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HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by TheAtomikpunk » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:35 pm

So, I can't think of any army ideas that haven't been taken yet, the closest I've come is failed WWII tech with a dash of atom punk, and maybe pirates... cuz who doesn't like pirates. And if you guys could help me tune into the ridikulas and get away from the realistik (cuz I'm a n00b). Help please :D
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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by Venge » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Take a country, amplify its stereotypes to 11 and go from there.

Example: Space Irish, an army of short red-bearded dwarves who attack with broken beer bottles (and have green uniforms of course).

That could work with WWIIish stuff also, depending on how you work it.
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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by Overwatch_Elite » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:43 pm

don't get caught in the mindset that everything needs to be original
do what you want, if the idea has been taken then just make it better

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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by aoffan23 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:28 am

Overwatch_Elite wrote:don't get caught in the mindset that everything needs to be original
do what you want, if the idea has been taken then just make it better
Exactly this. A significant amount of the currently active armies are just real-world countries in space. A lot of the forum's classic forces started out as generic armies. Heck, most of the BrikWars "lore" in the rulebook is satire or riffing off of real-world things, but that's the fun of it.

Just work with what you have, build what you want to build, and have fun with it.
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Post by TheAtomikpunk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks for all your help guys!
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Post by Duerer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:27 pm

Was using irl shit really that much of an issue among users or is it just how they are handling the source material?
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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by aoffan23 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Duerer wrote:Was using irl shit really that much of an issue among users or is it just how they are handling the source material?
I don't really think it's a bad thing, it's just a trend that popped up. I wasn't trying to make a negative statement if that's what you're thinking.
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Post by Venge » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Duerer wrote:Was using irl shit really that much of an issue among users or is it just how they are handling the source material?
Nott an issue imo, Hell even armies like the Assyrians and Scythians were at least named after irl groups.
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Post by Kommander Ken » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:51 pm

MEEEEDDIIIVVOOOO!!!

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Post by Venge » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:55 pm

Kommander Ken wrote:MEEEEDDIIIVVOOOO!!!
What does the Falx say?

"I'm totally not inspired by the Immortal Empire in any way."

To be fair though your stuff is all original (except Draklon).
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Post by TheAtomikpunk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:08 pm

Duerer wrote:Was using irl shit really that much of an issue among users or is it just how they are handling the source material?
Guess I just didn't wait anyone to think I was copying irl because of unoriginallity, (plus irl can be a little stale sometimes) :???:
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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by RedRover » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 pm

What ideas you got so far? Maybe we can help you brainstorm and refine

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Post by TheAtomikpunk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:44 pm

RedRover wrote:What ideas you got so far? Maybe we can help you brainstorm and refine
Well there was several weapons/devices back in world war 2 that didn't really make it off the drawing board, and since WWII fascinates me, I decided to build my first idea based on the panjandrum. The panjandrum was basically two 10-foot wheels that had a cylinder filled with I think 200 lbs of explosivez. And it was powered by rockets.(always makes things cooler) Here's a pic.:warhead:
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Post by Captain-Camper » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:52 pm

Here's one series that will offer you endless ideas... It's called Ma.K or Maschinen Krieger!
I'd recommend you check it out.
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Re: HELP! I has no ideas!

Post by Duerer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:03 am

TheAtomikpunk wrote:Guess I just didn't wait anyone to think I was copying irl because of unoriginallity, (plus irl can be a little stale sometimes) :???:
Like I said before, it depends on how you work with the source material, as you can still work with it on a story that is detached from all reality. However, it's indeed stale and pretty much pointless if you just emulate contemporary events and pretend it's original content, at least in my eyes.
aoffan23 wrote:I don't really think it's a bad thing, it's just a trend that popped up. I wasn't trying to make a negative statement if that's what you're thinking.
Wasn't you in particular but I've heard from other users that they weren't fine with it for various reasons like (as mentioned above) cringy satire on contemporary politics.
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