Goblin Slayer TTRPG preorder

I just preordered the Goblin Slayer RPG:


I am not going to apologize for the anime (the first episode establishes how bad goblins are via a rape scene - obviously not fully shown as a TV program but no doubt what is happening). Hopefully this thread will not be filled by that discussion and get locked.

I am buying this because it is the first official English version of Sword World (edit op said Dungeon), the largest Japanese fantasy rpg. I have the first rulebook in Japanese (Picked it up on one of my business trips to Tokyo) , but I don’t read Japanese so having an English version is something I have been waiting for quite a while.

(when I link from Amazon it automatically pulls an affiliate link. I have not figured out how to get the pure link on my phone, so mentioning that here).
 
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Don’t you mean Sword World which came about from D&D Basic (see Lodoss War)?

While the GS anime had some cheesecake issues it was pretty good. Obviously cribbed a lot from D&D. I may check out the RPG. Thanks for the heads up.
 

Don’t you mean Sword World which came about from D&D Basic (see Lodoss War)?

While the GS anime had some cheesecake issues it was pretty good. Obviously cribbed a lot from D&D. I may check out the RPG. Thanks for the heads up.
That is what happens when posting away from my book.

Yes, Sword World. I have the 1st rulebook to version 2.0.
 

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jdrakeh

Front Range Warlock
I'd be willing to pre-order this if Amazon hadn't just cheated me out of $40 over the holidays (ordered a book that didn't ship, now being told is out of stock - despite the website saying that it's in stock - and told to re-order and MAYBE they'll refund my first order).
 



So what is the quality of the book? I felt the Konosuba RPG could have used better paper quality so am interested in a comparison.
About the same as many Japanese manga books. Not newsprint quality paper, but certainly not heavy and bright white paper. I don’t know enough about all the technical ways to talk about paper but not tissue thin so it will fold or tear easy and an off-white tone but smooth. Ink is not intense, like the paper absorbed a little?

No where near as artwork saturated as seems to be expected from rule books today, some art but not much.
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
It finally came out this week and I have all 600+ pages of it in hand. Manga digest size - slightly smaller than A5.
I'll admit to being surprised when I saw its dimensions. Which isn't to say I'm not enjoying the book, I just presumed it would be more like a traditional Western RPG in terms of size and layout.
 

kenada

Legend
So what is the quality of the book? I felt the Konosuba RPG could have used better paper quality so am interested in a comparison.
I only got to handle the physical Konosuba TRPG book at Origins (I personally have the eBook), so I’m going from memory, but the quality seems about the same. I’ll second the comment that this is basically a manga-quality print. It’s about the size of an omnibus release (but slightly bigger).
 

kenada

Legend
I'll admit to being surprised when I saw its dimensions. Which isn't to say I'm not enjoying the book, I just presumed it would be more like a traditional Western RPG in terms of size and layout.
I actually prefer the smaller size, though I’d like the binding to be a bit nicer. If I were going to be running it, I’d worry the book wouldn’t hold up to frequent use at the table.
 

Crusadius

Adventurer
About the same as many Japanese manga books. Not newsprint quality paper, but certainly not heavy and bright white paper. I don’t know enough about all the technical ways to talk about paper but not tissue thin so it will fold or tear easy and an off-white tone but smooth. Ink is not intense, like the paper absorbed a little?

No where near as artwork saturated as seems to be expected from rule books today, some art but not much.

I only got to handle the physical Konosuba TRPG book at Origins (I personally have the eBook), so I’m going from memory, but the quality seems about the same. I’ll second the comment that this is basically a manga-quality print. It’s about the size of an omnibus release (but slightly bigger).

Thanks to you both. I think I won't get this. With the OP also clarifying its based on the Sword World system and not Dungeon World (I believe some of the initial publicity around the book had said it was Dungeon World) I'm hesitant to pick up a new system despite its "historical significance"* that I'm not going to play. A pity since the Amazon reviews are quite positive but I must remain strong and not order games that will only get put on my shelf - I already have too many of those :)

* Record of Lodoss War was the first animated fantasy show I had seen that was basically D&D, watching it from what was likely a bootleg copy early in the nineties at University, and its setting is officially a part of Sword World RPG setting
 
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kenada

Legend
Is anyone aware of a PDF character sheet for GS TRPG or even just plain Sword World? It seems backwards that I would have to try to make a copy of the one in the book itself.
 

Luceilia

Villager
Is anyone aware of a PDF character sheet for GS TRPG or even just plain Sword World? It seems backwards that I would have to try to make a copy of the one in the book itself.
Yen Press lists a few sources for the Ebook for 10$ usd.

Haven't managed to find a... Seafaring PDF yet, but when one turns up I won't hesitate to use it for printing sheets for a book I already own.
 

Copy came in. Damn it's thick. RPG in digest size....

Interested to see how Sword World rules work. Kind of curious if it's similar to the old D&D Basic (probably not).
 


Luceilia

Villager
At it's core, Sword World is a 2d6+Skill system so... not. ;)
I really like the Dual Attribute system where a Primary and Secondary attribute are combined for each Base Ability.

Carving Strength, Psyche, Technique and Intelligence into Focus, Endurance and Reflex expressions of each.

(No clue if that's general Sword World or Goblin Slayer specifically.)
 



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