Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!: Anguirus and Rodan






Godzilla's closest allies are also two of his oldest foes: the prickly quadruped Anguirus and the supersonic flyer Rodan. Both have frequently fought alongside Godzilla against King Ghidorah.


Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Anguirus
Novice Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card



This quadrupedal mutant angilosaurus is surprisingly swift and spry despite the limitations of its physiology. As territorial as Godzilla itself, Anguirus frequently takes on foes more powerful than itself -- such as Gigan and King Ghidorah.



Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+13, Vigor d10
Skills: Fighting d10, Intimidation d6, Notice d6, Swimming d8, Taunt d6
Charisma: -4; Pace: 32; Parry: 7; Toughness: 41 (10)
Gear: --
Hindrances: Arrogant [Major], Monologuer [Major; roars for a round instead of taking actions], Illiterate [Minor; unable to communicate through speech or writing with humans], Weakness [Minor; cold]
Edges: Arcane Background [Super Powers], Fleet-Footed, Quick
Super Powers

  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (18): 5d6 + d12 + 11; Armor Piercing 10, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Burrowing (3)
  • Damage Field (25): dorsal spikes; 6d10; Armor Piercing 10, Enhanced Damage,* Heavy Weapon, Limitation (only affects foes who make melee attacks on Anguirus or whom Anguirus hits with a Push attack), Permanent
  • Growth (9): +3 Size (Size 14)
  • Leaping (1)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (1): Fire
  • Super Attribute (2): Vigor +1
  • Super Edge (2): Quick
  • Toughness (12): Hardy 
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)
*It became pretty obvious after some playtesting that Enhanced Damage was necessary for damage field to work on the kaiju scale, so it's available for the same price as with attack, ranged.




Rodan (1956)

Rodan
Novice Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card


This gigantic mutant pteranodon may be the fastest kaiju in atmospheric flight. Originally appearing as half of a mated pair, Rodan grew less territorial and antagonistic after its mate died..


Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+10, Vigor d10
Skills: Fighting d10, Flying d12, Intimidation d6, Notice d6, Swimming d4, Taunt d8
Charisma: -4; Pace: 16 (Fly at Mach 2+, Climb 6); Parry: 7; Toughness: 41 (10)
Gear: --
Hindrances: Monologuer [Major; screeches for a round instead of taking actions] or Dependent [in its first appearance], Lame [Major; Rodan is very clumsy on the ground], Illiterate [Minor; unable to communicate through speech or writing with humans], Weakness [Minor; cold]
Edges: Arcane Background [Super Powers]
Super Powers
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (18): 5d6 + d12 + 10; Armor Piercing 10, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (20): hurricane-force winds from flapping wings; 6d10; Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon, Switchable
  • Flight (24): Super Sonic Speed; Climb 6, Switchable
  • Growth (3): +2 Size (Size 13)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (2): air, fire/heat
  • Super Attribute: Agility +1
  • Super Skill: Flying +5
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Whirlwind (6): Large Template, Twister
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)
EDIT: After playtesting some monster battles, I've discovered that 50+ Toughness is way too freakin' high. It becomes almost impossible for the monsters to hurt each other, even with Armor Piercing attacks. I've therefore dropped all the kaijus' armor values and redirected those points.


EDIT: I also promoted Anguirus and Rodan to Cosmic-level monsters.




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