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Science Fiction: Campaigns
Information and discussion of group builds and campaigns.
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Sci-fi Campaign
Envar
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 02:04 AM GMT+7
I like the way this is developing.
The theme of a derelict spacecraft is great. I dont see a reason to limit the subject to Star Wars, scratchbuilding or kit use only. Choosing a specific kit for all to build limits too much. For those who see this as a great possibility for scratchbuilding (like myself) could do so and those who like to build something OTB, it works in any case.
I like the "campaign" approach with a ribbon, I dont think prizes should be involved. We are not here to compete each other but to learn and inspire ourselves in the process. The best way to learn is to see what kind of ideas other people develop from the same specs.

I think I start sketching my Dork-class Balloowa-Nimir fighter equipped with a Trendath and a load of Waszugal warp torpedoes crashed somewhere in the Amaromra System...



Toni
penpen
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 05:16 AM GMT+7
I agree with Envar !
There's no need for a prize, a ribbon and most of all the fun will be great !
Also, if we want to scratchbuild something realy imaginative, starwars only is going to be to limitative...
GeneralFailure
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European Union
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 05:37 AM GMT+7
I side with Toni and penpen here.
I can already see my M'doob recon patrol splashing around the remains of the Crashed Kwark Doobeem fighter/crawler in the purple swamps of Andromeda/Tintin 4...
But if someone wants to show an abandoned USS Enterprise, boldly gone where no man had gone before, that's fine, too.

I'd like to avoid restrictions that would make certain people decide that this "campaign" is not meant for them, too difficult, etc...

Those who wish to create the same craft at the same time, can organize a group build through this site, away from this campaign.
Whiskey
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:12 AM GMT+7
First off let me just say that dont limit this just to a spaceship.There are many other fields of sci-fi that I would like to do if we actually get this thing in the works.I like what Sabot pointed out on saying lets stick to what we are good at,i.e. figs,tanks,aircraft,and so on.As for the "Alien" thing all I can think is why?A person can have the coolest dio without an Alien.

Epi that was it man!!!!!!!Thank you soooo very much dude.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:24 AM GMT+7
yeah, lets not limit this to one theme (star wars or trek) or to one vehicle type ( capital ship or derelict)

I'd be in for a dio component with an Armorama 'easter egg' hidden somewhere in it though, much like some software and DVD's have hidden secret designers jokes in them .

Maybe the image of your Avatar or something similar..

Mike
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Mmmmm... I like the Easter egg concept !
Sure, I rather pull the content open wider (more possibilities) than to narrow it down (only this or that sort of subject).
Those who want to do the creepy-crawling alien can still do so if they want (just as the sniper is not a MUST HAVE feature in the current dio, but many of us are building them !).

jan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Lol...the wonderful quest for group consensus.

Jim
penpen
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Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:43 AM GMT+7
That's a great idea MLD !
Let's have something recognizable from our avatar !
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 10:57 AM GMT+7

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Lol...the wonderful quest for group consensus. Jim



OK, boss,
instead of making fun of us: why don't you help us out on this one ? You are the only one who can pull rank on all of us and bring a wise decision. You better hurry, cos I get more stars every day here (only ONE more post to go for number 2 !
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 11:32 AM GMT+7
Jan,
Congrats on your promotion! Well deserved.

Part of a General's duty is to delegate authority, so as your first task as a Major General I am hereby appointing you "Director of the 1st Sci-Fi Campaign". Do your best General.

That was fun. I think I like this superior rank thing.

Cheers,
Jim

PS: You may decline this appointment of course but since it was your idea I figured you wouldn't mind.

GeneralFailure
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
Jim,
I would be honoured by this appointment, and I will carry out my duty with pride if your wish is so.
In this authority (for this one campaign only), I'll try to integrate the wishes of the Sci-Fi forum community in the total rules.
I will try to publish a set of guidelines tomorrow. You have 24 hrs to add your remarks/wishes/thoughts. It will be 18:00 hrs Zulu in Five seconds...3....2....1... Top !

Jan
Whiskey
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 05:57 PM GMT+7
Hey now I get some credit too because if I hadnt asked then this prolly wouldnt have come up lol
Anyway I vote for the avatar thing.That would be a interesting personal trait of all the projects.
YodaMan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 06:54 PM GMT+7
Here's a modified picture of the ship I'm going to build. As I mentioned previosly, the ship is a Kushan destroyer from the copmuter game Homeworld. :-)



Cool, eh? It's not the best pic, I'll be working on line drawings and scale tonight. (as long as I don't start playing the game! )

YodaMan
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 05:26 PM GMT+7
I have drafted a campaign guidelines proposal, which is submitted to 3 possible jury members and to Jim.
Publication of these is scheduled tomorrow... if all goes well.
bytepilot
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Karnataka, India / भारत
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 12:03 AM GMT+7
Hey folks,

Would be delighted to jump in, if you are ready to accept a scratchbuilt Gundam. The scratchbuilding bug has bitten me badly, and I need something to take my mind off the itch.

Also, I am not ready for the big boys yet, like the Enterprise, etc, so wouldn't be too enthusiastic in scratchbuilding those!

Cheers,
BP.
Jeepney
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 12:07 AM GMT+7

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Here's a modified picture of the ship I'm going to build. As I mentioned previosly, the ship is a Kushan destroyer from the copmuter game Homeworld. :-)



Cool, eh? It's not the best pic, I'll be working on line drawings and scale tonight. (as long as I don't start playing the game! )

YodaMan



Cool Yoda! I loved that game though I didn't finish it. Got stuck somewhere near a star with heavy radiation

Why not go all out and scratch up a mother ship
Whiskey
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 12:51 AM GMT+7
I'm game
GeneralFailure
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
OK, gang ! After careful consultation of Jim and the contest Jury Members (Gunnie, Yodaman and Envar), I updated and uploaded the ! contest rules .

Have fun !

If you have any questions or remarks on those, you can post them under the rules. We'll add a Q&A if necessary.

Jan
vlady
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 04:10 PM GMT+7
i was too lazy to read all so can enyone tell me if we have to scrath otr the rules generaly?
YodaMan
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2002 - 09:05 PM GMT+7
Vlady, the basic points are:
-ship must be derelict
-can be a kit or scratchbuilt.

Jeepney:
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Cool Yoda! I loved that game though I didn't finish it. Got stuck somewhere near a star with heavy radiation


Ah, I remember. The main strategy is to stay in the dust lanes. Don't use fighters, only frigate class and up. Keep at least two support frigates around to heal your other ships, and so the support frigate can heal themselves. Use missile destroyers to clear the mines, and to clear the row of defenders around the research base.
I'd have to say the final mission in Homeworld is the best moment in any computer game! You come out of hyperspace, see your home planet.... You have to fight several immense battles to win.

YodaMan