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Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Vitoria » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:31 pm

So, I guess most of us have that one friend that like to play with Lego mini-figures instead of frames. Either because is all of what they have or they simply seem to enjoy it.

Would be way out of the spirit of the setting to have a semi-official race of giant humanoids, just like Macross has the Zentradi? I guess it could make the game more inclusive, so whoever plays with minifigs will not feel excluded from the fluff.

I'm not sure what origin we could give them. They could be aliens, mutated humans from a forgotten colony, many explanations could work.
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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Omega_Tahu » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:13 pm



I personally think that it doesn't really matter, as the story doesn't actually effect gameplay. But I don't think it would be too far from the game setting, as the setting already has species different from humans, and the Ljad even possess intelligence equal to or greater than humans. So I think a race of giant humanoids capable of building weapons isn't too far out there.
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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Jagarmot » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:11 pm

Giants are fine with me. However, there are physical limits that may become an issue if you want it to be "scientifically" plausible.

They could be frames operated by pygmies ? This fixes any size/scale issue, the pygmies are smaller so they fit in the minifig. The pygmies may not even be anthropomorphic. Not a cop out, bear with me for a second ;-)

It seems that when isolated from predators and when resources are scare, evolution tends to favour smaller bodies. (Spoiler from Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_peoples#Origins)


So maybe the space pygmies originated from a distant sector of space where. For some reason*, they did not have access to a lot of resources and were rather peaceful.
After thousands of years of evolution, they started building spaceships to get out and gather "stuff" to keep building, researching etc. (And before that, they needed machines to build those ships, so they already have the technology to build some king of frame.) They started exploring, got in contact with "the rest of the galaxy" and got tangled into the interstellar conflict.
Of course, they started losing. But they applied their knowledge to this new field called war. As they had no previous experience, they decided to shape their frames like humans. For a simple reason : humans are the warmongers !

I believe the spirit of MFZ is that you can "play" with the cannon material as much as you want, just like the bricks used to build units. So create any faction you like, or take the game in a different setting if you like it better that way ;-)
See section "Creating your own settings & rule hacks", page 137 of the rules : "Maybe the battles are fought with tanks and infantry rather than robots ? Maybe they're giant monsters ?"

* : Handwavium right here, any idea ? Dying star may work here : maybe the other planets from their star system went rogue and left their orbits + their star's light is not that great ?
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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Shades_Corvid » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:46 pm

What Omega said, we don't need to shoe horn a reason within the story or fluff to use the minifigs. Just use them but I would recommend putting them on 4x4 plates be it round or square for more stability and perhaps for the measuring ref.
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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Cake » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:55 am

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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

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Re: Giants? (Minifigs)

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:02 pm

Just change the scale and play with individual minifig humans! Give them dice for their equipment and make them sit down if they're down to one white die.
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