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[Maid RPG on IRC] Maid Sentai Maidenranger Go!

simonwolfsimonwolf i don't carei'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
edited May 2010 in Critical Failures
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You're a maid, who has been employed by the Mitsubayashi family for years. You are also a human-looking robot with clearly artificial ears and sockets in your back, who was originally created to be an assassin. Your fellow maid, Kasu-chan, often talks about how she's never going to find true love. Also, she's an undercover detective investigating the master's family - but she doesn't want you to know that.

Oh, and your master? He's a four year old otaku who refuses to do anything beyond his own pace.

Right after you finish making breakfast, there's a flash flood and the mansion is suddenly an island. Unfortunately, today is the day the master picks up the latest DVDs from Akihabara, so you've got to figure out a way to get him there and back before lunchtime.

Just another day in the life of a maid!

MAID RPG

Maid RPG is a very light anime-styled role-playing game. It's very easy to learn, with a very basic rules system, intricate random character generation, tables upon tables of random costumes and events. You can sit down with the system for the first time and be playing within fifteen minutes.

And we're going to be playing it over IRC!

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK, SIMON

I'm glad you asked, me!

I'll be running sessions of this game whenever I'm free, and people are available on IRC. At the moment, it looks like I'll be completely free all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, some weekends, and most nights throughout the week. I run on Australian Easten Standard Time, however, so remember your conversions!

Three or four people will be in each game, no more. Times and groups can be scheduled in this thread.

We've already had a phenomenal response in the IRC, leading to the creation of the episodic harem-style show, Oh No! Phalla Palace!, which you can see below.

So, post in the thread if you're interested in playing! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Upcoming sessions:
9pm EST, Tuesday the 11th of May - Maid Board Game: Maiden Rangers of Love and Justice
PST players: please let me know if you would like a game on Wednesday, and I will run a session for your specific time zone.

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    THE RULES OF THE GAME

    ACTION RESOLUTION
    The basic mechanic of the game is really easy to remember - roll 1d6 and multiply the result by the attribute you're using in the particular situation. Usually, the GM will decide what your target number will be, which the roll has to exceed in order to be successful. But if two characters are opposing each other, then there's different combat rules! Often the GM will decide what the right attribute to use will be, but sometimes the GM will leave it open for players to decide what their maid does - with proper explanation and role-playing, of course. Manipulating a situation to allow you to use your best attributes is an important part of the game.

    If an attribute is 0, then the maid simply cannot succeed at actions involing that attribute. If this happens, your best bet is to work with other maids and/or the master to accomplish your goal, or try to come at the problem from another angle.

    e.g. The GM tells Rumi, the robo-killer maid, that waking up the Master will require a 6 or higher. Rumi decides to use her best stat, Affection, which rates at 4. She rolls the dice and gets a 2, which is multiplied by 4 to get an 8. Success!

    COMBAT
    "Combat", in this game, is what happens whenever two characters are opposing or competing aganst each other. This covers traditional RPG combat, like swordfighting, gunplay or magic, but also comes into play when the maids are trying to impress someone, bake a better cake, clean the floor faster - anything that's a direct competition.

    Also, regardless of all the NPCs and PCs involved in a combat, their actions happen at the same time.

    The Attack Power of an action is 1d6 times the appropriate attribute.

    Whoever has the highest Attack Power wins that round of combat, while the loser(s) are subject to harm in the form of Stress. They'll suffer Stress equal to the attacker's winning Attack Power divided by the attribute the loser was using, rounded down. However! If the defender was using a stat worth 0, they suffer the Attack Power in full. If there's a tie for Attack Power, neither side takes any Stress, and it's a stalemate. For now.

    Whenever multiple characters work together, whether it's attacking or defending, their Attack Power rolls are added together. If the group acting together loses, however, only one person suffers Stress - the maids must choose amongst themselves. No dumping Stress on NPCs.

    When a maid takes Stress, note it down next to their Spirit rating. If they accumulate more Stress than Spirit, they suffer a Stress Explosion. If you really don't want to suffer a Stress Explosion, you can opt to do whatever the opponent wants, and thereby not take any stress. Think about what you're doing before you talk down this path!

    e.g. Rumi has had enough of Mika's wise-cracking attitude, and tries to trip her up with her extending robo-foot, using Skill. Mika decides to try and evade the trip by rolling Luck to avoid the foot somehow. They roll - Mika gets an Attack Power of 9, while Rumi rolls an 8. Mika wins, and Rumi takes 2 Stress.

    THE MAID UNIFORM
    The maid's true power lies in her identification as a maid! Because of this, when deprived of her external appearance as a maid, her abilities are reduced. In-game, this means that when a maid removes or damages a part of her uniform - or gets it removed or damaged by someone else - she suffers penalties to dice rolls. These also apply if the maid's uniform gets excessively dirty! The penalty comes in the form of a negative modifier to their raw dice roll in combat and action resolution.

    Losing the headdress nets you a -2 penalty, while losing your Apron, Blouse, Skirt, Underwear, or Stockings means you take -1. These are cumulative, as well!

    Oh, by the way, if you establish your character never wears underwear, you don't suffer any penalty for not wearing a pair of them.

    STRESS
    As noted above, maids can suffer stress through combat. But it can also be allocated by the GM, or through the powers of other maids! In combat, especially, a maid can generate a lot of Stress quickly.

    When your Stress exceeds your Spirit, you go into a Stress Explosion. When this happens, the maid remains in the player's control, but they can only do things which fall within the character's Stress Explosion. However, as long as it fits in those boundaries, anything goes!

    Each minute of real-life time (including breaks) that passes by while in a Stress Explosion removes one point of Stress, until the maid finally gets down to 0 Stress. It's the player's job to keep track of this, but the GM provides final verification. You can also spend Favour to drop Stress.

    FAVOUR
    Favour represents how pleased the master is with a given maid! The GM hands out these points of favour to the maid characters whenever they feel like it. In particular, points of Favour go to maids who work hard to assist, serve or rescue their master. The points can be spent as follows:
    • Removing Stress: Spend 1 Favour to remove 1 point of Stress.
    • Raising Attributes: To raise an attribute by 1, spend Favour points equal to the new attribute level desired, times 10.
    • Roll Bonus: Spend 1d6 Favour to add +1 to either the die roll or your attribute score for one action.
    • Random Event: Spend 1d6 Favour to have a Random Event occur.

    A maid who drops below 0 Favour is immediately dismissed by the master. To avoid being dismissed, maids can lower one of their attributes by 1 point, gaining ten times the new attribute level in Favour (e.g. lowering Affection from 2 to 1 would net 10 Favour points), until the maid has 0 or more Favour. Of course, this means that maids can wind up on a downward spiral of reduced ability.

    THE MASTER
    The master is the heart of the game, and for the maids, they're the most important character in it. The master is an NPC controlled by the GM, and they are the GM's responsibility to roleplay. The master's job is to command and evaluate the maids. Whle their actual abilities tend to be shitty in comparison to the maids, the master is the highest authority in the mansion.

    The maids cannot directly oppose the master or his orders, though they might be able to do so in secret. The master can also suffer Stress Explosions, just like the maids.


    OPTIONAL RULES
    Spoiler:

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    IN-PRODUCTION SERIES

    Oh No! Phalla Palace!

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    World Setting: European Steampunk-Fantasy
    Mansion Mood: Horror

    Phalla Palace
    Mansion Type: Palace
    Colour Scheme: Silver and navy
    Special Facilities: Strategic Preparations, Secret Passages

    The Characters and Seiyuu
    Spoiler:

    Episodes
    Spoiler:
    Operation: Love Academy!

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    Show Outline
    The Master attends Richmond Academy, a school attended by wealthy students. There is a girl who attends there who some call the school’s Madonna. She’s captured the Master’s heart, but she has a cadre of bodyguards. What will happen to the Master’s young love?

    The Characters and Seiyuu
    Spoiler:

    The Week So Far
    Spoiler:

  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The Sexy

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    The Loli

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    Spoiler:

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  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Saiya
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    Character sheet posted
    Spoiler:

    How I managed to get a blond haired, grey clothed, grey eyed maid WITH a rifle, and in a badass (non revealing) pose, I don't know.

    *Edit* Updated with character sheet.

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I think we can safely establish I'm playing :P

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Episode 1 of Oh No! Phalla Palace! has been produced! Summary incoming to the relevant post when I finsh writing it.

  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    simonwolf wrote: »
    Episode 1 of Oh No! Phalla Palace! has been produced! Summary incoming to the relevant post when I finsh writing it.

    So much...orange juice......everywhere! :oops::oops::oops:

    Edit: And I suppose that this is the prototype for the Dina design, courtesy of Bremen.
    Spoiler:

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Episode summary posted! Another game will start in an hour or so, whenever Delph gets back from work.

  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This one works with my character.

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  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    simonwolf wrote: »
    ??? (Seiyuu: Spectrum)
    Spoiler:
    Filling in/expanding various details:
    Spoiler:

  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Advent makes the best rolls.

  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    We are finding a goddamn cure for that potion. RIGHT THE FUCK NOW.

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Episode 2 has concluded!

    Summary:

    BACKSTAB BACKSTAB BACKSTAB

    OH SHIT THE MASTER IS A DUDE NOW

  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Inconceivable!

    You maids aren't allowed to go unsupervised like that again.

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Seriously, we're spending all of episode 3 undoing this.

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  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Seriously, we're spending all of episode 3 undoing this.

    Might give me a chance to actually use my ability to summon demons :)

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  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Played in the first episode and had an awesome time. Watched the second episode and was in hysterics. Definitely looking forward to this.

    Sheet and background.
    Spoiler:

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Delphinidaes is convincing me to join in this. Accepting more people?
    I'll create a character tomorrow.

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  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Delphinidaes is convincing me to join in this. Accepting more people?
    I'll create a character tomorrow.

    Oh yeah totally was twisting your arm on this one ;)

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  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    simon, just a comment, but you should track up there how many sessions each character has attended. =)

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Anymore room? I love wearing maid outfits.

    Umm... Can I take that back?

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Anymore room? I love wearing maid outfits.

    Umm... Can I take that back?

    :winky:

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Anymore room? I love wearing maid outfits.

    Umm... Can I take that back?

    :winky:

    D:
    Spoiler:

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Vagrant, Samurai, the cast of 'Oh No! Phalla Palace!' is completely full!

    BUT!

    If you two are on irc when I am, we'll start a new show/one-shot OVA for you two to appear in. I've got a scenario I want to run that wouldn't work with the current Phalla Palace crew, and would work better as an independant show.

  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This is Monique:
    Spoiler:

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Okay!

    At 10am tomorrow, my time (about 6pm in New York or something, I don't know), I'll be running a session of Maid RPG! It'll be a new standalone OVA from the main series of Oh No! Phalla Palace!, instead it'll start a new show/OVA (depending on how quickly things get done) called Operation: Love Academy!

    Here's the summary of the scenario's premise:

    The Master attends Richmond Academy, a school attended by wealthy students. There is a girl who attends there who some call the school’s Madonna. She’s captured the Master’s heart, but she has a cadre of bodyguards. What will happen to the Master’s young love?

    This scenario takes place at school, though we'll treat this as part of the "mansion," and the maids don’t lose their special powers or anything. The school will allow the Master to have two attendants (maids or a maid and a butler), and others can infiltrate the school (using costume changes and such). Don't worry, I'll let you know about the available costumes!

    So, 10am my time, first three (or four) people to turn up will lock themselves in as the new cast for Operation: Love Academy!

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Is this "tomorrow" Friday or Saturday?

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Samurai, I do not know or give a shit, it is happening in about 40 minutes "my time" and that is all that I care about.

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    simonwolf wrote: »
    Samurai, I do not know or give a shit, it is happening in about 40 minutes "my time" and that is all that I care about.

    40 minutes from now Aussie time is like 5 hours ago for us north americans, right? :P

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yes, that is exactly right

    the game has already finished

    i am the winner

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thanks for the game 'Wolf. I laughed my ass off.

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The first two days of Operation: Love Academy! have been completed! It was a great session, exceedingly hilarious from a combination of costume changes and eel traps.

    Eel traps.

    Summary of the OVA so far and a cast listing coming up shortly to the OP!

  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Things went much better thanks to eel traps.

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    :cry:

    14 hours later and I'm off of work and it's two days in?!?!?!

    When is the next game going to be?

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Haha, "two days" is pretty arbitrary - this scenario has a seven day time limit, each with classes/events that happen around the school and romancing of the school beauty. So, yeah, two days have been played out, but there's still plenty more days for things to happen.

    Next game will be... sometime? I will be around tomorrow morning (Australian time), so if there's people around I will run another session. Otherwise, looking at Tuesday morning in my time before the next big session.

    Summary of the days so far in Operation: Love Academy coming up shortly!

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I think I'll be working. I work 2pm EST time until 11pm (or beyond that!!!). My job sucks.

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ouch Samurai, I used to work that shift. I work overnights now. >.<

    Jeanne, the white-chinese ninja butler of love and hatred will be around tomorrow (Simonwolf time) morning.

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It's kinda funny how the second game is mostly normal maids (minus the werewolf) and the first game is crazy angels, magical girls, psychotic rifle wielding gun bunnies...

    Here's a picture for Yui that I think I'm going to use... maybe minus the knives.
    Spoiler:

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i don't care i'd rather sink -- than swipe right for bradRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Okay!

    I'll be holding another session of Maid RPG in the IRC in... eight hours and forty-five minutes!

    Slots will go to newbies first, but if there are zero newbies and everyone is an established member of Oh No! Phalla Palace! or Operation: Love Academy!, I will probably just run another episode (or two) of those.

    Of course, if we do have new people, I will be running our third show, tentatively titled Be Our Demon King!

    See you then, ladies

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