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Arkansas Warrior

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1350 on: 23 March 2023, 13:22:00 »
Whatever works for you that afternoon.  7?  6?
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1351 on: 23 March 2023, 14:35:57 »
Whatever works for you that afternoon.  7?  6?

That's fine.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1352 on: 23 March 2023, 18:47:43 »
I'll be there at 7.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1353 on: 23 March 2023, 20:23:26 »
I'll be there at 7.

I just thought of one possible problem.  Victory Comics doesn't have a lot of gaming space and I remember them being pretty packed on Friday nights for Magic.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1354 on: 24 March 2023, 06:49:25 »
Drat.  I guess I can just figure it out on the fly Saturday.  From what I’m reading it doesn’t look too different in how it works from regular BT, just streamlined.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1355 on: 24 March 2023, 07:50:27 »
Drat.  I guess I can just figure it out on the fly Saturday.  From what I’m reading it doesn’t look too different in how it works from regular BT, just streamlined.

I should have thought about the venue's space restrictions when picking days.  Oh well.

Best of luck in Saturday then.  Hopefully it'll have a good turnout.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1356 on: 26 March 2023, 19:41:02 »
We didn’t have huge turnout, but I think I can safely say that good times were had by all.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1357 on: 09 April 2023, 17:27:43 »
Ok, I wanted to make this announcement here first.

Sometime in August (either the 2nd or 3rd Saturday), I will be running a grinder event at Huzzah Hobbies all day.  Rules to be used are Classic with some optional rules like backing up/down hills and floating crits.  I can accommodate up to 10 players at a time.  No need to sign up required, no entry fee.

In this event, I will have 50 mechs split up into 5 different tiers.  You'll start with a random mech at tier 1 and when your mech is destroyed, you'll go up to the next tier.  Sounds like your typical grinder event right?  Well here's where it gets interesting.

When the game is over, or you have to leave, you get to pick one mech that you've either piloted or destroyed and walk home with it.  Any mechs that are available to your pool to choose from that aren't chosen get put into a general pool that then become available to be picked by other players.  Now if a situation occurs where we have to assign someone a mech and there aren't enough available because so many are in the general pool, then those mechs will be put back into circulation.  A sort of "reset" for the lack of a better term.

I will also have faction dice available to give to people who show up to play.  Everybody gets to pick one pair of dice and keep it.  I have 4 pairs of dice for each of the 5 major IS factions and 4 pairs of Wolf's Dragoons dice; so I can give up to 24 people free dice.  I ask that people who do show up to play stay for at least an hour or two as I have a limited amount of mechs and dice I can give away.

Let me know what you all think and if I should handle the prizes differently.  Cheers!
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1358 on: 09 April 2023, 18:04:20 »
That sounds like a perfectly reasonable way to handle rewards!  :thumbsup:

I'll be there if I can.  My transportation options are bit more limited than they used to be, so no guarantees, sadly...  :-\

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1359 on: 20 April 2023, 08:09:40 »
Sounds like fun!  I’ll try to make it.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1360 on: 20 April 2023, 09:31:23 »
That sounds like a perfectly reasonable way to handle rewards!  :thumbsup:

I'll be there if I can.  My transportation options are bit more limited than they used to be, so no guarantees, sadly...  :-\

I can give you a lift if need be.  If you are interested in helping me run it Daryk, I'll give you a pair of each of the faction dice and either a painted mini of your choice or a force pack of your choice.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1361 on: 21 April 2023, 01:43:10 »
If I can make it, I'm totally in to help you run Jester!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1362 on: 27 April 2023, 10:21:53 »
That sounds great!  I'll mark my calendar.
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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1363 on: 29 April 2023, 14:21:00 »
Havent been out for BT since covid, Id love to hangout with everyone again and play. I will do my best to be there.

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Re: Battletech Beatdowns in Northern VA
« Reply #1364 on: 20 May 2023, 02:14:25 »
I'll be running an Alpha Strike game at Huzzah Hobbies on Saturday June 24th.  It's going to be a play test of a scenario I want to run at a convention in.July.

It's set in the late Dark Age when the Wolf Empire invades the Republic of the Sphere.  All materials will be provided.
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