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Wasteland 2: Destructoid Cut - Part 1: Gauging Interest


Last night, absolutfreak charitably shared Steam codes for a few games on Qtoid. One of these games was Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, and I was lucky enough to grab it. I installed the game, and when I got to character creation, I had an idea. A really, truly, honestly stupid idea. I thought to myself, "It might be kinda cool if I were to name my party after some peeps from Destructoid, and then do a series of blogs detailing their adventures through the game, or at least until I get bored." If you just flew back in your chair, agog at how I had such a brilliant idea...  I'm sorry to disappoint. Awhile back, our very own Gundy planned to do a blog about an XCOM game he was playing, in which he named his soldiers after community members. It would have detailed all the miserable and dunderheaded ways in which his flaming incompetance got us all killed, but the little rascal never wrote the dang blog! Of course I, an upstanding member of the community, would never promise a blog and never get around to it. For example, a hypothetical art blog consisting of theoretical drawings that would have been based on make believe ideas given to me by other community members. That totally never happened! *wipes brow* A-anyway, back to the blog I'm writing currently that isn't hypothetical! 

The first part of this (potential) series will serve to set up the origins of our 4 protagonists, and detail their first encounter in the world of Wasteland 2.

The Cast:

Radical Yoseph
(I really need to point out that the character portrait is a straight up Macaulay Culkin doppelganger)

 With our characters and their really sloppy, written-at-5AM backstories  their masterfully written backstories finished, let us move on to their adventures in Wasteland 2.

The tale of the ragtag Destructoid Rangers is one of humble beginnings. Yoseph, Panda, Amna, and Wes are new Ranger trainees. The Rangers serve to bring relative law and order to the post apocalyptic world, and all four of our heroes had personal reasons to join, and their first day on the job is shaping up to be a memorable one. 

Carp, a fellow Ranger, has been found murdered, and his mission left unfinished. He was to bring "repeaters" to three local radio towers in order to improve their signals so that the Rangers can better pick up on an ominous broadcast. However, with Carp dead, the repeaters nowhere to be found, and the Rangers spread thin between many duties, the job of reclaiming the lost repeaters and completing Ace's task is passed onto our trainee heroes. These details are relayed to them by a Ranger named Bass, who seems to be overseeing their training process. Should they successfully complete the mission, Bass promises to make them official Rangers, and to give them permission to enter the Citadel, the Ranger stronghold. Wes makes a snotty remark, pointing out that they should be given access to the Citadel first so that they can be better equipped for their task, but Bass has other ideas. He insists that he senses something special in our heroes, and sends them on their way.

End Part 1

I didn't do much planning for this, and more or less just threw together the story intoduction haphazardly, but I hope some enjoyment can be derived from this. Let me know if this is something I should continue, or if I should go fuck myself! 

- "K is for Kid, a guy or gal just like you. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up, since there's nothin' a kid can't do." - Bastion

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About Hypno one of us since 7:55 PM on 08.15.2014

"K is for Kid, a guy or gal just like you. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up, since there's nothin' a kid can't do." - Bastion

Where to reach me:
Steam: Hypno Coffin (Your best bet)
Battlenet: HypnoCoffin#1172
League of Legends: MoontouchedBread (NA server)

Big List of Favorites:
--Favorite Games:
Fallout: New Vegas
Metro: 2033
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth/Afterbirth/+
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Pokemon Colosseum/XD
Pikmin 2
Cave Story+
Risk of Rain
Pillars of Eternity
Night in the Woods
Enter the Gungeon
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Monster Hunter World
Tomb of Friends
Halo 1/2/3/ODST/Reach

--Favorite Bands/Artists:
Streetlight Manifesto
Cage The Elephant
Talking Heads
Steely Dan
Hop Along
Nataly Dawn
Toh Kay
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
The Aquabats
Brackish Water Jamboree ;)
--Favorite Anime:
Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy)
Perfect Blue
Ghost in the Shell
Ping Pong The Animation
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
NHK ni Youkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K.)
FLCL / Fooly Cooly
Serial Experiments Lain
Samurai Champloo
--Favorite Films/Television series:
Requiem for a Dream
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Five Easy Pieces
A Coffee in Berlin
In the Heat of the Night
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ed Wood
Breaking Bad
Arrested Development
Better Call Saul
Broadchurch S1
True Detective S1
It Follows
Swiss Army Man
The VVitch

Big thanks to Dangus Taargus (who looks like a male model, by the way) for immortalizing my signature Chiyo frown in 8-Bit glory.