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Kamigakari: God Hunters

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Kamigakari: God Hunters is an action-packed Japanese RPG about everyday people imbued with shards of godhood. As dark gods encroach on our world, these innocents must become God Hunters and protect the thinning borders of the supernatural world! Will you become a magician and discover the Transcendent Promise? Will you defend your hometown with a heart full of burning justice and a jump-kick that pierces the heavens? Will you travel the world as a passing Godslayer, helping those you meet along the way? Or will your very soul burn away in the pursuit of power, transforming you into a new dark god? This world cries out for heroes! What kind will you be?

Fight Epic Supernatural Battles!

The enigmatic Mononoke and malevolent Aramitama await your challenge! Unravel their machinations in the real world, then enter the Spirit World for the final showdown!

Godly Power Deserves Godly Weapons!

With the Arms System, you can upgrade and customize your weapons endlessly! Turn that prop katana into a blade that rivals Masamune! Kit out your cell phone to cast earth-shattering spells! Or blast your enemies to bits with good old-fashioned firepower!

Control Your Roll!

Use the Dice Control System to save yourself from bad rolls, but use it sparingly! Do you want to be sure you'll spot the critical clue in an investigation? Or do you want to finish off the final enemy with your ultimate attack?

 
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August 07, 2020 11:14 pm UTC
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Is it only me that has trouble reading this on anything other than a computer/laptop? Is there going to be a mobile version created please? On my iPad it takes at least 5 seconds to display a new page.

Also why do the colour graphics at the start of the pdf not match my Japanese version? The book has a lightened area behind the glowing white text, so that it’s not as glaring?!
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Dee B August 08, 2020 2:50 am UTC
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We've had no comments of anyone having trouble with it. That said, RPG PDFs are designed for computer/laptop. I can think of only a couple products that have ever had mobile versions created. It certainly is not the norm.
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Joshua S August 08, 2020 7:23 pm UTC
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I also agree that this is a pdf that is difficult to view on an iPad Pro. It takes several seconds to render each page. Could the file be optimized for use on other devices?

Fantasy Flight Games had the same issue with Dark Heresy when it first came out, but they released optimized versions that worked much better in the end on all devices.
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david N August 11, 2020 1:02 am UTC
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Now that the comment has been made, I would like to put my voice out there requesting a more optimized version of the PDF. 1 of the 2 five star reviews is mine but I struggled to read this on my IPad Pro. I had to read most of it at my desktop as my older laptop struggled with it as well.
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Amy V August 12, 2020 3:29 am UTC
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I've had similar issues when I thought to test the PDF on my own tablet. We'll see into further optimization to ensure it loads more conveniently, and I'll test it myself to be sure. The testing platform will thus be a Galaxy Tab from a few years ago, so if it works on that, it should be good to work on anything!

That said, the key phrase is "see into." This isn't a commitment to getting it working. But we'll try.
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August 12, 2020 10:58 am UTC
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Thanks. I had tech help (ie my kids) play around with the original file. They were able to create a file that although three times the size, loaded far faster. Unfortunately I have no idea what they did, and whether alterations to the original document may solve things more effectively (rather than playing around with the pdf document after its been created).

Just checking, but to me of equal importance was getting the English edition to match the Japanese one as close as possible. Did my comments regarding the lightened background in the front colour plates make sense?
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Amy V August 13, 2020 9:42 pm UTC
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It did, yes. Regrettably, we tried less intense glows and it didn't really work out. I know it's not great, but...
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Abraham Z August 07, 2020 6:00 pm UTC
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Deal of the Day, yes!!! :-)
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Abraham Z August 07, 2020 6:01 pm UTC
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I feel like a god hunter already ;-)
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NEIL S August 04, 2020 6:19 am UTC
Will this be POD
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Justin J August 04, 2020 9:28 pm UTC
They mentioned that it will be before September I believe.
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Amy V August 06, 2020 1:43 pm UTC
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Within two months. The update Justin is talking about is errata, bug fixes, etc.
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Jerry G August 03, 2020 8:22 pm UTC
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Hey guy's first we love the game and I've just started prepping for our first game this weekend. We have just started making character's and while it didn't hurt our character creation it was a burning question. What is the difference between an occultist and adept? also is there an errata link there is a couple of things missing off the character sheet's that is on the premade sheets, that are not on the make your on pc sheets.
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Jason T August 02, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
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Sorry for the sorta-inappropriate post, but would it be possible to get a review copy of this for Otaku USA Magazine? I've reviewed a bunch of Japanese RPGs for it over the years, and would love to do a writeup of Kamigakari, it looks great! (I don't know how I missed the Kickstarter.) My email is (my first name) at mockman dot the-most-obvious-URL-ending. Thanks!!
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August 02, 2020 4:13 pm UTC
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Very cool for first printing of a translation.

I don't know where to inform you of the errata. All the warriors should have 4 agility. Two of the same name samples have the same type.

Another problem in the translation process that I see, is you went back and forth from invocations and conjuring. It changes all over the place I'm afraid.

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Jesus J July 31, 2020 2:07 am UTC
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Have to say I'm not a fan of the layout. It's very visually dissonant with what feels like a waste of white space. All the lists that consist of "boxes" are really awkward to look at. Having the top of the boxes offset in both columns just looks odd e.g. pg. 143,152,153,157,160, etc. It would have been better to have the top of the boxes matching across columns instead of wasting all that space on the bottom of the page. This seems overly pedantic but it occurs nearly every page to some degree and just makes the book feel really awkward to read e.g. pg 218, 219 the abilities arent even in alphabetical order and the spacing within and between columns is very wonky.
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Dee B July 31, 2020 2:17 am UTC
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If all talents were the same length, that would be possible, but that's not the case. Also, the abilities aren't meant to be in alphabetical order. Certain abilities (Key Talents) are obtained immediately, while Focus Talents and High Talents can only be obtained at higher levels. The talents are listed generally in an order of acquisition, rather than alphabetically.
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Jesus J July 31, 2020 2:21 am UTC
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You aren't understanding my point. They don't need to be of the same length to align the top of the boxes across columns, you'd have non standard spacing between boxes, but thats already the case. However it would be less visually dissonant if at least some of it matched. Also, while I've admittedly only skimmed the sections neither Boss Talents or Anomalies have any listed order of acquisition and are listed randomly from what I can see.
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Raggy R August 01, 2020 5:55 pm UTC
The layout has been heavily criticized, but as an original backer, I'm just happy to have a finished product. This scratches the Bleach itch, and the layout actually reflects the early 2000s look nicely.
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Jesus J August 01, 2020 9:25 pm UTC
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I certainly agree with that it does feel super retro, in both the good and bad ways.
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roland D July 30, 2020 10:30 pm UTC
This seems exactly like the fan made translation from a few years back from what I see.
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Dee B July 31, 2020 1:03 am UTC
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Except for having graphics, proper formatting, corrected mathematics, form-fillable character sheets, and supporting the original creators...yes, exactly the same. *rolls eyes*
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Amy V July 31, 2020 9:39 am UTC
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[laughs] Oh, no, patented Serpent Sea translations, old family recipe!
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Amy V July 31, 2020 6:27 pm UTC
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...Racist? What? I was doing Steamed Hams.
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Paul B July 31, 2020 10:00 pm UTC
Racist?!?!?! W.T.F.????
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Bn L August 02, 2020 1:32 am UTC
Yeah, add me to the list of those wondering what was racist.
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Abraham Z August 02, 2020 9:19 pm UTC
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Amy V, don't you know humor is banned these days!? ;-)
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Justin J August 04, 2020 9:28 pm UTC
Always support official translation efforts when possible.
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Paul B August 06, 2020 10:37 pm UTC
To anyone coming into this convo after the fact and wondering what all the mentions of racism are about; between Amy V's two comments above, someone accused her of making a racist joke in her first comment... for some reason that no one else could understand.
The accusing post is gone now so I guess someone reported it as inappropriate and it was removed.
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Chad H July 30, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
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It doesn't happen often, but I just bought a game based on cover art and a cool name alone.
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Brandon P July 30, 2020 3:16 am UTC
This is my new favorite thing that I didn't even know I wanted!
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Noah K July 30, 2020 2:40 am UTC
Very nice preview! This is definitely unique in rulebooks I've seen before in its intro pages of full-color, nicely theme-setting descriptions of (not sure if they're classes or sample characters, whatever they are they're cool). I also appreciate the "fun above all else" ethos, mechanics look pretty neat...Overall, this is a very good-looking book. I am seriously having to consider whether this might make any sense for me to get even though I don't make purchases here. Well done. ^_^
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Bn L July 29, 2020 5:07 pm UTC
There’s a small typo in the Anti-Demon Ninja description. The second paragraph, “Nowq”. Also, is there going to be a teaser with mechanics or the setting? This looks really cool but I have little idea as to how it plays.
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Dee B July 29, 2020 6:01 pm UTC
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There's a thread discussing both here, btw: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/kamigakari-is-officially-out-in-english-on-drivethrurpg.867381
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Bn L July 29, 2020 6:22 pm UTC
I don’t partake in RPG.net past light perusal, but thank you. After seeing the moronic Memorial Day comment on this game’s KS page, I’ll spend my money elsewhere.
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Christopher B July 30, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
It appears to me that they were just making light of the fact that Memorial Day has no significance to people not from here, and not everyone who supported the Kickstarter will get anything out of a “Happy Memorial Day” greeting.
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Bn L July 31, 2020 3:07 am UTC
They clearly weren’t and were chiding those who respect the holiday. I am sure other holidays have been observed throughout the life of the KS, yet no disparaging remarks were made concerning any of those. They should’ve said nothing at all.
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Dee B July 31, 2020 12:55 pm UTC
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You're correct in that nothing should have been said. However, Christopher is right; it was meant as a lighthearted statement. We have nothing but the utmost respect for veterans, of any country. No chiding of any sort was intended.
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Bn L July 31, 2020 3:05 pm UTC
To be clear, me not buying it doesn’t mean I don’t want the game to exist, nor do I wish for some pogrom to exist against any of the creators. I’m not calling for a boycott of the game or any such nonsense. I found the comment distasteful and it’s only part of my purchasing decision. You feel the way you do, I’ll do the same and good luck in the future.
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Marcelino S August 01, 2020 7:04 am UTC
Now I must buy it. Cause of this statement. To make a point.
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Bn L August 02, 2020 1:34 am UTC
Good! Just because it’s not my cuppa (for more than the comment) doesn’t mean I would suggest anyone boycotts it. Admittedly, I should’ve been more clear and fair concerning my criticism, but even so, I wish them well.
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Nathan P July 29, 2020 12:53 pm UTC
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Full review pending, but for those who are wondering whats up with this book. My initial impressions is that someone took one of those terrible forum RPs from the early 2000s where people played whatever their favorite anime character was at the time and tried to make it into an actual TTRPG; Then they put way too much work into it to make an actual cohesive, mechanically sound game from it.

Its very tropy but with enough setting to run fine as is while being pretty easy to adapt. Mechanics are fairly crunchy and seem sound, though i've yet to do any testing. I get some Tenra Bansho & Double Cross vibes from it, though it may just be the Diverse Cast of PC builds all three have.

Over-all good look so far, looking forward to trying out some more & seeing what the expansions will bring. Biggest complaint is that this book is now distracting me from the Traveller game I just started running.

TL;DR: Alexander Anderson, A shin megami tensei protag, Ichigo from Bleach,...See more
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Nakorn S July 29, 2020 3:11 am UTC
After long wait, finally! Look forward to purchase the physical book!
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Greg L July 29, 2020 12:44 am UTC
What Dice System is this game D6 D20 D100. Need a lot more information before laying out $25.00 for book that I can't see or look at! Are there more book in the making or just this dead end system?
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Amy V July 29, 2020 5:51 am UTC
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2d6 where you add all the results together, then apply positive or negative modifiers (including attribute bonuses, enemy abilities, etc), and then try to beat a pre-determined number with your final sum. For a simple task, you only need 2 or higher, and the difficulty goes up in multiples of two. Natural 12 is a crit (which is an automatic success and lets you change one die in your spirit pool, which I'll tell you about later), snake eyes is a fumble (which is an automatic failure and forces you to change the highest-value die in your spirit pool into a 1)

Now let's talk about what really sets Kamigakari apart from most RPGs is its Spirit Pool system. Each player has a pool of 4d6 they set aside at the beginning of each session. When you use one of your abilities, a certain number of dice are removed by that pool, usually in a pattern ("Two 4s" or "three numbers in ascending sequence") but you get them back at the beginning of your character's next turn, or when the scene ends....See more
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James N July 31, 2020 1:21 pm UTC
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Oh, so I could use it as a Traveller add-on :D

Is there a hardcopy version available or is that just for people who took part in the Kickstarter?

This seems like a nice fit for my Wednesday reviews of translated material but I prefer to buy hardcopy over PDF.

https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/reviews/project/translation-wednesday
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Amy V July 31, 2020 3:20 pm UTC
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We're working on PoD after the first errata pass, but then we'll get a small offset print run that'll mostly be backers, but there'll probably be a couple hundred on sale at IPR.
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James N July 31, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Matthew S August 13, 2020 9:11 am UTC
PLEASE do a POD through Drivethru ASAP. For those of us not in the US, IPR shipping rates are pretty much a deal killer, and I would love to own this game. :(
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Dan D July 28, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
Does Serpent Sea Games have a website and/or contact information?
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Amy V July 29, 2020 5:30 am UTC
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We don't. I should work on that.
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