Hello I’m Jenner of the Untitled Gaming Group (unofficial name), GM of past tabletop LPs of Ryuutama, Monsterhearts II, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, and Blades In The Dark as well as a player in Dragon Ball Z FATE and Henshin! A Sentai RPG and I’m here again with yet another tabletop RPG LP only this time the Untitled Gaming Group (unofficial name) (comprised of @heyboots, @LoakaMossi, @Fefnir, @Breadmaster, @Lyrewulf, and myself (@Jenner)) have something special in store for you because this time we are running/playing a LancerRPG campaign set in a homebrew universe run by rotating GMs of Fefnir, Lyrewulf, and myself running very different warring factions. We’re also joined by a new player, @Scarlet, because we like her and Breadmaster is still trapped in Academia Hell (we miss you Breadmaster!)
What Is Lancer?
You can purchase LancerRPG for yourself at: https://massif-press.itch.io/corebook-pdf
Set in the galaxy known as Overture, which is distant and has been ignored by the Union and Cradle for hundreds of years and as such developed its own unique culture in isolation, this campaign takes place in a galaxy torn apart by three warring factions all vying for dominion over the system. You will be following the adventures of the Hex Girls, a scrappy band of mercenaries brought together by a common bond of boredom and needing to stay fed as they forge their own paths and tell their own stories in this galaxy of conflict, strife, and intrigue.
The Common Front Of the Holy Name (Lyrewulf’s Faction): A Religious Syndicalist faction that is basically, quote, “If the IWW and the Catholic church had a baby in space that also liked Battletech.”
Boundless (Fefnir’s Faction): A Labor Council of self-proclaimed peacekeepers who swear capitalism will work this time, folks, we just didn’t capitalism hard enough last time.
Deliverance (Jenner’s Faction) Hey friends do y’all like Stalin? I sure don’t. Deliverance is a faction comprised of what is, quote, “Basically social fascists” who I’m certain will never hire anyone to do anything bad ever.
The ISS-GI-FE7E AKA The GHS-Flavortown is a small, humble, research space station in stable orbit above the planet Vineyard and nestled in “neutral” space between Boundless and Common Front territory along a popular space trade route so it could be regularly restocked. It was originally intended to be a research station just large enough to support and supply small population of researchers and scientists who were studying/researching various Space Curiosities. Their main research was actually in Food Science because (and this is completely true) food tastes less flavorful when one is in high altitudes like space. The researchers and scientists of the GHS-Flavortown were simply trying to find a way to make food taste just as strong/flavorful in space but then pirates took over the space station and held them all hostage trying to extract a bounty from the corporation that funded their research. The corporation ignored the pirate’s demands and the pirates killed all the researchers and scientists and spaced them then started pirating and making a nuisance of themselves in space.
Only then did the corporation respond. They wanted the mess cleaned up anonymously, quietly, and quickly so they contacted Bryn and his Hex Girls (and 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, right? They managed to do it anonymously and quickly!) As a reward, the Hex Girls were given the GHS-Flavortown, now in extreme disrepair, to use as a home base.
The Characters and Their Players
"Commander" Bryndza Mare AKA Bryn is the leader of the Hex Girls and was once a young and upcoming starship captain in the Union Military. Bryn’s final mission as a commissioned officer ended in mutiny when the newly conscripted soldiers on the ship (who Bryndza was unaware were not willing to become Cosmopolitans) commandeered it and left him stranded in port. While he was not found directly at fault, he was scapegoated for the loss of the vessel and pushed out of service with an Other Than Honorable Discharge in exchange for not suffering any further punishment. Now, hundreds of years after his birth he turns to a new life to make his way in the universe. He’s played by @heyboots
"Lieutenant" Sylvia Reynard AKA HELLCAT is Bryndza’s official unofficial second-in-command, Sylvia was a former military test subject who got roped into allowing unethical military experimentation to happen to her because she inherited a relative’s debts. She was left permanently damaged from the experimentation which did not make her that much better of a soldier and left her with chronic pain and a permanent jack in her body that allows her to connect directly to her mech and move with slightly less delay. Sylvia turned to meching and mercing to survive and sees her mech as her real body. She’s played by @Scarlet
"Sergeant" Lyra Wulfstan AKA WOLF is a former would-be clanner who was too bloodthirsty and unstable for legitimate work and decided to just work under the table to slake her insatiable bloodlust and need to dakka. Lyra is either deeply traumatized, born to kill, or something in the middle of those two extremes but whatever the explanation is Lyra fully intends to fight, fuck, and fly her way to glory one explosion at a time. She’s played by @Lyrewulf
Quin Riesling AKA Diafault is a literal 16 year old girl and the daughter of former general now governor Vadim Riesling and his supermodel wife Irina Lebedev-Riesling. She’s utterly sheltered, thoroughly coddled, and painfully naive. She streams all her battles to her millions of Twitch subscribers and is a Celebrity esports legend who sees war as just another game that she can win (glhf.) Diafault is the living breathing embodiment of “Wow, Cool Robot!” She’s played by @Jenner
Isadora Aloe AKA NOVA is new to the team and although she was raised to a comfortable life in Cradle, Isadora is a Cosmopolitan who lets her piloting jobs take her farther and farther from the center of the known universe. In addition to piloting, Isadora dabbles in engineering. Given her profession and her hobbies, she wound up getting licensed as a Lancer, even without having a mech of her own. However, being employed as a pilot for the Edelith, she has the option to just borrow one from the captain, Gareth Trevors. When flying or fighting, Isadora always keeps a cool head thanks to what many would call “being headstrong.” To her credit, she would phrase it as “danger apathy." Isadora joined up with the Hex Girls after running into them on a mission to subdue some rowdy pirates running amok.
Session 0, Meet the Cast: A chill Session 0 where we introduce ourselves, the factions, our characters, their reason for being part of the Hex Girls, and narrate the seizure of the GHS-Flavortown!
Session 1, Shaking Things Up: The Hex Girls get an urgent message from the planet they’re orbiting in the Flavortown. Pirates are running amok and the inhabitants are experiencing unusual seismic activity. Bryn leads the team in to solve the case but is this really the start of establishing themselves as a company worthy of employ or just a different way to be bored?
Session 2, Social Loafing: The Hex Girls take some downtime after a successful mission and give each other some constructive criticism.
Session 3, Get On Top : The Hex Girls undertake their first Faction Mission in the employ of the Common Front of the Holy Name but that’s a secret. On the surface they’ve been hired by Ulysis to chase off some raiders. Can the Hex Girls get on top and reign as King of the Mountain or are they going down in smoke?
Session 4, Constructive CRITicism: The Hex Girls are once again forced to interact with each other in social ways that don’t involve fighting in mechs alongside each other. And every last one of them is so very good at social interaction so I’m sure this will go over just fine.