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i've got a little start to a campaign prepared for my players, i made a bunch of npc characters inspired by the cheesy feel of the "apex predators" in titanfall 2
"beatdown" betty is all about melee combat, a four-armed mech with thrusters and grappling hooks
"skull punt" jerry has a big 203mm cannon that fires custom artillery shells packed with scrap metal
"padlock" rosa is a massive chunk of metal and shields that can face-tank incoming fire

i fully intend to bring back upgraded versions of any of these npcs that survive to give my players some nemeses