So, there's a game system called Maids. It's clearly Weeaboo, because it's anime-themed but made by Westerners, but it seems very entertaining regardless. One thing that earns my respect is that they have a note saying "If you pirated this pdf, then try it out! Don't let it clutter up your HD, print it out, show your friends, play the game. If you like it, support us and buy it."
I can really get behind a company with that attitude.
Anyway, this is basically a quick review of it:
Character creation is nice and simple. It has the tiniest bit of math, and uses random charts (that players can choose things from, rather than rolling, if they want) and the like. Seriously, it's this simple:
*Roll for your six stats (2d6, divided by 3, round down. More complex than needed? Sure, but still not hard)
*Choose/roll for two traits (Cool, Lolita, Heroine etc.) These serve as basic descriptors, and each gives +1 to one stat, -1 to another
-You can take the same one twice, the numbers stack. Also, 0 is the minimum
*Roll for a special ability from your single highest stat (for ties, you choose). If your stats total 9 or less, you get two of them.
*Choose/roll for uniform colour, eye colour and hair colour
*Choose/roll for the weapon you use in physical combat - but this doesn't make any difference
*Choose/roll for a few personality traits
*Choose/roll what happens when your Stress gets too high (binge eating, boozing, crying, bullying others, breaking shit...)
*Spirit = Will stat * 10 (0 means basically any stress will be "Too high", as exceeding the Spirit value triggers the Stress release)
*Favour = Affection stat * 2
Favour: you can use it as XP to boost stats and buy uniforms and stuff, and also as action points to get a bonus on a roll or to make something happen. Also, doing badly reduces your Favour, and if it drops below 0, you are asked to leave.
...and that's basically it. In the game, events can happen (players can even cause these to happen, gaining a degree of plot power, but mostly it's for the GM), allowing players to do cool things, have fun, take Stress (damage in combat is Stress. Anything negative is generally taken as Stress), earn Favour and try to outdo each other. Or players can just pursue their own goals - often, pleasing the Master/Mistress of the house is the goal, as that character (meant to be an NPC, but *can* be player-controlled - there's even a "DM-approval needed" way to usurp them and become the Master/Mistress) grants Favour to the PCs. Or they could be interested in seducing each other - note that this is a big part of the game, and lesbicious content is practically assumed.
Seduction is simply another form of combat (in this, any form of X vs Y is "combat". Everyone explains what it is they're trying to do, and justifies the stat they're using for it, then rolls 1d6 and multiplies it by that stat. Highest total wins. Bonuses/penalties are applied to the die roll before multiplication. A stat of 0 means you can't do it. Help from others basically adds their stat to yours for the multiplier). Because of the mechanical results of seduction, you are supposed to use the rules alongside roleplaying it, and it *has* to be resisted. Otherwise it's just your regular loving relationship.
Incidentally, while it is meant to contain fan-service and titillation, as well as indecency and lesbotic seduction, it doesn't go into the realms of sex in the book - and mentions that you should carefully consider it before going there yourself, due to people being uncomforable around the table. Obviously, that wouldn't be an issue here.
When I'm posting away at a good rate, I *might* start up a small-group (5 maximum) game of this, just to introduce people to the fun and enjoy some girl-girl-girl-girl fun.
Anyway, I approve of it. Note that all rules are explained in the standard way and also with a demonstration game session. It also has extra tables for random events, items that can turn the world upside down, and all sorts of stuff. Yes, it provides material for a "mansion" set in the jungle, military bases, ancient Japan, underwater, outer space, a medieval castle, a cathedral, a medieval cathedral-castle on a space ship 40km long and serving as a military base...
Check it out. It's a fun read, if nothing else.