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BattleTech AMAs
« on: 20 March 2021, 12:48:27 »
BattleTech AMA: Tamar Rising!
LINK COMING SOON
February 5, 3:00pm EST/Noon PST (7:00PM UDT)
Join Eric Salzman, Lance Scarinci, Edward McEneely and Joshua Franklin ask them anything about the first plot book of the ilClan Era, Tamar Rising.

Please note the time change, this will be the standard time moving forward.


Previous AMAs:

BattleTech AMA: Content Creators!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icpttaUkg3U

Tex from the Black Pants Legion, members of WolfNet Radio, Death From Above, Arbitration Studios, CamoSpecs Online, Renegade HPG, Battle Bound, and Ray Arrastia answer questions and discuss their work as BattleTech content creators.

BattleTech AMA: Directors and Developers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6H2Oh--mxs

Ray Arrastia and Brent Evans answer questions and discuss their work on BattleTech.

BattleTech AMA: Fact Checking!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c-DuVGryVc

John Helfers, Eric Salzman, Luke Robertson, and Étienne Charron-Willard answer questions and discuss fact-checking for BattleTech.

BattleTech AMA: The Art of BattleTech!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gh-y_iPaLI

Brent Evans, Anthony Scroggins, Alex Iglesias, Marco Mazzoni, Bishop Steiner, and Ken Coleman answer questions and discuss creating artwork for BattleTech.

BattleTech AMA: Recognition Guides!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U9cOdY_q4o

Johannes Heidler, Chris Wheeler, Joshua Franklin, Keith Hann, Lance Scarinci, Matt Wilsbacher answer questions and discuss the Recognition Guide: ilClan series.

BattleTech AMA: Writing for BattleTech!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SogRPl7-Ys

John Helfers, Phil A. Lee, Jason Schmetzer, Geoff Swift, and Aaron Cahall answer questions and discuss writing for BattleTech.

BattleTech AMA: Hour of the Wolf!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGsZuBB4vvM

Blaine Lee Pardoe, Brent Evans, John Helfers, Phil A. Lee, Aaron Cahall and Ray Arrastia answer questions and discuss Hour of the Wolf and ilClan.

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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #1 on: 20 March 2021, 15:09:57 »
And it was  great one!
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #2 on: 20 March 2021, 22:09:42 »
Do writers get to roll on a table for more F bombs? And if so, are they limited to tactical, or can they get strategic?

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« Reply #3 on: 20 March 2021, 22:37:42 »
Do writers get to roll on a table for more F bombs? And if so, are they limited to tactical, or can they get strategic?

My MWO mates literally invented the term "Faith-Bomb" for my profanity laced in-game rants. Do I get a modifier on this roll?
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #4 on: 20 March 2021, 22:58:19 »
One of the pilot cards coming up for wave 2 has every Clan swear word worked into a single sentence.
"We have made of New Avalon a towering funeral pyre and wiped the Davion scourge from the universe.  Tikonov, Chesterton and Andurien are ours once more, and the cheers of the Capellan people nearly drown out the gnashing of our foes' teeth as they throw down their weapons in despair.  Now I am made First Lord of the Star League, and all shall bow down to me and pay homa...oooooo! Shiny thing!" - Maximillian Liao, "My Triumph", audio dictation, 3030.  Unpublished.

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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #5 on: 20 March 2021, 23:05:17 »
One of the pilot cards coming up for wave 2 has every Clan swear word worked into a single sentence.

As long as it's not "blitzking"
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #6 on: 20 March 2021, 23:15:24 »
Last book was the first time that ever appeared unfortunately . . . stravag, savarshi (animal based), freebirth, chalcas, and a few others were from BoK on . . .
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #7 on: 21 March 2021, 06:17:33 »
Did anyone take notes?
I was late to the party and running back and forth between kids yelling for me from their beds and the AMA. So I missed most of it.
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #8 on: 21 March 2021, 06:26:49 »
I didn't take notes and was in-and-out a bit myself, but it's up on the Catalyst Youtube channel now.

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« Reply #9 on: 21 March 2021, 11:01:33 »
I did not take notes myself.

I am however pleased that Gideon told us to go take a stab at writing stuff in the IlClan era.

Will have to stay boots on the ground for a while and accept that anything you try may be trumped by information not yet known.  But if you can thread the needle, exciting to think about helping push into the future.
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« Reply #10 on: 21 March 2021, 13:40:30 »
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« Reply #11 on: 21 March 2021, 13:52:01 »
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #12 on: 21 March 2021, 14:10:42 »
I see you blog as much as I do.....

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Well I used to post up fanfic there all the time, but obviously can't be putting potential WIPs up there now.
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #13 on: 21 March 2021, 14:49:28 »
Sure you can. Just remember not to push "Publish" after you're done entering.



Now, that seems silly and even dismissive, but it is not. If, for example, you or anyone else finds it more natural and conducive to output by writing there in that space, use it, just don't waste it. To put that in perspective, I often jot down notes, keys to scenes, etc. in a notebook or on the nearest scrap of relatively clear paper. But I absolutely cannot write a story in longhand. Just cannot do it. Conversely, I find it better to brainstorm, plot, and outline longhand precisely because it takes more effort and there is less tendency to get verbose than on a keyboard.


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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #14 on: 22 March 2021, 12:39:18 »
Did anyone take notes?

I can do a summary shortly, but for the person who asked if there was a chronological list of all the fiction in order: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/novel-and-sourcebook-reviews/master-chronological-fiction-review-index/  Props to Aaron for the shout out.
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #15 on: 31 March 2021, 06:42:09 »
2nd AMA wasn't my thing, but i was curious when they announced the next one.
Anyone know if they changed the date of third AMA if their doing it still?
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« Reply #16 on: 31 March 2021, 06:58:25 »
Why would they change the date?
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« Reply #17 on: 31 March 2021, 09:53:23 »
2nd AMA wasn't my thing, but i was curious when they announced the next one.
Anyone know if they changed the date of third AMA if their doing it still?

It is still happening on April 24th. 
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Re: BattleTech AMAs
« Reply #18 on: 14 April 2021, 12:13:11 »
Some more information on the new AMA above, will get the URL soon. Thanks.
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« Reply #19 on: 14 April 2021, 12:53:04 »
Tagging for reference. I don't want to miss the next one for sure.
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« Reply #20 on: 14 April 2021, 13:02:39 »
April 24, 2pm EDT/11am PDT (5PM GMT)

That's two different times, as far as my Google time zone translation is concerned.
2 PM EDT and 11 AM PDT are 8 PM in Germany
5 PM GMT is 7 PM in Germany

Which one is correct?
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« Reply #21 on: 14 April 2021, 14:10:07 »
Fixed, thanks.
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« Reply #22 on: 16 April 2021, 15:24:49 »
Reminder for the the RecGuide AMA is up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U9cOdY_q4o
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« Reply #23 on: 24 April 2021, 11:15:43 »
Going live today in just under a couple of hours, hope to see you soon.

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« Reply #24 on: 24 April 2021, 13:01:43 »
And here we go!
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« Reply #25 on: 19 May 2021, 23:24:49 »
Sorry, have not kept this up to date. Updating it tonight.
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« Reply #26 on: 20 May 2021, 11:58:21 »
Artwork AMA, yay!
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« Reply #27 on: 20 May 2021, 12:08:53 »
This was the AMA I was looking forward to most, and I'm going out of town for my 13th wedding anniversary (yay?!).  Grumpy old man is grumpy.  :(

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« Reply #28 on: 20 May 2021, 12:35:35 »
I have yet to ask a question during any of the AMAs - I just enjoy watching the proceedings (and Aaron's driving face).  :P


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« Reply #29 on: 21 May 2021, 15:09:10 »
Updated, hope to see everyone tomorrow!
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