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War Monkey23 Apr 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

A dried up world that was once a water world, for which the water is now gone

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What minis would you use?
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What shelter would you build?
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What transportation could you use?

Timbo W23 Apr 2013 3:48 p.m. PST

Land yachts?

Dropzonetoe Fezian23 Apr 2013 4:13 p.m. PST

Desert Punk is how I would game it.

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Mako11 Inactive Member23 Apr 2013 4:27 p.m. PST

Not to fear, they'll eventually be refloated, as the polar ice caps melt, right?

War Monkey23 Apr 2013 4:59 p.m. PST

I loved Desert Punk!!

War Monkey23 Apr 2013 5:01 p.m. PST

ok how about this as a means of transportation I like what he did

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charared Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2013 5:22 p.m. PST

Build a roller coaster, hot dog stand and filthy kiddy pool (wif' faux er, "whitefish") and call it "Euro Coney Island"!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2013 5:29 p.m. PST

YES!!!! I love that.

Get your figures ready for the Water(less) Wars:

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Dan

jpattern223 Apr 2013 6:00 p.m. PST

I have a 1/350 freighter model that I bought (assembled) at a yard sale years ago. It was already pretty beaten up; I beat it up even more, removed a lot of parts, drilled some holes in the hull, used a bandsaw to give it a listing-and-sinking waterline, and gave it a crusty black-brown-rust paint job. I use it in my OGRE and other 1/300 desert-set games. It looks a lot like this pic you posted:

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As an aside, if you think OGREs are huge, man, they are *dwarfed* by even a 1/350 ship.

War Monkey23 Apr 2013 6:09 p.m. PST

No fuel world if any, little water left to kill for, one day a town is there along comes the wind storms then just dunes

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life and death on the sand ships
Those who knew the end was near moved and set up in areas where the wind were not as bad, but could be ready for when they came
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Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2013 9:22 p.m. PST

Tank Girl?

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2013 4:39 a.m. PST

Steppe Punk would be better. The New Mongolians…

Prairie Punk--Westward Ho!

Caesar Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 6:34 a.m. PST

That's the Aral Sea, right? Formerly one of the largest lakes in the world, until Russian irrigation projects ruined it.

stenicplus Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 7:11 a.m. PST

Wow! Just looked that up. Fascinating stuff

War Monkey24 Apr 2013 7:32 a.m. PST

Yes Tank Girl did come to mind

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2013 8:06 a.m. PST

All Tank Girl, all the time.

billthecat24 Apr 2013 8:55 a.m. PST

Yes, the Aral sea… very sad.

I suppose populations would just move to where there IS water, and decrease in size accordingly. If there is NO water, then nobody is going to be around for long anyway…

I love the imagery… makes me want to build a wrecked land-locked tanker… almost surreal.

Eli Arndt Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 9:03 a.m. PST

I've been working on this with a world for my scifi games i call my Dead Ocean world.

In my case it's a world that still shows it's origins through fossilized remnants of reefs and sea life that look like hills, trees, etc…

War Monkey24 Apr 2013 10:32 a.m. PST

Images of earth with no water

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2013 11:24 a.m. PST

WAR MONKEY (from the original post on this thread): "What shelter would you build?"

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Ok, here we go …

How's this sunken sub, down in the new lowlands?

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And as sand barriers:

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And your gardens could be below ground, like this one in the California deserts, with some access to sun:

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You might as well live underground, close to your trees, and with some access to remaining groundwater:

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Some of the world's largest remaining aquifers hold water that was trapped millions of years ago (called "fossil water"):

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While you dig ever deeper for access to that trapped water, the top of your trees might get some additional wind and dehydration protection if surrounded by a low round wall like the ones seen at the surface here:

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Who knows, you might end up being the ones who provide food and water to those who choose to live topside, perhaps even LONG AFTER the weather above becomes bearable again!!! :)

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2013 12:18 p.m. PST

Addendum …

You do realize that eventually those living topside will run out of normal things to trade for the water and food they receive from those living below ground, right?

So guess what is left? And it will be rich in vitamin D too!

Mmwahahaha!!
Mmwahahaha!!!!
Mmwahahaha!!!!!!!

Dan
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chironex27 Apr 2013 9:30 p.m. PST

Sigh mode… the desert ship, another of my many ideas that may never get going, ever. Even in the unlikely event that I do find a decently scaled ship for the right price… more likely all I will have is a bunch of small boats.

They could trade solar energy.

War Monkey27 Apr 2013 10:07 p.m. PST

Make it yourself, most ships you see in museums are made mostly of wood, paper, glues, paint, laquer, strings and wire

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1/72 scale

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sure might take some time but it's what you get in the end that counts

1/48 scale

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1/100 scale

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that is not me in the upper photo
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chironex28 Apr 2013 2:40 a.m. PST

I spent some time in a ship modelers group based in a maritime museum. Do NOT get me started on what ends up in there!

Besides I know many of those models do use proprietary components, which add up, and when you say "take some time," the word "years" comes to mind.

For Coral Sea '92 there was a carrier built by local modelers and kids as part of a program to help the kids stay out of trouble, it had to be restored later and we had a working bee at the scale modelling club to make aircraft for it.

Anything could happen, of course, but when I look around me as I sit here typing I see the need for every short cut I can get…

War Monkey28 Apr 2013 8:10 a.m. PST

It's amazing what you could find in those models, why not build a close idea of what you want. It's for gaming so you don't want to pour to much into it, I know even I have a hard time not wanting to put more into it so it would look fantastic, just for it to sit on the shelf for long periods in my room.

Solar trading is a good idea batteries would be the new currency

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