Request for a simple mecha paperdoll, if anyone would mind helping me?


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Hi! So, some background: I kinda love the concept of Battletech, the boardgame/miniatures game with giant mecha blasting each other and so on, but find the games rules to be too much. Love the art style, love the semi-gritty-but-still-heroic, love the politics and conflicts and so on, but the tabletop _introductory_ base rules are about 100 pages and so far it's felt more like playing BattleSpreadSheets.

So I'm messing around with making my own giant mecha game in the same vein as BT, simplified but not as simplistic as First Strike.

However, I want to be able to release the rules system publically on the webz, as copyleft/open source/creative commons/whatever. Of course I can't release the BT 'mechs or storyline, hence I'll make my own designs as well as a few guidelines for converting for those that wish to.

But the thing is, I really suck at graphics. I can't make a stick figure and get it straight. Srsly. And while not much artwork is needed, and certainly not at this point, one thing that is absolutely key is having a mecha paperdoll for making the sheet, something similar to this one. I've been looking around for an open source/copyfree one but been unable to find it.

Granted, this is a hobby project from a poor gamer and not in any way commersial, so I won't be able to pay anything for it, but you will of course be fully credited.

So that's why I'm asking anyone here who feel like it if they would mind making me a very simple robot/mecha paperdoll. It doesn't have to be beautiul or anything, just a simple outline is enough. But I would need it to be entirely copyleft (essentially, anyone is free to do whatever they wish with the picture as long as the result is also published as copyleft).

Thanks a lot to anyone who helps me, and of course you'll be fully credited any way you wish :)


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You know there is a new super heading here for artwork and artwork related gaming subjects

Arts and Crafts

and, you and I are in the same boat. I have no artistic talent whatsoever, but I am filled with artistic ideas.


Terquem wrote:

You know there is a new super heading here for artwork and artwork related gaming subjects

Arts and Crafts

and, you and I are in the same boat. I have no artistic talent whatsoever, but I am filled with artistic ideas.

Thanks a lot, I completely missed that subforum. Gonna have to flag this for moving. Thanks!

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