BrikWars battles are fought across the entire spectrum of imaginable environments. If it can be built, or even half-assed represented with a tablecloth thrown over some books, it's fair game. All that matters is that minifigures get to beat the snot out of one another in the coolest setting possible.
- 1 Baseplates
- 2 Plates
- 3 Planets
- 4 Urban Classes
- 5 Rural Classes
"NEEDS BASEPLATES" - Pesgores
Baseplates are plates that are thinner than normal that can serve as bases for Brikreations or other stuff.
Pesgores insists that all creations need baseplates to be cool, especially battlefields, but no one really cares.
Baseplates come in several varieties of sizes: 32 x 48, 32 x 32, and 48 x 48 are just some of them. Some 32 x 32 and 32 x 48 baseplates have patterns like roads, rivers, and some have raised sections. These last kind are called raised baseplates.
That's how Humans see them anyway.
In truth, Minifigs see baseplates as the fundament upon which all is built and all is destroyed. Many plates surf the Beige Carpet, that strange subatomic support system, while some seem like broken shards of the all-unifying Astral Plate. Regardless of their origins, they float about and crash into one another with stunning rapidity (given the general emptiness of space, for example). From these collisions spring into existence a dizzying array of ABS parts and pieces that mold to the studs of the parts of the baseplates that survive. To the Humans, it's like someone dumped a giant toybox into zero-gee. To the Minifigs, its like the Big Bang over and over again. These parts and pieces find their way onto larger plates that have gathered in calm or smaller plates yet to have been disrupted. Some parts have developed sentience in this chaotic void. They create Heroes and Gods to guide them on the dual path of creation and destruction. And they murder each other for funsies.
The following are kinds of Plates in the BrikVerse.
Boilerplates are the regular sized, no funny business baseplates that compose the vast majority of Plates in the BrikVerse. They float aimlessly but are charged like powderkegs ready to blow at a moment's notice. The slightest touch could set one off like a star. What's more, they haven't got anything on them except rooted studs, so exploration of lone boilerplates is a rare venture.
Communityplates are plates that have survived fusion with each other and form much larger collections of plates. Sometimes, actual spacebases, gasstations, and small villages are built here. Communityplates are a great place for scavengers to go looking for artifakts.
Battleplates are the name given to large collections of baseplates that are separated from the regular dimensions of the brikverse. Battleplates are not physically connected to one another, but are traveled to and from by way of portal technology, magik, and other means. They are known for being the host of great and prolonged wars, strife and triumph.
Planets are really just super polished Baseplates. Everything that's built on them by Factions and Forces is, of course magnificent but the planet itself is really just a collection of baseplates that have evolved together over a vast period of time. The following are some examples of Planets in the BrikVerse.
A BrikWorld is, very simply, a naturally occurring planet belonging to the BrikVerse. Usually, these planets are spawned from the universe itself but are on rarest occasion dumped into the BrikVerse from another universe during some MultiVersal event. A planet thus displaced only becomes a BrikWorld in the truest sense when the universal Legitimitium has taken root and converted the majority of the planet to studs and briks.
A FringeWorld is a planet that resides in "fringe" space, that is, a planet in the most remote regions of space, at the edges of galaxies or sectors. FringeWorlds are often highly isolated by vast distances or strange celestial phenomena, from one another and from the rest of the universe. They don't see much use on the main intergalaktik stage but serve as excellent vacation spots, secret laboratories and training centers, and invasion platforms. Many, however, are completely unknown to any but the natives.
A HomeWorld, sometimes called a MotherPlanet or some similar variation, is the central birthing place or staging area for a given culture or faction. HomeWorlds are often vast and resourceful, filled with all the goodies a faction needs to wage war on other planets and systems. In most cases, unless special measures are taken, those resources become thinner the farther out a faction ranges away from their HomeWorld. This, in combination with reality twisting Koincidence, has lead to the general intergalaktik territorial power structure, perhaps best exemplified in the Galaxia Nehellenium, seen in the BrikVerse.
A HubPlanet is a world littered with generally geo-stationary portals and gateways, natural or minifig made. These portals might lead to others of like kind on the same planet, they might lead to StarDoors halfway across the universe, or they might even lead to alternate dimensions. These worlds serve as the hub, or central point, for these portal networks and are often used militarily for their sheer tactical versatility.
An IcePlanet is a world thrown into a perpetual glacial epoch. The entire planet is covered in snow and ice and wintry storms rage across its surface. Only the most badass minifigs can survive in such environs, as IcePlanets are places where nothing grows and everything dies. Easily the most well known of IcePlanets in the BrikVerse are the IceWorlds of the Krysto Region, home to the profoundly hardcore IceWorlders and the original source of the BrikVerse's favored element, Orange Transparent.
WaterWorlds are planets with little to no above sea level landmass. They are blanketed in oceans and often populated with an incredible array of sea life. Non aquatic minifigs who live on these planets sometimes devise a means, often magikal or teknologikal, to survive beneath the waves but most commonly construct massive floating cities or platforms on which to live. WaterWorlds often change the dynamics of battle and teknology completely and are therefore notoriously difficult to conquer for all but the best equipped and tactikal minds.
Urban Classes represent areas of developed civilization. These are often composed of a concentrated populace living among the various Structures used as terrain in warfare.
A village is a small community, often one of many scattered throughout an otherwise rural area. Villages are mostly residential and do not contain many of the fancier structures seen in larger settlements. Minifigs from these places can be some of the most dangerous and savage enemies to encounter, owing to their backward ways and fierce territoriality concentrated into a mob mentality.
Towns are quaint little settlements that have moved somewhat beyond backwater savagery and hunger for more sophisticated violence. They often fall short of the mark as they don't have quite the resources they'd like to pretend they do. Towns are often half-assed and clumsy, their ham-handed attempts at trying to look important even stymied by their own infighting and backbiting. Towns are rarely taken seriously.
Cities are where most of the real work gets done. They're large enough to have access to a wide assortment of structures and other resources and they have a sizable populace ready and trained for some serious violence. While cities have a solid polish, they lack the true power necessary to effect much change beyond their own domain.
Metropolises are the capital cities of large regions. It is here that most seats of power reside before coming to the country, kingdom, or empire level of power. A metropolis not only has access to all the structures and resources it can devise or take from somewhere else, it has multiple redundancies as well. Metropolises engage in gross decadence, indulging in every flavor of the same treat. Citizens of these grand cities often take everything around them for granted and have more StarFucks in which to do battle with bitchy barristas than a person could shake Poo on a Stick at.
Rural Classes represent areas of scattered and little to no civilization. They are the wide open spaces that host the harshest environs and the biggest ground battles.
Wastelands are desolate stretches of scorched earth with very little or no plant and animal life. They are filled with the hollowed-out, cracked, and faded remains of broken briks and the bleached or irradiated bones of the creatures who once dwelled there strewn about in torn up rubble piles and covering the vast expanse of jagged, colorless landscape from vantage to horizon. Briks do not build in Wastelands. Minifigs who try to construct find that even two briks stacked together will quickly crumble into ash.
Countrysides are large rolling fields and wide open plains that play home to deceptively gentle looking or small creatures as well as fierce stalking predators. Most of the largest battles in full scale wars are fought here, massively swollen armies smashing together in the most deadly and uncomplicated examples of destruction and chaos.
Farmland is rich and bountiful, producing lustrous briks, animals, and vegetation. The lands are worked by fiercely territorial minifigs and remain as some of the purest concentrations of construktion energy in the BrikVerse. Many urban minifigs do not realize just how much of their resources are imported from farms. While farms are occupied and contain traces of civilization, most of the area is devoted to development.
Woodland is an overly generic term meant to signify any land blanketed in large scale plant life. Woods, forests, jungles, and even coral beds can all fit within this Rural Class of Battlescape. Woodlands are dangerous places with severely hampered lines of sight, twisted and cramped quarters, and deep, dark, hidden recesses. Many dangerous beasties are drawn to these places, or are born there, making them even more difficult to traverse and do battle in. However, for civilizations and individuals willing to brave and conquer these dangers, Woodlands hold many resources and treasures, from construktion materials to all manner of delicious poisons.
Large elevations in a planet's surface gives rise to some very distinct and interesting battlegrounds and locations. Warrens, tunnels, and mines worm their way through the earth, cradling precious minerals and birthing horrible monsters from the deep dark. The outer skin of these gargantuan terrain features forms a natural barrier, its craggy heights difficult to scale and traverse, its danger magnified by the possibility of falling, cold-blasted temperatures, and lack of air, as well as the sturdy, powerful creatures that call it home.
Polar regions are similar in many respects to wastelands, in that they are vast, often boring, stretches of nothing much. Polar regions do host many forms of life, however, and are frozen as opposed to ashen. Great secrets are often buried deep in the ice, where only the hardiest adventurers and most badass warriors can uncover them. This is appropriate as these glacial conditions tend to produce some of the most badass minifigs in the BrikVerse. Polar regions are not ideal for most battles as warriors and equipment cannot often withstand the environs. The Polar expanse is also difficult to traverse and sometimes requires special equipment in order to do so.
Aquatic regions are only slightly less used in battle than ground based terrain as they require special equipment and vehicles for normal minifigs to engage. Luckily, the BrikVerse is full of ocean dwelling creatures, sunken cities, and kickass naval warships. Where there is a will, there is a way, and sending an opponents bloody bits sinking into the briny deep fits easily in the top five of any minifig's list of things that are Ossum.