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jrpg inspired ttrpg?
« on: September 22, 2022, 12:35:32 PM »
what are your favorite JRPG (xenoseries, megaten, dq, etc) inspired tabletop games?


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Re: jrpg inspired ttrpg?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 04:55:14 PM »
Probably, the best answer to this is going to be a game that came from Japan, itself, like Tenra Bansho Zero, or something with a setting that has been heavily inspired by various JRPG's, like Anima: Beyond Fantasy.

They're very different games from each other, though. Tenra Bansho Zero is designed around single session play rather than campaign play, and having the session move like a play from act to act during that session. Anima is a crunchy game, but if you like crunchy games, it's a ton of fun in play.


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Re: jrpg inspired ttrpg?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 06:15:14 PM »
what are your favorite JRPG (xenoseries, megaten, dq, etc) inspired tabletop games?

Mekton II and Mekton Zeta.

Although Cyberpunk 2020 with mecha from Mekton II or Zeta using the Roadstriker II conversion rules makes for some great game play. Does Patlabor and like a charm. It helps that R Talsorion Games published both systems.
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Re: jrpg inspired ttrpg?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2022, 09:30:12 PM »
This could be two separate questions. 

JRPG style game mechanics.  I literally cannot think of one, but honestly D&D is already a lot like Final Fantasy.  More hit points as you level up. 

As for Japanese settings, now we have more choices.  Palladium RoboTech and Tiny D6 Mecha vs Monsters are two I would choose.  I liked Palladium Sentinels setting the best. Tiny D6 MvsM is what system I want to try now.  I’m too busy for crunchy/complex games
« Last Edit: September 23, 2022, 09:44:43 PM by weirdguy564 »
Saying D&D is the best RPG is like saying Bud Lite is the best beer.  Maybe we shouldn't equate "popular" with "good"?