Fantranslated Japanese Tabletop RPGs – Kantai Collection TRPG

Kancolle RPG

Kantai Collection is a Japanese social game that has achieved great popularity recently, somewhat like a second coming of Touhou in terms of fanart, merchandising and other such expressions of love from the fandom. It’s about… I dunno, cute anthropomorphic girls representing battleships or something. Continue reading

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Forays into Game Design – Excavators

Once in a while, I suffer the delusion that I’m a game designer and start working on a game. Usually I don’t complete them, but this isn’t one of those case.

“Excavators” is a board game designed for 2-5 players. It was created for a contest where the rule was to use a deck of playing cards in it somehow, but one of the personal goals is to create a game where you can use everyday household objects as game pieces.

It’s pretty much my first attempt at writing board game rules, so expect unclear rules and non-technical writing. Enjoy

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DatingSiMonth – Looking at Mujintou Monogatari R for the Sega Saturn

MMR BoxartFalcomonth is over, and now we move on to DatingSiMonth, whose name is a bit of a misnomer, being that it focuses on actual Dating Sims, Visual Novels with romance gameplay elements and so on. Still, for my first pick I’m going to keep things much more traditional, I guess.

And my current pick is the obscure Mujintou Monogatari R for the Sega Saturn. The original MM series was a set of rather detailed and complex Island Survival simulation games but at some point, the company decided to branch out into adding Galge elements in this spinoff series (indicated by the R, which I guess stands for Romance?) How does it fare? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

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Toushin Toshi 3DS Info Roundup

With the Toushin Toshi II remake for the 3DS release date only 1 week away, here’s a very quick round-up on interesting related materials I could find.

(Disclaimer: Materials may be slightly NSFW. So you might want to save this article for later if you’re currently at work or something. Well, outside of the fact that you’re browsing gaming materials at work) Continue reading

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Falcomonth – Looking at Vantage Master Online

VMO titleWelcome back to Falcomonth, today we’ll look at another game not called “Ys” or “Trails”, back in the days where companies made more than 1 or 2 series.

Vantage Master is a long-running series of 1v1 Strategy Games by Falcom, and while most of the games have remained in Japan, this particular version was actually translated and released for free by Falcom themselves. One may speculate on why they did this, perhaps in preparation for an actual commercial release of a later game in the series, but being that most of you are now thinking “I haven’t heard of this series, I didn’t know it was free”, I’m guessing that’s a good explanation as to why they never followed-up on that. Continue reading

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A Look At: Simulation RPG Construction (SRC)

SRC IB

SRC (Simulation RPG Construction) is a Japanese freeware program that’s specifically designed to create Super Robot Wars-like games. I’ve been looking at it recently and it’s kind of interesting. Continue reading

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Falcomonth – Looking at Sorcerian (Sega Megadrive version)

It’s the unofficial January 2014 Falcom community playalong! As Frederick from FE:A would say: “Pick a game and play!” and since just about everyone is probably going to pick a Ys game, I choose…

Sorcerian 1

What do you mean that’s not what he said? Continue reading

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