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Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Slayers!
« on: December 25, 2006, 06:54:01 PM »
Who here knows the Slayers! anime? Lina, Gourry, Zelgadis, Filia, Xellos, Naga...

Anyone up to play a game? Be it with the original characters or just a game with the same theme and in a similar world?

(Don't tell them about the salt mines, quiet Goblin)

Offline Jefepato

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2006, 07:00:04 PM »
Hell, I've got the Slayers d20 book back in my apartment.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 10:42:01 AM »
Oh, heavens!  Twist my arm, why don'tcha?  ;D

Offline Hunter

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 11:01:57 AM »
If you insist.  *twists*   :P

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 11:10:25 AM »
(grab!  throw!  CURBSTOMP!!!)

Not you, bub.  I was typing at CG.  :P

Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 11:16:52 AM »
*gently twists MadPanda arm*
What am I doing it for?

So, do we have three folks interested? Or did you just popped in to twist arms Hunter?

I can run it on d20 if you want, or I can use whatever else system appropriate for fantasy anime.

Offline Hunter

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006, 11:28:10 AM »
I've seen the movie, though it's been a while.

I'm sure I could manage something.  ^_^

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006, 11:44:06 AM »
(pauses in his curbstomping)

Errr...I'd prefer something other than d20, if we could.  Wushu, perhaps...(laugh) Or even freeform (twitch).

And I promise not to play Naga the White Serpent.  I still have nightmares about that delta-formation of a dozen Nagas running along, laughing delightedly...

Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006, 11:52:10 AM »
There exists no system nor ruleset to show how glorious and splendorous Naga the White Serpent is. I really believe that Naga's greatness and awesomness is even more immesurable than Lina's capability for mass destruction.
*nods*
I'd love to use WUSHU or Risus for this one. WUSHU would probably be better.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2006, 11:54:15 AM »
Need the link again?  ;D

And I think I'd better go borrow the DVD series from a friend again, to make sure I'm not too off-base...

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2006, 11:59:35 AM »
I'd love to use WUSHU or Risus for this one. WUSHU would probably be better.

I have no idea what either of those is.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2006, 12:30:39 PM »
Risus I know not, but here's the link to the Open/Reloaded version of Wushu.

http://wiki.saberpunk.net/Wushu/OpenReloaded

Two things to note: first, this is like the OGL or the dX version of Tri-stat in that it's the core concepts around which a game could be structured--it does not bring the 'cool' to the game all by itself.  Also, this is the 'reloaded' version.  It contains feedback from the surprisingly robust (and opinionated) online advocates for all things Wushu.

There might be a Slayers-ish write-up out there.  I'll have a look around.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006, 12:54:34 PM »
http://wiki.saberpunk.net/Wushu/OpenReloaded

Ugh.  It's a nice idea, but I don't like this system at all.

What about, say, Mutants & Masterminds?  Technically it's d20, but it's a lot more accessible than your standard class-based d20 game.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006, 12:58:08 PM »
Errr...yuck.  Plus I don't have the resources to devote to Yet Another d20 knockoff.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 01:03:45 PM »
I'll take a look at the Risus rules, then (they seem to be here: http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/risus.htm )...

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 01:05:22 PM »
I'll look over Risus, too, but my vote's probably still Wushu.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 01:10:56 PM »
Ummm...what about dX rules?

Offline Jefepato

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 01:12:46 PM »
Ummm...what about dX rules?

The what now?

So far, I like Risus much, much more than Wushu.  Although I'm not sure how many points you'd need for a credible Slayers character...

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 01:19:02 PM »
And I must respectfully say I prefer Wushu on the basis of having more experience with it, although Risus is just about as quick and easy.  This is going to be a chocolate vs. vanilla disagreement, so there's an end to it.

dX refers to Tri-stat.  Uhm.  I'd rather not, thanks for the suggestion.  It works, but if we're going to have that kind of structure, I'd suggest RandomAnime instead (which has two flaws!  One, it ain't available for free, and two, it ain't easy to find!  Dagnabbed small press indie game).

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2006, 02:05:41 PM »
Believe it or not, I'll work with any of the above.  :P

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2006, 02:18:19 PM »
Oops!  Forgot a flaw.

RandomAnime, unlike BESM/Tri-stat, does not have a 'flaw' system!  So when playing poor Ranma-chan, you get no points back for that pesky Involuntary Physical Change issue.  Or the apparent inability to NOT gain another potential suitor every five minutes ('Girl Magnet').  Or the side effects of being raised on the road by the likes of Genma ('Poor Social Graces').

They worked in something like HERO's Limitations in Minionomicon, but it just ain't the same.

Offline Celestial GoblinTopic starter

Re: Slayers!
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2006, 10:08:44 AM »
We all have to agree on a specific system before we beging, friends.
Myself I would be likely to vote for Risus first, Wushu second.
But I won't be insisting, I can tell my story in every system.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2006, 10:10:36 AM »
(sigh)

As I said, Wushu.  I could live with Risus, but I prefer Wushu.  I really don't like the death-spiral approach to conflict resolution in Risus.  I just don't.

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Re: Slayers!
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2006, 07:19:31 PM »
*reads*  Ummm...I'm guessing that we'll be seeing a sample character????