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grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Halloween Jack posted:

Why, it means his grandson Frederick got an enormous schwanzstücker.

Well... I mean, that goes without saying.

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grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Erebro posted:

Although I think the creator admitted that the dolls were actually a little too skeevy still. Don't quote me, but I think he did say there is also art in there he's embarrassed by.

You may be thinking about Diaper Girl*, the unfortunately-dressed ninjette under the dust cover. I'm not going to tread on Prof's writeup, but the director's commentary about that part may be what you're thinking of. It's also pretty much gold, and something I wish more RPGs would come with, translations or not.

*

Let me stop you right there. It's not actually a diaper. But it is dumb as hell.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

InfiniteJesters posted:

Where is this director's commentary, if I may ask?

It was a Kickstarter exclusive, to the best of my knowledge. The TBZ storefront doesn't offer it as an option.

(But there are still hardcover copies, which are fukkin' radical, let me tell you. Get those if you get a physical copy.)


MadScientistWorking posted:

Are we talking about the translator or the original creator because for the most part the translator kind of slams a lot of the artwork in the book?

The translator, Andy Kitowski. I'm not familiar with Inoue commenting on much of the original, but I'd be interested as hell if you can source something in English.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

It doesn't seem to say, but I bet you could get in touch with Andy and ask if you can purchase the PDF version. He goes by DiamondSutra on these here forums, though it's been a while since he was active, I believe.

Fake edit: Have a contact page for the relevant website. http://kotohi.com/?page_id=10

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

There's at least one rules-related comic in each chapter between Basic Rules and Scenario Creation.

1) Make sure you're looking at the rulebook and not the worldbook, and
2) Make sure you're looking at the full rulebook and not the plaintext one. The full one's identical to the print version, has all kinds of cruft and silly header typefaces and so on.

E: to make this post more generally useful.

The guy who did the TBZ rules comics (and a couple of the NPC portraits) calls himself Hayame Rasenjin. He does a lot of illustration for Japanese tabletop games, and is clearly a giant nerd.

This is relevant, because if you played Planescape, you might remember this DiTerlizzi illustration:



Way back in the primitive days of the internet, Tony D held a contest to draw that character. I think the winners got a signed sketchbook or something. Anyway, one of the entries was this:



Which was pretty weird and wild, considering this was when things like Saturday Anime on Sci-fi were novel. Years, years later, I find out it's the same guy who did the illos for TBZ and a few other JTRPGs.

Anime, anime never changes.

grassy gnoll fucked around with this message at 01:13 on Apr 1, 2014

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

The advancement system straight up doesn't want you to spend kiai on permanent dice and instead prefers you buy temporary bonuses.

One kiai buys you a bonus die with an unlimited cap. Buying a permanent bonus die is ten kiai. Temporarily increasing a skill is also much cheaper than buying it permanently.

Keep in mind that any expenditure of kiai increases your karma. The only way you get those bonuses OR advancement without a cost is to exchange aiki (not kiai) at a one to one rate for a bonus die.

This is a bad deal any way you look at it, because you can trade aiki for kiai at a substantially increased rate during the intermissions between acts.

If you're thinking this whole system sounds like bullshit, I was right there with you until I played the game. In actual gameplay, you should

A) be moving fast enough that you're more worried about the immediate situation instead of your next "level up," and
B) you should be doing enough cool things to have aiki flowing like water.

Prof. Prof is not technically correct about one aspect of aiki donation. The GM can bribe players with aiki for pretty much any reason, especially for moving along the Emotion Matrix. Secondly, you're not limited to giving three aiki a scene - you're just supposed to keep a few in your hand to give out at any given time, and three's a good number to keep you thinking about the process.

The system breaks down if you're handing out chits for things like remembering to breathe or entering a scene, but rewarding particularly good rolls, snappy one-liners or killer jokes keeps things well-lubricated.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Mors Rattus posted:

..how in the hell do you get a half-ice elf?

Light defrost. :haw:

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Mors Rattus posted:

Later book, as I recall. One of the early ones, states that the existence of aliens caused all of Islam to go insane and bomb itself out of existence.

Yeah.

Later books also introduced magical furries that take over your brain with rape waves, and of course the rape chair.

Having actually played Cthulhutech using just the core, though: you really don't want to play it. You want to play a game that has anime Cthulhu and mecha influences, similar to Cthulhutech, but better designed and not running on a dice mechanic that makes basic success at tasks often unlikely for stuff you are not focused on being able to do, and which does not produce parties in which one member can literally do more than all of the others combined.

Excuse me, I think you mean literal Nazi rape chair. Have some respect for the source material.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Time to sperg out: what really gets me is the comparative lack of mineral resources in the Caribbean. Although for a setting about airplanes, it does work out pretty nicely that Jamaica has a huge bauxite lode.

I dunno, maybe the aristocrats of Azure are walking around with aluminum jewelery.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

ascendance posted:

Hey, there's this guy. Let's physically assault him because that'll shut him up.

Seriously, between this and the ongoing slapfight in the Kickstarter thread, what's going on with this loving forum as of late?

I never thought I'd say this, but please post more about Vampire LARPing so we can move on.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

The Deleter posted:

Realtalk I'd play an EDF rpg with some mild crunch and rules for determining just how much collateral damage that giant robot just did.

Swap out robots with giant bugs and you have, with astonishing accuracy, described Last Stand, down to managing how much collateral throwing that car at that guy just did.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Halloween Jack posted:

Except with the fact that being swallowed by a 50-foot-tall Babs Bunny is a sexual fantasy you can't satisfy in real life.

I've spent five minutes bashing my head against a post implying that, on account of the quality of my posts, I've been to a Bohemian Grove party where such a thing happened, but ironically it's just not coming.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Azran posted:

In what language is the title for that liberfurry game written in?

Latin. Actual-factual Virgilese doesn't have J or U characters because it's hard as gently caress to draw those particular curves with a chisel into stone, and slightly less difficult to do so with a stylus into a wax tablet. Even classicists don't write out inscriptions that way, because we have digital typesetting technology, and also that printing press thing I guess.

"Here be dragons," although I'm 90% sure that's anachronistic.

What I'm getting at is that this is both pretentious and incorrect in equal measures.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

You can use "hc" instead of "hic" if you're a vulgate speaker reader, because nobody's invented orthography yet and the papists have been busy ruining the language for the rest of us. I'm just pretty sure "dracones" is the invention of some mapmaker who wanted to skip out early.

None of which touches on naming your transhumanist speculative-fiction RPG after a medieval scribe's version of "I don't know, just make some poo poo up."

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Hold up, the furry-slayers-knockoff RPG got Stephen loving Silver to do their interior illos? Are Sanguine just the only guys catering to this market, or are there a shitload of furry roleplayers who also want dice involved?

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

I swear to god, this exact conversation has happened before in this thread, down to the parties involved and the "you are quoting a dictionary" thing.

I guess what I'm saying is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSKQ3ZNQ_O8

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Halloween Jack posted:

She's my sister! She's my wife! She's my sister and my wife!

I can't believe I got jumped on this, of all things.

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Doresh posted:


I love these comics


So here's a story about these comics. The guy who drew them is Hayami Rasenjin. He's done illustrations for a lot of Japanese tabletop games.

He's also a bigger nerd than any of us. Back around 99, 2000ish, he did this.



Which was a submission for a fanart competition back in the primordial days of the internet.

It's this.



The Catlord from Planescape. Tony DiTerlizzi, the guy who drew most of Planescape and a huge portion of the 2E monster manual, was the one hosting the contest. Rasenjin was the runner-up,as I recall.

Bonus space beholder:

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grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Mors Rattus posted:

Okay, now do Hollyhock God.

Chief latte foamer.

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