Battleborn D&D Homebrew!


(Natsume Ryu) #1

We’ll be playing a homebrewed Battleborn-universe PnP. I figured some folks would like to know about it, so here’s the post starting the thread where i will post things!

Our games will be on Thursdays and Tuesdays, starting at 7pm central time (one week from now!). I’ll be streaming it, if you can’t make it, look for text updates of our adventures in this thread!

GM and homebrewer: Kitru

Characters of Game 1, Jennerit Thursday Game:
Vespillo the Kemessian, played by NatsumeRyu
Priscilla the Jennerit, played by ChibiLovett
Charonte the Helician, played by AC-415
Kutcha the Corvid Aviant, played by Twilit

Game 2, Eldrid Tuesday Game Players:
Dr. Scimitar “Crackers”, the Aventail (a Macaw Aviant) played by Benedict_87
Zulkas, the animated Aztanti Golem played by Dave
Takeshi “Moonflower” Tolguacha, the Aelfrin played by Dr. Infinity
Rankine the Pangol (Pangolin inspired species) played by NatsumeRyu

Stream:


(Cast Iron Chef) #2

How exactly would this work? Would you be using the game itself or something like discord where it would be a “real-time” PnP session? I’m guessing that if it’s the later, the players would type in what their character was doing.

No matter how you guys proceed, I wish you all luck. I love the characters in BB and seeing them live on outside of the game is great. :slight_smile:


(Natsume Ryu) #3

Roll20.net :slight_smile:
Well do voice over discord.


(Benedict's Glorious Wingspan) #4

Neat.


(Natsume Ryu) #5

We’re starting to work out our characters!
I have a good enough grasp of mine ive started scribbling

Pics

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/359808473757646849/533511821592625153/unknown.png
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/359808473757646849/533513711768305665/unknown.png


(lowlines - PS4) #6

This looks cool! I wish you folks luck and I’ll try and remember to tune in on Friday (:australia:). :eyes:


(Natsume Ryu) #7

Our first game is tomorrow night! Kit has provided us with a synopsis of “The Story So Far…” So I’ll do a quick stream/video going over that tonight about 2000-2030 CST (about an hour after the stream will start tomorrow). Much hype! Such excite!


(Natsume Ryu) #8

Prologue…

"On 19958.350 CR, the Heliophage was destroyed and Rendain was banished to Varelsi space, triggering a short period of peace and cooperation among the various factions, thanks in large part to the leadership and reputation of the Battleborn.

Only a few months later, during an expedition on the part of the Battleborn to explore strange happenings in the Heart of Ekkunar, Rendain was returned to our universe by the Varelsi. Weakened by aggressive Thrall explorers, Varelsi invaders, and an ancient Aztanti guardian, the Battleborn were unable to defeat Rendain before he escaped the planet.

Sent back to the universe in order to make good on his agreement to steal Solus for the Varelsi in exchange for the continued existence of the Jennerit Imperium, Rendain initially attempted to wrest control of the Empire back from Deande. Many Jennerit, upset with the reforms that Deande was implementing and the lack of solid evidence of the continued existence of their Empress, rejoined Rendain, triggering a schism within the Jennerit Empire.

Thanks to Deande and the Battleborn’s work reuniting the various factions, Rendain’s loyalists were unable to take control of the Solus System as they hoped, even with the help of the Varelsi, and had to flee to exile in Darkspace.

It has been three months since the Jennerit Schism and the exile of the rebels. Each day, the united factions expected Rendain to launch a new attack and each day has only created more questions. Deande’s spies have been unable to determine where Rendain has been but the Rogues have discovered that there’s a lot going on in Darkspace.

The new Pact has decreed that Solus itself is a neutral territory and that any aggressive act on the part of any faction will be met with overwhelming force by the other four in order to ensure that as strong a front remains in order to defend against the inevitable assault by Rendain and the Varelsi. However, it is no longer merely the Rogues that seek out the resources and riches that were once thought to be lost to Darkspace and all of them consider it a race against not only each other but against Rendain and the Varelsi for the future of their universe.

The Rogues, initially reluctant to share the wealth of Darkspace that once only they were able and willing to venture into, now sell their services to all of the remaining factions as the most expert explorers and navigators in Solus. Rumors still emerge, but are quickly quashed, that some even sell their services and spoils to Rendain as he wanders through Darkspace.

The Eldrid seek to reclaim from Darkspace what was once thought lost. The Seeds of the Codex and other lost Eldrid treasures are lying there for the taking, and, many planets still harbor strange and modified life, in the centuries and millennia that they have not been watched. In addition, thanks to the influence of Mellka and the Eldrid Battleborn, the Eldrid Council has shifted in their historic position: they will not simply sit by as the universe is destroyed by unnatural forces like the Jennerit and the Varelsi; the Eldrid are now commited wholeheartedly to the fight to survive.

The Jennerit Empire, under Deande, is but a shadow of its former self. The initial flight of discontented Jennerit upon the defeat of Rendain and the further losses caused by his later return have cost Deande and her government dearly, though they still hold on to the Exodus, the Sustainment Engine, and Tempest itself. Deande and the other Jennerit Battleborn have taken control and now seek to right the wrongs that their Empire once did. The Jennerit caste system has been abolished, slaves have been freed, and a new creed has been given: “Live Together or Die Alone”. There are still mutterings of discontent from those who grew rich from the old social order that chose to remain loyal to the Empress, but those who the Jennerit Empire once ground into the dirt in order to build their great edifices finally have a chance at a bright future within the Empire, though age old prejudices and economic inequality still cause problems. All of the races of the Jennerit Empire see Darkspace as a chance to gain great honor in service to the Empire, as well as a chance to make up for all of the harm that they caused.

Little has changed for the LLC. The success on the part of the Battleborn in saving Solus has shifted their desire for profit from the immediate short-term to slightly more long-term. The discovery of lost wealth and technology in Darkspace has caused a similar shift: rather than trying to own as much of Solus as they can, they are now focused on owning as much of Darkspace as well. Some of the merchant guilds have funded their own excursions while others are happy enough being paid to equip those they deem to be too risky to be profitable. All in all, it’s still largely business as usual. Strangely, the Magna Carta still remains silent, with many AI and interested parties trying to seek it out, whether it fled to Darkspace or remains within the Arcfleet.

For the UPR, the lack of resources and, more importantly, living space quickly overshadowed any short-term satisfaction derived from the defeat of Rendain. Unable to militarily colonize any of the planets or moons remaining within the Solus System, the UPR now seek to ameliorate the problem of limited living space, a growing population, and finite resources for defense and expansion in Darkspace. The UPR was able to extract the technology that the Jennerit used to migrate Tempest to the Solus System and are now building their own planet mover, with Darkspace exploration teams being sent out to find additional resources for the mover and suitable planets to bring to Solus once it is completed.

The Age of Darkspace Exploration has officially begun."

The Story So Far…


“Jennerit operators have intercepted poorly-coded transmissions from a group of renegade thrall that found a derelict ship out in deep space. They are currently working to get it into some semblance of working order to bring it to their base in the Detritus Ring. You have been chosen by your superiors to mount an expedition to take out the thrall and, if possible, bring back the derelict or any valuable cargo.”

-Kitru

Our first game was scheduled to be tomorrow but I’m afraid we are in need of a fourth player! You’ll need Discord since we use that for voice, and to be free during the timeframe. If you’re interested let myself or Kitru know! Got our fourth! Games begin next thursday! I’ll update the character roster once they’ve settled!


(Natsume Ryu) #9

Our first game is today! However I will not be streaming this week’s game since it’ll be an introductory/training game. This way everyone can get settled this week and we’ll start the real campaign and fun times next week. Don’t worry, I’ll post in a little synopsis of anything good that happens and probably work in character descriptions as well so y’all will be prepared for when we jump in deep next week. <3


(Natsume Ryu) #10

I’m back from out of town and able to do a quick synopsis of last weeks game/training!

Our three Jennerit and their Rogue navigator hired on for the mission head into the Holosim before setting off on their mission to recover the lost ship/cargo. It’s a good chance for each member to get a sense of each others’ abilities & to learn how to work together. While it took longer than it should have to dispatch with the holo-thrall (what happens in the holosim, stays in the holosim), the team did succeed and moved onto a simulation of a mission involving travel through Helicia.

While a bit scuffed up from the holo-adventures, our team has no time to rest before heading out on their mission…


(Natsume Ryu) #11

Tomorrow is our official first game and first stream! Be sure to tune in by 7pm CST to make sure you don’t miss anything! I’ll have a brand new microphone and set up to do the streaming and recording. :slight_smile: If you can’t make it, I’ll look into uploading the stream to youtube to save, and I’ll make a synopsis to post here!

Also, I hear Kitru has two players for a second campaign…Which means he’s probably still looking for two more if you’re interested!


(Brute 912) #12

@NatsumeRyu Will it be on the PS4 or PC? :hushed:


(Natsume Ryu) #13

Neither! We are live! Battleborn P&P: https://twitch.tv/natsumeryu

January 31st Jennerit Thursday Game 1:

Synopsis of our first mission (because I’m so slow!)
1/31 game

An introduction:
Kitru is our GM, he’s trying to make our lives a living hell.
Natsu’s playing Vespillo, the tiny Kemessian that carries a big stick, and he can hit you with it.
Chibi is playing Priscilla, the Jennerit Hacker - both literally and figuratively with her double edged sword and HackBook Pro.
Twilit is playing Kutcha, a Corvid Aviant corrupted with Varelsi powers who wears an Aztanti suit that can lockdown the varelsi corruption when it gets too bad.
AC is playing Charante, the Helician terror trooper with an arcshot carbine. He’s quite Shocking™.

Our team arrives onboard the pressurized deck of the ship, facing down several thralls of primal, bomber, gunner, and evolved variants. Our team hastily dispatches with this group to attempt to get inside, only to find the ship closed up tight, with exterior turrets now hunting them down instead of their ship. Priscilla manages to wirelessly hack in on the team’s run-up to the doors and turrets, and self destruct one of them, while Vespillo throws rocks at the remaining turret in his attempts to disable it, eventually landing one in a spot that prevents it from moving for a second. As the team approaches the doors, Priscilla manages to finish hacking the last turret and then open the door leading inside.

The corridor leading inside forces our team to enter the bridge single file, running into another large group of thrall comprised of a beastmaster, gunner, evolved, and several primals. Vespillo, cocky from his strong rock throwing abilities, leads in, which earns him some pain from a charged pylon the beastmaster throws down immediately, and the primals take advantage of to charge their attacks. The team tries to rush past the Pylon, with Kutcha stuck inside of it. Both him and Vespillo come perilously close to unconsciousness during the encounter, but the team does manage to come out of the fight as one.

With the ship emptied out, we are now faced with reinforcements approaching from outside. Priscilla focuses on navigation, Kutcha gets the engines working again, Charonte found the key to the ship to turn it on, and Vespillo attempted to fire back on the attacking ships. Before our team could jump out back into solus space, one of the thrall ships collides with us, boarding. The team rushes to cover the two entrances to the room, Vespillo and Char cover one side, while Priscilla and Kutcha cover the other side.
A Bonecrusher comes towering in over Vespillo with a couple primal thralls in tow, while several Primals tangle with Priscilla. Char dazes the Bonecrusher, while Vespillo pops off the two Primals that came in with it, hitting the Bonecrusher in the process. The primals take Vespillo down with them. Priscilla got one of the Primals that tried to run by her, and took another out shortly afterward. Kutcha comes rushing over to get Vespillo back on his feet, while Charonte pops a few more shots off on the Bonecrusher. The Bonecrusher does not like this, so he charges Charonte, going right over Vespillo in the process, landing a crit. Vespillo chases after the Bonecrusher, missing and taking and Bonecrusher roar to the face, followed by a stomp that shakes the floor, knocking him down. Priscilla leaves the two remaining Primals to rush the Bonecrusher, and Kutcha gives Charonte and Vespillo a pick-me-up. The Primals chase after Priscilla and get off a scratch, Charonte stands back up and hits the Bonecrusher with the butt of his rifle, finally bloody-ing the Bonecrusher. The Bonecrusher, surrounded, fumbles, which Vespillo takes advantage of to crit him, along with shots from the others finishes off the Bonecrusher. The Primals, terrified of the last show of strength the team finished off the Bonecrusher with, abandons the fight. We finish jumping back into Solus space, with Jennerit High Command asking who’s approaching in the ship. Our team comes back fairly beat down (aside from Priscilla, who’s still very healthy), but alive from their first Darkspace mission.


(Benedict's Glorious Wingspan) #14

In loving memory of Vespillo’s lucky rock…


(Natsume Ryu) #15

Steve sacrificed himself for the greater good! He will be remembered, and future generations of rocks will carry on in his stead! For every turret, there exists a rock to blow it up!

Synopsis will be on the way, as soon as I can get one written (probably not until Sunday at the earliest this week), the Vod is up on twitch, and I’ll get it up to youtube when I can :slight_smile:

I’ll also try to get character descriptions below their names in the OP so folks know whats happening creatively since we aren’t spending too much time on describing the visuals so far :stuck_out_tongue:

edit: i apologize, I mispoke at the end of the stream, i won’t be streaming the next two weeks, but i will be recording! So those videos will go up once I’m back in town!


(Brute 912) #16

I had no idea what D&D meant until I saw the Livestream yesterday. I never played dungeons and dragons before, but the idea of having one for Battleborn was cool. :blush:


(Natsume Ryu) #17

Have a quick nat 20 clip while some of you wait for my synopsis or youtube upload:


(Natsume Ryu) #18

A reminder I’m not streaming tonight! I am recording though, and I promise I haven’t forgotten about last weeks synopsis!

I am recording so this weeks episode of adventures will go on twitch/youtube when i get back (which isnt until after next week’s game, which will also be recorded but not streamed - I hope to get the synopses up before I’m back from the trip though! :slight_smile:

February 7th Jennerit Thursday Game 2:

We are not leaving Tempest for this mission – We’ve been called upon to pull a research lab out of the clutches of a small thrall rebellion.

As we approach the lab, Vespillo and Charonte sneak around the sides while Priscilla and Kutcha walk up front. A group of thrall greet us out front with weapons at the ready. There are Thrall Jockeys buzzing around, evading us handily, a Thrall swordsman hacking up Kutcha, and Gunners keeping us pinned.

Vespillo gives up sneaking as he rushes one of the Gunners to give a solid whacking to. It feels as though karma has come back to say hello to Priscilla, as she takes the brunt of some strong attacks. Poor Charonte struggles to swat the fly thrall buzzing around his head but successfully puts the pain on the swordsman. Eventually, we route the team on the exterior of the building and move inwards, thankfully having access to a map of the place.

We decide to move stealthily and engage at our own pace, taking command of the fights we encounter in the limited space of the building. The thralls we beat down were searching for something, but we’re not sure what. And we beat them before they found whatever it was, but there’s still a lot to explore and route out here…


(Natsume Ryu) #19

While we’re not doing a game tonight, I am home and uploading last weeks game! I hope to have it up in time on twitch for a premiere when we would usually play.

Still working on the synopsis, which I can finish as the premiere airs if need be <3

edit: It won’t let me do a premiere so i guess they are just up now…


(Natsume Ryu) #20

I still have our last game to synopsis, and yes, we do have a game tonight! I will not be able to get the second synopsis up before tonight’s games, but the videos are on twitch, and I’ll try to write up a synopsis as we play to save time. :stuck_out_tongue:

February 22nd Jennerit Thursday Game 3: