Knightpunk.A bizzare setting where being a Knight is like being a cartoon Luchadore. You are more than a mortal. You're either a superhero or a supervillain.Every knight has a theme and a helmet that become his entire being. He never takes his helmet off, no matter what. The moment he does, It's over. He stops being a knight forever.There is a knight academy and shit. There are knight powers, related to the knight's theme.And there's the Mask Knight. An evil, evil Knight with his helmet looking like a venecian mask. He is able to put a replica helmet of other knights and assume their identity.And every time we are close to catching that motherfucker, he dramatically throws his fake helmet away and we are somehow obligated to shout "MASK KNIGHT! RAAAH!" every single goddamn time.Talk to me about weird habits and other dumb stuff your groups do
>>53867735inb4 a million autists screeching WHERE'S THE -PUNK RAAAA at youStill I can dig it. I don't know if i'd say knights should NEVER take off their helmets, but the idea of knights being the literal embodiment of ideals powered by mystic forces beyond their understanding is cool.
>>53867735So a western parody of kamen rider?Power Rangers billionaire Saban would sue to hell out of you if you try to monetize the idea though.
wasn't there a cartoon about this with a football team or something?
>>53867820>>53867851Saban owns Sentai, not Kamen Rider.Op's idea is strictly Tokatsu>>53867871Yes. Arthur and the Knights of Justice.It had a badass OP theme and not much elsehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUucZVnno0
>>53867851I guess, except you stay in the armor at all times. Eating, taking shower, visiting your mom, everything.This shit is not very serious.
>-punk-suffixed genre conventionsUgh.
>>53867735I can dig it OP. If you can find a group that'll ham it up and embrace the insanity it'd probably be alot of fun. I did a High Fantasy WWE / Luchadore game way back in the day, it was retarded as fuck but it was awesome. Every fight was settled in the ring, the PCs and major NPCs all had signature moves. The campaign ended with R'lyeh rising from the depths in the shape of a giant arena, and the PCs having a tag team match against the Great Old Ones for the fate of the planet. Like I said, it was retarded.
>>53867884So mystic knights of tir na nog?
>>53867958but slightly less gay yesThough IIRC power rangers already did this with Mystic Force
>>53867884It kind of makes me wonder how well modern athletes would do against medieval knights.
But, if the never take the helmets of...How do they eat?
Riot Knight!PowersBlinding flash:Riot knights shield blasts out light and blinds the opposition for a while
>>53868034Justice is its own reward. And sustenance.
>>53868034They survive off of justice!And evil acts...But mostly justice!Owl knight!PowersParliament of owls:Owl knight gathers all owls in a 3 mile area to attack a target.
>>53868034Knight powersAlso, Beast Knight.Knight power: Beast Tackle, a supreme counter attack sending back even the heaviest Knights
>>53868045>>53868081>>53868086So as long as they keep up the act, they're magically sustained? I can dig it.
So Shovel Knight?
Ghostly knight!Power:The ZoneGhostly knight seems to collapse in on himself and enters a place known only as The zone.The zone is a perfect replica of our world and even tracks the movement of people in our world however, ghostly knight is intangible and invisible to us.He can only stay in The zone for 3 minutes.
>>53868183>No helmetShit man, what're you doing
>>53868149Beast Trainer Knight!PowerBeast TrainerAny and all animal's obey her without a second thought
>>53868191>>53868193>Not wearing an extremely realistic mask and baffling your opponents by somehow keeping your powers even though you have 'no helmet'
Vibration Blade KnightPower:Vibration BladeHis uses his claws and scratches his shortsword causing it to vibrate to fast that it can cut through next to anything.
Robot KnightPower:Hacker of the centuryRobot Knight can bust through any online defense. You dudes enjoying this?
>>53868267Weaboo knightPower:Glorious Nippon SteelHis Katana somehow never breaks.He also constantly talks about anime and browses /r9k/ but those aren't extra powers he's just a weeb.
InvisiknightHe's invisible.Very, very loud and clanky though.
>>53868337would be perfect in a battle, at best the enemy cant distinguish the inviso-noise from regular battle, or it'd make some keen warrior look to the left and see nothing, just to be stabbed by a friend of yours
>>53867884I remember that cartoon! And I remember a single line from it, one of the bad guys chewing out his minion."How could you be defeated by a mere sword? It's made of steel! You're made of stone! Stone crushes steel!"
>>53867735Why isn't this setting called Knight Fight Night?
>>53868034Perhaps they are entombed inside the armour, which is why taking their helmet off kills them. You could compare them to Rubric marines, but with sentience and actual bodies.
>>53867787>inb4 a million autists screeching WHERE'S THE -PUNK RAAAA at youKnights are used as ambient power sources. Having a couple of them holler at each other bleeds enough energy to run a host of war machines.
Posting some Knights.
How do you become a knight?
>>53870680but that's the least scary knight in the thread.
>>53871787I mean, (s)he only killed like, three gods in-universe? Lowercase g gods but still.
>>53868200Are humans animals in this setting?
Radical Knight!Power: Montage, the knight can create a music video to instantly learn a skill or complete a task.
>>53868230I love this comicDr McNinja is probably one of the best things ever
>>53868021They could stack up physically. Honestly they'd probably be in better shape, but mentality and experience would lead me to bet on the knight. That dude has been raised to kill people since he was small, the athlete wasn't.
>>53873179I keep hearing good things, but it seems way too lolrandom. Is there order to the chaos I've seen?
I have a few knights
>>53876475That's about it
Any Greek/byzantine looking knight?
>>53868457Just Fight Knight sounds a lot better desu
I've been thinking of running a knightly game. Muh setting is basically not!Iceland in the immediate aftermath of not!Rome's withdrawal. The PCs are basically wandering monks who keep the spirits of the indigenous religion happy.I've been mulling over a "what if" spinoff some 300 years in the future wherein the PCs are not!Roman knights questing across the land to subdue the native spirituality as it is slowly supplanted by that of not!Rome, probably culminating in the murder of the old gods and the implanting of the new.Knightly idea or no?
>>53867884Goddamn nostalgia bomb. This was on every weekday morning when i was in grade school, but the way the bus worked, I would have t leave *immediately* once this theme song started playing... I never saw a full episode, and the show was canceled quickly.
>>53867735>>53868031This Roman plate mail is fucking cool, who's the artist? What's the source? Got any more?
>>53868318Anglophile KnightPower:Invincible Western ArmorDespite being made wrong and with shitty local materials, nothing will actually damage him through his field plate.Uses archaic english extremely badly, and all the time. In awe of the British Empire and their amazing food.
>>53867735That's not really a punk conce->>53867787>inb4 a million autists screeching WHERE'S THE -PUNK RAAAA at youFuck.Great idea, though.
>>53873404The modern professional athlete more then stacks up against a knight physically. They'd still probably lose unless they were like a professional swordsman or something but they'd crush them in physical competitions. Modern pros are fed specific diets, work out in more efficient manners, and are occasionally pumped full of drugs to give them even bigger advantages. Knights meanwhile are working on a much less advanced health and fitness system.
>>53876445>>53868031>>53867735>Roman styled knightsI never knew I needed something so badly.
I think pic related is the last version.Anybody got ludicrous "knights"? Like saint seiya level of bling and gild?
>>53879699>>53879750>>53879778Are these from anything? They're pretty awesome
>>53867902>he cant take luchador knights seriouslygood thing i cani will steal OPs idea
>>53881031Knights of the flame dawn from the infinity wars card game
>Knight AcademyI can see where you are coming from
>>53881031Knights of the flame dawn. From the infinity wars online card game
anyone have that concept art with the purple Venetian/Gothic looking knight?
>>53867975That's what I thought of, too.Anyway, placing my reservation on FIGHT KNIGHT FIGHT KNIGHT50% FIST 50% HELMET 0% SHIRT 100% FIGHT
>>53867735>Knightpunk.Seriously, this is getting worse than metal sub-genres. Is there really enough of this to warrant it's own name, or are you just trying to be a snowflake?it's fucking fantasy. Superhero fantasy, if you really want to be anal about it.And fuck you and your inb4, you are the fucking autist for raping the "-punk" to the point where it's lost any meaning.
>>53868031Ye olde Cato Sicarius.jpg
>>53867735Reminds me of Towergirls/Broquest for some reason.
>>53867735So would the world be divided into a bunch of Realms? And I do mean capital-R Realms there, because the borders of these realms are metaphysically significant and the territory could almost be considered themed. From the individual Realm's health and glory flows power into the Crown and its, hopefully rightful and just, bearer. With a sort of relationship between the two where the king is influenced by the realm but the realm is also influenced by the king. Thanks to this, usurping a throne is difficult beyond the mundane political struggle involved, so most would-be rulers opt to nab a scion of royalty and bring them around to their way of thinking or otherwise use them to get power.(One of?) the way(s?) to become a Knight is to swear an Oath to that Realm's ruler. A bit of power comes careening from the land, focused through the ruler, and BAM! A true knight, complete with power. Comes with a host of responsibilities, privileges, restrictions, and perks depending on the Realm.
sword knighthe's a knight who's a sword
>>53882804Like video game levels?Ice Realm, Lava Realm, Sewer Realm, Plain Realm, Plains Realm etc.Okay, what system do I play this silly shit?Fate? M&Ms? What about them ORE systems?Can I just take Ryuutama and make all of this like a fairy tale being told by the fireplace?
>>53877372>In awe of the British Empire and their amazing food."I drink nothing but warm IPA."
I have an idea Why don't we create "Order " of Knight For example Owl Knight and Boar Knight are both in the Animal Order Roman Knight, Weeb Knight and Anglophile Knight are in the Historical OrderWhat do you think ?
>>53884549It works really well. That would make tourneys more like mma tournaments, except with wwe flair.>FRRRRROM ANIMAL ORDER, WE HAVE THE OWL KNIIIIIIGHT![the crowd hoots excitedly] Bear Knight, dressed in a jersey featuring Animal Order logo, talks with Owl in their corner, bear helmet weirdly unfitting the whole image.>I know not what manner of tricks the Roman Knight might display. But I did have a clash most terrifying with his brother, the Greek Knight. Be wary.[Owl Knight turns his head 180° to look at his mentor]>HOO DO YOU THINK I AM
Have some more Roman knights
>>53884711>That last line TopkekAlso I'm drawing the Arabian Knight
>>53884711>>53884549And then Jurassic Knight flip-flops between the two
Arabian KnightPower: Chakram throwVery agile He believes in Djinns so he wear wards of protection
>>53885445Cool but needs a helmet. Turban helmet.An oversized steel turban covering his whole head and only having holes for eyea
>>53867735So, like, European Mucha Lucha? I can dig it.Personally, I like the idea of Silly Fantasy settings with places that are like video game levels. Ice place, lava place, etc. Now, of course those are only examples. I'd rather have some crazier and sillier stuff: slime sewers, candy hills, etc. But I haven't been able to pull an interesting setting out of these ideas.
>>53881148>>53881246Appreciate it, Anons
>>53883340>and he wields->-a sword?>No, you idiot! He wields a flail.
>>53886611do you beat people to death with other humans?
Rhino KnightKnight Power:Rhino RushHe levels his head to his targets chest,then sprints at full speed running through anything to get to his target
>>53886965forgot his picture
Alright, after reading this thread I need a system for a game I never knew i wanted, any suggestions?
>>53887648Fate Accelerated is pretty good at making characters with a gimmick without being bogged down in minutiae.Something like RISUS could also work for the same reasons.Strike!, if you also want to make them fight things.
>>53867958I had a lot of mystic knights action figures but I don't remember ever watching the show
Auto-KnightHe's faster, stronger, and more durable than other knights, but his fighting style is predictable and he's limited by his battery life.
Gunpowder knight!Power:MultiblastGunpowder knight shoves 5 balls of iron in his pot and lights the fuse.Watch your everything.
Royalist Knight!Power:In the trees!Royalist knight can hide close to anywhere aslong as there is a decent amount of vegetation.
>>53888215Drake slayer!Power:Draconian strengthDrake slayer steals the power of every drake he slays.
Homeless knight!Power:ScroungeHomeless knight can find just what he needs just when he needs it.
Vengeful knight!Powers:RetributionVengeful knight can seek out those that have done wrong and follows them silently until they beg for forgiveness.
Revenant knight!Power:Sin seekerRevenant knight comes in when those vengeful knight are with don't crack.He hunts down the sinner and when he finds them, he beats them till they are within deaths grasp and then tells them to beg for forgiveness.If they do?They die and go to purgatory.If not, they die and their soul is obliterated.
Savanna knight!Power:Call of the wildSavanna knight can use the ability of any animal in the sun soaked land of africa.
Quad knight!Power:SplitQuad knight can split into four separate knights.
Rich knight!Powers:Screw the rules I have moneyHe has a lot of money.Like... a lot.
Tower knight!Power:HUGE!Tower knight can use his HUGE body and eradicate close to anything.
Chav knightPower:YellingHe's kind of intimidating.Maybe.
Crow Knight!Power:Ominous presenceBeing around crow knight constantly puts you on edge. He's actually a really nice guy.
>>53867735>He is able to put a replica helmet of other knights and assume their identity.sounds kinda abusable as fuck. By which I mean, unless they have certain ways to be sure the guy the're talking to can't be mask knight it would be kinda OP, it would be able to ruind the reputation of every good knight overnight
Arctic knightPower:Deep freezeArctic knight can encase himself in ice and become completely invulnerable for a couple seconds.
>>53888650yes, but you could blame everything you did on Mask Knight.>Anarchocapitalist Knight just punched a cop!>must have been that dastardly Mask knight amiright?
>knightpunkYou guys realize this is Shovel Knight incarnate, right?
>>53888706Still, from a pragmatic point of view it sounds like investigative hell to me. Who makes sure the knights can't abuse this? Who makes sure there's a way to not get destroyed completely by this mask knight? I mean, it works on a "turn off your brain and go with it" kinda thing, but if you try to work out the impact such an ability would have it becomes really complexTo begin with how would anyone know mask knight exists?
>>53888802>To begin with how would anyone know mask knight exists?He probably fucked up big time in front of a few other knights who, recognizing the implications of such a power, immediately spread word of such a knight. Rumors of his interference attract a bunch of knights with a bit of a thing for fighting deception and illusion, so using Mask Knight as a scapegoat isn't a guaranteed get-out-of-jail-free card
>>53888808Unless he makes justice nobodys eating.
Centaur KnightPower:He's a centaur, and is skilled with both lance and bow.
>>53888802Perhaps the Mask Knight works on very specific conditions?Or perhaps there's a weakness in the way he operates?Like a very awkward laugh.Or maybe he just can't act for shit
>>53888808He's a peaceful knight who uses his powers not for violence, but to feed the starving people of the land.
Hex KnightHe casts evil hexes on his foes during battle. Even if you manage to defeat him, you may find yourself subject to myriad curses as horrid as they are mysterious, and as mysterious as they are horrid.
>>53867735Seven Deadly Sins kinda started out like this, well the super powered themed knight part at least.
>>53888406The size of the four knights is exactly 1/4 of Quad knight
>>53883704>Like video game levels?>Ice Realm, Lava Realm, Sewer Realm, Plain Realm, Plains Realm etc.Yeah, a lot like that actually. Came up with a few.>The Chariot RealmA dry and dusty expanse of mostly flat land who's citizens harbor a great love of sport and racing. Great coliseums, hippodromes, jousting lists, and the like dot the land, often at the center of major cities. There's great glory to be won here, but competition is fierce.>The Harvest RealmA heavily forested region with an autumn that stretches on for about half the year. Small towns are scattered across it, but the vast majority of the land is woods. Deep thickets and dense walls of trees hide mystery and danger deeper in. spirits, monsters, bandits, and even such mundane threats such as wolves stalk the hidden paths. The people do well to keep their towns clear and paths open, but there's always aid for a bold knight to provide.And that's all I could come up with.
>Mirror Knight>Power: The Mirror Never LiesMirror Knight can see the true nature of things reflected in his glistening arms and armor. Traitors are made clear and illusions can be pierced in this way.His armor also makes it kinda hard to see him, but that's not a power. Even before he was a knight, he polished his armor to a gleaming shine.
Alright so, ways to become a knight:>swear an oath to the Ruler of a Realm>go on a quest to get some fucking object or other to help defeat or prevent an evil (unless you're sword knight, in which case you got tired of waiting for some chump to pull you out of a lake and just went and did it yourself)>squire to some guy and carry on their legacy when they finally hang up the mask>go to a Knight Academy, presumably with some kind of trial of chivalry or some kind of tourney at the end
>>53889072>Or maybe he just can't act for shitHe just loses his shit under pressure, starts stuttering, sweating and twitching nervously.And nobody seems to pick up on it.
>>5388544580% Less likely to trip over carpets
Potato Knight Guardian of the Farming Realm
Here's a bunch.Sorry for size.
Ram Knight, Hero of the Frozen Realms
Beard KnightKnight Power-His Beard Grows in size and develops into a huge fist which can crush his enemy
>>53886672I've been known to beat a motherfucker with a motherfucker
>Castle Knight>Power:In an (visibly glowing) area around Castle Knight, blows against innocents or his allies are struck against Castle Knight instead. And believe you me, he and his armor are considerably tougher than average.
>>53867735Isn't this just Arthurian Myth?
>>53867735>you play in the shovelknight settingneat
>>53868191>>53868193Why do you think he's so sad?
>>53868040im a blitz main and i approve greatly of this idea
>>53868191>>53868193Clearly he is seeking redemption for the loss of his helmet given the look on his face.
King KnightBonus to charisma and rallying his allies
The Knight Of Harvest
>>53905992>>53906013Buy what are thier powers?
>>53906062>>53906013>>53905992Fire Knight-Inferno Breath,from the holes in his helmet a large amount of deadly flames pour out and engulf his enemy Harvest Knight-Wrath Of the Harvest-He can call upon the wrath of nature and summon a herd of raging super elk or cause trees to capture his enemy
>>53887648Mutants and Masterminds ought to work pretty well. This is ultimately a supers setting with unique individual powers, and M&M does that quite well.
Between this thread and >>53902060, my chivalry coffers overfloweth.
>>53897384knight power-he is a potato,therefor he is god
Knightpunk sounds like an interesting idea. But having the players as the Knights doesn't really fit the -punk part of the genre. Maybe you'd be the squires - protecting your Knight from underhanded attempts to steal your Knight's helmet, finding out dirt on his opponents so they'll be discredited and their chivalric powers will be weakened, trying to find out the secret designs of Mask Knight before he can trick your Knight into doing something dishonorable.
>>53909039I'd play that, Running around going on quests for lost artifacts of chivalry to better arm your knight. Stealing other knights helmets and defending the realm when the knights are at events
>>53867735I think Knightsplotation would be a cool name for this
>>53909039Could even be semi-competitive.Only one Squire can be raised to Knighthood from each group.
Arabian Knight is back with a revenge
>>53915526Non-Euro knight time?
>>53867735That looks like it would be a sick IG veteran/elite armor
>>53887753Huh. I remember watching the show all the time, but I didn't have any action figures of it.
>>53915684>Insert Shad autistically screeching "Those aren't knights!"t. Shad fan
>>53872789Holy fuck that is brilliant
Kamen Rider Knight.
>>53917403Holy shit batman?!
>>53868086Wow, he really hates electric pokemon.
>>53917566You'd hate them too if you wore metal armor...
Doom KnightPower: Genocidal Rampage of Fuck YouWill go and kill everything that is a demon, looks like a demon, is related to demony things, or works for demons. Pissing him off makes him stronger in his desire to kill demons.Weakness: Orbital Dropped Mountain Tombs.
Bio KnightPower: Super Mutable PhysiologyCan improve his body for every enemy he kills, with more mass equaling more strength, speed, endurance, ect.Really intimidating to the point of being alone, a lot. Also cant take off the armor.
Brawl KnightPower: Pit tankwhenever he is surrounded by enemies his power of punching increases with each one he knocks out