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bvandewalker wrote:I think that it is out of fear that anymore Alien Sun products would compete with the more premium Dream forge products, most of which look a lot like what you and badger keep posting pics of for your space opera ideas (except for the Helmets of course).
bvandewalker wrote:Actually Leland there already is a fairly inexpensive set of power suites out there (with no skulls and no Teutonic pride) that has been around for years and have even swapped ownership few time over the years, they are static poses and not as good as something WGF could do (particularly in the customization area) so the detail oriented might not care for them as much, but they do fill the roll they were made for well enough and they probably would work well with the shocktroopers. But I don't want Paul to be offend anymore than I already have so that is all I am telling you here on this forum.
bvandewalker wrote:On a slightly different note, I have actually read a fairly good/okay novel series once about a power armor trooper who got stuck in cryo sleep for years with the debriefing tape rerunning the whole time, so when the guy finally woke up he had mental maturity and combat experience of a forty year old (with all PTSD that entails), oh and he developed psychic bond with the swet eating alien that had been planted in his suit. Unfortunately it had an incredibly generic name like "the last imperial knight" or something like that.
mrinku wrote:Heinlein didn't invent the concept of the armoured space suit, or space marines. I doubt any legal action would be pending, unless you were silly enough to market them as "Robert A Heinlein's Mobile Infantry" or "Starship Troopers". There are no images associated with his copyrights.
Not all of it looks Heinlein to me, these two pic for example:
they look like the DF shocktroopers with a different head swap, which I think is the same problem for all the armored Sci-Fi shooty proposal. As to Heinlein style power armor, well..... lawsuit happy lawyers may be the problem there.
mrinku wrote:Traveller Battledress is *totally* the MI suit described by Heinlein. Regardless of what you may think about the visual design of the suits, it's a direct swipe in game terms. Weapons loadouts are about the only differences, but there's no reason an Imperial Marine couldn't carry tac nukes and flamers - they just typically carry fusion guns.
Lord_Bryon wrote:Powered Armor like Leland proposes would probably get me into sci-fi gaming in 28mm. I generally limit my Sci-fi gaming to Battletech and sometimes a Star Wars RPG.
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