Year 20XX. People around the world have taken to building and customizing their very own Gunpla (Gundam Plastic Models) as the world's #1 hobby. In Gunpla Battle Nexus Online, a Virtual Reality MMORPG which is often touted as ''the next-generation hobby attraction'', users from all around the world turn into Mobile Suit pilots (also known as Divers) by scanning their Gunpla and uploading their data to the game, allowing them to pilot their dream machine.
As if the content added by the game's administrators wasn't enough, they notice a wealth of very well made custom campaigns, individual missions and machines, made by experienced Divers with a knack for making their own original content. To acknowledge the newly formed modding community, they prepare Update 1.8, also known as the Community Update, where popular stages and campaigns can be submitted for the administrators' Endorsement, bestowing upon them the ability of giving clear rewards to the Divers who complete them, and where popular Gunpla builds can now be encountered as rare NPDs (Non-Player Divers), with either the personality of their Creator, or that of an existing Gundam character...
However, despite being nearly complete, Update 1.8 hasn't been actually released to the public, and is now on one of the final stages: playtesting and polishing. This is the story of a group of beta testers from all over the country, which team up to tackle one of the most ambitious campaigns bundled with the update...
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Cast and Posting Order
Replicator as Game Master, Lieutenant Aida, Re-Configurable NPD, NPDs
Roromi as Creed
FrostyFoster as Kyle, Char Aznaharo
ShirokuHakudo as Shin
I'mAnnoyingHer as Carter Lee
MM007 as Hikaru, Nana, Ellen
Rabiddy as Risu
(Sign-ups have closed for now. If the need arises, they shall open again. Contact Game Master via Discord when that happens.)
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To help everyone understand the machines each other made, and to establish what they can and cannot do, players MUST reply to this post with their own sheet to play. One sheet will be made per machine. For making sheets for new machines or upgrades to previous Gunpla, edit your original post and add the new sheet under that of your previous machine.
IMPORTANT: Players can give their Gunpla a secret system of any kind, but they must add "REDACTED" in all-caps under "Special Abilities/Features", and run their idea by the Game Master for approval.
[Diver]'s Gunpla Collection
#1 - [Unit Name]
[Images, if any]
Operator (Diver Name):
Detail the parts and modifications used by your mech by the following sections. Please remember that each perk will have a draw back for each bonus it offers. The examples given are merely examples and anything not listed may be added so long as it can be rationalized. If another player has already added a non-listed element you want to use, try to use that same rationalization for said element rather than making your own.
Structural Defense: i.e
Phase Shift Armor - exceptional resistance to physical damage, at the cost of power consumption per hit.
Gundanium Alloy - well balanced endurance, at the cost of weighing down the unit.
Nano Filament/Anti-Beam Coating - exceptional resistance to beam weaponry at the cost of being frail to physical damage.
Conventional Materials - offers lighter armor weight for greater mobility, with no added benefit.
Special System: i.e.
ZERO System - offers exceptional target acquisition at the cost of zoning out the rest of the battlefield.
Funnel System - offers a devastating attack system at the cost of being burdensome.
Trans-Am - offers exceptional mobility at the cost of high power consumption.
Melee Weapons: i.e.
Beam Saber - standard mobile suit weapon, offers exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption; small enough for multiple housings on the unit.
Anti-Ship Sword/GN Sword - a cumbersome and slow weapon with exceptional cutting power, likely only one on the unit.
Heat Rod - a whip-type weapon that heats up to deal damage, likely only one on the unit. Greater reach than most melee weapons, bordering on ranged, but less precise and damaging than heat sabers and hawks.
Projectile Weapons: i.e.
Beam Rifle - Can deal high energy damage at the cost of power consumption and rate of fire.
Machine Gun - can deal physical damage with limited ammo capacity but high rate of fire.
Bazooka - can deal high damage at the expense of very limited ammo.
Buster Rifle - high energy weapon with high power draw and limited shots; can deal massive damage.
Physical Shield - reliable and heavy.
Energy Shield - light weight but draws energy to function.
Missile Shield - weaponised shield with limited ammunition and low protective value.
Power System: i.e.
Battery Pack - offers a light weight power solution for greater mobility but limited supply.
Nuclear Plant - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged.
Solar Furnace - offers exceptional energy and propulsion (including Trans-Am) at the cost of being proprietary (limits backpack options) and expensive.
Special Abilities/Features: i.e. transformable, SD, secret, etc.
Pitch black darkness. It had been that way for long, but out of the blue, one of the four Gunpla Battle Nexus cabinets sprung to action and bathed the room in light. Somebody had turned it on by flipping one of the switches in the service room, while forgoing the other three cabinets and the micro-injection machine used to "print" out parts and weapons that were given to the players as rewards for clearing certain missions. A figure entered the room, having just treated himself to a grilled cheddar sandwich and some juice, ready for the rumble. A voice reached out to him after he put on his headset and visor. "Please, scan your Gunpla" It sounded human, but it was probably a recording. He still remembered the good old times, when the voice was jarringly robotic and spoke in a very butchered English. He took a 1/144 figure out of a holster in his pants, and put it over the scanner. It was a black and blue kitbash based in the GM III, crafted, painted and even slightly weathered in fine detail. Two rings of light emerged under the GM's feet and at the top of its head. One ascended, the other descended, and when they met halfway through to read the information chip, the name of the machine suddenly appeared in screen. Airbatel GM. Like Dan, the builder, he was pretty proud of the thing. "Are you proud of us too?" The Airbatel simply activated its main camera, more in response to the laser rings than his question.
Logging in, which was a pretty straightforward process for such a secretive thing, he dismissed the coincidence and put on his visor, diving into a new world, the world of GBN's Community Update, full of new content to discover… and unsurprisingly devoid of people. The lobby inside the central skyscraper was empty save for an administrator, trying out new test NPDs meant to bolster the number of guides in areas too populated for volunteers to show all beginners around. Uninterested, the Diver by the nickname of Aida checked his context menu and used it to teleport to one of the hangar bays. Airbatel was there, standing tall and mighty above him. The administrator had also logged in with a personal Gunpla, which seemed to be that colorful Mobile Suit a few spaces away. Hobby Marasai. An interesting machine, but its owner was occupied.
After a routine check-up of his machine, which was way easier when one was smaller than it and not the other way around, he turned it on and headed for the catapult. Being that he wasn't on a mission, and nobody could hear him anyways, he skipped out on the part where he shouted his name and his machine's out loud, to silently catapult away from the building, and fly away to cruise the game world, which could now be done even outside missions since the 1.79 update. That day, the GM-Defenser had been re-painted silver for a new balance of colors, which meant he couldn't use it until Saturday, when the paint dried out and the detail could be done again. He was using a Hyaku-Shiki's and backpack tonight, which hardly kept him in a continuous flight like those Aida was accustomed to. But one of the good things of Free Roam mode was that no fuel or energy would be consumed at all, so he could fly around carelessly in autopilot with the fuel efficiency tool disabled, while using the context menu to try and see just how many people were free to play that night. Hopeful, he gasped when he took notice of the current player count. There were more people than usual, just dispersed through the game world. Maybe that could be the day he finally got to try out one of those new campaigns he had been eyeing.
Landing Airbatel smoothly on a yard located behind a replica of Alfred Izuruha's school, complete with a vendor of 0080 avatar paraphernalia, Aida coursed through the menu until he could find that one campaign he had been eyeing but couldn't play right until that moment, and when he found it, he picked the "Look for Public" option, even though his Gunpla was incomplete that day. After all, it wasn't like he was in any position to get picky, and probably all of the beta testers were decent enough people to get hold of a code from the administration. Then again, "it's not like the code was mine to begin with...", he sighed.
<< Gundam Generation >>
A randomized, dynamic and innovative campaign which reimagines events of every timeline and mixes them up with each other for a one-of-a-kind experience! Strike foes down on every known battlefield, oppose NPDs or ally with them, and gain exclusive rewards for passing the unmarked side assignments!
Warning: Beta Campaign. Stability and playability errors might arise at random. Report any problems with this campaign to the nearest administrator.
"Let's see, let's see… aha! You've been occupying a space in the carry inventory for long. It was about time you were of any use...", said Aida while equipping a one-time use flare gun on his Mobile Suit's free hand, and promptly having Airbatel fire it. The custom GM III did a full 180 degree turn in a second, lifted its right arm, and pointed the flare gun at the sky to strike that famous 'Last Shot' pose from Mobile Suit Gundam, before firing. A golden V promptly appeared in the sky above them. The V-Flare signal would last an entire hour before disappearing. But he planned to leave for the night if nobody joined him before the flare was gone. If that were to happen, he would give up trying to find a group of night owls he could fit into the daily schedule, and come back Saturday afternoon to get started once and for all with a regular force…
<< Gundam Generation >>
Looking for Divers… (Maximum 8 players)
1. [8TMS Lt.] Aida
Full name: REAL NAME- Sorey Hakuru, DIVER NAME: Shin Hakuren
Age: late 20's
Hair: His hair is a deep crimson with scarlet highlights
Handiness: he is a South paw (left handed) and suffers for it
When you meet Shin his outward demeanor is calm, collected, and stoic. His attitude to most things is nonchalant, and can sometimes come across as brash or rude. While Shin can often agree that he is rude he does his best to never tell a lie always keeping in mind the truth is also subjective.
Shins personality when it comes to gunpla is different, it's cold and the look he gives gunpla is that of someone that hates it. He sees gunpla and gunpla battle as an enemy. He might play and fight in GBN but it’s not hard to tell that he despises everything gundam.
When fighting Shin is like an animal, he pushes his gunpla and himself to their limit. Often breaking the machine to do as he wants. Shin is a heavy melee fighter using swords and beam sabers most. That isn't to say he won't use a gun but it rare that he chooses to.
Strengths and weaknesses
-Shin Is a great gunpla builder, seeing as he has been doing it since he was a little kid. He always makes sure the gunpla he builds are made with high quality and often custom ordered or made materials to enhance their performance
-Shin is highly intelligent and an excellent strategist. Having spent his whole life with Gunpla and Gundam he has absorbed a lot of battle knowledge. Shin often puts what he has learned to the test and strives to be better.
-“Strong Willed” a blessing and a curse however in this case we will call it a curse at least for his gunpla. Shins strong will does not allow him to give up. He always has to stand tall no matter the obstacle in his way, or distance he must go. This means in battle he will always push it him and his machine to there ultimate limit.
-Shin being a soft paw has more often than not come as a hindrance to him in battle. While fighting he telegraphs what move he is about to make. He can often make up for this with pure fighting power or determination but a pilot as skilled or better than him will be able to make use of his left handedness in battle and use it to their advantage
Shins diver is tall standing at 6’2 with a pretty athletic build. The fiery crimson hair telling all he is ready for a fight. Tan skin and bright gold eyes that show contempt for Gunpla. He wears a black shirt with a fur trim to show how he fights like a beast. All in all he created his diver to give the look of one that's only there to fight not to make friends.
When standing Shin is often leaning against something with his arms crossed, closing himself off to the world around him. His eyes shut or only half open, as if he doesn't want to see the world either.
Brothers in Gunpla
Sorey was born to the Hakuru family who had one other son, Shin. The two were inseparable, always playing together and having a wonderful time. One day their father bought them modeling kits a Zaku 2 and a Zeta Gundam. Sorey was given the Zaku and Shin the Zeta. while they both had fun building the models Sorey didn't like his. It looked fine but something about it felt off. When he looked at his brothers it was as if it shined perfect in its glory and with Shin smiling back at Sorey he knew he wanted to build a gunpla just like his brothers.
As time went on both kept making gunpla and even doing GBDuel with some of them. Shin loved it the Gunpla battles and the Gunpla but Sorey felt off… as time went on he had started to have less and less fun with gunpla. He only kept going so him and his brother had something to do together.
Solo for the first time
It was a rainy day and the sound of shattered glass could be heard from all over the house. Everyone scrambled to find the source of the sound and when they all made it to the kitchen they found Shin laying on the ground. Once at the hospital they were told the young man didn't have long to live. Sorey was devastated at hearing this news but Shin just smiled and told him that it would be alright. He handed Sorey a notebook and told him not to open it till after he was gone. Sorey couldn't help it and in the book found concepts for a gunpla… even dying he thought about gunpla. It was all he ever thought about.
When his brother was gone, Sorey was alone… with anger in his eyes he took many of the gunpla him and his brother had made to a GBDuel center and fought…. And fought, and fought some more. He fought till all the gunpla had been wrecked and his hands bled. He still found no joy in Gunpla, so why, why did his brother love it so much.
A Rising Beast
As the years went on Sorey continued to make technically great machines but in each one there was malice and anger, each broke in combat under the strain of Soreys style of fighting. But long had they days of repairing them gone, with GBN he never had to break the models, just the data.Over the years Sorey had started to hate gunpla gunpla battles he only kept going because he wanted to understand… to know why his brother loved this stupid game so much. In GBN he took the Diver name Shin hoping that it might allow him to understand his brother more, but even that failed him. Sorey who now went by Shin always fought alone and slowly but surely he gained a name for himself “The Raging Beast of GBN” he climbed the latter reaching into the leaderboards of GBN as a solo player.
His achievements spoke for themselves when he got invited to partake in the 1.8 beta test. Shin originally declined but once he was told that it was a chance to challenge himself and GBN he thought it might be a good way for him to push past the limits of his own hatred. He looked at the notebook with the gunpla design in it, he took them and after years he made the Gunpla that his brother left to him the Astral AGE...
(To be added as the RP goes on)
-Astral AGE Gundam
-A Large Gunpla Collection
-Shin’s Gunpla Concept Book
Full name: Marco Creed
Faction: Zapp Inc.
Rank: Licensed Operator
Weight: 200 lbs
Marco is a family man with a passion for Gunpla. He enjoys getting into character with his mecha and generally had fun when diving. He’s task oriented and is willing to make the tough decisions to win.
Strengths and weaknesses
Corporate backing - Marco has the backing of the prestigious Zapp Inc. and has his sponsor supplying his Gunpla needs. This allows him to pursue his hobby more effortlessly than others.
Experienced - he’s more experienced than the average diver and has been pursuing his hobby for the better part of three decades.
Overconfident - his experience is double sided. Because he’s been playing for so long he doubts he can run into many challenges. He’s typically pleasantly surprised when a true challenge does surface.
Careless - because of his sponsor he’s more carefree about his gunpla and tends to be reckless, willing to give a good show rather than conservative in his approach.
Brown hair with a matching beard. Marco dresses casually and acts accordingly. He’s quick to warm up to people and cares about the effort others put in. He doesn’t get caught up in making a flashy avatar for the system and instead focuses on the mecha.
Since a young age Marco has been fascinating with Gundam. As soon as he learned that he could make Gunpla he was captivated by the hobby. His passion grew with his age and as he got older he got more talented in his craft. By the time he was in his thirties he was catching the eye of the community and was even offered sponsorship.
For the last couple of years he’s been the poster boy for Zapp Incorporated. It’s because of his sponsorship that he was invited to the closed beta. He’s excited for the unique opportunity as well as meeting other people.
Zero Savior Gundam
Full name: Kyle O'Connor
Weight: 150 lbs
Skin: Very fair
A light-hearted individual, Kyle like to meet new people and go on missions with them. He understands that this is a game people wish to enjoy, so he tries to make sure no one doesn't feel included. He's confident in his abilities as a player, attempting to pilot and use tactics his favorite characters use, borderline obsessing over them. The results of these strategies may vary.
Strengths and Weaknesses
As a mid-level Gunpla builder and fighter, his long range skills are marvelous as a result from the constant practice he's had to try to be more like Lockon. While his close combat skills aren't terrible, he understands that more practice will be needed. He's more of a team player than a leader too. His last team didn't have an official leader, so he's been used to making his own decisions. However, he knows that plans should be made in order to succeed in missions.
A combination of his two favorite characters, Lockon and Char, Kyle has the face of Lockon (with Char's scar) and Gundam Meister clothing in red and gold. Much like Quattro, the sleeves have also been removed, along with sometimes wearing his sunglasses too. While not a perfect match to the characters, he's tried to create something new using what he likes.
Kyle and his wife work as freelance Graphic Designers at home, so he's constantly been tempted to play GBN. For a while, he was apart of a somewhat successful team, but they've since parted on good terms. He's done many of the quests that directly tie in with the anime and has tried to make a name for himself. Most records made by him have been target practice missions, which don't get much attention from other players to begin with. He's gotten bored of the lone player life, so he's decided to find some new people as teammates.
GNS-300RE Trinames Repair
An incomplete version of the Trinames, Kyle has taken parts from the Dynames and some of Char's mobile suits, along with their colors. Kyle says that it's three times faster than a normal Dynames, explaining it's namesake, but that's extremely debatable. Included with it is a beam smartgun, two beam pistols, and one Sazabi Tomahawk. Its Trans-Am System is unstable, so he prefers not to use it currently.