[ 3 / biz / cgl / ck / diy / fa / g / ic / jp / lit / sci / tg / vr / vt ] [ index / top / reports / report a bug ] [ 4plebs / archived.moe / rbt ]

/vt/ is now archived.Become a Patron!

/tg/ - Traditional Games

View post   

[ Toggle deleted replies ]
File: 41 KB, 450x420, rat folk done right.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]
55466545 No.55466545 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]


They are indeed murderous.
But do they cuddle well?

>> No.55466662


>> No.55466694

Not unless you like your cuddly rats to stink like sewage and wet dog and try to stab/bite/claw you while chittering "die-die manthing!", no.

>> No.55466763

>not wanting a qt rat waifu

>> No.55466927
File: 49 KB, 960x960, kermit wat.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>female skaven
>qt rat waifu
>the reason you never see female skaven is because they're bloated and pathetic broodsows for the rest of the species

>> No.55466944

He's just baiting out female skaven fan art.

>> No.55466953

maybe he's a thiccfag

>> No.55469668

What about a qt skaven daughteru that hasn't been breed by the disciples of the horned rats?

>> No.55469925

Why not just take some other ratfolk where you don't have to abuse lore?

>> No.55469980

Nezumi are cute, knowing some are at Tamiyo's monastery makes me want to see what they would like as bant-colored scholars. I want Akkis scholars too.

>> No.55470360

Just make her a grey seer.
Born with the silver fur and horns mutation, boom, 95% immune to clanrat society. Whether she is enslaved and/or killed by OTHER Grey seers is another matter entirely

>> No.55471002
File: 779 KB, 860x1400, freya-san.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>rat folk done right
>not cute (cute!)
No, that's clearly Rat Folk Done Wrong.

>> No.55472158
File: 896 KB, 864x1368, tumblr_o877a8qjtx1snoswqo1_1280.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>mfw no rat ninja waifu.

>> No.55474807


That's not a Skaven

>> No.55474859

Skaven actually sleep in big cuddled piles, and despite them all hating each other they find something soothing with sleeping together. A Skaven sleeping on his own is an oddity, even if he gets up in the morning and kills all his bed-mates in some scheme.

>> No.55474874

Yes-yes! Come cuddle-hug, man-thing. Rotbite will not bite you!

>> No.55474892


>> No.55474950

Rotbite will very well bite. But won't break skin, on purpose.

>> No.55475007
File: 74 KB, 960x720, 63456345.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I assume its a reference to how rats live when they're together.

>> No.55475127


But Skaven aren't rats.

>> No.55475143


Okay, Rotbite lie-lie. Will surely try and eat you. But maybe you like that?

>> No.55475240
File: 112 KB, 560x343, 1376571656934.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Doesn't Bloodbowl indicate that this is an unnatural state, possibly created through alchemy.

>> No.55475261

Breeders are created, female skaven aren't born that way.

>> No.55475315

They have long blonde hair and brown fur, I think those are just male skaven with wigs on.

>> No.55475331


>tfw there will never be a fantasy rat race that are actually how rats are: clean, empathetic, and intelligent

>> No.55475343

Read/Watch Twelve Kingdoms, one of the main characters is a rat person.

>> No.55475551
File: 55 KB, 800x598, io5esew4ndejiexluwnj[1].jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


Watch nimh for that.

>> No.55475715

Yeah, I see that. Your lord gave you good advice.

>> No.55476634
File: 114 KB, 696x1000, Ratfolk_ranatagi.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

You obviously haven't heard of Pathfinder's Ratfolk. They are a pretty good take on fantasy rat people.

>> No.55476716
File: 53 KB, 424x283, rat-on-a-keyboard.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55478123

I'm picturing an imperial greatsword dominating some poor skaven twink.
This is the wierdest boner.

>> No.55478200

It's Skaven, plural you illiterate trash.

>> No.55478205

If only this wasn't a blue board oh the things I could show you anon

>> No.55478218

storytime, anon, storytime.

>> No.55478230


Why not just make one yourself?

>> No.55478257

Not much of a story, there isn't much Skaven porn and I happen to have a small collection of it

>> No.55478408

link pls?

>> No.55478594
File: 47 KB, 500x594, db956c0e61fadca4d12a4bfc5da30950--warhammer-skaven-warhammer-fantasy.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Where the fuck-fuck do you think we are?

>> No.55478668

Bruning wheel's field setting rodents are pretty comfy desu

>> No.55478773

Skaven brutally repress their fellow rats below them in social hierarchy. Some twink would be poor and be used and abused.

>> No.55479182

>90% of skaven are male
>the vast majority will never touch a female in their pathetic lives even though breeding rights are dangled in front of them like a carrot on a stick
>their whole social structure is based on bullying those weaker than themselves and being submissive to their betters
>the logical conclusion is that most skaven are actually prison gay and skaven sexuality is figuratively and literally a long chain of rats raping the smaller rats below them whenever they feel like it

>> No.55479248

Joke aside, I actually felt kinda bad when playing Vermintide when I realised that occasionally a lone survivor of an attack wave would cower in fear and hug the wall hoping to go unnoticed. I like to think that I let the survivors flee after the fight has been beaten out of them.

>> No.55479396

Children of the Horned Rat. It says that skaven sleep in big collective piles with the strong ones on top and the runts serving as living mattresses and pillows. Only the important ones have private lodgings.

>> No.55479822

I would not be aposed to this being cannon

>> No.55479845

Give me a few hours, I'll get links to what I can

>> No.55480028

But skaven are intellegent...sort of

>> No.55480050


They also do that if you find them alone outside of a wave.

And once you turn away or if you don't see them and walk past, they try to stab you in the back.

>> No.55480177

Yeah. Of course it's a vidya and you are essentially killing zombies but it's still a bit sad when you think too hard about it. They are basically weak and easily frightened creatures who are self-aware and piss themselves when facing death but you have little choice because they are hardwired to try to kill you and behave in a self-destructive way. Killing them is more of a form of unavoidable pest control than a heroic deed.

on the other hand I'm a bleeding heart faggot so feel free to disregard the above

>> No.55480214

those eager to deal death when they have the upper hand should eagerly await it when the tide is turned

>> No.55480221


I always figured it was because Skaven are exactly the kind of petty evil that would curl into a ball and cower when you single-handedly beat their whole group, only to slink up behind you and shank you after you spared them.

>> No.55480951
File: 427 KB, 1016x786, ratfolk03.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I don't have many ratfolks, sorry.

The Horned Rat is the most evil entity in all of Warhammer. He really has fucked up skaven society beyond hope.

>> No.55480983

He did create them, so...

>> No.55481077

This man gets it

Grey-seers get to dodge 99.9999% of the bullcrap in the skaven society.

Just watch out for other grey-seers

>> No.55481215

So did the Ancestor Gods with the dwarfs, and yet there are shorties that venerate Hashut or the Chaos gods.
The Horned Rat completely smothers the skaven. He's got more family issues than the Emperor of Mankind.

>> No.55482144

I mean yeah, horned rat is quite frankly all the worst traits of chaos with none of the ups.

>Scheming, lying backstabber with no desire to see others rise to greatness or change.

>Filthy bloated plauge covered body that brings death wherever he touches. Good luck seeing the horned rat ever bringing a bloom of life to the land.

>Hates everyone and wants them all to die. No sense of Honor.

>Wants more and more and more and....yeah slaanesh has no up sides.

>> No.55483745

Lessons like "life by the sword die by the sword" are completely lost on them because the standard evil fantasy race is assumed to be literally unable to act in a different way due to being born from chaos or having fallen under the influence of an evil god. They can think and learn from experience but this is overriden by an evil switch in their brain that can't be turned off. I guess that's the point about killing them being less about justice and more about pest removal.

It's not much of a moral quandary when the evil race is a bunch of demons from hell, undead or monsters who spawn fully grown and armed from pools of slime but I find it more uncanny when they have a society, culture and other similarities to humans and yet the only option is essentially total genocide.

>> No.55483946

To be fair, Slaanesh is also a god of passion and creativity and enjoyment...he/she/it just takes it to an extreme
Don't Chaos Dorfs think that Hashut is also an ancestor god of sorts?

>> No.55484480


That's a Nezumi, not a Skaven.

>> No.55486157

still there?

>> No.55487220
File: 58 KB, 642x800, 507a63e542c3abe8e0d90df9e8fd1a9f--fantasy-dwarf-sci-fi-fantasy.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>ywn be a dwarf slayer and bully runty rodents


why even live?

>> No.55487375

Can we have one with a honhonhon-ing bret knight?

Fun fact: virgin rats don't display secondary sexual characteristics.

>> No.55487498

>P-please oh great-noble one, not this!
>Sacrebleu! Ze lady has no mercy for you. Taste my lance you vile filth!

>> No.55487553

>posts a nezumi
>calls it a skaven

>> No.55487633

So thats where she got the name from.
All i can think of is gaping holes and kids.

>> No.55487650

Do you want mange? That's how you get mange.

>> No.55487668

It's the Japanese word for rat.

>> No.55487731

He's trying to get someone to post Freya from FF9

>> No.55487878 [SPOILER] 
File: 88 KB, 980x1200, 1505949993975.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

crap, sorry anon i had forgotten, bussy day
here's what i found
those last 3 are the courtesy of this fine faggot

and its not a twink -ish skaven look man im working with what i can but its perfect anyway

>> No.55488368

when did my life take such a wrong turn?


>> No.55488469

Thenks. Let's hope Vermintide 2 and TWW2 give us some more good stuff.

>> No.55488571

indeed patrician anon, we can only hope
oh did you want the female stuff too?

>> No.55488629
File: 190 KB, 251x332, Bretonnia_Skaven.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Why not dear anon? I'm not picky.

Also pic related for the pastebin above.

>> No.55488817 [SPOILER] 
File: 92 KB, 499x627, 1505954058353.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

alright anon here you go, females, and male cute-stably rat-man doms

tfw i have the other 2 of these but cant find them online to post them

oh and one femboi i missed

>> No.55488834

i can just not get a hand on spoilers can i

>> No.55488891

Ctrl-s anon.

Thanks for your contributions.

>> No.55488955
File: 233 KB, 373x373, g1GCaUaD.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

anytime anon

>> No.55490484

pretty furry thread desu

>> No.55490652

are you complaning?

>> No.55490677

just an observation

>> No.55493803

It's fine if that's your headcannon but there's no source for that. Besides, it makes more sense for a species with a gender ratio of 10 males to 1 female to have the latter look like ant queens.

>> No.55493846


It's a reasonable reading of the source material. It doesn't say they're born as breeders either, it kinda implies that the whole bloated breeder thing is done to them via warp fuckery.

>> No.55493968

I can buy that but how do you explain the fact that females are so rare? If your females are a small minority and the species has a huge mortality rate then it's necessary for each female to have hundreds of babies in her lifetime.

>> No.55494002

Even in the illustration there are heavy signs of manipulation. Note the nuts and bolts on the bloated body.

>> No.55494025


Probably an unnaturally low birth rate for females. Also the warp fuckery probably increases their mortality rate as well, making breeders more necessary than they might otherwise be.

>> No.55494130

What was the pic?

>> No.55494279

That's ok for a homebrew explanation . It also makes sense for a warrior society to artificially create a vast majority of expendable males who play no role in reproduction.

>> No.55494331
File: 2.79 MB, 300x252, Sure is..gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

> Mate
That is some low quality stuff you're peddling right there.

>> No.55494466

Serious question here, not baiting, but what exactly is the appeal of Skaven? They seem to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever and no real variety between their named characters.

I mean, even Chaos's most fucked-up characters have some good aspects to them even if they're the fall-from-grace aspect, but skaven are just simple monsters. Like, there's always some quality I like about every faction, even from ones I'm really not a fan of, but Skaven? I can't think of anything I like about them. I don't necessarily hate them, I just don't see any appeal.

Why do you guys enjoy them? Give me a reason to like them.

>> No.55494621

Rats are cute

>> No.55494675
File: 496 KB, 878x900, 1498577841767.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>furfaggots trying to project their fetishes into warhammer
Fucking lol

>> No.55494734
File: 97 KB, 500x568, 0-skaven-prolgue-a.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Good question. It really depends on what you want to see in them.

Sometimes it's nice to have a faction of cool villains who don't have an edgy sob story about how they're bad because they were betrayed by their kin or misled by a false prophet. The skaven are just what they are and they enjoy plotting and making life miserable for themselves and everyone else. Granted, the green skins also do that but the skaven have a lot of variety and nice gimmicks. You have dirty plague rats who shit in your water supply, crazy lab rats with hamster wheels of doom, ninja rats with shurikens and martial arts, Frankenstein rats and scheming horned magician rats. You are also pretty free to emphasize their wacky brain-damaged aspect or make them an overwhelming threat on the verge of conquering the world.

On the other hand if you squint your eyes hard enough you can see them as likeable little underdogs. Individually, the skaven are stick-armed freaks with the lifespan of dogs who live on the same planet as immortal elf swordsmen and dragon-riding wizards. Yet they still manage to survive and spread their species by playing on their strengths and fighting dirty. You're right that their characters don't get much development beyond their role as antagonists but there are a few who are shown to be a bit more complex than average and even conscious of the flaws of their race.

>> No.55494777

Oh no doubt, rats are my favorite animal. But all the qualities I like in rats are nowhere to be found in skaven.

>> No.55494835

I don't know. I want to like skaven, I really do, but I just can't seem to emphasize with them. Like, orcs are relentless killing machines but they're also pretty comical. Their motivations are easy to understand and there's definitely a charm in a group whose only goal is to scrap and have a good time. I feel like skaven would be more appealing if they had any positive aspects whatsoever, even if that positive is kinda fucked up. Like, the chaos gods are evil as shit but they're fun because they lead to interesting discussions about their nature. Like, you take positive qualities like progress, perfection, martial prowess, and community but push them way too far and turn them negative.

I don't know, I feel like skaven are close to being really cool but are missing some likeable element to them, some endearing charm that orcs and even ogres have.

>> No.55495118
File: 1.08 MB, 2172x1000, veche_by_baklaher-daqy3vg.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

That's understandable. Most people will want their villains to have some human aspect or redeeming quality so that you can self-identify with them to an extend. The schtick with skaven is that they are disgusting craven little pests and that 99% of them are disposable mooks. They don't even get to die gloriously at the hands of the heroes. They basically shit their pants, try to flee, get cut down in droves and their bodies are either eaten by other skaven or dumped without ceremony on the nearest trash heap by the good guys. Their comic and incompetent aspect has also been played up to the point that they sometimes come across as drooling retards rather than a genuine threat. That's probably one of the reasons people didn't like the fact that in the end times they suddenly overwhelmed half of the world.

Their named heroes are flavourful but mostly cartoonish villains. Thanquol is a hysterical moron who gets btfo constantly, stomps his feet in rage and swears that next time he'll win. Ikkit is a mad genius but he keeps killing his rivals and underlings for fun. Queek is probably the closest you can get to a likeable skaven. He's not a deep character by any stretch of the imagination but he's strong and brave and his clan is less backstabby than the others. He also has a loyal bodyguard who's not obsessed with betraying him.

>> No.55495189

>He also has a loyal bodyguard who's not obsessed with betraying him
I think you mean boyfriend anon

>> No.55495240

incompetent saturday cartoon villains.
like the night goblins, but nastier.

>> No.55495244


I guess if you wanted to find a redeeming feature you could go with the fact that they are expanding and making progress as a race even though they remain evil little shits. Most of the good factions apart from the empire are basically "everything was better before but we have fallen and we are waging a hopeless but noble battle against our fate". Sure, the end game for the skaven is to eat everything and cover the surface world with swarming hordes of rats but at least they are looking forward to something.

>> No.55495253

Probably that one pic of Ink-Eyes where you can see her cooter.

>> No.55495289

Hrm, I guess if I think of them as innefective saturday morning cartoon villains they get a certain charm to them yeah. Just a bunch of mustache-twirling idiots who keep getting foiled by the heroes. I've always rooted for snidley whiplash and team rocket anyways, (mainly because the protagonists were always braindead idiots) so yeah, I can see the appeal there.

Huh, alright. Thanks guys, I found a reason to like skaven now.

>> No.55495360
File: 197 KB, 790x658, queek_elffucker2.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55495499

>Queer Headgiver

>> No.55496574

Same here. I always have a soft spot for the small inefficient villains. I find them more likeable than the big evil baddies or the overpowered heroes.

>> No.55496707


>Implying warhammer isn't anything other than a magical realm setting.

>> No.55496853


Females might not be rare. They might not have any tits to speak of unless they are actively lactating and have the same mannerisms as the males making them virtually indistinguishable from outside sources.

>> No.55496941
File: 65 KB, 425x755, 1490811449059.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

God damnit I want another pet rat so badly but they just set you up for sadness with their incredibly short lifespans and tendency to get a bunch of tumors before dying.

Anyone ever had a longer-living rodent like a guinea pig? Are they comparable to rats as quality, intelligent pets that enjoy interaction?

>> No.55497257
File: 99 KB, 960x720, e29fb86193c26a7f308f4ed77998bef5fc021fdb_hq.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Guinea pigs are like little cows. They're cute and nice but not very active or smart desu. They live around 5 years.
Some people keep Gambian pouched rats as pets. From what I've seen they are quite long-lived but they are hard to find and not legal everywhere.

>> No.55498415

No, because BB also has female Orcs, Goblins, and female Dwarfs without plaits.

>> No.55498435
File: 966 KB, 532x795, 2016-12-19 00_06_49-Forgotten Realms Issue #11 - Read Forgotten Realms Issue #11 comic online in hig.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>When you have the power to download all the porn via Imageboard grabber and thousands of Boorus to pick from

Worship me.

>> No.55498475

Dwarf females are also very rare.

It doesn't need explanation.

Unless females are born 1:1 but few survive being turned into breeders.

>> No.55498524

Rats are cool and cute.
Gross stuff and rusty wrecked stuff is fun to paint for painters. Also easy to paint for noobies.
Conversion potential on par with Orks for modelers.
OP in every edition and in AoS and Blood Bowl and Mordheim and everything else you can play them in, for gamers.
Their antics are funny, they are a non-spikey/edgy/undead villain faction.
They are one of the few proper creations of GW rather than a ripoff or historical knockoff.
Lizardmen, one of the most popular good factions, is their opposite and people tend to collect both sides of a given rivalry (High/Dark Elf, Greenskin/Dwarf, WoC/Empire, TK/Vamp).

>> No.55498530

Isn't that just because they are dosed up on ridiculous amounts of wyrdstone early on to make them able to breed more?

>> No.55498547

Nah look closer, multi-tits

>> No.55498572

>On the internet, nobody knows you're a rat

>> No.55498590

Skaven have one clan as I recall that does no backstabbing and acts like everyone's bodyguards.

>> No.55498994
File: 416 KB, 571x923, 1450210456067.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55499127


Wouldn't be great if Vermintide 2 had an L4D-type vs. mode where human players could play special rats?

>> No.55499174

By hanging out with a bunch of perverts like us

>> No.55499203


Pfft, I've written much worse.

>> No.55499235

They'd have to do a hell of a balance job for that.
As it is, If the difficulty was set to nightmare or higher, gas rats and gunners would be hilariously OP in the hands of a player
If set below, Players would be able to waltz through games naked and still have full grimoires and tomes

>> No.55499284

I don't think there would need to be a difficulty level for that.

Otherwise playing as rats would be easy mode for nightmare mode good side.

Both sides have to switch as well, you win by getting further than the other side did rather than completing the level.

>> No.55499591

I don't think they're legal where I live but still very interesting. Thanks, I'll look into it. Honestly I didn't even know different varieties of rat had significantly different lifespans.

>> No.55500124
File: 1.07 MB, 490x803, Grey_Seer.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

That's the albino guard. They are skaven born with albinism who are raised and trained to be a praetorian guard for the Council of Thirteen.

I'm sure they will make a cameo as a special regiment on the next Total War.

>> No.55500965

Sure Queek, sure, so I guess those longing eyes as you split roast an elven whore are purely professional. And jacking his rat cock before hand, that's only to keep him hard while the fuck-slave is draged in is it?
Look buddy it's ok, no one's going to judge you here you can be honest

>> No.55501042


>> No.55501118
File: 12 KB, 1267x819, 1505505449809.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55501282
File: 182 KB, 900x1071, 1353984967876.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Rats that actually groom their fur and tail.

>> No.55501668

>N-nothing? i-it ment nothing to you? ska ment nothing to you, ska... Ska does not know what to do-think.
>Ska thought we were special-good together!

>> No.55501687
File: 83 KB, 631x463, file.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>> No.55501805
File: 43 KB, 303x464, tonguebath.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

They are very clean and well-groomed. Queek gets a good tongue bath from his personal eunuch slaves after each battle.

>> No.55501877

Now we need a story of Cruelius Squeecar being bitten to death by his bathers.

>> No.55502117
File: 96 KB, 818x618, 1505755132879.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

S-Ska, you were listening-spying? I didn't... I didn't mean...

>> No.55502786


This is fucking beautiful

>> No.55502823

>They seem to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever

You answered your own question.

>Give me a reason to like them.

Fuck you, kid. If you don't like something then don't like it.

>> No.55502868

> I feel like skaven are close to being really cool

Lizard-thing detected.

>> No.55502880


Lost the file long ago, but it was Deathclaw and some clanrats.

>> No.55502909



>> No.55502928

>imply Amily isn't skaven

>> No.55504246
File: 130 KB, 357x444, grey seer.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

We also need

a twinky apprentice grey seer who is abused and molested over and over by his master, who is a warpdust junkie. The poor little rat is then sold into slavery for a few warptokens to a powerful clan Mors warlord who turns him into his personal toy and uses his little horns as handles for breed-breed

a promising young stormvermin fangleader who is falsely accused of plotting by a jealous rival. He is summarily arrested, stripped of his armor and his fur rubbed with fresh musk from a breeder before he is thrown screaming into a pit teeming with slave rats

Fucking when?

>> No.55504526

>It time for debrief-dinner with good-kind Queek.
>Queek promise-tell about it last week... Did you forget?... Ska even make-steal tasty-tasty slave-meat just for us
>Ska hoped to suprise-ambush with gift-meal, then... hear everything
>Ska... Ska... Ska need to go-leave, ska can't-won't be here anymore...

>> No.55505099

>The schtick with skaven is that they are disgusting craven little pests

I strongly identify with this.
And with beastmen too for similar reasons.

I do not identify with dark elves (whose portrayal is fucked up and inconsistent on many levels, take malus darkblade novel for example - its supposed to be backstabby society but his gang really rely on each other).

And greenskins seem kinda alien to me.

>> No.55506551

Doesn't he only fight dwarfs and goblin though?

>> No.55506725

Still need the imperial greatsword

>> No.55508136

I think some of the other anon's have covered some good points. I like their style and figures. Someone once summed their race up as taking all of the bad qualities of human up to eleven. You can get a good feel for their mind set if you read some the Gotrek and Felix books. Everyone of them is convinced they are the single greatest skaven, they are just kept down by the incompetence/backstabbing of their peers.

>> No.55509990
File: 1.31 MB, 1620x764, WRONG_HOLE.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Not anymore

I like goblins for the same reasons. It's just good fun to see the proud and serious elves and dwarfs taken down a peg or two by the likes of Grom, Skarsnik and a horde of cackling little gremlins.

>> No.55510451
File: 187 KB, 1061x750, blg-bnb-014-1.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>> No.55512056
File: 84 KB, 399x599, 399px-Greatswords.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>"I can't believe the man-thing left me alive"
>"Stupid-stupid, he forgot some of his stuff...What's that, a locket-pendant?"
>"Essshh, there is man-thing scribbling on it."
>Thank you for this wonderful time, little one. I'll be in Nuln until the regiment moves again.
>XOXO, -Jorg

>> No.55512061

They say /tg/ loves nothing more than monstergirls, but this thread is pretty gay.

>> No.55512105

>Ach, Jorg, your mustache is splendidly groomed, who is your barber?

>> No.55512134

When you let go of your dick and start typing.

>> No.55512149

I guess you could say totally gay?

>> No.55512164
File: 120 KB, 700x565, Painted-Goblin-Rat-Ogres.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Even the moulder packmasters have the decency to give their rat ogres loincloths. I've read that they castrate them before selling them so that other clans can't breed their own versions.

I like how they selected a pose and colours that would prominently display his big rat balls.

>> No.55512727

Real rats do have huge balls, though.
And I mean HUGE. Google it. It's true.

>> No.55512759
File: 99 KB, 1200x675, hopper.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

did somebody say cute rat girl?

>> No.55512776

isn't she a cannibal?

>> No.55512980

Most rodents are.

>> No.55513089

No they completely renounced the ancestor gods. They know hashut is a chaos deity, they had no choice when the winds of chaos came back and washed over the old world. They were huddle down in his mountain and called out to whomever would help.

>> No.55513981

>But do they cuddle well?

Actually, yes. Re: Children of the Horned Rat, Skaven almost always sleep communally for warmth and comfort, and grow anxious when alone. This is less common among the higher classes. Of course, what clanrats do could hardly be called cuddling, more of a seething pile of biting, elbowing, and cursing rats jostling for a better sleeping position in the pile.

>> No.55514135


>TFW rimming/body worship fetish

>> No.55514241


We... We're still talking about (((skavens))) right ?

>> No.55514347


>> No.55514368

My favorite behavior is how sometimes, if a horde is large enough, the new arrivals won't help but just stand back and cheer, and how Stormvermin will also disengage and order underlings on while holding back to observe.

>> No.55514396


That's a big rat.

>> No.55514582


Does he really fuck elfs ?

>> No.55514622

>believing /twg/ memes

>> No.55514695
File: 170 KB, 836x695, QUEEK.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>believing elf lies

>> No.55514751

Wich rat wud u pat

>> No.55514955

No, versus ruined L4D.

>> No.55515009

There's also a whole Clan famous for its loyalty they will absolutely never betray...whoever is paying the biggest bribe.

>> No.55515070

The latter actually sounds like something the Skaven would do, especially if the slaves were starving and blinded, or if they were Moulder beasts.

>> No.55515083

How so? Not played it but the concept seems fun. Balance issues?

>> No.55515132


>> No.55515846
File: 107 KB, 626x892, warp.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

That sounds like how they would behave. Even the stormvermin are not elite fighters that will charge at the head of the army for glory or throw themselves where the melee is thickest like orcs do. They will fight and follow orders because they know they have a relatively privileged position and they want to retain it but they prefer to remain at the rear if possible and they certainly won't let themselves be killed to the last to protect their leader or cover the retreat of the rest of the troops.

Maybe a smart-clever warlord could bolster morale by forming units of skaven armed with warplock pistols or warpfire throwers who lurk behind the lines and make quick examples of the coward-meats and slackers who try to flee or who stand back behind their comrades instead of fighting.

>> No.55516527

Damn, I hope I can scrounge up some money to get that game while it's still $10 on steam

>> No.55517279

some manner of political officer, on the field to bolster moral amongst the troops, and if nothing else works, summary executing cowards to inspire the survivors to greater acts of bravery,,,

>> No.55517326
File: 270 KB, 885x800, skaven7.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

This picture is precisely the reason why I like the skaven as they currently are. Every other fantasy or sci-fi setting with rodents makes them look like cute humans in fursuits straight out of a disney movie.
I prefer my rodents to be dirty sewer rats rather than waifu or furry bait.

>> No.55517516

There are no such thing as skaven.

>> No.55518958

what about grimy sewer rats that are less massive dicks?

>> No.55519152

But rats are explicitly clean, cute, and capable of empathy. Skaven are basically polar opposites to how rats actually are.

>> No.55519714

t. Rat, don't you have some ports to be infecting right now you vermin?

>> No.55519726

That's the Chaos influence.

>> No.55519728


>less massive dicks

Sure? That's not Skaven tho.

>> No.55519743


Well said, fellow man-thing.

>> No.55519778


>clanrats and slaves don't get a lot of sleep due to the elbowing and biting
>this feeds into them being huge shitheads

It's like the society is streamlined to produce nothing but assholes at every rung. There is no aspect to Skaven that isn't absolutely awful.

>> No.55519969

Actually, they act like rats that are both overcrowded and overfed. They'll start hoarding, building hierarchies with bodyguards, and backstabbing.

Also, rates of homosexuality rise enormously.

Here's the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_sink

>> No.55519993
File: 99 KB, 491x491, 1460509240134.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Indeed. There is definitely nothing under your feet man-things.

>> No.55520005


Well, technically that was the fleas.

>> No.55520137
File: 64 KB, 600x600, Skaven Jew.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55520151
File: 161 KB, 876x694, 1422842734101.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Thank you kind anon. May I also request your opinion about a cute eshin night runner, the runt of his litter, who is so desperate for cash to fund his all-consuming warpstone addiction that he puts on a wig and a pretty dress every night before sneaking out of the sewers and offering his fuzzy rat bottom to lonely soldiers who are so drunk they don't even realize who he is. Of course it doesn't take long for his boss to find out about his activities and rob him of his hard-earned gains. However the entrepreneurial nightleader soon decides to force the rest of his clawpack into prostitution in the seedier parts of Altdorf where it doesn't take long for their highly flexible tails and incredible contortionist skills to be put to good use.

Or perhaps the strange case of these human courtesans who disappeared in the dark alleys of Nuln without a trace. Naturally the watch just assumes they were murdered but in reality they were carried away by gutter runners and delivered to a deviant Slaaneshi Pestilens cult who will infect them with a new strain of highly virulent STD before erasing their memories with warp-magic and releasing them in the streets as part of a master plan to bring down the Empire from within.

Not to mention the persistent rumors about an insane megalomaniac Grey Seer who is working with a rogue Master Mutator to purchase the most vicious yet obedient stormvermin they can find and who plans to make them fight to the death in pairs and collect 'samples' from the winners to selectively breed and cross-breed them with rat ogres over several generations to create an army of loyal super-soldiers who will assist them in their mad project to seize Skavenblight from the Council of Thirteen?

Does this all sound like the sort of things these vile creatures would do?

>> No.55520422


>There is no aspect to Skaven that isn't absolutely awful

The same could be said of all the races in a Warhammer setting. Just varying degrees of awful with nothing good to be found anywhere.

>> No.55520479

They are completely, irredeemably awful, they know they're awful, and they don't care.

Same reason people like Orkz. In a setting full of conceited assholes doing terrible things while claiming to be the good guys, it's refreshing to have a group who are at least honest about their shittiness/who don't care about justifying their behaviour. There's no just cause or greater good to the Orkz' or Skavens' shenanigans - everything thing they do, they do purely out of selfishness. It's so much easier for many folks to identify with than yet another frothing fanatic.

>> No.55520485

What the fuck-fuck is wrong with you?

>> No.55520962
File: 567 KB, 548x648, Clan_Rictus_Deathvermin.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>Even the stormvermin are not elite fighters that will charge at the head of the army for glory or throw themselves where the melee is thickest like orcs do.

Outta my way you little shit-things.

>> No.55521086

yeah but this is a skaven-esk race not skaven

>> No.55521115

well you did say backstabbing went up...

>> No.55522563

I never thought of a skaven revolutionary horde modeled on an early soviet army and complete with NKVD barrier regiments who of course will be the first to flee if things really turn to shit
>Forward! For skavendom and Gnawdwell!
>get mown down by rattling guns

>> No.55523290

So how do you think the Skavens met their end? Because you know, we all know 40k is just Fantasy in the year 40k, and there are no Skavens to be seen there.

>> No.55523361

>40k is just Fantasy in the year 40k
You're an idiot.

>> No.55524653


They won the earth. They have no reason to go elsewhere. Just a big ball of rats fucking and eating each other forever.

>> No.55524727

Best timeline

>> No.55525329
File: 22 KB, 600x450, pouched rat.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>gambian pouched rat
>with average rats

How the fuck did they manage to do that? I looked into them before they became legal again in the US and every source/owner said they were aggressive as fuck, especially males.

>> No.55525365

You get around Skaven cowardice and treachery on the battlefield by:

1.) Sheer numbers, the more skaven there are the more emboldened they all feel
2.) Using lots of slaves as cannon fodder. This not only has a battlefield application, but it makes the clanrats and stormvermin feel superior and less in harms way. A Skaven loves to watch his lesser suffer and this will keep them invested.
3.) Long-distance weaponry and artillery to soften up the enemy so when the melee (which skaven don't really like) does start there's not much of them
4.) Using schemes/plagues/etc. in the first place to ensure the enemy is a spent force before you even engage it.

It's actually quite difficult for skaven to win battles given their own nature, which is why it often takes centuries of planning or the war themselves drag on for hundreds of years. 20,000 plague-ridden starving Imperial militia under Mannfred completely btfo the collective might of Skavendom on the open field of battle.

>> No.55525374

I forgot 5.) The promise of reward. A Skaven does not fight for his race or clan, he fights to further himself. Tell your skaven warriors that the enemy will soon break and there'll be lots of slaves, food (usually more slaves), and warpstone to snuff and they'll be all over it.

>> No.55525703
File: 296 KB, 1280x1838, tumblr_omty3zuQlE1r1coeso1_1280.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Then why not just say it?
Rats make fantastic waifu.

>> No.55525750
File: 26 KB, 480x480, 18446891.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I wonder a really smart Skaven could brainwash a lot of his species into being really patriotic.

HMMMM, like, could you raise Skavens in different conditions and have them act like more civilized creatures?

>> No.55525777

Well Clan Mors has some mysterious method of turning the average conquered Clanrat into an actual patriot, with backstabbing being more about the betterment of the Clan more than pure selfish gain.
Nobody knows how they do this though, and even the Council of Thirteen are left scratching their heads wondering "How in the hell-fuck did he manage-get that to work?"

>> No.55525834 [DELETED] 

>Mfw when I've been wanting too write a story where [/spoiler]a young human intern working for a bloodbowl stadium ends up in the locker room alone with the local skaven teams Star Storm-Vermin player and ends up getting fucked into being the rats personal cheerleader[/spoiler]
>And then this thread shows up
Should I /tg/?

>> No.55525846

No, but serendipity being what it is...

>> No.55525862


>> No.55525864

Reposting because I fucked up the spoilers.
>Mfw I've been wanting to write a story where a young human intern working for a bloodbowl arena ends up alone in the locker room with the local skaven teams star Storm-Vermin player post-game, and ends up getting fucked into the rats personal cheerleader
>And then this thread shows up.
Should I /tg/?

>> No.55525887

Pretty please with a cherry on top?

>> No.55526031
File: 38 KB, 600x600, c114428615aabc7a0.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Sounds fun-fun

assuming you want to share it, where would you post it? asking in case this gets archived

>> No.55526082

I was thinking either a spoilered link in this thread or similar/relevant ones, and/or the Mouse-Monday threads on /trash/

>> No.55526124

Both would be best. These threads move quite fast and it's easy for stuff to be lost/overlooked. I miss the old writing thread.

do you happen to have a pastebin?

>> No.55526154

I actually do not, even though I should.
I will set one up in the morning with what writing I have done.

>> No.55526157

Maybe they give them actual beds and moderately decent food.

>> No.55526170

Maybe Queek does striptease shows.

>> No.55526205

I always thought the "mysterious methods" were just a bit of humour about how the other skaven can't even wrap their brains around the fact that Gnawdwell might actually be a more efficient boss and the loyalty genuine so they just assume it must be voodoo magic.

>> No.55526222

are you that guy who started writing a story about a lone clanrat who gets cut off from his army after a battle and who meets a human? if yes what you wrote was pretty good even if unfinished

>> No.55526234 [DELETED] 

>You will never be able to Roleplay the complex and subtle political schemes of noble ratfolk families
>You will never enjoy the satisfaction of being the first Rat-Duke to be able to get elven wines and foods at your lavish parties at your estate overlooking the Public Gardens
>You will never chortle heartily at your fellows misfortune.

>> No.55526245

Sadly no, I haven't done skaven yet, despite loving them.
Nice trips by the way.

>> No.55526266
File: 2.10 MB, 1024x1366, 1505956024316.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>You will never be able to Roleplay the complex and subtle political schemes of noble ratfolk families
>You will never enjoy the satisfaction of being the first Rat-Duke to be able to get elven wines and foods at your lavish parties at your estate overlooking the Public Gardens
>You will never chortle heartily as your fellows barely hide their envy.
>You will never fall in love with the bright-eyed servant girl that seems to hang around the property just a little too long...

>> No.55526268

If you play the Warsword Conquest mod for M&B you can kind of do that. You can pledge your allegiance to a skaven warlord and climb your way to the top before rebelling and creating your own kingdom.

>I once played an independent skaven warlord who pillaged elf caravans and bretonnian villages. I actually received a message from Louen suing for peace and asking me to become one of his vassal and granting me a fief.

>> No.55526279

Y'know I might just look into that.
Though I haven't heard of the game.

>> No.55526292

Why do I have a boner?

>> No.55526300
File: 744 KB, 1920x1080, mb52.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

The graphics are a bit crap and the situation I described above was only possible because the mod uses the same mechanics as the original game and therefore does not account for the fact that some races can't get along in the Warhammer lore. It's still good fun if you use your imagination.

Pic related: skaven vs knights

>> No.55526327

That is a huge disservice to the universe and a lie

>> No.55526334 [DELETED] 

I've been thinking for years about a setting where an empire of rabbits has basically fallen in love with mouse culture because they are considered to be really wise and cultured, but I haven't written anything about it because I didn't tough anybody would care about it

>> No.55526424

Do it anon, you'd have at least one person interest.

>> No.55526453

I guess I'll try when I feel confidently capable of writing fun rules for it

>> No.55526466

What did I just miss?

You know, I always wondered if the skaven themselves know what they would do if they won. Since they are parasitic in nature they would probably gorge themselves with the fruits of their victory for a few months, breed exponentially and then starve.

>> No.55526483

The truth is that it's an unnatural state created through fanfiction.

>> No.55526490

Didn't Narnia have intelligent, useful rat people? Redwall too?

>> No.55526497
File: 10 KB, 180x230, king rrat.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

King Rrat LIV scorns you.

>> No.55526506

They'd accidentally start a massive, globe-consuming warp storm and end up in 40K.
I want my rats in sci-fi god damnit!

Nuffin', just Anon being bashful about a setting idea of his.

>> No.55526538

What I find weird about Redwall is the idea that you have whole species like mice who are nice and noble and other less cute species who are always evil and in need of a good genocide. It's kind of odd in a setting for children.

>> No.55526560

What's funny is that mice are psycho, antisocial fucks and rats are total bros.
Redwall is fun, but that part always irked me.

>> No.55526565

I only recall Reepicheep, who was a mouse. A really fucking big mouse, but a mouse nevertheless.

>> No.55526591

Many people don't even know rats and mice are different animals.

>> No.55526617

That's bullshit, but I believe you.

>> No.55526623

Many people are idiots.

>> No.55526650
File: 584 KB, 1600x3334, 1e6wigss0ogz.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I want space skaven.

>> No.55526666

You and me both Anon.

>> No.55526703
File: 104 KB, 725x908, 1423633213072.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

oh? well lets see what I can dig up...

>> No.55526705
File: 1.16 MB, 986x1378, 1502323069793.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>tfw play Ad-Mech because pretty much closest thing to Space Skryre I'll get


>> No.55526739
File: 106 KB, 1000x924, Warhammer-Fantasy-фэндомы-scaven-скавен-1091471.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55526744

What a cute rattu.

>> No.55526747
File: 107 KB, 1024x768, cult_skaven_ticus_knight_castigator_side_by_kurocyn-d9ggv7m.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

obviously you should mod up an army.
<---skaven knight castigator

>> No.55526749

This brings me back to the idea of a mad but rich noble keeping a skaven as a 'pet.' Said skaven humors the nut job man-thing and exploits his resources and connections to get shit done...but he really does enjoy living in comfort without fear of imminent death.

>> No.55526752
File: 100 KB, 1024x768, cult_skaven_ticus_knight_castigator_front_by_kurocyn-d9ggu1k.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55526756
File: 16 KB, 497x437, warpstone infused rat benes.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55526764
File: 513 KB, 806x900, JU0cVIw.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.55526767

What Slaaneshi cult of perfection did you crawl out of Anon?

>> No.55526808



>> No.55526824





90% of what's cool about Skaven is that they are way ahead of other factions in terms of technology at the cost of their tech being hilariously unstable and deadly. That translates horribly into a space setting where everyone has super technology.

>> No.55526829

>The crazy noble wants to pamper his new pet, give him a bath and dress him in funny clothes.
>Snikkit Stabswell grinds his teeth and suffers through the indignity. Soon-soon he'll have his revenge.

>> No.55526841
File: 1.02 MB, 2560x1920, Skaven Obliterator.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I disagree, I find the idea of space skaven nifty and hilarious and wish to see more of them.

>> No.55526851


No, it's dumb as hell. It sucks away at their uniqueness within the context of the setting.

If you are a furry and just want space rat people then sure, but have them be their own thing. Not Skaven.

>> No.55526873
File: 1.01 MB, 2560x1920, Skaven Obliterator 2.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

no, I am a skaven fan, but I like the idea of space skaven specifically.

>> No.55526882

>90% of what's cool about Skaven is that they are way ahead of other factions in terms of technology at the cost of their tech being hilariously unstable and deadly.

And we already have Orkz for our high-tech but laughably unsafe technology needs.

>> No.55526910

I am intrigued by your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter, anon

>> No.55526916
File: 249 KB, 510x655, 1454564737116.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

well since it is apparently less controversial lets get back to the furfuckery.

>> No.55526947


Nah, you are a troll.

>> No.55526954


Exactly. Orks cover the niche of "it's not safe" and everyone in the entire setting covers "super crazy high tech"

>> No.55526959

Their technology isn't their only thing, and besides, you could still give them ridiculously advanced technology in the 40k setting, most factions in that don't have technology THAT avanced, just very big. Except the Tau.

>> No.55526966

These are incredibly nice.

>> No.55526968
File: 153 KB, 727x892, 1423600807573.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

so while adventuring in some skaven-infested dwarven ruins your party finds a young skaven pup in a hidden room, locked in a small cage, someone decides to feed her and now she's following your party.

bonus points: oh hey, those nubbins on her head look like the start of horns, must be a mutant...

>> No.55526969


Read the lore.

Yes they do.

And technology is 1/4 of their core factions and is one of the most visually striking aspects of the faction as a whole.

>> No.55526976


It would constantly be trying to find ways to kill the party, steal from the party, or otherwise viciously rise in power within the party.

>> No.55526983

Bene the loli skaven. Bene her now.

>> No.55526984

The Skaven canonically had dealings with corrupt nobility in Empire, that's why their existence kept being denied by the government and my head canon is that these dealings involved reluctant Eshin twink boypussy

>> No.55526987
File: 212 KB, 1000x448, stormvermin-40k-skaven-heavy-stubber-chainsword.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

there are some nice conversions out there if you look around.

>> No.55526998

They could make a nice stand in for your average chaos cultists and assorted cannon fodder.

>> No.55527005

That only makes it CUTER.

>> No.55527010

I'm not sure exactly what each sentence there was answering to, but I'll answer according to what I think they were.

It's not the only thing that makes them appealing, or even their only advantage.

I suppose it depends on your definition of "advanced'.

Well technology is always a big part of any sci-fi setting, not sure why it matters tho.

>> No.55527014


Right up until it kills you in its sleep.

Don't deny what makes Skaven so awesome.

Unless you are just a troll.

>> No.55527035

Then why not take the skaven's habit of selling arms and manpower too each other and make it a faction-wide thing?
A whole species and faction of shady arms, armor, and mutant manpower, travelling the stars in massive Warren-ships, cloning slaves and breeding StormVermin, harassing FreeBootaz and Imperium Vessels, and making a killing off of desperate armies, upstart ork-bosses, and hive-gang warfare?

>> No.55527044

*whole faction of arms, armor, and mutant manpower dealers

Shouldn't be doing this at 4:37 am.

>> No.55527055

I'd like to stop being a degenerate anon, I really want to, but I can't help thinking about the tragic story of this clanrat who rises to the top of his regiment through sheer bravery and cunning but who in his hubris makes the fatal mistake of feeding with the stormvermin after a battle and is immediately given a sound thrashing under the mocking eyes of his jealous clanmates and who is dragged, screaming, kicking and reeking of the musk of fear, into a dark side tunnel by a horny fangleader who wants to teach him what true domination is

Pls send help.

I'd like to post more but sadly I doubt /wfg/ would appreciate my contributions. Maybe the Vermintide general if this gets resurrected.

>Nope that's non-canon. Stop projecting your sick fantasies.

>> No.55527069

We actually have no idea what skaven are like reared separate from their kind. We know mutants can retain decency, and even beastmen are capable of notions such as honor.

>> No.55527074

>virgin rats don't display secondary sexual characteristics.
In Both sexes? So the males become more burly after having sex for the first time? got a source?

>> No.55527101

I would've slotted them in where tyranids are. Four-eyed with only patches of fur to make them slightly less overtly rats in space. Crazed expansionists with a resistance to hard radiation, allowing them to weaponize and miniaturize without worrying much about ambient rads leaking from high energy weapons and power sources.

They're constantly seeking fresh worlds and radioactive fuel, possessing a sort of 'hollow empire' where many planets are little more than naval ports and defensive hardpoints. Of course, they have hiveworlds for days.

>> No.55527112


Oh, you mean this thing that is barely in the lore?

This thing that only exists in the lore because "I mean, they are all playing for the same team so yeah they sell to each other."

That would be a garbage translation of Skaven into space.

Hell, I'm pretty sure Orks, Kroot, and Dark Eldar already do that.

>> No.55527124

Uh, would you happen to have pastebin or other contact information for collabs and stuff?

>> No.55527129


>We actually have no idea what skaven are like reared separate from their kind

Source? Because the way I see it they are magical creatures of pure evil. They don't have shit like humans where a lot of shit is learned through growth.

>> No.55527139

You mean the entire economic basis for Mor, Eshyn, Moulder, and Skryre?
Skaven make bank off of arms dealing.

>> No.55527141


>Bringing up radiation in 40k

Wow, way to make space fantasy less fantasy and more hard sci-fi. You have a talent to suck the magic out of a setting.

>> No.55527153

I posted the two crappy pastebin greentexts from earlier in the thread. Sadly I am a non native speaker so my ability to write complex stuff is limited but feel free to share ideas

>> No.55527156

Skaven are socially kinda like the rats at the end of the Rat Paradise experiment.

>> No.55527164


Yeah, barely. I literally already addressed your point in the first place. Them having an economy only exists so they can have distinct clans/factions but also a reason that all of them can show up in the same army. Jesus fucking christ you have no sense of what makes shit cool.

They don't make bank off of arms dealing. The excuse all these assholes even begin to work together is banking and religion. It's the most uninteresting aspect of the faction that exists solely to make it feel more real while also allowing a fuckton of flexibility and expression on the side of players. It makes 0 sense to have it be the defining trait of their race.

>> No.55527179

>Nope that's non-canon. Stop projecting your sick fantasies.

The lore does not cover female skaven much aside from a couple references to the breeding factories but there is a female Skaven mentioned in Warpspawn, she's a white furred spellcaster.

>> No.55527191

Why be rude?
It makes people a hell of a lot less likely to agree with you, even when you are right.
First off, I quite like the fact that they sell shit to each other, I like mercantile. What makes Skaven cool to me might not be what makes Skaven cool to you, no need to act like a jackass over it.
Second off it was a spitballed idea that you somehow managed to spill your spaghetti over.

I liked them.

>> No.55527210

>Radiation means less sci-fantasy
That makes no sense and you know it.
The Skitarii use Radioactive guns, Radiation contributes too Hive-Mutants, and Space Marines and their armor have gubbins to resist radiation. It's been a small, but active part of the lore since forever.

2/10, made me reply.

>> No.55527212

>It makes people a hell of a lot less likely to agree with you, even when you are right.

Being right is its own reward.

>First off, I quite like the fact that they sell shit to each other, I like mercantile.

Every fucking faction sells shit to each other. You like Skaven because you like rat people. That's okay, that's fine.

> it was a spitballed idea

It's a dumbass idea because people don't want to fucking admit that they want rat people in space. Jesus fuck it's not that fucking hard. Just say you want rat-people in space. Stop coming up with half-assed reasons that literally make no sense.

>> No.55527230

> It's been a small
> Small

Focus on that. Read it again and again and again and realize you wanted to make a whole faction revolving around a tiny part of the setting. A part that was made tiny because it sucks the magic out of a setting with magic.

>> No.55527231

I think you are mistaking me for the other guy who likes Space rats.
Have fun huffing and puffing over your keyboard, and jerking off too how 'right' you are.

>> No.55527244

Eh, looks like pastebin doesn't allow sending messages unless you have the paid account. Here's a throwaway account on f-list, send me a note so we can share some ideas

>> No.55527254
File: 529 KB, 200x83, 200w.gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Not even the same guy.

>> No.55527256


Homie, I came to you denying that you want space rats.

I am twisting my nipples cuz straight-up denial is just as good as admitting I'm right.

>> No.55527263

You are very sick anon but if you want a heartwarming fanfic involving a qt skaven grill who is adopted by a nice human you can look up 'Enfant terrible of the horned rat'. It's in French but there is a passable English translation.

Thanks. Might post more in the future.

>> No.55527264


>> No.55527265

Different person.

And your argument is baseless. It's like claiming that gravity makes it hard scifi.

>> No.55527268

You're reading too much into a single word, anon.

>> No.55527270

Thread is biting it soon.
Should we make a new one?

>> No.55527286

Naw it's devolving into fighting anyway. Give it a rest and post again in a couple days, I really like some of these ideas about space skaven presented here.

>> No.55527294

Will do. Might be a few hours before I can respond.

>> No.55527300


Nice strawman.

It'd be more like saying having a faction revolving around gravity manipulation would make things more hard sci fi. And yes it would.

>> No.55527307


Don't use words if you don't want them used against you.

>> No.55527327
File: 1.58 MB, 1293x818, s7rj95863imz.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Wud u pat a skaven?

>> No.55527336

No, rat bites are awful and they never let go

>> No.55527348

I still don't get how "resistant to radiation" ruins 40k for ever and always?

>> No.55527352

played that vermintide game, killed too many of them to try to pat

>> No.55527358

Nice! I liked your greentexts and the writing was entirely fine in them.

>> No.55527360

Plz stop responding to the troll.

Absolutely. I would pat them until they got uncormftable and they assaulted me.

>> No.55527412

>if you don't think they're cool for the same reason I do you're an idiot

>> No.55527456

> And yes it would.
Have you read any official lore? You seem to be labouring under pretty wild assumptions.

>> No.55527486

>Yes I'll take grav-cannons for 500 please.

>> No.55527594

If you call planting a sword on the back of someone fucking , yes.

>> No.55527684

This isn't 40k kiddo.

>> No.55527705


>> No.55527933

different anon here, french isn't a problem for me but there's a fuckton of chapters
which one is the most "interesting" ?

>> No.55528186

It's not lewd really. It's more of a nice story of adventure and friendship with a tragic twist towards the end. The main character is a bit too Mary sue-ish but overall it's good.

Of course if you want hot straight petite rat sex you'll be disappointed. Sorry if my post was misleading.

>> No.55529244


So sort of like Greek mice being emulated by the Rabbits of Rome?

>'scuse me, long-tail neighbor, can we borrow some deities and philosophies?

>> No.55529434
File: 433 KB, 1024x1591, Savage Dragon 122 (2006) (Kman)_SD122 p02.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


I used to think that about Mr. Glum. But nope.

Name (leave empty)
Comment (leave empty)
Password [?]Password used for file deletion.