Here's the skinny on what this thread is gonna be: we're gonna roll up some factions for a corner of the post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland using these tables I made a long ass time ago https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Post_Apocalyptic_Society_Creation_Tables that someone has kindly posted on 1d4chan. There's gonna be 3-5 factions, depending on how stuff shakes out, and hopefully this'll be interesting enough to get some maps or art or writefagging going. If none of the factions turn out "normal" enough, then there will be some minor settlements throughout the region that are more akin to standard settlers/survivors for them to interact with. Ya dig? Good. Let's get this started with a 1d100 for the genetic state of the first faction.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>53967529Where do they get all those tiny skulls
>>53967565>Wretched: Riddled with tumours and malformations, these poor sods are kept at an arm's length by everyone else. Ugly and deformed, think Hills have eyes. Very high infant mortality, and fewer still make it to adulthood. Always in need of breeders.Rough cop for these guys. Now another 1d100 for what their overall culture is like. All the rolls are d100s, so I'll stop saying that from now on.The skulls aren't tiny, the guys are giant.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>53967565Hobbits or dwarves or mice.
>>53967595I guess we'll use this for the culture of this first group, so they're...>Raiders: An unfortunate truth of the wastes is the prevalence of raider gangs. Savage and violent, they typically take more than they make but there are exceptions. Most don’t settle down in any place for too long, and tend to use up what they have quickly. Many treat the apocalypse as a sort of hedonistic paradise, murdering for fun, using homemade narcotics, and generally raping to their hearts content.Makes sense, given the fact they're pretty fucked up.Now a roll for how they run themselves.
>>53967730sorry forgot how to rolldice+1d100
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>53967741I fucking want to die
>>53967759>Dictatorship: Whether they go by mayor, king, chief, tyrant, boss or any other blandishment of power, these men are the movers and shakers in the wastes. Strong willed and often ruthless, singular individuals often take charge of small groups, as has been the case in every historical era. They may have a close knit inner circle, but they always rule with absolute power when it comes down to it.Would make sense for a group of highly diseased raiders. I doubt they'd stick together if they tried to run as a democracy. I'll need two dice, yes two, for cultural quirks.
Rolled 62, 7 = 69 (2d100)>>53967793These poor bastards.
>>53967811Shitty phone ate my roll ffs
>>53967822... Damn, this is getting morbid.
>>53967822Alright so they have a...>Death Cult: Unsurprisingly among the blighted folk of the wastes, some have taken to worshipping death, or the idea of a “Good death”. Perhaps it’s a mythical afterlife, a desire to see the world well and truly die, or simply a nihilistic belief that death is an inevitable constant in life, for whatever reason this group worships death itself.And a...>Distinctive Icon: A motif or symbol runs throughout the groups structures, clothes, and vehicles. Maybe it’s a specific animal or object, or maybe it’s something less specific like bullets or flames.Makes sense, given that they're lives are gonna be pretty short and brutish. Need something to assure them it's okay to die and something to tie them together in the first place. Now another two dice for what makes their appearance distinctive.
>>53967868>when you can't load up the tablesWhat is it man?
Rolled 59, 41 = 100 (2d100)>>53967895Rollin
Rolled 27, 93, 74 = 194 (3d100)>>53967895Rolling 3 incase you'd prefer 3.
Rolled 61, 19 = 80 (2d100)>>53967895Are they religious or are they just fucked in the head?>>53967911It just syncs up so perfectly to make an antagonist faction.
>>53967942>Leathers: Never ride without your distinctive leather jackets and other assorted biker gear. Never.And>Uniforms: Standardized appearance across the group and it’s leadership. Makes your group seem more cohesive, but can be hard to maintain.Pretty interesting actually, given these guys are otherwise kind of generic raider freaks. Seems they take a little bit of pride in their biker gear or what have you.Also, FYI, after we roll up this band I'm gonna side step for a second and have us roll up some facts about the wasteland itself. Tech level, weather, status of mutated fauna, and all that. I should have done that at the beginning of the thread but it just occurred to me now. Because I'm an idiot.Now a roll for what these guys have that allows them survive at all.
>>53967959Probably a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>53967999
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>53967999ROLLIN THRICE
>>53968020>Scrap: Everyone wants it, everyone needs it, most people have it. This group has a specific type, or an extreme profusion of it, and they use it to barter for whatever else they need.Lots of random crap. Probably stuff from the people they kill, makes it easier for them to get by. Now, how nice is their equipment? One die please.
>>53968020>>53968058If scrap is their most common resource, maybe scrap armor and studded leathers are part of their uniform?
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>53968076ROLLIN QUADRUPLE
>>53968087Hell, maybe it's their whole religion. They literally worship garbage. Human garbage is dead bodies and the like, so that's how they worship death.
>>53968087We still need a Distinctive Icon too.
>>53968087>>53968108We're getting somewhere with this.
>>53968108And maybe they're literally based in a valley-sized landfill?
>>53968113Hmm, if they're obsessed with death and worship trash, why not tombstones? You know, dumpsters for human waste?
>>53968124Well after >>53968097 looks like they are lords of a pre-apocalypse heavily defended boneyard or something.
>>53968097>Military Grade: Exactly what you think. Military stockpiles of armor, guns, and gear. Usually live in military bunkers or other fortified locations.Well, that would certainly explain how they manage to survive at all. Bunch of podunk mutant looneys gets a hold of AR-15s and RPGs. Now give me a dice for what their apparently very high quality vehicles are.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>53968171Come on Mega!
>>53968159I dig this. Explains how they first got their good stuff and why they adopted their garbage/death worshiping stance. They're probably ardent recycles, always picking clean the people they kill. >>53968148This is also awesome.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>53968171I'm hoping for motorcycles.
>>53968201>Custom: Either customized to unrecognizable extents or built from the ground up, these cars and trucks don’t fit into any pre-war category. Generally prone to mechanical problems and ramshackle stylings, but common and easily repaired.Intredasting. I'm not totally sure what to say about this if they're getting their stuff from a military dumping ground. Maybe lots of stuff jurry-rigged from multiple different vehicles? A helicopter front stitched onto a humvee? Would certainly make sense for what we have so far.Either way, two more dice for what actually sets their vehicles apart.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>53967999Rollin 5 somethingTheres a roll table for the wasteland itself?
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>53968254
Rolled 39, 48 = 87 (2d100)>>53968254ROLLIN 6 WHATEVER THE FUCK
Rolled 48, 59 = 107 (2d100)>>53968254Or maybe they're just god-tier mechanics?
>>53968254I would like it if they have a wild mix of civil cars upgraded with military parts.
>>53968295Or have one or a couple of "pure"/unmutated guys who are awesome mechanics.Either worshiped or enslaved.
>>53968274There's one roll. >>53968283And there's two.>Spikey: Cars are covered in spikes. Pretty simple really. Good for keeping people off your hood and exploding ordnance before it hits the main body of the car. Actual functional version of the same thing in the appearance section.And>De-Construction Equipment: Cars are mounted with buzzsaws, mini-excavators, and plows for wrecking enemy vehicles.Well, they're pretty much armed to the teeth with whatever they've scavenged. Pretty much just the Buzzards from Fury Road too.>>53968263Nope. I'm gonna make it up as we go along. I just realize it would probably help get this all making sense.Unless you guys are happy with it just being generic dusty Mad Max world? Anyway, give me one final role for what their flagship vehicle is.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>53968331I got this>captcha is VENUS LANE
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>53968331
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>53968331
>>53968331>Unless you guys are happy with it just being generic dusty Mad Max world? Nah lets look what other could we have. I could see the death cult raiders working in a eastern european wasteland.
>>53968331>De-Construction EquipmentThat works pretty well with the boneyard idea too. And the making custom chopshoped vehicles.
>>53968331Well, I won't totally be making it up. It was a half finished table that was meant to compliment this one. This one was also meant to be split into three tables.>>53968345>Legendary Car: It’s not a giant warmachine, or even all that impressive compared to some other things, but it’s the perfect blend of fast, tough, and reliable. This car is everything anyone could ever want and it’s certainly made a name for itself. When a group rolls up with this thing, people know who they are. Takes the form of whatever your generic type of vehicle is.Interesting. The pinnacle of their engineering and mechanical skill?
Guys. Guys. We just made the HELLS ANGELS.A group of mutant raiders who've built their whole society on biker memorabilia and artifacts, turned into a religion about riding hard and dying young. They chopshop vehicles together, they wear leather, they killmaimburn everything, and they're on a most definitive highway to hell.
Alright, you guys discuss this first band of mutated miscreants for a few minutes and get them properly hashed out while I finish typing up the wasteland tables themselves. I'll post a pastebin here with those in probably 10-15. I could just keep them in my head, but I'd prefer if you guys were able to keep me honest.
>>53968360What if the world was an irradiated wasteland because of a failed alien invasion? If it's in Eastern Europe, maybe it's a frozen hellscape instead of a typical desert?
>>53968415Exactly. They were probably bikers or greasers before the bombs fell, and they stuck around doing the same thing. Probably raided a military base early on, chopped down all the vehicles, and used to weapons to continue their warpath ever since.
>>53968370>Legendary CarSo the helicopter mounted on the humvee (or a big military truck) with the blades reinforced to be used to "de-construct" victims?
>>53968434I would like that. Cars keep you warm and most people have a coal oven in their car.>>53968370>>53968440Or they are decendants of conscripts. Once the apocalypse happened the officers got out or were killedina mutiny. What was left wasa gang of young soldiers with to much weapons and no goal. It would fit that the hells angels were founded by veterans.
>>53968455>Not mounting the blades to the rear and flipping them about to give it more FASTA' baka senpai. >Captcha is helicopters
>>53968440I'm picturing a lot of their cultural mores being lifted from rock music and greaser lifestyles, without knowing the context. They think various bands are saints, or godly figures. They interpret the words of Johnny Cash as distant omens of a strange future. They think all the pomade they keep finding is for sacred fires. After so long they interpret the world through what little they can remember of their ancestor's lives.
>>53968484What if the militia and hells angels were originally separate factions, but slowly became one over generations of interbreeding?
>>53968497>We're heading to Reno to shoot men and watch them die, as our Lord and Savior Johnny Cash demands of us.
>>53968495>not mounting them to the front so they pull the vehicle to give it more fasta AND smashingWhat kind of apocalypse mechanic are you?
>>53968497But they aren't Punks, and that doesn't fit with the garbage worshiping.
>>53968530>hey man this biker fellas ain't so bad and they have prime pussy>the grunts down at the base are chill guys and they have mad hardwareYeah i could see that working.>>53968497On the other hand they could have a lot of military left overs. Rigid hierarchy, superb small unit tactics etc.
Quick question, I heard some of you guys mentioning Eastern Europe. Should I put an option for a different country than the States in the wasteland creation tables, or not bother because it makes things too complicated? Either way, everything besides the general geographical notion of the place won't matter. No real cities or states or what have you, because the future/different timelines.
>>53968532Fuck, that's dope
>>53968495>>53968569> not doing bothTasteless fools, the lot of you.
>>53968532>THE MAN IN BLACK SPEAKS THROUGH ME.>BRING ME THE FIRE BOYS, I'M GOING DOWN, DOWN, DOWN.
If they're inspired by biker gangs, they probably still think they're incredibly cool going and killing people. They probably don't even consider themselves ugly because of how great they think they are, and see the women they rape as lucky to ever wind up with them. Delusions of grandeur for sure.
>>53968579I don't know, I'm fine with anything, I kinda like the idea of the wasteland being cold and frozen, instead of hot and scorching.
>>53968532>>53968606FuuuuuuuuuuckBTW this is their theme song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM
>>53968579Ah shit, I thought that was an overgrown building from the thumbnail. My bad. Also, what's the symbol. >>53968627The climate is already a table. So it could be cold, hot, temperate, green, underwater, what have you.
>>53968579Maybe stick with the US for now for simplicity, then expand the table later for other countries if the thread turns out to be lively. >>53968627Who says we can't have a frozen wasteland in the US?
>>53968532>>53968606>>53968633>The more religious members of the gang are constantly on the lookout for the enemies of their god, believing if they kill them all, a great cleansing will arise. >Those demons they need to slay have simple names>The Rambler>The Gambler >The Back Biter
>>53968659>>53968663Sounds good! An anon earlier suggested Tombstones as a symbol, which works with either the heavy metal aesthetic or garbage worship.
>>53968579Put other countries than the US in for sure.
Could we have a quick recap of all the elements we roled for our death cult raiders?
>>53968760Yeah make it easier to snapshot
>>53968710And now I've got THAT song stuck in my head.
>>53968760>Wretched: Covered in boils and tumors,>Raiders: Like to kill and steal and rape.>Dictatorship: Follow one leader.>Death Cult: Gotta kill kill kill>Distinctive Icon: Probably a tombstone >Leathers and uniforms, clearly bikers. >Scrap: Can trade scrap if need be because they have a lot of it from stolen places.>Drive makeshift vehicles covered in spikes and buzzsaws, and their legendary vehicle is just the perfect blend of speed, strength, and usefulness.
>>53968840Just an idea here, but what if the Dictator's title was The Man? When The Man comes around gets a whole new meaning, and it's also pretty ambiguous and spooky for enemies and targets alike. Also, whole dynasties could start around the idea that all of the Mans are descended or reincarnated or incarnated from the Man in Black. Other men choose other colors or other themes, but they hold the faith that one day the Man in Black will come again, to lead them into a ring of fire that spans the world, and with him shall they Cut Down their enemies and ride forever free of the holds of their mythical hell of Full-Soem, free of Sheriffs and Deputies and Men of Reno. They shall ride Black, and nothing will ever stop them again.
>>53968840>WretchedIts the apocalypse>RaidersFits for a mix of bikers and soldiers gone evil.>DictatorshipRemnants of the military hierarchy mixed with influences from bike gang structure. Lead by a general, inner circle of sergeant-at-arms for example.>Death CultMaybe they use fear as a weapon ? And at some point they started believing their own image. We are the angels of death etc.>Distinctive Icon: Probably a tombstone Fitting.>Leathers and uniforms, clearly bikers. Weird mix of old uniforms, leatherjackets and bikler gang patches ? Me likey.>ScrapMaybe they only trade with people they deem honorouable foes ?>Drive makeshift vehicles covered in spikes and buzzsawsWeird mix of bikes and cars mashed together with military hardware.>and their legendary vehicle is just the perfect blend of speed, strength, and usefulnessMaybe its the old generals/chapter presidents car. It has religious meaning because it announces if a settlement is ripe for killing. It is covered with intricate pictures, the skulls of worthy enemies and is generally in mint condition.
>>53969018I'd play a campaign about needing to slay the various lieutenants of the gang (the Man in Green, the Man in Blue, the Man in Red) before eventually taking down The Man himself and learning once and for all what they're doing with all those old Johnny Cash records.
https://pastebin.com/VQA1HvsUAlright, here's the region/world creation tables. They're a little slapdash, I'm sorry I didn't plan this well enough, but they should get us through. I also eschewed the country section because I thought it would over complicate things from an ethnographic level. In any case, give me 1d100 for the tech level please.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>53969102rolling
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>53969102pls work
Read through it, noticed only one faction was down, just couldn't help myself and figured I may as well roll something up. Doing it individually doesn't have quite the same feel as doing it with a group tho. Still, nice table, anon!>GENETICS - Part-LivesSlightly mutated and irradiated, but still fairly normal looking. Maybe their skin is toughened to the heat and rough terrain of the wastes, at the cost of high rates of skin cancers.>CULTURE - MercsDrift across the wastes, fight for coin and try to survive.>LEADERSHIP - ConsensusTurns out they have some sort of ethics and old world values. Wannabe road warriors.>QUIRKS - Pyromaniacs, """Intellectual"""Mercenaries with a penchant for technology with a big destructive streak. Maybe they make use of fuel and plasma cutters to salvage vehicle parts and cut off heads, and fight for a share of whatever salvage is left over? Alternatively they could engage in Brotherhood of Steel tier cargo cultism, jealously guarding their secrets. Maybe integrate the pyromania too. "Knights of the Flame" or whatever.>APPEARANCE - Gas Masks, UniformMakes sense for those around a lot of smoke to wear gas masks, plus the intimidation factor never hurts. Possibly remnants of an old world organization?>RESOURCE - Water, the lifeblood of the wastesThey gotta have something valuable to maintain all their shit.>EQUIPMENT - Well-KeptNow we're getting somewhere. Probably raided some sort of armoury or garage they're based out of.>MOTORS - ClassicsMuscle cars, police cruisers, trucks and maybe a few motorbikes. Similar to the Bad Cops and ex-MFP in Lord Humungus' gang.>MOTOR GEAR - Spikes, Black PaintSet your car's bonnet on fire, cover it in shards of steel and ram it into the side of a van, shine on your crazy fucking diamonds>FLAGSHIP - A FUCKING TAAANNNNK. Enough said.That said, none of this seems set in stone by any means. Anyone have any ideas for names, themes, a leader figure or anything that just might be cool?
>>53969114>Cold War Era: What it says on the tin. No silicon computing, picatinny rails, or fancy-schmancy drones. This is what everyone thought the end of the world would be like.Alright pretty standard. Probably takes place in the "real world", so cultural references and shit are still good. Also keeps things classic.Now a roll for the climate. >>53969169Well, we'll see. No one else roll without the thread.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>53969187I'm kinda hoping we wind up with a water world, just to see how we have to adapt the biker gang for it.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>53969187
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>53969102Praying for future. Cyberpunk is bestpunk.
>>53969205I got one word for ya. Jetskiis.
>>53968254All I can hear is tank sized bikes.Motorcycles made from Abrams.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>53969102Fuck yeah! Great tables man.
>>53969205>Grey and Scrubby: Think Stalker or Metro: Last Light. The world has a permanent overcast and the ground is muddy with short twisted plants growing everywhere. Water and food are hard to find because of radiation.Ah yes, the most depressing kind of apocalypse. Very good. Now a roll for how mutated the animals are. >>53969233Tank bike you say?
>>53969208Might not be the first roll, but overgrown jungles through cities and all that sorta stuff is fucking cool. Maybe gangs have to use flamethrowers and machetes to clear a way through, and use giant pikes and guns to hunt mutated creatures.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>53969254It ain't Waterworld, but I do love me some Metro.
If you think about it, and I mean really think about, these guys are like Mordor Orcs
You fuckers have literally made the Warboys. Mutated raiding car-junkies in an iron dictatorship (Immortan!) that believe in a good death (they are awaited in Valhalla), have a distinctive icon (The sacred wheel of the V8), love their leather, scrap down everything (RIP Max's car), and drive makeshift vehicles with their leader having the most kickass one of them all. Good job. You're now Mad Max.
>>53969205>I'm kinda hoping we wind up with a water world, just to see how we have to adapt the biker gang for it.
>>53969278Aw fuck, I'm getting some serious "The Road" vibes here.
>>53969278The dice gods seem intent on making this world as dull as possible.
>>53969278>realisticgoddammit. would rerolls go against the spirit of things? I'd like to see some lizardpeople or mutated scavvies chem-heads.
>>53969278>“Realistic”: Mutations are minimal in wildlife, though wildlife is also scarce. The weirdest thing you’re going to see is an unfortunate two headed deer or maybe a dog with no eyes.I concur with >>53969307, this is certainly the darkest timeline. Things are apparently rough for everyone, including animals.Now finally one more roll for where this is and then we'll move on the second tribe. Also, everyone vote on whether this guy >>53969169 gets in. Voting closes at 4:40 EST.
>>53969327The people of this world are fucked up enough,.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>53969307This is a good way to look at things.>>53969311>>53969327When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If we wind up with animals not being mutated, we just need to figure out why humans are getting the blunt of these super cancer mutations.>>53969339LET'S GO BABY LET'S GET SOMETHING WEIRD
>>53969311There's nothing dull about the endless silence of the ash wastes, broken up only the sounds of battle and the howls of the damned! It's all about portrayal.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>53969339And nah he doesn't get in sorry. Only stuff that was rolled in the thread.
>>53969342>fucked up enoughno such thing!
>>53969169>>53969339I have nothing against this, but I'll have to vote No, because it just isn't the same unless everyone rolls.
>>53969353>Mega City: The entire region is just one giant city. Beyond it’s borders are wastes no one crosses. Everything people want must be acquired from within it’s towering buildings and twisted streets.Fucking aces. So we have a giant slightly overgrown city in a perpetually overcast world. Technology is late 20th century and animals are normal enough, if a little rare and maybe cancerous. Give me three more roles for something I forgot to put in the pastebin: unique landmarks.
Rolled 62, 70, 4 = 136 (3d100)>>53969400
>>53969339eh, why not? there's factions to spare. might be a good rival for the Hells Angels.
Rolled 47, 18, 96 = 161 (3d100)>>53969400
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>53969400I kinda dig it. Seems like something right out of a Twilight Zone episode. Take different types of people you'd find in the city during the hight of cold war panic and see how they handle themselves once the apocalypse happens.
>>53969311Then it is our duty to spice that shit up. We've already got some stuff about Johnny Cash and Rock'n'Roll cultists, and with a bleak, desperate, cold war tech world, we could definitely make some stuff. Why is the world cold and dreary? It all started when they blew up the moon
>>53969339>Also, everyone vote on whether this guy >>53969169 gets in. Voting closes at 4:40 EST.guy who posted that here, just wanted to say I'm fine with whatever. pulled half those ideas outta my ass anyway.
>>53969439This. Our johny cash listening death cultists are a mix of national guard and hells angels.
>>53969299>>53969306I was kinda hoping for disciplined mutant military
>>53969353>If we wind up with animals not being mutated, we just need to figure out why humans are getting the blunt of these super cancer mutations.Because the animals that are mutated too badly end up dying shortly after birth. Adult humans are smart enough to care for their malformed offspring until they can care for themselves.
>>53969339I don't have anything against the gang he rolled up, but I do think we should only stick with groups we roll up as a collective.
>>53969489Me too see >>53969470 and >>53969057.>>53969491I like that explanation a lot.
>>53969491If you want to be boring about it, sure. I would have gone with super nukes with targeted radiation or something but fine, that works too.
>>53969412Alright since you rolled the same thing twice I'm gonna take this guy's >>53969423 first roll. So our unique landmarks are... >60-80 Very tall thing: A radio tower, singularly tall skyscraper, or otherwise. This is a manmade monolith that can be seen for miles>40-50 A Quagmire: A region known for being very difficult to traverse. Maybe it's a bog, maybe it's a perpetual sandstorm. In any case, it'll be a big factor in trade routes and the like.>1-20: A Battlefield. Decaying hulks of the End Times all piled for the world to see. Rusting tanks, planes, and the like along the bodies of their operators. Well, seems are city as a flooding issue in one area, a bunch of wrecked military gear in another, and a very tall landmark somewhere in it. In any case, give me the first roll for our second faction as we appear to have voted no on that guy. Sorry bro.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>53969536>In any case, give me the first roll for our second faction as we appear to have voted no on that guy. Sorry bro.it's cool my dude
>>53969489>I was kinda hoping for disciplined mutant militaryHave you not seen WaterworldThe Deacon runs a tight ship.
>>53969548>Part-Lives: The general norm, people die of cancer or other genetic problems fairly young but some make it to old age. Wouldn’t appear too ugly or malformed by today’s standards, but certainly not the cream of the crop physically.Well, it appears we have some relatively "normal" people to counterpoint the first faction of lunatics. As I mentioned though, if there aren't enough "normal" people we'll say there are smaller communities scattered about. Now give me more dice.
>>53969536>Very tall thingRadio tower as a snipers nest?> A region known for being very difficult to traverseCar wrecks and ruins littering the streets ?> A BattlefieldNational guard that tried to keep the riots in check but the mob overran them at some point ?
>>53969536>Tall thingIt's a megacity, so maybe some kind of sky scrapper that once served as a symbol of hope for the city, now just a looming shadow over everyone.>QuagmireMaybe there's just a huge chunk of the city missing, like a huge cave in with the subway tunnels leading to a canyon of sorts that everyone needs to slowly go around. Whatever works for a city.>Battlefield Military vs civilians before everything went to Hell. Maybe the bilkers were the first ones in that conflict and got dibs on a lot of the good weapons left behind.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>53969586Next roll.
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Rolled 78 (1d100)>>53969586
>>53969588>>53969590>BattlefieldWe had the same idea there.
>>53969598>Road Warriors: The wasteland is almost uniformly lawless violent place where the powerful prey on the poor and the strong abuse the weak. There are those few tenacious souls who seek to better the world though. Fearless and skilled by necessity, these Road Warriors usually travel the ruined highways alone, dealing with those they see as wrong doers with whatever justice they see fit, but occasionally they form groups. Coalitions of these apocalyptic lawmen are dangerous and untrusted by other groups, if only because they can often lead to quick destruction of the status quo.Well, seems like we might have a counterpoint to the "villains" of the setting. >>53969590>>53969588Y'know, we could have the Tombstones (or whatever we call the bikers) could be native to the battlefield. We could have each of the landmarks be the main stomping grounds for each faction, and roll up one or two more for the other factions. Anyway, more rolling. This time for leadership style.
>>53969536>Very tall thingThe Liberty Tower once stood for everything that is the U S of A. Showing the godless Communists across the ocean what this great nation is capable of even in times of a cold war, it was built of the toughest materials American industry and science could produce, it could withstand even an atomic blast. At least, it would have. The bombs fell before construction was finished. Now the charred husk stands tall, having failed to protect the inhabitants it never had. A symbol for everything that went wrong.
>>53969667>That screems for the decendants of police and/or national guard if the Tombstones are only a bikergang.
>>53969667Alright, we've got ourselves some conflict. Ugly bikers vs less ugly road warriors. And totally, landmarks should be home bases for each group.
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>53969667
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>53969667Fuck forgot to roll.
>>53969735>Dictatorship: Whether they go by mayor, king, chief, tyrant, boss or any other blandishment of power, these men are the movers and shakers in the wastes. Strong willed and often ruthless, singular individuals often take charge of small groups, as has been the case in every historical era. They may have a close knit inner circle, but they always rule with absolute power when it comes down to it.Well, a leader doesn't necessarily have to be a tyrant. Though he definitely could be. Anyway, two rolls for cultural quirks. >>53969691I dig it. >>53969717What's the battlefield called? I think we should blend the garbage and Johnny Cash/biker themes together because I like both.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>53969756
>>53969735>>53969740>>53969756King Badass Road Warrior? If we want to go with more a "defenders of the wastes" vibe than "evil cops", he could be elected by the members of the group to lead them.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>53969756At first I was worried about a dictatorship roll, but you know what, I think it can work. We have two head honchos on two opposite sides of the moral compass. It can lead to some good character drama.
>>53969781>Evil CopsThats way cooler though. They might have saved you but you are still a smuggler that hasn't paid the customs...More like lawful evil vs. chaotic evilSeems more interesting than le generic good guy faction tbqh.
>>53969786>>53969773Well, they really like cars.Or we can re-roll.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>53969773>>53969786two rolls for motor cult? maybe one more
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>53969818One reroll?
>>53969823>>53969824Jesus thats both dark. I like trigger happy evil cops with a boner for the death penaltymore though.
>>53969823wasteland law enforcers with a boner for machines. maybe a flaming cog or an old police badge as a symbol?
>>53969824>>53969823You both rolled stuff from the previous faction. I'll keep distinctive icon though, because it's the most versatile. So we have. >Motor Worship: In a world of vast blasted wastes and monstrous hazards, access to vehicles is the dividing line between life and death for most. Some take this a step farther and literally worship their rides as tools of divine salvation. Maybe they revere them like holy animals, wear garb that evokes them, or even take violent offense to those who mistreat them.And >Distinctive Icon: A motif or symbol runs throughout the groups structures, clothes, and vehicles. Maybe it’s a specific animal or object, or maybe it’s something less specific like bullets or flames.Now give me two rolls for what they look like.
>>53969756>What's the battlefield called?The Gravehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0MIFHLIzZY
Rolled 57, 19 = 76 (2d100)>>53969857the chart says maybe three, so maybe an extra one down the line?
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>53969857Yeah lets have a third one.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>53969857Hmm. Perhaps this gang are more interested in the 'road' part of 'road warrior' than they thought. They still see themselves as the heroes, but many of them are only in it for the machines they steal off of The Tombstones. An engine is a good enough symbol, right?
>>53969857I'd say they worship Police Vehicles, and every other vehicles they may appropriate they also try and paint up like a cop car.As for distinctive icon... Police badge? To be forced to hand in one's badge by the Chief is the greatest shame they could suffer.
>>53969883I've been keeping it to two to avoid potential overlap between groups. >War Paint: When they go to battle, these people paint themselves, and maybe even their rides, in a distinctive style.>Uniforms: Standardized appearance across the group and it’s leadership. Makes your group seem more cohesive, but can be hard to maintain.Makes sense for cops to have uniforms. They probably paint themselves with whatever their symbol is. >>53969913 I like this idea of painting everything in cop colors, regardless of whether or not it was originally police related. Your guys' call though.Give me a roll for what they have that lets perpetrate their lawbringing shenanigans.
>>53969932Also someone give me a roll for where they live.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>53969932WE ARE THE LAW!
>>53969932Car loving battle cops. I'd go with it.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>53969932
>>53969913Yep. Maybe they were never cops to begin with and their whole demeanor is taken from hollywood movie tropes warped by several generations of living in the post-apoc?-everyone has a partner-their mid level leaders could be detectives/deputies -everyone has a "street name" like dirty harry etc.-you need to show somebody your badge and read him his rights before you can kill him
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>53969981>>53969961we already got scrap for the Hells Angels. maybe a reroll?
>>53969965A horde of Judge Dredd replicas on bath salts. Can, You, DIG IT!?!?!
>>53969993breeders... well that's fucking dark. >>53969991I like this idea. Great work anon!
>>53969993>>53970008>Judge Dredd's with a collection of baby cop makers that the Tombstones are after Let's go with this.
>>53969993I'm of the opinion a reroll would be best for flavor.
>>53969991>>53969993>>53970008>>53970026I like this, I like this a lot.
I'm gonna use >>53969993 this for the resources, because otherwise they just have scrap, and >>53969981 they live. So we have>Breeders: It’s a grim truth. Humanity is sick, and very few are truly healthy. Those that can insure a stable next generation wield an immense amount of power. Be it men whose seed is exceptionally potent or women whose wombs are perfectly fertile. Depending on how they leverage it, either could become a commodity or royalty.For the resource and>20-40 Bunker: Either a pre-war hold fast that was abandoned, a section of the subway system, or just particularly well reinforced basement. Unless you guys want them to live in the Very Tall Thing or quagmire and save the bunker for someone else.Now give me a roll for equipment quality.>>53970008>>53969991Yes. Very yes.
>>53970100I'd say use the bunker. Gotta keep the "wives at home" safe, after all.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>53970100
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>53970100
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>53970131Whoops
>>53970120>>53970100The 'bunker' is actually the old underground police garage. Of course, the kind of world this seems to have been before the apocalypse, it was built somewhat nuke-proof.
>>53970120This.>>53970140They seem to have shit gear so they maybe they just out number the tombstones ? And the Tombstones have no way to conquer the bunker.
>>53970140>>53970149>>53970153so either shit tier gear or military quality
>>53970140>Ramshackle: Armor is cobbled together, guns are hand tooled, and houses/clothes are generally not in the best state. Pretty standard for most people, unfortunately.Rough, but kinda fitting if they only know about cops through second hand stories. Also, this doesn't necessarily mean "not effective". It just means "badly made"Moving forward, give me 1d100 for what their motorpool is primarily.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>53970187>Also, this doesn't necessarily mean "not effective".Maybe they are close combat types ?
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>53970187Their armor and guns might be shit, but they don't care about that. It's the cars that are their true armor.
>>53970181maybe they specialized in using close-range weapons and heavy armour? revolvers, scavenged WW2 era rifles and swords don't need many spare parts, and neither would good ol plates of steel.
>>53970100Hey OP, can you put the landmark roll table in the pastebin so it isn't lost to the ages?
>>53970196>Instead of shooting or fighting head on, they just ram into the bikes of their enemies with big trucks
>>53970196>Classics: Muscle Cars, roadsters, and trucks. The standard rides for most in the wasteland. Tough, reliable, and intimidating.Fuck yeah. Now give me 2d100 for what makes these beasts special.>>53970240I'll throw up a new pastebin with it included in a minute. I've got it all in a google doc anyway.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>53970267
>>53970231>>53970241Thats sounds awesome. They ambush the Tombstones with muscle cars and trucks ramming into them. Ofc the tombstones get some of them with their fancy assault rifles but once they are in combat range its game on. Steel plates and riot gear mixed together. Batons, axes, shotguns and maybe teargas grenades (seems fitting for wannabe cops).
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>53970267and another
Rolled 73, 93 = 166 (2d100)>>53970267
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>53970267Second Roll Oh and maybe everyone has a partner so that they can pick up their badges when they die. Because every warrior needs a badge to go on patrol ?
>>53970283Alright we got>Black on Black: Your come in any colour so long as it’s black. Stealthier at night, and more intimidating during the day. The black paint also seemingly correlates with higher skill among driversAnd>Polecats: Just watch Fury Road already, I don’t even know how to describe this.Fits with their being hardcore coppers and wanting to get in close. Give me a final roll to top these guys off and then I'm gonna go grab a bite to eat for a minute.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>53970356I am not hot with the black on black though. I liked the police paint a lot.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>53970356
>>53970356>>53970384Black is a fairly common police uniform color. Perhaps modify it so their cars are that oldschool black and white, while they themselves wear black approximations of police uniform?Perhaps the ancient police uniforms they still have have turned form dark blue to black due to all the use, blood and dirt
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>53970356>>53970384Okay, hear me out, I can make this work.The normal drivers paint their vehicles in police colors.The expert/elite drivers make SWAT vehicles in black.
>>53970412I like that. Explains the higher skill of the drivers! Maybe you get your black V8 once you had enough arrests to become a detective ?>>53970384And a police chooper so they have a srategical advantage over the raiders is dope.
>>53970356I've never had the good fortune to see Fury Road, could you enlighten me on the Polecats?>>53970384There's nothing saying their vehicles can't be black with police paint, that'd be menacing and these cops don't strike me as the sneaky type.
>>53970384>Chopper: Not the motorcycle kind, the group actually has a helicopter. Is it a jury rigged cargo vehicle? A long attack helicopter? A small squad of one man gyrocopters? It’s certainly a powerful addition to any group, even if it is a serious gas guzzler and requires special care.Police helicopter. Makes sense. Also lets them project their domineering "We are the law" attitude with a flying searchlight and ability to repel into action. Alright, I'll leave you guys to piece this together while I go get a slice of pizza. Be back in ten minutes to start on the next faction.
>>53970412Ooo this is good
>>53970440These are polecats. They let people "safely" climb onto enemy vehicles while they're moving.
>>53970444The copsHaveaPolice Helicopter
>>53970457That is ridiculously impractical and dangerous to everyone involved, I like it!>>53970412This is brilliant stuff anon.
>>53970460It's so perfectThey also intimidate enemies by barking orders to surrender at them through the helicopter's megaphoneAlternatively, the most 'officers' of the SWAT rappel directly on top of enemies
>>53970523Most elite officers*
Okay. So we seem to have our next faction.Maybe they are called "The force" ?They have shit gear mostly revolvers, the occasional shotgun and close combat weapons. So they focus on coming close to the enemy with their classic cars so that the poleriders can climb onto the tombstone vehicles. The normal members paint their cars in police colours. When you become a detective/deputy you get this sweet black swat paint. Needles to say they have religious feelings for their cars. And they own the skies with their motherfucking police chopper.They have a bunker like mainbase where the fertile women are. Their whole culture is a warped mix of missunderstood cop cliches and their harsh sense of apocalyptic justice. For instance everyone has a partner so that he can pick up your badge when you die. Only a warrior with a badge can go on patrol (leave the base). Also you have to show an enemy your badge and scream something about rights and lawyas otherwise you are a dishonourable coward not playing by the rules.
Okay, to recap Faction 2>Part lives: A little bit mutated, a little bit of cancer, but not half bad compared to others. >Road Warriors: They're cops, basically.>Dictatorship: The police chief, probably. >Worship cars and have a distinctive icon, probably a badge>War paint and uniforms: Police colors and police uniforms.>Have women kept as breeding stock and live in a nuke-proof police garage>Their gear is pretty ramshackle and bad. >Drive around classic muscle cars and trucks>Use polecats to get onto enemy vehicles, and their elite drivers use SWAT black cars>They have an attack helicopter.
>>53970544I would also suggest the name The Fuzz.Either way, it sounds like they see the entire apocalypse as an extended game of cops and robbers, and I love it.
Alright, it's OP, back from getting sustenance. Ended up getting a roti instead of pizza. >>53970592>>53970544Both the Fuzz and the Force are good. Maybe they call themselves the Force, but everyone else calls them the Fuzz kind of derisively. In any case, someone give me the first dice roll of the group that's caught between these two groups of lunatics.
>The Tombstones, armed with military gear, would probably have a few rocket launchers.>One of their biggest goals is to successfully shoot the police helicopter out of the sky with one of their rockets>If anyone were to pull this off, they'd become a top ranking Tombstone (Sarcophagus? Crypt?) immediately.
>>53968840>>53970565Between both of these fucks, I'm honestly not too sure who's supposed to be the good guy! Damn I love roll table threads.
>>53970592>Either way, it sounds like they see the entire apocalypse as an extended game of cops and robbers, and I love it.That certainly explains the motherfucking fanatism you need to ride a polecat or to throw yourself against an enemy with superior armaments.>>53970623>Both the Fuzz and the Force are good. Maybe they call themselves the Force, but everyone else calls them the Fuzz kind of derisively. Seem cool!
>>53970624And so the Prophesy says, the man who'll shoot the bird out of the sky shall be the Man, and he shall be the one to take all into the Ring of Fire
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>53970623I like that idea.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>53970623
>>53970661>Part-Lives: The general norm, people die of cancer or other genetic problems fairly young but some make it to old age. Wouldn’t appear too ugly or malformed by today’s standards, but certainly not the cream of the crop physically.Well, it is the norm. Makes sense for at least two factions to be made up this way.Now, give me a roll for what they are.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>53970704Come on, let's get tribal.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>53970704hopefully something more civilized
>>53970711two road warriors... meeeeh
>>53970726Nah, 95 is mercenaries, not road warriors.
>>53970733Sorry retarded today. Mercs...lets see where this is going
>>53970711>Mercs: Professional killers, these men fight and kill for a living. Feared throughout the wastes, despite their relative peacefulness compared to raiders. They kill when they want to, but only if it benefits their agenda. Well trained and heartless, they fly many flags but are united by common ruthlessness and battlefield skill. Religious extremists, political/philosophical idealogues, or just plain killers for hire.Not tribal. We still have two more chances to roll them though so don't worry. These guys are probably not as big ideaologues as the previous too factions, but they also don't take fighting any less seriously.Give me another roll for how they run themselves. Hopefully not another dictatorship.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>53970623Cash save us all!
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>53970745
>>53970753Seems fitting. You take the jobs you like and if somebody is trying to boss you around he better makes sure he can kick your ass.
>>53970753An anarchic gang is a nice contrast to the previous dictatorships.
>>53970804>>53970753>Democracy/Consensus: A relative rarity in the post-apocalypse, the group has decided that no one individual holds all the power, but generally makes decisions based on everyones imput.Or>Anarchy: The group almost never actually makes decisions as a whole, but instead are unified simply by a culture and place of habitation. While they may band together and act as a cohesive unit in times of need, they often don’t last long in the wastes. Either lost to infighting, lack of unified strength, or simply drifted apart for various reasons.One of those rolls wasn't actually in response to me, but was definitely first. Which do you guys think would be best?Sorry for taking a while there, had to deal with a small emergency. Now give me 2d100 for cultural quirks.
>>53970936Both would fit tbqh.Anarchy seems to be a better fit for this fucked up world though. Democracy coudl work too though. If the majority votes yes we take the job.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>53970936Oh and rawlin.
>>53970974>>53970936Old world blues would indicate ad emocracy.
>>53970986Old World Blues could mean EXTREMELY old world blues. Like Knights or Romans or somesuch. Democracy still seems like the way to go though.
>>53971007They could also be Cowboys. Let's see what else comes up.
>>53971007Guys. We're mercenaries. We're goddamn Condottieri.
>>53971019I have a hard one for caesars legion so extremely old world blues seems cool. Would somebody roll ? i don't want both rolls for this
>>53970936Personally I prefer anarchy, but I'm fine with either.
>>53971052I don't know why more people haven't rolled. I'm the OP. I can't roll.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>53971052
>>53971061Maybe we could do a combination of the two? A kind of Parliament of Rooks type of deal, where we basically form a democratic consensus based on if we agree with the speaker, or just kill them and leave if we don't?
>>53971087>Xenophobic: Distrustful and always wary of outsiders, the group is often seen as cold or distant by others. Trade is hard, and diplomatic interactions are harder. Other cultural strains often run stronger in insular groups though.>Other cultural strains often run stronger in insular groups though.>old world bluesI like where this is going......
>>53971019Lets see their techlevel etc. Then we can determien what kind of old world shit they are larping as
>>53971087>>53970974Alright, so we got.>Old World Blues: A pervasive nostalgia about the old world runs through the group, even if they weren’t alive to see it. They might collect old world artifacts, try to take after what they think are old world values, or have an unrealistic drive to rebuild the old world somehow.>Xenophobic: Distrustful and always wary of outsiders, the group is often seen as cold or distant by others. Trade is hard, and diplomatic interactions are harder. Other cultural strains often run stronger in insular groups though.Well, that's certainly something. Give me two rolls for how they physically distinguish themselves.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>53971143rawling
>>53971088So. Highly egalitarian democratic mercenaries, with an Old World Blues style, who decide everything in group, following the best speaker?Classic Greek mercenaries.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>53971143
>>53971154>>53971185Gas masks+war paintIts a wild ride lads.
>>53971166>3971166 ▶Same anon. In base to the new rolls, the xenofobic mentality also fits perfectly with an hellenistic style. Greeks were xenophobic as shit.
>>53971185>>53971154>Gas Masks: Never seen without their masks, they might have a single distinctive style or just whatever they find. In either case, it certainly makes for an imposing appearance in most situations. Maybe they only do it for that intimidation factor, maybe it’s because they live in a particularly nasty patch. Plus >War Paint: When they go to battle, these people paint themselves, and maybe even their rides, in a distinctive style.Neat, the gasmasks certainly fit the elite fighter chic. Now give a roll for what stuff they have in droves.
>>53971166>>53971202>>53971205Gas-masked Pseudo-Spartan Hoplites?
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>53971235
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>53971235
>>53971243Corinthian Helmet Gas Masks would certainly be badass, but lets not go so far as to say they're hoplites before we learn what their gear is.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>53971235
>>53971282I'm not too big on the Greek thing, the two factions we have so far are very Americana-esque, and suddenly Hellenic cosplayers feels out of left field
>>53971243I dig it. The anarcho-democratic thing is more Athenian, in my opinion. But who don´t love some PostApoc spartans?
>>53971306Ehhh lets wait what they are.Knights or cowboays go well with land. >>53971263
>>53971289Fuck it. I'm gonna use this one because the other two have already been used.>Water: The wet stuff. The real lifeblood of the wastes. In short supply, so those that control it are invariably very well off.Where do these guys live that they get this stuff? Should we roll the final new landmark or go with one of the pre-existing two?Give me a roll for equipment quality in the mean time. >>53971305Neither am I, but people seem to have latched on.
>>53971305Brutal policial freaks and madmen bikers maiming and raping their way?Bro, throw some nazis in and you have Greece today.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>53971329>>53971305>I'm not too big on the Greek thing, the two factions we have so far are very Americana-esque, and suddenly Hellenic cosplayers feels out of left field>Neither am I, but people seem to have latched on.Not big on it either. Seems very unfitting and forced.also rawlin
>>53971305Every post-apocalyptic wasteland needs their bizarre historical cosplayers.
>>53971364Maybe sports teams? I'm picturing mercenaries decked out in armored football helmets and goalie masks, modified to be gas masks, making playbooks for battlefield engagements and such.
>>53971364>Ramshackle: Armor is cobbled together, guns are hand tooled, and houses/clothes are generally not in the best state. Pretty standard for most people, unfortunately.As this seems to be the first major breaking point, we could put it to a vote.Also give me another roll for motor-pool.
>>53971329There is a flooded part of the city, yes?Perhaps it's flooded because a still drinkable underground reservoir bubbles up to the surface there, and this mercenary faction controls it. Their mercenary nature is twofold: whoever pays, they're willing to fight for, and whoever pays, they take water to in great armored convoys.
>>53971329>>53971341>>53971364Agreed, straight-up Greek historical reenactors seems way too specific... What if they called themselves Spartans and had a mishmash of traditions from ancient Europe and Greece?
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>53971405
>>53971405I'm personally fine with historically inspired stuff, as long as it's taken fairly straight-faced and more "inspiration" than just wacky cosplay. Maybe if it's toned down to riot armour and scrap plates that kinda resemble antiquity armour, and crests on the helmets?
>>53971444The anon who started the whole greek thing here. Maybe they are greeks wannabees? have read Herodotus, and too many historic child books, and have a bizarre greeks mix going on
>>53971400>>53971444Wait combine the two. A former high school football team with a Spartan mascot before the end of all things. Now, a group of mercenaries using their Coach's playbook to win battles and thrive.
>>53971444Could be a sports team like >>53971400 suggests. Hence how a bunch of Americans somehow got it in their head that they're Greeks/Romans. Would also be interesting if they badly understand the whole thing because they were originally jocks/hoodlums who just had the Greek guy on their logo. Though, if they're a sports team or descended from one, and they control water, I find it difficult not to call them Waterboys.
>>53971444>>53971405>>53971400Waaait a minute... Perhaps there was a local sports team named after some goofy old world thing (The Whateversville Spartans, or Thingtown Cowboys), and the faction took the protective gear, the name, and with the name came some cultural baggage resulting in a bizarre mishmash of influences
>>53971444>Agreed, straight-up Greek historical reenactors seems way too specificOld world+blues and intellectual might have worked together for that but otherwise its unfitting. The cops don't really know what cops were and thats less specific.>>53971490>>53971491Thats the way! The Spartans were distinguished warriors and they had slaves. Thats as far as the cosplay should go. The rest should be sports shit.
>>53971490Waterboys. I love it.
>>53971470>Fast: Sports cars, interceptors, maybe even a handful of race/supercars. Extremely fast, stylish, and fragile. Drink fuel like no one's business and will need a skilled mechanic to maintain, but the speed is generally worth it.Interesting. Find places to go flat out in a city might be hard, but if they're willing to go all Tokyo drift that's pretty cool. >>53971491>>53971490This seems like a good middle ground to me. Give me two dice for how they soup up their rides.
>>53971400>>53971483>>53971486What if we combined this? They worship ancient sports legends alongside the Greek Pantheon, wield riot shields and hockey sticks in equal measure, and have "Announcers" that function as priests and record-keepers?
Rolled 15, 78 = 93 (2d100)>>53971531
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>53971531>Interesting. Find places to go flat out in a city might be hard, but if they're willing to go all Tokyo drift that's pretty cool. Maybe they are completely reckless and often crash.
>>53971569Seems totally hig-school jock to me.
>>53971538>>53971569So we've made a mercenary faction of former stereotypical football jocks pretending they're spartans. I love it.They totally have to have fake greek names, like Chaddius or Davemylion.
>>53971538hrm... riot shields, armour scavenged from metal plates and sports gear, spears and hockey sticks with the tops taken off and serrated metal fixed to the edge and top, sort of like a macuahuitl? what about any firearms? I think using single-load arquebus and makeshift "greek fire" made from crude fuel would be cool. add a bit of Byzantine in there.
>>53971554>Harpoons/Graplers: The ability to keep your vehicular prey where you can kill it is an important ability, and what’s more is that if you’re actually faster you can then drag the slower vehicle behind you.>Lances: Grenades on sticks. A shockingly effective weapon, and you can mount them conveniently on a lot of different parts of a vehicle without messing with it too much.These guys are apparently "Things attached to sticks: the faction". >>53971598>>53971597I dig these guys being total dipshits. But they fight well and they control a very valuable resource, so the other factions play ball with them. So to speak.I also like how this is apparently a really depressing setting but all the factions have turned out totally over the top.Now give me the final roll for their knuckle-draggers in their main vehicle.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>53971629give em a fucking tank
>>53971554Lances and Harpoons? Badass and fits perfectly.>>53971597>>53971598This fits much better than historical reenactors.>>53971609Sounds nice.
>>53971598>ChaddiusAtomickek.png>>53971629>>53971649Fucking jocks larping as spartans with gas masks and ice hockey paint. They all drive super fast cars and often crash. They have fucking nade lances and harpoons and a sick war rig as the center of the assault. Everyone hates them but everyone needs to drink so...
>>53971649>War Rig: Huge, heavily armoured, able to carry a ton of cargo, and manned/gunned like a fortress. War Rigs command the roads, and anyone who’s anyone has one. Generally made of a truck or two stapled together, but other bodies are possible. A combine for example.Well, maybe the base for this is the team's bus? With tons of additions of course. Could seat lots of "warriors". That's it for these guys. I'm gonna take another quick break to shower while you guys put some finishing touches on these guys. Then we move on to the penultimate group.
>>53971629What if they're based in a heavily fortified old water filtration unit by the ocean and trade water as often as mercenary work?
>>53971690Even the face paint fits them being rabid sports fans. They paint everything in the colors of their team.Would probably be good to pin those colors down though. Maybe red and black?
This whole world seems to be so depressing and shit that everyone is completely over the top and larping to somehow cope with it. Its all a huge wargame for them.
>>53971720Blue and orange?Blue because of the water and orange because its flashy.
>>53971694We have made Football Congress. I'm so proud.Where do you think they actually keep all their water? How did they get all of it? My bet is rec center and it's swimming pool and ice rink setup that they've made their base into.
>>53971738People decided that without society to hold them back they just took what they always wanted to do and pushed it to the extreme. A couple generations of broken telephone later and you have this mess.
>>53971694They run themselves in an broterhood of equals. Every Bro has the same voice, and they fight as a Team, following the lessons of the Last Coach, now a figure of Myth.
>>53971768My suggestion was >>53971441
>>53971694The War Rig should be an amped up school bus with a shit-ton of modifications, a semi-truck engine, bulletproofed glass, and a sled upfront seem fitting.
>>53971768>>53971785Maybe they clean it up and store it all in a sports stadium that they've filled with water to create a reservoir?
>>53971809They totally have to do those absurd Colosseum battles where they flooded the arena, because one of their founders had to do a project on it in history class and it was the only cool part of Mr. Hendrick's lesson.
>>53971785 I like >>53971441 better because they should supply all factions with water.>>53971784>The last coach told us about the ancient spartans and their warrior wars>He told us that if the enemy is in the lead you have to double down.>GOOOOOO SPARTANS WHOAAAAThis society has two leaders. The coach who decides about all things civilian and political.And the Captain who is only responsible for war stuff.
>>53971775I don't know if that's depressing or inspiring.
>>53971754>Blue and orange?>Blue because of the water and orange because its flashy.I support this post.
Could someone summarize these chads of war?
>>53971784>They run themselves in an broterhood of equals. Every Bro has the same voice, and they fight as a Team, following the lessons of the Last Coach, now a figure of Myth.Fuckin awesome>>53971845>The last coach told us about the ancient spartans and their warrior wars>He told us that if the enemy is in the lead you have to double down.>GOOOOOO SPARTANS WHOAAAAAnon stop I'm wasting good water with all these tears of laughter
Alright I'm back. Seeing as this thread is almost done, I'm gonna say this is the last new faction we'll add. So we'll have four factions fighting for dominance in the city with some regular-ish folks caught in between. Alright?Now give me 1d100 for their genetic make up.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>53971845>>53971928I think the "coach" should have the title of Assistant Coach, to distinguish himself from The Last Coach, or just "The Coach" as he is reverently referred to.>>53971948SPARTAN PRIDE HOOOOOOAHNO UGGOS
>>53971948We should first summarize our Chads, I think
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>53971948>Almost doneJust start a new one
>>53971948Well at this point every faction controls a ressource everyone else badly needs.So in the end everyone depends on everyone.Maybe we roll 2 other mad over the top factions controlling a ressource the other party needs.Warfare is actually highly ritualized with a lot of rules. Its not total warfare but instead a very bloody and ongoing wargame. Its more about hostages and capturing enemy rigs so that you can get more ressources. Sure alot of people die but you don't annihilate each other.Its really a hell for the normal people living in between who have nothing to offer and who aren't a aprty of a fucking crazy warrior cult.What do you think my fellow apocalyptic bretheren ?
>>53971995I think we need some mutants that control soil. Think Harold from Fallout.
>>53971963Well alright. >Part-Lives: The Norm, not much to say. Unfortunate.>Mercs: Their lifeline is violence and trade, but they aren't pillagers. They fight to earn what they have. >Democracy/Anarchy: They mostly treat each other as equals, but also have a coach and a captain to help make desicions.>Xenophobic and Oldworld Blues: Have a bizarre obsession with Grecian caricatures and sports teams. They don't really like all the "dweebs" and "fags" who don't follow their creed.>They wear gasmasks and paint themselves in the colors of their team. >They have a monopoly on fresh water in most of the city, and use that as leverage.>Their equipment isn't great quality though, mostly sports gear and homemade.>Drive souped up speedy cars with lances and harpoons. >Have their teams tour bus cobbled together into a giant war-rig, still festooned with the teams colors and livery. As a note, we haven't really talked about the masks and the xenophobia much.
>>53972035>As a note, we haven't really talked about the masks and the xenophobia much.>masksThey played ice hockey and the apocalypse so they traded the hockey masks for gasmaks ? Also they look pretty rad.>xenophobiaWell obviously you are lame and a nerd if you aren't a descendant of the original dream team. We might trade water with you but we sure as heck don't chill with you and you will never become a spartan.
Gonna go with >>53971972 because it's different.>Half-Lives: Doomed to short lives, Half-Lives are always in need of breeding stock. Almost half don’t make it past youth, and any that do live absolutely no longer than 40. Riddled with obvious tumours and other disfigurements, they could pass for healthy if they covered up but the coughing is always going to give them away.Now a d100 for cultural group. >>53971972I can't, I work nights. So one of you guys will have to take over.
>>53972035They are just a massive violent Frat House who wear bong/beer gasmasks
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>53972071I could take over if no one objects but i would be just as happy if someone else took over.
>>53972092How the fuck did you manage this?>>53972093>Raiders: An unfortunate truth of the wastes is the prevalence of raider gangs. Savage and violent, they typically take more than they make but there are exceptions. Most don’t settle down in any place for too long, and tend to use up what they have quickly. Many treat the apocalypse as a sort of hedonistic paradise, murdering for fun, using homemade narcotics, and generally raping to their hearts content.Oh dear. Seems like the more mutated people are the more likely they are to be violent as fuck. Now 1d100 for leadership style, if you'd be so kind.
>>53972093Take over mate. I´d do it gladly, but i´m not imaginative nor english fluent enough to dare.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>53972116The more Raiders the better!
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>53972121Alright. Beware my english isn't that good either.>>53972116Well the more mutated the more degenerate seems like a good topos.
>>53972071We could always archive the thread and start a new one tomorrow, or have a thread tonight to hash out the lore.
>>53972137>>53972134>Dictatorship: Whether they go by mayor, king, chief, tyrant, boss or any other blandishment of power, these men are the movers and shakers in the wastes. Strong willed and often ruthless, singular individuals often take charge of small groups, as has been the case in every historical era. They may have a close knit inner circle, but they always rule with absolute power when it comes down to it.Well, standard standard. What are you gonna do? Could think of something to make it more interesting than him just being the "The Boss" though. Give me two rolls for cultural quirks.
Rolled 40, 9 = 49 (2d100)>>53972161maybe
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>53972155Lets roll the last factionand then have a lore thread.>>53972161>Could think of something to make it more interesting than him just being the "The Boss" though.Well lets wait how they playout but maybe the leader isn't the strongest or smartest but something crazy and weird.
>>53972178Not another death cult. Ignore my role pls.
Rolled 4 (1d100)Re-roll
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>53972178rerolling!
>>53972161>>53972173Aw shit, accidentally posted before I finished typing. Like I was saying,Maybe they're the strongest and managed to defeat everyone else in the faction in ritualized combat?
>>53972206>>53972178>>53972173Aaaaaaaaaah stop rolling ten or lower
>>53972206Fuck me.>>53972207Old world blues seems fine i guess.Maybe one more reroll ?
Rolled 87, 71 = 158 (2d100)>>53972221A-Okay
>>53972241>>53972207>Bloodthirsty+orld world bluesEverybody on board with that ?
>>53972241I guess it's >Old World Blues: A pervasive nostalgia about the old world runs through the group, even if they weren’t alive to see it. They might collect old world artifacts, try to take after what they think are old world values, or have an unrealistic drive to rebuild the old world somehow.And>Cannibals: Known for their taste for human flesh. Be it a predatory or simply ritual affair, they are seen as “unclean” by most others.Now that that's over. We can move forward.Now give me two more for distinctive appearance.
>>53972288Oh sorry OP. I thought you were gone.>>53972288Its Cannibals+old world blues
>>53972302Don't worry, I'll tell you when I'm leaving. I'll probably make it to the end of this set of tables unless there's a hold up.
Rolled 91, 95 = 186 (2d100)>>53972288I kinda think we should reroll Old World Blues for the variety, but whatever works.
>>53972309...what am i doing wrong.
>>53972332You need to type it in the Options field, beneath the Name field.
>>53972331Well, we'll need another roll here at least.
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>53972332dice+1d100 in the options field.>>53972288roll
Rolled 65, 44 = 109 (2d100)>>53972288What if they were feudal and trying to establish a kingdom? Or pseudo-mongols trying to establish a khanate?
>>53972358>>53972354>>53972331>Body of Knowledge: The group preserves information on the bodies of it’s members. Technical diagrams scarified onto their chests, covered in tattooed text, etc.>Jewellry: Somehow the group has gotten a hold of a sizeable amount of bling. Maybe it’s hand-made from scrap, or maybe it’s actual treasures from the old world. The group takes great pride in it.We are back on the weird track boys.
>>53972358>>53972331Alright. These new guys are >Spikey: Their armor and cars are covered in a profusion of spines, blades, and other sharp nastiness. Does it serve a technical purpose or is it just to look badass? Only they know.And they have>Jewellry: Somehow the group has gotten a hold of a sizeable amount of bling. Maybe it’s hand-made from scrap, or maybe it’s actual treasures from the old world. The group takes great pride in it.Somehow I feel like these guys are women warriors. That's just from the Jewelry though.>>53972369You are not good at reading these tables omae.Give me 1d100 for their resource fellas.
>>53970384police cars can be black. the white stripe can just be decoration.
>>53972383>You are not good at reading these tables omae.Fuck me. Its getting late but shits to good to leave.
Rolled 45 (1d100)
>>53972414We can re-roll this. Otherwise it's >Scrap: Everyone wants it, everyone needs it, most people have it. This group has a specific type, or an extreme profusion of it, and they use it to barter for whatever else they needHow do we feel about that?
>>53972440+1 for re-roll
Rolled 90 (1d100)
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>53972440lets see here
>>53972456>>53972452I need to remake these tables to make scrap smaller and make breeders even smaller. What in the fuck is going on?
Rolled 86 (1d100)
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>53972468a la tercera va la vencida.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>53972468>>53972472Yeah you do pham.
>>53972475>Power: Not the metaphorical kind, the actual electric kind. Most people want it, but not everyone has it. Most of it gets made with gasoline generators but some have wind and even solar farms in working order.Okay, hopefully this doesn't happen again. I have no idea how you guys managed to roll breeders five fucking times over the course of this thread. It's the second smallest possible option in that table.Anyway, moving forward, what condition is the gear of these guys?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>53972497
>>53972497>>53972510I should stop rolling. Not Scrap again.
>>53972510Y'know what, re-roll that too. Only once this time though.
>>53972519Ramshackle i mean sorry
Rolled 15, 28 = 43 (2d100)>>53972523Use on of this two.
https://pastebin.com/hffPWPRcHere's the corrected Region Creation tables btw.
>>53972541WHAT THE FUCK
>>53972541This dice gods are laughing at us. LAUGHING
I just woke up what did I miss? I was the rolling once twice thrice guy.
>>53972602Just roll a d100 please.
>>53972541Fuck it. I'm just gonna say>Well-crafted: Just because it was made in the post apocalypse, doesn’t mean it isn’t good. Well made armor, guns are machined with actual technique and thought, and houses/clothes are a little more respectably made.Because I don't want to re-roll anymore. Alright? Alright. Moving forward. Please give me 1d100 for their motorpool, which is a section we've been having a lot more luck than others.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>53972616Here ya go
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>53972627Rolling again
>>53972649>Classics: Muscle Cars, roadsters, and trucks. The standard rides for most in the wasteland. Tough, reliable, and intimidating.This is fine, because it's supposed to be normal. Now, continuing moving forward. Another 2d100
AaaahhhhI was the summary guy who wrote up the general outlines of the first two factions. I disappeared for awhile, so did anyone else take up my duty of summarizing how many other factions were made?
Rolled 57, 26 = 83 (2d100)>>53972678
>>53972693I just wanna know what happened man the first faction was fucking sick then I passed out.
>>53972711Here's faction 2, m8. >>53970565I have no idea if we finished up the third faction or not yet.
Rolled 96, 85 = 181 (2d100)>>53972678past the bump limit, think it's time for a new thread
>>53972695>Turbo-Charged: Engines are supercharged and often fitted with nitrous. The group's cars will be capable of incredible bursts of speed, at the cost of some special maintenance and materials.And>De-Construction Equipment: Cars are mounted with buzzsaws, mini-excavators, and plows for wrecking enemy vehicles.>>53972693I did it for one. >>53972725We did. It's a bunch of jocks who worship their old sports team, which was Greek themed, so they pretend they're Spartans but don't really know what any of it means. They control water and keep it mostly in a water filled stadium. Give me one final roll for legendary vehicle and then I'm off because I really have to get to work.
Actually, I gotta go now. One of you guys can take the reigns for the end of this thread and starting the next, lore, thread. Hope to see it in the morning.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>53972753
New Thread Up>>53972818
>>53972753Awesome. And fuck it, I'll take over for you for now if we're just wrapping up another faction.
>>53972884I´m sorry, but with the big cars, the spikes and the jewelry, I see a group of classic metalheads. The concert on wheels fits just too well.
>>53972693time for a quick rundown>Tombstones Mutant biker raiders and descendants of conscripts who worship classic rock n roll and blues idols like Johnny Cash, with a large stash of military grade weapons. Hold a lot of influence in the wasteland selling scrap and spreading their weird death cult.>The Force Ridiculed as "The Fuzz" by some other factions, they take most of their inspiration from old 80s cop flicks, trying to enforce DUH LAW upon the wasteland. Like Judge Dredd meets Dirty Harry meets the first Mad Max. Make heavy use of melee weapons and heavy armour, are holed up out of an old police station and have a boner for cars. They also have an old police helicopter that their "chief" and his gang use to rappel into places SWAT style.>The SpartansFucking crazy mercenaries, dressed up in gas masks and scavanged armour made from metal and sports gear. They live to go fast, stab people and to make things explode. Known for their reckless driving style and quite unpopular with the other factions for basically being high school jocks who huff paint. Use a lot of spears, explosives and shield walls. Only really tolerated because the control the largest water supply in the city. Ride around on a war rig made out of a giant bus, filled to the brim with psychos throwing "greek fire" and stabbing anybody who gets too close with spears and makeshift blunderbuss bayonets.>As yet unnamed fourth factionCannibalistic mutant raiders, decked out in spikes, bling and tattoos. Control a lot of the power going in and out of the wastes, using it to supercharge the vehicles and power all the batshit crazy buzz-saws and choppy bitz they strap onto them.
Not really on the same level, but I've been working a bit on this guy from the first group.The stuff on his head and neck are boils or tumors or something, the stuff on his belt is canned food, like beans and soup.He's got a can of peaches he's saving for a special occasion.