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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2010 10:16 p.m. PST

I've just come across this by accident. When I looked at it, the first thing I thought of was . . . Firefly!

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What do you guys think?

Asian and Western? Plus a sprinkling of something else, perhaps?

hulu.com/firefly

Dan
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2010 10:58 p.m. PST

All you guys who have bought the Splintered Light and GZG crews must have started making/buying/recycling terrain for them already, right?

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QUESTIONS:

So, tell me, what ARE all you guys doing with your much-sought-after 15mm "Firefly" figures? What towns and outposts are you making for them?

Thanks.

Dan
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mad mac14 Jan 2010 5:32 a.m. PST

From what I recall basically anything 19th Century onwards will go. Think Frontier town meets international airport.

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member14 Jan 2010 6:47 a.m. PST

I agree. Just replace the boxer Rebellion USMC with Alliance troops (and the steam ship with a space ship) and away you go!

This ability to make your game a potpourri of buildings and terrina makes it as flexible as Pulp or Colonial for getting the most out of a diverse collection.

I'm still in the 'planning and dreaming' stage right now (although a certain aquarium Chinese temple a friend gave me will have a use on a colony now!).

Personal logo Miniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jan 2010 7:56 a.m. PST

if you watch the Firefly series, you will find that is a mix of almost everything. There are western towns, Desert towns, modern marvels, shanty towns, eastern as well as hints of Indian culture. There are also many scenes that take place is dank industrial type settings. Basically, Firefly is a mix of what you want it to be.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2010 9:25 a.m. PST

Agreed – plus, on Alliance home worlds, as much high tech and glitter as you can stand

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2010 11:35 a.m. PST

LOL. I guess that's why I like the less sterile look of what passes for architecture in the outer worlds.
Dan

Covert Walrus14 Jan 2010 2:43 p.m. PST

Ones modified form freight containers would be definitely required on colony and Core worlds.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2010 11:25 p.m. PST

CW,

You are absolutely right!

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And I hope these can pass for containers and pre-fab shelters:

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Now I need to mix in the Western, Asian and other cool pieces.

Dan

RudyNelson15 Jan 2010 2:34 p.m. PST

All aspects that you would still find in our world plus very high tech and cultural western. Plenty of high tech even among the old settings.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2010 7:44 p.m. PST

Personally, I would use 28mm scaled buildings, and 28mm figures, and have them surround the puny 15mm firefly crew, and have them laugh and joke about the effects of the miniaturization ray … just before they shrank them further, going first for 10mm, then 6mm.

And then they would step on them.

But that's just me.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2010 9:56 p.m. PST

Ha! Miniaturization ray? They would just burrow into your skin and take over your brain . . .

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2010 12:04 a.m. PST

Well . . .

Seems like I'm not the only one giving thought to using WH LOTOW for Firefly and other space westerns:

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Dan
PS. I wonder if Yahoo Groups like this would have some valuable suggestions:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2010 12:51 p.m. PST

Guys, is this awesome or what?

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2010 10:20 p.m. PST

How's this for the really, really distant outposts?

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2010 11:14 p.m. PST

Help!

I can't seem to find any other images of what the towns and cities look like in the Firefly outer worlds.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2010 3:43 p.m. PST

This is AWESOME news about GZG's next release:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2010 1:54 p.m. PST

Update on my drawer organizer buildings:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2010 7:26 p.m. PST

I hope they end up showing some cool building sets here, on "Browncoats: Redemption":

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2010 11:28 p.m. PST

More cool photos of those Asian buildings:

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Dan

raykey Inactive Member07 Jul 2013 4:40 p.m. PST

Was at fisticuffs show in weymouth a while ago and one game there was firefly using the gruntz rule set

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2013 7:09 p.m. PST

Ooo, how was that game?

Dan

RTJEBADIA09 Jul 2013 9:31 p.m. PST

Was it set during the U war or what?

chironex10 Jul 2013 2:09 a.m. PST

Why not some Gamecraft Tomorrows war buildings? They should do for colonies.

The RPG book shows farmhouses springing from ships that were designed to permanently embed themselves in the ground upon landing.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2013 5:42 a.m. PST

Chironex: "The RPG book shows farmhouses springing from ships that were designed to permanently embed themselves in the ground upon landing."

Wow. I've gotta check out those pics, if I can still find someone with those RPG books somewhere.

Thanks,

Dan
PS. Did they look like the ship on the right?

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chironex10 Jul 2013 10:20 p.m. PST

No, the one in the book (bumblebee class) land head-first, ending up like a central tower sticking up out of a burnt dish, with modules sticking out on struts/arms. These unfold, leaving a cluster around a centre section.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2013 10:42 p.m. PST

Wow. Must look it up.

Thanks,

Dan

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