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Anzelotte's Blog
Welcome to my blog. This is a thread where I'll ramble about things that may or may not be relevant to this forum or TRPGs. Read at your own risk.

So if anyone other than me and Pearl has actually happened upon this forum, you've no doubt noticed it's a mess at the moment. Half-finished posts everywhere, and not many posts in general.

There are a couple of reasons for this. The best one is probably that I work in an office from 9-5 (and occasionally longer) and have run out of the posts I can write from memory during periods of low activity in said office, which are becoming less frequent as of late regardless. As for my free time - well, I have other hobbies. Ones that are a bit more relaxing than poring over Japanese books to make forum posts about them that I'm not sure anyone besides me (and Pearl) will read anytime soon, if ever.

The main reason this website exists despite that is because I believe it's a useful resource, not so much for the forum posts themselves as for the links at the end of them and on the wiki. Hopefully they help out a few people running games of Grancrest, Log Horizon, or Nechronica (though TLWiki seems to no longer be on the verge of death, so mirroring the TRPGs stored there might have been unnecessary.)

Eventually the two of us may share some translations of our own on here, as well. But that means we have to finish them and make them presentable...

Right now, this is a place to archive existing translated JTTRPG materials first and foremost, but if you enjoyed reading my summaries and want to see more - just post and let me know that. It would be the motivation I need to resume writing them.
Sorry for the long vacation.

As a late New Year's resolution, I intend to set aside a day each week to work on reviews for this forum, and a second day each week to complete my half-finished translation of Kamiya Ryo's Dracurouge.

Let's see if I manage to be uncharacteristically competent at working on my personal projects this year.
As should come as no surprise, I broke my resolution instantly. I could blame a game that starts with "Tales" and ends with "of Berseria", but it's probably just because I'm me.

At least I've started translating some stuff on the TOKYO N◎VA wiki page.
Probably time I came clean rather than just allowing it to look like this site has been abandoned forever, though it pretty much has been.

I originally created this website in hopes of establishing an alternative for Japanese TRPG discussion to 4chan's /tg/. I don't enjoy 4chan culture, and other places to discuss RPGs are too hardline about piracy to comfortably discuss fan translations. I also wanted to host supplementary files for a handful of fan translations where the original webhosts are unreliable or hand shut down, and possibly post TRPG fan translations of my own in the future.

Ultimately, I deserve most of the blame for the website remaining half-assed. I'm a wage slave, I don't have much free time, and it's become increasingly hard to to justify putting large amounts of effort into hobbies that aren't either genuinely relaxing or have some minute chance of freeing me from wage slavery.

I suppose I've lost my passion for creating a new community, and so have become unwilling to put in the amount of work it requires. Compounding the issue is that /tg/ constantly wavers between being a tolerable place for discussion with largely mature posters and being obviously part of 4chan, and another decent option for TRPG chat has since arisen in the form of the Kotodama Heavy Industries discord. So there's not really any reason for this website to exist anymore.

That said, valuable resources would be lost if the wiki shut down, and I'd like to think people found some of our reviews interesting to read. So Table Talk will stay online, despite how bereft of content it is.

Maybe someday I'll have the time to really make this place special.
In the meantime, I apologize.
Fair enough Anzelotte. I know it must be hard to find the time to work on a website when you have other things to do!
Your post means more to me than you realize. Seeing as I never gave them a good reason to do so, I honestly didn't expect anyone else to ever sign up for this forum and post anything, aside from Pearl Cool, who I forcibly dragged here. And was thinking of deleting this thread, too, because it's kind of embarrassing. I realized right after I made the last post I was just repeating what I said in the first one, except for also taking potshots at /tg/...

Thank you very much for your encouragement. I really do appreciate it.

Can I ask what brought you here? If you're interested in particular JTTRPG materials or reviews, I can see what I can do. I've been focused on TOKYO N◎VA lately, as a friend is running a campaign of it, but I should be nearing the end of the necessary materials for that.
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Well, I just found this website after finding a link to it in a Reddit thread and I think it's great! You're doing a fantastic job here of letting people know about TRPG games, Anzelotte. I sincerely hope you can find again some time to continue this labor of love. 

And, since Rabago hasn't replied to your question yet, I guess it's fine if I reply to that question, while we wait for him to reply as well. So well, I've always loved Japan. Some months ago, I visited the country again but this time I took some pictures of the books exposed at a Yellow Submarine store. So when I got back home I started searching for information about them on the Internet, my curiosity piqued. Since then, I've been slowly learning more. I've even bought a copy of the TRPG inSANe and I'm planning to (really) slowly try to read it (one of these days), as well as parts of the Role&Roll magazine, issue 157. It will be a good exercise to practice my really rusty Japanese language knowledge.

At the same time, I'm looking for more information about games such as Marginal Heroes and Satasupe. And I'm really glad to have just found your posts about Nechronica's and Utakaze's game system!
I'm also going to "necro" this thread I suppose. I was wondering about Dracurouge game system which has great appeal to me because of the setting and it seems to be book keeping light type of play that could be great for PBP or the monthly gathering with my gaming group.

I agree that the job you are doing even if it is in your very small free time or whenever you get the chance is great.

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