implemented at the last minute
>>25552196They may be designed by a fashion company, but they're fucking boring outfits. Just different variation of leather jackets. Not even any variation in color or pattern.
>>25552315"Why would you add a tertiary character like that that has no importance to the plot?">Japanese audiences like their MCs young. Basche is too old and wouldn't be as appealing.
>>25552315I feel like having to write in Vaan (and nominally make the game about Vaan) torpedoed what could have been a good plot.Of course, the gameplay was fucked so the ship had already sunk.
>>25552867I think the theory goes that the game changed writing teams halfway through production. Originally, everything was about deep political intrigue, but then near the end, the whole thing goes to shit and flies out the window.Again, though, blame Japanese focus groups fo Vaan.
>>25552867That's the thing. The plot in XII is *good*. It has interesting characters and locales, does some political intrigue really well, and all the checkboxes to make a good story are generally ticked.But the protagonist simply doesn't fit. He's irrelevant to the story. He could be removed and it would make absolutely no impact. And it just sort of makes the whole thing distasteful. The plot is still good, but you don't get a good look at it because Vaan is jumping up and down in front of the screen.Ashe would have made a better protagonist. Basche, too. Balthier serves more effectively as supporting man, but he would have been a million times better than Faggot McShirtless and his waifu Penelo.
>>25553131>B-but Vaan is the audience stand-in! He needs everything explained to him so we, the audience can understand it too!
>>25548495This man has a wisdom.
>>25553131>Ashe would have made a better protagonist. Basche, too. Balthier serves more effectively as supporting man, but he would have been a million times better than Faggot McShirtless and his waifu Penelo.See >>25552368
Go play Legend>http://www.ruleofcool.com/get-the-game/Its basically 3.5 with more character customization (you basically build your own class) at the cost of the removal of multiclassinf (thus, after character creation, the only real customization is magic items, and feats. But its feats are actually USEFUL. Like getting a 15-20 crit range with a chain of 3 feats.Buy everything in the game is turned up to 11. There is a kamen rider option for dropping into your customized class, complete with flying kicks.Monks turn their fists into weapons. Not the 3.5 "you hit super hard with your fists". You LITERALLY TURN THEM INTO FUCKING ENCHANTABLE WEAPONS.One of the options for the Sage class gives them a lightsaber that they are able to shoot spells through, and transform into different weapons.One of the feats is literally grafting a fucking canon to your chest.People trained in arcana can get a feat that lets them them swap an attack during an attack action for magic missiles, so they can shoot spells and swing a sword at the same time."Melee" range is 5 feet.... Plus 5 more feat for every 5 levels you have, which is fluffed as just swinging your sword sends out shockwaves and laser beams and shit that hits enemies, and still counts as melee.Its even got a thing called [Legendary], which is given to BBEGs and player characters in campaigns where they are meant to be superhero tier. it works by giving you something thats kinda like a feat, every 5 levels. Except SO MUCH STRONGER. HILARIOUSLY POWERFUL. One of them turns you into a giant, multi-square creature with only one weak spot (think shadow of the collosus, for your player characters), another DOUBLES the size of all area of effect spells except there are multiple variations of it that stack with each other, and if you take all of them, that 3x3 fireball you normall cast? BECOMES A FUCKING METEOR THAT LEVELS CITIES.Really, the whole thing is over the top weaboo beatdown, for people who play 3.5.
What if I want to simulate the high-action, high-octane, over-the-top, real-time combat of a Tales game?
>>25553474Play the new version of OVA? I'unno.
>>25553489Does OVA encourage you to mix up your attacks?This is a litmus test I apply to every RPG, and most fail it spectacularly.
>>25553528Well, from what we've seen, you can design your own attacks with their own features and stuff, so ostensibly, you can create a varied-enough attack list where everything has its use and place. The new edition of the rules haven't been fully released yet, but that seems to be the idea.Out of curiosity, what systems HAVE passed your "test?"
>>25553528Define "mix up your attacks."
>>25553463Also, drop the normal magic items. Dont allow them, instead, tweak the custom magic items rules.It normally works on a point buy system. Enchantments are worth 1, 2, or 3 points. Lesser Magic items get 1 point worth of enchantments, Greater Magic items get 2 points, Artifacts get 3, Relics get 4.NORMALLY the Gm just builds a weapon (weapon creation is just "pick ranged or melee. pick three weapon properties. Name your weapon. Fucking done. Over the top bullshit is super easy.) and then giving it the proper number of enchantments for that tier.INSTEAD, give players the enchantments themselves, as item drops, and they can permanently apply it to their weapons, armor, and shields, between encounters. If a weapon has a number of enchantment points equal to a magic item tier, it becomes that tier.BAM. YOU HAVE A FUCKING MATERIA SYSTEM.
>>25553589Maybe he means like sometimes your offensive damage spells and your healing spell are the only ones you need for the entire game?
>>25553131Isn't the plot in 12 at least partly based on Star Wars though?
>>25551728Am I the only one who thinks that cast looks like villains from other games and TV series? The blond guy looks like Ankh from Kamen Rider OOO, the old guy leading the army in the trailer kinda looks like an older version of Kefka (mainly because of his outfit), and I'm pretty sure at least 2 of the guys from that pic were originally in Organisation XIII.
>>255508633.5 had Book of Vile Darkness and Nymphology released for it, and people still play that.
>>25555418>Ignoring that the plot of FFT (also in Ivalice) is literally War of the Roses with a little Albigensian crusades where the Cathars were right.
>>25553595Ooooooh. Materia. Neat.
>>25553560>Out of curiosity, what systems HAVE passed your "test?"D&D 4e and Legends of the Wulin.>>25553589>Define "mix up your attacks."Use different attacks in combat instead of just spamming your best one.
Another thing to remember is that a random item they picked up near the start of the campaign will be useful in some way about 3 sessions before the final boss.Even if they got rid of it.
>>25556094What of systems where you create your own attacks or powers, like M&M?
>>25550362It's hard to watch Advent Children after having just finished playing through 7 again.>who the fuck is this guy, and why do they keep calling him Cloud>Cloud's a jerk who says shit like "Let's Mosey", not an emo bitch
Townsfolk MUST only have one line of dialog, that they'll repeat again if spoken to again.There has to be 2 points in the campaign where you use totally different stats/rolls mechanics. (bonus points if it's to hijack a train or some shit)Characters cannot use any of their amazing pseudo-magical combat prowess outside of combat.
>>25550005I was considering doing that as well, homebrewing up the racial stats for the Ivalice races (beyond just doing a lazy "veira count as elves" thing) and running basically a Chrono Trigger/FFV style campaign in D&D4. >would've included a "time paradox arena" thing where the players once decently leveled could fight the teams of "PCs" from the FF games etc>with GILGAMESH as a boss battle in there
>>25556179Was he still a dick towards the end?I know he was a glorious cunt in the beginning, but I can't remember any late game antics.
>>25556315"Let's Mosey" is from one of the last conversations he has with the rest of the party in the game.And he becomes slightly less dickish after the whole "vision quest" thing, but he's still nothing like what they made him in KH/AC.
>>25556348Wasn't it the case that in KH someone (Hades?) fucked with his memories, which basically caused his KH mopeyness?
>>25556348I really oughta replay it.
>>25556394I'm pretty sure from looking at the costume he had in KH1 that it was originally meant to be Vincent in that role but they copy pasted Cloud's head onto him.
There should be a short cute race that is absolutely insufferable to work with, like Kender.This race should have a game-breaking gimmick ability or just plain higher stats for no reason.
>>25556401Gameplay and graphics wise it has NOT aged as well as the people who hardcore nostalgia over it would lead you to believe. That's why I replayed it, to test that.
>>25556404Hey, screw you. Taru are cool.Moogles, too.
>>25556433That's what I've heard consistently as well. As seminal a game as FF7 is, it aged MISERABLY.
>>25556436>Moogle Tinkers in FFTA2>haste the entire enemy party>poison your entire team
>>25556444It's still a good game, don't get me wrong. It's just not as AMAZING AWESOME BEST GAME EVER 11/10 as some would lead you to believe.
OP, here are some tips to go along with some other stuff in this thread. I consider the following to be nearly essential for something to "feel" like a JRPG story:>Kingdoms are a mustNo matter the level of technology, there must still be monarchs ruling various territories. Constitutional, feudal, whatever -- but there must be people with crowns on their heads who are in charge of entire nations.For bonus points, throw in some senates and republics (or even Technocracies and Corporatocracies!) as smaller, less-powerful nations!>Corrupt kingdoms are also a mustTo go with the above, at least one of the kingdoms should be somehow corrupt or undergoing moral degeneration. The kingdom(s) in question should also have been an upstanding nation (and, by extension, lineage) in the not-too-distant past -- this justifies any nefarious one-ups and conquests they manage to pull off on peaceful neighbors.Bonus points if the source of the corruption is divine or magical in nature.>Forgotten realms to discover and exploreHidden kingdoms. Lost continents. Underground cities. Have the party, at some point, go overseas, underground, in the clouds, or all of the above to find someplace lost through time.Bonus points if the technology in these realms is far different from what you'd find on the "mainland" (diesel in a magitek universe; nuclear power in a steampunk universe).I hope all this helps! Try to post a story-time of the campaign, if you can -- I'd love to read about it!
>>25556436Lalafel > Tarutaru
>>25556445>using tinkersMoogles are good only as fusileers with knight as their subjob so they can fling ultima attacks from almost fucking anywhere.
>>25556536>"Dude; why'd you wrap your sword in bandages?""She got chipped in the last battle okay?!">"..wait what? You.. I don't understand.""I might not have thought this through."
>>25556536It's the tatty red cape and the claw on one hand that made me think that.>>25556576Yeah i was thinking of that one mission where you have to help the Goug Town Guard beat back some mercenaries they hired but couldn't be arsed paying.
>>25556642Oh shit, that mission. Yeah, that one went poorly for me too because of that twit.I just had somebody cast sleep in his general direction right off the bat.
>>25556642I can't be the only one who is massively annoyed at how he's been portrayed in everything since 7, I mean he'd actually have something of a reason to be mopey there, what with the whole, I'm not really the equal of Sephiroth, hell I lied to myself and others so much I became the guy I had a fanboy crush on.But nope there he's on the more stoic side, and acts like a 21 year old without easy access to alcohol.
>>25549209That's only the third one. The first two were just resolving their emotional trauma.
>>25556572Close enough. Same premise, either way.
>>25549424>"Impossible" is a word people use to comfort themselves with when they give up.I mean, there's boneheaded stubbornness and a never-say-die attitude prevalent in all jRPG protags, but that sounds a little harsh.
I'm enjoying Xenoblade Chronicles at the moment. It's a pretty cool setting and stuff. Riki is the best character.
>>25551818Yeah; Gackt was the model for Genesis Rhapsodos in Crisis Core.
Instead of using dice to determin attack rolls, you shout the name of your attack and measure the effectiveness in decibels.Bonus modifiers for an over the top charging up routine beforehand.
>>25557024Unless you're one of those emotionless automaton characters. Then you have to say everything in as flat a monotone as possible, even if they're performing the most heinous shit.
>>25556472Ahh, your pic. Best fucking cutscene in the entirety of FFIX.
I'm assuming the OPis talking modern (read after Final Fantasy 7) JRPGs. Bucause if you go overall, it'sgoing to be hard as fuck to be JRPG as fuck.
>>25549172This is amazing. Stolen from something?
>>25551627>Persona is weird to translate into a tabletop format, but it's perfectly fine.You know what? No, no Persona RPG.I want to run a Strange Journey game. Space Marines and demons, what could possibly go wrong?
>>25557818Did that once. It was interesting. Putting spell effects on guns and swords, having a suit that levels up seperately to facilitate power armor, being able to summon homies. It was fun, I ought to get back to making that story and finish teh stats.
>>25557844...I'm interested. Tell me more. Same setting and everything?
>>25557875Yup, same setting. Changed a few names to make them make sense to people not familiar with the series, like standardizing the names of the programs, spells, and the big ships. We used d20 because it's easy, so I had the suits gain levels independently to make them like power armor. Everyone looked something like level 1 / suit level 4 very quickly, because games are more interesting at that level, but they would have gained their own levels eventually - I had some plans for some more original SMT shenanigans eventually. I had some system set up for talking to Demons and recruiting them, but i set it up so that only "base" Demons that hadn't yet chosen a side, Prince, or otherwise had their loyalty chosen yet so that they wouldn't go around trying to make the entire underworld their waifu. by accident, though, one character kept acing the rolls for recruitment and ended up with more Demons to summon, so I knew I had to refine the system somewhat - I think they were charisma saves based on what the character's alignment and if they'd impressed the monster somehow.
>>25558003Oh, I had Alignment work like they did in SMT rather than in usual D&D. Law and Good had to do with the Angels, who were all into human technology, and Chaos and Evil were the Demons who liked magic better, just like in SMT. While their actions did dictate somewhat their alignment, it was more of a cosmic scale depending on what demons they would summon and how they'd power themselves up.Oh, right, there were different suits available. It was to their advantage to stick with one suit, but there were different "sizes" of suit so that Armor Specialties weren't useless. However, bigger suits, in addition to being better armor, could hold a bigger computer and more gear, so they could run multiple programs. the Devil Summoner and Devil Analyzer programs were stock, but the light could have 1 more program, medium 2, heavy 3. Programs did what they did in the game, but they hadn't gotten much past a better HUD and the Minor Magic Program.Right, I should specify the system. We used d20 modern, so stat-based classes. No magic, so they needed a Magic program to cast spells. Instead of using D&D spells, though, I used spells based on the games, so less magic missile more Dia and Agi. In addition to Program slots, there was an R&D on their ship, the one that survives in the beginning, that would upgrade their stuff like in the game. With the first bunch of magic rocks they manage to make guns that don't suck, and with a bit of finding they find minorly magic sword, again like in the game. Guns with magic-rock ammo that shoot Fire spells, all that goodness. Finally, the biggest effect on both gameplay and Alignment was the option to "infuse with magic" and become a sorcerer or "Technolyze" and get cybernetics. Basically the same effect, but it would affect what demons would talk to you and give you different superpowers in different ways.It was a lot of very odd rules, but in the context it actually worked very well all things considered.
>>25556862Mentally, he might be 21 years old and, since it's partly made by Disney, there isn't any alcohol anywhere because think of how it might have a negative impact on the children playing it.Because, obviously, since it's a video game, there aren't going to ever be any adults playing it, right? Video games are toys, aren't they? And toys are, strictly, for children, not adults.I think I might have just popped a blood vessel typing that.
>>25548494just add blue slimes and a casino
>>25548357cummon zach i KNOW youve played the shit out of final fantasy games, just do that kinda shit.
>>25549319>generic whore furry>superior to anything in any mediumBANGAA ALL DAYEVERY DAYNIGGER
>>25558122The game started out with the characters as soldiers getting ready for the Antarctic expedition. This was the fun part, as I was the only person in the room who had played the game. So I got to set up the scenario and sound all smart, but it was basically just the game as it is. I give them a basic training so that they get the suit and programs system, they gain their first "suit" level and they install their huds. They go into the space-time anomaly, and boom, everything goes tits up and the other 3 ships go missing. They go into freefall, I get to scare the bejeesus out of them with some invisible monsters that they watch kill half the crew. Their AI is compromised and it installs the Devil Analysis, I basically go through the game's intro and they get their first taste of Demon Busting. Then they all get put into a squad and told to wander - I mean explore the wilderness, basically the first ice cavern area.Instead of treating it as a large map, I opted for a more transient map. They never knew where they were going, they could find landmarks again but when wandering random shit would be found. Highlights include finding their first recruit-able Demon, Pixie of course. Everyone gets into a small fight trying to impress her, which made me smile a good amount on the inside and she helps school them on Demon Summoning and magic in general. The group ended up getting some more buddies, scrounged for some supplies which they used for their first upgrades, and end up going into the first real demon/dungeon area, the flaming township I believe? Where they get the bits to fix their AI and get a bomb to get to the next area. We ended it when they found the second ship, their Commander was killed by Eligor, and shit was pretty tense.It was a fun campaign, everyone took to it pretty well and they had plenty to do. I'd like to pick it back up sometime, haven't thought about it in a while.
>>25558202I was referring to Advent Children as as well. At least in Crisis Core he had the excuse of actually being a goddamn child SOLDIER.
>>25558122Quick note: "Good" and "Evil" don't apply in SMT; instead it's "Light" and "Dark". It doesn't quite map on to DnD style alignment; rather it denotes how the entity sees humans. Light demons think humans are to be protected, so don't attack out of hand. Dark demons think humans are delicious and can't be reasoned with. Neutral demons give zero fucks.There are exceptions of course, individual demons can have different thoughts on the matter or make exceptions, and all demons summoned with a contract (through a COMP or Demonica or ritual spell) obey their summoner.Rest of it sounds great; I'm the only one of my friends who likes SMT, of the rest of them only one has played Persona and the others just know I like it. Inviting them to a SJ game would be a lot of fun I think.
>>25549665The first time through I didn't even bother with seeq because lol magic. Then I went through a second time on a melee run, and I have two seeq that I throw into every battle.
>>25558640That's basically what I did, just used Good for Light and Evil for Dark. I was the only person who'd played Strange Journey so I just left a lot of the terminology in D&D. I should finish putting those rules together, I'm sure I've still got them in some notebooks somewhere. I remember having plans, it was a blast to scheme because half of the scheming was done for me. Friends who don't play the game I'm ripping off are the best.
>>25558393Casual reminder: The whole spectrum of slimes from normal blue, to mottled, to sheslimes and metal slimes to the slime kings and even the babbles are all classed as a member of the "Blue Slime" species in the original Dragon Quest Monsters games.
>>25549810>Never use BESM. I know /tg/ loves some mechanically worthless systems, but BESM is utter shit. It's great if you want to stat out a character and write down all your abilities on your character sheet and then use them as prompts for freeform roleplaying with the occasional handwaved roll, but it's irredeemably broken - overpowered, underpowered, and the system obfuscates and lies to you worse than 3e D&D.Are you mad that BESMfag didn't let you into one of his god-tier Sentai BESM campaigns?
>>25549388>>25549617They do."Qoga" is "the end""Ar ciel" is "the world", also name of the settinghttp://conlang.wikia.com/wiki/HymmnosObligatory mention of New Pastalian which is:-basically mainline hymmnos under .rar compression-looks like someone had a seizure on a keyboard-is singable despite that
Trip them up. Go full Final Fantasy 1 on them.
>>25561416why? Dragon Quest 1, Dragon Quest 2 and Hydlide are all older than FF1
I came here expecting angst and ragging on and on about WEABOOS. Thanks for proving me wrong, /tg/. You rock.
>>25548357Anima, of course. Which by the way is getting a videogame.
There's a thing I want for my campaignChrono Trigger styled techs - where party members combine attacks into a grand maneuver.I didn't check the book of weeaboo fightan yet - think it has rules for it?
>>25556536>>25556642>>25556403>implying vince isnt dead and thats just what cloud got to loot.
>>25549144god DAMN that is irritatingly hot
>>25563887I've not seen a system yet that had actual rules for Combo Techniques besides "you can fluff one person delaying and you both acting at the same time that way".
>>25564011I'd rule it as an "aid another" test in combat, fluffed as a team attack.
>>25564041Yeah, that works, except to do it Chrono Trigger style requires more than that, because Combo Techs often have wider AOEs and/or different elemental damage types than the base attacks involved.
>>25564056I know how Chrono Trigger dual- and triple-techs work. How you fluff the team attack determines the difficulty of the "aid another" tests.
>>25564041>>25564056>>25564084As long as you rig it so that any "combo" using more than two people is of such marginal benefit over them all attacking individually that it's not worth all the delayed turns to set it up.
>>25564097Nah, different team techs have different purposes. For example,>Marle's Aura (her base heal)+>Crono's Cyclone (AoE melee)=>Aura Whirl (AoE heal)And you figure that move out long before Marle ever gets her big AoE heal.Also, the thread has been archived.
>>25564097Even most of the two-character Combos were barely worth using.
If End of Eternity is to be followed, you have to pull off as many of the most absurd, high-flying acrobatics you can while vaulting fifteen feet in the air and firing guns all over the place. It's a very stylish game, from what little I've seen.
I love JRPG for its pure, absolutely shameless ridiculousness and truly grand scope.It's good to see that /tg/ have a taste for it as well.It might be quite formulaic on one hand, but on the other it simply dares to run with the craziest bullshit just BECAUSE THEY CAN. This, brethren, is one of the beauties of roleplaying for me.
>>25564154I used them all the time
Op here. Thank you, /tg/, I'll be combing through the thread for ideas.If the game somehow ends up good, I'll come back with the story
Don't forget to include a totally unnecessary minigame for your players to collect things in and challenge every NPC in town to play to make sure they don't miss out on a sidequest they would have had no way of knowing about otherwise.