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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #210 on: 26 July 2018, 18:21:26 »
Preordered them. Not sure why we have to preorder and wait on an electronic download instead of just.... getting them now? Still seems funny to preorder a nonphysical product. But, cautiously hopeful at this development.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #211 on: 26 July 2018, 19:21:42 »
Only A Splinter of Hope seems to be available at www.barnesandnoble.com at the moment.   :(
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #212 on: 26 July 2018, 19:31:33 »
I'm stoked for the new Total Warfare as well, I've had the Fanpro edition for ages.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #213 on: 26 July 2018, 20:09:39 »
I emailed about getting the updated versions with my order numbers last week but heard no word. Guessing not much of will be moving until after gencon

Same here, also about merging two accounts. I'll be patient.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #214 on: 26 July 2018, 20:33:13 »
The account merger process took some effort. Having order numbers helps considerably

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #215 on: 26 July 2018, 20:45:07 »
Preordered them. Not sure why we have to preorder and wait on an electronic download instead of just.... getting them now? Still seems funny to preorder a nonphysical product. But, cautiously hopeful at this development.

Because it’s not yet ready for sale? I mean, Amazon does presales on Kindle books so that you can buy them before the release date. Not sure why that’s so weird.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #216 on: 26 July 2018, 22:10:15 »
Just strikes me as odd to line up and pre-purchase something for which there is no scarcity.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #217 on: 26 July 2018, 22:25:04 »
Preorder culture is weeeeird. I can understand Kickstarter campaigns, and have preordered limited edition items, but preordering software and computer files just strikes me as bizarre.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #218 on: 26 July 2018, 22:59:54 »
Preorder culture is weeeeird. I can understand Kickstarter campaigns, and have preordered limited edition items, but preordering software and computer files just strikes me as bizarre.

There may still be order fulfillment and editing expenses to cover, and the pre-orders can help gauge market interest, allowing similar products to be greenlit early, shortening gaps in release time (in theory).

I pre-order MP3 albums often enough, so I get an email with a download link as soon as the album is released. It's actually quite convenient.

What baffles me is that the novella about Falcons and Lyrans has Davion art on the cover. What the hell?

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #219 on: 26 July 2018, 23:14:38 »
What baffles me is that the novella about Falcons and Lyrans has Davion art on the cover. What the hell?

That's a Storm Hammer Templar (unit logo on the mech's right leg) with a Lyran fist on the upper torso. Only thing that remotly suggest Davion is that it's a Templar and the TRO's more than hint that the LC and FS are trading arms regularly during the DA.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #220 on: 26 July 2018, 23:25:48 »
That's a Storm Hammer Templar (unit logo on the mech's right leg) with a Lyran fist on the upper torso. Only thing that remotly suggest Davion is that it's a Templar and the TRO's more than hint that the LC and FS are trading arms regularly during the DA.

It's got a projectile weapon, missiles, and an energy weapon. Why not use a Zeus? I suppose it is cheaper to change some Photoshop layers and repurpose artwork from a Davion-centric product than to commission something new.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #221 on: 26 July 2018, 23:33:30 »
This is a bizarre thing to be upset about. Templar's are sick. It's a good cover.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #222 on: 26 July 2018, 23:36:05 »
It's got a projectile weapon, missiles, and an energy weapon. Why not use a Zeus? I suppose it is cheaper to change some Photoshop layers and repurpose artwork from a Davion-centric product than to commission something new.

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Personally I think a Templar of any stripe looks better than a Zeus of any make or model,  so I'm in favor of the cover we got.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #223 on: 26 July 2018, 23:39:07 »
I like the Zeus-X, but this Templar looks cool as hell.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #224 on: 26 July 2018, 23:39:39 »
Only A Splinter of Hope seems to be available at www.barnesandnoble.com at the moment.   :(

I've seen this mentioned a couple times today--I'll pass it along to those who may be able to do something about it.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #225 on: 26 July 2018, 23:40:55 »
It's got a projectile weapon, missiles, and an energy weapon. Why not use a Zeus? I suppose it is cheaper to change some Photoshop layers and repurpose artwork from a Davion-centric product than to commission something new.

Aside from the fact that the ZEU-9S and -9T don't have projectile weapons, you mean?

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #226 on: 26 July 2018, 23:55:00 »
Aside from the fact that the ZEU-9S and -9T don't have projectile weapons, you mean?

Take a look at the Dark Age Zeus. Though I guess they're all Zeus Xs now.

Some of the recent cover art selections have been following an fascinating decision making process.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #227 on: 27 July 2018, 00:41:43 »
Jasek Kelwsa Steiner piloted a Templar

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #228 on: 27 July 2018, 00:52:29 »
Jasek Kelwsa Steiner piloted a Templar

Ah! It relates to all those Dark Age novels I didn't read.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #229 on: 27 July 2018, 00:55:24 »
Ah! It relates to all those Dark Age novels I didn't read.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #230 on: 27 July 2018, 02:48:31 »
Sustained. I am totally blanking on the name of the guy who ran the Falcon show while Malvina was not dead just sleepin it off. Was that in one of the novels, or just another detail line in ER3145?

Guess I'm gonna have to try and find a copy of Pardoe's Fire At Will.

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #231 on: 27 July 2018, 02:54:06 »
Nice to see them available via Playstore too.

The blurb describes these as novellas. Those range from anywhere between 10k to 40k words. Do we have a rough estimate how long these are?

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #232 on: 27 July 2018, 05:51:20 »
Outside of Shattered Fortress, this is the first thing I've been interested in getting for a long time. Definitely getting these on kindle next week!

Nice to see them available via Playstore too.

The blurb describes these as novellas. Those range from anywhere between 10k to 40k words. Do we have a rough estimate how long these are?

Blaines blog about his novella states it comes in at over 40k words

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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #233 on: 27 July 2018, 08:59:03 »
Preorder culture is weeeeird. I can understand Kickstarter campaigns, and have preordered limited edition items, but preordering software and computer files just strikes me as bizarre.

And yet...to some, like me in the past, preordering something, even software meant, I have the money now, if I spend it now I will have the product then. If I don;t spend my money now, I may spend my money elsewhere and not have it then.

And that is how I have been my entire life.

Yes, I even Pre-order PS4 and X-BOX 1 games to this day, not for the 'extra's but so I don't need to look come a certain date and say...where do I get the cash for this?
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #234 on: 27 July 2018, 09:30:50 »
I'm putting the finishing touches on the major "CGL at Gen Con" post, so keep an eye out for that a bit later today. There's some things in there you all might be interested in.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #235 on: 27 July 2018, 09:55:34 »
Actually...let's do this part now.

Bring the dawn! "Shattered Fortress" will be available in PDF in the first week of August, in print in strictly limited quantities at Gen Con, and in wide release later this fall.

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Shattered Fortress chronicles the twilight of BattleTech’s Dark Age, as nations are thrown into turmoil and predators circle the broken remnants of the Republic of the Sphere. This volume provides a year-by-year look at pivotal turning points in the history of the Inner Sphere, offers a peek behind the curtain of Fortress Republic, and reveals the fateful decisions that will ultimately decide the future of humanity.


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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #236 on: 27 July 2018, 10:01:54 »
Actually...let's do this part now.

Bring the dawn! "Shattered Fortress" will be available in PDF in the first week of August, in print in strictly limited quantities at Gen Con, and in wide release later this fall.




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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #237 on: 27 July 2018, 10:04:29 »
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« Reply #238 on: 27 July 2018, 10:05:19 »
Wow, well done fellas. Looking forward to giving this a read.
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Re: Upcoming Releases Volume XIII: Unlucky Release Edition
« Reply #239 on: 27 July 2018, 10:57:37 »
Sustained. I am totally blanking on the name of the guy who ran the Falcon show while Malvina was not dead just sleepin it off. Was that in one of the novels, or just another detail line in ER3145?

Guess I'm gonna have to try and find a copy of Pardoe's Fire At Will.

Malvina being incapacitated at Hesperus was a SB detail, it was never in the fiction . . . Becket Malthus was the Falcon Khan under Malvina as Chengis Khan (or whatever), when she was just the Khan I am not sure they even had a saKhan named.

Fire At Will?  does not deal with the Falcons, its FWL/Lyran/Wolf.

Tyler, while Jasek is the leader of the Stormhammers, is one of two successful Lyran commanders we know of, and pilots a Templar . . . its a Templar III, not a I as depicted and the colors are not Stormhammer dark blue & gray.  Now I am all for Jasek getting a upgrade to the Templar I, but . . .

Also . . . it looks like the mech behind and to the left is a Battlemaster, trying to figure out what is on the back right . . . 4 LRM15s, 2 on each side.
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