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Over Arms is a rules-light tabletop pen-and-paper role-playing game designed to replicate media like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Persona, FATE ,Shaman King and more. Over Arms is set in a world where select people are able to develop an "Anima", a powerful psychic manifestation of their own psyche and will. These "Anima" are able to  assist their "User" in a myriad of ways in and out of combat based on the strengths of their individually unique abilities. In Over Arms players can expect to weave stories of mystery and intrigue as they discover this new world around them and within.  

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In a game of Over Arms, player characters will awaken their “Anima”, a manifestation of one’s own will and psyche that is typically born through an incredibly stressful or emotional event. These Anima come equipped with unique special abilities that YOU, the player, will create and utilize both in combat and while interacting with the world that surrounds you. These abilities are learned by your character only through coming to understand the nature of your Anima and working together in tandem. From character and Anima creation to scenarios and combat, Over Arms is rules-light at its core: RPG newbies and seasoned veterans alike can pick it up, read it, and play a game of Over Arms in just a few hours. 

Download the Quickstart Rulebook for free here to see if Over Arms is for you!

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.

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.

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Cody O April 15, 2021 4:00 pm UTC
Love the game! The pdfs not having a fillable version for the character sheets is a small pain but I'm able to fix that myself. Looking forward to running a game!
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Josh H December 03, 2020 1:48 am UTC
I had picked up the limited edition cover version (no longer available on drivethru) but the downloads seem to have the same cover as this (the regular) version. Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

The game looks pretty cool from what I've read so far!
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CORY B December 03, 2020 2:42 am UTC
Hey Josh,

If you bought the PDF / Physical edition of the limited edition cover, the physical edition will have the different cover so no worries!
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Josh H December 04, 2020 12:27 am UTC
Gotcha, thanks for the reply!
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Isaac S November 29, 2020 6:36 am UTC
To the Publisher:

Will there be more content for this in the future? Settings, expansions, etc?

Also, in your estimation how would giving attacks and defenses damage types? Physical, lightning, fire, etc? Like one animus is weak against fire and so takes additional damage, but is resistant to cold and so takes reduced damage for example.
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CORY B December 03, 2020 2:45 am UTC
Yes, we announced an expansion on the Kickstarter page not too long ago. We likely won't create new rules for powers or elemental damages since the game is meant to be flexible enough to work with all media types in a rules-light way. (Unless I can get in touch with Atlus/SEGA to make an official Persona expansion lol)

The one we have in the work introduces quite a few new things but we aren't far along enough yet to start sharing details ;)
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Isaac S December 04, 2020 5:36 am UTC
Thank you.
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Jeff M November 06, 2020 10:31 am UTC
A bit jealous, i tried to make a game inspired by Persona 1 and 2 (yup way before P3, P4 or even P5) and lamently failed because i tried to respect the arcana types, good, evil, light and dark elements of the MegaTen series, i got to say, from what saw in your book i think i overthought it. Kudos, the book is great and leave enough room to play either FATE Stay Night or Persona inspired campaign.
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ralph D October 28, 2020 2:05 pm UTC
I'm not allowed to leave a "star" review as I am a publisher, but I recommend this game. It's unique and interesting and not bogged down with a million unnecessary rules.
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Isaac S November 27, 2020 10:02 am UTC
Will there be more content for this in the future? Settings, expansions, etc?

Also, in your estimation how would giving attacks and defenses damage types? Physical, lightning, fire, etc? Like one animus is weak against fire and so takes additional damage, but is resistant to cold and so takes reduced damage for example.
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ralph D November 27, 2020 3:25 pm UTC
I am not the publisher of this game. I'm the publisher of a game called Residuum, so I'm not allowed to leave star ratings. Sorry about the confusion.
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Isaac S November 29, 2020 6:35 am UTC
Sorry about that.
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Peter S October 22, 2020 8:24 pm UTC
Hooboy this game could not be more perfect for me at this exact moment. I've been looking for a system to run a Jojo game and lo and behold here this darn thing comes waltzing up and not only that... it looks great, really, really great. I'll let you know more when I actually have a chance to play it.
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