There is evil in the world. Evil can be monsters, aliens or dream-eating spirits. The only thing standing in the way is a bunch of girls, their bonds of friendship, and an amazing animated transformation sequence.
girl in the moonlight brings the magical girl transformation genre to tabletop RPG. It is currently crowdfunding on Backerkit, having raised over $150,000 so far. Fans wanting a deeper look at the game’s systems and artwork can download a free preview at RPG Drive Thru right now.
What are magical girls?
This anime genre features female protagonists who must balance their mundane lives with their destiny as warriors and protectors. They deal with the complexities of being a teenager and the challenges of being a superhero. There are big battles, but also big feelings, as the bad guys are often revealed to be important people in the girls’ normal lives.
The most iconic magical girl transformation show is sailor moonadapted from a manga by Naoko Takeuchi into an animated series that began in 1992. Other examples include Cardcaptor Sakura, Revolutionary Girl Utena It is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Recent American work influenced by these stories (and influencing girl in the moonlight) include Steven Universe, Star vs. The Forcer of Evil It is She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
What is girl in the moonlight?
girl in the moonlight adapt the blades in the dark set of rules for telling stories of magical girls who transform to fight evil and protect their friends. The emotional impact of actions is taken into account. Characters are just as likely to win a conflict through heartfelt speech as they are through a devastating attack or the use of magical powers.
Dice pools are built on emotional approaches like Defy, Confess, and Forgive. Players choose playbooks that outline their character, as well as how they transform when they need to access their abilities. Altered forms allow access to more data and special moves, but also have an eclipse section that shows what happens when characters are out of sync with their emotions and abilities.
What is forged in the dark?
Forged in the Dark games use ranked fantasy assault game mechanics and framins blades in the dark. These games focus on edgy action now with setup and backstory explored through flashback mid-scenes. girl in the moonlight adapts these ideas to the genre, including the suggestion that the characters are in the second season of their show with all their connections, rivals, and looming problems already established.
What series of girls in the moonlight are available?
The main book features four series to play through. As part of Session Zero, players not only customize their characters, but also answer questions about the series to make each playthrough unique.
The four main sets of games in the series (and their main inspirations) include:
- On the Edge of the Abyss. Heroic magical girls fight to restore a corrupted world. Inspired by sailor moon It is Steven Universe.
- In A Sea of Stars. Mecha pilots fighting extinction at the hands of the Leviathans. Inspired by diebuster It is The Vision of Escaflowne.
- under a rotten sky. In a fallen world, the girls fight a Blight knowing that it will inevitably one day win. Inspired by Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
- In a labyrinth of dreams. Dreams made look real to uncover a conspiracy that threatens humanity. Inspired by paprika It is Serial Experiments.
girl in the moonlight hopes to deliver all rewards by January 2024. Support now gives fans access to a series of zines with new game rules, genre essays, and scenario expansions.