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and I NEVER thought It'd see the light of day with FASA being out of business. . .

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daq42
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Holy POOPMAS!!!!
razorslave
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
it looks GORGEOUS. . . I can't wait to fire it up on that 52" Sony Bravia of Natalie's. . .
deprivation
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
wouldn't that core breach explosion have killed him?

razorslave
Jul. 9th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
yes, if not for the ejection pod
deprivation
Jul. 9th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
but the camera panned up, and it was just parachute all the way :)

i know - technicalities, suspension of disbelief for a trailer and all that.

i'm actually pretty excited about mechwarrior 4 and all of its expansions being released for free. i wonder if it will run well on my hackintosh netbook.
i_e_d
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
We're expecting technicalities out of a game that had people able to build/maintain fusion reactors.. yet unable to make targeting/fire-and-forget missles (roll for random hit location!)?

But I concur... holy poopmas!

deprivation
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
touche'

i keep running across the box in the basement filled with notebooks full of mechs. ah, those were the days.
razorslave
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
how is it, that I *NEVER* knew this about you?

there was so much battletech we could have been playing ;)
deprivation
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
i can think of a few reasons - but yeah, i have quite a bit up until the clan wars. friends and i used to do all nighters when i was a teenager.

i'd love to play again, old-school.

i even have the original box game somewhere at home.
razorslave
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
heh, yeah, my friends and I had it bad through high school, we played all the time, eventually my friends stopped playing with me because they were tired of losing (and rules lawyering). (God I sound full of myself) then when I was 17 I met this guy Jim Wilson who was wow, my age now, and he suckered me into coming over to his house and playing this new game he played a little bit called battletech. . .

I show up and he's got a 24' x 12' table in his garage covered 3-4 layers deep with Geo-hex

He proceeded to hand me my ass so hard I didnt even score a hit on any of his mechs (he had mastered movement and cover rules to the point that every shot I made, even at close range was a 9+ and most were 11+.

So we played a lot and I got better, I never actually beat the guy in a game, but he was a wargaming god. The crowning achievement was when a GM in Madras was sick of his players and he called up Western Oregon War Gamers and asked to have a team of the best Battletech players come down and kill of his P.C.'s

So five of us loaded up in a car and drove to Madras, we picked up spiral bound queue cards and wrote out a set of code to use the whole time we were at the place doing the game.

We spoke in code the entire time we were there and withing 15 seconds of game time (they were using solaris 7 3.5 second rounds) we had wiped out over 3/4 of their mechs and killed the top 2 in their chain of command.

The GM took pity on them at 7 seconds in and reinforcements arrived on the battlefield. . .

It was much fun.

We should definitely spend a couple of hours playing with that one of the nights I'm in town. :0)

deprivation
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
i would so be up for a game. i need to unpack that box and get myself back up with the rules.

i texted laurie - she hadn't heard of the game (not too surprising), but would be up for learning. think you can talk natalie into it too?

razorslave
Jul. 10th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I do believe so, she promised me, that I could teach her one tabletop miniatures game, it was going to be full thrust, but I think battletech will be the choice :)

I'm currently downloading a nice battletech e-book pack you might be interested in. . .

http://www.torrentreactor.net/torrents/2247307/Boardgame-Roleplaying-pdf-eng-Full-Battletech-and-Mechwarrior-Manual-set%2Bmaps%2Bpaperminiatures-Tn
deprivation
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)


(i went home for lunch)
i_e_d
Jul. 12th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
have you checked out Cthulhutech (yes mecha and horrors from beyond)http://www.cthulhutech.com/ and Classic Battletech (by Catalyst games, under license from Whizkids? http://www.classicbattletech.com/
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