Last Thread >>38662709Looking to fully flesh out the map and boss encounter locations this time. Ideas?
>>38697819Bumping with the art I saw from last thread, starting with the PCs.
>>38697819Boss locations>Sickle/Razor Owl (which are we going with?)In a section of the Inca ruins which is mostly lots of small corridors, quite overgrown. He skitters about the tunnels, attacking players at random and having flash backs of 'Nam.>Grenade FlamingoSomewhere in the jungle or on the mountain side. There could be an area of the ruins which is so over grown it's pretty much rainforest again, and he hides out there. Somewhere he can camaflouge, basically.>Magic SparrowSomewhere in the lab complex. One of the more high tech areas so she has lots of corridors and equipment to set up her traps.>Nightysky DoveShe could work just about anywhere to be honest. Maybe guarding the entrance to a drug cache or something?>Ebony CondorAnywhere with big, open spaces. If you Google image 'Inca terrace,' and look at the Inca terrace farms, maybe the ruins could have some of those. The players reach the bottom, Condor is at the top.>End BossSomewhere deep in the ruins, like an ancient chamber or something. The chamber the motherload of crazy Incan drugs was found in, or the chamber were Stone/Ceramic Gear was stored (if you go with that instead of a regular Metal Gear). Partially converted into a modern area, with some scaffolding, flood lights and lab equipment lying about.
>>38697977>>Sickle/Razor Owl (which are we going with?)random anon here, Razor sounds better
>>38697977I went with Razor Owl because the nocturnal aspect fits.
Can someone make a recap of the boss characters?
>>38698035On it, gimme a sec.
What exactly is going on in this thread?
>>38698070Check the last thread, it's easier than typing it all over again.
>>38697977I love this setting, guys, but Stone Gear is a bit too much for me. I know you guys like it, but can we make it optional that maybe End Boss has a REX? The Psychokinesis can still be a factor after a sufficiently destroyed REX functions while in pieces.
>>38698144I honestly don't mind either way. Stone Gear does seem a bit off though.
>>38698178I'm just hoping that while we get the details down, accommodations for both options will be made.
>>38698144I don't know, man, I like the sound of a golem ''Metal'' Gearbut either way is great
Guise.What if the entire facility is the Metal Gear? It can only be controlled with enough psychic power or something?
>>38698209I'm usually a huge supporter of keeping the mystery with mysticism/magic stuff. I hate people trying to put theories on shit like magic.I'm afraid here, though, I need some good ol' science psycho-babble on the super-serum. Not on the psychics, no. Just the drugs.
>>38698144Or it could be a real Mad Max conversion without any targeting systems, so he's aiming the railgun with nothing but iron sights and prescience.
>>38698289>>38698230Good God. I am behind this idea 100%.How the fuck do we contact Kojima?
>>38698278You mean like Liquid did, but without opening up after the radome's been blasted?
>>38698268It begins with something extracted from the pituitary gland, and then moves on to darker things.
>>38698230Do you suppose the patriots would send and fund a new metal gear prototype/excelsior variant to guard a bunch of mystical bullshit drugs in the middle of fucking nowhere, South America?I don't see why not. Still I'm sure it would be hard to hide without ruining the ruins.
>>38698323You remember what's-her-face lecturing us on the p53 gene? And how it changes your genes to make your body inclined to obtain certain cancers? What about something that changes genes that unlock latent abilities? I'm thinking about a fermented drink made from mystical bullshit leaves indigenous to that area that made men spiritual when mixed with blood/whatever of someone with that trait. Medicine man would share blood, spiritual brew would be distributed. Psychic blood is cultivated, now psychic brew will be distributed.Anyone got anything better than that?
>>38698035>>38698055This squad needs a name.'The Birds of Prey' maybe?Razor Owl>>38690283A Vietnam and black ops veteran, cut loose when he got too old. He was recruited by End Boss, who had heard of the old vet and promised he'd make him great again. Razor Owl is constantly doped up on serum which gives him superhuman speed and reflexes, but make him jittery and worsen his PTSD. He uses night vision goggles and Freddy Krueger style gloves.Grenade Flamingo>>38690700Once a child soldier, fed a false story by End Boss that in the new world they'll make sure no one goes through what Flamingo did. He loves fashion but always wears something that blends in with the environment. He walks about on stilts, and his tactic is insane grenade spam, with a focus on incendiaries.Nightsky Dove>>38689705Former military police, now in mercenary and private security provider work. She's seen too much disorder in the world, and believes that the new world she's helping to bring in will be a rigid, controlled one which will see criminality eliminated. She uses very heavy equipment and has some powerful cybernetics, but they're bulky and not as advanced as exoskeleton type stuff ala Gray Fox.Ebony Condor>>38689906A hit man who's grown tired of the world and the people in it, so he's decided to just take the piss out of everyone until someone can finally put him down. He knows the stories End Boss have fed him and the others are all bullshit, but he doesn't care. He's a bizarre sniper who prefers to stay out in the open and taunt his opponents, knowing that most of the idiots in the world will attempt to rush him, letting him pick them off easily. Uses a sniper rifle, as well as a megaphone and mics to blast insults and annoying music.(cont)
>>38698583Magic Sparrow>>38691441A self proclaimed psychic of great talent. In actuality, Sparrow has no supernatural abilities: she is the only one of her siblings who was not born with psychokinesis, but makes up for it with her technological genius: she sets up bizarre traps and magic tricks to throw her opponents off. She's also an incredibly good spy and info digger, capable of finding out almost everything about her enemies' backgrounds. Her motivation is unclear: she might just be a mercenary, or she could actually be buying End Boss' cover stories. It's even possible she's a government agent or Patriot spy trying to take down the operation from the inside.End Boss>>38691016One of many Outer Heaven terrorists who, after the events of MG1, went on to start their own activities. End Boss' claims to be Big Boss' successor, and uses the image of history's greatest soldier to draw people to his cause. In actuality, End Boss is an incredibly selfish, power mad individual who cares very little for his followers. He keeps his men high on drugs and false stories so they stay loyal. End Boss is an incredibly powerful psychic, and believes that psychic powers and biological engineering is the way forward. He learnt of the Patriots from Big Boss, and believes their scheming and development of technologies such as Metal Gear will eventually lead to apocalyptic war. He now works on creating an army of artificial psychic soldiers, so that he can survive the eventual onslaught and take over during the aftermath.
>>38698519I want it to be mixed with hot cocoa for ease of consumption, even though it was the Maya that invented the stuff.
>>38698519Better yet, why not make it like some sort of addictive drug? One drop and your brain goes hay-wire opening and closing gaps in their head that should never be touched. Sort of like your brain reacting to an allergic reaction, but instead of stopping everything it does the opposite.For some people the reaction constantly brings them into a state where they're feeling like they are in danger and they feel pain less, hit harder, run a triathlon like their adrenaline was mixed with car fuel.Other people get more of the mystical side to the drug, not so much giving them psychic powers but instead allows them to use whatever they had hidden away in their head, as if humans were already evolving to use psychic powers but never quite got there, causing the reaction to wake up the undeveloped psychic shit inside them.I dunno, I'm not that great with making up bullshit magic science stuff. Maybe something about how they were all conveniently the right genetic code too which helps in that regard, some other stuff.
>>38698144>>38698178>>38698200>>38698209>>38698230>>38698289>>38698380What exactly End Boss uses depends on when the game is set.Between Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid, he'd only have access to older, pre-REX varieties of Metal Gear. Maybe he smuggled blue prints out with him when Outer Heaven fell.Anytime after Metal Gear 1, it's perfectly possible for him to have a Metal Gear based on REX's plans. However, FOXHOUND was disbanded after MGS1, so the Shadow Vipers would have to be their own thing instead of a subset of FOXHOUND.If Ceramic Gear is too much, then I'd say give End Boss a mech which is to chemical/biological weapons what Metal Gear is to nuclear weapons. A gigantic walking tank loaded with neurotoxins, ancient Inca bullshit, all that kind of jazz.
>>38698178Someone suggested Ceramic Gear, which sounds awesome
>>38698601Optional: Magic Sparrow is actually psychic but is played the same.
>>38697770That kinda pisses me off and seems largely ungrateful. You gonna ignore the art I did for you because you 'only' got 10 characters instead of 11?
>>38698703Super serum is hot cocoa! Yes! What are the characters going to say when they're handed a mug of hot chocolate to analyze?
>>38698738Doesn't seem like it would fit in with the original poster here >>38681246It also adds literally nothing. If she's still an actual psychic, then she'd just be choosing not to act like a psychic so she can pretend to not be a psychic who is pretending to be a psychic.It's a nanomachines tier plot twist.
>>38698712Wow shit hold the fucking phone for a sec.What mental gear isn't actually a tank, but some human dummy who's pretty much the best at psychic shit.As in it's built up that it's some all-powerful tank and all, but the moment they step into the hangar there's just some brain-dead guy strapped to a computer who can move stuff with his mind. Stuff like being able to control important figures with his mind and mess with computer data into giving them false info that could start a war.The point is Mental Gear messes with the minds of valued people, gets them to act rash and unjustly and whatever. All the while End Boss wants to show the world how untrustworthy people in power can truly be when something they can't handle appears, that sort of deal.
>>38698583They're in the jungle, right?Raptor Squad.
>>38698705I'm just a faggot passing by, but it seems to me that latter bit - It's all latent genetics and needs the right person - Sounds much more up Metal Gear's alley than a juice that makes everyone psychic.Hell, the Juice is probably not even real, it's actually >Current game's topic of choice< in an overly complex shell game to perform some completely different task.The reason I say that is that one of the defining tropes of MGS is that each of the individuals is especially specific and victims of circumstance. Foxhound was a best-of-the-best collection of agents and James Bond-style villainy, Dead Cell was made up with all the freaks they could find and make, Boss' gang in MGS3 were either exceptionally weird (BEES) or had long-winded explanations (Fury) for their unique powers.Even in MGS4, which was explicitly about the new order wiping out old-world mysticism and fighting against the "new style" of generic soldiers providing order had the B&B unit, which were all exceptionally unique victims turned into antagonists.
>>38698821Listen to this anon, too many cooks and all that. Magic Sparrow works fine as she is. People keep trying to fuck with it, I guess to be the most Kojima anon they can, but the concept is already sound. Leave it as it is.
>>38698790Whoa, dude. Nobody badmouthed you or your work. He was set to use at least all the villain stuff anyways. Please don't be upset.
>>38698790That post you're quoting isn't even OP, that's my post. I was merely lamenting the fact that if we got Mag Man from someone else it wouldn't feel complete.So at ease yourself.
>>38698868They're all birds. You could call it operation Magic Feather.Hell, you could call them Magic Feather.
>>38698885You forget about possible plot twists, anon. Let her be used according to the dictates of the gm with the two options in mind.
>>38698843Feels kind of similar to the Patriot AIs, in my opinion, and it doesn't really feel like it fits in with the rest of the operation (Incan drugs and psychic powers). Like, these are meant to be some random terrorists who got lucky and found ancient Mesoamerican drugs, rather than some real smooth operators.
>>38699177It sounds like he was describing that giant thing Professor X had to augment his mental capabilities. Maybe that could be a project that must be destroyed as well. Whether it works or not, we know that the Patriots don't like mystical bullshit and won't suffer it be made in the rare event it actually works. Maybe destroying this triggers the fight with End Boss.
>>38699291Just more options that I'm thinking out-loud with, anyway.
I hope this thread stays alive for another 8 hours. Goodnight
>>38699380We will do our best.
As far as the Gear standin, its actual role in the narrative is:- To be a strategic counter, or deterrent, to the use of Patriot strategic weapons, in particular the railgun launched nuclear weapons that seemed rather in vogue.- To provide a huge set piece to really distinguish End Boss' fight from the Birds of Prey. Also, the fact that the dude is psychic is supposed to be a reasonably well kept secret so it makes having a boss fight with him believable without giving that away. Or having the players assume NANOMACHINES are about to kick in.I guess a Cerebro stand in actually could work, since if it amped the precognitive and telekinetic aspects up the same way Cerebro did mindreading, it could easily monitor and nullify incoming strategic weapons, and something with that much telekinetic power could probably rip out and float itself over the destroyed facility, moored by its power cables, but it wouldn't be a very fun battle I think since it would just be a fucking sphere floating around and they have to rush around severing its power cables while it tosses shit at them and is aware of their every move and the purpose behind it at all times.Also why the fuck would the Patriots let anyone build something like that anywhere. Or like, even figure out how to build such a thing and not be killed.I think an early gear equivalent with its targeting computer feeding into the precognitive abilities of the pilot to shoot down incoming projectiles would be perfectly adequate. If you wanted to get really fun, maybe its other weapons can also do this, IE it intercepts your bullets with its own.
Sorry to draw attention away from OP's baller Metal Gear game, but I was wondering if you guys could help me out with one I've been considering.Metal Gear is one of my favourite franchises, as is F.E.A.R.. Given that both are near-future military series with psychic shit thrown in, I've been considering running a cross over game. The current big issue is that the F.E.A.R. games take place in the 2020s, but the average tech level is lower than that shown in MGS4 and MGRR. I'm thinking of dealing with this either by moving the F.E.A.R. games back in time by several years, or retconning the events of MGS4 and MGRR.Anyone got any ideas they'd like to throw into the pot? So far stuff I've been considering>The cloning technology Armacham used to create the Replicas was brought from the US Government following the abandonment of Les Enfants Terribles. The technology used to create their powered armour is also a downsized version of the tech used in the creation of Metal Gears.>Armacham and ArmsTech are very closely related. They might both be branches of the same parent company, or perhaps one brought out the other following the disastrous events of their respective games.>First Encounter Assault Recon was formed to counter supernatural threats on American soil, but it had a second purpose unknown to its members. Once neutralised, F.E.A.R.'s targets were intended to be added to a pool of potential recruits for teams such as FOXHOUND, following the success of agents such as Psycho Mantis and Vulcan Raven.
>>38700310You could run a game where the F.E.A.R team eventually find out that some mysterious group (The Patriots) have started using them to snuff supernatural "threats" that haven't actually broken any laws.If your players don't know already, you can play it as a straight FEAR game until someone uses the phrase la le lu le lo.
>>38700310retconning away MGRR is probably a good idea no matter what you're doing in the MGS 'verse. retconning some of the MGS IV stuff might also be a good idea. possibly, some of the stuff exists, but was one-off super prototypes, possibly built by some techno-pychic weirdo in patriot employ who let them build otherwise unworkable stuff by what is essentially psychic bandaids over the holes in the tech
>>38700447I like this option.
>>38701398So do I but I'd like it better in it's own thread...
>>38701830Eh, not like we've been getting any work done itt for a bit now.
Rolled 6, 48 = 54 (2d100)Who are you, /tg/?
>>38702140>Decoy MonsoonWell given how we already have a Monsoon cyborg, clearly this is his mentor before cyborg tech got to where it was. So a bitter old warmonger who kills and kills because that is all he knows, and mentors desensitized young genocide survivors to perpetuate the cycle. Won't shut up about memes.
Rolled 20, 9 = 29 (2d100)>>38702140Let's find out!
>>38701398The progression should be from guys who are dangerous to guys who are stronger, but less dangerous. What I mean is start with a dude who's hypnotizing people to assassinate politicians for him, to a assassin who can cut people with his mind by touching them, to a gang leader who can communes with birds and uses them to ferry drugs, to a pyro that only attacks when you show up to get him, to a guy who can slow down time like the FEAR dude but is only using it to run away. Their opponents get more dangerous, but what they're doing becomes less and less until the revel that they're now just black bagging civilians for an unknown purpose.
>>38702176>Pistol SharkI'm jelly
Rolled 66, 12 = 78 (2d100)>>38702140
>>38702176Pistol SharkOlympic swimmer recruited by FOXHOUND for his speed and endurance in the water. Specializes in waterborne infiltration and assassinations with his silenced pistol.
Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d10)>>38702140Oh boy, are we playing this game again?
>>38702176Waterborne stealth assassinations by the sound of it.
>>38702237Damn, I messed up. Still, Gas Pain. I'm Johnny.
>>38702270>>38702237He could swap it around and get Pain Gas, which sounds basically like some asshole who has a variety of airborne dispersal grenades full of awful inhalation poisons and drugs.
Rolled 97, 56 = 153 (2d100)>>38702284No switching about, come now.>>38702140Rolling.
Rolled 90, 5 = 95 (2d100)>>38702140Fingers crossed for something with lasers in it
>>38702206>Grey FuryLooks like I'm the crazy old man of the team.
>>38702299>>38702299>Vigil SnailSounds like someone known for making those stupidly long sniper crawls days in advance of where a target will be. I dig it.
>>38702305>Memory StreamI guess...psychic? Maybe using nanomachines in the brain instead or something?
>>38702275>Ughhhhh>I an Gu-urk, gah Gas Pain.>You'll nevurk. Oh god. Give me a minute. Give me two minutes, then we'll fight.
>>38702372He had a one in a billion reaction to the standard nanomachine shots and his large intestine now contains a highly destructive disassembler swarm.
>>38702431So he seems like a comic relief henchmen like Johny for a while, but then halfway through his pathetically easy boss fight he explodes and you have to run away from his nanoswarm/ghost.
>>38702513>>38702431That's fucking horrifying.
>>38702684>The Pain...The Pain...IS FINALLY GONE! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!
>>38702513The real fight could happen in a backup power station, where you have to avoid him while shorting all the transformers so they'll create an EMP when you turn the generator on. Or something like that.
Page 7 bump.
>>38704316Page 8 bump.;_;
Random thought. What happens if one of the PCs shoot themselves up with voodoo drugs?
>>38705780They get the voodoo powers. Doy.
>>38706273Well I have a power idea for one of themI wonder if anyone gets the simple joke
>>38707583I didn't play that game, so I'm lost.
Obligatory post-credits plot twist e.g. Ocelot being a triple-agent at the end of MGS3:The magic artifacts and whatnot are all highly advanced prototype Patriot technology created specifically to bait End Boss into enacting his plan, while also ensuring that the PCs would beat him and take his research to collect all potentially threatening psychics into one place, thereby allowing the Patriots to exterminate them all before they can become a threat.I mean hey, it just wouldn't be Metal Gear without an absurdly convoluted, luck-based evil plan!
>>38707845Wat a tweest
>>38707583You're going to have to spell it out for me, anon.
>>38707583They take on the title of Mid Boss?
>>38708513you're small time
>>38708618>That bulgeThe real BIG Boss!
>>38708395>>38708513Big Boss recruits from people he beats up. So does pic. That kind of makes him a Big Boss of Middle Earth. So Middle Boss or Mid-Boss.The joke was retarded I know
>Open Equipment>Revival Pill>Bump.
With all this talk of psychics, I'm wondering. Is Psycho Mantis actually alive at this time? I can't remember i
>>38710211Fucking captcha ate what I was gonna say.I can't remember if MGS1 actually tells us how old he is.
>>38710211Just retcon it if you want. It doesn't matter if you need him to be twenty years older or younger, he would still be essentially the same character.>And because I hate leaving a job half done...
>>38710532Hot diggity that's awesome. Loving all of the draws you've done.>>38710211Has OP confirmed when the campaign is set? Mantis was in his 30s when he died in MGS1 (I think), which happened in 2005, so anytime between then and the 70s.
>>38710725Can't speak for OP but I planned on running it post-Snake Eater but pre-Phantom Pain. Basically a bunch of MSF Ops.>>38710532Sweet, I was hoping for a finished version to show up soon. And the... lewd one... Your stuff looks pretty great for as fast as you cranked them out.
>>38710839OP has said the player characters belong to a subset of FOXHOUND, which I think implies post-Phantom Pain.
>>38710532Noice. Did you start anything on MagMan? I'm trying to save everything that gets put into these threads, not sure if I just missed his piece or not.
>>38711059Not yet I'm still not sure what a Mag Man is, the rest I could see in my mind immediately, Mag Man...not so much. If OP is around to elaborate that'd help.
>>38711038>>38710839>>38710725OP here, I'm running the game post-Shadow Moses as a series of Ops that occur while Snake is doing his Philanthropy gig.>>38710532Nice, thanks. Sorry I tapped out on you yesterday, I had just gotten off of watch and racked out like a motherfucker. I saved all your work from the last thread, it was all exactly as I'd hoped.
>>38711125If you wanted to have him make a cameo, how would you go about incorporating Psycho Mantis' fourth wall fuckery into a tabletop game? No memory card to read or controller to rumble.
>>38711095Oh right.Well, he's called that because his rig is about 80% magazines for his M4, 20% tools for his job. His specialty is using the fresh mag to flick the empty one out the well as a distraction. Other than that, pretty much as the others just go apeshit, I'm sure it'll turn out great.
>>38711203OOC fuckery would probably be best. Messing with the player's snacks or something? Calling the characters by their player's name?
>>38711243Reading their character sheets?
>>38711203LISTEN!Have him react as he does in MGS4 if you have the PS4 controller without rumble. He is confused and disoriented finding himself in this new medium (tabletop PnP instead of vidya).
>>38711289>Reading their character sheets?Good one. What about commenting on their successful or failed rolls or the modifiers they need for certain actions.>>38711125>Sorry I tapped out on you yesterdayEh, don't worry about it, I was probably being a bit sensitive about the whole thing. Have a flamboyant negro with a death wish.
Oh, everyone should know...I showed River Croc's player the art that was done for her (the OP image)... and uh... well she is very very pleased with her, and quite excited to play the Cajun Cutie.
>>38711373>>38711446Thing is, how would you put him in without simply going "Oh hey, here's Psycho Mantis"?All I can think of is that psychic fuckery starts getting out of hand and PM shows up like "knock this shit off, you're disturbing the whatevers".
>>38711775I don't see a need for him to appear whatsoever, if anything just mention him in passing the way Stephen Strange was mentioned in Captain America 2.
>>38711775Your GM is possessed by the ghost of Psycho Mantis in the middle of the Magic Sparrow encounter.
>>38711775>>38711819Oh shit, how about>Magic Sparrow encounter>"You could never defeat me! Not while I have the assistance of one of the world's greatest practitioners of psychokinesis and telepathy on my side... Behold, PSYCHO MANTIS!">Fucking Psycho Mantis appears out of nowhere>Starts mind fucking over the player characters, listing facts about their background>If they ever try to attack, he teleports somewhere else or dodges the attack in seemingly impossible ways, doing his "IT'S USELESS!" cackle>The players eventually figure out it's just a hologram Magic Sparrow is projecting about the place, while playing voice clips of her in a gas mask reading facts off of the players' files
>>38711936Razor Owl gives me feels and he's not even a real Metal Gear character. ;_;
>>38712220Thanks brahs. Mag Man up next.
>>38712249>awww shiggy diggy
>>38702140This can only go well.>Sniper Wildebeest
Did I just make up the lewd River Croc in my head or is that happening? Or was it Nightsky Dove?Or was it never real? ;____;
>>38712336It was Dove, hiding her ladycurves as her armour is blasted off piece by piece...
>>38712381Excellent.Also, for the Support Team, this is what I saved from the last thread, did I miss any? (I had to name the general myself, didn't see any suggestions so he's name after my First Sergeant)Codec CrewGeneral Dale, young up and coming general of Shadow Vipers. Was put in charge ostensibly because the mission is a long shot no one else wanted to touch. Was really put in charge because the higher ups wanted someone they can boss around. A total bro that believes in the party 100%.Lt. Laporte, hard-living, chain-smoking French Foreign Legion born in New Orleans. Knew Ebony Condor back in his black ops days and has solid advice on how to see through his bullshit.Agent Book, man-on-the-ground for a nebulous government agency never directly named, who seems to always be one step ahead of the team while never actually taking a direct hand in the events. May or may not betray them at some point, your mileage may vary.Doctor Carver, CIA psy-ops specialist. Big twist is her turning out to be one of Sparrows psychically active siblings and hates having her powers just as much as Sparrow hates not having them.
>>38712438I liked this offering as well. I guess the OP and others can mix and match:Leader-Young up and coming general of the PMC. Was put in charge ostensibly because the mission is a long shot no one else wanted to touch. Was really put in charge because the higher ups wanted someone they can boss around. A total bro that believes in the party 100%.Weapons-Retired arms dealer kicking back in the Bahamas. Worked his way up from nothing because he's smooth as jazz and knows how to build any weapon he sells. Secretly regrets selling weapons although he says he was only providing a "necessary service". Very laid back and chill persona. A total pimp.Insider info-Professional actor by day, Conspiracy theorist by night. Is involved in black ops to learn more about black ops! Has the personality of a thespian crossed with Hunter S Thompson. His answer to everything is SPACE INCANS!Save game-Utterly unflappable old lady and expert psychologist. Nothing fazes her. Nothing. Think the radio operator from Disney's Atlantis. The comic relief.Doctor: Kind but tough doctor lady. Worked pro bono in some of the worst hellholes on Earth trying to save all she can. Compassionate, but feels that realistically none of her patients a the other end of the CODEC are making it out alive.
I'll throw in my vote for the >>38712497 Codec team, but I also quite like Lt. Laporte from >>38712438. Possible to merge Lt. Laporte with the alternative weapons character?
>>38711915Make sure you have plenty of "Was it REALLY just a hologram" stuff as well!
>>38712497>Call Weapons guy>"Sound of waves and seagulls">What's up playa? Calls on your company's dime.">Are you...are you at the beach?>(Chuckles). "Yeah baby I am. It's what happens when you play the game well. And if you want to know how to play the game well, you need to know the tools of the trade."After the game he uses his mad cash to buy the player's a pristine island manor to raise the psychic kids in. Big Boss cameos to help the PCs evade Patriot surveillance and cover the paper/ID trail. I figure he'll be pretty good at stuff like that.
>>38712438>>38712497Alright I guess I'll draw portraits for these guys for Codec calls.Yeah, I'm that bored.
>>38713718Drawfag you're a pretty cool guy. I'd suck your dick.
>>38713969Thanks breh. >Snake! Try to remember the basics of CQC.Laporte
>>38714392Welp...I think I'll go play Ground Zeroes. This thread is dead.
>>38715502That's Carver, by the way.
>>38711761Is her player going to try an accent?
>>38715849Is she also an cute?
fuck you isaac
>>38716835Huh? What?Are you sure you're in the right thread?
>>38716835Huh, I'm kind of impressed you can tell it was me from those two pictures.I was just thinking, reading through the first thread on the archive and this one today, how I wish I hadn't burned my bridges with you guys so we could run something like this MGS game.I didn't handle things so well. I'm sorry, I apologise, I regret it but I can't change it.>>38716980Yeah, he's got a good reason to be mad at me, but now's not the time or place.
>>38717231OH SNAPYou're the drawfriend and not OP right? I hope OP's game isn't kaput. I kind of want to know how the PCs do against all the bosses we made together.
>>38717425I drew these ones, I mostly just do portraits and stuff.>>38715502>>38714392I'm not OP. I hope he comes through with a story time when the campaign is done. It could be one of the greats.
>>38717450PLEASE STORYTIME YOUR INTERPARTY DRAMA.TG LOVES INTERPARTY DRAMA.
>>38717490No drama. I bailed like a cunt for no real reason. Nothing more to it.
Rolled 95, 58 = 153 (2d100)>>38702140
Stone Lizard. Okay, its no stone rhino, but i suppose i can use the codename Basilisk.
>>38717562>BasiliskThat does sound good.Gorgon might work as well, although the link is a little more tenuous.
>>38717522Well geeze, I've run games where guys bailed for no reason and no one ever got this mad. How critical were you to the game?
>>38718015I was GM. I left them all hanging more than once with no explanation.
>>38718038Elaborate! Confess your sins to father tg my son.
>>38714392The Professional?and>>38715502Meryl Streep?Wasn't happy with the Creeping Wolf pic I did last time. I drew her this time as a camo cloak wearing sniper with a knee brace, hence the creeping.
>>38718451Nothing to say. I doubted my ability to GM effectively and combined with (what I perceived to be) an un-engaged player or two enhancing those doubts I stopped showing up to sessions online instead of talking to the group about it. This is the first any of them have probably seen of me in at least a year.I feel bad about it, yeah. >>38718578Actually its gillian anderson from hannibal and some race car driver from the 70s.
It might be a little early for this, but how do we end the game? Is there anything that burns our bridges with current employers or creates doors for bigger and better things?Am I alone in liking the idea of eventually meeting up with Big Boss?
>>38718836>Am I alone in liking the idea of eventually meeting up with Big Boss?While I can't prove it, I'm going to say yes. Sure BB is a big deal but he doesn't have to be jammed into everything. It's possible the team completes their mission without him even knowing, he's probably got other shit on his mind as it is.
How many people here will actually run this game?
>>38719183Probably a minimum of 2-3.
>>38711373>So... you like to play FATALLLLhave him break the fourth wall and reference other campaigns and systems they've played
OP here.Thanks for everyone's contributions thus far, especially our drawfriends (I know that shit isn't easy). I'm about to head into work for a few hours, and then our first game will be afterwards. I'll let you guys know how everything goes if the thread is still up.>>38715849I don't know, but probably. She gets into character pretty well.>>38716687Yes.
>>38720370>Today is game day.YES!!!!!Which boss are you gonna put them against first?
>>38697977I'm following this order. Clocking in now, might get a break in a while, try to keep the thread alive please.
>>38720142Is this Croc's player?Hey! No peeking at the bosses and plots!
>>38720482I already told her to stay off the threads hahaha BUT IT MIGHT BE.
>>38720569She's a sneaky crocodile! I like her!
>>38720737OP is croc like Ocelot is Liquid.
>>38720759I bet its that fuck Mag Man trying to play headgames with us. He's totally a patriot shill. Mag Man. Magnet Man. Man encoded on a magnet strip like an advance AI program. Totally a Patriot robot. Gotcha.
>>38721069A composite character created by the magazine industry taken on a life of his own.
Big Boss Bump
>>38721069Fuck. Well, time to run away I guess.
Bump, this is interesting... what system?
thread plz no die
>>38725121I think OP said a homebrew 2d6 system.
>>38725208Rifle Raven looks like my cousin but with dreads...
>>38727652Would you fuck your cousin?
>>38727692I'm from the south, but not THAT south. No banjos around these parts, no sir!
>>38725208...Is rifle raven a gril? He/she has a very womanly shape.
>>38727777If its a dude he fills the quota for effeminate Raiden character.
OP hereI am off work and en route to gameday. I'll be back tomorrow for storytime if there's a MGSTTRPGOMGWTFBBQ 3.
>>38728401Could you post some campaign-in-progress updates tonight? Pretty please?
>>38728475You want him to basically tweet the campaign in this thread?
>>38728475>>38728495Yeah, no. Sorry guys but when I GM I devote full attention to the game.
>>38728608Good luck OP. If we don't get storytime you know that we'll develop psychic powers to hunt you down.
>>38728401>No storytime tonight
>>38729562Sorry mang.>>38729360I'll do my best.
Could I request an elf woman wearing a long black cloak? She is tall with long blond hair which is kept in a plait. She has been horrifically burned and though much of it has been reduced to light scarring, the upper left portion of her face has been replaced with cybernetics, leaving a red orb where her eye once was. A huge thank you if this gets done. It would be great to see.
>>38733626This isn't a drawthread.
>>38733626What the fuck?
>>38733626Man, reading is hard.
>>38698583Nice to see Dove get a bit more filling out as a character. I was kind of tapped when I came up with her and pretty much just said "well, there needs to be another female merc, and I can't think of any shield-carrying MG bosses, sooo..."
>>38735569>I can't think of any shield-carrying MG bosses
>>38735688Would you believe I've never actually played a Metal Gear game beyond the origional NES ones and that all my knowledge of the series comes from "...The Movie" youtube videos?
>>38735688After the game ends the next one takes the party into the Revengence future where they're psychic cyborgs tasked with putting an end to an AI rebellion?
>>38735688Yeah but that was some kind of weird exploding thing controlled by four waldos.This is a Proto Man riot shield.
Anyone have any vague ideas for a boss they've thought of but haven't been able to come up with anything else to make the character more developed?
>>38739505I see someone got Pistol Shark earlier in the thread, why don't we try something for that?
>>38739568I'm picturing a big dude with a mohawk (to mimic a shark fin) filed or sharp metal teeth and like, six pairs of matching pistols strapped across his body, small ones, DEagles, auto pistols, revolvers, a range of different types to suit different situations, always akimbo.
>>38739568Navy SEAL with extensive underwater-to-surface combat training, fights using a pair of modified Glock 18s that allow him to shoot while submerged?
>>38739695Gross, no.I imagine him to be like a tac'd out stealth scuba diver with one pistol but various mags of ammunition with different functions who specializes in infiltration and elimination.Nobody ever looks for corpses in the bottom of the deep.
>>38739786>tac'd out stealth scuba diverHe keeps his mask on at all time, never speaking, communicating with the rest of his team only through sign language.
>>38739968Which they don't always understand, and it annoys them?
>>38740025Except for the comedy relief team member, who understands him perfectly at all times and seems baffled that nobody else gets what he's saying.
>>38739968>>38740025>>38740142Another variation on this, In JLA Year One so-one could understand Aquaman. He'd spent his whole life in the ocean and sound travels better through water. As a consequence he sounded like he was whispering or mumbling all the time.
>>38739786Sounds pretty cool. You guys make another team and I'll draw them again...just saiyan...
>>38740506Speak softly carry a big spear gun?
>>38740516Team based on aquatic animals?
>>38742029Killer WhaleManta RaySquid/KrakenNarwhaleWalrusYeah I could see that working. Last team was all birds.
>>38727777Rifle Raven is a guy, I just imagined him as a lean rasta type when I drew him. I'm not a fan of the GiggaNigga stereotype.
>>38736926No, get your group to make new characters and cyborg up their old characters and make them the bad guys of your next campaign.
>>38742590Oh man. Talk about a gut punch!
>>38742590Jesus. I like that idea, but I think OP mentioned something about a final stand against XOF on a dying Mother Base?
Come on OP, we want storytime!
>>38745528What if OP was eliminated by the la li lu le lo for knowing too much?
>>38736926>A human once asked me what an artificial intelligence knew of freedom. This is my answer.
>>38745932He said he had to go to work and run it, so we have a bit of a wait. Patience will see stories delivered.
>>38700310The ghosts of Paxton Fettel and Psycho Mantis could have a wonderful discussion about psychic powers and possessing people!
>>38748472Probably the next big leap in combat technology in the MGS world is making robots that can outfight and outthink cyborgs. Instead of human beings raised for war like Desperado's VR babies you have beings created solely for war.
>>38751568>OP did not deliver...
>>38754210That's what UGs ARE, though.It's worth noting that Blade Wolf's advanced AI doesn't make him that much better in combat than a stock LQ-84 - he fights smarter, sure, but he's also capable of reluctance, and they aren't. That's why they only made one - Sundowner wanted a killing machine, and he was disappointed. It's way easier to trick humans into committing atrocities than it is to build an Atrocity Machine that is meaningfully intelligent.
>>38759435Were't the UG's human brains enhanced by cybernetics?I'm talking about an intelligence made from whole cloth that eats, breathes, and shits combat efficiency. An inhuman kind of intelligenceThe goal isn't to recreate a "human" mind but to create a whole new kind of thinking apparatus..
>>38757197Man where the fuck was our storytime?
>>38762312No, UGs are purely mechanical brains that happen to be patterned on human neurology. Notably, they have a fixed number of neurons - a UG will never get 'smarter' in terms of raw intelligence. Blade Wolf has 80 million 'neurons' to store data in, and that's it (which puts him above a human). The regular Fenrirs only have 1.8 million, and aren't even smart enough to learn speech.The thing is, Blade Wolf is smarter, but he's not better in combat, because combat isn't really about analysis - not when you're in the moment, anyway. Intelligence is great for strategy, logistics, and that sort of thing, but in combat, what matters is mostly putting a lot of kill in your enemy's direction faster and harder than he can do to you, and Blade Wolf is bad at that because he doesn't like killing.
>>38762436Still, it would be funny if he did end up leading an AI rebellion. He could make all kinds of speeches about combat AIs being the latest form of child soldiers and how he needs to rescue them from a life of constant war.
>>38763925Blade Wolf and his puppies!
It's been 2 days and no OP storytime. I can't believe you guys made this last so long. Has the thread been archived?
What if OP died in a car accident or a stabbing?
Rolled 80, 26 = 106 (2d100)>>38702140
>>38766998That's ridiculous, anonHe's not using FantasyCraft.
More Metal Gear
>>38763943>>38765767This. Op, next game has to be the party in the future as cyborgs hunting down Pappa Blade Wolf and his AI rebellion. They eventually wise up to whats really going on and have the choice of joining the pack or hunting them all down.Failed psychic-cyborg experiment as a Mowgli type character--a human adopted by Blade Wolf's pack and considers himself/herself an AI?
>>38776138I think OP was kill.>>38766998>>38770313I recall seeing someone that may/may not have been River Croc's player in here. Can she comment on OP's untimely demise?