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The Rules
« on: August 02, 2021, 03:44:11 AM »
Here are the Rules of the "Post Apocalyptic" Group Build:

  • Have Fun!!!
  • This includes all post apocalyptic genres, both dystopian and utopian (hey, it doesn't always need to be dark and somber).  This includes zombies obviously...
  • Creativity encouraged as is collaboration.
  • Duration is 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2021 11 Oct 21 (After Extenstion). An extension may be granted, but only a short one and only if the Moderator (me :-X  Buzzbomb) feels like it...bribes welcomed in this regard! 8)
  • Projects already started prior to the offical start date may be considered for inclusion but only if minimal work has been done - this will be judged on a case by case basis.  Please send details of any particular cases to me for determination of eligibility. are fully encouraged, within the spirit of things of course.  ;D Move it off the gunnado's to the gedderdones
  • Nothing to see here...I said NOTHING...now walk away... :icon_punal:
  • Physical creations and pixels/stories will be judged separately.
  • Any questions are to be directed to the Moderator (me again! :-X  Buzzbomb).
  • See rule 1...IT'S NOT NEGOTIABLE!!!






« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 08:55:17 AM by Buzzbomb »
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 04:19:31 AM »
What’s going on?! You have a rule 6!

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 07:08:29 AM »
Oh no  a real  rule 6 !   

It's the end of the world ! ..............................


..........  oops  :-[


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Re: The Rules
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2021, 10:48:43 AM »
Oh, bugger! :icon_crap:

I'd sworn off GB's, too, & now you throw my favourite genre at me with inspirational images! :o

I shall have to think about this, as I'm in the middle of a build I don't want to pause, but I have so-o many planned Post Apocalyptic builds planned I'm spoiled for choice! :-\

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 01:18:13 AM »
And in a sign of how harsh the post apocalyptic environment is, I have been knocked off as Group Build Moderator by Brian (aka Buzzbomb) :icon_punal:.  Some will say that it was for mentioning rule 6...
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 02:49:55 AM »
And in a sign of how harsh the post apocalyptic environment is, I have been knocked off as Group Build Moderator by Brian (aka Buzzbomb) :icon_punal:.  Some will say that it was for mentioning rule 6...

And others will say: Its become a Boy-and-his-Dog eat Boy-and-his-Dog world out there  :o
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2021, 06:49:10 AM »
Oh, well not much else happening in my world at the moment, may as well get involved in an alternate world. :D

To paraphrase an old add

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 02:16:25 AM »
Would WW1 count as an Apocalypse?
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 06:18:04 PM »
Oh, bugger! :icon_crap:

I'd sworn off GB's, too, & now you throw my favourite genre at me with inspirational images! :o

I shall have to think about this, as I'm in the middle of a build I don't want to pause, but I have so-o many planned Post Apocalyptic builds planned I'm spoiled for choice! :-\




Go for it OW  !
We are a bit short of competitors at the moment  ;)

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2021, 06:19:03 PM »
Oh, bugger! :icon_crap:

I'd sworn off GB's, too, & now you throw my favourite genre at me with inspirational images! :o

I shall have to think about this, as I'm in the middle of a build I don't want to pause, but I have so-o many planned Post Apocalyptic builds planned I'm spoiled for choice! :-\




Go for it OW  !
We are a bit short of competitors at the moment  ;)

Mog
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Just have to finish the LVT then I'll get on it! :smiley:
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2021, 08:03:16 PM »
Would WW1 count as an Apocalypse?

Sure would be a starting point. Couple of tweaks of the timeline maybe.
Be interested to see anything you come up with

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2021, 04:26:59 AM »
Would WW1 count as an Apocalypse?

Sure would be a starting point. Couple of tweaks of the timeline maybe.
Be interested to see anything you come up with

Yup ... first four years in the trenches, then the Spanish Flu epidemic  :o  Sounds pretty Apocalypse-y to me!
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 09:40:54 AM »
WW1 was, pretty much, The Apocalypse for the Romanov's but not so much the rest of the world because, although it caused massive social upheavals, it didn't destroy all/most of civilisation.

However, as BT (buzzbomb) said; a good starting point, though, if you tweak it a bit. :smiley:


For example: If the Spanish flu epidemic was an outbreak of the Zombie Virus. :o
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 09:42:53 AM »
WW2 is, also, a good starting point.

What if the Manhattan Project had led to the World consuming conflagration that some physicist feared? ???
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2021, 10:44:23 AM »
Some cometary apocalyptic scenarios:
Halley's comet made a relatively close approach in 1910 and the Earth passed through its tail. A slight bump to it's orbit and it would have been very bad news. It came even closer in 837 at 5 million km.  If the core (or even a fragment) had hit the Earth, it would have caused extensive extinctions, year or decade long winters and just a generally not fun time.

Comet Hyakutake in 1996 came within 15 million km. Doesn't seem that close, but it was only discovered 3 months before its closest approach. With a core 4.8km in diameter, it would have been very bad news if it had impacted.

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2021, 02:02:08 AM »
I was going very much for the post apocalyptic angle of the GB theme and doing something post WW1.  It might not be all dark themed either... ;)
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2021, 04:59:53 PM »
Sounds fair enough but the Apocalypse has to have happened before the Post-Apocalypse can start. ;)
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2021, 02:12:06 AM »
And the Apocalypse was WW1 with an estimated 22M dead...and then add the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920, you get up to another 100M dead.
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2021, 06:59:20 AM »
And the Apocalypse was WW1 with an estimated 22M dead...and then add the Great Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920, you get up to another 100M dead.
Too true.

Does that make the Roaring 20's the Post Apocalyptic era ? You might think that some of the older Victorian/Edwardian gentry thought exactly that

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2021, 11:05:38 PM »
Is it too early to ask for an extension? ???

The VW of the Zombie Apocalypse is coming along but very slowly, at the moment, with RWS getting in the way. :icon_crap:
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2021, 06:51:19 AM »
Is it too early to ask for an extension? ???
The VW of the Zombie Apocalypse is coming along but very slowly, at the moment, with RWS getting in the way. :icon_crap:

Never too early to ask... whether it is agreed, different fish ;)

Currently looking at 12 days to go, it is been a bit slow with submissions so far.
Naval GB is due to kick off in October according to the Calendar, so review in a week, but I don't think a two week extension will be off the books

Also not like I can go anywhere or do anything else I want to do with this current perpetual pestilence.

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2021, 01:34:54 AM »
I'm happy with an extension...more time to scavenge for supplies ...

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2021, 08:52:12 AM »
Ok gang, extension it is.

Another 2 extra weeks to whip out a Post Apoc build.
New Finish date will be Monday 11 October 2021


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Re: The Rules
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2021, 02:53:09 AM »
So what you're saying is the Post-Post-Apocalypse has been postponed.  ;D
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2021, 06:26:04 PM »
Thanks for that, I reckon I was going to make the deadline(just) but this will allow me to finish without rushing it.

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