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In this age of terror, in which Trolls, Orcs, Skelingtons, jerks and Centaurs run amok, only team can save the world.

A team of leather tenchcoat clad elite warriors with eyes vieled behind dark sunglasses. Each a master in the art of swordsmanship and armed with blades of incredible sharpness forged by master smiths.

They are the Katana Crew, and these are their tales...

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>>31822662

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Please, proceed.

>> No.31822827

In the zombie RPG we were in, our group met up with a katana wielding, trenchcoat wearing teenager and his girlfriend and some other guy.

We convinced fedoralord to kill his girlfriend on the grounds that she was pale and therefore a zombie. It was a lot of surprisingly good rolls later, until the grorious gonk botched his roll in the murder attempt and ran away after his replica katana snapped in half, but not before it left a nasty welt on the chick's arm.

We felt pretty terrible afterwards so we just let the girl and the other guy leave. After a good "you guys are an embarrassment to zombie survival" talk to, of course.

I'm not OP, by the way, but I saw this thread and thought of that encounter.

We're going to drive a fuel truck or two into a giant beaver next session, since that's where the Americans are hiding out. We are in Australia.

>> No.31822958

Things the katana is:
-A reasonably competent two-handred sabre
-A sidearm
-Kinda pretty, actually

Things the katana is not:
-Magic
-Hard/sharp enough to cut through other swords
-Significantly lighter or faster than other swords
-So fragile it breaks at the first parry
-A primary battlefield weapon

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does one of them have a fedora with a razor underneath its brim, so that he can throw it at people? that would be pretty cool. Also, one of their adventures should involve them saving a helpless beautiful entitled princess from some big bad evil thing, only to get friendzoned, in spite being really nice and classy while they save her. Leaving them friendzoned and alone with their pony waifus.

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>>31822969

>> No.31823001

That's it. I'm sick of all this "Masterwork Bastard Sword" bullshit that's going on in the d20 system right now. Katanas deserve much better than that. Much, much better than that.

I should know what I'm talking about. I myself commissioned a genuine katana in Japan for 2,400,000 Yen (that's about $20,000) and have been practicing with it for almost 2 years now. I can even cut slabs of solid steel with my katana.

Japanese smiths spend years working on a single katana and fold it up to a million times to produce the finest blades known to mankind.

Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.

Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction. Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.

So what am I saying? Katanas are simply the best sword that the world has ever seen, and thus, require better stats in the d20 system. Here is the stat block I propose for Katanas:

(One-Handed Exotic Weapon)
1d12 Damage
19-20 x4 Crit
+2 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork
(Two-Handed Exotic Weapon)
2d10 Damage
17-20 x4 Crit
+5 to hit and damage
Counts as Masterwork

Now that seems a lot more representative of the cutting power of Katanas in real life, don't you think?

tl;dr = Katanas need to do more damage in d20, see my new stat block.

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>>31822995

>> No.31823025

>>31823015
Just preserving the name of a perfectly good hat.

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>>31822958
So, about the same as any sword, then.

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Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama
I'm a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in japan!

>> No.31823059

>>31823026
Pretty much yeah. A bit more capable at draw-cutting through stuff, a bit less good at stabbing through stuff, but by and large a sword is a sword is a sword.

>> No.31823095

>>31823036
God speed you magnificent son of a bitch.

>> No.31823103

>>31823059
>>31823026
ITT: people who haven't mastered the art of wielding a katana.

In the hands of a master, it is by far the superior bladed weapon.

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>>31823059
>is a sword is a sword
Well, unless it's an Urumi, in which case shit's cray.

>> No.31823115

I know this is bait, but I want to read this anyways. Tell me of the Katana Crew OP, tell me stories of their orc-slaying ventures and their bank heists and their swords that are thousand-fold and can cut through steel.

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Would Vergil count as "that guy" if you slapped him into a fantasy setting?

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>>31823103
Excuse me?

>> No.31823152

>>31823059
>A bit more capable at draw-cutting through stuff, a bit less good at stabbing through stuff

Compared to an arbitrarily chosen sword which just happens to be slightly better at poking and slightly worse at slicing than a katana usually is.

>> No.31823156

>>31823144
Just from the looks, I'd go with a resounding yes.

>> No.31823171

This reminds me of my little brother's costume for an anime convention last year. He went as "The Edgelord". Black trenchcoat, blood red scarf, black fedora, shitty $20 katana, unkempt facial hair.

It was a good chuckle, and then a quiet cry when you realize that he blended in perfectly with the people who were taking themselves seriously.

>> No.31823178

>>31823150
She would be even better with a katana, since katanas in nasu-verse have been proven to be capable of bending time and space.

>> No.31823179

>>31823152
Yeah, that was meant relative to the archetypical european arming sword.

>> No.31823192

>>31823025
fair enough, at this point I don't differentiate just because most people don't know the difference anyways, and if any of those guys wore fedoras instead of trilbys/trilbies, would they look any less bad? Also, I really just don't care, at the end of the day it's just a hat.

>> No.31823200

>>31823112
I don't know a lot about Indian warfare, but an urumi seems legitimately intimidating to go up against. I saw some demonstration videos and they're like whips of pain and death. You can't even block it properly without a shield, and I read that one variation has like 30 blades and is commonly dual wielded.

>> No.31823208

>>31823144
Gonna be honest here, he was a better character in DmC if a bit of a closet racist towards humans.

>> No.31823250

>>31823208
Never played DmC, original Vergil needed more power and shit, how was DmC Vergil different?

>> No.31823254

>>31823144
As a player? Probably. He TK'd Arkham after deciding he had no further use. He's also pretty antisocial in general, and just wouldn't fit well in a team.

He's a pretty great Final Boss though, so I'd keep him if you wanted an antagonist.

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>>31822958
Things the katana is not:
-Magic
-Hard/sharp enough to cut through other swords

>his katana is not magic
>his katana is not sharp enough to cut sharks in half
>his katana can't heal injuries
>his katana isn't a gun

Look at this non-soothsayer faggot.
Look at him and laugh.

>> No.31823290

>>31823254
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Vergil kill Arkham after he betrayed him?

>> No.31823310

>>31823250
Same powers overall in addition to a Doppelganger power, but has a lot more personality and has a goal of taking over the world as he sees humans as being like children who can't be trusted to do things by themselves.

Go play DmC, it's cheap to get and honestly was damn fun.

>> No.31823318

>>31823178
That was the dude, not the sword.
>>31823290
Yeah, but Vergil didn't know that.

>> No.31823333

>>31823290
Arkham was skewered but he didn't die from it. He was only killed when Dante and Vergil double-teamed him in the second-last mission.

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>>31823250
DmC Vergil wanted to free humanity from the control of the demons by merging the human world and demon world, allowing demons to basically run free and probably kill everyone.
Then he decided he wanted to be dictator over all humans, got his ass kicked, and ran away. He also shot a pregnant woman in the stomach.

Contrast classic Vergil, whose thirst for power was implied to be a result of watching his mom get killed when he was 8.

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>>31823318
It was his Nippon Tamashii, which is found in every true wielder of the glorious katana.

>> No.31823358

>>31823208
Basically edgy libertarian punk's version of THE MAN.

Still best character in DmC, which says a lot.

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>>31823310
I probably will, my library's got it
>>31823342
>wanted to free humanity
>by allowing demons to run free and kill everyone

what

>> No.31823432

>>31823381
No seriously. At the end of DmC, they stop Mundus's control by merging the human realm and the demon realm. At the end, the city is destroyed, and there's literally demons running around with no one to control them.
This is treated as a good thing for some reason.

DmC has a really dumb plot.

>> No.31823436

>go to my friend's sleepover
>we're all playing vidya
>Friends rant about DmC having nothing good about it
>I say that DmC had really good gameplay and was really fun
>get beaten up and locked in the closet
>cry myself to sleep
>wake up in the morning covered in semen
>walk into the kitchen to get some Fuck You Flakes Cereal
>it's all gone

Honestly people wouldn't have been nearly as pissy if he gradually became Original Dante over the course of the game and was still a cocky asskicker.

>> No.31823447

>>31823346
Even better, it was his mild annoyance with a swallow that drove him to develop a completely non-magical sword skill that broke the laws of physics so he could cut that fucker out of the air.

Funnily enough, Fake Assassin would have handed Musashi his ass.

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>>31823200
Seeing as how your edge control is rather indirect with one, and that the edge can simply twist aside with relatively little effort, and with the blades having a minimal sectional density I suspect that they do damage more akin to a whip than a sword, which by sword standards should tend to be minimal.

Blocking them might be hard (any flip-around a block will definitely re-aligns them to flat hits though) hey don't appear very good at blocking things themselves in return.

It probably isn't for nothing that it's pretty easy to find a tulwar nowadays, but the urumi appears to be bloody rare outside of material focusing on weird and exotic weapons.

>> No.31823527

>>31823432
Then again DMC games didn't always have the best of plots did they?

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>>31823436
Honestly speaking? That's what a lot of fans were expecting to happen when the first trailers came out. A lot of us were still cautiously optimistic before details were released on the game, and even as some of them were revealed, we were trying to piece it together into the classic games or figure out a story that made sense; one theory after the half-angel reveal was that Donte was actually a clone made to mimic Dante, and we'd meet up with the original partway through.
It wasn't until about half a year before release, when we got the first gameplay demos, that the last of us gave up hope on DmC being good.

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>>31823527
I wouldn't say they're anything Pulitzer winning, but they weren't full of plot holes like DmC, and the original characters are much more colorful.

>> No.31823567

>>31823532
Man they really dropped the bomb on marketing their game

>> No.31823580

>>31823562
I was talking about both of them, I preferred the sillier style of DMC to the edgier one they took with DmC

>> No.31823584

>>31823278
Shikizaki plz go you're dead

>> No.31823660

>>31823580
Yeah; that was its appeal. DMC was all about having fun; it didn't go out of its way to shove drama down your throat when you could be doing motorcycle flips and gun twirls.

>>31823567
Man, you don't even know. I followed DmC pretty closely; and basically everything the director said about the old fanbase was derogatory in some fashion, and any legitimate complaint we mad about the game was shrugged off with "white hair". They even put in a big Fuck You aimed directly at the classic fans with the wig scene.

>> No.31823683

>>31823660
Oh yeah I remember that scene, the asshurt was hilarious

>> No.31823700

>>31823660
I haven't played the newest one (though I'm about to give it a try later just for curiosity), but yeah to me DmC was first and foremost for slightly corny, self-aware, over-the-top sheer fun. A bit like the Blood Dragon of brawlers, if you will. I don't even know what the fuck if they tried to actually play it straight in the sequel.

>> No.31823789

>>31823700
well, that's exactly what happened.

Donte was the tryhardiest edgy faggot ever, doesn't have a single amusing line of dialogue and reeks of Tameem's self-insert.

The plot tries to be DEEP POLITICAL SATIRE, but strawman antagonists are actually more sympathetic.

Gameplay is best described as someone taking huge industrial scissors and going in blood frenzy on Devil May Cry's genitals.

Level design is pretty good actually, i give them that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cbMIKiGjy8
also here. They shown this on E3 as a teaser.

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>>31823381
>my library's got it

Where the Hell do you live? Is this a thing that libraries do now?

>> No.31823809

>>31823700
Yeah, the story and tone in the reboot takes itself much more seriously than previous games. The problem is that it's written really poorly, the characters are a lot less vibrant compared to previous entries, and the voice acting is lifeless. Also it's so edgy it's stupid. Vergil gives some chick a gunbortion.

Gameplay-wise, it's mediocre, if really easy. Not unplayable, but it doesn't stand up to giants like its predecessors, or Ninja Gaiden.

>> No.31823818

>>31823789
Although, to be fair, many problems of the game are fixed by making Donte a mexican.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPKHxbOg19s

>> No.31823828

>>31823800
Canada, the Mississauga library has it.

From the top of my head we got
>FF13
>FF13-2
>Tales of Xillia
>Metal Gear Rising
>Grand Theft Auto 5
>Infamous 2

And a whole lot of other stuff, check with your local library if they have any vidya

>> No.31823869

>>31823818
I love how he calls himself Dante, the music fits in properly

My favourite has gotta be the final battle though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyUArTDYYVc

>> No.31823961

>>31823828

I am a Britbong Scotabo, I highly doubt we posses such things.

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>>31823961
You don't have libraries over there?

>> No.31824030

>>31824003
yeah, but they are all in chinanease and japawombie

>> No.31824065

>>31824030
>chinanease and japawombie
Come again?

>> No.31824072

>>31824003
No, no we have libraries but they're mostly seen as places for children to get books.

There's few serious ones and they're all criminally underfunded.

>> No.31824094

>>31824072
Man that sucks, libraries are the shit dude

>> No.31824158

>>31824094

And it's just another thing the Fishman can use to drive his fucking Independence train God I fucking loath him...

And this is getting far too /pol/ so I'm going to stop.

>> No.31824201

>>31824158
The Scots have a fishman as a political leader? Interesting

Shit how did we get here instead of talking about the Katana Crew, is OP even here anymore

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>>31822662
Only Team can save the world.

>> No.31824271

>>31824201

Katana -> Vergil's a bit like that -> general DmC discussion -> "I have DmC in my library" -> I cut in "WTF mate" -> "Im Canadoo" -> "I'm Britagoo" -> "You impoverishedoo?" -> "Fishpeople rule my politics, to Hell with Samond"

That about covers it, good job everyone.

>> No.31824279

>>31824072

Either Libraries have changed since I've last been, or they're managed municipally in Canada, either way, I've never seen video games in a library in Windsor, though there are computers for internet access and a lot of non-child books in Windsor, where I am. It might also help that Windsor is... well, as the unemployment capital of Canada, I'm not going to lie, it's not the best city to live in, but it's got its positives.

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Katanas aren't bad in and of themselves, but it's a shame that they tend to outshine the other weapons from Japan.
I mean, the naginata is a machete blade on a pole. And it's a weapon women traditionally use.

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>>31826248
I have an unhealthy adoration of the naginata. It's so damn pretty.

>> No.31826399

In a setting with shielding that activates to kill the momentum of any object moving quickly at the wearer, would a katana/great saber be an ideal wapon? Such weapons are used to slice more than chop so starting the blow a few centimeters from the target could still be effective. Or would piercing weapons be better?

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>>31826345
I'm more of a tetsubo guy myself.

>> No.31826436

>>31826399
Does it completely end the momentum, or just reduce it to some degree? If the latter, then yeah something with a curved blade might work better, since a strike with that would move more laterally to the target (and as such presumably less influenced by the shielding) rather than straight at it.

>> No.31826438

>>31826399
Neither of those would work, because they'd still be moving at a fast momentum.
What you need to do is give the blades themselves some sort of energy technology in order to cut/pierce through the enemy's shields.

>> No.31826490

>>31826399
You'd still be better off with a polearm, or a rapier (some of which got pretty fucking long).

Slicing slowly isn't great. Better than chopping or trying to slow-hammer, but piercing's the best way there.

Either way, by the time you've got energy shielding, there'll either be weapons capable of overwhelming it, or ammunition that can bypass it outright. Even Dune only went back to 'conventional' weaponry because of the MAD issue of dimensional shielding vs lasers.

Kill and Notgetkill will always be an arms race.

>> No.31826597

>>31824279
Having fun isn't hard...

>> No.31826602

>>31826438
That would be best sure, but if such piercing was possible it would be used on projectiles. Even each bullet was expensive as shit it would be so much more effective that you would just have to deal with the cost or get fucked by someone who does.

>>31826436

Generates tiny little, literal shields of energy that block the incoming threat. Creating them costs lots of energy, however, and they disappear instantly, so a couple can be made to deflect a bullet without a problem, but if someone grinds a melee weapon against it for a whole second while manually correcting any attempt to deflect the defender would be totally out of power. Therefor, most would just generate a couple shields to kill the initial momentum when it gets within about a centimeter of their bodies, then hope their physical armor can stop whatever additional power the attacker can put behind the blow after.

>> No.31826646

>>31826602
At that point autofire, sustained beams (and not necessarily just one per weapon) or shotgun blasts (which may also be autofired) could all be just as destructive if not more against such shields.

>> No.31826677

>>31826646
>multiple beams
Some weapons in Battlelords do just that, and they're quite effective at ruining armor integrity or certain types of shielding.

>> No.31826718

>>31826602
I suppose in that case if you do stick with a melee weapon, something slim, rigid and pointy is the best bet. You could keep applying pressure until the shields run out, and it could still be lethal even without the momentum of a proper thrust behind it. Something like an estoc might work, since you don't need an edge anyways and it could be useful for leveraging/tripping your enemy.

But as >>31826646 said, a conventional melee weapon is likely pretty suboptimal. However, something with a vibro-blade could be useful at very quickly neutralising the shields and then still being able to deliver a cut with little momentum.

>> No.31826879

>>31826718
>>31826646

Not trying to make ballistic weapons unusable, on the contrary I like them as primary weapons if for no reason other than it is infinitely easier to avoid casualties by engaging with them using proper tactics and planning.

I just want swords and whatnot to be usable because it's fun.

Also physical armor is very high tier, ballistics have to be very expensive and powerful to penetrate it, which sucks if you plan on autofiring into shields till they die (though like I said earlier that wont stop it from being a common tactic). Melee weapons mitigate this by giving you a single reusable platform to throw all your armor piercing tech into.

Anyway thanks for input. Homebrewing a scifi setting is hard, there's constant dance between whats believable and what's pleasing that is difficult to get right.

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>>31826602
>grinds a melee weapon

Did you do this on purpose?

>> No.31826959

>>31826879
A think what might work is have the shield essentially stop shit, but they'll still transfer the kinetic energy to the wearer rather than just dissipate it. That way melee weapons (mostly of the polearm variety) would have a niche in being able to brute-force knock people around and disable them for long enough to bring something more lethal to bear.

>> No.31827000

>>31826879
Armor comes and goes. Right now for example it's making a comeback. For a while, due to our materials science and a general "there's no point" outlook it was limited to vehicles. It was too encumbering and expensive to outfit soldiers with anything that can stop a bullet. There were also budgetary considerations: It was cheaper to train more infantrymen than to ensure that half as many 'stay behind' permanently. Not to mention a certain measure of contempt for the poor who enlist by those in charge of said budgets.

Newer materials though are changing this and quick. Level III trauma plates now can weigh less than a pound and are stopping heavy hunting calibers dead and decently close range. This is going to revolutionize military deployment until something else comes along on the side of weaponry; personal scale gaussian weaponry or utterly pinpoint-accurate C or near-C energy emission. Until then it'll keep getting better and better, especially in conjunction with powered load bearing equipment about to be fielded.

>> No.31827010

>>31824003
Since when do libraries loan out video games?
Especially spectacle fighters and GTA?

>> No.31827025

>>31826879
One general thing that's useful to keep in mind for sci-fi is to try and tie your improbable things to a single origin. Think of one single principle or technology that's flat-out physically impossible that's now possible in your world, and try to derive as much of the practical things you want as possible from that. That way it'll feel like a more cohesive, understandable universe even if there's completely impossible shit going on, rather than a grab-bag of convenient stuff that you picked as needed.

>> No.31827049

>>31826959
Like slugs?

>> No.31827059

>>31823150
>>31823178
She's actually better with a katana, she just uses a knife most of the time because she'd get arrested if she walked around with a sword

>> No.31827063

>>31826959
There's a hell of a lot more kinetic energy in a bullet then there is in a swung weapon.

>> No.31827105

>>31827000
Well, for infantry, at least.

For vehicles, it's slowly going the other way around. ATGMs are becoming ever more affordable and powerful, to the point where even a huge MBT ends up decidedly vulnerable even against just a well-equipped insurgency.
Naval warfare seems similar. Countermeasures are already losing the fight against swarms of supersonic heavy anti-ship missiles, and once railguns become a thing it's gonna turn into an incredibly expensive game of rocket-tag where the side who shoots first wins.

>> No.31827118

>>31823001
>bait

>> No.31827168

>>31822662
Toady One games are /tg/-related. In Liberal Crime Squad, you can buy a trench coat and a katana/wakizashi/daisho (it changes names based on which menu you're in at the time) and go around freeing sweatshop workers, spraypainting art on prison walls, killing cops, freeing test animals from laboratories, and other typically liberal things to eventually convince the country that guns needed to be banned and it's okay to be homo. I tried once to be the lone katana hero that the county needs but doesn't deserve, but I think I ended up getting shot by a soldier.

>> No.31827172

>>31827105

Large scale submarine aircraft carriers when?

>tfw never

>> No.31827199

>>31827105
>and once railguns become a thing it's gonna turn into an incredibly expensive game of rocket-tag where the side who shoots first wins.
Maybe. No one knows yet. Don't forget that lasers are entering use on USN ships along with railguns. Maybe in another decade the lasers will be good enough to shoot down railgun projectiles.

>> No.31827258

>>31827063
Ah, I got my physical terms mixed up again. In this instance I was thinking of force, of which a guy with a good lever could generally impart more over a longer period of time than a bullet can.

>> No.31827278

>>31823025
They're the exact same type of hat and neckbeard losers wear both, ya neckbeard loser

>> No.31827305

>>31826402
my nigga

>> No.31827345

>>31827199
Eh, the problem with that is that railgun projectiles would most likely be completely inert, gaining their destructive properties from the significant kinetic energy alone. To defend against that with a laser, you'd need to physically melt the entire projectile. Everything else would need to impart a whole lot of force in a very short amount of time to significantly knock it off course.

>> No.31827439
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>>31827305
They really don't get enough love, considering that they're studded baseball bats. I know /tg/ tends to favor Western stuff anyways, but even when I do meet an Eastern flavored character, they tend to go katana.

>> No.31827485

>>31827439
I'd love to read a story about a Japanese baseball player who goes back in time to the sengoku era and kicks ass with a tetsubo, and accidentally "invents" baseball

>> No.31827812

>>31827118
sir, these
>>31823001
>>31823036
are the same old copypasta that gets posted in any thread that mentions swords at all. sadly, they didn't start as bait or a troll.

>> No.31827886

>>31827105
Reactive armors have improved, and point defenses could soon be a thing. Certainly there will be less steel plating, but what if there's the same thickness of graphene there instead? And what of the warheads that will go through that? Back and forth and back and forth...

>>31827258
That's not force that's work.

>>31827025
I disagree. You should have several, and ideally can show a semi-logical progression of how shit got there.

Here's an example from an old space sci-fi setting I'd designed for a campaign.

Teleportation of matter in the setting has been proven impossible. You can deconstruct the matter, but anything beyond energy+raw molecules comes out a jumbled mess. The result? One faction uses it as-is. They have to roll parries for their shields. These pinpoint barrier style systems are automated but can be overwhelmed and any single section of beam/projectile/missile that's OF the ship's size or larger is going to be impacting anyways. This is different from the particle shielding of others, and inferior in several ways, but turns any hit (even ones immediately-after lethal for the ship) into a counterstrike as whatever got 'teleported' is sent right back at what you're locked to. They also have combined fire with this, though that means the system's already partly occupied.

Elsewhere, in a completely different field of study, cheap and efficient (monetarily) space-folding was developped. Subspace drives are still the only way for individual ships to go, though, as it takes several days of charging for a planet to feed an orbiting fold device. You pay your fee, park in a designated area, and when it's ready a 1/8th AU diameter of space will take everyone in it wherever you all signed up for. It can take weeks of parking and waiting for a destination, but it's reliable and gets you across the galaxy in seconds.

Meanwhile, subspace was discovered as a byproduct of firing pluto's ring, the Orbital Hadron Collider. Sent poor Charon all Space 1999

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>>31826248
>>31826345
why is there never any love for the nagamaki or Chinese horse-chopper in these threads?

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>>31822662
>obligatory

>> No.31830813

>>31823026
>that earl on the left

I love that sword, mine cuts so well.

>> No.31830884

>Implying none of you played Way Of The Samurai as a teenager

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>>31827915
> zhan ma dao
Mah laowai.

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