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    458 KB Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:45 No.12726031  
    So /tg/ my players are looking at Pokemon tabletop Rpg, we might give it a shot if just to get out of the flavor of Ad eva for a little bit of light hearted-ish fun. Also a game where we know the outcome is most likely death.

    Any tips or tricks I should know for it?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:50 No.12726076
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    No one?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:53 No.12726095
    >the outcome is most likely death
    Wait, what?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:54 No.12726112
    Last campaign was dark heresy, and this time around its Adeptus Eva. It hasnt exactly been forgiving.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:55 No.12726119
    >Snorlax's face
    Oh Jesus fuck me
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:55 No.12726120
    >a little bit of light hearted-ish fun
    >the outcome is most likely death
    >Pokemon RPG
    oh god.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:56 No.12726128
    What's the source of OP's pic? I see it all the time here in 4chan but I have no idea from where it came.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:56 No.12726131
    I take it Im looking at the wrong RPG for light hearted?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:59 No.12726146

    likely a 14 year old on deviantart
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)13:59 No.12726152
    Wait, you're using pokemon to get out of the likely death feel?

    Yeah, that should work.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:00 No.12726155
    thats a talented 14 year old....just saying. Also, is Pokemon table top really that harsh?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:00 No.12726159
    >Snorlax' lamprey mouth
    >Nidoking's teddybear ears
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:01 No.12726163
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    It's a shame you weren't here yesterday for the thread about this.

    In the OP's game, of the three starting players one of the kids died almost immediately. The town was set on fire and they rushed to the Pokemon center to save what they could, each picking a starter in the process. Unfortunately, they also released them before going outside...and one of them had an onyx. Cue collapsing ceiling, wherein one of the kids is crushed along with his elekid.

    Turns out the town is under attack by an abused nerd-turned-columbine reject with a Koffing, who he's using to gas everyone and ignite fires. It ends up killing both itself and the two player's starting pokemon with self destruct.

    Another game involved a player whose kid became increasingly paranoid and violent after being attacked by terrorists, and took to beating pokemon near to death with an oar and directing his charmander to claw out someone's eyes.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:02 No.12726171
    so long as everyone stays on track.

    pokemon can do gruesome things to people.. where's my "absurd pokemon abilities" image..
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:03 No.12726181
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    Pokemon are dangerous, hostile, mutant scum that should be hunted into extinction.

    Such is the natural order of things.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:04 No.12726193
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    Here, you dropped this.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:06 No.12726210

    I'd play it. Another victory, another traumati- Saved child
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:08 No.12726224
    Can you spot all the pokemans?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:08 No.12726226
    I am so fucking tired of this image.

    The pressure it can exert with its jaw is meaningless. What actually matters is the density of its fangs.

    The Pokedex is not saying it can bite directly through a concrete pillar like a celery stalk, it's saying the bones in its teeth are dense enough to eventually wear through with enough grinding.

    >To erode or diminish gradually
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:09 No.12726233
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    >Lamprey mouth

    Speaking of Lamprey...
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:10 No.12726251
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    I have to wonder what the actual natural predators of Abra and Ralts would be. Fucking teleporting bullshit, you'd need to be fast as hell.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:12 No.12726266
    >magnemite nailed/screwed into the spear
    whoah, I didn't catch that when I first looked at it
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:14 No.12726276
    What the fuck density has to do with it?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:17 No.12726299
    >Pikachu hat
    >Electivire pauldron and gloves
    >Raichu vest
    >Raikou belt
    >Manectric kneepads?
    >Luxray shoes
    >Magnemite in the spear
    >Zapdos fringe on the spear
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:17 No.12726301
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    Pocket Monster Hunter

    More likely than you think.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:17 No.12726302
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    >mfw zapdos beak as spearhead
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:17 No.12726306
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    Many pest control sites assert rats can chew through concrete given time, mainly by gnawing on it and wearing it away rather than just biting huge chunks off it.

    I can't seem to easily find hard evidence of this but I think it'd be an easy mistake for the writers of pokemon to make.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:18 No.12726312
    >What does density have to do with two materials grinding against one another?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:18 No.12726316
    I'm running a more or less standard game, set in a Pokemon United States. Getting them used to the game-type.

    If it's successful, I'm running a second game based on the Vietnam War with Pokemon. Lt. Surge is a major NPC. Voltorb grenades are common weapons, Pokemon Rangers and Capture Specialists use the wild, vicious Pokemon of the jungle to their advantage. Psychics and Researchers make field commanders while Marital Artists and Ace Trainers are the grunt troops.

    I'm looking forward to when I run it.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:18 No.12726318
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    Also, anyone have the link to the RP Rulebook pdf?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:22 No.12726349
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    This is your BBEG: Pokemaniac Atropus
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:23 No.12726360
    Yes, pokemon tabletop adventures is very brutal, and stuff tends to die very fast.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:24 No.12726373
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    >captcha: garlic anyone?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:25 No.12726379
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    Well the funny thing is, lots of pokemon like to prey on children.
    Be it for reasons unknown.
    Or for reasons of pure, simple, hatred.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:27 No.12726397
    Ill keep that in mind. Though Ive already been requested to maintain the first 151 only.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:30 No.12726423
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    You need a Hypno to come along and fuck with them royally at some point. This is a necessity.

    ...Pic related only because it's the only picture of Hypno I have saved.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:31 No.12726438
    Also out of curiosity, This seems to be based off of 4e? Would I be correct in that belief?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:32 No.12726441
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    huh... strangely I have a lot of pokemon related pictures saved...
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:33 No.12726451
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    Seriously, anyone know what the website was that had the downloads for this?
    >> Blackheart !!d+z47tvchVl 11/08/10(Mon)14:34 No.12726455
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    >Dat picture

    And now my mind control fetish rises from the ashes... Dammit.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:35 No.12726467
    the real question is, did he model the caves accurately?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:37 No.12726478
    Fuck you /tg/. I have one fetish. ONE. Mind Control... Why'd you have to go and post that?

    *sigh* off to fap.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:37 No.12726483

    I was on that minecraft server once. I was in the Hoenn section.

    The caves, were, infact, accurate to the games.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:37 No.12726485
    There's a video of it on youtube somewhere.

    The answer is yes.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:38 No.12726496
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:40 No.12726511

    colour me impressed
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:41 No.12726520
    Why, oh, why must I be logged in on a library PC right now?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:43 No.12726534
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    I'm running a 4e D&D game right now, and I was actually rolling around the idea of starting a campaign that replaces all of the non-humanoids with Pokemon. For some reason, the idea a bunch of medieval fantasy adventurers fighting for their lives against OP's Steelix makes me happy.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:46 No.12726571
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    Fap anyway. Pic related.
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)14:52 No.12726618
    for the love of god where is the link!
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:55 No.12726633
    Over 9000 hours in google...

    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)14:55 No.12726636

    found it on my own, >.> thanks guys.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)14:59 No.12726676

    Damn you.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:00 No.12726679
    He means in Ad eva. Hes going to P:TA because he thinks it will be lighthearted and fun.


    Your in for a rude awakening. You will TRY to make a game lighthearted, and it will suddenly turn into grimdark. Heres a rough run through of my first session:

    >We all meet in a coastal town, which is basically a palette town knockoff.
    >Explore a little
    >Lovably crazy old town mayor comes up to us shouting "I SAW IT! IT WAS THE ROCK GHOSTS AGAIN!"
    >out of character we are laughing at the crazy guy being so silly.
    >In character we are all terrified since we don't know he is crazy, and don't know of any Rock/Ghost type pokemon, so we are going in blind.
    >Search professors house for clues.
    >Attacked by a malfunctioning level 1 porygon, because the GM thought that a porygon would be a pretty cool first encounter.
    >All of us nearly die, and spend require medical help at the pokemon center.
    >Drag the porygon body to the professors lab
    >GM: "Wait wat?"
    >Realize that Porygon is a basically made of brick, with none of its limbs attacked
    >Gm goes silent.
    >Professor freaks out, realizing that everything happeneing around town was caused by her porygon
    >We realize that the crazy old mayor WANS'T crazy.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:00 No.12726685
    >We are now wandering through a cave
    >Involved in a government conspiracy
    >The psychic is slowly going insane, with his own pokemon viewing him as little more then a psychic weapon for THEM to use.
    >Find a researcher examining an unown
    >She flips out when she sees us not wearing protective gear
    >Turns out Unown are world ending horrors, guarding interdimensional gates that lead to planes of pure elemental energy
    >Turns out this gate is leaking, and we have been breathing a mist made of Steel since entering the cave.
    >My character has been collecting weird elemental stones (not evolution stones, stones that can actually shoot elemental energy) and has been trying to weaponize them (getting the idea from a NPC doing exactly that to me, leaving the party to believe I was actually dead for a couple rounds)
    >No success so far, but have managed to fuse one of said stones (fire) to my hand, along with a shit ton of red crystals that cause me intense pain
    >Have possibly fried one of my organs by trying to use two of said stones at the same time
    >Our starting pokemon just reached level 10
    >Our group just caught our first pokemon.

    Like I said. It starts out fun and lighthearted, but it turns lethal and grimdark FAST.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:04 No.12726716
    >Our starting pokemon just reached level 10
    >Our group just caught our first pokemon.

    How could you possibly shove in that much story in that time?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:14 No.12726793

    OMG SO GRIMDARK pokeymans
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:14 No.12726801
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:16 No.12726809
    finally, pokemon is as edgy and cool as 12 year olds always wanted it to be
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:17 No.12726817
    Pokemon Tabletop Adventures is serious business.

    Although in the game I'm running the plot isn't going nearly as quickly.

    Right now they're in a fight they're almost certainly going to lose with some drug dealers in a forest who have been using it to grow their product. A girl who lives in the area has gotten caught up with them and they're kidnapping her, and my players are trying to stop them.

    And the funny thing is, they were 'this' close to actually going to the drug dealer's side.
    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)15:17 No.12726827

    You know that crystal/fire army I mentioned my character has?

    The GM has also included a Monsterhunter style loot system, And I have already fused a Geodude hand to the end of it. Still not useable, but I'm working on fixing that.

    That cave is adjacent to the starting town. We were sent in there to find a part to fix the Pokedex. This all has happened in about 5 sessions. We have found various investigators/government agents wandering around in their, trying to kill us, claiming it was an restricted area, likely due to the unown.

    The chick actually examining the Unown still almost attacked us, and we don't exactly get along, but she answered our questions, and she doesn't work with the crazy government people. My character has begun hitting on her, and is going to try to team up with them, to learn more about the stones, and so I can catch an Unown.

    The funny part?

    This is NOT the first pokemon campaign I have played in in which a character with a stone for a hand opened a inter-dimensional gate capable of causing the end of the world, while my character has teamed up with the villians for his own personal interests.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:23 No.12726879

    I fucking hate you sometimes /tg/
    I fucking hate you.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:26 No.12726915
    >cockfighting should be lighthearted!

    blame the nature of the setting, it's not /tg/'s fault
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:26 No.12726918

    you could just choose not to post in this thread

    though it does remind me of, I was once in a gamign store and overheard this conversation between 12 year olds. One was going on about how ash was weak and he wouldnt have let butterfree go because butterfree is his property and he was hardcore like that
    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)15:32 No.12726980
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    AS AWESOME AS THAT WOULD BE... Sadly it is a typo. I meant arm.

    Its funny that those fucking energy stones have completely derailed my character. To the point that I am actually glad that there is a Stone based advanced class.

    My character was GOING to start as coordinator, but I decided to put off taking the class until we got to a city with a contest hall. Now? I'm taking Researcher/ Petrologist. Then once Stark releases the Mythic update and the Cross-classing rules, I'm going to cross-class into Rune Master.

    Pic very related. The way I got that hand? Taking one of the Flame Stones, and shoving it into a pile of red crystals. FOR SCIENCE!

    Of course, I wasn't an IDIOT. I made sure that I used the Flame stone, and not the Electric stone, since using Electric on Red Crystals doesn't make ANY sense.

    Upon doing so, I managed to make the save to keep my arm from bursting into flames (basically just a con check) by ONE POINT. Thank god for boosting my Con when I still planed to take Coordinator.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:32 No.12726981
    I once tried to run a post apocalyptic pokemon game. It only had one session because the players wouldn't get their shit together to show up so I lost heart.

    Anyway, in that one session:
    -they almost burned down their home town
    -they badgered the town's police into giving them fences
    -they got fled their town after starting a nearly lethal fight for basically no reason.
    -they found an abandoned still and blew it up.
    -they mauled an orphan with a jigglypuff (no singing required)
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:32 No.12726983
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    I think the campaign could easily be played as light-hearted or grim-dark. Whichever the players involved prefer.

    You could easily have an adventure of you guys being like superheroes, one of the few people with enough prowess that pokemon recognize you as a natural leader. Or you could be scientists seeking to classify, document, and study all of the world's pokemon while fighting poachers and those who would abuse a "protected species". Better yet, you could be law enforcement, being one of the few people leagally alowed to use pokemon. Or you could be a set of friends who want to challenge the elite four for supremacy of the nation to bring about social reform.

    Possibilities are pretty wide, as with any RPG.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:33 No.12726992
    >Pokemons = Capitalism

    That's why it's Grimdark.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:35 No.12727015

    /v/ is that-a-way ----> >>>/v/
    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)15:37 No.12727049
    Actually, The campaign I'm in isn't ACTUALLY grimdark. No more so then the games at least.

    Just typical end of the world type stuff by a bunch of suited mooks, while we casually wipe them out while telling jokes and making horrible puns, with one character (me) choosing to take the role of the pervert who hits on anyone who he has even a remote chance of sleeping with.

    That said I AM planning on running a game which is more or less Team Rocket taking over kanto, successfully this time, that is very dark, with them outright killing people who try to fight back. Complete with lampshaded moment with Giovanni saying "Hey, I'M not in charge of Team Rocket anymore. I mean, this shit is just WRONG. I was trying to help people."

    But the Giovanni is a misunderstood guy trying to find his son and help the world thing is a HUGE rant, so I'm just going to leave that out.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:41 No.12727079
    >But the Giovanni is a misunderstood guy trying to find his son and help the world thing is a HUGE rant, so I'm just going to leave that out.

    No don't. I'm wondering how the HELL you are going to justify that.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:44 No.12727111
    This webcomic isn't about pokemon, but has a fun look at what happens when your starter is a magikarp. Start here, and read til you've had enough http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/99
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:44 No.12727116
    >>dat gif

    Jesus Christ.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:44 No.12727117
    Heracross is one of my favorite pokemon ever

    He's no "Almost Any Reptilian Starter", but he's still awesome. Just a giant fucking beetle.. with a dopey looking face
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:48 No.12727154
    Actaully, I'd say this is entirely /tg/'s fault. I know playing as general butt naked's child soldiers in a setting where everyone is involved in brutal animal cruelty fights might be appealing to some people, but to me it just seems like genera subversion to the point of absurdity. And it just seems a bit juvenile to be going OMG EVERYTHING IS SO BRUTAL AND DARKNESS THERE CAN BE NO ESCAPING IT JUST LOOK AT THE SOURCE MATERIALS. I look at Pokemon and I see an upbeat and optimistic cartoon for children. Yes, you COULD read everything to be a bit grimmer and brutaler than things were originally advertised, but the most serious of hardcore 40K grmdark fans don't sell there games this dark. It's just silly. If I was playing a game that involved Pokemon, I'd want something a bit more lighthearted than all this.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:51 No.12727178
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    The last time I played Pokemon was a good time, hasn't happened in a while though.

    There were two of us there from the beginning, with the third joining later. The two main characters were respectfully opposites. The boy was the smart, if a little wimpy courageous guy who had a talent for thinking up what he should do. The girl is best described as an absolute monster given adorable human form with personality to match. He provided the brains of the party, while she kept them in high spirits and generally happy.

    Well, game starts and both of us get our pokemon. Sort of. The boy, who will will call Kay, found an injured Ralts on the road and brought him to the center, healing him. Ralts was all giddy, and the two formed a fast partnership. In order to test out his new Pokemon, because he's a bit naive, he decides to go to Sprout Tower. along the way he catches Vert, an adorable Sparrow. There, ghost Pokemon are revealed to be horrifically scary, and he manages to catch one with the Ralts' help. However, he still has to go further up in the tower, and he begins to hear someone acting scared. The girl, Sun we'll call her, is acting tough in front of a collection of Ghastly, her Aron weak and barely able to move. Things are looking bad for Sun, as aron is useless, there are 2 ghastly and a large disembodied grin with floating hands approaching her.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:51 No.12727183
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    These gifs are from a series.
    Have another.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:55 No.12727220
    look, when I was ten, I was in SCHOOL

    in pokemon, when you hit ten? Get out of the house, go travel the region and conquer a league of professional monster trainers

    You make eye contact? You better be ready for a fight. No exceptions.

    Organized crime? It's basically running in the open because almost nobody tries to stop them

    Yeah, I can look at it from a light-hearted standpoint. But logically? Not really. It's a side-effect of getting older, I guess.

    Light-hearted games are generally less-interesting, as you don't form the same bond with your character as you would when faced with actual consequences (in-game, of course)

    not saying pokemon should be RIVERS OF BLOOD, but a little "realism" (I use this loosely) is expected
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:56 No.12727236

    these done by a westerner? if so best animation I've seen since cartoons became color
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:57 No.12727254
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    See, I fundamentally disagree with this.

    Pokemon universe has constant attacks by wild animals. Gyarados, Onix, and rampant uncontrolled crime in the forms of Team Rocket and other syndicates. The original game had burglars as a common trainer type and cooltrainers wielded whips.

    Even in the latest games, you had Cyrus, who was so disillusioned with the world he set out to destroy it to make another one, and ended up getting sucked into an eerie dark dimension, and in Black & White the story is about how people use Pokemon to gain power, and the one person who wants to stop it is just being manipulated by another power hungry villain.

    Pokemon is pretty dark stuff. If you're playing it as a happy carefree world, you're doing it wrong.

    Pic Related, it's from when Norman was beating up his son for running away from home in the manga.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)15:58 No.12727261
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    This is what it would be like to live in the pokemon world.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:00 No.12727294
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    Thanks to Kay, Ralts and Vert, Sun and her aron were saved by the ghost pokemon. Free from the battle and with the aron hurting, they decide to book it out of there. Sun carries the aron out and leads the two to a pokemon center. It should be noted, she carried the Aron everywhere. From there, and as thanks for saving her life, they decide to crash at Sun's place, since she lives in Violet City. Around now it's revealed that Sun doesn't even understand what pokemon types are, and that her knowledge of them boils down to "Aron has metal plates! And some breath fire!" She barely even knew about the pokemon league. It doesn't stop her from buying a dozen pokeballs that night though

    They sleep and decide to go exploring, since Sun is not the brightest bulb and she has nothing else to do. Along the way, Kay decides to teach her about Pokemon, doing admirably well for someone that makes stumps look brilliant. This is made even more apprent when they stumble into a bellsprout bundle, and are forced to fight several. Sun catches her first new pokemon, (though Kay threw the ball) and Kay calls his childhood friend to see what pokemon are around that area. They talk, and learn more about the area they're in. Kay is excited about everything, while Sun is mostly bored with exploring the area she grew up in for her entire childhood. It doesn't help that Kay was documenting everything scientifically, while Sun made her aron walk on its hind legs like a dog.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:01 No.12727304
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    I believe so, but I honestly don't know the source.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:02 No.12727317
    I was aware of the first, but this one is new to me

    hitmonlee fuck yeah! hitmonchan was infinitely less cool
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:07 No.12727384
    Best use of a Magikarp ever.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:09 No.12727409

    He's a user on Smogon actually.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:10 No.12727422
    Torterra smashing an Eevee evolution

    my life is complete
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    Before they go too far, a little kid challenges them to a tag team battle. Sun and Kay devastate him, with Aron earning the MVP now that he could actually hit something corporal. They get some zenny, and Sun has to be convinced that pokemon battle do not involve the trainers, which is hard for her to accept after seeing all of the fighting gym leaders do it on television. They decide to go to the gym leader, after realziing that the wimpy kid they fought won his gym badge with ease.

    They get there, and there are two other challengers who want to have a go. Faulkner, being lazy and not wanting to make more then one trip to the Pokemon center, decides to have everyone fight each other before they face off against him. Sun and Kay both win the first round handidly, and then they stare at each other. Sun is furious, because she already knows what Kay is going to do. His shit eating grin didn't help either. They send out their pokemon, and Kay's Ghastly tears through Sun's team, nearly causing her to cry with frustration. Faulkner stops her from outright slugging Kay, and they proceed to fight.It also reveals that Sun is fine with pokemon battles, so long as SHE doesn't lose.

    Things go well for Kay. He defeats Faulkner's first pidgy, though his Ralts faints in the process. They send out their next pokemon, a Pidgeotto and Vert, the sparrow. They fight, and Vert has the upper hand due to Kay's tactics and training. It gets in three or four attacks, bringing the larger bird down to at least a bruised and bloodied status. It's looking well for Kay as Vert is killed by a single attack.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:14 No.12727465
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    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)16:16 No.12727479
    Team Rocket was originally founded as a gigantic search party to find his missing son, Silver. He used his massive resources to found it. After it took to long to find his son, he decided to continue searching, but using Team Rocket itself to try and better the human race. He began hiring criminals, and supplied them with weak pokemon, so that he could keep tabs on them, and make sure they didn't get out of hand.

    The pokemon he supplied them with are all pokemon that were outcast by society. Zubats and Rattatta, which are slaughtered by the thousands. And poison/freak pokemon that are also killed in large numbers, for no reason other then them being CAPABLE of hurting people (but never actually doing so) such as Exans and Koffing.

    Even Voltorbs, a pokemon that is content just sitting there and not bothering people. Trainers will run up and try to take them, thinking they are pokeballs, and then kill them when it turns out they aren't. Meanwhile Giovanni has built generators, that let them rest all they want, while also producing clean, limitless, and free energy.

    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)16:17 No.12727491
    When he heard about the Radio company trying to tear down Pokemon Tower, and thus desecrating the dead pokemon the laid to rest there, He had his grunts go to the tower, and take possession of it, discourage the radio tower from placing there there due to risk of team rocket coming back. (As we learn in GSC, this plan didn't work. This is because they were forced to leave the tower before the news could spread.)

    This caused the pokemon resting there to begin attacking blindly, so he made a deal with Sliph Co, to purchase the Sliph Scope. However, Sliph Co couldn't just hand it over, that would be bad PR for them. So instead they arranged a deal for Team Rocket to break in, and for the Sliph Scope to get 'Stolen.' This would allow them to get more data on how well it was working when Giovanni used it, while they 'Made a new one.' since the whole thing was planned in advanced, no one would actually get hurt. I mean, its not like some kid would break in, disrupt the whole thing, and causing chaos as the actual criminals broke ranks and actually started hurting people. What are the chances of that happening?

    Giovanni also ran a casino, the funds for which he used to continue to run team rocket, and keep the ACTUAL criminals off the streets. Trainers who take part in it, and bring in funds for him, would get a chance to purchase rare, often sought after pokemon, and items, from a shelter he was running. Pokemon like Abra, Porygon, and Dratini, along with TM's, one of his own inventions, meant to expand the abilities of pokemon, to help better mandkind.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:18 No.12727508
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    >> Halfwing !!Qk50iMSKGlJ 11/08/10(Mon)16:19 No.12727522

    He also had a few ideas for ideas that he himself never got to put in motion. An altered version of the signal the TM puts out, meant to evolve pokemon, and using Slowpoketail, which grow back in a matter of days, and were a delicacy, to start a farm of them where they would be taken care of and numbed, and the tails could be harvested, so humanity could continue to eat, without having to resort to actually KILLING pokemon.

    When he left Team Rocket, the actual criminals took over, and put those last two plans into action, without trying to care for the pokemon involved. After that point, everything done by team rocket had nothing to do with giovanni, and he hates himself for actually bringing this upon the world.

    So yeah. By the time the campaign starts, he is sick of this shit, and is actually leading the REBLION AGAINST Team Rocket. Of course, no one knows this, because its a huge TWEEST, and an impersonator is leading them, which the players don't find out till the big climatic battle with 'Giovanni.'

    Which really just marks the turning point of the campaign.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:22 No.12727549
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    Kay effectively freezes in shock. He lets the Ghastly out who finishes off the bloodied Pigeotto and goes off to sulk in a corner. Faulkner isn't being very nice about it, mostly saying for him to suck it up, it happens. Kay responds maturely by kicking the knocked out pidgeotto and going off to bury Vert. Sun checks when she could battle Faulkner and gets a week's time preperation so his pokemon can fully heal. Kay buries Vert, and Sun tries to comfort him with bumbling words. Kay resolves to destory the rest of the gm leaders and the pokemon league to avenge Vert, and Sun decides to tag along because she feel obligated to the boy who saved her life.

    A week passes, and Sun tries to emulate Kay's performance without losing a pokemon. Her Aron destorys the pidgy easily, but keeps missing the pidgeotto because it's staying at around eye level. Aron manages to win in the end with little damage to him, and a cracked beak on Faulkner's side. Sun stops and chats amiably with Faulkner, as they were sort of friends from living in the same town together. She leaves in good notes and Kay continues to brood over Vert's death. While they're out, weird plot shit happens and the entirety of Mt. Mortar grows blue, worrying Kay immensely and causing Sun to go "huh." The decide to go to Azalea town next, with a pit stop in Ecrutek so Kay could visit his home.

    From there, the two progressed till Kay effectively was turned into batman, they met up with a psychic dragon trainer, pokemon went berzerk, Sun out-fighting a Machop in single combat and breaking a Metagross with her bare hands.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:22 No.12727555
    wish he'd do some more starters..

    I love sketchy animations like these
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:22 No.12727557
    And yet Pokemon is still a carefree cartoon for children. And no, 'realism' is not to be expected. I can understand genre subversion but this is just too silly.

    I'd almost expect you guys to make a game based off of Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends where everythig is a hallucination and the whole place is like a homeless shelters for the nightmares of recovering meth addicts. If you guys made a GI Joe RPG everyone in it would be expected to be a veteran of the Iraq war who ended up fighting Cobra because their massive PTSD would never let them go back to life as a civilian. Because that's just so REALISTIC.

    This does not sound fun at all. It sounds ridiculous to the point of being functionally retarded. You are fetishizing a grim dark parody of realism in the same way that FATAL fetishizes rape and misogyny.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:25 No.12727576

    Honestly, things just turn out with grimdark if you take it that way. I personally find it Nobledark. People are great people, but shit can go down with bad rolls or a lucky crit. And the system benifets from it.

    Playing all sugar forever gets old after a while, as does all grimdark all the time. Pokemon: TA has a nice mixture of both I've found.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:25 No.12727578
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    Me too. These are fantastic and if I had the technical skill and patience I would make some myself for my personal favorites. (Pic related)
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:34 No.12727667
    >And yet Pokemon is still a carefree cartoon for children.
    oh, totally

    is the RPG system made for children?

    I mean, as an RPG it lends itself easily enough to however you'd like to play the setting.

    >And no, 'realism' is not to be expected. I can understand genre subversion but this is just too silly.
    so, playing a realistic character is silly now.. Hell, not even realistic, playing in a logical setting must be totally out of the question, because it's pokemon! Pokemon is for kids! Problems are solved through friendship rather than ingenuity! Villans always make a dramatic speech and build devices with convenient weakpoints!

    I won't stop anyone who'd like to play that sort of setting, but it wouldn't be my first choice if I was the DM (PM?)
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:40 No.12727724
    Bump for Pokemans
    >> saage Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:45 No.12727767
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    Saage for pokemon
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)16:49 No.12727822
    pokemon alt art dump go
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:53 No.12727862
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:54 No.12727886
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    Like this?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:55 No.12727898
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    So I her u liek alt artz
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:56 No.12727908
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    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)16:56 No.12727909
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:57 No.12727918
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:58 No.12727930
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    I have a whole folder for this ^^;
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)16:59 No.12727939
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    It would be awesome if someone else contributed too though, continuing dump.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:00 No.12727950
    I actually started a thread about this very topic yesterday after a fun but....interesting game

    lets just say my breeder snapped after being pushed and attacked one too many times by friggin poke-terrorists and began beating them (and sum pokemon) half to death with an oar

    "Haha! You should have stayed in bed today little kid cuz team oblivions come to OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!! *thwack* *thwack*

    Me: Go for the eyes Cha-Cha!
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:01 No.12727954
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    That was already posted in this thread. Have another one.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:01 No.12727965
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    Taking bets.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:02 No.12727971
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    Totally Aerodactyl. It's got type advantage and can fly circles around Ursa.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:04 No.12727983
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    I wonder if I have enough of these to reach the image cap.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:04 No.12727987
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    I know it's silly to be anal about this, but it annoys me that people keep using that image as Torterra. It was made for Creature of the Week and has nothing to do with Pokemon.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:05 No.12727996
    That just...

    What is this? I don't even...

    Most of it makes sense. The part about Pokemon Tower seems a little forced in though. I would say it was a group of minions going off on their own (same ones which eventually form Neo Team Rocket, the GSC era ones), and so Giovanni tries to get the Scope so that he go pull them out without disturbing any more pokemon then already have been.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:05 No.12727997
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    Anyone else?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:06 No.12728014
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    I had no idea. It fits though.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:08 No.12728030
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:09 No.12728037
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    Obligatory Charizard pictures coming up
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:10 No.12728048
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    And another
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:11 No.12728066
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    And a shiny
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:12 No.12728068
    I have nothing to contribute

    however if you (or anyone else) has any nice blastoise arts it'd be appreciated

    Torterra gets all the love nowadays (he IS awesome.. but..)
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:12 No.12728074
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    And my favorite
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:13 No.12728080
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    I think this is my only Blastoise, but I could be wrong.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:14 No.12728085
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    Flood detection makes me an Angry Togepi
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:15 No.12728098
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    Under the sea
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:15 No.12728103
    Trust me, the slightly creepy Badass pokemon like in OP's pic are far better than the intentional horror show shit
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:16 No.12728107
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    Is dat some pokemon dump?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:16 No.12728110
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    Oh under the sea
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:17 No.12728115
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    Sableye up in this motherfucker
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:18 No.12728119
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    Everything's better
    down where it's wetter,
    take it from me!
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:19 No.12728132
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    Why yes, I do believe it is.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:20 No.12728136
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:20 No.12728143
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    Also, more Nidoking
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:21 No.12728151
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:22 No.12728163
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    Dump dump dump.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:22 No.12728165
    "Hail to the King Bab!"
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:22 No.12728167
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    Best nidoking
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:23 No.12728182
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:25 No.12728197
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    Have some non-derpy Dragonite.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:25 No.12728199
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    And it seems Mewtwo is getting lonely, so I'll dump him for a bit
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:26 No.12728216
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    More Mewtwo
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:26 No.12728218
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:28 No.12728229
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    And another Mewtwo
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:29 No.12728241
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    And a Haunter in the sameish style
    >> Deathleaper's Fangirl !!YD/t8+iuFvd 11/08/10(Mon)17:30 No.12728251
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    One from me.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:31 No.12728259
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    Whee ghosts. If anyone has a good Shuppet, I would be really happy.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:33 No.12728276
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    I suppose it's time for these.

    Also, captcha: Theatica and Juliet... I had no idea that you could get a three word captcha.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:34 No.12728287
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    And another one
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:34 No.12728295
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    And then something completely different.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:35 No.12728303
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    Hm, I'm starting to get hungry.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:36 No.12728312
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    Maybe some burritos.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:39 No.12728346
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    Yep, I think I'm going to grab something to eat. I'll be back in about a half an hour.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:40 No.12728355
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    But, to hold over anyone who's actually following this dump...

    Have some Cubone ^^
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:40 No.12728357
    So what sort of worlds have people run with this? My players are looking to do a little dungeon crawling and Im thinking of throwing this at them as a sort of high fantasy style pokemon.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:43 No.12728369
    I believe you meant cutebone. That thing is too full of d'aaww
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:48 No.12728410
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    Pokemon is quite easy to translate to high fantasy:

    -All magic is replaced by summoning pokemon and using their inherently supernatural abilities.
    -Society is structured around the abilities of these pokemon. Rock pokemon are used for excavation, electric for power generation, ice and fire for temperature control, etc. Some of the more massive ones may even carry entire towns on their backs.
    -People may travel with a squad of pokemon and be hailed as heroes for being those who can master some of the more wild and uncontrollable beasts of the lands.
    >> τιτυs !TCNe96dcu6 11/08/10(Mon)17:49 No.12728427

    For whomever wanted more.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:50 No.12728437
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    thats somewhere along the lines I was thinking. Im debating if there shouldnt be hints of technological past in there as well in the form of burnt out dungeons that used to be arenas and the like. Think monster rancher meets pokemon.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:52 No.12728451
    >That fucking Snorlax has the rape face.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:55 No.12728469
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    During the Dark Ages, Kanto used mercenary pokemon trainers in battle. Like this one, fielding an armoured Nidoking.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:58 No.12728516
    Pokemon High Fantasy is win. Carry on.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)17:59 No.12728520

    The beginning of one of the Pokemon movies (the one with Lucario) has two opposing armies of soldiers and armored pokemon going at it.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:00 No.12728537
    never saw it. That being said the more I hear the more I like this.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:03 No.12728556

    Pokemon's past seems so much more interesting than the present. You had wars, global conflicts--it seems like a fairly recent thing that the world has become generally peaceful, barring incompetent criminal organizations.

    I want to know more about the Poke-Vietnam that Surge lived through.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:11 No.12728627
    agreed, or really any of the past which seems to be as defined as mud.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:13 No.12728644
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    Either Surge is HUEG as fuck or everyone in asian-pokemon land is really small.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:13 No.12728651
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    I've seen wars y'know?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:15 No.12728665
    Yep. Skip to about 2:25 in this video to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDfOuiGa2M

    Actually, the more I think of it, the people who say there's nothing grimdark about Pokemon probably are just remembering it from when they were kids. Just looking at just the movies, we have:

    1. A genetically modified superweapon who (according to Mewtwo Returns) thinks its life is worth less than normal pokemon and tries to find its purpose. Very existential. It's first conscious act was murdering scientists on screen. Also, there's that Origin of Mewtwo scene that was cut from the North American release where the lead scientist is trying to clone his dead daughter.

    2. The entire premise is, "the world is ending because a human is fucking with it."

    3. A girl's father is warped out of existence with no warning and minimal explanation. Unown did it. And that's not even touching on the rest of the movie.

    4. Some guy has a machine or something that makes Pokemon crazy and violent regardless of what they were like before. He uses it on stolen Pokemon and a legendary time traveller, which strikes me as a bad idea, really.

    5. Aside from Latias' implied crush on Ash, there's the whole Latios being tortured to death thing. And zombie Pokemon.

    You get the idea. The games were never that light-hearted, but up until now I never really thought about how the cartoon was actually fairly dark if you take your eyes off of Ash and co.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:22 No.12728753
    I want a medieval Pokemon RPG now. With Paladins riding Rapidashs into battle for the Greater Good and Wizards who can summon Pokemon
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:26 No.12728785

    You know Nidoking is supposed to be around 4'8?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:28 No.12728803
    Well Ash and friends are only supposed to be what, 12?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:31 No.12728825

    Looking at that clip, it seems as though Wizards were basically like Sir Erin: they possessed artifacts that could capture a pokemon within a crystal for storage purposes. I imagine back in those times Pokemon were more like the creatures from Monster Rancher, being raised and kept in barns and the like.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:31 No.12728829
    Working on it. I have a conversion method for the pokémon based in their base stats, and attacks aren't that hard. It's in d20, which can be used for 3e/3.5e, d20 modern, and other d20 systems. My problem is motivation; I've finished charmeleon, but I just can't find the motivation to get started on the next one.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:32 No.12728831

    Brock is like 18 or something.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:32 No.12728837

    Dragon Quest was their past

    psychics= magic users
    and humans in pokemon are capable of incredible feats
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:34 No.12728858
    No way. He's fourteen if I remember correctly, but definitely not that old.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:34 No.12728866

    Also, if you look at the HP formula, and damage formulas, the RPG itself is very brutal. a 1st level pokemon with a 5 HP stat, which is moderately high, would only have 16 HP.

    Tackle does 2d10 + atack stat damage, then - the def of the pokemon. The most simple, basic attack is able to easily one shot any first level pokemon, and pretty much every first level pokemon has an attack that does 2d10 damage. Or if you have a 1st level munchlax using tackle against most any average starter, you are looking at more like 6d10 + attack damage. At 1st level.

    You step it up to higher end attacks, and you are looking at like 6d20 damage.

    So to everyone saying 'hurr grim'n'dark hurr, it should be light hearted', the actual RPG rules we are talking about here push it to be fairly grim with how easily stuff dies
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:36 No.12728893
    >>12728866hurrr durrr the actual RPG rules

    you mean fan made shit? lol
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:40 No.12728938
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    given its the only one out there....fuck off buddy.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:40 No.12728939
    And then after using crystals, they must have found a way to use Apricorns, like the ones in Johto. Hollowed out nuts that can contain Pokemon, which would make being a trainer much more convenient and accessible for common people.

    I guess Apricorns would be the printing press of the Pokemon world. Suddenly everyone has access to things that only the upper class used to have.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:40 No.12728941
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    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:41 No.12728956

    Yes, but people are bitching about people running the fan made rules all grim and dark like, which is what the RPG rules happen to lend themselves to.

    I ran a one shot, trying to be light hearted, and then the party was almost eaten alive by a pack of rattata.

    The actual show and such, there is a little mroe argument and interpretation there, but there are indeed elements in official stuff that points to a more grim'n'dark setting anyway. See: the manga.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:41 No.12728959
    or at least something that was easily produced an farmed instead of mined, processed, enchanted and refined.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:43 No.12728984
    In my friends campaign, we have just ran into the organization plotting to steal the fossils in one of the mining cities and tricked us into blowing up bombs in the major lake of the region, causing a magikarp to evolve and fight with the other gyarados of the lake. I had to borrow a ranger captain's flygon and kick the crap out of that gyarados and was subsequently adopted into the rangers. We now must fight the organization and take our gym challenge. However, I'm conflicted because I like capturing pokemon, but rangers tend to befriend them instead of capture them. It's impossible to take the gym challenge without your own pokemon. I also started out as a capture specialist, so more conflict there.
    Also, we've found that it's incredibly easy to accidentally kill wild pokemon. How do you think this should reflect on the self-confidence of our pokemon?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:46 No.12729007
    >the party was almost eaten alive by a pack of rattata.
    Actually, replace rattata with spearow and you just described the first episode of pokemon.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:51 No.12729062
    >the manga

    Didn't Satoshi Tajiri, the brain behind pokémon, once say that the manga was the closest analogue to his original idea for the games?

    I think that says a lot right there.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)18:58 No.12729118

    To be fair, I recall Stark saying he did it that way because each trainer effectively has 1-6 PCs for combat, and making it less lethal would drag combat out.

    So this was done more to keep people from growing bored.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:09 No.12729219
    also with each attack having a recovery timer (instead of PP) you need to do more with one attack.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:12 No.12729250
    hrm...Why do I suddenly want to run a sort of recursive poke-verse where Its a medieval world that is using the relics of a culture that first made things like the capture technology using incredibly advanced crystals that were powered at least partly by human will, pokemon are the results of that past culture and physics another result...? And why do I keep thinking megaman legends meets pokemon...
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:14 No.12729274
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    I just saved about 50 pictures... so here's this!
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:18 No.12729323
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    I need some campaign design help:

    what would be a good three stage grass for my national dex. I already have the oddish line.

    Also mfw i make a character that is an empath, cares more about pokemon then people, then check the gen 5 updates.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:20 No.12729344
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    i will say this deviant art has some ballin' pokemon art.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 11/08/10(Mon)19:27 No.12729418
    The thing with Grim-Dark Poekeymans is that it comes back to something we discovered when we were doing 8-Bit Dystopia: The works of nintendo require a chillingly small amount of work (if any) to make them grimdark.
    Metroid and Zelda especially.
    I mean just look at the number of entities in Nintendo's Mythos that wouldn't be out of place in Lovecrafts : The Windfish, the entireity of Majora's Mask, Gigyas, The Chozo, Mother Brain, SMB3 Evil Sun... don't get me fucking started on Kirby.

    Nintendo is always just one step away from being as GrimDark as fuck, it's actually harder to keep it from becoming so.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:27 No.12729424
    dear god. is that the manga where an ekans or arbok or something gets decapitated? because I swear, /tg/, there is nothing you can show me that is more frightening than the animu and mango that girl shows me.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:29 No.12729443
    This. Any universe that is developed with a surrealist attitude, when tried to force into the confines of a realistic and believable setting, will seem odd and strange and even horrifying at times once the full implications of the setting are made apparent.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 11/08/10(Mon)19:36 No.12729524

    To be fair though, Metroid was always pretty Grim and Dark, and Zelda would often osscillate between light heartedness and SRS BSNS as the series went on.
    Hell sometimes Zelda games would pretend to be light hearted and then turn around secretly turn out to be grim and dark all along I'M LOOKING AT YOU LINKS AWAKENING.

    That said, F-Zero actually holds up quite well under scrutiny. I mean hell, race fatalities are probably rarer in that than they are in Wipeout.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)19:56 No.12729773
    Hey kids you remember that happy reality right? they're all going to cease to exist when you wake up the windfish.

    so grim as shit
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:01 No.12729825
    Now imagine how heart wrenching the endgame would've been if the plot had been a lot stronger and you DEEPLY cared for the various characters on the island. That would've been a serious moral quandary.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:03 No.12729850
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    >The Chozo
    Wait, what? They made a lot of horrifying technology but as a society they were mostly peaceful.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 11/08/10(Mon)20:06 No.12729888

    I always got a Migo like vibe from the Chozo I guess.
    >> I apologised on 4chan !!857o4GkKJgy 11/08/10(Mon)20:10 No.12729935

    The thing that always got me the most was the fact that there was no fucking need to wake the windfish up. Link was literally just completing these dungeons because he was board and he wanted to see what would happen if he hit this big red button marked DO NOT PRESS.
    I'm pretty sure the boss of Tal Tal Heights calls him out on this just before he dies.

    I mean, aside from a few minor quests, at no point does anybody ask you to finish these dungeons, complete the unholy symphony and wake the windfish up with Malons song.
    The only reason I can see that you do this is because you can.
    >> Guurak !2ITGUuRakQ 11/08/10(Mon)20:29 No.12730183
    Hey, if anyone wants to play a game come to #iapltabletop on irc.rizion.net
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:34 No.12730236
    that being said I need some help here guys. What sort of world should I be running this with? regular good old kanto? Or something else?
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)20:36 No.12730259
    im running world war 2
    >> Dr.Professor !!0aJlup0qROl 11/08/10(Mon)20:43 No.12730350
    I'm making the setting the whole shabang where the players can do whatever they want, though the plot is based around an organization seeking to manipulate the legendary pokemon to their whims. I'll be playing a cryptozoologist, so as to be their walking encyclopedia. I'm already in process of making 8 gym leaders, all with good themes, such as the mustache gym leader. The only problem is that I don't think I have enough players, even though the game is being hosted on skype.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:43 No.12730352
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    Do tell, you have this anons interest.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:44 No.12730358
    Is there a way to quickly stat up a bunch of encounter pokemon?
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)20:48 No.12730413
    i will explain in a moment, im currently playing a magic game
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:50 No.12730435

    I would be there, but it's not working on Trillian
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)20:53 No.12730476
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    Winston Churchill has a Granbull.

    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)21:04 No.12730612
    God my magic deck sucks :(

    Anyways, i plan on running WW2 the same way that it happened here except Pokemon are the focus of combat. Koffings will be sent to the enemy trenches to gas the enemy, diglets and dugtrios will be used to mine underground tunnel or destroy foundations. Some Pokemon have also been deemed resources that need to be harvested(like oil and natural gas) Raichu and pikachu are being used at power plants to power cities, onyx are being used as excavators etc.
    (Axis powers) The Allies are trying to free the pokemon but really are just going to use them on their soil. etc. its still in the works.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:11 No.12730697
    hrm not bad. That being said. I think my group is leaning towards vanilla style which is alright really, stick the familiar and all that.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:13 No.12730714
    Anyone want me to post my post-apoc pokemon setting details?
    >> SanguineVirus !A9Cp7Bs93M 11/08/10(Mon)21:13 No.12730722
    sure why not
    >> Dr.Professor !!0aJlup0qROl 11/08/10(Mon)21:14 No.12730729
    Sounds neat.
    Go for it.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:15 No.12730757
    lets have it I might steal something.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:16 No.12730764
    Alright, time for a lot of posts. The setting is made for BESM 3e so any references to mechanics is using that system.

    200 points for characters

    Pokeball: Pocket Dimension 4, Dimensional Portal 1, Weapon 0 (Stun 2), Range 1 Item. When thrown and it hits, the target rolls 2d6+(Remaining HP/5)+(Resistance Level), while the attacker rolls 2d6+Stun level.
    Cost: 14 points

    Greatball: Pocket Dimension 4, Dimensional Portal 1, Weapon 0 (Stun 6), Range 1 Item. When thrown and it hits, the target rolls 2d6+(Remaining HP/5)+(Resistance Level), while the attacker rolls 2d6+Stun level.
    Cost: 18 points

    Ultraball: Pocket Dimension 4, Dimensional Portal 1, Weapon 0 (Stun 18), Range 1 Item. When thrown and it hits, the target rolls 2d6+(Remaining HP/5)+(Resistance Level), while the attacker rolls 2d6+Stun level.
    Cost: 30 points

    Defect: Achilles Heel (Pokemon Type) is required for each type a pokemon is weak to. Bonus: 4 points

    Attribute: Resist (Pokemon Type) is required for each type a pokemon is resistant to. Cost: 4 points

    All attacks are considered Normal type unless the Weapon Variable (Pokemon Type) is applied to the attack.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:17 No.12730776
    Occupation Ideas
    Pokeball Smith: A smith is a person who knows how to make pokeballs out of apricorns, as well as repair, and modify standard pokeballs.

    Pokemon Breeder: A breeder raises pokemon often from when they hatch for the purpose of breeding them to make baby pokemon. They know how to take especially good care of their pokemon which helps to make the pokemon more loyal.

    Pokemon Ranger: Rangers defend Pokemon from people, and people from Pokemon. In towns too small to afford the services of Police Corp. volunteer Rangers protect the citizens from pokemon, and from criminals.

    Specialist: A specialist focuses on a certain type of pokemon, learning all they can about that one type. Often they mimic their preferred type in some fashion so as to better understand their pokemon.

    Coordinator: Coordinators collect pokemon not for battle, but for performance contests. To enter contests often a certain etiquette must be followed, lending the Coordinator to being a skilled diplomat.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:17 No.12730784

    Researcher: Researchers are interested in pokemon for the sake of knowledge. They learn everything and anything about all pokemon. While Researchers may not have as good battle skills as Specialists, they often know far more.

    Bandit: A world of nation states leaves a lot of land unclaimed, and a lot of roads unsafe. Criminals regularly prey on travelers, using whatever weapons they have, whether it be gun, club, or Pokemon. Bandits are often skilled in a combination of stealth and brutal combat.

    Exterminator: In a world with insects and mice that can easily maul a person, the formerly simple job of being an exterminator now belongs to a grizzled few veterans. Though Rangers may try to provide this service, there's no one as good at it as an exterminator.

    Psychic: Sometimes the Pokerus has strange effects even on inoculated people. Psychics are the most common form of this. Most psychics have a low level telepathy that they can use to communicate with their Pokemon, but there are some that can read human minds, and a few who can simulate some Psychic Pokemon attacks.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:18 No.12730795
    Global Organizations
    Poke Centre: The PokeCentre Company was the first transnational to appear in the wake of the collapse of governments. The Company has franchise locations all over the world that charge a small fee for the use of their facilities, including Pokemon registration, trading, Storage PC access (when available), and of course medical treatment for Pokemon. The company also owns the PokeMart chain which, while not as common as PokeCentres, offer many useful, though often expensive, items and equipment for trainers.

    Police: The Police Corporation is a private security force that many cities employ to protect them from encroaching threats, both pokemon and human in nature. Cities that are too small to hire the Police Corp for protection often have Pokemon Rangers who form a volunteer police force.

    Elite Four: The Elite Four is a global organization dedicated to preserving civilization. They do this by encouraging travel between towns through the Pokemon League. They set the rules and decide any disputes for the league.

    Rocket Gang: The Rocket Gang is an organized crime group originating from somewhere in the former United States. They commit crimes such as arms, pokemon, and drug dealing to increase their wealth, though they often have a hand in most organized crime in North America, and there are rumours that they may be spreading globally.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:19 No.12730807

    Team Magma: Team Magma is a cult that believes that humanity's problems stem from the oceans and that if there was more land humanity would return to its once prosperous form. They seek out legendary pokemon and advanced technologies to further their goals, which are at odds with Team Aqua's.

    Team Aqua: Team Aqua is a cult that believes that humanity is a plague on the land and needs to be washed from the world in a biblical flood. They search for legendary pokemon to remake the world into something cleaner. Since their goals are the opposite of Team Magma's the two cults often come into conflict, creating fatal battles.

    Galactic: Galactic Corporation believes that humanity's future on the Earth is limited, and so they must expand into the stars. While not overtly sinister in nature, Galactic will stop at nothing to advance their goals.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:20 No.12730816
    Pokemon League
    Everything is City-States, with Cities competing for the right to have a Pokemon Gym because they bring economic stimulus. A Gym Leader must come from the town in which their gym is located. A gym can switch locations if the Elite Four give a challenger city permission to send their champion to face another city's gym leader. Gym leaders have a wide range of pokemon, and save their best for Champions.

    When a trainer encounters another trainer either is free to challenge the other to a battle. The trainer who is challenged gets to decide if there is a wager on the match, and what the wager is. Wagers can range from a friendly bet, to money, to equipment. Some trainers choose to make the wager the ownership of a pokemon, but this is discouraged by the Elite Four and can be refused without consequence.

    Despite the fact that the Elite Four enforce the wagers whenever possible, many trainers who lose matches in the wild often become desperate over their loss, resorting to violence against their opponent. If that happens, the attacker is now a criminal and any injuries that follow are considered self-defence, or assault. The attacker can then be formally charged and imprisoned. However, such unregulated battles often result in fatalities in the wilderness.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:21 No.12730831
    Armour and weapons that have no connection to a pokemon are not permitted in normal battles (for example, a cubone's helmet and club are allowed, but a machop with a sword is not). This is not a common issue in sanctioned battles, as outside items will not enter a pokeball with a pokemon. However, some trainers who do not use pokeballs provide their pokemon with armour and occasionally weapons.

    Gym battles take the form of a one on one battle. The challenger and the Gym Leader each choose their single best pokemon and then battle with only those. This is to prevent a Gym Leader from succeeding simply through attrition.

    North American Gyms: Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Phoenix, and Orlando. Los Angeles had one until a pokerus outbreak made the city unsafe, and the gym was moved to Montreal.
    North American League Headquarters: New York

    South American Gyms: Guatemala, La Habana, Ciudad De Panama, Tegucigalpa, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro, Lima, and Bogota
    South American League Headquarters: Buenos Aires
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:22 No.12730840
    European Gyms: London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Moscow, Stockholm, and Vienna
    European League Headquarters: London

    Asian Gyms: Tokyo, Mumbai, Seoul, Jakarta, Karachi, Beijing, Tehran, Istanbul
    Asian League Headquarters: Tokyo

    Oceanian Gyms: Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Port Moresby, Suva
    Oceanian League Headquarters: Sydney

    African Gyms: Lagos, Cairo, Casablanca, Cape Town, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Dakar, Abidjan
    African League Headquarters: Cairo

    Global League Headquarters: Osaka

    Next up: World History
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:23 No.12730848
    World History
    It is theorized that the Tunguska event was Mew hurtling to Earth. This is theorized by mapping the spread of the Pokerus combined with reported Mew sightings. At first humanity is unsure of the mutating flora and fauna that is spreading around the world, especially since some humans mutate as well. When an animal, whether human or otherwise, begins mutating because of the Pokerus they slowly start to lose their memories and speech capacity. When the process is complete, they remember nothing of their previous lives except for fleeting dreamlike impressions. On animals and plants, it twists them into pokemon similar to the animal they once were. Humans have some small resistance to this, but not much. As Mew spread around the world, so the Pokerus spread.

    Children have to get inoculated against pokerus, those that don't are susceptible to becoming pokemon. So poor areas, such as Africa, have it running rampant. Pokerus is transmitted via saliva and feces of infected people and pokemon.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:25 No.12730872
    It isn't until the 1920s, when a vaccine to the Pokerus is developed, that Pokemon become part of society, beginning with the end of WW1 when the first regiments of Pokemon trainers appear. When WW2 began Pokemon were there from the start, with the German Blitzkrieg being revolutionary for its use of Pokemon.

    However, WW2 was the end of large nations. The resources expended by the nations during the war left them unable to cope with the issues at home created by pokemon. Nation after nation fell apart, becoming city-states. Transnational corporations such as PokeCentre, and Police Corp began to rise and became one of the few constants in the world.

    In 1964 the Elite Four arose in Osaka Japan as a group of Trainers who aimed to restore order to the world. They set up a competition system where trainers have to travel between cities to challenge the city's gym leader. This was done to encourage travel, and economic growth. The Elite Four are now an organization of 4 representatives from each continent who work together to keep civilization alive. The League Champions, who have been able to beat the Elite Four of their continent, are the enforcers of the Elite Four, though the Elite Four also has a veritable army of trainers and bureaucrats to support their cause.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:25 No.12730874

    that's retarded. Their actual backstory is better than that shit
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:25 No.12730885
    Pokemon training and handling was revolutionized in 1964 when Kurt Mauser designed the first pokeball made from an apricorn in Germany. Apricorns were strangely wide spread plants that had been altered by the Pokerus but had not become Pokemon. This connection to the Pokerus is what allows the pokeballs to capture pokemon but not normal flora and fauna. This invention made catching Pokemon easy enough that almost anyone could do it, expanding the population of professional trainers greatly. Additionally the ability to store Pokemon indefinitely in an object the size of a baseball meant that almost anyone could own a Pokemon without having to worry about upkeep costs, so long as they could afford a Pokeball. However, Pokeballs were expensive as they had to be hand crafted. This meant that only the wealthy were able to purchase them, leaving the less fortunate to deal with the issues of feeding their Pokemon.

    In 1978, with improved manufacturing means, the Poke Mart company created the first mass produced Pokeball. The mass production of pokeballs made PokeMart a rising company, and it was quickly subsumed by the PokeCentre Corporation. The decreased cost of the mass produced pokeballs (though they were still fairly expensive) created a second expansion of the popularity of Pokemon. The most recent revolution in Pokemon came from Bill Gates when he developed the PC Storage system in 1997. This allowed for Pokemon to be transported between locations over the internet while inside pokeballs. Unfortunately, due to the City State nature of the world, infrastructure quality is at an all time low, including the internet.
    >> Alpharius 11/08/10(Mon)21:27 No.12730902

    Not by much. As I recall, Magma was all about using the power of a meteorite/volcano/ancient god to create a massive drought and evaporate the seas, creating more dry land. That's pretty retarded no matter how you cut it.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:27 No.12730903
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    In the spirit of pokemon. Also humor.
    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:28 No.12730918
    That's everything. Hope you can find something interesting here.

    I'm gonna assume you mean Magma and Aqua. I actually didn't play Ruby or Sapphire all the way through, so I don't know much about either team. I probably wasn't going to use them too much in my game anyway. You of course can change them, if you want to use stuff from my setting.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:28 No.12730925
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    >> korik1 11/08/10(Mon)21:30 No.12730941
    Just remembered, I can post some examples of pokemon and NPCs if people want to see how the pokeball stats fit into things.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:35 No.12731022
    >Kurt Mauser
    >Bill Gates
    I approve of this setting
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)21:44 No.12731124
    Hrm....sorta glad I never played them now...
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)22:11 No.12731432
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)22:45 No.12731890
    hrm any suggestions for ambiance music while I play with a group? Besides the obligatory battle music.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)23:41 No.12732641
    Gonna go out on a limb, and suggest that any ambient station on winamp's SHOUTCast Radio should work pretty well, just look around for a station that plays stuff that sounds like it would fit in well in a natural setting and you'll be fine. Just go into shoutcast, look under genres, click on Ambient, and have a look around.
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)23:45 No.12732693
    Thanks for the tip Also any more of the darker style mons? I dont mean the berserk creepy fucking things. But more along the lines of the op pic?
    >> Anonymous 11/08/10(Mon)23:49 No.12732732
    That I don't have, but... you see that little thing in the board index at the bottom of the screen that says /vp/?

    That's the pokémon board. We have one of those now. Start a thread asking for darker pictures of pokémon, and give a few of the examples from this thread. You'll get plenty. Just hope it doesn't turn into a vore thread.

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