In the future of the early 90s, after a series of unspecified plot devices, the racing industry underwent a series of thorough changes, that somehow resulted in a new kind of races, in which cars, pilots, and race queens are one and the same, combining high-tech engineering, extraordinary driving skills, fame factor and sex appeal in one curvy chassis designed for high speed performances. How's that for a premise?
>>23317681so, like, cyborg women who run really fast?
Ah yes, the classic "I have a picture I like, but where to post it? Of course! I'll make a thread on /tg/ just so I can post it there!"
Team Adeptus Mechanicus have got to the the reigning champs.The machine spirit and all that.
>>23317694or just robot girls, yeah.>>23317702sue me
>>23317694And wreck each other's shit, like in the motorball arc of Gunnm.
>>23317722Nah, there's one car-pilot, and one racequeen-pilot, but no racequeen-car-pilot.
It's not bad, but it needs some higher stakes. Like, the whole world economy now revolves around Race Queen championships, as the overpopulated world of 1998 faces crisis after crisis, and only the glamour of the Races lets people forget their dreary lives.
>>23317747*cue old industrial rock opening theme*also people get killed during the races.
>>23317779Not a racequeen.
>>23317681Why isn't it already a thing?
And of course ALL little girls dream of becoming Race Queens when they grow up. For only a small few, these dreams become a reality.There are always recruiting agents, haunting small town gyms and highschools, looking for prospective right girls with the right aptitudes to be reworked into racing machines. Meanwhile, in the little leagues, girls race against each other with pitiful augmentations cobbled together by their dads in their garages, hoping to catch the eye of one of the agents. Hoping for a contract...and the Big League.
>>23317848Damn nigga that's cyberpunk.
>>23317734Damn, Motorball game would be awesome. I didn't really like the arc in the manga because it caused the plot to detratc from the main storyline for a long time, but Motorball is still awesome.
>>23317884It's cyberpunk, but it's also...well, if you're in the Big League, you're like a supermodel rock-star and an astronaut rolled into one. You're more instantly recognizable than the President (of any country you care to name). You're so bleeding edge that oxygen molecules get cut into two from brushing up against you.So it's cyberpunk-ish, but it's not the "you're fighting against the MAN from the STREETS" cyberpunk, it's all the glamour of celebrity, turned up to 11....also, it just occurred to me, this is a far-future 1990's, right? Can we...can we have the USSR still be standing?
As much as I'm enjoying the world building discussion, what is OP's pic actually from?
>>23317977>Glorious Soviet Racing Robot Girls>not the fastest girls, but always comes of for the better in the wreck.>Headed by the current Minister of Technology, "Papa Kalashnikov" and completely managed by the fully-cyberdized "Granpapa Tesla"Oh hell YEAH!
>>23318004no material, it's just some painting a mangaka made. He also painted her on a motorcycle, but that's all.>>23317977Of course, but I'm afraid they wouldn't endorse that kind of practice.
>>23318033Of course they would. WE MUST SHOW THE FILTHY CAPITALISTS THAT GLORIOUS MOTHERLAND CAN OUTPRODUCE, OUPERFORM AND OUTRUN ANY BOURGEOIS COMPETITION! NOW WITNESS THE POWER OF FULLY OPERATIONAL MISS IVANA DRAGO. SHE WILL BREAK YOU.
>>23318025Gotta be honest, this springs to mind.`
>>23318025Can we also have a MURRKAN robot racequeen with a gorgeous bright blond hair and an equally bright smile and an Old Glory paintjob, and tons of Shell/CocaCola/GeneralMotors/McDonalds stamps all over her bodywork ?
>>23318033Now that you mention it, it looks very Evangelion...was it Yoshiyuki Sadamoto?
>>23318091I think it is.
>>23318091Yep. I'm not that guy, but Sadamoto is real easy to recognize.
>>23318087basically this but as a robot.
>>23318071Sure, but instead of stupid angst kid, we have a loud, crass, vodka-swilling robot with a thick but sultry russian accent.>think all caps russian man of /k/, forgot his nameOr maybe the other side of the spectrum, a cold, calculating dominatrix of a woman >>23318087>>23318113I'd second this. So what do capitalist pigs put on their racers?
>>23318105S'pose that means his work is unique.>>23318098Yeah, but the mention of Soviets and all that...>>23318113That's exactly how she should be. Except wearing a baseball cap backwards.
>>23318134I prefer this option>think all caps russian man of /k/, forgot his nameIvan Chesnokov.
there's the other one. Frankly the bike seems unnecessary.
>>23318202It's still cool as fuck though.>Saved.
>>23318170Oh yeah, thats him.Man I fukin love Ivananybody got the screens of his posts?
There should be racing teams. Soviets get IVANA DRAGO, 64'd Chesnokov and Balalaika-as-a-motorballer. US gets blonde americatits, a black racer modeled after Grace Jones, and something else. Then we need to consider other nations, like the UK, Germany (west and east), China etc.
>>23318210Shit, I wish a drawfag could do one of those in OP pic's style.
>>23318210And of course there's the Jamaican team, competing on the world stage for the first time.
>>23318210Can France be ineffective and lame in a moe way, cripplingly jealous of the Japanese ones? Because that's pretty much how things were in the 90s.
I hope someone's saving this thread.
>>23318223I could attempt to, but wouldn't manage to make it half as good. but don't worry, eventually some drawfag will open a thread and if he's not bad we'll request something. Someday.
>>23318240Also, she should be vaguely patterned after the Concorde.
>>23318210>South America>Usaina Bolt>World Record keeper of being the fastest girl ever, for breaking the sound barrier>>23318223I'd love to draw this, butI'd rather that some better drawfag would take this up. I am shit drawfag
>>23318250>>23318257Just do your worst. It's always good to present something in a drawfag request thread, like "could you draw something like this?". Have something for them to build upon.
>>23318253Yeah, still elegant and aerodynamic and glamorous. WITHOUT the orientable nose, though.
>>23317681I'd like to add that since OP said "pilot" as well as race car, the competitions could be something like a biathlon where the competitors start off with gliding wings and jet engines to complete an aerial course, then descend to a ground racing circuit, and finish with something else. Like a fight.
>>23318297of course, a fight. A big highly destructive catfight, that often kills more spectators than contestants.
>>23318297Maybe the race girls can work in tandem to a partner aviator, who is completely dedicated to flight. Might add a little intrigue into the races, since most races are lethal to anything that is not cyberdized to all hell
>>23318297I don't think it should end with a fight as part of the event, as such...just that fights and violence are common throughout the races.
>>23318313nah, that'd be diluting their awesomeness, they already have a whole support team of engineers and managers and fashion designers to build relationships with.
>>23318318well there can always be several types of races.
shall I archive this just in case?
>>23318396This is a good start, but I think the setting needs more brainstorming and development to get to archive-worthy status. OTOH. Rail World didn't get archived and that makes me sad because it had real potential. It's your call, dude.
What about scandals? After all, if it's the 90s, it has to be grimdark to some extent; and everything involving the showbiz and competition events has its share of scandals. But if the girls can get away with blowing each other up and occasionally the audience, what can't they get away with?
Reminds me of car lesbians.
>>23318436It sounds a bit like Dirty Pair in that regard, actually; there's some amount of collateral damage that ditziness doesn't excuse.
>>23318436I think a good source of scandal would be persistent rumors that some of the girls don't have any human parts left at all, they're just AI-controlled robots tooled to a superhuman reaction speed. This is prohibited in the competition rules, and there are regular checks, but you could still fool them. For instance, by having a live brain inside the frame, but shutting it down during races and running the body with an AI processor. Fortunately, being modempunk, AIs require large structures to house. But maybe the body is operated remotely? Etc.
>>23318471Combined with Naked Gears.
>>23318480Is Dirty Pair actually any good?
>>23318483Also the close ties between some countries' military-industrial complex and their racing business: using girls as testbeds for new weaponry and military augs, races thereby turning into displays of power and having a geopolitical impact when some countries are clearly outclassed.
>>23318515Yeah. brainless but quality fun.
>>23318539Cool. Manga or Anime?
>>23318483Having a braindead bimbo reputation would therefore go along with cheating suspicions.
>>23318530That's a good point. The technology that goes into the girls' frames would definitely become the prototype for cyborg soldiers. I'm seeing a terror balance-type thing where nations are amassing cyborg armies and AI commanders are being installed, but there's just proxy wars being fought and the Cold War hasn't gone hot yet.
>>23318563Dunno, I've only read the comic.
>>23318566Soviets, as usual wouldn't give a shit about making an impression and whenever Ivana competes the media makes a huge fuss of her POSSIBLY BEING A ROBOT!!! Meanwhile, American programmers are scouring the proto-Internet and TV channels for "youth culture" expressions to put into a convincing airheaded bimbo emulator.
>>23318581Oh boy I so love this.
>>23317884Nah, its more of your average sports/race movie about a young amateur and their RISE TO DA TOP, just with crazy augments instead of a car.
What happens to those who are indebted, losing and simply not fashionable anymore? Go on, make it as grimdark as you can fathom.
>>23318025No doubt Gradpapa Tesla looks something like this.
>>23318603Except, you know, not massively hipster. And Russian. Therefore sober. And not as a fighter. And more clunky since it's not 2010s cyberpunk.So, not like this at all.
>>23318599Sold for sex? Stripped of their parts, being left as a head-in-a-jar?
>>23318599Lobotomized and remote-controlled as an attempt to milk them dry before they're definitely out? At least in exceptional cases.
>>23318599Well, if they're in debt that means they don't get to keep the body frame. If they have an off-duty, "civilian" frame they can go on to lead a relatively normal life, but civilian frames are shitty compared to the cutting edge racing ones, obviously. I imagine some would go on to the military, or do intelligence work. Some would become trainers for the minor leagues, raising aspiring hopefuls, like IRL ballet dancers and gymnasts do when they're old and can't compete anymore. More grimdark alternatives would be cybersex clubs, and brains of former racers being hooked up into a huge parallel-processing network to solve complex problems or monitor communications.
>>23318612>not massively hipsterWhats hipster about this? Using that word on anything you dislike just dilutes its meaning and makes you a cunt, you know.>And RussianNikolai IS Russian, you dumb slut.>Therefore soberSober Russians? I don't follow.>And not as a fighterNo doubt he was one back in the day. If a grizzled old Russian isn't a war veteran then he just isn't Russian.>And more clunkyAlright, I will give you that one. That image was just the first thing that sprung to mind when I heard Robot Tesla. Well that and the OTHER Russian electricity wielding cyborg named Nikolai.
>>23318599Fight Club until they break obviously. Winner gets the replacement parts, loser, eh, dies.The problem is once you can't compete/lose your sponsor the bills for maintenance vastly starts outstripping what you could potentially earn legally.
>>23318654sober in appearance, as opposed to extravagant.not a fighter, as in not a modern-day adventurer.That looks better, more military. But in general, avoid neon, glowy bits and plastic-looking textures.
We've been talking about official national clubs, but since it's cyberpunk, what about corporation-owned racers?
>>23318728They'd probably be best simply sponsoring a country's racer. Cover 'em in logos and ads.
>>23318515The animes are poo generally speaking, Adam Warren's manga is generally silly but in a fun way.The run between A Plague of Angels and Fatal But Not Serious is probably the best combination of art and story, if you want to pick some up.Though to give you a general feel for hte tone of the books; FBNS for intance is set at an anime convention filled with overweight men cosplaying in Kei & Yuri's signature bikini outfits.Then a berzerker virus is dropped on the convention and the local military hardware is hacked and given orders to shoot the dirty pair on site setting up a hilarious scene where one of the local AI gunships saves Yuri because it's such a fanboy of hers. That one also drops some very cool tech into the setting that should be a key feature in any good space opera game, and it also used a Culture style naming convention for naming the AI gunships which most ca/tg/irls will find amusing.Fuck, someone should story time that story actually, it's like a million /tg/ plothooks and story ideas strung together.
>>23318678>sober in appearance, as opposed to extravagant.His appearance is pretty sober, he is just in the middle of an action shot.>But in general, avoid neon, glowy bits and plastic-looking textures.Oh I know, which is why I was trying to avoid the flashy Anarchy Reigns Nikolai. Either way, it was more of meant as a jumping off point.You still didnt explain your hipster accusation, wither.
>>23318728>>23318734Maybe a corporate league that's in between the international league and the national ones? It'd be a good way for corps to compete for national contracts and show off their wealth and R&D power.
The plot of Redline would work really well for this, except with USSR instead of Roboworld.
>>23318782What about something like Tiger and Bunny? Corporations create new technology for the Race Queens and act as sponsors. And the Race Queens act in skimpy commercials, being sweaty and shiny, and drinking the last version of POWERTHIRST.
>>23318815But they can't sweat or drink anything but gasoline... Oh shit, whatever, it's silly enough to work.
>>23318815It's a good way for race queens past their prime to earn some cash for maintenance, too. Cameo appearances on shows like Baywatch and Friends would also work.
>>23318839>FriendsOh yeah, it's still going in the future-90s. Fuck, now I'm picturing young Jennifer Aniston as a robot girl.
>>23318839Also, talk shows where the young queens talk about their lighter and skinny frame model, while the older ones flaunt their heavier chassis.
>>23318839Sand would get in their machinery.
>>23318838"I'm full-cyborg, so I don't eat regular food. That's why I love that the Kraft-Nestle Conglomerate has come up with NUTRIFRESH! It's jam packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and delicious glucose - everything a full-body augumented person needs to keep their brain healthy and strong. And it stimulates the taste receptors, too!*"* Only for models with AugSoft OS 3.5 or higher. Stimulation may vary.
>>23318581Shocking revelations: Kirk D. Winston, former publicity agent and boyfriend of Race Queen Cindy Harrison confirms on CNNNN the suspicions concerning their couple: in 2011, he received substantial bribes from several sources to act like he and Cindy were in a relationship, which he assumes was meant to cover up the Race Queen's true nature... Stay plugged in for more glitchin' news tonight at 8 PM, only on CNNNN.
>>23318923Oh god......I love cyborg girls...
>>23318628 >I imagine some would go on to the military>former Russian racequeensSuddenly, the Chechen genocide got a whole lot more enjoyable for all parties.
>>23319006Countdown to dude dying in suspicious car crash in 3... 2... 1...
>>23318838The sweat is a prop.
Oh god, why isn't this a thing yet?
>>23319160Because its stupid cheesecake nonsense.Enjoyable stupid cheesecake nonsense, but stupid cheesecake nonsense all the same.That and Japan has already done both commercialized robot girls and lesbians using other lesbians as cars.
>>23319160because the anime industry sucks. back when it didn't they didn't jump on the idea.
>>23319187But stupid cheesecake nonsense is usually a thing in Japan.
>>23319207It's the basis of their entertainment industry.
Reminds me of the EXTREME ROLLER DERBY chapter in Battle Angel Alita.Seriously, James Cameron better put that in the fucking movie.
>>23319207see >>23319187>Japan has already done both commercialized robot girls and lesbians using other lesbians as cars.
>>23318295What about orientable nipples?
>>23319245but not both at once
"And Tom, they're nearing the stands right now!""Right you are, George. Perennial second-placer Ivana Lagunov is in her usual position, right after American contender Alison Barrera.”“AND THEY'RE HERE!”The gleaming red-white-and-blue figure tore around the corner, wheels screaming, hand right near the floor. Right after her came the much larger red Soviet, who ran right over the ridge, gaining air and cutting the corner.“That's those new super-strong pistons they've put in her legs coming into play, Tom. They've said it cuts down on nearly a kilometre of track length.”Ivana and Alison were halfway down the stands now, the rest of the pack just turning into the straight, when it happened. It wasn't major, just a little wobble, but it was enough to drop Alison from 325 to 250 in a matter of seconds. She slammed backwards instantly... Right into Ivana.The Soviet was on top of her in an instant. A shining red fist powered straight through the light-weight American's torso, oil spraying everywhere. Alison collapsed immediately, pumps and cogs scattering everywhere.The commentators barely had time to draw breath. “Oh my god! That's it! Alison's out!”But Ivana had been slowed by the collision too, and now the rest of the racers were roaring up behind her.“And with the American out, it's anyone's game now.”“I think we're watching a historical race here, George.”>>23319019 Me too, Anon. Me too.
>>23319321Oh you better finish what you fucking started there.
>90s cyberpunk>high-cut bionic hips that increase the racers' performances by at least 35% yessss.
Can 90s Cyberpunk cyborg girls be at war with 80s Cyberpunk cyborg girls?
>>23319383Not on a wide scale, since there isn't that much antagonism between the two decades.
>>23319383They probably wouldn't be at war, though - the up-and-coming girls of the 90's would more likely have grown up with posters of their 80's heroes all over their room.The 80's cyborg girls are the ones that GOT YOU INTO RACING to begin with, sister!
>>23319383no no, they should be devided by their attitude towards Robert Smith not the specific decade they represent
Remember the 90's?
>>23319445What? They managed to keep Robert Smith in life support for nearly a century? Assuming it's happening in 2095, and not in the nineties' interpretation of 2013.
>>23319419Yeah, and look at what happened to them. Alyssa Blanchi, once the Blue Devil, now does demolition derby/pole dancing in a Midwest town. Claire Blaker, world champion between 83-87, now hosts a cooking show on a small cable network. And no one knows what happened to Simone Gibson - some say she's been stripped for parts, some say she's fighting Bolivian guerillas.
>>23319493Vaguely. Mostly the slang, the sci-fi tropes, the cartoons and the girls. Was pretty cool.
I was going to be supremely disappointed if /tg/ didn't bring up Motorball.
>>23319504Older models get no respect. AT ALL.I mean, if I had the money I'll restore them and put them on museums, where they rightfully belong.Or as managers of new racers.
>>23319502no, it should all be happening in an alternate 1984 -199+ period, like a period of neverending 90's
>>23319504Japan is where it's at, anyway, Yukiko Takada is probably going to be the next world champion, not to mention a supermodel.
>>23319557Yeah, that's the idea, it's the year 199X, and that's why the USSR is still around - because the writer lives in the early 80's or late 70's and can't imagine the USSR NOT being around, and they certainly can't imagine it could just fall apart without a nuclear war.
>>23319239That's probably because it's pretty much ripped directly from Battle Angel Alita. Hell, I'm almost positive that OP's pic is FROM Battle Angel Alita.Good manga, by the way. You should all read it. None of this modern moeshit, just good old-fashioned ultraviolence.
>>23319493i miss the 90's everything was so bleak and generic it made you feel safe, like there was really no future and you have nothing to worry about
This thread is cool.
>>23319593it isn't from that manga
>>23319593I started reading it years ago after watching the OVAs but forgot about it. How far in does it happen?
>>23319551That's happened to some. Sweden's Eva Lansén donated her body to a museum in Stockholm after her win in '89 and went on to become a fairly successful singer. Great Britain's Helen Templeton manages the Eurocorp league's top ranking team, the Auroras, and they say she's being considered to train the national team.
I'm about to archive this, which title should I use?
>>23319593OP pic isn't from any manga or anime, it's just a one-off illustration by Yoshiuki Sadamoto, the character designer of Evangelion.
>>23319646"Herbert Come Home".
>>23319644Relatively early on, I believe. In one of the first couple of story arcs. >>23319632 is right, though, OP's pic isn't from Battle Angel Alita now that I look at it more closely. If I recall, though, the manga is pretty different from the OVA's, and then after it was finished he did a reboot that was completely different.
>>23319646Racer Queens seemed okay to me.
wait wait wait....what is going on here?
>>23319699Supersonic rollerskate deathmatches between gorgeous bionic women in a modempunk setting.
>>23319765And the countries and companies that take advantage of them.
>>23319788good fucking question. I can't really think of any system off the top of my head where racing has been implemented in any reasonably enjoyable way.
>>23319788I'm not sure yet. I can envision several options, though. A straightforward RPG where the players are a team of Race Queens in the vein of F-Zero RPG or VeloCITY could work. It could also make for a nice board game where one could customize cheezecake model figurines or something. Or a Shadowrun campaign where the players are the managing team of a Race Queen and are involved in the circuit's politics and secret activities.
>>23319788Car lesbians could work as a base.
>>23319339I'm bored, so... onwards!One of the smaller, light-weight girls ducked under Ivana and slipped ahead.“That's Korean Yun Ji there in the lead now.”“You can really see the effects of their limited budget on her, Tom. She's barely more than a skeleton.”“That's right, but the super light-weight design let's them make up for OH MY GOD.”The British contestant, Gillian Raine, had tried the same trick, but Ivana wasn't having any of it. The Russian racer dropped an elbow on the green Briton, breaking her shoulder. Knocked back, Gillian recovered at the back of the pack.“That was quick and brutal, George. She's going to have performance issues for the rest of the race after that.”“If we look back at the lead, you can see that Mayu Junko, the Japanese contestant, is not happy about her Korean rival's lead.”Junko was gesturing to Ivana, begging her to let her past. The Soviet racer seemed unusually co-operative, even as she blocked the other racers from going past.“That's rare. Ivana usually doesn't help anyone.”Ivana held out her hand, in the start of the slingshot manoeuvre teams usually used together for speed boost. Junko was clearly hesitant.“I'm not sure I'd want to be taking that offer, Tom.”“Me too, George.”But Junko's mind was made up. She slid along the outside and took the Soviet's hand.It closed like a vice, crushing her fingers. Then, quick as a wink, the heavily armoured Russian girl flung Junko ahead, bouncing her off the pavement right into Yun. They crashed instantly, the bitter rivals entangled and sliding together.Ivana just ran right over them, turning into the second to last corner.
>>23319863One, until you do something to travel more than one square. Let's say, an acceleration mechanic. Of course, you can't really turn if you are going fast. Acceleration vs handling roll?
>>23319788I just remembered we're on /tg/...fuck...See, /tg/ is about more than the games themselves.
>>23319877More like Formula 1 mixed with speed skating.
>>23319877more like Remedy's DEATH RALLY or Melbourne House's DETHKARZ. with cyborg supermodel chicks.
>>23319885>>23319899I'm thinking there could be a card-based maneuver system. Every turn, the pieces move one square on the track. Then you can play cards to modify your movement, accelerate or maneuver to block off or attack other racers. Opponents play other cards to counter or modify your maneuvers.
>>23319788probably not playing the race itself, but the preparation intel/legwork/sabotage things which will affect how do your superchick performs.shadowrun or cp2020 springs to mind immediately (will have to do cp1990, though).
>>23319926>card-based maneuver systemRobo Rally, anyone?
>>23319926What about a popularity bonus of some sort? I'd probably be laughing my ass off if Big Bertha slaughters every supermodel on the board and wins the race, while being fat, efficient, and ugly as hell itself.
>>23319914no motorbikesonly the girls
>>23320017are you fucking kidding me?
>>23319968Are they girls with hover/wheel feet or do they pretend to be bikes
>>23319964Could also have a Necromunda-like exp system where contestants that win or survive several races get stat upgrades or unlock extra abilities.
>>23319903Maybe throw in some Gorkamorka for shits and giggles.
could you really implement a fast paced future race between buxom cyberbabes with any sort of excitement or sense of danger in a tabletop setting? I am dubious to say the least. I think maybe focusing mainly on the racing might get a little dull, or at least fail to live up to the awesome that I am imagining.
>>23320028wheel/hover feets I'd say.
>>23320049So its basically Nascar meets Roller Derby?
>>23320047Same here, there's some potential for a cool roleplaying system, it would be a shame to waste it.
>>23320055Yeah, or Motorball without the ball.
This could also easily be a card game. You play a manager, and you have a deck of cards representing the racers and situations that happen within/outside the race. Sort of like Pimp: The Backhanding.
>>23320047You could do a shadowrun campaign where you play as the pit crew for a rollergal and you do runs in your off time to pay for better parts to win more races so you get better prize money to fund your runs that you run to get better parts to win more races...Even better, you have to focus heavily on stealth because if your girl gets caught in a scandal, you're ALL out of a job and getting scrapped for parts.
>>23320068That's someone here's fetish, I just know it.Since this is the nineties, Sega should sponsor team Japan. Her hair must be blue and spiky. Gotta go fast!
>>23320027I get what hes saying. There is something sleek and sexy about girls on motorbikes, especially girls on motorbikes racing other girls on motorbikes, and he wants to preserve that.You could always have a Machine Head setup where the girls are equal parts girl and bike.
>>23320095there's also something sleek about chicks, if they're not moving their legs constantly.
>>23319537Had a friend run a Gurps based off the Yukito Kishiro Gunnm world.Had Moterball player as an option for our characters.
>>23320076How to race with cards?
>>23320091that's retarded and not my fetish, but it's funny if it's subtle (as in, regular anime hair, not outright sanic hair)
Now I can totally see windshield shades being extremely fashionable.
>>23320132How do you say blue hedgehog in japanese?"Aoi something"?
So you're talking about the game Kinetica, then.
>>23320167well I suppose chicks with actual bike parts can be a type of augment.
>>23320167Wasn't the original idea to meld these, into cyborg ladies' bodies?
>>23320181see OP pic. and this>>23320127
>>23320186>Are they better than humans, or as bad a whores?Moral dillemna, issues discussed in fluff.
>>23320150Aoi Harinezumi / 青い針鼠Because hedgehogs are obviously mice with spikes.
>>23320113As long as they are rolling and not running Im cool with it. Running just seems a little too silly and not sexy enough.>>23320150The Blue Spike. Give her some kinda needlegun and a love of chilidogs.
>>23320252No, it's my orgasm sound.
>>23320227There, japanese racer sponsored by Sega called "Aoi Harinezumi".That shit should be subtle enough.
>>23320249Well there can always be some jumping and running like with rollerblades at times. Or just models that don't need to at all, and models that do.
>>23320265I am imagining this as your orgasmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WimCPUkQY
>>23320269>>23320249>>23320227What if her bare tummy is one of her remaining fleshy parts? Or if she had a "new" bare tummy installed?>>23320249This whole thread is a bit silly, but I'm still having a great time imagining all this.
>>23320183Hah, wish Motorball was that hot.Gally was basicly the best looking cyborg. The rest were everything from muscle men, strange hybrids, or cool gimmicks to kill the other players. built for speed.The leader of the circuit was built to have spinning treads on his arms and legs and would use them along with a nano enhanced brain to grapple and tear a person apart.
>>23320291girls cutting each other up is pretty much mandatory, otherwise it's not brutal enough. Plus, what about shoulders/tits/wrists-mounted guns?
>>23320310>AerithMakes no sense. Aerith was not known for going fast.Now, you could have the American coach be named either Sam or Gideon and be ex-military if you want.
>>23320326Well, the tummy was continue the Sonic reference.
>>23320294Yes, but you must balance the silly with the sexy.
>>23320339Eh, theyre all wires inside so its less guro and more demolition derby.
That's nice and all, but what about indie racers?
>>23320269Too obvious for anyone who knows Japanese, lol.Shinso Aoi would be less obvious (Surname first, 'cause japanese naming). And Shinso is the same kanji as in Harinezumi, but pronounced with onyomi.
>>23320339This is based on Motorball, and the story above includes a lot of damage. And having too much fleshy parts goes against previously established fluff that they're full cyborgs.
>>23320326Silly, entirely robotic is sexier.
>no mention of glorious WIPEOUTFiesar here, all other companies are dogshit.
>>23320367No. Gally is obviously feminine, and a full cyborg. At most, the fleshy parts are actually synthskin.
>>23320374That game is exactly why I wanted to have a corporate racing curcuit below the international level but above regional/national leagues.
"Racer Queens" is now a /tg/ thing.I'm totally gonna draw some of this up when I get time...but I'm not THAT good at drawfagging.
>>23320392Actually it is sexier AND cuter than a female athlete. And you don't need actual flesh to imitate effort, it's rule of cool.
>>23320392There's as much effort in cyborg racing as there is in, say Formula 1. And I'm not interested in the wank fodder aspect of the setting, I'm interested in cyborg racing.
>>23320392They still have the mind of a woman...I imagine the cyber starts from the jaw down.And besides, isn't it more cyberpunk if it's "who has the most money wins"? Or the heartwarming tale of over-coming the money?
The thing is, there's a balancing act here. If you want to maximize performance, you should make the body frame efficient, not sexy. But you still need sponsorship deals, fan support, and glamour, so you compromize performance for sexiness/cuteness. It's a tradeoff.
>>23320332You know. I totally want to see a heavily armored girl with all kinds of weaponry going fast called "Marina Blazkowicz".
>>23320451pretty much.Plus, you can bet on several aesthetic choices; either appeal to robot fetishists (that must be incredibly numerous in those times) with an obviously mechanical but still feminine body, or a lot of cosmetic mods, such as extensive synthskin covering, and artificial wiremuscles underneath, with the bodywork itself being limited to what amounts to a metal bikini.
>>23320467Sponsored by Boeing-Grumman and part of a DARPA project. Daughter of a cop, served in the Army before joining the Circuit. A favorite among working class Americans watching the races. Rumored to having been enhanced with illegal adrenaline injector technologies.
I hope the archive is being updated...
>>23320494It'd depend on the manufactoring country or corporation. The Eastern Bloc countries usually do away with femininity if it gets in the way of combat/race performance, as long as they don't break the rules on tonnage and weapon loadouts. Japan and Korea prefer light frames with clearly feminine features, build for speed, with concealed weapons. Europe is middle-of-the-road for the most part, individual corporations playing an influential role in design. US is all about showing off the latest inventions while maintaining sexiness and femininity.
>>23320494Kinda like this, except the costume is built-in.
>>23320542Are you 12?
>>23320581for the purposes of this thread, let's assume everyone is.
TRQ approves of this thread.
>>23320601good idea. With the relays being even closer to motorball.
>>23320581>>23320593Lets be honest, 12 year olds don't even know there was a previous millenium.
>>23320601Some kind of pentathlon with different events was proposed earlier. Something like flying/running/skating/battle royale.
Alright, OP here, I'm leaving, I hope something great comes out of it and more importantly don't mess it up.
If we've got shadowrunners, are we going into magical realms here?
>>23320674I'm one of the people proposing Shadowrun, but I only meant it in terms of mechanics and runner team style games, not the whole elf-troll-dwarf shebang they've got going.
>>23320636>Aliens invade earth>study our culture>challenge us to a Space Ja-I mean, a Cyberderby>mfw
>>23320704>He doesn't know about Tentacle Bento
>>23320704Pimp: The Backhanding, motherfucker, you heard of it?
>>23320704Pretty sure the braindead busty bimbo barbarians game, that the guro fetishist took over for a while, which wanted you to enjoy your retard muscular woman be slowly cut to pieces in horrible traps, was more misogynistic.
>>23320699As the another guy who proposed Shadowrun for stuff outside of racing, I meant the same thing. Lets keep it to robutts for now.
>>23320674For now I think we should keep it without. Might get to cluttered otherwise.
>>23320667The Motorball is designed to constantly move around as the race goes on. Only way to properly hold on to it and make it less awkward to carry is to insert fingers from both hands into bowling ball like holes in the ball itself. This means that the racer that has the motorball is limited on defending themselves.The ball must make it around the track one time. Person carrying the ball is the winner. This can mean the race can be one lap or 12 laps depending on how much fighting is done over the ball.Players are left to their own devices on how to get this ball, but there are no projectile weapons. Chain weapons that extend are OK, as long as they stay attached to the racer's body.
How has Speed Racer not been mentioned in this thread yet. Those are the kinds of races I want to see these ladies run.
>>23320150/tg/, you horny geniuses, you did it again.
>>23321297Odd...I do not recall quoting anyone.
I was going to say something about refluffing VeloCity, but after years of development, it still isn't even close to finished so that's right out.
>>23321358I still stand by a mix of Gorkamorka and Car Lesbians with maybe a touch of Shadowrun if you want to do stuff other than just race.
>>23321394I haven't played Gorkamorka...or "car lesbians"...
>>23321557You can find the full pdf for Car Lesbians on 1d4chan.
What would be the name of the actual racing events?
>>23323502I've seen "The Circuit" mentioned a couple times ITT.
>only two votes for that threadwhat the shit?
>>23326058It doesn't have 'quest' or 'fetish' in the title.
>>23326097well then let's fix that with some race queens!
>>23326097>bitching about blatant fetish questDont ruin this thread by making it meta garbage.
So, what system did we decide upon, it's been hard following it all.
This gets a boop, I think.
>>23326705Personally, I'm all for a tabletop game with miniatures, it's overall less work to design than a card game, not to mention that it's more compatible with roleplaying.
>>23326705Especially since all those posts have been deleted.What's up with the whole posts deleting thing in the last few days? Is it a new mod who hasn't realized that deleting a banned posters' posts is optional?
You know what? I might as well link that one version of the thread from foolz:http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23317681
>>23317810Believe me, if they made myomers and a good enough power plant for them, I could have a robot out in a flash. Sans hardware, of course. But I don't see how this would be more interesting or widespread as, say, NASCAR. I mean, yeah, cool. You got an entire racing league of Danica Patricks. Awesome. Now can we please get back to Baseball/Football/Soccer/Futbal/Hockey?
>>23328109Certainly not, because baseball/football/soccer/futball/hockey do not have robot supermodels kicking the shit out of each other.
>>23328124So why is the Lingerie Football League still peanuts compared to the NFL?
>>23328164Because Joe Sixpack's libido has been worn out by two or three decades of marriage and mild drunkenness. Also because it wasn't a thing in the 90s, as far as I know, and since the standards of lingerie have since then sunk to abysmal lows (or should I say "low-cuts") it is now of no interest at all.
>>23328109No, remember that for the purpose of this thread, we are all 12.
>>23328299> In the IGPX, two teams of three mechs, high-tech fighting machines driven by humans, race at speeds greater than 350 mph (560 km/h). The IGPX also contains fighting elements; attacking the opposing team to disable their mechs (thus preventing them from winning the race) is not only legal, but also expected. Yeah, this thread has succeeded at creating IGPX again.
>>23328360How so? So far, except fighting, I see nothing in common.
>>23328375Superstars in racing/fighting mecha was what Op proposed.
>>23328360Those some ugly-ass mecha.
>>23328391No.Nonono.The OP proposed superstars that ARE racing/fighting robots. Hence the picture. It didn't seem that ambiguous, was it?
>>23328391No, he suggested that robot girls race roller derby style. Completely different from mecha.
>>23328411Toonami wanted to create an original series. They settled for an anime with gratuitous CGI about sports teams who did a racing, fighting mecha thing called the Immortal Grand Prix. I don't thin it was very good.
>>23320177>ctrl+F 'Kinetica>one resultGoddamn that game needs a sequel.
>>23319360This needs to have a name, I think.
>>23320177MY NIGGA. I knew I wasn't the only one with that game.
>>23320177Sort of. More liberal in the design, though, and more 90s. I really don't like the appearance of the chicks in Kinetica.
I think it's about time we specify those unspecified plot devices. Maybe.
I hink I will use that last 30 post slots before autosage to post 90s bikini models, since nothing is being done right now.
>>23329387of course, you may liberally draw inspiration from these models.
>>23329466I am quite fond of this here one.
>>23328891What unspecified plot devices?
>>23329514the ones unspecified in the OP.
>>23329593Personally I think it's better if it's left unexplained, it would otherwise break the mystique surrounding smut by rationalizing it.
>>23329551Well, I have a few suggestions.* In the late 70s, some mysterious alloy gets discovered in the Tunguska crater. It's some kind of lightweight, durable metal, or maybe it allows room temperature superconductors. Whatever it is, it drives computer technology and materials science into a new level.* The USSR capitalizes on this, bringing their economy to speed with the West.* Cyborg technology spreads through prosthetic development. Athletes begin competing with cyborg limbs developed for high-speed running.* Cue the racing, prosthetics and military industry coming together to create a popular sporting event that simultaneously showcases the wealth and pride of sponsoring nations.
>>23329669It's concise and "it's sciencemagic I ain't gotta explain tits" enough to work without damaging the atmosphere, I guess.
>>23329716After further reflexion, I think i'll leave a few post slots empty so that drawfags can post their work before it goes into autosage.
This could be a nice board game, card game, or RPG setting, sure, but there's one other thing I see this setting being very good for.A quest thread.
>>23317977>So it's cyberpunk-ish, but it's not the "you're fighting against the MAN from the STREETS" cyberpunk, it's all the glamour of celebrity, turned up to 11.So it's like Rollerball.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGwE-uDao7Q
>>23330747>A quest thread.It really bums me out that everyone instantly wants to turn every latest idea /tg/ has into a quest. Besides, I feel like half the fun of this would be some pvp racing.