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    184 KB Sword World? Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:10 No.14608679  
    Sup /tg/? Just got my hands on these bad boys from a friend who lives in Japan, saying that he thinks I would be interested in one of their big tabletop games. And, after doing some searching on the internet, I found enough to say that it would look interesting to play or run.

    Thing is, each of these books is about 300+ pages of straight Japanese, and I don't understand a lick of moonspeak. I have heard of various programs, such as ReadIris and KanjiOCR, that are able to detect and crudely translate scanned Japanese, and may well take the time to acquire such programs if the demand is there.

    To be honest, I'm actually trying to gauge the interest in a project like this, as it would mean tracking down a scanner able to hit 600+ dpi cleanly, as well as the time to do 1,000+ pages of straight moonspeak. I know it stinks of strong weeaboo, but it'd be different from the rampant butthurt over the new 40k faggotry-of-the-moment, so let me know if I should waste my time or not.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:20 No.14608754
    You're doing something I've been wanting someone to take the time to do since I've found out about this game.

    All I can say is, I'd love you FOREVER if you did something like this.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:25 No.14608793
    You do this for me, you will have ALL OF MY LOVE!

    (Yes, I would like you to try this)
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/16/11(Sat)00:27 No.14608810
    BTW, if it wasn't clear, I have all three books in the picture in hand, and would scan the lot of them (however long that may take). There would definitely be PDF versions of the books made, though they may or may not be in Japanese, depending upon how easily I can come across the right software on the cheap.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:28 No.14608820
    I would support such an effort from the esteemed OP, who has shown with his idea, that unlike so many OPs before him, he is no faggot.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:29 No.14608837

    Personally I'd say you should look around on RPG.net or possibly various anime subbing groups who like tabletop games. Get a real team together to translate the books.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/16/11(Sat)00:47 No.14608981
    Y'know, I lurk on there quite a bit. And while I love Neko Ewen and Andy K, they have both professed a want to bring SW over to the States and other countries after doing some of their pet projects first. Not only that, they seem to be the only ones doing anything with j-rpgs over there. Hell, I've even offered up my own copies of the game if only they would do something with it, and no dice. I do like the idea of an anime sub group, though, and may get something together once I have results. Maybe even contact one of the popular doujin translators, even...

    I will mention this again, just to make sure we're all crystal clear on the subject. I cannot understand a single goddamn character of Japanese. Any "translations" would be machine-based at best, and to be honest, I'm not sure if I can get the use of a scanner able to get the 600+ dpi I've heard is needed for accurate OCR translations. Hell, I'm estimating the sheer amount of time and space it would take to scan in the books to be fucking huge, and I can only hope I end up with something usable at the end of this.

    However, it does seem there is a bit of demand for something more than the nothing we have, and I'll try to do my damnedest to bring something to /tg/, however long it may take.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:52 No.14609018
    So this is an RPG?
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/16/11(Sat)00:53 No.14609027
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:56 No.14609047
    I'm a fucking wee/a/boo fuck, and I would love to try the shit out of this, or at least look at all the pretty animu arts (I love that pseudo-oil portrait coloring thingy).

    By the time you scan it, I'd probably have two years of Japanese under my belt (I'm nearing the end of my first year of it). That's certainly not enough to be of good help, but I'd at least be a start for the piss-simple stuff if we could get scans.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)00:57 No.14609054
    Actually, I'd love to play this and scans would be awesome.
    I'm just wondering if the Japs haven't ALREADY scanned and uploaded it, the way we do on /rs/?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:00 No.14609081
    >I'll try to do my damnedest to bring something to /tg/, however long it may take.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:09 No.14609129
    We could probably ask some of the moon sages over at /jp/ if they would help translate.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:15 No.14609185
    Well... Japanese RPG like Sword world is generally known for "You liek roleplaying? I made my rule easier to RP since MY RULE SUXXS!! So you don't rule lawyering since you have to RP and have fun!"

    Their rule system really that sucks. WoD is made by genius if comparing to Sword World 2.
    Your best bet is using kawaii pictures and concepts of races (lots of loli furries etc) and convert it to FATE or GURPS rule.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:22 No.14609221
    >I have never looked at Sword World.

    Sword World is D&D basic set with 2d6 and tables. Really fucking easy.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:29 No.14609256
    the neatest part of sword world is the main/subjob system
    >> Lungfish !!q8lxYZ+FdGs 04/16/11(Sat)01:36 No.14609305
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    I've been wanting to try playing Sword World for like, a long time now, man.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/16/11(Sat)01:37 No.14609315
    >hurr durr

    Yeah, though I heard that's more 1.0, where this is more like FF6? I dunno.

    Honestly, from what little I could gather, it seemed to be pretty cool. Unfortunately, the little information was from a discussion post on a dead forum last February. =\
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:38 No.14609317
    The oddest thing about Japanese games is they tend to have more structure to the roleplaying

    but also more free form, it's... it's hard to describe. Like... instead of "I do X and Y to get to Z" it's "The result is Z, X and Y is how I reached that point"
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:45 No.14609373

    good blog on JRPG
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:47 No.14609386
    So...you're assumed to have already made it to the endpoint...and you just describe how you and your party-friends got to that?

    As opposed to RPing to attempt to get to the endpoint?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:51 No.14609424
    Its still the same core mechanic of "2d6+stat vs TN" or "2d6 check table". But from what little moon speak I do know and the previews I've seen the ability progression and classes are a bit more final fantasy-ey.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:53 No.14609443
    >>14609386So...you're assumed to have already made it to the endpoint...and you just describe how you and your party-friends got to that?

    for example in Shinobigami, a game about ninjas...

    the gameplay event is you are in an encounter with another character. You try to win the scene using one of your skills. If you win the scene you then get to choose a benefit (learn info, heal, attack the other character, find out the secret behind their finishing move, form an emotional bond etc.).
    *emotional bonds have a mechanical effect in the game.

    So let's say in this scene you use your barrier abilities, but it fails and the other player breaks it. He then goes for emotional bond "fear".

    What you then roleplay is a battle where you try to capture that guy, you use your perfect trapping jutsu, but the guy breaks through and you have no freakin' idea how he did that. Seeing your best move beaten so casually, you are now intimidated by that other player (giving him certain bonuses against you later on).

    That's the sort of 'different' order of resolving things that I was describing.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:54 No.14609445
    Varies by game. But RPing in "retrospect" is not uncommon, especially in games like Night Wizard and MYTHIUS. Though MYTHIUS is the only game I've seen where that is the main assumption.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)01:56 No.14609467
    Some games also have a manga sort of pacing to it.

    For example in a game about hunting beasts, the order of play goes something like....

    Char intro- describe everyone's relationship with the beast to be hunted

    Char meet up

    first night- beast's actions, such as eating people, you try to stop him.

    2nd day- what you do in the day, information gathering, training, research, shopping, etc.

    2nd night, etc.

    and a final showdown at the end, followed by a resolution.

    Many of these JPRG's are geared as one-shots as playing at conventions is more common than playing a continuous campaign with one group.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)11:35 No.14612385
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    OP, don't worry so much about the translation yet.

    When you have it scanned, you can take the time (or other fa/tg/uys can) to find a way to do it. Once it's in PDF, you have all the time in the world.

    So focus on the scanning first, and good luck!
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)11:36 No.14612392
    Holy shit, I love those covers. Are there any Sword World artbooks or something, or does anyone know who the artist is? That's sweet as fuck for anime art.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)11:42 No.14612456
    op if you do this you will be my hero forever
    >> pugfarts 04/16/11(Sat)11:49 No.14612507
    want. want forever.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/16/11(Sat)11:59 No.14612585

    > I cannot understand a single goddamn character of Japanese. Any "translations" would be machine-based at best, and to be honest, I'm not sure if I can get the use of a scanner able to get the 600+ dpi I've heard is needed for accurate OCR translations.

    If you provide scans of the original at a reasonable resolution I can proof read or hand translate parts of the document, though I more than likely do not have the time to do the full document(s).
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)12:52 No.14612988
    Giving this a bump for lunchtime /tg/

    i hope the OP can get shit done
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)12:53 No.14613002
    The name alone makes me want to play this
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)12:59 No.14613039
    the tarot cyberpunk game seems more different to warrant a fan effort
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:23 No.14613179
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    Here's SW2's character classes. I so want to be a fairy tamer
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:26 No.14613198

    I want to play Night Wizard so goddamn much.

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:28 No.14613215
    >> An0nymous !rzoIrjWXRs 04/16/11(Sat)13:29 No.14613219
    rolled 15957 = 15957

    Did... did the wikipedia article on this say Loddoss is part of this system?

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:37 No.14613284
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    >> An0nymous !rzoIrjWXRs 04/16/11(Sat)13:44 No.14613361
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    rolled 4369 = 4369

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:47 No.14613383
    Any impressions of the system, OP?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)13:48 No.14613402
    >Fairy tamer

    This sounds both incredibly fruity and potentially awesome.
    >> An0nymous !rzoIrjWXRs 04/16/11(Sat)13:57 No.14613480
    rolled 28566 = 28566


    Why does this remind me of the fairy mod for minecraft they showed on the yogcast?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:00 No.14613500
    Fighter looks badass.
    Sorcerer? More like trollrabbit.
    Conjurer is kinda creepy.
    Priest apparently gets you a free nurse.
    Magitec = stone cold badass.
    Rangers are derp.
    Enhancers are furry.
    Riders look like they don't know how to ride.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:02 No.14613516

    just so you know, Sword World uses a main/subjob sort of system

    Fighter is a mainjob

    fencer and shooter is a subjob. Ranger doesn't give combat abilities but a skill package. That sort of thing.

    You build your characters by picking 3 levels to start with
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:03 No.14613522
    I think this is a fantastic idea, OP.


    I can't shake the feeling it would be much more amusing if we just through the books and substituted what we THINK they say instead.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:05 No.14613536
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    it would be amusing in a /b/tard sort of way but fairly useless
    >> Lazy DM V !vONhvIg88o 04/16/11(Sat)14:09 No.14613577
    Sword World? The origin to Lodoss War? Fuck. Yes.

    Yeah, that sort of system can work pretty well - a version is that you resolve who wins, and the one who wins describes what happens. It's fun in a way because you don't need to get the whole "I try to grapple" -*roll* "I fail my grapple" bit. But on the other hand there are other bits lost, and its awesomeness depends on the group you've got at the table.

    Kind of like stunts.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:11 No.14613589
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:16 No.14613627

    This. This forever.

    Someone edit the Ranger to say "IS THIS GRASS? Yeah, it's grass."
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:16 No.14613629
    >Loddoss is part of this system
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:17 No.14613637
    Get me scans and I'll see what I can do.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:18 No.14613640

    And Slayers, too.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:22 No.14613674
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:23 No.14613682
    The sage is perfect for 'come at me bro'
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:24 No.14613687
    Why isn't Tenra Bansho Zero done yet?!
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:25 No.14613695
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:25 No.14613704

    Identifying stone. Yep, it's stone.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:29 No.14613733
    I'm laughing my ass off. I knew this would be funny.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:39 No.14613822
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:39 No.14613823
    >japanese tabletop rpg
    >3 books, each 300+ pages thick

    what the fuck am I looking at?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:42 No.14613846
    I bet this is some typical "deconstruction" of baka gaijin RPG conventions ti emphasize how Japanese see themselves our superiors. As usual.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:42 No.14613854
    >Sup /tg/? Just got my hands on these bad boys from a friend who lives in Japan, saying that he thinks I would be interested in one of their big tabletop games. And, after doing some searching on the internet, I found enough to say that it would look interesting to play or run.




    >I so want to be a fairy tamer

    Everybody wants to be the dude/gal with an army of homosexuals.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:44 No.14613865
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:44 No.14613866
    I understand some moonspeak, it's actually my Major at college right now. I'd be more than willing to put in some serious time to help translate this stuff if you scan them.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:44 No.14613868
    I do sometimes. When my GM isn't flaking out. But its his first time GMing ever, so I'm giving him a lot of slack.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:44 No.14613872
    I'm strangely interested, if for no other reason than only to see what the Japanese GMs have come up with.
    For one, I didn't even know tabletop had an audience over there.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:47 No.14613895
    >Tokyo NOVA (トーキョーN◎VA?) is a cyberpunk role-playing game with a long history in Japan. It is currently in its fourth edition: Tokyo NOVA The Detonation.
    >Publication date: 1993 1st Edition

    I smirked unintentionally.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:50 No.14613921

    check out the blog linked above, the guy has experience in Japanese sessions and such
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:54 No.14613955
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)14:58 No.14613983
    what? almost 20 years isn't that short.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:00 No.14613999
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    This, and can you find scans of Shin Megami Tensei: Demon City Tokyo 200X?

    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:01 No.14614009
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    Why do they Japanese need to stuff so much shit on their covers? I'll even overlook they just feature anime girls to sell better. but there's no need for 2/3 of it to be covered with text. This is how you do it.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:10 No.14614094
    If you're talking about the green/yellow strips at the bottom, those are removeable.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:13 No.14614125
    D&D books look like drab shit. SW2 does kinda look like the cover of a magazine, though
    >> Devilist 04/16/11(Sat)15:15 No.14614145
    Ever seen their cities?
    Tackytown, population: them.

    Strange how their history of older art has leaned towards a "less is more" style.

    SwordWorld looks good by review but just as with the threads I began years ago, here, no one has an English copy.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:16 No.14614167

    I'm actually fascinated by the idea of Japanese replays. There's a Night Wizard replay on FEAR's site, as well as several others...I'd love to know how *their* gaming sessions go.
    >> Devilist 04/16/11(Sat)15:18 No.14614184
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    Character sheet: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D7A3P0SJ
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:25 No.14614240
    Sage is a fucking westaboo.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:28 No.14614268

    Oh god this times a fucking million.

    If they had an english version I would so totally force all of my usual gaming friends to play it or else I would no longer associate with them.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:35 No.14614322
    What is a Night Wizard?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)15:57 No.14614533
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:47 No.14615019
    But you didn't sage!
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:49 No.14615035
    It's more of an offer. Now you can sage in a classy way.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)16:49 No.14615036

    Its called noko+sage.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)17:31 No.14615388
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    After reading about this, I gotta say it looks far more interesting than Sword World.


    Basically what happens is suddenly a generic fantasy land has absolutely everything turned into a dungeon, and you're tasked with clearing them out and claiming them for your kingdom.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)17:59 No.14615610
    >Its setting is cynical and pop culture references are common. For example, the monster known as the vorpal bunny is based on Wizardry and Monty Python's famous monster, but the illustration is of a bunny girl.

    I don't think so.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:06 No.14615661
    japan cannot without its bunny girls
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:18 No.14615743

    You can not into humor, apparently.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:27 No.14615817
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    >good covers

    Yeah, no. I'll be enjoying some WoD covers, old and new.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:31 No.14615847
    Wish someone would finally get around to translating the Gundam RPG.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:31 No.14615851
    Not the same anon, but Meikyu kingdom does seem a little too lolrandom for my taste. Random generators for the class/job combination and character name that always produce a silly result, possibly involving bananas? Trying too hard.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:32 No.14615857
    >WoD Order of Hermes
    You're only allowed to use that book if you know the origins of the Order already.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:33 No.14615874
    2003 cover is better. Original makes my eyes bleed.
    >> Lazy DM V !vONhvIg88o 04/16/11(Sat)18:35 No.14615890
    The card game is kind of fun. Make you conquest, that is.

    The RPG sounds a bit like a Japanese Birthright or somesuch. I'm game, at least once.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:42 No.14615938
    Holy shit, OP, didn't even know they had serious tabletop scene over in Japan. Might check it out if it ever gets translated... which it should.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:46 No.14615965
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:46 No.14615967

    Elona is Meikyu Kingdom... In roguelike form. And holyfuck is it weird.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)18:49 No.14615983
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:40 No.14616935

    That's the one where people here founded farms with herds of gay men whom they milk for their man-milk, is it not?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:52 No.14617038
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/11(Sat)20:56 No.14617071
    I copy that. I have OPs books too and japanese RPGs in general are so unbelievable fucking rules heavy.

    also Sword World is so damn generic.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/17/11(Sun)01:31 No.14619166
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    *is downloading RIGHT THE FUCK NOW*

    Text heavy. Very text heavy.

    Also, I was sent this by my friend, and he was saying it was actually pretty expensive to ship them overseas. Like, I could probably get something else, like Meikyuu Kingdom or Alshard or something, but I would have to pony up quite a bit more expendable income than I have at the moment.

    Also, holy shit I leave for the day, go to a friend's sister's wedding and come back to find a topic on mine still on /tg/... pic related. I'm amazed, both at the sheer number of people who want something to start with and how many who would be willing to have a crack at translating. Fucking /tg/ gets shit done (even if it hasn't happened yet).

    Also, I did talk to my brother and his fiancee, and I may be able to nab their copier/scanner. If I can use it, I'll be starting scans on Monday.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)06:46 No.14621481
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    Sword World 2.0 is sort of like... role-playing lite here in Japan. From all the gamers I've talked to, most of them sort of avoid it because it's so simplistic. Of course, it's one of the most popular systems, probably because of new gamers and young players. Not to say that it's bad, but it doesn't excite me nearly as much as Tokyo Nova or Shinobigami. The awesome thing about it, though, is that each of those 3 books you see cost like $10. And you only need the first to play. When you want to level up past level 5 or 6, you buy the next one, and so on. There's lots of support for it, too, since it's a money maker. I don't think they've put out a Lodoss book for this particular edition yet.

    If people want to see games like this come out in the US, they would do well to support projects like Maid and Tenra Bansho when that finally comes out. There are some really exciting aspects of these games that can revitalize the way people play even DnD as long as you look at it with an open mind. But /tg/ hates anything to do with handouts or Japan so there's not much point in discussing them here, I guess.
    >> Thief of Style 04/17/11(Sun)06:56 No.14621545
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    I would pay you cash money to translate Terra the Gunslinger to an understandable degree.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)06:59 No.14621560
    >mfw Japan has its own edition wars
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    My god, its like...
    The sky is the sky everywhere you go and people are people.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)07:07 No.14621592
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    I know! It's incredible!
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    I've got my hands full with lots of other projects, and work of course, but I'd love to get Tenra War playable one day. Tenra War is basically Tenra Bansho + Terra the Gun Slinger + killer angels = crazy east vs./team-up-with west.
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    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)07:22 No.14621674
    2ch doesn't have a /tg/ right?

    If they did, we could peep in and say "hi"
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)07:27 No.14621708
    >Don't have a /tg/
    And just like that the bonds of brotherhood were sundered.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)07:29 No.14621717
    >There are some really exciting aspects of these games that can revitalize the way people play
    enlighten me... how are they supposed to revitalize the way RPG is played ?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)08:06 No.14621905
    tenra war's setting fucking rocks!
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:22 No.14622223
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    Personally been wanting to translate this one for the past two years... but, well, since none of my friends seems interested in the game I just lost the will to do it.

    Too bad, it's a lovely thing. Think cute overload, the RPG: you play a bunch of fairy ( "henge, animal-spirits) children having Adventures! in a small rural town.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:24 No.14622235
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    The supplement to play monsters is very nice too.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:26 No.14622247
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    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:33 No.14622293
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    Anyway, anyone knows a good place on-line to buy Japanese RPGs from Europe ? Still need to buy this one last supplement (I know, I know, why do we buy all those games we end up never playing ?) ?

    And maybe a couple other games.

    I remember being interested in some games.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:43 No.14622357
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    Oh,and obligatory Japanese replay Cthulhu cover.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:45 No.14622370
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    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:46 No.14622375
    Wait, this is real? What. The. Fuck.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:48 No.14622399

    See for yourself.

    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)09:57 No.14622455
    But... why... why a maid?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)10:05 No.14622503

    Do not question the inner workings of Glorious Nippon. This ways lies madness.

    *You're now wondering what the Japanese cover to the "King in Yellow" would look like*1
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)10:11 No.14622536
    Cthulhu rapes 1d4 schoolgirls per round.
    >> Lazy DM V !vONhvIg88o 04/17/11(Sun)11:19 No.14622893
    Being a Swede, probably the same way some of our native RPGs might give new ideas on an international level.

    That is to say, they might not turn into big sellers, but perspectives vary sometimes and with any active, partly insular market you get different perspectives and ideas gaining room. Sweden, for example, are generally big on BRP variants - sadly not that interesting, I know. On the other hand, there are some interesting roleplaying games that have been released (latest edition of Mutant, which is sort of like Gamma World plus Wind in the Willows plus industrial revolution, or (possibly) Null State which'll be released next week and is a pick up and play Global Frequency-inspired game).

    From this thread, I kind of think the whole "10 bucks a volume, first needed for play, next expands with 'more levels'" idea is great, from an economic, and other, standpoints - as an RPG publisher you can spend less time making an entire RPG, you get cash in hand or know when to drop a game earlier and you can fine-tune your next book from the feedback you got with the old.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/17/11(Sun)12:31 No.14623415
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    OMG SHIBA! =3 It's like an Akita, but lap-sized!

    Me personally, I've tossed a bit in donations to the guys doing Maid and Tenra back when I had a job and thus, money to spend. However, like I said back in >>14608981, I appreciate what they do, but I wish there were more people trying to bring foreign RPGs over here. As the Ranting Swede >>14622893 points out, nerds in different countries think of different things when someone says gaming.

    Another thing, too, is that you're not the first even in this topic to say the gaming is rather simplistic. That's actually why I think my friend sent me these specifically, as he was the same one to get me into gaming itself back in 1994-95 with the games in the pic. Sure, he only had the red box, but my own looking into the system (and my mother and grandmother helping me out looking at garage sales) led me to discover D&D and gaming as a wee lad of 10. And while I've played in games since over various systems and with different groups, I have a place in my heart for simple games with a lot of hidden depth.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)12:46 No.14623518

    The comics if fairly pervy though. That fucking Kappa man, that fucking Kappa.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)12:50 No.14623550
    >Global Frequency RPG
    You release that internationally, Sweden, or I swear I will come and plunder your shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)12:58 No.14623610
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    Please don't discount us off-handedly! We like nice things, at least when the... certain kind of people are away.

    There's so much to enjoy in exploring new settings and systems, especially when they come from a far-away, insular gaming culture like these. I'm curious whether these can give me the kind of paradigm shift MAID initially gave me...
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)13:12 No.14623731
    Reading this thread made me feel something on the lines of:


    So much fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)13:17 No.14623775

    Dear mother of our God, Lord Bane...Bump...

    If you scan it, OP, I believe we can find a way to get it done. I even know some japanese myself. I could help. I'm sure many guys over at /jp/ could help as well. I've been waiting for a chance for this to be translated for so long...
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)16:02 No.14625333
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    Bump with some Japanese Shadowrun.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:24 No.14626908
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    go for it OP

    show us wut u got in a week
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:25 No.14626916
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    Hey, I know that artist. Didn't know he did things besides pig and fish molestation.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:26 No.14626928
    I'm N2 certified in Moonspeak.

    I'll give it a shot, if you scan them.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:28 No.14626946

    Kappa-on-Catgirl molestation is the name of the game in the comic....and Spidergirl-on-Catgirl-molestation...and well, basically the Catgirl gets it.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:31 No.14626975
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    Thankfully, we no longer need to go to Japan to get rules for that.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:34 No.14627000
    Aye, do we even have scans?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)19:35 No.14627009
    Sorry, but I think OP is long gone, and with him the hope of scans. This thread is old.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)20:49 No.14627660
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    OP get the fuck in here now

    with the scans plz
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/17/11(Sun)22:47 No.14628802
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    Oh, ye of little faith.

    While yes, I did have errands to run today, I have indeed started on the first book, as this VERY raw scan shows. This just so happens to be the table of contents, done just to see exactly how well the scanner is, and I do believe that it should work very nicely. However, it is almost 11pm over where I am, so the work will go long into the night and probably into mid-Monday with the way this is working. So yea, I do show fruit of labor, and will deliver content as soon as I can.

    >captcha: Content nitratit
    Yes, captcha, content nitrotits are on their way.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)22:53 No.14628849
    dat snake words
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)22:57 No.14628890
    I am too lazy to read all 170 posts in this thread, but I just want to throw this out there: I am a J-E translator, and I have wanted to get my hands on Sword World ever since the new edition came out.

    If I had scans of it, I would work on it.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:00 No.14628913
    I don't get it. In OP it says tabletop games, but all I see in this thread is PnP games. Where are the little models?
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:11 No.14629017
    Please keep scanning! I don't know about the rest of the TLs in this thread who expressed interest, but I know that I don't need OCR to translate, I work with average quality jpg scans all the time for Light Novels; as long as it's clear enough for my EYES to read, my brain is its own OCR software.

    Do any of the other moonspeaking ca/tg/irls in this thread want to actually make this a project? Lots of us seem interested, but it seems like it would be a waste to have five different people all translating the same thing when we could divide up the work among ourselves.

    I'm not particularly experienced in the organizational side of projects like this (setting up a website/central communicaton/filedump/whatever area), but I really think this would be a great /tg/ project.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:12 No.14629029

    Currently living in Japan and if I had scans any scans I would be able to translate a good amount of it without trouble. (/hope)
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:19 No.14629075
    Sign me up. I do fansub work, and know my way around dem kanji thingamajigs.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/17/11(Sun)23:21 No.14629093
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    As I said before, Fucking /tg/ gets shit done. BTW, look at the scans in >>14628802. That is straight off my computer right to 4chan. Please, please let me know if I need to clean things up and make it larger, or if it would be workable.

    Also, my pic shows there is a slight blurring problem with some of the characters near the middle of the pages that I'm scanning now, but AFAIK, it's just characters off of the character sheet. >>14614184 has one that, while it says it's in english, is really in japanese, so if you really need to see what they're saying, I'd recommend that.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:31 No.14629187
    They're easy enough for me to read, at least on the two scans you've done so far. It's not like I'd ask you to de-spine the book for this or anything.

    Again, thank you for this OP, like I mentioned earlier, I've been interested in Sword World for a while, but never had scans, and everytime I'm ready to put in a large order from amazon japan I end up spending my money on more important things, like liquor or new pants.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:35 No.14629227
    This is >>14629075, and I can dig your scans.

    Like I mentioned way earlier, is there any chance you can get Shin Megami Tensei: Demon City Tokyo 200X? Sword World would have priority, of course, but I'm very interested in that game. If nothing else, Hee-Ho is a goddamn alignment.
    >> Anonymous 04/17/11(Sun)23:38 No.14629254
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    >If nothing else, Hee-Ho is a goddamn alignment.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/17/11(Sun)23:51 No.14629387
    Hee-ho? I'm not too familiar with SMT, and I don't think my friend is, either. And as I said, the fees to send shit overseas is kinda ridiculous for both me and my buddy, as I'm unemployed and I believe he's in a low-paying job. TBH, I'm surprised he managed to send me these books with the way he's complaining about having no money.

    >ask you to de-spine the book
    Good lord, I certainly hope not. Each of the books say they're 900 yen each, which works out to about $45 for the three of them. While it's not WotC's exorbitant prices for manuals, as I said before, I'm unemployed and barely get enough for food and electric from unemployment insurance. $45 is a lot to me, and that's before taxes, customs, and exchange rates.

    Also, up to pgs. 62-63 in an hour, out of 384. Given that rate, I should be done with the first book at 4:00 this morning. That would also estimate another 6 for Book 2, and around 5 for Book 3. If I don't do that "sleep" thing, I should be done by 3:00 Monday afternoon. Theoretically, of course.
    >> oblimo !DSzvku.lzI 04/17/11(Sun)23:54 No.14629402
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    As a system-monkey junkie, I demand to know how this stat block works. If not, I'll be brainstorming of it for days.

    Please help me.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)00:01 No.14629471
    Exactly. Light, Dark, Law, Chaos, AND HEE-HO.
    Oh well. It was a long shot anyway: getting things from Japan is really expensive, and that even when they're willing to ship overseas at all (Japanese auctions have the annoying tendency to only mail stuff to Japanese addresses only.)

    Good luck with the scanning!
    >> oblimo !DSzvku.lzI 04/18/11(Mon)00:10 No.14629548

    I'm pretty sure the origin of Record of Lodoss War was an Advanced D&D campaign with some Shinto-based homebrewing...

    Wikipedia confirms: It was a serialized light novel summary of AD&D sessions where Ryo Mizuno was the DM. Heh.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)00:28 No.14629706
    Here's some first glance translations of the classes, there will probably be a lot of mistakes

    Fighter- Uses Swords, Axes and, Spears. equally capable in offense and defense.

    Fencer- Uses light weapons and armor to fight in the front lines, low attack

    Grappler- Melee fighter, uses Grapples and throws. can do several extra hits,
    (Defense is paper thin)?

    Shooter- Uses far ranged weapons, has several sniping abilities

    Sorcerers- Magician, Uses magic attacks, also casts debuffs on enemy

    Conjurer- (Controlling)? magician, can (use necromancy)/(revive the dead) at high levels

    Priest- Focuses on healing spells, can gain the ability to wear armor from the warrior

    Fairy tamer- Summons fairys, equally capable in attacking, support and healing
    Has several elements. elements deends on the gem used to contract the fairy

    Scout- can unlock doors, see traps, find treasure

    Ranger- knows herblore, outdoorsmanship

    Sage- has knowledge in Artifacts, treasures, languages

    Enhancer- Uses magic to empower self

    Bard- Traveling poet, Performs and sing with instruments, can affect the whole party with (Hymns)?

    Rider- Experts with maneuvers on a horse

    Well that took longer than I thought. this is a really rough translation, unsure are in brackets
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)00:48 No.14629889
    Here's a quick translation of the Character Creation section of the table of contents. No real information, but I guess it might serve as a general sneak peek of the way things go?

    Chapter 1
    Player Characters
    'Players' and 'PCs'
    How to read a character sheet
    How to create a PC
    Simplified character creation
    Simplified character creation chart
    Sample characters
    Human Warrior
    Human Fairy-tamer
    Elf Cleric
    Dwarf Warrior-Cleric
    Tabbit Sorcerer
    Runefolk Magitec
    Nightmare Magic-Grappler
    Determining your background
    Simplified creation: finishing touches
    Regular Character Creation
    Regular character creation chart
    1. Determining race and birth
    2. Determining ability scores
    3. Acquiring skills
    4. Acquiring languages
    5. Determining your adventurer level
    6. Determing HP and MP
    7. Acquiring combat abilities
    8. Purchasing equipment
    9. Regular character creation: finishing

    PC Development
    Acquiring and spending experience points
    Increasing skills
    Acquiring prestige points

    If I had a "Who's awesome? You're awesome!" macro image, I'd post it, but I don't, so just imagine it. Please thank your friend who sent you the book, as well, I don't have words to express how giddy this makes me.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)00:55 No.14629942
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    You mean like this?

    BTW, just hit pg. 120-121, though a couple of recent scans have to be redone, as some complicated characters are a little too blurry near the crease for my liking. slightly behind schedule, but not by much.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)01:18 No.14630126
    Tentatively expressing interest in the untranslated images as well. Would it be too much trouble to upload the raw images when done, OP?
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)01:22 No.14630158
    ...You imply as though that wasn't part of the plan. I plan on making a zip file of the raw scans available though MegaUpload as I finish with each book.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)01:26 No.14630182
    Are you planning on zipping them all up and upping them to rapidshare or some other DDL site when you're done? I imagine it would be quite a bitch for you to manually imagedump the whole thing.

    I somehow doubt I'll be awake until you finish, but I guess I'll keep the thread open and hope it doesn't 404 while I sleep. If I miss it, I guess I'll keep my eyes open on /tg/ for somebody to mention it again.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)01:37 No.14630263
    I am curious about a human fairy tamer.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)01:44 No.14630321
    See >>14630158. I also have a pretty quick connection, as I'm right next to my brother's router, so I'm going to be online the entire time I'm scanning, if only to help keep me awake.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)01:51 No.14630385
    Oh god japanese RPGS are awesome

    Of all the games posted here is there no one in english?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)02:00 No.14630466
    Posted in this thread? I don't believe so.

    I can only think of a handful of Japanese TRPG's that have been translated into English: there's /tg/-favorite MAID, and uhh... I've heard, over and over through the years, about Tenra Bansho being translated and released, but I don't know if that ever happened. I also think that maybe somebody fan-translated Witch Quest a little while ago.

    There might also have been a few from many ages ago that made it over, but I don't know of any offhand.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)02:25 No.14630659
    Just hit pg. 228, and I think I finished up on the spells and abilities and have moved on to weapons and equipment. I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)02:33 No.14630739
    Excellent work I love you OP

    Related: Do any of the other interested translators who posted in this thread (if any of you are even still around) have any suggestions on how we go about organizing working on this project?
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)02:47 No.14630919
    ...Why not create a page on 1d4chan and organize it through there? There's also the possibility of a Facebook group as well...
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)02:49 No.14630939
    I know Gundam Senki was translated too, but there was a fuckup with the licenses and (what's left of) R. Talsorian cannot even acknowledge that they have the complete translation.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)03:33 No.14631339
    Closing in on the home stretch of Book 1, and it appears they've not only included what appears to be a setting map, but also a simplistic dungeon.

    Also stealth bump from page 4.
    >> Exaltedfag 04/18/11(Mon)04:43 No.14631836
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    I'm really interested in this. I wish i knew anything more than basic japanese.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)05:05 No.14631949
    You know, I had this done, up until I went to do QC on the scans. That's when I found that like, the entire monsters section was so poorly scanned in because the machine decided to eat incredible amounts of ass. So what would've been done at 4 instead took until now. However, Book 1 is fully scanned and rotated for ease of reading!

    186.03 MB

    I will say, however, that the last little bit really kinda killed my spirits for the moment, so I'm going to catch some sleep. When I wake up tomorrow, however, I'm going to start on Book 2, which is thankfully not nearly as long.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)05:10 No.14631985
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    >> Comrade Stalin !!KPQYzANQrWH 04/18/11(Mon)09:01 No.14633282
    rolled 12 = 12

    good god OP, you have broken an unbroken string of OP is a faggot OP never delivers. one that has lasted years. you sir are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)11:23 No.14634152
    Bumping in an awesome thread.

    So, it so happens that I'm going to Tokyo next week. Any suggestions what JRPG books/systems I should invest in?

    SW 2.0 has been my wildest dream for 3 years now. That Shin Megami Tensei looked promising.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)11:31 No.14634207
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    Not to take any thunder away from Sword World, but if Shin Megami Tensei: Demon City Tokyo 200X was ever bought, scanned, and debound.....how many people would be willing to help translate?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)11:39 No.14634271
    Tokyo Babylon has a lot of people who are interested it. It's a cyberpunk game with some sort of card-based system to it.

    I've also heard a lot of people talk about wanting to see Meikyuu Kingdom, as apparently it has an interesting world-building system as part of the game, but that's as far as my knowledge of it goes.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)11:42 No.14634295
    *raises hand*

    Pretty much, as long as there are enough people to play a game of it who want to see a copy of a JTRPG translated, I'd be willing to do it. Hell, even if NOBODY wanted to play SMT, I'd still do it, because I'm a total Megaten whore.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/18/11(Mon)11:51 No.14634345

    No suggestions, beyond "I don't use facebook" and "It would be nice to know that I'm not duplicating someone's work".

    Assuming multiple people are going to work on this, some sort of collaboration would be nice. Just so people don't duplicate work.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:00 No.14634384
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    This is fun
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:00 No.14634388

    oh shit man my spelling
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    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/18/11(Mon)12:18 No.14634542
    Hmmm with a cursory glance through the first few pages, I'm sort of disappointed that the rules are broken into multiple books. Seeing "for details on how this works, see Book II" is somewhat frustrating.

    Ah well.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)12:29 No.14634627
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    Well, then, it's a good thing I'm already in the middle of scanning Book 2, now isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:31 No.14634641
    I would be all over it, and Sword World too.

    Downloading Book 1 as we speak.
    Congratulations, OP! Keep it up!
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:35 No.14634674
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    My suggestion would be something along the lines of how Baka-Tsuki does their stuff. Set up a wiki, break the sections up, and have people register for what section(s) they're going to handle. That way everyone knows who's doing what, and communication is easy.

    Also how the fuck do I enter this captcha.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:38 No.14634694

    this. Also it is very simple to set up a wiki as well.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/18/11(Mon)12:38 No.14634696

    Oh totally. Not knocking your massive efforts.

    Just expressing my dissatisfaction at "Yeah, you actually need all three books, despite what the introduction says", though I may be taking "this book" in a bit more literal sense than I should be.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:38 No.14634702
    Enter a description, it's what I do.

    Four times square root of U / n squared
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:39 No.14634708

    Alright, contacting my usual place. Hopefully they ain't hurting from the quake.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/18/11(Mon)12:48 No.14634781

    That sounds like a excellent idea.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)12:48 No.14634784
    As I said back in >>14630919, why not start with a page on 1d4chan, and go from there?

    Also, it seems some awesome anon took the time to archive this thread. For that, whoever you are, you have my thanks.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)12:49 No.14634790
    Only one of the words needs to by typed out. The other it just assumes you got right. So if there's a bunch of shit you can't type, just write DICKS and the word you can.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)13:07 No.14634926
    The big problem with using 1d4chan, at least as far as I can see, is that translating this is a violation of copyright, and would be in violation of 1d4chan's site rules (as loosely defined as they are).

    That's not to say that 1d4chan couldn't have a page ABOUT Sword World, but actually hosting any part of the translated book on it seems like it would be a no-no.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:13 No.14635454
    OP, I read Japanese (I was the anon that was supposed to be going to Japan two days after the earthquake and had to cancel). I was intending to pick up copies of Sword World 2.0 while there and work on a translation project when I got back. I lost out on my ability to get the source materials because of the quake. If you can provide the originals, I can help with the translation effort.

    Sword World is the game system that light novels and subsequent television shows Slayers and Lodoss War were based upon.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:31 No.14635632
    >Sword World is the game system that light novels and subsequent television shows Slayers and Lodoss War were based upon.

    From a bit of internet detecting, the opposite seems to be true. Record of Lodoss War was from the transcript of a D&D replay, and Sword World seems to enable players to go through that story.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:32 No.14635641
    Throwing in as another anon that will help out with the translation. Godspeed, OP!
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)14:33 No.14635649
    Just hit pg. 210/318 of Book 2, and it seems like there's a lot more setting stuff in this book than there was in the other.

    Yeah, totally in the middle of doing exactly that.

    Right, right, I forgot this is kinda on the less-than-legal side of things. Oh well, it's not like it's that hard to start a wiki anyway...
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:35 No.14635673
    If none of the other TL ca/tg/irls have any objections, I'm going to start working on the "advanced character creation" section a little bit later tonight.

    I guess I'll just check out this thread every once in a while until somebody puts together a reasonable central hub for TL-work sharing.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:36 No.14635685
    So, about that wiki. Where could it be made other than 1d4chan?
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:43 No.14635737
    Wikia or Google Docs, and password protect it for the moment. Maybe we should meet up on an irc somewhere or organize a group.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:45 No.14635758
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    It could be made legal. What might work is translating it, and then having the translation group approach the company that made Sword World about an international release.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:46 No.14635762
    #swordworld over at the suptg IRC server, irc.thisisnotatrueending.com
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:50 No.14635807
    Your internet digging doesn't know the while story.

    First there was D&D (Holmes Basic, to be exact) released in Japan. And it was popular, but hard to play (as Math Dice were very rare and expensive over there). So a bunch of people adapted D&D HB to be playable with d6's.

    The ran what became the FIRST Lodoss Wards replay, printed in Dragon Monthly. Which was printed alongside the adaptive rules for playing D&D with d6's.

    This became a popular way of generating short stories to be printed in Dragon Monthly. Lorainne Williams, (at the time) head of the fiction side of TSR got butthurt and C&D'd Dragon Monthly demanding that no new D&D-based fiction be printed without first generating a royalty generating licensing agreement.

    Dragon Monthly was STFU, we'll make out own game. And they did. Which was Sword World. Which handled the gameplay a little differently, a more Japanese way inspired by Japanese RPGs.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:53 No.14635839
    >Lorainne Williams
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:55 No.14635862
    Thanks! I had known the first part of that story, but never knew about TSR getting asspained over the whole thing.

    I've got the first 2 Lodoss War books sitting on my shelf... I feel like I should read them, but I'll probably just get upset when I finish number 2 and realize I don't have number 3.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)14:57 No.14635895
    If you're the novellas or the comics, just order what you don't have online. They're both amazing reads.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)15:12 No.14636032
    IIRC, Group SNE came to WotC within the past decade, hoping to get Sword World published over here, if not as a stand-alone system, then as a setting for the D&Ds. As could be figured, WotC turned them down in a boneheaded move.

    Also, chilling in the IRC channel. Get like me.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)16:36 No.14636930
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    I've got good news, everyone! The second book has been uploaded successfully!

    174.43 MB

    Let me just get something to eat, and I'll start on the third and final book!
    >> !nyGOKkzjSE 04/18/11(Mon)16:40 No.14636982
    I can translate it.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)18:07 No.14637757
    Yeah dawg, thanks to NomenNesico in the chat, we now have a wiki!


    The idea is to use the wiki as more of a homepage for any translation progress, so that way we can not only have people not stepping on each other's toes, but also be able to proofread shit as well.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)18:14 No.14637824
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    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)19:44 No.14638657
    Bump, and just finishing on pg. 218-219 out of 350. of Book 3.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)20:01 No.14638815

    Damn, you work fast, given the conditions.

    And thanks a lot by the way for doing this.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)20:11 No.14638888
    Dude, unemployed, nothing to do, and a whole lot of various beverages with varying levels of alcohol to pass the time. Shit was cake compared to the work the people who volunteered to translate the thing. If you want to give thanks, give it to them. I'm just the middleman in all this.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)20:23 No.14638978
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    BTW, came across these guys in Book 3. Now, assuming the number in the upper left corner is the level of the monster, these guys look fucking SCARY. I would love to be proven wrong, though.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)20:27 No.14639020
    Only one monster: Vampire Lord and the same in bat form.

    Damn I'm rusty. Maybe I'll tag along on the project just to brush off my skill.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)20:33 No.14639082
    Oh, ONLY a Vampire Lord. Yeah, still don't want to fight one.

    And post on the wiki if you do end up wanting to do a little for the translation. This way, we can get some coordination among the volunteers and avoid getting the same pages done multiple times.
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)20:34 No.14639091
    Hi OP + Enthusiasts + Potential translators:

    Just came here to say that what YOU need right now is some kind of forum or wiki to coordinate the efforts.

    Also, I love you /tg/.

    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)20:38 No.14639128


    Way ahead of you, bro.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)21:17 No.14639513
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    Well, it seems in my haste to upload this, I forgot to put scans of pages 24 and 25 in the zip. So here it is, just copypasta into the folder you unzipped the first book into.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)21:25 No.14639573

    And that is the new zip, with the missing scan replaced. It won't be too much longer before I get finished with Book 3 as well, so stay tuned, loyal viewers.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/18/11(Mon)23:16 No.14640545
    Yeah, another shameless bump. However, as I'm not an OP who doesn't deliver, I figured I may as well dump the last book and be done with my contribootin'.

    223.13 MB
    >> Anonymous 04/18/11(Mon)23:55 No.14640897
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    Didn't realize this thread was still active. I've started translating the Dwarf page a bit, though I'm confused what ザイア (zaia) refers to. I'm under the impression it's either a god or the name of the earth, though I could be dead wrong.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/19/11(Tue)00:01 No.14640956

    Yeah, it's the name of a deity. The dwarf paladin is a sample character for people that don't want to go through the full creation process, and that's part of the "background fluff/overview" blurb.

    So the first sentence should be "this dwarf" rather than "dwarfs" since it's in reference to a specific individual.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)00:24 No.14641122

    Ah ok. I'll be sure to change that later. I might go for the rest of the samples at a later time.
    >> Conglomerate Post OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/19/11(Tue)00:32 No.14641195
    While this thread is archived, I figured since I finished with the uploads, it would be helpful to get everything in one place.

    RAW SCANS Book 1 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OND2D4ZL

    RAW SCANS Book 2 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=750DAT9D

    RAW SCANS Book 3 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HJFZMBGN

    Wiki - http://swordworld.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_World_Wiki

    IRC Channel - irc.thisisnotatrueending.com, #swordworld
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)01:29 No.14641641
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)01:32 No.14641662
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)09:18 No.14644285
    In bump we trust.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)12:41 No.14645715
    Morning bump
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)16:27 No.14647562
    Would some nice soul update the raw scan for Book 1 to a mirror? I t says it is unavailable to me.

    Thanks OP, you are a legend among men.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)18:33 No.14648800

    Uploading right now, but I have a *very* slow connection, might take a couple hours.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)19:04 No.14649096
    Friend did it faster... too bad about rapidshare...

    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/19/11(Tue)21:00 No.14650306
    Huh, it seems that the updated zip is being lame and temperamental. While I'm not a fan of Rapidshit for it's slow speeds and tendency to randomly remove files, MegaUpload has its fair share of bullshit, it seems.

    *****IF YOU USE THE >>14631949 ZIP FOR BOOK 1, DO REALIZE IT IS MISSING PAGES 24-25. I ADDED THE SCAN AT >>14639513*****
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)22:44 No.14651632
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)22:52 No.14651725
    While I greatly appreciate what you're doing, HOLY SHIT CLEAN YOUR SCANNER. There's a big nasty hair on a few of the pages.
    >> Anonymous 04/19/11(Tue)23:54 No.14652529
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)00:18 No.14652793
    A first draft of Book 1's Introduction is up in the wiki. It's not much, the usual "what's an RPG?" drek mostly.
    >> inga 04/20/11(Wed)01:00 No.14653176
    Added in a first draft of character growth (spending exp) section.

    Wiki at http://swordworld.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_World_Wiki

    Any translators interested can claim sections they are willing to translate at the wiki.
    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/20/11(Wed)01:06 No.14653224
    Yeah, that. Well, as I said, I was using my brother's scanner, and he happens to have a very friendly black lab. As his scanner was on the floor, it was close enough to be one of the casualties when she decided that she really wanted to get her butt scratched.

    Sorry about that, but the screen attracted hair like a magnet. As I was already frustrated at having to rescan a number of pages due to illegibility, technical glitches and just general quality control, a bit of hair here and there was acceptable.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)02:46 No.14654148
    kick up
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)04:12 No.14654685
    Well, as long as it's not your nasty pubes or something, that's fine.
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/20/11(Wed)10:22 No.14656767
    Added a draft for the Players and PC section.

    Despite the title it's "how to read the character sheet", which is useful for obvious reasons.

    >> OP Again, Samefaggin' it up 04/20/11(Wed)11:00 No.14656956
    Trust me, I have a hard time enough dealing with the fact I probably just made a whole lot of wank material for hand fetishists.
    >> Support 100% Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)11:13 No.14657032
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    This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with this thread, would it?

    But yes, for all that /tg/ is worth, yes!
    And people should also not think much of whether or not it is supposedly "weeaboo", because this is basically "D&D", though branched in a different direction.

    The origin of these games have still been western RPGs. One could say that TRPGs in a Japan is a relatively "reverse-weeaboo" hobby.
    But then again, as mentioned, one shouldn't think of whether or not its weeaboo or not.

    Its a great game, with a great setting, and most importantly, we could use this knowledge to expand our games, if anything because its different.
    But they really are great in their own sense as well.

    Also, no one wouldn't happen to have all those images on the in game races?
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)13:28 No.14658008
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)14:02 No.14658306
    OP, you are my hero!
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)19:00 No.14660967
    Saved from the 14th page!
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/20/11(Wed)19:45 No.14661363
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    Hmm, there isn't much race specific art in the books. The most distinct are the images associated with the sample characters (1 per race), at least in book 1.

    Pic related, loli dwarf fuck yeah.
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)19:47 No.14661379
    Japan cannot into healthy dorf ladies. :(
    >> NomenNescio !!Vl9GmRySVM+ 04/20/11(Wed)19:58 No.14661487

    They managed to get the attitude right at least.

    Rough alcohol impaired translation: "'Kids should stay out of this'?, Hmm, I wonder if you'll be saying the same thing after you taste my axe?"
    >> Anonymous 04/20/11(Wed)20:34 No.14661804
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    I am extremely excited. I can't wait for the Stat Me!, homebrew, and optimization threads.
    As I know absolutely nothing about Japanese language, and from what I've seen, there's no need for English editors, I can only give the brave translators my fondest regards and urge them to continue their valiant work with all due haste and fortitude.
    >> inga 04/20/11(Wed)22:40 No.14663207
    Added first few pages of the action resolution section.

    Actually we could use proofreaders to reign us in, I think. Translators and proofreaders are welcome to join us at http://swordworld.wikia.com/wiki/Sword_World_Wiki

    >task conecte

    You said it, captcha.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)01:32 No.14664912
    Bump to keep this alive, and to attract proofreaders and more translators. I would definitely love to see this finished.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)09:01 No.14667251
    Gotta bump.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)12:34 No.14668574
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    I'd be willing to assist as a proofreader or in any other capacity should someone scan the SMT RPG. However, I cannot read Japanese. in any case, though, bumping for interest for both projects.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)16:02 No.14670527
    Keeping it alive.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/11(Thu)16:50 No.14671074
    Maybe someone has suggested this, but... If you're doing all that work anyway, why not contact the company and see what they say? They might hire you on as a North American distributor, etc. Worth a shot anyway.

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