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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

When you have a scenario with wild beasts do your soldiers ever wind up on the menu?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

Usually not. I did have one game where there were logs (actual twigs that I'd harvested) floating in a swamp. When enough soldiers were in or at the edges of the swamp, the logs were revealed to be that planet's version of crocodiles, which immediately attacked the closest personnel.

Everybody was in Traveller battle dress, so no one was in danger of being eaten, but turns and surprise were lost and there were some steam explosions from firing fusion guns near the water.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 4:11 a.m. PST

Yeah, last week in fact. Only in fantasy/scifi/pulp scenarios, though.


Real world cannibals (societies, psychopaths, etc.) don't eat people during tactical engagements, so while the forces could be "on the menu", that wouldn't happen during the game. I suppose you could start a scenario with the cannibals surprised during a meal.

Roderick Robertson Fezian21 Apr 2019 8:49 a.m. PST

And then there's this: link

(The current story of the poacher stomped by elephants and eaten by lions)

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 12:53 p.m. PST

It's a possible feature of soem SF scenarios I played and planned – usually an added "bonus" to sweep and clear missions is findign a samll nest of local pack hunters, ambush predators or so forth.

Stryderg22 Apr 2019 10:50 a.m. PST

Sometimes, if playing certain alien species. But lunch comes after the bullets and laser beams stop flying.

Legion 422 Apr 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

Well some of the aliens I have are said to eat the enemies' death. E.g. the Tau Kroot allies, etc. But generally the game would end before the feasting begins …

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2019 5:57 p.m. PST

I guess if you're doing a cannibal scenario, a good starting point would be shortly before food preparation, while the food is still alive and capable of being rescued.

Legion 423 Apr 2019 8:53 a.m. PST

I think in the old 40K Fluff … Ork would eat humans ? huh?

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