I feel our DnD game might have gotten a little off track
It also has a theme song. Crack of thunder!Howl of wind!The will of evil men!When our courage is in doubt,Titanor comes on the scene!Go Titanor! Fight Titanor! Tear our foes apart!Fly Titanor! Win Titanor!Punch your way into our heart!When the plansOf Space Witch DThreaten worldwide peace,Professor Cramshaft says,Science Team Prophiceers,Unite to lend a hand!Frost! (“Lets be friends kaiju!”)Benn! (“What’s going on guys?”),Vienna! (“The power of feelings!”) Marrie! (“Fu fu fu, my mind is best!”)Tomas! (“Grr, I’m the toughest!”)Jammin! (“Rock on with teamwork!”)They have conflict, But they know,Together they must stand, Six shining lights,Merge to form,Evil’s bane: Titanor!Go Titanor! Fight Titanor!Fly Titanor! Win Titanor!
>>28647267Your is the only true way to play any D&D.
>>28647267You could not be doing it any more right, and I hope there's a storytime coming.
I don't really have the time, patience, or interest in story timing the whole thing, but it involved the players playing a bunch of tokusatsu trope characters in an alternate timeline where a warforged artificer created giant robots to protect the city. Instead of the whole story, have Titanor's sheet. The entire group had to use it and I'm pretty proud of the storygame bullshit I injected into this video board game simulator with no out-of-combat options.
>>28650062Okay, we DEMAND story time now. Patience be damned!
>>28650062>TITANOR>Dungeoneering +35>Nature +35>Streetwise +35>Thievery +35I realize all those skills are probably the culmination of all the pilots' trained skills, but I want to imagine TITANOR is some kind of omnidisciplinary robot capable of exploring dungeons, traversing uncharted territory, surviving the mean streets, and pickpocketing loot unseen, despite being a fucking giant robot.
>>28650062Not even a short green text of Titanor in action?Can we keep this alive so the good Doctor can storytime when he's ready?
>>28652168I'm tempted to give this thread the /tg/ best thread on tg right now picture just for what we've seen so far.
>>28652036Never mind those, how does that thing stealth? I dont see any mention of it having a cloaking device.
>>28652324You question the "mad skills" of the great Heroic Robot Soldier Titanor?!
>>28652036Great, now I'm thinking of a huge mech somehow pick-pocketing and hiding in plain sight with the sun out in Skyrim.Although I must say the thought of said mech killing a bunch of those FUCKING THALMOR more than pleases me.
All this time I've been playing 4E the wrong way.What are the rules for giant mech combat?
I swear to god this needs drawfags or writefags or OP to come back and storytime it.This is too awesome to just let die.
>tfw you're always too afraid to go full balls to the walls with your magic items/ideas because you're afraid of ruining game balance/messing things up for playersThis is awesome, though.
>>28655975Eh, sometimes it's fun to just cut loose and let everyone do silly shit like this as a one-time game or a short campaign.
>>28650062>Awesome Karate>Do whatever you think is coolYou are the best DM.
>>28652036He's also a damn good liar, and now I'm imagining a giant robot sitting down for a game of poker.
>>28652036>Titanor has capacity for great evil. But he knows that he is good and will not harm the innocent.
>>28647267I swear to god OP, you'd better get back here and storytime or I will sit forever in sullen disappointment.
>>28647340Am I the only person who hears this song in the really cheesy 1970's Japanese intro style with the awful singing?
>>28656672I'm pretty sure that's the only wy to hear it.
>>28656672More importantly, someone needs to sing this.
>And i'll form.... The dick!
>>28647340Marrie is best waifu.
>>28650062>Awesome KarateYou are a good DM and you should feel good about yourself.
>>28654524Exactly the same way all other combat is preformed obviously
Wow this thread is still up here let me work on something for you guys
Alright, so it was the end of the game, the last session, our GM made us a bunch of sheets and handed them out to us. They were giant robots. One for each character.ECHO VICTOR for BennREDEEMER GREEN for FrostVERDANT REFLECTION for JamminGENASI DANGER for MarrieCHARGER VULCAN for Tomas andPSYCHER ALPHA for ViennaThe city was being attacked by a giant monster made by a wicked magiscientist. Granted the robots by the Warforged RAMROD CAMSHAFT, our heroes went out to meet it in the field of battle! They fought bravely in the city striking it again and again! Our tactics were honed, with moe minirobots from Marrie and powerful blows from the rest of the group we defeated the monster!But before the final blow was struck, the magiscientist who created it, Auntie, made her monster grow in power! We knew there was no way to defeat it.So we did it. All our minor actions together, Paul Bunyan and Other Gestalt Tales, Let's Gestalt In Here, Be Our Gestalt, Gestalt's Well That Ends Well, Gestalt'll Have To Do and Gestalt, Who Goes There?Together, they formed TITANOR! They met the robot on the field of battle, their attacks vicious, but our pilots were great and full of FIRE and SPIRIT and SHOUNEN POWER. Powerful blow after powerful blow! Dodging, weaving, parrying, striking again! The very heavens shook with our battle. Yachts were thrown, meteors deflected, towers jumped off of.It was time.It was time for the final attack, Frost called out to the people of Cragholm, of the WORLD, RAISE YOUR HANDS! PUT YOUR FAITH IN TITANOR!And so they did.We did the Final Destroy Mechanical Buster.It crit.1500 damage.The beast fell, dead, into the lake, a meteor falling on top of it.Titanor's job was done.And that's how our DnD campaign ended.
>>28658607>The beast fell, dead, into the lake, a meteor falling on top of it.
>>28658607That's some right proper gaming there, friend.
>>28658607>captcha Came Endowed
>>28647267God dang it, I knew you people were having fun without me in DnD! ;_;
What is happening!?!?
Take that you all 4th haters!
>>28658977That's 'joy', anon.Shh. Let it happen.
>>28654524Treat it as a vehicle and follow the vehicular combat rules, with some adjustments, methinks.
This is beautiful
>>28659054That is not the image I uploaded. This is.
>>28658607Best game ever
>>28658607You just got the Power Rangers seal of approval.
>>28658607someone cap this for the love of all that is right in this world.
>>28659363Somebody post a screen cap of this entire thread for the love of god. With zoom ins on the images.
what did you do that game on?
>>28658607Nothing about this is badCongratulations :_:7
Testing if size is correct.
>>28659999One alteration is all that's necessary. Getting the reactions from everyone after that.
>>28660135relevant reactions:>>28647623>>28648040>>28648103>>28648745>>28650266>>28652036>>28656130 (put these before the story time post?)>>28658695>>28658777>>28658786>>28658810>>28658881>>28658907>>28658922>>28658957>>28658969>>28658977>>28659047>>28659054 (maybe splice in the image from this: >>28659072 over the one that's already there)>>28659165>>28659177>>28659363>>28659567Those are all the posts that need to go into it.
>>28660178>>28660135To what end?
>>28660178Reactions are never necessary.
I was Benn, and I can honestly say that last night was a ton of fun, and this whole thread's response has been awesome! I joked about submitting Titanor to Dragon magazine, but honestly this is even better.
>>28660463Dude, fucking do it. Seriously. /tg/ is far more niche than Dragon magazine.Of course, if you also include screenshots of this thread....
>>28660709>Of course, if you also include screenshots of this thread....Why the fuck would he do that?Why would we WANT him to do that?
>>28647267Please tell me this is your doing, Tom. You are the only person who ever ran games like this, and it's beautiful to see again after many years. Also, sorry for siding with the pricks that ruined our D&D group.
Would you guys like the separate robot's sheets as well?
>>28660999Do you need to ask?
>>28650062>50d20 + 500
>>28660999>>28661053Translation: GIMME, GIMME, GIMMEEEEEEE!
>>28660938Because rules 1 and 2 were broke long long ago. And they were stupid rules to begin with.
>>28660999Yes! YES! A THOUSAND TIMES YES!
This is Benn's robot. Benn is a half elf Paladin/Warlock who lost his memory and is a story book character. His secret past is that he's not actually half elf but half ELADRIN. He focuses on using frost powers and met the Prince of Frost.
This is Frost's robot. Frost is a Longtooth Shifter (fluffed as a snakeman instead of a wolfman) avenger, he worships the dead goddess Nusemnee and was a total critfisher asshole (he was my character)
This is Jammin's robot. Jammin was thought of as a Benn from an alternate universe and was a total rock and roller, he was an avenger/swordmage, it turns out that he wasn't Benn's alternate universe self but that they were actually brothers.
Oh a note on these is the GM didn't change the resistances, vulnerabilities, gear and alignments of these robots
This is Marrie's robot, she's... a lot of things, warlord/wizard/artificer I think(?) and she was a Voidsoul Genasi. Her alignment was Evil (unaligned) and she dressed like a pirate all the time forever.
This is Tomas' robot. He's a perfectly normal human who was also a terrible monsterous creation by Auntie. So he's actually a warforged. He was a paladin and a damn good one too he wants you all to know.
And last but not least, Vienna. She was originally introduced as Tarshal to the group but it turned out that he was actually a she. She was a vampire psion Kalashtar who looked extremely young due to being turned at a young age. She was the one who threw the yacht at the head of the monster.
>>28661095I periodically wonder if anime makers have an "Make the more ridiculous shit than your counterpart" unspoken competition like CSI Miami and New York writers had.
What were the monsters' stats like?
>>28661357You'd have to ask the GM for that.
>>28661339I'm pretty sure that's just standard Gainax policy. They tend to be the ones doing the ridiculous over the top stuff, though I wonder if that'll change now that some of them split off to form Trigger. Perhaps the 2 of them will compete with each other, apparently someone from Trigger said in an interview that they accidentally managed to make Kill La Kill bigger than TTGL in some way (scale perhaps?).
>>28661413Speaking of insane bullshit, I've heard that Doctor Doom survived a direct hit to the face from an Infinity Gauntlet. I wonder if there's a connection to Caped Baldy anywhere in here.Speaking of, public survey - who goes over the top more? Gainax or Marvel?
>>28661478That depends, did Marvel have giant robots throwing galaxies at each other?
>>28661478I think DC is more ridiculous than Marvel.
>>28661378I'm curious. Because, not to rain on your parade, but stuff like a -20 penalty to attack rolls is downright unfair for team monster unless they have a way to get around that.
>>28661743>Implying 4th edition plays like the rest of the D&D family
>>28661743Oh, that. That's simply because of size penalties to AC. It's easy as fuck to hit a giant robot.(Not in the game, but had already processed it.)
>>28661807I was talking about 4th edition.>>28661824Fair enough.
>>28661565No, but they do have Professor X's love life. Seriously how does a skinny bald dude in a wheelchair get that much ass.
>>28662298By which you mean being an evil mind rapistSeriously, fucking stupid. Goddamn comics trying to be EXTREME. Turned me off the Xmen so hard.
>>28662416Wait, that's the actual explanation?
Wow thanks for all the kind words!>>28661743To be honest, the monster wasn't even a real sheet. I had a notepad opened up with defenses, health and a few rough attack ideas listed, but I mainly let the players go crazy because they earned it. The numbers were inflated on both sides to give it the feel of something that shouldn't really exist on this scale. This campaign made me realize that 4e monster building can really only be satisfying in two ways: Either you build something that absolutely works to function and then let your players fight their way out of the puzzle OR you think of the couple cool things you want it to do and let it do them before your crit-fishing son-of-a-bitch Avenger bloodies it with one attack.There was one thing I would have liked to happen with the final monster that didn't. I never actually hit them with his sword. It was supposed to inflict self doubt and fear on the pilots (save ends). I was going to make them test TITANOR's skills in order to break out of the doldrums and refocus their FIGHTING SPIRITS.
>>28658607>Genasi DangerMY. SIDES.
>>28662528Okay, that actually makes sense. Consider my doubt that this is amazing completely gone.
>>28662487No, as far as I know Xavier's never stooped to using his powers to have sex. Yet. Considering how they made him brainwash Scott into not quitting the X-Men and enslave a sentient computer, well. Give it a few years. Admittedly the thing with Danger got retconned to "She was stuck and Xavier was trying to free her from the Danger Room computer without killing her.". Normally I'd say that's cheap but its about ten thousand times more in character for the guy.But yeah Marvel's been hitting the "evil Xavier" button really hard. I guess because crazy Magneto Cyke sells?
>>28661478DC is far more ridiculous than Marvel. DC has no sense of SCALE or PROPORTION.DC recently had Superman eye-beam a gigantic gash in Earth-2, this on top of the world having been riddled with gigantic perpetually burning hellfonts by a hero-turned - supervillain as part of Earth-2's backstory. These are GLOSSED OVER, in a few panels, as a part of earth. And people still live *immediately adjacent* to the flaming hellpit. and you can just WALK IN to the ever-burning hole which is larger than some countries.In Animal Man, the entire population of the world (barring about a half-dozen superheroes) was killed in a multi-comic crossover event... This event was not properly undone, and is unlikely to ever be fully resolved, so there's still the start of a rot-apocalypse and now the DC will have an otherwise throwaway issue casually kill millions as minor collateral damage. Marvel at least makes it an event.
>>28662586Paladin player here.Can I just say that our GM was super great at dishing out unique, interesting encounters through us throughout the game? This one is a little more light hearted than most because, hey, end of game, but we had some really neat scenarios and custom monsters come from him.I think probably the most memorable was when a Far Realm incursion caused a river of squirming, poisonous flesh to grow out of the sacrifices of a town full of cultists. We slew the Aboleth that was controlling the cult but still had to stop the flesh before it gained enough mass to crawl onto land and attack a city. We had to sail on the monster we were fighting, using a combination of skill checks to manage the boat and try to negotiate or intimidate a portion of the being's insane mind and avoid hideous traps and tendrils of skin and teeth while also fighting skirmish scale battles against more aggressive hunks of the skin river that directly attacked the boat. It was pretty cool.
>>28662807I admire and envy you.
>We had to sail on the monster we were fighting, using a combination of skill checks to manage the boat and try to negotiate or intimidate a portion of the being's insane mind and avoid hideous traps and tendrils of skin and teeth while also fighting skirmish scale battles against more aggressive hunks of the skin river that directly attacked the boat. I don't have a suitable reaction image to convey how amazing that sounds, so I'll just say it sounds amazing.
>>28662863I was pretty proud of that one. I drew some sprites for roll20 and everything. I'm not going to post them all, but here's probably my favorite. It floats on internal air sacs and when there's more than four within two squares of each other, they create a zone which grants them concealment.
Yoo. Swordmage here!Funny story: I was invited in to replace one of the players who had to step out for a bit.It was... kinda confusing for me. But I adapted!
>>28663229From the sound of the story, looks like you did just fine.
>>28647340Someone should really sing this and put it on Vocaroo.
>>28663637I actually did sing the song when posted. I got 30 horse points.
>>28664060Post that link
>>28664122I sung it in skype.
>>28664339So we need to contact the NSA who were probably tapping that call and ask them to upload it to Facebook or something. Got it.
>>28647267please delete this post and return to r/dnd. thank you.
ARCHIVE THIS THREAD. ARCHIVE IT NOW. THIS THREAD IS THE REASON THE ARCHIVES WERE MADE.
>>28665411That's why it was already archived.
>>28665382>implying this isn't the most glorious thread in weeks >>28659999
>>28665382You're a faggot. Just because you don't like this thread doesn't mean it doesn't belong here.>>28665411All threads are automatically archived. In more than one website. Stop being a fool.
>>28665453>fool, like foolzThat said, archiving it in Sup/tg/ is probably a good idea.I want to hear about the entire campaign now.
>>28647267>>28647340This is beautiful
>>28666086indeed it is
>>28658607Holy fucking shit, son.
I'm glad /tg/ is enjoying this so much