So, this is me trying out plot Armor, a journaling
game based on mecha anime. As a fan of Power Rangers, it naturally bleeds into
me being a marginal fan of mecha, especially mecha RPGs like Bliss Stage. I
also like “episodic RPGs”, roleplaying games that break themselves up into
episodes. An example of this is Primetime
Adventures. It’s a huge reason why my solo
system for campaigns plays them out like a TV show.
So, naturally, this hit my interests. Though, I decided to
browse around for some context behind the game. This was made in a Game Jam
where the theme was lite
emotional mecha. If this game interests you in any way, I highly recommend
you guys check out the rest of the games sent to the Jam, as some of them are
also solo games or can be modded to be solo games.
As such, I understand some of the mechanics of the game,
such as its one-page format. Now, I played some one-page RPGs before, like Six Hours
to Midnight, and got a lot of mileage out of it, so perhaps this game,
despite its small size, will grant me that same sort of play.
The premise is that it’s a journaling game about a
protagonist of a mecha anime who has plot armor, meaning they cannot die by any
means because of plot. In spite of this, the protagonist will die by the end of the show’s 32 episode run.
We can pick any setting we want, provided it involves Mechas
known as Armor and involves mecha fighting. Whether this means mechas fighting
monsters or other mechas, we don’t know. Also, difficult situations and an
optional hot springs episode.
So, for this idea, and to tribute the fact that a certain
fan favorite show is set to end this month, I decided to turn Westeros into a
mecha anime setting where our protagonist not only has to fight against
ice-themed monsters and dragons, but also against other mechas who care more
about who gets to sit on the Iron Throne.
Our protagonist is Taro Yuki, bastard son of Ryubi Shokan. He
has a foolish prospective into being the pilot for the Knight’s Watch. Without
further to do, let’s begin Episode 1, which details how the story begins: