With the Kickstarter by Serpent Sea Games funded in just 55 hours, Kamigakari is now getting an official English translation! The Kickstarter runs until the end of November, so there’s still time to get in on some god hunting action.
Kamigakari: God Hunters (神我狩) is a Japanese TRPG about beings with supernatural powers protecting an unsuspecting world from the false gods. It draws on Japanese folklore, mixing it with a heavy dose of anime action for very cool results. Check out the Kickstarter description for more details.
Mechanically speaking, its uses what it calls a “dice control system.” Actions are resolved using 2D6, but the “control” part of that name comes from the 4D6 dice pool that can be used to manage results by swapping dice in and out. A much more detailed explanation in update five of the Kickstarter.
Random aside: there’s a Japanese religious term kamigakari (神懸かり) that means divine possession. The game uses different kanji (神我狩) to mean god hunter.
I’ll be posting an interview with the project manager Amy Veeres soon, so stay tuned!