Nov 2

Traumatized Mechanized Infantry Soldier

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Some of the quipping about decentralizing D&D in the riffing on old games reminded me of Armored Troopers VOTOMS and the rpg that R. Talsorian Games published based on it. So you can tanking Jared and DanS for this partially. It's mostly done. Just need to figure out how I want to handle the programming of VOTOMS that is thing in the anime.

Traumatized Mechanized Infantry Soldier

You were betrayed by your unit deep in the humpbacked sky on a raiding mission. Left to suffer a slow death in the void through a combination of luck and a seemingly bottomless well of resolve found yourself on the outskirts of <insert your choice of multiplanar megalopolis with a junkyard>.

Possessions

Goggles

Breathing Mask

Light environmental suit

Partially refurbished solo standing tank

Advanced Skills

3 Standing Tank Fighting

2 Fist Fighting

2 Micro-grav Fighting

2 Standing Tank Programming

2 Engineering

2 Pistolet Fighting

Special

Whenever you are reduced to zero or less Stamina, test Luck to survive, adding an advancement check every advanced skill you possess and add point to your maximum Stamina and Skill. (Note: this can clearly be abused so like don't or you might just die anyways).

You may test Standing Tank Programming <something involving initiative or as dodging skill?> as well as to have your Standing Tank act on its own for a number of rounds equal your to Standing Tank Programming skill.

Nov 8

Did some minor rewrites, including making the name fit the rest of the text. That's one of my "writting towards clarity" things. Probably needs to have the Skills section rewritten and expanded because it's boring to have extremely mostly fight skills. Just not super in the mood to rewatch VOTOMs and Chirico while having character, to my recollection pretty had that skill set.

I guess this is also kind of unusual since I am being direct about whom this background is based on.

 

Traumatized Standing Tank Pilot

You were betrayed by your unit deep in the humpbacked sky on a raiding mission. Left to suffer a slow death in the void through a combination of luck and a seemingly bottomless well of resolve found yourself on the outskirts of Shardheim (might as well be more specific to my planar/space nexus megapolis rather generic or Troika).

 

Possessions

Goggles

Breathing Mask

Light environmental suit

Partially refurbished solo standing tank

 

Advanced Skills

3 Standing Tank Fighting

2 Fist Fighting

2 Micro-grav Fighting

2 Standing Tank Programming

2 Engineering (should this be repair <military equipment?> instead?)

2 Pistolet Fighting

2 Survival

 

Special

Whenever you are reduced to zero or less Stamina, test Luck to survive, adding an advancement check every advanced skill you possess and add point to your maximum Stamina and Skill. (Note: this can clearly be abused so like don't or you might just die anyways).

You may test Standing Tank Programming to have your Standing Tank act on its own for a number of rounds equal your to Standing Tank Programming skill. (Actually figuring how the computer programmed fighting should work in a game based on the anime is possibly sketchy but also might as well kind of loose?).

Do I understand correctly that you level up every time you are lucky enough to survive a saving throw versus death?

Nov 13Edited: Nov 13

Yep. It's replicating an aspect of the MC of an old anime.

And a "let's break an explicit rules in Troika," special in a hopefully interesting way.

@Ian W I dig that. I love playing characters who recklessly flirt with death.

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