Sabru's plot development thread

Discussion in 'Author Discussions' started by Sabruness, Feb 17, 2019.

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Which weapon sounds more interesting to be used in combo with a shield?

  1. Maul

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Warhammer

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Greatswords/Two-handed swords

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Battleaxe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Bearded axe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mace

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. Partisan Spear

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. Lance

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Glaive

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Sabruness

    Sabruness Cultured Yuri Connoisseur

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    Just posting this here as a place to deposit potential ideas for a story i'm brainstorming, as well as get some feedback from others on occasion. Any ideas suggested by others in this thread may or may not be used in some way, shape, form, or altered version depending on how the story ends up developing.

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    The protag is the subject of a military program to create what could, arguably, be considered a high tech magical girl. One of the effects of what was done to her is that, in her 'magical girl' form, she does have extreme super strength. So, yes she can heft, carry and maneuver the very heavy oversized tower shield (made completely of the most resistant metals available) like it weighed nothing.
    It's also why she can use the two-handed weapon like weighs nothing more than a dagger.

    I'm still figuring out what else she is empowered with when transformed, both positives benefits and negative side effects.

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    First up on the discussion: Weapons.

    By virtue of what she became and her abilities, my protagonist uses a strange and fairly unrealistic combination of weapons for when she fights. I've already decided that one of them is modeled on a tower shield but the design is heavily modified for her use with her skills and abilities and can be used as a weapon itself and not just for blocking.

    The other weapon i have yet to decide on other than that it is modeled on a two-handed weapon. A poll is up so i can see what interests people among the choices.

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  2. tahzib1451

    tahzib1451 Title?is it food?

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    WTF is a Bearded Axe!!!!!
     
  3. TamaSaga

    TamaSaga Well-Known Member

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    ...Another shield?
     
  4. Sabruness

    Sabruness Cultured Yuri Connoisseur

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    Like this.
     
  5. Exvalkyrie

    Exvalkyrie Well-Known Member

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    A cannon staff ... which can be inserted to a Tower Shield and change it into an Axe.
     
  6. fuzor100

    fuzor100 Standby mode...

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    I vote mace, but the bearded axe looks cool and I can't change vote.
     
  7. Sabruness

    Sabruness Cultured Yuri Connoisseur

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    edited poll to allow vote changes.

    Also, added some general example pics of the different base weapons.

    There will also be a firearm component to that but i cant work it out til i have a weapon decided first.
     
  8. The Everdistant Utopia

    The Everdistant Utopia Honorary Maou | Part Time Writer | Crau's

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    *looks at Atago avi*

    I see you're a man of culture...

    I'd say the partisan spear, but just out of bias since I like spears... A tower shield-ish thing wouldn't go well with any polearm. Go for small arms, like the bearded axe or a shortsword...
     
  9. Ai chan

    Ai chan Queen of Yuri, Devourer of Traps, Thrusted Witch

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    What kind of story is Sabruness's story?

    In Ai-chan's case, one of Ai-chan's isekai fantasy stories, Ring Blade Metallurgia, the Metallurgist faction uses a type of gunspear that shoots like a Goa'uld's staff weapon. It also has a pointy end that can be used for melee. The way to use it is to get into range, fire a salvo and then zerg rush the enemy while reloading the gun. The gun can be used as killing weapon in melee where you aim the pointy part at the enemy before firing an AP shell at very short range.

    They could've just used a rifle, but the society of metallurgists is kind of steep in warrior culture. It's not that they consider rifles as cowardly, they consider melee as the pinnacle of warrior spirit. Even their mechas don't use ranged weapons despite having the technology to strap a single use cannon on the body. Instead, their mechas punch other mechas and chimeras (that's something like a created godzilla) until the enemies are too beaten up to continue fighting.
     
  10. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    How does she use the shield? Do they have super strength and can just easily lift the shield as a power type? Or are they a utility/agi type that sets down their shield as a fortress and dissembles the shield as they lock down an area?

    Cause normally when you have something heavy as a shield, your biggest weakness is to be locked down at medium range. (They move around you at mid range and attack you as they go around you).

    Thus, probably the weapon best for complimenting a towershield would be a flail.

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  11. Sabruness

    Sabruness Cultured Yuri Connoisseur

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    It's complicated. I'll add what i've currently come up with to the OP so people can get a better idea.
     
  12. sal880612m

    sal880612m As I thought, love was a status effect! ~ICDS

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    Model tank made out of and filled up with ultra dense alloy. One to keep the turret from pivoting, and two to add extra heft. 'Cause hitting people with tanks is what an OP subject of a military program would do.
     
  13. Ddraig

    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    A trident, maybe a cavalry polearm, or flexible swords (like urumi)