Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

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Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Screech » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:39 pm

I have a considerable amount of rubber ducks.
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Roughly ~117, give or take. Meanwhile; I have very little minifigs; only a dozen at the most.

Would I realistically be able to create a nation called the Quak Legion; one made up entirely of large psyonik ducks that fight their enemies using weaponized psionic energy in place of conventional tools and weapons?

More importantly; what stats would they have; and would they be anything more than a gimmick?
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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by TheThing » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:06 pm

I for one LOVE this idea and would love to see more of the concept.

I feel they have to be embraced rather than stand-in minifigs, how that should look i'm less sure!

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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Food_Truk » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:25 pm

Psyonik duckie you're the one
You make wartime lots of fun
Psyonik duckie I'm awfully fond of you~


You could do two things: Bother statting up entire ducks based on inch size, upgrades etc. in which case it's just hitting up the rulebook and designing your own creatures with their own costs and abilities
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you could just grab the type of unit you want a duck to be and just designate a unit card to it. The duck would purely be a visual representation in that case.
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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Screech » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:55 am

Food_Truk wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:25 pm
You could do two things: Bother statting up entire ducks based on inch size, upgrades etc. in which case it's just hitting up the rulebook and designing your own creatures with their own costs and abilities
oooooor
you could just grab the type of unit you want a duck to be and just designate a unit card to it. The duck would purely be a visual representation in that case.
Perhaps these options might be feasable if I make heavy use of the wide color and pattern assortments to differentiate different units/specialist types. With the former option and a considerable amount of fudge; I could perhaps make up a few unique specialist classes that wouldn't make sense for minifigs.
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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Bragallot » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:35 am

There is nothing stopping you.

In fact, you HAVE to do it.

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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Food_Truk » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:52 am

Army theme song suggestion!

After googling for 'lego rubber ducky' I found a lot of potential ambassadors for the Quak Legion as well.
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Re: Is there ANYTHING stopping me from fielding rubber ducks in place of minifigs?

Post by Screech » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:23 pm

Might as well write some lore and stats for my unorthodox faction on pastebin. Expect it to be published ~tomorrow.

It's done. https://pastebin.com/jwQECz81
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