The Dragonball movies have always confounded nerds who try to fit them into canon. But what if, instead of Goku and his friends, there was a separate group of heroes fighting those villains?
Enter DragonBall Gaiden, a FATE campaign set concurrently with DragonBall Z! I’m a huge nerd who got back into DragonBall, and I’m taking this gaming group with me! Our story begins at the World Martial Arts Tournament, with our band of heroes!
Panty Briefs, the daughter of Trunks and Goten (don’t worry about it) has come to this time to prevent a horrible future from passing. But what crisis is she preventing? And why does it keep changing?
2B is literally 2B from Nier:Automata. She’s tasked with protecting humanity, but how dedicated is she, really?
Scooby Buu originally came to Earth with the intent to destroy/conquer it, mostly because it was what the other Majin expected of him. But as soon as he discovered the wonder of sandwiches and weed, he decided to just chill on Earth for a while. After all, there was plenty of fun to be had, stirring up trouble and watching the mayhem that regularly visited the planet.
Power level: Smoke weed erry day
Many years ago, Yora’s village was attacked during the Red Ribbon Army’s search for the Dragon Balls. After that, Yora began training and eventually joined a secret organization. She now works as a Strider; an elite ninja trained for reconnaissance and espionage missions.
Yora mainly works to uncover the secrets of the Dragon Balls, and to keep them safe from potentially world-endangering wishes. She was briefed on events surrounding them in past years, though much of said information is incomplete and more confusing than anything else. How does everyone move around so quickly? Why were a whole lot of people murdered by a weird green guy? Just how strong is a Goku? Yora has no answers, merely incomplete information which could be applied to current circumstances.
Power Level: Fast.
This started as part of the We Stream Games thread because it was a small experiment on my part, but it’s obvious now that it deserves a dedicated campaign thread. We took a break so I could focus on Law School, but I think I have enough free time to run this campaign again!
We have two forms of VODs for you to follow along with: The unedited VODs recorded and kept for us by Jenner, and Dragonball Gaiden Kai, the edited version made by Fefnir. Kai has intros and outros for each episode along with the Kikuchi and Faulconer scores from the actual show! We also stream on Wednesdays at 9 PM EST.
Dead Zone Saga
After Piccolo Jr. destroyed the World Martial Arts Tournament Arena during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, the organization needed to buy a new arena. To fund their purchase, they held a fund-raising tournament! And attending this tournament are our heroes, meeting for the first time! But all is not as it seems; could there be a sinister plot between some of the tournament entrants? Find out, in Dragonball Gaiden!
World’s Strongest Saga
With the tournament behind them, the finalists go back to their lives. But the peace doesn’t last long, the strongest fighters in the world are being assaulted and abducted! Who could be behind such a sinister act? Find out, in Dragonball Gaiden!
An Inescapable Coma? Let’s Explore West City!
The Greatest Apartment Hunt of All! The Mysterious Landlord! (Warning on this one, it suddenly cuts out due to technical failure. The only missing story beat is Panty moves in to Dr. Gero’s beach house with Android 13.
Strong Fighters Detected! Yamcha’s Triumphant Comeback!
Defeat the Brainwashed Z-Fighters! The World’s Smartest Strikes!
Tree of Might Saga
A new threat is on the horizon: in sixth months, a saiyan pirate will be raiding the Earth with his crew! And this isn’t just any pirate! This pirate plans to grow the Tree of Might, which will destroy the Earth from the inside out! Will our heroes be strong enough to stop him? Find out, in Dragonball Gaiden!
Lord Slug Saga
And the threats start coming and they don’t stop coming! This time, an ancient Super Namekian has his eyes set on Earth! Will our heroes be able to stop him? And if they do, how long will he be stopped? Find out, in Dragonball Gaiden!
With the Earth seemingly in safety, Yora starts her hunt for the Earth’s Dragonballs! But, unbeknownst to her, Cooler, galactic tyrant and brother to Frieza, has arrived on Earth! Can the Tournament Finalists protect the Earth from a threat they don’t even see coming!?
Android 13 Arc
With galactic threats to the planet taking a backseat, a threat that’s been simmering for years threatens to burst to the surface. Dr. Gero, brilliant scientist and sub-par landlord, is setting his decade-long plan into motion! Can the finalists stop the remnants of the nefarious Dr. Gero’s assassination attempt on Goku?
The Ultimate Babysitting Job! Trunks’ Day Out!
An Awkward Family Reunion! Doctor Panty Briefs!?
The Hunt for the Red Ribbon Android! Goodbye, Super Android 13!
The Earth is in danger, yet again! Soba, who is stronger than Frieza, has attempted to wrest control of the planet away from Dende. But what are his motivations, and are there more sinister forces at work?
And here are Fefnir’s Dragonball Gaiden Kai VODs. They’re really good, watch them even if you’ve watched the unedited VODs!
World’s Strongest Saga