Just a general question: Has anyone actually run a magical girl game? I liked Madoka, but my group is all guys, I can't imagine a game being anything but pure cringe.
>>87563268By thinking in terms like cringe, you're already setting yourself up for failure. I ran a magical girl game for my niece and it was a lot of fun.
>>87563268I don't want to run a magical girl game, because I don't feel like writing rules for the slice-of-life aspects.
>>87563740So don't, just reuse rules for the MG fight scenes with a social combat flavoring.
>>87563811Why would it matter?
>>87563285This is the trick. You need to play with people who just blindly accept it. Don't play if you're going to have people playing "ironically". Play with someone who can say "IN THE NAME OF THE MOON!" in complete seriousness.
>>87563268Yes, symphogear at that. It was fun enough I guess.Also, you just wanted to post chris aka best girl, specifically that image.
>>87563903God I wish irony would die already and people could be themselves again
>>87564320Be the change you want to see.
>>87563268I played in one. But it was one of those text based ones, so it was less cringe. Lots of edge though, and there was an actual proper girl as well. Genuinely the sweet sugary type of girl who watched magical girl shows. We used Adeptus Evangellion for the rules. Ended up being one of my favorite games ever, due to doing proper machinations in RP.
>>87563268A Symphogear RPG or a fighting videogame would be awesome.
>>87563833I'm not sure why properly representing something through mechanics instead of just copy-pasting over something completely unrelated would matter, that's a very good question, actually.
>>87563268I have a book for it, but sadly it's PbtA so it's never getting used ever.I'd love to see some stupid Henshin Hero vs Magical girl crossover game.
I played like 3 magical girl campaigns, enough that I started writing my own system for it because I got sick of the one I was playing with my friends. It's good fun, but like other anons said you have to take it for what it is-- you're pretty much telling a coming of age story. You gotta play with people who can actually understand a plot enough to have a little arc in mind for a character, and take steps to reach it. Alternatively you could run a more battle-focused kind of action campaign but I think a good mix of both is where the genre shines. Just have some fun and accept the goofiness a bit.
>>87566315I literally did run that, had a kamen rider team up with symphogear users to fight a relic-powered rider and a dark gear user who was using a fragment of the jewel in kuuga's belt as the bad guys and continued with the whole "secret society" thing by making them freemasons which, of course, are nothing like how people talk about freemasons and are just aping the name like with the illuminati.
>>87563268>avoid people who think in terms of cringe/irony>avoid troons trying some creepy way to live out their fetish>have funI've played a bunch of magical girl games over the years, the only trick is basic group hygiene and playing it all completely straight. At best the only awkward thing is that if you're at a table you can't exactly voice-act the characters, but that's a non-issue when you play via text. >>87564671It's interesting how edgy magical girl games can get if you play completely straight. And I guess it makes sense, you're giving a group of teen girls huge magical powers and putting them in insanely high-stakes scenarios, it's bound to get really dramatic.>>87564709I've thought about it, it's actually a fucking great RPG setting if you look at it. The mecha-musume aspect and Relics would allow for pretty deep customization with some creativity, and the show already has DEEPEST LORE with alternative archaeology and ancient aliens.
>>87566390God I'd love to play that, I've wanted to play some kind of Kamen Rider RPG for three years but no one I know irl plays superhero RPGs.
>>87566430I ended up tearing the system I used for it into threes, and only the Rider part has been fleshed out fully into its own thing, though I did start messing with the sentai third of it.Here's the rider one, I actually got to play it for a while:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1s7Fgw7yCUAnFSXtHFVlEbluHHsqhGnYJ?usp=share_linkThis is the one I ran that game in, jank as hell and a mishmash of stuff but I keep it around for posterity's sake:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IkHihi4HF0FEzppHF8-TPolT4b1T_-gM?usp=share_link
>>87564709>laser yoyoWho is this and where is she from?
>>87566630Tsukuyomi Shirabe from Senki Zesshou Symphogear. She shows up in season 2. Symphogear is basically "what if magical girls, but /m/?" and I can't recommend it enough. Banger soundtrack by virtue of the LORE and their powers, great designs and cool powers, a genki protagonist, it's just based.
>>87566567God this is so good.
>>87566630>>87566694>tfw wanted to show this guy the space shuttle suplex and it's not on youtube>probably crunchyroll kikes taking down clipsAnybody got the webm? It's iconic Symphogeah
>>87566780I have it but it's a sound webm. Any good places to shove it for now?>>87566716Thanks. If you need an example of a sheet for the rider one, here's the one I played. Old man mining tycoon who took the defense of the mining town and his employees into his own hands thanks to his R&D guy. And yes, I did do the photoshops for all his forms myself.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sm3CN4WsFDlCQJGt6u3mPA3b4TlfYM3mIqoYUe0G93Y/edit?usp=sharing
>>87566780>Anybody got the webm? It's iconic SymphogeahDamn, it's too big even for /tg/ file size limits...GOOD THING I HAVE AN ALTERNATE LINK!https://streamable.com/1f544
>>87566893Goddamn, anime doesn't get better than this.
>>87566835Oh the Shenanigans I'd get into with this would be hilarious.
>>87567046Oh man that's just the OPENER for season 3. There's still the rest of GX plus two more seasons AND a canon gacha game that literally cracks open a multiverse including an edgy version of the yellow one, hibiki, called Hibiki (another) who lost her best friend and became a brooding angstlord.
I think Symphogear is the second anime to feature a poledance being a transformation sequence after Panty and Stocking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMl3t0grrRA
>>87567380Bit weird that it happened twice, isn't it?
>>87567380Wow, they didn't even pretend it wasn't sexual. I'm impressed.
>>87566694>>87566780>>87566835>>87566893Thank you, assorted friends.
>>87563268There is a gurps anon that has, i have seen him around some other related thread and he seems still running it.
>>87563268>>87568378Someone posted about this very thing, and the GM responded, in this thread from the 19th.https://archive.4plebs.org/tg/thread/87430418/#87430418
>>87563268Because I find the concept funny, and I'd want to make my GMs life hell, I'd end up playing a straight up old school wizard who's just roped into helping the team of magical girls for some reason...I mean he has a car and can legally drive so that'd help.
Have you not heard of Magical Burst? The entire point of the game is that when you fail, your social circle and support group begin to fall away, and if you fail too much, lose too often, you end up alone. Instead of wounds or similar, your family might grow distant, your pet might die, your friends might betray you. And then, once you're truly alone, you become a monster, mindless and ithout intellect, handing in your character sheet. The game is meant specifically to evoke the genre that Madoka more or less birthed of Dark Magical Girls.
>>87563268>tfw group full of trannies who all love roleplaying>have done years of games in multiple systems all in the same setting>Girl by Moonlight is next on the listFeels fucking great being better than you people.
>>87567768That's because she's gay for the one with the yoyos.>>87568827If I was the Gm I'd roll with it and say that your character used to be part of a similar team, and coincidentally the magical girls have similar powers to your dead friends and the things they fight are suspiciously similar to the enemies you fought in the past. Just make a thing of it, would give your character reason to hang out with them that doesn't make him look like a pedo since these dumb kids don't know what they're doing or fighting, and your character's power might be rusty due to centuries of non-use which would explain the party being at a similar power level and while the others are growing in strength as they learn you're scrubbing off the rust. I love it when a party includes someone who's in a position where they'd know a lot of setting lore out of the gate, it makes my job easier and makes it so the party can be better prepared for what they need to face.>>87568992>i don't think that playing online with some troon can ever best that.Friends are friends, if you deny that then maybe your friendships aren't as close as you think.
>>87572298You’re a pretty awful friend for letting all your friends troon out like that
>>87572460>TROON TROON TROONMan anon you seem really obsessed with trannies. Almost like you're the tranny here and you're just scared of your "friends" abandoning you because you've surrounded yourself with hateful small-brain faggots from /pol/.
>we're having a comfy as hell meguca thread>people posting symphogeah clips>greasy man in drag starts pontificating his gender ideology and trying to derail the threadUnbelievable. We were having such a good time and then this guy just shows up and starts being rude.Anyway, back on topic. If you were to run an MG game I highly do -not- rec >>87568847, Magical Burst was a pretty janky, unstable system even before the guy writing it went completely off the deep end. Since, sadly, we're lacking in bespoke MG options, what I'd recommend is adapting a generic system - I've played GURPS, Genesys, and BESM 3. They're all more or less fit for purpose, though BESM 3 needs more DM oversight to prevent the jankier mechanics (like Polymorph or Power Flux) from derailing the game.There's also that WoD homebrew, Princess: The Hopeful, but I haven't played it so I can't really say anything more about it besides the fact that it exists.
>>87572298The wizard is the local junior high's History teacher. It'd work.
>>87572524Nta, but you're the one that started it by saying that playing with trannies makes you superior here
>>87568474Wait, you can run a magical girl game with GURPS?!…What books? I know the guy said scaling the world down > lots of points, so how many points? I need to take notes
>>87572810That anon probably used basic + powers + martial arts (for the cinemayrules, eg: the chambara ones) judging by the screencap alone
>>87572845300 points should suffice for that power level
>>87572845>>87572863And what do they mean “scale the world down”? I havent played any GURPS, and I have zero experience GMing, so I want to ask about whatever I don’t knowz
>>87572891*know. I hate mobileposting
>>87572891Means to build the challenges with that power in mind (eg: build the monsters with 300 points cap).Probably, also it's best if you ask the GURPSGEN, you may find better help.
I remember reading a magical girl game fleshed out from one of the cyoa threads but I can't find the link in my history. I think it was on version 3.something
>>87572802>>87572524>>87572460>>87568902Literally no one cares about your futa fetishes, go talk about this shit in the lewd rpg general if you absolutely must.We're here for magical girls, and somehow wizards and Kamen Riders have gotten mixed in. You retards need to stay on topic.
Just came here to say that Symphogear is, indeed, incredibly based and everyone should watch it. All 5 seasons. It's worth it.Now I'm going to rewatch G.Maria is best girl
>>87567146/k/omrades fap furiously to Chris every night (and so everyone else)The setting would allow not just magical bows and crossbows but magical revolvers, magical gattling guns and even portable magical cruise missiles, just as you can't get enuff dakka you will never get enuff Chris.>>87572298Admit it, even if you were a woman you will still be gay for at least one of the protagonists, Symphogear is what you get when they drop any pretense a mahou shoujo should be primarily designed for girls, not that it matters, girls love them too in the same way each one of you at least have some fav male character you wish you could be like*, and I suppose that's the essence of RPGs.*At the university among my female friends I had one who wanted to be like Bayonnetta and another who wanted to be like Hatsune Miku, so yeah.
>>87573849What the fuck am I looking at.What is this.Why does she have all that crap everywhere!?EXPLAIN ANON!
>>87566893This is so fucking stupid, I love it. I have to watch every episode of this now.
>>87573782more like Nymphogear, shameless sluts, every single one of them
>>87574262She can materialize them by singing
>>87572755>Magical Burst was a pretty janky, unstable system even before the guy writing it went completely off the deep end.oh nowhat happened?! Last I used the system it had a pretty neat system of the magical girls mutating and changing over time.
>>87574316Shameless you say...
>>87574305The first two episodes of the series start with a depressing tone that gets tossed out save for parts of the first episodes of each season.
>>87567380Ok is singing just a thing for Symphogear? I guess Sympho gones from symphony so probably.
>>87574383Homu is not the one to talk.
>>87574383Lesbian Satan doesn't have a say in this!
>>87564320Eh? I thought irony and cringe were both dead already.
>>87566567If you ever plan on running something like this again, post about it on the board. I'd join in a heartbeat.
>>87563268I've theorized that the L5R 5e system could work as a basis for a Magical Girl/Kamen Rider/Super Sentai game.The system has a composure/strife system that tracks the general emotional state of the character, a technique system with sub-categories covering Combat Maneuvers (Kata), Social Maneuvers (Shuji), Energy Auras (Kiho) and Spells (Invocations), and has a pretty even focus split between Combat and Social activities.
>>87563268You need to get a group who's going to ENJOY the concept. He'll your current group might enjoy the stupid and silly nature of playing something like Precure. Don't immediately assume it's going to be cringe. Play it 100% straight, with no fucking irony whatsoever, and just enjoy it.
>>87574434It's part of the DEEPEST LORE, but basically singing is how they generate power. The harder they sing the more powerful and bullshit they become, up to and including blowing up a chunk of the moon.
>>87574517Please, do go on. I have this book and haven't even had this thought occur to me yet.
>>87574553iirc only Kanade, Tsubasa, and Hibiki do it, but I fucking love it when they namedrop themselves in song using their name's literal meaning.I understand the thematic reason why it's just those 3, but I wish the other girls did it anyway.
>>87574630Anon, they can only blow up the moon so much. It's bad enough that three out of five season antagonists want to destroy the moon because REASONS, if they had the magical girls going at it as well then we wouldn't have had a moon left by season 4.
Since you fuckers have made me think about this now, I command ye - what are some cool villains to have in a magical girls game?
>>87574725Tentacles and flesh walls
>>87574725Our villains are the face of quality.
>>87574768He isn't a villain. He's the HERO!THE LAST ACTION HERO!
>>87574725So there's a lot of demons in stuff like Precure and Sailor moon so...how about borrowing a concept from Garo; the negative emotions of humans attract demons who will take over their bodies to wreak havoc and attempt to open a door to hell so the demons can invade. In Garo a human who's been possesed cannot be saved, they can only be free of the possession if they're killed, but this is a magical girl game so you can save the people obviously if you can do it in time.Make that an important plot point; every human who's possessed will permanently become a demon if they're possessed too long, so the players have like a week at the most to save each person.
>>87574597What really made it click for me was the Celestial Implements in Path of the Waves. These are "magic items" (projectiles, weapons, armors, and even utility objects) that can be summoned forth with Theology check. Chose Armor (which includes Clothing as part RAW) as the type of item, change the skill needed to summon them to Perform and you have a perfect mechanic for "Henshin."You can have such outbursts as Transform/Untransform and Berserker.One of the Techniques in Path of the Waves (Reckless Lunge) is pretty much Rider Kick and you can combine it with Kiho such as Flame Fist to go full burning Finisher in a Duel.The Oni generation rules are pretty much perfect for creating various Kaijin.A fair amount of Shuji actually let you pull off Talk no Jutsu in combat.
>>87574752I don't think anon's players will forgive him for making them play Majuu Jouka Shoujo Utea.
>>87574813So you're definitely going to try and run this right?
>>87574816Forgive? No. Thank? Yes.
>>87574725protagonist's long forgotten ex corruped by countless years of despair and isolation
>>87574833I want to but really need a group.
>>87574877Well I'm certainly interested if that wasn't already obvious enough.
>>87574752The only geah who has sexual abuse in her backstory is Chris, that's why she has such a bitchy personality, her alt-version not so much, as for the rest, they all have gone through some sort of trauma, from losing family due war, to messed up families, the funny thing is that you do get some classic eroge villains in the show, and they are promptly curbstomped, their fights are actual specops, but still with enough shounen to not feel forced, this is because:-The Symphogear users are part of an actual japanese military organization heavily monitored by the government in league with other major nations-They are professionally trained as soldiers, use tactics and supplies, scientific research and post-op feedback.-Their handler team post mid S1 are among the most competent support characters you will ever find in anime by a long range (car shadow clone jutsu is a thing).In other words, imagine SpecOps Asuka with the edge and cringe replaced by cool and funny.
>>87574662I wasn't talking about the moon exploding but I see now how my post could be unclear.>>87574725I can't get enough of love-interest villains no matter the scope or scale. Lover-turned-villian, spurned admirer, villain-turned-lover, bitter rival with a crush, ex-team-member, obsessed stalker, anything where the supernatural conflict is also a metaphor for a complex (and ideally angst filled) interpersonal relationship. Needless to say I loved the Madoka movie the first time I saw it. Perfect ending 10/10 and you can't convince me otherwise.One particularly fascinating example outside of magical girl is Trevor and Aeon's dynamic in the old Aeon Flux cartoon. Both are terrible people with some debatable redeeming qualities tangled up in some kind of on-again-off-again toxic relationship. Not that the show is based on it exactly, it just has some interesting threads.
>>87574909I get you. Let me put it this way before FFG spun all the RPG stuff to Edge, I was wanting to propose a "Realm of Dreams" book that would cover a futuristic not!Tokyo Rokugan based on Tokusatsu, Maho Shoujo and related stuff.>>87574922>-Their handler team post mid S1 are among the most competent support characters you will ever find in anime by a long range (car shadow clone jutsu is a thing).You left out that the only reason their boss (one of the world's most badass men) isn't fighting beside them is because their enemies tend to disintegrate humans not protected by Symphogears and only females seem to be able to use them.
>>87575006>one of the world's most badass menWho became such because he watched a lot of action movies.Symphogear is beyond based.
>>87575006Do it. Make it reality. I'm always down for something this ridiculous.
>>87572766Not only is this a great idea, it's totally within the aesthetics too. I can easily see a magical girl anime with one of their teachers (or the janitor?) being "Giles".Be sure to play up being a grumpy old man to allow other players to comment how silly and old you're being.
>>87575006>and only females seem to be able to use them.I don't think it's a "seem" considering a bunch of alchemists turned themselves into women to achieve immortality/enlightenment.
>>87572755>Unbelievable. We were having such a good time and then this guy just shows up and starts being rude.as a tranny myself I tend to just avoid magical girl threads because they all get ruined this way sadly.I did run an old game that died due to schedualing differences that /tg/ made fun of me for. Back when everyone worshiped megucal burst. Honestly doubt their opinion of my mod would have changed in these years but I'm at least glad no one seriously considers megucal burst a real option for running a game anymore. It was an intrigue based one where the party was fighting a totalitarian magical girl institute run by the BBEG.
>>87574342that was the only good part of megucal burst. >what happenedI dont keep track of drama so I have no idea.
>>87574662I’ve come to make an announcement
Did anyone try, or at least consider, Fabula Ultima as a system for a magical girl game?
>>87575132Dr. Ver fights them just fine after integrating with the Nephilim, so the actual ancient supertech can clearly be used by men. I think it’s more of a matter of only Relics can withstand the Noise, and the only reliable way to use a Relic as full-body protection (particularly considering they’re mostly just bits and pieces) is the Symphogear system that does only work on chicks.It’s a more important distinction than it seems because it means you can have male villains even if the PCs are always women.
>>87575111Does this make Willow a Magical Girl?
>>87568827I really fucking hate this shit, fuck you its always murder trying to incorporate some retard who can't play a girl into a magical girl game but doesn't want to be the tuxedo kamen, no he has to be some grizzled war vet or some old bearded chad. Get with the dandy energy, this is young girls media.
>>87574725Has anyone tried villains who are humans but are allied with whatever eldritch horrors are the real villains? I feel like those could be fun.
>>87575256No one cares about your axe wound, stay on topic.
>>87575361In a campaign I'd just outright allow male PCs as Kamen Rider/Power Ranger type characters. Belching Power and Hair Metal while punching stuff is right up my alley.
>>87575374Speaking of 3D, Bewitched airing in Japan influenced Sally the Witch, one of the earlier MG shows.
>>87575397Imagine getting angry at someone wanting to play Harry Dresden. Lmfao, cope harder retard.
>>87575407>starts straying from the topic immediately>Wastes a post in this thread over it>accuses someone else of staying off topic.Anon talk about magical girls or shut up.
>>87575397Counterpoint- if The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo was a D&D campaign, and I told my players to make a plucky group of mystery solvers, I would still approve the Vincent Price character without question
>>87575432okay but this isn't that genre of fiction.
>>87574725A sea witch that commands mutant sea life.
>>87575446If someone wants to do something that's not strictly a magical girl, but is an ally to them and is in the same vein of the genre it's fine. I see no problem to have like a wizard detective who's helping out the girls with solving the monster of the week's identity or coming up with spells or potions to help them fight.
I remember a while ago when I tried to get people together to play what was, in essence, a magical girl and kamen rider crossover-style game, with the AD Police in the background. Magical Girls, who gained their powers through Love (figuratively speaking, of course), cooperated the best with each other. Kamen Riders were fueled by their sense of Justice and tended to fight alone, insisting that their justice alone could serve as a beacon of light to help the city. And the AD Police were just fighting to try and maintain Order in the city with their own, less impressive but much more numerous, technology, including power armor, helicopters, and other such fun toys.I was going to use Mutants and Masterminds to run the game. The party, such as it was, was going to be the first cross-over group between the three factions trying to save the city, trying to find a way to have all their power cooperate, since they all had the same desire to save the city but different means of doing so. Too bad I couldn't find players.
>>87574725witches (any type)monsters (any shape)fallen magical girls (any crater)
>>87575511This is unironically the best choice.
>player wants to play a boy in a magical girl campaign
>>87575538I'd play this in a heartbeat. I've wanted to play Mutants and Masterminds for years, and I love all of this.
>>87575575Isn't there a magical girl anime about buff men who Look like wrestlers?
>>87575546Evil mascots that enslaved their own chosen magical girls that you have to save.
>>87575575You mean like boys turning into girls?
>>87575600Alternatively, evil mascots who have chosen the most psychotic, maladjusted magical girls possible, knowing that they would be great at being evil magical girls
>>87575641thats really good.
>>87575669Ooh! Ooh! I actually had an idea brewing like this.So there are multiple goddesses of light, giving groups of magical girls the power to fight teh darkness. The problem is, the goddesses (save for the PCs’ patron) are all petty, catfighting bitches jockeying for power amongst each other, collateral be damned. So evil magical girls are constantly sent after our protagonists, with their only solace being the villains’ own infighting.
>>87575641>>87575759If you can stand /u/, go read Mahou Shoujo ni Akogarete (I Admire Magical Girls, and...).
>>87575641>>87575669That's more or less the plot of Looking Up To Magical Girls
>>87574725>naricisstic j-pop star that recruited magical girls amongst his fans into a private army>egotistical magical girl that uses her powers for personal gain/tries to be a marvel superhero>scam artist who conned magical girl/mascot/dark powers into giving him powers>a has-been magical girl that needs to tear down the PCs because she can't stand a new generation replacing her>robot soldiers/magical girls intended to fight of whatever other villains the PCs were supposed to fight, but goes rogue/gets abused by corpo/is corrupted>firebrand newscaster that paints magical girls as a criminal gang>secret soviet sirens and seductrous sylphs>any combination of the aboveBut the most important thing about villains is to take a lessson from Symphogear: no fucking moderation. You're adult men pretending to be preteen girl with talking stuffed animals - potentially with skimpy outfits and barely disguised lesbianism - nothing you try will make this serious or prestigious. So lean into the silly and go ham.
>>87574752>>87574768>>87574791>>87574850>>87574948>>87575346>>87575401>>87575511>>87575546Holy shit I never expected so many good ideas like this. If you don't mind me keeping the ball rolling on this train, there was another thing bothering me. How serious should said bad guys be? Inb4 depends on the tone, but I'm actually wondering. I suppose there's making them so sanitized that they aren't threatening, or making them so threatening that they're out of place on both ends of the spectrum.
>>87575904pick a tone for the campaign and stick to itthen make the weaker ones more foolishin that order
>>87575904I guess avoid grimdark, aim for a campy supervillain mood but escalate the tension and hostility in the late game, where they become genuinely dangerous.
>>87575904Usually the best villain groups work with a variety of personality types differing levels of seriousness. Silly villains need a straight man to play off of and The standard org chart of a villain organization is like the following:>Supreme Leader - May or may not be an actual character until a major point of the story>Executives - Usually the villains with the most personality and regularly clash with the heroes>Elites - monsters of the week>Grunts - faceless mooks
>>87575904The main villain and their core generals should be a serious threat. One of the generals possibly might betray the main badguy and become an antihero ally to the girls maybe? But besides that, lesser badguys who are the soldiers can be more comedic, and the foot soldier moon types should be almost pathetically useless like Puttys in Power Rangers. Or you could borrow from Kamen Rider Build's main villain Evol. He's intimidating as fuck, but he's got a black sense of humor. Cracks jokes, makes puns, and just outright ENJOYS causing suffering and commiting acts of evil.
>>87575904https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jadtq1w2uwJust rip off god hand.>Verification not required.
>>87576088>all muscle wizard partyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XyZsiedLXs
>>87563268All I know is that the first system I looked up for it had cringe-worthy Tumblr Art with everyone on the cover being some flavor of African admixture (a virtue signal which could have easily been forgive had they made them cute instead of abominations that made me need eye bleach) with the exception of some half naked fat gay man.I hate westoids and I hope Putin nukes us all.
>>87574725A group of bad guys who despite being absolutely evil, love and care for eachother so much that they can use the power of FRIENDSHIP
>>87575006>>You left out that the only reason their boss (one of the world's most badass men) isn't fighting beside them is because their enemies tend to disintegrate humans not protected by Symphogears and only females seem to be able to use them.The setting is extremely based. Only women can use symphogear powers, but men can just be badass enough to not need them
>>87576532That's unironically an awesome idea. Dark mirrors of the heroes who are able to fight just as strong as the good guys because they're bonds are just as unbreakable.
>>87576532and they need to be huge, buff men with unique gimmicks, who do poses together and basically im just saying use the Ginyu Force
>>87575530thats not really the point. the point is they want to do it by being outside the genres conventions.
>>87575575>playeryou're lucky if a single player plays a girl in my experience.
>>87575903>>robot soldiers/magical girls intended to fight of whatever other villains the PCs were supposed to fight, but goes rogue/gets abused by corpo/is corruptedthis shit is really really nice. You can have the girls truly have to be vigilantes and protect their identities from society because while the people might be for them, the government is acting directly against them.
>>87575904to me the most important part isn't the tone, it's the character arcs. magical girl shows are reliant more on this than most, because theyre usually about a secret war and a coming of age for girls instead of boys. It seems best to set up some kind of narrative goal for your girls ahead of time and then write villains that challenge their beliefs.
>>87576060the evil version of >you want a drink? you sure? I'm having one.
Secret identity, or open knowledge? What works best for magical girls?
>>87576532The Rowdyruff Boys?
>>87576959I think it depends on what you want to do. Magical Girls are basically superheroes so some heroes keep it secret to protect people like spiderman, others tell their families like Jamie Blue Beetle, and others revel in the fame like Booster Gold.
>>87576750The Magical Shoujo Genre overlaps heavily with other forms of tokusatsu heroes. Sailor Moon grew from solo magical girl warrior to pretty much an all girl Sentai team with Tuxedo Mask as 6th ranger. Precure started as a girl version of Kamen Rider then shifted more towards an all female Sentai. As long as not!Harry Dresden has an alternative form he fights evil in he is not breaking genre.>>87576827That is pretty much every Japanese Hero show both male and female.
>>87577024>That is pretty much every Japanese Hero show both male and female.unfortunately not as frequently touched upon as I'd like. The severity of the government crack down isn't usually portrayed very well. For children, it interrupts the fantasy of being a hero if theyre known as a criminal. A lot of japanese media also sucks off the state. Honestly though it doesn't even have to be "the state". you can do something similar with the church, some dark powered hero(ine) and a demon lord and have just as much fun
>>87577024and yes he is breaking conventions if he looks like the western traditional male view of masculinity; grizzled, impatient, old.
>>87577024Maybe the same powers that the girls use to transform can be used by not!Harry Dresden when he finds out how it works, and gets himself a superhero form.
>>87575575It will be actually cool to play as a teen Harry Dresden:>Not just a magic user but developer capable to improve and create new magic powers>Not a femboy, he banged his first love>Actually funny, not an edgelord but still will kick your ass.Technically most shounen protagonists are magic boys due use of, well, magic, chi, cosmos, etc.
>>87577112Doggie Kruger (Deka Master), Wise God Torin (Kyuryu Silver) and Shou Ronpo (Ryu Commander) wold like to have a word with you.https://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Doggie_Krugerhttps://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Wise_God_Torinhttps://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Shou_RonpoOlder Mentor heroes are not a strange thing in the Genre. Heartcatch Precure has Cure Flower who is the grandmother of Cure Blossum (lead Precure of the season).https://prettycure.fandom.com/wiki/Hanasaki_Kaoruko>>87577096I can tell you have not watched nearly as much Tokusatsu and Tokusatsu adjacent stuff as you are acting like you do. Star Twinkle Precure has one of the main subplots built around hiding Cure Selene hiding her status as a space based cure from her alien hunting father. Kamen Rider Build has 3 untrustworthy governments using Riders in proxy wars. Lupinranger vs Patranger is Phantom Thieves vs Police as they battle the Alien Mafia. The true villain of Timeranger was actually the future guy who was supposed to be Timered.>>87577241Exactly. Extra Heroes and 6th rangers are a big part of the genre.
>>87577423If the team has an adult man who's a wizard that's going around helping them fight monsters of course he'll slowly befriend them. Power of friendship will be his transformation source. That's about as Mahou Shoujo as it gets.
>>87577423>power rangersare not fucking magical girls.>fairy godmother is the same as grizzled warvet expyanon stop being retarded on purpose.>I can tell you have not watched nearly as much Tokusatsu and Tokusatsu adjacent stuff as you are acting like you do.tokusatsu isn't magical girls. magical girls are their own aesthetic. and it's the aesthetic that makes them distinct from tokusatsu.> Star Twinkle Precure has one of the main subplots built around hiding Cure Selene hiding her status as a space based cure from her alien hunting father.neat but I can list many others that are far bigger that dont have this without even fucking trying you condescending retard.CCS, madoka magica, Sailor moon, precure, nanoha.
>>87572755It's what madokatrannies deserve T B H
>>87577604Magical Girls have several shares aesthetics, and themes with shit like Super Sentai and Kamen Rider to the point where their fanbases overlap HEAVILY in Japan. Yes they're not exactly the same thing, but there's enough similarities that you could put them together. I wouldn't be surprised if we unironically get a Sentai full of magical girls or something. Quit being some weird ass genre purist who hates fun.
>>87577604We literally have official crossover material between Kiramager and Symphogear. There's TV spots with Kamen Riders with Precure characters. Shut the fuck up, these franchises even in JAPAN are interconnected by promo material and fans.
>>87577770Kiramager and Precure promo
>>87577604You really are a complete and total fool. The modern Magical Girl show is a sub-genre of Tokusatsu. Precure is even one of the 3 shows in the Superhero time block alongside Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.>CCS, madoka magica, Sailor moon, precure, nanoha.Yep. You really don't know anything about the genre you are trying and failing to preach about.CCS is pretty much a throw back to older Magical Girl shows where a single girl has magical powers and tries to use them to fix problems and more often than not causes even more.Madoka Magica is a dark deconstruction of the genre.Sailor Moon is pretty much the codifier of the modern Magical Girl Sentai series. Sailor Pluto is actually a very good example of the older/mentor Magical Girl with Uranus and Neptune being similar mature/adult magical girls.Precure... Are you really trying to use one of the examples I brought up to counter that very example?Nanoha is a parody of the genre spun off of a Hentai VN. The series pretty much goes full Super Sentai by the end of it.>>87577663>I wouldn't be surprised if we unironically get a Sentai full of magical girls or something.That is pretty much what Sailor Moon, Wedding Peach, Tokyo Mew Mew and every Precure after Yes! Precure 5 are.
>>87577770Kamen Rider Kiva and Cure Dream together for a TV spot
>>87577807Another franchise Symphogear is crossed over with is Saint Seiya, and that's pretty much a fucking Tokusatsu anime.
>>87577770>>87577781>>87577824Kamen Rider is the incredibly popular older brother of the Toei Super Hero family, Super Sentai is the hard working middle brother and Precure is the lovable baby sister.
>>87577807>more retarded assumptions from someone who cant read>>87577663I'm not talking about your gay power rangers game faggot, I'm talking about a magical girl game.>quite being some wierd ass genre purist asshole, just let me play my space traveling wizard in your fantasy settingfuck off>>87577770>this once off proves you wrongif I wanted to write a crossover I would. The fact that crossovers between sentai and magical girls exist does not mean you get to flood every game table with your edgy groomer gun toting VA victims. And that fact only gets more obvious the more you post reaction images like this and not reaction images from the show where some grizzled middle aged faggot just so happens to be a major party member of the magical girls.You can't, you haven't, and you wont, because despite all your seething and coping, you know I'm right.
>>87577899Exactly this. These franchises have a history together, and it's definitely big enough that I can safely say they'll STAY connected for years to come.Now let's get back on track and talk about Kamen Riders and Magical Girls fighting evil together in a table top rpg. We've been derailed by retards long enough.
>>87577974>more retarded assumptions from someone who cant readSays the nigga who obviously ain't reading anything.
>>87578015No, that would be you, on purpose, which is why I wont bother replying to you in depth since you have offered nothing even approaching a response to anything I said. If the rest of these retards are swinging at strawmen you are just kicking straw around.>nigganow that you made it clear you're a tourist, please leave.
>>87577974>I'm not talking about your gay power rangers game faggot, I'm talking about a magical girl game.I do not think you get it at all. To truly build or find a good Magical Girl RPG you need to build or find a system that works just as well for Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Metal Heroes, Ultraman and a large number of other Tokusatsu series. The modern Magical Girl series is interlinked with other Japanese superhero stuff that in many cases you could reverse the genders in a Magic Girl series and end up with a Super Sentai/Kamen Rider series and do the same in reverse.>>87578041You are the one going after scarecrows claiming that we are attacking straw.
>>87576959I like my superheros having secret identities, but magical girls especially should have them more often than not. That's part of the fun of the genre is them keeping their monster fighting secret while juggling it with school life.How you gonna go save the world while you're grounded because you failed a math test. That sorta shit.
>>87575903>firebrand newscaster that paints magical girls as a criminal gangYes, we absolutely need Mahou Shoujo equivalent of J. Jonah Jameson.
>>87575346>>87578133Exactly my point brother.
>>87578166>A radical feminist journalist that works for ragebait online magazines that accuses magical girls of being internalized misogynists due to using action and violence to neutralize monsters and villains, ignoring their feminine powers of inherent co-operation and empathy to de-escalate conflicts.>Anarcho-socialist news writers claiming that magical girls are just another kind of fascist cop just wearing fancy dresses and they need to do better for their communities.>Diversity consultant and race hustlers counting the race and skin color distribution of magical girl teams and demands further diversification of their ensemble at the threat of furthering white supremacy.>Bystanders film magical girls asking them loaded questions on current political events with the purpose of uploading their responses to social media for character assassination.
>>87578283And all of it was part of a plan concocted by an evil Magical Girl or one of the big bad's generals. Maybe the negative publicity gets them wanted by the police so now you gotta save the day as vigilantes while also trying to clear your name of any wrongdoing.
Here's an interesting concept. What if your fellow Magical Girls are your rivals? You all obviously help each other in battle, but saving people is part of a big televised show where different Magical Girls earn points and rewards for their heroics. They kinda become celebrities to an extent with brand deals and sponsors. Some of the girls are in it for the fame, others for actually saving people. There's of course an actual main villain they all fight, which is what brings them together in the first place, and maybe as a team in the end.
>>87578345Tiger and Bunny is a solid baseline for a Tokusatsu Super Hero campaign.
>>87578458My thoughts exactly. It's a good baseline. There could be Magical Girls who are open to the public about who they are, and others keeping it secret.
Does anyone have any magical girl games available? I’m especially partial to ones with human antagonists as well as supernatural villains
>>87578283>All this is orchestrated by a distant religious ethnostate of witches who pose as magical girls when it is convenient for them. Most people see them as basically the same anyway.>They want magical girl society to be just divided and self loathing enough to remain a useful tool in the witches' struggle for dominance of their own region.>Despite this, the magical girls' country is in a formal alliance with the witch nation, and girls are regularly deployed to serve the witches' interests abroad. Nobody ever brings up the contradictions between what the witches say and what they do.>Naming the witch is so taboo it will earn you a 3 day ban on magical girl 4channel.Inb4
>>87579376Took me a second to realize the joke. Probably wouldn't fit a game desu.
>>87579500Oh, of course. I'm just memeing.
>>87574725The answer is obviously aliens
>>87579659>abducted by aliens>experimented on and gain powers>escape and be a heroHow many series am I describing?
>>87579677Replace Aliens with Mysterious Group and you cover most Kamen Rider series.
So Monster Girls exist.And magical girls.Put them together and you've got the new winning formula.
Gonna bump this one
Thoughts on using the OVA system to run magical girl games?
>>87575575Green > Pink > Yellow > Blue > Red
>>87577770Wait... was Maria the only one of the main 6 geahs excluded?
>>87579745>newI really hate fake weebs and how they try to reinvent genres they don't even actually like.
>>87575575Sigh. *unzips pants*
>>87579705Or sometimes the badguys are your pokemon. That was a season alright.
>>87577644Madoka brings out the absolute weirdest fuckers doesn't it.
>>87575903>egotistical magical girl that uses her powers for personal gain/tries to be a marvel superheroSee that's a good like early game antagonist, and could become reformed to be the team's sixth member eventually. Good thinking anon.
>>87581372I bet green is the whore of the bunch.
>>87574725The FIRST Magical Girl in the setting, probably some ancient Egyptian priestess or something, who despite saving the world long ago was herself corrupted by evil when wounded by the demon who led the forces of evil long ago and has herself BECOME the new big Bad.You can potentially save her in the end since there's gotta be some good in her left right?
Convictor Drive when it releases might actually be perfect for this. At least with a Mecha musume setting like symphogear
>>87582495>>87581372>>87575575What show/manga is this from?
>>87575858>>87575829I wasn’t even thinking that. I was thinking just evil versions of classic magical girl archetypes.Like, instead of the power of friendship, they all openly hate each other and would’ve killed each other had they not been bullied into this by their evil mascot.To contrast the meek but smart one, the evil nerd is arrogant, openly contemptuous of her cohorts’ intelligence (or lack thereof), and makes Starscream look like an obedient housepet by comparison, but in the most avoidant way possible.The strong one, instead of using her abilities to protect, uses it to browbeat everyone around her.The rich, bitchy one has a rich mean girl counterpart, but instead of warming up to her group like her good counterpart, she’s the daughter of a senator who openly despises the poors, humiliates the protagonists until they cry, and wants to bring back slavery so she could own slaves like her ancestors did. This puts her at odds with her black teammate.I love evil foils. Sue me
>>87567046>Goddamn, anime doesn't get better than this.INDEED!>Is ashamed that he hasn't actually watched Symphogear OR King of Braves: GaoGaiGar>>87567783>Thank you, assorted friends.NO PROBLEM!>>87568827>I'd end up playing a straight up old school wizard who's just roped into helping the team of magical girls for some reason......Does anyone have that screencap?>>87572755>Unbelievable. We were having such a good time and then this guy just shows up and starts being rude.I think they're mad because these girls in frilly outfits are still /m/anlier than their toxic asses...>>87574262>Why does she have all that crap everywhere!?>>87574338>She can materialize them by singingSpecifically, Chris' main magical Relic is Ichaival, supposedly the "Bow of Odin," and Chris expands that concept to EVERY PROJECTILE FIRING WEAPON EVER!Still less ridiculous than Hibiki, our main heroine idiot, using Gungnir, the Spear of Odin and in-universe also speculated to be the Lance of Longinus, to instead PUNCH OUT GODS AND DEVILS!>>87574305>This is so fucking stupid, I love it. I have to watch every episode of this now.YES!>>87574494>Lesbian Satan doesn't have a say in this!"Even hell can be made a heaven...">>87574922>their fights are actual specops"The Anti-Tank film we screened last night seems to be effective."https://streamable.com/r7qnk>>87575006>tend to disintegrate humans not protected by Symphogears and only females seem to be able to use them.>>87575361>the Symphogear system that does only work on chicks.Fine actually did fix that in one of the alternate universes...>>87575256>as a tranny myselfHey Becky!>>87575572>>Witch (male)Hey just because Ursula is more woman (and squid) than you can handle...>>87577024>>87577241>>87577423You don't fuck with the Shadow Ranger!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ExxMSzKidM
>>87582718The story of high school boys who became magical girls.
>>87583010>nicedaemonigger postdidn't read lol
>>87579745What if Monsters... BECOME MAGICAL GIRLS?!
>>87583118>>87583186That is pretty much a Kamen Rider. A reoccurring theme of the series is that the power the Kamen Riders use comes from the same place as the Kaijin they fight.
>>87583461>That is pretty much a Kamen Rider. A reoccurring theme of the series is that the power the Kamen Riders use comes from the same place as the Kaijin they fight.Now we just make them CUTE GIRLS!!!
>>87579745>>87583461Japanese character designs incorporate animal themes quite often, e.g. those "I can't believe it's not cat ears" hairstyles you see on Maria from Symphogear and a bunch of Genshin Impact characters. So I see no problem with adding inhuman elements to magical girls.In a class based system I would cast the animal/monster transformation as the equivalent to the barbarian class or other martials. A frontline fighter going physical instead of throwing many special attacks with themes of nature and whatnot.I still remember some years ago when we were turning that magical girl cyoa into a full system and where developing the powers/monster girl corruption angle. The broader consensus went in a way different direction than what I wanted and made me loose interest.
>>87583461My man Parad in Ex-Aid for example.
>>87583512The SCS one?
>>87583512Is that what Killing Bites is? Does the one with the sharpest fangs win?
>>87579745Magical girls and mermaids go together like Reese's peanut butter cups.
>>87583512>In a class based system I would cast the animal/monster transformation as the equivalent to the barbarian class or other martials.Many times a solo hero like a Kamen Rider will have multiple forms one of which is often a superpowerful "berserker" form that they must learn to control to unlock the more controlled midseason super form.>>87583517Fair example, but Kamen Rider 1 is the Grasshopper Kaijin created by Shocker, Kuuga is the mirror image of the leader of his enemies, and Kiva is a half-vampire hunting vampires.>>87583634Yes, they do.
>>87583010Imagine the geahs transported by a classic wizard in a Rolls-Royce Wraith to the battlefield.Also, Hibiki is basically a Steel Saint done right:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8gaZvgO9acI know is asking to roll 6 sixes but it would be so great the next Symphogear project was a sort of tabletop game.>>87583685Didn't Noelle Silva had a siren mode?
>>87584167>Didn't Noelle Silva had a siren mode?That was more a water themed Valkyrie form due to her fusing with a water elemental.
>>87566407No kidding giving the rich sociopath magic powers turned out to be a very bad idea.
>>87579376The name of that ethnostate?>Yz'Rai'Elle
>>87577404Can a Kamen Rider Boy, and a Magical Girl Girl find love on the battlefield?
>>87583535I don't know what that is, but I was talking about this cyoa. I dropped out during early playtesting, so no idea how good the ttrpg system actually is.>>87583634I played the mermaid build for my first playthrough of Nioh 2, based on self-healing and life leach. It's one of the first builds that gets to do its thing in NG, while the weirder stuff like crazy cat lady or infinite cannonballs only work in the endgame.Would approve of porting that into a campaign.>>87583685>Many times a solo hero like a Kamen Rider will have multiple forms one of which is often a superpowerful "berserker" form that they must learn to control to unlock the more controlled midseason super form.That sounds more like a typical shonen trope, a great power with a great drawback. My thinking is on representing gameplay styles as different themes for magical girls. The frilly dresses are a caster, the mecha musume is the tough defender, the animal/monster girl is the agile bruiser, and so on.
>>87586183It looks like that one is a really early version of this one. This version is pretty recent https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fwbwy_j8YJ8Lq6ntbX-nGyTmEMmqfsNHZ4VIufU_ue0/edit?usp=sharing
>>87563903I mean this is the case with all games. You'll never really have fun if people aren't going to let themselves get into it. You need players that have watched some Magical Girl anime and know the path to friendship is built off superior firepower and are okay with that.
>>87586183>That sounds more like a typical shonen trope, a great power with a great drawback. My thinking is on representing gameplay styles as different themes for magical girls. The frilly dresses are a caster, the mecha musume is the tough defender, the animal/monster girl is the agile bruiser, and so on.Magical Girl groups usually have a unified theme even if different members have different specialties. In a series with an animal theme the cat would be stealthly and ninja like, the dog loyal and skilled, the bear tough and powerful, the monkey agile and energetic, etc.It would not be strange to see a magical girl in a frilly dress suplex a giant monster into a group of mooks.
There's a lot of systems to choose from. https://gmquick.weebly.com/magical-girl.html
How do you worldbuild locations for a magical girl game? I’m not talking about the magical elements, the mascot that gave them their powers, or what the villains are like. Those are all easily worked out before and during the campaign. I’m talking about the world they live in. What is their small city like? What is downtown like? Where are the slums, the middle class houses, and the McMansions at? These are the questions I have trouble answering, and I’m positive there are questions I should be asking myself that I’m not.
>>87587072Ask how much it matters. A light map of general areas would be more than enough for most use cases unless if the layout is signifigantly divernent from the norm like tokyo or such.
>>87587072The team needs a good meeting place for their after school vigilantism. Obviously it's the local McDonald's or a restaurant of some kind that is ran by someone who knows their identities and can help cover for them if they supposedly work there. One of their teachers might even be their mentor in magical powers and helps cover for them too.There's a big stadium for baseball and a basketball arena that's probably had a villain hijack a game during their evil plans before.I'd imagine there's also a big ass park like Central Park in NYC where the girls go hang out after a job well done.That's just some ideas.
>>87587146>>87587187That actually sounds good. Truth be told, I already have a layout in mind based off of Edgewater, NJ. It’s a suburb right next to the Hudson River (and by extension, New York City) with massive cliffs. I’m also stealing liberally from it in that one of it’s defining features are a bunch of parrots that escaped from a burning exotic pet store 30-something years back and adapted to life there. All I need to do now is decide whether I’m expanding it to be a city or keeping it a suburb, and then sketching a general layout.
>>87587479You the OP of the thread working on the game?
>>87587746Nope. I’m a completely different poster looking to run a magical girl game
>>87588025What system and what are you looking for player wise?
>>87584167>>87584167>Imagine the geahs transported by a classic wizard in a Rolls-Royce Wraith to the battlefield.FOUND IT!Someone was tricked into basically becoming this.>>87585831Eiji man, she has a kid!
>>87588556I’m planning on running a PbP game of OVA over on discord. As for players, whoever. Why, do you want in?
>>87585325Wait, was this an actual story? I need to hear more
>>87588609As they say, no gaming company creative team could replace good old player shenanigans.I mean, I remember a campaign where I pretended to be mercenary veteran Russell Crowe.
>>87589860Since you asked, might as well. Helps that since it was all done by text I have pretty good records, mostly.>One morning, a young girl woke up in Japanifornia. To her shock, she realized she was late for school.>She ran out of the house, holding toast him her mouth. Her blonde pigtails fluttering in the wind.>she crosses the street and.*WHAM!*>She slammed right into a limo. Abby Leon >“Jarvis? I think we hit a poor person.” Alfred Jarvis > “My apologies madam.” Abby Leon:> “Well you had better check to see if she is alright.” Alice Thomson:> “Uh…. I think I’m Okay.” Jarvis: >“She seems to be alive, and she if wearing this season’s school uniform.”Abby Leon: >“She must be heading to the school as well, let her in. It would be impolite to run her over and not offer assistance.” Jarvis> “very well Madam” >Jarvis opened the door and offered Alice inAlice Thomson:> “Uhhhh”Abby: >“Please come in, are you heading to school as well?”Alice Thomson> “Um okay.” Abby Leon> “Allow my introduction” Abby Leon: >” I am the most humble Abigail Leon of the most honorable House Leon.”Alice Thomson >”Uhhm I’m Alice, Alice Thomson, I-“Abby Leon:>” Yes yes, very good. Jarvis, we must be going to the school now.” >The giga-stretch limo quickly drives to the school. It parks in its reserved parking space that takes up the entire length of the lot. Let me know if you want more like this, cut right from the post, or a more abridged version?
>>87590175Either works. If nothing else, it’ll keep the thread in the catalogue.
>>87589850If you’re still interested in joining, my discord is Gingervitis#3296. Just know that I have very little actually planned as of now.
>>87588556>>87590227Fuck me, I quoted myself. Pretend I quoted you the while time
>>87589850>>87590227I have never heard of OVA so what kind of system would I be looking at here?
>>87590175>>87590217Cool, will also preface I have to pull a lot of early stuff and combat stuff from memory and dice roll inferences. It will be slow going till I get to the part where we went 100% roll20. >The two girls entered their classroom, D-13.>The class was mostly filled in, only person of note was a silvery haired Japanese girl sitting in the back of the class next to the window typing away at a laptop. >Abigale Leon took this opportunity to announce her entrance at the front of the class. >Abby Leon: “Greeting Class, you may honor yourselves with the presence of I, the most Humble Abigail Leon of the most Honorable House Leon. While you may be lesser than me, who am of most noble blood and gorgeous wealth, you still have the same privilege to attend this Leon owned school due to my family’s gracious generosity.”>She then took the seat in the front of the class, right next to the window. Back turned away from the rolling or envious eyes. Alice right behind. >From outside the hall, a rail thin girl was shoved in the room. Following her was a gang of girls clearly bullying her. >The teacher filed in, along with girl with long lavender hair, and a prosthetic arm and leg.>The injured girl sat next to Abby as the teacher began his lecture of Leon Approved histories. >Halfway through the lecture on political marriages, a John Deer tractor pulled next to the school >In the door pulled in a tanned red head, Texas dripping out of her voice. Barbeque caked on her clothes. Smell of propane pouring out of her hair. She trotted right over and halfway sat on the empty chair next to the window. >Class went on as normal till lunch.
>>87590471It’s an anime themed tabletop rpg. How it works is this: you roll multiple dice at once, and take the highest number. However, say you roll multiples of the same number (like you will likely end up doing). You add up all the die with the same number, and use the combination with the highest sum.For example, say I have a really high modifier (higher mods = more dice) and roll roll two 1s, two 2s, two 3s, a 4, three 5s, and two 6s. Adding the duplicates together, that would be a 2, a 4, a 6, another 4, a 15, and a 12, in that order. In that scenario, you would’ve rolled a 15 (and likely succeeded at what you’re doing with flying colors).I’m not amazing with explanations, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
>>87563268This thread has gotten so much attention that I think it should get a second one after archival. That or we start a henshin general thread for RPGs about Magical Girls, Kamen Riders, and such.
>>87591258It's really not popular enough for more than one thread. I don't want to do the Lancer General thing.
>>87591272I've seen threads about these things sporadically posted every couple of months the last few years. There's a demand I'm sure.And lancer sucks so fuck lancer.
>>87590227If you're still lurking this thread, I did shoot you a request on discord.
>>87590227 Also sent a request, so that makes two.
>>87587072Do the Fabula Ultima thing, and have the players build elements of the world for you.The PCs are underage girls, players should create their PCs' families, it's unlikely, though not unheard of, that the PCs are orphans, but if they're orphans then they have to create the foster families and orphanage... What is dad's job? What is mom's job? What are your siblings like, etc.Besides that, series like PreCure and (eventually) Symphogear have the protagonists be schoolmates, so usually what you need to worldbuild is a school before anything else in the town. Which means having the Japanese school tropes: the school has 7 secrets, the school has an exceedingly powerful student council, the school has clubs, the school has a transfer student (cue introverted PC role) and so on. The school could be for muggles, for magic users (Little Witch Academia, etc.) or for both.Before good and bad guys come from another world to give her challenges, the magical girl is probably a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a hobbyist, a sportswoman, an artist, a lover, a young woman.Don't play with murderhobos because this genre was created as the exact opposite: you are playing befriendsettleds. Magical girls are more often than not designed as hard working, optimisitc role models for an intended target audience of children.You may find yourself with an army of NPCs, and a GM able to create NPCs on the fly is a valuable asset to any magical girl campaign.
>>87592057>the school has an exceedingly powerful student council, the school has clubsI'm now imagining the Student Council as their own team that are using a different sort of power source from the Magical Girls and don't tolerate the PCs vigilantism on school grounds. Maybe structure them like the Kill La Kill school council?
>>87592249To clarify I don't think they'd be villains, they'd be like antiheroes or rivals at first to the PCs on who's sense of justice clash with the PCs. They'd probably become powerful allies eventually.
>>87592057>The school could be for muggles, for magic users (Little Witch Academia, etc.) or for both.I think the genre is at it's best when the team of Magical Girls has to keep their identities secret in a mundane world. The truth of magic and monsters is dangerous, and the fact that it's being held at bay by a catgirl or mermaid screaming shit like "in the name of the moon" is peak comedy.
>>87588609The eternal classic
How the fuck does a magical girl thread have this many people commenting on it?
Mom said it's my turn to journey through the decade
>>87593031The Tokusatsu Heroes and Magical Girls are a solid foundation for a modern urban fantasy campaign. Why wouldn't people want to talk about how to turn it into a game?
>>87593031How could it not?
>>87594354>>87594736I just didn't expect this many people to be interested in playing table top Sailor moon basically.
>>87593031What are you, new?
>>87568827you cheeky fucker, I can't believe it took three replies
>>87593031/tg/ has long storied history with meguca
>>87593031Because it had actual discussion taking place in it?
>>87597664Ain't I a stinker
>>87597478Get back to me when sailor moon pulls out twin miniguns and a missile rack and another type of rack if you know what i mean
>>87574898Fucks sake I knew some horny barstard was gonna post milcream in this thread
>>87575397>>87577604Get a load of these faggots
>>87563268Cant you just use 5e?
>>87600396Can't you just kill yourself?
>>87600422Ya know that was a joke. Ya know, the opposite of "Have you not tried playing dnd?"Honestly, I dont think any version of dnd would be a good fit, unless you wanted to be commoners and your transformation made you into a class...but I don't think that'd be very fun unless you put too much work into it.
>>87600525My experiment with using L5R5e to run an online Kamen Rider game has been successful so far. The participants seemed to have enjoyed using my modified set of Twenty Questions to create a Lovecraft Mythos themed Rider.
>>87563740>rules for the slice-of-life aspects.Why should that have rules of any type?
>>87602102Because autistic social retards don't know how to interact with other humans without the rules holding their hands the entire time.
>>87600525Funnily enough I know of two Kamen Rider class homebrews for 5e, one of which I made. The other one's a half-caster, whereas mine straddles the line between monk and fighter and is intended for use with my full suite of revised 5e classes.
>>87577604Madoka is meant to be a deconstruction of the genre but is just kamen rider ryuuki with magical girls, and kamen rider ryuuki sucks ass.
>>87563740>>87602102It certainly doesn't strike me as something that's overly necessary. It isn't as though magical girls often find themselves in tense negotiations or other challenges that would warrant excessive detail. The struggle often comes more in the form of trying to juggle the responsibilities of a normal day-to-day life alongside their alter ego.
>>87600525Pathfinder actually has a class for turning into a hero, the Vigilante. Even has a Magical Girl archetype, though it's not very good. the third party Legendary Vigilante would actually work better. Another third party Little Red Goblin Games made a class for toku heroes called Henshin Hero and a Magical Girl class. Both had a transformation trinket that summons armor, a customizable finisher attack, a motif to gain things like sun power or love powers when transformed., so two or more players could play them somewhat differently. Between the two class they had three archetypes so one could try to play a full team of transforming heroes.I never got to play it but it looks so fun.
>>87602130>and kamen rider ryuuki sucks ass.Wow anon, how do you live having an IQ sub freezing?
>>87602336I imagine it being pathfinder it's overly complicated for no reason.
People taking about Kamen Rider. People talking about Magical Girls.But no one's posting Cure Rider.For shame.
My only experience with Magical Girls was babysitting kids and watching something called Glitter Force on Netflix because that's what the kids wanted to watch. Someone give me something actually good to watch because it was really fucking bad.
>>87603202>silly, male targetedSymphogear is extremely based.>serious, female targetedI wanted to like Utena because of its aesthetic, but it's too slow and kind of insubstantial. It's worth a try at least.
>>87603425I'll die on the hill that S1 is really touching and better than a silly show.
>>87603435I guess. I feel like it *could* have been, rather than was. Maybe I'll rewatch it to be sure. WATCH SYMPHOGEARFirst time through, I spent most of S1 and half of S2 getting mad that things weren't as serious as I wanted them to be. I felt like all the major tensions were constantly being undermined.Eventually I learned to love Hibiki and embrace it, but it took a while.
>>87590528I like this. Moar!
>>87574813>>87574877>>87575006You still looking for players for this?
>>87563268Based fellow Chris enjoyer
>>87563740>I don't feel like writing rules for the slice-of-life aspects.Pretty sure slice of life is part of the charm in the genre. Like you wouldn't remove all the school mishaps and teen drama from Buffy would you? That's part of it's identity.
>>87603202Was Glitter Force that butchered 4kids version of smile precure?
>>87604801Glitter Force is very much that.
>>87563268Yep. "Meguka" is one of my group's long running games. It's very fun and the slice of life madness is always the best part. Jesus Christ it's like living inside of Nichijou.
>>87603836I can't believe Chris-chan is so cute!
>>87604971I know, right?
>>87605234you remember he fucked his mom right
>>87605985I’d fuck my son too if he was this cute
>>87602687>Main character literally never improves as a fighter, doesn't even win the battle fight>Secondary is the only character with more depth than a puddle and an interesting character arc>All the other riders are basically MOTW tier or complete assholesGeats and Gaim are both unironically better rider war series, and Agito and Blade are both better heisei phase 1 series. Oh, and the suits are shit too.
>>87602130None of the Rider shows is particularily good. They're kid's shows featuring pretty male actors so that the mums won't turn the TV off and tell the brats to go out and catch some bugs or something.
>>87607513I dunno man, Kamen Rider has some pretty good seasons. Gaim was like legitimately great.
>>87607513>t. ignorant retard who's never seen a season of rider in his entire life
I just want to thank all anons for this thread. It has given me many cool as hell ideas.
>>87608029I watched a bunch, but they all take a dive towards the middle, drag on beyond their welcome or just plain aren't that interesting from the start.And Gaim just gets good press here because people love sucking off the Urobutcher.
>>87607513>>87608151>Posts shitty opinions>Thinks he's based for posting them with statuesAnon being a contrarian for the sake of being a contrarian, just ignore this retard.
>>87608029Nta, but I've only seen from Decade up till Wizard. Any others I should check out? I hear Gaim and the video game one were good, anything beyond that?
>>87563268I was once in a really good Nanoha game that used Mekton Zeta.
>>87608151>they all take a dive towards the middleThta's how I know you're lying about watching them, most series go from good to great from episode 10 onward once they're done shilling collectables.
>>87608390I'll conceed that Fourze was at least a good watch. I think I actually finished that one.Hibiki was okay as well, mostly because the support staff was a real nice change of pace and the main rider being some kind of working uncle holding down a job was fresh, but the changes in the second half killed that one. OOO eventually just dragged.Kabuto failed to entertain whenever it tried to do anything other than dumb one-shots and the MC being a mary sue. The other riders were pretty decent though.Kiva had time-travel and suffered from Ixa just going Robocop on shit being cooler than the main suit.Den-o had time travel IIRC.I couldn't bring myself to care about Blade's Tourney Arc drama. It's at a level where I'd have enjoyed it a lot more were I still twelve years old.I think I watched Faiz, but I can't recall any of it and I could be mixing it up with Kuuga.Gaim eventually dragged, also I'm not twelve and the plot has been done in approximately a dozend variants already, with this one's only merit being that the Urobutcher was real popular at that point. The Urobutcher's best work IMO's Gargantia, btw. Non-magic, consistently nonhuman AI is way too rare.Skyrider didn't get enough subs, but I'd liked to watch more of it. It seemed decent and had interesting interactions between Sky and the other Kaizoningen.
>>87563268Requires buy-in you apparently aren't willing to provide.
>>87608711I recommend:>Agitoif you can handle a j-drama about a man with amnesia, his backyard garden, and his desire to open a restaraunt with occasional cuts to banger music and great suits with okay fights with early 2000s greenscreens.>BladeIt's a little memey early on to the point the japs are in on it due to some of the cheesy dialogue/delivery, but the endgame is pure kino and there is a reason Kamen Rider fans get upset when you show us a park bench.>KabutoMostly style over substance, you watch it for the killer belt sounds and Tendou, aka Kabuto himself, being a smug bastard who talks shit and gets away with it because he's just that much of a big deal.>Den-OIf you can handle weird japanese comedy it's a good ride, the end bits have good drama and the main actor basically has to play like 6 characters and it's really impressive from that angle.>Ex-aidThe game one. It starts off kind of mid but just ramps up and up into pure SUFFERING in the best way possible. If you can't stand Dan Kuroto after episode 12 or so, then it's not for you because he just won't go away. even now.>BuildIt's fantastic from start to finish, even if some of the riders get shafted they all get a moment. Has probably my favorite villain in the whole franchise, Blood Stalk. The endgame is pure power level wank however, so that might lose you if you can't adjust to how absurd it gets.>GeatsThe current series, and technically a rider war series. It's about halfway done, episode 20 or so I think was the last one, but it's solid and there's a lot going on. Sadly the tertiary Buffa is just diet baron for the worst but the secondary, tykoon, is absolutely based and /ourguy/.
>>87597664>>87600185what is happening
>>87608935I'll take a look at those thanks.
>>87607513>>87608151>>87608875Found the statue anon looks like IRL.
>>87566390Run it again, RUN IT AGAIN!!!
>>87608043Well the discussion is still going so let's keep it up huh?
I got a feeling we're gonna getting magical girl general after this aren't we...
>[Suzuhane Suzu] Majuu Jouka Shoujo Utea [English] Magical girls are literally whores.
>>87610243Some of them are in middle school, I don't think they're whores anon.
>>87574752I think this is the thread for you buddy; >>87599279
>>87610243Isn't it great?
>>87610097Getting the magical girl general back, you mean. /tg/ literally made their own game and ran non-stop threads on it for a few weeks.
>>87566893god now I’m getting the inch for a rewatch
>>87610514God, someone make a new thread. I love this
>>87609992I have no time. Literally zero time. I run 4, soon to be 3 games and play in about as many. Also if I did I'd probably just take the core of it and rework it into a Symphogear system since I tried watching precure once and not only did my PC crash while I was watching it (which is probably unrelated) but I just couldn't glean any enjoyment from it because I'm not the target audience, so rather than make a general magical girl system while knowing fuck all about the genre as a whole I'd be better off making something that is hyper focused on the thing I do know.
>>87611972Symphogear is better anywayFor obvious reasons
>>87611954I made one, serving double as a story thread since I got distracted before I got far here.>>>87611542
>>87611954>>87612092Seems two people made a thread.>>87612096
ye fools, don't you know that making a general is the fastest way to make threads unfun?
>>87612130I remember the bronze age settings threads from like 2020. There was like 4 of them, and they were all good. Let's hope this is the same.
Which one of you fuckers posted this on /a/?>>248530708
>>87573782Symphogear sucks dick and anyone who gets hype for it is a manchild.