Welcome to the Beast WarsCharacter info pastebin (will be filled upon completion of character creation): https://pastebin.com/fqsyvZJwTwitter: TBDGeneral Rules:When: Aiming to post every Wednesday 10 min voting period after each main post. Write-ins votes are welcomed/encouraged. Votes that are non-contradictory and add to the narrative will be considered. Think 'Rule of Cool' Combat mechanics/skill test will be done using best three of first five rolls of 1d100, unless otherwise specified. Modifiers may come into play depending on the MC's statistics which can improve odds and vice versa as the QM sees fit. The QM will do their best to inform players of when such modifiers will come up during votes. (Example: Aiming at a target at long range with a scattershot weapon will require a higher roll to make a successful hit than say a normal blaster weapon). Interacting/training with other bots and successful missions can add to your overall abilities. Strong character relationships with your comrades can also benefit the MC as it will improve battle synergy and moral (less likely to want to fall back/retreat). Of course the vice versa can come into play as well. A failed mission may have consequences but result in unforeseen outcomes (Show ex, Tarantulus, Black Arachnia, & Quickstrike were supposed to secure an energon post. The Maximals interfered, resulting in the loss of the post BUT Tarantulus gained a new lair.).Also keep an eye out at your energon build up levels; too much time in robot mode outside of a structure, such as a base can cause negative impacts on your combat maneuvers/skill test, including potential loss of spark. In the event of loss of spark, pending the results of a vote, a time lapse in the narrative will happen and a new stasis pod will fall. (Roll for new character or with a high relation level, a blank protoform will descend and your allies will reignite your spark)
>>1710050so this is from the first season when they were using animal skins and not pseudo animal/mech skins?
>>1710060Correct. This will not follow the first season exactly, allowing for more flexibility Full current line upMaximals: Optimus Primal,Dinobot, Rattrap, Rhinox, Cheetor, Tigatron, AirazorPredacons: Megatron, Scorponok, Tarantulus, Terrorsaur, Waspinator, Black Arachnia, Inferno
“ALERT, STASIS POD BEGINNING PLANET FALL DESCENT.” Your core consciousness receives this message. Where are you? The last thing you can remember was entering a stasis pod to be uploaded and stored on board a space ship that was set for deep exploration. You would be reactivated to aid its crew upon awakening, but something is not right. You’re primary programming and functions are currently offline. Even your superstructure is fluctuating. What could’ve happened while you’ve been in stasis lock? Your thoughts are interrupted by another alert from the pod’s computer.“WARNING, SCANNERS INDICATE PLANET CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF ENERGON RADIATION. ALTERNATE FORM WILL BE NECESSARY TO PREVENT PERMANENT DAMAGE OR LOSS OF SPARK. POD WILL COMMENCE DNA SCAN SEQUENCE UPON LANDING. “Slag, that’s not a good sign. While the stasis pod has its own basic landing procedures and start up program, you can influence its processes. What would like to prioritize first?>Pod, scan for Cybertonian signatures (will land closer to one of the two bases – influence to starting faction) >Pod, activate distress beacon (Maximal and Predacon scanners will detect your landing and will actively try to reach your pod. Chance for potential reprogramming by Predacons and high chance for combat after activation, regardless of which side.)>Pod, focus on landing, prioritize safe zones (list of landscapes will be given and voted on. MC can land in remote areas) >Pod, begin accessing protoform base programming (will influence beast mode selection)>The pod’s programming knows what to do. I’ll let it handle it for the moment being. (Dice rolls for landing zone, who’s feeling lucky?)>Write in QM Reminder: Originally all the stasis pods on board the Axalon were Maximals, but there were a few ‘bad eggs’ in the mix (Rampage, Quickstrike – who chose to side with the Predacons due to his own programming/beast modes). Additionally Questers will influence the overall personality of the Main Character ex. An honorable, team player Predacon or a duplicitous Maximal is possible.
>>1710096>>Pod, begin accessing protoform base programming (will influence beast mode selection)Here's hoping for a Spinosaurus, also Beast Wars was awesome.
>>1710096>Pod, begin accessing protoform base programming (will influence beast mode selection)Is Rhinox a undeserving betrayer? Or is he still a bro?
>>1710096>>Pod, begin accessing protoform base programming (will influence beast mode selection)
>>1710096>>Pod, begin accessing protoform base programming (will influence beast mode selection)I've never seen Beast Wars, but the animal form has to be a big influence on the character, right? Best to have more options there.
>>1710126It was cool until they started with those hibrids transformation to make the beast closer to a machine. Although Rattrap was a pretty coll one. And of course Dinobots destiny. Humanities SAVIOR!!
>>1710126Agreed, loved BW>>1710127Still a bro, none of that Beast Machines continuity. This is strictly Beast Wars
>>1710139It depends if a pod suffered some kind of defect or was damaged in some way the animal aspect MIGHT influence the protoform inside. But i don't know if we are going to use the Hybrids transformations like Silver Wolf who was part wolf, part falcon/eagle.
>>1710142Dinobot best bot.
>>1710139It will have certain influences. As for options, this will be mostly determinant on base programming and location. (ex. not too many gazelles if you land in the ocean or the arctic)
>>1710148Thank god he used to be my favorite i still remember how sad i got when he turned into a fucking traitor in the Beast Machines.
>>1710156Although Depth Charge was pretty cool too.
Ok closing voting. Writing...>>1710155Pretty much this. Beast modes can affect a protoforms personality and vice versa (personality can influence beast mode selection)>>1710170Yea, i disliked many of the mischaracterizations from the Beast Machines.
>>1710202Beast Machines was meh...Beast Wars was new and radical. Had weird shit and legitimate character arcs and funny moments. Plus a fairly legit Megatron.
>BEAST WARS QUESTI'm in, let's do this.
You’re not sure what this planet might hold instore so it’s probably best to be prepared by remembering what you are good at. ACKNOWLEDGED, ATTEMPTING ACCESS…PROGRAMING ALGORITMS FOUND The computer begins bringing up a series of basic functions >Infantry >Demolitions >Scout >Skirmisher >Commando >Defender >Aerial >Amphibious (Nautical) As you contemplate the options, you also try to remember that certain sized robots do better at certain functions. With your superstructure lacking a final form, you’re in a prime positon to optimize your decision. Of course, that’s just what builder bots and programmers suggest, but what do they know?>I may be small but I can pack a punch (Ideal for Scout, Demolition, and Aerial)>I was your average size bot (Ideal for Infantry, Commando, and Skirmisher)>Large and in charge is for me (Ideal for Defender, Commando, and Amphibious)
>>1710361>>Commando >>Large and in charge is for me (Ideal for Defender, Commando, and Amphibious)
>>1710361>>Commando>Large and in charge is for me (Ideal for Defender, Commando, and Amphibious)
>>1710370Forgot my picture.
>>1710361>Commando>Large and in charge is for me (Ideal for Defender, Commando, and Amphibious
>>1710361>Aerial >I may be small but I can pack a punch (Ideal for Scout, Demolition, and Aerial)Jets and Air vs Air battles seem cool to me.If I get out-voted, I'd at least like our Large Commando to have a "jump pack".
>>1710361>Aerial>I may be small but I can pack a punch (Ideal for Scout, Demolition, and Aerial)>>1710403I dig it.
>>1710361>>Commando>>I was your average size bot (Ideal for Infantry, Commando, and Skirmisher)
>>1710403Hmm not a bad idea. Jump jets/pack was going to be an upgrade perk/equipment that can be accessed once the quest got into full swing. That said i just noticed a slight error in my post. Medium size Commando should be Technician/inventer (builds stuff, like Rhinox and Tarantulus) Hmmm I'll have to make a quick addition to my notes for the next vote Again sorry for the mistake.
Voting closed. Writing...
>>1710494Crossing my fingers.
>Commando>Large and in charge is for me (Ideal for Defender, Commando, and Amphibious)You begin to remember now. Commandos are some of the roughest, toughest bots there are on Cybertron. Whether it’s being dropped in to the middle of a hot zone or surviving behind enemy lines, Commandos get the job done. You were also a large bot, capable of throwing down with your top of the line combat programming and heavier weaponry. Sure your size makes you a larger target and slower than those smaller nimble bots, but who needs stealth when you’ve got ammo and armor in spades.But some bots have secondary functions as well. Did you?>Straight up Commando – I’m a jack of all trades; no need for bells and whistles >Jump trooper – No better way to get around the battlefield than with a good set of jump jets.>Terrain Specialist – Knowing your surroundings can be the key to victory.>Guerilla Combat – Why fight face to face when you can just surprise your enemies?>Frontline Combat – Ammos not an issue when you have a good melee weapon with you (suggestions)>Defense Specialist – With my shield, no one threatens my comrade’s safety>Tech Specialist - For when you need the right tool for the job>Write in
>>1710611>>Jump trooper – No better way to get around the battlefield than with a good set of jump jets
>>1710611>>Frontline Combat – Ammos not an issue when you have a good melee weapon with you (suggestions)I'm feeling like a nice halberd.
>>1710611>>Frontline Combat – Ammos not an issue when you have a good melee weapon with you (suggestions)Spiked hammer
>>1710611>>Write in>>Frontline Defense SpecialistReinhardt.jpg
>>1710611>>Frontline Combat – Ammos not an issue when you have a good melee weapon with you (suggestions)Chainaxe.
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>>1710503You never know haha. its up to your fellow anons as well. they might be thinking something elseconsider the location of where Spinosaurus bones would be or which faction focused on such creatures also, almost done writing
>Frontline Combat – Ammos not an issue when you have a good melee weapon with youYou prefer the feeling of scraping your adversaries up close and personal. Nothing beats the feeling of watching the sparks ignite and microchips fly from a powerful swing of your weapon. Your mind begins to drift when you recall there’s one last thing you need to assess. >Male programming>Female programming “ALERT: ENTERING ATMOSHPERE. BEGIN LANDING SEQUENCE”That’s right! Lost in your thoughts, you almost spaced on that fact that you’re headed for an unknown planet. You’ll need to decide to you look for your signs of the ship you were with or just focus on safety landing.>Scan for Cybertronian signatures (will land closer to one of the two bases – influence to starting faction)>Activate distress beacon (Maximal and Predacon scanners will detect your landing and will actively try to reach your pod. Chance for potential reprogramming by Predacons and high chance for combat after activation, regardless of which side.)>Just focus on landing (list of remote landing zones will be given and voting on)>Write in suggestions
>>1710838>>Male programming>>Just focus on landing (list of remote landing zones will be given and voting on)
>>1710838>>Female programming>Scan for Cybertronian signatures (will land closer to one of the two bases – influence to starting faction)
>>1710838>Male programming>Just focus on landing (list of remote landing zones will be given and voting on)
>>1710838>Male programming>Just focus on landing (list of remote landing zones will be given and voting on)Also just wanna' say I'm looking forward to this. Beast Wars was the shit man.
Voting closed. Writing...>>1710926Welcome aboard, hope to keep you all entertained and have a good time
>>1710935I'm hoping we get a bug form. Bugs are cool. But also Predacony too. ...Maybe a Dolphin.
>Male programmingAh, yes it’s all coming back to you. >Just focus on landing (list of remote landing zones will be given and voted on)You have to admit, you’ve never expected to see such a rich variety of locations. You’re not sure what to expect but you know you’re tough enough to endure whatever it can throw at you. DETEMINING LOCATION FOR LANDING>Mountain/rocky terrain >Desert>Forest>Grassland/Plains>Jungle>Artic>Coastal Beach>Swampland>Island>Write In Getting down to the planet won’t be too difficult. If things get rough you can always rely on the pods rocket thrusters to assure a safe landing. But you may need them to navigate anomalies of terrain. No need to use them now, unless you wish to increase your speed. It’ll make slowing down for a safe landing trickier of course but you’re one badass bot.>I need to get out of this slaggin’ cramp pod. Thrusters are go!>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.>Never hurts to be cautious. Have those thrusters avoid any natural formations (trees, rock formations, etc)
>>1711017>Grassland/Plains>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.Did we vote for if to be quiet or not yet with our pod signal?Also, Beast Wars HYPE!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2t4MBhGAg8
>>1711017>>Desert>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.So excited bro.
>>1711017>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.I hope we land somewhere with some big beasties... Ya'll better pick well.
>>1711017>>Swampland>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.
>>1711031Well you havent activated the distress beacon, and while it is a basic function of the start up program, anons had the computer prioritize their functions. So as you approach, there will be a vote that will determine if either side have active scouts patrolling. or if anyone is already in the area also welcome
>>1711042That's why I voted grasslands! Aquatic also acceptable!
>>1711042You've forgot to pick a location you'd like.
>>1711049You have my attention, and my F5.
>>1711054He should pick Desert because it's the best.
>>1711054I didn't really know what to pick, but since we may need a tie breaker ill go>Grassland/Plains
>>1711063Well shit, no since in dragging this out. I'll change mine to Grassland/plains too.
Rolled 99, 61, 25 = 185 (3d100)[Scanning for frequencies]aka ignore me
>>1711089>99Oh fuck did Waspinator spot us?...Can we be friends with Waspinator?
>>1711100Isn't he the Kenny of this universe? He needs a friend. We should aim for that.
Voting closed. Writing>>1711100you'll see
Give me some rolls please1d100
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>1711145TRUKK NOT MUNKY!
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>1711145Watch this roll guys
>>1711145I believe in RNGsus!
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>1711145alt tabbed back from xenosaga!
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>1711167But he sure don't believe in me...
>>1711157>>1711176>two 69'sThis is gonna' be a lewd quest.
>>1711178Well i hadnt counted on it but you know questers.Still i feel a small token for two 69s was in order.
>>1711189See my previous youtube link for my response to this.
>Grassland/PlainsComputer scans indicate an abundance of native life signs suited to your size in this location, making it ideal. >Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.One of your old squad mates from your commando unit liked to say said, “Any landing you can walk away from,” but how much time did they spend in the CR Chamber? Huh, wonder what ever happened to that guy…or was it a gal? Hmm. Anyways, you’re no fool. Better to land in one piece.>Roll results of best three out of five in this case four>58,69,69The pod flies down, starting to slow down. A small alarm goes off as you feel the pod rock a bit. “Computer, report.”MINOR COLLISION WITH LOCAL FLORA. DAMAGE TO STASIS POD MINIMAL. Damn auto pilots. Give me a real pilot any day, you think to yourself. You hear the sound of the thrusters begin to fire. Must be getting closer now. The pod does a small hop as it lands, basically a safe landing.“PLANET FALL SUCCESSFUL.” “Any landing, huh,” smartass computer.>Roll for detection…99“SCANNING…NO ENERGY SIGNATURES DETECTED. RESUME START UP PROGRAM?”All’s quiet outside, if you don’t count the local wildlife. “Let’s see what this planet has to offer besides energon radiation. Begin.”“ACKNOWLEDGED. SCANNING FOR LIFE FORMS.”There appears to be an abundance of compatible life forms. Let’s slim it down a bit shall we?>Several large herbivore mammals are in the area, something to be said for brute strength.>A few of carnivore mammals nearby, might be more my style.>Appears to be quite a few insects as well. Tough carapace would be fitting.>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strong.>Reptiles are few and far between but might offer an interesting perspective.>Write in
>>1711291>>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strongTough choice, but it's hard to deny how cool dinosaurs are. Heck, maybe we'll get an extinct mammal, like a saber-tooth, or those giant armadillos.
>>1711291>Reptilesor>Skeletal remains.I'm good with either.
>>1711291>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strong.MYSTERY BOX!
>>1711291>>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strong.I hope we get a good one. Carnivorous, please.
>>1711341Nah Herbivores are better. Ankylosaurus.
>>1711346Herbivores are horrible. Nobody remembers Slag or Sludge. Carnivores are the cool ones.
>>1711341>>1711346>>1711352Never forget the terror-bird
>>1711352Ankylo.Saurus.>>1711357That'd be cool. And terrifying. I remember watching Journey to the beginning of time when I was younger and that scene with those things terrified the shit out of me.
>>1711291>>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strong.
>>1711368Anklyosaurus is a shit dinosaur. Might as well just be a Carbonemys cofrinii.
Voting close. Writing.I'll take the mentioned suggestions taken into consideration>>1711357Is this a legit suggetion, i'll add it if you guys like
>>1711381You're a shit dinosaur.
>>1711395I am, seeing as I'm not a dinosaur. However, at least I don't have shit taste in dinosaurs.
>>1711400>God this is just like fifth grade all over again
>>1711389I was just listing the first extinct non-dinosaur that wasn't just "x, but FUCKING MASSIVE," but sure, put him on there. Also, lore question: are the Transformers still huge in this setting, or are they human sized? They don't seem to be to scale with each other, and I'm curious.
>>1711422>Fifth Grade was the best, before you had to worry about the world. Just non-stop real life shitposting.
>>1711427Lore wise, Beast Wars bots are smaller than the G1 transformers but most are still larger than humans due to the only humans being early anthropoid. So i'd say a happy medium. Your protoform is larger than a human though.
>>1711441Interesting. Thanks. As payment, I'll inform you that there's an image I found once of Megan Fox giving Shia Lebouf head. They are both looking off into the distance behind Megan. Optimus Prime is there, staring at the proceedings. I Don't think I can link it due to board rules, but just so you know, that's out there.
>Odd, large skeletal remains are under the earth. They seem strong.You’re surprised that such large creatures existed on this planet. They should prove powerful and strong.Now to choose>The large cat with giant fangs, its combination of strength and speed can’t be denied. (sabertooth tiger)>A quadruped with large tusk, Strength and endurance in spades (mastodon)>A reptilian quadruped with a massive shell and club tail, nothing wrong with a built in bludgeon regardless of form (ankylosaurus)>A large bipedal lizard with large claws and a large fin on its back looks a trouble, for my enemies (spinosaurus)>A bipedal predator with large teeth (allosaurus, think smaller TRex)>An odd flightless avian with a sizable beak, looks like a terror. (Terror bird)>Hmm keep scanning (Write in; will result in another detection scan)
>>1711525>An odd flightless avian with a sizeable beak, looks like a terror. (Terror Bird)I like that one.
>>1711525>>The large cat with giant fangs, its combination of strength and speed can’t be denied. (sabertooth tiger)
>>1711525>>A large bipedal lizard with large claws and a large fin on its back looks a trouble, for my enemies (spinosaurus)>>The large cat with giant fangs, its combination of strength and speed can’t be denied. (sabertooth tiger)I really like the idea of using the Spino's fin as some sort of ax, but it's hard to deny berserker style that a Sabertooth implies...
>>1711543>>1711559Screw it I'll go with Sabertooth too.
>>1711525>>A bipedal predator with large teeth (allosaurus, think smaller TRex)
>>1711525>>A quadruped with large tusk, Strength and endurance in spades (mastodon)
Voting closed. Writing it up
>>1711612Sweet, we're an awesome Saber Tooth Tiger.
>The large cat with giant fangs, its combination of strength and speed can’t be denied. (sabertooth tiger)“BEGINNING REPLICATION”You feel the computer assembling your parts. The rush of the energon surging your frame as you is put into beast mode by the computer to protect your form from the radiation. “START UP PROGRAM COMPLETE. OPENNING POD DOOR.”With the stasis pod opening you finally emerge, a massive orange cat with black stripes with large fangs. You climb out and walk around your former pod for a brief moment. This creature appears to have everything you’re looking for: power, ferocity speed. Clearly it must have been an apex predator in its prime. Yes, you’ve chosen a good form for yourself.But now, what should I call myself? I don’t recall exactly my old name, but that was another world and other life. Here in this new planet I shall be known as…>Slashfang>Fatalis >Apex>Steeljaw>Warpath>Pounce>Write in (open to suggestions)
Well it's going on 3 in the morning and we're not done with chargen yet.I've a league game of warmahordes tomorrow and a session of Black Crusade to run, so I'm off to bed. hope this turns out to be something nifty OP!
Time for me to get into this quest now>>1711654>Fatalis
>>1711657Thanks for coming out. Have a good nightYea i figure its getting late so i may have to end it soon. Maybe one or two more votes depending on votes/first contact. While my original post says Weds, I may try for Friday depending on my schedule.
>>1711654>WarpathBerserker mode is a go!Huzzah update right before i left!Am personally ok with joining either faction, as long as they don't job for silly reasons
>>1711654>>1711654>SmilaxI don't know if this is dumb or not, but I like it, and the setting has a robot that's just called Dinobot, so why not!
>>1711693Nah its not.Its actually close to the latin name Smilodon FatalisMeaning fatal/deadly smile Also to everyone, if folks are still active and interested in going, i can stick around for awhile longer. Just putting into consideration others that are leaving. I'll endeavor to start earlier.
>>1711713I'm all good man but rest up if you need it.
Voting is now closed. Writing...>>1711718I'm pretty good. No work tomorrow, so I keep posting. I mostly want to finish Character Creation
Rolled 12, 86 = 98 (2d100)Ignore me one more time
>>1711745Not sure if I can with the bipolar rolls
>>1711745Hmm well damn, that didnt help me lolOk folks I'll need another best 3 of 5Roll'em1d100
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1711749Watch this nat 1 everybody
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>1711749
>>1711749I don't think I can do better than >>1711753Nice luck.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>1711762Oh fuck me
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1711749
>Warpath“Warpath” you speak followed up with a roar. This seems to surprise the local wild life, a pack horned herbivores even takes off, kicking up a cloud of dust. You can’t help but grin at your own awesomeness. But now that’s out of the way, what are you going to do now? You’re a warrior and there’s nothing to really fight out here. Even the beasts don’t seem much like sport compared to you. You look back at the stasis pod. Perhaps you could salvage some parts from it. Never know when you might need a few extra components. Sure you’re not exactly a technician but it could always come in handy. As you contemplate what to do, you are distracted by a beeping sound followed by the ships computer.>Rolls 52, 96, 68“ALERT: ENERGY SIGNATURE DETECTED”You look around but don’t see anything approaching. Though there seems to be a black dot in the far off distance sky. There are not many places to hide being grassland. >Ignore the alert, start taking the stasis pod apart.>Seems suspicious. Try to play it cool. Just some wild beast sniffing around the pod.>Get back inside the pod. I’ll ambush this newcomer or challenger. >Stand atop the stasis pod. I’m no coward. Come at me bro.
>>1711803>>Stand atop the stasis pod. I’m no coward. Come at me bro.
>>1711849Was gonna vote for man mode anyways XDSad we didn't go Fem. Femmes were usually some of the coolest characters. Airazer, Blackaracnia, that plant chick.
Oooh a beastwars quest! This will be fun!
>>1711889sorry. I waited a bit longer to see if anyone else was still about, but decided to call it.Yea some of the fembots are pretty cool. Always loved Blackarachnia Post incoming soon
>Stand atop the stasis pod. I’m no coward. Come at me bro.You don’t know who or what this is, but you’re not about to back down. You climb on top of the stasis pod and wait. You can’t help but snarl, your massive canine fangs only looking more impressive.As the figure gets closer, you can finally see it clearly. It’s a large avian creature. The sharp talons on its legs clearly indicate it’s predator as well. Perhaps a worthy opponent?The large bird flies closer now and has taken notice of your presence though it seems to slow down keeping to the air. Maybe close enough to tackle in your beast mode. It seems to be looking over the area, flapping its wings in place.“Hmm, Looks like the pods in one piece,” the bird says. “Though I didn’t expect it to be guarded. Are you one of Tigatron’s wild friends?” Is it mocking you?You narrow your eyes. It’s doesn’t seem to realize who or what you are. >”Come down here and say that to my face, creature.” Transform>Roar one more time and attempt to pounce on the bird. (Attack roll needed)>Remain where you are; let the bird make the first move. >Write in
>>1711935>Remain where you are; let the bird make the first move.
>>1711935>>Remain where you are; let the bird make the first move.
>Remain where you are; let the bird make the first move.You stand your grown atop the pod. If this bird means to fight let her make the first move. The bird still lingering in the air, keeps moving her eyes back and forth between you and the stasis pod.“Look kitty cat, I don’t have time to play right now.” More mockery?! It dares think me some lowly kitten?! You roar another challenge towards her. “Whoa, easy there. Look I’m not going to hurt you.”As if she could, those talons are sharp but no match for you.“I’m trying to get to one of my people’s friends inside there.”Friend? What is it talking about? Should I try talking to this creature? Or is this some kind of trick to throw you off guard?>Stand down. Is this one of my old commando comrades? (climb off the stasis pod)>Remain where you are and speak to this bird. Find out what it knows.>This creature is up to something. Transform >Write In.
>>1711935Gentlemen, I believe we have a golden opportunity with Warpath here.We could be the beast wars version of Soundwave.Quiet, competent, efficient.Let's be smart as fuck with this guy. Let others assume whatever they want of us. We only speak when necessary.
>>1711984>>Remain where you are and speak to this bird. Find out what it knows.
>>1711984>Remain where you are and speak to this bird. Find out what it knows.
>>1711984>Stand down. Is this one of my old commando comrades? (climb off the stasis pod)Let her think we're just another animal for as long as possible.
>>1711987We talking G1 SW or Prime SW. Both are cool, just wanna know the flavor.Also>Hold our ground, but stay silent
>>1712002G1. The thing I remember about SW is that he got shit done without being a glory hog.
>>1712004He was the perfect decepticon, competent, loyal, and without ambitionThough I like the silent threat Prime made soundwave. He was always the most threatening decepticon when he did anything
Rolled 84 (1d100)Voting closed. Writing...Also ignore this roll
>>1712010exactly. Prime was wary of him for a dam good reason. He knew that if SW wanted to go his own way, or even worse, take over the decepticons, he could fucking do it. And that silent threat alone from one bot had Prime tactically shitting energon.
>Remain where you are and speak to this bird“Who are you to order me, around bird?”The bird seems almost taken aback. “Wait a second…you’re…are you the Maximal protoform?”You silently stare at the falcon. It slowly lowers down, landing on the ground near the stasis pod but not too close.“I emerged from this pod, yes,” you look down at the bird. “What of it?”“My name is Airazor. I’m a Maximal like you. Watch.” The bird takes to steps back.“Airazor, Maximize!” The bird transforms into a female robot. Kind of frail looking, hardly a threat to your power, but you’re no fool. She could just as easily be trying to get the drop on you.“See? I’m like you. What’s your name? You have one don’t you? Were you damaged?”You take in all her questions, but remain stoic. Should I trust her? Before you speak up, the pods computer activates again.“ALERT, ADDITIONAL ENERGY SIGNATURES DETECTED.”>Tell her who you are>Transform just like she did, show her who’s in charge here.>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.>Give her the silent treatment. Remain on guard.>Write in
>>1712034>>Tell her who you are
>>1712034>>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.Goodnight
>>1712041thanks for coming out.
>>1712034>Alert her that more energy signals are on the way and may be hostile.Before we choose a side, we should say "Warpath, Transform!"
>>1712034>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.
>>1712048Oh, and>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.
>>1712048The pod is an open broadcast, so she can hear it as well.If you'd like to change your vote you may do so.
>>1712055ah. then>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.
>Remain in beast mode and demand to know who the pod is talking about.You growl as the alert sounds. This could be trap like you anticipated.“Who is the pod talking about?!”Airazor raise her hands up defensively. “Whoa, There’s no need to get so aggressive. Allow me to look. I’ll prove that I’m not your enemy.” The fembot turns her back to you as she takes back to the air. Not a bad view considering but also a careless move. Only a fool would turn their back to an enemy. Maybe she’s telling the truth. She starts scanning the area when she locks on to the source. “Don’t worry,” She says as she descends back to the ground. “More of our comrades are coming. Just wait a moment.” Hmm, you’ll be the judge of that. >Rolled 84Only a few moments pass to when you see the approaching flying robot. Airazor returns to her beast mode standing close but not too close to you and the pod. “You know,” She says breaking the silence. “You still haven’t told me who you are.” She’s not wrong but you remain silent as the sound of jet engines closes in and your attention is brought to a larger bot of black and grey. It seems he’s been in this form for a while as his robot mode seems to be showing signs of energon build up. “Airazor, are you alright? Is that the new Maximal?”“Well…” she gives you a questioning glance. >”My name is Warpath. Who are you?”>”You all keep calling me that. Don’t I have a say in this?”>A new challenger and he seem stronger. A formidable opponent or a formidable ally>Remain silent.
>>1712115>>”You all keep calling me that. Don’t I have a say in this?”
>>1712115>>”My name is Warpath. Who are you?”
>>1712115>”My name is Warpath. Who are you?”
>”You all keep calling me that. Don’t I have a say in this?”Your response takes grey and black robot by surprise. Airazor seems a bit stunned as well, though her expression seems…hurt?“Well, allow me to explain.” The robot transforms while landing into a large black primate. He lands on both all fours but quickly rises on two legs. “My name is Optimus Primal, leader of the Maximals and captain of the Axalon. Our ship was shot down and we had to eject all our stasis pods, our crew into orbit.” Optimus expressive face almost softens when he mentions the last part.This seems to make sense though. You remember being on a ship, being part of a crew and you had just been in space not too long ago. This much seems true. “Who shot you down? Didn’t you bother to fight?”Optimus nods, “Of course we did, but the Axalon wasn’t a warship, it’s an exploration vessel. We had initially set out for a deep space journey of discovery.” His tone shifts “But Megatron, the leader of the Predacons, had stolen a ship and an old Cybertronian relic. We were the only one’s close enough to chase after him.” “Gutsy.” “Which part?” Airazor questions you.“Both.”“You sound like you admire them.” She says with growing concern on her avian features. “So you just ditched your crew in orbit?” “What? No!” Optimus gets defensive. “The Predacons damaged our stasis hold; we had to eject them in order to keep them from being damaged or worst destroyed.” He takes a step towards you, as if to almost challenge you. “I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my people safe. Remember that.”There’s silence for a brief moment. But again Optimus speaks up. “Look, I can’t force you to join us. But know that you ARE a Maximal, one of us. You’re welcome to join us and we’ll show you we can be your allies, friends and family.” There’s great conviction in his words. Maybe he’s rehearsed this speech? Regardless the idea of having comrades again seems enticing. Airazor straightens up. “He’s telling the truth. I wasn’t as fortunate as you when I landed. I almost lost my spark. But they saved me. Please, give us a chance.” >”Very well, I’ll try it your way.” (Join the Maximals)>”I answer to no one.” (Remain unaffiliated)>”I won’t join anyone without having first tested their mettle.” (Challenge Optimus or Airazor to single combat)>Write in
>>1712203>>”I won’t join anyone without having first tested their mettle.” (Challenge Optimus or Airazor to single combat)Optimus. Let him earn our service.
>>1712203>”I answer to no one.” (Remain unaffiliated)I'm one for either joining teh Predacons and be the only guy who's nice to Wasp, or just be the neutral one of the lot
>>1712211Double dubs, and a spelling mistake. Guess staying up til five in the morning has it's blessings and it's curses
>>1712208Support this one, but>>1712211Remaining unaffiliated is a close second for my choice, so switch to this if it's winning or there's a tie
>>1712211haha alot of Waspinator love in this threadYou guys know, even as a maximal you could potentially 'befriend' Waspinator. Of course it'll depend on Player choices and dice rolls. I wouldnt stop it if you guys made enough strides for it even the creators of the show saved him from being destroyed after season 1, killing terrorsaur
>>1712203>>”Very well, I’ll try it your way.” (Join the Maximals)
Voting is now closed. Writing...Quick voteWhats kind of Melee weapon do you have (Frontline combat selected) >Halberd>Spike Hammer>Chain Axe>Write in
>>1712235>HalberdOr>Spikey power fists made from our sabertooth head
>>1712235>>Halberd Versatility can not be overstatedBut if that fails then >Chain AxeBecause if nothing else I love a good old round of RIP AND TEAR
Weapon selected. Resuming writing.
>”I won’t join anyone without having first tested their mettle.”“What,” Airazor does a quick hop backwards. “You, you can’t be serious.”You jump off the stasis pod, onto the ground, giving you and Optimus a bit of space. “Very. What do you say Optimus, I challenge you to prove yourself worthy of my loyalty.”“This isn’t necessary.” Optimus says, but laments “But if it’s the only way…”“It is.”“Very well. I accept your challenge.”Airazor transforms “No, Optimus. You still have energon build up.” She turns to you, “I don’t want this but let me fight in his stead.”You roar causing both Optimus and Airazor to flinch as you transform into your robot warrior mode, as you stand tall. “Negative. He’s your leader, so he’s my opponent. Besides, you don’t exactly look like much of a challenge to face me.” You reach behind you and draw forth your Halberd, made from your beast mode’s spine. Its sharp, serrated boney blade only adds to your fearsome display. “I may not look it but I stand my ground to anyone looking to hurt my friends.” Airazor taking great offense to your comment, she appears to have a few small wrist mounted launchers. She’s got guts, you’ll give her that, but she doesn’t know who she’s messing with.“Stand down Airazor. I can handle this. Optimus Primal, Maximize.” The ape roars as he returns back to his robot mode. You see his form slightly flicker from the energon. Maybe it’s too soon to fight him. You don’t want to win on a technicality. That’s not how you do things. But Optimus almost appears to catch what you’re thinking. “Computer, transfer energy weapons array to energon dampeners. Maximum tolerance.” He draws to curved swords from over his shoulders. “Airazor, keep an eye out for any possible Predacons. I won’t have them interfering or trying to get the drop on us.”“But…”“That’s an order.” Optimus states.Airazor, simply nods, but continues to give you a cautious lingering look. “As you wish, Optimus.”“I trust you’re finally ready?” You say. You make a fist as your beast mode fangs spring out, revealing a spiked power fist.Optimus does a quick movement with his swords. “Ready and Primed.”>Take a defensive stance, when he attacks first you’ll parry with your Halberd>Seize the initiative, make the first move. (Choose Halberd or Power Fist)>Feint with one weapon and attack with the other.>Write In
>>1712271>Seize the initiative, make the first move. (Choose Halberd or Power Fist)Halberd.Optimus is a thinker, the longer we wait the more strategies he can make up against us. Lead in first, take control of the battle and put him on the back foot.
>>1712271>>Seize the initiative, make the first move. Halberd, try to knock him off-balance. I'd like to aim more for a contest of skill and wit and less brute strength that way we avoid unessecary injury.
>>1712278Support, keep him fighting on our terms. The Halberds reach will win us the day.
>>1712271Also, I think we shouldn't be the super honorable fighter. That's dinobots nich. We should have a different honor. Like, pragmatic honor. "You beat me by having an ally flank me while I was distracted into thinking this was a one on one, I admit defeat"
Rolled 100, 93 = 193 (2d100)Voting closedGonna need an attack rollDue to few actives at this time, best roll will be taken.Rollin' for Optimus
Rolled 50 (1d100)Big money!
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1712293Well FUCK ME
>>1712293>>Rolled 100, 93 = 193 (2d100)Looks like the Big Ape has earned his stripes, GODDAMN.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1712293Forgot to roll
>Seize the initiative. Make the first move (Halberd)You give off a vicious battle roar as you lunge towards Optimus. Your weapon’s range should give you the advantage. Keep him off balance is a sound strategy.>Attack Roll Warpath: 91>Optimus Roll: 100, 93You’re gonna set the pace for this fight and with a strong thrust of your Halberd, you’ve got Maximal dead in your sights. But Optimus swings around his blade knocking away your halberd’s thrust. He spins around past your assault and swinging his sword, and narrowly misses you from behind. You stumble a little but wth a quick pivot you regain your footing and whip around. How long were you in that pod?.“You’re going to have to do better than that.” Optimus smiles “Fortunately, the Maximals we have an excellent close combat expert who might be able to help refine your attacks.”You growl at Primals goading. It bothers you to remember that he’s also not fighting at hundred percent. Maybe he’s a fiercer warrior than you gave him credit for. You’ll show him how tough you are. >Regroup and press the assault. (Halberd or Fist)>Play to your weapon’s strength (Halberd attack)>Feint with your weapon and try for a sweeping attack, throw him off balance.>Write In
>>1712338>>Play to your weapon’s strength (Halberd attack)Optimus has swords, we have a Halberd, force him to either stay to far to be effective, or get him close so we can use our power fist
>>1712338>>Play to your weapon’s strength (Halberd attack)
Rolled 65, 38 = 103 (2d100)Ok give me those rolls (2d100)First for offensive, second defensive
Rolled 42, 75 = 117 (2d100)>>1712357Time for two nat 1s everyone
Rolled 64, 72 = 136 (2d100)>>1712357Fucked up the roll, trying again
>Play to your weapon’s strength (Halberd)You decide that rushing in again would be foolish, you’ve got the reach now is the time to use it>Warpath attack 64>Optimus defense 38Keep your distance and using the versatility of your weapon, you manage to get a clean strike on the Maximal Leader before he can parry your attack a second time. Airazor gives a concern look; she doesn’t seem confident that you’re holding back. But Optimus continues the fight.>Optimus attack 65>Warpath defense 75Optimus regains his ground and attempts to deflect your Halberd away again to close the gap, but you’re ready for him this time. You pull the Halberd back, causing him to swing at air, only to have to use his attacking swing to defend to prevent leaving himself open to another attack.“Not bad,” Optimus says with a nod. He doesn’t seem to be lying. You think he’s genuinely impressed. “You show great potential. Now let’s see how you handle the unexpected.” He starts spinning his blades around, and seems to be holding his place.He’s up to something, but you’re not quite sure what. >Pull back while maintaining a defensive posture, keeping distance.>Make a series of thrust with the tip of your Halberd.>Swing wide with the Halberd to knock the swords away and go for a power fist punch.>Go for your own surprise move. Switch into beast mode and lunge attack him.>Write in
Don't have time to participate AtmHigh hopes for this quest
>>1712382Beast mode go
>>1712384I'm a first time quest runner but I'll do my best to live up to them
>>1712382>Go for your own surprise move. Switch into beast mode and lunge attack him.
>>1712382>Make a series of thrust with the tip of your Halberd.
>>1712393For a first timer you're doing a hell of a job.
Rolled 17, 7 = 24 (2d100)Voting closed.Roll me 2d100 (attack, Evade)>>1712400Thanks i appreciate that. I participate in quest and finally got the nerve to run one.
Rolled 22, 12 = 34 (2d100)>>1712404
Rolled 92, 93 = 185 (2d100)>>1712404
>Go for your own surprise move. Switch to beast mode and lunge attack him.Optimus stops spinning his blades and you hear the sound of jets firing. He’s going to try an jumping sword strike. Crafty, but you know how to do that too. Optimus isn’t the only one who can improvise.“Beast mode.” You transform back into your Saber-tooth Tiger form and spring a surprise attack of your own. >Warpath attack 92>Optimus evasion 7 “Aaaaaah.” Optimus is completely taken by surprise by your unexpected tactic and you knock him clean out of the air. You have enough momentum going you make it a full pounce and land on top of him. With one attack he drops one of his swords and it slides away.“No! Optimus!” Airazor looks as if she’s about to take a step closer, moving her arm upwards to take aim with her wrist launchers, but stops herself. As much as it pains her to sit on the side line, she won’t interfere unless you take the fight into more dangerous territory.You look down at the Gorilla, you roar in his face with a primal furry. “Ugh, I’m not done yet.” He says, struggling against your claws.>Demand he yields, otherwise he’ll risk serious injury>Attack him while he’s down>Hold him down, make him surrender. He should know when he’s beat
>>1712420>>Demand he yields, otherwise he’ll risk serious injuryHonorable combat, not mindless slaughter.Also looks like we're going Neutral lads.
>>1712420>Demand he yields, otherwise he’ll risk serious injuryWe beat the big man himself one on one. Today is a good day everyone
>>1712420>Demand he yield>Is dis maximal serious?
Rolled 60 (1d100)Roll 1d100
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>1712436
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>1712439
>>1712440>>1712439Dang it, fixing links
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>1712439Let's see if I can make Optimus yield
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>1712439
Writing...Will probably be the last post for now, was up way later than I had planned. One more vote as well.
>Demand he yields, otherwise he’ll risk serious injury>Optimus roll 60>Warpath roll 46You try to keep him pinned as he fidgets under your weight. “Surrender, Optimus. I’ve won our challenge.”“Well…that’s…just…PRIME!” Optimus lets out a loud grunt, as he lets go of his other sword and powers out of your pin. He rolls away as you land on your feet a few meters away.You notice Optimus starts flinching; energon build up. “Beast mode.” With that he returns to his gorilla form. He’s breathing a bit heavier. You are too, but are keeping it well hidden. “So you want to continue then?” you ask as you stare him down. He rubs his shoulder, leaning against your stasis pod, “Well I’ll say this. You definitely one of the toughest fighters I’ve met.” He looks at you, considering. “I’ll concede this fight to you.” You smile. Yes! Victory! Even if it was just a glorified sparring match, you proved how powerful you are. “So I take it you won’t be joining us?” Airazor says dejectedly. She too has returned to her beast mode. Optimus stands up straight again. “Well, let the record show that you have a place with us if you chose.”He’s not wrong, the terms of your fight was to test the Maximals mettle and they’ve shown themselves to not only be strong capable fighters but honorable to their terms.“But if you chose to go it alone, you’re bound to run into the Megatron and his Predicons.” Optimus tone changes, “and he doesn’t take no for an answer.”>I’ll stay on my own for now. (Remain independent)>You’ve show me your worth, I’ll join you. (Become a Maximal)>Write In
>>1712469>I’ll stay on my own for now. (Remain independent)
Well that'll do it for me. I'm gonna get some sleep. Hope everyone enjoyed this Quest. I'm planning to run again officially next Weds but if there's enough interest I'll run again on Fri.Feel free to leave any comments or questions. I'll answer them when i wake up later.
>>1712469>>I’ll stay on my own for now. (Remain independent)Say that we'll be willing to help them out in the future, if they give a good enough reason.It'd be cool to end up a independent, like a mercenary, that both sides use or something.
>>1712469>>Write InI've bested you in combat so I will not serve, but you have shown yourself a capable warrior.Should you need my aid I may decide to render it, but for now my path is my own and no one else's.Fair thee well Optimus Primal, may we meet in battle once more.
>>1712474If you run on Friday I'm game to play, but if not then I'll gladly see you next week.
>>1712490Seconding something like this. I don't mind helping out the Maximals, I just don't want to be a full time Maximal and following the plot of the show.
>>1712490Ide modify this to:If he wishes to challange us again sometime, we would welcome the same conditions.
Come on guys, our pro tag won only because the Big O has pre-existing damage/energon-buildup.Honor, remember? >> I'll join you, but I'll stay on my own for now, the tactical advantage of surprise is just too good to pass up, should you all need my help.
>>1712723Getting too much on the honor thing though, would just make us Cat Dinobot. Respect Optimus for not stepping down even though he was damaged, respect him for the fight he put up even though he was damaged.But in the end, we won so terms are ours to set.
>>1712469>>You’ve show me your worth, I’ll join you. (Become a Maximal)
>>1712490Support. We don't need to be full time Maximals. Let's explore the world a little. Plus this'll make it easier to be buddies with Waspinator if he knows we're not technically a Maximal.
I totally think we could go for being independant but leaning Maximal. It could be Hard Mode for the quest, but I think fits what we've generally been going for so far.Not bad for a first time QM session!
>>1712490Supporting this. Give them whatever passes for a phone number to those two to stay in contact in case they need a tough as fuck warrior in times of danger.Also, ask them more about the predacons, they sound like an honorless bunch of jerks if they don't respect the freedom and independence of their soldiers.
Hey everyone, just popping in real quick, before updating the pastebin. From the looks of it, Warpath will be an independant opperator but with some allegence to the Maximals. While there's some talk of playing for both teams, this is doable but as someone said, 'Hard Mode'.I'll be honest, was really hoping against the neutral path, but hey thats questing. Lets see where this takes us. I will mention that successfully doing mercenary work for both sides will mostly depend on how well you are at discretion. Openly aiding another faction on the battle field for example will be seen as a betrayal to the otherside. Seeing as Warpath likes to do things up close and personal this may be difficult. That said, there may be oppertunites of doing some 'backroom' dealings with more duplicitous individuals. Next thing i noticed was the decision on whether or not to be honorable. I am trying to avoid portraying him as Cat Dinobot, but warpath does still have his old Maximal programming so it'll be up to the players how that works out.Lastly for the moment being is character stats. I was originally planning on doing this at the end of the thread (assuming a faction had been chosen) but having things go longer than anticiapted I was a bit too tired to work on it. The stat block is based on the old beast wars toyline (see the pic for an idea of this.)So based on the results of this thread, I determined the following stats (1 is the lowest while 10 is the max)Strength: 7Intelligence: 4Speed: 7Endurance: 6Rank ???Courage: 9Firepower: 2Skill: 6These are all subject to change (see OP) or if any feel we some of these stats should be reallocated, feel free to speak up. If anyone has any questions or comments I'll keep an eye on this thread.
>>1713468Alternatively, they sound like a very Darwinian culture we would enjoy being a part of. Survival of the fittest
>>1712469>>I’ll stay on my own for now. (Remain independent)Lone wolf time! Except, without all of the "dying due to the strength of wolves being their pack hunting" problem.
>>1713504I'm not a big fan of working with the predacons, especially with how we're playing him. Like I said, I just don't want to be tied down following the show plot by being a permanent Maximal. I'm totally for the Maximals calling us for help sometimes and then us doing our own thing otherwise. Like a path that intersects with the show plot sometimes, but otherwise is it's own story.
>>1713691Well even if you were to be Maximal or Predicon, we're not following the shows plot verbatim. Its kinda loosy goosy, if that allays your concerns about being one faction or the other.Like even though both sides have their full cast from the show, anything Vok related is still a ways out. So no big boom creating Transmetals/Fuzors for sometime.Of course as it stands most folks want to be independent. So that's how it'll be until the vote says otherwise.
>>1713720What counts as 'Maximal' vs 'Independent'? Tigertron was a Maximal, but did his own thing most of the time. It sounds like that's our path, only with less mourning and serenity, and more rip-and-tear. And we've determined we're not actually going to defect and buddy up with the Predacons either way, so we might as well take that comms link even if we go loner for now; we still have our programming and we haven't defected so we're really still a maximal, even if we're not currently adhering to the theoretical maximal leadership structure on the planet. I mean, Tarantulus was actively and openly working against Megatron at one point yet he was still Predacon.
>>1713504>>1713817Personally my hope is we just go around the place traveling ronin style.See the sights, take in the views, take anything shiny we like for ourselves, pull a tarantulus and build a lair, ect. ect.>>1713691List of Predacons worth working with1. Waspinator2. See 1.Honestly the rest of them are backstabbing bitches at their best or scycophantic/brain damaged idiots loyal only to megatron.At least Waspinator had the balls to quit /and/ tell two of the craziest bastards still alive to kiss his stripy yellow ass.
>>1713720Damn I crashed and missed the voting! Sabertooth Tiger is cool, wanted Spinosaurus. Oh well. But not going Maximal and broing it up with Dinobot? Heresy.
>>1714015Yea remembered you kept swinging for that and I put Spinosaurus but sabertooth tiger proved to be a tad more popular. >>1713817This is true. I was considering handling it more like Tigatron. Who knows, debating on how certain rolls go, you may run into him soon. Just have to wait and see. Partially Airazor is similar in that she's out scouting often but she returns to base more frequently. It was a toss up on who you were gonna encounter first. >>1713955Well to be fair, it took the end of the series for Waspinator to wise up and quit.
>>1713817Also to better answer the difference between "Maximal" and "Independent"1. Consistent access to the Axalon, Private living quarters, better access to the CR chamber in the event of major damage, access to tech and upgrades for future engagements. 2. More interactions with allies, going on missions, reconnaissance and such. What I always loved about Beast Wars was the dynamic the characters had with each other since it was a smaller cast than say G1 so you could build more on those relationships/battle synergy/moral (If you and a ally have a strong friendship, and vote to perform a complex combat maneuver, I would dismiss any 'critical fail' rolls) a few other things but i dont have my notes handy atm
>>1714069Social links? In Beast Wars? Duuuuuuuuude. I'm a little more rustled I missed the vote.
>>1714108Transformers Dating Sim Quest
>>1714273Shin Megami Beast Wars. Which sounds dope.
>>1714285Or Persona Beast Wars. Which sorta works.
>>1714042Perhaps when we run across Waspinator alone in our travels, we might be able to nudge him in the "FUCK YOU I DO WHAT I WANT" way of living a little earlier than canon.I honestly think Waspinator was the hidden gem of a character for the whole series. He deserved far better than he got.His spark is also old as balls if I recall correctly. Like G1 old. The reason he's so scatterbrained is that he's waaaay overdue for a defrag of the ol' harddrive, if you know what I'm saying.
Okay here's what we do. We go independent, and start stealing bots from both sides and make our own side.
>>1714888What we do, is go independent, then find our way into Beast Wars II and Beast Wars Neo.
>>1714616I can support this, having a flyer on our side would be nice. And if that's the case, Wasp is an elder and deserves respect
>>1714015>>1714108I don't think the vote has actually been declared over yet? QM, correct that if I'm wrong.
>>1715199Um well voting usually last 10 mins (i usually add a bit of time depending on the hour and when the first vote comes in) But technically yea its been over. I probably should have made the official declaration but it was 5 am for me and the quest had gone on for almost 10 hrs. I'll strive to do better in the future. But like i said, its a quest so things can definitely change. There is some leaning towards maximal but with more of that Tigatron feel.
>>1715203Just for the record we're cooler than Tigatron though.
>>1715214The coolest of cats
>>1715226And whats cooler than being cool?
[Thread possibly in an hour and a half; pending access to my notes and some up coming con business] Otherwise next session will be on next Wednesday as originally planned
Welcome to the Beast Wars Pt 2Character info pastebin (will be filled upon completion of character creation): https://pastebin.com/fqsyvZJwTwitter: TBDGeneral Rules:When: Aiming to post every Wednesday10 min voting period after each main post. Write-ins votes are welcomed/encouraged. Votes that are non-contradictory and add to the narrative will be considered. Think 'Rule of Cool'Combat mechanics/skill test will be done using best three of first five rolls of 1d100, unless otherwise specified. Modifiers may come into play depending on the MC's statistics which can improve odds and vice versa as the QM sees fit. The QM will do their best to inform players of when such modifiers will come up during votes. (Example: Aiming at a target at long range with a scattershot weapon will require a higher roll to make a successful hit than say a normal blaster weapon).Interacting/training with other bots and successful missions can add to your overall abilities. Strong character relationships with your comrades can also benefit the MC as it will improve battle synergy and moral (less likely to want to fall back/retreat). Of course the vice versa can come into play as well. A failed mission may have consequences but result in unforeseen outcomes (Show ex, Tarantulus, Black Arachnia, & Quickstrike were supposed to secure an energon post. The Maximals interfered, resulting in the loss of the post BUT Tarantulus gained a new lair.).Also keep an eye out at your energon build up levels; too much time in robot mode outside of a structure, such as a base can cause negative impacts on your combat maneuvers/skill test, including potential loss of spark. In the event of loss of spark, pending the results of a vote, a time lapse in the narrative will happen and a new stasis pod will fall. (Roll for new character or with a high relation level, a blank protoform will descend and your allies will reignite your spark)Last time on Beast Wars...Your stasis pod has landed on an unknown energon rich planet without incident. Emerging from the pod was Warpath, the Front line Commando Saber-tooth Tiger. After activation, you encountered Maxiamls Airazor and Optimus Primal whom tried to persuade you to join their ranks. After a quick combat trial, which you were victorious, you've chosen to maintain your independence, but their tenacity has left an impact. Hows everyone's evening/night
>>1717476Awesome now that we're live. Its morphin' time!
i wanna find dinobot
>I’ll stay on my own for now (Remain independent)You contemplate your options, but you feel that you’d rather go it alone for now. “I’d prefer to blaze my own trail for now,” You say assuredly. “But tell me more about this Megatron.”Airazor gives a look to Optimus, but he raises his hand. “Megatron is the leader of the Predacons. He’s dangerous individual attempting to secure a massive amount of energon, restart the Great War and won’t stop until he’s achieved galactic conquest.” Sounds like a tough customer. Wonder how he’d fair against your claws.“Anything else I should know about?”“We have a few of our scouts out here, not unlike you. You’ve already met our air scout.” Optimus gestures towards Airazor. “Tigatron is also out in the northern snow lands but he’s known to come down these parts.”The falcon looks back to you. “What should we call you then? So our other Maximal allies can make themselves known to you.” Her expression shows her cautiousness. “So you don’t perceive them as an enemy.”“Warpath.”“Subtle.” You can’t help but smirk. She’s doesn’t seem as naïve or self-assured as she did when she just brashly approached you. Can’t tell if that’s a good thing or bad. >”So what about the pod?”>”Where are these Predacons?” Maybe I should investigate these Predacons. See them for myself.>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”>If there’s nothing else to ask, you’ll take your leave.[sorry for delay, dinner showed up mid write]
>>1717641>>”So what about the pod?”>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”
>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”
Write ins also acceptable if theres somethng you guys think of that i didnt, just spaced on adding it in.
>>1717641>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”Might as well get their phone number while we're here. Never know when we're going to run into them again.>Write-inYou've told me about megatron, but what of the other predacons?
>>1717641>”So what about the pod?”Can we salvage/strip the pod for everything we can or is it just a pod? I'm willing to bet the pods can be repurposed given their hosts ability to transform>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”No matter how awesome we are, we're gonna get fucked up bad at some point. might as well have their phone number.
Voting Closed. Writing
>”Where’s this base of yours? Should I wish to contact you?”Airazor seemed surprise by your question, “West by southwest from this position, about three mega-cycles from here by land.” [QM: 1 mega-cycle is equivalent to one hour]Optimus Primal nods, “You’re comlink won’t reach the base for at least a ten kilk (kilk -= 1 kilometer).” He rubs his chin “We could supply you with an Extended Range Comlink. Has a vastly superior range though you’ll have to wear it. Meaning it’s exposed so you’ll have to be careful with it.”>”So what about the pod?”“Can any of its equipment be salvaged for use?”Optimus Primal replies. “Well, we usually recover the pods and bring them back to the Axalon, for storage. We may need them again when we finally leave the planet.”“If we can leave the planet.” Airazor chimes. “It wasn’t very successful attempt last time, according to Rhinox.” “Well if you can’t leave, what good does it do you?” “It can’t be just left out here for the Predacons to recover either.” The gorilla gestures towards the pod. “Plus you’d need a syncro-lazer to proper salvage parts.”Airazor chimes in, “Would you help us move it back to the base? It’ll save you the time of having to wait for the Comlink to be delivered.”>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with you >I’ll wait here, keep the pod secured.>Stay here; try to salvage parts from the pod while they’re gone (Higher roll needed)>Write in
>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with you heres hoping we meet Dinobot
>>1717885>>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with you
>>1717885>>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with youI wonder if Airazor hates this expression...
>>1717904Hmm, you know what? Good point.Give me some rolls folks
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1717923
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1717923Oops
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1717923
>>1717885>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with you >>1717904Is it racist when she's a bird, or does that make is speciest?
>>1717992Man, Zootopia would have been 27 times better if everyone was a robot.
>Two birds with one stone; I’ll go with youAirazor just gives you a silent look for a moment. She just shakes her head and looks at Optimus “It’s like having another Rattrap.” Optimus just chuckles.Well at least the bird’s got thick feathers. “So how are we gonna do this?”Optimus moves back over to the pod. “Well let’s see if it’s still has some fuel in its thrusters, it’ll make it significantly easier.”>Let’s take it nice and easy. Save the thrusters to stick the landing.You didn’t use the thrusters for anything other than to ease your landing so it turns out there is.The pod starts to hover slightly above the ground.“Alright, looks like everything is in order.” Optimus says. “I’ll watch the rear. Warpath, take the front. Airazor will lead from the skies. Keep your eyes and ears open for any sign of Predacons. While we may have discovered you and the pod first, there’s still a chance that one of their scouts could’ve seen us heading this way.”“Right, Optimus.” Airazor starts to take to the air, “I’ll keep enough of a lead so you can follow me easier in your beast mode. Don’t get lost now.” She says the last part with a bit more of that joking tone you remember from earlier.Heh, wouldn’t mind a few of these bad bots just to size them up. See what all the fuss is about. That reminds you. “So you told me plenty about this Megatron character, what about his crew?”“We’ll it’s a bit of a ways to go, a bit of informative chatter can’t hurt. Just keep your eyes peeled.”You guys get your journey underway. Optimus gives you a quick rundown of the Predicons line up:>MEGATRON – Large Purple Tyrannosaurus Rex. Dangerous, cunning, says yes a lot.>SCORPINONK – Grey Scorpion. Second in command; massive brown noser. Bit of a techie but with a reputation of incompetence. Usually uses his cyberbees for various tasks, primarily scouting.>TARANTULUS – Green and Purple Spider; less of a tech and more of a mad scientist. Emphasis on the mad part. A schemer. Watch out for his webs and cybervenom.>TERRORSAUR – Red Pterodactyl. One of Megatron’s main flyers, but his loyalties are questionable. Seems to be always looking for an opening to over throw Megatron. >WASPINATOR – Green and Yellow Wasp. More loyal than Terrorsaur but a few bullets short of a full clip. Despite his horrible luck, he’s committed to whatever mission Megatron gives him.>BLACKARACHNIA – Gold and Black Spider. Her stasis pod was snagged by the Predacons and she was reprogrammed to their side. Seems to have a lot in common with Tarantulus. >INFERNO- Red Fire Ant. Another reprogrammed Maximal. Fanatically devoted to Megatron. Enjoys burning things.Optimus and Airazor were more descriptive but you picked up on the important things. >Hmm what else should I ask about? (Write in)>You’ve learned enough. Lets stay focused on the job. (Scanning roll)>Write in
>>1718097>>Hmm what else should I ask about? (Write in)Terrain, local flora and fauna, their side line up.
>>1718097>You’ve learned enough. Lets stay focused on the job. (Scanning roll)
>>1718114This, might as well get the lay of the land from the people who've been living here.
And i just realized that i've made a small mistake. Maximal base was in the east; Predicons were in the west if i recall. Usually maximals had the sunrise. i think. (of course it could be the usual cartoon 'convenience' for where the sunrise/sunset is.)Either way i'll try to be more accurate in the future.also almost done writing
Hey, you're back! groovy. It's Black Crusade anon, glad to see ya running again.
“Whats the terrain like? In the more immediate areas.” You recall during your landing there was a vastly diversity of biomes on the planet. But it wouldn’t hurt to know that outlying areas when you go explore.Optimus continues answering your questions, mostly since Airazor is ahead. “To the east are fairly open hills, mostly rock, with a few water formations. That’s the fastest way to the Maximal base. There’s actually quite abit of flat rocky land between here and the Predacon base to the far west. Mostly it’s an inhospitable wasteland, some dormant volcanic land with a desert region. Though to the north is much greener, such as grass land and forest. The far north is where the artic lands. To the south there’s larger jungle mixed in with swampland. Beyond there is the coast with a lovely large ocean. Just watch the cliffs. Long way down.”“There’s an abundance of wildlife on this planet, too. Too many species to account for, though I will say yours is quite unique.”“The DNA scanner found it in the ground.”Optimus nods. “Sounds like one of the extinct species Dinobot mentioned in the past. You won’t be able to hid easily amongst the wild life here, but something tells me that’s not your style.”You smile with a nod. “Damn right. That reminds me who else are in your group.”Optimus seems to perk up with a bit of pride. “I’d be more than happy to give you a brief run down, but I encourage you to speak with them while you’re at the base.”>OPTIMUS PRIMAL – Black Gorilla. Leader of the Maximals. Despite his claims of being just an explorer, he’s a capable combatant. >RHINOX – Tan Rhinoceros. Defense specialist and inventor for the Maximals. While he sounds like an imposing figure, apparently prefers pacifism. Seems like a waste of warrior prowess. Chain guns sound cool though. >RATTRAP – Grey Rat. Spy and demolitions. Small dry and sarcastic. Airazor seems to see some of him in me.>CHEETOR – Yellow Cheetah. Youngster that Optimus seems quite fond of. Sounds a bit head strong, but points for bravery and willingness to fight.>DINOBOT – Brown Velociraptor. Former Predacon who switched sides. Not sure what that says about him or his former comrades. Apparently a fellow warrior. Color me intrigued.>TIGATRON - White Tiger. Fellow stasis pod lander; even emerged before the Maximals or Predacons reach him. Long range scout to the north. Seems to have a similar form but seems more at home with nature than with the Maximals. Sounds like we’d get along, well except for his more peaceful disposition. >AIRAZOR – Black and Tan Falcon. Aerial Scout. Probably run into her out here more often as well. What else would you like to do? It seems pretty quiet. Not too many hiding spots, but if someone was lying in wait, could be walking into an ambush.>Scan for anything out of the ordinary. (Roll Required)>”Airazor, see anything yet?”>Write In>>1718204Welcome back
>>1718266>Scan for anything out of the ordinary. (Roll Required) Keep our eyes peeled for any new, friends, that might show up.
>>1718266>>Scan for anything out of the ordinary. (Roll Required)A sharp mind and a sharp body build a sharp soul.
Ok gimme some rolls than please
>>1717641>>1718097Yep, that seals it. The way his dialogue has been going, the way he's so blunt, yet keen, I now hear Warpath's voice in a deep British accent.
>>1718289Is this a yay or a nay? if folks dont approve i can change it up a bit more.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>1718288
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1718294Yay.>>1718288
need one more roll for tie breaker
Rolled 30 (1d100)RNGeesus bless me!
Rolled 32 (1d100)ignore me
You start looking around but you don't notice anything too unusual. You sniff the air, but again nothing. Still your instincts tell you something's not right. Listening you hear a faint buzzing sound. You try to pint point where its coming from.You then catch something moving to the far southwest, its almost blending in with the rocks.A grey insect?>Rolls 33, 30Before you can it out you see a red missile fly out towards Airazor.BOOM! >Rolled 32"Aaaaah!"You see a small burst of feathers where Airazor was flying but she seems to still be airborne."Airazor!" You hear the Maximal leader called out from behind you.From rock formation you hear the words, "Scorponok, Terrorize!""Ambush!" Optimus yells. "Optimus Primal Maximize!" >Transform and charge where the missile came from.>Remain in beast mode and charge towards the rock formation.>This isn't your fight. They're probably after the pod let them have it. Its empty anyways.>Use the stasis pod for cover before transforming>Write in
>>1718356>>Remain in beast mode and charge towards the rock formation.The challenge has been sent. We must answer!
I'll say that I have not been hearing Warpath as British. but internal voices for reading are hella subjective.
>>1718356>Remain in beast mode and charge towards the rock formation.RIP AND TEAR!
Roll'em if you got'em also, sorry if newfag question but is there an ways to separate rolls for say multiple individuals firing? might make it easier for me to separate for other combatants is why i ask
Rolled 26, 98, 69, 59 = 252 (4d100)>>1718390I think all you can really do is roll x number of die, and announce which is which in your post. Like,Optimus, Airazor, Scorpanox, Unknown
>Transform and charge where the missile came from.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1718390Rolling for Savage Brutality
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>1718390>>1718410>GoufNiiiiiice
>>1718411My posting time is slowed by looking for art among the 100k+ pics I have saved. Pic related - Do we have claws like this in transformer mode? Are our saberteeth a pair of curved swords? We should blades of mercy those up as a combining into a larger blade of awesome if possible.
Rolled 94, 90, 43, 44, 64, 19, 63 = 417 (7d100)>>1718402Gotcha thanks. I figured that was the case. Well thenScorponok (Dodgex3)Optimus (Attack)Airazor (attack, dodge)?????? x (attack)
>>1718414I would thinks so except that your fangs are part of a power fist on one of your hands.Your main robot weapon is the Halberd with a serrated blade.
>>1718420Do we have any ranged weapons on us at all? Like bitchin' eye lasers?Or did we end up going melee only hardass style?
>>1718434It actually never came up but most folks seemed down for the melee commando style. I initially had meant to add it in, but just forgot. Depending on how combat goes, you can get a ranged weapon at one of the two armory's
>Remain in beast mode and charge towards the rock formation.At last! True battle. Slaggin' sucker puncher too. Lets see how he likes it when his enemy is facing him tooth and claw.“Be careful Warpath, we don’t know how many there are.” Optimus calls out “Computer, reactivate combat array.”You barely acknowledge Optimus, you don’t answer to him. Still, the enemy of my enemy.“So another furball joins the Maximal ranks, huh? Don’t worry; you’ll be scrap soon enough!”He prepares to fire off two more of his missiles towards you when he sees you coming.>Warpath attack roll 97 CRIT>Scorponok dodge 94Scorponok underestimates the speed you are charging with and WHAM your claws slash across his torso, nearly cutting clean through."Gaaaah"“Airazor are you alright?” Optimus calls out as he takes aim at Scorponok to assist you with his forearm mounted double barreled shotgun.>Optimus attack roll 44>Scorponok dodge roll 90 (Null due to Warpath's crit)Scorponok is knocked for a loop from your attack and when he hears the sound of Optimus weapon he attempts to jump away but only gets sent flying back airborne.“Airazor, Maximize!” Airazor transforms and dives lower towards the ground taking a few pot shots at Scorponok,>Airazor attack 64>Scorponok dodge 43 (nulled)Airazors wrist mounted streak missiles hit their mark repeatedly as the last you see of the grey scorpion is sent tumbling backwards over another hill. All you can hear are his pathetic cry's and grunts from repeatedly hitting the ground behind him, apparently not a smooth fall.“I’ve been better. May need sometime in the CR chamber after this though.”>Attack roll 63>Airazor dodge roll 19“You’ll need more than that when we’re through with you. Tarantulus, Terrorize!” You barely hear the spider transforming from under a large rock that sides out of the way. He fires a strange blue looking energy projectile at her. It hits its mark as Airazor cries out in pain, her body convulsing as she falls to the ground."Airazor Noooo!" Optimus cries out. "Warpath help her!">Attempt to transform, run and catch her (high roll needed to her lower elevation)>Ignore Optimus and attack the Spider>Pursue after Scorponok, make sure he's scrap>Write in
>Pursue after Scorponok, make sure he's scraplets put him down
>>1718467Ignore Optimus and attack the SpiderRevenge!Also op it's going on 4 am. Passing out now.
>>1718492Yea i need to jump off soon myself. Thanks for coming out and hope you return next time
Gonna need a tie breaker count down 5 mins. If no post by then, i'll archive and this decision will be postponed till next Weds.
Going to have to call it. Work tomorrowWe'll continue this adventure next Weds. Hope you guys are enjoying the story and hope to see you next time.
>>1718508cya thnx for running
>>1718514thank you for coming out
>>1718467>You're closer and have hands, you help her.
>>1718860Actually warpath is currently closer. Optimus was still back by the stasis pod when he transformed (he was on rear guard) and will have to make a full throttle jet burn to reach Airazor
>>1718984>>Attempt to transform, run and catch her (high roll needed to her lower elevation)
>>1718467>Attempt to transform, run and catch her (high roll needed to her lower elevation)
I'm enjoying myself, though i dont think a sabre tooth tiger is that large of a robot transformation
>>1720613Hey glad your enjoying the questThe reasoning behind things was that he's supposed to be one of the larger bots, say like dinobot or inferno so some liberties are being taken. Figure he's a bulkier version of Tigatron with more forearm strength. Pic to give a bit of idea. Basically a supersize version of his species. If this was more in line with gen 1, warpath would be a tank size or like Ironhide if that makes a bit more sense
>>1720764It does I was expecting him to be the size of a mammoth.
>>1721585Oh ok. I'll do better to be more clear in the future
>>1720764If we're a Large, then what would Big Convoy be considered size wise?
>>1721707Like Rampage but still shorter than a combiner like Magnaboss
>>1721720Isn't Rampage fairly normal size? He was smaller then Megatron, right?
>>1721778He was actually the roughly the same size of Megatron if i recall. They made a big deal with whole Protoform X thing ('a big stasis pod....a big soldier, yeeeess) and most of the 'camera' angles are usually with Megatron elevated above him
All caught up, plz don't die ;.;
>>1731174We should be running tomorrow. I have no other set plans. I'm hoping to start early afternoon. Will post here once i'm certain. Hope to see you there.
Also finallyTwitter:https://twitter.com/BeastWarsQuestWill do my best to keep everyone up to date on when games start
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>>1733951Continue here or link to new thread?
>>1733973New thread, finishing typing up