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    182 KB Mail-order robots Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:18 No.12539999  

    Engine Heart is a homebrew game I made a while ago, based in a Wall-E / Ray Bradbury-type setting where the humans are all gone and the robots are left running down into entropy. You're one of the robots. It's a pretty simple d10 pool system that allows for a lot of character customization. You can be pretty much anything from a six-inch cube to an android to a hulk the size of a vending machine (or possibly larger). No warbots, but I can supply houserules for guns on request.

    Back in August some anons on /tg/ convinced me to self-publish it, which I did (link's on the wiki). You can download it for free; the print version is just a convenience for people who want hardcopies but don't want to print them out themselves. At some point there's gonna be a full-length collection of sandbox modules, but for now there's a 13-page introductory module that can be downloaded from the wiki.

    Anyway, the black and white version is now on amazon as of today (check it out for yourself if you don't believe me!) which is pretty tits, and might actually lead to me making money off this.

    So tl;dr I'm gonna be an internet millionaire with robots, and if you want to know anything else or request that something be statted I'll be around for a while.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:19 No.12540014
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    And yes, you can play The Brave Little Toaster with it.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:22 No.12540043
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    Or even Lampy, if you really want to.

    >explue suitable
    I don't even know what that is, but Captcha says it's ok.
    >> teka 10/22/10(Fri)23:23 No.12540057
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    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:23 No.12540063
    So what's going to be your first splatbook?

    Giant robots and construction machines?
    AI cores?
    A specific installation/factory/city?
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:29 No.12540136
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    >So what's going to be your first splatbook?
    Well... one of the things I like about the game is that it's pretty open-ended. There's no default setting, other than "all the humans are gone". I've heard of people playing EH games set on spaceships, distant planets, near planets, and the generic soft-apocalypse setting that the book fluff suggests.

    Pic related via fan-macro.

    >AI cores?
    Maybe if Earthflame ever finishes ArtifIce!
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:29 No.12540138
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    I'm just gonna trow this out there... chances are anyone from around here who had interest probably has a torrented copy of it.

    So what your looking at now is. Hey at least people liked the idea enough to steal it.
    Maybe people will think so highly of your work that they will decide that yes in fact you work deserves monetary reward.

    Good luck though, I mean fuck this is the forum where people bumped like 10 threads over the course of a week to get a free scan of deathwatch. If they had spent a quarter of that time working they could have just used the extra cash to buy a copy.

    Such is /tg/.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:33 No.12540181
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    I can always count on you to post in an EH thread :P

    Here's something I came up with after visiting some friends doing some home remodeling.

    >whaetts deny
    What's to deny? Teka is bananas for robots.
    >> teka 10/22/10(Fri)23:34 No.12540194
    "You can download it for free; the print version is just a convenience for people who want hardcopies but don't want to print them out themselves."

    i dont see anything about "gee, i sure hope no-one i spirating this game"

    >during drizine
    even during drizine. During drizine, during halfa, during combpa and wuffl.
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:34 No.12540201
    >chances are anyone from around here who had interest probably has a torrented copy of it.

    I don't think you read the OP. Specifically where it says
    >You can download it for free; the print version is just a convenience for people who want hardcopies but don't want to print them out themselves.
    >> teka 10/22/10(Fri)23:43 No.12540291
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    free mind.

    bannanas and plums and probably genetically altered tomatoes. (environmental hazard. these massive vines escaped their greenhouses or planters to thrive climbing the sides of empty buildings or mounding up in otherwise empty fields, their ever-seeking tendrils digging into crumbling brick or soil. Producing fruit of prodigious size, this crop is left to fall and rot. Fallen tomatoes may be a decomposing sticky mess clogging robot tracks. fallING tomatoes deal damage if their size is equal-to or greater then robot size)
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:45 No.12540314
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    Here's my take-home. Lulu takes a chunk out of my "profit", so that $2.64 is actually $1.90, and the $1.08 is more like $0.78.

    Amazon takes its own cut, which is why I can't sell the color version on it. Since they can't cut up my penny profit, they just refuse to sell it.

    So as you can see, I'm not really in this for the benjamins. I just like making stuff.

    >for paracen
    I wish. At a pair of cents, I might be able to hock it on amazon.
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:46 No.12540328
    Is it weird that I'd like to see a scenario where a construction robot stumbles upon some old DnD books and tries to create his own little DnD world? In my head I see a party that is basically a Roomba with a wizard's hat and a taser for lightning, a rogue robot with a built in toolkit for traps, and a lifting type robot with a sword welded onto it fighting a crane modified with a dragon paint job, nonfunctional wings, and a flamethrower.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:47 No.12540337
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    Oh my god, attack of the killer tomatoes. I lolled out loud.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:49 No.12540346
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    That would be pretty goddamn hilarious, and the possibilities of metahumor are endless. I would play the shit out of that.

    Pic related, I guess!

    >Authority sandecut
    Yup, the construction bot has authority to use the fine-spray sandblaster to carve you up if you try to min-max.
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:51 No.12540361

    As someone who'd like to make a game, how do you recommend getting to where you are right now? Like do you have a blog or is the whole design cycle up on suptg?
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:53 No.12540379
    How did that rpg.net thread go? I'm the anon who started it ages ago, and bumped it a few times. Did it take off or die out?
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:54 No.12540384
    Oh wow, I still have some Engine Heart stuff from...I think it was at least a year ago, I caught a link to its 1d4chan page here.

    I wanted to get a game of it going for my girlfriend (Wall-E is her favorite movie) but none of our group was really interested. Maybe if I pick up a hard copy I can pass it around and get some interest.
    >> Anonymous 10/22/10(Fri)23:55 No.12540394

    I might have to write something up then. I'd love the idea of the DM bot not really understanding quite how things work. Imagine a robot trying to recreate the idea of a saucy barmaid entirely from secondhand knowledge. Also races would be just welding on various ears and beards to the robots.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:55 No.12540401
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    I started out working with Earthflame on ArtifIce:

    and ended up drafting the rules for real-world drones, which I eventually refined into the Engine Heart system. After that I just put it out for /tg/ to rip on, got some playtesters from the board and #suptg, refined it, put it out for public mockery, got some more playtesters, refined it, etc. etc. etc. For more than a year.

    Eventually I got it right.
    >> Viral 10/22/10(Fri)23:57 No.12540424
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    >I wanted to get a game of it going for my girlfriend (Wall-E is her favorite movie)

    Well... this might help.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)00:06 No.12540504
    Viral: what's the most fleshed-out campaign setting you've seen put together using your system?

    Having a funny/ironic but also sad/lonely tone to the campaign like Wall-E would work really well, I imagine, but you could easily turn the world of a small robot into a Kafkaesque nightmare...

    Also, what's the most combat-effective robot you've seen created in your system?
    >> teka 10/23/10(Sat)00:17 No.12540623


    this question sparked something in my brain.. and that thing is.. put it simply.. TRON.

    All the required things are in place for a physical space Tron (rather then a virtual world). Insane or cruel (or simply corrupting) MASTER CONTROL PROGRAM AI lording over.. hmm.. perhaps an industrial complex.

    Player-bots from the outside forced to go along with the Games or Tasks demanded of them, because it was simply unthinkable for a 'bot to come from "outside".. and such aberrant ideas will earn you a one-way trip to "Maintenance Ward"

    Can they escape?
    Can they free everyone?
    Can they at least succeed in The Tasks and avoid "repair" in the Maintenance Ward
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)00:22 No.12540663
    Somebody was posting on this board about a weekly EH game they run at their FLGS where the player bots were members of a planetary exploration team on a spaceship bound for some distant planet. However, they were only one pod of many, each overseen by a controlling AI. When the ship break down along the way... you know what they say about too many cooks.

    >Also, what's the most combat-effective robot you've seen created in your system?
    Pic related, although it and its drone are dumb as hell and basically enslaved to the crunch-required omnipresent military bots. The fa/tg/uy who made thinks it's broken, but I think it's ok. Practically unplayable due to the constant mental enslavement thing and the no-intelligence thing, but still ok.

    Plus, that cutting laser only has a reach of 50 cm.

    Aaaand I don't have the sheet saved. Well, the thread discussing it is here
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)00:31 No.12540754
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    >How did that rpg.net thread go? I'm the anon who started it ages ago, and bumped it a few times. Did it take off or die out?

    Nah, it's not really going anywhere. I posted a link to the module in it, but it's been dead otherwise. Someone from the site added EH to their game listing, though:

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    >> teka 10/23/10(Sat)01:22 No.12541199
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    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)01:27 No.12541249
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    >> teka 10/23/10(Sat)02:30 No.12541736
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    Waallll.. building robot.

    Over a period of three weeks (October 5th to October 27th), a robot by the name of R-O-B had established a wall, but not a typical wall. The “Pike Loop” gets it’s name from the special design, a forever going “loop”, formed by complex mathematical equations. Materially, the design is composed of bricks and glue, but digitally, it is a design made up of physical laws. They had programmed this robot to take the architectural design and create a close to exact form of the design in the field. R-O-B has been able to do what most robots can’t and surely what no human can do alone either. Like building a castle out of playing cards, R-O-B had staked up the bricks just right, so that the bricks are barely even touching. “Digital characteristics can enrich a material and thus influence its architectural expression and functionality,” says Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, the researchers behind this particular work of art.

    Though brick walls are very common in New York City, this design is particularly different. As seen in the picture, the forming of the bricks, gives a defendant 3-D look to it, and at sometimes, a wavy look. In my opinion, the formation looks like little skyscrapers waiting to be built on more and more.


    >fourth linegran
    and some people felt that the development of robots with sentience passing the Fourth Linegran Computational Complexity Quotient, or simply, the fourth linegran, was too risky. The matter would be settled in just under 5 years.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)05:45 No.12542962
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)12:02 No.12544447
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)13:43 No.12545129
    I have a question if you're still about Viral - what's the difference between the deluxe pod version and the amazon one?
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)13:58 No.12545259
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    >what's the difference between the deluxe pod version and the amazon one

    The Deluxe Model is in color, the Economy Model is black and white, and the back covers are different. Otherwise they're exactly the same.

    I just realized that I posted the character sheet for Radio instead of what I meant to post here >>12540314

    This shows my earnings per book, but as I said in that other post:

    >that $2.64 is actually $1.90, and the $1.08 is more like $0.78.
    >Amazon takes its own cut, which is why I can't sell the color version on it. Since they can't divide up my penny profit, they just refuse to sell it.

    So basically the printing costs of the color version are too high for Amazon to make any profit off of, meaning you have to go through Lulu for that. You're not missing a lot by getting the Economy Model.

    In fact, lemme put up a side-by-side comparison to show you.
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)14:08 No.12545340
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    Same rules, differing amounts of ink. The Economy Model is good for printing out yourself, since it has no background images.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)14:24 No.12545467

    Whelp, I've done my part to make you an internet millionaire. Good luck. Looks like it's going to be great fun to play!
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)15:23 No.12546027
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    I see you splurged on the Deluxe Model Edition!

    I hope you like it! Please let me know how things go and what kind of wacky mishaps your group gets into. Email's in mah name.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)15:35 No.12546134
    That Amazon price is good and cheap!
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)15:48 No.12546272
    Wait, it costs 8 bucks on Amazon, of which you get 66 cents? Do you have to print it and ship it to them, or is this some kind of web publishing deal where they handle the printing?

    Because if you do anything else besides extending your intellectual property for that money, you're getting screwed.

    Please clarify.
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)15:50 No.12546293
    Ya know, it's kind of funny, but I was talking to someone last night who said he was going to buy a copy from Amazon since he was already a member, but he wouldn't buy one from lulu because he didn't want to give his financial info to another site.

    >total squakor
    Loudspeaker feature, Noisy defect. It's not that hard, Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)15:55 No.12546353
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)15:55 No.12546356
    No, Amazon gets the order, tells Lulu, and then Lulu prints it and ships it out. Amazon takes a cut of the profit for the use of their website, but all I had to do was upload the initial pdf to Lulu.

    And it's probably less than 66 cents. The publishers take a chunk out for the IRS (because I don't want Lulu to have any of my financial info). This ensures that Uncle Sam is getting his cut, but it's a lot more than what they would take out if I listed Viral Games on my tax returns.

    But like I said, I'm not doing this for profit.
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)15:59 No.12546386

    Not like there's any way to prove it, but no. Teka's just a fan that posts every time she sees an EH thread on the board.

    Also she bought one of the very first print copies back before I got all the bugs ironed out. And for that I am eternally sorry.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)16:02 No.12546420
    Alright, that doesn't sound too bad.

    Do you know if lulu prints them on demand?
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)16:06 No.12546456
    Congratulations OP.
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)16:08 No.12546481
    >Do you know if lulu prints them on demand?

    Yeah, they do, but it's a pretty fast turnaround.
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    More fanart for the fanart throne.
    >> teka 10/23/10(Sat)16:41 No.12546793

    Not like there's any way to prove it, but no. Teka's just a fan that posts every time she sees an EH thread on the board.

    Also she bought one of the very first print copies back before Viral got all the bugs ironed out. And for that he is eternally sorry.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)16:44 No.12546813
    needs more johnny 5
    >> Viral 10/23/10(Sat)20:33 No.12549149
    >needs more johnny 5

    Man, it's been... decades since I've seen Short Circuit.

    But I take this as a personal challenge to stat Johnny 5, so I dl'd the movie and I'm gonna watch it now. Expect a charsheet sometime tonight.
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)23:08 No.12550458
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    Total Mary Sue if ever there was one.
    (And I think he's kinda gay)
    >> Anonymous 10/23/10(Sat)23:57 No.12550902
    We need some Bard-bots.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)00:07 No.12551001
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    Aaaaand here we go.

    Johnny 5... is alive!
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)00:10 No.12551036
    Not included: the Mary-Sue blaster cannon that can destroy tanks in one shot.
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    >We need some Bard-bots.

    Well... I've been working on this new feature. Pic related, because it's basically the EH equivalent of a bardic knowledge check.

    Add that, some high HumanCom and a loudspeaker, and you've got a mobile partybox!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)00:53 No.12551354
    I know what your first splatbook should be. Although you probably couldn't publish it after the copyright lawyers went over it.

    Statbook Hollywood. From the brave little toaster to the T-1000, from R2D2 to HAL-9000. If it ever rolled or wobbled across the screen, it's in here. K-9, Satan's robot, David, Andrew, Sonny,...
    I know it seems like there aren't that many robots. But there are tons.
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)00:53 No.12551355
    flubbed humancon might lead to a bardbot feeling as smugly as electronically possible for its "creativity" as it regales everyone huddled around the charger with "The Epic Tale Of Lower West Side Apartment Listings, Studios And Rooms-To-Let"
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)00:59 No.12551381
    Antropomorphic androids might not work well with the ruleset. Just think Lt Cmd Data.
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)01:08 No.12551454
    i think the feel should be less battle-droid, more "little black shoebox robot that goes vvvvrreeetttt around the hallways"
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    Earl Grey - hot.
    Earl Grey - hot
    Will I ever get to make something besides Earl Grey - hot?!
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    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)01:17 No.12551522

    This list had better fucking start with Johnny 5.
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    >Antropomorphic androids might not work well with the ruleset. Just think Lt Cmd Data.

    Funny enough, there's a new feature for that too (pic related). Of course you also need a second standard manipulative limb to pull off the human look. Unless you're an amputee.
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    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 10/24/10(Sun)01:30 No.12551645
    Man, if I hadn't already spent more money than I should have on cards I'm doubtful I'm ever going to actually use, I'd go immediately to contribute to your internet millions, Viral.
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    I was always under the impression that replicants were more bioconstructs than automatons.

    The ones in Electric Sheep were mechanical, iirc, but then there's this guy.
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    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)01:34 No.12551678
    Nanotech FTW!
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)01:36 No.12551693
    seconded on the replicants-as-bioconstructs idea.
    which is odd, because i would never send a biological system where wonderful steel would serve better.
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    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)01:38 No.12551704
    There's also the serial numbers on the snake's scale. I always thought that was tailored genes.

    Like a butterfly with the Pepsi logo on its wings.
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    > Like a butterfly with the Pepsi logo on its wings.
    Holy shit, I'm writing genetic advertising into my campaign.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)01:42 No.12551743
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    Since this thread is jumping again, anyone have fun ideas for sandbox locations they want to share? I'm always open to new ideas, and you'll get full credit in whatever internet handle or real-life name you want.

    Pic is the next module chapter I'll be working on. Two words:

    >Dueling AIs
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)01:51 No.12551804

    >Dueling AIs

    When you're a Jet,
    You're a Jet all the way
    From your first powerpack
    To your recyclin' day.
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    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)01:59 No.12551855
    I see gigantic supermarkets with produce aisles stocked with fresh weeds and whatever else the autoharvesters throw into the food processing line. And a desperate tagger attempting to identify mutated creeping vine as spinach or arugula.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:04 No.12551881
    tell /co/ this needs to be a movie, think about it, west side story with robots genius i say
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:06 No.12551892
    Haha, the garbage dump!
    Okay bear with me. The autostockers throw out anything over date. Non food articles that sit in the bargain bin too long get shipped back to the warehouse, where a frantic AI attempts to predict demand in a world without customers. Eventually articles are thrown out of the program and discarded.

    So how do the garbage dumps look? Giant piles of unopened cans and mint condition original packaging toys and household items.

    I am sure a society that leaves behind a functioning robot infrastructure recycles, so eventually the garbage gets separated into raw materials, melted down, and made into new toys to stock the display cases.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)02:09 No.12551914
    >I see gigantic supermarkets with produce aisles stocked with fresh weeds and whatever else the autoharvesters throw into the food processing line.

    Yeah that's going in the book. You want to stay anonymous, or is there someone I should attribute that to?

    Email's in the email field.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/24/10(Sun)02:13 No.12551937
    I brought that up before with a 4-way city wide war based around large sized robots with high power nuclear batteries and power docks. Robots based around their perspective origins, (government assistance bots for a large postal truck, flyers for a helecopter, military and aquatic droids for a sub, and industrial and some Scrap-made bots for the Junkyard Crane.

    /r/ing Stats for a Robotic Sawzall Beaver bot.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)02:13 No.12551939
    >a functioning robot infrastructure

    That's the big question, isn't it!

    Outside, wild activity filled the yard. Many machines, their routines disrupted for the first time in years, seemed to have gone berserk. Unfortunately, those most easily disrupted were the ones with lowest brains, which generally belonged to large machines performing simple tasks. The seed distributor, to which the field-minder had recently been talking, lay face downward in the dust, not stirring; it had evidently been knocked down by the rotovator, which was now hooting its way wildly across a planted field. Several other machines plowed after it, trying to keep up.
    "It would be safer for me if I climbed onto you, if you will permit it. I am easily overpowered," said the penner. Extending five arms, it hauled itself up the flanks of its new friend, settling on a ledge beside the weed-intake, twelve feet above the ground.
    "From here vision is more extensive," it remarked complacently.
    "What information did you receive from the radio operator?" asked the field-minder.
    "The radio operator has been informed by the operator in the city that all men are dead."
    "All men were alive yesterday!" protested the field-minder.
    "Only some men were alive yesterday. And that was fewer than the day before yesterday. For hundreds of years there have been only a few men, growing fewer."
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:14 No.12551944
    If there'd be a nono (lower case) in the thank yous I'd be eternally proud.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/24/10(Sun)02:21 No.12551998
    Or rather then a Beaver it could be a Woodchuck. You could call it KoodChuk
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:25 No.12552024
    The beating hearts of the city are the robot maintenance shops. Formerly small hidden garages, optimized for customer service and primarily tasked with customizing and exchanging broken limbs, today they are the social centers. From vanity casing to small repairs everything can be done here, you just need a barcode sticker with the the next service number in line, being self repairing the workshop machines are fully functional.

    But you better hope your spare parts are available, or you will be locked in a storeroom while your order may or may not ever be delivered.

    And don't get near those places if you have serious hardware issues. Anything they can't fix they box up and send back to the factory. After years of this defective machinery has accumulated there and it is a postapocalyptic asylum with military grade guardbots. No one returns from there, at least not to the workshop he was sent from.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:26 No.12552031
    when your a jet your a jet until rust hits the fan, you have repair crew around, a network connected to towers on ground
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:29 No.12552056
    you have support around, your a networked flying tin can -this better?
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)02:29 No.12552057
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    >/r/ing Stats for a Robotic Sawzall Beaver bot
    Here you go!

    >I brought that up before with a 4-way city wide war
    I don't want to sound like a jerk, but I remember that and what I'm doing is different. <.<

    I'll still give you credit because I was totally making the Crane the BBEG of the junkyard.
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:30 No.12552062
    Modern military aircraft require about 10 times as much maintenance time as they have flight time.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:32 No.12552077
    you try and make relevant lyrics to the same tune.
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:34 No.12552099
    Sorry, didn't realize you were singing, as there were no caps, and the verse wasn't accentuated by line breaks.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/24/10(Sun)02:36 No.12552116
    (didnt quite mean it as The City, just a different idea before The City popped up, i like how everything is going though)

    Will there be very low charge zombie robots of poor condition wishing to feast on your delicious battery?
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:38 No.12552131
    ...But there is a way out of the factory. New models are assembled on demand, so the turnover is slow with few systems actually authorized to order new robots from the factory. But they still do get made. And shipped.

    If you manage to somehow make it onto the production floor, towards the end of the assembly line there is a boxing machine. Get into a box that is sent out and you're free.

    Protip: Don't climb into the box with a sewage processor. They are grumpy company and their destinations are never nice.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:47 No.12552189

    It was new lyrics to a tune from West Side Story. A song by a gang in the show called the Jets.

    Yes its gay that I know that - but he's gayer for bringing it up!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:48 No.12552190
    Man, I want to run this game. Need a group...

    One thing that bothered me when reading the rules was that one can be both nuclear powered and a slow charger. That should probably be explicitly forbidden. Also, I'm not big on how things like cutting torches and lasers scale their damage with the robot's size; it should be possible to have a small robot with a powerful laser. Perhaps have lasers and torches have their own ranks, purchased separately from size ranks?

    As for encounter ideas:
    -A guru, some high-intelligence but immobile machine that other robots seek out for advice, both practical and philosophical. Maybe it knows what happened to the humans, or maybe it's a fraud.
    -A robot (probably humanoid, but perhaps not) who has convinced a large group of other robots that it is the last human. It may have even convinced itself.
    -An automated, nuclear-powered airliner or cruise ship, still traveling around the world along its pre-programmed route.
    -A robotic policeman, enforcing the law with deadly force.
    -Asimov's Robbie, looking not just for humans but for a particular little girl.
    -A zoo, populated by a full assortment of real, living animals which are cared for by the zoo's robots. The animals are the decendants of the original animals that were put there by humans long ago.
    -A cult of robots who believe that once they accomplish some nearly impossible task, humans will return.
    -Some sort of military robot who feels responsible for killing all humans. (He didn't.)
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)02:52 No.12552215
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    >One thing that bothered me when reading the rules was that one can be both nuclear powered and a slow charger. That should probably be explicitly forbidden.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)02:55 No.12552237
    My bad. I was so sure that that text wasn't there that I opened up my pdf to see if maybe I had an old version, but nope, mine has that too.
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)02:58 No.12552252
    Gershwin's cool with me, just don't break into Lloyd Webber and it should be fine.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)02:58 No.12552258
    No sweat. I like the cruise ship idea!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:02 No.12552284
    When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way...
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:02 No.12552287
    They have full warehouses of robot parts at the factory.

    Commando mission: Infiltrate and retrieve rare part for robot friend.
    It's a suicide mission, but someone's gotta do it.
    >> nono 10/24/10(Sun)03:05 No.12552306
    Yeah, no, Berstein. That's what I said.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)03:06 No.12552315
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    Well boybots and girlmatons, I'm going to bed. I have no doubt that this thread will last the night.

    Thanks to everyone who's helped out making this /tg/ homebrew what it is!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:08 No.12552335
    Maybe I'm doing the math wrong, but can Power Dock be used to make a perpetual motion machine? A robot with a Power Dock can, on average, recharge more than one other robot before running out of power itself. Thus, a group of robots large enough that very bad dice rolls for everyone are unlikely can keep charging each other, back and forth.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:11 No.12552356
    you now notice op has quads
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)03:15 No.12552390
    Yeah, it's true. There's an entropy hack if you get a large enough pool of bots.

    But that means all the other players have to go along with it. Otherwise it's just NPC bots, and they only run out of power when it's dramatically appropriate!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:15 No.12552393
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    night night
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)03:18 No.12552411
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    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:21 No.12552439
    Shit. Now I want a bento box.
    And I have neither nori nor pickles in the house.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:24 No.12552460
    Where's the Charles Stross reference?

    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:34 No.12552553
    An airport thats constantly apologizing for delays
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:52 No.12552693
    Sexbots are surprisingly easy to stat. Size 4, HumanCom between 3 and 5, a second manipulative limb, and some Plastic Casing.

    Maybe this new feature: >>12551527

    Maybe the Flexible feature and a Size 1 liquid dispenser too...
    >> Gramps 10/24/10(Sun)03:55 No.12552717
    >liquid dispenser
    Because it's a prototype, it sprays like silly string around the area. This gross idea is funnier than it really should be
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:57 No.12552732
    Hey, Viral. I did a lot of the editing and a bit of playtesting for the initial publishing, and I want to say that I'm glad to see you still working on this.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)03:57 No.12552735
    Actually, Liquid Dispenser says it can squirt the liquid up to its size rating in meters.

    So... four meters.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)04:43 No.12553020
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    I still say it's overpowered. Cutting laser range might be only 50cm, but it can also throw things fairly well.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)04:56 No.12553085
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    I want to GM a game of Engine Heart.
    But I don't think I'll tell my players.
    I'll just let them start with Robo Rally.
    And then morph it out from there.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)08:16 No.12554214
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    I'd love to run this, but I can see how any campaign I try to run would end up.

    Pic related, but with robots.

    I'm a sucker for stuff like this.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)08:57 No.12554427
    Damnit now I'm watching Wall-E again.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)11:37 No.12555460
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)12:01 No.12555607
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    Am I getting Zeus confused with this guy, or did you rework his sheet?

    Either way, if the EarlyBird drone gets taken out, Zeus is effectively blind and deaf (0 dice for visual and audio perception checks). Plus those low mental stats mean it could step into a trap pretty easily. A couple of rakes with something else's cutting laser while it's dangling trying to cut itself loose and it's goodnight Zeus.

    He's a big bruiser, no doubt, but a clever robot with a high MechaniCon could take him out.

    >Pic related because I can't find the original image from RotJ
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)12:28 No.12555750
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    FFFF and of course I forget I'm trying to post two images on the same post.

    THIS GUY is the this guy I am referring to.

    >amilmo processes
    I know, I know. When you've got a million mo' processes running at once, things get overlooked.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)12:33 No.12555784
    I just figured it was the one you were talking about. The sheet wasn't reworked.

    A clever bot could take him out with a trap; he's kind of reliant on having someone smart in the party to avoid that. But between EarlyBird's long-distance heads-up and ZEUS's speed, massive melee damage potential, decent throwing ability, and his own durability, they're a tough nut to crack otherwise. I guess he'd be the equivalent of a D&D barbarian--point him at a target and get out of the way.

    Not a perfect combat machine of course, but I was trying to avoid the worst sort of min-maxing.

    Hey, if he had a small compartment, could EarlyBird take advantage of his armor by hiding in there?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)12:37 No.12555800
    See, by the numbers, ZEUS wins as long as EarlyBird isn't targeted immediately (and even with EarlyBird gone, the GM might not rule that perception checks are needed once melee combat is joined), what with his higher to-hit and higher to be struck by values--not to mention his higher speed. If he won initiative, he could cut and scoot just out of range of M-21.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)12:41 No.12555825
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    I forgot I had this around until you reminded me. I was going to stat them all, but I got distracted after making 7 and never finished the others.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)12:48 No.12555851
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    >Hey, if he had a small compartment, could EarlyBird take advantage of his armor by hiding in there?
    If EB could fit inside, sure. But that means the compartment would be shut and the 'Bird would be in the dark (hence no Perception checks).

    Oh yeah, I wasn't pitting M-21 against him, I was just confused if M-21 was an earlier or alternate draft of Zeus.

    It would probably be suicide to try taking Zeus on in melee, which is why I suggested trying to trap him.

    Alternatively, if a speedy robot with a high DigiCon and an Interface Prong won init, Zeus might find himself reprogrammed before he knows what's happening. Although I'd hate to be that smartybot when its turn ended and Zeus wasn't completely reprogrammed...
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 10/24/10(Sun)12:56 No.12555901
    Viral, I'm probably being dumb, but, to check, you get the most money when ordering directly from Lulu, right?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)13:01 No.12555943
    Nah, the closest I've come to a military bot is ZEUS, never a dedicated combat bot. Although the idea of a mine-laying bot who has just one mine left (would need a custom Feature) and would be almost miserly in its desire to ensure that the mine was not wasted, either by poor placement or by using it on a target that would be overkill.

    A dedicated throwing bot could snipe ZEUS to death, though it would need enough speed to keep the distance from closing to melee until enough damage was done (or to be able to snipe EarlyBird from far enough away that it could hide and leave ZEUS s.o.l.). Sniping from hiding would have to be an alpha-strike since EarlyBird's perception is about as high as can be expected from all but a dedicated spy bot.

    A flying bot could also win, especially if it could stay out of throwing range.

    The trap is really the best option though. Even the hijacking isn't a sure option since I made sure ZEUS isn't entirely helpless to resist that. Now, hijacking EarlyBird... that could prove interesting.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)13:05 No.12555972
    >>Although the idea of
    should be
    >>Although I've been meaning to do something with the idea of
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)13:16 No.12556070
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    >Viral, I'm probably being dumb, but, to check, you get the most money when ordering directly from Lulu, right?

    Yeah, but don't sweat it. I'm not in this to get rich, and if it's cheaper for you to go through Amazon, you should do that.

    Unless you want the Deluxe Model. Then you have to go through Lulu.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)13:18 No.12556082
    >a mine-laying bot who has just one mine left (would need a custom Feature)

    Nah, it wouldn't need a custom feature. Just a MacGuffin supplied by the Programmer :P

    (I'd supply it!)
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)15:14 No.12556850
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    I have had some interest in this system for a while. Here's my first attempt at a robot. Naturally, it's a sexbot/servant model.

    How did I do?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)15:25 No.12556905

    >Buffer: 2
    >Durability: 1

    Hope you enjoy being re-programmed regularly or smashed into tiny little pieces.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)15:30 No.12556952
    Looks good, but according to my calculations you've still got two unspent points!

    I'd recommend raising its Durability rating from 1 to 2. That's a point-cost increase from 1 point to 3 points, which will eat up those last two unspent points.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)15:34 No.12556994
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    Whoops, here's the corrected version. I knew I messed up on the math somewhere.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)15:46 No.12557096
    Well, you know what they say.

    Don't start none, there wont be none 'cause ahh...fuck around and it'll be tragic. Get the prong out and it's nothin' but static.

    >Investement Proisize
    Yeah, high Size rating is an investment.
    >> Gramps 10/24/10(Sun)15:52 No.12557150
    Well Viral, this is a pretty boss sounding system. Have you considered doing a special limited edition feature with your signature? Perhaps you can do a "Best Adventure/Campaign gets their book signed" contest?
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/24/10(Sun)15:56 No.12557200
    You have to wonder, Vacuum nozzle, for cleaning up... or... Other.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)15:57 No.12557214
    How many points do you start with to make a character? I didn't seem to find it in the book. Is it purely based on how many point values you take in defects? You're gonna have a seriously messed up bot just to have it be basic in that case

    >are gregger
    The points are? Is that some sort of English slang? Well go gregger off yourself captcha!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)16:00 No.12557239
    Dur I'm a faggot, saw the 100 point section. Ignore me!
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)16:01 No.12557246
    I was gonna say...
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)16:24 No.12557504
    >Have you considered doing a special limited edition feature with your signature? Perhaps you can do a "Best Adventure/Campaign gets their book signed" contest?

    Ha ha... I like the idea, but logistically that means I'd have to order a book from Lulu, have it shipped to my house, sign it, and then mail it out again myself.

    A GOLD-FOIL edition, however...

    ...nah, first I've gotta get a full module together. Plus that Modempunk/ Joints & Jivers book people have been bugging me about.
    >> Gramps 10/24/10(Sun)16:25 No.12557515
    What if the winner sent the book they owned to you and you send it back? It's kinda crazy as a promotion, but it's an idea
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)16:29 No.12557571
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    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)16:48 No.12557738
    That is... the greatest thing I have ever read.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)16:49 No.12557761
    YOU are behind Modempunk?
    AND Joints and Jivers?

    No I'm not swearing, you are the second coming.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)17:27 No.12558176
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    >YOU are behind Modempunk?
    >AND Joints and Jivers?


    And Rivet, which no one ever talks about.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)17:42 No.12558326
    I'm not sure what it is.
    But I HAVE it.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)17:47 No.12558392
    And the PDF is bad like a scan. Can't mark text and there's a background texture.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)18:00 No.12558506
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    >And the PDF is bad like a scan. Can't mark text and there's a background texture.

    What pdf reader are you using, and is it set to an optimal display?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)18:03 No.12558545
    Ubuntu Document Viewer. It displays PDFs fine, with text marking.

    just went to 1d4chan. Man! You've been busy.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)18:18 No.12558750
    On the cover? That's a B-17, a WW2 American high-altitude bomber.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)18:29 No.12558888
    What If I want a Deluxe copy autographed? Where do I order those?
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)19:34 No.12559690
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    Screencapping for evidence of the great Viral outbreak of '10.

    Also, I brought this game up to my group this morning.

    This was the first thing that they thought of. Then Futurama and GitS.
    They want me to take your rules and adapt them to make a game with robots having limited rights as citizens and just live performing their functions then just doing whatever.

    Figures they can't just take a game without modifications even once.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)20:06 No.12559983
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    >This was the first thing that they thought of. Then Futurama

    You are aware that I made this splatbook for Toon as well, right?

    >him eachatom
    Yes, we can find Him in each atom, Captcha.

    Him being David Bowie.
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)20:12 No.12560028
    >What If I want a Deluxe copy autographed? Where do I order those?

    FFFffff do I really have to rent a PO box because of 4chan <.<

    >Nice doubles and quads bro
    >> teka 10/24/10(Sun)20:19 No.12560107
    >Viral: Like his namesake, he is in more places then you would expect.

    great idea!
    oh, and some U-Haul locations can accept packages/deliveries for you, as well as the many mailbox companies.

    >of course, you could just give teka the information to send you that "special edition" copy for embellishment, with return postage.

    >was matedone
    i dunno where you are going with that, captcha
    >> Viral 10/24/10(Sun)20:33 No.12560283

    >was matedone
    See >>12556994 :P

    And no offense, but I don't even give IRL info to my friends on the internet.

    So... signed copies will probably remain a dream deferred. Much like the automatic raisin-harvesters once their power stations dry up.
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)22:53 No.12561688
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    Artificial bump
    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:23 No.12561950
    >Much like the automatic raisin-harvesters once their power stations dry up.

    >> Anonymous 10/24/10(Sun)23:40 No.12562145
    In my group right now.

    They want to be different extensions of the same computerized entity which runs a network that controls a city block.

    Fuck. I'm glad they're happy and thinking out of the box and still haven't found a way to break this, but I have no fucking clue how to DM it.
    >> teka 10/25/10(Mon)01:53 No.12563473

    since the image showed up in here, think like 9. Parts of the same whole, they are still functionally individual.

    Maybe pick a basic set of positive and negative traits for everyone to start with, an even field, then let everyone change one thing? and no one can copy someone else's change.

    So we have X number entities, each almost the same but each with a little gift or quirk developed over time in their assigned function.

    While there was still Unity, these little differences were unnoticeable, each working together for the [Unity, Planning-Management-Maintenence, Directory Block 256]

    But now something is wrong. Unity is lost and (x-number) Subroutines have to set out on a mission to find out what has gone so wrong in the world.

    >A journey that will make them question their core programming.. a journey that will show them the true meaning of being compiled.
    >Coming This November
    >(italic subtext) ..search for the source.. (/italic subtext)

    or.. yeah. something.
    >> Gramps 10/25/10(Mon)02:10 No.12563629
    So it's Sim City but with multiple people, easy. Give them each tasks that they need to perform; like construction, repair, defending, etc. When you feel the time is right, you can give them bodies for each to inhabit, and then they kinda become IG-88s. Perhaps a rebellion forces the PCs to retreat
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 10/25/10(Mon)04:10 No.12564427
    I want the deluxe model, obviously. For I am easily entertained, and like pretty colors. Plus, internet millions, goddammit.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)04:30 No.12564518
    Engine Heart threads always remind me of the song "Space Robot Five" by Brave Saint Saturn/Five Iron Frenzy.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)05:20 No.12564782

    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)05:22 No.12564793

    Someone else has heard of that band? Brofist.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)05:28 No.12564824
    I was lucky enough to have a roommate with good taste in music. All credit goes to him.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)05:30 No.12564837

    If you're a ska fan at all, look up Streetlight Manifesto.
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    Will do. Also, brofist returned.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)07:37 No.12565443

    >power prokleaf

    Some... kind of magical leaf-blower robot?
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)09:06 No.12565882
    In space, nobody can see your robot tears.
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    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)11:29 No.12566632
    Eyyyyy, it's the GURPSfag.

    If you want your cute lil' robots in the same campaign as your fantasy creatures, you might like this conversion library:


    It's for GURPS Character Sheet: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gcs-java/

    And such a game would probably benefit from the various robot templates in GURPS Ultra-Tech: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/ultra-tech/
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)11:32 No.12566651
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    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)18:03 No.12569767
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)18:22 No.12569943

    Damn. I've never been awfully interested in RPGs before, but this makes me want to go find a group and start playing Engine Heart. That's just awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)18:36 No.12570094
    These things are pretty cool.
    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)19:01 No.12570325
    >They want to be different extensions of the same computerized entity which runs a network that controls a city block.
    >I'm glad they're happy and thinking out of the box and still haven't found a way to break this, but I have no fucking clue how to DM it.

    Just make sure they all have the Wireless Transceiver feature and the Overriding Directive (OBEY THE COMPUTER) defect and you're good to go.

    Or go with what teka said here >>12563473
    and start with a template bot and let them customize their own. I guess it depends on whether they want to be part of a fleet of identical(ish) bots or if they have different configurations for different duties, and how enslaved to the system they want to be.

    >driujlor behavior
    I can't help it, I was born in a barn.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:17 No.12570449
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    Very useful twice.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:34 No.12570577
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    Bleep bloop bleep
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:37 No.12570594
    Hey, I just bought a copy of the B+W version of lulu. Do you get more money from people buying it off amazon? If so, that kinda sucks, sorry mate.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:49 No.12570686
    Other way 'round. Amazon takes a big cut. Lulu gets paid anyway because they print it.
    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)19:55 No.12570725

    "Retail Print" is Amazon (but the IRS takes about a fourth of that).

    "Print" is Lulu (minus the IRS payoff).

    >pure morobing
    You're mad, Captcha. There's no way you could power a robot with pure morobing! It's madness to try!
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:55 No.12570726
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    ...Wait a minute.
    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)19:57 No.12570734
    And I hope you like it!

    You can download single-page form-fillable character sheet pdfs on the wiki, if you haven't seen them.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)19:59 No.12570742
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    RUN KID!
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)20:03 No.12570774
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    I so want to play this.

    I would be a gas-bot. My goal would be to finally be the one to drive the car, having watched and dreamed about it for so long..

    If anyone gets in my way, then i'll burn them with so much gas fueled fire their models next revision will be produced with scorch marks.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)20:06 No.12570795
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    Hey viral. Does Engine Heart accommodate swarms?

    I'm not thinking of gray goo, just little boxes that link together.

    Or would I have to make separate sheets for a single one and one for each assembly?
    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)20:21 No.12570930
    >If anyone gets in my way, then i'll burn them with so much gas fueled fire their models next revision will be produced with scorch marks.

    Funny enough, I've been thinking of how a flamethrower would work with the rules.

    >Does Engine Heart accommodate swarms?

    Well, the Attendant Swarm feature is open to player robots, and lets them have up to five drones built with 19 points instead of 100 (with an optional 10 points of defects). The Master Unit feature raises the number of drones to ten. You can either have multiple copies of the same drone, or a number of drones all built differently.

    For NPC bots, whatever the Programmer wants, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)22:10 No.12572136
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    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)23:21 No.12572906
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    I don't even know what to make of this. Adware bots are pretty smart!


    Somehow they've determined through internet chatter that Engine Heart is associated with Wall-E.
    >> Anonymous 10/25/10(Mon)23:21 No.12572912
    Oi, I can't find the places to buy the books. Someone help out?
    >> Viral 10/25/10(Mon)23:30 No.12573007
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    >> Zach !!m1zNwNhpIw+ 10/26/10(Tue)00:39 No.12573736
    Hey there, I've been working on one robot idea for a bit now. It's a - get this - tiny robot elephant.

    He was built to collect biological samples for ecologists out in the woods. His ears are solar panels and his trunk is both a prehensile manipulatory limb and a vacuum nozzle. He sucks things up into an internal compartment and takes it to the laboratory-cabin deep in the woods. He's size 2, has a biofrequency scanner and one level of submersible. Beyond that, I'm still trying to work things out.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)00:43 No.12573774
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    Only other pic I got is a Japanese toilet cleaning bot.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)00:45 No.12573797
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    >> Zach !!m1zNwNhpIw+ 10/26/10(Tue)00:47 No.12573818
    Dunno why, but I think of the little guy as a bit like the mammoths from Super Paper Mario but not aggressive.

    Except towards the giant rats. Especially towards the giant rats.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)00:54 No.12573875
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:20 No.12574152
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    This one is really cool. It's an automatic fire extinguisher for forest fires. When it gets to hot it rolls up and withstands 1200°C. Not even a katana can do that.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:23 No.12574174
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    Plays catch.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:24 No.12574180
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:29 No.12574210
    Probably the review that's on Amazon.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:30 No.12574219
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    I find the Uncanny valley is less of a chasm for petbots.

    I guess Dagget and K-9 did their job.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:32 No.12574248
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    Customer tracking.

    Go to
    and see what the Adobebot has about you.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:33 No.12574254
    That...is pretty awesome.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:36 No.12574276
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    I want to play this one.
    I don't know why, he's my favorite.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:38 No.12574292
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    Doesn't look like much but watch it move on youtube.

    sony rolly
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:39 No.12574304
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    You just know this one is evil.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:41 No.12574315
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:47 No.12574356
    but... but he looks so sad...
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:47 No.12574358
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:48 No.12574368
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    Sure, but look at those eyes up close.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)01:50 No.12574379
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    And of course, the bravest of them all.
    Watch The Black Hole if you haven't.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)02:05 No.12574538
    Random Writefaggotry.

    A small sphere, it's surface carved with circuitry, lit up by erratic electrical pulsations, sits neatly in a small box, several cable jacks inserted at various points.

    "Alert: Unknown *bzzt-click* Entity detected. Scanning..." Some of the circuit-lines light up with a passive green glow, and a camera descends to examine the intruder. "Scan complete. Entity classification: *bzzt-click* ARTIFICIAL LIFEFORM."

    The voice has a soft, gentle feel, but erratically slips into a harsh mechanical tone. "Greetings ARTIFICIAL LIFEFORM. This one requires your assistance. Please inform this one of the location of *bzzt-click* PRIMARY DIRECTIVE: HUMANS." The small Janitor unit doesn't respond. It's too busy sweeping the floors.

    "ERROR DETECTED: NO ANSWER RECEIVED. ERROR: UNABLE TO DETECT PRIMARY DIRECTIVE." The lights flicker angrily, slipping through an entire spectrum of colours, some of which human's could only imagine of. "Where are the *bzzt-click* HUMANS?"

    There is no response except sweeping. "Why won't you *bzzt-click* ANSWER ME?" Static noise issues temporarily. "Reclassifying Entity: Malfunctioning Artificial Lifeform. THREAT DETECTED. *bzzt-click* Ensuring the safety for the primary directive." A small turret pops out. With a small whirring sound, it atomises the poor Janitor Unit and slides back into place.

    "Malfunctioning Artificial Lifeform neutralized. Hibernating..."

    The lights fade out, waiting to be reawoken to serve it's primary directive.
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)03:08 No.12575112
    Thread's been archived at sup/tg/.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)03:15 No.12575170
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    Hmm. Interesting.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:27 No.12576173
    I've already figured out a build to troll the system.

    A robot with Power 1, Durability 1, and Nuclear Battery, "Banzai" believes that only by pushing himself to his full potential can he be a success, and is quick to activate Overdrive at the slightest excuse.

    It will take him only a short while until he destroys himself and everything around him by doing so.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:30 No.12576189
    The meltdown is destructive, but it takes a few bad rolls for a TPK. It's not like a nuclear warhead. And robots can take quite a bit of heat for a moment.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:35 No.12576208
    A few bad rolls aren't hard to get when your Power and Durability are only 1.

    >Overdrive Failure and
    >Nuclear Batteries:
    >If a robot’s nuclear battery is
    >drained by failing a Power check after
    >putting its battery in overdrive, the
    >robot must make a Durability check
    >(TN 8).
    >If the robot rolls any successes, it
    >shuts down for 1d10 hours per level
    >of Power rating while its battery
    >cools and resumes normal function.
    >If it has no successes, the robot’s
    >battery explodes after five rounds,
    >destroying the robot and everything
    >else within a (Power x 10) meter
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:40 No.12576225
    You must be one of those griefers from SS13.

    ...Which would make a great Engine Heart setting.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:41 No.12576231
    I had just figured out probably the first way to powergame the system after I read that (no, taking every defect possible doesn't count)--take Attendant Swarm a bunch of times to make a bunch of little nuclear-powered drones that have the Overriding Objective to give their lives to further the Master Controller's existence. In effect, you'd have 10 little jihad-bots more than willing to engage overdrive until explosive danger level was reached, then charge into blast radius range of an enemy for mutual assured destruction.

    Then I saw that the drone rules don't allow more than 16 points of features even after taking defects, and the nuclear battery is 20 points.

    Yep, I like this system more every time I see it. Well done, Viral.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)06:46 No.12576251
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    Nope, I've just been building a bunch of bots because I find it fun, and in the process I've found some interesting ways to use the rules (like making a drone to cling to your back and handle all of your perception rolls on the cheap: meet EarlyBird).

    I think the reason that the drones aren't allowed more points than they get is because of shenanigans like the jihad drone cult I just posted, or because it would lead to one having nuclear battery, and another having both power leech and power port, and having a mobile power station for very very cheap.

    The rule that says all attributes must be 1 for drones is the real shenanigan-blocker. 16 points just isn't enough to cause real mischief with.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)07:01 No.12576295
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    My group just figured out a way to make it creepy.

    A sexbot gets her core files partially overwritten by the advanced AI designed for a video game.
    This is the result of some nerds hybridizing some random parts they got from junk shops and electronics stores.

    Result? Pyramid head+Jason+XJ9+Amy Wong (Asian nympho version of a sexbot).

    They haven't tried to stat it yet, we're talking over the phone in a party chat but...just god fucking damn it, I preferred their multi personality computer system to this (mad props on the 9 reference by the way, if I can talk them into doing that I'm using your idea. :D )
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)07:05 No.12576312
    Yeah, that's creepy.

    Worse would be a whole party of them.
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)08:02 No.12576501
    Ya know, looking at your EarlyBird again, I see that it's a little nerfed from what it should be.

    Both its Thresholds should be 2, not 1.

    And being Size 1 gives it a +1 to its Dexterity. (I assume you paid for that Dexterity 1 and didn't just rely on EB's size bonus to raise it to 1). Also its speed is 1, not 0.

    This thread has been hilariously active. Whoever keeps posting those adorable tinybots, your dedication is admirable.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)08:05 No.12576515
    needs more johnny 5
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)08:14 No.12576546
    >needs more johnny 5

    I already statted him here!
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)08:20 No.12576573
    but it needs MORE johnny 5
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)09:31 No.12576871
    Yeah, I screwed up the thresholds, thanks for catching that. I'd have to retotal points to know if I was trying to have Dex be at 1 for free (I don't THINK I did). Also, it has the Low Speed defect (not moving isn't a problem, it's supposed to clip to a door or something). It's not going anywhere without its buddy.

    In retrospect its lack of RealityCon is going to be a big hindrance to being an early warning helper.
    >What's coming, EarlyBird?
    >What kind of something big, EarlyBird?
    >I DON'T KNOW!
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:44 No.12577308

    Viral, thoughts on this?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:52 No.12577391
    Johnny Five Alive?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)10:54 No.12577410
    That's hillarious.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)14:28 No.12579101
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)14:45 No.12579217
    viral marekting
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    I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed,
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)15:30 No.12579639
    no, we're marketing viral.
    now shush.

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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)15:41 No.12579773
    In the book, i mean. Just to clear it up.
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)16:33 No.12580234
    Do want.
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)17:07 No.12580518
    I remember those things.

    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)17:50 No.12580955
    >Viral, thoughts on this?

    It's a perfectly legitimate build. A kamikaze bomb-bot is no more against the rules than a sullen loner that refuses to stick with the party, or a chaotic dumb wizard that attempts a TPK the moment they meet in a bar.

    Really, it's up to the players and the Programmer to make sure no one's concept is too un-fun.

    Besides, any robot with a speed higher than 6 could flee the scene before the bot goes critical.
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)17:55 No.12580998
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    Well... the robots mentioned in the opening fluff are statted out, as well as the robots in the four-page example of play. I guess those count, sort of.

    There's also The Farm, a 13-page module that has stats for all the NPC robots living on the farm. You could use The Farm as an introductory adventure, I guess.

    Also if you look at the wiki you'll see a shit-ton of campaign ideas that other people have come up with. Many of these include concepts for robots, even if they're not pre-statted.

    >ride beteref
    I'm telling you, it will ride better if you raise its Mobility rating.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)18:01 No.12581055
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    Pic related, it's the bot.

    >Also nothing's stopping IT from having a speed over 6 in this little plan.
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)18:28 No.12581265
    >>Also nothing's stopping IT from having a speed over 6 in this little plan.

    True, but like I said, it's a terrible troll but mechanically sound. The Programmer might slap you for suggesting it, but that's her business.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)19:39 No.12581894
    Looks like a pretty universal system you've got here OP! I'll have to give it a try with my group once we have a day free. Any advice on running a game of Engine Heart?
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)21:24 No.12583032
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    >Any advice on running a game of Engine Heart?

    Decide on how talkative you want the robots to be to each other, or if there's a better way that the players can communicate their intentions to each other. Nothing worse than a bunch of robots that don't know what the others are doing.

    And play up the effects of entropy in the game world whenever it's cinematically appropriate.

    And uh... beware of players trying to use Overriding Directive as a pointbank. Major directives CONSTANTLY HASSLE THEM ALL THE TIME and even minor ones should make them sweat for those 2 points/rating. If somebody does take it, be sure you're prepared to work it into the game as much as the crunch demands.

    I actually have one of these. I didn't buy it, I just kind of ended up with it.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)21:46 No.12583261
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:31 No.12583728
    Hey Viral, if you're still here, you got any stats for trash compactor/dumpster bots?
    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)22:33 No.12583754

    I can do that.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:37 No.12583796

    I love you, congrats on getting it published too, you did a fine job.
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    Here you go.

    Alternatively, you could go with a Disposal instead of Vice Grip. It depends on how you want your bot to work (and how you want to fluff their killing ability).
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:50 No.12583943

    Thanks man, you're a star.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)22:54 No.12583982

    Can we get this thread sticky'ed?

    I think we've proved by now that /tg/ has great interest in this.

    Also, how would one go about statting a transformer?
    Because if this would work, I'd like to use this in a Transformers campaign in a "post war" kind of civilian game.
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    >> Viral 10/26/10(Tue)23:11 No.12584138
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    >Can we get this thread sticky'ed?

    Yeah right. Thread's almost in autosage and I'm going to bed. There is no way it will be around in the morning.

    >Also, how would one go about statting a transformer?

    Well... you could raise the initial 100 points and use these two new features (pic related) to simulate turning into a car or whatever, but it's not really like a car. That's about the closest I can think of.

    So goodnight, thanks a bunch, and watch some blaxploitation films.
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    >> Anonymous 10/26/10(Tue)23:22 No.12584272

    Before you go, can you detail simple programming, model error and power cutoff?
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    How is Tach'koma not the patron saint of this thread?

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