Hello Fanime! I'm Bliss Authority, the head writer for an upcoming Bliss Stage Visual Novel. My team, Perpetual Motion Entertainment, is going to be running a series of panels this Fanime (subject to approval from the panel organizers, knock on wood, and so forth) which I wanted to talk about here.
These panels are:
A 2-hour, in-depth panel about the tabletop RPG Bliss Stage. Includes discussion of it's major influences from Evangelion, Macross, Ender's Game and The Matrix; examples of tabletop play with advice for character builds and new game-masters; and a discussion of the Visual Novel and it's production.
A 2-hour panel about the various anime and Asian media inspired tabletop games distributed under Cel-Style's name, including Bliss Stage, Maid:RPG, Panty Explosion, Clover (a Yotsuba-inspired game), Classroom Deathmatch, and Hot Guys Making Out: The Yaoi RPG.
an hour-long panel on exactly what it says on the tin. Come to learn how to make a game in the Ren'Py visual novel and RPG engine - the engine used to create Katawa Shoujo and for the Bliss Stage VN, with numerous war stories and exampled from the latter.
- Asian Visual Media Roleplaying,
an hour-long overview of tabletop games and other roleplaying based on such diverse genres as Wuxia, Chanbara, Toku, Magical Girls, Mecha, and slice-of-life Anime.
What do y'all think of these panels? Which excite you, and which would you like to know more about? I'll pop in to answer questions.