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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Steel Valkyries OOC
« Last post by InfernosCaress on September 24, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
The new holders of the Robotech/Macross RPG rights have a book coming out in a few months.

https://strangemachinegames.com/shop/


 Looking forward to adjusting your game rules to the new standard?

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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by InfernosCaress on September 11, 2019, 12:49:03 AM »
Kaumirran



OOC:  I waited for a while. I guess I will go ahead and post again.






Kaumirran growled at the damage to her new used ride. A damaged wing was going to make it more difficult to control. She switched over to Gerwalk mode. It was slower than using the fighter, but with repositionable engines, she would have better handling.


"I always knew you'd show up on my doorstep again.  Do you still do that thing with your tongue?"



“I can do this.”

Kaumirran reach over and closed the channel on him. She was busy. She did not have time to deal with Rasmussen and the churning feeling that he provided to her gut.


Her attention went back to being split between the image of Khumirran and the readouts that would give her forewarning of any incoming shots. This was a dangerous game that she was playing. She did not know how much longer that her luck could hold out.

“I am not lying,” she said pleadingly to twin. “I am right here. I am not trying to trick you. I am not trying to hurt you. I have not even shot at you, which you deserve for cutting my hair.”

Kaumirran jinked, bouncing her craft to make it harder to get a clean lock on her.

“I can’t stay here for long. I have a way out of here. Away from them. A way for both of us. It’s a better life. But you have to come now. You have to trust me. Please!



Actions:

Mode Change to Gerwalk

Continuing A Dodge Focus


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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by Sketchley on August 21, 2019, 11:16:08 PM »
Elpis Faction, Irmuska star system, planet Andis, Raimonds city - Hooters and grumbles & a hard Björn life

“I am not leaving her!”


The Major tersely replies, "4 minutes, 45 seconds."

“I am not a traitor,”

Khumirran makes a spitting action and sound at the camera, and fires 4 BML-02S micro-missiles at Kaumirran.



"What are you doing girl..." the Major incredulously says to himself.  He then fires the remaining 6 rear-facing HMMM-18's at Khumirran.

“I do not own them anything, and neither do you. They are not your commanders. They are your slave masters. You do not have to obey them.” says Kaumirran while she releases a burst of flares.  Khumirran's micro-missiles explode harmlessly in them.

Khumirran deftly puts her Variable Gurāji in a spin while releasing a burst of countermeasures.  Concurrently she fires the front Anti-air Laser Pulse Guns at the Major's first volley of missiles—destroying them all.  Kaumirran cannot help but be impressed by her skills.



"Goddamnit!" the Major says under his breath.  "Björn, any time now!" he adds, while firing a single AMM-7 at Khumirran.  Unlike the rear-facing micro-missile launchers, this missile fires forwards, and is going to take time to turn around.

“They don’t care about you. You are nothing but an ablative shell to them, something to be thrown in to on-coming fire and burned away. They won’t mourn you. You don’t matter to them at all. You matter to me.

Khumirran transforms to Battroid, and fires an angry burst of forearm Charged Particle Beam Gun shots at Kaumirran—who just barely avoids them.



The Major fires another single AMM-7 at Khumirran.  "You're on your own now, Kaumirran!" he yells into the mike.

"There is a better way, a better life.  Leave them, and all that they do to you, behind. You can be free. I can show you how. Come with me."

"Lies!" Khumirran bellows at Kaumirran, as she turns her attention to the Major's micro-missiles.  In a stream of charged particle shots, the 6 missiles explode.



Something catches Kaumirran's attention near the airfield.  She instinctively jinks, and almost avoids the Heavy Quantum Beam Gun shot that hurtles from that direction.  It takes off the tip of a wing (later, when Kaumirran mentally reviews the battle, she'll realize that that was never meant to be a killing shot—it was intended to take the wing off and cripple her fighter).

Khumirran continues focusing on the Major's missiles.  Another burst, and the Major's first AMM-7 is destroyed.

A new voice and visage crackles to life on Kaumirran's comm screen: Jozua Rasmussen!
"I always knew you'd show up on my doorstep again.  Do you still do that thing with your tongue?"

He punctuates his line with a Heavy Quantum Beam Gun shot at Kaumirran—that goes wide of the mark.



Map:
Major & Björn (fighter)
approx. 10 km behind: Kaumirran (fighter) & Major's 1 AMM-7 missile
approx. 500 m behind (10.5 km behind Major): Khumirran's Variable Gurāji (battroid)
approx. 8 km away (13.5 km behind Major): Jozua's Variable Gurāji (fighter)
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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by InfernosCaress on August 21, 2019, 12:06:03 AM »
Kaumirran




“I am not leaving her!” Kaumirran yelled in to the comm panel displaying the Major’s face. He did not know what it was like, the hell that they had to endure. She did. She had lived through. She had managed to escape. Not everyone had been so lucky. Now was her chance to rectify that.

Kaumirran ramped up the speed on her fighter. She kept the weapon systems cold. She had no intention of firing, but neither did she want to be a slow moving, easy target.

“I am not a traitor,” she told Khumirran. “I do not own them anything, and neither do you. They are not your commanders. They are your slave masters. You do not have to obey them.”


Kaumirran added a bit of a jinking pattern to her course. “They don’t care about you. You are nothing but an ablative shell to them, something to be thrown in to on-coming fire and burned away. They won’t mourn you. You don’t matter to them at all. You matter to me. There is a better way, a better life.  Leave them, and all that they do to you, behind. You can be free. I can show you how. Come with me."


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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by Sketchley on August 20, 2019, 11:08:10 PM »
Elpis Faction, Irmuska star system, planet Andis, Raimonds city - Hooters and grumbles & a hard Björn life

The Major's and Björn's fighters begin accelerating at even higher speed away from Raimonds and Khumirran, on their previous heading.

The Major starts sharing data from the radome with the Steel Valkyrie's pilots.  The transponder on Khumirran's vehicle identifies it as a Variable Gurāji.


“I'm the pretty one.”

"Traitor" Khumirran screams in response, as she fires the Heavy Quantum Beam Gun again—this time at Kaumirran's Thunderbolt.

It's a good thing that Kaumirran is already dodging and changing course away from the Major and Björn and back toward Raimonds, as it helps her easily avoid the shot.

 The Major yells, "we're not waiting for you this time!  Our rendezvous with the ship is in 5 minutes in low orbit!"

With that, he fires 4 HMMM-18 micro-missiles from the leg rear launchers, and points his Valkyrie's nose skywards.  Moments later, the rocket motors on the dorsal Super Parts roar to life, and his Thunderbolt begins to go ballistic.


Map:
Major & Björn (fighter)
approx. 1 km behind: Kaumirran (fighter) & Major's 4 HMMM-18 missiles
approx. 3 km behind (4 km behind Major): Khumirran's Variable Gurāji (fighter)
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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by InfernosCaress on August 20, 2019, 04:28:12 PM »
Kaumirran




Lucky break, her sister finding her.  The lucky portion was up for debate. Kaumirran titled the wing of her fighter, dipping to the side as the bolt streaked passed. It was most likely a futile gesture as it did not appear that the shot would have hit her, anyway. Still, possessing an instinct to dodge when people were shooting at you was a good one to possess.

Kaumirran realigned her jet, falling in behind and to the right of the Major. He had better be flying in the correct direction, or she would be forced to abandon him in favor of family. On that note, she adjusted her comm frequency to match that of the incoming signal. She had to identify herself, as per request.

“I'm the pretty one.”


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Sample Character
Note: game mechanics only.


Character's Name: Drakenstein van de Merwe
Occupation: mercenary
Rank: junior partner (2nd Lieutenant equivalent)


Attributes: (archetype: general endurance)
IQ: 10
ME: 20
MA: 11
PS: 13
PP: 11
PE: 26
PB: 15
Spd: 21

Derived Attributes
Luck = 11
Base Loyalty 55%
Affected By Disease/Resistance to Disease 125%

Derived Attribute-like Skills
Charm/Impress/Seduction 32%
Get Noticed 82%
Perception 67%
Sense of Balance 18%
Trust/Intimidate/Leadership 12%


HP: 38
SDC: 47


Non-combat focus
Level equivalent: (optional. To be filled by a GM)
Education Class: college

Base Skills
Math 73%
Computer Operation 71%
Language: English 111%
Language: Zentraadi 78%
Language: Afrikaans 63%
Hand to Hand: None 43%


Skill Programs - UN Spacy Basic
Climbing 63%
Running 63%
Zero Gravity Movement 63%
WP Pistol 43%

Security MOS
Prowl 43%
Pilot Wheeled Vehicle 43%
WP: Rifle 43%
Hand to Hand: Expert 43%

Variable Fighter Pilot MOS
Radio 63%
Pilot Aircraft 43%
Pilot Variable Fighter 46%
Mecha Combat: VF-1, VF-171 43%
Navigation 63%
Read Sensory Instruments 63%
Weapon Systems 43%
Pilot Power Armour 43%
Mecha Combat: EX Gear 43%

Mechanical Skill Program
Basic Electronics 63%
Mechanical Engineer 63%
Over Technology (mecha) Mechanics 63%
Aircraft Mechanics 63%


Play Musical Instrument 57%
Gambling 57%
Streetwise 57%
First Aid 57%
Athletics 37%
Pilot Boat 37%
Wilderness Survival 57%
WP Knife 37% ROF = 3

Additional Skills
N/A


Combat Bonuses:
2 actions

Mecha Combat Bonuses:
VF-1/171: 5 actions, Booster Punch 1 action
Others: 4 actions
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Character sheet and creation notes:
Use the Palladium column in these character creation instructions.

Changes:
  • also include an Alignment (as per standard Palladium rules)
  • before rolling attributes, choose your character archetype
Creation Notes:
You have a choice of either creating the PC's game mechanics using the indicated rules, OR requesting that the game mechanics be pre-made for you [or semi-pre-made - all the skills you need to play are included, with room for some customization by you].

Skills:
They are being interpreted as vague and only loosely defined (with some exceptions.)  If there are any skills you feel your character must have that's not in the master list, create it using Lore: (skill name).

The job description for the Steel Valkyries PMC includes being able to:

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  • pilot Valkyries
  • speak Zentrādi
  • pilot Zentrādi Mobile Weapons and/or have mechanical/repair abilities
Experience and local knowledge is preferable, but not necessary. Only honourable soldiers of fortune need apply.




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Following is being saved for later editing (ignore for the time being):

Savings: ¥1D10x10,000.
Wage: ¥ (based on rank)

Equipment:
ID/Security Badge, 2 to 4 Work/Camouflage Uniforms (DPM Uniforms with 1 x Kevlar Vest & 1 x Kevlar Helmet), 2 Dress Uniforms, 1 Mess Uniform, First Aid Kit: 5 uses

CSW (Combat Survival Waistcoat): Rescue Radio/Emergency Locator Beacon (Encrypted), universal direction finder, Small packet of water (1 pint), 2 Signal Flares, Pocket Flashlight, Combat/Survival Knife.

Variable Craft, Armoured Flightsuit, Semi-Automatic Pistol, Flotation Vest (UN Navy VF pilots only).
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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by Sketchley on August 19, 2019, 04:58:56 AM »
Elpis Faction, Irmuska star system, planet Andis, Raimonds city - Hooters and grumbles & a hard Björn life

Both Engrish and Worsh fled even faster after Kaumirran lurched at them.



"Hey!  Where are you going? You promised that we were not leaving until I had my sister."

Before the Major can reply, the helmeted appearance of Khumirran appears on their comm screens on a general radio channel—different from the encoded one that the Steel Valkyries are using to communicate.

"Thunderbolt pilots, identify yourselves!" she barks in an authoritative voice.

The Major, Björn, and Kaumirran are all too flabbergasted to reply—some from shock, some from seeing Kaumirran's face on two different people on two communication channels at the same time.

A powerful quantum beam gun shot slices past the trio of Valkyries at an uncomfortably close distance.  It emanated from somewhere behind them, closer to the ground.

"Final warning!" Khumirran barks.  "Transform and land immediately!"


The Major gets busy initiating the radome and other recon equipment on his VF-11.  Concurrently he yells, "punch it!"

He adds, "Kaumirran, here's your chance!  Don't fall too far behind us!"
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Macross: Steal Valkyries / Re: Eps. 2.1: Heartbreakers and Thunderbolts
« Last post by InfernosCaress on August 17, 2019, 10:06:21 PM »

Kaumirran moved her machine toward the hanger door.  She paid close attention to the instruments as she as she covered the meters. If anything was going to fail, she would prefer that it happened while she was still on the ground and where the only resistance was a pair of guards. That meant that it would probably occur once she climbed high in to the open air. That was the way that these things went. If anyone was reality's bitch, it would be her.

As she approached the exit, she lurched her Eleven at the men on foot. It never hurt to hasten the retreat of her adversaries. With that little moment of joy out of the way, she took to the sky. She flew up after the Major.

"Hey," she yelped at the comm. "Where are you going? You promised that we were not leaving until I had my sister."

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