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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1110 on: 12 November 2022, 10:18:52 »
Ugh... that's a scary thought.  Any way we can ensure the backups aren't corrupted this time? ???

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1111 on: 12 November 2022, 10:23:52 »
I mean, it can only get SO finished. I don't really have a cover for it, and most of the images are placeholders (Hmmm; I think Luc gave me two more minis to add, now that you mention it), but the writing's pretty done. File size limits here force me to keep the thing broken to <900KB segments...

A Fanon wiki link would be neat. One for the Reign of the Tetakuni adventure would be nice, too! But what happens the next time the forum resets?

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1112 on: 12 November 2022, 12:12:06 »
Any chance to get a thread for all the downloads too be able to find them all in one place.

Not a thread, but a post:
Gryphon Wheeled Automech
rough descriptions of types
Link to Spybird
Jack Wheeled Automech
Streaker Wheeled Automech
Hounder Wheeled Automech
Blitzwing
Beastmechs
5-ton Minimech?
More models
list of chasses
Herb's spreadsheets
car modes for 'femmes'
Cazador VTOL Veemech
Names for the Beast Wars Automechs
Saker Aerial Veemech
C-101 Legionnaire Battlesuit
Beetle (Wheeled AutoMech)
Streaker (Wheeled AutoMech)
Vehicle Remote Drone
Raindancer
Attachment - Syberians.xlsx
Seeker (Aerofighter AutoMech)
Sounder (Wheeled AutoMech)
Grunt Drone T1/T2
Grimdark & Grimshadow (Bestial AutoMech)
Swooper (Aerofighter AutoMech)
Tankus (Tracked AutoMech)
AeroMech (Aerofighter AutoMech)
Leader (Wheeled AutoMech)
Seeker (Aerofighter AutoMech)
Hounder (Wheeled AutoMech)
Spybird Recon Drone
Jack (Wheeled AutoMech)
Spybird Recon Drone
Automech Character creation
Mirage Automech
Tanker (Tracked AutoMech)
Buster (Wheeled AutoMech)
Attachment - Syberians.xlsx
Dozer (Wheeled AutoMech), Grinder (Tracked AutoMech), Lifter (Wheeled AutoMech)
Attachment - Syberians.xlsx
Cycler-C/D (Aerofighter AutoMech/Drone Fighter)
Whirly (VTOL AutoMech)
AutoVee-1/AutoVee-2 (Aerofighter/Wheeled AutoMech)
AutoShark (Submarine AutoMech)
Factional Features
G-Turret (Emplacement AutoMech)
Syberian Tech Base
Quirks - Automech Design
VeeMech (Wheeled AutoMech)
Reasons for no extra changers
Quirk - Peculiar Mobility
Sneaker (Wheeled AutoMech)
Fortress (Emplacement AutoMech)
Fortress - revised
Attachment - Planetary map
Attachment - System map
Faction Primers
Planetary map color key
Syberia system
Story set on Syberia
Attachment - Planetary map (with numbers)
Attachment - SyberiaRules-22-0613.docx
Windblade Automech
Attachment - B701 - XTR-Syberia-Part1-Draft.pdf
Attachment - Syberians.xlsx
Attachment - B701B - XTR-Syberia-Intro.pdf
Mariner Automech
Blurry Beetle Automech
Mechasaurus
Skorpios, Flydrone, Mite
Mesothelae Bestial Automech
Coaster (Hover AutoMech)
Deconstructor (Non-Convertible AutoMech)
Attachment - B702A - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part1-AtoF.pdf
Attachment - B702B - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part2-GtoR.pdf
Attachment - B702C - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part3-StoW.pdf
Attachment - B702D - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part4-NMAs.pdf
Attachment - B702A - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part1-AtoF.pdf
Attachment - B702B - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part2-GtoR.pdf
Attachment - B702C - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part3-StoT.pdf
Attachment - B702D - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part4-VtoNMAs.pdf
Attachment - Syberians.xlsx
Syberian Drone AutoMech Ransak
Attachment - B703 - XTR-Syberia-Rulesv1.1.pdf
Vedette Tripod TankMech
Attachment - Biplaner.docx
Biplaner (final)
Attachment - B703 - XTR-Syberia-Rulesv1.5.pdf
Attachment - B701 - XTR-Syberia-Part1.pdf
Attachment - B702A - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part1-AtoF.pdf
Attachment - B702B - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part2-GtoR.pdf
Attachment - B702C - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part3-StoT.pdf
Attachment - B702D - XTR-Syberia-TRO Part4-VtoNMAs.pdf
Attachment - Syberia Cover art.jpg
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1113 on: 12 November 2022, 13:28:31 »
Hmm, I should probably try and finish up the other pending Syberians I have on my workbench.  ::)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1114 on: 12 November 2022, 17:09:40 »
Ive had a lot of fun with this whole thing.
It also helped when you find "Mech" sized Transformers to make it work better.
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1115 on: 12 November 2022, 20:21:53 »
Hmm, I should probably try and finish up the other pending Syberians I have on my workbench.  ::)
I hope so, you're a good artist.
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1116 on: 18 November 2022, 12:14:30 »
Hmm, I should probably try and finish up the other pending Syberians I have on my workbench.  ::)

If you have more to come, I'm ready and waiting. I just folded in all of your images to date.

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1117 on: 18 November 2022, 13:18:24 »
Should I wait to put a profile for the XTRO on wiki? I can put one with no art withe Current version of the XTRO with some of the mini pictures included.
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1118 on: 18 November 2022, 15:56:09 »
Should I wait to put a profile for the XTRO on wiki? I can put one with no art withe Current version of the XTRO with some of the mini pictures included.

Well, like my Tetakuni adventure, this one has no cover art at this time, and I've a feeling I'll just end up revisiting it over and over as long as folks keep donating mini art to the project. This basically makes it a "semi-living" project, so feel free to use the latest documents in this thread. (The sheer size of this one has proven difficult for my computer to handle the editing of it as a single file here, so I've been editing it by the section, and don't have a most-current compilation of the whole thing at this stage.)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1119 on: 18 November 2022, 16:43:33 »
too bad you can't use unseen art designs,. or this would fit well:
https://www.deviantart.com/rex-203/art/Bot-vs-Battroid-colored-16450620

or this: https://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=3258131 (which is a twofer)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1120 on: 18 November 2022, 19:12:08 »
PLOG has extremely reasonable rates for commissions last I checked...  8)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1121 on: 18 November 2022, 20:28:23 »
should we take up a collection? :)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1122 on: 18 November 2022, 22:03:54 »
So the project is done.

I have compiled the sections together into singular book.  Its now downloadable from Battletech Fanon Wiki.

I've cobbled together cover art for the age from Herb's art work he did for the book.

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1123 on: 24 November 2022, 00:50:36 »
Well, aside from art, the project is done, anyway. In that I'm just not up for writing any more for it.

Meanwhile, I've been tinkering on a cover. Tell me what you guys think.

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1124 on: 24 November 2022, 00:51:58 »
Looks good!

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1125 on: 24 November 2022, 18:17:02 »
And now with more details, including insignia and battle damage. (Primus Optimal is coming in fresh, so it's the only one undamaged here.)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1126 on: 24 November 2022, 18:20:03 »
Looking sweet.
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1127 on: 24 November 2022, 20:49:32 »
Thanks!

Looking through the documents now, aside from any new minis images I might get, there are placeholders in the Rules chapter for a one-third page panel and a half-page panel.

I've been having too much fun doodling lately...

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« Reply #1128 on: 25 November 2022, 20:48:40 »
That some great artwork.
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« Reply #1129 on: 28 November 2022, 17:46:45 »
And now with more details, including insignia and battle damage. (Primus Optimal is coming in fresh, so it's the only one undamaged here.)

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which automechs are what here?

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1130 on: 28 November 2022, 20:04:15 »
which automechs are what here?

 :o

Are you kidding?

Okay, going left to right, by Syberian name (AutoMech class) and equivalent Transformer name:
Stream Seeker (Seeker-class) = Slipstream
MechaTankus (Tankus-class) = Megatron
Shocker (Tankus-class) = Shockwave

Beetle Bee (Beetle-class) = Bumblebee
Primus Optimal (Leader-class) = Optimus Prime
Ferro-Vee (VeeMech-class) = Ironhide

Stream Seeker's colors hearken to the Slipstream introduced in Transformers Animated, while Beetle Bee's colors are those of the 2007 movie Bumblebee. The rest are G1 colors all the way.

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« Reply #1131 on: 28 November 2022, 20:12:07 »
He might be, but I'm sufficiently unfamiliar with the Transformers canon to the point of only recognizing just over half of those names...

It's helpful to list them either way!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1132 on: 28 November 2022, 20:14:24 »
He might be, but I'm sufficiently unfamiliar with the Transformers canon to the point of only recognizing just over half of those names...

It's helpful to list them either way!  :thumbsup:

*ponders whether or not making a Syberia-themed scenario pack would be a good idea after all*

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1133 on: 28 November 2022, 20:18:49 »
Oh, you should TOTALLY do the scenario pack... I'm pretty sure I'm alone in my ignorance...  ::)

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1134 on: 28 November 2022, 20:59:34 »
Include Alpha Strike rules please...

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1135 on: 28 November 2022, 21:08:17 »
:o

Are you kidding?
not entirely? i wasn't sure which one the red one was (thought it might be G1 Cliffjumper's expy), and apparently i misidentified the seeker as Sky Seeker/Skywarp (who had a similar color scheme in G1)

i'm honestly not all that familiar with the classic transformers stuff, i'm just good at finding stuff on their Wiki. if it was Beastwars based stuff i'd be more familiar. (i caught a few G1 reruns growing up but was more into The Real Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so my main exposure to transformers as a media franchise rather than just random toys was via Beastwars when it came out.)


Include Alpha Strike rules please...

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we'd need AS cards for all the new units. which would be a lot of hand converting then programming into the MUL's custom card maker.
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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1136 on: 28 November 2022, 21:32:10 »
Won't Alpha Strike cards be difficult to do?  These are customized units, though I guess the Robotic controls won't as evident as they need to be in a AutoMech (BattleMech) record sheet.

It would be cool to see sourcebook, that's alot work for one guy doing something for free.  :o
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« Reply #1137 on: 29 November 2022, 11:56:59 »
Include Alpha Strike rules please...

I would have thought that virtually all their capabilities perfectly translated to Alpha Strike from their BattleTech stats. No?

not entirely? i wasn't sure which one the red one was (thought it might be G1 Cliffjumper's expy), and apparently i misidentified the seeker as Sky Seeker/Skywarp (who had a similar color scheme in G1)

Skywarp's G1 colors were black and light purple. His Seeker equivalent appears in the internal art that follows the Seeker class entry with that scheme. (On Star Seeker's left.)

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i'm honestly not all that familiar with the classic transformers stuff, i'm just good at finding stuff on their Wiki. if it was Beastwars based stuff i'd be more familiar. (i caught a few G1 reruns growing up but was more into The Real Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so my main exposure to transformers as a media franchise rather than just random toys was via Beastwars when it came out.)

*gasp!*

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we'd need AS cards for all the new units. which would be a lot of hand converting then programming into the MUL's custom card maker.

Yeah. We're talking 335 entries there... And I couldn't even bring myself to doing standard record sheets for these guys!

Won't Alpha Strike cards be difficult to do?  These are customized units, though I guess the Robotic controls won't as evident as they need to be in a AutoMech (BattleMech) record sheet.

It would be cool to see sourcebook, that's alot work for one guy doing something for free.  :o

AutoMechs translated into AS units wouldn't be any different than human-driven units, really. As they use no real custom weaponry, armor, or structure, they should be easily converted by the basic rules. But I admit it's been a while since I converted any units, so, you tell me.

Bottom line: I'd LOVE to have been able to provide TW Record Sheets and AS Cards for these guys, but I just don't have the time and/or skills necessary to make it happen, especially by my lonesome. If any of YOU want to tackle that, however, know that I won't stop you.

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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1138 on: 03 December 2022, 19:46:17 »
the new trailer for "TF: rise of the beasts" comes pretty close to how i imagined the Syberian Aximals would end up looking. not very natural (and way too big) but obviously meant to emulate animals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiE38DvpZKI

though wrangler's meme applies:


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Re: Filling in the Syberian AutoMechs (Open Thread)
« Reply #1139 on: 03 December 2022, 23:59:51 »
the new trailer for "TF: rise of the beasts" comes pretty close to how i imagined the Syberian Aximals would end up looking. not very natural (and way too big) but obviously meant to emulate animals.

Yeah, that's kind of how I saw them as well. Of course, with BattleTech's 'Mech technology underlying them, they're probably a little more blocky to boot. But not by much.

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