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The BrikWars Universe


The BrikWars Universe
Inhabitants of a plastic-brick universe heed no laws of logic, continuity, decency, or moderation.
Unrestricted mayhem is the rule of the day.
Mike Rayhawk, 2003



The trappings of civilization are a fresh canvas upon which the Dimmies splatter mayhem and chaos in broad juniorized strokes.
A Magikal Wonderland
BrikWars is a marvelous Pandora's box, an endless fount of destruction and mayhem, where every coincidence falls in favor of maximum violence, where life is cheap, plastic, boxy, and bears only the most superficial resemblance to our world of flesh and mortgages. Time is marked from moment to moment by oscillating peaks of melodrama and troughs of sheer ridiculousness. Rules of continuity and physics are as malleable as any of us in the 'real' world have learned to expect from a lifetime of superhero comics, schlocky action movies, and public education -- and they're always trumped by the dramatic requirements of the moment and the most liberal application of Murphy's Law. Even the rules governing BrikWars itself are unresistingly overturned by a haphazard shrugging of shoulders and the players' mutual whim. Spelling is consistently poor.


It’s Brik, Not Brick
BrikWars is spelled without a 'c.' This is not a typo; this is part of its intrinsik nature. BrikWars is about the celebration of mayhem; it turns a suspicious eye towards infidels who believe that rules are made to be followed. If there's a "right" way of doing things, including spelling, BrikWars stands in opposition to it.

The trappings of reality become 'realistik' when translated into BrikWars' realms: bricks become 'Brix,' a mechanic becomes a 'Mechanik,' and unconscionable and horrifying ultraviolence becomes 'Awesome.'


A Tradition of Gratuitous Everything
In their most dignified form, BrikWars battles pay witness to lovingly crafted scenarios and intricate models, presided over by serious wargamers and careful strategic thought. Such battles, while common, are completely inappropriate. Dignity and BrikWars go together like one Mega Blok with another: while they appear to fit together at first glance, their attachment is brief and doomed to violent mutual repulsion.

BrikWars battles take place in a world of minifigs, and the minifig species draws its heritage from generations of hard-fought survival in the toy chests of six-year-old boys. Whether knights, spacemen, construction workers, or chefs, their souls thrill with the racial memory of a time when a toy's highest calling was to do joyous and bloody battle with all challengers. In that primordial toybox, it didn't matter if one toy was a fire truck and the other was a teddy bear, or if two toys were built to incompatible scales or originated from unrelated eras. It didn't matter whether they had anything to fight about. Combat and danger were ends in themselves.

Minicides

Like all toys, minifigs exist for the sole purpose of getting themselves killed in the most entertaining and gratuitous manner possible. You want to see castle guys get blasted by space cruisers? Sounds great! You want to watch sea pirates do battle with assault helicopters armed with laser-guided stealth buzzsaw sharks? Go right ahead! These are the battles that BrikWars was made for. Minifigs are not bothered by their own grisly deaths, because they’ve seen so many of their brothers and friends die in similar fashions and they know how hilarious it is. Also, unlike green army men (who tend to get melted) and action figures (with their unfortunate affinity for getting blown up with firecrackers), a minifig’s later reincarnation is almost assured, either in whole or in distributed parts. Hideous disfigurements and glorious deaths are the high points in an existence otherwise spent lying around bored in box of unused bricks.

So if for no other reason, you owe it to the poor guys. Inject a little joy into their lives by slaughtering huge numbers of them.


Foreword
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Quikwars
Legal Disclaimer The BrikWars Universe QuikWars! 1: Gameplay 2: The Mighty Minifig 3: Minifig Weapons 4: The Player Turn 5: Combat 6: Minifig Heroes H: The Horse 7: Special Creations 8: Squads