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Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!: Gigan and King Ghidorah

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I really, really need to switch to one of the other projects I’m really supposed to be working on – but I’ve managed to do a blog entry nearly every day this week and it seems weird to stop before completing my favorite foes of Godzilla .


Gigan Veteran Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card
The extraterrestrial cyborg dinosaur called Gigan is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous and vicious kaiju in existence – which is undoubtedly why several alien races have utilized it in attempts to take over the Earth. Seemingly more cunning than many giant monsters, the vicious Gigan also has a streak of cowardice unseen in most kaiju.
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d12+13, Vigor d12 Skills: Fighting d12, Intimidation d6, Taunt d8 Charisma: -8; Pace: 24 (Flying 96); Parry: 8; Toughness: 41 (20) Gear: -- Hindrances: Bloodthirsty [Major], Yellow [Major], Illiterate [Minor; unable to communicate through speech or writing with humans], Vengeful [Minor] Edges: Arcane Background [Super Powe…

Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!: Anguirus and Rodan

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Godzilla's closest allies are also two of his oldest foes: the prickly quadruped Anguirus and the supersonic flyer Rodan. Both have frequently fought alongside Godzilla against King Ghidorah.



Anguirus
Novice Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card



This quadrupedal mutant angilosaurus is surprisingly swift and spry despite the limitations of its physiology. As territorial as Godzilla itself, Anguirus frequently takes on foes more powerful than itself -- such as Gigan and King Ghidorah.



Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+13, Vigor d10
Skills: Fighting d10, Intimidation d6, Notice d6, Swimming d8, Taunt d6
Charisma: -4; Pace: 32; Parry: 7; Toughness: 41 (10)
Gear: --
Hindrances: Arrogant [Major], Monologuer [Major; roars for a round instead of taking actions], Illiterate [Minor; unable to communicate through speech or writing with humans], Weakness [Minor; cold]
Edges: Arcane Background [Super Powers], Fleet-Footed, Quick
Super Powers
Armor (5): Heavy Armor Attack, Melee (18): 5d6 + d12 +…

Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!: Godzilla Pun in 5...4...3...2...1!

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I've actually done thisbefore, but with the new revised Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion-based approach to kaiju stats that I'm taking, it's time for another round of Godzilla at different ranks!


Godzilla Cosmic Kaiju Wild Card




Novice
Godzilla (1954); Godzilla Raids Again; King Kong vs. Godzilla; Mothra vs. Godzilla; Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster; Invasion of Astro-Monster; Ebirah, Horror of the Deep




Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d12+13, Vigor d12 Skills: Fighting d8, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Swimming d10 Charisma: -4; Pace: 24 (Swim 40); Parry: 6; Toughness: 44 (10) Gear: -- Hindrances: Arrogant [Major], Monologuer [Major; roars for a round instead of taking actions], Illiterate [Minor; unable to communicate through speech or writing with humans], Weakness [Minor; cold] Edges: Arcane Background [Super Powers], Take the Hit Super Powers:
Aquatic (2) Armor (5): Heavy Armor Attack, Melee (10): 5d6 + d12 + 13; Heavy Weapon Attack, Ranged (2…

Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!!:Do You Want to Build a Kaiju?

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In previous (approximately 2 year old) iterations of Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!! material, I have argued for simplifying the approach to giant monsters and robots by putting their Size and Strength (and weapons) on a Gargantuan scale (basicially, putting an asterisk after the trait in question and adding 20 points when dealing with human-sized objects). While simple, I now find that this approach feels off; crucially, it doesn’t let you roll giant handfuls of dice when your mecha or kaiju does damage.
I’ve also posted on building a Mazinger Z/Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann/Pacific Rim-style “super robot” using the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion, and that’s the approach I’d like to suggest as an alternative. This would also help with publishing Mecha Kaiju Sensō Tai!!! as one of my proposed mini-settings; players and GMs could use the Super Powers Companion to build human-scale characters ranging from kaiju-sensitive psychics like Gamera: Guardian of the Universe’s Kusanagi Asagi to c…