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The Anime Hack

The Anime Hack brings the frantic energy of Japanese animation to the tabletop in an easy to play multi-genre role playing game based on the fantastic Black Hack RPG. Based on the original 1970s fantasy role-playing game the rules are easy to follow and playable right out of the box. Character creation takes a few minutes and you'll be playing in no time. 

The Anime Hack adds anime flavour, mecha and vehicle rules as well as advice for GMs and players alike who want to play in a world of over-sized eyes, giant robots, katanas, ninjas, weaponized mallets and collectable monsters. 

Choose between eight anime inspired classes: Magical Girl/Boy, Mecha Jockey, Monster Collector, Neko, Ninja, Robot, Trenchcoat Samurai, and Wunderkind. 

This is a complete game. The Black Hack is not required, but it is awesome and would add a lot to your experience (in life as well as gaming). 

Everything needed to swing katanas and go "over 9000" is right here in 45 pages of adventure. 

Written and illustrated by David Okum, author of Cold Hands, Dark Hearts, and numerous "How to Draw Manga" books for Penguin Random House.  

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Diego B August 04, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
My girlfriend loved Inuyasha anime. I'd like to play that setting with her using some rules-lite RPG. Is this hack good for a legendary/fantasy Sengoku game?
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Dirk R September 28, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Will this be available in print as well?
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David O February 14, 2017 6:11 am UTC
So sorry for the delay on the POD of this. There have been some technical issues that needed fixing.
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Michael H July 23, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
The book explains how experience points are accumulated, but not how that is connected with leveling up, unless I am just missing that line repeatedly.
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David O July 24, 2016 12:46 am UTC
I hope it makes more sense now.
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David O July 22, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Thanks. I will fix and upload. Proofreaders and I missed that one.
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July 22, 2016 6:03 pm UTC
Awesome. I find proofreading is never perfect until after it matters. Perfect example, I misspelled Black Hack as Black Hat in my review and did not realize until after the editing window had close -_-;
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Michael H July 24, 2016 6:19 am UTC
I'm just happy to feel like I have contributed to the game in this tiny way.

Just to clarify, you roll for less than your target, and matching it misses; am I right? I've seen it done that way before to good effect, so it would make sense like that. Really it will work either way, though the equal or less than score variant would be a slightly more lax seeming game, I'm guessing.
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David O July 24, 2016 4:28 pm UTC
I always see it as "roll under" and equal is a fail. I think either way would work as long as you were consistent and up front at the beginning of the game.
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