Inspirational Viewing

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If you have Netflix, may i recommend checking out the movie "Blame!" for underhive inspiration? it's a CGI (not my favorite) feature that takes place deep in a city that never stops expanding. Humans fight for survival against robots. The gear and backgrounds are very Necromunda inspired. including villages built into machinery and techno-ruins.
 

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Having watched it, I really liked the premise - I don't think it would be something you'd find in the 40k universe, but making a skirmish game or RPG around the setting would be very simple to do given the analogues already available.

It also totally left itself open for an ongoing TV series or another movie... :)
 
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Watched it yesterday, and really liked it. Great artwork through out, and the fact that there's an english language version available on Netflix meant I could do some painting at the same time
 

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I dunno @ardavion, replace the robots with Necrons... deep in the underhive and expanding outward. could work. maybe the hive was built over an ancient Necron necropolis?

there's tons of inspiration for scenery. ruins, the factory, scatter terrain like the shield generator, the "car," and especially that village at the end. oh, and those dart guns the humans were using were pretty cool too.
 
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I dunno @ardavion, replace the robots with Necrons... deep in the underhive and expanding outward. could work. maybe the hive was built over an ancient Necron necropolis?

there's tons of inspiration for scenery. ruins, the factory, scatter terrain like the shield generator, the "car," and especially that village at the end. oh, and those dart guns the humans were using were pretty cool too.
WARNING: film spoilers in spoiler tags below.

I'm not disputing how cool the imagery was, I just don't see Necrons
being stopped by a field generator that stops sensors from detecting humans
, nor do I see them
allowing humans to exist in "abandoned levels"
, and nor do I see anyone in the 40k universe
reprogramming a necron to be friendly to humans.

Necrons would look at the situation presented in the film and think "hmm, we need to send some troops to those places and see what is going on" - they're a lot smarter than the robots in the film, and various imperial alerts would be made, making the circumstances shown in the film not very long-lasting as Imperial forces would come to either retake the hive/planet or nuke it from orbit.
 

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well, that would be true with a literal translation. but an adaptation to fit the 40k universe could work. especially when you go back to original Necron fluff (when they were first awakening).

The hive has been existing over an a Necron necropolis when they begin to awaken. Necron Flayers (the ones wearing human skins) first emerge and begin working their way through the lowest levels of the hive (modeling opportunities: mutant and skavie skins at first). Eventually the situations you describe would come to pass. (The necrons fully awaken and the invasion/defense begins involving full armies.) But up until then, the gangs have to deal with it. Until the necrons run into the Arbites or a Spyrer gang which could sound the alerts you mentioned.

S1: archeotech
S2: upside down
S3: don't remember that happening, but i've only seen it once.
 

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Found another one. This is an odd source as it's a kids' show: "Bottersnikes & Gumbles." Not for the story lines (at all) but for the setting. Especially where the Bottersnikes live. Makes me think of Gorkamorka. And it's filled with repurposed junk and rusty bits.
 

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Well after a slight delay I found time to watch about half of blame last night (before I needed to get some jobs done so needed a english film I could have on the in the background... american gangster!). Been well over 10 years since I last watched japanese stuff with subtitles... made me feel very old!

I like it, and thanks for the recomendation, but up to where I've got to, not seeing huge amounts of necro similarities. The overall world is very dystopian hive feel granted... but thats about it. The safeguards are... necron like maybe, if necrons and the mad robot from portal made some strange baby.

Very cool though, will hopefully find time i nthe next week to finish it off.
 
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I guess I could have been clearer... Its the setting, not the story, that made me think Necromunda. (Although we did get a bit into how the story could be adapted earlier in the thread.). The tunnels, platforms, ruins, stuff that could be used as archeotech, and the way they built their homes into the stuff around them.

It's weird you have subtitles. It was dubbed when I watched it. Subtitles wouldn't have bothered me, tho. Probably 90% of what I watch is subtitled. And I'm not young by most standards...
 
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I guess I could have been clearer
Give the guy a break everyone
My apologies, in reading your opening post, you are perfectly clear, I didnt mean to say you wernt @Punktaku . I think I was thrown a bit by the discussion in later posts about the story adaption bit (didnt read the spoilers but got the intent) so went into it with a 'lets see how necromunda-ry this is' mindset, which was my mistake.

I do agree, the world is very much similar and as your topic says, inspiring viewing. I think I jsut feel it (so far) is quite a leap to fit the story in.
 

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i never intended to fit it into the Dark Millennium, but once it was brought up i just kinda had to run with it. Now it's got me thinking that it would be a fun mini-campaign.

And a House War... i'd love to do a House War where all the gangs come from the same house...
 
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