paper and pencil brikwars?

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paper and pencil brikwars?

Postby lordracnar » Tue May 10, 2011 7:44 pm

the only reason I am asking this is I have no legos. Can brik wars be played on paper?
(I can see a lot of ways this can be useful players are not limited to what they own) Anyway can it be done ??????
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Postby Tzan » Tue May 10, 2011 7:59 pm

Years ago in a town far far away I ran a Cthulhu adventure on Saturnalia day. But I needed some specific characters like Santa etc..

So I made them out of paper.
You may have seen people selling images of a character on a rectangle of paper that sits in a plastic holder to make it stand up.

So you could photoshop a character on your computer, print it, cut it out with some extra tab material at the bottom.

Then tape the tab onto something, a square of cardboard, a quarter, whatever.

I had cut up masonite squares and taped them to that.
I drew them by hand using a Pilot pen and colored them in with colored pencils.

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Postby Olothontor » Tue May 10, 2011 8:11 pm

Tzan's idea sounds reasonable. Alternatively, Pocket Dungeon could easily be adapted to Brikwars style play; have a sheet of graph paper, and assign each box a unit of measurement(studs, inches, your choice). Represent units through different glass pips, or simply penciled-in symbols. The rules would remain just about the same, and you could even string together multiple sheets of graph paper to achieve larger battlefields.

@Tzan: Mom's running Kingmaker for Dad, a few family friends, and I. She'd get a kick out of those paper minis (despite the fact that she bought and painted most of the main baddies, I believe).
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Postby enders_shadow » Tue May 10, 2011 8:12 pm

then you could call it something like, uh... Dungeons and Dragons! :lol:
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Postby Olothontor » Tue May 10, 2011 8:19 pm

ender wrote:then you could call it something like, uh... Dungeons and Dragons!


But with simplified, Brikwarsy rules, and more mass combat rather than individual characters. Also no rolepalying. So, no, not at all like D&D.

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Postby enders_shadow » Tue May 10, 2011 8:22 pm

:fudge: and isn't most of the point of Dnd to fight awesome battles? I play, and, while I enjoy the roleplay, necessitate at least one battle per session :)
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Postby Olothontor » Tue May 10, 2011 8:24 pm

enders_shadow wrote::fudge: and isn't most of the point of Dnd to fight awesome battles? I play, and, while I enjoy the roleplay, necessitate at least one battle per session :)


Eeeeh, I can get awesome battles from Brikwars, Pocket Dungeon, Warhammer, yadda yadda yadda... no, I play D&D for the roleplay and the story.

But that, my friend, is more personal preference.

It also has nothing to do with lordracnar's question, so let's leave that where it is.
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Postby Zupponn » Tue May 10, 2011 11:14 pm

There's always the Battleground idea:

http://www.yourmovegames.com/battleground_index.html
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Postby Pwnerade » Wed May 11, 2011 2:21 am

I remember seeing a microspace battle done in LDD.
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Postby BFenix » Wed May 11, 2011 8:12 am

enders_shadow wrote::fudge: and isn't most of the point of Dnd to fight awesome battles? I play, and, while I enjoy the roleplay, necessitate at least one battle per session :)


I wouldnt say that was :fudge:, like Oloth said, D&D, being as versatile as it is, focuses on RPG aspects, rather then just combat. Of course the combat element takes a big slice of the cake, but if the other stuff didnt exist, it would just be like Pocket Dungeon

Back to the topic here, I also found a few sites around the web that have this paper minis. Ill try to mount a few up. Im interested in this because Im making like a Warhammer wargame but in much larger scale and yet more simple, and no, not like Warmaster
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Postby GeneralOfDeath » Wed May 11, 2011 12:20 pm

Pwnerade wrote:I remember seeing a microspace battle done in LDD.


I've wondered about that idea.
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Postby lordracnar » Thu May 12, 2011 3:31 pm

thank you for all the ideas!
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Postby White Nun » Thu May 12, 2011 6:53 pm

BFenix wrote:
Back to the topic here, I also found a few sites around the web that have this paper minis. Ill try to mount a few up. Im interested in this because Im making like a Warhammer wargame but in much larger scale and yet more simple, and no, not like Warmaster


When I was still playing Warhammer my spare Elf army was entirely printed paper figures that were mounted on card. It was really good because an entire army of around 2500 points could be carried in a small folder which meant that it was really easy to take a playable army with you when travelling.

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Not quite all of it, but you get the idea. I've still got some of the artwork about somewhere.
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Postby Zupponn » Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 pm

:ftw:
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Postby Tzan » Thu May 12, 2011 10:31 pm

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