My newest virtual tabletop (VTT) asset creation, the Marmot armored car for sci-fi and near/far futuristic settings.
How big is it? Well, it’s just about as long as a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and about one-and-a-half times as wide.
This could be a soccer mom’s (or disgruntled postal worker’s) wrecking ball, or it could be used by a motorized infantry battalion as organic squad transport. It will hold (without modified configurations) 9 equipped soldiers snugly (including driver). Armored doors on both sides allow for rapid embarkation/debarkation and deployment to the covered side of the vehicle if taking fire from the opposite side. Rear hatch also opens (upward) for small cargo area access though this cannot be conveniently used for dismounting. Normally heavy weapons like AT rockets and extra ammo would be kept in the back.
The armor plating can withstand heavy machine gun fire with some reliability although rocket propelled grenades may cause problems. Angled surfaces mitigate somewhat against direct fire.
It’s up to you whether this is a chemical combustion engine or electric powered vehicle… as much as I personally like using gas, I sort of envision this to be an electric vehicle (since petroleum (or other chemcial) logistics may not be readily available everywhere this might be deployed).
I swiped one of Ross at 2-Minute Tabletop’s free maps (Roadside Rise) and plopped a few example vehicle paint jobs (along with adding a bit more shadowing to secure them to the ground) so you could see how these might look on a VTT map. Primer grey in the lead, desert yellow center, and trailed by brown and olive drab camo… which is the one I decided to put up for sale to test my new “DropBox Shop” web store.
New DropBox Shop
DropBox (the file hosting service) has a new beta for an online digital product shop service for users. It’s free and works with Paypal and Stripe so far. There are also hints that they may attempt to incorporate Web3 and NFT functionality/integration at some point. So I am testing this out and have created my first listing on there for the brown and OD green camo version:
JBG’s VTT Token Shop – JBG1001
I’m always getting distracted by new ideas but I have some plans for this one. They include putting an actual weapons turret on top, and maybe playing around with paintjobs and iconography… racing stripes, stenciled unit numbers, kawaii ponies, scary clowns, trendy punisher skulls, belter free navy anarchy logos, IRS tax enforcement livery?
I don’t know, you tell me, what would look good one one of these?