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Discussion in 'Civ3 - WH40K Workshop' started by LMR, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    General discussion about ideas and stuff
     
  2. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    For starters, we should really consider dumping the idea of adding necrons, eldar, deldar, tyranids and tau to the mod for the moment. We simply don't have enough units for them. When units for them arise, I think we can consider these "civs".

    Or, we do have some for tau (hammerhead & firewarrior by smoking mirror), but I think there are none for d/eldar/necrons, and tyranids are just weird.

    And let us concentrate on what really can be done (imperial guard, space marine chapters, witch & daemonhunters, chaos marines and orkz. and somethings I might forget).

    Sorta like what embryodead/mr.do/mrtn did with WHFB-mod - adding things afterwards. You might hate this idea, but it's an option, not an ordnance :p
     
  3. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    It sounds acceptable.. just so long as we can add the missing stuff after :p
     
  4. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Actually, this is my plan. You'll like it, because its awesome and what we're going to do. Once we get the units lines and stats, tech tree, buildigns and what not, basically most of the non graphical 'Biq' work, all down on paper, we chuck it all into a biq with place holder graphics and start playtesting right then. That way, we can playtest while we're begging aaglo to make us stuff and he tells us no and it'll cut down on time.

    I'll probably piggy back it on the WHFBM for now, using High Elf graphics for eldar and Dark elf for Deldar and what not.

    By the way, we have 3 Eldar units (Grav Tanks by TGA) and One dEldar Unit (The Wytch by Embryodead). So Thhb. :p
     
  5. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    To me that looks like a plan! :yup:
     
  6. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    Yup, sounds good to me, too... :)
     
  7. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    I thought we were going to present him trees as sacrificial offerings :p

    On a serious note, that sounds like a very good plan :)
     
  8. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    What? Trees or Placeholders? I'm up for both :thumbsup:
     
  9. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    I'm glad you all agree. Becasue if you didn't, I'd have to drive to your house and beat you up. And Finland and Austrilia are a long way away and I don't have alot of money for gas.
     
  10. odintheking

    odintheking Lighting the way...

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    I have an Eldar figure. I can make a few of those dudes in the future, :).
     
  11. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Anyone know where I can get WH 40K stuff for Poser? I know I can get a Bolter and chainsword from Renderosity, but that's about it...

    Then again, I'll probably be more involved with Ork/Chaos stuff, considering I can make either by adding hornz and spikez to standard Imperial stuff, and I know where I can get said Imperial stuff. ;)
     
  12. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    Odin found Vanishing Point, which has got 40K stuff on it

    EDIT:including two Chaos Marines on the second page (Khorne Berserker and a Legion of the Damned one)

    EDIT 2: and on page three there are two Chaos Space Marines (one with horns :viking:), a Thousand Sons, and a Plague Marine
     
  13. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    Darn, there's a lot of stuff there...
     
  14. LMR

    LMR Back In Green!

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    Sure is. Makes me really wish i had poser... :(
     
  15. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Cool! I can start on the chaos stuff as soon as their unit lines get figured out....
     
  16. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    Shouldn't be long. I mean, I have them all basically done, but they're in a notebook. A notebook is not the same as the internet. Its involves paper. So, you knows, I gotta painstakingly convert it from a .ppr doc to a .ontheweb doc. :p Aaaan I'm not going to do any more of that right this moment. And my homie is coming home from pittsburgh tomorrow- so the next thing of line will be up sundy, probably.
     
  17. SWalker

    SWalker Chieftain

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    While I am currently reading through the 53 #edit 59 pages of the previous thread, I though it might be simpler to just ask - What is the scope of this mod?

    Is it...
    (More than one answer may be appropriate)
    One Planet / Multiple Planets
    A long term history
    The settling of a Planet
    A Campaign (<- my personal preference) (which may take decades)
    Some strange occurance somewhere within the Eye of Chaos
    A Giant Space Hulk

    Once I know more about this I may be able to make some more usefull sugestions.
     
  18. Goldflash

    Goldflash Grumpy Old Man

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    One planet. No long term history thing. No Campaign, no nothing. What the Waffle do we need a story for? Its 40K- everyone has a reason to fight, so they do. Trying to fit some sort of story will just slow us down.
     
  19. SWalker

    SWalker Chieftain

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    Not Story - Scope

    Time - otherwise you have Techs like "Alphabet" and "Hour 3 - Reinfocements Arive"

    Location - You say one planet. Possibilities for this are still large.

    Setting - A 25 words or less description of what is going on. (e.g. "What the Waffle do we need a story for? Its 40K- everyone has a reason to fight, so they do." )

    There are some other factors that could come into scope, but I think that those are the major ones.

    I'm not asking this because I need an answer. I'm asking this because I want to know what the framework is. If a question has no answer yet, that means I am free to suggest a wider range of things without contradicting what has already been descided.
     
  20. Stormrage

    Stormrage Ever Present Taskmaster

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    It is the 41st millenium. For more than a hundred
    centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden
    Throne of Earth. He is the master of manking by the will
    of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might
    of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing
    invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology.
    He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a
    thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he
    may never truly die.

    Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his
    eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-
    infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant
    stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic
    manifestation of the Emperor`s will. Vast armies give battle
    in his name on oncounted worlds. Greates amongst his
    soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines,
    bio-enigneered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are
    legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence
    forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of
    the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all
    their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the
    ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants -
    and worse.

    To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold
    billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody
    regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget
    the power of technology and science, for so much has been
    forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of
    progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there
    is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars,
    only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter
    of thirsting gods.​
     

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