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MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:42 am
by StalinSays
WINNER: THE DREADNAUGHTILUS

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Beast 1:
The Dreadnaughtilus
Nature: nautilus
Size: 32' (Long) 18' (Tall)
Weight: 2 tons
A gigantic chambered nautilus capable of achieving buoyancy in air by filling chambers with hydrogen. Armed and armored like the Dreadnought-class battleships of the early 20th century. If that wasn't bad enough, this beast was raised with the rabid imperialist mindset that defined the early 1900 European empires. Air torpedoes (so yeh, missiles) erupt from the end of its tentacled maw, with the range of hundreds of yards (though accuracy falls sharply). Missiles too risky to use at close range; goes big time boom boom if armored shell is compromised. Central exhaust valve in center of tentacles blasts scalding steam. Tentacles tipped with retractable bayonets.

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Beast 2:
Onsloth
Nature: megatherium - ground sloth
Size: 21' (tall) 14' (Reach)
Weight: 10 tons
Long hidden in the heart of the amazon, thought to be only a legend, Onsloth, the fearsome, terrestrial ancestor of the tree sloth. This 25 foot tall behemoth is nearly impervious to pain, possessing dagger like claws on lengthy forelimbs, swung with elephantine strength (can lift twice own body weight). Covered in a symbiotic bacteria, which tints fur green. Bacteria heals wounds over time, but are conversely caustic when spread opponents. On top of all this, actually pretty quick. Weakness? Well.. its uh, sloth (lazy, and generally inactive unless thoroughly provoked).

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Beast 3:
Slammoth
Nature: wooly mammoth
Size: 22' (Long) 15' (Tall) 9' (trunk length)
Weight: 15 tons
Japanese scientists thought they were being smart, reconstituting mammoth DNA recovered from Siberia... until they cloned one back to life. You see, there was a reason ancient man banded together, ignoring tribal differences, and it was to hunt these great beasts to extinction. A snaking trunk designed for grasping prey to pull towards its great mouth, or for slamming them against the ground, or for impaling them on winding tusks, or for a deft pimp-like slap. Charges at great speed, splattering those unlucky enough to be caught underfoot. Incredibly sturdy. Resistant to extreme temperatures.

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Beast 4:
Trilofight
Nature: trilobite / sea scorpion
Size: 12' (Long) 8' (Reach) 1'5" (tall)
Weight: 1 ton
The final vestige of an extinct phylum, the brood mother, a fearful and grand prototype for a creature now vanished from the earth (and it fights as such). Stoney consistence, segmented, nearly impossible to crush. Snips away with pincers. Painful, complete paralysis caused by sting of specially adapted tail. Low to earth, keenly sensitive to terrestrial travel. Incredibly elusive.

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Beast 5:
T-Wreck
Nature: tyrannosaurus
Size: 42' (Long) 13' (Tall)
Weight: 7.5 tons
A t-rex cloned from fossilized DNA. Monstrous in size and ferocity, crushing jaws, swinging tale. Stunningly intelligent, in a way dinosaurs were never thought to be. But therein the problem - T-wreck carries an ancestral memory of its extinction, the extinction of its species, and its mate (*sniff*). He's not taking it all that well..

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Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:19 am
by Christi
The only combatant with armor and missiles, he came prepared!! He probably has friends among the giant squid population, I don’t want him as an enemy! I think I’ll vote for him

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:51 pm
by angagaur
Christi has a point, Dreadnaughtilus is the only combatant here that brought any technology to speak of.
His opponents are undeveloped backward savages by comparison. The Dreadnaughtilus won't be able to resist his urge to "civilize" them with extreme prejudice.
-He is also the only one here that can fly.
-He is also the only "fossil" here that isn't extinct. Think about that.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:15 pm
by bo_puppet
We have the early trappings of a runaway. Goes to show you never can tell..

Range weapons are wonderful and all, but what does a floating silo do when it's rushed by 3 terrestrial heavies at one time? It may blast one, but are bayonets and steam enough to fell a speeding mammoth?

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:03 pm
by ROU Killing Time
I don't know. I voted for him, which makes his long range chances slim. (If past prognostications prove pertinent.)

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:52 am
by moonowl
Another Dreadnautilis here

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:57 am
by Mikes
Woah, woah, woah woah...woah. You guys are voting for the hydrogen filled combatant?

Quick question; what was also huge, filled with flammable gas, and rhymes with 'Blindenberg'?

Also ask yourself how the think will be able to aim when it tries to fire a missle that will send it spinning uncontrolled through the skies?

Then ask youself this: Would you rather be hit over the head with a balloon or a 15 ton mammoth?

Vote one for Slammoth.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:26 am
by Christi
OBVIOUSLY Dread will have some kind of reverse thrusters!! He can fly, he doesn’t just float, so he will be able to compensate for the thrust created by the firing of his missiles. And as for exploding like the infamous “blimpenburg”, I don’t think so, this creature has evolved, he can handle his emissions.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:13 am
by Mikes
If he evolved where are all the other Dreadnaughtili, which are each slightly mroe crap? Nah, genetic throw back if ever I saw one. Get me a fly swatter and I could win this heat.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:36 am
by tbaker2500
I gotta go with Trilofight. He's heavily armored. "Nearly impossible to crush."
The blimp can shoot all he wants, but at good range they will likely miss. The ones that hit won't hurt Trilofight. Given his imperial mindset, he cannot give up attacking Trilofight. He gets enraged with the natives not embracing his liberation. So he gets closer and closer until he launches a missile at too close of range. Bye bye Boom Boom.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:56 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
I think we are forgetting that Dreadnaughtilus-es-sus-ses are never alone.

As potential flagships, they are surrounded by Frigates(es-sus-ses), destroyers, oilers, etc. None of those other fossils will get close to the dreaded, er, Dreadnaughtilus!

(Although Dreadnaughtilus-es-sus-ses are vulnerable to biplanes with torpedoes -- at least before the Phalanx upgrades are installed and only when not part of a carrier battle group.)

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:58 am
by ROU Killing Time
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:I think we are forgetting that Dreadnaughtilus-es-sus-ses
That's close, just put the brakes on a little sooner...

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:16 am
by Mikes
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
As potential flagships, they are surrounded by Frigates(es-sus-ses),
And hobbitssess.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:54 am
by tbaker2500
T-Wreck looks so pitiful.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:54 am
by Christi
tbaker2500 wrote:T-Wreck looks so pitiful.
He truly does, somebody needs to put him in a bubble bath with a big slab of chocolate and a tub of ice cream, that will make him feel better. I dont think his up for this battle, his still too troubled

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:08 am
by ROU Killing Time
This heat is as thrilling as watching the election returns for Reagan Vs. Carter.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:35 pm
by jannypie
I think a battle here would come down to Dreadnaughtilus and Trilofight. Both are pretty damned tough, but I can see DN sending a naughty stream of hot "steam" into Trilofight's face to hurt and blind her. Dreadful then penetrates Trilo's eyes with his "retractable bayonet tentacle(s)" and chops her brain to mush. Dreadnaughtilus takes home a skullf*ck of a win.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:24 pm
by ROU Killing Time
jannypie wrote:I think a battle here would come down to Dreadnaughtilus and Trilofight. Both are pretty damned tough, but I can see DN sending a naughty stream of hot "steam" into Trilofight's face to hurt and blind her. Dreadful then penetrates Trilo's eyes with his "retractable bayonet tentacle(s)" and chops her brain to mush. Dreadnaughtilus takes home a skullf*ck of a win.
I knew there was something missing around here lately. Welcome home, Jannypie.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:11 pm
by strawman
Watch out, ROU. She's returned with elephant penises for arms, and a zombie-like appetite for nuts.

Re: MBDM 2012 - Fossil Heat

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:22 pm
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:Watch out, ROU. She's returned with elephant penises for arms, and a zombie-like appetite for nuts.
I know, right. What a woman. :goggle-eyes: