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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Battlecorps fiction
« Last post by Colt Ward on Today at 00:35:08 »
Yup, sell individual stories and collection of fictions from books- like IIRC all the chapter bits in TW for example.
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Off Topic / Re: Full Metal Anime topic
« Last post by Mech42ace on Today at 00:29:39 »
I really wasn't a fan of Full Metal Panic as I recall, but I've only watched the first season, so I'm looking forward to giving it a second chance! 
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Strategic Combat / Re: ISaW Production
« Last post by The Purist on Today at 00:26:48 »
Excellent spreadsheet, and I'm sorry to be nit picky but Tamar is actually just a regional capital in 3025, it doesnt have any factories - so the spreadsheet figure is 40 too high. So 1522 is the number - way too low.

Actually it is 24 RP too high. Being a Regional Capital generates 40 RP. Nevertheless, the deficit is now a full 200RPs

I wonder if the numbers attached to Enders Cluster (10) and C.M.O. 26 (I know just one world) (or maybe others) upset the world counting when the 457 other worlds figure was achieved in teh example?

I ran the numbers using 10 for Enders Cluster and the balance was still 42 RP short (with 455 planets). That is the closest I have come. I am wondering if a similar audit of the DC and FS (both have large clusters) might show a similar discrepancy and perhaps solve the problem. Are clusters counted by the bracketed values??? Hmmmm.

I'm thinking maybe Hesperus could possibly be a Hyper Industrial and a few others like Donegal, Twycross and Sudeten changed to major.

Well, a hyper ind planet requires 8 factories and are not allowed in 3rd (and I would suppose the 4th) Succession Wars.
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Strategic Combat / Re: ISaW Production
« Last post by Onion2112 on Today at 00:20:44 »
Excellent spreadsheet, and I'm sorry to be nit picky but Tamar is actually just a regional capital in 3025, it doesnt have any factories - so the spreadsheet figure is 40 too high. So 1522 is the number - way too low.

I wonder if the numbers attached to Enders Cluster (10) and C.M.O. 26 (I know just one world) (or maybe others) upset the world counting when the 457 other worlds figure was achieved in teh example?

I'm thinking maybe Hesperus could possibly be a Hyper Industrial and a few others like Donegal, Twycross and Sudeten changed to major.
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With the Succession Wars books following the Jihad, we have a lot of setting information where military infrastructure could have taken a pounding.

So . . . pick the timeframe- during/post 1SW, during/post 2SW or during/post Jihad . . .

You are the commander of a House unit (single mech regiment, conventional brigade, RCT) and are going to take over garrison of a world.  The previous base is no longer habitable (nuked, chemical, Ortillery, wrecked in fighting) so you need to set up a new base as part of taking over the garrison.  Where would you want to position it? - island (Malta/Johnson Atoll), top of a mesa (Masada), mountain valley (Ft Irwin closest example I can find), plains, heavy forest/jungle, or other terrain feature?  Would you want to be near or far away from a civilian population (close allows them to support the garrison with other benefits, far makes your position more secure)?  What sort of support might you request or system to build into the base?  What would be your priority in setting up the base?

Would your choices be different if you were a mercenary commander given the same task?
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It's good.  It gets dark more often than the last original series and there isn't as much comedy.  It doesn't get as dark as the original did though(The nuke recovery mission comes to mind), but it does get pretty intense toward the end.  If there is more FMP coming, I'm really looking forward to it.

Check out Full Metal Panic? if you haven't yet.  Laugh riot.
I dunno if you've read the LNs, but holy crap do they get DAAAAAAAARRRRRRKKKKKKK. Like, super wicked dark. Which is where the anime is going towards. It's not about comedy any more, but where the Whispered come from.

I'm pretty sure that this is the season where SPOILER REDACTED THE TAG DIDN'T WORK. Don't get me wrong, it's a great story that kept me reading until the very end, but if you expect more "Hahaha, who brings a hand grenade to school?" shenanigans you're going to be rather upset.
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Battlecorps fiction
« Last post by Fat Guy on Today at 00:13:45 »
They needed to ditch the subscription model about 10 years ago and just sell individual stories.

And do it in e-reader format as well as pdf!
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: 2nd Succession Wars Spoilers
« Last post by Iracundus on Today at 00:13:10 »
its really sad all told. Once you read Second Succession War, you can spot the very moment that The Capellan Confederation became the inept cartoon villain we know from the 3025-era. The death of Ilsa Liao. Which is why I commissioned Turning Points: Orbisonia.

Hope we never get back to that state.  I really hope Daoshen Liao is not a return to the bad old days. 

I admit I ended up switching my personal preferences from the FedSuns to the Capellans precisely because the Capellans never seemed to catch a break or succeed with a plan, even with their reasonable well meaning Chancellors.  I'm glad the 3150 era at least shows some Capellan gains beyond the original Star League border so it offers more story telling potential than "Let's reclaim another former Capellan world (again) after losing it a few years earlier."
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I hope they didn't plug in the Roomba today....

Even if they did, he's safe. Roombas pick up dust like I pick up women the last few years.   :-[
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Off Topic / Re: NHL 2017-2018, now with 3% more kniggets
« Last post by Firesprocket on Today at 00:07:58 »
I suspect Jagr will get signed later in August.  There are 13 teams in the league that have 20 or less players signed to a NHL level contract next year.  Once teams fill them out then they can look at  a luxury or mentoring that Jagr brings to the table.
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