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@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P

@  tigerhawk : (08 May 2021 - 05:41 AM)

Wipe Out and Wilder it coulda been: Wipe Out is down in the dumps because the Scramble City Trypticon was destroyed and left him a drifting to the point he arrives in Legends World, he finds Wilder and both go on a crime spree subverted by their realisation neither gets any joy from it until they stop a violent crook together and become anti heroes. (Bass XO beat me!)

@  Bass X0 : (08 May 2021 - 05:39 AM)

Yes, Nightbeat and Siren would have been easy remolds of Chromedome - just give them new chests and each other's Titan Master heads. Fangry and Squeezeplay would be remolded from Twinferno with their own Titan Master heads. And Horri-Bull would have been remolded from Wolfwire.

@  Rycochet : (07 May 2021 - 05:10 PM)

Surprised we didn't get a full size retool from the monsterbot mold. I'd rather have a CW Ironhide retool though, we need a van Wilder.

@  tigerhawk : (07 May 2021 - 04:19 PM)

I just noticed Wilder was the only omission from Takara Legends.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 06:01 AM)

Even more weirdly, it was the early shift where some people had their regular day off for the week, while the late shift was supposed to have full attendance (not counting sick days, vacations and overtime reduction).

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:15 AM)

The weirdest part was that there was a steady influx of voters during the early shift, while hardly anyone showed up during the late shift.

@  Nevermore : (07 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

Wow, that was a long day. But it's over, and I finally got some sleep. Not particularly happy with the outcome, but then again, my candidates both admit they didn't really campaign that much.

@  Echowarrior : (06 May 2021 - 08:56 PM)

Best of luck, Nevermore.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 May 2021 - 10:18 AM)

Best of luck man.

@  electricidad : (05 May 2021 - 03:22 PM)

GOOD LUCK, NEVERMORE!

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:14 PM)

The election committee whose chairman I am has been preparing this election since February. There's no real gain for me either way, so I don't care that much for the outcome, but it's going to be a stressful day for me either way.

@  Nevermore : (05 May 2021 - 03:13 PM)

Wish me luck. Tomorrow is this year's supervisory board election at my workplace, and I'm the guy in charge of organizing the election.

@  tigerhawk : (05 May 2021 - 01:30 PM)

I have two Overlords one was faulty with a melted foot and they never took it back but replaced it, I just checked the guns, both the handles seem to be turning white.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 May 2021 - 07:38 PM)

REVELATION! Towering war machines more durable than nerd!

@  Telly : (04 May 2021 - 07:18 PM)

pansy. my trypticon AND scorponok took a header from 4 feet up and only had parts pop off that were easily reattached. guess 'cons are tougher...

@  tigerhawk : (04 May 2021 - 04:03 PM)

My TR Perceptor fell and the titan master peg in the leg snapped off. Fortunately I have the Legends one.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 May 2021 - 08:50 PM)

It's a fairly well known fact that "it's a wonderful life" only became popular after it dropped into the public domain. So, yeah, they probably did.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (02 May 2021 - 08:29 PM)

I read an interesting observation on Twitter. If it is the natural course of a human to grow into Grandpa Abe yelling at a cloud, but nostalgia also yields rose-tinted glasses for the likes of one's youth, then did Greatest Generation adults bemoan how Baby Boomer children loved box office flops such as The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life?

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 May 2021 - 09:54 AM)

You’re traveling down a rabbit hole I dare not follow

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:26 AM)

At the same time, with my almost non-existent knowledge of Japanese and how oddly some things translate, seeing "Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges" made me wonder if that would make it "JoJoJo"... which now has my brain terrified of a weird Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo/Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Crossover. @[email protected]

@  Otaku : (02 May 2021 - 09:24 AM)

It is always weird when things align.  This talk of Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges in the SquawkBox reminded me of King Gorgeous Gorge on the FoxBox.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 May 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Nice

@  Nevermore : (01 May 2021 - 09:03 AM)

I got one even better: After that character by the name of Gorgeous Giorgios dies in a gorge, they name that whole area after him: The Gorgeous Giorgios Gorges.

@  tigerhawk : (30 April 2021 - 01:56 AM)

Paint apps did slide notably during TR, wave one's Titan Masters had detail but wave 2 onwards was absent of them. Wave 5's Ramhorn, Dreadnaut, Scorchfire and Aimless had detail but Murk and Hazard didn't, can't speak for Flameout as I got Legends Twintwist and Slugslinger.

@  kizudarake : (29 April 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Anyone here got any g1 jet fire parts for sale?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Other than a few overly tight joints, the paints apps are my single complaint about the generations line.

@  tigerhawk : (29 April 2021 - 02:25 PM)

I just saw Legends Leo Prime now I wish Titans Return Alpha Trion had a few more paint apps for ship mode.

@  walruslaw : (28 April 2021 - 09:33 PM)

dagrimbo

@  CORVUS : (27 April 2021 - 08:11 PM)

Indeed.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (27 April 2021 - 04:59 PM)

CORVUS: considering that reply, I'm pretty sure this was just another instance of Bass posting poorly-defined drivel as if it were profound.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2021 - 04:24 PM)

Given the last year and a half or so, is it any surprise?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2021 - 04:12 PM)

People are snapping already it seems.

@  Kaon : (27 April 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I like the Shattered Glass Megatron's alt mode

@  CORVUS : (26 April 2021 - 07:30 PM)

I'd like to know what society he's talking about, and what qualifies as "nothing", TBH.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 05:09 PM)

I don't see the point in such a poorly defined "everyone is terrible" statement. He's not complaining about any specific people or specific problems.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (26 April 2021 - 05:06 PM)

I do not see anything about Bass's comment that felt a need for you to attack him.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Bass: does that "everyone" include yourself or are you just trying to act like you're better than everybody without actually proving anything?

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2021 - 04:10 PM)

Mostly it's "oh, don't say that right now" and "better learn when to duck".

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2021 - 04:05 PM)

There's something to be said about society when everyones just an inch away from snapping over nothing.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 April 2021 - 02:17 PM)

WalMart is a cruel mistress. Today she runneth over...tommorrow, she'll be barren as a desert.

@  -LittleAutob... : (26 April 2021 - 12:21 PM)

I love Wal-mart now- They have way more Transformers figures than Target- last night I came home with a WFC Authentic Wheeljack even though I was torn between wanting TFP Arcee and TF: The Movie Blurr, two figures I have never ever seen before-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Spelling intended lol

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 April 2021 - 10:29 AM)

Curious Geogore

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2021 - 07:54 AM)

"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio"

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

New JoJo villain, GoGio

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2021 - 07:52 AM)

Is this a Jojo?

@  Nevermore : (25 April 2021 - 06:49 AM)

Now I suddenly have a character with the name "Gorgeous Georgios" in mind.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 12:00 PM

I'll see what I can come up with...

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

...Oh, right, I was going to do something, wasn't I? Hmmm...

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 01:03 AM

I might edit my final post since it feels a little weak. However, I'd like to hear everyone's feedback on things. Afterwards I'll talk about my end of things. I like the setting and hope to have more mini-campaigns in it but I do plan to jump back over to STOMP next.
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:24 AM

XD Couldn't resist the tiny postscript. Not sure if I have much to say beyond what we've already discussed, but its also way past my bedtime. Will think some more later.



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:40 AM

I really can't think of much else to say, other than reiterating my earlier points how it encouraged teamwork more.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:04 PM

It was a brand new setting but I found myself immersed in it immediately, so something worked.


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

I wasn't sure what you were trying out in this campaign, so I was looking for opportunities to use whatever I could on the character sheet. Still missed a couple opportunities that I only caught after the fact (such as using the caution tape to mark the sinkhole prior to actually teleporting down into it).

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

A lot was simply seeing what players would do and how they would interact with the setting. You mention the sinkhole while I contemplated using the caution tape on Sweet Berry's table but it worked out fine in the end. I think the main thing I wanted to test and in turn, the reason I feel I botched things was new Flight. I feel I put Ivy's parents too early in the cave so Flight didn't get a real test. At that, I didn't think of teleporting straight up, oops. Was why I had the cave in but it was reasonable to teleport without line of sight due to some things Ember did so I allowed it. But admittedly, the cave wasn't as fleshed out as it needed to be and the scene still worked.

One major question is, how did 21 ability point characters feel? Was it okay having a lower default than the normal 30 or did it feel underpowered? Intriguingly, what do you think of the builds for the other players than yourselves?

In the end, I would like to return to this setting if all of you are willing. There are some potential interactions that could be explored.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:42 PM

This is a fun read.

I reread the IC and OOC and it is pretty digestible. The thing that stands out to me is that this campaign has a humor all its own.

Separately, I edited in the NPC page to the first post. I'm wondering how well they read for the non players who were reading the campaign.
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:06 PM

I think the main thing I wanted to test and in turn, the reason I feel I botched things was new Flight. I feel I put Ivy's parents too early in the cave so Flight didn't get a real test. At that, I didn't think of teleporting straight up, oops.


I noticed, but it felt more like a swerve than an omission. I expected to take part in the scheduled rain, so when the scheduled rain happened and worked against us I was caught completely off guard, and I liked how that felt.

And I still had my pegasus fun. I tried to play with how unnatural a pegasus might feel underground.
 

But admittedly, the cave wasn't as fleshed out as it needed to be and the scene still worked.


A fleshed out cave would have been fun but sitting around waiting to be rescued was a different kind of fun that hasn't come up in other campaigns, and I was hoping for this campaign to be something different.
 

One major question is, how did 21 ability point characters feel? Was it okay having a lower default than the normal 30 or did it feel underpowered? Intriguingly, what do you think of the builds for the other players than yourselves?


As I recall my very first STOMP build didn't use all its points. It feels like enough. If anything these builds felt bigger. Maybe it's because the setting is so light and friendly so far. I didn't feel remotely underpowered for it. I think another part of it, and I have to keep coming back to this, is the special items on our builds. It may be a small thing but it is an extra thing, and they don't take up any points, and they're completely personalized. That one little thing feels so big. Watching the spice mix get used just made me happy.
 

In the end, I would like to return to this setting if all of you are willing. There are some potential interactions that could be explored.


Sign me right up. This felt like a pilot episode, and there's plenty on the map left to visit.


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:20 PM

21 points felt enough like a 30 point build that I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything. But, a key difference is that we didn't build these characters ourselves, picking out each ability.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:52 PM

Yeah, I didn't notice any lack of points. I forget if I mentioned this before, but the spice mix was an example of why I wanted EB to carry Specific Items at first. It'd be fun to attempt to McGuyver a solution. Of course, that all went down the drain when he got lost and later on with Kage, there was no need to specify basic supplies. Having one very specific item is fun though. Easy to carry, and might come in handy in unexpected ways.

I think I'd be up for other brief campaigns like this.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:51 PM

I forget if I mentioned this before, but the spice mix was an example of why I wanted EB to carry Specific Items at first.

A lot has shifted with me as a GM. Admittedly, a portion was trying to be careful with avoiding clutter from D&D style collecting everything but I think the campaigns have shown they can handle it. Especially when compared against the legion of NPCs. Something I'm deliberately aiming to be careful with in Friendship Gardens but I think the NPCs are at a level where they can be remembered but still expand.

21 points felt enough like a 30 point build that I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything. But, a key difference is that we didn't build these characters ourselves, picking out each ability.

I'd argue that the process was only slightly different compared to some characters. Admittedly, more for Mey Hem than STOMP. Still, I was aiming for workable sample characters that were still interesting.

I think the main thing I wanted to test and in turn, the reason I feel I botched things was new Flight. I feel I put Ivy's parents too early in the cave so Flight didn't get a real test. At that, I didn't think of teleporting straight up, oops.

I noticed, but it felt more like a swerve than an omission. I expected to take part in the scheduled rain, so when the scheduled rain happened and worked against us I was caught completely off guard, and I liked how that felt.

First, I'm glad you liked it. I was worried at first though that's more of a me thing. Second, it was a case of me trying to make info available since if someone picked up on it Light Heart could have been alerted not to have it rain in certain areas. I'm just hoping I did do well enough on having some of that info available.

 
Returning is interesting since there's very little of a long game compared to the other campaigns. Most plots will be developing as they develop instead of having multi year wait times. Which I guess makes sense considering the local focus.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:50 AM

I like a long game but it could be liberating to not have one. This is a good setting to just have some trivial fun. It's a cute little town with cute little problems.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

Nothing wrong with regular bite sized adventures.



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