A Potpourri of TRPGs

A friend’s daughter is an avid TRPG player and offered to run a session of Magicalogia for my wife and I. I’m working on a detailed post about that game, but in the meanwhile, I thought it’d be interesting to look at some of the games she’s been playing:

Call of Cthulhu, Shinobigami, Magikarogia (hers, the new collected edition), Monotone Museum, Magikarogia (mine, the older edition), Kill Death Business, and Insane.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Call of Cthulhu – the classic and ever popular
  • Shinobigami – modern day ninjas
  • Magicalogia – (hers, the new collected edition) – mages fighting to save the world
  • Monotone Museum – fairy tale fantasy
  • Magicalogia (mine, the older edition)
  • Kill Death Business – hellish assassins on a TV show in Hell
  • Insane – multi-genre horror

Not making it in the above picture is Silver Sword: Stellar Knights

Silver Sword: Stellar Knights
Silver Sword: Stellar Knights includes some artwork reminiscent of Mucha

and her current favorite TRPG Nechronica. For those not familiar with Nechronica, it’s a gory game of patchwork zombie dolls in a dead world.

Relatively PG pages from the very not PG Nechronica
Relatively PG pages from the very not PG Nechronica

3 thoughts on “A Potpourri of TRPGs”

  1. Another great post! Are all of these games different systems? “hellish assassins on a TV show in Hell” is a great concept!! That is the kind of thing the motivates oneself to learn Japanese. Monotone Museum and Insane also caught my interest. But they all look amazing.

    1. Thank you! Yeah, that’s a really cool concept!

      There several different systems in there:

      Shinobigami, Kill Death Business, Magikarogia, and Insane are all “Saikoro Fiction” (literally “Dice Fiction”) games that are variations of the same system. There’s an English wikipedia page with some more details and a list of other games that use it.

      Monotone Museum uses the Standard R.P.G. System (SRS) offered by FarEast Amusement Research (FEAR), and is kind of an open gaming license with personal and commercial provisions.

      Call of Cthulhu uses the Basic Role Playing system by Chaosium.

      Silver Sword: Stellar Knights I recently picked up on her recommendation, but haven’t read it yet. It appears to use a number of d6s (suggested at least eight dice).

      Nechronica I’m also not sure about, but appears to use a 1d10 system.

      1. Thanks a lot for the explanation! I wasn’t familiar with all those systems although I imagined that Call of Cthulhu was a western system translated into Japanese.
        I heard Konosuba was also getting a TRPG book.

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