I posted about how I contributed to a crowd fund to translate the Log Horizon TRPG Rule book into Korean and a few people were interested in seeing photos of when I got the items.
Well I got the stuff, so I figure I should probably post the photos of it.
There's more info on the crowdfund here:
Though it's all in Korean.
I'll try to translate some stuff that might be interesting as I go. If you want anything specific translated, lemme know.
I've also got the final results of that one survey Mamare did a long while back to get ideas of exclusive classes outside of Japan which includes sketches by the character designer for the anime.
Also, there seems to be a translation project for the rules to begin with at lh.oksub.me/wiki/Log_Horizon_TRPG, so that might be worth checking out too.
The main meat of the stuff I got.
The rule book on the left and volume 1 of the replay.
The rulebook is roughly 550 pages huge.
There's a pull out color page/poster with all the classes for the very first page of the rule book.
Starting from the upper left
Swashbuckler - Can you see my blades?
Bard - My song! Cry through the battlefield!
Assassing - Let's dance. The dance of Death.
Upper right down
Guardian - I'll protect everyone!
Monk - You are in my range.
Samurai - Just need to take you down before I go down!
left to right
Enchanter - This is my strength. I'll show that to you with my performance.
Sorcerer - It's hot, so do be careful.
Summoner - It's because the world's like this that bonds are important.
Druid - It's okay, I'll heal you.
Kannagi - O' Barrier! Protect everyone!
Cleric - Leave healing to me!
Here's a page out of the enchanter's skills.
Each class comes with their own skills and it seems so do each race. I'm sure there's info in the wiki link for most of these, so look up there for translations.
People were thinking this would be like western TRPG books where there are lots of illustrations and stuff, and honestly I was hoping it was the same, but it's not.
It's like 99% text. And really dense, too.
While there aren't that many illustrations outside of sketches and stuff, there's a couple towards the back for a premade scenario "Forest where Kobolds Lurk" where the citizens of Akiba employ a group of adventurers to deal with a group of Kobolds that have settled in a forest nearby.
This is an illustration of a party's first encounter in the scenario fighting tripids.
And then there's this stage in the scenario where you come across a girl who's been put in a perilous situation by a bunch of Kobolds.
Dubbed "Maiden in Peril".
There's also a bunch of background information to help GMs build their knowledge of the setting in the 8th Chapter titled "World".
This is a couple pages from the section that lays out a bunch of established organizations in Akiba including Log Horizon, West Wind Brigade, and even Plant Hwadaeyn. There's a brief blurb about the organization itself and then information about key members of it including what looks to be traits.
I'll translate Nyanta's
>Volunteers who pursue the possibilities of food
>Knights of the Kitchen Table
>A support organization mostly made of chefs from <Gormet's Alley>. They aim to trade information on recipes, ingredients, and polish their technique.
>Nyanta: [Adventurer][Male][Werecat][Swashbuckler][Chef][Knights of the Kitchen Table][Artist][Gentleman] A member of the guild <Log Horizon>. A contributor to bringing tasty cuisine to Akiba and an expert <chef>.
Kanako: [Adventurer][Female][Human][Cleric][Chef][Knights of the Kitchen Table][Merchant][Outgoing] A woman in command of the western-style bakery shop guild <Densuteria>. Her motto is "spare no effort as a host"
>Toaston Shopkeep: [Adventurer][Male][Race of Ritual][Knights of the Kitchen Table][Technician][Scholarly] Male shopkeep of <Toaston's BBQ>. Is busy experimenting with cooking various monster meats.
Would translate more but I really should have done so before deciding to post translations here so I could just post everything quickly instead of keeping you guys waiting, if you are waiting.
From what I know, this is the only version that's not Japanese.
It was successfully crowdfunded with approximately 80 thousand dollars here in Korea. Not sure how much it'd cost in the US.
Moving onto something a little more simple, here's a bonus notebook they gave me. It's really just a notebook with a super-deformed Shiroe in the corner.
I wish it were Akatsuki.
Nevermind, looks like it's SD illustrations for a bunch of characters.
Shiroe, Akatsuki, Nyanta, Maryelle, Krusty, and the Princess from what it looks like.
And here's the GM screen.
The back is pretty simple.
But the inside is...
Yeah, that's a lot of information.
Upper left hand corner has information on the flow of a session, to the right of it info on Log Tickets which seem to be a way to increase stats and stuff, and on the bottom left, Information on equipment slots as well as a small directory of important information to look up in the rule book.
2nd panel is a guide on how a round of combat works.
3rd panel is information on range, traits of various skills, basic actions.
and the final panel is a Hate meter. There's rules for aggro in this. Also a tiny glossary.
Moving onto the first replay volume. I got character bookmarks with their characters on them. I'm sure you can recognize one of them from the anime because she made a cameo.
This is basically a record of play with Mamare Touno as the GM and various other light novel authors. They're mostly no namers, but one is now a pretty blazing star as of recent.
The people who played are left to right.
Murasaki Yukiya as Wolf
Shibamura Yuuri as Masuda-san
Ayasato Keishi as Seine
Maruyama Kugane as Hedgehog AK (Maruyama is the author of Overlord)
There's character information on the back of these.
Race: Human (?!)
Main Job: Samurai
Sub Job: Hunter/Chef/Carpenter
Special Trait: Blue eyes (actual person has black eyes)
Equipment and items:
Forest-crossing Wolf Helm
Spirit sword Toki no Tamamori
Main Job: Kannagi
Sub Job: Chef
Special Trait: Black underwear
Equipment and items:
Necklace of Sympathy
Race: Wolf Fang (TRPG Exclusive race, it looks like)
Main Job: Swashbuckler
Subjob: Fortune Teller/Border Patrol
Special Trait: Gold Irises
Equipment and Items:
Some kind of charm, sorry not sure what 둔의 is.
Martial Arts Dress
Race: Race of Ritual
Sub Job: Apprentice/Seamstress
special trait: Only has gray hair
equipment and items:
Monster Encyclopedia (elementary)
This is actually part of volume 9 which we should be getting in English "soon".
This is the page for North America. Not really all that much information but it has some quips by Mamare about the sketches.
>We used totems as a motif for this design. The dwarf male looks like he'd be kind of weird. They take the place of Kannagis
>We tried to make the stereotypical pirate design even cooler! To follow up with the basics, the female character has brown skin.
Oh, and it looks like there's more detailed information in the back of the book for the classes.
For Latin America:
>I like how they look suspicious even if they're healing classes. The skull motifs are an interesting touch.
>They're bright, active, and on top of that have a lot of skin exposure. I want to use the concept of using blades attached to the back of their legs to enhance leg strength.
>Korean server's "samurai" class. He really brought out the strange familiarity and cool look!
What system of dice are they using for this, simple DND with just d20's and die's for damage, L5R where it's just d10's or Shadowrun where I get to throw 50 d6 and be super retarded yet still be awesome.
Personally I want this translated to English, it's a shame that Korean translators are nearly impossible to find.
Mamare Comment: It's easy for Dwarfs to have monotonous silhouettes across the race because of their height, this is a great idea! Cool!
The chinese taste of using charms, swords, and candles as hougu (Magic items they're holding)! Cute!
Ishihara (director of the anime) thought up the idea of wearing platform shoes while doing traditional martial arts + military arts. It looks dignified.
It's D6, I think.
Or at least they say you need D6s to play it.
You can find some rules on the combat here:
But it's definitely not a complete or workable set of rules I think.
We won't have one in english til someone translates the entire thing I think.
I'll come back to the class descriptions in a bit.
Here's some pull out art from the replay.
>Seine-tan! Are you alriiiight!
>What the heeeelll!
(on page 241 "One person and one animal intruder")
HOLY SHIT IT USES A STARS WITHOUT NUMBER 2D6! WHAT IS THIS SORCERY!
Seriously this looks odd but looks really good, I must admit when it comes to playing a game like this I can't take a WIP as if I was to GM this and people start complaining. Having to make rules out of thin air is annoying. But are you planning on playing a game of this Korean Anon?
A beautiful young woman who acts before she speaks, a swashbuckler who opens paths with two blades.
"I'll fight for my friends who believe in me!"
A Samurai who shows the pride of a noble wolf in his name and face. He has the eyes of a hunter.
"You really think I'll take it lying?"
An awkward gamer highschooler Kannagi who hides a gentleness beneath her strange outfit.
"I won't leave anyone behind"
A 78 year old summoner who carries the party with a venturous mind and vigor.
"... 'Tis no longer a game."
Well in the book, there's like 2.
Not too many illustrations whatsoever in any of the books mamare writes to be honest.
I'll dump the three in this one now.
The scenario Mamare wrote for this group seems to revolve around this NPC you see here in the pajamas.
From a quick glance it seems like they find a loli who turns out to be a princess and basically have to find her guardians.
The entire book is written in script format like Maoyuu is with Mamare providing descriptions and stuff as GM and the players roleplaying.
Wait, turns out I was mistaken.
That's a hawaiian shirt Masuda-san picked out for her while shopping. Because Masuda-san has weird tastes in clothing.
Also her name is Nagi. There's also an npc named Niko that I can't find the role for on a quick glance.
I was thinking about hosting a crowdfunding campaign for an English version myself before I got distracted by my novel writing.
Would you anons be interested? There's a chance of Yen Press being involved (since they're officially localizing the novels, consistency might be nice), but I could try working with someone else.
I'd try to arrange a contract so that an unofficial translation can still be made, just in case the final product isn't ideal.
And this is probably the scene where Nagi gets to go back home.
To be honest, I'd really love to see this happen.
It could be used to set up a path for more Japanese TRPGs to be translated into english, too. There's a whole ton out there that aren't ever touched, like Sword World.
I know I'd buy an english copy of this rule book too, cause it's not like I have any Korean friends to play this with.
Oh, shit. I was going to call up Yen Press when I found this right after clicking the Contact button.
Going back to the international classes.
I'm just going to dump the images for now and post translations later.
This is an introduction of the survey going over the countries that participated, Mamare's thoughts, number of surveys sent in, etc.
Note that it says "Part 1". We're getting more later.
of course I forget the image.
Wow for once in my life Yen press deserves my money, there site is under maintenance so it'll take them a while to fix there broken links.
Should confirm that Yen Press are actually bringing this out.
Akatsuki: "A lot of countries answered"
Contributing countries and regions:
>Ghana, Greese, Nigeria, Netherland, Norway, New Zealand, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Malta, United States, Bahamas, Venezuela, Vietnam, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Ireland, England, Australia, Austria, Israel, Iran, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, Czechoslovakia, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Colombia, Turkey, Thailand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Poland, Puerto Rico, France, Finland, Philippines, Korea, Hungary, Hong Kong, etc.
>I planned this without much thought put into it but when I started it, contributions and ideas poured in from all over the world. Using the animation as its momentum, Log Horizon spread all throughout the world. Knowing it to be unreasonable towards him, I reached out to director Ishihara (director for the anime) and how can this be. He drew illustrations for the international classes! (check the color pages!) As such, I bring to you these international classes. I really hope that everyone who answered the survey get to see this (even if it's global). I want to see these classes have more significant roles in the story in the future.
What are International Server Original Jobs? (shiroe basically says the same thing)
>Eldertale is an MMORPG that's played throughout the world and as such there are 13 servers depending on the physical region. There are also various Main Jobs that players can choose that are unique to these servers. For instance <Samurai> and <Kannagi> are main jobs that are regional jobs to the Yamato server.
Naotsugu: In about a month a lot of ideas came in-matsuri!!
>A warrior class that specializes in unarmed combat with a focus on legwork. Uses various 'stances' based on Capoeira and as such can use powerful kicks while standing on their hands or even lying down. Quite popular on various video sites due to the flashiness of their acrobatic movements which seem to have been motion captured. While quite difficult to use considering it is a replacement class for Monks and their combo performance is 2 levels lower, they've been adjusted to be more powerful centering around their seemingly iconic footwork.
>Can also be called Witch Doctor. Can call various <spirits> using seeds and when used together with class-exclusive consumable candle items can amplify the effect of healing magic. The various herbs stuffed in the Paje's bag can be considered a symbol of the Paje. As the developer handling the South and Central American server, SPEEE, had budgetary problems, many of the graphics and effects for the Paje were bought from other regions under secondary license agreements. There are also some cases where some Paje equipment are recolors of other regions' equipment.
Yeah, he had it sorted out. The translating company for the TRPG was caught off guard by that too because Koreans had caught wind of that erroneous information from ANN.
Whatever happened to fact checking?
Basically TK Boys from RO then, pretty cool.
>Shit server and recycled animations
Fuck, we're not that poor, at least any southern cone country or Brazil can handle servers quite well.
Looks like this one was already on the Log Horizon wiki. I just edited it a bit to reflect what I'm seeing in the Korean translation.
>A Healer class that uses healing and protective spells, they draw power from the various totems spread around the earth using their bodies as a medium. They can <Ghost Walk>, a unique ability which converts their existence into a soul body to avoid damage. Furthermore, they can use a greatly expanded version of the Kannagi’s God-Summoning Ceremony as a self-buffing skill. Many skills are related to regional folklore, such as the <Sacred Eagle> and other totems, making them popular on video sharing sites.
>A warrior class that's based on Pirates. Uses sabers and other bladed weapons but usable armor is greatly restricted. Similar to the Samurai class, they are frontline fighters that use special skills to overcome its low defense. A pirate's sense of balance is nurtured from fighting aboard ships, making them resistant to movement-inhibiting effects, and they can make clever attacks with the use of hooks and rope/grappling hook. There were many players from the North American server, as well as the South American server, that became much friendlier to one another as marine-related quests were added to the American continents' servers.
Actually, a whole bunch of them are. I'll just copy paste the descriptions for those here linked to their corresponding pages.
Or rather I'll just keep editing doing it one by one like this cause it seems some of these entries on the wikia are wildly different from what I'm seeing in my books and some don't have anything written to begin with.
>Warrior class that has been carefully trained to wield martial arts for the benefit of others. While similarly to the Samurai, they have equipment limitations, they can use a wide variety of weapons including jian, dao, qiang, axes, and pikes. Because of how unique the stances and skills look in motion some people say that the Youxia feels like they're from an entirely different game. There are many fans of this job because of the wide variety of usable equipment. Because the Chinese server implemented a system allowing high ranking players to register titles, large numbers of players travel from outside of China compete.
>An offensive magic job that is versed in the power of nature. Freely manipulates elemental power. Excels in taking down enemies using lighting, fire, ice, and others. Essentially similar to sorcerers. Though weaker thanks to having somewhat longer recast times, they equip items called "bogu/보구" (I'm not sure what this is) to support themselves. Bogu significantly increase the power of various elements and as such Daoshi players on the Chinese server frequently appear in massive battles. Daoshi who have Bogu equipped in battle have elaborate and painstakingly made visual effects.
I scanned some of the stuff from the replay volumes a while ago, finally found them again
>A caster type class with the concept that the character attained supernatural powers while on the quest to attain immortality. Freely manipulating fortune, they have great ability to weaken foes and strengthen allies. As they were added with the Legacy of Cendrillon expansion, there are still some older Korean players with the same Enchanter job as that of North America (new players cannot choose Enchanter). Thanks to having poured in too much effort in the development of the Hwarang Job making the items and effects for Taoshi more obscure, Taoshi doesn't seem to be a very popular profession.
>Warrior class that bears the name of the legendary martial arts group. It especially excels in the use of one-handed blades like the long-bladed ring-pommel sword, Hwangdo, and the uncurved straight sword, Jikdo, and other swords. They cannot equip shields, but mitigate damage very well by parrying. While its taunt skills are potent in drawing hate, its long cooldown makes it hard to manage, so usage as a tank requires a degree of discipline. The beautiful graphics for the Hwarang's exclusive equipment, such as its ornate sheathes and armor which seemingly has jewels embedded in it, have become somewhat famous.
Welp, that's about everything I can offer right now unless someone has specific things they want translated from the rulebook.
It's half past 3 am here so I'm going to sleep.
May as well post the inserts from volume 10 whilst I'm at it.
'sup, I'm at the office of the publisher that translated and published Korean Log Horizon TRPG right now. If you've got questions for them I can ask.
Is that... A fucking Korean volume of Dungeon Meshi?
I know jack shit about light novels, but is that the thing about dungeon food? If that's what it is then yeah that's it. Or something.
It's five hundred fifty pages for fuck's sake. Also, they are telling me that the worst part was not translation but licensing. Someone'll have to sort that out first.
What's their opinion about the Korea-exclusive classes? Any specific parts they really liked seeing?
Which entities did they have to communicate with for arranging the product aside from Mamare himself?
Their opinion is in negotiation with the Japanese side. If they are cool with it then they are gonna be a thing.
The part they liked the most is that the Korean classes were very Korean. They publish books but they are also geeks.
Also, they talked to Kadokawa.
Leonardo can never be true to his turtle loving nature again
Awwww shieet, Poland. I'm so fucking proud.
Now if they added Hussar-class:
>Special EQ: Wings/Banners giving area buff
>Bonus for fighting mounted
>Slow but tanky, can charge up stright line attacks with great force but becomes vulnerable for a while after using them.
He is currently writing in jail. He has his personal room with workshop and everything. A certain tsundere guarddog is making sure he continues to work.
Yes, he still fine and at home under his imouto's care.