So, a thread I saw yesterday (or maybe the day before) had a post mentioning playing an immortal skeleton astronaut whose body was used as a trigger for traps, or a human shield, or even as a stoppage to a BBEG's war machine system.My DM agreed to allow me to play this character in an upcoming one-shot, with the stipulation that he be completely out of his fucking mind. Able to function just enough to occasionally focus on a short term goal. What I'd like help with is fleshing out some details about such a character.As it stands, we've decided that no matter what, he is absolutely, 100% immortal. If his body gets shattered and separated, there is an innate magnetic attraction that rebuilds his body, with the pull getting proportionately stronger the further the pieces are from each other.We have also decided that Pandora radio is playing in his head nonstop due to his fried radio receiver being fused to his skull.Anything else I should consider/add? What are some ways I could absolutely wreck a game with such a character?
>>31236570His attitude and actions will change dramatically depending on what Pandora is currently playing, btw.
>>31236595He is also confirmed to have unknown Cosmic powers.I have no idea what this could hold. It's the DM's wild card.
What system? I would recommend various lasers and rays because WHY NOT
What's the setting?
>>31236614To avoid igniting system wars, I'd rather not say.>>31236615This is where it gets fun. He drifted in space for so long that he has been sucked through a wormhole, placing him in medieval fantasy times. I know Pandora wouldn't continue to work, but fuck it, ruleofcool. Besides, odds are, the music is just his imagination anyways.
>>31236614Eye beams and such are what I am suspecting my DM has in store.
When he gets particularly emotional/crazy, he opens small black holes? Shit starts flying all over.
>>31236665Not bad, but I'll need to refine it a bit, if I want my DM to green light it.
Make sure to have Pandora stuck on the "Halloween Skull 'n Crossbones 24 Hour List">the ride never ends.
>>31236706I have switch between Slayer Radio, 00's Pop Radio, and Beastie Boys Radio.
Reaction to every situation is laughter.>HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS GREAT>HAHAHAHAHA HOLY SHIT RUN>HAHAHAHAHA IM GOING YO FUCKING KILL YOU
>>31236570Make the skeleton an adrenaline junky
Make sure to Bait a lot of Skeleton puns, but never finish then.this will drive the other players insane.
He has a fondness for hiding in closet spaces and popping out to scare people
here's the thread's theme music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nAHRlc_Uz4don't breath the space air.
>>31236745How about give him the voice of a "wacky" radio announcer?
Also i feel that if he ever gets an overly awesome moment (like, Ferosan style) then he needs to be screaming "dont stop me now" and if he ever gets into an overly sad moment then have him whisper "Ground control to major tom" to himself.
>>31236799But with stutters.>And now for the n-n-new hits!Follow with punch to gut.
Question to all:Should I have him completely freak the fuck out when he sees a new monster type? He was an astronaut in the 2010s, drifted for 322 years, and is now in the Middle Ages.Would he be so fried it wouldn't faze him, or should his modern mentality still take hold at these crucial moments?
Maybe have him still think he's in his own time and just find a way for him to explain away anything to the contrary? Or maybe he believes instead that he's arrived to the future of Earth and he's been "planet of the aped" and magic is just extremely high tech science?Is there magic in the setting?
>>31236638Have you considered making him a bard, with pandora occasionally playing through a radio in his helmet once a day?You have to roll for when and what to play. So you cannot make decisions of when to be useful.
>>31236850There are two options here:1. He is still quite sane despite his spacing and can function. He would probably freak out - or be quite puzzled at least2. SQUASH RUSSIAN ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS
>>31236850No he should announce them like a new song in >>31236799This fashion
>>31236856There is magic and monsters, yes.Should he go native? Be an astronaut only in costume, but wield a longsword and learn necromancy?Also, give me the best Pop Song from the 2000s to be *his* song. The one song that when it comes on Pandora, everything I do during the song's duration will be treated as nat20.>>31236877Option 2. Clearly.
>>31236850Either that, or make him go full pokemon trainer, "OH COOL, GELATINOUS CUBES! I LOVE YOU GELATINOUS CUBE" *dives inside and swims around*
>>31236886what >>31236806 said, Dont stop me now seems like the perfect power ballad for nat 20's
>>31236884Or a fight promoter.>AAAAND IN THIS CORNER, IT's RASPY RASPUTIN THE IMMORTAL VESSEL OF SPACE DUST.>AND IN THE OTHER CORN-WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU?
So would he be able to use his arms as boomerang weapons due to them being magnetically pulled back?
>>31236916Yes. And with proper mods, he can generate lift by spinning at the waist with his arms outstretched.
>>31236886Don't have a single song.>>31236856I really like the idea of him constantly referencing stuff from the 20th century. Especially when it would make no sense to people."oh fair maiden who is worth at least three twinkies, I have come to get rich or die trying."If he's immortal, surely he should just be trying to kill himself as much as possible as well?
Arm him with the Wrench he was using to repair a solar panel before he was knocked off, maybe use the solar panel as a shield.Also, is his suit unbreakable? if he gets blown up would he come back as JUST a skeleton or would his suit also reform? Captcha: blacksmith oftused
There's something about skeletons that really brings out the lolrandom retards of /tg/ into the light.
>>31236927He is not constantly trying to off himself, however he has no regard for his well being, fully willing to jump into the maws of what would certainly be death for any one of us.
>>31236933Unbreakable? No. Does it reform just because I like it that way? Yes.
So, did he go through the wormhole with or without his space shuttle, because if he went through with it, that might be his motivation, finding his space shuttle or it's various pieces to get back from where he came. Even though it wouldn't be able to fire off again in the first place.
>>31236953So maybe when he was tossed through the black hole he became a universal constant (or something), gives him a reason to be immortal.
>>31236970Without. He was cooked by radiation while drifting, and for some reason not killed outright. His flesh melted off, but the bones remained.>>31236971Might explain why he reforms all the time, but he was an immortal skeleton prior to the black hole.
Backstory : He was a Russian cosmonaut that crashed onto an unknown planet and was bombarded with cosmic radiation.Without a space ship, he was forced to build a manual super-structure that pierced the atmosphere. Basically scooping all of the resources off one side of the planet and piling them up on the other until it was tall enough that he could escape the gravity of the planet.This obviously drove him crazy.He switches from a handful of personalities :1) Actual personality. Depressed Soviet cosmonaut that wants to drink vodka but can no longer do so as he lacks the throat and organs required. Misses home cooking. Wants to know who won the war. No one knows what he's talking about.2) American Radio Personality. Listening to years of talk radio and late night hosts have lead him to believe that he is also these people and switches between them at will. Everything is pretty much wildly inaccurate and on par with propaganda about America.3) Wrestling announcer, because it's funny. BAH GAWD 4) Skeleton personality. All he does is scream and want to free other skeletons from their horrible flesh and muscle trappings. Remember, inside every person is a happy skeleton just dying to get out.5) Smug British dandy. He encountered an SAS spy or something back in the day. It doesn't matter. It's an excuse to use a new funny voice and have stock actions that are easily recognizable.That should be enough to cycle between.
>>31237004I also like the idea of multiple personality disorder.
To keep him within the "utterly insane" requirement maybe roll a dice whenever you get a new objective, have 1 and 20 as full control/lucid, 2-4 and 17-19 as minor control, will aim for the goal but easily distracted, 5-9 and 11-16 would probably be barely usefull, maybe just keep walking or collapse and listen to the best of the 80's 90's and 00's.10 would be actively work against the goal (poorly), run screaming through the entire BBEG's traps, punch the barbarian in the nipple, throw the clerics staff into a bush, throw pebbles at the halfling.
>>31237081Funny you should say that, the party's barbarian triggers his Rage Mode by tweaking his nips.
>>31236886This isn't a question really.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GAKOLOnfV4
>>31237111Now the question is "how do I craft a jet pack in the Middle Ages?"
>>31237004All of this + he can see the ghosts/spirits of dead animals that we launched into space first to test the safety for humans.He has spirit guides that speak to him in Russian and warn him about the future. If your DM is game, actual shamans/spirit-attuned people in the game's setting can *also* see them, which is horrifying for everyone involved. Non-spirit attuned people think everyone is bugfucking nuts.
>>31237115>2 bags of holding>a pile of explosive runes>"im rocketman... rocketman..."
>>31236993>but he was an immortal skeleton prior to the black hole.My skeleton is not immortal.Atleast I hope not.How would I know?
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 10This for every roll counted as a failure/1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
>>31237127My DM will fucking love this.
>>31237115For a skeleton with zero well being for his survival, there's a few fun ways to make a rocket pack.1) Lash together several wands of Telekinesis, pointed at the ground.2) Enlist the help of alchemists to make an incredibly volatile compound. Enlist the help of dwarves to make an indestructible tube.3) Ask the DM if one of your cosmic powers can be manifesting an astral jetpack that releases the screams of anyone who has ever perished in the cold blackness of space whenever it launches. Every time you use the rocket pack, the people around you have to make a fort save (an easy one, just so botches are funnier) to avoid radiation. Also any time it is used, an elderly person or a child somewhere on the plane dies.
>>31237166> Lash together several wands of Telekinesis, pointed at the ground>muhsides
>>31237127Would this be pre or post Challenger launch?Because a team of 7 Astronauts yelling at a single immortal Russian would drive ANYONE insane.
>>31237166>an astral jetpack that releases the screams of anyone who has ever perished in the cold blackness of spaceCan I buy drugs from you?
>>31237179Post. As I said, he was an active astro during the 2010s.At least, I think I said that somewhere itt. Could be wrong. In any case, yeah, post Challenger.
>>31237166>3)It's a jetpack powered by despair and life regrets. Holy fucking shit.
>>31237166>Ask the DM if one of your cosmic powers can be manifesting an astral jetpack that releases the screams of anyone who has ever perished in the cold blackness of space whenever it launches. Every time you use the rocket pack, the people around you have to make a fort save (an easy one, just so botches are funnier) to avoid radiation. Also any time it is used, an elderly person or a child somewhere on the plane dies.Holy fuck, what?
HEY EVERYONE.>>31237085In the Draw Thread.
>>31237215Children and the elderly are unfit to pass the health requirements for astronauts. Naturally, any time he is manifesting an astral jetpack on this current plane, it causes a child or an elderly person to die. Astral projections are just shadows. A 4th dimensional being casts 3-dimensional shadows; that's what astral projections are. He is attuned to the primary existence of "jetpack", which dwells beyond mortal ken. It's not that hard to understand. The jetpacks he is creating are just shades of the original concept of what a jetpack is.
>>31237166>>31237205>>31237247>because there is no sound in space, no one can hear you scream>this doesn't mean that you weren't screaming, you were screaming>however, don't worry>the vibrations caused by your scream escaped into a black hole and penetrated the astral plane, being collected into a horrible well of sadness, which will later power the jetpack of an unstable skeleton>feel better
>>31237274It's so fucking metal.
>>31237274A crazy cosmonaut skeleton singing "Rocket Man" as he flies off with a jet pack powered by the screams of dead astronauts, while being haunted by dead space chimps, dogs and yet more astronauts is so ridiculous I can't breathe.
I MISS THE EARTH SO MUCHI MISS MY WIFEIT'S LONELY OUT IN SPACEON SUCH A TIMELEEEEESS FLIGHTAND I THINK IT'S GONNA BE A LONG LONG TIME TIL TOUCHDOWN BRINGS ME 'ROUND AGAIN TO FINDI'M NOT THE MAN THEY THINK I AM AT HOMEOH NO NO NOI'M A ROCKET MANROCKET MAAAAN SETTING OFF THESE TRAPS ON EBERROOOON
>>31237274>The Lone Astronaut tumbles through space>Screaming >even after his flesh has melted and his organs burned>Screaming>Wishing that when the debris knocked him from the shuttle and severed his safety line>He had something to move him back>Through the black hole he plummets, it feels like eons>it lasts longer>Screaming>Wishing>One day, he WILL get his jet-pack>Even is he has to scream it into being.>He will have it
>>31237306It's going to be my DM's worst nightmare, and greatest achievement.
>>31237314I love your post so much that it actually hurts.
You could actually really sucker your DM and players with this.Just be bugfucking nuts the entire game, but at the end, if you get your hands on the Artifact of Power (tm) or whatever Magical Macguffin that the BBEG was going to use to do something evil, the skeleton astronaut stops being completely crazy, and just becomes really lucid and kind of sad.He thanks all of his party for keeping him company, since he was alone for such a long time, but he's finally found the way back home and that it's okay now.Then starts floating in a most peculiar way, cue Bowie's Space Oddity, and he tells his party to tell his wife he loves her very much (even though they have no idea what he's talking about), and he starts "radioing" Major Tom, and he uses his rocket-pack of screams to fly off into space with the evil artifact.Roll credits.
So, what we have here is:>A skeleton in a battered spacesuit, empowered by centuries of cosmic ray bombardment.>Driven insane by loneliness and a constant deluge of radio broadcasts ricocheting around inside his suit and inside his skull.>Followed around by a spectral entourage of every man and beast to have ever died in the pursuit of space travel.Groovy. I love every single bit of this.
>>31236774The album is amazing anon. The whole album is the thread.
You guys honestly have no fucking clue, do you?I fucking love using anachronistic characters in my D&D setting, and this thread is fucking tits. I love you idiots.
I would include, just maybe, a side of this "Major Tom" that is like an inverse Space Sphere from Portal 2, in that occasionally he'll rant and rave about space and space-related things angrily."STARS. SO MANY FUCKING STARS. TOO MANY STARS. ALL I CAN SEE ARE FUCKING STARS. FUCK."
>>31237421>"STARS. SO MANY FUCKING STARS. TOO MANY STARS. ALL I CAN SEE ARE FUCKING STARS. FUCK."if you don't use this exact quote, I want my charm bracelet back.
Remember to ask "Hey who turned out the light" whenever you enter a dark place.
>>31237434BAD. NO COOKIE.
>>31237434If I do that, the table will go on a Doctor Who tangent for fucking hours. So no.
Everyone is neglecting one of the most important parts of this. How the skeleton will enter the campaign.Just popping in from a wormhole or black hole is not traumatizing enough for the other players, and they could easily (in-character) rationalize it away as a wizard's teleport or necromancy.No, that won't do at all.I posit that the wormhole tossed him out at this planet, but not *on it*. He was ejected into the space JUUUUST above the planet. Naturally, he floated there for maybe a year or two until a meteorite shower was about to strike the planet, at which point he grabbed onto one.The skeleton astronaut needs to be on fire, screaming, riding a meteor right down beside the party, while Ride the Lightning by Metallica blares out from his transmitter, possibly amplified by any wizard staff or tower in the area. Bonus points if he crashes into an orphanage, sickly villager, or the party itself.(Also it sounds like he's laughing, screaming and crying, simultaneously)
>>31237421He should periodically check in with Ground Control for instructions too.
>>31237465We can do better than Ride the Lightning though, surely.Other than that, perfect.
>>31237480But Ride the Lightning has awesome lyrics.Someone help meOh please God help meThey are trying to take it all awayI don't want to dieTime moving slowlyThe minutes seem like hoursThe final curtain call I seeHow true is this?Just get it over withIf this is true, just let it beWakened by the horrid screamFreed from the frightening dream
>>31237508I'm gonna run and use he head real quick, could you post a YouTube link to it in that time?
>>31237477>That feeling when a party member finally works up the courage to ask who "Houston" is and why Major Tom keeps sending them tearful sit-reps every night, looking up at the stars.
reminds me of the Nasaghasts from the webcomic Dr. Mcninja. They are the radioactive ghosts of astronauts who died in space, and will kill anyone who threatens the life of an Astronaut.
OP, make sure to make an actual music playlist and have it playing very quietly in one of your ears (or just in general)
>>31237540We're legitimately just going to run Pandora while the game goes, only pausing it when my character isn't present. Everyone else can hear the music for some reason, faintly so.If he were to get highly emotional though... Who's to say he couldn't PUMP THE JAM
>>31237559COME ON AND SLAM, AND WELCOME TO THE JAM
New topic:How should I react when the first unknown DM wild card cosmic power is unleashed?
>>31237518Not him, but here you go.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uebInqG1pJIPersonally I think Holy Diver might be more relevant, even though the lyrics are about deep sea instead of space.
Please, I beg of you, this thread needs to be archived on suptg as one of the most awesomely insane character concepts devised.
make sure he is talking to himself all the time and bobbing his head, I'd asume this would be a habbit by now, few hundred years tend to do that to a man
>>31237598That's on you, since you can't tell us what it'll be we have no way of knowing.
If this guy (personally liking the name Major Tom) was outside his space station or shuttle making repairs when he was flung off into space, what sorts if space tools might be have with him on his new adventure? And, what sorts of new cosmic powers might they have developed?
>>31237605OP here, I can't really take credit for it, this guy is just a resin of another Anon's Mutant and masterminds game from a thread yesterday. His was WAY tamer though.
Rolled 79>>31237605Either archived or screen capped for the collective use
I'd suggest also his movements to be intended to work in zero gravity. So he should often fumbles about and try to jump long distances.
>>31237618OP here, now accepting applications for names.Best suggestion takes it.>Major Tom>Rocket Man>Raspy RasputinAny other suggestions?
>>31237634>party comes to a deep trench>Cosmonaut instinctively tries to leap it>falls
Rolled 43>>31237641I vote that he forgot his actual name in the years of space, but the party refers to him as Major Tom, due to his ramblings about the man
>>31237652>doesn't die>screams of frustration heard>screams of pain heard as jet pack activates as per >>31237215
You can't go wrong with Ozma here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYvlGZlzkjk
>>31237598If the cosmic power manifests out of the blue without his prior knowledge, I might go with good-natured befuddlement.Or. What might be funnier, is if they manifest at the DMs discretion during times of need, try and play it off as if space skeleton knew about it all the time. The other party members just never asked if he could shoot a photon beam from his visor before.Either way, definitely have him have ready pseudoscientific explanations for each power. It's all just Science.
>>31237641Holy Diver, of course. Come on, that should have been obvious.
How would your current party react to this fucking guy?
>>31237641>implying he doesn't answer to most if any name called out because he isn't even sure what his own name is>the nameplate on his uniform rubbed off years ago>he keeps switching from Russian to American so frequently, he has no idea if he was originally NASA or a Cosmonaut
>>31237666>#####666>HolyNice try, SATAN.
>>31237641I would vote for him refering to himself as Major Tom when he is talking to Ground Control, but he should ignore other PC's when they call him this.
>>31237641Well, if he's a Russian Cosmonaut, the Russsian Space Program is commonly referred to as the "Roskosmos", so I'd go with that being on his suit, and since it's been so long he's forgotten his actual name as per >>31237659so he figures that the patch with Roskosmos on it is his name tag, so goes by that.
>>31237522This thread made me go listen to Space Oddity and reading this while listening to it gave me chills thanks anon.
What about him being driven insane by un urge. His nose bight need a scratch. He might be hungry or thursty or suffocating. He might need to take a piss long after his flesh rot away.That would drive me mad.
>>31237677>Paladin attempts to Smite, confused as to why it does not work. Leaves to consult Pelor.>Rogue picks his pockets, only finds protein pills and spanners>Wizard is hyped as fuck, telling the rest of the party that he knew he wasn't crazy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4_Z84-rREThrow in another personality:Literal Flash GordonMotherfucker thinks he's dapper
>>31237659Agreed. Major Tom isn't his actual name, but if part of his dialog is composed of song lyrics and especially space ballads, the party members might just assume that he is some sort of Major named Tom.
>>31237711Oh my god...What WOULD his pockets contain?
>>31237683This could get funny fast if he responds to other party members' names as if it was his name when someone is asking for them and not him.>We need to find Ragnar!>HELLO.
>>31237660>jetpack uncontrollably lands him back to where he had jumped
>>31237727>further cries of distress and failure
>>31237723Protein pills, spanners, a pack of Big League Chew (maybe he brought it with him, maybe he found it on the ISS, no one knows), and what appears to be a small irregular diamond it is actually the last tear he shed before losing all of his flesh, which was frozen by deep space and cosmic radiation ensures that it never thaw, regardless of temperature
Is there ANYONE in this thread that could stat this guy up in D&D5e?4e also acceptable.
>>31236730>skeleton astronaut cackling and telling me to fleeBeing a peasant farmer is suffering
>>31237723Nothing. Pockets are freaking useless in space, and even more useless on the inside of a spacesuit.
>>31237434Wrong.Have him sing this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFnCwVqbWsuntil the lights go back on, or on repeat if they don't
>>31237750for 3.5 we would take a normal skellie, toss in the lich regeneration and spell-like abilities
Make sure the other party members dont know your immortal, make them feel something for this guy, then when the rouge is trying to disarm a complex insta-death trap, have him tell them "Stand back comrades, and then he jumps into it, wait for a few seconds to gauge the response, and either zip back to a single being, or have the bones slowly drag themselves back into a humanoid shape.
>>31237770Perfect. As a side note, he should be immune to Silence and Darkness effects, as a result of spending hundreds of years in silence and darkness.
>>31237778See>>31237465Pretty sure they know.
>>31237778Just go full Kenny and just up and rejoin the party later. Any questions about your survival warrant nonsensical responses as always.
>>31237723>>31237618I'm thinking that as a space repairman, that he might have a number of shiny chrome, battery powered zero-g tools clipped to a to harness, protein (as well as other) pills, micrometeorites, space dust, a postcard from the Grand Canyon or some other very "Earthy" location, and if we wanted to give him a little magic or an ace in the hole, a "real" falling star to wish on that he caught and stored away for a rainy day.
>>31237778Wait.Have it hurt.Have him be screaming the entire time he pulls back together.Have him be totally aware no matter how scattered his bones are.
>>31237821Here's the twist: it doesn't actually hurt.
>>31237828IT'S REAL IN MY MIIIIIIIND
>>31237817if by "caught" you mean collided with his skull and got stuck, then fuck yeah.
Don't any metals exposed to the vacuum of space auto weld together if they contact each other? Maybe in his drift time, he took all of his metal pieces and let them contact fuse into a huge fuck off Melee weapon. He used it to push debris away from him that got too close, and now it serves as his faithful companion.
>>31237853>It rattles around inside his skull
>>31237817>>31237853>>31237870If he wasn't animated already, THIS would be the power I'd have animating Major Tom.
I love this thread so much
>>31237914The cosmic irradiated rock killed him in the vast lostness of spaaaace and brought his drifting body back to life. The shock of the impact caused him to have no memory of being killed and he continued on living...with a little buddy in his head that has absorbed all kinds of radio signals and is retransmitting them at random into the space man's receiver.
>>31237914>Flailing through space>Wishing to survive>Wishing with everything you have*WHACK*>before you die from the vacuum of space sucking you brains out>i wish...to......live.........And then the screaming starts.
>>31237867Not sure, but that's certainly badass and befitting of our intrepid hero.
>>31237817One of his minor cosmic powers should be that his power tools never need recharging, and may in fact be supercharged.
>>31237995Or maybe it makes him more likely to be hit by lightning, there's a good source of electricity just WAITING to be used.
Have some songshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRXQsQKGqIUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZNHldhcCBkhttp://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/1435/jt-bruce>good spacey stuffAlso, have him have heard a radio broadcast something like this:http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/the-audacious-rescue-plan-that-might-have-saved-space-shuttle-columbia/that described how he could have made it back home safe and sound had they acted soon enough to save him. he's a little bitter.
>>31237867apparently it's called "cold welding"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_welding
>>31237641Ivan the lost cosmonaut >tfw I was awake last night thinking of this EXACT character this is weird
At night instead of sleeping he just stands in the middle of camp looking up at the stars. Sometimes hums, sometimes cries, sometimes mumbles "status reports".He can speak russian and the people around him dont know wtf tongue it is and assume its demonic.He is very good at math but uses the metric system. No one knows wtf a "click" is.He expresses time in military time and has a magic watch that shows the relative time back home. His watch beeps every month at the same time and this launches into an insane tirade.He doesnt fight well but has a small cosmonaut survivor rifle (look up astronaut guns on wikipedia they are neat) that is a "special attack"
>>31238067Perfect.Now who has an image befitting Major Tom's Melee weapon of mangled metals?
Jesus, Anons, this thread almost fell to Page 2.
So much is being talked about in this thread; someone should probably summarize the best points for OP and others that want to steal the idea. Maybe something to add to suptg if it hasn't been, and maybe 1d4chan as well, cause this stuff is gold.
>>31238170>someoneThanks for volunteering, Anon.
>>31238182Well if we want to put it on 1d4chan we need to summarize it for a character sheet, someone actually mentioned suptg earlier so I wouldn't be surprised if it was already there.
>no traditional form of vision>cant tell most people apart >call everyone wesley or sport>players assume typical eccentricity>have gm involve quest investigating astrological anamoly for local mages guild>find crashed space shuttle>BBEG wants to harness technology to subjugate kingdom >epic confrontation >defeat BBEG and search through wreckage for space loot>DOUBLE SPACE HELMETS>find video playing on loop in main deck>distorted images of woman and child>through heavy static words occasionally jump out>say - py br - to daddy w - ly!>hiii - ii - ddy! happ - day!>so proud - u - oney- ho - safe okay?>video loops>astronaut looped video during his final moments of sanity and conventional living status>skeleton had lost interest in the video ages ago still too excited over double helmets to stop dancing and focus on anything else
>>31238252...d- double space helmets are okay. ;_;
>>31238252Thats depressing as hell. Perfect.
>>31238086I love every bit of this. Great ways to show off the Major's weirdness and otherworldliness.
I really like that this character can be played in different ways in the same campaign: jocular radio-announcer, captain with bravado at full-tilt, gleeful fish out of water, ranting and raving SPACE fanatic, and even tragic hero with pathos out the wazoo.
If your DM green lights even half of this stuff, I'm having a hard time imagining him not outshining the rest of the party.
All the main points so far:Skeleton astronaut.Cannot be destroyed, will reform with all items considered to be "his".constantly has a pandora playlist playing through coms system (best of 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's most likely).Bat shit insaneCame through a black holeRandom cosmic powers (At DM's leisure)Will run directly into traps and problemsConstantly reporting back to "Ground control"Probably has multiple personality disorderCan range from Super helpful to tweaking the barbarians nipples in secondsJetpack made from space screams, powered by space screams and regretsCompanions are dead astronauts and animals sent to spacewill occasionally sing "Rocket-man", "Don't stop me now", "Space oddity" and other such songs"STARS. SO MANY FUCKING STARS. TOO MANY STARS. ALL I CAN SEE ARE FUCKING STARS. FUCK."arrived on the planet by hitching a ride on a meteoriteRefers to himself as Major Tom when reporting to "Ground control"Will only answer to the name Roskosmos (the name on his suit)Still adapting to being effected by gravityPockets contain wrenches, postcards, Protein pills, The last tear he ever shed, preserved by the coldness of space and unending radiation and space bitsHas a wishing star trapped in his skull, no-one knows about itwields a [Non-Descript-Weapon] made from cold welded space debris and a cosmonauts survivor rifleSpeaks russian (no-one understands russian)Good at maths, measures in metricwrist watch keeping earth time
Thought: a GREAT cosmic power would be the ability to negate gravity for himself and potentially others. While his movements may be slow and awkward and goody on the ground, once this power kicks in and allows him to use his astronaut/cosmonaut training, the zero-g maneuvers he can pull off are fast, precise and powerful.
>>31238380Maybe in terms of character, fluff, and the spotlight but I haven't seen any real combat advantages. Especially when taking into account his many flaws that would carry over into combat.
>>31238432Turning of gravity, causing the environment to be one only he has experience in, would be pretty rad.
Cosmic power idea: Radiation funneling, he opens part of his suit and unleashes so much gamma radiation that for eons people think that it was the sight of a duel between gods.When he's finished with melting people he reabsorbs the radiation so it wont hurt his new Comrades.
>>31238468That's a little silly
>>31238517all them rads have to go somewhere
>>31238530Well, the ability to release gamma radiation en massse itself isn't a bad idea, just the way he explained it made it seem silly.
>>31238423Constantly and unconsciously sets up skeleton/bone/space jokes and puns. Never actually or purposefully says the punchline.Consistently "brave," "dashing" and "courageous," in the face of terrible odds while reserving FULL ALERT mode for silly or inconsequential issues.
"SPAAAAACE!!!!!!"and then he opens up the front of his suit like a Flasher. A blinding light and powerful suction through a portal to the hard vacuum of deep space.he is truly one with the cosmos. Watch your ass around space skeletons.
What happens if his situation reports to Ground Control / Houston are finally answered?
>>31238692Depends on how they reply.
>>31238692Motherfucker loses his goddamn mind.Again.
>>31238709>When experiments testing the viability of tapping into the quantum vacuum for energy were performed on the Apollo 21 Lab Station, reports devolved into strange ramblings about how their conclusions were inconceivable to human minds. Before all communication ceased, garbled messages were sent to earth from the astronauts about their experiments revealing to them the "howling face of the sun." A rescue crew was violently repulsed from the station by corpses in the astronaut's space suits. Footage of the incident show ghostly images of tormented figures hanging just behind these corpses, struggling, but seemingly unable to pull themselves apart from their decaying bodies.Delicious Kieth Thompson weirdness
>>31238658Further idea: doing so doesn't just open a portal to vacuum, but recreates the conditions of his death; everything in the room becomes weightless, the room itself might start tumbling, giant gashes appear in the walls leading to space as debris punches through the outer hull, the air fills with the panicked commands of Mission Control, etc. If they're outside, things get even weirder. >>31238749There's a second follow-up picture, too.
>>31238692They are answered. In his head, everytime. Telling him what a good job he is doing and that his family is waiting for him when he returns.
>>31238692What do you mean? They always answer when he reports in.
>>31238787yes. the maddness and terror of death in the void. his personal hell made manifest.
>>31238787The accident on the Apollo 21 Lab Station couldn't be contained. Rescue missions sent to the station disaster hurriedly collected the lab's most recent studies of the sun's relations to a quantum vacuum. Unexpectedly the teams broke all protocol and transmitted this data openly and unencrypted. The data was a garbled mess of obscure information and bizarrely outdated language. What could be gleaned from it though were very clear specifications for angles and spectral configurations for viewing specific parts of the sun. Attempts of following these directions using remote viewing from earth through space telescopes ruined the orbital equipment. All other manned orbital stations that attempted it immediately cut off their contact with the earth.After a prolonged silence the medley of military presences in orbit unleashed themselves unilaterally unto the earth. Orbital kinetic bombardment weapons carved strange symbols across the earth's surface. The attacks on heavily populated areas however were primarily carried out by manned reentry drop-frames: armed suits intended for quick reaction force insertion. Millions of these orbital drop frames blazed through the atmosphere, unfurling into their squat insectoid shapes upon landing. The were covered in hastily painted glyphs. Downed drop frames always proved to have dead pilots hanging limply within.Their only communications were being piped back and forth between the millions of drop frames: an endless loop of a synthesized voice saying"Burn a path to earth. Prepare them for the Sun's arrival."
Just archived the thread on Sup/tg/.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31236570/
The desire to write about Major Tom is strong. Maybe I can type something out on my lunch break.
>>31237421FUCK I CANT EVEN CLOSE MY EYES SINCE I DONT HAVE ANY. SHITTING FUCK. THAT DECADE I SPENT STARING DIRECTLY AT A PAIR OF DUAL SUNS SUCKED SHIT. THIS IS ONLY MARGINALLY LESS INTOLERABLE.
THIS FUCKING THREAD. THIS IS WHY I CAME TO /TG/.GOD FUCKING DAMN, SKELETONS BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU GUYS.
We're nowhere near the image limit.Post more skeleton spacemen
Shit, does anyone have that picture from the fake book series about skeleton astronauts having space adventures?
I always wondered. Why would there only be skeletons left? It's not like there's bacteria or other causes of decay for the flesh to be removed in space.
>>31239422Ssh No logic here, Only dreams
>>31239422because skeletons are spooky
Guys. I know we've had fun here, butSkellonaut can't stay in a DnD setting foreverUnderneath his nonsense exterior, we know he only wishes for deathPlayers won't question why he tries to learn Necromancy. He's a skeleton, and also insaneOnce he has enough mastery over it, he can use it to finally put his own bones to restOn his tombstone, the party writes his catchphraseThe Ride Never Ends
>>31239422Humans do have bacteria in their bodies, and if they died in a suit, as many pictures are shown here. The bacteria would survive, being able to break down the flesh, this would use up oxygen pretty fast, however, and begin to ferment.
It's the trauma override harness from F:NV
Well it seems that not so long ago in the past, /co/ has got the space skeleton fever as well.http://the-conservatory.wikia.com/wiki/Komrade_Red
>>31237358>Radioing major tomOh god. Dont cry...
So this actually sounds like the skeleton has minor schizophrenia.I posit he has a permanent True Seeing effect and is scrying every plane at the same time. Seeing into space has given him the chance to pierce the veil and he exists in a quantum state in all planes.What this means for the party is that he will be wrestling/kickboxing with the air before letting out a scream and ROCKETING AWAY as he's 'thrown' by a beast in a plane different than the one they're currently on.
>>31239562The implications of those things always horrified me.
Runa Dawnsmith remembered having grown up in the Holy Church of Vancia's Home for War Orphans alongside many other children whose parents had been claimed by the Confederacy of Necromancers, where a profound hatred for the undead and the black hearted villains who raised them had been instilled in her from a young age. She reminisced that it was that very same hatred that had guided her path to become a Paladin-Justicar of the Church. She recalled that this hatred that had allowed her to smite more abominations and their masters than she could count. She milled over the fact that this same hatred that would have urged her to strike down anyone blasphemous enough to suggest that she might one day willingly share company with the undead."Funny how things can change..."Runa Dawnsmith mused aloud to no one in particular. Hefting the load of firewood in her arms, the Paladin-Justicar looked at her companion and hitched her head to the side, indicating it was time to return to camp. The skeleton in the bizarre cloth, glass and metal "armor" bobbed his head in understanding, light glinting off the smite-dent she had put in his helmet on the day they'd met. Bearing a load of wood in his own arms, Major Tom began shuffling backwards back the way they'd come, performed a dance move he had once referred to as the "Moon Walk" to whatever outlandish music he was currently listening to."Can you turn that up Tom? I think I recognize this one."Runs Dawnsmith said, following the skeleton's lead.
OP you better come back and storytime this game.
>>31240256>>31240349>>31240256>>31240349Unlike that holy-than-thou Runa, the reason that Yohn's dislike of "Major Tom" wasn't based on religion, ideology, or creepiness. It wasn't even based on the fact that the few small nuts of silvery metal or hunks of rough, porous rock he'd managed to "liberate" from the pockets in the skeleton's armor turned out to be worthless when he'd brought them to his fence. No, Yohn's real objection to traveling with the white-clad undead was the fact that he was so damned unpredictable.When your profession can be best described as "dick-ass thief " you have to be able to rely on your targets and allies acting predictably. You have to trust that your mark will be so caught up with their daily routine that they'll neither feel nor suspect you cutting their purse strings, and you have to trust that your compatriots will be NOT bring the attention of every Paladin in town down around your ears by bounding undisguised across the market place shouting at the top of the lungs he DOESNT have how glad he is to see people again after his long trip trough the cosmos!"No, Major Tom's special kind of madness is most definitely cramping my game."Yohn thought as he tried for the seventh time to disarm the wall trap currently impeding the group's progress. Wiping his brow, the man calmly stowed his tools before standing up and motioning for their skeletal comrade to join him by the trigger mechanism. "At least he's good for something..."Yohn thought.
Best thread on /tg/ right now. I'm going to try my damnedest to include Major Tom in my next campaign.
>>31241467Holy shit. That'll be one of the spirits haunting him then.One comrade, doomed to live forever after exposure to the infinite coldness of space, and another, forced to die in agonising heat, cursing the men who put him there.
>>31237004So he's basically this guy.
silliness & feels juxtaposedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQByFjYczfE
bu,ping for more writefaggotry
>>31241695No, Brook went a different sort of crazy than that.
"Mistah, are you okay?""Nyet""C'mon, mr bones, we needsta getcha some food!""Dah."
>>31237699>Space Oddity - In Space.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo
>>31242151Writing up another party member. Slow going from my phone at work though.
>>31241467God fucking damn, Russia.
>>31242252The skeleton, wrapped in his shreds of hard yellowed fabric rimmed with bands of metal and tangled in endless lengths of cord, produces a crinkled cube of shimmering silver paper and opens one end. He peels back the cracked dome of glass covering its face and brings the cube's contents to his grin and bites down on it, letting a cloud of pink dust cough out of his nose and eye sockets. "Got milk?" the skeleton chatters, his face now covered in a pastel dust.
>>31242299He will never see his qt space wife again, Because he has no eyes!
Attention Anons, OP here, I just woke up for the day and I just want to say: you guys are the tits. Thanks for making the thread a success. I cannot wait to sit down with Major Tom's character sheet for the first time, and know that my other players have no fucking clue what is in store for them.You guys rock.
>>31242798You're going to come back and storytime the the highlights of the game, right?
>>31242798Good morning OP! Congrats on your group's new skeleton buddy. Also, thanks for the thread.
>>31236570Got your Astronaut right here
>>31242829>>31242828I certainly will. I'll start using this trip, so if you see it, come into whatever thread it is and strap in.
>Thinking about this episode earlier>Find this thread on /tg/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAReally though, this thread is awesome
So I've been reading through all of the content that has been added since I went to bed, and I need your opinions:Should he have the tragic here's death?Or should he find a way to return to the only peace he's ever known: floating in the quiet vacuum of space?
>>31242996Make him dramatically fly off into fucking space once his job is done.And then he ends up in someone else's game.
>>31242834What's this from. For science reasons.
>>31243032>"GODDAMNIT NOT THIS AGAINAnd he tries some of his acquired magic.Doesn't work.He's in a game of Cyberpunk 2020 now.>What are those weird lights?He thinks.And he sets off to find his third way into space.
>>31242996whatever you do give him closure so theres less reason to ever bring him backdont want to spoil a good thingalso, just in case any body in the party tries, attempts to polymorph him melts his new polymorphed form into biological sludge which reforms back into the skeleton astronaut (he is of course screaming bloody murder while all of this is occurring)
>>31243143Image search says it's by a Ben Newton, who coincidentally shares my birthday.
If there was anything more profound than Runa's former hatred for their newest companion and more persistent than Yohn's annoyance with the Major, it was The sense of terror the undead starfarer instilled in Lisbet. Although the Holy Church of Vancia's doctrine held that the undead should not be pitied, and even though the adolescent priestess herself had conducted sermons on how one must always be brave in such trying times, discussing religious theory in the cathedral library or preaching in the park for extra credit at the seminary were VERY different than coming face to face with an actual abomination, in the flesh or lack thereof.Even though the others in her little troupe had eventually come to be comfortable around Major Tom, Lisbet remained fearful and alert, neither able to look directly at the creature nor take her eyes off him lest he do something horrible. Of course, it didn't help how he always seemed to vanish around midnight, and how lately she'd caught the strangely armored skeleton sneaking closer to her, or reaching toward her as if to grab her! He'd even very nearly gotten Lisbet to break her symbol of the Holy Light with how tight she'd been gripping it!This night especially, the young holywoman couldn't sleep for fear that the undead in the strange white shrouds would come to end her life, but found also that she could no longer continue living in such fear of their most unusual guest. Making the hardest decision if her life, Lisbet donned her vestments, still dusty from the day's travels, and grasped close her holy symbol and prayerbook, leaving her tent to confront her foe.
I love this thread. Glad we can finally see what /tg/ is capable of.
>>31240256>>31241001>>31243419Tell me this is going to be an ongoing thing, Anon.
>>31236570>This entire threadARCHIVE NOW!
>>31243547It was archived by another Anon >>31238916
I would like this thread to now be about compiling a set playlist for Major Tom.These are songs he has stored somehow on his suit's control panel and can play at will.Smooth CriminalRocket ManRide the LightningDon't Stop Me NowWhat else?
>>31243652Space Oddity Any David Bowie song to be honest.
>>31243652Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z.
>>31243652American pie, Major Tom's probably not too much of a fan of communists anymore.
>>31243679That was a given, seeing as we named him Major Tom.>>31243685I'm oddly okay with this.
>>31243652Fortunate Son should put him into nat20 mode.
>>31243652Robot Rock by Daft Punk for when he's pissed off. It just sounds right for a rampaging astronaut skeleton.
>>31243728How are we 250 posts in and this is the first time Fortunate Son has been mentioned?Added to the list.
For What It's Worth, Buffalo Springfield.
>This threadWh-what am I reading? Is this real?W-who am I?
>>31243789It's real, Anon.And the ride never ends.
>>31243789Guys, Toms having another episode
>>31243757OOH, Toto- Africa, Make it totally incongruous behavior with the mood the other characters would expect it to cause. Have make him act like Tommy Vercetti from GTA Vice City
Paint It Black, Rolling Stones.
>>31243652motherfucker got fucked up by folk uke
I love this thread...
X gon give it to ya?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkOJ9uNj9EY
>>31243652Ride of the Valkyries.
Spooky Scary Skeleton(s)
>>31242996I like the idea of him wanting to finally die and be at peace by gaining magic power through some kind of necrotic energy macguffin, etc. then he can be with his dead family and also his squad mates in whatever mission they perished in. (some earlier posts were discussing a similar idea)
>>31242846Holy shit, it's like Drew all over again!BUT SPACE SKELETON! I LOVE YOU MAJOR TOM!
>>31244118What is Drew?
>>31242996Major Tom saves the day. The radiation wears off eventually at the end of the fight, the skeleton man goes limp. Broken recorder of him and his family plays. Feels are had. His body remains where he stood as the ages pass.
>>31244145Drew the Lich? Not ringing any bells?Far as I can recall, he was a lich who tried to do Good, and failed miserably in hilarious ways. It was a little before my time, though.
>>31244145Stories of a lich who fails at being evil.
>>31244166>>31244163Yeah, might be from before I started using /tg/. Sounds impressive and fun, though.
Sweet Home Alabama
>>31244187Here's the beginning if you're interested.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/1092796/
>>31243652>Whole party is in an extremely stressful and life or death situation. Major Tom quietly begins to hum and murmur, building and building in volume as time goes on.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSA_sWGM44
>>31243419It hadn't taken a lot of searching before Lisbet found the Major, being able to hear the strange, unholy music he played at all hours, and the young priestess was surprised and terrified at the thought that he would conduct his unholy and nefarious nightly ritual so close to the camp they all shared. Crouched low in the undergrowth in a rather unclerical act of subterfuge, she was hidden from view as the undead turned to face her direction, moon and stars reflected in the strange glass visor of his helmet, the cool light illuminating the white skull within. There was a squelch of static, and then quiet as the music ceased, a soft, empty, expectant noise issuing from inside the helmet before the skeleton began to speak in a tone of voice far wearier than Lisbet had heard him use before."This Major Tom to Ground Control... Or... Houston... Or Moscow... Or anyone receiving this broadcast, over."The undead paused and looked up at the night sky, as if waiting for some sort of reply coming from that direction."What follows is the situation report for April the 3rd, Year 2642, Earth Reckoning. Or at least, it's April the 3rd,Year 2642 by My Reckoning. HA HA HA!"The skeleton's raucous laugh came so unexpectedly that Lisbet nearly shrieked and lept from her hiding spot, but Tom didn't seem to notice.
>>31244269"Weather conditions have been nominal, as I understand them, for this time of the year in this part of this particular planet. The road has been level and the ifher members if my exploratory team have been amiable and in good spirits. I met a raccoon while setting up camp this evening. Poked that raccoon for Science. Had to fight off that raccoon. You'll receive a full report once I return."The undead once more grew silent, as if giving his unseen audience time to voice their approval oracle thereof to his methodology."Our team's chaplain doesn't seem to care for me. Shrinks away. Haven't the slightest notion why. She reminds me of... Well... Someone I'd much rather be talking to rift now than you, Ground Control, no offense!"Again the strangely suited figure laughed, seeming to scan the sky from horizon to horizon as he gave "Ground Control" time to think of an adequate response."They're nearly the same height. Look pretty similar too, if you exchanged their hair colors. I tried to give the chaplain a horsey ride, but she clearly wasn't having with it. Anyway, not sure why you'd send along a kid on an exploratory mission like this, but she seems to know her stuff. I just know I wouldn't send my daughter out into deep space is all..."By this time, Lisbet found herself feeling not just foolish for her earlier fear, but almost ashamed if her treatment of the thing, the man, when her companions had seen the truth much sooner. Moving as silently as she could, the young priestess left the space man to finish his report, feeling that the journey together might be much better come tomorrow. As she crept away through the underbrush, she heard the skeleton say,"I guess that concludes my report. I might also note that the stars are particularly beautiful tonight, but FUCK the stars. Seriously. FUCK 'EM."
He needs to rocket punch someone so hard that the DM gives you time to drop a line, at which point you "Su...per...man..." a la The Iron Giant.
>>31244289>>31244377The feeeeels. Jesus, this thread made my fucking day. I hope I get another dosage of Major Tom...
>>31244289Oh damn, this is heartwarming, sad, funny and weird at the same time. I fucking love it.
has OP created the perfect character
>>31236570I think the OP image perfectly captures Maj. Tom.
If the attraction between his bodyparts is magnetic, can his reformation be prevented with a sufficiently powerful magnet? Also, magnetic fields get weaker with distance. I think this also makes more sense for your skelly body the more you are smashed apart, the longer it takes to reform.
>>31244616I was thinking more skeletor/russian type. Nice to hear it voiced though.
>>31244599It's not actually magnetic, it just behaves in a similar fashion.Major Tom doesn't know how/why any of this works.
>>31244616That's pretty great, Anon.I'm off to lunch, everyone! Please keep the thread going/make a 2nd one if need be. Just make sure to link to it from here.
What if he drifted to a shuttle at one point, and someone was sent out to make contact, and he stole their space rifle from him/her?It could function in game as a Wand of Magic Missle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5uQMwRMHcsdaft punk-instant crushIts got a really weird vibe that I like to think goes along with Maj. Tom when he has moments recounting his wife on earth who is long dead.
>Forgetting that the planets themselves are screaming in the void, had you the ear to listenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fqE01YYWshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_LChpv_Dc0
What is Major Tom's alignments?
>>31245263Probably very literally chaotic good/neutral.
What if he's been compressed by the space vacuum and is so dense that he weighs hundreds of pounds?
>>31245326Not vacuum, I'm sorry, I meant the wormhole.
>>31243652What about "Rock You Like a Hurricane?"
>he automatically assumes Warforged are hyper advanced robots
>>31236614It sounds like GURPS to me. I'm pretty sure I remember one of the immoratility options basically being this.
I'd make him obsessively chipper and optomistic. Just a really happy guy no matter what.
>>31245366It is not GURPS. It is an edition of D&D.
>>31243652Princes of the Universe
NOT A DRILL. WE HAVE ENTERED AUTO SAGE. IS SOMEONE MAKING A NEW MAJOR TOM THREAD?
>>31245454Well men, if this is truly the end of the Major atom thread, allow me to take this opportunity to thank you all for all of your help.I shall return with reports of Major Tom's in game shenanigans as soon as I can.Godspeed you, you glorious bastards.
/threadgod tier thread friends. god tier.
>>31245942WELL FOLKS, THIS IS IT FOR US. TU-TU-TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR STORIES OF INTREPID ADVENTURES AND DARING DEEDS.FUCKING STARS.
tasting epic bread
We've made /tg/ history today boys.
>>31246021>>31246012>>31245942>>31245935WAIT!Before we go, space shotgun or no space shotgun?
>>31246031Defenitly Space shotgun, but make it a daily power because he only has 4-6 shots.
>>31246031I vote for none. Why would he need one? Or keep one?Only have it if it functions as a companion rather than a weapon
>>31246031Space shotgunbut with shells with screams inside of them.
>>31246048>>31246041See >>31244774That's what I was thinking.
>>31246059Personally, I just think it really drives home the hopelessness of being stuck drifting in the void if he has nothing
>>31246097Unless he has a few holes in his head from where the laser went through.
>>31246114I wouldn't give him a weapon. You know what you want
>>31246114I'm wondering: Why bother? He can just use spess magic when he feels like it.Plus he'd already have his weird mace.
>>31246152Maybe the handle of the mace IS the gun.
>>31246224The character shouldn't be desirable for his combat ability
>>31246233Pretty much this. He'll be outshining the other so hard that the least he can do is be largely useless in combat.