Home Forums Sci Fi General Sci-Fi No Stars in Sight meets No End in Sight

This topic contains 31 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Earther Earther 4 years, 9 months ago.

Viewing 32 posts - 1 through 32 (of 32 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #16567
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Thanks to the NWG birthday sale I am now the proud owner of the ‘No Stars in Sight’ rules, and I am thinking of combining the sci-fi with the modern to play a not ‘falling skies’ campaign.

    To see what I have come up with for use of minis etc, please see my blog post: click me

     

    #16568
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Cool idea !!

    #16635
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    The biggest problem with this kind of campaign, especially in 15mm, is narrowing down just which of all the amazing figures out there to use 🙂

     

    Keep us posted!

     

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16636
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    I am still not 100% on which aliens to use, as Khurasan is yet to be fully opened, but I know I will use the ‘Intruders’ as the big boss aliens. Well, very close to the top of what appears on Earth anyway.

    One of the best parts is that I can keep adding aliens to the game as I see fit, and not all of them need to be the enemy, which is something I overlooked when I made the blog post yesterday.

    #16637
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    You can even have friendly aliens get involved along the way too 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16638
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    And Bigfoot !!! Just have them wander thru…

    #16641
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    And Bigfoot !!! Just have them wander thru…

    Find me a 15mm scale big foot mini and come up with a legit reason (lamo – for a sci-fi game with modern soldiers fighting aliens game) as to why he/she/it is in Australia and I will do it.

    Hmm I wonder if anyone makes a 15mm Bunyip or Nargun, which would keep it within the Australian theme.

    Edit:

    Ok, I could use a Bigfoot as a Yowie, so if anyone makes one, I can justify using it.

    The Nargun is a half human, half rock creature, so if this image I found is in 15mm, I can use it:

    I believe these are Khurasan miniatures, but the web site is under maintenance, so I can’t confirm that, or the scale.

    The bunyip might be harder to come up with – a swamp/water monster that has many different descriptions, but a swamp monster on all fours rather than bipedal could work.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by shelldrake shelldrake.
    #16642
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Ok use an Oz animal, they don’t need a reason. Think about all the dead cows in Normandy,or the goats that show up in my games.

    #16643
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    We were trying to keep the livestock out of the conversation actually 🙂

     

    Wouldn’t some sort of poisonous lizardbeast fit pretty well for australia?

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16645
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    15mm live stock – who makes them? they would be useful as a scenario objective – the survivors need to eat after all.

    A poisonous lizard beast would be perfect for a bunyip…

    #16646
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Again I can’t tell if they are suitable due to Khurasan’s site not being accessable, but this could be used as a bunyip:

    I believe they are called ‘hellbenders’ from what I found in a google image search.

    #16647
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    That’d be pretty perfect.

    Are those 15mm scale?

    I’ve used some of my kids plastic toys (bugs and dinosaurs) as beasties for 15mm before.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16648
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    I believe they are 15mm – but designed to carry a howdah on its back, so it would be about the size of an elephant (?)

     

    Museum Miniatures makes 15mm farm animals in their ‘equipment’ section.

     

    #16649
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    I just discovered a film from last year called ‘Alien Outpost’ which is kind of where I am heading with this game idea.  I will have to watch it to borrow ideas.

    #16650
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I’ve had thoughts about some kind of “monster hunter” campaign setting for a while. You’re making me think.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16651
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    I’ve had thoughts about some kind of “monster hunter” campaign setting for a while. You’re making me think.

     

    As in hunting monsters, or a monster that hunts humans? Oddly enough whilst searching for Khurasan miniatures images I came across a not ‘predator’ just now.

    #16652
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    The former since the latter is more common 🙂

    A “Monster of the week” sort of deal maybe. Could be quite fun, and a bit silly.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16653
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    There are plenty of really good miniatures on the market to use for a game like that – both in 28 and 15mm.

     

    Next thoughts for the topic for my game idea… buildings. Do I use buildings that are in good condition, or go for the post apoc look with ruined buildings everywhere, or the shanty town look? A mix of all?

    #16654
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I’m not familiar with Falling Skies but I would be really tempted to go for a modern, urban look with intact buildings and whatnot, to drive home the “fighting here and now, today, in your backyard” feel.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16655
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    That works for me, as then I can use it for ‘normal’ games as well as zombie games… that way I get maximum use of figures and scenery.

     

     

    Speaking of zombies – I should email you about that to continue from what I sent you last year.

    #16656
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    yeah, being able to reuse terrain is a big deal.

    And go for it, you have my email 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #16658
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Love  when I  spread the silliness  !!!!!

    #16660
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Love when I spread the silliness !!!!!

    Until you come up with the goods on a 15mm Bigfoot, you haven’t done a thing

    #16661
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Snort…..Zombies….Aliens……Bigfoot…..my work here is done.

    #16665

    Etranger
    Participant

    Hi Shelldrake. Those ‘rock men’ are indeed from Khurasan.

    Black Hat Miniatures have “wookies” with primitive weapons. (They’re called something else of course) They might prove usable as yowies.

    Plenty of domestic livestock from varioussources. Locally Irregular (from Nic at Eureka) have a range and Micks Miniature Metals have Peter Pig who have several sets.

    Another place to take a look at is Splintered Light Miniatures, who have quite a range of wildlife, including some nice big Komodo Dragons, which make for oversized goannas.

    I’ve also got a pack of Gobbledocks…..

    #16701
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Thankst Etranger – I will check out what Nic has for sale the next time I drop in… which will hopefully be to buy some Bushmasters (and maybe some ASLAVs if the stars are aligned the right way).

    Thanks for the heads up on Splintered Light Minis – those komodo dragons could do the job, and I suspect a lot smaller and cheaper than the giant ones from Khurasan.

    I have no need for gobbledocks at the moment, as we have chips in the house, and would like it to remain that way

     

    #16711

    Etranger
    Participant

    Now I’m on a proper computer and not the phone I can post some pictures.

    A Komono dragon, painted as a large Perentje lizard….

    Black Hats ‘yetis’

     Chippees!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  Etranger.
    #16713
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Yetis = Bigfoot. I rest my case.

     

    #16716
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Yetis = Bigfoot. I rest my case.

     

    Yes, yes… but where are your examples of 15mm bigfoots (bigfeets?) 

    #16717
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Damn Dude…I am famous for not knowing how to post pics or give links.

    #16718
    shelldrake
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Chippees!

     

    Wow – they really do look like the gobbledock!

    #16723
    Earther
    Earther
    Participant

    Copplestone snow trolls as yetis or sasquatch?

    http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FM

Viewing 32 posts - 1 through 32 (of 32 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.