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OVA - Open Versatile Anime Role-Playing Game

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For the first time in years, OVA is back in print! Through DriveThru RPG and RPGNow's Print-on-Demand service, you can order the original book for $5 less than it originally cost in stores.

While watching your favorite anime, have you ever wished you could be a part of it?

The OVA Role-Playing Game has all the rules you need to recreate those diverse worlds of Japanese animation you've grown to love. From inventing your own fictional persona to becoming part of the adventure, all you need is a few friends and you're ready to go!

  • Easy Yet Versatile
    The Ricochet mechanics are accessible to anyone. Not needlessly complicated or dummied down, complete beginners and die-hard gamers can play side by side.
  • Create Your Perfect Character
    OVA's unique statless character creation system makes getting started a breeze. Open-ended rules make anything possible, and creating characters is as simple as describing them.
  • Entertaining and Lavishly Illustrated
    Rules are punctuated with detailed examples and artwork featuring colorful, recurring characters. Over 60 illustrations by some of today's most talented anime-style artists.
  • Anything is Possible
    Whether you want to fight evil as a transforming magical beauty, defend Earth against alien attackers, compete in ancient fighting tournaments, or simply survive campus life, OVA can make it possible. If you can dream it, you can do it!

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Hamilton R August 13, 2014 6:50 pm UTC
OVA v.2 in print, Kickstarters get first dibs, and I understand that completely. My question: so, when do others who didn't Kickstart Ova v.2 get to purchase their copies? When will you put Ova v.2 PDF and / or print versions available for purchase on the internet / drive thru rpg?
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Davi B January 09, 2014 11:35 am UTC
XXX... I came through the original website and bought it. And I now I see this is the old version. What now?
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Clay G December 11, 2013 2:06 am UTC
This is the original edition of the book. The new Revised Edition will not be available on this site until next year.
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Davi B January 09, 2014 11:49 am UTC
Great... I bought the wrong version. Thanks, Clay. I'm soooooo happy
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August 04, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on February 12, 2005.
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Wise Turtle Publishing
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