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One Piece |OT4| The way of the Samurai

Favorite Skypiea/Water 7 Saga Arc

  • Jaya

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Skypiea

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • Davy Back

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Water 7

    Votes: 15 21.7%
  • Enies lobby

    Votes: 43 62.3%

  • Total voters
    69
  • Poll closed .
Oct 25, 2017
5,452
little island and whiskey town were both dope. hard to choose between the two but I gotta go with the former. the two giants spat, everyone was present and doing cool shit, sanji probably had the most baller moment in one piece with the phone snail, and Zoro’s shenanigans were all just too good to pass. and number 3 was great cmon how can it not be garden island
 
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Oct 25, 2017
19,067
little island and whiskey town were both dope. hard to choose between the two but I gotta go with the former. the two giants spat, everyone was present and doing cool shit, sanji probably had the most baller moment in one piece with the phone snail, and Zoro’s shenanigans were all just too good to pass. and number 3 was great cmon how can it not be garden island
 
What an awesome call back to Alabasta this chapter. Making Armement seem less like a late game A-pull every chapter. I wonder if Kawamatsu is a fishman and just thinks he's a Kappa? Though in Wano I'm sure actual Kappa's exist so he probably is one. Oda's been hiding his design for a long time, it'll be interesting if his reveal strikes me as new crew mate material.
 
Oct 26, 2017
14,747
Little Garden is underrated.

Drum Island and Alabasta are closer for me than you'd expect. Alabasta only edges out Drum because of the great build-up and payoff.
Although, the Pell fakeout is still a big blemish on the arc.
 
Oct 26, 2017
14,747
When you have Luffy telling Vivi that "people die" a few volumes before and don't commit to it with Pell (who doesn't do anything at all after the arc), it's really glaring on re-reads of Alabasta.

There's not even a tearful reunion. Pell's just...there in the background in every later Vivi scene.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,289
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Happy Bleg and Abu are back. Site wouldn't be the same without them.


So I got my group of friends to play a One Piece themed D&D game. To those in here that DM D&D, I fucked up y'all. I accidently made the second in command villain of the first big bad they ever fought. A more memorable and fun fighter than the actual big boss. It was brutal, even I liked the character more then the boss by the end of it!

For those of you who are curious as to what happened. The party is comprised of 4 pirates known as the TBA pirates (the jolley roger is just a question mark). At first, they followed a path like Luffy's. In that they mostly dicked around a few small islands helping people out with pirate and bandit issues. Then they landed on an island locked in a three-way struggle. The three factions in the struggle are the citizens of the island, invading pirates, and the marines. Not gonna get into the island politics that resulted in this three-way clash. Just know that reconciliation was not possible for any of them. Now with that info out of the way let me get back to the TBA pirates.

See they decided to back the citizens of the island. I'd love to say they deliberated about it and truly decided it was the best course of action. But the conversation was one of them going "I fucking hate pirates and I really fucking hate marines. Let's help the citizens" and that was that. Now the player that said that ran a very specific character. He's a Haki using drunken fist fighter who was also kicked out of the marines due to his drinking issues.

Ok now that you have that info, I'll recap the next few sessions. The party goes ham into finding out what is going on with this island and 2 major things happen.

1. Turns out the Drunken Fist guys old marine commander is on the island.
2. The 3-way fight is a shame. The Marines and the pirates are on the same side.

Naturally since the Mr. Drinks (yes that is his name) old commander is here I had to make them meet. Once the fated reunion happens Mr. Drinks and his old commander start arguing and a fight breaks out. I wanted this fight to be even sided since this commander was high up the chain. I even made him 2 levels higher than the TBA pirates and gave him a few marines to help him in the fight. None of that fucking mattered cause my players all rolled nat 20's on turn fucking one and killed him before he even got to go. Like god damn it of course that would happen.

Well I'm not having that, so I flesh out the captain a bit and use that to bring him back for a rematch! I turn him into Ezekiel The Survivor the marine commander famous for never giving in! Now I'm feeling good about my guy Ezekiel I gave him a sweet ass nickname and a reason to come back. So, I have him ambush the party right as they finish a big quest that they were doing for an island citizen. In order to bring out maximum tension for this destined encounter. Now something special happened in this fight, a true sign that Ezekiel The Survivor was destined for greatness. Ezekiel missed every single fucking attack roll he had and promptly got steam rolled.

So, I feel really miffed at Ezekiel for goofing when I gave him two chances to shine and I decide I'm just gonna shelve him until the party gets closer to the end. Well this last Sunday night they got to the point where it's appropriate for him to come back for one final round and he did. Unbeknownst to my players I decided that if Ezekiel The Survivor wasn't gonna get a good fight because RNG hates him. I would give him something dice couldn't take away. A good monologue before his last fight. And I stole the monologue from the one video game character that could relate to Ezekiel. That character is Kuze from Yakuza 0. Can't remember the exact thing I made him say but it was pretty much this.


"Mr. Drinks you don't get it. In the Marine life, there are no KO's. To me broken bones and wounded pride don't mean shit. Losing out on the treasure on this island and being arrested? Couldn't give a fuck. As long as I'm alive, I'll keep getting back up for more. And that's why I could never stand a half ass like you!".


Not gonna say how the fight ended but what I will say. Is at the end of the session my players told me Ezekiel was more memorable and fun than the final boss. And I can't believe I spent so much energy hyping up the 2nd in command guy lol.