I got busy on some unexpected RL work today and couldn't progress on the location threads. Since it is unanimous about having the location in an isolated location with access to a large town and forests I liked Haibaine's idea about having the location on the island of Hokkaido. I want to do some research and hopefully I'll have a thread or two ready by tomorrow night and am researching the island a bit tonight to get a better a feel for where to put the university and to know more about local geography, culture, and customs. in answer to a question, once a boy takes a wand and fights the first monster he gradually starts changing.
The more the monster is beaten, the greater degree of the change. Once the monster is beaten, the change is complete. If the monster runs away the boy will be a girl by the next dawn. If the monster defeats the boy, then it is assumed he wasn't meant to be a magical girl and he remains a regular human boy, though he can always try to defeat another monster! Once a girl, it is permanent and irreversible even if she quits fighting monsters or passes on her powers to the next person.
Kampher is a fun anime and manga!
Hyena, I'll get back to you later, have to take a pass tonight.
Okay, that's my status, I really want to get a few threads up so people can start role playing soon.