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Subject:Epic Rules Fail
Time:10:08 pm
One of the classic ways of knowing that an RPG's vehicle design system is clunky - invented, I seem to recall, by history_monk - is to design a single-seater motorbike and see how it comes out. Too big or heavy and it fails the test.

Here's one that came out at

Total length of vehicle: 3450 mm
Wheel base: 2410 mm
Total height: 1480 mm
Sitting height: 800 mm
Total weight, empty/curb weight: 650 kg (almost 2/3rds of a ton without rider)

There's only one problem - someone took the rules seriously and built the bloody thing

[The Gunbus 410]



The other one isn't exactly a small bike. Makes Big Red look positively puny.



NOT one I want Santa to give me for Xmas...
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gonzo21
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Time:2012-12-10 11:08 pm (UTC)
Good grief. How would you... just how?!?
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ffutures
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Time:2012-12-11 12:03 am (UTC)
No idea - I wouldn't go near the thing.
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were_gopher
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Time:2012-12-11 09:21 am (UTC)
Almost big enough to be a Lawmaster.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-12-11 10:12 am (UTC)
The Lawmaster looked lower, I think.
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pauldormer
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Time:2012-12-11 11:27 am (UTC)
I read that as "Lawnmaster", assuming you meant a type of lawn mower.
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nojay
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Time:2012-12-11 11:28 am (UTC)
People build weird stuff for weird reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ratfuML9QA&feature=youtu.be

A 48-cylinder Kawasaki motorbike.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-12-11 01:42 pm (UTC)
I don't think you can even reach the bloody handlebars on that one...
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