Welcome back anons to Titanic Tournament Quest!When we last left our player character Rickert had just finished up a wonderful day of hanging out with your friends and competing (dominating really) in racing and power armor fighting matches.Since returning home to your mobile fortress, you prepare for the second official round of the great tournament.>gonna show an update of Rickert's and Algols stats and loot and what not.
Current statusPC: Rickert VolgunsenCurrent Titan funds: 30 creditsCurrent tournament status: 1st round Pilot 3pts.Titan: Algol- The devil starHP: 100Traits-Titan:Incredible strength (+2 to melee damage and strength checks)Unrelenting might (Bo3 when making melee and strength checks instead of Bo2)Pilot:Super soldier (+2 to offensive rolls)Artful dodger (+1 to defense rolls)Sharp shooter (Bo3 for shooting rolls)Armament (6 slots) (current)2 shoulder: 2x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy 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) (current)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 capacitors)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)>1x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10+2 energy weapon, shoulder mounted)>1x Heavy Autocannon (3d6 ballistic damage shoulder mounted)Equipment> 2x 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
I thought we originally started with a Bo3 for ranged attacks. guessed I missed that.
From within the goliath metal construct you live in, the final tweaks to Algol are completed. You Spent all day thoroughly examining Algol for even the most minute imperfection or damage, and you are rewarded by the sight of a truely unblemished monster of a titan. The dark armored plating and crimson coloring is bright and glistening, the internal servo motors and artificial muscles are strong and at 100% efficiency, and all the weapons and equipment in Algol's arsenal have al been carefully calibrated and attuned to the titans specifications.Once more impressive discharges of lightning dance across Algol's mighty frame, and the hellish eyes of you godmachine tell you that Algol thirsts for the blood of his mechanical enemies.There is stll time for some last minute preparations, 3 days remain before the call is sent for the pilots to relocate to the battle grounds.What do you do?>Nothing, everything is pretty much as good as it gets until you have more time to work in Algol.>Last minute shopping at the artisans. Maybe some new gear or weapons will give just the right amount of push to get you over the top this match.Just so you know, you don't have enough time before the next match to to recieve any comissioned gear. You can still comission some stuff, buy you won't recieve it in time for the second match.
>>2461928>Nothing, everything is pretty much as good as it gets until you have more time to work in Algol.
>>2461912You started out with Bo2 for everything except damage which was and is a first roll only deal.
>>2461928>>Nothing, everything is pretty much as good as it gets until you have more time to work in Algol.
>>2461928I am considering the cage fighting. It sounds like loads of fun.you said that whatever we commission an artisan to craft would be finished after the second round of fighting?Can we use the remains of Hector The Bright Warrior as raw material for modifying Algol into a Beta tier Titan?replace one of the shoulder mounted Long Barreled laser Cannons with the Heavy AutocannonReplace the Heavy Duty Energy Capacitors with the Heavy Shield
>>2461822>Just so you know, you don't have enough time before the next match to to recieve any comissioned gear. You can still comission some stuff, buy you won't recieve it in time for the second match.I missed that. How much was it for the Kaiju regenerating organ? 30?Is it possible for the Mastercrafted Laser Blaster to be "holstered"? is it not too late to challenge a noble to a due? I remember last thread you mentioned something about pools and massive amounts of money?
>>2461964>cannibalizing Hector to feed Algols growth into a beta class titan.You could do that. It would decrease the overall burden significantly. The amount of credits you would need after cannibalizing would be (if I can remember what I said in the previous originally) 150 credits rather than 250 (equivalent to getting the value of Hector if he were repaired and sold). This would take a long time though, long enough that you wouldn't be able to compete in the round. It would take place after the girst round would end and the big gap happens.>regenerating organYes I believe it was 30 credits to comission>Holster the laser blasterYes I was waiting for someone to ask about that. If any of you recall you would notice some titans previously mentioned have hand weapons on their backs.You can purchase a mounting to hold hand held weapons so you can use more than one two handed weapon if you so choose or switch between using the hand weapons or the arm mounted ones.Also the holster is not a piece of equipment and so it will not take up a valuable slot>DuelNope. No noble or pilot wants to risk a lot of damage right before the match and possibly end up handicapping themselves.>Betting poolIf you have the itch to invest some cash into your performance in the match you can wager credits on racking up a specific number of points or taking on a specific opponent.That being said there is a hard cap for how much you can bet (the station can only cover so much money after all and the credits you spend are some big fucking credits), which is 10.Also for the vote>prep time is over. You decide to not get more gearWhat do you do before the match? (warning after this the second match of the tournament begins)>Look up some more in depth information on the top dogs (the named pilots you picked up on thanks to Neil) in the upper middle section>Make a bet in the upper middle section>Socialize with the nobles (inwardly groan) and get a feel for how the next round will shape up in the upper section.
>>2462057>Socialize with the nobles (inwardly groan) and get a feel for how the next round will shape up in the upper section.
>>2462057>Look up some more in depth information on the top dogs (the named pilots you picked up on thanks to Neil) in the upper middle section>get that weapons holster>swap out some equipment (how much or it costs next to nothing?)So I get that the whole fleet of ships we have doesn't even amount to a single credit. would it be possible to exchange the Heavy Carriers and Battle ships for more Dreadnaughts?
>>2462057next round will shape up in the upper section.
>>2462132>swap out equimentIf you mean changing your current loadout it costs nothing you simply change out your weapons and equipment slots. When you went to the battlefield I was gonna ask you anons if you wanted to optimise your loadout.>dreadnoughtsYeah you could you could pawn off all of the cruisers and battleships for two more dreadnoughts.
>>2462057>>Look up some more in depth information on the top dogs (the named pilots you picked up on thanks to Neil) in the upper middle section
>>2462155is there any class of ship larger than a Dreadnaught? If there isn't then I'll take the two Dreadnaughts.Sorry. I mean the cost of a holster thing.
>>2462155can we upgrade the Dreadnaughts class ships to have more HP or better ballistic weaponry?
>>2462165If the other anons are interested.Do you want to get a holster so you can carry your hand held weapons into battle even if you're not using them? Cost: 5 credits>Yes or No>Dreadnoughts upgrdes, larger ships?Dreadnoughts are the largest conventional vessels that don't include mobile fortressess, which are mostly for ferrying Titans around. Titans (delta class anyway) are roughly the same length as Dreadnoughts but titans are freakishly powerful and dreadnoughts are ultimately ordinary ships despite being so big. I mean Rickert could probably fiddle with them himself and make them better, but it honestly would be beneath him, or you could spend a handful of credits to upgrade them, but it wouldn't be very productive.Do you intend to gift them to Neil or something? Because as rich as he is, three capital ships are way above his means to staff and maintain.
>>2462198>yes>>2462198Is it possible to command the Dreadnaughts from orbit while piloting Algol?
>>2462198is our mobile fortress powerful enough to ferry a Beta class Titan? Would it be expensive to outfit the Dreadnaughts with stealth technology?
>>2462224Yeah, but the damage they would do to a titan sized target would be rather paltry.Just so you know the ships and ordinary weapons and vehicles, are an entire order of magnitude below titans who rule the battlefield as the kings of warmachines, even if they can't be used in war anymore.Using dreadnoughts except in overwhelming numbers would not be a great help in any titan related endeavor.>mobile fortress ferry a beta class titan?Yes it can, in fact your fortress can carry an alpha class if you had one.Alpha class titans just to drop some lore are the apex predators of apex predators in this setting. The biggest nastiest and most absurdly powerful warmachines known to man. There are only maybe 100 of these monsters in the galaxy owned by the biggest and most powerful noble families. The kind whose family head is allowed to be called an emperor or high king.
>>2462274>Alpha class titansGoal sighted.
So far I got>2 for visiting the upper section to socialize with the nobles>2 for going to the upper middle section to look up some facts about the top titan pilotsanyone want to tie break this?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2462317I'll roll1= visit nobles2=fact checking the top pilots
>>2462459Alright, I'll write the update then I'm gonna sign off a little after midnight.I got school tomorrow so I'll be back around 6 or 7PM EST tommorrow
You decide to go to the tournament headquarters on the upper middle section to do some last minute strategizing and research.Neil had been kind enough to give you a rundown on some of the best pilots currently at Polaris. If you wanted to really get your feet wet and see if you can handle the competition to come, these will be the first great hurdles to overcome.When you finally reach the headquarters, you brush your way through the mass of staff and visitors spilling in and out of the building.It's not hard, with your stature people part before you primarily because most people notice your approach and get out of the way to avoid being boweled over.It takes a while to get in an elevator due to some long lines, but eventually you are on you way to a floor with computers open to pilots to look at the official registries for titans.Before each match pilots have to register all of the equipment and weapons they intend to choose from, although not what they intend to use for the match.You queue up the names Neil gave you and get ready to sift through some titanic bullshit because these registries are all in engineerese, with no easily identified specifics aside from pictures.Pick 2 of the 6 named pilots to study (you will get to see a stat block and what weapons and equipment they use)>Alexandra Templeton pilot of the Caledbolg (the feminine titan with a knack for melee and dodging)>Horst Grimmly pilot of the Ursa Major (the bear themed titan that excels in both ranged and melee)>Ryuji Akashido pilot of the Thunderer (The four legged armless titan that specializes in fighting defensively and ranged combat)>Robert Highhall pilot of the Aquilon ( The smaller titan specializing in extreme mobility and rapid ranged and melee attacks)>Arthur Dorn pilot of the Eternal Fortress (a very tanky titan armed with lots of ranged guns) (rivals with Ares Eustamachus)>Ares Eustamachus pilot of the Priam (The wierdly human looking titan that excels in melee combat) (rivals with Arthur Dorn)Vote for tonight and until I get back. I'll see you anons tommorrow.
>>2462554Can the Dreadnaughts be used in tandem with our Titan to offer orbital support against more kaiju fights?
>>2462554>Alexandra Templeton pilot of the Caledbolg (the feminine titan with a knack for melee and dodging)>Horst Grimmly pilot of the Ursa Major (the bear themed titan that excels in both ranged and melee)
>>2462554>>Alexandra Templeton pilot of the Caledbolg (the feminine titan with a knack for melee and dodging)>>Horst Grimmly pilot of the Ursa Major (the bear themed titan that excels in both ranged and melee)
>>2462942>>2463684>You look up some information on Alexandra Templeton and Horst GrimmlyYou start with the first two pilots on the list Neil gave you. Alexandra really should be the first you look at, seeing as she seemed to be in the same area during the last match. The starting locations are random for the tournament, but you can feel in your gut that she'll be prowling the same region you're in.>Alexndra Templeton of Crisus Agrippina, Crisus systemAge: 45Status: 1st round Pilot 5 pts.Titan: Caledbolg Class: DeltaTraits-Titan:Flexible chassis (+2 to defense rolls)Swift striking (Bo3 for melee rolls)Pilot:Graceful fencer (+2 to melee rolls)Lightning reflexes (+3 to defense rolls)Armament (6 slots)2 shoulder: empty2 torso: 1x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon) 1x shock cannon (3d6 energy weapon, paralyzing charge)2 arm: Durendal (2d10+3 two handed sword, re-roll damage, armor piercing)Paralyzing charge: If a weapon with this trait hits the target must beat a DC:10 roll or face a -2 penalty to defense checks for 2 rounds. Does not stackEquipment (4 slots)1. Adamantium servo motors (+2 to melee damage)2. Heavy armor (+25 HP)3. Heavy thrusters (jumps and increased movement speed possible)4. magnetic mitts (Titan can recall an attuned weapon to hands)>BioAlexandra is the young scion of the current king of Crisus. She has spent approximately 10 years building a reputation as a competent duelist and pilot, having more win under her belt than any of the other candidates fielded by the house of Templeton. Although somewhat young she has already shown considerable ability as a titan pilot. She is well known in her home territories as a patient and disciplined fighter, capable of avoiding enemy attacks with ease while wielding the families heirloom titan and titan blade with great ease.
>>2464653(cont.)>Horst Grimmly of Magna Hadrich, Ordvich systemAge: 77Status: 1st round Pilot 6 pts.Titan: Ursa MajorClass: DeltaTraits-Titan:Impacable defenses (+50 HP)Crushing claws (fists are considerable more dangerous weapons) (2d6+5 melee damage, armor piercing)Pilot:Veteran Duelist (+3 to all rolls)Experienced pilot (Bo3 for all rolls)Armament (6 slots)2 shoulder: 2x heavy autocannon (3d6 ballistic damage)2 torso: 2x short barrel macro cannons (1d8 Ballistic damage)2 arm: 1x rotary cannon (4d6 ballistic damage, re-roll damage), 1 titan caestus (2d8+3 melee damage, re-roll damage)Equipment (4 slots)1. Super heavy armor (+50HP)2. Nano forged adamantium plate (+5 damage resistance)3. Heavy shield (+2 to defense rolls)4. Magnetic rail supercharger (+2 ballistic damage)>BioHorst comes from the formerly Impovershed house of Grimmly who lost all of their territory save their home system. Horst has turned around his family fortunes by dueling extensively for the last 40 years. Possessing an iron will and the skills from decades of fighting Horst has been tirelessly training for the day he might enter the tournament and cement his legacy as a great pilot.
>>2464711On a one on one fight I can see us defeating Alexndra's titan. Horst though. he's a whole different can of worms. We might have a sliver of a chance of beating him in a fight of fists, but everything else is out of our league. His defense and ranged damage is unparalleled to anyone we've fought so far. I won't discount the possibility we could actually beat him, but it would have to be at a hairs thread......or you know. sneak up behind him and tip his heavy ass over then start pounding him from behind ifyouknowwhatimean
>>2464750>or you know. sneak up behind him and tip his heavy ass over then start pounding him from behind ifyouknowwhatimean
>>2464759Rated R hot Titan x Titan penetration, bear titan and titanlet
You blink furiously when you rise from your seat, your eyes are dry and sore from staring at long overly detailed files that describe the gear on Horst's and Alexandra's titans.Although tedious the information will be invaluable during the tournament. Having a general sense of the threat a rival poses is key to gauging your ablity to fight and hopefully overcome them.It's unfortunate that you can't look at the others, but the building is going to close and won't be open until after the match.You return to your fortress and rest for the upcoming event, relaxing until the call is sent out for you to approach the arena world.What is your load out for the second match?>also you now have a holster so you can carry a hand held weapon into battle without having to hold it constantlyArmament (6 slots)+(holster) (current) 2 shoulder:2 torso:2 arm: Holster:Equipment (4 slots) (current)1.2.3. 4. Select-weapons:>3x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon, shoulder mounted)>1x Heavy Autocannon (3d6 ballistic damage, shoulder mounted)>3x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon, torso mounted)>1x double barreled laser cannon (2d6 energy weapon, arm mounted)>1x single barrel laser cannon (1d6 energy weapon, arm mounted)> 1x Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable, can be holstered)equipment:>Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)>Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)>Massive reactor core (+2 to energy damage, Stacks with heavy duty capacitors)>Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)> 2x Heavy armor (+25hp)>Heavy shield (+2 to defense rolls)>Advanced targeting system (+1 to shooting rolls)
>>2464773>equipment:>Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)>Advanced targeting system (+1 to shooting rolls)>Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)>Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)2 shoulder: 1 Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon, shoulder mounted), 1 Heavy Autocannon (3d6 ballistic damage, shoulder mounted)2 torso: 2 Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon, torso mounted)2 arm: 1 double barreled laser cannon (2d6 energy weapon, arm mounted, 1 single barrel laser cannon (1d6 energy weapon, arm mounted)Holster: Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable, can be holstered)
>>2464773do we still have three days to prepare, or were we time skipped?Armament (6 slots)+(holster) (current) 2 shoulder: 1x Heavy Autocannon (3d6 ballistic damage, shoulder mounted) || 1x Long barrel laser cannon (1d10 energy weapon, shoulder mounted)2 torso: 2x Plasma mortar (3d6 energy weapon, torso mounted)2 arm: 1x double barreled laser cannon (2d6 energy weapon, arm mounted) || 1x single barrel laser cannon (1d6 energy weapon, arm mounted)Holster: 1x Mastercrafted Laser blaster (5d6+2 energy weapon, two handed, upgradeable, can be holstered)Equipment (4 slots) (current)1. Heavy thrusters (jumping high or quickly closing distance is an option)2. Nano forged Adamantium plate (+5 universal damage resistance)3. Heavy shield (+2 to defense rolls)4. Heavy duty energy capacitors (+2 damage with energy weapons)So now we have 25 Credits?
>>2464803Time skipped.After this match you can take up more jobs or start dueling or do any other activity you haven't tried yet.It's time to use what you've picked up to some use and make a name for yourself.>25 credits?Yes although with the precious metals and gems from Hector pried off you have +10 more credits.
>>2464892Can we commission the regen organ parts now?
>>2464899If you did some last minute shopping you could have, but now your moving toward the arena world and won't be close enough to order anything until you're in system again.Don't worry the opportunity will be there when you get back, just focus on smashing some heads in the second match for right now.
>>2464910Fuck, anyway i'll chage my vote to >>2464803 its pretty much the same thing anyway.
>>2464936the only difference being trading off offensive with defense. Do you think we have a shot at the other four major titan competitors if we have to fight them?
>>2464947>Do you think we have a shot at the other four major titan competitors if we have to fight them?Only one way to find out.
>>2464947Just so you know, each of the 6 contenders are dangerous although they have their own preferred fighting styles.If I had to say as you are nowThunderer or one of the two rivals would be a better fit, as you are on more equal footing in terms of raw skill, as they at most have a +3 to their best rolls.
>>2464936>>2464803Rolling with this build.Once more you exit your fortress upon entering the system at the appointed time. Foating into position over the desolate world chosen to be the arena for steel gods to struggle amongst each other.When the signal is given to descend that glorius flow of hot blood once more courses through your body, the feedback from Algol sending bolts of lightning into your brain.Your descent is the same as before, a perfect landing creating a massive crater beneath you, scorching the surrounding landscape.If beginsWhat do you do?>Search for opponents (singles)>search for opponents (doubles)>search for opponents (triples)>Search for a specific opponent, (one of the named pilots) Which one?Appropriate musichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZMg9ryeWOw
>>2464986>search for opponents (triples)I'm feeling daring
>>2464992>>2464994Surveying the desolate landscape you do not immediately notice any other titans. Algol's metallic bulk crumbles the ground beneath him, storms of dust and leftover ash pool in swirling clouds around his legs.By the time you exit the crater a plan of action is already formed within you mind. The second round has enough time for at least 3 seperate fights. The qualifier for moving to the next round requires being in the top ten percent of pilots in terms of points. More points means fighting more titans and more titans means more ransom.No time to be timid, you need to find and defeat as many titans as possible. The most efficient way to do that is to find the biggest brawl and crash it then take down all comers. You leap through the atmopshere while flaring your thrusters to maximise the distance you cross. The atmosphere burns and bolts of lightning leap from Algol into the open air, more dust following Algol wreathing him in a cloak of thick grey smoke coursing with multicolored discharges of lightning. Your blistering pace rewards you with three titans who are just now beginning to engage. They haven't bothered to attack yet, but now is the time to seize the initiative.What do you do?>immediately attack one target with all of your guns>descend and try to flatten one of them>Select targets and split your fire>wait until they engage then pick a prefered target.
>>2465178>wait until they engage then pick a prefered target.I want to know who is capable of what first, then proceed to>descend and try to flatten one of themthe desired target. maybe we'll get them stuck in the earth like the first titan we smashed.
>>2465178>descend and try to flatten one of them
>>2465178>immediately attack one target with all of your guns
>>2465178Not exactly supporting this >>2465272, but would we be replacing our arm mounted weapons with the masterwork blaster?
>>2465278You have the option of taking it out to shoot if you choose to fire your ranged weapons.
>>2465228>>2465252>>2465329You try to flatten one of the other titansPick a titan to crash down on>the titan with two hand axes>the titan with an oversized shoulder weapon>the titan with a two handed hammer>roll 1d20+2 Bo3I'll roll for the target titan when it gets chosen.
>>2465350>the titan with an oversized shoulder weapon
>>2465350Scratch that. Changing my vote to>the titan with a two handed hammer
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465350>the titan with a two handed hammer
>>2465382My reasoning for going after Warhammer instead of axe guy and big gun: if the most notable feature about the guy is his gun then why don't don't we best him with it? And the case guy? What if we manage to disarm him and beat him with said arms? Either figuratively or literally?
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465350Rolling for Warhammer flattening
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465350>>the titan with a two handed hammer
>>2465382>>2465383>>2465412>18 rollrolling for hammer guy
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2465423fuck messed up
>>2465426Aw fuck an unnatural 20. We missed him.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2465426wow tough luck huh.As you home in on the three titans you decide to try and crush the black titan with a large two handed hammer beneath you while you have the chance.You thrusters propel you with meteoric force, but at the last moment the titan side steps and faces you swing its hammer in a crushing arc, a powerful thruster roaring behind the hammerhead.>roll 1d20+1 Bo2 to dodge
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465440
>>2465440sorry I forgot you guys got the shield. You have a +3 not a +1
Rolled 16 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2465440
>>2465456Does that mean I have to reroll?
>>2465471>>2465470Nope because anon here saved it like a champ
>>2465473Before the hammer can strike you the heavy shield you equipped stops it dead in its tracks. The dome of translucent energy crackling with power, rippling at the point of impact.Your auxillary sensors tell you that the other titans are fighting each other. At the very least you can focus on this titan first before moving on.what do you do? (you are in melee)>attack the other titan with your fists>grapple (strength)>get some distance between you and this hammer titan (so you can shoot him).
>>2465495>grapple (strength)Take his hammer, and beat the ever loving shit out of him with it.
>>2465500Supporting.If we keep pulling this of Algol better develop a disarmament perk.
>>2465507Algol the grappling kung fu monster behemothMonster because I think we're going to eventually add the monster bits.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2465500>>2465507>roll 1d20+2 Bo3 beat my roll of 1d20 no +1 because you're wresting with the titan
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465527Wouldn't it be a +4 from the Incredible Strength and Super Soldier Traits?
>>2465532I'm counting the super soldier trait as counting toward normal offense actions. The super soldier trait deals more with landing a hit then wrestling with your opponent.A +4 however is something I can see happening if you do a lot more strength actions that succeed or crit.
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465527
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2465537You successfully pry the hammer from the titans hands.>roll 1d20+2 to hit the titan with his hammer beat my roll
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465548Bo3?
samefaging allowed guys, at this hour it usually gets pretty slow.
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465598Ok
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2465603One more go to break the tie breaker
>>2465606You hit the titan with this one.>roll 2d8+5 (your strength bonus + a 3 from the hammer due to the rocket thruster on the back) and re-roll damage to see if it gets higher.Then I'll wite the update and call it a night.
Rolled 4, 8 + 5 = 17 (2d8 + 5)>>2465615
Rolled 1, 7 + 5 = 13 (2d8 + 5)>>2465615And another one
>>2465620>>24656257+8+5=20 damage100-20=80HP the titan is bloodied, by his own hammer no less.>writing the update
The black armored titan recoils somewhat when the hammer fails to breach your shield. Despite the massive amount of force behind the attack the titan stumbles.You sense that the pilot is not accustomed to using that weapon, if you had to guess its most likely new, you also suspect that this pilot might have recently acquired it.If that's the case tearing from the pilot's pitiful grip will be more satisfying knowing that your going to pummel them with their brand new fancy weapon.You take a step forward and place you right leg solidly on the ground, turning to gain a little more traction by digging Algol's feet into the ground.Before the enemy titan can react you lash out with both hands and grab the haft of the hammer. Using your superior leverage you lean back and use your weight and the combined strength of Algol's arms and legs to tear the hammer from the black titan's grasp.Your opponent stumbles forward just in time to meet the hammerhead you send straight into the metal giant's noggin. The combo of Algol's brute strength and the hammers thruster partially flattens the poor titans' head.Your enemy takes a step back and partially stumbles. Now is the time to make some decisions.What do you do?>keep hammering on this titan>attack the other titans while your current target is disarmed and wounded>Fore! (strength attack and use hammer to golf shot the black titan into the others)That's for tonight, I'll probably get back tomorrow at maybe 9 or 10pm EST I have a long day.
>>2465654>Fore! (strength attack and use hammer to golf shot the black titan into the others)I had an idea of throwing the hammer s t the other titans with the rocket on, but this is better.
>>2465654>Fore! (strength attack and use hammer to golf shot the black titan into the others)
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2466174>>2465970>>2465955>>2465656Unanimous decisionsroll Bo3 1d20+2 strength roll beat my roll although this time the black titan gets his shield
>>2467088he fails but still roll to crit.
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467088I believe that we will win no matter what my good sir. But lets see by how much.
>>2467101???? The hell...Meh hopefully someone does better
>>2467103you beat his roll since you have 3, so you don't fail.
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467092Do we even have to roll? Would it be a +4 considered a strength check and attack roll to punt an entire titan with a hammer?>>2467101Awe fuck
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467116its been ten minutes. rolling again until an anon shows up?
Rolled 11, 13 + 1 = 25 (2d20 + 1)>>2467116with this roll you succeed.>roll 2d8+2 damage again this will be the damage for both the hammer blow and hitting the other titans. remember to re-rollI'm going to roll for the two other titans. They have to beat 21 in order to avoid getting damaged. they both have a +1 for defence
Rolled 8, 7 + 5 = 20 (2d8 + 5)>>2467146Don't forget about the +3 from the Warhammer's rocket.
>>2467150sorry forgot. Thanks for reminding me.
Rolled 1, 6 + 5 = 12 (2d8 + 5)>>2467153So the black Titan will receive damage from the hammer and collision, while the other two take damage from blacky?
>>2467158Yes. I'll double the damage the black titan gets due to taking the hammer blow and falling into the others
Rolled 13, 11, 8, 15, 12, 10, 7, 12, 12 = 100 (9d20)>>2467150>black titan takes 20x2 damage>gun titan takes 20>axe titan takes 20HP totals>80-40=40HP>?-20=?>?-20=?The other 2 have been fightning for one round, I'll need to roll and see how that turned out.rolling for trade off axe titan has two shoulder weapons as well as axes, oversized weapon titan has two torso and two arm weapons along with the one oversized shoulder gun>9d20, first 4 are the axe titan, the last 5 are shoulder gun titan. the titan who rolls above 11 hits
Rolled 16, 3, 15, 20, 2, 3, 1, 15, 20 = 95 (9d20)>>2467182so we roll 9d20, Bo3? Do we apply our mods for Dodge and Heavy Shields?
>>2467182okay with these rolls.>axe titan deals out 5+5+8+2 damage to gun titan>gun titan deals 10+4+6+6 damage to axe titanHP>axe titan 125-(20+10+4+6+6)=79 HP>gun titan 100-(20+5+5+8+2)=60 HPall 3 enemy titans are pretty beat up and when they notice that you punted the black titan and also seem to be undamaged they decide to gang up on you.>witing update
Rolled 6, 8, 11, 1, 15, 6, 19, 19, 4 = 89 (9d20)>>2467182
>>2467188sorry these rolls are for me to do since they are outside these are NPCs.
>>2467197Forgot to add, would it be possible to roll intimidation if they're hurt enough?
>>2467204you could. But not right now, since they decided to gang up on you. You would need to just about knock them out. I'd say if you got 2 beneath 20 and the last at below 40 then you could get them to yield
While your current opponent stumbles backwards, you take notice that the other titans are grappling. The gun titan holding off the axe wielder by taking hold of the hafts of the axes.With your new hammer in hand and its powerful thrusters you contemplate throwing it at them, but when the black titan backpedals into a perfect postion to toss him into the melee you decide to do something else.Algol grips the hammer from the base of the haft and angles the head downward as though he holds a golf club. With one might step Algol follows through. Algol's hips twist and the thruster of the hammer roars once more, striking the black titan square in his metallic stomach.Sent backflipping through the air the black titan crushes the other godmachines beneath his chassis.The force of the collision is enough to create fissures across the battlefield, a storm of dust settles upon the entire plain."Get off of me you worthless cur!""Fuck you that bastard took my hammer!"From beneath the pile the gun toting titan escapes and rises."I do believe that the other chap over there is unhurt, while we seem to be rather injured. I'm willing to cooperate to take him out."The black titan grumbles through its sound system."Fine, I don't care anymore as ling as I get my hammer back."The axe titan rises last shoving its way past the others."Fuck you both, just stay out of my way while I tear him a new asshole."As the 3 titans advance upon you it appears that they have formed a temporary alliance to focus purely on you.Shit.What do you do?>shoot. Who do you shoot and what with?>Melee. Start swinging that hammer.> Strength. Open to sugesstions by anons
>>2467263>striking the black titan square in his metallic stomach.>confirmed titans have stomach.this will work nicely with the potential to give Algol a mouth.> Strength?A combination of Algols Heavy Thrusters and the Warhammer's rocket to charge up to Gun Titan to hit him on the head in the hopes of tipping him over, or sweeping his legs from under him so we can use him to bludgeon axe and black...
>>2467281>stomachI said that just to give a more accurate point of reference than just "he got hit in the torso" The titan got nailed right below the center of its body, roughly where a stomach would be on a human, although some titans could probably have an artifcial that holds acid to spit out at enemies.
>>2467263>>shoot. Who do you shoot and what with?The axe one. All of our mounted guns and the one we have holstered if we can switch it out in time.
>>2467281i.e. knock one of the two titans over and use them as a beating stick.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2467294>>2467281Roll off1d21=strength attack against gun titan2=alpha strike against axe titan
Rolled 5, 5, 9, 16, 17 + 1 = 53 (5d20 + 1)>>2467332Roll 5d20+2 Bo3 shoulder torso then handheld gun in orderBeat my rolls
Rolled 15, 5, 18, 8, 3 + 2 = 51 (5d20 + 2)>>2467338fucked up the roll
Rolled 9, 3, 8, 7, 19 = 46 (5d20)>>2467338
Rolled 20, 8, 9, 5, 15 + 2 = 59 (5d20 + 2)>>2467338
>>2467394>>2467347>>2467362Hits with all weapons and a crit to boot.Roll 1d10+2, 3d6, 3d6+2, another 3d6+2, and 5d6+4also>which weapon do you want to crit with?I have a feeling its the big gun.
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2467403>I have a feeling its the big gun.you'd be right
Rolled 3, 1, 5 = 9 (3d6)>>2467403there's no +2, so I think this is the shoulder autocannon.
Rolled 2, 2, 6 + 2 = 12 (3d6 + 2)>>2467403
Rolled 2, 3, 4 + 2 = 11 (3d6 + 2)>>2467403
Rolled 4, 3, 1, 5, 3 + 4 = 20 (5d6 + 4)>>2467403
>>2467415>axe titan 79-(9+9+12+11+20*2)=-2HP>OVERKILL>roll intimidation?
>>2467420>>2467418>>2467416>>2467414>>2467410>9+9+12+11+20x2=81>79-81=-2 you one shot axe titan right in the middle of one of his insults.>do you want to say a one liner?>also roll a 1d20 for intimidation
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2467428>[insert one liner]I'd axe you a question but>*Alpha Strike noises*You look like you've been in an axecedent.>intimidation attemptWho's next? (couldn't think of anything cleaver or punny)
Rolled 18, 12, 17, 18, 19, 19, 16, 14, 15 = 148 (9d20)>>2467438>8 on intimidation>doesn't work they use the axe titan as a shield to take the hit and then counter.The axe bearing warrior charges at you, the blades of his weapons gleaming with ill intent."Come you son of a bitch""Hey!"You cut him off as you draw your laser blaster from you back. The hammer withdrawn, the hefty black metal covered gun glowing menacingly in Algol's hands."I'd axe you question butThe apocalyptic roar of all of your weapons firing at once overwhelms your audio system for a brief moment. The axe titan is thrown backwards into a glowing mishappen pile."You look like you've been in an axecedent."The fact that you just said that makes you ill but such juvenile insults usually have more effect due to how patronizing they are."Stupid cunt"The other titans advance once axe titan is blown away, countering once you fired your barrage. eight barrels of hell open up on you.>roll to dodge 8d20+3 Bo2
Rolled 14, 9, 19, 7, 15, 18, 7, 2 + 3 = 94 (8d20 + 3)>>2467462DODGE
>>2467462oh fuck those are some good rolls
>>2467475sorry fucked up I used the wrong dice. supposed to be 8 dice not 9, so that 15 at the end doesn't count.
>>2467462wait. roll 9d20+3 to dodge, or 8d20+3?
>>24674848d20+3. I used the wrong dice command and accidently added a 9nth dice roll for the enemy
>>2467484you can roll again it's best of 2
Rolled 14, 6, 8, 20, 11, 20, 7, 5 + 3 = 94 (8d20 + 3)>>2467503
>>2467506oooooh. two critical successes.
>>246750620s are double success so 4 successes right there and 4 successes were already on board with the first roll.You throttle your thrusters and strafe around the salvo from the gun titan then juke to dodge the black titan's salvo.You dodge everything and remain completely unscathed.Counter attack timewhat do you do?>shoot again. select targets and weapons>close to melee>strength attackafter this vote is over and the results are finished I'll update and turn in. I'll be back by 6PM tommorrow and thursday I'll start at 2 or 3pm.
>>2467525>strength attackBeat a motherfucker with another motherfucker
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2467541I think you may be the only anon active right now, so I'll go with this.>roll 1d20+2 Bo3 target doesn't matter beat my roll
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467547
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467547
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467547
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)you successfully grab and lift one of the titans now roll to hit one with the other.>roll 1d20+2 Bo3
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467576
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467579awe shit senpai
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2467576Walp. this is the first crit fail of the session
>>2467581You saved us!
>>2467581AHAHAHAHAHA!!!What is this!
>>2467581I'll take it you crit.>roll 2d20+10 since your probably going to slam jam the other guy by jumping high with your thrusters.Also> Titan Trait gained!>Monstrous strength (+4 to melee damage and and strength checks, replaces incredible strength) Algol's power cannot be contained, the mighty internal workings of your titan are fueled by Rickert's simmering anger and rage. Algol recognizes his master's desires and strains to meet them.
Rolled 9, 9 + 10 = 28 (2d20 + 10)>>2467592
>>2467595>28x2=56>black titan 40-56=-16HP>gun titan 60-56=4 hpBlack titan is BTFOGun titan gives up.>writing update
>>2467602If we keep going the way things are, I feel like this will be Algol at the last round.
Rolled 20 (1d20)Your reaction to their counter attack is textbook. You throttle you thrusters and strafe. Creating distance while simultaneously dodging. You lean hard and you jet to the side, before planting you feet and repeating. In an eye blink Algol deftly avoids both attacks."What the!""How the fuck can he-"The black titan has no chance to dodge. You charge forward propeled by Algol's monstrous legs and thrusters. You shoulder tackle the unfortunate godmachine before reaching down and clamping Algol's clawed fingers into the machine's legs.With one more herculean feat, Algol jumps high into the air the black titan raised over head.AAAAAAAHHHHHH!The roar you release from Algol's systems sounds almost demonic with its intensity and inflection.As quickly as you ascend you descend like an angry god, slamming the gun toting titan with his comrade.The force of the blow buries the gun titan chest deep in the earth, his comrade nearly broken in two."I....yield.....sir...." The lights of the gun titan's eyes go out soon after his surrender.The battlefield is quiet now save for the sounds of battle in the distance. Now you must search for more prey. You can feel it now in your head. Algol hungers, something inside of your titan has grown stronger, and now you can feel a surge of bloodlust pumping through your skull.No matter. The battle continues.>first combat section of the match complete 2 more to go.>rolling for encounter D20. 1-5= single competitor 5-10= double group 11-15= triple 16-19= quads 20= named pilot>done for the night good rolling anons see you tomorrow.
>>2467631>Rolled 20Hot damn. Looks like we're fighting one of the big boys. I wonder which one.
>>2467643Do you wanna find out right now?Or do you want to wait until tomorrow?
>>2467645I'll wait til tomorrow for the reveal
>20 for encounter> a wild Alexandra Templeton appears!Leaving the defeated trio of titans to wallow in shameful defeat, you move toward the nearest source of seismic disturbance.Considering that you didn't take any damage during you encounter you elect to move toward the largest disturbance. If you're lucky a group of weak titans are already fighting each other. By the time you reach them it will be easy to swoop in and take them all down.Or at least you would like to do that. You also notice that a single titanic object is quickly coming up from behind, most likely following your footprints. No doubt the titan thinks you walked away from your tussle with the trio weakened.No matter you can take care of a lone titan fairly quickly."My my I'm quite impressed. You were able to defeat all three of those chaps back there. Lovely fellows they told me that you had some fancy baubles including that nice gun on your back. Really it's quite fortunate that they pointed you out to me. I may actually enjoy myself today."When you turn to face your opponent there's no mistaking the godmachine as anything else than Caladbolg, the titan belonging to lady Templeton.She strolls toward you brandishing that fancy blade of hers like it didn't weigh millions of tons.The voice that came from the titan was very crisp and clear. Usually the audio from titans are distorted greatly and sometimes they are specifically modulated to sound more intimidating. From Caladbolg you can pick on Templeton's natural voice as though she were speaking in person. Her voice has a smooth quality you associate with nobility, a type of lazy arrogance that oozes into every aspect of their actions. Her voice is light and articulate, all of words are spoken clearly and with the type of calm, but sneering inflection that you are all too familiar with. The kind of speech brings back some old and bitter memories.>Alexandra Templeton is challenging you to a duel.Do you say anything?>if yes then what?what do you do?>run. She's made of stronger stuff than just about any other pilot save the other elites, and you not as experienced as you would like before taking one of them on.>Stand and fight. This is a fight you know you can win. She may have more experience commanding a titan, but you know battle as well as any veteran. The fact that you fight from within Algol makes no difference.
>>2468730>a wild Alexandra Templeton appears!Fuck"How about I trade my gun for your sword?"Fire halfway through talking>>Stand and fight. This is a fight you know you can win. She may have more experience commanding a titan, but you know battle as well as any veteran. The fact that you fight from within Algol makes no difference.
>>2468730>Stand and fight. This is a fight you know you can win. She may have more experience commanding a titan, but you know battle as well as any veteran. The fact that you fight from within Algol makes no difference.Does it look like her titan suffered any damage?
>>2468753nope Caladbolg is pristine just like Algol, she finished up 2 titans she came across and then she came upon you after the three titans you beat decided to tell her where you were.She hasn't had a good fight yet and now she sees some opportunity for fun.
>>2468760Do we still have the hammer?
>>2468730>>Stand and fight. This is a fight you know you can win. She may have more experience commanding a titan, but you know battle as well as any veteran. The fact that you fight from within Algol makes no difference.
>>2468831yep. you'll start with either the gun or the hammer in your hand depending on your choice at the beginning of combat.
>>2468831>Wanting to get close to this titanWut?
>>2468849Gun first>>2468852Just checking.
>>2468743>>2468753>>2468840unanimous decision to stand and fight1 vote for shootingchoices are the same as before>shoot guns>melee with hammer or fists>strength (just to tell you now, against a boss character you have to roll twice for strength stuff, once to hit and again to actually pull off the strength feat)Also Just like you a boss character like Templeton has a Bo2 or Bo3 and so on style rolls.
>>2468862>>shoot guns and jetpack up out of range
Rolled 14, 8, 8, 14, 12 + 5 = 61 (5d20 + 5)>>2468858>>2468873Shoot guns then move to avoid getting into melee>smart move she's better at dodging but your speed is roughly the same. If you keep your distance and shoot your less likely to take damage and more likely to hit her.>Roll 5d20+2 Bo3 for shooting. I'll roll 5d20+5 Bo2 to dodge starting with the firsy roll.
>>2468862Shooting and dodging, yeah. Aim for their legs.
Rolled 11, 2, 16, 9, 4 + 5 = 47 (5d20 + 5)>>2468921Second roll
Rolled 15, 4, 15, 20, 13 + 2 = 69 (5d20 + 2)>>2468921here we go. aim for legs?
Rolled 4, 3, 18, 12, 1 + 5 = 43 (5d20 + 5)>>2468921
Rolled 7, 2, 20, 3, 15 = 47 (5d20)>>2468921
>>2468957fml look at the 1so it looks like...first one missessecond is missthird is crit succfourth is crit succfifth is crit failhmmm
>>2468957won't count this since it has the +5 also crit fails just count as a double fail.>>2468929>>2468959double crits>the big gun the plasma mortars and the heavy autocannon hit>Double damage on both plasma mortarsroll 3d6, 3d6+2, 3d6+2, 5d6+4
Rolled 5, 1, 4 = 10 (3d6)>>2468970
Rolled 5, 1, 4 + 2 = 12 (3d6 + 2)>>2468970Hey guys. On our next turn to attack, yal wanna make a Strength check to tear her arms off? we get a Bo3 to do it, and her stats never said she gets a Bo3 for resisting strength.
Rolled 1, 2, 6 + 2 = 11 (3d6 + 2)>>2468970
Rolled 3, 2, 2, 3, 2 + 4 = 16 (5d6 + 4)>>2468970
Caledbolg: 125-(10+(12+11)*2+16)=53HPDid I get that right?
>>2468983> caledbolg 125-(10+24+22+16)= 53HP>>2468983you are correct sir>you in a moment of intense focus before Templeton can close the distance blast her with most of your weapons.>your shot partially melted her legs and now she takes a -2 to dodging rolls.>writing
>>2469034All that damage
Rolled 17, 4, 4 + 2 = 27 (3d20 + 2)The day you back down from a fight you can win is the day you lay in your grave.Leveling the laser blaster at Caladbolg you prepare a strategy.Templeton is a melee fighter with only two ranged weapons. She is exceptionally good at dodging but her fighting style relies on wearing her opponents down by dodging all of their attacks then countering.Against a ranged combatant she can't ground or run down she's at a steep disadvantage.Your thrusters growl as the barrel of your blaster begins glowing in anticipation.You decide to be cheeky."How about I trade my gun for your sword?"You voice is completely with out ill intent, in fact you try your best to sound coy.You even notice that Caladbolg tilt its head once begun speaking. She lowers her guard for a split second. You fire your guns as you fly backwards using your thrusters.Templeton does the expected and charges in order to get into melee. The barrage of laser weaponry harmlessly avoided. Caledbolg twisting to avoid your shots.You anticipated that, so your opening shot was a dud, a oversized laser pointer, a feint. A feint that worked beautifully because Templeton has already adjusted for the first shot waiting for the infinitely small gap before the second shot.Only there is no gap, and you fire the real thing at her before she can twist and bend out of the way.To her credit when the blinding light of your energy weapons strike her she still make the effort to dodge. She avoids taking all of the hits head on, but her legs melt slightly. The total time you spend is around 3 seconds but it seems so much slower when you fight.Once microcosm of battle speeds up again you can hear her frustration"Bastard! Fight me like a warrior!""No." You drone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyZv4EghX_ICaladbolg races toward you, Durendal glowing balefully in the titan's grip, its eyes glowing a fierce crimson.>roll to dodge the attack Bo2 1d20+3Templeton rolls 1d20+2 Bo3 I'm gonna roll all 3 right now
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469147
Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469147dodging.
Rolled 14 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469147
>>2469160Thank you good sir.
>>2469160anon are you some kind of crit magician?
>>2469160Good one lad
>>2469160>20 you dodgeDespite the distance you put between yourself and Caledbolg the titan closes in and threatens to impale you on its glowing blade.Your in the air so that limits your options to dodge, so you don't. Right before contact you slam your fist into the flat of Durendal batting the sword away."Congratulations madame you successfully gave yourself away."Your face splits into a cruel smile. At this range you can finish her off.what do you do?>shoot her point blank (she has no bonus)>tear Durendal from her grasp then strike her with her own sword (auto hit as long as you beat her strength roll)>hammer time. (she has no bonus)
>>2469147We need a snappy line like...>I fight as a soldier.
>>2469204>tear Durendal from her grasp then strike her with her own sword (auto hit as long as you beat her strength roll)
>>2469204>>tear Durendal from her grasp then strike her with her own sword (auto hit as long as you beat her strength roll)
>>2469204>Other?Grab her titan's arms by the wrists, press Algols legs against her titans chest, and pull.
>>2469204>>shoot her point blank (she has no bonus)I'm a soldier, I fight to win.
>>2469204>tear Durendal from her grasp then strike her with her own sword (auto hit as long as you beat her strength roll)changing my vote to this. I want to split her in half with her own sword. The insult to injury would be grand.
if or when we get defeated, i really hope we comeback with this,"You're going to regret this moment once you're puking your teeth up on the pavement."
Rolled 5, 15 = 20 (2d20)>>2469247>>2469213>>2469210You decide to rip her precious family sword from her grasp.>roll 1d20+4 Bo3 beat my rolls 1d20 Bo2
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469262Lets hope we get a crit again
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469262
Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469262
>>2469262>17 vs 15>beat
>>2469269you succeedroll 2d20+7 (3+your 4) re-roll damage
Rolled 13, 3 + 7 = 23 (2d20 + 7)>>2469276
Rolled 8, 7 + 7 = 22 (2d10 + 7)>>2469276can we cut off one of her titan's arms?
Rolled 16, 14 + 7 = 37 (2d20 + 7)>>2469276
Rolled 11, 2 + 7 = 20 (2d20 + 7)>>2469276
Rolled 2, 4 + 7 = 13 (2d10 + 7)>>2469276wait is the damage die a d10 or d20?
>>2469281>>246928213+8+7=2853-28=25HPby the way you did 2d20 instead of 2d10 because you were in a much better position on top of taking Templeton completely off guard. just in case anyone was wondering.You can roll to intimidate roll 1d20 Bo2say something intimidating.
Rolled 12, 11 + 7 = 30 (2d20 + 7)>>2469276
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2469294
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2469294Today you found out this isn't just a game. Be happy you haven't lost your life.
>>2469300Duuuuuuuude, You are the man.
>>2469300Magical. Say something!
>>2469300Damn>>2469294I don't know who you are but I'm kinda a big deal around here
>>2469300Lel QM write some thing heroic and badass. I don't have a good quote so let some other anon do it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGCsFwyra-EIn the air you feel the simmering rage deep in Algol bubbling up into your skull.The heat builds behind your eyes and you can feel the godlike might Algol possesses. The power to destroy everything that stands in your way. The ability to achieve what you could have ever thought possible.AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!You slam your fist again into Caladbolg's sword. The sharp metallic ringing hurts your eyes despite the dampening that usually accompanies harsh sounds within your titan.You grasp Caladbolgs hands with your own, Algol's clawed finger tear apart the enemy titan's hands to firmly grasp the Durendal's hilt.You slam your fist into the titan's head, then again and again, you repeatedly pound the titans metallic skull until its eye camera's blow out.You crash into the earth, but before you hit the ground you raise Durendal above your head.Combining the force of your fall with Algol's strength you cleave Caladbolg vertically across the shoulder, tearing its left arm off."You whoreson! How dare you! This Titan is the heirloom of my house! The work of all of my forebearers labor! Have you no honor! No warrior's Spirit!"You ignore Templeton's raging to grap at the Titan new stump. Grasping at the shoulder wound you examine the inside to see a small armored chamber slighly peaking out from the center of the exposed interior.The armored core of the titan containing the cockpit and primary reactor lies within this shell.You lightly jab the core with Durendal and end up piercing further in than you intended."Wait! Wait! What are you doing! What's that feeling! I demand to know what your doing out there!"You realize that without the primary cameras and a mostly destroyed torso Templeton is almost completely blind."I have your sword pointed at your core my dear, and if you keep insulting me I may just decide to prune the Templeton family tree ever so slightly."You dig the sword further in to emphasize your point."You bastard! You have no honor threatening to kill your opponent so flippalently! You are no true warrior!"You push the blade further in still, maybe to the point that you risk actualy killing Templeton plus the empowered edge of the sword you can tell is starting to melt the armored shell due to prolonged contact as well."I am no warrior. I am a soldier. Victory is first and foremost. Not that you would know you tart. You are meant to be the representative of your house and while you lie beaten and broken you scream and cry like a child. I have beaten you and now you live or die at my discretion, but yet you howl and moan like some mewling infant.I have slain countless soldiers, and warriors as well, I have seen worlds burn beneath my feet, and entire worlds brought to ruin. Do you think this is some game. The tournament says nothing about mercy, save for yielding, but there is no such ordinance that requires me to accept your surrender, not that you even think to give it.
>>2469367>OP intimidationHo fuck that's scary shit. >Not that you would know you tartHahaha he called her a pastry!
(cont.)Do you understand that I can kill you right now, that I can tear you from your perfumed chambers, and hold you in my hand right now and crush you like an insect?Do you wish to die?"You plunge your hand into the breach you created forcing Algol's fist into the gap. Slowly you reach further in."Please! Please! Have mercy! Please!""I don't know lady Templeton, do you yield?""Yes! Yes! I do! I yield!"You release the titan from Algol's grasp and allow it to flop to the ground.You think you can hear Alexandra crying from within the husk of Caledbolg."Today you found out this isn't just a game. Be happy you haven't lost your life."You turn from the wreck and walk away. Hopefully there will be time to get one more battle in before the match ends.(combat complete 1 more remaining)what do you do?>single fight>double fight>triple fight?
>>2469367Oof, I'm tickled you took a little from what I wrote. But hot damn that must sting like a motherfucker for her.
>>2469379>>triple fight?We are the big man now
>>2469379>triple fight?triple fight
>>2469379>Be happy you haven't lost your life.Also let's go big or go home, triple fight.
>>2469383>>2469384>>2469385triple fight it isalso >pilot trait gained>Meancing presence (+2 to intimidation rolls)Also>do you take the hammer with you or Durendal?Since you cant carry both.
>>2469379>triple fight?We need to catch up in points. We are still in perfect condition and the other front runners (Alexandra too if she took out 3 during the first phase of the round) likely have more points than us right now.
>>2469399Is there a rule thats says we can't use a titans weapons after we defeated them? because I want to take both swords.
>>2469406We can get both as victory ransom after the round, but right now we can't carry both the hammer and the sword.
>>2469399Leave the sword planted in the dirt, liker her. In shame. Maybe she'll learn and actually earn it.
>>2469409No I mean ditch the hammer to pick up both swords, because during the fighting we're sort of 'borrowing' the weapons, but at the end of it we can keep one thing. I wan't to know if it's ok to borrow both until the end of the fight.
>>2469415>>2469409>>2469406You can use the weapons of titan you defeat its just you can only keep one piece of gear from each that you defeat.You can't carry both the hammer and Durendal because you only have the one holster where you gun is, and you can't one hand the hammer or the sword.If you got another strength upgrade you could one hand them both or if you were a beta class titan.
>>2469423so I guess that means not getting both? alright. I think I want to stick with the sword.
Rolled 1 (1d2)2 votes for hammer>>2469410>>24694112 votes for durendal>>2469414>>2469435tie breaker by roling1d21=hammer2=durendal
>>2469456Fuck yea, now who's up for noble shaming with the sword in the dirt?
>>2469470kind of late for the vote
>>2469473Well, we're not keeping it...
Rolled 39, 28, 32 = 99 (3d40)You plant Durendal in the ground, You already know what templeton equipped for this match, and the sword will probably be the only piece of gear worth ransoming.The hammer is effective and you like how the thruster works with the hammer.You move toward that group of titans you originally stalked toward. From your seismic sensor readings the activity is about the same as before.When you get close enough to look you see three titans.One titan seems to sport a twin barrel gun of some kind.Another is in extremely heavy looking armor.The third has a gun that seems to be covered in smoke.what do you do?>shoot? at who and with what?>melee? Who?>strength attack. Drop kickalso rolling for titan damage since they;ve been fightingits been 2 rounds so each gets a d40 to see how much damage they took. Order goes in order of appearance 1 is double barrel titan, 2 is heavy armor titan, and 3 is smoke gun titan.
>>2469487>>shoot? at who and with what?Twin barrel guy. With the Plasma Mortar.
>>2469487>strength attack. Drop kickthe twin barreled one
>>2469487>>shoot? at who and with what?All at the heavy armor one
>>2469492remember you can split fire of your guns onto different targets.
>>2469487>>strength attack. Drop kick>double barrel titanWe need to put on a show
>>2469487Drop Kick Double barrel.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2469500>>2469497>>2469493this wins>roll 1d20+4 Bo3 beat my roll
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469506
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469507AHAHAHAHA! Looks like we finnaly lucked out.
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469506I have to ask why a +4 now?
>>2469514The Monstrous Strength Trait>>2469506rip we spilled spaghetti
>>2469507>>2469513>>2469514good thing we have not been hurt yet. Least I dont think we have
Rolled 2, 1, 3, 2, 6, 4 = 18 (6d6)>>2469514+4 because Algol's strength trait just got better it went from +2 to +4Also critical fail you take auto shotgun blast to the chest>rolling for damage 3d6 +3d6=6d6
>>2469518>100-(18-10(2 attacks and adamant armor))=92HPCould be worse
>>2469516>>2469518thanks>>2469519considering that we already took out 4 without an issue. We will probably be fine. Least I hope so. May have to change tactics though if they team up on us. Probably take out the weakest first to lower the number of enemies.
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2469518>18-(5x2)=8100-13=92HPWith the titans distracted with each other you decide to jump in. The titan with the twin barrel gun reminds of something, but you ignore your eerant thought and barrel toward the gun toting titan with both feet pointed toward him. A solid dropkick should knock him off his feet.Except he dodges and level the double barreled gun at you, and you realize that the gun resembles a double berrel shotgun.Fuck.The blast hits you square in the chest and sends off course rollinf across the ground.Well that was embarrassing.When you get up you notice the shotgun titan leveling its gun at you again.>dodge 1d20+3 Bo2 beat my roll
Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469533
Rolled 1 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469533https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd6HelrnuGo
>>2469537WE FORGOT HOW TO DODGE!
>>2469540We got cocky.
Rolled 11 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2469533please save us
Rolled 6, 2, 1, 6, 5, 3 = 23 (6d6)>>2469537Blew your load with the last two fights I see.>rolling damage 6d6also titan HP>shotgun=61 HP>armored=122HP>smoke gun=68HP>>2469533...And you get shot again by the gun toting titan. In the face. Wow its almost as if all you luck until now is gone or something.>your turn to attackwhat do you do?>shoot>melee>strength
>>246961223-(5x2)=13 damage92-13=79 HP
Also sorry for the delay, for some reason all the power my neighborhood had just went off for no apprent reason and my internet went down.
>>2469618Blackouts suck.>>2469612>strengthThe smug bastard. Let's tear his shotguns off his shoulders, and hopefully take the arms with it.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2469678>>2469627go>roll 1d20+4 Bo3
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469683
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469683
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2469683
>>2469685you pull the shotgun from the titans hands and then pull both arms as hard as you can in order to tear them off.>roll damage 2d20+4
Rolled 16, 4 + 4 = 24 (2d20 + 4)>>2469703
Rolled 8, 13 + 4 = 25 (2d20 + 4)>>2469703
Rolled 17, 14 = 31 (2d20)>>2469710>24 damage61-24=37HPThe gun is gone, the arms are intact but damaged.>dodge his punches roll 2d20+3 Bo2
Rolled 20, 10 + 3 = 33 (2d20 + 3)>>2469755
>>2469759I'm back baby!
Rolled 19, 9 + 3 = 31 (2d20 + 3)>>2469755
>>2469759Counter!You dodge and hammer him!>roll 2d8+7 damage
Rolled 8, 1 + 7 = 16 (2d8 + 7)>>2469772
Rolled 7, 5 + 7 = 19 (2d8 + 7)>>2469772
>>2469772if he doesn't forfeit, can we throw him at the heavy?
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2469773>>2469774with the hammer its Bo2>8+5+7=20>37-20=17HP>>2469775as long as you don't accept his surrender you can technically kill him if you wanted, its just that its unwritten rule to not do that. Yeah you can still use him like a weapon once you knock him out.>final stretch. Put him awayRoll 1d20+2 Bo3 beat my roll
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2469781Throw!
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2469781CLANG!
Rolled 1, 18, 2, 6, 12 = 39 (5d20)>>2469790>roll 2d8+7Rolling for 2 rounds of attack with other two titans 5d20 first 2 are armor titan, the last 3 are smoking gun titan. the titan with more than 10 hits.
>>2469792armor titan does no damage due to nat 1, smoking titan reveals his gun is actually an ice cannon.HP>armor titan 122-15=107 and is partially frozen so -2 to all actions> ice titan=68HP
Rolled 5, 6 + 7 = 18 (2d8 + 7)>>2469781>>2469792
>>2469816>17-18=-1HPShotgun titan is downOkay no fucking around, this time your mad.When the enemy titan levels its gun at you, you're already there, pulling the gun from its grasp so fast its arms rattle in their sockets.Snotty bastard tries to take a swing at you now that the gun is gone. Which is a big mistake because the telegraphed hook coming at you sails over your head right before you nail the titan in the gut with your hammer.dazed, confused and disarmed the titan tries to stand its ground. The overhead slam you deliver that pushes the titan's head into its torso.Alright one down two to go, and it looks like the armored one is a little chilly.What do you do?>shoot. Who and with what?>melee.>Strength. Use gunney by tossing it into one of the others.
>>2469828Melee ice guy
Now is a good time to turn in for the night.See you tommorrow at around 3 good night anons.
>>2469828>>shoot the ice guy with everything.
I worried that, if we bring frosty low and he doest surrender then armor boy would kill him before we do.>>2469868Can we roll an intimidation?
Rolled 13, 9, 9, 3, 18 = 52 (5d20)>>2470183>>2469916shooting ice titan with everything>you switch to your laser blasterroll 5d20+2 beat my rolls
Rolled 15, 20, 4, 3, 12 + 2 = 56 (5d20 + 2)>>2470360
Rolled 16, 19, 2, 18, 9 + 2 = 66 (5d20 + 2)>>2470360rolling>>2470363>20niiice
Rolled 12, 7, 20, 16, 9 + 2 = 66 (5d20 + 2)>>2470365Is it a bad thing If samefag (not sure if this can be considered samefagging) every ten minutes after a roll post?
>>2470374Not if you roll a 20
>>2470374>>2470365>>2470363All 5 attacks hit and the H. autocannon and a plasma mortar get double damage>Roll 1d10+2, 3d6, 3d6+2, another 3d6+2, and 5d6+4
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2470390
Rolled 5, 4, 1 = 10 (3d6)>>2470390
Rolled 4, 6, 2 + 2 = 14 (3d6 + 2)>>2470390
Rolled 2, 1, 2 + 2 = 7 (3d6 + 2)>>2470390
Rolled 2, 6, 3, 6, 6 + 4 = 27 (5d6 + 4)>>2470390
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>2470390
Rolled 4, 4, 6 = 14 (3d6)>>2470390
>>2470401>ice titan, 68-(11+2*10+14*2+7+27)=-25 or -18HP?huhshould I stop rolling so fast?
Rolled 1, 6, 1 + 2 = 10 (3d6 + 2)>>2470390
Rolled 5, 2, 6, 2, 6 + 4 = 25 (5d6 + 4)>>2470390
>>2470407>>2470406>>2470401>>2470398>>2470394>11+20+28+7+27=93 damage>68-93=-25=Ice titan is so damaged he probably will drop out of the tournamentWhile thr armored titan looks like it still has plenty of fight left, it's slowed down by the virtural glacier hanging off of it.So you take out your blaster and aim for the ice titan instead. It would be a real pain in the ass to fight while incased in ice.Bolts of lightning and a halo of crimson light bathes Algol, and the mile tall column of million degree death sent at the ice titan consumes it, obliterating large chunks of the godmachine.Okay you may have killed that guy.You turn to the frozen armored behemoth."I'm 6-0 today, you feel lucky right now?">roll to intimidate the frozen titan 1d20+2
Rolled 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 = 34 (20d2)>>2470421
>>2470430What the fuck?
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2470421ooga booga!No Bo2 or Bo3 for intimidation right?
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2470421>>2470432>>2470433>>2470430I obviously can't dice today.
>>2470436Since you slam fucked the wrong keys and probably feel bad I'll take this.>The frozen armor titan doesn't feel like he's lucky.
>>2470437can we check if we actually killed the ice titan pilot when this is over?
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2470421
>>2470437After this round there are going to be a lot more competitors looking up our profile/fight recordings, right?Since we effortlessly took out one of the top contenders and all.
>>2470441we're really gonna have to go after more bounties after this
"Yeah my luck so far has been pretty bad. So yeah I yield."Good because the moment he yields the match ended. The alert goes across your main screen in bright letters.Alright let's take stock of how you did points wisedefeated> Charles Sing pilot of the Longbow (big gun titan)>Oliver Sykes pilot of the Headsman (hammer titan)>Aldred Brattenholm pilot of the Varg(axe titan)> Alexandra Templeton pilot of the Caledbolg>Lao Zhi Hung pilot of the Moon Devil (shotgun titan)>Oscar Mannerheim pilot of the Boreas (ice gun titan)>Phillip Crenshaw Pilot of Mt. Murder (armored titan)Pts. count>6 normal titans= +6 pts.>1 named pilot= +4You got more points from beating templeton because pilots are rated by their own point counts. She had 8 pts, which meant you got half of what she was worth. The other guys spent most of the first match in single duels or brawls where they only secured on kill.So they only have 1-3 pts to their name.>current point count= 13 pts.>>2470441Yep. When you show off how much of a badass you are people tend to try and get a good idea of whay they're fighting or trying to run away from.
>>2470443>25 Credits (-5 from the holster)>upgrade Algol into Beta tier titan costs 150 credits if we use Hector as for material>trophies from seven titans> 2x Heavy armor (+25hp)>Advanced targeting system (+1 to shooting rolls)>other spare weaponsupgraaaades>>2470459something tells me the second round is going to be significantly harder. So the next round from now is in two weeks or more?
When you finally return to your fortress its a straight shot back the station. You feel more exhausted then when you finished last time. When you examine Algol while in transit you notice that he evolved again. The internal workings and locomotors are even stronger than before.It's awe inspiring. Algol gets stronger almost everytime you have a big fight, and at this rate you could probably win the bracket tournament if you entered.Although that sensation you felt during the match is dsiconcerting. Titans you already know have a quasi personality that is created when a pilot links for the first time, but that surge of violent intent was a little too intense for your liking. You sense that some of your old memories are starting to come back, you haven't been this blood hungry since the war.Algol might be feeding off of some of your unconcious thoughts and memories. It might help when in battle, but it's not unheard of that pilots end up with some mental issues because of the titan ai going berserk.You'll need to watch out for any further developments like this, going nuts isn't going to help win the tournament.>>2470460>next match timeRegulation time gap is 4 weeks starting right after the match day.What do you do when you reach polaris?>get your ransom>sell your stock of titan gear you don't need>Go to the artisans, you want some new stuff>go to polaris>contact NeilI'll be back in a little while I gotta do some house chores. Vote and discuss while I'm gone.
>>2470476>get your ransomCan we get a credit price on our war gear?
>>2470476>get your ransomFirst, claim the goods.
>>2470476I want to mock Caledbolg pilot and offer her sword back for a ridiculous price
I wonder how or when Neil will connect the dots, if ever. Say whenever Rickert speaks through Algol. Are Algols speakers too distorted to sounds like Rickert?Would he question Rickert's power armor colors with our titan's?can someone remind me what was the bracket tournament?
>>2470506>Neil figuring out we pilot Algol He just found out because he noticed your fightning style in person and in Algol are the exactly the same. He's both impressed and kinda scared.>Algol voiceIts very distorted, because Rickert didn't bother with putting a more advanced sound system in to make his voice clear and recognizable.>the bracketAfter the third match there will be a bracket style single elimination tournament to act as a penultimate attraction before the final match. In addition to ransom, the grand champion gets a whole lot of dosh and a unique piece of equipment.>>2470490>offering Templeton the sword for a high priceI wouldn't reccomend that. The Durendal is a unique weapon with room to upgrade. Infact you can use the blade tail to greatly increase the swords capabilities.
>>2470538I vote to keep the sword then.Dual wielding great sword and hammer yo. Does the rocket warhammer have room for improvements as well? (Spiked striking head, improved rocket)Are we absolutely sure we killed Oscar Mannerheim?
>>2470479>>2470483>get that sweet sweet ransomHammer titanweapons>Rocket Hammer (2d8+3 damage, two handed re-roll damage, upgradeable)>2x light autocannonsequipment>noneBig gun titanweapons>Railgun (2d10+3 ballistic damage, re-roll damage, charge attack)>2x light auto cannons>2x Short barreled macro cannonsCharge attack- wait a turn and on the next you can add an additional d10 of damageEquipment>magnetic rail superchargerAxe titanweapons>2x titan hand axe>2x long barrel laser cannonsequipment>heavy armor (+25HP)Caledbolg>refer to the stat block I made earlier in the thread>Durendal true stats>(2d10+3 melee damage, two handed, re-roll damage, armor piercing, upgradeable, Charge attack)Shotgun titanweapons>Titan double barrel scatter cannon (2x3d6 ballistic damage, two-handed, double barreled)double barreled- can make two attacks, both require a roll to hit, but can be used to hit either a single target or two targets.Equipment>noneArmored titanweapons>2x double barrel laser cannonsequipment>super heavy armor (+50HP)Ice titanweapons>Ice blaster (4d6 energy damage, two handed, freezing blast)>2x plasma mortarfreezing blast- target must make a strength save or be frozen and encumbered with a -2 to dodge penaltyequipment>nonepick the stuff you want, but for most of these guy they only have one good item.
>>2470578You didn't kill oscar but you pretty much knocked him out of the tournament.
>>2470606>>Rocket Hammer (2d8+3 damage, two handed re-roll damage, upgradeable)>magnetic rail supercharger> long barrel laser cannons>Durendal>Titan double barrel scatter cannon (2x3d6 ballistic damage, two-handed, double barreled)>super heavy armor (+50HP)>Ice blaster (4d6 energy damage, two handed, freezing blast)
>>2470615Just so you know the rail gun is a shoulder mounted weapon not a hand held weapon, forgot to add that detail in the list
>>2470609I feel kind of bad. Was a the good kind of noble, or the douche kind?>>2470606Hammer Titan: rocket hammerBig gun Titan: daily in or the magnetic rail supercharger. What do the light auto cannons and the Short barreled macro cannons do? Are they ballistic? Is the railgun shoulder mounted?Axe Titan: I'm torn between the axe and the long barrel laser cannon. What are the axes' stats?Caledbolg: their sword (at first I thought they had two sword, not one big sword)Shotgun titan: the shotgunArmored Titan: super heavy armorIce Titan: Ice blaster (4d6 energy damage, two handed, freezing blast)
>>2470618Scratch that. I want the long barreled laser cannon over the axe.
>>2470606Claims in order:>Rocket Hammer (2d8+3 damage, two handed re-roll damage, upgradeable)>Railgun (2d10+3 ballistic damage, re-roll damage, charge attack)>1x long barrel laser cannon>Durendal>Titan double barrel scatter cannon (2x3d6 ballistic damage, two-handed, double barreled)>super heavy armor (+50HP)>Ice blaster (4d6 energy damage, two handed, freezing blast)Gimme all your rare/unique stuff, basically.
>inb4 we leave several noble houses destitute after taking their stuff
>>2470618Ok I'll change to>Railgun (2d10+3 ballistic damage, re-roll damage, charge attack)
>>2470619>mannerheimneither a saint nor an asshole just a guy who made some calculated risks, unfortunately he's shot at math, his family has more than 1 titan though if that makes you fell less guilty.>short barrel macro cannons(1d8 ballistic damage torso mounted)>light auto cannon(2d4 ballistic damage arm mounted)>axe stats(1d10+2 melee damage, one handed)
>>2470630>>2470622>>2470615you gain>Rocket Hammer (2d8+3 damage, two handed re-roll damage, upgradeable)>Railgun (2d10+3 ballistic damage, re-roll damage, charge attack)>1x long barrel laser cannon>Durendal>Titan double barrel scatter cannon (2x3d6 ballistic damage, two-handed, double barreled)>super heavy armor (+50HP)>Ice blaster (4d6 energy damage, two handed, freezing blast)>congratulations you now have an abundance of quality gear to choose from when you want to fight or a large amount of loot to liquidate.Looking at the screen for the last time before confirming your ransom selection, you lose your console and stretch. The dinner you made is waiting and then some relaxing sleep to recharge. You only need to sleep for 2 hours or so to remain functional, but a nice long slumber is simple luxury that never gets old.What do you do in the morning?>sell your stock of titan gear you don't need>Go to the artisans, you want some new stuff>go to polaris>contact Neil
>>2470683Eat, 2 hour sleep, then look for an artisan that can appraise the goods.
>>2470683Oh and also contact Neil and ask him about the fight this time around.
>>2470683>>go to polaris>>contact Neil
>>2470683>>sell your stock of titan gear you don't need
>>2470698>>2470697>>2470693>>2470691Okay so I have1 for>go to artisan2 for >contact neil1 for>go to polaris1 for>sell titan stuffJust so you know artisans don't usually buy titan stuff, because they can build and sell most stuff and as a result make a tidier profit.Nobles on the other hand will buy stuff. Which means if you want to sell some of your redundant inventory you'll have to grit your teeth and talk to some bluebloods.>you contact neil in the morningYour still a little groggy even though you slept well, but considering how you performed in the match, your friend Neil will probably be freaking out over the upset match between you and Templeton.You enter Neil's contact number and hope he's up, its noon but if he partied hard he might be a little hungover.You console connects with Neil, a portrait appears on screen."Hey Neil, it me Rickert. I was wondering if you wanted to go back to the Atlas club sometime to talk about the match.""Oh yeah? I was planning on that, yeah I can do that." For a moment his voice sounds unsure, a little hoarse not nearly as boistrous as he normally is."You okay Neil you sound like you're under the weather?"Neil doesn't say anything for a while, the onl noise being very light breathing."Hey Rickert is this line encrypted?"That makes you frown."No but if you want I can make it encrypted, just give me a moment."You make some minor adjustments to your console and readjust your settings. A small lock icon indicates your encryption procedure is in place."The line is protected. If you have something you want to say you can."Mumbling and murmurs are all you hear for a while until Neil decides to speak up."Uh this is kinda awkward, and I don't want to intrude on your privacy, but I have a question that might be personal."Your stomach already feels like its filled with bricks, you can already feel what he's going to say."Are you a titan pilot? Because the during the fight between Algol and Caladbolg, I recognized a lot of the same movements and body language in him that you did during your power armor match.""Are you the guy in Algol?"Well it looks like your little secret is out of the bag. This may be trouble, ordinry people are usually really uncomfortable around planetary nobles and titan pilots. Most folks are not comfortable around someone so vastly powerful and socially higher up. You may not be a noble, but the power Algol gives you is impossible to ignore.what do you do?>Deny. Try to see if you can decieve neil>Be truthful. The secrets out, and trying to get around it will just strain your relationship
>>2470770>>Be truthful. The secrets out, and trying to get around it will just strain your relationship"Was planning on telling you anyway."
>>2470770>Be truthful. The secrets out, and trying to get around it will just strain your relationship
>>2470770>>Deny. Try to see if you can decieve neilNo point in letting him know
>>2470780Supporting>Probably just another veteran, my moves aren't exactly unique
>>2470780Why not though?
>>2470797Keep the relation as is
>>2470808Oh I'm sure it can be too bad to tell him. Can it?
>>2470815Shouldnt be. I am hoping we can get him to help with the ships we have and maybe/possible use some of the contacts he has.
>>2470815I think it would be nice to keep the status quo, we don't need to be a target for assassins.
>>2470818Your information already out there and if someone is really determined that cold find out anyway, you had to register for the tournament after all and the pilot info is open to the public.
>>2470823So why would he ask us?
>>2470818Telling him shouldnt really change that since other pilots will start looking us up anyway, pretty sure our name is registered in the tournament anyway so they will just need to look up our background for a picture if it doesnt have one. Plus I am pretty sure we could kill most people that came after us.
>>2470823Not trying to sway the vote I'm just filling you in on the state of anonymity. Neil could honestly look up the pilot for Algol, you just need to assuage him that its not you (then covertly change the name on register with the commission).
>>2470825He didn't check up, and the only server with the info is the closed circuit one on the station, and he hasn't gone there yet.
>>2470827>>2470825I feel like he probably would have looked up our name already before he asked and is either seeing if we are the same guy or if we are willing to lie about it.
Ok tell him, I've changed my mind
>>2470833partially correct. He was gonna ask and see if you admitted or not, then look it up. The commission building is closed right now.
>>2470818>target for assassinsWe don't habe to worry about that. Seven foot tall plus man with cybernetics that can lift a hundred pounds with a pinkie? Naah.And why would Rickert have to be afraid? >>2470825Because he noticed a similarity between the fighting style and probably hadn't had a good look at Algol's pilot yet as far as he knows? It's simple curiosity.
>>2470776>>2470779>>2470834for telling>>2470785for denyingBefore the vote closes I want to let you anons know this vote isn't an especially big deal, this quest will kinda laid back, no galaxy destroying threats or huge conspiracies just a feel good tournament quest where rickert tries to realize his ambitions and rebuild his life.This issue deals a lot with Rickert's personal insecurities about his social status.He's the kind of guy who who didn't really have a chance at a normal life and he's too ambitious to turn back on his dreams, especially now that he's gotten so far.He's hated or at least been annoyed by the nobles, and his general prejudice makes uncomfortable with the fact that as a titan pilot he's a legitimately powerful figure with more money and influence than billions of people put together.For Rickert letting Neil know he's so high on the totem pole may result in relationship problems not in the form of assassinations or titan politics, but in that Neil will become more of a hanger on or an uncomfortable acquiantance than a real friend.Rickert's already a pretty scary guy in person, and such a gap in status typically has a negative effect on forming meaningful relationships with ordinary people. Just like in real life.
>>2470869Damn I kind of want conspiracies now
>>2470869You're right. On a broader scope our thing with Neil doesn't amount to much, but personally that's another story.Hmmmmm....
>you tell the truthSince you have clawed your way from your lowly origins to reach this point, you've never liked the idea of your status being at the forefront.Its been a long time since you've had a friend, your mercenary troops rarely stayed very long and the staff you hired were hardly intersted in your company.For once in a long time you felt like a normal man. But if you lie to Neil and he would somehow find out it may undercut your relationship and you'd rather live with him knowing than lie and loss him completely as a friend."Yes. I own and pilot Algol."Neil is silent for a moment."I can understand wanting to keep being pilot to yourself. I just wanted to know. You seem like you've been through some deep shit in life, so I'm not about to judge you on keeping your cards close you know?"You don't say anything at first, but Neil's statement warms your heart just a little."Thanks, I just don't like introducing myself as a pilot. It's something that I'm not used to yet, and you know how it is. People think that if you have a titan or your a noble your shit doesn't stink or your some kind of chosen one. I like being a pilot but I just want to interact with people without having that constantly worry about seeming like some highborn. Its really schmultzy but I just want people to treat like a normal guy."Neil grunts slightly"I know how that feels to some extent. Back home i'm a big shot, and yeah sometimes I feel like I can't just talk to some people because they obssess over being rich and shit."Before you can respond Neil starts talking again."But don't think that you can't talk to people even if they know you're a pilot. Yeah some people are gonna be wierd about it, but most folk don't give a shit, I mean if you look online people are always gushing over some rich asshole, but don't worry man you could literally be shitting sunlight and most people won't care. I don't I think you're a pretty cool guy pilot or not. Just chill out man it's okay."Your conversation with Neil continues for while, mostly Neil gushes about some of the other good fights from the second match than your own.When you finish, you look at the console for a little while, at the picture of Neil. It's been a long time since you had a friend to confide anything in. You've lost a lot of friends when you were young, and up until now your ambitions were everything, but now that you're on track to realize them, it;s about time you started thinking about a future that has room for more than titans and fighting.You turn the console off, and get ready to go about your day.>your relationship with Neil has increased>Rickert has taken a small step toward managing his personal demons.what do you do first?>Go to the artisans.>Sell titan stuff.>Go to polaris. Which level.
>>2470947>Go to polaris. Which level.More jobs means more credits. The lower levels are the areas Rickert kicked ads right? I forgot which floor is which but let's find some contract. I wanna see if theres another rogue titan rampaging again. Or even a kaiju.
>>2470947>>Sell titan stuff.
>>2470947>Sell titan stuff.
>>2471009>>2470988Looks like Rickert sucks it up and decides to try and sell some of excess stock to some other pilotsweapons you can sell (this includes stuff you have equiped)Generic stuff>4x long barrel laser cannon>3x plasma mortar> double barrel laser cannon>single barrel laser cannon>heavy auto cannonunique stuff>Mastercrafted Laser Blaster>Rocket Hammer>Railgun>Durendal>Titan double barrel scatter cannon>Ice BlasterEquipment you can sell (this includes stuff you have equiped>2x heavy armor>heavy shield>advanced targeting system>massive reactor core>heavy duty capacitors>Nano forged adamantium plate>Heavy thrusters>Super heavy armorTitans>Hector (30% repaired)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)Be careful when selling stuff because this is your entire inventory.Put down what you're willing to sell and then I'll give you an amount then the RP begins.
>>24710892 long barrel laser cannons1 plasma mortar1 double barrel laser cannon1 single barrel laser cannon2 heavy armor1 advanced targeting systemWe are keeping a Hector for that beta upgrade.
>>2471089Can the super heavy and heavy armor be used as building material like Hector for transforming Algol from a delta class to a beta class?
>>2471105Nah it's just armor plating. Hector can be used because he has the important internal titan bits you need. You can think of it like Hector is a slain beast whose meat Algol is eating in order to bulk up, while the armor plating is just armor that Algol wears.
>>2471121I hope we can make a friend out of someone in the upper levels.
>>2471102Will support this sell off.When we visit the artisans we can talk to them about material value.I'm kind hoping Alexandra tries to contact us to buy back Durendal.
>>2471141Our luck we run in to the chick we almost killed
>>2471102I'll back this
>>2471102Going with thisGiving the spread for this stuff. >2x long barrel laser cannons (5 credits per cannon)>1 plasma mortar (10 credits)>1 double barrel laser cannon (5 credits)>1 single barrel laser cannon (1 credit)>2 heavy armor (5 credits per armor)>1 advanced targeting system (5 credits)45 credits total if all soldRemember that Rickert is technically an artisan because he was the one who built Algol and its original weapons so he can appraise things on his own. It's just that with the time between matches being so short he doesn't have enough to build anything for his own personal use. For instance one the first round is over Rickert will be the one to upgrade Algol into a beta class
>>2471205Sorry the total is 41 not 45 the single barrel laser is only 1 credit.
>>2471163I kinda want to run into her and have a few ideas of what to do with her to possibly turn her into an ally. (I am not planning on turning her into a waifu)I'm thinking of making her buy back Durendal by making her do mercenary work for us.
>>2471205How much would Durendal be valued at?
>>2471213I have my doubts of that actually succeeding considering we too her family heirloom sword, cut her titan in half (or nearly), made her bawl her eyes out and gave her a near death experience.If you're serious about having Rickert, who's hatred of nobles knows no bounds, make an ally of her than you've got your work cut out for you.
Also I notcied that I fucked up with the massive reactor core. Its function from the first thread is giving a re-roll for all energy weapons not a static +2 to energy damage.During the next Rickert update I'll amend that>>2471213>waifus mentionedI was contemplating when that would become a possible story element.Rickert has never been married, but the thought has crossed his mind, however his ambitions put that on ice.He may come across a young woman he favors, but I'll reserve that for you anons if you should choose.>>2471216>Durendal valueIts a weapon that can re-roll damage and has a 2d10+3 damage roll, it pierces armor and is upgradeable.Its current value on the market would be around 30 credits, a significant sum. It's value would increase even further if it were improved.
>>2471205Gonna be honest. I thought we could get a better Prince out of these. Maybe there might be a posh noble that'll buy then above the original price without asking before hand?Eh. Unlikely but I can dream.>>2471230What about the cost for the warhammer? Between the two I'm more inclined to sell the warhammer if it came down to that.
>>2471235>The hammer asking priceIt is a 2d8+3 melee weapon that can re-roll damage and is upgradeableIt would be valued at 25 credits. Slightly below durendal due to lacking the same strength and armor piercing ability.Still a fine weapon none the less, house Sykes most likely emptied there treasury to commission it if the lack of other weapons and equipment on the Headsman is any indication.
>>2471245Guess that means they're broke. Would it be possible to add some of the kaiju bits to the hammers head? Would replacing the hammeres rocket with a Dreadnaught's engine be an improvement or worse?Is it possible to haggle for a better deal?
>>2471249>kaiju stuff on hammer?yes you could infact you could do some interesting stuff with the thunder bits and teeth in fact.>haggling?Yes in fact that's why you'll have an RP section, Rickert going slap on his best clothes, force a smile and try to schmooze some some nobles into buying his stock.There will be some options to choose from (some will I will try to make funny) when picking a mark to fleece.
>>2471223>If you're serious about having Rickert, who's hatred of nobles knows no bounds, make an ally of her than you've got your work cut out for you.I was thinking of putting her through a version of renters hell if she wants to get the sword back.She wouldn't directly buy Durendal. She must do the equivalent of 30 credits (base) worth of mercenary work for us to get it back. She will also have the option each mission/match (if she ends up continuing on) of renting the sword for 5 more credits worth of work.With an additional titan+pilot on retainer we should be able to take better paying jobs between matches/rounds.>>2471249>Would replacing the hammeres rocket with a Dreadnaught's engine be an improvement or worse?I'd bet dreadnaught engines are to large and the wrong type. I'd expect the various heavy/light thruster type equipment are closer to the materials we would need to upgrade it.
>>2471303That mercenary idea seems a little too complicated and unnecessary. Why would we ever need her to do mercenary work?
>>2471303Yeah I figured the dreadnaught engine might be a little to big and might be a stupid idea, but riddle me this:>Warhammer engine causes the hammer to travel light speed into the opposing titans head.Unlikely but the idea amuses me.
When you reach the uppermost section of Polaris you can already feel your skin flushing slightly. You know that not all nobles are terrible, you know that because your not some moron who believes that out of trillions of humans who live on completely different planets these particualr humans who have no relation to each other are going to be the same.You KNOW that the men and women on this station are just here for the tournament and they go about their business just like everyone else. No ulterior motives or blood feuds to avenge, some of them don't even govern planets, they're just very rich.Your hackles rise regardless and you strain to keep a grimace away from your face. If you're going to make any deals you need to look reasonable and approachable. If you want to make out like a fox you need to be charismatic.So You go to the ramp of your shuttle slap yourself across the face and smile. You'll only feel the urge to strangle everyone around for maybe 6 hours, 10 at the very most.You should really see a professional about this at some point.You move into the section's common area, a large green area filled with little shops and quaint resteraunts filled with exotic food from around the galaxy.Everyone you pass is in different garb, some are in very strange syntheti fabrics that are skin tight and others seem to wear some very old style clothing that probably hasn't been popular in millenia. Who wears what looks like a linen bed sheet as clothing?You press onward and start looking for the little reserved areas for pilots.Soon enough you reach an artificial hillock with all manner of diversions like lawn games and drones giving out complementary bevrages.When one offers a strong drink to you, you do your best to not chug it. You feel like you're about to break out into hives right now, some alcohol will help take the edge off.Alright there are plenty of Pilots around, but they all seem to be bunched up and socializing, which means you'll need to hold conversations with multiple nobles at the same time.You biting you own tongue in order to have an excuse to leave, but this is too important.Which group do you approach>the group of youngish looking men who seem to be having a contest on who has the most badass story>A group of young beautiful women who seem to be talking about travel and where they have visited.>A group of older gentlmen who seem to be talking about galactic politics> A mixed group of men and women who can only be couples and their single friends
>>2471338>>the group of youngish looking men who seem to be having a contest on who has the most badass story
>>2471338>> A mixed group of men and women who can only be couples and their single friends
>>2471322Having an ally may allow us to take down prey that are currently out of our reach. Imagine the potential materials we can potentially get from high delta or low beta kaiju that would take us out in a solo fight but we can take out with backup.We are not strong enough to handle a near beta titan like Horst in Ursa Major. >>2471338>A mixed group of men and women who can only be couples and their single friends
>>2471338>the group of youngish looking men who seem to be having a contest on who has the most badass storyYoung easy targets who'll pick from mommy and daddys pockets, or their own.
>>2471379>mommy and daddyNoble families on the galactic scale are not actually proper families.They are more akin to a small tribe of people, who share a single or multiple ancestorsA small noble family will usually have hundreds of members, a large family will have thousands of members.It's kind of strange but marrying into one of these families isn't as hard as you would think.many of these pilots aren't the children of the current family head, just the best pilot to represent the family in the tournament.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2471348>>24713792 for this>>2471356>>24713752 for this as wellroll off1= dude bros2=couples
>>2471444>you approach the couplesThe couples are a nice solid choice for a first approach. With a worried spouse or lover nearby you can milk the safety angle to get them to buy your stock.But you need to be cautious, these are adults with families to think about, everything changes when you get hitched and have kids. You may not have any personal experience with this but you understand second hand that people mature a lot when they decide to settle down.You'll need to act like a reasonable figure, leverage your combat experience and be a genial figure. You really need to sell that you're a trust worthy type of guy. The young men you saw might be impressed by some war stories and your titan based feats (as limited as they are), and the young women might be intrigued by your travels but these people will be need to see that you're a pleasant man.This is gonna be hard.How do you introduce yourself?>don't. just walk into the group and sit down.>try to find a hand to shake or someone to introduce yourself to on a personal level>Introduce yourself as a pilot and ask if you can sit with them
>>2471482>You'll need to act like a reasonable figure, leverage your combat experience and be a genial figure. You really need to sell that you're a trust worthy type of guy.>try to find a hand to shake or someone to introduce yourself to on a personal levelWe do know what these weapons can do on a personal level and have first hand experience. We know the 'feel' of them if that makes sense. This shouldn't be too hard. Hopefully.Plus technically being an artisan helps.
>>2471482>try to find a hand to shake or someone to introduce yourself to on a personal level
>>2471501>>2471513You approach and peer into the cluster of people.Just sitting down would probably seem rude or forward, and addressing the group as a whole might seem a little awkward especially since there are multiple conversations going on already and getting everyone's attention would disrupt them.Best to look for someone not currently engaged in conversation and try to approach them one on one.Toward the dge of the cluster of nobles is a woman who seems to be preoccupied with her holo bracer.She's reclining slightly, while lazily looking at her holo device. No one is with her and she looks positively bored.Good a third wheel. Someone who's bored and wouldn't mind a distraction or company.Alright target spotted now you just need to make first contact.You need to be careful though, with your massive size and appearance you might seem threatening. The fact that your face may already be circulating among the pilots due to your showing in the last match may complicate things. Beating down Templeton as brutally as you did may work against you here.How do you approach the women?>write inI'll speed things up a little, things will keep going until maybe 2AM and I'll start again around noon tommorrow.After this encounter the thread will end and I'll start another on saturday in the evening.
>>2471549Do we have a drink in hand? Think that might help for Rickert's nerves.Ok. Here goes. Can we see what it is she's watching from her device? We could use that as a conversation starter. Go up and talk to her and hope she doesn't faint.
>>2471568>He has a drink in hand, you can see she's watching some kind of action flick on her dervice.You approach the young woman slowly, one hand casually placed n your pocket, a drink in the other. You maintain a straight but relaxed posture and try your best to look relaxed and friendly. Which is hard because you look like some meat head looking to collect debts.>pic related rickert kinda looks like this, but hes younger looking with brighter blond hair and more facial scarsThe movie she's watching is a flick you've seen before. A run of the mill alien flick. Big group of soldiers get hunted down by some aliens, the main characters fight their way out, most of them die except the leading lady. Mediocre action, weak on plot. You've seen way better, fuck you have combat vids from your helmet recorder that would make better action flicks."You a fan of the infestation series?"The woman looks up at you, and her eyes go wide. You took care to not move too close, with your height and mass standing too close would mean looming over her and most people don't appreciate menacing looming."Oh uh no not really, I mean there are better vids out there, but I decided to watch this one, because I haven't seen it before, a friend told me the sequels are better."You force out a chuckle."Marginally, don't bother with the prequels they mostly rehash the plot of the first movie and all the actors barely know what they're doing on screen. One guy I swear spent half the movie with his gun upside down."The woman sits up with interest."Which one was that?"You take your hand out of your pocket to scratch your chin."The second prequel where they find out the aliens are actually mini kaiju, and that one of the main characters is a kaiju hybrid. Dumbest plot twist they could possibly think up."The woman smiles and giggles a little."Good to know, my name's Rachel Harper. Nice to meet you....""Rickert. I'm Rickert Volgunsen."Rachel's eye widen again."Oh wow you're the guy who beat lady Templeton so bad she had a nervous breakdown right?"You try you best to not grimace. Dammit you traumatize one opponent on the field of battle and everyone focuses on that part and not how well you fought."Uh yeah I guess I did, didn't know I caused her to break down though. I was just kinda trying to get her to stop yelling and complaining and give up already. I needed to move on and keep earning points."Rachel looks at you a little uncomfortably for a second before she reaches her hand out."I can't say I blame you, she wasn't yielding and she was insutling you the whole time. That and when your fighting getting aggressive is just natural. I'm a pilot for house Harper of Tempus. My brother and I are representing our house in the tournament."She point over to a young man talking animatedly about how adorable his newborn daughter is.(cont.)
>>2471625had a good laugh looking at the related pic. a god long laugh.it's like his face is set to 'nervously angry' or 'confused frustration.'
>>2471641Rickert being Doomguy makes so much sense it hurts.
>>2471625"He dragged me along to 'meet some nice prospective men' but instead he talks with all these other couples and the guys here are all to nervous to talk to me, because I'm a pilot. So I'm stuck here until one of these guys works up the courage to approach me."You genuinely feel sympathetic for a brief moment, but your inborn mailce eats away that feeling pretty quickly. You're here to fleece these bluebloods not make friends."Huh, that's disappointing, no one bothered to talk to you even casually?"Rachel rolls her eyes before pausing her movie."Yeah, because now my brother and my sister in law are just gushing about their kids with the other couples. I actually want to get married and start my family, and the fact that my prospects dried up because I'm a pilot."She stands up and approaches you. She's not very tall, but she's not short either. Chin length black hair and green eyes. She's actually quite attractive, seems to be in good physical condition. Hard to believe a bunch of noblemen would back down from her just because she's a pilotRachel reads you mind and pouts a little."You know how it is, pilots are supposed to be badasses. We kick ass and take names and the family holds us up as a symbol of strength for the family. We're on a pedastal because we can handle the titans. You know what's it's like right? The moment you became a pilot everyone started acting like your out of their league.You try to not growl. That comment hit you a little too close to your own issues. You may have a similar problem, but it's not like you're used to being considered a highborn. You never though of yourself as special either, you just worked you ass and heart out to reach this point."Yeah I can relate, I'm just getting used to it. I'm lucky I have some friends who don't really care that I'm a pilot now."You rub the back of your head lightly, maybe some boyish charm will work on her.It works because she smiles at you and extends her hand."Glad you understand, its nice to meet another pilot who can just relax for a little bit. Most of the others are so serious all the time and constantly puff up when they meet other pilots."She leans close while you shake her offered hand"between you and me Templeton, was an arrogant bitch, who rarely cared if her opponent died. I've seen some of her pre-tournament duels, the ones they don't have online. She just let one of the pilots she cut out of their titan float in space for a couple of days before a team recovered them. It was on purpose too."Okay as brutal as you can be at times that's just fucked up. Getting spaced is one of the worst ways to die in your book right behind bleeding out slowly and burning to death."Hey you want me to introduce you to the group over there, I imagine you want to socialize with more than me."You nod and force a smile."I would like that a lot."(cont.)
Alright first layer penetrated. Now you can butter up the other pilots and hopefully get some business going. You might even be able to convince Rachel to but some gear.>done for tonight How was this interaction? Any comments?I'm trying to add a kind of slice of life angle to this robot punching fest. develop Rickert's character some more.
>>2471668>"Hey you want me to introduce you to the group over there, I imagine you want to socialize with more than me."Good good. With Rachel's help we can ease us into the group and slowly get them used to us. We gave her a little to work with so now its up to her.>done for tonight How was this interaction? Any comments?It's interesting to see something not related to robot on robot violence.
>>2471668>I'm trying to add a kind of slice of life angle to this robot punching fest. develop Rickert's character some more.I like it. I find the best quests balance combat with character scenes. Tournament stories also work best with developed enemies, allies, rivals and friends.
>>2471668I'm the dice fuck-up guy posting from a different computer, and while I'm asleep when the meat of the session happens I like the quest so far.
Rachel walks with you into the custer of nobles before motioning to take a seat next to her.When you do she speaks up ans gets the attention of her brother and several other nobles."Brother, this is Rickert Volgunsen a pilot in the tournament just like us. He introduced himself and would like to participate in this gathering."Geez You didn't think that just talking to a group of people would need such a formal introduction. But it doesn't matter you extend your hand to Rachel's brother."Nice to meet you.""Nice to meet you as well Mr. Volgunsen. If my sister hasn't told you already my name is Isaiah Harper. Beside me is my wife Clara who is holding our daughter Mary."The wife holds up the infant for you too see. The chid is in a onesie of some sort lookingat you curiously, you'd say the child was a little older than a year in age. Cute kid."Say Hello to Mr. Volgunsen Mary." Clara urges the child. Placing the baby on her knee and rasing its small hand to mimic waving. The child smiles and giggles at you before taking both arms reaching up at you."Oh she wants to be picked up. Would you like to hold Mary Mr. Volgunsen?"Oh. Oh dear. You've never held a baby before, although you've seen them on occasion. They're rather fragile and although this baby is a year old you could still hold it in one hand. You blush involuntarily.>do you hold the baby? Yes or No.
Im sorry I didn't get to posting at noon for some reason I couldn't acess 4chan, and the threads weren't updating from the catalogs.I also had a RPG I was GMing that I had to do that ended around 11:30 that I just got back from.
>>2472704>do you hold the baby?Yes, but be scared.
>>2472738You decide to hold the child. This is uncomfortable, but this man was just gushing about the little tyke earlier. If would reflect badly on you if you couldn't just hold a baby for a brief moment.You very gently take the child by cupping your hands underneath the baby girl and then lightly hold her near your shoulder.She reaches up to grab the collar of your shirt and gurgles happily. You lightly pat the baby's back, you remember that parents do that to calm or comfort them.Luckily you don't hold the child for long, Clara extends her arms to take Mary back. You do so slowly to make absolutely sure the child safely leaves your care."Do you have any children Mr. Volgunsen?" Clara asks."When my husband looked at you profile a day or so ago, it said you were about 67. Did you bring your family here. Little mary could do to have some company."You frown. Yout personal life is none of her business, but its an innocent question so stone walling her would be rather offputting. Plus you don't have a family anyway so there's no threat of them somehow being harmed."No, I don't have any children. I'm not married and I don't have any living family. I'm not a noble and as far as I know I don't have any living relatives"The group frowns. Not in displeasure or annoyance, but in pity. It's obvious that they pity you from the way they look sad at your statement, downturned faces and bright eyes.It burns your guts a little, you don't need their pity and you doubt they really care."Oh my. That's aweful. You must be very lonely traveling with only your attendants." You frown again in annoyance."I do not have attendants I have no need of them. I am perfectly capable of managing my own affiars without assistance."Isaiah waves you down."We mean no disrespect, we just assumed that you must have some companions or employees to travel with you, I can't imagine that traveling in your fortress all by yourself is terribly stimulating. I mean you must get lonely all by yourself correct?"You hold your hand up to cut him off."I'm sorry it's just I'm a rather private man, I don't like to talk about my personal life. I understand your concern, but I'm quite fine. I have made several companions as of late that provide fine company."The assembled nobles nod in assent before a different man speaks."On a different, and hopefully brighter subject, how do you feel about you win over Templeton, I saw your fight with her and I must say you are quite fearsome. Fighting in the air going fist to blade with such a notable duelist, you feint with the laser weapons was also brilliant."Raising you hand again you wave the man down."She was a dangerous opponent but she was I was well prepared to fight her, my speed made her primary strategy difficult to use and with so little ranged firepower She was doomed to win a fight with a similarly agile opponent."The man and several other nobles laugh.(cont.)
>>2472820Good you got them laughing and on the subject of titans. No you canlay your hook and try to fleece them."Actually on the subject of firepower I have another motive for being here."Isaiah and Rachel both look at you curiously."I was hoping that by coming here, I could interest some pilots in buying some excess gear I possess. I have collected a substantial amount of ransom and loot lately and I would look to lighten my hoard if only slightly."Several nobles draw closer to you and then crowd around."You've defeated several opponents already, what do you have to sell?" Asks Rachel>You show them the inventory of items you're selling."Hmm. I don't know, gear is not cheap, and the artisans are always hocking their creations, but your asking price is rather steep."Isaiah strokes his chin."It pays to be fully armed, most tians can hold at least six weapons, I mean if you want a testimonial being fully armed is immensely effective. When you happen to fight one opponent, using all of your arsenal at once will usually put you ahead in a fight immediately."Another noble voices their opinion"How do we know this gear is any good, I mean this is all gear salvaged from defeated titans. They must have been damaged at some point."How do you respond? (this affects a roll to persuade 1d20 Bo2) Don't roll though this is just to set up the roll.>point out that titan equipment naturally repairs itself albeit slowly. (+2 to roll)>Brag that you constructed your own Titan and that you know how to repair titans and titan equipment personally (Bo3 for roll)
I'm turning in for the night, Sorry for the huge delay, did something happen to 4chan today, around 3PM EST I couldn't even get on the website.
>>2472855>How do you respond?All the weapons I've acquired through ransom or otherwise I make sure are functional. I wouldn't be offering these weapons if it weren't the case. >Brag that you constructed your own Titan and that you know how to repair titans and titan equipment personally (Bo3 for roll)I wonder if we can win the Polarses Station fight as only a delta class.
>>2472959>>2473113>>2474154"All the weapons I've acquired through ransom or otherwise I make sure are functional. I wouldn't be offering these weapons if it weren't the case."You puff up a little to emphasize your self confidence on the subject."I constructed my own titan as well the several of the weapons that I have used for the tournament, when it comes down to repairing and maintaining equipment I know as much as any artisan."The assembled pilots look astonished."You really made your own titan? I find that hard to believe."Rachel scrunches her face. She and the other pilots don't seem to be convinced of your claim. Which is reasonable, it's not like they know you well enough to take at your word."If you look at the imperial registry, Algol's given creator is me, the imperial officials approved and afformied that I was the sole indiviudal to construct the titan."The check takes a while, but they confirm it. If there is one good thing about having to check in with the imperial authorities when a titan is constructed is no shit eating cheat can claim you work as their own."Well I'm pleasently surprised, you're quite accomplished Mr Volgunsen." Isaiah nods"I'll take you up on buying some of your stock, that plasma mortar looks nice. But I want to negotiate."The other nobles agree. Fucking hell, looks like you'll need to work for your money.> roll 1d20 Bo3 Beat, DC 14 to get an increase from 41 credits for your stock to 60 credits.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2474230
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2474230
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2474230
>>2474270>>2474309>14,16>Success!"Good doing business with you Mr. Harper, I hope you and your sister's time in the tournament is fruitful."Isaiah snorts and claps you on the shoulder."That was the intent, I can't say I'm a great pilot and Rachel is even less experienced than I am. I don't think we'll get far with the tournament, hopefully we could make to the second round, but we're here to boost the family fortune if only just a little, a solid ransom will serve us well even if it's only one. I think we'll leave winning the tournament to you. I think you're the kind of man built for this."You shake his hand again before responding."It was nice to meet you and your family, I wish you fortune and good health.""The same Mr. Volgunsen."The other nobles have already departed, but before the Harper's leave Rachel approaches you."Hey uh I just wanted to say it was nice to meet you, I haven't had much luck with meeting new people so uh take this will you, I'd like to meet you again."She sends you her contact information with her holo bracer."I'll keep you in mind, I've been trying to meet new people as well, your sister in law was right to some extent, it's not much fun bring here all by myself. Until we meet again."Rachel shakes you hand and turns to follow her family.When they are out of sight you collapse into a chair. Uh that was painful to sit through, if you have to hear someone talk about tax policy or a who's who of potential young ladies looking for a good man like yourself you might just throw yourself into the nearest black hole.But it was worth it, with 60 credits you're closer to your goals and with the money you already have, there's some golden opportunities for upgrading Algol.You wonder what would happen if that tail blade from the kaiju were combined with Durendal?>thread endThanks for playing anons, I don't have a set time for the next thread, I got some school stuff coming up that I need to focus on, but with summer coming up I'll have a lot of spare time to QM. Thanks again for participating.
>>2474464Thanks for the thread. You going to make a twitter so we can pester you if you die?
>>2474464Thanks QM. Maybe it's time to announce your sessions in the /qtg/ to help attract more players?
>>2474504I'd rather not, I keep most social media at arms length.There really shouldn't be threat of the ques dying, the plot is pretty simple.4 arcs in the form of each round of the tournament, and 4 slightly longer arcs for the time between rounds.>first arcThe players are introduced to the basic concepts of the quest and setting, then they build some preliminary contacts with some Npcs>second arcThe cast of NPCs gets bigger, some more options for visitng planets shows up, maybe some more of Rickert's past is elaborated on. More mercenary or kaiju shenanigans.>Overall arcing plotRickert is trying to claw his way into being powerful enough to establish his own personal domain, and create a legacy.Winning the tournament and becoming the emperor of earth is a tangible goal, as well as getting revenge on house Arnheimer for fucking him over, but these are not the PCs primary motivations.Building relationships, making money, upgrading Algol and dealing with Rickert's issues are big parts of what I plan for the quest.It will be easier to finish the quest with a solid tangible end game in mind.
>>2474551Ok cool, just make sure you return then. Too many QM go missing
>>2474527What is /qtg/? I'm more of a casual lurker so forgive me for my ignorance.
>>2474585The one general thread on this here board. >>2453208Some QMs announce when they're running sessions over there and link back to their quest thread. It's best to include a short blurb about what the quest is about.
>>2474603Thank you, I'll do that when I start the next thread.
Only 65 more credits to go. We only need to find one more rampaging titan and we'd be ready to go. 55 when we sell the precious metals and gems.