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 GM, 1 post
 Victor Caroli
 Distinctive Voice
Mon 6 Jan 2020
at 01:08
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Here, we discuss this place, preferences, and such. This is where we decide what this game is and how it's run.

My personal preference is for G1, after Season 2 and before the TF Movie, but I'm good for post-movie or post-Season 3 as well.

Chris suggested the idea of maybe TF's in space; looking at perhaps one or more of the many alien worlds the TF's colonized rather than the adventures happening on Earth. Maybe even before Season 1 (what were TF's doing for millions of years?) And I do like having humans involved, but nothing says we can't have that as well.

System-wise, for now we just have a super simple system that will probably involve rolling a d20, low chance of missing, and high chances of survival for all (even the enemy).

Thoughts welcome on all of the above.
 player, 1 post
Mon 6 Jan 2020
at 01:30
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 player, 2 posts
Mon 6 Jan 2020
at 05:59
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Level .01 to .75, "Beginnings tier"
- 99% of the population in this tier.
- Carla's early life.  We're not alone thinking that the gods must be crazy.  Carla born of the hopes of the people.
- Mittens spent most of her life in this tier.

Level 1-5 "heroic tier"
- One heroic can take out several Beginners.
- While there are tens of thousands of individuals in this tier, it's still only like 1% of the populus
- Carla gets the calling of an oracle at age 2.  Remains lvl 1 for a number of years.
- Would Tim would like to see happen in this tier: foreshadowing of everything ahead of us.  We HEAR about the paragons.  Getting to see that we're surpassing the heroic level noteworthy persons yet hearing "you'll never surpass the paragons."
- Mittens discovered her singing sword just as she reached level 1.
- We will earn our first titles in this tier.  For example, "Mittens the reckless."

Level 6-10 "paragon tier"
- 1 paragon can take a group of heroics easy.
- paragons said to take out entire guilds solo.  RL example: Pan King Fu "the gangbuster."
- There are at most a hundred in the entire world of this tier.
- This is where word really starts to spread about the heroes.  "Yeah right.  You're not Callista.  The REAL Callista is WAY more powerful."
- Upper paragon: Powerful enough as a group to overthrow a king.  Most monsters are boot buttons.
- Lvl 10: Carla gets her wings.

Level 11-15 "legendary tier"
- Most monsters are NAMED monsters.
- What defines legend?  At these levels, deserve to say "I slew a dragon."
- There are maybe a dozen in the mortal world of this level.  Example: Mystagon.  Carla heard about and looks up to him.  Presumed dead or a mythical metaphor.  Krendis: lvl 15.  Centuries old.
- Carla awakens as a full fledged angel.

Level 16-20 "ascension tier"
- Can take on Named dragons as a group.  You are now a demigod.  You do not age.
- Possibly 1 or 2 in the mortal world of this level when game began.

Level 21-25 "conquest tier"
- Fighting celestials.  Working toward overthrowing the gods.  Gain domains!

Level 26-30 "dominion tier"
- We am play gods.

Level 30+ "beyonder tier"
- What happens in this tier is a mystery.  :)

I quote this as a frame of reference for what I'd like to bolt down with absolute firmness.  Namely that it would take several top level Paragon Decepticons like Starscream, Sky Warp, Thundercracker, and a legend like Soundwave to even begin to be a threat to Optimus Prime.

PCs are heroic.  PCs can swat up to 4 nameless mooks on their own with little chance of defeat, but 5 or more and the odds start to be unfavorable.  But the entire team of Autobot PCs working together with a second team would easily be swatted by Megatron.  (Not that the GM should ever pit them against an enemy 3 full tiers above them.)  PCs will gain levels slowly (if at all) and early paragon tier would be the level cap.

Suggested system: Mekton Zeta.  Haven't looked at it yet.
Setting: At the very least, I'd say everything after season 1 is non-cannon because season 2 was on drugs.  But I'd like to toss season 1 out too.  Maybe keep episode 1?  Because as fun as that story is, i'd like the freedom to not be constrained to any continuity at all.
Story: Was thinking of biting off some scifi module and reflavoring it for TFs.    Then maybe restart with new starting PCs with a new module.
 player, 1 post
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 04:19
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I'm still wildly shrug over mechanics ideas.

All I've got so far is "So uh... I guess I'll call my space robot Turbo Thunder? Legally distinct from Turbo Fire, the Hotwheels toy I will be ripping off to double down on Toy Cars logic"
 player, 3 posts
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 04:10
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found a bunch of free mini modules for Mekton Zeta.

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:36, Thu 09 Jan 2020.

Turbo Thunder
 GM, 2 posts
 It's Thunder, not Fire.
 I'm legally distinct.
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 05:11
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That should help get us started, now to...

*Eyes folder with Bundle of holding collection he bought during the summer*

...You know you are a nerd when you forget how many tabletop systems you have bought and re-bought over the years.

Don't ask how to play Rifts or Classic Battletech. Just... Don't.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:12, Thu 09 Jan 2020.

 NPC, 1 post
 Friendly girly girl
 ...who's a TANK
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 05:07
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The new thread's perfect for introducing my new bot. :)
Tread is definitely *not* a sneak-in type, and she takes a lot of energon besides. So in her case, I'm going to go with she is either a bot who has volunteered to go into stasis to save the Autobots precious energon reserves and will be activated later, OR she'll be built on Earth / wherever once the TFs start getting more regular energy. I'm cool either way, whichever works best for the Narrator's story. :)

Meanwhile, time to intro Gem, Turbo Thunder, and Jumpjet!
 GM, 6 posts
Sun 19 Jan 2020
at 21:13
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Jumpjet's secret history is secret.  Prime wants it kept secret so he's got a fair shake among the Autobots without being treated like junk.  Only those who were on the rescue mission (which wouldn't include the PCs) know the secret.

I plan for the secret to come out very soon.  Any named 'con will recognize him and taunt him openly.
 GM, 43 posts
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 06:34
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Just watched Netflix' War for Cybertron, and boy did it wet my appetite for Transformers.  But sadly, I'm still stumped.  So the best fix I can figure is to move on to a new episode.
 Player, 39 posts
 Sparkles! Rainbows!
Sat 1 Aug 2020
at 06:48
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Works for me! Go for it.