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How do you summon Brikthulu?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:35 pm
by Atomsk
This actually came up in a game on Saturday, as one of the players attempted to have his army commit mass suicide in order to bring Brikthulu into the physical realm.  We allowed it because he had to leave early for his grandma's birthday or some other BS, and it was a convenient way to get rid of his guys.

Is this valid though?  I always pictured it happening in some torch-lit basement with hooded figures surrounding a summoning circle drawn in blood.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:45 pm
by birdman
you say 'IA IA! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Brikthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!' and hey presto: brikthulhu!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:45 pm
by pesgores
You can't summon Brikthullu, he'll just come when he wants and that's it.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:11 pm
by Atomsk
I guess I always just figured there was some flashy way involving lots of death, lost forever in the missing supplement chapter...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:56 pm
by tahthing
just make a demi god to summon like mine
kalinaminalamasomarackatoaeronterhetanotapetentyupelquestthzephemar
oneyackaronamadeestliquexcvieszxpolkmonstopdetoyuomentyietmqupopti
editseitdfghlkshemaka,lord of flames and fire.

or kalinaminalamasomarackatoaeronter(kal-ina-minal-amaso-marack-a-toae-ronter) for short
or kalina for even shorter
hes great for ending battles since all area 100inchs around him is burnt to dust regardless of what its made of, his heat also melts the ground onto lava, but he normally toys with the armys not realising his full power and incinarating them 10 by 10.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:39 pm
by IVhorseman
There are many ways to summon Brickthulhu. All of them horrible.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:32 am
by Atomsk
So, theoretically, mass-suicide is a viable option, no?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:01 pm
by OneEye589
Yes, but the person who mass-suicided would automatically lose because their entire force went kaputt. You wouldn't be able to control Brikthulu because, well, he's Brikthulu. You'd have to have someone who wasn't already playing an army and who will cause complete destruction with him, play as Brikthulu.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:50 pm
by Atomsk
OneEye589 wrote:Yes, but the person who mass-suicided would automatically lose because their entire force went kaputt. You wouldn't be able to control Brikthulu because, well, he's Brikthulu. You'd have to have someone who wasn't already playing an army and who will cause complete destruction with him, play as Brikthulu.


That's basically what happened anyways.

I think I'm going to take control of Brikthulu and his cultists for the next game, because I'm tired of being the good guy.  I think forces of evil and chaos will probably be a lot more fun and rewarding in this game.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:41 am
by Arkbrik
Let everyone control Brikthulhu. Makes the game more chaotic and allows him to kill more stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:47 pm
by Doopliss
OneEye589 wrote:...would automatically lose because their entire force went kaputt.
Huh?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:21 pm
by birdman
it's generally accepted that even if you summon a demonic elder god, if all your troops die, you lose.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:07 pm
by OneEye589
birdman wrote:it's generally accepted that even if you summon a demonic elder god, if all your troops die, you lose.


Yes. Summoning Brikthulu would not make him on your unit to control. He's too chaotic.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:16 pm
by tahthing
lets weight out the pros and cons

pros:
you summon brikthulu
all your troops blow up in massive fire balls (which is awesome)
brikthulu beats everyone else by makeing them blow up

cons
you lose
brikthulu isn't invicibal since his defence dice are only 100 solid gold d20s.
brikthulu hasent got infinate attack and is limited to 100 solidgold d20s for attack
100 solid gold d20s cost alot.


i say even without the last to pros its still worth it.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:10 pm
by IVhorseman
Brickthulhu does not roll 100d20. Brickthuhlu rolls 09d37.

Also, all of you saying that summoning Brickthuhlu is a defeat need to pay attention to the basic rules of Brikwars. The absolute best-case-scenario is the entire field exploding into a ball of fire, meaning everybody wins. If brickthulhu shows up and proceeds to tear everyone a new one, same concept applies. Victory is not about having the most soldiers left. Victory is about being as cool as possible.