Friday, March 25, 2011

Fire n Dice joins

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Anima 5: Coronation Day

This is the conclusion of the Prologue Arc where our heroes take some much needed vacation from adventuring and fighting, lots of drinking, singing, playing games, and meeting with important figures from across Kamigan to determine in what direction they want their lives to head. We will return to more adventures in Anima: Beyond Fantasy after Hero's Wild Talents campaign, coming up next. So stay tuned.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kamigan Map

I'm happy to announce that the Fire n Dice troupe have finished the Anima: Prologue arc with session 5 soon to be edited and released. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures with Giri, Mofar, Nyxth, and the rest after a break. In the mean time we will bring you adventures in the world of super heroes with Hero's Wild Talents campaign, coming up next. For now, here is a pic of the map to Kamigan, if you want to follow our adventures:


Stay tuned for more exciting adventure from Fire n Dice...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Anima 4: Dragons & Ninjas & Traps, Oh My! pt3

You ready? You gotta be quick to catch sight of one. Here they come...Ninjas!!! There are two of them, and they are powerful. Did you see them? Look again. Don't worry if you missed them, there will be plenty more to come in later episodes, so stay tuned.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Anima 4: Dragons & Ninjas & Traps, Oh My! pt2

Can our heroes survive their first encounter with a real monster? Find out when they face off against a baby earth dragon. Do you think they could survive without the help from their korobokuru friends, Hong and Fong?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Anima 4: Dragons & Ninjas & Traps, Oh My! pt1

Our heroes learn the benefits of meditation and decide to take Hong and Fong up on their offer to explore a nearby sealed off temple set into a mountain. Traps, ghosts, and dragons await them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Anima Supplement: Dominus Exxet

*New Update* As far as I know, Dominus Exxet doesn't release for another month, but I was just up at our local gaming store and they have two copies sitting on the shelf. If I wasn't in the store to buy Unknown Armies (because I can't find a cheaper copy online anywhere) I would have gotten it, but the $39.95 price tag for such a small book is too steep for me.

*Update* Dominus Exxet pre-orders are now going on sale. You can order a copy at Amazon for $26.37 and will release July 12, 2011.

From Fantasy Flight Games website comes the news that a new supplement to Anima Beyond Fantasy is soon to be released:

"The mysterious force known as Ki flows through all life, its ethereal current linking the spirit and the physical body. But the most exceptional among us can learn to channel and control their own Ki, and in so doing break the barrier that separates the material world from the spiritual one. Those able to tap into the Dominion of Ki gain the potential to surpass all normal human limitations, and as they cultivate their powers, they approach a total fusion of body and soul. To those of noble spirit, the Dominion of Ki grants balance, peace of mind, and the means to fight injustice. But to those who would abuse its power, this sacred knowledge is twisted into a terrible weapon."

"Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Dominus Exxet: The Dominion of Ki! This supplement for the popular roleplaying game Anima: Beyond Fantasy is dedicated to the incredible applications of Ki, the innate inner power channeled by the greatest martial artists in the world."

"Dominus Exxet: The Dominion of Ki delivers countless combinations of character possibilities, useful for players and gamemasters alike. Elevate your combat to a new level of spectacular cinematic splendor, as you create amazing new techniques, invoke fantastic creatures, or awaken long-dormant ancestral powers."

"Unlock the secrets of this ancient philosophy, including:

* New Dominion Techniques: More than a hundred powerful techniques designed for use by any character. Also included are detailed rules for the creation of customized Ki Techniques, with dozens of new effects and exclusive advantages.
* Ars Magnus: A complete and exhaustive list of unique capabilities that will allow fighters to carry out the most incredible wonders, from controlling primordial energies in combat to transforming so as to acquire new levels of power.
* Impossible weapons: Rules to effectively create and wield amazing weapons. Summon hundreds of flying swords with only the power of your soul.
* Martial arts: Sixteen new martial arts and alternative systems of learning that allow characters to improve the advantages that their fighting styles grant them at the same time that their abilities increase.
* Legacies of Blood: More than twenty powers latent in the blood of the characters. Raise the dead and use them like marionettes, or devour existence to increase your own spiritual energy.
* Advanced Combat: All the rules necessary to carry out combats at the highest level. Create earthquakes with your blows, go through mountains, or move so fast that your antagonists are incapable of seeing you.
* Seals of Invocation: Rules to invoke creatures using Ki with the five seals of the Samsara.
* And much more: New Ki Abilities, Combat Styles, Advantages, Limits, rules of learning for Ki, and the frightful powers of Nemesis."


Hopefully this will mean that more supplemental books will be translated into English very soon. There had been talk that FFG had put Anima on hold in place of it's other, more popular line, Warhammer 40k, but it looks, with this second supplement focused on Ki, that FFG and Anima fans who don't read the native Spanish editions have much to look forward to. You can guarantee I will be purchasing this copy when it is released this spring. Ki abilities and additional rules will be greatly more useful to my campaign than the first supplement, Gaia, which covers the world setting that I am not using. Thank you FFG.

Anima Fan Pics

We have our first fan pics. First is Giri the Oni weaponmaster:


And next is everyone's favorite little scamp, Filch. Where do those hotdogs come from?


Thank you, Ball-z, for your submissions. We're looking forward to seeing more character sketches from you, our fans.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Anima 3: Kagi

Our heroes have survived their first battle. How will they make it past the border guards, and what other colorful characters await them down the road they travel and into the town of Kagi? Find out in Anima, session 3.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anima 2: Imperial Border pt 2

This episode is for the technical gurus who want to learn more about Anima combat mechanics. Because the system is complex and covers many different possibilities and powers in combat, we spent more time learning and perfecting the mechanics and less time on story flair. If you want to hear more story, stay tuned for the next episode which will be posting soon, and will conclude this session and begin session 3.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Anima Combat

Part 2 to our 2nd Anima session will go up tomorrow. As a warning, it is very technical and doesn't have the kind of flair that SAAMies are known for, mostly because the Anima combat system is very complex and we are still acclimatizing ourselves to it. Future combat will be more seamless as we have a better grasp of the mechanics and won't have to refer back to the book so often, a book that did not come with an index. Anima Project Studio, please invest in indexes, I know you have one in Gaia, a sourcebook that I am not using since this game takes place in a world of my own creation, Kamigan. So, next posted pod will be for all the technical gurus out there who want to learn more on the mechanics of Anima. The conclusion will follow and pick up the story that got bogged down in mathematics.

Anima 2: Imperial Border pt 1

Our heroes find trouble waiting for them on the road into the Imperial Circle, their pasts come to haunt them. Join FnD as we explore the combat mechanics of Anima: Beyond Fantasy for the first time.