[octaNe] Psychotronic Mario Brothers

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A while back someone posted this picture:

<img src="http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4254/bigfatmarioonablock7ui5ci.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us" />

Now, I have absolutely no idea where it came from, but it has served as inspiration for the following:


Role: Heroic Plumber
Profile: You are a strong guy, with tough hands and the willingness to get into some... shitty situations. You figure those are useful skills now that you have been sucked through one of the drains you worked on into a dark and ancient world ruled by dragon men. Still, the situation isn't all that bad. There are monsters to crush, cash to be made, and every once in a while babes to save.
Quote: “It's-a me, Mario. Now get your filthy lizard claws off my princess.”
Mode: Psychotronic
Gear: Plumber overalls, trusty wrench, porn-star 'stache
Styles: Daring, Might
Skills: Follow pipes, Smash things with my wrench, Get knee deep in the shit, Jump like an Olympian

Role: Fungal Sorcerer
Profile: Chosen as a young child for your skill with fungal wizardry, you have lived your entire life serving the royal family of the Mushroom Kingdom. When Koopa overthrew the throne and set up his dictatorship, you only barely made your escape before he could toss you into the lava pits. Now you scrounge the world, searching for anyone with royal blood to destroy Koopa retake the Kingdom.
Quote: “I'm sorry... did you say the princess is in another castle?”
Mode: Psychotronic
Gear: Sorcerer robes and hat, engraved scimitar, collection of magical fungi
Styles: Ingenuity, Magic, Craft
Skills: Heal and control fungus, hide out of sight, come up with a clever plan, search for royal blood

Role: Badass Amnesiac Babe
Profile: You don't remember much from your childhood, but most of that doesn't matter because right now all you want is fun, whatever your current definition of “fun” may be. You like womanly things, but when it's necessary, you can kick anyone's ass. How you learned to fight you aren't sure, but it means you don't have to take shit from anyone. Not even that weird mushroom guy you met in that dive, who said he thought he recognized your face...
Quote: “Don't come any closer. I'm not sure how it works, exactly, but I can shatter your vertebrae with my thumb and these two fingers.”
Mode: Psychotronic
Gear: Pink hot pants, tube top, over-the-top 80s hair, parasol
Styles: Charm, Daring
Skills: Look cute and unassuming, Kung-fu the hell out of someone, hazily recall your old life

Role: Riding Lizard
Profile: Used to be that you were the King's best riding animal, and a friend when he felt like talking to someone who would listen, or when he had some extra mushrooms to feed you. But ever since that Koopa fellow came, everything was ruined. Sure, he set you free had big talk about getting rid of the humans, but the truth is that you liked how things were. Now you work for whatever farmer or messenger “owns” you, and you get fed whatever they can afford, and it's good... but you can't help longing for the times before.
Quote: *Sticks out tongue*
Mode: Psychotronic
Gear: Bridle, saddle
Styles: Might, Craft, Magic
Skills: Eat anything with my big tongue, Jump, Look menacing, Transport rider



The setting is the Mushroom Kingdom, which was a powerful, magical land. That is, before the evil, human-hating Koopa overthrew the royal family, and turned it into a wasteland of stone fortresses, overgrown man-eating plants, and haunted underwater dungeons. Now Toad, a fungal sorcerer, has found an amnesiac woman named Peach, who he believes to be the Princess Toadstool, last of the royal bloodline. They are on the run from King Koopa's dastardly troopers, with the help of a riding lizard named Yoshi, and when Toad casts a spell to bring protection, he accidentally summons two humans from another world: Mario, a hulk of a man, and Luigi, his athletic younger brother. Together, they are working to rescue the collapsing kingdom from the clutches of an evil dragon.

I imagine Luigi as a younger, fitter looking version of the Mario in that picture, and Toad as a mean, samurai-looking sorcerer, with one of those big fuck-off hats that the sorcerers in Big Trouble in Little China wore. Everything else in the Super Mario games can be viewed through the psychotronic, off-the-wall lens of octaNe as well... any thoughts?
 

Jared A. Sorensen

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Man, I've wanted to write a Super Mario Bros. RPG forever -- now I don't have to do it. :) If you wanna write up some Mushroom Land playsets, I'll put all this online.

Samurai Toad = inspired.

Soundtrack, of course, would be Mr. Bungle doing their cover of the Super Mario music.
 

martikhoras

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Down the pipe died what with all the ideas and no talent/time/dedication but its on Yahoo Groups and you can give it a try.

Likely... you have

PErsonally I think you can't "mature" or "warp" the mario storyline right (see...the movie...now see the sledgehammer and the eyegouger...and remember it was a dream). Mostly as post three it went to crap and he's become a total whore. Okay Mario World was in fact rockin'. But 2? Yoshi's island.. the story is messed up.

Mind you have this freaky idea for the origins of Wario and SMB2USA. It involves gangsters in late eighties new york wearing shyguy masks.
 

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martikhoras said:
Down the pipe died what with all the ideas and no talent/time/dedication but its on Yahoo Groups and you can give it a try.

Likely... you have

PErsonally I think you can't "mature" or "warp" the mario storyline right (see...the movie...now see the sledgehammer and the eyegouger...and remember it was a dream). Mostly as post three it went to crap and he's become a total whore. Okay Mario World was in fact rockin'. But 2? Yoshi's island.. the story is messed up.

Mind you have this freaky idea for the origins of Wario and SMB2USA. It involves gangsters in late eighties new york wearing shyguy masks.
I've got no idea what "Down the Pipe" refers to, but I'll take a look. I disagree that can't "mature" or "warp" SMB. It's always struck me as a bizarre fantasy world (i.e. flowers that spray fire, plumbing infested with man-eating plants, impossible airships, magic doors, monsters that invade dreams, etc) and it's absolutely striking how well it clicks with the psychotronic "genre."

The movie sucked, plain and simple, but not because it was Mario... in fact, I think it sucked precisely because it wasn't Mario.
 

Thornhammer

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What's your take on Bowser, some sort of greasy (but cunning) crime boss-type figure?

And the lil' Koopalings...

Heh. "Don Bowser, I ask you for a favor on this, the day of your daughter's wedding..."

Edit: I just read the sampler PDF. Holy hell - that's worth buying for the musical inspiration list alone. You mention Lonesome George and you get a sale. Surf guitar? In spades. Rock.

-Thornhammer
 
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beachfox

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Thornhammer said:
What's your take on Bowser, some sort of greasy (but cunning) crime boss-type figure?

And the lil' Koopalings...

Heh. "Don Bowser, I ask you for a favor on this, the day of your daughter's wedding..."
I'd say Bowser should be scary as all shit. Towering, barbed armor plating, lots of fangs, rips people appart with his bare hands, needs to marry the last survivor of the royal land to gain true dominance over the Mushroom Kingdom and -then- he'll kill her.

I so want to play in this world.
 

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beachfox said:
I'd say Bowser should be scary as all shit. Towering, barbed armor plating, lots of fangs, rips people appart with his bare hands, needs to marry the last survivor of the royal land to gain true dominance over the Mushroom Kingdom and -then- he'll kill her.

Word.

Also, he breathes fire.
 
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