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Author Topic: The Dinosaur Apocalypse of The Purple Rainbow Crystal Fields: 9/11: Predasaurs!!  (Read 34355 times)

Offline Cherno

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Excellent idea =)


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Lovely ideas chaps. Reminds me of an Jack Vance short story which appeared as an scenario for D&D in White Dwarf,issue 1,I believe...?
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Offline Papa Spanky

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This looks ridiculously fun. But I have to ask, what exactly is a purple rainbow crytal? Is it a crystal that refracts light into a rainbow of hues and shades of purple only? Is it a rainbow shaped crystal that happens to be purple? When you feed it to the dinosaurs, does it taste like Skittles?  :D

Offline Doomsdave

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I think the laser shooting T-rex in that illustration is saying "taste the rainbow Mutha F#$%er" 

This project is awesome.   It reminds me of Gammarauders as well. 
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Ok, I am so in for this, finally a use for all my old GW 40K and Lizardman parts.  :-*

Offline Agis

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Hello friends!

Do you think ViDe could be adapted for use with our project here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=63082.msg758796#new ????

It's roughly 30 figures a side and some cyber dinosaurs (which will probably behave like mechs I guess)

Hope you'll take a brief moment to consider.
Should be possible!
The basic SF troops are all in the core Future Combat book.

Dedicated CC troops are possible, but you have to deduct some points for the ranged weapons and add some useful CC abilities.
The Dinos can be done with the walker / mech profiles as you said.

If you have any special trooper or monster idea that needs a game value and / or characteristics just post it here and we can establish the rules.

The upcoming “Rival Species” book will include anything you need anyway…
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I think Rainbow Crystals just comes in all the colours of the rainbow, maybe they actually grew out of the atomic waste of Skittles  :)

Sounds good about Victory Desicions. I want to look into it for possible gaming of oher strange sci-fi factions. Looking forwward to the Rival Species book.

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If you have any special trooper or monster idea that needs a game value and / or characteristics just post it here and we can establish the rules.


Okie dokie!

Here are my suggestions for the dinoes. I don't really see much else that must be added, but I'm always open for cool ideas!

Light Dinosaur (size of a cold one from 40k/void thing)
Size: 1
Hit: 6+
Crit: 7+

Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/2, ferocious, Walker/6

Medium Dinosaur (roughly 'normal' dino - not HUUUGE! >10cm in one dimension)
Size: 2
Hit: 8+
Crit: 9+

Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/3, ferocious, Walker/5


Heavy Dinosaur (like a huuuge one - a big Tyranno or a Bracchiosaurus >20cm in one dimension)
Size: 2
Hit: 8+
Crit: 9+

Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/6, ferocious, Walker/4


 (I'm thinking about letting the volume of the model decide what category it fits in! People can go about making an Arkimedes volume test to find out...)
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Very interesting project, I really hope you use Victory Decision Future Combat for it!

I might even dust of my Exodite minis...

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Very interesting project, I really hope you use Victory Decision Future Combat for it!

I might even dust of my Exodite minis...


We will! Definitely. I'm sold on them. I have been trying to mod Mongoose old games for the use in VSF for years but now I'll just use yours. Much better!  :)

Now look at the stats above.  :D

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Mental head  lol

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Mental head  lol

 lol lol
Yep.
Gotta say that I agree.

100%
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Here are my suggestions for the dinoes. I don't really see much else that must be added, but I'm always open for cool ideas!
Light Dinosaur (size of a cold one from 40k/void thing)
Size: 1
Hit: 6+
Crit: 7+
Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/2, ferocious, Walker/6
Very interesting!  :o 8)
For normal Dino the size of a horse I strongly recommend to simply use the Cavalry + CC Specialist Option of the Ballistic Armour Rifle Squad P. 89.  ;)
Points are worked out and the stats while mounted (and nobody is forcing you to dismount) would be:
Critical: 6+
Hit: 5+
Save: 4+
Move: 6”
Bonus Ability: Ferocious
Preetty close to your idea and already within the rules!  ;) ;)

Medium Dinosaur (roughly 'normal' dino - not HUUUGE! >10cm in one dimension)
Size: 2
Hit: 8+
Crit: 9+
Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/3, ferocious, Walker/5

Well you do not need the Walker Special Property, if  an infantry model with HP Ability it already has 3 action and moves “walking”.
Size 2 seems to small for me. Maybe 3! so what about this:
Size: 3
Hit: 7+
Crit: 9+
Save: 5+
Move: 5”
Ld 6
Abilities: HP/3, ferocious, Remember CC/ Assaults would be 3xD10+1, with re-roll and CR 3”!!!
Try some games with a cost of:  140 points + weapons!
Heavy Dinosaur (like a huuuge one - a big Tyranno or a Bracchiosaurus >20cm in one dimension)
Size: 2
Hit: 8+
Crit: 9+
Weapons: A variety of options from the mid tech list
Abilities: HP/6, ferocious, Walker/4
Increase the size!
Size: 5
Hit: 8+
Crit: 9+
Save: 5+
Move: 4”
Ld 6
Abilities: HP/5, ferocious,
Remember CC/ Assaults would be 5xD10+1, with re-roll and CR 5”!!!
Try some games with a cost of:  230 points + weapons!

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Thanks a bunch Agis!

I think my draft was flawed by C/P fumbles.. obviously the size wouldn't be 2 for the big ones!  lol

We'll give the rules a spin as soon as possible.  :D :D

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Keep me in the loop!  ;)

 

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