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11th Nov '17 10:52:09 AM Kadorhal
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'': GDI's MARV, which eats entire Tiberium fields at a time, has enough space for a platoon of infantry to garrission inside, and is armed with ''three'' gigantic [[strike:railguns]][[DepletedPhlebotinumShells sonic shockwave shell cannons]].

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, Mobile Construction Vehicle, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It the campaign, but an available option in multiplayer - one which most players don't take advantage of anyway, when they can instead build a wall around the construction yard to prevent enemy engineers from just taking it[[/note]] it can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'': GDI's MARV, which eats entire Tiberium fields at a time, has enough space for a platoon of infantry to garrission garrison inside, and is armed with ''three'' gigantic [[strike:railguns]][[DepletedPhlebotinumShells sonic shockwave shell cannons]].



** The ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' applies the same idea to mining with Yuri's "Slave Miner", a vehicle that - rather than gathering ore itself and returning it to a refinery like the other factions - deploys itself near a patch of ore and sends out slaves to mine it. The individual slaves carry much less ore than the other miners can, but the turnaround between heading out, mining, and returning their payload to the refinery to be processed is much shorter, especially since the refinery can just be relocated to a fresh patch of ore after mining an area clear, especially allowing for fast cash when they can find the more valuable gems.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Enclave's Mobile Base Crawler, a treaded vehicle spanning 3 floors and is large enough to house a mainframe, a complete barracks, an armory, and even a radar dish to activate a weapons sattelite.
** And probably, as this is the Fallout universe after all, a nuclear reactor powering all this. Of course, this 'verse has [[EveryCarIsAPinto nuke reactors powering]] ''[[EveryCarIsAPinto cars]]'', so that's not necessarily that remarkable.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Enclave's Mobile Base Crawler, a treaded vehicle spanning 3 floors and is large enough to house a mainframe, a complete barracks, an armory, and even a radar dish to activate a weapons sattelite.
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satellite. And probably, as this is the Fallout universe after all, ''Fallout'' universe, a nuclear reactor powering all this. Of course, this 'verse has [[EveryCarIsAPinto nuke reactors powering]] powering ''[[EveryCarIsAPinto cars]]'', so that's not necessarily that remarkable.



** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Transports", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. On default map settings, they come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In-universe, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery, featuring large cranes and an upper and lower deck. However, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"

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** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Transports", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. On default map settings, they come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In-universe, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery, featuring large cranes and an upper and lower deck. However, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... [[EasterEgg Wait, what? How did you do that?"that?]]"
1st Nov '17 12:54:41 AM WingedCat
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* Similarly, [[http://periodictableofsciencefiction.blogspot.com/2009/09/mercury.html Mercury's entry in The Periodic Table of Science Fiction]] features Quicksilver City, which must constantly drive across Mercury's surface so as to stay at a human-habitable temperature. The road has (mostly) been prepared and seeded with supplies to pick up, by machines that can tolerate extreme heat and cold, but only at the border between night and day can people survive.
24th Oct '17 6:59:45 PM nombretomado
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** The Soviets resurrected their armoured trains in the 60s to guard their border against ChineseWithChopperSupport. The new versions sported [[MoreDakka 23 mm quad turrets]] and carried - [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier CARRIED]] - several complete T-62 tanks to chase the fleeing enemy down away from the track.

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** The Soviets resurrected their armoured trains in the 60s to guard their border against ChineseWithChopperSupport.UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport. The new versions sported [[MoreDakka 23 mm quad turrets]] and carried - [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier CARRIED]] - several complete T-62 tanks to chase the fleeing enemy down away from the track.
12th Oct '17 2:13:16 PM Malady
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* The d20 worldbook ''DragonMech'' has entire societies living in HumongousMecha, from two man human powered walkers through 50 foot high clockwork or steam powered ones up to city-mechs carrying thousands of people and fleets of the smaller mechs.

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* The d20 worldbook ''DragonMech'' ''TabletopGame/DragonMech'' has entire societies living in HumongousMecha, from two man human powered walkers through 50 foot high clockwork or steam powered ones up to city-mechs carrying thousands of people and fleets of the smaller mechs.
1st Sep '17 7:17:54 AM jormis29
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* ''{{ARK II}}'' had the good guys rolling around an AfterTheEnd landscape in a mobile home/lab/storehouse of LostTechnology.

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* ''{{ARK II}}'' ''Series/ArkII'' had the good guys rolling around an AfterTheEnd landscape in a mobile home/lab/storehouse of LostTechnology.
10th Jul '17 4:29:51 AM thatmadork
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* On ''Videogame/{{Subnautica}}'', the player has the capacity to construct the ''Cyclops''-class submarine, which is large enough to hangar a mini-sub and multiple closets for holding resources and equipment, plus Constructers and Equipment Tables for on-the-move creation and upgrading of said equipment.

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* On ''Videogame/{{Subnautica}}'', the player has the capacity to construct the ''Cyclops''-class submarine, which is large enough to hangar a mini-sub and multiple closets for holding resources and equipment, plus Constructers and Equipment Tables for on-the-move creation and upgrading of said equipment. It even has a little free space for the player to make a cabin, a workshop or even a small garden.
3rd Jul '17 5:28:24 PM MissMokushiroku
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* Another non-militarized example in the [=iOS=] interactive fiction ''[[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]]'' with the entire city of Agra. Basically, imagine the Taj Mahal on several massive {{Steam Punk}}ish legs periodically walking throughout India. It's even mentioned that the political status of the city is being contested, as the Brits claim that it's part of UsefulNotes/TheRaj, while the rest of the peninsula claims that, since Agra sometimes wonders into their territory, it can't be a British holding. In-game, it actually counts as a mode of transportation on one particular route. On the top, you have the gardens and the majesty of the Taj Mahal. Below decks, you have the steaming and clanging underbelly where thousands of multicultural workers live and work, ensuring the safe operation of the walking city (naturally, lots of big levers and valves).

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* Another A non-militarized example in the [=iOS=] interactive fiction ''[[VideoGame/EightyDays 80 Days]]'' InteractiveFiction ''VideoGame/EightyDays'' with the entire city of Agra. Basically, imagine the Taj Mahal and its surrounding environs on several massive {{Steam Punk}}ish {{steampunk}}ish legs periodically walking throughout India. It's even mentioned that the political status of the city is being contested, as the Brits claim that it's part of UsefulNotes/TheRaj, while the rest of the peninsula claims that, since Agra sometimes wonders into their territory, it can't be a British holding. In-game, it actually counts as a mode of transportation on one particular route. On the top, you have the gardens and the majesty of the Taj Mahal. Below decks, you have the steaming and clanging underbelly where thousands of multicultural workers live and work, ensuring the safe operation of the walking city (naturally, lots of big levers and valves).
3rd May '17 10:23:38 PM YoshioKST
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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series features at least one main base where the assassins Brotherhood keeps their arsenal, armors, coordinates their members and trains their recruits-- in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'', rather than use a building, the Frye twins take over an enemy gang's private *train* as their base of operations. "Bertha" serves as a hideout, living quarters, even letting the player upgrade their gang and collect tax money from within. It also runs around London of course.
23rd Mar '17 11:52:53 PM Qube
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* [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2]] has the Carrier Tank.

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* [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2]] ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the Carrier Tank.
19th Mar '17 10:10:42 AM nombretomado
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* From ''[[ANewHope Star Wars IV: A New Hope]]'', the sandcrawlers that the Jawas tooled around in were bases on tracks. To a lesser extent, the Imperial AT-[=ATs=]. They were basically large troop-carrying assault guns, but various depictions showed them being capable of carrying speeders similar to the ones seen in ''Return of the Jedi''.

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* From ''[[ANewHope ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars IV: A New Hope]]'', the sandcrawlers that the Jawas tooled around in were bases on tracks. To a lesser extent, the Imperial AT-[=ATs=]. They were basically large troop-carrying assault guns, but various depictions showed them being capable of carrying speeders similar to the ones seen in ''Return of the Jedi''.
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