As Ned Salter, we manage a stable of fighters in the XWF, the Extreme Warfare Federation, where super humans beat the daylights out of eachother for the entertainment of the solar system, in the most popular pay-per-view even in the history of mankind.We were just talking to our star fighter, and going to decide what to do next...
Mai: "Well, since you are all done talking, rest is over now. Get on the floor and start punching it"Brass: "What?"Mai: "Punch it."Brass: "Alright, you're the boss"Mai: "You're right, I am" -she steps back on Brass' back so he's bearing her (enhanced) weight as well-*******Do you guys want to go see the band, check on the development of the new game, or do something else, like arrange contracts?
>>29576597Hmmm, I say check out the game, if only because doing so would be a realative change of pace.
>>29576719whoops, forgot my name.
>>29576719>>29576737You go to the studio, and find they have all the concept designs ready for your approval. Next they want to invite the fighters in to do motion capture.Brass' ring suit designs are all classic wrestling suits, with a zangief "skin" and a Mike Haggar one.Python has an array of boxing trunks, a swimsuit one (still trunks), and a yellow bodysuit with a black stripe on the side.Aura has the most suit designs, and you doubt even her will okay some of these, tho the designers assure you that once they have her biometrics, they can just paste whatever on the model as long as you okay it.Ami has a collection of suits that go from classical to swimsuits, as well.Eldric has a Captain Falcon suit as well as an array of wrestling suits.Okaba has a chrome version of himself, as well as a four winged version and one where he's meant to use a jetpack instead of his wings.Designer: "What do you think? we also have a lot of ideas for the music"
>>29577116your turn btw
>>29577116>Eldric has a Captain Falcon suit as well as an array of wrestling suits.Huh, I would've figured something more similar to Captain America or something, considering his "All American Hero" persona.For Okaba, I'm thinking something like a white toga, to go with his Angel motief.As for Ami and Aura, I'm thinking we could do some licensing deals with fashion companies to promote some of their lineups as outfits or something.
Rolled 3, 3, 4, 7, 7, 1, 9, 5, 5, 3, 2, 2, 6 = 57>>29577247"Good for the most part, let's try to set some fashion designers to sponsor and design some of the outfits, though."Rolling for getting companies interesting in having their brands getting placed in the game. I think it's 13d10, if it's less dice, just cut off the ones at the end. Also, where the hell is everyone? It's like 9:00am on the east coast by now.
>>29577379well, 3 successes is meant to be the peak human achievement, so if the latest soul calibur could get darth vader, I guess you can get Armani and Gucci to design for your fighters. I think it would be fair to get Two big brands per fighter. That would be already really good.Want me to suggest options (i have several ideas) or want to come up with your own ideas?Brass*1*2Python*1*2Ami*1*2Okaba*1*2Aura*1*2Paladin*1*2
>>29577478Considering my taste in fashion is pretty much "try to make all your clothes as similar as possible like a cartoon character, so you never have to decide what to wear" My usefulness in fashion is well...
This is for the Official XWF Game, yes? The full-on sensory impact recreate-fights version? Because I honestly can't remember if we got Ric to sign off on the licencing. ..
>>29577597Well, I doubt he will oppose since you have been a golden boy for the company.Anyway, do you want to have all original designs for the suits (skins?), or cameos? I thought you guys would suggest at least one JoJo for Python, or Kenshiro.This is taking way more than the 5 minutes and the 2-3 posts I thought it would take
>>29577478Brass: Very masculine, macho brands* Ralph Lauren (shirts)* Hugo Boss (suits)Python: Macho brands, but a bit more exotic* Shanghai Tang (suits, playing up to his newfound Eastern Spirituality)* Armani (suits)Ami: Exotic femininity* Balenciaga (dresses)* Alexander McQueen (dresses)Aura: Fanservice* La Perla (underwear)* Jimmy Choo (shoes)Okaba: Ethical fashion brands* A designer from his village who he wants to promotePaladin: Americana(Not a Yank, so not sure)
>>29577644Well yeah, the Kenshiro outfit would be fitting, but with Jojo outfits, there's so damn many of them, that it'd just take too much time and effort, combined with my sheer cluelessness about fashion, and I'll just agree with everyone else.
>>29577786See all I know about those deisgners is that one made outfits for the SS, one makes expensive suits, and the last one is some kind of shoemaker, who had a son who decided to dance around Tokyo as a Stormtrooper.
>>29577786Oh, and the special-unlockable costume for Aura that's literally a few wisps of cloud... In-game, that's Paladin using his powers to provide 'cloud cover' for her
>>29577828My job means I'm around the outskirts of the fashion scene, so I'm working off the stuff I've seen
>>29577786>Brass: Very masculine, macho brands>* Ralph Lauren (shirts)Made me laugh>* Hugo Boss (suits)>Python: Macho brands, but a bit more exotic>* Shanghai Tang (suits, playing up to his newfound Eastern Spirituality)>* Armani (suits)Im still surprised we arent using Fist of the North Star or JoJo skins>Ami: Exotic femininity>* Balenciaga (dresses)>* Alexander McQueen (dresses)I'll admit I dont know the last brand>Aura: Fanservice>* La Perla (underwear)Why not Hawaiian Tropic or Victoria's Secrets?>* Jimmy Choo (shoes)>Okaba: Ethical fashion brands>* A designer from his village who he wants to promoteSeems surprisingly IC>Paladin: Americana>(Not a Yank, so not sure)I just realized, not giving him a "knight in shining armor" is a waste of name>>29577835I get a "breaking the fourth wall" a la deadpool impression out of this. Always good. Could also go with "convenient shadow/hair" placement. There's actually a enhancement for that. No matter what, you never have a clothing accident, you are always spotlessly clean even after coming out of a mud pit, or the mud only makes you look better. If nude, shadows give you the perfect amount of cover, etc... maybe we should get it for Bella if we cant kick her nudist thingWell, lets see... have to go and talk to the band, now.***********You finally go back to the XWF offices and go talk to the band. Aritsu greets you at the door, looking a bit tired (which is a first for your super assistant).Aritsu: "Sir, I'm going to request tomorrow off, I believe. I'm not a "beverage dispenser", I'm not there to bring them coffee and drinks"
>>29577942Oh fml guys I seem to have forgotten to make a backup of the band member's bios when i formatted my HD. You saved the pics at least?So, go up and talk to them, go visit Ric or talk with Aritsu some?
>>29577942"Absolutely, Ritsu. I'm sorry,I didn't realise they'd be so demanding."
>>29577942>Im still surprised we arent using Fist of the North Star or JoJo skinsI don't really know what python really looks like, so trying to figure out what a suitable outfit would be tough, then I gotta track down a corrisponding outfit image, preferrably from ASB. The Jojo wikia only has images of the default outfits, meaning that any alt outfits require a google image search. Too much work for too little reward.>>29577942facepalm.jpg "Ugh, musicians, I'll be sure to hire some gofers ASAP."
>>29578035Should probably get updates from Aritsu first. Them band, then Ric
>>29578051>>29578071>>29578077brb. Can you guys look for the pic/sheets for the musicians?
>>29578035I wanna visit Ric, not only is it good to improve our standing in the company, but he's also a pretty cool guy to hang around.>>29578087I didn't even know they *had* pics. Are you referring to their Circle chart stat thingies?
>>29578102>I didn't even know they *had* pics. Are you referring to their Circle chart stat thingies?yes, thosealso, i regret killing my tablet. Now I cant make them proper pics, either T_T******Aritsu: "Well, right now they are still arguing about the style on their first disc. The russian girl wants a type of metal I had not even heard about, Bella wants something more "ballad metal" I think she called it, Stella wants something with less lyrics and a fast tempo." -she sighs "Lyann and Aura seem to have hit it off and don't seem to really care much."********Sorry guys but without at least the least with their names I cant do anything right now.
>>29578183>yes, thosehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29208665/Bam, all the pics are in that thread.>>29578183"Tell them if they don't agree to something, we're going to go with a disco/country western fusion."
>>29578274Time for Ned to step in personally, I think.Warm up the diceroller, it's time for Charm School
>>29578183Alright I got them off the archives, so continuing*****Aritsu: "Well, right now they are still arguing about the style on their first disc. The russian girl wants a type of metal I had not even heard about, Bella wants something more "ballad metal" I think she called it, Stella wants something with less lyrics and a fast tempo." -she sighs "Lyann and Aura seem to have hit it off and don't seem to really care much."You step into the elevator with your assistantAritsu: "At least mister Aleksander and miss Tsun seem to be taking things with calm and keeping things from getting too explosive..."As you arrive at the meeting room, you can hear Euphrosyne crying out in russian, through the soundproofed door.Aritsu: "Here we go" -she opens the door for youBella: "..in english, would you!?"Euphrosyne: "I can't properly curse in english!"Bella: "That sounds like more reason for it. We are all professionals here. Try to act like it!"The two seem about ready to leap at eachother over the meeting table.Aleksander: "Ah, mister Salter, welcome back"
>>29578326"Aleksander, you're the creative maestro around here, what would you suggest, to combine all the elements of our rather diverse cast?"
>>29578326"Aleksandr. A pleasure as always. Miss Tsun" he adds, nodding at herNed then clears his throat"Excuse me, ladies, could I have your attention please?"Do we need to roll to get their attention?
Both girls turn around to look at you.Euphry: "What?!"Bella: "Yes?"
>>29578594"It's good to see you're all introduced to each other. Now, I understand you have some creative differences about musical style... So, how about a 'concept album'? Effectively multiple small albums, packaged as one, with each of you leading the musical direction for one part? Perhaps themed around the five Classical Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Shadow?"
>>29578594Euphry is wearing a black suit with no shirt or bra, her jacket being her only top, with a tall mohican, so long it flows behind her all the way to under her waist.Euphry: "You mean I can get the porcelain princess over there shout whatever I want?" -she points at Mako with a thumbBella: "Where is shadow an element?"Lyann: "Maybe its a D&D cosmology thing. What? I've tried lots of things, I can't play tabletop games?"Aura: "What kind of games?"Lyann: "..I get the impression not the kind you are thinking of"Mako: "Uhmm... I... I've seen "rock" a few times before, it seems silly"Euphry: "Yeah, I´ll get you to shout all sorts of silly things, princess"
Rolled 4, 7, 7, 4, 6, 10, 6, 10, 8, 10, 9, 7, 10 = 98>>29578734"All I'm saying is, a bit of give ands take will get everyone what they want">Rolling far Rapport to get everyone playing nice
Rolled 6, 3, 7, 5 = 21>>29578785Splodey dice, last one's a Splodey Mega Dice
>>29578803mega dice dont explode, but other than that, that's a lot of successes.Want to go with one person as the absolute lead of the band? meaning we grab that person's art/music/perform skill and use it to measure the album's success, or want to roll it song by song? it is nothing rare for an album to sell just because of the one song, you know?http://youtu.be/68ugkg9RePc
>>29578785See, this is why I hate rolling, I barely managed 3 successes, and Bischoff gets more successes than his dice pool.
>>29578892Personally, I think that the band should go multi-genre, and be lead by the person who's best at the genre of each indiviual song.
>>2957880314 successes, so if we are going with that enhancement that gives them that as extra dice to roll, that's a truckload of dice (+14) per rollThese are the most relevant rolls for eachAleksander//Wits 4 Mega Wits 4 Art 5 Specialty Music x3Charisma 5 Mega Charisma 3 Music 5 specialty String Instruments x3Aura//Wits 4Charisma 5 Mega Charisma 1 Perform 5 Specialty Singing x3Bella // Wits 5 Mega Wits 4 Arts 5 / Specialty MusicCharisma 4 Mega Charisma 4 Përform 5 / Specialty Percussion InstrumentsEuphrosyne//Wits 4 Mega Wits 4 Art 6 specialty Music x3Charisma 6 Mega Charisma 3 Perform 6 Specialty Punk Metal x3Lyann// (warning: 7 taint gives her a huge penalty towards baseline humans)Wits 8 Mega Wits 6 Art 6 Specialty Sculpture x1 Music x1 Painting x1Charisma 8 Mega Charisma 8 Perform 6 Specialty Sing x1 Dance x1 Acting x1Stella //Wits 5 Art 5Charisma 4 Mega Charisma 4 Perform 4 Specialty Percussion Instruments x1 Singing x1MakoWits 6 Mega Wits 6 Art 5 Specialty Music x3Charisma 5 Mega Charisma 3 Specialty Singing x3
Rolled 5, 9, 3, 3 = 20>>29578944>>29578892No band leader, because a designated leader would be drama central.Everybody equal, taking primary charge of 'their' section of the album.>mfw I thought we had five band members, not six>We can switch to a six-parter if we want, or keep it as five and ask Aura to take a creative backseat this time"Shadow is an element in some ancient mythologies. But really, I wanted something that came in five flavours to split the album with, and the only alternative was an obscure cartoon reference. If you have any better ideas, let's hear them... One at a time"
>>29579161So, looking at that, how many themes do you want each of them to be in charge of? I think two for each should work. Also, working with Ned may be the best thing ever for Lyann since he offsets a lot of the penalty from her taint (-7 dice to social rolls vs baselines, but +14 thanks to Ned just now)
>>29579298>No band leader, because a designated leader would be drama central.>Everybody equal, taking primary charge of 'their' section of the album.Yeah, that's pretty much what I meant.>Also, working with Ned may be the best thing ever for Lyann since he offsets a lot of the penalty from her taint (-7 dice to social rolls vs baselines, but +14 thanks to Ned just nowOh geez, Ned's a freaking miracle worker. Wow, just wow.Hmm looking at that, I would like to see *some* Punk Metal, considering how it's the only genre that anyone's specialized in. Other than that, music really just comes down to prefrences, so I guess we could alter their music to best suit the demands of the market or something.
>>29579413Well, Ned is going to have to listen to everything before it gets properly recorded, so he can offer advice on what might need to be changed slightly.>>29579309If Aleksandr is in the band too, we need to pick a Seven-related theme for our album. Seven Deadly Sins? Maybe, but we want this to be upliftingSeven Heavenly Virtues? Mite b coolSeven colours of the Rainbow? Sounds a bit J-Pop, but could work.Or we let each of our band members do one thing, but it has to connect to 7 somehow (Greek lass does 7 Sages of Greece, for example)
>>29579413Well, that is assuming we give her all the +14 dice. I -think- that IIRC we can distribute them amongst our "party members". Not sure to be honest*******Having agreed to 12 songs in the 1st album, almost everyone dissapears right away as they storm out to begin writing. Aura goes back to her shared floor, Aleksander just goes to get coffee and paper to write on, Euphry says she's taking the day off to think, Lyann is just going to the beach and think for the rest of the day.Mako: "M-mister Salter...?" -softlyShe seems about to ask you something, but goes bright red at the last minute and "melts". She just stands there hiding her face with both hands.
>>29579653"Yes, Mako? Is something wrong?"
>>29579890Mako: "..." -she said somethingNed: "What is it?"Mako: "Could you... english lessons... please" -she is still speaking in chinese
>>29579653(also, can I confirm exactly how !many bzans members we have? Because if it's seven, everybody will need two songs, so it's fair)
>>29579948"Oh, of course. Absolutely. No problem."*send a text message to Mai*"You're the best physical Trainer around. Do your epic instructor skills extend to non-physical pursuits? Like, maybe, Linguistics?"
>>29579948Do you want to go down the Mako route by giving her englis lessons yourself, or keep going for the Mai ending? would need to invite her out someday, tho>>295799817, i believe. I suggested getting two drummers and noone said no, and where I come from "silence implies consent" so...
>>29580046Hmm, I dunno, it seems to be both us and Mai have a lot on our plates, we've got multiple projects going on, and she's training most of our wrestlers.Does Mai even *speak* Mandarin/Cantonese?
>>29580046If we were going down a 'route', my vote stays with Mai. She's the only person who wouldn't be a breach of professional ethics. Also, Ned has no teaching experience, he'd be terrible
>>29580192You didint pay much attention to her background back in the day, right? yes, she speaks pretty much everything>>29580034>>29580234Mai: -calls you- "Ned? Sure, what do you want me to teach you? I even have a sexy teacher outfit, too!" -she throws in as a jokeBrass: "Do you, really?" -soft. He can hear her so hes probably still training with herMai: "Why, want me to let you see it some day?" -brief pause- "Yes Ned, I can teach a lot of things, actually. Which language?"
>>29580330"Just English... For now. It's for a Chinese cultural attaché who's in the band, and there's nobody else I'd trust to look after her."Ned looks over at Mako"Lessons are being arranged. Any other languages you'd like to learn as well?'
>>29580479The pretty girl is bad at hiding her dissapointment, but still manages to thankyou.Mako: -shakes her head- "T-thankyou... just english, please"You arrange for her to get lessons, and then she goes off to think on what she wants to do for her two themes, as well.Mai: "Hey, Ned, would you like to come over for dinner on friday? or it could just be a pizza and bad movies night"
>>29580577"Sounds great, Mai. (Is Restorative Activity a power, or a Mega-Attribute Enhancement? Because ISTR we talked about getting Making Deals as a restorative activity for Ned, so doing business counts as rest for him)
>>29580718Its a enhancement, but that sounds too complex for a restorative activity, and not really very practical. You could say, maybe... internet surfing, playing videogames, reading, sex, fishing, hunting, exercising, those are all things you can do on your "relax" time
>>29580819I am also willing to accept painting, sculpting, skating, climbing... most of those are straight forward activities
>>29580819Is Lyann the Squid Monster?
>>29580949No, that's a friend. Lyann's taint aberrations are more on the mental side.
>>29580986well, it seems the guys left, so im gonna end the thread for this week. I will keep it open and reply from time to time, tho.Saving the thread now
>>29580949Lyann's the girl who can clone herself who creeps everybody out over how inhumanly perfect she is.Kinda sounds like a flaw that a Mary Sue would take (It's so hard being perfect!) but at the same time, is kinda played like a reverse-Jurgen, where instead of people attributing repulsive features to Blanks, it's those perfect features that cause revlsion.
>>29581235>it's those perfect features that cause revlsion.yep. Its "too good to be true" so people is not comfortable interacting with her.She could probably do a career in modeling, but 5 minutes with her and a normal person feels like jumping off a window just to get away
>>29581294I just realized we could probably get her (clones) to do work on the videogame and they would probably do a fucking awesome job. As long as they only do a few things or just one thing instead of the whole thing. Preferably something that wont interact with the players, like the graphics engine codingAnyway Im gonna lie down for a while. Ill keep replying, from time to time. Will also work on a simple sheet for all the musicians over the weekend
>>29581199Yeah, gotten quiet. But we did some good stuff today.Did we ever lock in a theme for the Album? Aside from 'everybody gets creative control over two songs'... Concept Albums do have to have a concept, after all..
>>29581332No. I assumed it would just be 2 songs on different styles. Well, they may talk about it more relaxed-like now that they have an idea of where they want to go with it