It's finally available for people who didn't back the Kickstarter—only in ePub format for now, but PDF and POD will be out later this year. So, I'm recruiting.So what is
Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine, anyway?
It's an engine! Chuubo built it, and it grants him wishes! Often they don't work out so well….
It's also (to quote from TVTropes)
- …a tabletop role-playing game by Jenna Moran about growing up and finding your place in a miraculous world. It's geared mainly towards playing pastoral slice-of-life fantasy, à la Studio Ghibli movies, Adventure Time, or Friendship is Magic, although gameplay is flexible enough to cover a wide variety of genres and story styles, even to works as complicated as Homestuck or as symbolism-ridden as Revolutionary Girl Utena. While it has its origins in another of Jenna's games, Nobilis, and some of its tone comes from her Hitherby Dragons project, for the most part, Chuubo's is its own thing.
In fact, if you aren't scarred for life from reading TVTropes too much, you should probably read their page on the game
. It's pretty accurate. Just don't spend the rest of your life clicking on links.
Anyway, I want to run a game of it here—specifically the Glass-Maker's Dragon
campaign (the campaign book is not yet available to non-backers, but you won't need to read it). Most of the characters start out under 16 so it belongs firmly in the Non-Adult section. Looking for 3–6 players with good writing skills and patience; even if we post rapidly, the game itself is slow-paced, which can be difficult to get used to for players used to action-packed fantasy adventure. The mood in general is more like memories of a long summer years ago than it is like Pathfinder.