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just some more concepts for :iconahriman42:'s RPG project

so here we have the human settlers of the urban areas like ruined/abandoned cities

1. Settler
the usual bystanders, nothing special

2. Salvager
geared up for long travels, most of his load bearing gear is used for carrying supplies and loot, not much room for ammo

3. Militiaman
at worst they're just settlers with bigger guns, at best they're people with actual know how on combat maybe with a military background even, since they're usually station just outside the settlements they just carry weapons and ammo and not that much in the way of supplies on their persons

up next i'll be doing some more concepts for settlers of different environments such as the open wilderness and toxic areas
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i like where this is going.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist
good looking gear. I'm excited for the next batch.
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
You're really good at drawing post apocalyptic guys that arent just covered in mix matched army gear and gas masks.

:thumbsup:
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
thanks :D

yeah well i kinda went easy on the gasamsks since nukes weren't really the main cause of the apocalypse here
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Ah yeah that would make sense. Then again, why not just wear gasmasks for... COOLNESS!?

The robot designs in this setting are pretty cool as well, not at all terminator like.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
yeah well there are still irradiated areas so there will be gasmasks

the setting's design direction clearly states that it will not use the terminator's "metal skeleton" design for its robots
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I prefer the look of these ipod like commercial robots to the Terminators. Terminators are great and all but why Skynet wasted the production time on building droids complete with teeth and things.

Apart from the Infiltration ones obviously.
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Ahriman42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
That was intentional. Since the whole thing is really a ripoff of terminator, I couldn't just copy the silver skelebots and call it a day, could I? Too obvious.

Instead, I messed around with "cutesy" plausible consumer designs, and of course the Keith Thompson/HR Geiger mashup that is Network.
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
I prefer your robots, the skeletal Terminators look cool but dont really make sense.

Apart from the Infiltrating T-800 series.

This whole setting is wonderfully intriquing, I'll be keeping an eye on it.
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Ahriman42 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Well, the entire Terminator concept was just working backwards from James Cameron's nightmare about a metal skeleton with red eyes walking out of a fire. Everything in the movie existed to set up that one scene.

Plus, they are freaking terrifying. Psychological warfare, and all that.
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Oh right well that makes sense, A metal skeleton that just wont go down would be pretty fearsome. Fear of death would come into play seeing such a thing then.
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MajorMurray Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Glad to see some reasonable designs for urban survivors in an apocalypse. Love the Salvager, but then again I'm a sucker for dudes in hoodies. Dudes in hoodies and dudes in turbans.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Salvager" would be appropriately named... "Scavenger". :D
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
well that's how the guy called them, not only that but they don't just scavenge stuff they also salvage parts from old machinery they're basically engineers programmers and mechanics too
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I've said to crazy80sguy, you JUST described a Scavenger. It's a group of people (typically post-apocalyptic) that builds stuff from salvaged, damaged parts; they are specifically engineers, programmers, and (even better) mechanics all in one. They are minimalist in the stuff they pick up but hoarders at the same time.

Scavenger as in picking apart machines and going through junkyards to make use of old machinery. The original term comes from the likes of vultures and other animals that pick apart unwanted remains of a dead animal, except instead of a dead animal, it's a machine.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
yeah well in that case it's either scavenger and salvager are interchangeable in which case there' nothing wrong or scavenger is a more general term since it refers to carrion beasts as well whereas salvage is a term more used to refer to machinery

not only that but the term scavanger seems a bit unoriginal since it's used way more than salvager
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Ahriman42 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Okay: here's my logic:

When coming up with names for factions, you can go with simple descriptors or a formal group name. Like, say, the raiders or The Wreckers or Reavers or whatever. Or you can make up complicated in-universe titles like The Brotherhood of Steel or the fifth chapter of the holy agents of dross. There's pros and cons to both. These guys are a sort of proto-techpriest, so maybe they have a formal title like the reclaimation league, I don't know.

I initially used the word scavenger, but decided that the less-commonly used word Salvager (which spell-checker thinks doesn't exist) was more appropriate, and has more positive connotations, especially since they're meant to be seen as mostly a good-guy faction, as they're allied with the Free Machines. They also make an effort to understand and replicate old tech. It is also, as nick said, more original. Perhaps scavenger is an epithet thrown at them sometimes. Yes, the appellation is accurate, you're correct in that.

Sometimes it gets a little tiring to see groups called The Resistance or The Authority or The Militia, though (resistance, RAGE, inFamous) . But crazy names like the high order of nirmathic mechanics sound too pretencious and fan-fic fantasy-y.
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I think Salvager sounds better than Scavenger myself. Scavenger implies that they feed on carrion, dig through refuse and have no qualms about what they do or how they get it.

Salvager implies to me at least that they are more interested in working or useable tech rather than junk or meat.

Just my oppinion.
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NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
both terms are pretty much interchangeable though scavenger seems more general whereas slavagers is more specific
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Good point, that Marksman guy seems to be getting worked up about it for some reason though. :iconsneakylionplz:
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scavenger is a class-type of post-apocalyptic people who collect bits of technology and build stuff with scrap metal.

"they also salvage parts from old machinery they're basically engineers programmers and mechanics too"

-- That's EXACTLY what a scavenger IS. :P
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Cylexus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Well lets define this shall we? My cambridge dictionary states:

SCAVENGER:

1. an animal or other organism that feeds on dead organic matter.

2. a person who searches through and collects items from discarded material.

3. a street cleaner.

4. Chemistry . a chemical that consumes or renders inactive the impurities in a mixture.

SALVAGER:


1. the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.

2. the property so saved.

3. compensation given to those who voluntarily save a ship or its cargo.

4. the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.

5. the property saved from danger.

As you can see they are different things though ussually used interchangeably.

Regardless the setting that these characters are from calls them Salvagers not Scavengers.
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FREAKxREGIME Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice nice
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