Yaruki Zero Podcast #12: More Random Thoughts

Much like Episode 7, this time around I briefly talk about a number of different topics, notably Nechronica (Ryo Kamiya’s forthcoming game), A-Kon (an anime con I’ll be attending as a guest of honor), Neko Machi (the webcomic I write for), and Adventures of the Space Patrol (a game I’m working on).

Yaruki Zero Podcast #12 (40 minutes, 1 second)

Show Notes

  1. Nechronica: The Long, Long Epilogue is a forthcoming game by Maid RPG designer Ryo Kamiya.
  2. I’m going to be a guest at A-Kon 2010!
  3. Neko Machi, my webcomic
  4. Adventures of the Space Patrol is a game I’m working on currently, and nearly ready to playtest.

This podcast uses selections from the song “Click Click” by Grünemusik, available for free from Jamendo.com. If you like the song, consider buying some CDs from Nankado’s website.

Very awesome caricature of Ewen courtesy of the talented C. Ellis.


6 thoughts on “Yaruki Zero Podcast #12: More Random Thoughts

    1. Hmm… I’ve downloaded it myself like three times over through different means. Let me know if the difficulty persists and I’ll see if I can help.

  1. Great to have you back podcasting. ^__^;; I quite enjoy listening, as I’m still quite new with all that (having only played once and all), so I learn a lot each time. Heeee, so thanks…or something. :P

    And~!!! How can you *ever* reference HIMYM too much? :P

    Anyways, keep it up. (and apologies for having a comment with no real value). XD

  2. While listening to the podcast I heard about trying to get into another demographic (Twilight conventions etc.) However, I haven’t heard of an RPG game that is for that target demographic. The ones you seem to showcase seem to have men in mind (maids, dolls, cat girls, etc..) Are there any RPG games that focus on more “shoujo” content like butlers, sworn protectors (think Haruka naru toki no naka de), and stuff like that?

    1. There have been a couple of attempts at general shoujo anime/manga RPGs, notably HeartQuest and that one BESM supplement, though I don’t know that they really succeeded from a design standpoint or were particularly marketed well. OTOH I don’t know of any “reverse harem” RPGs, in English or even in Japanese, despite the fact that the Japanese TRPG scene has quite a few women involved.

      In terms of more Western-style stuff, Witch Girls Adventures is aimed at tween girls (with kind of a manga-influenced American comics thing going). The works of some of the women who design indie games (most anything by Emily Care Boss and the recently-released Kagematsu, although not “shoujo” per se, could hold a lot of promise for that kind of audience. (Kagematsu in particular is practically designed to get gamers to lure non-gamer women they know to play.)

      And failing that, Ben Lehman is working on a game called “Hot Guys Making Out.” ^_^;

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