|How I felt when I realized it was Saturday and I hadn't started writing this yet|
The glog community challenge is ending soon, and I haven’t written lore yet, but here are the rules to steal and do with what you want. Inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, which in my humble opinion is one rad fucking show.
1 is barely taller than a human, 5 is an office building, 10 is a city.
HULL: Number from 0-5.
When you get hit, roll a d6 under your Hull to negate the damage (it’s just cosmetic damage, scratched paint and dents and showers of sparks).
If you get hit with max damage or a crit, reduce your Hull by 1.
MECH DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT: When you are reduced to half your HP or below, roll below. At a quarter HP, roll again. The wound becomes severe (aka limbs ripped off, massive damage, weapons destroyed). At 0 the mech is destroyed.
1-2. Torso or head damaged.
3-4. Limb damaged.
5. Weapons system disabled for 1d4 rounds.
6. Internal systems damaged. Roll damage again.
ATTACK: +2 to the pilot’s base attack stats.
The basic mech attack (fisticuffs) deals damage in the form of (SIZE)d10. A small mech might do 1d10 damage per hit, while an Eva or Jager will do 5d10 per hit.
SPEED: 3d6, -1 for any more legs than 2.
Like basic player speed, but on a grander scale.
Roll under Stability when something tries to knock you over.
Any other checks use the pilot’s base stats, just scaled up to mech-size.
Small enemies (individual humans) deal 1 damage to you, negated by Hull unless they critically hit.
To pilot a war-machine, your blood chemistry must be altered, usually through injections of a specialized drug matrix called an interface cocktail. It makes you rage as a barbarian as the machine’s alien fury floods your mind. 2-in-6 to stop your homicidal rampage and exit the machine, with a +1 to the chance for every level you have.
War-machines bond to their operators, not (usually) allowing others to pilot them. There’s a 1-in-20 chance the machine will allow someone else to drive them.
Horrible weapons and technology incoming in another post.