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Over Arms: Quickstart Rules

Over Arms: Quickstart Rules

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Over Arms is a rules-light Tabletop Role Playing Game designed for people familiar with series like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Persona, Fate, Shaman King, etc. This game aims to recreate the themes, mechanics, and powers as seen in these kind of media.

Over Arms is very adaptable and can be used in a myriad of ways to suit your tabletop game, as the core of this system allows for you to create your own abilities while using two entities as one character.

Over Arms also comes with a bevy of information that will be more than helpful in aiding both the GM and the Players in understanding the inner workings of the Over Arms system throughout this book.

These quickstart rules will allow you to start your own Over Arms game and experience a portion of the action, adventure, and mystery contained in the full product.

This book is still in progress, information may differ from the final product.

The Quickstart rules also omit some information from the list below:

Features of Over Arms include:

  • Introduction to TRPGs and Intro
  • Player Character and Anima Creation mechanics
  • A quick reference for vocabulary
  • Money and social status mechanics
  • A Leveling Table for levels 1-10.
  • A robust list of Items and Relics
  • Rules for various Status Conditions
  • Sample Anima and Abilities
  • Full stat blocks and images for enemies
  • Rules, mechanics, information and much more relating to “The Mirage”, a strange world meant for dungeon crawling.
  • Example Scenario and Scenario Generator
  • Combat rules, mechanics, examples and much more.

*This download contains both single and spread documents of the Over Arms quickstart rules.*


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Max D June 27, 2020 6:43 pm UTC
I've been enjoying the system with a few close friends of mine and I was wondering what the expected wait will be before a digital copy can be purchased for full use?
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CORY B July 06, 2020 3:09 am UTC
The complete game should be out in a month or so, end of summer would be the absolute longest period for the full release.
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Benjamin W April 07, 2020 5:58 pm UTC
Over Arms is a really good title. Kudos.
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CORY B April 07, 2020 6:13 pm UTC
Thank you so much, glad you're enjoying it :)
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Mamading C April 06, 2020 10:35 pm UTC
Interesting. I'm not familiar with any of the media mentioned.

However, just the other day I came up with a very different setting that could fit very well with the sort of mechanics being mentioned here.

So I'm looking forward to poring over this and perhaps using my homebrew setting with it.
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CORY B April 06, 2020 10:49 pm UTC
Hey thanks for checking out the game! I like to think of the book as a game but also a toolkit. It can be used in any setting where two characters work in tandem. Other media that comes to mind from Anime is: Soul Eater, Shaman King, FATE, etc.

I hope it works well for you!
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Mamading C April 07, 2020 8:52 pm UTC

I'm not really into anime, so none of the titles you referenced had any immediate meaning to me.

However, I've since read up on Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and various Shin Megami Tensen-related media, so I now understand what the Anima mechanics are striving to emulate and it's a great fit for what I had in mind and helped clarify aspects I hadn't thought through previously.
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Jeff M April 06, 2020 8:34 pm UTC
Looks interesting, when do you plan to release the complete game ?
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CORY B April 06, 2020 10:50 pm UTC
The book is primarily done, we will be going to kickstarter once we wrap up any loose ends and from there we will deliver the print / digital versions of the full book. It's hard to put a timestamp on anything due to COVID-19 but I imagine within the next two months!
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Jeff M April 07, 2020 12:35 am UTC
Awesome, i guess as i have the quick-start in my library, you ll send a mail to the owners to notify them ?
Love the digest format, it s easy to read on a tablet.
thanks for your answer and i m looking forward the complete book.
I perfectly understand the difficulties due the current crisis, thank for your answer.
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CORY B April 07, 2020 1:36 am UTC
Will definitely be sending emails whenever it's updated or when the core book comes out! Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far, means a lot!
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Mamading C April 07, 2020 10:41 am UTC
Agreed about the format, it works well for reading on the phone.
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CORY B April 07, 2020 6:13 pm UTC
Glad to hear!
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