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Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« on: 17 December 2020, 11:50:55 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with the current BT periodical Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine.

Please remember to follow the errata report template when reporting issues.  Additionally, first specify which issue you're reporting the error for.  Thanks.
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #1 on: 18 December 2020, 10:06:04 »
Shrapnel issue 2 page 332/333 day break on shining mountain

Beddow recognizes the trebuchet coming off the Overlord. The Trebuchet was not introduced until 2780. The colony was established in 2764 and then lost contact with th Inner Sphere. They should not know what a trebuchet is.  The Trebuchet should be replaced with a different mech or left unidentified

The same applies for the Grasshoppers which were introduced in 2780

The identification of the Atlas II on page 333 is questionable. They would recognize the Atlas which was introduced in 2755 but the Atlas II was only introduced in 2765. Maybe the Ghost Bears had 1? Or he could identify it as an unknown variant of the Atlas

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #2 on: 19 December 2020, 00:53:06 »
Issue #2, Devil Take the Hindmost

"The Phantom of the Coliseum was considered a myth, much of which was based on a series of incidents that occurred fifteen years earlier at the Lyran arena.

It all started shortly after preparatory renovations to the Coliseum were completed in 3048, the first phase of a grand plan to upgrade the arena with lostech recovered from the Helm Memory Core, much as the Federated Suns had with the Boreal Reach arena." [emphases mine]

The story is set in 3051, with numerous plot elements conditional on this fact. And there are lines like:

"The story of the Phantom had been a background piece for several years, part of the grand history of the arena, when Kyle Borric came on the scene."

Also, the head tech, Seifert, talks about his experiences with his missing lunch as though they happened many years ago (although admittedly there isn't an exact year or number of years specified, it's clear from the way he's recalling it that it happened more than three years ago).

Now, the obvious fix here would be to change the date of 3048 to 3036. Unfortunately, those renovations to the Coliseum starting in 3048 is already canon. So I'm not sure what the solution would be here. I hope someone comes up with one, though, because this is an otherwise excellent story.


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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #3 on: 19 December 2020, 19:30:51 »
Issue #1, POD
p. 54, second paragraph
p. 57, third full paragraph

Two non-English characters (letters) used, or one used three times, that did not print properly. See attachment.
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #4 on: 24 December 2020, 17:05:33 »
Issue #1, POD
p. 54, second paragraph
p. 57, third full paragraph

Two non-English characters (letters) used, or one used three times, that did not print properly. See attachment.

Issue #1, PDF
p. 54, second paragraph
p. 57, third full paragraph

Same characters as previous report for POD, but characters are not displayed at all. See attachment.

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #5 on: 29 December 2020, 19:18:42 »
Shrapnel #2 P.39
PPC location in LA

For RS_Shrapnel_02.pdf location of PPC is LT.

Where is mistake?

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #6 on: 14 January 2021, 18:16:47 »
Shrapnel 3 pdf, Thunder Stallion statblock
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #7 on: 24 March 2021, 00:42:52 »
Shrapnel #4 (PoD 16MAR2021)

pg123

typo: RFN-8D Rifleman

change to: RFL-8D Rifleman
 

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #8 on: 08 July 2021, 10:34:31 »
Shrapnel #3 PDF

Story: Doc Bens
Pg 132 & 133

Pg 132
" They were surrounded, taking fire, limbs tearing. Rick's Atlas... Rob's Warhammer exploded into molten chunks. He ejected into a hail of fire."
Pg 133
"Rob rammed the Thug with his weakened Warhammer. The Obsidian mech fired both short-range missile groups at the Warhammer, directly into its chest, causing it to explode. Rob's auto-ejection system shot him into a sky full of tracer rounds and laser fire."

A destroyed mech can't fight, and explode a second time in a couple of minutes.

Solution:
Suppressing the part concerning Rob's Warhammer destruction on page 132.
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #9 on: 14 September 2021, 16:25:05 »
Issue #6
Moving Forward
The first 3 time stamps need to be later by two months. (So, April, April, May.)
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #10 on: 14 September 2021, 21:26:24 »
Shrapnel #6, Kindle edition

Point of View


The Elemental on the bottom-left of the accompanying art work displays Clan Wolf insignia on its right shoulder pad; this should be a Clan Jade Falcon logo instead, to match the Point portrayed in the story proper.

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #11 on: 15 September 2021, 20:54:06 »
Shrapnel #6, PDF edition

Persuading Parliament article

The character of Lady Iwasaki is introduced on page 91, but her name is misspelled as Iwaski thereafter in the article. The correct spelling is Iwasaki, replace all instance of the misspelling with the correct spelling.

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #12 on: 15 September 2021, 22:09:11 »
Issue #6

Moving Forward, second "chapter"
--Remove "BattleMech" after "Daedalus". The Daedalus is an IndustrialMech
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #13 on: 16 September 2021, 08:11:25 »
Issue #6

Moving Forward, second "chapter"
--Rearrange the following sentence from:
"The colony of Gateway had been reestablished in 3141, serving as a base of operations between the newly established recharge stations before being abandoned."

to

"The abandoned colony had been reestablished in 3141, serving as a base of operations between the newly established recharge stations."
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #14 on: 23 September 2021, 20:51:20 »
Shrapnel #6:

"Moving Forward" (p. 182)

Delete "not built during the limited run on Hephaestus Station"


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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #15 on: 21 October 2021, 14:29:52 »
Dev-level errata.

Shrapnel #6
"Moving Forward", p. 121 of PDF version.

Replace:
Quote
Alongside an improved version of the original model, the factory would also produce a version upgraded with Clan-tech weapons.
With
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The factory would produce an improved version of the original upgraded with Clan-tech weapons.
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #16 on: 28 December 2021, 11:54:44 »
Shrapnel 7 PDF record sheets
Hatchetman 5DT record sheet lacks TSM while both the fluff and the TRO entry include it.
The obvious solution is to move a heat sink from the RT to the RA and than there are 4 slots in the RT and 2 in the LT for the TSM which is exactly consistent with the Shrapnel TRO entry page 84

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #17 on: 28 December 2021, 16:54:00 »
In addition to Hussars post above, the lasers in the RA should actually be in the LA. Looks like I goofed there. Not sure what happened with the TSM, but 4 in the RT and 2 in LT was the intent, with the DHS in the RA instead of the RT.

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #18 on: 15 March 2022, 19:06:17 »
Shrapnel Issue #8, pg. 56, PDF edition, byline near bottom of page:

LAKE PEND
SENDALOR
14 DECEMBER 3069


Date should be 3068, not 3069


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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #19 on: 16 March 2022, 16:57:52 »
Shrapnel Issue 07, pdf editions, either the periodical itself (pp. 54, 58), or its record sheets

Problem: Both the text and the description of the HCT-5DT Hatchetman describe the 'Mech as having Triple Strength Myomer. The TRO entry in the magazine (p. 58) specifies the TSM has 4 criticals in the RT, 2 in the LT. The downloadable record sheets do not have TSM criticals labeled. Additionally, there is no free space on the record sheet for 4/2 criticals of TSM in the RT/LT, because a Double Heat Sink has been placed in the RT (meaning there is only 1 critical available in the RT).

2 Solutions are possible: Either, On the record sheet, move the Double Heat Sink to the the RA (the only location with 3 criticals) and install the TSM as described on p. 58.
Alternatively, change the TRO entry on p. 58 to place the TSM between locations with space, for example, 2 criticals each in LA, LT, and RA.

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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #20 on: 18 July 2022, 15:19:19 »
Shrapnel 9, Dezgra, p.71

Replace "a black Flashman with emerald-green lines slashed across it" with "an emerald-green Flashman with black lines slashed across it"
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Re: Shrapnel - The Official BattleTech Magazine
« Reply #21 on: 15 September 2022, 07:02:56 »
Issue #10

- Cover says Issue #9.  A printed copy of that'll be worth an extra 50 cents some day!

- Undefeated. Two scenes enroute to the Nadir Jump Point, then the final scene enroute to the Zenith Jump Point. Fits thematically with the story, not so with astrophysics.
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