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2012-01-18 03:10:54 PM  

Quigs: It's odd your trying out a TM. I played one, loved it, and since then, have been trying to think of how to make an awesome TM combat character. My best guesses so far are throwing sprites into missiles, and going nuts down the meta-line for extra initiative passes.


I trend toward hackers and actually played deckers back in the bad old days of the moderately unplayable Matrix. Since I despise magic in all RPGs, the TM is a good departure from my normal play style.

Your best bet for a TM combat character is a dronomancer who lives in a rigger cocoon attached to a monocycle.
 
2012-01-18 03:13:33 PM  

Quigs: FightDirector: Knightofargh, did you submit this?


Any Cincinnati farkers, I've run a BT campaign for the last several years (Catalyst Demo Agent here, plus a bunch of playtesting credits for Cosmic Patrol and Leviathans). We've got a game this Saturday at Sci-fi city in Northgate mall. I need OPFOR players - so come on out if you're interested! Game on at 11am sharp (arrival requested by 10:30am); we normally play through about 6pm.

Cincy BattleTech campaign forum (new window) The players are SLDF members fighting against the Amaris Coup. OPFOR players get to play the Rim Worlds Republic in all their dastardly, mustache-twirling evil-ness.


I don't think I've shared BT war stories on fark before. Any takers? For example, Cincy BT is the reason why you can't use SG-LRMs at conventions anymore, or why there's a canon UrbanMech variant with a nuclear missile attached to it.

It'd be kind of hot to do a Fark Megamek game.


I'm in. I'd even help to set up a weekly ladder league or something persistant.
 
2012-01-18 03:14:03 PM  

Nurglitch:
So what you're saying is that you need to lumber the already turgid gameplay with additional rules to do what Heavy Gear, for example, does in the basic quick-play rules? Yup, BattleTech sucks.


Can you define "turgid" gameplay? BattleTech is not meant and has never been meant to be played in an hour or two the way Warmachine or Heavy Gear can. You may as well complain about Xerox not making the kind of toaster you want.

The Cincy BT crew has games with 12-20 people around the board, with 40+ individual units on the board, and completes these games in 6-8 hours of play. It's an all-day activity, and we understand and accept that.

If you're unable to hold your attention on one thing for 6-8 hours (with a lunch break in the middle), then you have my pity. BattleTech is clearly not for you, and you have my pity for not getting to experience a fun social activity. May we have our thread back from your contempt, please?


Caine_Hazen:
Feckin elves... that is all I can say on that! (you playing Missions or a home campaign?)


Home campaign. I'm not a huge fan of missions and the min-maxing that goes on in those games and at cons. Valid playstyle, but not one I enjoy at ALL. In my book, throwing 13-15 dice on a given skill is "good enough", unlike a lot of the stuff that goes on in official play (during my one and only foray into that, I was told that if I couldn't throw 20 dice on my main skill, the rest of the table would shoot my PC as a liability). Heck, my PC is on the official Shadowrun board right now for help (I'm only throwing 10-12 dice on my primary skills) if you want to give it a look: "Elven mage/face with BP issues" is the thread title, IIRC.
 
2012-01-18 03:15:59 PM  
What, no Minnesota Tribe fanboys yet?
 
2012-01-18 03:18:14 PM  

FightDirector: Heck, my PC is on the official Shadowrun board right now for help (I'm only throwing 10-12 dice on my primary skills) if you want to give it a look: "Elven mage/face with BP issues" is the thread title, IIRC.


Eeew. You couldn't just do it the old fashioned way and ask Dumpshock?

I'm actually afraid of what DS would do to my nascent PC. It's a TM that can barely throw more than 8-10 dice at problems without threading FFS.
 
2012-01-18 03:20:41 PM  

shakespear: Anyone know whats going on with Leviathans?


Oh god.

Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god...THE HORROR.

I'm one of the two convention coordinators for Levs (I ran the entire Levs demos at Origins and painted up the Battle of Dover diorama and the master minis, plus I've been in playtesting for it since GenCon 09). This question is the bane of my existence.

Short verson: China is trolling us.

Slightly less short version: CGL made the world map more-or-less historicall accurate, including reflecting the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. The Chinese have refused to export the dammed game because of this, saying that the different colors that Taiwan and mainland China are painted in imply that China and Taiwan are difference countries. And the Chinese are BIG on "Taiwan and China are the same country". So there's been a HUGE delay in fixing this. While we did that, some of the packaging needed to be fixed, and the Chinese factory screwed THAT up, and refused to correct it. Basically said "what'tre you gonna do about it, sue us?". It's been a farking nightmare.

/it's being produced in China because the MSRP on the boxed set coming from China is $80US. It'd be $150+ from ANYWHERE else in the world.
 
2012-01-18 03:21:04 PM  

knightofargh: Quigs: It's odd your trying out a TM. I played one, loved it, and since then, have been trying to think of how to make an awesome TM combat character. My best guesses so far are throwing sprites into missiles, and going nuts down the meta-line for extra initiative passes.

I trend toward hackers and actually played deckers back in the bad old days of the moderately unplayable Matrix. Since I despise magic in all RPGs, the TM is a good departure from my normal play style.

Your best bet for a TM combat character is a dronomancer who lives in a rigger cocoon attached to a monocycle.


You're right. I also apologize, I meant to say a character who's actually in the fight.

Group right now has two out of five characters sitting back during a fight, which annoys the hell out of me. One's an Astral Conjurer (I hate spirits -so- much. farking skeleton Keys...) the other is a rigger. Both, at the drop of the hat, can just cut bait and be miles from the run, leaving the remaining three in much greater peril. I've suggested, and come close to demanding, that the runners who don't take as much risk shouldn't be paid as much, but that leads to a 4 hour argument session about merit based pay.

So as far as a TM entering a room with other characters and being able to do well in combat without resorting to drones (Again. you're right. Without that limitation, Dronomancers are just king), I'm interested to figure out how to make a viable character.
 
2012-01-18 03:25:03 PM  

FightDirector: shakespear: Anyone know whats going on with Leviathans?

Oh god.

Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god.Oh god...THE HORROR.

I'm one of the two convention coordinators for Levs (I ran the entire Levs demos at Origins and painted up the Battle of Dover diorama and the master minis, plus I've been in playtesting for it since GenCon 09). This question is the bane of my existence.

Short verson: China is trolling us.

Slightly less short version: CGL made the world map more-or-less historicall accurate, including reflecting the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. The Chinese have refused to export the dammed game because of this, saying that the different colors that Taiwan and mainland China are painted in imply that China and Taiwan are difference countries. And the Chinese are BIG on "Taiwan and China are the same country". So there's been a HUGE delay in fixing this. While we did that, some of the packaging needed to be fixed, and the Chinese factory screwed THAT up, and refused to correct it. Basically said "what'tre you gonna do about it, sue us?". It's been a farking nightmare.

/it's being produced in China because the MSRP on the boxed set coming from China is $80US. It'd be $150+ from ANYWHERE else in the world.


Thats the part I question. If it's too expensive, it's too expensive, yeah? Seems like an obvious choice to go back and rethink what's necessary for a salable, fun product, and if you can't pull it off for less then $150, go back to the drawing board.

As far as the Minnesota Tribe, that... really pisses me off. They put out a book 3 years or so ago at Gencon, and the main meat of the book has already been shown to be a fabrication (from an in-universe standpoint.). Other then that, yeah, go Wolverines.
 
2012-01-18 03:28:54 PM  

knightofargh: FightDirector: Heck, my PC is on the official Shadowrun board right now for help (I'm only throwing 10-12 dice on my primary skills) if you want to give it a look: "Elven mage/face with BP issues" is the thread title, IIRC.

Eeew. You couldn't just do it the old fashioned way and ask Dumpshock?

I'm actually afraid of what DS would do to my nascent PC. It's a TM that can barely throw more than 8-10 dice at problems without threading FFS.


People on Dumpshock were assholes to me and assholes to a lot of CGL folk in regards to the Frank Trollman thing a while ago. I'll not go back.

Plus, Rusty/Critias is over on the official boards now, and it's nice to keep in touch. I've missed him from our BT games.
 
2012-01-18 03:30:20 PM  

Quigs: So as far as a TM entering a room with other characters and being able to do well in combat without resorting to drones (Again. you're right. Without that limitation, Dronomancers are just king), I'm interested to figure out how to make a viable character.


Without a bunch of submergence to have 5 IPs from echos with the double-swap echo of cheese, I'd lean toward being really good at spoof, sniff and decryption. Essentially dominate the environment with distractions when you can't directly fark with the local security's weapons and other PAN attached gear.
 
2012-01-18 03:32:23 PM  

FightDirector: People on Dumpshock were assholes to me and assholes to a lot of CGL folk in regards to the Frank Trollman thing a while ago


Short answer is "duh, Dumpshock." I can see your point though. I was working under the assumption that the official boards were full of munchy jackasses too munchy for DS. See also: the OGL era WoTC boards.
 
2012-01-18 03:34:05 PM  

Quigs: Thats the part I question. If it's too expensive, it's too expensive, yeah? Seems like an obvious choice to go back and rethink what's necessary for a salable, fun product, and if you can't pull it off for less then $150, go back to the drawing board..


But it's not too expensive if we can produce it there. The big issue is the plastic minis - injection molding small, short-run plastic items (less than 5 million units) is a lot art almost everywhere in the world except China. That's why it's so expensive to go anywhere else. The product concept is incredibly sound...it's that the manufacturing is concentrated in a country that is politically wonky and doesn't really give a crap about quality control.

I'm hesitant to blame CGL for that.
 
2012-01-18 03:38:15 PM  
First; fark Dumpshock. There I said it... off my chest again ;) I used to be a Mod over there. There was a point where it was getting cleaned up and going the right direction and all hell broke lose. Now that its in someone elses hand, I say feck it... the backroom politics at that place suck so much ass. Its started rubbing off int he forums themselves. (and I apologize again about Dumpshock Datahaven... I really wish we had gotten the first iteration on track of that...)

Second, thanks for the Lev update. I had heard some of that, but good to know what's going on. Really wish I had time to sit down and play it with you at GenCon but we were pretty busy that weekend as well ;)

And, if I get a chance to go back to the offical forums and do something other than Moderate I'll take a look for that thread!

The Godfather does a pretty irregular megamech game. I've only made it to one of those. There are about 5-10 people here in Dayton who get in on it though.
 
2012-01-18 03:40:18 PM  
Made me look up my details:

Fark account number: 50650
Account created: 2002-08-20 01:08:17

10 years later this year but I have submitted two approved links so I got that going for me. Which is nice.
 
2012-01-18 03:53:06 PM  

FightDirector: knightofargh: FightDirector: Heck, my PC is on the official Shadowrun board right now for help (I'm only throwing 10-12 dice on my primary skills) if you want to give it a look: "Elven mage/face with BP issues" is the thread title, IIRC.

Eeew. You couldn't just do it the old fashioned way and ask Dumpshock?

I'm actually afraid of what DS would do to my nascent PC. It's a TM that can barely throw more than 8-10 dice at problems without threading FFS.

People on Dumpshock were assholes to me and assholes to a lot of CGL folk in regards to the Frank Trollman thing a while ago. I'll not go back.

Plus, Rusty/Critias is over on the official boards now, and it's nice to keep in touch. I've missed him from our BT games.


Hehe, another Rusty fan ;) He's good people. I swear we must have spent like 3 hours in Steak and Shake discussing Shadowrun that 2nd night of GenCon (or was it 3rd... there was booze involved earlier... I can't recall)
 
2012-01-18 04:03:23 PM  

FightDirector: Home campaign. I'm not a huge fan of missions and the min-maxing that goes on in those games and at cons. Valid playstyle, but not one I enjoy at ALL. In my book, throwing 13-15 dice on a given skill is "good enough", unlike a lot of the stuff that goes on in official play (during my one and only foray into that, I was told that if I couldn't throw 20 dice on my main skill, the rest of the table would shoot my PC as a liability). Heck, my PC is on the official Shadowrun board right now for help (I'm only throwing 10-12 dice on my primary skills) if you want to give it a look: "Elven mage/face with BP issues" is the thread title, IIRC.


The dice pool issue is why I'm not a fan of SR4(A). That and the rapid departure from gritty cyberpunk to action anime sci-fi they made with the rules and setting.

Dice pools fluctuate so wildly and with such variable effect that all the time spent calculating dice pool modifiers seems like a waste, since each die only represents a 1-in-3 chance of a hit. Wound penalties are paltry. Damage/armor rules are set up so that you're most likely to either soak a shot completely or straight-up die (especially for vehicles and drones). Magic may as well just be "I overcast stunbolt at rating 10" only. Setting Attributes and Skills as equivalent sources of dice really makes being highly skilled at something barely worth the investment. The glitch/critical glitch rules might as well not be in the game for dice pools greater than 3. And the Extended Test rules make for exciting sessions of watching people roll batches of dice over and over and over and over again to solve all their problems.

I'll stop ranting now.
 
2012-01-18 04:11:26 PM  
The Clans never really bothered me at all.
I even was cool with the historical reference using the Mongols as a basis for the storyline.

The Dark Age material destroyed the franchise. It left too many people going WTF, killed the book line and ruined the video/computer game line.
 
2012-01-18 04:14:36 PM  

Virtual Pariah: The Dark Age material destroyed the franchise. It left too many people going WTF, killed the book line and ruined the video/computer game line.


Dark Age felt like a rehashing of the Succession Wars. Biggest issue for the current line developers is how in the hell to resolve the unresolvable Fortress Republic. Unless it gets blown up from the inside, it's a hell of a plot block.

I'll admit I played in the Terra canon missions at Origins and GenCon this year in the vain hope of head-capping Devlin Stone. If he dies in a canon event then I can pretend the Dark Age never happened.
 
2012-01-18 04:19:05 PM  
When it comes to the ranges of weaponry, yes it is ridicoulous. I hope Mechwarrior Online at least attempts to fix it. I'd love to use a catapult and fire an LRM shot at more than one kilometer.
(and fire a gauss slug that hits half a city away!!)
 
2012-01-18 04:19:50 PM  

Virtual Pariah: The Clans never really bothered me at all.
I even was cool with the historical reference using the Mongols as a basis for the storyline.

The Dark Age material destroyed the franchise. It left too many people going WTF, killed the book line and ruined the video/computer game line.


And yet all three are actually still going, unlike ClickyTech.
 
2012-01-18 04:22:14 PM  

knightofargh:
I'll admit I played in the Terra canon missions at Origins and GenCon this year in the vain hope of head-capping Devlin Stone. If he dies in a canon event then I can pretend the Dark Age never happened.


*SLAP*

You know better. Canon characters aren't allowed to die during these events! Remember the issue with Belle Lee having *infinte* Edge to avoid dying?

/yes, that crap is stupid
//no, we can't change it
///off work now. Back on Fark by 5:30
 
2012-01-18 04:24:51 PM  

FightDirector: *SLAP*

You know better. Canon characters aren't allowed to die during these events! Remember the issue with Belle Lee having *infinte* Edge to avoid dying?


Was it 25 gauss slugs to the cockpit over 3 days?
 
2012-01-18 04:37:43 PM  

FightDirector: Of course, all of this ignores that inconvenient part of the rulebook that explicitly states that the ranges in BattleTech are dropped by a factor of 10 or more so that you don't have to play on a gym floor. Ranges are an abstraction so that moving your units actualy matters; otherwise you'd just sit stationary six feet away from your target and roll dice to see who fell over first. In fact, it would be a LOT like that horrible collectible Star Wars Starship combat game that came out a few years ago.


Now, with the advent of PC games, I can render more than just the gym floor. Today, I should be able to have 5000m + ranges, easily.
 
2012-01-18 04:59:03 PM  

Rockstone: FightDirector: Of course, all of this ignores that inconvenient part of the rulebook that explicitly states that the ranges in BattleTech are dropped by a factor of 10 or more so that you don't have to play on a gym floor. Ranges are an abstraction so that moving your units actualy matters; otherwise you'd just sit stationary six feet away from your target and roll dice to see who fell over first. In fact, it would be a LOT like that horrible collectible Star Wars Starship combat game that came out a few years ago.

Now, with the advent of PC games, I can render more than just the gym floor. Today, I should be able to have 5000m + ranges, easily.


fark yea Long Toms!
 
2012-01-18 07:01:53 PM  
What's a green light?

/over 10 years now
 
2012-01-18 07:04:56 PM  

Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: Rockstone: FightDirector: Of course, all of this ignores that inconvenient part of the rulebook that explicitly states that the ranges in BattleTech are dropped by a factor of 10 or more so that you don't have to play on a gym floor. Ranges are an abstraction so that moving your units actualy matters; otherwise you'd just sit stationary six feet away from your target and roll dice to see who fell over first. In fact, it would be a LOT like that horrible collectible Star Wars Starship combat game that came out a few years ago.

Now, with the advent of PC games, I can render more than just the gym floor. Today, I should be able to have 5000m + ranges, easily.

fark yea Long Toms!


Yeah, nothing like having a stealthy spotter way up ahead to call in the artillery. And C3 systems. Gotta have C3 systems. One of the only things the 'Sphere had over the clans.

I still love hatchet wielding mechs of all sizes with TSM.

And fark Dark Age. Ruined everything.
 
2012-01-18 07:57:54 PM  

Psylence: Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: Rockstone: FightDirector: Of course, all of this ignores that inconvenient part of the rulebook that explicitly states that the ranges in BattleTech are dropped by a factor of 10 or more so that you don't have to play on a gym floor. Ranges are an abstraction so that moving your units actualy matters; otherwise you'd just sit stationary six feet away from your target and roll dice to see who fell over first. In fact, it would be a LOT like that horrible collectible Star Wars Starship combat game that came out a few years ago.

Now, with the advent of PC games, I can render more than just the gym floor. Today, I should be able to have 5000m + ranges, easily.

fark yea Long Toms!

Yeah, nothing like having a stealthy spotter way up ahead to call in the artillery. And C3 systems. Gotta have C3 systems. One of the only things the 'Sphere had over the clans.

I still love hatchet wielding mechs of all sizes with TSM.

And fark Dark Age. Ruined everything.


I hate Dark Age. It was/is useless

Also, look at the latest HPG notice by sarna: Thanks to the SOPA controversy, we've been 'fark-ed'. Expect more traffic today. And check out the comments page. .
 
2012-01-18 08:00:44 PM  
My people. this thread has them.

I'm a periphery junkie.
I especially love the back story for Morrison's Extractors. Find and SL Cache and go rogue. Not all noble like Carlyle did.

If people are serious about a Megamek tourney or something I'd love to be in on it.
 
2012-01-18 08:27:51 PM  

Blackneto: My people. this thread has them.

I'm a periphery junkie.
I especially love the back story for Morrison's Extractors. Find and SL Cache and go rogue. Not all noble like Carlyle did.

If people are serious about a Megamek tourney or something I'd love to be in on it.


I hope, sincerely, that someone announces it on the Fark Geek Tab. Please?!
 
2012-01-18 08:42:04 PM  

Blackneto: My people. this thread has them.

I'm a periphery junkie.
I especially love the back story for Morrison's Extractors. Find and SL Cache and go rogue. Not all noble like Carlyle did.

If people are serious about a Megamek tourney or something I'd love to be in on it.


I'm definitely serious. Doesn't have to be a tourney, even just a weekly game'd be nice.
 
2012-01-18 08:49:03 PM  

Quigs: Blackneto: My people. this thread has them.

I'm a periphery junkie.
I especially love the back story for Morrison's Extractors. Find and SL Cache and go rogue. Not all noble like Carlyle did.

If people are serious about a Megamek tourney or something I'd love to be in on it.

I'm definitely serious. Doesn't have to be a tourney, even just a weekly game'd be nice.


Email is in profile. usually available thurs, fri, and sometimes saturday.
 
2012-01-18 11:57:45 PM  
Damn, late to an awesome thread!

1. Dumpshock's always been cool to me, but I did see some drama threads some time ago. Dunno the whole story, don't care.

2. Just night-before-last I was trying to build a TM who could be at least somewhat effective in a meatfight. I have a whole lot of luck, either. Complex form are expensive, and giving up _any_ Resonance to get physical passes is super-costly. I ended up building a decker.

3. I miss playing Battletech. I get my fix these days in the 'pods, which are cool as all hell, but not the same thing.
 
2012-01-19 12:23:49 AM  
Cool stuff. I just found my box of Battletech books this weekend, and I've been trying to catch up on the storyline. From what I've read, I'm not really a fan of the Jihad - it seems like lazy writing trying to connect CBT to the MWDA storyline, and in a lot of ways it is almost a letdown. It goes from "FASA has been dropping hints the the WoB is up to something" to "We're going to throw a temper tantrum because the SL collapsed after two of the major powers had a major civil war."
 
2012-01-19 02:51:47 AM  
Farker for 11+ years and no greenlight!
 
2012-01-19 09:04:57 AM  
CSB time

i remember playing battletech in the late 80s because it was basically robotech, which at that time was my favorite cartoon on tv. Khyron of the Zentradi? his machine turned into a "marauder". Those defensive mechs in robotech with cannons for arms? they were a ... what.. .warhammer? might not remeber this right any longer after 20 years. Skull Squadron Captain Roy Fokker's veritech when in full mech mode was another one... anyways i remember it being cool just because as 6th graders we could fight with those things. Later we said F the figures and made our own RPG rules.

one thing i never figured out, what was the whole deal with the heat synchs and the mechs constantly overheating? they can develop that kind of technology but cant put a fan on the damn thing? that always struck me as a weird achilles heel, even as a kid. That and why the various houses didnt just develop good missile technology; seems to me one good exocet style missile or a modern day tomahawk would be all youd need to knock out a mech.

still fun times tho. *sigh* Those last few summers of boyhood ...

/CSB
 
2012-01-19 09:16:55 AM  
I have a Clan Ghost Bear tattoo so I approve of this.
 
2012-01-19 09:34:35 AM  
The old Battletech was cool.. I spent many weekends playing that game. Then we bought some minis and started playing the miniatures rules. Then we tried to run big games with many lances and stars on each side.

I hate tracking distance and heat.. overwhelming when you're trying to keep track of 20 mechs.

I made up some house rules that still make it fun to play, but without all the note keeping.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-19 11:19:36 AM  

Blackneto: Quigs: Blackneto: My people. this thread has them.

I'm a periphery junkie.
I especially love the back story for Morrison's Extractors. Find and SL Cache and go rogue. Not all noble like Carlyle did.

If people are serious about a Megamek tourney or something I'd love to be in on it.

I'm definitely serious. Doesn't have to be a tourney, even just a weekly game'd be nice.

Email is in profile. usually available thurs, fri, and sometimes saturday.


Tuesdays/ Thursdays usually work for me. E-mail in profile also, mention BTech or Fark in subject. I'll have to re-download megamek...
 
2012-01-19 11:36:30 AM  
Also check out http://www.vassalengine.org/index.php (new window)

I'm running a pbem ogre/gev game for a couple of friends at the moment.. I have the B-tech module for it as well..

Also looking forward to playing some C&C:Ancients and C&C:Napoleonics be email..
 
2012-01-19 02:56:13 PM  

BarleyGnome: Also check out http://www.vassalengine.org/index.php (new window)

I'm running a pbem ogre/gev game for a couple of friends at the moment.. I have the B-tech module for it as well..

Also looking forward to playing some C&C:Ancients and C&C:Napoleonics be email..


Well, with Megamek, there's not really a reason to plug everything through vassal. But yeah.
 
2012-01-19 03:28:17 PM  
Megamek is real-time, which is cool, but I'm more of a "do your turn when you have a chance" player.. my regular gaming friends and I have weird schedules sometimes.

That being said.. I'd be glad to run a Minimech game at the Game Parlor some Mon or Tue night.

Haven't been to any cons off the East Coast, wondering about running a game at Gencon or Origins.
 
2012-01-19 03:54:29 PM  

BarleyGnome: I made up some house rules that still make it fun to play, but without all the note keeping.

Link (new window)



That's cool.

BarleyGnome: The old Battletech was cool


Yeah, it was. Wanna know how long ago I started playing "BattleTech"?

i.imgur.com

/yes, I'm old
 
2012-01-19 04:05:39 PM  
You don't by chance still need/want that old box there, do you? There's all these shiny new versions of BT to play now, anyway...
 
2012-01-19 05:37:39 PM  

FightDirector: You don't by chance still need/want that old box there, do you? There's all these shiny new versions of BT to play now, anyway...


Had it almost 30 years. Don't think I'll be parting with it, now. Sorry.
 
2012-01-19 07:07:54 PM  
Heh, picked up a copy of the Succession Wars game from a guy on Fark a while ago. Can't blame a guy for trying.
 
2012-01-20 01:16:55 AM  

FightDirector: Heh, picked up a copy of the Succession Wars game from a guy on Fark a while ago. Can't blame a guy for trying.


You tried Nobleknight.com? Sometimes some really cool stuff pops up on there.
 
2012-01-20 10:30:45 AM  
Man I wish I still had the time and opportunity to play Battletech. As it is, I'm going to have to settle for being disappointed by Mechwarrior online.
 
2012-01-20 01:26:44 PM  

FightDirector: You don't by chance still need/want that old box there, do you? There's all these shiny new versions of BT to play now, anyway...


Oh a collector eh? Want my original copy of The Star League sourcebook?

Just kidding, its not for sale!
 
2012-01-20 03:07:16 PM  

Psylence: FightDirector: You don't by chance still need/want that old box there, do you? There's all these shiny new versions of BT to play now, anyway...

Oh a collector eh? Want my original copy of The Star League sourcebook?

Just kidding, its not for sale!


I know Battletech players who would sell you a kidney for that book.
 
2012-01-20 03:33:40 PM  

knightofargh: Psylence: FightDirector: You don't by chance still need/want that old box there, do you? There's all these shiny new versions of BT to play now, anyway...

Oh a collector eh? Want my original copy of The Star League sourcebook?

Just kidding, its not for sale!

I know Battletech players who would sell you a kidney for that book.


Seriously. I've got mine, but Pope has been looking for 4+ years for a copy under $100. I actually found him a copy for $25 on ebay a few years back on a "buy it now", but somebody grabbed it 8 seconds before I finalized the bid. What was worst was that I called him to let him know I was getting him one...and then didn't get it. I've been keeping an eye out ever since.
 
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