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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 11:36 a.m. PST

(I think I may be having a reaction to my medications …)

"Leda then produced an egg, from which Helen emerged."
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Similar to procreation among inhabitants on Barsoom:

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erbzine.com/mag17/1786.html

Which begs the questions … how about gaming an invasion attempt of Earth by Barsoom then?

Barsoom vs Mycenae, anyone?

Maybe Easter egg hunts are really the reenactment of hunting down Barsoomians in ancient times?

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Dan
PS. So, was she the face that launched a thousand airships then?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 1:12 p.m. PST

I'm going back to sleep now …

Dan

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 1:38 p.m. PST

Dan
please see someone for help, you are too important for us to lose.

Terry

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 2:04 p.m. PST

No, I think he has something there-Barsoomian airships, radium rifles and Thark cavalry versus Movie Troy Greeks and '300' type Spartans and Persians….this could work. Give the Greeks their mythological creatures, Odysseus and the boys you can kill Therns, take ground, "Go tell the Atlanteans, we stopped THEM here, to save your ass!"
Send in Warlords of Aegyptus and the Eight Flags Army-"Everybody into the pool!!!!"

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 2:22 p.m. PST

Skippy,

Lol.

Some of the best dinners I remember from my youth were the mystery ones, made from mixing 2 or more leftover meals.

Dan

Legion 403 Jan 2015 4:23 p.m. PST

What ? They don't have clothing on Mars ?!?!? Or ancient Greece for that matter ?!?!? wink

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2015 5:50 p.m. PST

please see someone for help, you are too important for us to lose.


Bah! I say we give Dan another dose, as there's no telling' what he'll come up with next… evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2015 9:09 p.m. PST

Skippy: "Give the Greeks their mythological creatures …"

Pegasus vs airships?!?!?

Dan
PS. Yes, I listened to Leland's advise. :)

grommet37 Inactive Member03 Jan 2015 9:32 p.m. PST

Since Helen could've been the daughter of Nemesis, and the egg simply dropped into Leda's lap, Dan could indeed be on to something. Especially since Nemesis (divine retribution) is supposedly the daughter of Nyx (night) and Oceanus (the primeval ocean which encircles our world). Could be a memory of the Divine Retribution From the Ocean of Night.

Anyway, that's how the Professor character should explain it to the Handsome Young Explorer and the Beautiful Archaeologist just before they enter the portal which will transport them back to Troy VII in the Ray Harryhausen movie already taking form in my mind. (Helen of Helium! In Dynamation!)

Finally, a sequel to John Carter to be excited about.

Rabbit 304 Jan 2015 5:58 a.m. PST

What ? They don't have clothing on Mars ?!?!? Or ancient Greece for that matter ?!?!?

Yup, that pic is fairly accurate as far as ERB described them, its just that pulp magazine and comic book artists had to censor things a bit later.

Legion 404 Jan 2015 7:14 a.m. PST

Yes, I know … Note the : winkwink

Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2015 9:38 a.m. PST

Golly gosh, it looks like a couple of trouser snakes have escaped from those Greek dudes clothing. Call out the Adult Filter Squad …notify the President…raise the Titanic

Zargon Inactive Member05 Jan 2015 10:26 a.m. PST

Hey Cacique, I like it take more meds, its bringing out the creativity :+)
Big fan of the two 'periods' and doing a 'mismatched time machine' thing for a little pulp escapade sounds cool
Cheers

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2015 10:58 a.m. PST

I knew Zeus 'attacked' Leda disguised as a swan, but didn't hear Helen came out of an egg!

Anyway, unless you specifically mention characters of John Carter's era, no need even for time machines. Barsoom as was is already old when John arrived, right?

Moves out of VSF, but there's no Ancients SF… ;->=

Helen of Helium… I REALLY like the sound of that.

Doug

grommet37 Inactive Member05 Jan 2015 11:28 p.m. PST

TheBeast wrote:

I knew Zeus 'attacked' Leda disguised as a swan, but didn't hear Helen came out of an egg!

Anyway, unless you specifically mention characters of John Carter's era, no need even for time machines. Barsoom as was is already old when John arrived, right?

Moves out of VSF, but there's no Ancients SF… ;->=

Helen of Helium… I REALLY like the sound of that.

I'm already thinking about the TV show: Jason and the Aeronauts! In Supermarionation!

And you're right, Barsoom was around for a very long time. There was even a website that tried to produce a working geography for ERB/OAK-era Mars and Moorcock/Brackett "Old Mars", if I can still find it. Would make a great Imagi-Nations/VSF/Ancients campaign.

So Dan, did the meds wear off? Have you started sourcing figures? What rules? Mighty Armies?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 7:39 a.m. PST

Grommet37: "Jason and the Aeronauts!"

Dude, I love how you think!

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 8:06 a.m. PST

Your airship Argos could be something like this, but with a battering ram:

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Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 10:55 a.m. PST

I think there was a recent sale that included three Greek/Roman galleys, always something I'd consider, though these were closer to 15-18mm.

A friend made one for me that we used in a couple of G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. games, but really should drag it out again. I'm the one with the head in the clouds (vacchead in Spaceship Gaming).

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Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2015 8:01 p.m. PST

Doug,

That galley is beautiful!

Dan

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2015 8:12 a.m. PST

Bill (Commander Carnage) really did me up a treat; I'm ashamed it's not seen as much gaming as it should, but I can talk a lot while monitoring here at work. Time for playing has been lacking.

Most of the rest of the 'stuff' was put together by my best bro' Randy. That's his basement in the piccies.

Doug

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2015 10:52 p.m. PST

Time for more meds …

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Dan

grommet37 Inactive Member15 Jan 2015 2:10 p.m. PST

Dan wrote:

Dude, I love how you think!

Finally! Someone appreciates my weirdness.

I, too, enjoy the creative paths taken by your gray matter, sir!

I find your flights of fancy quite inspiring.

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