How to come up with new units.

Show off your armies and weaponry and stuff.

Moderators: Zahru II, Natalya

How to come up with new units.

Postby muffinman42 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:42 pm

I know I've certainly had this problem. Theirs the obvious choice of "tank, infantry, walker, APC...." But when you want something off the wall you can never think of anything!

But I've found this:
http://www.thesurrealist.co.uk/priorart.cgi?ref=
The ultimate idea generator. Not all are good, but some are.
Some samples:

The useful:
>It's a glass bead that can speak twelve languages! It smells of flowers and explodes when dropped.
>It's a pot plant that displays pornography! It doesn't distract you from your work.
>It's a newly-discovered breed of fish! It hasn't gone on any murderous rampages yet!
>It's like a normal bar of soap, but it hovers.
>It's a genetically-modified sheep that tells you when people are lying, communicates with wireless devices and is built and maintained by tiny nano-robots.
>It's a car! It displays pornography!
>It's a deck of cards that comes with a variety of coloured fascias and gets +2 to kill undead.
>It's a robotic dog that hovers and is bigger on the inside than the outside. [this is seriously quite a cool idea]
>It's like a normal pudding, but it can move faster than the speed of light.
>It's an explosive device that's water-absorbent!

The incredibly non-useful:
>It's a housebrick that catches fire very easily!
>It's like a normal bubble-car, but it emits harmful gases.
>It's a WAP device that probably won't work! It can be taken apart and reassembled in thirty seconds and fetches help in the event of an emergency.
>It's a penknife! It emits harmful gases!
>It's a waffle iron that's two inches tall!
>It's a pair of sunglasses! It is made entirely of wood!
>It's a screwdriver that hovers three feet from the ground! It wears a waistcoat and tie and is inflammable.
>It's an electric drill that dissolves in water! It may cause drowsiness and is made of glass.
>It's a suppository! It hums incessantly!
>
>
User avatar
muffinman42
Mega Blok
 
Posts: 1397
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Gale Crator

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby muffinman42 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:58 pm

MORE!

>It's a penknife that pushes things down staircases, may have harmful side effects and smells a bit funny.
>It's a bicycle that flies like a rocket! It receives data from any nearby robot and fetches your hat.
>It's a toothbrush that runs on compressed air! It tastes delicious.
>It's a postage stamp that plays light music and connects to the Internet.
>It's a rocket launcher that can only be operated by a trained professional! It disinfects work surfaces. [by blowing them up]
>It's a pudding! It has adverts on the side!
>It's a deck of cards that makes virtually no noise whatsoever! It improves upper-body muscle and connects to the Internet.
>It's a baseball cap that can only be operated by a trained professional! It can be used by the whole family. [presumably if the whole family are train professionals? :? )
>It's a knife that shreds documents, has no sharp edges and expands at the touch of a button. [a knife with no sharp edges...]
>It's a games console that will drive you insane!
>It's a CD player that's covered with realistic fur, can be used by children and has a human brain inside.
>It's a handheld deck of cards that pings when it's ready! [it's never ready]
>It's a feather duster that hasn't gone on any murderous rampages yet! It dissolves dirt. [watch out for those murderous feather dusters!]
>It's a marker pen! It is twenty feet tall!
>It's a bar of soap that keeps your breath fresh for up to twenty-four hours! It flies like a rocket. [wash your mouth out with rocket soap!]
>It's a rocket launcher that can play Mornington Crescent. [very useful, as nobody can play mornington crescent]
>It's a housebrick! It does the washing up!
>It's a pot plant that doesn't need batteries!
User avatar
muffinman42
Mega Blok
 
Posts: 1397
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Gale Crator

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby mgb519 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:48 pm

Equip an army with pencils.
Tzan wrote:
Semaj Nagirrac wrote:Well, I took some land without checking if it was owned by a faction or not. I'm not going to be banned, am I? I can destroy everything if need be.


That's what Hitler said,
in 1938.
User avatar
mgb519
Pooplord
 
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Location: ATL

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:28 pm

muffinman42 wrote:...

The incredibly non-useful:
>It's a housebrick that catches fire very easily!

Son, if you don't realise the importance of flammable bricks, then you are on the wrong forum!

Also, this and this.
User avatar
Whiteagle
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1542
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby IX_Legion » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:44 pm

muffinman42 wrote:>It's a robotic dog that hovers and is bigger on the inside than the outside. [this is seriously quite a cool idea]


I WILL USE THIS!!! HOVERING DOG THAT CAN FIT MINIFIGS INSIDE AND HAS LASER EYES!!!!!
This should be in the Rulebook somewhere:

"Any problem on earth can be solved with the careful application of high explosives"
-Valkyrie (the movie)
User avatar
IX_Legion
Minifig
 
Posts: 294
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:30 pm
Location: Conquering some random country

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Silent-sigfig » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:07 pm

iy's an ironing board that speaks with the voice of james earl jones.
BFenix wrote:
Silent-sigfig wrote: :dog:

Coolest 1000th post ever :D
User avatar
Silent-sigfig
Clown-Face Bologna
 
Posts: 2249
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:20 pm
Location: Number one in USA

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby mgb519 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:55 pm

It's a breakfast cereal that's made of rubber, looks like a pot-plant and catches fire very easily.
Tzan wrote:
Semaj Nagirrac wrote:Well, I took some land without checking if it was owned by a faction or not. I'm not going to be banned, am I? I can destroy everything if need be.


That's what Hitler said,
in 1938.
User avatar
mgb519
Pooplord
 
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Location: ATL

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Zupponn » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:35 pm

It's a chainsaw! It makes hilariously rude noises!
Image
User avatar
Zupponn
Lovable and funny
Lovable and funny
 
Posts: 5811
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:15 pm
Location: Wisconsin, land of the cheese

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Dertyyy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:38 am

It's a briefcase that gets +2 to kill undead, keeps your carpets clean and checks your spelling.
You are unique, just like everybody else.
TROLOLO
Dertyyy
Officer
 
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:57 am
Location: right here, right now

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Pwnerade » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:38 am

It's a genetically-modified sheep that checks your spelling! It always points to magnetic north. :iconcur:
An army marches on its stomach, and its favorite food is fudge.
User avatar
Pwnerade
Playmobil
 
Posts: 1584
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:18 am
Location: Kent, WA

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Ross_Varn » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:07 pm

Everything. Every other thing I make has the voice of James Earl Jones. I'm being haunted, guys.
User avatar
Ross_Varn
Blockguy
 
Posts: 5651
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Location: Procrastinating.

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Legofighter » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:51 pm

Bomb
bomb is a soft-drink can that can be implanted into the arm! It destroys household pests and has a built-in calculator.
WOW!
[false]thats epic AWESOME![/false]
That is :belushi:
From the frigid cold of Canada, -40 year long.
User avatar
Legofighter
Minifig
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:42 pm
Location: Frozen land of Canada

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby Legofighter » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:01 pm

Space frigate!
A space frigate is a robot that's designed by Terence Conran, doubles as a samurai sword and disables itself if it's taken more than 100 feet away from its base.
WOW!
thats a piece of [BIG CRAP] holey crape (put some kind of accent,...) [/BIG CRAP]
it actually has not any (good) chance of being used in a battle!
Actually, 100 feets in fig size would be 100 studs (thats actually 30", and in space battle less than an inch!)
From the frigid cold of Canada, -40 year long.
User avatar
Legofighter
Minifig
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:42 pm
Location: Frozen land of Canada

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby mgb519 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:09 pm

Legofighter wrote:Space frigate!
A space frigate is a robot that's designed by Terence Conran, doubles as a samurai sword and disables itself if it's taken more than 100 feet away from its base.
WOW!
thats a piece of [BIG CRAP] holey crape (put some kind of accent,...) [/BIG CRAP]
it actually has not any (good) chance of being used in a battle!
Actually, 100 feets in fig size would be 100 studs (thats actually 30", and in space battle less than an inch!)


YOU TWIT! CARRY THE BASE WITH YOU! YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT AWESOME, AND THE FIRST THING THING THAT POPS INTO YOUR HEAD IS, "Oh, it has to be near the base. Guess it's useless?"
Tzan wrote:
Semaj Nagirrac wrote:Well, I took some land without checking if it was owned by a faction or not. I'm not going to be banned, am I? I can destroy everything if need be.


That's what Hitler said,
in 1938.
User avatar
mgb519
Pooplord
 
Posts: 2577
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Location: ATL

Re: How to come up with new units.

Postby IX_Legion » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:08 pm

>It's a teddybear that glows in the dark! It is twenty feet tall and glows in the dark.
(Redundancy is redundant...)
>It's a microwave! It doesn't take no for an answer!
(You WILL cook that crappy frozen dinner!!!)
>It's a bathtub that works in the rain!
(Because my bathtub refuses to function whenever it rains...)
>It's an explosive device that may cause drowsiness! It records everything you say and shoots laser beams.
( :sparta: )
>It's a pillow that traps mice in a humane fashion, vibrates and cures all known illnesses.
( :shock: )
>It's a contraceptive device that shreds documents! It destroys household pests and tracks its position with GPS.
(That sounds painful...)
>It's a toilet seat that can light cigarettes, works in the rain and weighs anything you put on top of it.
(Can it light cigarettes in the rain?)
This should be in the Rulebook somewhere:

"Any problem on earth can be solved with the careful application of high explosives"
-Valkyrie (the movie)
User avatar
IX_Legion
Minifig
 
Posts: 294
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:30 pm
Location: Conquering some random country

Next

Return to The Armoury

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests