Thank You!/Retail Magic

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Ewen Cluney

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Jan 18, 2013, 5:28:10 PM1/18/13
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It's been a while since we did much with this place, but there are a few new things I wanted to share.

First off, I want to give a big thank you to our supporters. You can read a bit more in the blog post below, but basically a timely Maid RPG royalty check is the reason I can afford to attend my sister's upcoming wedding.

I'm also working on a new game that uses the base rules of Maid RPG. It's called Retail Magic, and in it you play employees at a magic item shop. It's hard to say how far the project will go, but Kamiya has given his blessing, so if the actual game comes together (I'm doing my first playtest tomorrow!) we may be actually publishing it.

 -- Ewen Cluney

Grant Chen

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Jan 18, 2013, 6:26:22 PM1/18/13
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Looking forward to the possible Kickstarter!



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Legion Zero

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Jan 18, 2013, 6:34:29 PM1/18/13
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This excites.

Wilson Lin

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Jan 19, 2013, 3:03:26 AM1/19/13
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So something like the game Reccetear?

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Andy Kitkowski

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Jan 19, 2013, 10:49:01 AM1/19/13
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Wilson: It seems that way! And I'm also 100% in on getting this in whatever form Ewen releases it in.

Unless it's like written on strips of human flesh or something. Because Yech. But otherwise...

Ewen Cluney

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Jan 19, 2013, 2:40:21 PM1/19/13
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The way it's shaping up now it's going to have a set of optional "Commerce Rules" for playing something like a tabletop Recettear, but it'll also have styles of play that are more like Maid RPG with a store/employees/boss instead of a mansion/maids/master.

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Blue

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Jan 19, 2013, 4:12:42 PM1/19/13
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Despite being thoroughly broke-ass, I would LOVE to see a game like that. I look forward to hearing how the playtest goes!

Sauvagine

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Jan 21, 2013, 7:12:16 AM1/21/13
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     I could see a variation on "Favor" being "Store Credit."  Thus, the Favor costs for dipping into the stocks (getting a random item, for instance) are actual counts against your income.
     Does this mean that male PCs will be more common?  Also, is there an equivalent to the Butler?  (Like Manager or HR?)

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Ewen Cluney

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Jan 24, 2013, 5:07:10 PM1/24/13
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I am working on a random item table (though writing up 216 items is going to take some time), and making it so that spending Favor (or "Kudos" as I'm tentatively calling it) can net you the use of an item.

I set chargen up so that you can simply decide on your character's sex. I ended up making separate Male and Female hairstyle Special Quality subtables, with instructions to just use whichever one you think fits your character (so having a female character with a shaved head or whatever isn't out of the question). Right now I'm not seeing a need for character types beyond the boss and employees, and unless something really jumps out at me I'll probably save and such thing for a future supplement or some such.

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Sauvagine

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Jan 24, 2013, 6:51:04 PM1/24/13
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On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Ewen Cluney <ew...@neko-machi.com> wrote:
I am working on a random item table (though writing up 216 items is going to take some time), and making it so that spending Favor (or "Kudos" as I'm tentatively calling it) can net you the use of an item.

I set chargen up so that you can simply decide on your character's sex. I ended up making separate Male and Female hairstyle Special Quality subtables, with instructions to just use whichever one you think fits your character (so having a female character with a shaved head or whatever isn't out of the question). Right now I'm not seeing a need for character types beyond the boss and employees, and unless something really jumps out at me I'll probably save and such thing for a future supplement or some such.

 -- Ewen
 

     I follow your line of thinking, generally.  Although. on reflection, the Butler might be good for an actual adventurer.  Why is an actual adventurer working for the shop?  Well, there's a bundle of reasons (six of them, in fact).  However, that would tend to distract from the main thrust of the game, so it'd be understandable in its absence.
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