Welcome to Titanic Tournament Quest. Here you are Rickert Volgunsen a bitter, but ambitious former super soldier who is now the proud creator and pilot of the 1.5 mile tall titan Algol, a massive devil themed war machine.Rickert is currently at Polaris Station, a Metropolis sized space station that is hosting the first round of the great tournament. A competition where the many titan pilots from around the known universe compete for glory and a chance to become the Emperor of earth.When we last left Rickert he had successfully slain a dangerous kaiju on a distant alien world in order to make a little extra money, as well as use the Kaiju's body to craft new equipment for Algol.After cleaning up and retrieving the beast's remains Rickert is currently resting aboard his mobile fortress, contemplating his next course of actions.
Current StatusPC: Rickert VolgunsenCurrent Titan funds: 10 (payment for hun recieved)Current tournament status: 1st round Pilot 3pts.Titan: Algol- The devil starHP: 125Traits:Incredible strength (+2 to melee damage and strength checks)Armament (6 slots)2 shoulder: 1 Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon), 1 Heavy autocannon (3d6 ballistic weapon)2 torso: 2x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon)2 arm: 1x double barreled laser cannon (2d6 energy weapon), 1x single barrel laser cannon (1d6 energy weapon)Equipment (4 slots)1. Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)2. Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)3. Heavy armor (+25 HP)4. Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)Current loot:Kaiju Parts>Lightning claws (Titan unarmed melee upgrade)>Adamantine Scales (armor material, decoration)>Lightning fangs(weapon material, decoration)>Thunder tail Blade (weapon material)>2x Lightning spikes (weapon material)>Thunder cannon organ (weapon material)>Static shield organ (equipment material)>Sensor scrambling organ (equipment material)>Kaiju regenerating organ (equipment material)
>Aboard your mobile fortress in orbit around the jungle world.With the remains of the kaiju now aboard you can leave the system. The patron who posted the bounty was kind enough to wire the money to you the moment you produced the creatues corpse. More than enough money to buy additional equipment and weapons. The remains of the Kaiju's body also could be used to produce fine weapons and equipment provided you payed an Artisan to craft them. That massive tail blade looks like it could be made into a superior melee weapon if you decided to invest in crafting it.The thought of money and investment reminds you that there was bounty for a rampging titan pilot. Some entitled ass who began throwing a tantrum when he could not enter the tournament. You could still seek him out and collect the bounty. The bounty network still has the task listed as unclaimed. Then there's the pirates to think about. A smaller bounty, but the task is considerably easier than fighting another titan tier opponent.Plenty of time to take another job, especially since you killed the Kaiju so quickly.What do you do?>Go after the rampaging titan>Hunt the pirate fleet>Go back to Polaris. You think that you have enough money for now.
>>2434521>>Go after the rampaging titan
>>2434521>Go after the rampaging titan
>>2434524>Punishing an uppity noble it isWhile you examine the bounties that remain open, you look at the developments in the case of the rampaging titan.The crazy bastard has fought of another attempt to bring him down, and now it seems that the deranged pilot is bombarding colonized worlds. The system he is curently in is under siege and it appears that his bounty has risen from 10 to 15 credits. Although the last attempt to kill or capture him has revealed some dangerous developments.Current status of Bounty>The target is Carolus Homer Pilot of the Titan Hector>The titan has 2 shoulder mounted energy weapons, 1 torso mounted weapon, and a two handed energy weapon.>The titan possesses a sturdy energy shield>The titan possesses some kind of Augmented power source as its weapons show considerably higher output when fired>Likewise the pilot has shown considerable ability to effectively hit targets with a majority of his weapons.Further calls have been made to stop this rampage before more people die the death count has risen to nearly 20 million already and it seems that the pilot intends to move toward more populated targets.What do you do?>Go back to Polaris and stock up on any weapons or gear you may want for this battle.>Go immediately innocent people are dieing.Note that waiting will not change the actual fight against the rampaging titan, but intervening now will greatly help with your reputation, by showing in the time to save a big city from being attacked, therefore saving tens of millions from death you will gain some positive notoriety.
>>2434976>Go immediately innocent people are dieing.We would not want someone getting to him before we can
>>2434976>Go immediately innocent people are dieing.Time to go Achilles on Hector.
>>2434976>Go immediately innocent people are dieing.
>>2434982>>2434992>>2435021>Rickert tries to be a big damn heroIf there is one thing that you despise morethan anything else are nobles who believe that their position allows them to simply do whatever they want regardless of the consequences of their actions. When you were young you experienced the complete indifference of the nobility first hand. The death and destruction caused by their actions never registering or even being addressed at any point, the suffering of millions being effectively beneath them.You will personally strip this disgusting cur of every possession he holds, and then you will take his life, and the fact that millions will love you for striking him down will only make your victory even sweeter.You accept the electronic contract and rise from your seat, there are preparations to make before you face this adversary.You take your tram to the enginnering command center and examine Agol for any damage or modifications. You remember that after your first battle Algol's physical strength and internal locomotive systems were strengthened.Upon further inspection you notice that Algol's internal structure has shifted again. This time the servo motors and atificial muscles have become considerably more durable and efficient. You suspect that pressing Algol to his limits wrestling with that kaiju has done this, and you must admit that although it is strange for a machine to evolve like this, the benefits are most appreciated.Seeing that Algol is in perfect fighting condition you return and occupy your time until you can finally take down the renegade titan.Update>Trait gained!>Unrelenting might (Bo3 when making making melee and strength checks instead of Bo2)
>battle beginsFrom orbit around a lightly populated world you can already tell that your prey on the surface of the planet, moving toward a city to destroy it.Luckily the planet's orbital defense guns prevented the deranged pilot from dropping on top of any major population center, but if not stopped he will certainly kill millions.You signal the local authorities from orbit and prepare to descend and make battle. From within Algol, your anger translates to flashes of lightning and discharges of heat along Algol's Promethean frame. This bastard will wish he was never born when you get done with him.From on high you fall to the planet below, seething with heat and static electricity. When you reach the ground the impact shakes the earth and incinderates everything for miles. A thick haze of smoke drapes the landscape as far as the eye can see, Algol wading waist deep in the ashy blanket his crimson eyes glowing malevolently as you march to meet your target.On a wide grassy plane you see the approach of the titan Hector. It is probably the most guady thing you have ever laid eyes on. The machine has a colossal scarlet crested helmet like head all inlaid with bronze and gold. The armor od the tian is inlaid with the same, but in addition to the gleaming metal are precious stones and other precious metals. The armor all around the body is enameled Platinum along with golden scrollwork. The two handed gun the titan holds gleams due to all of the bright metal and gems deocrating it.It's disgusting how ornamented this godmachine is, but you can suspect that considering what the pilot is currently doing, his choice in appearance is indicative of his personality.A vain asshole.You stride toward your enemy, smoke and ash following you as the landscape is torn asunder from your pasing.What do you do?>Talk shit. This sorry excuse for a pilot is breaking the edict and slaying millions in a glorified child's tantrum. He deserves to be knocked down a peg.>Beat him to a metallic pulp. Close to melee and beat him until his titan is scrap.>Open fire. Bring all of your firepower to bear, leave naught but molten slag.Even if you don't take the option to talk shit you can still say something if you take the other options.
>>2435195>>Talk shit. This sorry excuse for a pilot is breaking the edict and slaying millions in a glorified child's tantrum. He deserves to be knocked down a peg.
>>2435235then we >Beat him to a metallic pulp. Close to melee and beat him until his titan is scrap and steal the gems
>>2435195>Beat him to a metallic pulp. Close to melee and beat him until his titan is scrap.
>>2435195>>Beat him to a metallic pulp. Close to melee and beat him until his titan is scrap.
Rolled 17, 12, 6, 13 + 2 = 50 (4d20 + 2)>>2435235>>2435250>>2435295>>2435469>Insults>melee timeAccepted>What do you say to your opponent as you charge at him?>roll 4d20 to dodge incoming fire as you try to close to melee. Beat my rolls Bo2>then roll 2d20+2 for punching this guy>you can also make a 1d20+2 Bo3 strength roll if you want when you get close.>Clarify what you're rolling for so i know that it's for
Rolled 6, 1, 6, 11 = 24 (4d20)>>2435545
Rolled 5, 12, 20, 11 = 48 (4d20)>>2435545dodge
>>2435628I'll let this one slide since you didn't clarify what it was for, but be careful.
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2435545>Give me that you pompous fool. Your going to put someones eye out.Rip his gem encrusted gun from his hand and then smack him with it.
>>2435650Sorry lad, I wanted to charge him but clearly the dice don't like me.
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)
Just so you anons know, this thread probably isn't going to get much traffic so you can samefag roll if you want, I don't mind.>>2435641You can roll another to see if you can dodge that last attack (20s count as 2 successes)>>2435653You can roll 2 more
Rolled 17, 3, 5, 13 = 38 (4d20)>>2435669Just checking, but another 4d20 roll for dodging and 2 more 1d20+2 rolls for gun steal?If true this is for the dodge.
>>2435712Correct. Unfortunately you still get hit by one of your enemies weapons the 17 he rolled got a +2
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>24356692nd Gun steal roll
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2435729No real need for a 3rd Gun Steal roll.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2435545
Rolled 4, 15 + 2 = 21 (2d20 + 2)>>2435641>>2435729>2 successes for dodging, You'll dodge the strongest weapons and get hit by the weakest>Just so you know firing order with ranged weapons is shoulder weapons, torso weapons, then arm/hand-held weapons.>You tear the gun from your enemies hands and do some damage to boot.I'll accept >>2435735 and >>2435745as the punching rolls.I'll roll for Carolus's dodges and then you'll roll for what damage you do. I'll roll for the damage done to you afterward.
>>2435866Can we call him a pretentious twat?
>>2436358in addition:something something cock monger cunt lord something your mom wasn't worth the script last night something something something stop hitting yourself.
Rolled 6, 7 + 2 = 15 (2d10 + 2)>>24358666 and 17 for dodges vs 13 and 18>two hits with fists>grappling damage due to taking his gun.>roll seperate rolls of 2d6+2 for the punches and 1d10+2 for the grappling damage>Im gonna roll for your damage>shoulder weapons are 2x 1d10+2 long barrel laser cannonsWhen all damage is rolled I'll write the update
Rolled 1, 2 + 2 = 5 (2d6 + 2)>>2436466
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2436466
Rolled 5, 3 + 2 = 10 (2d6 + 2)>>2436466
>>2436476>>2436481>1+2+2+2=7 for punch damage>8+2= 10 grappling damage>17 damage>125-17=108Titan Hector is now at 108HP>6+2+7+2=17>17-5=12>125-12=113Algol is now at 113HP>you now have titan Hector's two handed mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon)>writing
"Who dares stand in my way this day hmmm. Some other whelp who can't understand who there better is? Two others have already came to get in my way and I sent them wth their tails between their legs. So what do you and that ugly pile of shit you're piloting can do?"You floor you thrusters and sprint toward the great big shiny cunt just as he starts talking."Oh think you can approach the great Homer! wel have at you worthless peasant!"The array of energy weapons covering Hector light up and launch toward you before you can close to hand to hand combat.The disgustingly ornate gun Hector holds belches huge streams of bright crimson death, while a plasma mortar shot hurtles toward you.You deftly plant your feet before using you momentum to side step the spray of lasers then the mortar. Unfortunately the two lasers on Hector's shoulders strike Algol's chest.Annoying that the bastard hits you, but it's not important now that you finally close the gap between you. You consider your options for a split second while you get ready to clobber this upjumped jerk, when it occurs to you that the fancy gun he's waving is probably the reason why he was able to fight off the other titans.Just as you rear back Algol's right arm for a devestating punch you finalize your plan, you're going to try and take the bastard's fancy gun."Take this you golden turd, sister loving cock mongler!"Ah long streams of obscene insults. Brings you back to your younger days. The fond memories of swearing up and down all day warms your heart as you out a dent in Hector's head.The follow up left cross whips the golden head of Hector backwards and finally opens him up to your next move.Just as Hector attempts to level the barrel of his gun at you, you grip the barrel of the gun and then grab the titan's hand."Give me that you pompous fool. You're going to put someones eye out with this!" You cackle and tear the gun from his grip. Literally tear it from his grip in this case, as the hand around the weapons grip is torn free from Hector's body and goes flying when you take hold of the gun."You brainless animal how dare you! Do you know houw much even Hector's hands are worth you mud drenched moron!"You level the massive gun at him in response to his threat. Now let's see what to do?What do you do?>fire your guns. Alpha strike and try to take him down in one shot.>toss the gun and punch some more.>Strength attack (grapple, tear off weapon, throw, etc.)>other
>>2436587>fire your guns. Alpha strike and try to take him down in one shot.
>>2436587>fire your guns. Alpha strike and try to take him down in one shot.But only take out the legs just enguh to bring him down then its stomping time
>>2436615I dont want to kill him as thr fimaly he belongs to will be bitching at us.Just beat him so he leaves his toy behind and then we can seal the gems and other shiny shit
Rolled 7, 2, 1, 1, 9 + 2 = 22 (5d20 + 2)>>2436605>>2436615>>2436619>alpha strike>roll 5d20+2 for you attacks Bo2>beat my rolls.>>2436626If you defeat him you get his whole titan, also he's in at beast a chamber the size of a large house inside a mountain sized robot, he's pretty much trapped. You can force him out to face your personal judgement though or you can just capture him then send him to a local Imperial authority.
Rolled 6, 16, 13, 7, 12 + 2 = 56 (5d20 + 2)>>2436637Alpha Strike and he isn't dodging shit.
>>2436668Yup with that roll all of your attacks hit because nat 1s count as 2 missed rolls.Since he had the bad luck of crit failing twice I'm doubling the damage of the big gun.
>roll damage for all of your weapons, one roll for each weapon accepted.>roll 1d10+2,1d10+2,3d6+2,3d6+2,5d6+2
Rolled 7, 8 + 2 = 17 (2d10 + 2)>>2436684
Rolled 3, 3, 3, 6, 5, 2 + 2 = 24 (6d6 + 2)>>2436684
Rolled 3, 1, 4, 5, 4 + 2 = 19 (5d6 + 2)>>2436684
Rolled 6, 3, 4, 6, 5 + 2 = 26 (5d6 + 2)>>2436684
>>2436637Force him out and just leave him in the dustOk cool so we made a fuck ton in this fight
>>2436694>>2436698>>2436700>7+2+8+2=19>3+3+3+2+6+5+2+2=26>3+1+4+5+4+2=19x2=38>19+26+38=83>108-83=25HPHector is severly damaged and now his shield is deactivated (no more +2 to defense)what do you do now?>fire. Finish this>melee. You want the satisfaction of beating this asshole into the ground with your fists.>strength. Try something creative if you choose this.>other
>>2436737>strength. Try something creative if you choose this.Lets go with our signature style. Piledrive him into the ground.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2436754>COME ON AND SLAM!Roll Bo3 strength. Beat this roll
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2436812Pick them up...
>>2436822Roll to see if you crit.
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2436822...lift them high...
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2436828...and bring them down hard.
>>2436836>>2436829>>2436822You beat his roll each time and on top of that you crit rolled.>you grab hold of the enemy titan then lift it overhead. You use your thrusters to jump high and do a spinning piledriver into the ground.>I'm using you're threatening blurb as well, that shit is golden>writing
You grow tired of this buffonary. This pilot is decidedly amatuer, despite his bellowing insults. The idiot's huge gun though will make for a fine addition to your arsenal, in fact."Here catch this. Hehehe." Your rumbling chortle is cut off the by the cataclysmic noise of all of your weapons, save the ones mounted on your arms firing.The excess heat is enough that it scorches the ground beneath you through convection alone. The enemy titan fairs worse of course. The directed barrage of annihilating energy sears, and melts most of the torso and arms of Hector causing flood of molten material to flood the surrounding area.Hector is thrown back slightly and then falls to his knees. You feel a little bad damaging a titan this way. It can't help that its pilot is a worthless cunt after all."No! No! This.. this can't be happening!"The wretch attempts to ward you away with a half melted arm as you approach to finish him off.You know with all of that metal melting off, Hector is most likely much lighter now. Your trademark cruel smile once more splits your face and you remember what you did to the junk titan."Please, I mean you can let me go right, I mean I'm defeated after all right? I yield sir,good show, you are the better maaaan!" He begins screaming when you grab Hector by the head and metallic groin and hoist him upward."Pick them up" Algol's speakers boom, a thunderclap roar across the planes. The enemy pilot begins blubbering platitudes, but you tune out external audio."Lift them high." You bend Algol's massive legs and throttle your thrusters to their limits. With earthquake inducing force you rise through the air, a cone air and friction encapsulating you.When you reach the apex of you jump you turn hector upside down and place your feet beneath the armpits of the enemy titan then grab his legs. Once again throttling your thrusters you accelerate downward.As an added bonus you begin to spin. As you hurtle toward the earth you begin to burn up just as if you were descending from orbit. A tornado like funnel is created due to your spinning just as you reach the earth."AND BRING THEM DOWN HARD!"Algol's booming voice carries over even the cacophonous sound of your descent.The impact creates a fissure and at last hector is defeated. Your sensor indicate all major functions are either deactivated or outright destroyed. Only one thing lleft to do now.What do you do with the renegade pilot?>Squish. When he gets out squash him like the insect he is.>Leave him to the tender mercies of the native population, but watch to make sure the kill is confirmed>Take him in so he can be humiliated on a galactic level when they put him on trial then execute him.
>>2436912>Leave him to the tender mercies of the native population, but watch to make sure the kill is confirmed
>Leave him to the tender mercies of the native population, but watch to make sure the kill is confirmed
>>2436912>Take him in so he can be humiliated on a galactic level when they put him on trial then execute him.
>>2436942>mob justice it is.You retreat slightly to get a better look at your handy work, also so you can immediately spot the uppity shit when exits his Titan then apprehend him.When a house sized panel open on the lower back of hector you notice Carolus getting out along with what looks like a hovercraft of some kind. It's gold plated and has gems in it, so that helps with tracking it.You can't very well take a pot shot without immediately killing him, and you've already made up your mind on how you wish for him to die.Looks like this will need a personal touch.>you exit algol and get into you power armor armor.You run through a quick check of all of your systems, its been a while since you've put on the old armor, but now is the perfect opportunity.Taking flight, or close to flight anyways you hound the snooty little jerk as he attempts to flee.His escape is cut short when you use your plasma blade to cut the back end of his hovercar off. The white hot energy blade cuts like the metal body of the car is made of air a dazzling display of heat discolored metal and sparks dance through the air, right before you grab the idiot driver and make your descent to the ground."Please! Please! Have mercy! I'll give you everything I have, I'm wealthy beyond belief! Please!"Snot and tears mix and drip from his face, right before the sea of piss comes out of his rediculous outfit. Rather than a sensible pilot suit, her has what looks like some poofy gold thread throwback to some ancient era."Ugh. I wouldn't waste the effort of killing you, you miserable wretch.:The brief hope plays onto Carolus' as his smile reaches his ears and he kisses you armored feet. He recoils though when the heated metal burns his lips. Dumbass, you were just using the thrusters on your feet to catch him."Refrain from groveling I will not allow you to live, you have broken the eddict and therefore you must die. I merely intend to expedite your death."You grab the blubbering imbecile and make way to the nearest settlement. It takes over an hour and you have to shut off your audio to avoid listening to Carolus' constant pleading. You'll need to clean your armor as well. He's went and soiled himself and some of it has unfortunately gotten on your armor.Rushing toward the nearest city the wind rushing by and the ecstasy of using your old armor again is just what you need to wrap up this little diversion. You humiliate an opponent, take all of his possessions, then watch him get torn apart by an angry mob. Good day all things said.When you arrive at the city, you touch down near the center square before dropping off Carolus. The crowd from the looks of it have been watching your fight. The many neaby holoscreens in the area are focused on your unmoving titan and the wrecked Hector. The assembled civilians look in curiosity as you land and leave your present.(1/2)
>>2436912>Take him in so he can be humiliated on a galactic level when they put him on trial then execute him
>>2437032"Hello. Just so you know this. Is the pilot who intened to kill you all for his amusement. You may scan his face as I have already alerted the authorities to his identity and checked his meaningful information with the bounty registry. Do with him as you will."You leave the doomed pilotjust as the mob closes in. His screams of fear and pain as he is beaten, stabbed and eventually torn to shreds is excellent. You fear that sometimes your hatred and prejudice of nobles will overcome your sense and get you into trouble, but this is a most welcome sight. Youtake the opportunity to plant yourself on top of a tall building and drink a little bit. The sun is out and it really is a nice day. Maybe you'll visit one of the local resteraunts before leaving?>You confirm the kill and return to your fortress in orbit. The titan Hector is recovered nut obviously is fucked sideways. still good haul.LootWeapons>Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable)>Plasma mortar (3d6+2 energy weapon, torso mounted)>2x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10+2 energy weapon, shoulder mounted)Equipment>Heavy armor (+25hp)>Heavy shield (+2 to defense rolls)>Advanced targeting system (+1 to shooting rolls)>Massive reactor core (+2 to energy damage, stacks with heavy duty energy capacitors)>15 credits earned>You now have a second (but busted as shit) titan, Hector-the bright warriorThat's all for tonight. I'll be back on sunday night at 8pm EST.Hope to see you then.
>>2437062Not sure if I will be around when you are running or not. I will vote if I am.I think that we should strip the new titan of weapons and equipment to improve Algol. Something like the following could be our new loadout:Armament (6 slots)2 shoulder: 2 Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon)2 torso: 2x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon)2 arm: Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable)Equipment (4 slots)1. Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)2. Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)3. Massive reactor core (+2 to energy damage, stacks with heavy duty energy capacitors)4. Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)
>>2437062We can live without have guns on Algols hands. The Mastercrafted Laser Blaster should make up for them.Besides the Mastercrafted Laser Blaster and if we were to fix up the gaudy pile of shit, how much would the titan, weapons and equipment sell for?what would be the cost for hiring an artisan for the monster commissions?can we hail or shipping buddy later? possibly find some more npc's to socialize with?
>>2437221The titan in its current state would sell for 25 credits on accoun of being a beaten pile of gold shit essentially, but its core is still functional and evn if you don't bother to actively repair it it regenerates its internal systems. It would take more than a year of passive recuperation to get back in fightning shape, but some TLC from Rickert could get it done in half the time.A fully functional titan even without weapon and equipment would get a cool 100 credits. If the titan gains some traits even more.The laser cannons both go for 5 credits and the Plasma mortar goes for 10 credits.The laser blaster if you chose to sell it goes for 30 credits.for the equipment>heavy shield 10 credits>massive reactor core 15 credits>advanced targeting system 5 credits>heavy armor 5 creditsOverall if you were to sell off everything and a fully repaired Hector you could make a total of 185 creditsNow that at least in quest terms is alot of dough. Enough to probably to buyseveral loadouts worth of weapons and equipment for Algol and it would go a long way toward turning from a delta class titan into a beta class titan (which is a big deal, because beta class titans are bigger and have more weapon slots, health, and equipment slots).
>>2437221>cost of hiring an artisan for the monster commissionsTail blade into a titan melee weapon- 30 credits weapons stats would be (i changed them a little since the last thread) 2d10+str+energy damage, armor piercing, shield piercing.Claws into fist upgrades- 10 each weapon is now 1d8+str+energy damageFangs-don't know what kind of weapon they could be used for maybe teeth for a chain saw bayonet for the laser blaster? but something like 10 credits for the teethLightning spikes-10 credits to turn into arc launcher type weapons nothing special (1d10+energy damage weapons)Thunder cannon organ- also can't think of a good weapon idea, but the cost for it would 10 or 15 creditsConverting the beast equipment would be cost equivalent to ther ordinary counterparts, although the regen equipment would be unique and go for probably 30 creditsYou can totally make a social call with Neil, and if you go to any of the other sections on polaris you can find Npcs. Nobles on the top level, ordinary folk on the other 3 when I get back tonight I will put down what activites you can do in each section.
>>2437472If it takes that long then can we hire a crew to fix it up to a worthy state worth selling? How much would upgrading a ddelta class titan to a beta class cost?
>>2437472The Thunder Cannon organ could probably would work like the plasma mortar, or take up a head slot?
>>2437642>>2437646>hiring a crewYou could pay off an artisan and maybe some of their apprentices to handle the repair job to speed it up while also allowing freeing Rickert from doing it. You would probably end up paying 30 credits leaving with only a profit of 70 credits, but it would go faster, you could maybe get it fixed by the last match of the polaris round.>thunder cannon as a head mounted weaponI actually like that idea a lot. Algol having a built in weapon that he shoots out of his mouth. An extra ranged weapon like that would be nice. I'll consider that. You don't have a head weapon slot by default but it's possible.>upgrade to a beta class titan250 credits and with that upgrade you get base 300HP, 11 weapons slots (4 shoulder,3 torso, 4 arm mounted), You can one hand the two handed weapons and mount single handed weapons to your arms, and use an entire other class of two handed weapons (those are some big fucking guns), and on top of that you get a big bonus for strength checks against delta class titans.
A stroke of luck today I can start much earlier.Starting again at 3pm EST instead of 8pm. Hope you guys see this in time.
>>2437700Nice. Any more jobs we can take? I want to sell those spare shoulder lasers we have.
>>2437781Just the Pirate job, its easy money Titans are pretty much the apex predators of the galaxy with their only rivals being kaiju. A fleet of battle ships despite being roughly the same size aren't nearly as strong or as durable as a titan. The down side is that there will be little loot because the battleships don't have any titan tier weaponry.You'll get some more job options after the next match in the tournament.>selling stuffYou can go to the top section to sell titan equipment to other pilots. Artisan's will buy rare stuff, but they don't care to buy stuff they could make themselves and make a greater profit.
>>2438017Would we get a better reward if we captured the larger ships mostly intact and capture some pirates alive? I have this idea of having Algol float around and just poke at their thrusters with a finger to immobilize them. Then call the galactic police force to aprehend the pirates.Would the Holmer titan sell for more if we removed all the gems and gold? How much would the unnecessary shiny bits sell for?Just throwing out some ideas to the other anons. What do you guys think about donating a credit to the few worlds that suffered from the noble bitch fit? What if we told Rickert who we are and brought him along?
>>2438038Wait shit. I mistook the guy we meet with Rickert. I freakin forgot his name.
>>2438038If we can put a weapon in algol's head as a future possibility, what about including the monster teeth for a bite attack? Maybe include some monster flesh to act as skin so Algol can speak in sync with Rickert and make facial expressions?Bio-mechanic stomach too to fuel monster electric bits?
>>2438039>>2438038>the guy whose name your forgotThe guy we made friends with is Neil Schultz a businessman who owns a shipping and drydock company.>selling all of the ornamental metal from hectorYeah i'd say all of the gold and platinum would be worth some cash. Loot update>assorted precious metals. 10 creditsGold and the like aren't as valuable as they used to be due to space mining making mineral resources much more abundant.>Better rewardNo unofrtunately. The pirate hunting is meant to be an easy job to make a little cash. The authorities really don't care if they are taken dead or alive, so blast them to your hearts content, or make em squirm. Either option is valid.>Monster teeth bite attack, monster flesh face, bio mechanic stomach batteryAll interesting ideas, I'd say that you could pull all of these off. As long as it makes some sense and doesn't break the game I'll go along with it.
>>2438068So no extra cash for possibility or getting whole debatable intact ships? Dang. Let's do it then I guess.Any news on the noble we left behind and the people saved?
>>2438082>pirate hunting is a go>the fate of carolus and the reception of the localsCarolus is quite dead as he was mobbed by the inhabitants of the city he was planning on destroying, then torn to pieces by said mob.Your communications center was flooded by millions of thank you letters for stopping the disaster. You know like people saying they'll name their kids after you and that they're gonna make a statue of algol in the center of the city you visited.The story is already circulating across the galactic internet and gaining traction. You have gained some popularity and now your fights from polaris are also getting more traction.as an added option>do you want to upload your recording of the battle between you and the kaiju?yes or no?now that its past 3 I'll write the next prompt.>writing
>>2438101>do you want to upload your recording of the battle between you and the kaiju?On one hand, any opponent who wants to get an edge on us will see. On the other, trillions of people will watch it and it would be a crime to not let some family enjoy monster murder from the comfort of their homes.Ok. So maybe an anon or two might be against this or not, but I would like to suggest we donate a single unit of our titan funding credit to the survivors of dickweed's tantrum and the rebuilding of cities.Can we use the ten credits worth of gold to hire a team of the most sadistic lawyers on this side of the galaxy to seize all of the assets of dipsticks holds and possessions? i.e. can we sue him family for everything they're worth?
>>2438101>do you want to upload your recording of the battle between you and the kaiju?yes.
>>2438101Voting yes. Just notices I didn't exspicited said yes or no in my post.
The light burning of the gifted liqour you recieved from one of your adoring fans fills you with two different types of warmth.While you hate nobles and probably would ahve killed the uppity cunt on principle alone, you are genuinely happy that you could save some innocent lives. You didn't have the power or the luxury to play the hero when you were a soldier, but now that you have a titan some light heroics is no longer beyond you.Speaking of heroics you look once more into the bounty registry. Nothing critical like a rampaging titan or kaiju, but the pirate fleet from earlier hasn't been destroyed. Hardly a challenge, but you have to be a real asshole to be considered a REAL pirate. Space warfare is common enough that some awful crimes can occur with some regularity, but to gain this kind of bounty can only mean they may have bombarded and heavily damaged a heavily populated planet. Tens of millions of deaths.You take another sip of your alcohol and set a course for their last known whereabouts.Time to make a trip to the shooting gallery.>you head toward the pirate fleet and get into Algol before engaging them.>Do you take your normal loadout or do you replace your arm ounted weapons with the big gun?Yes or no>what equipment do you take?normal loadout (H. thrusters, adamntium plate, heavy capacitors, heavy armor)new loadout (what is it? Use loot and current inventory, no monster stuff though)Drifting lazily toward the feet you take note of their formation. Unremarkable orb formation, smaler ships making up the outer perimeter , capital ships in the center, overlapping fields of fire and all that.Standard military vessels, gunmetal exterior, batteries of guns, missile pods and some larger weapons. This won't be too hard.>Enemy engaged: Hydra Pirates>20 heavy cruisers 1hp (incapable of harming you)>5 Battle ships 5hp (1d4 energy damage per ship)>1 dreadnaught 15HP (2d4 ballistic damage)what do you do?>shooting gallery, unleash your arsenal and kill them at your leisure>bully, close to melee and starting punching and bludgeoning them>strength (grab the dreadnaught and use it like a bat)>other
>>2438187Nope the moment Carolus decided to break the edict, his family disowned him and actually set the original bounty of 10 credits. They did the right thing and to be honest they felt genuinely really bad about the whole thing and are paying for the damages out of pocket.
>>2438195>bully, close to melee and starting punching and bludgeoning themPretty much punch the battleships, then threaten the dreadnaught to destroy the smaller ship before we crush it and make it their grizzly tomb.
>>2438213Oh. Now I feel like a chode. Good on them for having actual morals and empathy.I have this idea of capturing the capital ship relatively in good condition and giving it to Niel.
>>2438213Oh right. Voting for normal load out. We don't need the big gun for this.
>>2438195>>strength (grab the dreadnaught and use it like a bat)Lets play some baseball
>>2438195Wait. I change my vote to Alpha Strinking everything but the Dreadgnaught. Because I think we only get the bounty if we get them all, and it would suck of one of the managed to escape....still want that Dreadnaught though.
>>2438195>strength (grab the dreadnaught and use it like a bat)Algol does not need hand held weapons; his opponents themselves are part of his arsenal.
>>2438195>Do you take your normal loadout or do you replace your arm ounted weapons with the big gun?Keep that one hidden for the tournament.>what equipment do you take?Swap the heavy armour for the reactor, fill empty weapon slots/ballistic slots with energy weapons>shooting gallery, unleash your arsenal and kill them at your leisure
>>2438195Would it be possible to make some kind of intimidation roll for then to surrender?
>>2438280Hmmm. Yes. Before making any rolls I want to see the best and most terrifying threat any of anons can dish out. If it's good enough I'll let you roll against the fleet for them to give up on the spot.
UpdateFor Alpha striking>>2438258>>2438266For baseball bat dreadnaught>>2438235>>2438263>2 votes for not using big gun>1 vote for using normal loadout>1 vote for all energy weapon loudout with heavy armor replaced with reactor
>>2438287I'll give it a shot. I hope this is good. Oh add some distortion to comms to make it extra spooky.>"Lo and behold, me. Your judge. Your executioner. Your GOD. Your pathetic guns won't save you. Your gods will not aid you. You have so thoroughly damned yourselves that no one will pray for you upon your passing. My godmachine thrums with the primal hunger to devour all of your souls, but I will offer you one. Single opportunity.">"Throw down your arms and prostrate yourselves unto me metaphorically). You will do as I command without question, else I will crush all of you in my hands, and enjoy every moment of it."
>>2438287>"You will surrender to me. Not because of anything I say to you now but because of one simple fact."Then fire at one of the small ships."You do not want to be next."
My plan is to get then to turn themselves in under the threat of annihilation and put them into prison system that uses their prisoners for labor. Or sell then into slavery. Either works.
>>2438327In addition: have Algol punch his fist together. If we were in atmosphere i could imagine all of their ships shaking from the shockwave. But since we're in space that's another can of beans....unless the first hit with an exceptional amount of force, then maybe?
>>2438379Slavery isn't really a thing in the galaxy, not because of morals mind you, but because technology has davanced far enough that there's no real demand for brute labor that slavery is meant to fill. Drones and robots do stuff like picking food and really dangerous or simple jobs. Poverty is actually quite rare as well as a result of resources being so plentiful.
>>2438444What about human test dummies for lab experiments?
>>2438452Mostly cloned tissue for localised experiments and prisoners for full human subjects, there are plenty death row inmates who no one gives a shit about.
>>2438339>>2438365You gently move toward the pirate formation before sarting up your decryption programs. Titans are unhackable because the only part of a titan with wireless capabilities is the comm array, everything else is hardline all the way through. Would be real shitty to build a titan just for some jackass to shut it down remotely.You however had taken the opportunity to put some hacking tech in just in case you have to deal with something like this.Not long after starting you have complete control over their comm systems. Time for some browbeating.To add to your performance you amplify the power in Algol's hand then slam both hands together. The storm of lightning and sparks has an immediate response. You keep up the light show and do the same with your ranged weapons. Stray bolts of lightning from the plasma mortars actually destroys one of the cruisers as get closer.Show time, you edit your vocals a little with some reverb and distortion to get them going. Your voice is incredibly deep and imposing already but some finetuning never hurts.>"Lo and behold, me. Your judge. Your executioner. Your GOD. Your pathetic guns won't save you. Your gods will not aid you. You have so thoroughly damned yourselves that no one will pray for you upon your passing. My godmachine thrums with the primal hunger to devour all of your souls, but I will offer you one. Single opportunity.">"You will surrender to me. Not because of anything I say to you now but because of one simple fact.">"You do not want to be next.">"Throw down your arms and prostrate yourselves unto me (metaphorically). You will do as I command without question, else I will crush all of you in my hands, and enjoy every moment of it."Roll Bo2 1d20+2
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2438523
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2438523Fear Me.
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2438523Is the Bo2 the modifier to the d20, or an addition to the existing bonus?
>8Well fudge. Better luck next time I guess.
Rolled 5 (1d20)Rolling for pirates
>>2438556whelp. We did better then them. Least I think we did
>the pirates reconsider trying to fight a giant metal space devil and give up.You are bombarded with surrender messages, the pleas for mercy flash across your main screen with enough frequency that the red alert lights gives you a headache.Ah the old fire and brimstone act never fails. It helps that spacefarers tend to be rather superstitious though.You get the pirates to line up so you can tear off their weapons before escorting them to the nearest authority. You are careful to make sure none escape and while some make an attempt you destroy them before they can make it too far.Soon enough the pirates are offloaded onto some world and temporarily imprisoned until they can be moved to a penal colony.The money rolls in and at least the available contracts are expended.Time to return to polaris.>pirates taken into custody>5 credits gainedWhat do you do once you return to Polaris?>Go to the artisans>visit Polaris station (I'll fill in what you can do in what areas if you choose to go)>Call Neil and try to get togethor to do something.
>>2438600>Call Neil and try to get togethor to do something.Did we get to keep the pirate ships and weapons?
>>2438622If you want to, by maritime law they belong to you.
>>2438631I do in fact want them. Could make for some target practice, or possibly make a collection.
>>2438600>visit Polaris station - looking to sell some of our scrap before going to the artisans.
>>2438600>Call Neil and try to get togethor to do something.
>>2438600>Call Neil and try to get togethor to do something
>>2438600>>visit Polaris station (I'll fill in what you can do in what areas if you choose to go)Out of curiosity the level with the mechanics that you mentioned. What can we find down there? or are we going to have to go check ourselves.
>>2438699I remember that there was....>upper level: full of nobles and rich folks>upper mid: where we went the first time.>Mid level: shops?>lower levels: engineers and the hard workers.
>>2438699I'll give a rundown of what each level has to offerUpper level (nobles)>search for a duel>sell and trade weapons and equipment>schmooze with the nobles (painful but useful)upper middle level (tournament commision)>Visit tournament offices for information>Go to fan areas to talk turkey about titans>Go to betting pools to bet money on next matchLower Middle level (normal city area)>Socialize with normal people>Hang out with friends (if you have any other than neil who you can find on any section more or less)Lower level (working class section, also some grittier activities)>go to the fighting arena (fist fights, power armor duels, wrestling)>Racing (jet bikes, hover cars)>Go to workshops (not about buying stuff, but learning stuff and experimenting in your spare time)
>>2438715Im curious if the level with the engineers and workers may help us find someone that could help make our titan better.
PC updateCurrent statusPC: Rickert VolgunsenCurrent Titan funds: 30 (payment for kaiju, titan, and pirate hunts recieved)Current tournament status: 1st round Pilot 3pts.Titan: Algol- The devil starHP: 100+25HPTraits:Incredible strength (+2 to melee damage and strength checks)Unrelenting might (Bo3 when making melee and strength checks instead of Bo2)Armament (6 slots)2 shoulder: 1 Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon), 1 Heavy autocannon (3d6 ballistic weapon)2 torso: 2x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon)2 arm: 1x double barreled laser cannon (2d6 energy weapon), 1x single barrel laser cannon (1d6 energy weapon)Equipment (4 slots)1. Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)2. Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)3. Heavy armor (+25 HP)4. Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)Current loot:Hector The bright warrior- Delta class Titan (inoperable)Precious metals and jewels- 10 creditsTitan parts-Weapons>Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable)>Plasma mortar (3d6+2 energy weapon, torso mounted)>2x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10+2 energy weapon, shoulder mounted)Equipment>Heavy armor (+25hp)>Heavy shield (+2 to defense rolls)>Advanced targeting system (+1 to shooting rolls)>Massive reactor core (+2 to energy damage, stacks with heavy duty energy capacitors)Kaiju Parts->Lightning claws (Titan unarmed melee upgrade)>Adamantine Scales (armor material, decoration)>Lightning fangs(weapon material, decoration)>Thunder tail Blade (weapon material)>2x Lightning spikes (weapon material)>Thunder cannon organ (weapon material)>Static shield organ (equipment material)>Sensor scrambling organ (equipment material)>Kaiju regenerating organ (equipment material)Ships (operable)20 heavy cruisers5 Battleships1 dreadnaught
>>2438773Neil and socializing with the normal people in the middle level. We need more friends.
>>2438773>go to the fighting arena (fist fights, power armor duels, wrestlingPower armour duels
>>2438622>>2438670>>2438698For call neil>>2438669>>2438699For go to the station
>>2438903Anyone else want to vote? otherwise Where do you want to hang out with neil?>aboard your fortress (reveal your status as a pilot)>go to the upper middle level (nerd out on more titan matches)>Lower middle level (go hang out at bar or some kind of friendly activity)>lower level (go see a race or a fight, see what neil knows about shipbuilding and trade notes)
>>2438934>lower level (go see a race or a fight, see what neil knows about shipbuilding and trade notes)
>>2439099>>2439101>meeting neil in the lower section to do some guy stuff, like fights, races and learn engineering and shit.>writing
We can always tell him later that we are the pilot. He probably shouldnt be that upset with us.
>>2439244I can't fathom why he'd ever be upset, but sure (we can tell him later).Do you think he'll pick up on the hints?
You wake from your customary brief slumber just before arriving once more at Polaris.One more week before the match, which considering all of the wonderful money and gear you've acquired will be even more successful then before.The only problem you face now is waiting until the next match. With no jobs available, you could always look for a duel, but with the next match so close you imagine most of the other pilots won't risk any kind of damage. You might visit the artisans, but any personal order will take until after the coming match, and buying their stock then installing won't take more than a day at best.six days of inactivity is hardly a good use of your time, and you've never been one one to lay about unless you were very tired, and your excursions and hunting has left you in high spirits if nothing else.As you pace about your modestly furnished chambers a thought occurs. That fellow you met at the Atlas club is still at Polaris, or at least you suspect he is. Neil seemed like a decent fellow. A family man on sabbatical fom his company to spend time with his kin and enjoy the festivities. He showed an appreciable amount of knowledge about titans and at least in the brief amount of time you interacted with him he seemed like a friendly man.It's been a long time since you've had friends. Real friends anyways. You were among the last of your unit after the war, and in your time as a mercenary general you kept your underlings at arms length. A good commander must not become too atttached to the lives of his soldiers, or else he risks losing his edge.It stings to remember that you've spent a long time without good company, but now you have someone to enjoy camradarie with for a change.You saw some ads for racing and fighting events in the lower section, and neil is a ship-builder by trade, he could probably talk endlessly on the complexities of the engineering behind a ship.You type in his contact number into your command console and wait for a response."Hello this is Neil. Might I ask who this is?" Neil intones neutrally. You aren't surprised at his professional tone it's likely he may get annoying calls from his underlings even while on vacation."Neil it's Rickert Volgunsen, I met you at the Atlas club several weeks ago. We exchanged information."Neil's tone immediately changes the moment you begin speaking"Oh yeah I remember, I tried calling, but there was no response, I was thinking you gave me a dummy number.""Oh no, I was just out of system on some business I just got back in fact, I called to ask if you were available."Neil chuckles and you can here some other laughter from the background, his family you imagine."No problem, I know exactly how that feels. Yes I am free right now, were you planning on going to socialize?"(1/2)
>>2439320You return Neil's chuckle before answering "yes in fact I was planning on going to the lower section and attending some of the events. They have a plethora of cage fighting matches, a jet bike race, and the workshops are open to the public, I thought that maybe your love of titan dueling extended to some other competetive sports."You hear Neil's laughter turn to guffaw's and before you say anything he replies "Oh man I knew I had a good felling about you. That sounds like a six pack of fun. Do you have anyone coming along?"You reply that you do not, You aren't familiar with anyone at Polaris, as you arrived here for the first time to attend the tournament."Well do you mind if I bring some of my friends and family along? My sister, and a couple of my work buddies were all looking for something to do until the next match, is that okay?">Do you allow Neil to bring his guests along?Yes or No After giving your answer you provide Neil with the information on where you'll meet and set up the time."See you Rickert.""The same Neil."You recline slightly as after you finish your social call. It's been a while since you were around ordinary people, even longer since you were just socializing rather than working.This will be fun you think.(2/2)What event's do you go see? Pick 2>cage fighting>Jet bike race> power armor combat>workshop crawl>drinking contest
>>2439389>Do you allow Neil to bring his guests along?Yes.> power armor combat
>>2439389>>Do you allow Neil to bring his guests along?Yes>Jet bike race> power armor combat
>>2439405>>2439450>>2439666>neil can bring his guests, and you decide to attend a jet bike race and power armored combat match.
>>2439690I would like to talk about workshop stuff as well
>>2439697Me too.>>2439690We can shoot the shit when he arrives. >Neil Schultz, 89 CEO of schultz shipping and dry dock. Proxima pontifex, Paran system.>He's a shipping and space vessel producer.Did a little looking into Neil. I bet he's making a fortune off the Titan fights, what with people flowing through the station.
Once you reach the appointed place to meet Neil you notice that he and his guests are already present. As you approach you get a better look at neil's company. There are two men and 1 woman with him. You notice that the woman looks similar to neil although she looks considerably younger. Whether that meant she was actually younger than Neil is up in the air. One thing you don't appreaciate about this modern society is that the apparent age of any person is more or less optional. Some in their 100s could still look like they are in their 30s while someone else could look their age. You kept the scars on your specifically so that others would get the impression that you weren't some young man.The two men didn't look like Neil, but both were of medium height and had the kind of softness that comes with middle age and soft living. They shared the greyed hair with neil, but both men are decidedly plain, no remarkable features, but no decidedly ugly or exagerrated features. They seemed to be the same age, seemed being the operative word, but if you had to guess they were around the same age as Neil, somwhere in their eighties with a moderate effort to slow their aging. These must be Neil's business associatesThe woman then must be Neil's sister, as they share the same slight nose and genial features. You wonder if Neil shares the light blonde hair she does, but then again that might not be her natural hair color. She's pretty though and tall for a woman, being roughly the same height as her brother. Both her and Neil reach above the middle of your chest.You extend your hand to shake Neil's once you are within reach."Glad to see you made it Rickert, right on time."You nod and once you have the chance you shake hands with all 3 of Neil's companions then introduce yourself."Hello my name is Rickert Volgunsen, I'm an associate of neil's, I'm pleased to make your acquaintance."The two men you learn are Neil's chief business partners, Lawrence Fischman, and Samuel Maudlin who are also on vacation with their families."You could say this is a company retreat. Hehehehe." Both men chortle at the rather lame joke, but otherwise seem to be friendly men.His sister seems friendly as well which is a pleasant surprise, as women have never been especially comfortable around you. Except women who were also augmented, as they obviously wouldn't be as intimidated by your great stature."I'm pleased to meet you Mr.Volgunsen, my brother has told me that you both had good time obssessing over the tournament." She smiles pleasantly, whether due to genuine mirth or mere politness you aren't sure.Your introduction settled you break out the itinerary you had prepared."I have already found out what events are happening today, The first if the jet bike race in one of the enclosed tracks."Neil and his companions node in agreement."Sounds good big man, lead the way" Neil and co. step in behind you as you navigate the party to the race track.(1/2)
>>2439912Once ou reach the track you look at your holo bracer and consider the preparations you had made for the day.what did you do in advance for the race?>you signed up to race in a heat (you want to impress you new acquantainces with some of your varied skills).>you didn't sign up you just bought some nice seats.(2/2)
>>2439931>you didn't sign up you just bought some nice seats.
>>2439931>you signed up to race in a heat (you want to impress you new acquantainces with some of your varied skills).
>>2439931Changing my vote to racing. No harm if we lose.
>>2440014>>2440018>you got a need for speedOnce enter the complex you turn to inform your companions of your plans."If it's alright with you all I registered to particpate in one of the races, only one though and there are three scheduled, but I have a jet bike of my own and I wnated to try my luck a little just wanted to inform you ahead of time."Neil and co seem a little surprised by you sudden news, but they seem to approve.Neil slaps you on the back. "Well that's interesting, and I don't mind at all infact it pretty interesting, I never asked you what your job was? Are you a hotshot racer or something?You smile, but shake your head "No but I enjoyed racing when I was younger."Neil turns to his friends. "You okay with this?"Both Lawrence and Samuel shrug "I'm fine with it." "I don't know any of the racers here so it gives me someone to cheer for."Neil's sister smiles softly and nods. "I don't mind, in fact it's pretty interesting. I mean controlling a het bike in race is pretty dangerous. Do you think you'll win?"You scratch you chin in mock thought before answering "No, it's been a fairly long time since I've raced anyone, but I still practice so I'll be okay.You tell your new friends that you'll meet them after your race is finished and hand them their seat tickets.Not long afterward you get on your jet bike and get ready to take off.>My mistake earlier I forgot to tell you what Neil's sisters name was. It's Sarah>race is up next.
>You suit up and get on yur bike and are placed onto a platform that will raise onto the trackThe platform your bike rests on slowly reaches its peak, revealing the enclosed track. The building is massive in size, with miles of metallic track, jumps, and as you look closely changing path ways.The chamber is miles wide and close to a mile tall, a truely grand chamber. Huge light illuminate the chamber and reveal the floating drones holding cameras positioning themselves behind you and each racer. The gleaming metal of the path glittering due to the building sized lights above.You go through one more check, your elongated bike's thrusters flaring and repuslor jets humming mightily to keep you afloat.This bike was a gift from a dear friend who passed a long time ago, but the paint job he gave it remains. You made sure of that. Bright yellow and black, the front of the bike painted in the likeness of a wolf. The "Apex Predator" In Big scarlet letters along the side. It's never failed you even when you used to ride it into battle on occasion, and you doubt it will fail now.The starting light begin to tick down until the great horn blares.IT BEGINSMusic from a bygone era blares from the chambers sound speakershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9ie2J2690ROLL 1d20+2
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440287Fuck
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440219we have a need for speed currently
Rolled 10, 14, 7, 9, 15, 1, 8, 17, 14, 5, 19 = 119 (11d20)>>2440293rolling for your placement
So, I have not been on qst for a while. I was wondering what the Team Mini, and Team Peanut Butter was about?
1,5,7,8,9,10,12(you),14,14,15,17,19You are dead center in the pack to start.>Racing starts with each racer having a number which decides what your placement is.>Successfully getting past obstacles and beating your opponents will increase this number, while failing will decrease it.Your first obstacle is a jumpRoll 1d20+2 Beat:10Your first obstacle is a large jump if you miss it you will fall be
>>2440331No idea, it is driving me insane whatever it is.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2440351
Rolled 18, 10, 7, 17, 17, 11, 20, 5, 9, 18, 11 = 143 (11d20)>>2440361good. you pass>rolling for other racers in order ignoring you.
>>2440358It's 4chan April fools.
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440351
>>2440372order now is2,6,6,9,11,13(you),16,13,14,18,20Slight changes in order but for the most part the order holds.(1/6 events passed)Roll 1d20+2 You are coming up on a open field filled with metal hills and pits you have to navigate.Beat:14
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440398SPEEEEEEED!
>>2440380It's pure shit
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440398
>>2440406You can roll twice I should have said something but its Bo2
Rolled 4, 2, 17, 11, 19, 5, 4, 1, 15, 14, 9 = 101 (11d20)>>2440406>>2440423rolling for other racers
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440434
Rolled 8, 1, 13, 2, 15, 6, 4, 8, 3, 10, 9 = 79 (11d20)>>2440434Order is now1,5,7,9,10,10,12 (you),14,14,15,19,19My numbers may be wrong but its not that important(2/6 obstacles cleared)You are now on a straight stretchRoll 1d20+2 to gain 2 points but lose no points beat: 16>rolling for other racers
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440358least I am not the only one.>>2440498
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440498
>>2440516You get +4 instead of +2order is now1,5,7,9,10,10.16 (you).188.8.131.52.19
Rolled 6, 9, 6, 11, 10, 8, 20, 13, 11, 3, 1 = 98 (11d20)(3/6) parts/obstacles clearedYou have to ride a wall nowRoll 1d20+2 beat:16
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440542Come on baby. One more crit.
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440555Er, one more?
>>2440542current order0,4,7,8,9,9,13,14,15 (you),16,17,18(4/6) areas completeComing up on another area for rough terrain, with the rough spots movingBeat:16
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440582NEED FOR SPEEEED!
Rolled 3, 4, 19, 13, 14, 15, 12, 9, 3, 2, 11 = 105 (11d20)>>2440590fuck okay another crit when you crit previously means a +3 instead of a +2>rolling for other racers
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2440599Wait. Earlier was +4 (forgot the mod). Does this make it now a +5, +6, or still just a +3?
>>2440611I am still not sure how the placement works to begin with. Pretty sure we have to beat the dc and the other racers rolls while the other races also have to do so. Least that is what I am getting,
>>2440599order is now-1,3,7,8,8,8,12,13,15,16,17,18 (you)(5/6) cleared final stretchroll 1d20+2 beat the other racers rolls>>2440611+3 as in +3 points to your racing position if you simply passed it would be a +1 but since crit and also crit previously in the same race the bonus was larger
>>2440638Placement is based on the amount of points you possess, the higher your points the higher your placement in the race. Your starting points are decided when the race begins.
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440645>>2440653that makes sense. I might have just mis read it originally.
>>2440645So I guess the roll nod stays +2?Roll?
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2440645>>2440668Eh....guess I'll roll too.
Rolled 8, 4, 9, 4, 8, 17, 3, 3, 6, 9, 13 = 84 (11d20)let's see how this turns out.
>>2440668You win. Congrats. I'll write the updaye post and then we'll wrap up for the night. Is that okay?
>>2440682did we just win?
>>2440688Yup you rolled higher than any other racer, and you were in first, so that means you win.
>>2440699The reward of success is great, but I wouldnt mind if there was some reward, nor would i mind if there wasn't.
>>2440712yeah there is a reward for doing races and fights and what not. Since you came in first, and dodging obstacles was a major part of this race, you gain a trait as a pilot. I didn't list it but from being a super soldier you gain a +2 bonus to offensive actions. From this you gain a +1 to defense.
The roar of your bike's engine sends shivers up your spine as the sudden acceleration pulls and presses upon you, you can fell blood trying to rush down ward as you climb up the track and move toward a massive jump.The other racers Begin to jockey for positions and just as the track begins to narrow you nudge you way into the center of the pack. The heavy rumbling of a dozen engines makes thinking difficult, plus the forces on your body make reacting difficult even with your protective suit.As you continue to climb the track you reach the precipice right before an empty gap. You flare you thrusters just as you hit the edge and sail thorugh thair taking the opportunity to move ahead of one of other racers, throttling you engine just enough to overcome him while you're both in the air. You don't look to see if any racers missed the jump and have to climb back to join the rest of the pack.You continue to gain speed and soon you are on a field of uneven metal ground. Hapazard metal hills and ditches fill you path and despite your efforts you overshoot one of the hills and lose partial control of you bike, you begin spinning furiously before you can straighten out and get back on track.You grip the throttle of you bike with all you might and prepare to sling shot your way back into the pack. Dipping behind on the racers right before gunning the engine with all of your might just as you arrive at a straight stretch.Your gambit works and you rocket passed several racers to move toward the front of the pack somewhere near fourth closely following and being followed by other racers.The intense force on your body when you turn into steep curve toward a bare wall is enough to make even your augmented bones creak, but despite your speed your attempt at running along the wall fails, and you must take the time to move to the main track again from below. Weaving passed the others who failed you climb back onto the track, sliding in front of another and tearing up ground toward more rough terrain.You throw any attempt at navigating through or around the uneven metal field and instead gun your bike and flare your repsulsors as hard as possible just as you reach on of the highest metal hills. You leap to thefront of the pack and remain in complete control side sliding before correcting yourself.You don't let up on the throttle for a second and while the increasing g-force pains you the other racers cannot keep up. Your creaking bones feel like they might break just as your bike crosses the finish line.Once you slow to a reasonable speed you take the time to wave to the crowd. Adulating in their cheers and applause. The, you turn into the exit pathway, and stop before slumping over you bike in exhaustion. You look at your spedometer, 530mph. Geeze you were pushing even your endurance with that kind of speed.Satisfied with your own performance you retire and put up your bike and soon enough you join Neil and co.(1/2)
>>2440865"Hell yeah Rickert!" Neil immediately jumps up and chest bumps you as soon as you arrive."Holy shit man that was awesome! You gotta show me some of this moves! I gotta bike too, but damn!" Before Neil can bombard you with questions Sarah waves down her brother down and leads you to your seat."Sorry about that, but Neil likes to live the life of adrenaline junkie vicariously. He has all kinds of extreme sports and combat gear at home, but he never really uses them."Lawrence and Samuel both nod their approval, but thankfully don't decide to remain seated.Samuel decides to speak up."When you said you were gonna race, I just thought you were doing for fun and that winning it wasn't your intention, but I must say I'm impressed. You went through that course like you memorized it. You told Neil you weren't a bike jockey, but where did you learn to ride like that.""I used a jet bike occasionally when I was in the army. I was heavy infantry during the Nemean gulf conflict. If you want to avoid getting blasted it was didge or die"You see Lawrence pale visibly at the reference to your service record."Dear god above you were in that war?" Lawrence covers his mouth before he gives another look over.Samuel looks perturbed at your answer as well. before you can say anything he interjects."I'm sorry if I brought anything up mr. Volgunsen, just... you have my condolences for any family or friends you may have lost."The sentiment you would say isn't heartwarming but you appreciate that both he and lawrence understand how much of a cluster fuck the whole war was. 10 years of complete shit for absolutely nothing. His expression of horror summed it up good."No problem, I made my pace with what happened a long time ago."Sarah breaks up the sudden mood shift, by handing you some food."We got some concessions earlier, please help yourself since you bought these seats."Neil coughs slightly before pointing back to the track."Next race is starting you want to take a guess on who will win?"A small smile appears on your face. It seems that Neil and his friends are okay people. Been a long time since you were around anyone who could show concern."I would like that.">You enjoy a time at the races with Neil, Sarah, Samuel, and Lawrence>trait gained for Rickert: Artful dodger (+1 to defense rolls)>relationship with Neil increasedThat's all for tonight. I'll see you anons tommorrow around 7PM EST
>>2440991This is better than the golden trophy or medal I was expecting.So I guess that means the power armor fisticuffs is next on the list?
>>2441592Yeah, You'll get an option to participate in the power armor brawl as well. It's a free for all fight with light guns set to lock up the armor when a certain damage threshold is reached. Its not lethal and the armor pretty much makes the wearer safe from any real harm. Rickert remembers that this was how they trained to first use power armor in battle. Think of airsoft or war games, but the technology is advanced enough that it pretty much perfectly simulates combat.If you win the match you'll get a trait for rickert that allows you to use a Bo3 for ranged attacks instead of Bo2I will say though, while rickert is a greenhorn titan pilot despite his recent success, he is a disgustingly competent soldier. He made the fortune needed to build Algol by being one of the best and most brutal mercenary generals in the galaxy over the course of nearly 30 years.
>>2442849Sounds like we might win then.
You arrive at the combat arena by tram, and now that you get a look at the building it's almost breathtaking. The exterior of the building is wrought like a relief carving. The walls are lined with scenes of battles and adventure, warriors from ancient eras and beasts fighting and tearing into each other. Larger more detailed figures dominate large sections, no doubt depictions of ancient heroes and gods doing battle. Different areas were highlighted with different metals, like bronze and black steel. Really it was quite impressive. It was definetly a better piece of art than the gaudy decoration on Hector. So much much precious metal was gilded onto the titans exterior it made the machine look like some misshapen golden and platinum turd."You recognize anything on that fancy carving?" Neil nudges you in the ribs. "No unfortunately, I never really put any effort into learning ancient history or ancient warrior cultures, I had a friend though in the army who always has some line or quote from some soldier or hero when he needed some snappy one liner."Sarah snickers slightly from behind you."What was his best line?"You struggle to recall, Kazuo was always spouting an old saying or piece of soldierly wisdom from old dead warrior that you tuned it out after a while."The one that I always liked was one I can't remember, but I remember it was by a general to his soldiers before a large battle."Sarah shrugs "That's okay, I imagine that was a long time ago."You grimace a little recalling some of the memories you had of the nemean gulf."It's never long enough. I'm glad I only need to sleep an hour or so a day or else I would be seeing it all the time in my dreams and that's something I can live without."Neil coughs and gets your attention once again."You plan on doing a match here too, I'm a little curious as to how much you remember of kicking ass."You laughter is loud enough to get the attention of the crowd around you also moving toward the arena.>Did you enter into one of the power armor matches?Yes or no
>>2443143>YesWhy is there even a choice? We're here to dominate some unfortunate people.
>>2443341>>2443261>>2443188After having a good long laugh you stop enough to answer Neil's question."Don't worry I signed up for a match and I remember plenty on how kick ass."Your laugh degrades into a rumbling chuckle as you apprach the gate. You pass the second round of tickets to your friends before, departing once more to parepare."Watch for me I'll be the one with the black and red skull theme."Before Neil or any of the others can respond you disappear through the crowd.You have to remember to refrain from laughing so hard next time, you think you may have scared some small children nearby, but it's almost too funny to not laugh.You've fought from one edge of space to the other, and between your stint during the war and every little shooting conflict since then you've accumulated tens of thousands of hours of combat experience. There hasn't been any situation you ever been in and no enemy you haven't fought save titans and kaiju until recently. The only reason you didn't want to join every match was because it would probably be a little too easy for your tastes.As you enter the elevator to the arming chambers you contemplate what pieces of gear you should use.>You arrive beneath the arena and get suited up.>Here are Rickerts on foot fighting stats while in armor.Name:Rickert VolgunsenArmor: Custom suit HP:350Traits: Scarred veteran (+4 to offense and defense rolls)Elite heavy gunner (Bo4 for shooting rolls)Elite vanguard (Bo4 for melee rolls)Brutal fighter (crits on roll of 18 and up)Armament (5 slots) 1 Shoulder:1 arm:1 melee:1 primary weapon:1 ordinance:Equipment (4 slots)1.Master crafted jump jets (near flight in battle, extreme movement)2.Admantium frame and servos (+5 melee damage)3. Overcharged plasma core (+5 energy or ballistic damage)4. Master crafted force field (+10 damage resistance)Weapons (Choose 1 for each slot)-Shoulder>9 tube missile pod (3d8 ballistic damage, multi target 3)>Rail gun (4d6 ballistic damage, 3x critical)>Fusion ray (4d10 energy damage)-Arm>Twin barrel autogun (2d6 ballistic damage)>Scatter gun (1d10 ballistic damage, multi target 2)>Triple barrel laser gauntlet (3d4)Melee->Power hammer (2d10 melee damage, re-roll damage)>Vibro sword (2d8 melee damage, x2 energy bonus damage)>Lightning axe (3d8 meele damage, -2 to enemy rolls if you hit them)Primary weapon->Laser assault gun (5d6 energy damage,)>Missile launcher (4d8 ballistic damage, multi target 3)>Particle cannon (6d6 energy damage, x2 bonus damage ,recharge 1 round)note: x2 energy damage or x2 bonus energy damage means that the weapon doubles the +5 bonus damage you apply to damage rolls.Ordinance->Quake bomb (3d10 ordinance, enemies must make roll to not be knocked over)>Thermo flash bomb (enemy must make roll to dodge or take -3 due to paralyzed cameras)>Shatter grenade (3d4 ordinance, multi target 3)
>>2443540>-Shoulder>>9 tube missile pod (3d8 ballistic damage, multi target 3)>-Arm>>Twin barrel autogun (2d6 ballistic damage)>Melee->>Lightning axe (3d8 meele damage, -2 to enemy rolls if you hit them)>Primary weapon->>Laser assault gun (5d6 energy damage,)>note: x2 energy damage or x2 bonus energy damage means that the weapon doubles the +5 bonus damage you apply to damage rolls.>Ordinance->>Thermo flash bomb (enemy must make roll to dodge or take -3 due to paralyzed cameras)
>>24435401 Shoulder:>9 tube missile pod (3d8 ballistic damage, multi target 3)Set plasma core to energy weapon damage1 arm:>Triple barrel laser gauntlet (3d4)1 melee:>Lightning axe (3d8 meele damage, -2 to enemy rolls if you hit them)1 primary weapon:>Particle cannon (6d6 energy damage, x2 bonus damage ,recharge 1 round)1 ordinance:>Quake bomb (3d10 ordinance, enemies must make roll to not be knocked over)
>>2443540>>9 tube missile pod (3d8 ballistic damage, multi target 3)>Triple barrel laser gauntlet (3d4)>>Vibro sword (2d8 melee damage, x2 energy bonus damage)>Particle cannon (6d6 energy damage, x2 bonus damage ,recharge 1 round)>Thermo flash bomb (enemy must make roll to dodge or take -3 due to paralyzed cameras)
>>2443540Can we weild the lightning axe in one hand and the triple barrel laser gauntletvin the other?
Changing my ordinance to the Thermo flash bomb
>>2443659>You hold both primary and melee weapon at the same time, and the arm weapon can be used as well at the same time.When you chose your starting background they came with more than just Pilot traits.Super soldier made it easier to do fighting on foot and grind for pilot traits.Noble would have made getting people to duel easier and making powerful contacts easier.Artisan would have allowed you to build titan stuff on your own despite only having weeks for doing so during a tournament round, also reaching Beta class would have been quicker.Loadout selected>9 tube missile launcher>triple barrel laser gauntlet>Lightning axe>Particle cannon>Thermo flash bomb>writing
It's been far too long since you've donned your armor. The feed from your helmet is as crisp and high definition as always. Looking down at your armament you look at your Particle cannon and see the motto of your former unit."Come you Dogs do you want to live forever!"That was the quote you forgot. Its been too long since you took up your old arms, but the construction of Algol took up much of your time, and settling your mercenary affairs took up the rest of that time.Stretching your fleshly and mechanical muscles, the HUD in your helmet performs the last of the warm up routines. All lights green, systems nominal.You look up at the timer above you. 5 minutes until your little box opens and all hell breaks loose.Taking up your axe in your dominant hand you twirl it experimentally. The same as always."Alright let's see what on the menu today."The timer dings an then a blaring horn sounds. The box opens and the battle begins.>appropriate musichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjXou-PI8dIThe thrusters on your back and legs surge with irresistable force. You are propelled like a bullet across the arena bounding off armored barriers and walkways to the highest point in the arena with any cover.Need to survey the battlefield, take note of the conditions, indentify all hostile targets then take appropriate actionThe arena is a mashup of many platforms and filled with armored cover. You see that many of the other competitors have hunkered down in their own pieces of cover.Not the smartest moves. Few have decided to break for higher ground, but even with the threat of being shot at while out in the open, hunkering down while fighting other power armor equipped enemies is a rookie mistake. They can usually move fast enough that they can cover the gap if they attack from a odd angle, or if they just jump from cover to cover. The other problem is that eventually someone will just throw ordinance or focus fire at your position. Armor is good overall protection, but taking a full barrage isn't good for your long term health.You gotta keep moving, sedentary combat is for the regular ground pounders. Too many weapons on a suit can chew up cover, you best shot is to remain mobile. You had already switched spots halfway through your analysis in fact.Alright whose firstWhat's your first mark?> a group of 3>a group of 5>a group of 10
>>2443806>>a group of 5Really enjoying your quest lad
>>2443806>a group of 10Gonna guess that it wouldn't make much sense if we alpha strike in power armor.Surprise attack with the 9 tube missile pod, followed up with axe and tribarreled laser gauntlet?Just gotta use the jump jets to charge through the thickest of them. Yeah?
>>2443842My thinking is if we leave them, they'll get whittled down a bit making our attack on them easier.
>>2443806>a group of 10
>>2443842Your options on foo are slightly different then when using a titan.When you decide on how many target to hit, you'll get these options.>Strafe your opponents (fire your ranged weapons and dodge incoming fire)>Close to melee (put away your primary gun and start swinging your axe and punching, while avoiding the same)>Use ordinance (roll to see how many you damage or are affected by the ordinance affect)When you fire your ranged weapons for the first time you'll see if you hit and I'll have the totals for damage and from there you can pick which ones to focus on. The weapons with multi target fire is to help with the larger masses of enemies
>>2443869>Strafe your opponents (fire your ranged weapons and dodge incoming fire)
>>2443869>>Strafe your opponents (fire your ranged weapons and dodge incoming fire)
for group of 5>>2443836for group of 10>>2443842>>2443852>ten it is
>>2443869>Strafe your opponents (fire your ranged weapons and dodge incoming fire)If I understand right we can hit up to 5 targets (3 with missile pod, 1 with laser gauntlet, 1 with particle cannon)
Rolled 7, 10, 11, 6, 1, 2, 12, 2, 12, 20, 2, 3, 9, 12, 12, 7, 15, 10, 8, 4, 12, 11, 14, 13, 13 = 228 (25d20)>>2443885>>2443902>>2443919going for a strafing runhere's the health of the ten combatants1.100hp2.100hp3.100hp4.50hp5.50hp6.50hp7.50hp8.100hp9.100hp10.100hpEach is equiped with 3 weapons so you have 3x10 guns pointed at you. They all have the same damage values to save me the headache of having to do multiple sets of damage rolls.Roll 5d20+4 crits on 18 and up Bo4 for shootingI'll roll for the enemy combatants shooting at you. 30d20 with each 3 rolls being shoulder arm and primary weapon for each guy.after you roll to shoot roll 30d20+4 Bo3 to dodge.
Rolled 13, 9, 12, 15, 2 = 51 (5d20)>>2443979Need to roll 5 more dice. Never did know the limit of the amount of dice you could roll.
Rolled 3, 9, 7, 18, 4 = 41 (5d20)>>2443979
Rolled 1, 15, 16, 4, 11 = 47 (5d20)>>2443979
Rolled 13, 20, 13, 8, 15 + 4 = 73 (5d20 + 4)>>2443979
Rolled 14, 17, 16, 13, 8 + 4 = 72 (5d20 + 4)>>2443979
Rolled 18, 18, 4, 8, 20, 14, 10, 2, 13, 20, 7, 19, 3, 15, 4, 10, 7, 13, 11, 4, 10, 11, 14, 12, 20 + 4 = 291 (25d20 + 4)>>2443979
Rolled 2, 12, 7, 2, 8, 7, 10, 18, 11, 13, 3, 13, 17, 4, 9, 13, 20, 17, 10, 13, 3, 8, 18, 11, 19 + 4 = 272 (25d20 + 4)>>2443979Am I doing this right?
Rolled 16, 10, 18, 16, 8 = 68 (5d20)>>2444036>>2444034>>2444025>>2444019>20 negates 1 but no double damage>best rolls for each weapon are>14+4,20+4,16+4,18+4,15+4>rolling for 5 targets
Rolled 14, 1, 12, 4, 19 + 4 = 54 (5d20 + 4)>>2444041Rolling 5 more die
I'll say that you rolled on average high enough to dodge all of their combined fire, also you crited 3 times in seperate places.I didn't think this one through, but luckily you hit all the targets.Next time I'll just roll for 10 guys and just assume all three weapons hit.(I fucked up a little, apologies)Roll for damage3d8+5, 3d4+5, 6d6+10
Rolled 3, 2, 2 + 5 = 12 (3d8 + 5)>>2444074
Rolled 5, 6, 5 + 5 = 21 (3d8 + 5)>>2444074I assume you want us each to send in a separate response for each dice since we can not exactly roll different ones.
Rolled 2, 4, 2 + 5 = 13 (3d4 + 5)>>2444074
Rolled 4, 4, 2 + 5 = 15 (3d4 + 5)>>2444074
Rolled 1, 2, 8 + 5 = 16 (3d8 + 5)>>2444074
Rolled 2, 5, 4, 1, 3, 1 + 10 = 26 (6d6 + 10)>>2444074
Rolled 2, 1, 6, 5, 6, 2 + 10 = 32 (6d6 + 10)>>2444074
Rolled 1, 3, 1 + 5 = 10 (3d4 + 5)>>2444074
>>2444085I actually just remembered, that 18 and up is a crit. so the 3d4 is double damage.
Rolled 3, 1, 6, 4, 3, 1 + 10 = 28 (6d6 + 10)>>2444074
>>2444080>>2444085>>2444092>12 to 3 targets>13x2 to 1 target>26 to 1 targetEnemy health is now1.1002.1003.1004.385.386.387.248.749.10010. 100I auto selected the weakest targets to speed things up, but good job.>writing
>>2444113Next round we cannot use the particle cannon so only 4 possible targets with ranged. I think Thermo flash bomb is the smart option this next round.
The arena has probably about 30 or so other fighters than yourself, several are in smaller fire fights in isolated pockets, but you notice that 10 are trading potshots in close proximity. All nice and exposed from your perch.Let's see if any of these armored toddlers have some teeth.You leap from your perch and jet between cover avoiding lazy shots aimed from a handful of combatants not engaged yet.When you get with range you take a jump and flare your thrusyers. You soar into a arc as you climb and then flare your jet again to change direction once the first wave of fire comes.You go their attention and they all (stupidly) focus on you. This is a dangerous maneuver but you have the advantage of being able to dive into any cover in asecond and with your heavy armor and shields you can tank the few shots that can get through.You fire all of your weapons at once, the missiles from your shoulder homing on 3 lighter suits, before you take a sharp dip toward the ground, rushing across the metal surface catching another light suit near the neck, the nova like burst from your cannon catches one of the heavier suits in then staggering the armored fighter.In probably less than 10 seconds you engage strike and fall back into cover dashing and keeping out of sight.Surprisingly none of the other fighters break from the firefight. They hunker down and continue to take oppurtunity shots when able.Oh dear god, you hope they are rookies, because this shit would get you killed in any scenario let alone one where you're alone with no backup and everyone nearby wants to get a piece of you.Never stop moving, try your best to break line of sight, attack from where they aren't looking, you got the speed to do it dammit.Dear god you sound like your old NCO.Oh well what do now?>strafe again>melee time.>flashbang.
>>2444155>otherCan we get a meat shield?
>>2444155Changing my vote to flashbang. Is it foul play to use your opponents as melee weapons?
>>2444202Nah they'll be okay.
for strafe>>2444187For flashbang>>2444202>>2444267Roll 1d20+4 Bo4every mook who can't pass your highest roll takes the penalty.
>>2444273By the way after you flash them you get a free hit on everyone of the goons who get flashed without getting shot at. You still need to roll to hit them though they are at a -3
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2444273
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2444273
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2444278
Rolled 8, 3, 18, 16, 19, 11, 10, 3, 17, 5 = 110 (10d20)>>2444289>18rolling for mooks
>>2444317only two guys shoot at you, all the others are vulnerable and take a -3 due to fucked cameras
Rolled 15, 2, 6, 15, 2, 16, 4, 17, 19, 7 = 103 (10d20)Roll to shoot goons, If they are wounded already I'll direct the shots toward them.roll 4d20+4 Bo4>goons roll 10d20 ro dodge I'll account for the -3 except for number 3 and 5 who didn't get blinded.
Rolled 16, 13, 3, 18 + 4 = 54 (4d20 + 4)>>2444324
Rolled 7, 13, 13, 14 + 4 = 51 (4d20 + 4)>>2444324
Rolled 14, 20, 13, 8 + 4 = 59 (4d20 + 4)>>2444324
Rolled 8, 7, 2, 1 + 4 = 22 (4d20 + 4)>>2444324
Double damage for missile launcherall four of the weakest targets get hitI'll discount the 1roll 3d8+5 and 3d4 damage +5
Rolled 8, 6, 1 + 5 = 20 (3d8 + 5)>>2444367
Rolled 7, 7, 2 + 10 = 26 (3d8 + 10)>>2444367
Rolled 2, 1, 4 + 5 = 12 (3d4 + 5)>>2444367
Rolled 13, 5 = 18 (2d20)>>2444369>>2444372>20x2=40>12mooks4.knocked out5.knocked out6.knocked out7.12Mook status1.1002.1003.1007.128.749.10010.100rolling for the 2 mooks who fire>roll 2d20+4 Bo3
Rolled 3, 20 + 4 = 27 (2d20 + 4)>>2444380
>>2444382auto dodge good work.>writting update then I'll sign off for tonight I'll be back by 5 tommorrow
Alright, 10 target several are already wounded and their attention isn't chiefly on you, and they haven't bothered to move from their previous position.Prime targets for some ordinance.You jump slightly and toss one of the thermo flash bombs you brought in. The light it emits is powerful enough to overcome the flash dampening on most armors.Your nasty surprise sail through the air until it is in the center of the fire fight before it goes off You duck behind cover and rocket toward you target.The poor bastards are disoriented and haven't moved , although 2 seem to have avoided being temporarily blinded and take shots at you. Not that they come close to hitting you. Juking between their fire you indentify those you hit before and open up with your missile launcher and laser gauntlet. The barrage of fire is enough to take out 3 of the lighter suits and the last looks like he's on his last legs.excellent.The apprent threat has been reduced and now most of your adversaries are handicapped.The light on your hud tells you that you cannon is charged once more. Also excellent.Time to press you advantage.what do you do?>Shoot some more (who? mooks 1,2,3,7,8,9,10)>close to melee. get stuck in. (who?)>other (slam jam or some wrestling moves)vote is open until I returnm hope you anons have a nice evening.
>>2444405>other (slam jam or some wrestling moves)Technically slamming bodies. Grab the two closest standing combatants by their power armored covered ankles and get to swinging.
>>2444405See you tomorrow.
I'm back, I'd wait for one more vote, but to be honest I doubt anyone would say no to this option, It's now an official character tick that Rickert loves to do over the top melee attack to finish opponents.>You gran two fighters and perform a spinning lariat to hit two other fighters.>make 2d20+2 Bo3 strength checks to grab two guys.>make another 2d20+4 Bo4 melee check to smack some bitches with some bitches.
Rolled 3, 16 + 2 = 21 (2d20 + 2)>>2445275Grabbin'
Rolled 11, 4 + 2 = 17 (2d20 + 2)>>2445275
Rolled 9, 7 + 2 = 18 (2d20 + 2)>>2445275
Rolled 11, 1 + 4 = 16 (2d20 + 4)>>2445275Smackin'
Rolled 12, 19 = 31 (2d20)>>2445288>>2445291>>2445300best rolls are>11+2,16+2rolling for goons
>>2445306Barely grab one and barely miss another.
>>2445306You grab one the other takes a dive and gets away.>rolling for other goon to dodge>you only hit one guy since you only have one guy in hand but you do double smack himBy the way if you get at least 3 successful rolls you'll hit. The nat 1 counts as auto fails two fails
Rolled 2, 20 = 22 (2d20)>>2445316
Rolled 20, 9 + 4 = 33 (2d20 + 4)>>2445275
>>2445303>>2445319>>2445323>Okay so the goon has a nat 20 and you have a nat 1 anda nat 20>your nat 20 has a +4 so you win do to having a higher bonus.>you also got another hit with that 11+4 against the 2I'll say that with the 20 you get a hit in,and any further successes will get you the second hit.
If you already voted you can samefag. We still need 2 more 2d20+4 rolls
Rolled 15, 6 + 4 = 25 (2d20 + 4)>>2445362>>2445384Hope I don't get another critfail.
Rolled 2, 11 + 4 = 17 (2d20 + 4)>>2445384Not samefagging, just rolling some 1s.
>>2445390Yup that's another success. You double slap the two weakest target together.Roll damage roll 2 seperate 2d10+5
Rolled 8, 8 + 5 = 21 (2d10 + 5)>>2445399
Rolled 6, 1 + 5 = 12 (2d10 + 5)>>2445399
>>2445402>>2445400>21+12=3312-33=ko74-33=41hpgoon 7 is downgoon 8 is at at less than halfCurrent status of enemies1.1002.1003.1008.419.10010.100Okay>fire all of your guns again>get into melee>another strength check
>>2445419>>fire all of your guns againWhat a fun diversion that was. But let's get serious again.
>>2445419>>fire all of your guns againParticle cannon should be charged
Rolled 19, 12, 10, 10, 12 - 3 = 60 (5d20 - 3)>>2445438>>2445458>firing all weapons>roll5d20+4I'll prioritize taking down the weak guy, and hit the others.>all of the mooks save for 3 take a -3 to dodge due to camera damage from the flash grenade.
Rolled 8, 15, 15, 20, 17 + 4 = 79 (5d20 + 4)>>2445617Can we throw the two mooks at the rest of them before we open fire?
Rolled 9, 14, 2, 13, 15 + 4 = 57 (5d20 + 4)>>2445617
Rolled 4, 15, 7, 19, 2 + 4 = 51 (5d20 + 4)>>2445617
Rolled 20, 10, 20, 9, 2 + 4 = 65 (5d20 + 4)>>2445617Spamming that roll
Wow. Crits galor.
>>2445644>>2445671>>244565420,20,20,19= 4 crits crits.Gentlmen That is double damage for eveything and one instant kill for one enemy.>Pick one who gets the hammerGoons1.1002.1003.1008.419.10010.100
>>2445695One of the unharmed dudes who avoided getting flashed? Dunno the number, though.
Also roll 3 seperate rolls of 3d8+51 roll of 3d4+51 roll 6d6+10
>>2445715That would mook 3, mook 5 also avoided the flash but he got knocked out
Rolled 5, 6, 8 + 5 = 24 (3d8 + 5)>>2445715This I guess.>>2445716So you'll do the math yourself?
Rolled 2, 1, 7 + 5 = 15 (3d8 + 5)>>2445716>>2445721Fuck 3, then!
Rolled 3, 1, 3 + 5 = 12 (3d4 + 5)2445716Then mook 3
Rolled 1, 4, 2 + 5 = 12 (3d4 + 5)>>2445716
Rolled 1, 3, 2, 5, 1, 3 + 10 = 25 (6d6 + 10)>>2445716
Rolled 2, 5, 6 + 5 = 18 (3d8 + 5)>>2445716Just for fun: is this simulated or lethal combat?
>>2445741Its simulated. Getting rocked in melee will kinda hurt as well as as getting blasted hard, but all of the weapons are neutered to avoid death. This simulation though is as close to real combat as possible so much that it treads the line. They use this same type of sim to train soldiers who use power armor.>>2445723>>2445724>>2445730>>2445739>>2445741missiles>48 damage>30 damage>36 damagelaser>24 damagecannon>50damage to five guys and in addition 3 is insta kocked out as collateral8.41-48= knocked out3.=knocked out1.100-36=642.100-30=709.100-50=5010.100-24=761,2,9, and 10 are left>writing update.
>>2445776Rickert in a nutshellhttps://youtu.be/B3lsJmwNO40
Charging across the battlefield you strafe between cover and hop over any metal barrier until you come upon two of the disoriented combatants.You lunge and grab one by the ankle, the other noticies you quickly enough he throttles his own jets and gets the hell out of dodge.No time to consider him he's fleeing and you have to keep moving.You leap over one of the barriers to attack another blinded fighter.You swing the lighter suit over head and strike the other like a nail. You follow up with a horizontal sweep then release your now knocked out hammer. The fighter you hit is sent flying.Taking to the skies once again you survey the current postioning of your foes then act.Before they can focus on you, the missiles on your shoulder fire tightly at the upper half of their suits. Three targets immediately go flying, one you vaguely notice is knocked out.Descending upon your foes, two of them have incidentally bumped into each other, one does not seem to be blinded while the other is.You land behind them while they're both occupied and level your cannon at them. With one trigger pull one is completely blown away cartwheeling through the air smoking slightly and the other tumbles away in a heap, still functioning.Just as one final target attempts to finally disengage you nail him with a charged shot from your laser gauntlet.from 6 to 4 and all are wounded.This reminds you of that one time you ambushed that group of greenhorn super soldiers at Larn's crag nearly 40 years ago.With your enemies in disarray and all hobbled this battle semms to be coming to an end.what do you do?>dakka>melee>slam jam
>>2445796>Rickert is an angry manlet who overcompensates win over the top violenceKek
>>2445846>meleeTri-barreled laser gauntlet punches and axing people some questions.
>>2445846>>meleeGotta give the crowd some variation or things'll get stale.
>>2445796Basically, but the difference with that scene and rickert is that no one in their right fucking mind would pick a fight with him, even if they were also augmented.Rickert is just over 7'6" and 360lbs. of scary bastard.In terms of looks he looks like he eats an extra large bowl of gravel and nails for breakfast in the morning, and in the evening he goes to your house to fuck your wife. Then he leaves and tells you to clean up.
Rolled 16, 14, 8 + 3 = 41 (3d20 + 3)>>2445859>>2445861>>2445858Melee timeRoll 3d20+4you are attacking 9 and 10 who ended up rougly in the same placeUsing a punch, a lasergauntlet burst and an axe blow.
>>2445882sorry that was supposed to be a -3
Rolled 3, 10, 8 + 4 = 25 (3d20 + 4)>>2445882
Rolled 20, 10, 11 + 4 = 45 (3d20 + 4)>>2445882
Rolled 2, 10, 13 + 4 = 29 (3d20 + 4)>>2445882
Rolled 14, 6, 18 + 4 = 42 (3d20 + 4)>>2445882
>>2445899>>244591920,18 two crits all attacks hitthe punch and the axe blow get double damage.>roll 1d8+5 damage for fist, roll 3d4+5 for laser, and 3d8+5 for axe.
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d8 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d8 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 1, 2, 4 + 5 = 12 (3d4 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 2, 1, 3 + 5 = 11 (3d4 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 5, 4, 3 + 5 = 17 (3d8 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 3, 4, 3 + 5 = 15 (3d8 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 1, 6, 1 + 5 = 13 (3d8 + 5)>>2445926
Rolled 4, 4, 4 + 5 = 17 (3d4 + 5)>>2445926
>>2445935>>2445931>>2445929>12x2=24>12x2=24>17x2=34>82 total damage>76-82+ 10 is knocked out.you and 9 are alone 1,2 are still aroundwhat do you do?>Melee>shoot>strengthJust so you know once you beat the last guys this combat will end, and you will have the highest number of takedowns and win hands down.
>>2445963Grab 9 so we can beat 1 and 2 with him.
>>2446056>>2445979The rickert special coming up.roll 1d20+4 vs my 1d20-3 to grab 9Then roll 2d20+4 to hit 1 and 2
Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2446090
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2446090
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2446090
Rolled 13, 15 + 4 = 32 (2d20 + 4)>>2446090What where these the best of?
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2446090
Rolled 3, 14 + 4 = 21 (2d20 + 4)>>2446090
Rolled 19 - 3 (1d20 - 3)>>2446130my roll to avoid grabbing
Rolled 18, 13 - 3 = 28 (2d20 - 3)roll to hit beat this
You grab 9 and hot both 1 and 2roll 2 seperate rolls of 2d10+5
Rolled 2, 10 + 5 = 17 (2d10 + 5)>>2446141
Rolled 13, 3 + 5 = 21 (2d20 + 5)>>2446141
Rolled 3, 1 + 5 = 9 (2d10 + 5)>>2446141woops
>>2446141these are rolls for damage?
>>2446147>>244614417+9=26>9 has 50-26=24HP>1 has 64-17=47HP>2 has 70-9=61HPall three decide that the situation is hopeless considering you haven't even taken any damage.They all tap.You win the match with 10 points for defeating 10 opponents all by yourself.>pilot trait gained: Sharp shooter (Bo3 for titan shooting rolls)>writing update
Chasing after the skittering form of the guy you sent tumbling from your cannon shot. You grip his ankles and take flight once more.From the your heightened position, you see that the guy who tried to run away and the last remaining target are just close enough that you can swing at them with your improvised club."You have got to be fuckin- ah!" The later of the two combatents below gets slammed followed closely by the other. You discard the warrior in your grasp and prepare to follow up, when all three speak up."Fuck this man I give up." The guy you just used a club lift both hands up in surrender."Yup, I'm done. Tapping out." The second slaps the groud three times."Fuck this I'm outta here, you win asshole. Next time you're here do you mind bringing some lube next time?"Your final opponent waves you off and sluggishly begins moving toward the exit.Riiiiiinnnnnnngggggg.Times up.Looking around the arena the remaining competitors begin shuffling toward the exit, the same as your beaten foes. Alright that was fun, not very difficult but fun.By the time you return to your friends, they clap the moment you draw near."Jesus man, I know this is a competition, but seriously I think you may have made one of this guys cry." Samuel chides you, before lawrence interjects."I think it was after you point blanked that one guy and he flew up in the air then knocked out some other guy by accident on his way down. I mean it was almost cruel, but it was impressive"Sarah looks dumbfounded, but just before she says something she stops."I was going to say something else, but at this point I'll just say I'm impressed."Neil just takes a drink he must have gotten from concessions and nods.You smile and sit beside you friends and watch the next match together, adding your commentary on the action."That guy right there has the right idea." You point to one of the fighters zipping back and forth across the arena avoiding the larger groups and taking down unaware single targets."He's keeping mobile and seizes the initiative. He moves strikes, and then moves on when he's down. The guys I went up against hunkered down and pretty much gave up control of the nattle to me. I called every shot and they had no choice but react. Poorly react."Neil burps and gives a thumbs up."So is that a standard tactic, day one boot camp stuff?""Yeah pretty much, most of these guys act like they are regular ground pounders, when you just have your legs to move around, it's better to fight conservatively and be cautious. When your opponent has any significant cover and has power armor, you either maintain constant mobility and situational flexibility or you get fucked.""Like those guys you beat up."You grin and nod.Your 3 other companions examine the arena casually. Sarah in fac has her face in her holo bracer.(1/2)
>>2446247 "the arena roster says that most of the entrees are amateurs, few military types eem to compete."You raise an eyebrow at that. Weird. You'll need to come back when better opponents are available.Neil looks at his holobracer's clock and announces"Match is almost over and it's getting late. You guys wanna get dinner after this? Since our friend Rickert was kind enough to buy our tickets for everything, I'll be buying. Do you mind?""Hope you brought plenty of credits, Feeding me isn't cheap." You pat your belly and let out a tangible stomach gurgle."Yeah, yeah I saw that plate you ordered at the club, geez I know your big, but some one must have hunted that bird you ate with a friggin titan man."Your laugh once again surprises everyone nearby. You could get used to spending your days like this.>You return home later after spending the evening with Neil and co. >Relationship with Neil strengthened>You are now buddies with Neil.Next up is the second match of the tournament.(Thread end)I'd start another thread this saturday, but I got some stuff I gotta do. I'll start another thread this sunday at 8pm EST.Hope you anona have a nice day.
>>2446278Thanks for running
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>>2446278good shit. be seeing you sunday then.
>>2446297was fun man see you next time.