The Nefarious Nega-BlokTrix
The Nefarious Nega-Bloktrix
While the earliest CLOan Negafigs appeared in the 1,991st Reconstruktion as the Negaverse's inverse, anti-awesome reaction to the Deadly SpaceMen of the BrikVerse, their CLOan War invasion forces sucked badly and were easily crushed by the defending paladins of the purist Legit-eye Knights.

Lacking credible opponents, many Legitis abandoned the cause over subsequent Reconstruktions, seduced by the pagan Rainbowism that would later inspire the DarkTron Rebellion. The remaining Knights were caught unprepared when the Nega-Bloktrix arrived in BR 2,003 at the head of an unstoppable Poop Dragon armada. Her quick and dirty tactics overwhelmed the remaining Legit-eye Knights and made her the patron saint of QuikWars.

(BrikWiki entry: The Nega-Bloktrix)
"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."
- George S. Patton

For players without the time, energy, or attention span to take advantage of the full scope of the BrikWars rulebook, we offer this low-calorie substitute. QuikWars is not compatible with the BrikWars system, but is offered as a simpler introductory alternative.

Q.1: Overview of Play
QuikWars is a skirmish wargame in which players with construction-brick armies send them onto a construction-brick battlefield to engage in vicious construction-brick combat. Players set up their battlefield and armies however they like. Players interested in fairness may choose to field identical armies in two different colors, but random and wildly mismatched armies will work just as well. As long as minifigs get brutally and hilariously slaughtered, everybody goes home happy.

After rolling dice to determine the order of play, players take turns orchestrating manuevers and assaults until only one army is left standing.

On each player's turn, each of his or her units can move any distance up to its Move rating, and pick up or drop any objects it comes across (assuming it has hands free to do so). Before, during, or after its movement, the unit has the option to either make one Attack or build any bricks it's carrying into new or existing constructions.

Rolling Dice
In QuikWars, all dice are standard six-sided cube-shaped dice. Any time dice are rolled, any die that comes up '6' means you may add another die to the roll, increasing your sum. If that die comes up '6,' add another die on top of that. You can repeat this process for as long as you keep getting such lucky rolls.

Q.2: Armies
In QuikWars, all minifigs (miniature figures, or "little people") have the same attributes.

Move Move: 5"
The Move stat describes how far a unit can move during a single Movement Phase - in this case, five inches. The minifig can run across five inches of level ground, climb five inches' worth of stairs or ladders, or leap over five inches of chasm. The only limitations to the 5" rule are these: a minifig can't jump higher than 2" at a time, and can never swim more than 2" in a single Movement Phase (it may still use the remaining 3" for regular movement on land before or after swimming).

Minifigs may pick up or drop any number of objects within reach during a Movement Phase. Lifted objects cannot be larger than a standard 2x4 brick unless multiple minifigs are working in cooperation.

Armor Armor: 4
The Armor stat tells how much damage a minifig can absorb in a single attack. When a minifig takes damage, if the damage is 4 points or less, the minifig lives. If the minifig takes 5 or more points of Damage in a single or combined attack, it dies - knock the minifig over and, if appropriate, detach a couple of its body parts.

Each QuikWars army should have one specially-decorated minifig to be its Hero. Heroes have the same stats as regular minifigs, but they get two attacks per turn, and they may attempt one Stupendous Feat each turn.

Stupendous Feats are all the stunts that action-movie heroes are able to pull off that could never happen in real life - lifting up cars, running up walls, catching arrows in flight, dodging thousands of bullets, reviving a fallen comrade, seducing impossible numbers of minifig women and/or men, etc. If Xena, Jet Li, James Bond, Jackie Chan, or Arnold Schwarzenegger can do it, then the Hero is free to try.

To attempt a Stupendous Feat, a player declares the Feat his Hero is attempting to accomplish, and then rolls a Stupendous die. One of his opponents rolls an opposing die to prevent the Feat from succeeding. If the Hero's Stupendous roll is equal to or higher than the opposing roll, then the Feat succeeds. If the opposing roll is higher, then the Feat fails, and the Hero suffers whatever effects would logically result from failing such an attempt. It's up to the players to decide on the most appropriate consequences for failure. In general, the more Stupendous the Feat attempted, the worse the consequences if it fails; and in all cases, the sillier the better.

Weapon Damage Range
Bare Hands None -
Hand Weapon 2 dice touch
Ranged Weapon 1 die 10"
Shield / Body Armor +1 die to Armor -
Brick 1 die 5"
Siege Weapon 2 dice 10"
Each Minifig may attack with one of its Weapons during its Attack Phase, and use it to do the Weapon's Damage to a single target within the Weapon's Range. If the Damage is higher than the target's Armor, then the target is destroyed. If several Minifigs are in position to attack the same target, they may all combine their attacks together, adding all their Damage into a single massive roll.

Bare Hands
There is no unarmed combat in QuikWars. A Minifig without a weapon must use his bare hands to pick one up.

Hand Weapon
A Minifig with a Hand Weapon (e.g. a sword, axe, spear, etc.) may attack any unit or object that it can touch with the weapon, doing 2 dice of Damage.

Ranged Weapon
A Minifig with a Ranged Weapon (e.g. a bow, pistol, laser rifle, etc.) may attack any unit or object within 10", as long as the Minifig has a clear line of sight to some part of the target, however small. The attack does 1 die of Damage.

Shield / Body Armor
A Minifig gains an additional +1 die of Armor for holding a Shield or wearing a piece of Body Armor.

A Minifig may carry around loose bricks in one or both hands for whatever reason. In desperate situations, the unit can swing or hurl the brick at an enemy for 1 die of Damage. He may also attach loose bricks within reach to any appropriate surface, in order to build fortifications or repair vehicles or whatever. This counts as the Minifig's one attack for the turn.

Siege Weapon
A Siege Weapon is any weapon large enough that it must be mounted on a vehicle, on a building, or on the ground in order to fire. A Minifig may attack with a Siege Weapon if he is standing next to the appropriate controls. A Siege Weapon must be able to point directly at its target, and may only be fired once in a single Player's turn.

More powerful Super Siege Weapons are possible, but require more Minifigs to operate them. For each additional +1 die of damage and +5" of range, the Super Siege Weapon requires one additional Minifig with access to an appropriate set of controls for the weapon.

Move Move: 10" Armor Armor: 8
Vehicles constructed out of several bricks are counted as Constructions, described in the next section. Vehicles made from one piece, such as horses, motorcycles, or alligators, are called Steeds.

If a mounted Minifig is killed or abandons his Steed, then any Minifig from any team may hop onto the abandoned Steed and ride off.

Q.3: Constructions
Construction DamageAnything built out of multiple bricks counts as a Construction, whether it's a base, a vehicle, a wall, or part of the landscaping. All Constructions are handled in the same way.

In order to damage a Construction, players focus attacks on one of its component bricks. If an attack's Damage exceeds the number of studs connecting the brick to the main model, then the brick is separated from the model and knocked off in whichever direction seems appropriate. If the Damage is especially massive, you may keep separating more bricks until the Damage is used up.

Constructions can be easily repaired or rebuilt by simply directing a Minifig to pick up a brick and re-attach it. Attaching bricks counts as the Minifig's one attack for that turn.

If a Construction has weapons, propulsion systems, or other devices, it will have to have Controls for the Minifigs to operate them. Controls must be represented by a steering wheel, a computer console, levers and buttons, or some other appropriate element.

Any Controls stuck onto a Construction instantly gain access to all of the Construction's weapons and devices. If more than one player has control of a Construction, they may each do whatever they want with the Construction and its devices during their own turn.

Propulsion Unit Moves on
1 pair wheels / treads / legs solid ground
1 sail / 2 oars open water
1 helicopter rotor flying
1 pair thrusters any
A Construction can be made into a Vehicle with the simple addition of one or more Propulsion Units. A Propulsion Unit is only useful when the Vehicle is on or in the appropriate terrain for that Unit.

Vehicles can carry one Minifig and move 5" per turn for each Propulsion Unit in use, up to a maximum of 15" per turn. If additional Minifigs climb aboard, the Vehicle is overloaded and must stop (or land, if it's flying).

A Vehicle may turn at any angle at the beginning of its Movement Phase. It may then travel any distance up to its maximum Movement for the turn, but it must move in a straight line. If a Vehicle's pilot is killed or if its controls are destroyed while in motion, the Vehicle continues moving in the same direction at the same speed every turn until control can be restored.

When a Vehicle crashes into an object, both the Vehicle and the object take 1 die of damage for each Propulsion Unit the Vehicle is using at the time.

Q.4: Victory
Victory occurs when all opposing units have been wiped out and humiliated. What did you expect?