GWJ has a JRPG Club! How does it work?
Each quarter, the GWJ community starts to play a new JRPG and discusses it.
How do nominations and voting work?
- First, we have one week of nominations. Each member is allowed one nomination. To be included in the voting, however, a game must also be "seconded" by another member. Members can second as many games as they would potentially be interested in playing.
In addition, the five games with the most votes from the previous voting round will be pre-selected for voting, so there is no need to nominate them again. One exception to the rule: If one of the five games is in the same series as the winner, then that game gets excluded. (Credits to Eleima for this idea.)
We only accept games with Western releases that are at least a year old (excluding remakes/remasters/ports). It's not law, but please try to consider the availability of a game (either in stores or on PSN/Xbox Live/eShop/Steam/GoG etc.) before nominating it, in order to get maximum participation.
- Next, we have one week of voting. Each participant can vote for as many games as they want, but they have to be RANKED. If not explicitly ranked, we will keep the order in which they were listed. The current version of the JRPG Club is using the RANKED VOTING system used by Godzilla Blitz in the CRPG Game Club. This process is described in this YT video.
How long do we have to beat the game?
We start a new game every quarter, but the thread to discuss it will be open for six months.
How do I join the club?
Send PayPal payment of 49.99USD (in bitcoin) to both LastSurprise and myself, and we will send you a membership card. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery.
Any member of the GWJ community can nominate and vote. If you want to participate in the discussion, just post in the game's thread to let us know that you are playing. You can then post about the game as much as you want.
There's a levelling system, too!
To gain a level, finish the game and post about it in the game's thread! Thanks to Godzilla Blitz and the CRPG Club for this and other ideas! Levels are only based on games played in the 2.0 and 2.IV incarnations of the club. There is no penalty for not finishing.
LastSurprise and I will update levels when we close a game thread.
The JRPG Club was created by Damnable Bear. After over two years, he decided to move on. steinkrug then kept things going. LastSurprise and I took over for version 2.IV. Thanks, DB and steinkrug! The previous club threads are linked below.
Previous thread titles:
- The GWJ JRPG Club 2.IV Remastered: Let Us Grind Together!(suggested beanman101283 and Fastmav347)
The current thread title is an Atlus Japan/steinkrug co-creation.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (April 1 - September 30)
NieR: Automata (Main thread) (July 1st - December 31st)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Gaiden thread) (July 1st - December 31st)
JRPG 1.0 Club thread
JRPG 2.0 Club thread
Atelier Totori (Q1 2016)
Dark Cloud 2 (Q4 2017)
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (Q4 2018)
Earthbound (Q1 2017)
Final Fantasy X-2 (Q2 2016)
Final Fantasy XII (Q1 2018)
Final Fantasy XV (Q3 2017)
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Q3 2018)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Q1 2016 Gaiden)
Persona 3 (Q3 2016)
Persona 5 (Q2 2019)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Q2 2018)
Suikoden (Q4 2016)
Valkyria Chronicles (Q4 2015)
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Q4 2015 Gaiden)
World of Final Fantasy (Q2 2017)