The King is Dead

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!: Godzilla Pun in 5...4...3...2...1!

I've actually done this before, but with the new revised Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion-based approach to kaiju stats that I'm taking, it's time for another round of Godzilla at different ranks! 


Godzilla
Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card


Godzilla's first appearance


Novice
Godzilla (1954); Godzilla Raids Again; King Kong vs. Godzilla; Mothra vs. Godzilla; Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster; Invasion of Astro-Monster; Ebirah, Horror of the Deep




Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+13, Vigor d12
Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Swimming d10
Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 44 (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], Take the Hit
Super Powers:
  • Aquatic (2)
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (10): 5d6 + d12 + 13; Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (23): atomic breath; 6d10 radiation; Armor Piercing 10, Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Growth (15): +5 Size (Size 16)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (10): fire (5), radiation (5)
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)

Advances: 5: Hard to Kill; 10: Nerves of Steel; 15: Strength +1 





A typical Godzilla design of the late Showa era


Seasoned
Son of Godzilla; Destroy All Monsters; All Monsters Attack; Godzilla vs. Hedorah; Godzilla vs. Gigan; Godzilla vs. Megalon; Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla; Terror of Mechagodzilla


Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+14, Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Swimming d10

Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 44 (10)

Gear: --

Hindrances: Dependent [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], Hard to Kill, Nerves of Steel, Take the Hit

Super Powers:

  • Aquatic (2)
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (6): 5d6 + d12 + 14; Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (23): atomic breath; 6d10 radiation; Armor Piercing 10, Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Growth (15): +5 Size (Size 16)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (10): fire (5), radiation (5)
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)


Advances: 20: Spirit +1; 25: Mastery (attack, ranged); 30: Notice +1; 35: Combat Sense
Note: Godzilla swaps Arrogant Hindrance for Dependent.

Heisei-era Godzilla


Veteran
The Return of Godzilla; Godzilla vs. Biollante; Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah; Godzilla vs. Mothra; Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla; Godzilla vs. Destroyah


Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, Strength d12+14, Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Swimming d10

Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 44 (20)

Gear: --

Hindrances: Dependent [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], Combat Sense, Hard to Kill, Mastery (attack, ranged), Nerves of Steel, Take the Hit

Super Powers:

  • Aquatic (2)
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (6): 5d6 + d12 + 14; Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (23): atomic breath; 6d10 radiation; Armor Piercing 10, Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Growth (15): +5 Size (Size 16)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (10): fire (5), radiation (5)
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)


Advances: 40: Strength +1; 45: Brawny; 50: Harder to Kill; 55: Improved Nerves of Steel


The primary design used in the Millennium era


Heroic
Godzilla 2000: Millennium; Godzilla vs. Megaguirus; Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack; Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla; Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.; Godzilla: Final Wars


Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, Strength d12+15, Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Swimming d10

Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 45 (20)

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], Brawny, Combat Sense, Hard to Kill/Harder to Kill, Mastery (attack, ranged), Nerves of Steel/Improved Nerves of Steel, Take the Hit
Super Powers:
  • Aquatic (2)
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (6): 5d6 + d12 + 15; Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (23): atomic breath; 6d10 radiation; Armor Piercing 10, Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Growth (15): +5 Size (Size 16)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (10): fire (5), radiation (5)
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)

Advances: 60: Strength +1; 65: Killer Instinct; 70: Shooting +1; 75: Dead Shot


Get it?


Legendary
Godzilla (2014)


Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, Strength d12+15, Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d10, Swimming d10

Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 46 (20)

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], Brawny, Combat Sense, Dead Shot, Hard to Kill/Harder to Kill, Killer Instinct, Mastery (attack, ranged), Nerves of Steel/Improved Nerves of Steel, Take the Hit

Super Powers:

  • Aquatic (2)
  • Armor (5): Heavy Armor
  • Attack, Melee (6): 5d6 + d12 + 15; Heavy Weapon
  • Attack, Ranged (23): atomic breath; 6d10 radiation; Armor Piercing 10, Cone (can switch between Cone Template and other uses), Enhanced Damage, Focus, Heavy Weapon
  • Growth (15): +5 Size (Size 16)
  • Regeneration (7): level 2; Recovery, Regrowth
  • Resistance (10): fire (5), radiation (5)
  • Toughness (13): Hardy
  • Gargantuan Being Package: fear (Scary, Terror, Limitation: non-kaiju only), size (+11, Heavy Armor, Heavy Weapons, Long Stride, Monster)


Advances: 80: Tough as Nails




For those wondering, Shin Godzilla is such a different beast, I'd totally have to rebuild the character. Also, I haven't seen it.


EDIT: I made some updates to the previous post that resulted in changes to Godzilla's stats.


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.

No comments:

Post a Comment