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Kagegami High

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Kagegami High is a private girls-only school on a small island off the coast of Tokyo. It is a place for learning, menacing government agencies, strange religious practices from the dawn of Japanese history, and moral and physical development, all in a secluded location, free from wicked outside influences. It’s supposed to be a very good, very elite school. You remember hearing that somewhere, though you’re not sure where. You got in, though you’re not sure when you applied, how you passed the entrance exam, how your family is paying for it, or how exactly you got here. There are a lot of things you’re not sure about, but is that really so different from before?

What you have before you is a comedic role-playing game where you take on the role of schoolgirls at a strange, surreal high school where every conspiracy, every urban legend, is true, though not necessarily in the way you'd expect. The simple rules and copious random tables bring Kagegami High and the island of Kageshima to life, letting you have countless strange, surreal, and hilarious adventures there.

To play you will need some friends, pencils and paper, and six-sided dice (with one die of a different color to be the Weird Die).

 
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March 26, 2017 12:56 am UTC
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Magic and witchcraft, androids, demons and angels, elder gods, forbidden technology, mental powers... and not a word on how to run any of it. A world full of dangers, and nothing but "stress" to track any of the effects. Is there another, earlier book that covers more of these sorts of things, or is this game just that entirely and intensely "rules light"?

It's really interesting as a source book and a highly entertaining read-through, but seems to imply a lot that's never detailed.
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Ewen C March 26, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
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Kagegami High runs on a variant of the rules of Maid RPG, which also has pretty light rules, so that although you can give them more detail, you can handle virtually any NPC using only two numbers (Attribute rank and Stress Limit) and some flavor text.
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March 27, 2017 1:13 am UTC
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Take for example the Special Quality "Supernatural Being - Witch" -- the character actually has some witchcraft, some form of spellcasting, right?

So is that just entirely freeform and whatever the group agrees is appropriate?
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Ewen C March 27, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
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Exactly, though you can use the "Invoking a Trait" mechanic with that, similar to invoking an aspect in Fate.
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March 27, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
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Honestly, I know very little about the Fate system.
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Ewen C March 28, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
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Fate isn't for everyone, but if you want to check it out, Evil Hat has Fate Core and Fate Accelerated available as Pay What You Want PDFs, and they've done quite a few interesting settings with the system.
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Th H March 15, 2017 3:49 pm UTC
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Is "venomous foot spurs" a euphemism for what I think it is?
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Ewen C March 15, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
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If you believe it to be referring to how boys have venomous foot spurs similar to the platypus, then yes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus_venom
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Jeff M March 09, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
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i havent red the book yet,i just checked the book and the tables, some tables are pretty wacky.
And silly question, does Kagegami High is compatible with School girl RPG (well with the MAID engine) ?
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Ewen C March 09, 2017 9:33 pm UTC
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Kagegami has some new stuff I've been experimenting with. The stats are on a slightly different scale (2d6/2 instead of 2d6/3) and it uses a die pool mechanic, so you'd have to pick one die system or the other to use for your game (and roughly reduce NPCs' stats by 1), but otherwise the game's content is mostly tables with word content, which shouldn't present any problems for using with other M.A.I.D. engine games.
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Jeff M March 15, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
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oh thank yoy for the answer, i think i ll use the rules from your book :)
i got to say, i m a bit jealous, i tried to write something similar 14 years ago, and it was a complete mess, anyway your setting looks like a lot of fun.
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sean M February 28, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
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Preview doesn't work on my iPad.Can you look into this please as your book looks interesting.
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Ewen C March 09, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
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I emailed support, so hopefully we'll get that sorted out soon.
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Ewen C March 09, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
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Okay, it's fixed now. And if you don't mind reading around the "Sample file" thing you can try rolling up a character!
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Yaruki Zero Games
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