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Old Aug 6 '18, 4:11pm
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High school students are the most qualified people to save the world

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This game won't be afraid to tackle such complex philosophical concepts.

When @hoverfrog asked me to host a level 11+ game for him, as part of a game exchange we have going on, I vowed to myself that this time I would stick to a classic concept, without going for elements/themes/ideas taken from anime, JRPGs or visual novels. That vow lasted all of 30 minutes, so yeah, welcome to yet another game by Catherine Cook that borrows elements/themes/ideas from anime, JRPGs and visual novels!

The basic concept of the campaign will be as follows: you, the players (we're going for a standard party of 4, including hoverfrog himself), are ordinary high-school students who live in present day Tokyo, Japan. You're long-time friends with one another, and you all have two things in common: you all go to the same school, and you all love a popular MMO named Xblaze Online: in fact, you're all pretty pro at the game, so much so that, despite how infamously difficult it is to level up in it, you've all managed to climb up to level 11 out of 20 which, while not superlative, is still quite the feat. This MMO is very popular among kids your age, and even comes with an app that lets you check your character's status from your smartphone.
Recently, a special event has been going on in the game: "Retrieve all of the 54 cards that form the Legendary Harrow Deck, and receive a one-of-a-kind prize!". It's essentially a treasure hunt for what are essentially the rarest items in the game, which you have to carry out across all servers. While this is happening, however, tragedy strikes: Hinata Homura, your class rep at school, attempts suicide and is brought to the hospital in desperate conditions. When you go visit her, you soon learn that, when she was found, she was holding a weird object in her hand... And lo and behold, it's the first of the 54 legendary harrow cards: how she could have a physical card in the real world, when the legendary harrow deck only exists as an event in a videogame, you have no idea.
Just as you're pondering this, the hospital is suddenly enveloped by a weird mist, monsters appear out of nowhere and start attacking people, and... Well, do I really need to tell you what happens next? You learn that, as long as you have on your person a smartphone with your character's stats, you can BECOME your character while in the weird mist, and fight off the monsters. This will lead to you having to deal with all manners of dangers, including but not limited to...



... Food porn!



... Eccentric mentors!



... Snarky remarks!



... Villains!

Collect the harrow cards, solve the mystery behind Hinata's tragic circumstances, protect your city from all manners of freaky beings, and save the world!

If the idea of doing these and many other things while being high-level Pathfinder characters in the real world appeals to you, please pay us a visit! Applications will remain open for at least 3 weeks, so you have plenty of time to ask your questions, come up with ideas, and craft something unique. My hope is that this game will offer all of you the opportunity to enjoy a classic Pathfinder adventure, but in a setting and within the boundaries of circumstances which are as far from "classic" as they could be: different interpretation, different setting, different premise, same game.
We hope you'll check us out!

Game Description:

It is common knowledge that high school students who spend most of their time playing a fantasy MMO are the most qualified people to save the world from impending doom.

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Originally Posted by Yamazaki View Post
Why Cathy? Why must you feed into my inner weeb?!

*sighs* totally going to look into this one LOL
What he said. I'll try to put together an application this weekend, if not sooner.

you had me, then you lost me.

and then, at the last moment, you had me again. this kind of silly is what i live for.

I'm not applying, but can I just say that every time I see the title of the thread, my reaction is like this cat's?


I'm glad to see this much enthusiasm, can't wait to see your apps guys. By the way, I dunno about Tamers, but Digimon Cyber Sleuth was indeed a source of inspiration for this concept, so yeah, there certainly are some similarities there.

Tamers was a pretty similar theme--Digimon suddenly appearing in the real world, the card game actually being real, being able to upgrade and merge with their partner as they grow more powerful. That's why I thought of it. XD

Since it appears my weeb-fu is still not at the level it should be, I'm gonna ask. What is this Visual novel in the add you're using as Inspiration/Example?

Definitely going to check this out. Created an account because of this and I wanna be a part of it. This would be my first application on this site. Any tips?

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Definitely going to check this out. Created an account because of this and I wanna be a part of it. This would be my first application on this site. Any tips?
don't be afraid to put forward your more oddball ideas! that's my suggestion at least.

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Since it appears my weeb-fu is still not at the level it should be, I'm gonna ask. What is this Visual novel in the add you're using as Inspiration/Example?
That would be Xblaze Code: Embryo, from which I'm borrowing quite a few things







 

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