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  1. V

    Shinobigami is out

    So, the final PDF was released just yesterday. Anyone got it? I'm pretty excited to play this. :giggle:
  2. 0Megabyte

    I was reincarnated as a Manga & Written Japanese discussion thread (Part 3!)

    Here we go again! Enjoy all that written Japanese goodness! First Thread: https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?745151-The-Discussion-Thread-of-Manga-and-other-Written-Japanese-Things Second thread: https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?792966-Manga-and-other-Written-Japanese-Things-Part-2...
  3. Jhiday

    [General Anime] Non-Current Anime Discussion Thread

    Hi, and welcome to the General Non-Current Anime Discussion thread ! These past few years, most of Other Media's anime discussion has taken place in mega-threads that have been dominated by coverage of the latest episodes of whatever was currently airing. And that's fine in itself, but...
  4. J

    How do monsters and magic work in Japanese culture?

    I'm planning on running a Monster of the Week game here in Osaka/Kobe. It plays best when set in your real home town battling local monsters and demons. Now we all know about the tropes of our own culture (stakes through the heart, silver bullets etc) but how do Japanese monsters and magic work...
  5. Quasar

    Manga and other Written Japanese? Things, Part 2

    Sadly, "My Second Discussion Discussion Thread of Japanese Written Media Including But Not Limited to Manga Title Cannot be this Verbose" was too long for a title. mod edit: original thread is here...
  6. Z

    The condition of the Japanese animation industry

    So, while doing some research for my Queen's Blade WIW, I started looking up Japanese voice actors-- mainly to find out how much they got paid. The answers I've found have been... depressing, to say the least. Here's some of the links I've found: How Much Do Japanese Voice Actors Get Paid -...
  7. T

    Reading through Designers and Dragons [merged]

    In Designers & Dragons, the history of tabletop RPGs, the author extensively discusses the nature and impact of the d20 boom (and bust): the era when Wizards of the Coast (WotC) allowed third party publishers to publish material using the d20 game mechanics, under either an Open Game License...
  8. Quasar

    Japanese Cookbooks

    So having started watching a foodporn anime (episode 1 featuring a hotpot and inari sushi - the latter was a new thing for me), I've already gotten the bug to find some japanese cookbooks. Anyone have an recommendations? I guess I'd prefer western produced as they are likely to make suggestions...
  9. Quasar

    The Discussion Thread of Manga and other Written Japanese Things

    So here it is, a spinoff of the general anime thread, where we talk about the Japanese print media (manga and light novels mostly I guess) we read as well as related news. Hopefully there's mores folks than just the anime thread regulars who also read manga. Maybe there's some manga only people...
  10. Bull

    [General Anime][Fall 2014]A Certain Literary General Anime Thread

    The Fall 2014 Anime season is starting, and that means it's time for a fresh thread! Previously, on General Anime: The SUmmer 2014 season has some strong contenders, but ultimately seemed a little lackluster. Blue Spring Ride was the most Shoujo of Shoujo shows, but was still excellent, while...
  11. Ikselam

    [General Anime][2014 Summer] My RPG.net General Anime Thread SNAFU

    PREVIOUSLY: We talked about yuri manga, light novels, shows from last season, manhwa, RPG-tan's gender identity, and pronouns, with occasional breaks to note that the Spring 2014 season was not outstanding. COMING UP: Free! Endless Summer: Predicted To Be Over 50% Less Finite Than "Endless...
  12. Ikselam

    [General Anime] We've Entered an Endless Recursion of General Anime Thread

    Previously: Log Horizon (still), Gundam, Precure, imouto incest, romance manga, novels, new shows are all crap unless they're not. Currently: We discuss why there is so little anime based on Modernist poetry; Pretty Cure's relevance to Third Wave feminist thought; Freudian versus Jungian...
  13. Ikselam

    [General Anime Thread] Make a Contract With Me and Become a General Anime Thread

    Previously on General Anime Thread... - Kill la Kill: Kiryuuin Ragyou Nominated for Prestigious "Parent of the Year" Award - Log Horizon: Rudy Disappointed To Learn He Is Not a General Anime Thread - Samurai Flamenco: Latest Episode Somehow Even Crazier - Those Oda Nobunaga Shows: Is Anyone...
  14. Quasar

    Japanese Food Porn Shows

    So there's cooking shows/food porn out there most kinds of food out there, but I've never really seen any on Japanese food. Are there any? especially those made for a western audience rather than a subbed Japanese show?
  15. T

    Giving away my entire collection for the price of shipping

    I'm in Japan. Take my stuff off my hands for the price of shipping. I'm going to eyeball the cost to most places outside Japan as follows: box sets $25 hardcover books $20 softcover books $15 smaller books and magazines $7-$10 You must take at least $60 worth. I'll give you a 10% discount for...
  16. Jake

    Recommend me a book on Japanese history and culture

    This October I'll be making a trip to Japan. It's an organised tour and we'll visit Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Beppu, Matsuyama Kurashiki, Kyoto and Tokyo. I know little about Japan beyond some cultural osmosis, and I'd like prepare myself a bit by reading a book or two on Japanese history and...
  17. R

    Need help creating a game set in Tokugawa rule using GURPS

    Following on for my pervious thread http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?630344-Kindred-of-the-East-set-during-Tokugawa-rule-what-supplements-do-I-need this is another direction I want to pursue for creating a game set in Edo Japan. So I have also been toying with the idea of using GURPS for a...
  18. P

    [Mage: the Awakening] Endangered Species

    “Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.” -Welsh poet Dylan Thomas The Awakened community of Tokyo, Japan have come to understand a disturbing fact: They are the last of their kind. For three years...
  19. CptPhoenix

    Japan inspired games

    So, one year after the Japan disaster, I was wondering what Japanese inspired RPG's people are playing. Particularly if it's something that came out of Japan.
  20. Baron Greystone

    Interest: BRP-based, Oriental / Martial Arts Game

    Would anyone be interested in a Basic Roleplaying - type game, perhaps using Celestial Empire? Or Dragon Lines, or Land of Ninja? Anyone inclined to GM?
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