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    Jim Jackaman
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    I used to play a lot of Saurian Safari back in the day but haven’t dabbled with dinosaur hunting for years. However, today I found a very nice Spinosaurus plastic toy in the local charity shop for a couple of quid, which got me thinking…

    I really like Saurian Safari but it is a bit clunky, so I wondered if I could use the D6 system from What a Tanker as an alternative? I think it’s a great mechanic for multiplayer games and would work well for Dino hunting too.

    Something like this: D6: 1 = move / 2 = spot / 3 = aim / 4 = shoot / 5 = reload / 6 = free choice.

    So, pretty much lifting the existing mechanic for the hunters but with the dinosaurs moved by the umpire using reaction tables. I can see it being quite tense when the dice don’t go in your favour and you are facing something that’s hungry.

    Is this daft or am I onto something?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Jim Jackaman.
    #114307
    kyoteblue
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    I so want a Dino to eat a King Tiger !!!

    #114309
    Mr. Average
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    It is daft but you’re still onto something.

    #114311
    Jim Jackaman
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    It would mean adapting and/or simplifying the systems from Saurian Safari using D6 instead of %.

    I’d probably just work out a whole new thing as it would be easier.

    #114312
    kyoteblue
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    I have a 15 mm King Tiger and my Granddaughter has Dinos… This needs to happen!!!

    #114354
    Darkest Star Games
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    Jim, are you talking about hunting them on foot, or in a tank?  Either would be great.

    As to whether it’s daft or not, if it floats your goats then it’s all good!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #114358
    Jim Jackaman
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    On foot. Victorian explorer style…

    #114365
    Etranger
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    I so want a Dino to eat a King Tiger !!!

    Wouldn’t the dinosaur have to peel it first?

    #114400
    kyoteblue
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    The crunchy bits are the best part!!

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