Stallion, school has really taken a bite out of my time. I’m supposed to be a computer science student. What’s with all this math?! Yeah, I know computers involve a lot of math, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
Oh, but that’s not really what this post is about. See, remember that thing I was working on a while back? Ya know, that Touhou RPG that I said I would probably stop writing and abandon. Yeah, in retrospect I’m not very good at keeping my word, am I? The next version of the rules, v0.6 is coming soon and it’s almost a complete overhaul of the rules, improving them to make them flow a little better as well as to be a more flexible system. Improvements you can look forward to include: A full character creation system, lacking only the ability to create options (ya know, those things that appear when you gain power in the shooters) including 8 races and a handful of classes that will be expanded upon in later rule sets. Also, the base work for the spellcard system which allows players to create spellcard decks similar to the fighting games. And a new system of rolling where a character’s stats determines the number of dice she rolls as opposed to simply trying to roll lower than a certain number (mostly because trying to roll higher than a certain number is sort of easier to deal with).
One way or another, I plan on doing character creation for the local test group this Friday which means the new version of the rules should be out within a week or so (depending on how much I overhaul the fighting system).
EDIT: Comments have been enabled again. WordPress keeps turning them off when it updates. Also added a picture because this post was boring.
A couple of weeks ago I was looking for a Touhou tabletop RPG and ended up stumbling upon the translated version of Danmaku Yuugi -Flowers-. I took a look at the rules, and at some of the reviews of the rules, and came to find that there were… problems with them. I still wanted to have a tabletop Touhou RPG I could play, though, so I decided that if I couldn’t find one I would make one. A friend of mine told me to look into GURPS, the Generic Universal Role-Playing System, and see if I couldn’t adapt the rules to what I needed. I did and, now two weeks later, I have come up with the first version of the rules for Western Roses, the Neko Arrange created Touhou RPG. If you’re interested, you can read the rules here or by clicking the new little tab at the top of the page labeled Western Roses. Be warned, though, it’s eight typed pages long which, although small for an RPG, isn’t a quick read.
As I said, the rules are based upon GURPS. They’ve been heavily altered and as time goes on will become even more heavily altered but for the moment, if you’re interested in playing, I suggest you take a look at the free GURPS lite rules as well as a frame of reference or to fill in any gaps I might have missed. The rules haven’t been play-tested yet, but if you have any advice on improvements (or play-test it yourself) then please leave a comment on the Western Roses page so I can know what needs to be done to make this a viable system. Thank you in advance, and I hope this project turns out well!