Thursday, September 6, 2012

And Now I Can Form the Head!

Okay, I was reading some of the reviews of Sentai Spectacular (both of which were overwhelmingly positive) from today. And one of the criticisms of the book was that I didn't include rules for Combiner Mecha, like the lion-faced badass over on the right side of your screen.

I originally strayed away from combiner mecha because of two reasons: one, Voltron scale constructs pretty much break the D20 Modern rule system in half. Something like a true combiner Megazord or Devastator or Voltron is a fucking beast.

Second, and more importantly, I couldn't really see a way to involve all the players in the action (usually the episode's climactic fight) when combined. Using Voltron as an example- only the Black Lion's player would get to act, since his lion is controlling the mecha. The other four PCs would just have to sit in their cockpits and maybe roll an Aid Another action each round, basically turning them into spectators.

Good reasons not to include combiner mechs, right? Anyway, I think I may have found a way around both problems. So expect to see combiner Mecha-Kaiju in Sentai Sequel.


Curt said...

... Looking forward to this.

Chris A. Field said...

I figured you would- it was your review that spurred me to do this.
Anyway, I found a way to do combiner mecha that is both appropriately powerful and fun, and opens up a TON of tactical choices to the players.

Hey, if you want a sneak peak, send me an email at and I'll send the working draft in a day or two.