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Join the fray in Friendship, Effort, Victory, a shonen battle manga tabletop roleplaying game. Inspired by works such as Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, My Hero Academia, and other battle manga, Friendship, Effort, Victory uses the acclaimed Powered By The Apocalypse Engine to deliver the flashy, dynamic battles and intense, climatic drama of those sensational works. 

  • Choose from 10 classic archetypes to quickly and easily make your character. From the overly cheerful, friendmakers to the angsty, vengeful loners to the fiery, unpredictable rivals, your characters will feel like they would fit right into your favorite stories. 

  • Friendship, Effort, Victory subtly guides players to the themes and key moments of classic battle manga by guiding conflict resolution with simple mechanics. 

  • The dual health system keeps battles tense and emotional. Characters have the ability to buy off their physical damage by taking emotional damage in its place. Death only comes when a character chooses to accept its embrace. When that time comes, accepting death gives the character a burst of power and a second wind that ensures the hero goes out in a blaze of glory.

  • No one is ever left out of the fight. In a genre known for amazing one-on-one battles, players may worry they could be left out. The spectating mechanics allows non-combatants to offer support to any match, even if they aren’t present for the scene. At any time, non-combatant can introduce how their character is interpreting the fight, giving characters bonuses, buffs, and debuffs as makes sense. 

  • The Arcs, General, and Villain systems keep the world dynamic and the threats serious. The Arcs system manages many different threats the world faces due to the Villains mechaniations. The General and Villain system ensures that Villains never fall easily and keep the Sagas from ending too soon. Through the plot armor the Villain system provides, Villains always feel like a major threat. By making the Generals key to removing that plot armor and making the Villains vulnerable, stories grow horizontally. Instead of a mad dash to the Villain, heroes focus on their own matchups, knowing that their victories against the Generals take the team closer to ultimate victory. 

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Shaun O April 15, 2022 1:30 pm UTC
Made the purchase, hyped it up to some friends, and at least one of them made a purchase as well. Got one question that will lead into many more, is there a Discord community for rules clarifications and insight so that people like me can pick the creator's brains?
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Nicholas A April 19, 2022 6:43 pm UTC
I never made one for this game. I don't think we'd have a lot of members. I don't know if I feel comfortable dropping my discord here but here's a Twitter:
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Shaun O April 23, 2022 9:28 pm UTC
I understand your feelings in regards to being uncomfortable dropping your discord on a public forum like this. Thank you for linking to your twitter though, I personally don't use twitter for personal reasons, but I will see what I can glean from your tweets or perhaps you would be okay with me asking a rules question here?
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Justin T January 31, 2022 2:00 am UTC
Incredibly captures the spirit of battle anime!
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Nicholas A February 08, 2022 5:30 am UTC
I'm glad you think so. I hope you enjoy the game. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoy the game. I do mean that too. It feels good knowing people enjoy the game. It took a lot of work so its awesome hearing people like it.
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DIOGO A January 28, 2022 12:50 am UTC
Is there going to be a POD option ?
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Nicholas A January 29, 2022 2:59 am UTC
Yes, there will be one in the near future. It's going to be quicker than I originally expected. However, we are just giving it a little time to see if there were any errors we missed before the PDF went live. Therefore, we can catch those errors now, update the PDF, and make the print copy cleaner. After all, you can't "update" a book with errata so we want to make sure we catch everything before we go to print.
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Nicholas A March 27, 2022 2:15 pm UTC
An update on this front: sorry for the delay. My IRL, unrelated job has gotten a little intense. We entered some "crunch" time and its not going super well. It's made me divert my attention. Things should be dying down soon. Afterwards, I will get back onto this project. Sorry about the wait.
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