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Posted 7/29/13 , edited 7/29/13
Hi all! This thread is part genuine curiosity and part shameless plug of a game I was lucky enough to beta for. We love anime, and a lot of us like tabletop games, but are there any anime tabletop crossovers out there?

The one I was invited to play-test is the first of it's kind I've seen. The creator built a well-rounded, enjoyable game with minimally difficult mechanics, built specifically to mimic slice of life/giant robot anime such as Macross, Evangelion, and Full Metal Panic. It's on good track to succeed in its kickstarter campaign, with 4 days left to go. I think Russell, the creator, describes the game better than I can, but I'll say that it was extremely fun to play and had an impressive balance of student-life drama, high-concept intrigue, and good old fashioned giant robot smashing.

If others are interested, here is a link to the kickstarter, including gameplay and character creation demos and the opportunity to help bring this game to life. I like seeing creative people who take the time to generate content like this succeed.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robotclaw/tears-of-a-machine

If you know of other anime-themed tabletop games, please let us all know!

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Posted 7/29/13
Sounds pretty nifty but I've already backed Chroma Squad on Kickstarter. I hope the target is reached though it would be a good table top rpg
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I failed my generosity check.
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Posted 7/29/13
There's Tanto Cuore. It's a house-maid anime tabletop deck building game.
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There's pokemon tabletop adventures, I played it with my D&D group once, and it was okay. A ton of work for the GM though, setting up all the NPC trainers and their pokemon's stats every game.
http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Pokemon_Tabletop_Adventures
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Posted 7/30/13 , edited 7/30/13
Just as an aside, there is already a anime inspired tabletop pen and paper RPG system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Eyes,_Small_Mouth

Best of luck to your kickstarter regardless.
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I play this one with friends every so often. It is tooo fun.

http://www.maidrpg.com/
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