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[ERROR] No.10042314 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

I want to RP a humongous JRPG style douche in a 4e campaign. What are your suggestions (besides wearing belts in all equipment slots)?

>> No.10042330

>>10042314

Swordmage! Play a Swordmage! Insist on calling your powers "techniques" and rename them to things found in wujia films.

>> No.10042333

Act like you don't care about anything.

Also describe your character having ridiculous hair and act all emo and selfish.

>> No.10042334

yell names of attacks
have an improbable martial/magic multiclass
two handed superior weapon

>> No.10042335

>>10042330

James, that's excellent thinking ... have a promotion.

>> No.10042341

Remember: every problem can be solved by finding the right long-haired pretty boy and beating the shit out've him.

>> No.10042342

>>10042330

Also this.

Be sure to actually shout out the name of your attacks when they're ridiculous enough. Since they usually aren't, you'll have to rename most of your powers to something stupid.

>> No.10042345

Dwarven Vow #7: Goodness and love will always win

Just remember this.

>> No.10042360

Nearing the end of the campaign, have your previously aloof character realize the power of friendship, and talk about it. Incessantly.

>> No.10042361

>>10042335

If only my name was actually James, maybe I would get that promotion.

>> No.10042362

>>10042334
a DM here, looks like i'm introducing a comic relief villain to the campaign

>> No.10042376

>>10042341
"He's called... What was it?"
"Rinnosuke Sansu the 3rd."
"Right, but what was it they started calling him?"
"Elfslayer."
"Why?"
"Remember the elf settlement in Tanto?"
"No..."
"..."
"Oh."

>> No.10042390

>>10042362

I wish I could do that, but my players are enough comic relief on their own.

>> No.10042391

armor proficiencies: belts, zippers

>> No.10042394

Belts are kind of sexy.

>> No.10042420

Your character's outfit must be as asymmetrical as possible.

>> No.10042541

"POWER..... ATTAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!"

>> No.10042561

make sure that your main weapon be something wholly impractical.

Either its too big, or its some improbable combination of 2 or more different weapons, or its not really a weapon at all but you use it like one, or fuck, all of the above.

make sure you don't just have boots. you gotta have motherfucking robot boots or fancy as fuck crazy boots. The crazier and more recockulous the boots, the better

long hair, you must have it

anorexicly thin, you must be it

emo, you have got to reek of it.

your ridiculous choice of weapon and your uncanny skill with said weapon, your choice of attire or how it relates to the game world, none of this should be explained in any meaningful way in your backstory. You are a JRPG douche, you were poofed into existence not 5 minutes before the adventure and were designed to look the artist's idea of "cool as fuck", and damn the consequences.

If you have any backstory all you know is that it has to be tragically emo and offer no room at all for training your abilities, unless of course the explanation is horrendously convoluted and all about childhood friends and demons, and demons who were friends and some tragic past and on and on and on. Don't stop until its harder to follow than the plot of Primer.

you also have no parents, no self respecting jrpg character should.

And finally make sure you are decked out in gear that serves no useful purpose. Don't stop at belts and zippers. Literally anything. Dolls, bottles, lightbulbs, keys, beads, papers, staplers, random shit, The more visible odd stuff hanging off you the better.


thats all i can think of for now

>> No.10042591

Play a changelin. That way, nobody can object to your implausible hair style. Also you can wear "normal" clothes, and do a transformation sequence at the beginning of each battle to get into your flashy combat outfit.

>> No.10042630

Twin crossbo-swords. Do it.

>> No.10042651

>>10042561
addendum,

in fact, if you aren't careful, the poor sod that drew you might now even have thought about how you would remove your clothes. You may well be trapped in your own (seemingly cool as fuck) outfit, or alternatively, it could take you an hour or more to get dressed

>> No.10042692

Swordmage or Monk.
Shout out the names of your powers as you use them. Preferably in an inhumanly loud voice.
Armour yourself with belts, straps and buckles. Counts as wahtever the fuck you want it to count as.
Wield a weapon AT LEAST two size catergories larger than yourself and make sure it's either a combo or improvised.
Your character has an epic destiny. Starting at level 1.
You reek of emo, your family was killed by demons and the bodies raped by orcs. You have seen this from at least ten angles.
You are selfish in the extreme and yet preach the power of friendship. Oh, you killed all your friends because they were in league with the rabbits.
The hair is mightier than the sword, and thus you judge the power of your enemies by how ridiculous they look.

>> No.10042695

>>10042630
now dats propa orky

>> No.10042724

Don't mesh with the party

Betray them

>> No.10042739

>>10042724
For their own good.

>> No.10042749

Don't forget, even though you are a good guy, out to save the world, or spread peace and love or whatever, you have absolutely no qualms about butchering your way through hundreds of not thousands of critters, cannon fodder, or henchmen to get your way. They get no mercy from the likes of you. However feel free to let the BBEG go cause "they're not worth it, or you used the power of love or whatever to make him or her a good guy. Just so long as you don't give a flying fuck about low level opponents, you're golden.

>> No.10042756

>>10042314
>humongous JRPG style douche in a 4e
>4e
Done

>> No.10042760

>>10042756
>failtroll a 4e thread
>done

Now kindly gtfo.

>> No.10042784

>>10042345
damndamndamn. Well looks like it's time to fire that game up again.

>> No.10042810

>>10042724

Repeatedly.

>> No.10042830

>>10042760
>Butthurt over casual editions shittiness
>Done
Now enjoy your unique and diverse powers.

>> No.10042832

>>10042760
>Butthurt over casual editions shittiness
>Done
Now enjoy your unique and diverse powers.

>> No.10042833

Different colored eyes

Goggles that sit on the forehead and never get used

NEVER EVER SMILE OR LAUGH everything is serious business.

the skinnier your arms, the stronger you are.

the longer your legs the more important you are.

>> No.10042861

>> No.10042887

Does anyone know classes I could do this wiht in Pathfinder?
I was thinking fighter using huge weapons and then some sorc levels but that doesnt let me shout enough attacks early game.

>> No.10042892

>>10042832

>Butthurt over change

I will. Have fun with your full attack every round.

>> No.10042903

>Squall
Ironically, the Rafale is "squall" in French.

Also, I have a manga by BehindMoon called Squall. It involves very strange, very sexy things.

>> No.10042921

Designate one of the party, seemingly at random, as 'the inner party rival' (in your characters eyes that is) you must never agree with this player, anything he or she may say is utterly ridiculous and under no circumstances must you agree or otherwise take into consideration anything they say. Nearing the end of the campaign through whatever convoluted manner they are revealed to you as being RIGHT ALL ALONG. For the remainder of the campaign whatever they say is utterly irrefutable and you follow their every word and command.

>> No.10042948

Sounds like JPPG Douche should be created a class of it's own. A significantly easier task for 3e however, since simply copypasting powers and class features from existing classes would just be poor form (not to say an insult to those classes).

>> No.10042951

>>10042892

My roommate bought the first of the three (lol) players handbooks.

Reading it, I couldn't help but realize that all they really did was cookie cutter the classes. You're either this, or you're this. That's it. No, you can't do that. Everyone gets that ability.

I lolled at abilities only working once per combat. "Well, shit. I forgot how to fucking cleave."

>> No.10042970

>>10042948

Not to mention how painfully limiting 4e is.

>> No.10042999

.Hack gets posted allot on /tg/

>> No.10043011

>>10042951
>"Well, shit. I forgot how to fucking cleave."
>My face when cleave is an at-will power, meaning it can even be done when you're under fucking mind control
>My face when encounter/daily powers are opportunities that come up only once an encounter or once a day
>my face when 3.5 and pathfinder is chock full of _/day bullshit even in the nonmagical classes
AAAAHAHAHAHAH

>> No.10043025

>>10042970
>>10042951
>>10042892
This thread has potential. It also has nothing to do with edition comparisons. Get out.

>> No.10043033

>>10042951
>Hybrid classes say FUCK YOU

>> No.10043060

>>10043011
>my face when 3.5 and pathfinder is chock full of _/day bullshit even in the nonmagical classes
... In addition to the constantly usable feats.

Enjoy your jRPG bro.

>> No.10043091

>>10042951
the way it was explained to me it's more like
>i want to cweave, but I'm too tie-ud fwum aweady doing it once
not trying to fuel the edition war fire. jus' sayin.

>> No.10043096

>>10043060
>... In addition to the constantly usable feats.
>my face when bull rush is still useable as well as grab
>My face when there's plenty of feats as well in 4e
>My face when the only difference is that everyone feels like they are contributing, and I play both systems as well as three others
>My face when you're compeltely uninformed

>> No.10043103

>>10043091
That's not correct. Cleave is an at-will ability, and you don't even need to kill something to do it anymore.

>> No.10043107

>>10042345
Fuck you Flee, Lloyd was a decent character, if a bit of an idiot.

>> No.10043110

>>10043096
>implying I need knowledge of 4e to refuse accusations about how 3.5e works

You're a funny guy, I like you.

>> No.10043122

- If you roll stats, cheat, and get godly stats. JRPG douches are flawless mary sues.

- Play a class that is ALL about dealing damage yourself, and not helping the party in the slightest.

- Be 16 and look like an anorexic git (even if you have STR and CON 18+) that was dressed up by a colorblind retard using only Hot Topic-brand clothes

- NEVER acknowledge that other characters are cool, interesting, do awesome stuff etc.

- Scream when you level up, and when you unlock a higher tier of attack/daily power, you go "RENZOKUKEN!", "LIMIT BREAK!" "BANKAI!", "GEAR SECOND!", "KAI-OH-KEN!" or whatever floats your boat.

- Never let anyone (except another equally douche character, who is your Sasuke/Vegeta/Sephiroth/Mary Sue2) influence you, and brood constantly.

- Make sure to download some angsty J-rock tripe that you play in the background when it is your initiative.

- And make sure you are the most powerful character in the party. Cheat if you need to.

>> No.10043130

>>10043110
>implying I need knowledge of 4e to refuse accusations about how 3.5e works
>implying you don't look like a fucking moron when you read the first players handbook and didn't understand how powers work, despite the most common critisism being that the game was DUMBED THE FUCK DOWN

>> No.10043141

Wear armor in ALL THE WRONG PLACES, like shoulders, hips, and feet. Arms should be bare.

>> No.10043170

>>10043141
Also have a belt go over the eyes and take Blind Fighting Feat.

>> No.10043227

Walk into people's houses and steal their stuff. Ideally while they're still inside.

>> No.10043232

>>10043170
No. Look through belt holes. Choosing to fight blindfolded would imply some kind of character depth or at least an interesting mental problem. You just want to wear a belt over your eyes.

>> No.10043247

>>10043227
Favored Enemy: Flowerpot

>> No.10043249

>>10043130
Now we know why they all complain about having to buy more books. They can't read properly.
Probably just now learned how to play 3e after all these years of other players correcting and explaining it to them.

>> No.10043298

You have a troubled past. Remind everyone of this, except when you're asked for details tell them you can't remember anything because of your AMNEEESIA

>> No.10043303

>>10043232
Woulden't being absolutely fucktarded count as a mental problem anyways?

>> No.10043319

>>10043130
>implying i've played 4e

>> No.10043332

Develop some entrance speech you hold every time when you get the drop on your enemies, best with hand gestures.

>> No.10043373

>>10043319
>implying i've played 4e

>My roommate bought the first of the three (lol) players handbooks.

>Reading it
>Read the PHB 1
>thought that Cleave was not usable whenever you pleased
>"hello i am an idiot please rape my face"

>> No.10043398

Use a Katana, obviously.

This is more of an RPG-ism than a JRPG-ism, but....

You come from a small village. While you were out of town, orcs attacked and burned down the village (and stole your girlfriend, who you got to save!) When you came back, your father gave you the family sword before he died, and you used that to kill some Orcs so you could get away.

Also, you're 14.

>> No.10043437

>>10043398
Use 8 Katanas simultaneously, also stab yourself often in combat.

>> No.10043449

>>10042951
>Reading it, I couldn't help but realize that all they really did was cookie cutter the classes. You're either this, or you're this. That's it. No, you can't do that. Everyone gets that ability.

Sorry, but anyone except full spellcasters is more interesting and diverse in 4E. Two 4E Fighters can differ more in feel and playstyle than any two 3E non-caster melee classes.

>> No.10043605

>>10043449
4e used cookie cutters where 3e just grabbed random handfulls and threw them in the oven as is.

>> No.10043644

Can we stop the edition wars?

Need ideas how to do this in Pathfiner, please halp

>> No.10043652

>>10043605
>cookie cutters
>lots of options for every class
>totally the opposite of correct

>> No.10043675

>>10043644
Go fighter

The rest is roleplaying

>> No.10043714

>>10043675
But I have no attacks to scream. Suppose I could try to use combat manouvers to scream names at.

Also, do I dual wield large dire flails or a huge katana?

>> No.10043738

>>10043714
Dual wield double katanas.

>> No.10043786

>>10043738
JRPG heroes never dual-wield.

>> No.10043807

>>10043714
>But I have no moves to scream

>I have no moves and I must scream

Ahem.

Anyway, just make them up. EVERY ATTACK IS THE SAME, BUT YOU YELL A NEW ONE EVERY TIME

BY THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN, EACH ONE IS LIKE A SMALL SPEECH.

>> No.10043815

>>10043738
If you're dual weilding double katanas, do you have 4 swords total?

>> No.10043827

>>10043227
>Walk into people's houses and steal their stuff. Ideally while they're still inside.

Correct. Don't even bother to knock - just open the door right up and walk on in as if you own the place. And when you take whatever is to your fancy, don't make a Thievery check - just take it as if it was yours, ideally right in front of the inhabitants.

>> No.10043838

>>10043786
He did in Advent Children

>>10043815
Yes, yes you do.

>> No.10043839

Make this your bible:

http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html

>> No.10043871

>>10043838
And as the campaign goes on try to fit a sword or something to every belt you have equipped.

>> No.10043905

>>10043871
Yes, this. The more weapons you have, the deadlier you are, no matter how close you are to falling over.

>> No.10043930

>>10043905

>> No.10043975

>>10043714
>But I have no attacks to scream.
>BUT I HAVE NO ATTACKS TO SCREAM
DOING IT FUCKING WRONG

MAKE UP ATTACKS YOU FAGGOT.

FOR EXAMPLE, YOU'RE FIGHTING AN ORC WITH A GREATSWORD? "GREEN-SKIN FLAYING STRIKE!" OR "ANGRY WARRIOR STRIKES ENEMY ORC!"

IF IT'S SOMETHING HAKFU CAN PLAUSIBLY SCREAM, OR SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS A BIT LIKE AN EXALTED CHARM, IT'S PROBABLY GOOD ENOUGH.

Capslock off.

>> No.10043996

>>10043975
fuck, Wakfu on the brain.

Hak Foo was the dude's name. Bullshitting martial arts attack names and then screaming said bullshitted martial arts attack names was his game.

>> No.10044054

>>10043975
ALSO NEVER REPEAT A TECHNIQUE
EVER
EVEN IF THE NAMES BECOME UTTERLY REDICULOUS

>> No.10044268

>>10043975
Added to that, use this format for calling out attacks,

Weapon --Creature/Object you're attacking-- effectivness of the strike -- the action of striking.

example: KATANA-TABLE-CHIPPING-SMASH!
so you chipped a table with your katana very furiously

or GOBLIN-WALLBREAKING FINISHER!
you broke a wall with a goblin.

>> No.10044289

>>10044054
But still you need a signature move, perhaps just use a single keyword and then toss in random moves.
Fiery Orc Bash!
Fiery Mutton Chopper!
Fiery Deluxe Paint Thinner!
etc.

>> No.10044299

>>10044268
So does that mean you broke a wall and a goblin or using a goblin?

>> No.10044309

>>10044289
And a signature finisher as well!

>> No.10044325

>>10044299
You broke the wall using a goblin and most likely the goblin broke as well.

>> No.10044462

>- If you roll stats, cheat, and get godly stats. JRPG douches are flawless mary sues.
>- Play a class that is ALL about dealing damage yourself, and not helping the party in the slightest.
>- Be 16 and look like an anorexic git (even if you have STR and CON 18+) that was dressed up by a colorblind retard using only Hot Topic-brand clothes
>- NEVER acknowledge that other characters are cool, interesting, do awesome stuff etc.
>- Scream when you level up, and when you unlock a higher tier of attack/daily power, you go "RENZOKUKEN!", "LIMIT BREAK!" "BANKAI!", "GEAR SECOND!", "KAI-OH-KEN!" or whatever floats your boat.
>- Never let anyone (except another equally douche character, who is your Sasuke/Vegeta/Sephiroth/Mary Sue2) influence you, and brood constantly.
>- Make sure to download some angsty J-rock tripe that you play in the background when it is your initiative.
>- And make sure you are the most powerful character in the party. Cheat if you need to.

Actually: "Have a hireling who's gay for you" is the most important part. All you need to do is to be stronger than your hireling and have him fawn over you constantly. The character you're actually Roleplaying then is the hireling watching, applauding and commenting on your super-awesome Character.

>> No.10044482

>>10044462
Actually a pretty good idea... also have the Hireling pick up your old character's gear and do something awesome once the DM has had enough of your BS and decides to kill you.

>> No.10046970

>>10043930
Christ I love that card...

>> No.10047054

Yaknow, alot of these ideas would actually make me laugh and love the character instead of hate them.

(Yelling out different attack names for the same move would be pretty funny to be honest)

Maybe i'm just an insufferable weeaboo

>> No.10047671

>>10044462
hirelings are hilarious to roleplay, and it gives you a way to describe to other people how awesome your jayarpeegee douche is since the douche will probably be too busy moping to do it himself.

this guy has a good idea

>> No.10047767

Give your character three lines that he says at the beginning of a fight, and three at the end. Repeat these no matter how many fights you get into.

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