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Our world needs heroes, and only a small band of adventurers stands between us and the darkness that threatens everything.

Play Manga d20 is an anime roleplaying game option for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game® that brings the fun of owning pet monsters, flying in giant mecha, and being a magical hero of ancient legend to the table. New race and class options for both traditional fantasy and point-based characters demonstrate how to create different ways to adventure. Over 60 pages of attributes, feats, and other choices offer both a freeform way to build characters and a balanced way of arranging abilities when composing custom races and classes.

Whether you just turned 10, discovered a powerful relic, or graduated top of your class at the academy, there’s something in here for you.

Don’t just play your favorite tabletop game, Play Manga!

Contents Include

Races: Variant races for androids, catfolk, dhampir, rabbitfolk, ratfolk, and turtlefolk, as well as a new race for slimes.

Anime Classes: Introduces 15 new classes, centered on anime characters. They are adventurers, dynamic sorcerers, giant robots, gun bunnies, hot rods, magical heroes, martial artists, mech pilots, ninjas, pet monster trainers, samurai, sentai members, shapechangers, students, and tech geniuses.

Fantasy Classes: Using the 300 point system, the fantasy classes are broken down into their features, then presented with new archetypes to choose from that give them a more anime-based flare.

Character Options and Attributes: Learn how to build a point-based character, or pick up a race and class using the point-based system as a guideline for how to hand out experience and when to level up. Includes over 100 attributes, defects, and restrictions. Also includes new feats

Equipment: Modern armor, weapons, and vehicles.

Pregenerated Characters: 4 pregenerated characters, levels 2 and 6.

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Soluman B November 01, 2019 1:36 am UTC
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I had a question about the Armored Coat in the modern armor section.

Since it is technically a coat could it be worn over other light or medium sets to combine with them or is it only wearable by itself?
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Kevin G November 01, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
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It can be worn over other stuff, but armor bonuses don’t stack so it won’t necessarily help there. It would still grant the skill bonus though.
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Soluman B November 01, 2019 5:38 pm UTC
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What about PC races that state "Can't Wear Armor?"

Could this be listed as an exception?
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Kevin G November 01, 2019 8:31 pm UTC
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It's still technically armor. I would say you could wear it cosmetically, but that would be a GM call.
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Kevin G October 30, 2019 8:25 pm UTC
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We have updated Play Manga d20 to include a total of 128 pages as we go to print. Here's what you'll find in this update.

* Cleaned up rules text in several places to make it clearer without changing how it should work between the last version and this one.

* Wizard schools and the arcane student archetype (no more CRB references). Updated page numbers throughout the book to account for this.

* Character creation example that leads up to one of the pregenerated characters at the end of the book.

* Modern armor and armor upgrades (with table).

* New modern weapons and a table for them.

* Moved weapons upgrades after weapons and vehicle upgrades after vehicles.

* Pregenerated characters at levels 2 and 6.
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Kevin G October 29, 2019 3:31 pm UTC
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Our print proof arrived, and we used it to make a few more adjustments and edits before we approve it. Expect an update in the next day or so that will reflect these.
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Docter D October 20, 2019 9:02 am UTC
Hello! I really like this, and I'm thinking about using it, but do you have any suggestions for running a game like this? Character creation is neat, but combat, monsters, and adventuring is important too. Should I just use the standard Pathfinder rules?
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Kevin G October 21, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
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In general, yes you can absolutely use regular pathfinder monsters and npcs. Everything is balanced with Pathfinder in mind. You can also construct enemies using the point system. 48 points = CR 1, and plus 14 points per CR thereafter.
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Kevin G October 16, 2019 4:54 pm UTC
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I had this question come up a few times, so I wanted to post here related to it. (For reference, you can always ask me questions directly here, on Facebook, or through the other various buying channels. I'm always happy to help or "talk shop" with fellow designers, however experienced they may be.)

Is Play Manga d20 a direct translation of BESM d20 for Pathfinder 1e?
Answer: No. It takes the ideas and concepts introduced in BESM and presents them in its own way. Things like getting discretionary points because you gained a level felt, at least to me, like a bit of a cop-out, so we addressed that by giving every class its own identity (which is then expanded on with archetypes, a'la Pathfinder).

* If you want free points to spend each level, just spend points. There is customization built into classes via traits and attributes like customization, but you aren't going to just get 5 points for taking 1 level of adventurer.

*If you want a nice packet from which...See more
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Auden J October 18, 2019 8:35 pm UTC
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Thank you for the details, Kevin. Purchased.
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Jason L October 15, 2019 7:35 am UTC
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I still the damage reduction for the slimes and under Giant Robot it says permanent armor, just don't see the rules in the system for it
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Kevin G October 15, 2019 12:14 pm UTC
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Damage reduction is covered on page 61 for point-based characters. A chemical slime gets its own version, which is 0 points because it's part of their amorphous trait.

Permanent is a defect on page 91, applied to the giant robot's armor (medium) at 1st level and (heavy) at 3rd.

Hope that helps.
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Jason L October 16, 2019 6:56 am UTC
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Thanks
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Kevin G October 15, 2019 12:38 am UTC
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We have updated this, adding 7 pages of content (including tables for attributes, special attacks, and defects) and cleaning up some of the existing content as we get ready to go to print. Thank you to everybody who's come to us with requests and questions. Play Manga d20 is that much better because of you.
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Marcelino S October 13, 2019 4:27 am UTC
Will there be a 5e version? I love the book I just play a slightly different game. Lol.
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Kevin G October 13, 2019 11:41 am UTC
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We may expand to 5e in the future if there is enough interest. There are no current plans but we will keep it in mind. Thank you :)
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Kevin G October 11, 2019 1:12 pm UTC
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Good morning all,
I wanted to post to say thank you so much to everybody for the valuable feedback we have received on this product thus far both here and on other mediums. We do have an update that will address the points brought up below this post that will be pushed out shortly for those who already purchased it and included in the print version.

To answer one in particular, we didn't reiterate rules for building races as they were presented in the Advanced Race Guide, but we did use those rules to balance races prior to constructing classes and the rest of the point-based system. We used those rules as the baseline for values of other attributes, and adjusted up or down depending on the worth of the individual attribute and the level at which it could become available to a character (whether point-based or race/class).

The update will explain this more clearly so you don't have to reference this post going forward.
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Nick W October 10, 2019 7:48 pm UTC
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i am just wondering how the races are calculated as when i tried to stat out human it was 1 point shy of costing 9 points also the * says something about ability score bonus but what page do we find the cost for this so we can see how the races are built in the table with the races? since if we use what is there then all calculations are wrong. but what has been ponied out if it's part of a race/class things are cheaper but when taking a cursory glace at the pdf and using the search function me and my one friend can't find anything. any clarification would be great. also page numbers to make it faster.
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Kevin G October 10, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
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I have seen this and will get back to you in the morning.
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Jeremy W October 08, 2019 2:45 pm UTC
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So I have it now. Could use another editing pass. Ex: Raibyo Catfolk have immunity to sonic AND electrical resistance 5, but the ability says all that only costs 4 points when later the section on Resistance says immunity costs at least 6 points.
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Kevin G October 08, 2019 4:52 pm UTC
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Sonic damage is included as an option for resistance if somebody wants to spend points to buy it, or they can be a raibyo and have immunity plus resistance to electricity for only 4 points as part of that packet. It's not wrong, it's just a different way to achieve the same goal.

To break it down further: Immunity to sonic effects (like bardic music) are technically a minor immunity. Plus 1 point for resistance +1 for the option to turn it off if your ally happens to have a beneficial sonic effect.

The consistency is found between options. If you build another race that has storm resistance (or a class that gains it as part of its leveling process), it's going to cost 4 points. If you build a point-based character who has immunity to sonic damage and resistance to electricity, it would cost 7.

There are going to be several examples of this. Point-based characters pay more for their options because they don't get a bulk discount like races and classes. It's explained in several...See more
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Jeremy W October 07, 2019 8:06 pm UTC
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Is this BESM d20 upgraded to PF1e?
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Kevin G October 07, 2019 8:16 pm UTC
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In essence, yes. It has the same general classes available, but we expand on the options and provide more details toward races and attributes that reflect Pathfinder and d20 moreso than just BESM.
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Jeremy W October 07, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
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Cool: exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for.
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George K October 08, 2019 1:19 am UTC
This is PF1E upgraded, not 2E??
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John R October 08, 2019 1:41 am UTC
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This is based on the PF1 rules, yes.
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Bryan M November 03, 2019 2:50 am UTC
Thank goodness — Sign me up!
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