Zombie Survival

Share your tales of battle and mayhem

Moderators: Zupponn, Killer Karetsu, Moronstudios

User avatar
kidko
Officer
Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:02 pm
Location: /home/kidko
Contact:

Zombie Survival

Post by kidko » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:25 pm

Olothontor and I are going to be doing a series of battles today/tomorrow, and here's the first one.

Olothontor and I each had a minifig, surviving the zombie apocalypse in a museum. We used Dr StrangeBrik's Zombie AI rules for our zombies.

Our battlefield was a bunch of paper, since I don't have enough briks to support an entire two-floor building. It looked a lot like this:
Image
First floor
Image
Second floor

Here are close-ups of the heroic minifigs:
Image
Olothontor's minifig
Image
kidko's minifig
Image
And then the zombies.

Image
Speaking of which, they started moving...
Image
...As did the survivors.
Image
The zombies again, starting to spread out...
Image
And the two survivors take sides of the balcony. kidko takes aim at the zombies below with his shotgun.
Image
The zombies keep moving, splitting into two groups and just moving away from each other.
Image
kidko fires (and misses) while Olothontor moves to watch over the stairs
Image
Olothontor moves down the stairs as the zombies approach
Image
kidko starts towards the stairs as well
Image
The zombies catch Olothontor's scent and start moving in.
Image
In response, he puts a chainsaw through one of them. kidko moves down as well and tries to put another shotgun blast into the group, but it's out of ammo. He ditches it for his sidearm.
Image
The other zombies start to move in, at the sound of the gunshot
Image
The chainsaw's chain flies off, and while disabling the weapon, it also manages to slice up one of the zombies in the pack.
Image
Olothontor draws his ice pick and stabs it into a zombie's chest. Too bad it gets stuck.
Image
Weaponless, Olothontor can't help but get his face eaten off.
Image
kidko runs upstairs, tossing his axe behind him (missing horribly).
Image
The zombies follow the last human up the stairs.
Image
kidko takes out two at once with his pistol.

And now for something completely different:
Image
Our snacks.

In all seriousness, though, here's how it went down:
Image
Thus died kidko's minifig. It's a shame, but only in that he didn't get to kill more of the zombies before he died. He tried to get away from the horde by sprinting to, and jumping off of, the edge of the balcony. But the fall killed him. Like I said, a shame.

Image
Final battlefield; click for a little bigger version.
Image

User avatar
Warhead
kaka pants
Posts: 7300
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:07 pm
Location: I'm Momnipresent.

Post by Warhead » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:32 pm

I thought the paper mapping worked well. Pity the hero's couldn't work up some Heroic Awesome, bad rolls I guess.
Image

User avatar
Ogel96
Dimmy
Posts: 622
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:41 am
Location: Somewhere over the painbow.
Contact:

Post by Ogel96 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:35 pm

Nice. Can't wait to see the rest of the battles.
My doctor says I have an obsession with vengance. We'll just see about that
My 550th post was "JANE-FREAKIN-GOODALL".
I called the Ghostbusters in my 600th post.

User avatar
dilanski
Now with added tractor fetish
Now with added tractor fetish
Posts: 1905
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:41 am
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain & FUCK THE DUP
Contact:

Post by dilanski » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:09 pm

Lets hope Pes doesn't see this. The paper worked well, although I think a little more care could of been taken when you drew out the field, will the rest be in a similar format?
Almond Status: ACTIVATED

User avatar
Ross_Varn
draw a MILLION socks and only then shall you become the MASTER
draw a MILLION socks and only then shall you become the MASTER
Posts: 3935
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Location: Procrastinating.

Post by Ross_Varn » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:46 pm

Hrm. Paper definitely works, but how did you like the zombie AI rules?

User avatar
Moronstudios
Mega Blok
Posts: 1315
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:50 pm
Location: Vancouver Island
Contact:

Post by Moronstudios » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:56 pm

Excellent battle, and it's great how you came up with a new mapping type for brikwars.
I loved the short comic as well. There should be more made.
Looking for Vancouver Island players: http://www.brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1194

User avatar
aoffan23
You can nail me with your wood. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
You can nail me with your wood. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Posts: 2674
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:41 pm
Location: Ottawa

Post by aoffan23 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:15 am

I am in complete agreement with Moronstudios. It's amazing to see what people come up with when they don't have the proper supplies to make a full-scale Brikwar (or anything else for that matter). The paper mapping worked extremely well, although I personally wouldn't be able to keep track of what goes where on the two floors. :roll:

the comic was great as well, you definitely made a good choice when you decided to do that, since you can't really show cinematic stuff on a 2D battlefield.

Amazing work, I will be eagerly anticipating the rest. :omnom:
Tzan wrote:
Quantumsurfer wrote:I generally agree with Tzan
Warhead wrote:I agree with QuantumSmurfer.
I agree with Warhead.

User avatar
Zahru II
bog standard
bog standard
Posts: 4453
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:22 am
Contact:

Post by Zahru II » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:42 am

Creative solution is creative. Especially the comic, since it's finely done even if sketchy.

Edit: crap, there goes my sweet title.
Image
My stuff: Medivo / Armylists / Battles / SPACE

User avatar
Craigallot
Forum Authority on Craigging Rights
Posts: 4901
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: work work

Post by Craigallot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:45 am

You know, you could also make two separate floors in lego? Just sayin', 'cos I agree with people here that the paper worked as well. Good solution 'cos a two floor building is hard to make playable.

Edit: Don't worry Zahru, you can still become a cool Jaw-Jaw like me! Judging by your description for dungans in your world's 'lore' ... :)

User avatar
BFenix
Pooplord
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: City Of Ravens (Lisbon)
Contact:

Post by BFenix » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:45 am

Nice, but perhaps you got overwhelmed, an additional fig or two should make thins more even don't you think Oloth?

Oh, and one more thing. I like the way you made the actually battlefield, with paper. For my first upcoming forum battle, I will require some VERY large buildings, and bricks aint enough. So Im making basic polyhedral shapes for buildings. Vegetation, props and cover will still be in lego bricks though. Do you think this is wrong and it ruins the game? :?
Image

koyukichan
Warrior King
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:21 pm
Location: In my dungeon of a room
Contact:

Post by koyukichan » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:08 pm

Awesome. I love zombie movies and this fits in perfectly. Especially enjoyed the comic.
BFenix, work with what you have. As long as its fun, go for it. I would rather play on a paper and brick map than not have a map at all.
Many a great and terrible thing has come from an all night gaming session, mountain dew, and a mountain of pizza.

User avatar
BFenix
Pooplord
Posts: 4109
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: City Of Ravens (Lisbon)
Contact:

Post by BFenix » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:14 pm

koyukichan wrote:Awesome. I love zombie movies and this fits in perfectly. Especially enjoyed the comic.
BFenix, work with what you have. As long as its fun, go for it. I would rather play on a paper and brick map than not have a map at all.
couldnt agree more! :)
Image

dragonslayer15
Champion
Champion
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:02 pm
Location: The Shire
Contact:

Post by dragonslayer15 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:56 am

just another great use for the almighty paper :D
life completion equation is.. Legos+Girls+food+ video games=Life.. yep all you need

User avatar
Keldoclock
My Little Pony
Posts: 1833
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:19 pm
Location: New York City

Post by Keldoclock » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:29 pm

:necro:
Image
stubby wrote:omg noob, balrogs are maiars too, don't you know anything

User avatar
stubby
tl;dr: the rule of fudge is the entire rulebook
Posts: 5148
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:31 pm

Post by stubby » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:39 pm

I've added the paper museum idea to BW2010 chapter 1.3. It looks like this:
<img src="http://www.brikwars.com/rules/2010/imag ... ungeon.jpg" alt="The map is the territory" hspace="5" vspace="5">
Very quick games can be thrown together by scribbling out maps onto sheets of paper. Here, Olothontor and Kidko find themselves in a zombie-infested museum.

Photo: Kidko
Elements shown: LEGO, paper

Post Reply