4ENCLAVE

A new home for the 4th Edition of the Worlds Oldest Roleplaying Game
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Anime Flavah.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Anime Flavah.   Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:00 pm

The cranky old critics of 4e generally use "its Anime" to deride 4e... but I am personally thinking the ability to use and flavor 4e in exactly that way if you want to is a real advantage. I embrace it.

Some of my favorites, Full Metal Alchemist, Avatar The Last Airbender, Samurai Champloo (awesome fighting scenes seriously), Bleach (Avengers/Sword mages/Monks ftw) and Moribito. As well as others like Inuyasha and Naruto.

I have probably forgotten some (... feel free to remind me)

I am not thinking it would be hugely necessary but at the same time wondering if house rules - perhaps things like a feat called tree top runner which allows one to move through forested areas and on walls as though flying.

or perhaps more expansively a setting expansion like http://zeitgeistadventurepath.com/ but for anime flavored play could be used to help induce more genre elements in to the 4e context.



_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:39 pm

Possible house rule.
Due to the number of unarmored or very lightly armored characters in anime a house rule allowing one to trade your class derived proficiency with leather or heavier armor to "unarmored agility"

_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
Generic Fighter
Heroic Adventurer
Heroic Adventurer
avatar

Posts : 83
Join date : 2013-09-22
Age : 40
Location : South Central PA

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:06 am

You missed a very good anime series for this... Mobile Suit Gundam! I've made several Custom Golems that are, more or less, Gundams. The Themes from the series are also very compelling. "Which Side in the War do you fight for when Both are wrong?" Gundam has some very deep questions that can be incredable Role Playing fodder.

Also, getting into Anime Style Video Games, there is Mega Man/Rock Man. I played a Warforged PC that was a combination of Protoman and Zero. and the Shin Megami Tensei series is a good place to look for more mature themes, if your Players can handle them. I'm doing a series of articles on my blog about using the Concept of the "Shadow" to create a custom monster based on one of your PCs. Here is a link to it...

http://genericfighter.blogspot.com/

GF

_________________
My PhotoBucket of Mostly minis that I have Mangled..I mean Modified and Painted.
http://s124.photobucket.com/user/GenericFighter/library/?sort=6&page=1

WARNING! I have a Sense of Humor and am NOT afraid to use it!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://genericfighter.blogspot.com/
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:08 pm

Generic Fighter wrote:
You missed a very good anime series for this... Mobile Suit Gundam! I've made several Custom Golems that are, more or less, Gundams.

Thanks not familar with Gundam series the idea of transforming into a battle form is a fairly common meme amongst anime.

Generic Fighter wrote:

The Themes from the series are also very compelling. "Which Side in the War do you fight for when Both are wrong?" Gundam has some very deep questions that can be incredable Role Playing fodder.

Its a very serious theme... generally its about whether you walk the easy path.

More anime inspiration. Sacred Blacksmith and Soul Eater
Both feature sentient weapons able to assume human forms for everyday interaction. I can see reflavoring a Pixie Warlord as such. I might consider mixing capabilities of a pixie and a warforged for even more authenticity ie creating a new race.

_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
Felorn Gloryaxe
Epic Adventurer
Epic Adventurer
avatar

Posts : 367
Join date : 2013-05-16
Location : United States

Character sheet
Name: Felorn Gloryaxe
Class: Fighter
Race: Dwarf

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:57 am

I wouldn't mind playing in a Full Metal Alchemist game. Which with 4e's usage of rituals and such is entirely plausible. I know Pokemon already has an RPG which has quite a bit of 4e inspiration.

_________________

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.” - H. P. Lovecraft

Like a Star @ heaven
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:59 am

FMA could rock couldnt it.

Are there any enablers you can think of that would make it more explicitly supported.

Normal alchemists are ritual bound but the heroic types ... all seem to have active talents allowing high speed casting.

_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:06 pm

An FMA setting would need some form of gun support.

_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
Garthanos
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 935
Join date : 2013-05-25
Location : Nebraska

Character sheet
Name: Garthanos
Class: Arcadian Knight
Race: Auld Worlder

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:06 pm

And an uber missile deflection to go with it

.... plus for martial awesome purposes is tank stabbing a power?  Shocked 

_________________
Born To Be Kings and Heros -- From the Ashes Phoenix
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Lazarus Long via Robert Heinlein.

One suspects Lugh Long-hand Samildánach (a wright/carpenter, a sailor, a smith/bronze craftsman, a healer, a champion, a harpist, a poet/historian, a sorcerer, cupbearer) would agree.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.dyasdesigns.com/kingsmagic.html
CHIA
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 131
Join date : 2013-05-16
Age : 20
Location : Newark, DE

PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:56 am

Garthanos wrote:
The cranky old critics of 4e generally use "its Anime" to deride 4e... but I am personally thinking the ability to use and flavor 4e in exactly that way if you want to is a real advantage. I embrace it.

Some of my favorites, Full Metal Alchemist, Avatar The Last Airbender, Samurai Champloo (awesome fighting scenes seriously), Bleach (Avengers/Sword mages/Monks ftw) and Moribito.  As well as others like Inuyasha and Naruto.

I have probably forgotten some (... feel free to remind me)

I am not thinking it would be hugely necessary but at the same time wondering if house rules - perhaps things like a feat called tree top runner which allows one to move through forested areas and on walls as though flying.

or perhaps more expansively a setting expansion like http://zeitgeistadventurepath.com/  but for anime flavored play could be used to help induce more genre elements in to the 4e context.




I definitely agree. Editions like 3.x where casters have such a monopoly on cool powers and spells are difficult to reflavor to animes like Avatar.

_________________
Hi, I'm CorranHornIsAwesome. You may remember me from such threads on the Wizards boards as "Build Your Encounter!" and "Writer's Block."

/Troy McClure
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Anime Flavah.   

Back to top Go down
 
Anime Flavah.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
4ENCLAVE :: 4th Edition :: 4e General Discussion-
Jump to: