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Re: More crack please
« Reply #780 on: 23 June 2014, 18:20:10 »
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« Reply #781 on: 23 June 2014, 20:23:44 »
nope, will just have to have the Cloudy Stoned Coyotes ... "Reports of the demise of the (Cloudy) Stone Coyotes are being verified and the question still being asked if the force was the ‘(Cloudy) Stoned Coyotes’ given their penchant to stop at any world with a 7-11 or kebab shop."

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Re: More crack please
« Reply #782 on: 24 June 2014, 02:31:20 »
It's not the Stone Coyotes ... it's the Stone's Coyotes!

(with apologies to Stackpole ...)
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Re: More crack please
« Reply #783 on: 24 June 2014, 02:33:52 »
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!
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Re: More crack please
« Reply #784 on: 24 June 2014, 07:41:53 »
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!
It be cool if Will Weaton played Battletech, that regimental/mercenary unit name would be awesome.
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« Reply #785 on: 24 June 2014, 08:21:46 »
Yep, especially as the Wolf's Dragoons to his Waco Rangers.   8)

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« Reply #786 on: 24 June 2014, 08:38:42 »
Any speculation what the REVIVAL Trials will be like?  Gleaming what i could find from the original Jade Falcon source book (Wolf book had almost couple sentences...) Falcons and other crusader clans took on Wolf in series of trials of refusal against invasion on the Mars fields of Stracha Mechty.  I don't think those were trials for position for the invasion. Invading Clans book didn't look like they cover much on the trials, just the invasion from other clans didn't get their own source book.

What source books have Trials of position for the invasion in them?  I could sworn i read them somewhere
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« Reply #787 on: 24 June 2014, 14:32:46 »
Clan Wolf fought a trial of refusal against the invasion. After that the clans fought a series of trials of position to see who would participate.

Its mentioned pretty briefly in the history of most clans. So the invading clans sourcebook, field manual warden clans or field manual crusader clans should reference it. But it has never been explored in depth.
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« Reply #788 on: 24 June 2014, 14:37:42 »
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!
I'm perfectly fine with this.
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Re: More crack please
« Reply #789 on: 24 June 2014, 14:40:03 »
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!

I just sent him an email, if he has time...I'll hear back, but he's a busy guy.
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« Reply #790 on: 24 June 2014, 14:53:17 »
I guess I had good timing today...here's his response...

Email from Wil Wheaton...

I haven't played Battletech in ... gosh, 25 years? But I am familiar with it (and the short lived places you could go play it in pods and pretend you were driving an actual mech).

I would be honored if someone created a unit called the "Wesley Crushers"!

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« Reply #791 on: 24 June 2014, 14:53:32 »
For those looking for more (BattleTech) crack, Randall's been leaving more tidbits on Twitter and Facebook. The most recent being ...
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« Reply #792 on: 24 June 2014, 15:00:35 »
I guess I had good timing today...here's his response...

Email from Wil Wheaton...

I haven't played Battletech in ... gosh, 25 years? But I am familiar with it (and the short lived places you could go play it in pods and pretend you were driving an actual mech).

I would be honored if someone created a unit called the "Wesley Crushers"!

Wil

Tell him if I do this, it will require a mention on The Wil Wheaton Project.  (And yes, I will do this.)
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« Reply #793 on: 24 June 2014, 15:01:38 »
Tell him if I do this, it will require a mention on The Wil Wheaton Project.  (And yes, I will do this.)

I'll do one better...I'll send him a link to the thread. With any luck, he will make an account & talk to us about it so we can get this done! I'd love to see it.
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« Reply #794 on: 24 June 2014, 15:02:44 »
I'll do one better...I'll send him a link to the thread. With any luck, he will make an account & talk to us about it so we can get this done! I'd love to see it.

Great! I'll even add any friends he wants name-checked into the unit.
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« Reply #795 on: 24 June 2014, 15:08:53 »
Just sent him the link...now we wait & see! Pretty cool guy I must say, and very glad he didn't fall off the map after Star Trek:TNG & has had a good career. Not many people would actually take the time to respond given the kind of hectic schedule they have, but he's always come off as "one of the guys" rather than "snobby celebrity". Nice to know real people exist in Hollywood!

<crosses fingers> If he comes on, and this happens...I'm making a unit specifically for it. I'd love to see Fighting Pirannha Graphics come up with a logo for it (unless you want to GB). Could go so far as a bowling ball, hitting 3 pins out of the way (one center, one right, one left) with the Big Bang Theory's molecule as the background.

Just make sure to come up with a unit paint scheme too! Those are always lacking in the books!!! We need to make this one happen, and have it done right!
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« Reply #796 on: 24 June 2014, 15:15:22 »
Not sure if he's going to make an account/log in or not...but he did see the thread & read the responses from GhostBear...here's his reply to me...

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Re: More crack please
« Reply #797 on: 24 June 2014, 15:26:44 »
This is now my favorite thread. I eagerly await the canonization of Wesley Crushers.
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« Reply #798 on: 24 June 2014, 15:30:47 »
This is now my favorite thread. I eagerly await the canonization of Wesley Crushers.

Ya know, back when I started this thread, I had no idea how big it would get...but I agree with you! We've gotten some great answers, and some really funny responses...but this "Wesley Crushers" thing tops them all. If it doesn't happen as a "canon" thing...I'm doing it anyways & I will have FPG make the decals for it. He (Wil Wheaton) is a cool guy, and literally took the time to respond to a random fan...so why not do it anyways?

Definitely hope he says something in the show, that would seal the deal for making this happen, but if not...I'll definitely make it myself.

If you see this again Wil...thanks for taking the time out of your schedule! You're a good guy...best of luck man!
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« Reply #799 on: 24 June 2014, 15:35:52 »
Ya know, back when I started this thread, I had no idea how big it would get...but I agree with you! We've gotten some great answers, and some really funny responses...but this "Wesley Crushers" thing tops them all. If it doesn't happen as a "canon" thing...I'm doing it anyways & I will have FPG make the decals for it. He (Wil Wheaton) is a cool guy, and literally took the time to respond to a random fan...so why not do it anyways?

Definitely hope he says something in the show, that would seal the deal for making this happen, but if not...I'll definitely make it myself.

If you see this again Wil...thanks for taking the time out of your schedule! You're a good guy...best of luck man!

If he does it, it will go a long way towards making up for "blowing off" my request to write the intro to my book last year....  ;)

I've already got a project in mind to stick the Crushers in. If he wants input on the logo and colors, pass 'em along to me.
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« Reply #800 on: 24 June 2014, 15:53:06 »
Who would have guessed my silly joke would turn out like this. :D
Now I have a really great story to tell in my author blog tomorrow :)
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« Reply #801 on: 24 June 2014, 16:42:25 »
I guess I had good timing today...here's his response...

Email from Wil Wheaton...

I haven't played Battletech in ... gosh, 25 years? But I am familiar with it (and the short lived places you could go play it in pods and pretend you were driving an actual mech).

I would be honored if someone created a unit called the "Wesley Crushers"!

Wil

He should also be aware of it from the Mechwarrior 4 bouts he hosted on Arena.  That's right, a pre-buyout G4 reference!

And he is a nice guy.  I know a writer from The Nerdist who can vouch for it.  He and Chris Hardwick, in addition to being one time roomies are both passionate about giving gaming culture the same coverage enjoyed by film and sports.

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« Reply #802 on: 24 June 2014, 17:23:32 »
I thought about writing about what my wife would be willing to do for Chris Hardwick to have a positive BT plug on The Nerdist podcast but thought better of it.


Though she does make fantastic deserts.  He could have a lifetime's worth of blueberry cobbler with homemade ice cream. O:-) Though he'd be risking a return of "Fat Chris".

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« Reply #803 on: 24 June 2014, 17:29:16 »
And he is a nice guy.  I know a writer from The Nerdist who can vouch for it.  He and Chris Hardwick, in addition to being one time roomies are both passionate about giving gaming culture the same coverage enjoyed by film and sports.

Good to hear!

Back on topic, and not to beat a dead horse...

Hypothesis for ilClan - The homeworld clans, after all this time out there alone, take Kerensky's dream a little further & streamline it. The clans all either fold in to, or are absorbed in to 1 or 2 clans (probably 2 so there's the ability to trial against each other). They come up with a bunch of new tech from the reavings & the discovery of The Society. Say it's un-developed tech that they prefect. Then, this 1 or 2 clan force launches a full scale invasion of the IS. Either down from the Davion/Capellan/Marik area...or just right through the current IS clans areas.

They demolish all who stand in their way as they are a larger force than the original invasion fleet. They reach Terra, and either are met by Stone, or one of Stones closest people like Redburn...hell maybe Julian reaches Terra on his way to New Avalon & is swept up in this. Whatever person it is...either leads a force against the invading clan (call it what you will, but I believe the Cobras & Adders could easily become one...not sure about the Coyotes & Lions), or ends up using clan tactics against them & calls for a trial of possession (or one is called on Terra & this person defends either way). Whatever homeworld clan it is...becomes ilClan. Some of the IS clans follow in line, others rage against them, maybe even to be annihilated.

Just my thoughts...which I think would be awesome, but at the same time...I'm a Wolf at heart & would love to see them win. I just think that's the "obvious" choice and won't happen. If it doesn't, I'd love to see the Coyotes, Star Adders, or the Cloud Cobras win it (not in any specific order).
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« Reply #804 on: 24 June 2014, 17:47:46 »
Who would have guessed my silly joke would turn out like this. :D
Now I have a really great story to tell in my author blog tomorrow :)

This thread has made me dizzy ...

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« Reply #805 on: 24 June 2014, 17:48:44 »
This thread has made me dizzy ...

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« Reply #806 on: 24 June 2014, 18:23:23 »
I guess I had good timing today...here's his response...

Email from Wil Wheaton...

I haven't played Battletech in ... gosh, 25 years? But I am familiar with it (and the short lived places you could go play it in pods and pretend you were driving an actual mech).

I would be honored if someone created a unit called the "Wesley Crushers"!

Wil

Not to be a wet blanket here, but while HE would be honored, I wonder if someone with an army of lawyers and a trademark on the name would have a problem with it.

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« Reply #807 on: 24 June 2014, 18:25:10 »
Not to be a wet blanket here, but while HE would be honored, I wonder if someone with an army of lawyers and a trademark on the name would have a problem with it.

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We want a unit called the Wesley Crushers!!! lol
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« Reply #808 on: 24 June 2014, 18:54:58 »
>>>Throws Herb in the nearest industrial strength dryer...<<<

We want a unit called the Wesley Crushers!!! lol

You also want classic 'Mechs that look like someone else's intellectual property. I can't help but recall how THAT worked out...

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« Reply #809 on: 24 June 2014, 19:01:35 »
How about Wheaton's Crushers?  He's already cool with the idea, and it still holds to the idea while being a lot less direct.