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BattleTech Game Systems => General BattleTech Discussion => Topic started by: Dragon41673 on 22 January 2014, 18:04:55

Title: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 January 2014, 18:04:55
Our last dose of "crack" was December 3rd. I know there are MANY items in the pipe (forgive the unintended pun) for release...but could you guys possibly "feed our need" for Battletech with a little something???   O:-)

In all seriousness...can we have a rough idea, even if you cannot give us the title of what's being released next, as to when we can expect to "feed our need"???

Thanks
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: DarthRads on 22 January 2014, 21:27:42
+1

What he said!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 22 January 2014, 21:41:00
I'm needin' it real bad man... I'll do anything... I... I just... I need a fix man... Comon' man... I just need some real quick and I'll be good.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 22 January 2014, 22:20:43
Cmon. I´ll pay you tomorrow! Really, bro.

Just a little bit and you don´t have to bother with me ever again, yo.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: elf25s on 22 January 2014, 23:40:15
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,36674.0.html

get your little fix here
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: FedSunsBorn on 22 January 2014, 23:45:09
I, Fedsunsborn, am an addict....to Battletech! Going through withdrawals badly! Please help CGL!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 January 2014, 01:34:28
Our last dose of "crack" was December 3rd. I know there are MANY items in the pipe (forgive the unintended pun) for release...but could you guys possibly "feed our need" for Battletech with a little something???   O:-)

In all seriousness...can we have a rough idea, even if you cannot give us the title of what's being released next, as to when we can expect to "feed our need"???

Thanks

I guess that the CGL may be working on The IlClan sourcebook. Wasn't it supposed to be published in the last December or so?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 23 January 2014, 01:47:50
No matter what, Its never soon enough!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: PsihoKekec on 23 January 2014, 02:43:48
Our last dose of "crack" was December 3rd. I know there are MANY items in the pipe (forgive the unintended pun) for release...but could you guys possibly "feed our need" for Battletech with a little something???   O:-)

Maybe the pipe is clogged with something big, (like the sewers of London).
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 23 January 2014, 08:20:13
I guess that the CGL may be working on The IlClan sourcebook. Wasn't it supposed to be published in the last December or so?

It was never going to be out that quick (last update from CGL was it was still being written).  Someone started speculating about it on here and chinese whispers lead people to think it actually was going to be released over new year's
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 08:51:12
I guess that the CGL may be working on The IlClan sourcebook. Wasn't it supposed to be published in the last December or so?

Link to your source?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 23 January 2014, 10:13:59
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,36674.0.html

get your little fix here

That's not new, we've had a ballpark release date for the new box for a while.

Weirdo, I'm pretty sure we were told the target for Ilclan was end of 2013/beginning of 2014.  But it was given with the caveat of "we hope" or "possibly" or some such.  I believe it was stated around a year ago.

I can not site a source (don't have time to find it right now) but it was either in a Battlechat or came from a Battlemaster avatar here.  I am confident it was given as an estimation from an official source.  However, I am also confident it was accompanied by several caveat/hopefully/maybes.

There was a lot of chatter about it in Battlechats before they stopped, Ben Rome teased it on his blog, it's been mentioned as in the works repeatedly on this forum by CGL folks.  We know it's coming fairly soon, but I'll grant there has been a good deal of wild speculation.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 10:24:59
The wild speculation is what I'm trying to stop. Somebody says "I wish we'd get BobTech next month!", then others will actually be expecting it in that month, and then rant and rave that CGL is going down the tubes because BobTech wasn't released on time, then when BobTech doesn't come out for another six months, people keep accusing the writers of incompetence. Then someone really likes BobTech and expresses a wish for BobTech II: Bob Harder, and the same process repeats itself until people are predicting Catalyst will fail in the next week because they haven't yet released a product they were never even planning to make.

Long story short, unless a post has a direct clickable link to the original source, it's random BS and should be ignored. Saying "I read it in some Battlechat some time back" is especially not a valid source.

Blast Hardcheese.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 January 2014, 10:43:06
Link to your source?

It was question. That's why the sentence ends with the question mark.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 January 2014, 10:54:29
I guess that the CGL may be working on The IlClan sourcebook. Wasn't it supposed to be published in the last December or so?

GhostBear said it was about 90% written but it'll be awhile before it comes out.

90% of IlClan is written.

But it won't be on the docket for a while.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 10:55:03
It was question. That's why the sentence ends with the question mark.
I'm asking for your information that gave a release date. What link made you think December?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 January 2014, 10:58:02
It was never going to be out that quick (last update from CGL was it was still being written).  Someone started speculating about it on here and chinese whispers lead people to think it actually was going to be released over new year's

GhostBear said it was about 90% written but it'll be awhile before it comes out.

Thanks for your replies, guys.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 January 2014, 10:59:04
I'm asking for your information that gave a release date. What link made you think December?

Long story short, unless a post has a direct clickable link to the original source, it's random BS and should be ignored. Saying "I read it in some Battlechat some time back" is especially not a valid source.

I think in some of the old battlechats they were talking about getting the Ilclan out by the end of the year and being in open waters next year. But herb stepped down as line developer since then and it was never a hard date. So things have changed a lot...

or.. err.... "I... read it in some battlechat... awhile ago?"

*runs*

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 11:01:25
The battlechats are usually posted on the forums, and thus can almost always be linked to. And yes, I do expect people to do that kind of digging every time they want to reference something from them. It's called citing your sources.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: chronoblip on 23 January 2014, 11:07:46
Maybe we could get a blank ".jpeg" with a suggestive file name?

*scratches arm*

I mean, maybe just a signed letterhead with my username on it?

*sniffs air and then rubs nose*

Or a pixelated screencap of an email from a writer who is thinking about suggesting something?

*rubs hands together suggestively*

In all seriousness though, when I got "bored" with past IPs and the parent companies not feeding an addiction to my liking, I turned to writing my own fiction and RP'ing. It may certainly me apocryphal, but if you can weave some guesses into the narrative, then perhaps some of it will stick? There's certainly a huge tapestry to add to, and while I am certainly not competent enough to submit anything to Battlecorps, it can be fun to try and imagine how an event might play out in the Battletech world.

Postulation of possibilities produces a pleasant pace at present , but penning prose provides particular passion and perspicacity otherwise private from persons powerless to expound upon their prized perceptions.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 January 2014, 11:15:14
I'm asking for your information that gave a release date. What link made you think December?


From the BattleChat that I uploaded personally:
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http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23997.0.html (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23997.0.html)
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<Spaceman1>: What 3145 products are scheduled for next year?
<Habeas2>: Spaceman1 - Era Report: 3145, TRO: 3145, and Field Manual: 3145 are the key books of the 3145 period we are working on. There is also an Era Digest planned to cover the early Dark Age period (when the "pirate factions" showed up), a Historical to cover the wars in between, and the final book of the 3145 priod will be The ilClan.


From the following BattleChat:
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http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23997.msg536418.html#msg536418 (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,23997.msg536418.html#msg536418)
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<mostrojoe>: So no hints for 2013? Nothing really new or interesting you want to throw to us?
<Habeas2>: Mostrojoe - 2013 is basically the year we go through the Dark Age setting. From beginning to end, for all intents and purposes, we will be watching the entire era unfold and reach its conclusion with The IlClan sourcebook.

...
Long story short, unless a post has a direct clickable link to the original source, it's random BS and should be ignored. Saying "I read it in some Battlechat some time back" is especially not a valid source.

Blast Hardcheese.

May I ask since when it has been forbidden to speculate when BattleTech products may be published? I am looking through the Rules I can't see anything against it?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 11:29:13
Okay, those are valid sources. Thank you.

May I ask since when it has been forbidden to speculate when BattleTech products may be published? I am looking through the Rules I can't see anything against it?

The forum rules don't have anything to do with it. Basic common sense does. Anyone who has been on these forums for a decent lenght of time knows that baseless speculation brings nothing but sorrow. It'll never be stamped out completely(this is the Internet aft all), but that doesn't mean we can't fight against it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 January 2014, 11:38:44
Okay, those are valid sources. Thank you.

The forum rules don't have anything to do with it. Basic common sense does. Anyone who has been on these forums for a decent lenght of time knows that baseless speculation brings nothing but sorrow. It'll never be stamped out completely(this is the Internet aft all), but that doesn't mean we can't fight against it.

I am totally okay with baseless speculations and I don't know why it should be my obligation to fight against them. And I have never felt sorrows you have described.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 11:40:57
To each their own, then.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 January 2014, 12:08:42
We havent really had new fiction in a long time. Im honestly feeling a sort of desperation for the Ilclan Sourcebook.

Knowing it still is a little way off is painful. Which is honestly strange. Its not like I need the next shadowrun product.

I never participated in a harry potter book launch (or cared to) but I imagine thats the same level of obsession im suffering from currently.

The fact that I cant speculate without others assuming im privy to information im absolutely not makes it a struggle.

So I understand Weirdo.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Worthless on 23 January 2014, 12:25:47
May I ask since when it has been forbidden to speculate when BattleTech products may be published? I am looking through the Rules I can't see anything against it?

Forget Battletech. I want to hear more about this BobTech Weirdo mentioned.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley on 23 January 2014, 12:40:37
Forget Battletech. I want to hear more about this BobTech Weirdo mentioned.

"It is the 31st century and mankind is once again fishing. The creeks and lakes of the future are dominated by huge robotic lures known as BobMechs. Piloting these awesome weapons of fish-catchiness are men and women, the elite of the elite, knowing that each cast could be their last ... because they are almost out of beer. They are MechFishers."
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: VincentDegrassa on 23 January 2014, 12:48:12
Has anyone for the 4th Print edition of Total Warfare in their stores?  I have checked with three and their distributors only has the 3rd print version
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2014, 12:58:10
My distributor will be shipping it to me (hopefully) within the next week. They are waiting for more Field Manual 3145's to show up to complete my order.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 23 January 2014, 13:05:49
"It is the 31st century and mankind is once again fishing. The creeks and lakes of the future are dominated by huge robotic lures known as BobMechs. Piloting these awesome weapons of fish-catchiness are men and women, the elite of the elite, knowing that each cast could be their last ... because they are almost out of beer. They are MechFishers."
During the Golden age there was a united force under the rule of the Fisher King.
Then countless bass expeditions and lack of beer caused the Sturgeon Wars.
After a tentative peace was formed a new thread appeared: The Clams.

Powerful and ruthless they struck like lightning, but they made one mistake. They attacked my Home DOCKS!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 23 January 2014, 13:08:58
Now THAT'S the appropriate response to baseless speculation! ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 23 January 2014, 13:19:20
Sorry guys I read somewhere that BobTech has been delayed. I don't remember who said it but I know I saw it and the person in question was, like important, or something...

Anyway we should all go find a new game because obviously the BobTech staff can't get product out quickly enough. I also suggest blamestorming and fingerpointing. This obviously could be in some remote way positively someone's fault...

I sure do miss the old days. Also, I want rules for fly-fishing but it better not change anything because I want new stuff but I don't want anything to change.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: BigAl on 23 January 2014, 13:50:00
Yes Sir,  I cannot wait for the new box set.  But man I or we need a little taste, since nothing been released since mid - December.  Something Please!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 23 January 2014, 14:31:27
Not sure if this counts....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74291821696/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-art

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 23 January 2014, 14:49:17
Not sure if this counts....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74291821696/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-art

I don't know if it counts but a its a awesome picture.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 January 2014, 14:52:47
I'm not a huge fan of Malvina but girls got style.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 23 January 2014, 14:55:58
Looks more like a Nova Cat dropship, either way still cool.  8)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2014, 14:57:55
Thanks for all the replies, never thought I would have gotten so many with such a small request! LOL Some of them are also quite funny...

As far as the dropship...zoom in, that's a Nova Cat insignia on the drop ship! Probably from the 2nd Dominion-Combine war.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 23 January 2014, 15:24:04
That definitely a Nova Cat's Broadsword Class DropShip crashing into Nova of Ghost Bears and Elements.  Matt Plog has not lost his touch.  Awesome! 

I can't wait till Historical: Wars of the Republic Era comes out.  Liao Crusades against Republic the 2nd Dominion-Combine War, its going be hot stuff!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 23 January 2014, 15:40:48
*sigh*  That image just makes me want the next Battletech product even more!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lord Harlock on 23 January 2014, 15:46:53
Honestly, we are probably going to see Field Report 2765: AFFS (And I hope that the class of the FSS Golden Lion is identified) before Handbook House Kurita (I hope it has a better business section than Housebook House Liao), Historical: Wars of the Republic Era (Victoria War hopefully makes the cut), and of course ilKhan ilClan (Terra can burn to a ceder for all I care as long as an ember of freedom remains on New Avalon against the Dark.)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2014, 15:49:18
...and of course ilKhan (Terra can burn to a ceder for all I care as long as an ember of freedom remains on New Avalon against the Dark.)

It's IlClan book, not IlKhan
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 23 January 2014, 15:57:13
It's IlClan book, not IlKhan

But but if its IlKhan...that means resurrected Supercarrier Enterprise can make appearance try fight them in the Oort Cload. <<Wrangler ducks and runs for cover.>>
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 January 2014, 15:59:08
But but if its IlKhan...that means resurrected Supercarrier Enterprise can make appearance try fight them in the Oort Cload. <<Wrangler ducks and runs for cover.>>

LOL sadly I get that joke!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: chronoblip on 23 January 2014, 17:05:55
During the Golden age there was a united force under the rule of the Fisher King.
Then countless bass expeditions and lack of beer caused the Sturgeon Wars.
After a tentative peace was formed a new thread appeared: The Clams.

Powerful and ruthless they struck like lightning, but they made one mistake. They attacked my Home DOCKS!
Is BobTech coming out before Battlecheese has been balanced?

I am tired of companies moving from one product to the next before refining their existing product line. :(
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 23 January 2014, 17:08:36
Not sure if this counts....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74291821696/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-art



I didn't even know CGL had a tumblr!  Followed!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 24 January 2014, 09:05:17
We have some photos of the boxed set, but sadly no release date yet.

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5385
That new cover looks sexy as hell.  8)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Takiro on 24 January 2014, 09:18:03
I just may buy it for the InnerSphere Map alone. Ah, new map smell.......
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 24 January 2014, 09:24:35
I take it the map is still 3067?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 24 January 2014, 10:03:21
But but if its IlKhan...that means resurrected Supercarrier Enterprise can make appearance try fight them in the Oort Cload. <<Wrangler ducks and runs for cover.>>

Alaric Ward, after being told he's not really a Ward:

"IlKhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!"
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 24 January 2014, 10:38:15
I take it the map is still 3067?
Sounds like it, after all this is just a reprint.
The only new thing I think was the two premium quality Mechs are different.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 24 January 2014, 10:43:51
And resculpts of the other mechs too.  I'm looking forward to those.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 27 January 2014, 15:50:25
And resculpts of the other mechs too.  I'm looking forward to those.

Some more art.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74747718657/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-cover-wip-1

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 27 January 2014, 16:00:19
Looks like some good stuff.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pat Payne on 27 January 2014, 16:07:39
I don't know if it counts but a its a awesome picture.

I'm not really a Republic-era aficionado, but that picture?  [rockon] [applause] [notworthy]. That was the Chuck Norris of Battletech art! 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 27 January 2014, 16:11:00
http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74747718657/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-cover-wip-1 (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/74747718657/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-cover-wip-1)

I wonder what's the 'Mech on the left (that looks a bit like Falconer from this perspective? Perhaps SHY-5B Shen Yi.

That 'Mech on the lower left - isn't it TSG-9DDC Ti Ts'ang?

THR-2L Thunder in the background?

EMP-6L Emperor on the right?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 27 January 2014, 17:04:55
Combat drops are 50% awesomess and 50% madness.
Or 100% madsomeness.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 27 January 2014, 17:30:38
Blast Hardcheese.

What does Slab Squatthrust have to do with anything?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 27 January 2014, 17:48:00
What does Slab Squatthrust have to do with anything?

Do you need an excuse to end a post with Splint Chesthair?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Josva Valdreki on 27 January 2014, 18:46:37
Do you need an excuse to end a post with Splint Chesthair?

Cypher Raige?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 28 January 2014, 20:13:29
Do you need an excuse to end a post with Splint Chesthair?

No no, I'm just worried that if we keep invoking his names, Gristle McThornBody will burst into the thread, and deadlift two urbanmechs.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 28 January 2014, 20:16:23
No no, I'm just worried that if we keep invoking his names, Gristle McThornBody will burst into the thread, and deadlift two urbanmechs.

Deadlift 2 Urbies? No problem...

Deadlift 2 Imps...now that's impressive!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 28 January 2014, 21:56:53
If anyone can do it, Fridge LargeMeat can.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 29 January 2014, 00:23:28
If anyone can do it, Fridge LargeMeat can.
One-handed.  Flint IronStag is just that man.

That actually is a cool name, and could stand a bit of germanics.  Eisenstag is a bad translation but mixed-language portmanteaus aren't unheard of in Battletech after all, see the O'Malluki kid with parents from the O'Malley and Suzuki clans.  And considering we already have the Eisensturm, maybe the Eisenstag is a lighter, faster fighter...even if 'stag' already has a meaning in German, darnit.  Just call it the Iron Stag then.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 29 January 2014, 00:29:14
Kamas.. that avatar...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 29 January 2014, 05:40:54
Kamas.. that avatar...
Hm?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 29 January 2014, 08:56:53
Updating, Twilight of the Clans for the next generation are we, ANS Kamas? ;)

I think we'll likely see Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, the book looks like it will be firestorm of conflict to campaign in.  I wonder if there will be any interesting units introduced in it.  We still are missing some things like the Trike Squads and such. (I known not as exciting as BattleMechs, but if we can something new I'm not going complain.)

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: kenahk on 29 January 2014, 10:06:13
 O0, I'm eagerly awaiting new toys to destroy.  :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 29 January 2014, 14:48:12
Updating, Twilight of the Clans for the next generation are we, ANS Kamas? ;)

I think we'll likely see Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, the book looks like it will be firestorm of conflict to campaign in.  I wonder if there will be any interesting units introduced in it.  We still are missing some things like the Trike Squads and such. (I known not as exciting as BattleMechs, but if we can something new I'm not going complain.)



I'd say the trike squads would count as motorised infantry.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 29 January 2014, 15:03:43
I'd say the trike squads would count as motorised infantry.
Without the old Record Book infront of me, i can't say for certain. I think they were faster than normal Motorized Infantry. I know their suppose to be different in some way.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 29 January 2014, 15:08:45
They certainly fit into any description of motorized troops, but you may be right about that. If I remember(not bloody likely :-[), I'll check my copy of RS:DA tonight.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Nerroth on 31 January 2014, 17:16:32
The next stage of the WIP cover art for H:WotRE is up (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/75057998294/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-wip-2).

(Is the "Era" in the name still going to be there? Calling it just "Historical: Wars of the Republic" might be somewhat inaccurate, if only one of the three major conflicts in the book is to actually feature the Republic of the Sphere itself...)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 31 January 2014, 19:15:14
man, I'm so nervous/anxious about WOTRE. I'm worried they're just going to whitewash the DA era's crummy original presentation, when a little bit of alteration could go quite a long ways in fixing the holes in the era.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Trace Coburn on 31 January 2014, 20:56:51
man, I'm so nervous/anxious about WOTRE. I'm worried they're just going to whitewash the DA era's crummy original presentation, when a little bit of alteration could go quite a long ways in fixing the holes in the era.
  “Oh, man, don’t give me them negative waves so early in the morning.  Have a little faith, baby.  Have a little faith.”   ;)
  /Oddball
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 01 February 2014, 16:20:15
and.....so more of the cover...

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/75284239276/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-wip-3

Looking good.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 01 February 2014, 16:28:21
Very good!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 01 February 2014, 16:39:13
Now THAT'S a fancy-looking Emperor! O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 01 February 2014, 16:56:02
I want this book NOW!!!!! :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 01 February 2014, 20:18:38
Okay, what command is that Emperor from?  [drool]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 01 February 2014, 21:20:12
Amazing art, Alex should be commended makign this stuff look so awesome.  The book is going be piece of art alone, never mind what tales of military campaigns its going to tell!  Man, i can't wait till this thing comes out.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: gooseman on 01 February 2014, 21:52:24
Okay, what command is that Emperor from?  [drool]

House Fujita?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 01 February 2014, 22:01:13
House Fujita?

Oh, oh...can't breathe...sorry, read that at first as "House Fajita"...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: gooseman on 01 February 2014, 22:04:35
Oh, oh...can't breathe...sorry, read that at first as "House Fajita"...

No, those colors are medium brown with black trim.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 01 February 2014, 23:00:49
Maybe the wait is building up for a big drop of new stuff that will be released.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 01 February 2014, 23:03:07
Maybe the wait is building up for a big drop of new stuff that will be released.

looking forward to the Era Report. Ilclan and Wars of the Republic Era.

But... then what?
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Post by: martian on 02 February 2014, 02:24:23
Okay, what command is that Emperor from?  [drool]
It may be House Fujita as it uses copper-gold colour.

Or it may be Sun-Tzu Liao himself. He uses Emperor as his personal BattleMech.
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 February 2014, 02:31:24
While he's taken the field on occasion(what, once?), Sun-Tzu seems like the kind of guy to leave the fighting to the people who are actually good at it. While he might maintain his mechwarrior training just in case, I doubt he'd actually participate in something as risky as a combat drop. Might be his 'mech though, they did send it out during the worst fighting on Sian with another pilot, and it did a wonderful job of drawing fire.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 02 February 2014, 02:32:19
I thought he fell in combat during the Capellan Crusades...am I misremembering?
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 February 2014, 02:38:12
...maybe? I know nothing of that conflict, and didn't read any of the DA novels that talked about him. It just seems really out of character for him to go directly into combat like that. I could be horribly wrong, it's happened before.
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Post by: martian on 02 February 2014, 03:33:14
Perhaps that planet has some high symbolic value. You know, "ancestral Capellan world" and all that stuff.
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Post by: Klat on 02 February 2014, 03:38:29
Who was that big muckety-muck what bit the dust taking Liao? Seem to recall someone dying there and "ascending" afterwards...
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 02 February 2014, 06:47:54
Perhaps that planet has some high symbolic value. You know, "ancestral Capellan world" and all that stuff.
I thought every world a Capellan family of four had visited long enough on holiday to have a bowel movement was an ancestral Capellan world over which no amount of bloodshed was too much to see its liberation and return to the Capellan state bosom?
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Post by: martian on 02 February 2014, 07:07:33
Who was that big muckety-muck what bit the dust taking Liao? Seem to recall someone dying there and "ascending" afterwards...
:)

I thought every world a Capellan family of four had visited long enough on holiday to have a bowel movement was an ancestral Capellan world over which no amount of bloodshed was too much to see its liberation and return to the Capellan state bosom?

I wonder when the Capellans declare the Clan Homeworlds to be part of the Capellan Confederation.

Kingdom of Surev, Democratic Republic of Rand, Emerald Kingdom - these proofs of the Capellan claim and primacy are irrefutable ...
Is there anyone who would refuse the Confederation its ancestral worlds of Eden, Circe and Arcadia? And Strana Mechty?   :))

Actually, my secret source from the CGL told me that the Dark Age timeline will end with the Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation taking the title of the First Lord of the Third Star League from Devlin Stone, and winning the title of ilKhan from Malvina Hazen and Alaric Davion-Wolf-Steiner-Ward in direct hand-to-hand combat "one against two".

That will be the end of the BattleTech as we know it, as there will be left anything to write about ...
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Post by: Klat on 02 February 2014, 07:21:51
:)

Oh now I get it! Those 'Mechs aren't falling after all!

Silly Liao, even on their way to heaven they spitefully shoot their foes.
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Post by: PsihoKekec on 03 February 2014, 02:27:21
I thought he fell in combat during the Capellan Crusades...am I misremembering?
Not in the direct combat, he succumbed to to the severe intestinal distress brought by the field rations.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 03 February 2014, 02:42:48
Not in the direct combat, he succumbed to to the severe intestinal distress brought by the field rations.

Ah, I see. So he was eating captured RAF supplies...   ;)
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Post by: Klat on 03 February 2014, 03:33:04
Ah, I see. So he was eating captured RAF supplies...   ;)

He then "ascended" after getting close to an open flame...
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 February 2014, 20:08:10
Its been since December since we've seen anything new from CGL. I think i m getting withdrawal symptoms.

I need squeeky new! Please!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 February 2014, 20:10:31
Its been since December since we've seen anything new from CGL. I think i m getting withdrawal symptoms.

I need squeeky new! Please!

[stupid]

[soapbox] Squeeky New! Squeeky New! Squeeky New! Squeeky New! Squeeky New! Squeeky New! Squeeky New! [soapbox]
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Post by: RebelRunner on 03 February 2014, 20:27:58
Actually, my secret source from the CGL told me that the Dark Age timeline will end with the Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation taking the title of the First Lord of the Third Star League from Devlin Stone, and winning the title of ilKhan from Malvina Hazen and Alaric Davion-Wolf-Steiner-Ward in direct hand-to-hand combat "one against two".

That will be the end of the BattleTech as we know it, as there will be left anything to write about ...

I'm scared now  :-[ :-[
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 February 2014, 21:09:09
I'm scared now  :-[ :-[
If you want believe that, I have a HPG I can sell you.  Fully operational with garrison troops recently layed off from the Republic of the Sphere.   [legal]
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Post by: Nerroth on 03 February 2014, 22:40:43
Depending on how long it may be before the ilClan book is out, I wonder what might be in store for this year's GenCon?

If the "Fall of Terra" event of 2013 was meant to be set at or near the culmination of that book's storyline, the assumption at the time might have been that we'd have the book available before the moment came to plan ahead for GenCon 2014.

But if things aren't ready to move forward into the post-ilClan storyline by then, where would that leave this year's canon event?


Well, I suppose there are other events between 3145 and 3151 that could be portrayed, away from Terra itself. (Depending on how far the DCMS and CCAF push into the Federated Suns, perhaps GenCon 2014 might host the next Battle for New Avalon?)
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 February 2014, 22:52:56
Hopefully, some XTRO will come out, or a Turn-A-Gunda...err I mean Turning Points: Whatever.
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Post by: Josva Valdreki on 03 February 2014, 23:28:03
:)

I wonder when the Capellans declare the Clan Homeworlds to be part of the Capellan Confederation.

Kingdom of Surev, Democratic Republic of Rand, Emerald Kingdom - these proofs of the Capellan claim and primacy are irrefutable ...
Is there anyone who would refuse the Confederation its ancestral worlds of Eden, Circe and Arcadia? And Strana Mechty?   :))

Actually, my secret source from the CGL told me that the Dark Age timeline will end with the Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation taking the title of the First Lord of the Third Star League from Devlin Stone, and winning the title of ilKhan from Malvina Hazen and Alaric Davion-Wolf-Steiner-Ward in direct hand-to-hand combat "one against two".

That will be the end of the BattleTech as we know it, as there will be left anything to write about ...

That would be impressive.

Did they say when Devlin Stone becomes First Lord of the Third Star League?
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Post by: Adam Vagus on 04 February 2014, 07:59:29
Right after it was revealed that the Davion and Kurita family crests meant they were entitled to a kahnship each.
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Post by: RebelRunner on 04 February 2014, 10:44:47
If you want believe that, I have a HPG I can sell you.  Fully operational with garrison troops recently layed off from the Republic of the Sphere.   [legal]

Yeah, and I've got some land in Florida ta sell ya  ^-^ ;)
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 04 February 2014, 11:03:19
Havent seen Adrian Gideon for awhile. Hope he is doing ok. Art seems to be coming along fine. Maybe they are just taking a step back from the forums.

We are kind of needy  ;D
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 04 February 2014, 21:11:53
Let me throw this wad of money in your face!  :D

Sidenote: That the wad is consisting of little else than bits and bytes and comes through a cable shouldn´t fool you about where it is aimed at.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 04 February 2014, 21:59:24
I hope the IlKahn book is as good as the Wars of Reaving book.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 05 February 2014, 01:30:26
I hope the IlKahn book is as good as the Wars of Reaving book.

Written by other writers but line developed by Ben Rome. It will be good. :)
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Post by: Wrangler on 05 February 2014, 10:32:43
I wonder if the Ilknan book is going be suppliment to the IlClan booking out. ;) 

Seriously, given how the War of Reaving book rolled out, with extra-suppliment for record sheets, extra infomation for book.  Given how important the IlClan book is, i hope we see one if they have enough time write it up with it.  Stuff does get cut out unfortunately.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 10:57:36
I hope the IlKahn book is as good as the Wars of Reaving book.

THERE IS NO BOOK CALLED ILKHAN!!! It's called ilclan
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 05 February 2014, 11:37:29
Decaf, guys, no need to get mad over a minor mistake.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 11:41:02
Decaf, guys, no need to get mad over a minor mistake.

It's for rumor control. People seem to be under the impression that there is a book coming called ilkhan when there isn't.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 05 February 2014, 12:02:01
*laughs*  Right now, I would be happy with any name if something new came out.

I need my fresh Battletech injection please!  Just so I can get by!  Honest!
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Post by: Hammer on 05 February 2014, 12:44:06
This is starting to look amazing...

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/75699738719/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-wip-4

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Post by: martian on 05 February 2014, 12:50:06
That THR-C4 Thunder is great!
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Post by: Nerroth on 05 February 2014, 12:53:26
Speaking of getting names right, is it still going to be Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, or is it being changed to Historical: Wars of the Republic instead?

(I'm hoping it'll stay as the former, since two of the conflicts listed as being featured don't actually involve the Republic of the Sphere...)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 12:59:22
Seems some people that were asking about which Emperor it was got a partial answer...but the art still doesn't match those answers. Per the description (...increasing the scale on the Emperor’s autocanons by 7%) makes one thing it's either a -7L which has 2 A/C 10's, or an -8L which has 2 LB 10-X's. Problem is both those variants have either 3 lasers, or 2 lasers & a Plasma Cannon in the LT...which this mechs reflects the base left, right, & head lasers.
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Post by: martian on 05 February 2014, 13:16:50
Seems some people that were asking about which Emperor it was got a partial answer...but the art still doesn't match those answers. Per the description (...increasing the scale on the Emperor’s autocanons by 7%) makes one thing it's either a -7L which has 2 A/C 10's, or an -8L which has 2 LB 10-X's. Problem is both those variants have either 3 lasers, or 2 lasers & a Plasma Cannon in the LT...which this mechs reflects the base left, right, & head lasers.

Well, it could be standard EMP-6A Emperor. I would say it fits its stats. One laser under cockpit, one laser in each side torso, Arms with Autocannons and Lasers.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 13:19:37
Very true...but fighting for Liao from what it seems, that dated of a mech with that dated weaponry would be well out classed, especially if this really is the "emperor's" mech
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Post by: martian on 05 February 2014, 13:41:27
Very true...but fighting for Liao from what it seems, that dated of a mech with that dated weaponry would be well out classed, ...

1) EMP-6A Emperor is not a bad 'Mech. Its LBX-10 Autocannons and Large Lasers hit as hard as they have always done. (unless you meet some brand new enemy unit with some new fancy armor)

2) Considering that all factions use many vehicles, LBX Autocannons are still handy.

3) Critseeking weapons are still useful. THR-C4 Thunder opens enemy 'Mechs with its large Thunderbolt missile and Emperor can critseek freely.

... especially if this really is the "emperor's" mech

4) MechWarriors from some elite units such as the Dragon's Claws has kept their old family 'Mechs, even though they were offered to switch to modern machines.

5) Perhaps Sun-Tzu Liao (if that's his 'Mech) likes his old ride. I believe that Coordinator Takashi Kurita piloted Grand Dragon, even though his realm produced upgraded Atlas.

6) The Field Manual: Capellan Confederation explicitly says that the Warrior House Fujita uses copper-gold colour on their 'Mechs; on top of that it mentions that the Emperor is one of their signature 'Mechs.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 13:46:04
1) EMP-6A Emperor is not a bad 'Mech. Its LBX-10 Autocannons and Large Lasers hit as hard as they have always done. (unless you meet some brand new enemy unit with some new fancy armor)

You are right...I'm at work and was looking at the wrong Record Sheet when I said that. The EMP-6A would still be an effective unit to pilot. I think I was looking at the EMP-5A when I said that. Sorry
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 05 February 2014, 17:17:58
Just a thought: Why waste a costly modern Mech on the ruler? His personal ride is going to stand around unused in the Mech Bay most of the time anyways. You can also exploit it as a showcase how traditional minded your Chancellor is and save money in the process.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 17:21:49
Because the Liao's won't be upstaged by Hanse Davion when he charged in to battle at the NIAS location while it was under seige by the Death Commandos (iirc) on New Avalon with his Battlemaster which at the time...was the best there was! lol
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 05 February 2014, 17:32:45
So... it's almost as if he's trying to prove himself to the father he never knew?  O:-)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 February 2014, 17:34:28
Hahahaha yeah, didn't think of it like that! Nice one  O0
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Post by: kenahk on 06 February 2014, 08:22:17
I would like more crack please? Take my money. #P
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Post by: Gaiiten on 06 February 2014, 09:59:17
I have been treated for battletech addiction for a while now and withdrawal symptoms have been getting weaker and weaker.
Simply, no new stuff, no addiction for BT.
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 06 February 2014, 11:25:27
Could also be an Emperor variant that shows up in that book.
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Post by: Klat on 06 February 2014, 13:41:35
Done or not that pic is now my phone background  8)
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Post by: DarthRads on 06 February 2014, 23:32:10
It's been what...more than 2 months since the Kurita 2765 PDF now?
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Post by: CungrVanck on 07 February 2014, 11:29:12
Yep...two long months...

Knowing what is in the pipeline....part of me wonders if once the powers that be pull the trigger on the next product, then we are going to get new releases on a regular basis to get caught up?  A flood of new Battletech?

Hey, I am an optimist :)
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Post by: mrbooth on 07 February 2014, 15:03:25
Would be nice there is a lot to look forward too. I was wondering where does the xtro series stand right now? There has been talk the gunslingers was next and we know that a Republic one should be coming as it was mention in FM 3145 and TRO 3145 but that has been it.

I personally just want to see something soon been a loooong two months.

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Post by: GhostBear on 07 February 2014, 15:38:35
I personally just want to see something soon been a loooong two months.

And yet not so long ago, there was a four-to-six month gap between products.

You guys are blowing things out of proportion. Just be patient.
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Post by: mike19k on 07 February 2014, 15:56:14
And yet not so long ago, there was a four-to-six month gap between products.

You guys are blowing things out of proportion. Just be patient.

Patient I keep hearing this word, but not sure what it means. If it means that as soon as I want something that I get it then I can be patient. ;D
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Post by: I am Belch II on 07 February 2014, 16:32:25
And yet not so long ago, there was a four-to-six month gap between products.

You guys are blowing things out of proportion. Just be patient.

Becuase no matter what "its never soon enough".
If you kicked out a product every week, some people would say that is still not fast enough.

Just be happy there are people waiting with wallets open ready to buy, if we wern't then be afraid.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 February 2014, 16:36:23
I'd be beyond impressed if it was 1 a week...but I'd also be a broke homeless person!
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Post by: YingJanshi on 07 February 2014, 17:47:11
Would be nice there is a lot to look forward too. I was wondering where does the xtro series stand right now? There has been talk the gunslingers was next and we know that a Republic one should be coming as it was mention in FM 3145 and TRO 3145 but that has been it.

I personally just want to see something soon been a loooong two months.

Um...that dropped quite a while ago: http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,2209.msg794323.html#msg794323 (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,2209.msg794323.html#msg794323)
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Post by: Xotl on 07 February 2014, 17:48:26
He's referring to a Republic XTRO, not the Republic 3145 TRO.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 07 February 2014, 18:05:03
Ah...well, hard to tell since most people around here call all of the short PDF TROs: XTROs...oh well...
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Post by: Blacknova on 07 February 2014, 22:07:18
For those of you wondering what the BT release schedule has been like since 2009, the attached spread sheet should answer a few questions.

Though we may not be experiencing the giddy heights of 2010, we a certainly not living in the quite days of pre-PDF only releases.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 07 February 2014, 22:19:04
its just the steady pace we were getting with the 3145 TROs that had it feeling like there was a constant stream of new material. now shock's setting in, now that that buffer is depleted.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 07 February 2014, 23:09:38
Yeah. Getting a monthly battletech fix was pretty amazing.
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Post by: Hammer on 08 February 2014, 13:20:07
More.....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/76010789244/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-art
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Post by: I am Belch II on 08 February 2014, 13:28:12
More.....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/76010789244/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-art

That is some great stuff!
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Post by: martian on 08 February 2014, 13:35:02
I wonder if it's Captain-General Corinne Marik or her daughter Giselle Marik.

The second picture - Kiyomori Minamoto.

Who could be the third one?
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Post by: Wrangler on 08 February 2014, 13:49:43
Who could be the third one?
The third guy is certainly interesting.  However, I think the artist got the image of Khan Alaric Ward-Steiner mixed up with this Federated Suns character. I swear its same image used for Alaric.  Another confusing thing is the collar device, its a US Marine symbol.  What the heck.
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Post by: martian on 08 February 2014, 14:00:24
The third guy is certainly interesting.  However, I think the artist got the image of Khan Alaric Ward-Steiner mixed up with this Federated Suns character. I swear its same image used for Alaric.  Another confusing thing is the collar device, its a US Marine symbol.  What the heck.

Mix of Alaric and Caleb Davion.
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Post by: Klat on 08 February 2014, 14:14:45
Mix of Alaric and Caleb Davion.

The Inner Sphere is doomed!

DOOOOOM!!!

Another confusing thing is the collar device, its a US Marine symbol.  What the heck.

I saw that too, very odd.
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Post by: martian on 08 February 2014, 14:35:52
I saw that too, very odd.
But the shoulder patch is clearly FedSuns insignia.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 February 2014, 14:37:04
Julian Davion? Or maybe the (can't remember his name now) Sandoval that is watching over the throne until Julian comes back?
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Post by: martian on 08 February 2014, 14:44:55
Julian Davion? Or maybe the (can't remember his name now) Sandoval that is watching over the throne until Julian comes back?

Conservative guess: Harrison Davion?
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 February 2014, 14:46:25
Ahhh, possibly...

Plus, with the Alaric connection to the Steiner-Davion line, it's completely possible to have facial features in line with other Steiner-Davions, or just Steiners, or just Davions.
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Post by: Klat on 08 February 2014, 14:50:03
But the shoulder patch is clearly FedSuns insignia.

Okay now I see it... Who the heck is this USMC/AFFS guy?!

Julian Davion? Or maybe the (can't remember his name now) Sandoval that is watching over the throne until Julian comes back?

I don't know. While I don't see Julian myself I think your idea is as good as any, and better than mine as I can't even decided who to guess at. As to the Sandoval guy, that's not bad either; I think I can get behind that one.

I wanted to say Caleb but then I looked at ER:3145...

EDIT:

Conservative guess: Harrison Davion?

Yeah, that's a good one too...
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 February 2014, 14:51:50
I think it would have to be either Harrison Davion or whatever that Sandoval's name is.

After thinking about it, I don't think it will turn out to be Julian...the face is all wrong unless he's hit hard harry times.
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Post by: Wrangler on 08 February 2014, 17:41:29
Its most likely 3rd guy is Harrison given this is Wars of Republic Era.  Unless its a random guy and artist goofed.  We'll find out when the book comes out.  US Marine emblem is weird.   Can't wait for the book to come out.
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Post by: Deadborder on 08 February 2014, 17:47:25
Conservative guess: Harrison Davion?

That'd be my guess. I do recall mentions of him having a beard in the novels.
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Post by: PsihoKekec on 08 February 2014, 17:52:43
My guess is that he is a notable character from either Sandoval Civil War or Victoria War.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 08 February 2014, 19:19:26
I'd say a young Harrison or a high-level Capellan March officer from the Victoria War.
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Post by: gooseman on 08 February 2014, 19:38:12
Stillt rying to wrap my hea around the "Globa, Anchor and Eagle" insignia......
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Post by: PsihoKekec on 09 February 2014, 05:25:16
Federated Suns Marine Corps?
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Post by: TheLemons on 09 February 2014, 07:56:50
Lol, an EGA....though technically it was borrowed from the Royal Marines, so, I mean, its not tooooo crazy of a stretch I guess...
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 09 February 2014, 09:44:14
It could be there's some AFFS unit that traces its origins through the HAF to a contemporary marine unit.
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Post by: nckestrel on 09 February 2014, 10:13:11
It could be there's some AFFS unit that traces its origins through the HAF to a contemporary marine unit.

Avalon Hussars to Terran Alliance Marines?
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Post by: VhenRa on 09 February 2014, 10:52:19
Avalon Hussars to Terran Alliance Marines?

Huh... that actually works.
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Post by: Lord Harlock on 09 February 2014, 11:36:56
It's probably the uniform for the 1st Avalon Hussars who became the bodyguard unit for First Prince Harrison Davion after the 1st Davion Guard got their "honored" assignment to Markeson. As for the picture, it's Harrison Davion since the man in the picture shows the shaved neck common to House Sandoval's personal male family hairstyle (Hasek use to have a long mullet until they decided to all become Carrot Top people including Caleb Luvon-Steiner-Campbell-Sandoval-Dead as a Door Nail- Hasek-Davion. Personally, House Hasek should go back to the mullet of Morgan Hasek-Davion. It at the least had dignity.) There is just not a topknot that usually accomplish the look such as with Eric Sandoval-Groell on the cover of Fortress of Lies.  Plus, Eric has darker hair, so it ain't Eric.
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Post by: Gaiiten on 10 February 2014, 08:30:03
And yet not so long ago, there was a four-to-six month gap between products.
You guys are blowing things out of proportion. Just be patient.

For buyers they is no need to be patient, I just wonder that you as company who must sell these items to survive in business is so patient. No need for selling?
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Post by: GhostBear on 10 February 2014, 09:23:51
For buyers they is no need to be patient, I just wonder that you as company who must sell these items to survive in business is so patient. No need for selling?

CGL sells more than just BattleTech.
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Post by: kenahk on 10 February 2014, 10:12:52
For buyers they is no need to be patient, I just wonder that you as company who must sell these items to survive in business is so patient. No need for selling?
???, Maybe they're not patient, but busy with product development and quality control? A bit of an overreaction don't you think?
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Post by: mbear on 10 February 2014, 10:32:04
???, Maybe they're not patient, but busy with product development and quality control? A bit of an overreaction don't you think?
Or maybe the eight other product lines they have are taking up some time.  ;)
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Post by: kenahk on 10 February 2014, 16:32:23
 O0, I don't know. I am just waiting with anticipation.  [drool]
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 10 February 2014, 17:13:13
I refer folks to Neil Gaiman on George R. R. Martin, and remind them politely that everyone who works for CGL has a day job that is much more important and not CGL.
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 10 February 2014, 21:38:22
I think the initial idea of this thread was to be supportive, beg for teasers and express eager anticipation.

At least that is how I understood it.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 10 February 2014, 21:43:32
I think the initial idea of this thread was to be supportive, beg for teasers and express eager anticipation.

At least that is how I understood it.

Most definitely.
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Post by: Captain of C-21 on 10 February 2014, 22:26:32
That Kuritan frame just makes me want to get my hands on this even worse.  That grimace just spells something nasty for Kuritan Nova Cats, I know it.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 10 February 2014, 23:06:55
That grimace just spells something nasty for Kuritan Nova Cats, I know it.

Yeah...it's called their annihilation!
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 10 February 2014, 23:12:18
That Kuritan frame just makes me want to get my hands on this even worse.
Ooooh?
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Post by: Josva Valdreki on 11 February 2014, 00:17:09
Who could be the third one?

I don't know, but for some reason some song about the halls of Montezuma and the shores of Tripoli is now stuck in my brain.

Also: I've long though a BattleMech with an EGA on it would look kick ass.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 11 February 2014, 01:56:27
I do remember when they used to do more teasers of the new products, not so much now.
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Post by: Gus on 11 February 2014, 05:52:13
That Kuritan frame just makes me want to get my hands on this even worse.  That grimace just spells something nasty for Kuritan Nova Cats, I know it.

Kiyomori Minamoto didn't enjoy the aftermath of the Second Combine-Ghost Bear War.  >:D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 11 February 2014, 20:34:08
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!
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Post by: Saint on 11 February 2014, 20:37:01
Very cool  [drool]
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 February 2014, 20:42:15
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!

We appreciate all that you, and the rest of you guys do, we are just in need of a "B-Tech Fix"

Thanks!  O0
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 11 February 2014, 22:45:36
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!

Thanks Adrian.

I think we battletech fans are all in a position where we all desperately want to know what is happening with our factions (except, perhaps, the Ghost Bears. You guys doing anything over there?) and I think that desperation really shows through.

I really appreciate the update. Cannot wait to see what you have for us next.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 12 February 2014, 01:15:03
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!


Thank you for all the hard work that everyone does for the game, and the line.
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Post by: Gus on 12 February 2014, 02:34:03
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!

 [applause] [applause] [applause]

We all really appreciate the hard work the team is putting in!  O0
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 12 February 2014, 04:26:02
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!

Yay for keeping the slavering fan crowd in the loop. Lots of companies could take a leaf out of your book.

PS: Nuke Terra. You know you want to.
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 12 February 2014, 11:08:48
(except, perhaps, the Ghost Bears. You guys doing anything over there?)
We rest, we wait, and you don't want us active.  ;)
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 12 February 2014, 11:34:28
We rest, we wait, and you don't want us active.  ;)

I do. Get in a fight with the falcons or combine already!
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 12 February 2014, 16:21:10
We rest, we wait, and you don't want us active.  ;)
Clan Ghost Bear: Start off slow and taper off from there...
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Post by: Billy Boy Mark II on 12 February 2014, 17:32:51
We rest, we wait, and you don't want us active.  ;)

Want?! We FedSunners desperatly NEED you to get into the fight with the DC! :D
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Post by: VhenRa on 12 February 2014, 20:22:50
Want?! We FedSunners desperatly NEED you to get into the fight with the DC! :D

Agreed. Hell, for that sake. Republicers, come out of your Fortress too. We need the Cappies distracted, PLEASE?!
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 February 2014, 22:21:47
Just a quick word: Apologies that things have been quiet in general recently. I realize it looks as if nothing is going on, but the reality is ironically that we're all so tied-up working that we're too busy to communicate. I should be free of some priority work as of tonight, and I'll regroup tomorrow with an update on what we're working on.

Thanks!
Awesome!  Thank you for letting us know!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 13 February 2014, 00:30:33
No crack, but posted an update (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,37290.0.html). Feel free to ask questions, I'll answer what/when I can.
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 13 February 2014, 07:46:27
We rest, we wait, and you don't want us active.  ;)

I don´t want to derail the thread too much, but I got to break a lance for the Bears. Their passivity was the wisest move they could have done. The Vega shennanigans were a stroke of genius. By now the only Clan I don´t see at the edge of destruction are the Bears. Even the Ravens and Sharkfoxes are in more precarious positions.

By now several (IS-) generations have known nothing but the rule of Clan Ghost Bear. They have come to know them as peaceful and not any more malevolent than their former "Great House" or the Dracs before them. The Clan has become a part of rasalhagian (spelling?) history and maybe even tradition. It has assimilated. It is an IS state with a peculiar warrior caste and quirky rulership. My prediction is that they will survive while others will fail to do so. If you are a Bear fanboy thank TPTB that they gave the Clan such enlighted leadership.

Rampant expressions of joy due to updates are in Adrian´s other thread.
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Post by: Stormforge on 13 February 2014, 08:11:14
Actually this is giving my wallet a rest so it can fill back up for the next batch of products.  O0


I don´t want to derail the thread too much, but I got to break a lance for the Bears. Their passivity was the wisest move they could have done. The Vega shennanigans were a stroke of genius. By now the only Clan I don´t see at the edge of destruction are the Bears. Even the Ravens and Sharkfoxes are in more precarious positions.

By now several (IS-) generations have known nothing but the rule of Clan Ghost Bear. They have come to know them as peaceful and not any more malevolent than their former "Great House" or the Dracs before them. The Clan has become a part of rasalhagian (spelling?) history and maybe even tradition. It has assimilated. It is an IS state with a peculiar warrior caste and quirky rulership. My prediction is that they will survive while others will fail to do so. If you are a Bear fanboy thank TPTB that they gave the Clan such enlighted leadership.

Rampant expressions of joy due to updates are in Adrian´s other thread.

I tend to gravitate more to the IS factions (FS/DC yes I know I am at war with myself  :)) ). My first pick for a Clan Faction though used to be the Wolves, yet over the years I have started liking the Ghost Bears more.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 13 February 2014, 12:10:15
I don´t want to derail the thread too much, but I got to break a lance for the Bears. Their passivity was the wisest move they could have done. The Vega shennanigans were a stroke of genius. By now the only Clan I don´t see at the edge of destruction are the Bears. Even the Ravens and Sharkfoxes are in more precarious positions.

Oh they are definitely 'safe'. Which is awesome. Unless you want to play Battletech!

Get in there and get yourselves killed!
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 13 February 2014, 12:25:28
I do. Get in a fight with the falcons or combine already!
Pfft, the former is crazy and the Wolves can handle them.
The latter will implode eventually.
 ;)

Want?! We FedSunners desperatly NEED you to get into the fight with the DC! :D
Well that's what you get for trusting a Snow Raven.
Wait...we trust them too...hmmm this is a predicament now.  :-\

Clan Ghost Bear: Start off slow and taper off from there...
More like start off slow, get coffee, wake up again, oh hey TV marathon, fall asleep in chair, repeat.  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 13 February 2014, 12:36:57
Wow this is looking amazing!

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/76535069511/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-cover-wip5
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Post by: martian on 13 February 2014, 12:40:39
Nice!
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Post by: Weirdo on 13 February 2014, 13:15:00
Mentions needing Death's Head decals....I'm really starting to think that *is* Sunny-boy's ride, with Death Commandos on escort.
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 13 February 2014, 13:18:50
Mentions needing Death's Head decals....I'm really starting to think that *is* Sunny-boy's ride, with Death Commandos on escort.
Wait, does that mean we've been looking at this all wrong and the cover shows him ascending to the heavenly throne?
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Post by: PsihoKekec on 13 February 2014, 16:51:04
More like his pilot double.
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Post by: Wrangler on 13 February 2014, 18:48:49
I'm excited something coming out soon!  Field Report 2765: AFFS....

Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, man i can't wait for that to come out.  I wonder what new units were getting in it, with talk of record sheets.  Maybe missing ones like Cave Lion, and such.  Art work being gleemed out is amazing.

Too bad we have wait longer on the XTROs, but least their still cooking along till there ready simmer out to us!

Era Digest: Dark Age sounds interesting, this the one that covering the 3132-3139 time period?   Hope it fun! Seeing the Swordsworn trying hold off the Liao assault will be fun, with clashes of the Highlanders & allies against Jade Falcons and such will be good read.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 13 February 2014, 18:56:54
Wow this is looking amazing!

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/76535069511/battletech-wars-of-the-republic-cover-wip5

Okay...when that thing is done cooking I wants it as my desktop!!! :D


Hm, I think of all the upcoming products the one I'm most looking forward to is the Era Digest. Want to see what was really going on during that time period. Not just through the RAF propaganda machine...
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 13 February 2014, 20:38:44
Okay...when that thing is done cooking I wants it as my desktop!!! :D


Hm, I think of all the upcoming products the one I'm most looking forward to is the Era Digest. Want to see what was really going on during that time period. Not just through the RAF propaganda machine...

I'm looking forward to learning more about the different factions. Spirit Cats. etc.
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Post by: avon1985 on 13 February 2014, 21:16:09
Some very cool stuff on the horizon!  O0
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Post by: Hammer on 20 February 2014, 16:51:57
The finished cover looks great, can't wait to see the whole book.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/77304209125/wars-of-the-republic-final-cover-illustration

and it becomes this...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5420

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Post by: I am Belch II on 20 February 2014, 16:59:18
Nice cover of a book.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 February 2014, 17:24:27
Hopefully, per Adrian, we will get one or both of the books he thought MIGHT have come out last week...sometime in the next couple days.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 20 February 2014, 17:45:36
The Field Report 2765 AFFS is completed, but H:WotRE is so close on it's heels that we're gonna release together.

And...this morning, everything for ER:DA was dropped into my lap to lay out.

Things are moving ;)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 February 2014, 17:57:47
Awesome...thanks for keeping us up to speed on what's going on!
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 20 February 2014, 18:25:58
I cannot wait for ER:DA! So exciting! :)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 20 February 2014, 18:34:53
The Field Report 2765 AFFS is completed, but H:WotRE is so close on it's heels that we're gonna release together.

And...this morning, everything for ER:DA was dropped into my lap to lay out.

Things are moving ;)

Awesome, thanks for the update!
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Post by: Wrangler on 20 February 2014, 20:19:41
OMG I'm going to be broke.
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 20 February 2014, 21:46:34
Broke and happy you mean.
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Post by: caioaf on 20 February 2014, 22:08:19
The Field Report 2765 AFFS is completed, but H:WotRE is so close on it's heels that we're gonna release together.

And...this morning, everything for ER:DA was dropped into my lap to lay out.

Things are moving ;)

My F5 miss you, Adrian  ;)

by the way, ER? Like in Era Report? I thought this one were a Era Digest
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Post by: Wrangler on 20 February 2014, 22:11:42
My F5 miss you, Adrian  ;)

by the way, ER? Like in Era Report? I thought this one were a Era Digest

Era Digest, its part same series of PDFs released that the Era Digest: Age of War and Golden Century are part of. From what I've read it covers The patch of time covering with rising of the splinter groups that Wizkid's MWDA began with.  They usually cover certain elements that help people role play in those particular parts of time.   So far, each Digest least included some new units and RAT tables for this patch of time.

Unless there Dark Horse product out we were told about.  :o
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Post by: mrbooth on 20 February 2014, 22:37:00
So can you hurry up and take my money please. I have been looking forward to all 3 of these books and now we may be getting them in the next week or so that rocks.

Now I have just one question who do we have to bug to get the cover for H:WotRE as a wall paper.

In all seriousness Adrian and the whole production team great job. 
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 February 2014, 22:39:11
I'd settle for the rest of the TRO:3145 images we don't have yet as wallpaper
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Post by: Wrangler on 21 February 2014, 00:04:10
Sexy cover, can't wait to have the product!
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 21 February 2014, 19:04:36
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562584/The-Viking-Apocalypse-Norse-myth-predicts-world-end-Saturday.html#ixzz2toZU9tWn

Calling it now, a book that's been kept secret gets released about the RasDom striking down into the heart of the sphere tomorrow.
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 21 February 2014, 20:07:20
We could have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling republic mechwarriors and their dog.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 00:06:25
We could have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling republic mechwarriors and their dog.

Fenris?
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Post by: Hussar2 on 22 February 2014, 02:49:49
Can we expect a release of HWotRA this weekend?
Should we begin hitting F5 or should we wait a little?
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Post by: BigAl on 22 February 2014, 09:51:43
Hopefully my crack problem will be satisfied soon.   Thanks Adrian for all that you do.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 February 2014, 11:45:12
All done with Wars of the Republic Era, barring any surprises (and hey—what's life without surprises?) I should be releasing it late tomorrow.

Happy Ragnarok!  O0
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Post by: Hussar2 on 22 February 2014, 12:46:25
Thanks for the update!
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Post by: Wrangler on 22 February 2014, 13:32:08
OH NO MY MONEYS!!!! Yay, new Battletech!!!
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Post by: YingJanshi on 22 February 2014, 14:16:11
All done with Wars of the Republic Era, barring any surprises (and hey—what's life without surprises?) I should be releasing it late tomorrow.

Happy Ragnarok!  O0

F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...F5...

 [drool]
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Post by: I am Belch II on 22 February 2014, 15:04:21
Money waiting. Just need the crack...

Hello my name is Eric and I'm addicted to Battletech!
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Post by: DarthRads on 22 February 2014, 17:45:08
All done with Wars of the Republic Era, barring any surprises (and hey—what's life without surprises?) I should be releasing it late tomorrow.

Happy Ragnarok!  O0

When will this be Australian Central time, I wonder...

(no sign of a giant wolf swallowing the sun or Thor Battling the Midgard Serpent, taking 9 steps and dying...is it just me or do all these apocalypse promises end in dissapointment?)
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Post by: Jellico on 22 February 2014, 18:14:41
They seem to work on California time.

Everything always happens yesterday for us.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 22 February 2014, 18:15:33
And now we play the waiting game...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Deadborder on 22 February 2014, 18:16:13
It's tomorrow allready for me!
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Post by: DarthRads on 22 February 2014, 19:10:45
It's tomorrow allready for me!

Exactly! It's 9:40am on the 23rd where I am!
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Post by: Wrangler on 22 February 2014, 19:20:00
Exactly! It's 9:40am on the 23rd where I am!

Well, I think it should be termed.  US Tomorrow verse, else where tomorrow.  ^-^
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 19:23:31
When will this be Australian Central time, I wonder...

(no sign of a giant wolf swallowing the sun or Thor Battling the Midgard Serpent, taking 9 steps and dying...is it just me or do all these apocalypse promises end in dissapointment?)

But this is the coolest one!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 22 February 2014, 20:16:03
It's been a while since I checked the site as much waiting on product.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 22 February 2014, 20:59:13
I'm sick of this game. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 21:01:01
It's been a while since I checked the site as much waiting on product.

I was in a pretty dark place during the build up to the field manual. I kind of clung to battletech as this kind of childhood/teenage all of the amazing fun ive had all of the lasting and meaningful relationships its helped me build life raft of obsessive need...

I dont know that im going to get hit that hard on any product that isnt the ilclan...

But I am terribly excited about it and honestly battletech is still there for me. I have made even more amazing friends because of it and im looking forward to all of the stories I will be able to continue to tell because of it.
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Post by: Deadborder on 22 February 2014, 21:13:37
I think the most excited I've ever been is in the last few hours beofre the release of ER3145. That was at the "mashing F5" stage
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 22:23:44
For sure.  ;D
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 22 February 2014, 22:58:52
I'm just waiting for the big reveal that the ilClan sourcebook is really about the Homeworlds
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 23:03:52
I'm just waiting for the big reveal that the ilClan sourcebook is really about the Homeworlds

If Clan Star Adder ate all the other clans, or all of the clans became one clan to attack the Inner Sphere what would its name be?  :)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 February 2014, 23:04:38
If Clan Star Adder ate all the other clans, or all of the clans became one clan to attack the Inner Sphere what would its name be?  :)

Clan Cloud-Star Coyote?
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 22 February 2014, 23:08:43
Clan Cloud-Star Coyote?

Clan Stone Cloud Star Coyote! don't leave out the Hells Horses Stone Lions.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 February 2014, 23:12:54
Forgot out the Stoners... @p?
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Post by: Blacknova on 22 February 2014, 23:50:29
Clan Norris.  What else could it be?
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Post by: Josva Valdreki on 23 February 2014, 00:03:56
Forgot out the Stoners... @p?

Clan Devlin Stone Lion.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 23 February 2014, 00:49:09
Clan Spaniel. The only true Clan.
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Post by: Jellico on 23 February 2014, 03:11:11
If Clan Star Adder ate all the other clans,

And then became ill.
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Post by: Fletch on 23 February 2014, 19:49:13
If Clan Star Adder ate all the other clans, or all of the clans became one clan to attack the Inner Sphere what would its name be?  :)

Clan Iron Wombat
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 February 2014, 20:08:02
Surprisingly quiet here today. Where is all the f5 spam?
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Post by: Wrangler on 23 February 2014, 20:08:54
Surprisingly quiet here today. Where is all the f5 spam?
Its getting late, I suspect if we don't see it 8pm eastern, it will be tomorrow proximately another 24 hours for those who are counting. If things go right.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 23 February 2014, 20:12:09
We've had things come out later than that before. IIRC TRO 3145 Clans was like 10 or 11 central time when it came out.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 February 2014, 20:15:17
Yeah. Field Manual was 11pm. I remember. It came out and I was up till 3 am. had to be at work at 9...
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Post by: mrbooth on 23 February 2014, 20:20:54
been hitting my f5 key since 7pm eastern time. Hoping it comes out before walking dead.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 23 February 2014, 20:22:48
To keep from going crazy I've just been doing other stuff all day. He said late tonight. But now is when I start looking.. and probably inevitably going crazy.
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Post by: Deadborder on 23 February 2014, 20:26:27
To keep from going crazy I've just been doing other stuff all day. He said late tonight. But now is when I start looking.. and probably inevitably going crazy.

First day of Uni for the semester here. Been too busy doing other things to mash F5
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 23 February 2014, 20:38:42
As always I´ll let you guys wear out your keyboards while I check the boards twice a day and profit from your dedication.

 8)
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Post by: Blacknova on 23 February 2014, 20:43:37
This is driving me crazy! At least I'll get today's major work project out of the way at this rate before BattleTech procrastination sets in.
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 23 February 2014, 21:13:21
All done with Wars of the Republic Era, barring any surprises (and hey—what's life without surprises?) I should be releasing it late tomorrow.
Just reminding people he didn't give an absolute.
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Post by: Stormlion1 on 23 February 2014, 21:18:34
If Clan Star Adder ate all the other clans, or all of the clans became one clan to attack the Inner Sphere what would its name be?  :)

If the Adders did absorb the other Clans and the Homeworlds were now controlled by just one Clan it might be interesting in what way they might have changed and reach the Adders now have. New Mechs? Warships? Protomechs? Would they do as they did with the Burrocks and design a mech with the names of absorbed Clans? Might be interesting to see a Stone Lion Mech or a new Protomech with Blood Spirit Leanings.
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Post by: rebs on 23 February 2014, 21:19:30
As always I´ll let you guys wear out your keyboards while I check the boards twice a day and profit from your dedication.

 8)

Always a pragmatic answer  O0 


But seriously, I'm glad to hear the wheels are a turnin'.  I'll await DTF. 
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Post by: Stormlion1 on 23 February 2014, 21:21:58
PDF from Battleshop, Amazon for DTF. Battleshop has too many problems with DTF for me to trust them anymore.
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Post by: rebs on 23 February 2014, 21:29:03
I'm a sap, I wait for the game/hobby shop to get it in to help keep their doors open.   But I have the luxury of being near places like that.  A lot fewer than there used to be, but there are some around here still.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 23 February 2014, 21:29:19
I've got FR 2765 AFFS and H:WotRE ready for release, but I'm waiting on some specs and I don't think I'm getting them tonight. Soon as I get word then it's off to the races.

Relax tonight, start hitting F5 tomorrow morning (pacific). :)
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Post by: Blacknova on 23 February 2014, 23:14:27
You mean I actually have to pay attention to my child tonight?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: PsihoKekec on 24 February 2014, 02:45:42
Or you can detail him to build the LEGO mechs for you, while you stare at the clock ticking away to the promised time . You know the good parenting and so on.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Jellico on 24 February 2014, 02:58:40
I use mine to press F5 for me.
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Post by: Blacknova on 24 February 2014, 03:09:27
I think I'll just sit in the corner and weep whilst the little guy laughs at me.
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 24 February 2014, 05:38:35
I use mine to press F5 for me.

Talk about putting your nose in the corner. Your grounded!!! Press F5 untill republic wars come out!!
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Post by: Wrangler on 24 February 2014, 08:37:39
This sounds like people are forming the "F5 Club".
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Post by: VhenRa on 24 February 2014, 09:05:00
Why bother with F5... Real Men have the New Battletech Thread set to alert?

You people don't?
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 24 February 2014, 09:22:24
I do. Some times it still doesn't stop me from clicking the F5 button like it's my food pellet dispenser.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 10:12:20
I do. Some times it still doesn't stop me from clicking the F5 button like it's my food pellet dispenser.

Morning in the pacific time could mean 2 pm by the time it hits noon. Or perhaps all day. But this is an exciting time for Bears and Nova Cats.
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Post by: Wrangler on 24 February 2014, 10:29:26
But this is an exciting time for Bears and Nova Cats.
Too true, this is where the Cats blunder and get neutered for half-century.  Hopefully they'll go out fighting a blaze glory.  Their annihillationi during "Uprising" in 3140s didn't sound as much fun and it was one-sided
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Post by: nckestrel on 24 February 2014, 11:37:52
Why bother with F5... Real Men have the New Battletech Thread set to alert?

You people don't?

Adrian Gideon has the new battletech thread set to not update until f5 has been pressed 1,000,00 times.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 11:38:33
Adrian Gideon has the new threads forum set to not update until f5 has been pressed 1,000,00 times.

The f5 sacrifices is what powers Randalls Battletech Throne.
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Post by: BigAl on 24 February 2014, 13:46:14
I guess I have to wait until I get off of work to see if they are out yet Four P.M. CST.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 15:44:50
Come on battlecorps and drivethru! get with the program.  ;D
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Post by: Hammer on 24 February 2014, 16:39:55
They've arrived.....
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 16:43:48
:D !!!!
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Post by: Davion_Boy_74 on 24 February 2014, 16:59:51
Just brought & downloaded FR:2765 AFFS off Battle Corps now signing off to read it, see ya later !!.

edit - just got the Historical Wars of the Republic Era....I knew I should have waited that extra 10 minutes... ;D

Dave.
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 24 February 2014, 17:00:17
Both books are up on drive-thru rpg.
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Post by: DarthRads on 24 February 2014, 17:01:06
Talk about putting your nose in the corner. Your grounded!!! Press F5 untill republic wars come out!!

Why hasn't this appeared in PRACTICAL PARENTING?
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 17:10:10
I've got them!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 24 February 2014, 17:40:59
The flood gates are open.
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Post by: Klat on 24 February 2014, 18:06:46
I require a Bakeneko miniature.

WotRE is great so far, the new 'Mech is a real treat.

2765AFFS mentions the Dragonlords and I must say I rather like them. Is there any mention of them elsewhere? How about a color scheme?
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Post by: Nav_Alpha on 24 February 2014, 18:45:35
Right, reckon I can call in sick to work, download and spend the day reading these? Probably not...
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 24 February 2014, 18:49:54
Right, reckon I can call in sick to work, download and spend the day reading these? Probably not...

I did! with the downside being that I'm actually viciously sick and didn't know that the books would be out today when I did it.
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Post by: rebs on 24 February 2014, 18:55:28
Always look on the bright side of life.  ;D  Now to wait for the store to get a few copies in...
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Post by: Nav_Alpha on 24 February 2014, 23:00:44
I did! with the downside being that I'm actually viciously sick and didn't know that the books would be out today when I did it.

Sounds like a prime example of using your initiative to me!
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 24 February 2014, 23:11:10
I require a Bakeneko miniature.
With little spinning props!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 25 February 2014, 03:01:18
I wonder how many were sold in the first day?
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Post by: DarthRads on 25 February 2014, 04:51:22
haven't looked closely but does it have the support formations for the Mech regiments like the DCMS one did?
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 25 February 2014, 05:18:29
I did! with the downside being that I'm actually viciously sick and didn't know that the books would be out today when I did it.
There could be a causal link here - maybe you get sick whenever new books are due to come out?
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Post by: VhenRa on 25 February 2014, 05:25:23
haven't looked closely but does it have the support formations for the Mech regiments like the DCMS one did?

Most FedSuns formations in 2765 didn't have permanent conventional assignments. The Ceti Hussars, Davion Guards and March Militia are the exceptions. Thats the big change Melissa Davion's RCT program caused. Meanwhile, the Dracs LOST interest in combined arms battle groups.
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 25 February 2014, 05:39:10
The background on the Ceti Hussars is very interesting - and a nice contrast to show just how radically Melissa Davion shook the AFFS up.
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Post by: DarthRads on 25 February 2014, 05:48:18
Most FedSuns formations in 2765 didn't have permanent conventional assignments. The Ceti Hussars, Davion Guards and March Militia are the exceptions. Thats the big change Melissa Davion's RCT program caused. Meanwhile, the Dracs LOST interest in combined arms battle groups.

Wired...
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 25 February 2014, 06:22:23
Wired...
Only those attached to the 26th "Espresso Madness" Avalon Hussars.
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Post by: Weirdo on 25 February 2014, 08:51:07
...the 26th "Espresso Madness" Avalon Hussars.

If this is real, I will finally have a reason to build a Davvy force!
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 February 2014, 08:58:28
Downloaded last nite, still digesting them. FR2765:AFFS is a good book, well  written and alot fun combat units added to the universe for DEATH in Succession Wars to come.  :D

Defender was nice treat, big boat, fast, sadly not many to make difference.  Other boat i hadn't through it would be used, but then again if there picture and it says the faction makes it, it should be expected. Nice ship, too bad about sensors.  They never saw it coming in the end.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 25 February 2014, 10:05:52
I would like to thank TPTB for these awesome additions to the archives.

Seeing all those new units in the AFFS Field Report, feeling my interest in those units grow.....and then realizing the storm of the 1st Succession War is not far off.  Well played, well played indeed.  Perhaps these units will reappear in 3250 *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 25 February 2014, 10:52:16
If this is real, I will finally have a reason to build a Davvy force!
"Filled with caffeine, they act like Ice Hellions..."
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 25 February 2014, 10:58:16
If this is real, I will finally have a reason to build a Davvy force!
The unit logo is a Firestarter in Heavy Guard colors with very wide, very bright eyes with very tiny pupils and a huge coffee vat fitted in place of the flamer tanks. And a small powdered chocolate shaker.
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Post by: Klat on 25 February 2014, 15:15:45
Only those attached to the 26th "Espresso Madness" Avalon Hussars.

This must happen. The AFFS needs MechWarriors that don't sleep.
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 25 February 2014, 16:42:28
This must happen. The AFFS needs MechWarriors that don't sleep.

For a second there I thought you said sheep.....
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Post by: Klat on 25 February 2014, 17:32:57
For a second there I thought you said sheep.....

I suppose they shouldn't do that either  :D
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 February 2014, 20:51:52
Just got through my first reading the Historical: Wars of the Republic Era.  GOD, there very good reason why no body but Liaos want to continue fighting. No body gives a hoot about civilians anymore.  There plum crazy after the Jihad!

Its awesome read, but these factions plumb crazy. 
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Post by: YingJanshi on 25 February 2014, 21:31:40
Just got through my first reading the Historical: Wars of the Republic Era.  GOD, there very good reason why no body but Liaos want to continue fighting. No body gives a hoot about civilians anymore.  There plum crazy after the Jihad!

Its awesome read, but these factions plumb crazy. 

So it's sort of like the first two Succession Wars again?
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 February 2014, 21:49:01
So it's sort of like the first two Succession Wars again?
Well, i guess so. We've never got to read details of what happened.  We only get abstract stuff from only the House Books.  Nuked here, nuked there, regiment attacks another regiment.  Nuked both regiments.

The new Historical, gets into the slightly more gritty details, cities wiped out, people are homeless.  Liao troops gone fantatical, killing everyone except people they know their on their side. Etc.  Ugly stuff.

Don't get me wrong, the book is awesome read and fine campaign book.  I guess i've read too many books that kept the fighting clean. 
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 25 February 2014, 21:57:30
yeah. its like they rolled a game of throne novels into the sourcebook. dudes die. Sibko's slain.
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Post by: Xtrahmxwohld on 27 February 2014, 16:30:03
Recently seen on the CGL twitter feed

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Oh my head!!! BT Intro Box reprint with "crazy better quality minis" might be in US port… might be putting it up for preorder real soon. rnb
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 27 February 2014, 19:45:06
Recently seen on the CGL twitter feed
Yeah.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 27 February 2014, 19:58:47
Can I say w00t?  I think I can.
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 27 February 2014, 20:16:45
I think you did. And I echo that sentiment.

w00t!
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 01 March 2014, 22:21:55
So now that we aren't all shaking and aching from our lack of battletech...

How about that Era Digest!  ;D
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Post by: YingJanshi on 01 March 2014, 23:22:45
So I take it the next 2765 Field Report should be the FWLM one?
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Post by: mbear on 03 March 2014, 09:32:43
So I take it the next 2765 Field Report should be the FWLM one?
If they follow the release schedule for the first generation of Field Reports it will be FWL, LC, and then Periphery.

(Of course we know that the Periphery one is probably a total smokescreen, but the SLDF-IC wouldn't.)
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 March 2014, 19:11:11
If they follow the release schedule for the first generation of Field Reports it will be FWL, LC, and then Periphery.

(Of course we know that the Periphery one is probably a total smokescreen, but the SLDF-IC wouldn't.)
I have this crazy notion they'll put out more, but i suspect they ain't. :/
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Post by: Hammer on 03 March 2014, 20:13:57
This sounds interesting.

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480
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Post by: YingJanshi on 03 March 2014, 20:22:01
This sounds interesting.

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480 (https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480)

Oh why must they toy with us like this... :'(
Oh how I wants it... [drool]
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 03 March 2014, 20:22:33
This sounds interesting.

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5266 is relevant to that post, if you haven't seen it.
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Post by: Hammer on 03 March 2014, 21:24:05
http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5266 is relevant to that post, if you haven't seen it.

yeah, I saw that it was interesting to see progress being discussed.  Something I'm very looking forward to seeing!
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 March 2014, 21:27:56
http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5266 is relevant to that post, if you haven't seen it.
Do you guys noticed that that map of that test game has a House Liao, MoC and Audiuren merged together??????
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Post by: RebelRunner on 03 March 2014, 21:34:37
Do you guys noticed that that map of that test game has a House Liao, MoC and Audiuren merged together??????

That would make sense in the 3100s, considering the situation. Not sure when this game is to be set...there could be a 3145+ map/setting for it? 5th Succession War??  :) :)
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Post by: Hammer on 03 March 2014, 21:37:19
Do you guys noticed that that map of that test game has a House Liao, MoC and Audiuren merged together??????

yeah, they talk about the map here,
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,34857.msg813547.html#msg813547
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Post by: Sunsworn19 on 04 March 2014, 03:12:09
Well, i guess so. We've never got to read details of what happened.  We only get abstract stuff from only the House Books.  Nuked here, nuked there, regiment attacks another regiment.  Nuked both regiments.

The new Historical, gets into the slightly more gritty details, cities wiped out, people are homeless.  Liao troops gone fantatical, killing everyone except people they know their on their side. Etc.  Ugly stuff.

Don't get me wrong, the book is awesome read and fine campaign book.  I guess i've read too many books that kept the fighting clean.

Yeah wars of the republic era was definitely one of the dirtier reads.  After reading the Victoria War right up I can't help but think that Daoshen had every right to put Amanda Hasek on trial and execute her for war crimes.  I mean she pretty much started a war for attention.  Still, good read.  The bears finally did something.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 04 March 2014, 07:12:47
I really hope they lock in a timeless damage resolution model. If cgl knock succession wars out of the park and have a risk, axis and allies or settlers of catan it could do amazing things for battletech and cgl.

Good luck guys. :)
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Post by: mbear on 04 March 2014, 07:52:40
This sounds interesting.

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480

I particularly like this:
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Need to quickly generate materials.

That should be CGL's motto.  O0
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Post by: I am Belch II on 04 March 2014, 11:00:44
That is a very intresting tweet. Looking like a neat game.
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Post by: Hammer on 05 March 2014, 12:50:01
Another cover started -

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/78655846782/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip1
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 05 March 2014, 13:01:51
and from that link:

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Most images start out with a quick rough sketch just to help establish the composition of elements within the scene and to nail down things like horizon, vanishing points, camera placement, lighting direction, etc.  Even at this very rough stage it can be very helpful for making design decisions.  From here we can get feedback from Layout to know where our ‘dead spaces’ will be for things like title, tags, logos, and other graphic elements that will go over the image.
      In the case of this first thumbnail, the specs called for Alex to shoehorn all the ‘Mechs from two upcoming Lance Packs (oriented towards Davion & Kurita) onto one battle-scene with a Quickdraw and Victor battling it out point blank in the foreground.

!
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Post by: mike19k on 05 March 2014, 14:27:19
Another cover started -

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/78655846782/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip1

So starting the speculation. I can see the Victor, and after being told can see the Quickdraw. The one to the right of the Victor looks to be an Enforcer to me. The one between the Victors legs maybe a Hunchback? By the Victors left knee maybe an Atlas? By the Quickdraws right knee makes me think of Chameleon but would not be willing to bet on that. By the Quickdraws hip looks to me like a Ostscout. and the last one makes me think Wolfhound, but again not willing to bet on it. I could see the one that looks to me to be a Wolfhound being a Panther and the Chameleon being a Dragon as both would fit well with Kurita.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 05 March 2014, 18:45:39
So starting the speculation. I can see the Victor, and after being told can see the Quickdraw. The one to the right of the Victor looks to be an Enforcer to me. The one between the Victors legs maybe a Hunchback? By the Victors left knee maybe an Atlas? By the Quickdraws right knee makes me think of Chameleon but would not be willing to bet on that. By the Quickdraws hip looks to me like a Ostscout. and the last one makes me think Wolfhound, but again not willing to bet on it. I could see the one that looks to me to be a Wolfhound being a Panther and the Chameleon being a Dragon as both would fit well with Kurita.
Not bad, 50/50 or so. Your initial guesses on the Wolfhound/Chameleon are off though ;)
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Post by: SteveRestless on 06 March 2014, 01:23:49
What I'd like to know, is will the lance packs require assembly? I'd love to see more minis come in one piece, no assembly required.
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Post by: mbear on 06 March 2014, 11:02:02
What I'd like to know, is will the lance packs require assembly? I'd love to see more minis come in one piece, no assembly required.
Probably be better off asking Iron Wind Metals. Or asking in the Minis forum.
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Post by: mike19k on 06 March 2014, 11:40:06
Not bad, 50/50 or so. Your initial guesses on the Wolfhound/Chameleon are off though ;)

I was pretty sure that was the case, but as of right now that is what they make me think of, does not fit the factions so much.
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Post by: Wolf Reaper on 06 March 2014, 12:49:23
Not bad, 50/50 or so. Your initial guesses on the Wolfhound/Chameleon are off though ;)

Left: Quickdraw, Panther, Dragon, Vindicator maybe? Or perhaps and Awesome.
Right: Victor, Hunchback, Enforcer, ?
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Post by: I am Belch II on 06 March 2014, 13:28:36
I would like to see much more mini crack please.
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Post by: Hammer on 11 March 2014, 22:08:59
Cover update....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/79319239710/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip2

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Post by: BigAl on 12 March 2014, 13:16:35
Any news on  ER: DA?
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Post by: mike19k on 12 March 2014, 14:59:35
Cover update....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/79319239710/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip2

So starting the speculation. I can see the Victor, and after being told can see the Quickdraw. The one to the right of the Victor looks to be an Enforcer to me. The one between the Victors legs maybe a Hunchback? By the Victors left knee maybe an Atlas? By the Quickdraws right knee makes me think of Chameleon but would not be willing to bet on that. By the Quickdraws hip looks to me like a Ostscout. and the last one makes me think Wolfhound, but again not willing to bet on it. I could see the one that looks to me to be a Wolfhound being a Panther and the Chameleon being a Dragon as both would fit well with Kurita.

With the update I see the one to the by the left knee now looks like a BattleMaster or Zeus, and that is the only one that I am willing to hazard a guess on.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 12 March 2014, 15:08:03
So starting the speculation. I can see the Victor, and after being told can see the Quickdraw. The one to the right of the Victor looks to be an Enforcer to me. The one between the Victors legs maybe a Hunchback? By the Victors left knee maybe an Atlas? By the Quickdraws right knee makes me think of Chameleon but would not be willing to bet on that. By the Quickdraws hip looks to me like a Ostscout. and the last one makes me think Wolfhound, but again not willing to bet on it. I could see the one that looks to me to be a Wolfhound being a Panther and the Chameleon being a Dragon as both would fit well with Kurita.
Deja Vu?
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 12 March 2014, 15:36:21
Deja Vu?

Yeah. Strange.  ;D
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 12 March 2014, 16:59:59
This sounds interesting.

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/statuses/440596952296980480
I will sit on a chair that has minis glued around it (none on the seat thank you) and declare myself Star Lord of my kitchen table as I play.
Now I have to get past this whole pesky "wait for it to release so I can buy it and then play" thing.  >:D
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Post by: Hammer on 14 March 2014, 14:01:54
Some news on IO

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/status/444529827492954112

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Post by: Wrangler on 14 March 2014, 21:25:18
Thats great news, hopefully we'll be seeing this book by years end.  I hope.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 14 March 2014, 21:48:30
IO is still ALIVE!!!
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Post by: Hammer on 19 March 2014, 21:02:02
Cover Update, AC/20 to the gut gonna leave a mark.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/80116643657/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip3

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Post by: Cyc on 19 March 2014, 22:36:07
Glorious.
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Post by: mbear on 20 March 2014, 07:57:08
Cover Update, AC/20 to the gut gonna leave a mark.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/80116643657/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip3
I'm reminded of a MST3K comment: "AAAHHHH! My spine!"
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Post by: Wrangler on 20 March 2014, 09:45:21
Cover Update, AC/20 to the gut gonna leave a mark.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/80116643657/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip3
No Worries, the Mechs are trying make their points across. ;)
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Post by: Wrangler on 21 March 2014, 09:20:54
What do you suppose to be coming in the near future?  Field Report 2765: LCCC (aka Free Worlds League military report) or the alpha Strike Companion?
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 21 March 2014, 09:26:31
Era Digest Dark Ages.

I really really want it!
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 21 March 2014, 10:07:02
What do you suppose to be coming in the near future?  Field Report 2765: LCCC (aka Free Worlds League military report) or the alpha Strike Companion?

My guess is Alpha Strike Companion as the next physical product, based on the art previews in the CGL Tumblr feed.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 March 2014, 13:52:39
Alpha Strike companion is still in playtest (with more components available to public playtest in the coming weeks), so that won't be available for a while.
Filed Report 2765: LCAF, Era Digest: Dark Age and XTRO: Gunslingers are the next products coming up.
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 21 March 2014, 13:57:18
Filed Report 2765: LCAF

I do hope the Field report is filed properly.   ;)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 March 2014, 13:58:46
Alpha Strike companion is still in playtest (with more components available to public playtest in the coming weeks), so that won't be available for a while.
Filed Report 2765: LCAF, Era Digest: Dark Age and XTRO: Gunslingers are the next products coming up.

Awesome news Adrian! Thank you!
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Post by: Weirdo on 21 March 2014, 14:19:06
I do hope the Field report is filed properly.   ;)

It is technically correct... ;)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 21 March 2014, 15:07:51
Alpha Strike companion is still in playtest (with more components available to public playtest in the coming weeks), so that won't be available for a while.
Filed Report 2765: LCAF, Era Digest: Dark Age and XTRO: Gunslingers are the next products coming up.


Good stuff, can't wait! Like some FIeld Reporst 2765 books.
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Post by: Wrangler on 21 March 2014, 15:09:14
Yay! More XTROs, Field Reports and Era Digests!  Thank you, Adrian, for keeping us in the loop.  Hopefully, i don't go loopy while i wait!
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 March 2014, 15:13:42
I do hope the Field report is filed properly.   ;)
I would normally LAAF at that.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 March 2014, 15:34:23
Hah, jokes on me anyways, it's the FWLM that's up next.
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Post by: Klat on 21 March 2014, 15:42:29
Hah, jokes on me anyways, it's the FWLM that's up next.

Then it certainly isn't filed correctly.  ;)
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 March 2014, 15:45:56
Then it certainly isn't filed correctly.  ;)
And we've come full circle.
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Post by: mrbooth on 21 March 2014, 16:37:27
So the real question is will we see one of these products today?
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 21 March 2014, 16:49:48
I think that Adrian would have mentioned if they were releasing eminently. Though he said awhile back he had all the stuff for the Era Digest. I really cannot wait for that product.
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 22 March 2014, 00:39:37
Hah, jokes on me anyways, it's the FWLM that's up next.
And once again the schedule managed to "fool 'em"
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Post by: Hammer on 22 March 2014, 00:51:11
Alpha Strike companion is still in playtest (with more components available to public playtest in the coming weeks), so that won't be available for a while.
Filed Report 2765: LCAF, Era Digest: Dark Age and XTRO: Gunslingers are the next products coming up.

Question for Adrian,

Is this coming in that group of products as well?

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/status/444529827492954112
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 March 2014, 01:25:25
Question for Adrian,

Is this coming in that group of products as well?

https://twitter.com/catalystgamelab/status/444529827492954112
I would laugh but it's too painful. No, as the message says, a chapter is going to playtest, so no, it's not in the same category as thpse products that are in layout.  :(
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Post by: Hammer on 22 March 2014, 10:58:26
I would laugh but it's too painful. No, as the message says, a chapter is going to playtest, so no, it's not in the same category as thpse products that are in layout.  :(

I was actually referring to the open play test document.  So that's still way off?
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Post by: Darth Nichos on 22 March 2014, 11:04:30
Sorry for the dumb question but what is a "Era Digest?" What would it have in it?
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Post by: Hammer on 22 March 2014, 11:07:59
Sorry for the dumb question but what is a "Era Digest?" What would it have in it?

They are these:  http://bg.battletech.com/?page_id=1978

Mini-Sourcebooks.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 March 2014, 13:20:41
I was actually referring to the open play test document.  So that's still way off?
That I don't know.
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Post by: DarthRads on 24 March 2014, 22:54:10
Keep em comming!!!
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Post by: BigAl on 25 March 2014, 19:59:51
Just One week until April Fools Day,  I hope to see something soon?
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 March 2014, 21:32:57
Well, it will be interesting to read the Field Report for FWLM, i think only thing I'd like to see something covering the more detail of the hidden wars.  Like the Marik Civil War in 2670s, there isn't alot detail on that.
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Post by: Fletch on 25 March 2014, 21:40:49
Well, it will be interesting to read the Field Report for FWLM, i think only thing I'd like to see something covering the more detail of the hidden wars.  Like the Marik Civil War in 2670s, there isn't alot detail on that.

+1  O0
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Post by: I am Belch II on 25 March 2014, 22:53:52
It would be neat to know of the stuff that happend in the houses and planets in between the peace.
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Post by: Wrangler on 26 March 2014, 22:42:33
I would think that the Era Report 3145 was suppose to cover those questions on whats going in society at this time period.
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 27 March 2014, 12:00:54
Hah, jokes on me anyways, it's the FWLM that's up next.

Yay. Awesome! Like -9Q.

Best error I´ve seen this month.
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Post by: BigAl on 03 April 2014, 23:48:21
I like the XTRO Royal Fantasy and the info on IlClan, but I was wondering has anyone heard about ERA Digest, XTRO; Gunslingers, or which Field Report 2765 FW or LC,  if they are coming out soon.  I wish maybe this weekend.
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Post by: Wrangler on 04 April 2014, 07:12:11
I thought XTRO Royal Fantasy was awesome, you get bunch of unique units with a joke in them, while getting fully functional update on rules how to solaris tourments.  We haven't had anything like that in a very long time, even he Solaris Map Packs didn't get into that so much. 

I am eagar to see what Herb and the boys/girls have up there selves!  Era Digest: Dark Age and Field Report 2765: FWLM is properly going be next i think.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 04 April 2014, 15:53:16
I like the XTRO Royal Fantasy and the info on IlClan, but I was wondering has anyone heard about ERA Digest, XTRO; Gunslingers, or which Field Report 2765 FW or LC,  if they are coming out soon.  I wish maybe this weekend.
No, not this weekend. Early next week, all three.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 04 April 2014, 16:02:38
No, not this weekend. Early next week, all three.

Looks like peanut butter and jelly and sandwiches for me next week so I can buy all three :)  Thanks Adrian!
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 04 April 2014, 16:03:55
Woooo! I am not going to lie. Going from frequent tro releases to waiting for product has really thrown me off.  ;D

I cant wait for that era digest.  :)
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Post by: Hammer on 04 April 2014, 23:07:59
A little more teaser for Alpha Strike:Companion.

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/81723005854/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-wip4
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Post by: I am Belch II on 05 April 2014, 00:11:16
Such great artwork!
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Post by: CungrVanck on 07 April 2014, 13:23:26
Oh I am hoping we get those new releases soon!  I have a craving ;)
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 08 April 2014, 14:45:54
This feels like early next week to me! Make with the stuff I want to buy!!!

I like how the majority of information that we receive about upcoming battletech products is in a thread titled, "More Crack Please."

On the other hand, I am obviously addicted. So who am I to laugh?
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 April 2014, 14:48:14
I honestly never thought this thread would be so huge...but hey, I'm addicted too!
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Post by: mrbooth on 08 April 2014, 15:24:14
Same here, I have been checking Battleshop often since last night, want new stuff now. Please  :)
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Post by: Cubby on 08 April 2014, 16:14:54
This was asked over in another post, but since this has more of a following: has anyone gotten a DTF Wars of the Republic Era? Ordered one from BattleShop and it's been "processing" for almost a month. My guess is no street date = no sendy, but wanted to check.
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Post by: Weirdo on 08 April 2014, 16:19:37
no street date = no sendy

This is exactly correct. Since they don't give street dates until they have the product in physical possession(or close enough), no street date means they have no physical book to send you.

On average, it's usually a month or two from the release of a PDF to paper copies showing themselves. That's average mind you, with longer being possible.
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Post by: Cubby on 09 April 2014, 07:54:02
Thanks. This seems to get asked every time a new product comes out, so I thought that was the case, but...I'm...not...patient...haha.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 09 April 2014, 10:42:28
We all want something!
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Post by: mrbooth on 09 April 2014, 19:24:57
So is it early next week yet :D I am wondering of the three which one will everyone be reading first. I will probably look at the new warship goodness quickly and then read EDDA cover to cover so to speak. What do you do?
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 09 April 2014, 20:08:20
I had to wrap up work for the Valiant RPG QSR Friday, but it dragged on through Monday.
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Post by: mrbooth on 09 April 2014, 20:21:42
As some one who's work week has gone sideways since 9am Monday and shows no sign of getting back on track this week I can sympathize. Can't wait to see what you have on store for us.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 09 April 2014, 21:58:32
I had to wrap up work for the Valiant RPG QSR Friday, but it dragged on through Monday.

You are awesome Gideon. Sorry we work you so hard. Thank you.
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Post by: Wrangler on 10 April 2014, 06:12:45
I had to wrap up work for the Valiant RPG QSR Friday, but it dragged on through Monday.
Valiant RPG?  Must be new setting or you guys are dedicated to a roleplaying game about Valiant Light BattleMech.  ;D

Seriously, take your time.  If you and CGL staff are working on new things for customers.  Do what you have to do!
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Post by: CungrVanck on 10 April 2014, 07:29:50
I had to wrap up work for the Valiant RPG QSR Friday, but it dragged on through Monday.

Take all the time you need Adrian!  We appreciate the effort you and the whole CGL team are putting into the line.  Thanks!
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 11 April 2014, 00:15:20
Adrian, its friday. I could use a hookup... *strung out*
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Post by: mbear on 11 April 2014, 08:56:18
Adrian, its friday. I could use a hookup... *strung out*
He just needs a little hit, man! :)

But seriously, take your time. I'm still savoring Wars of the Republic Era.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 11 April 2014, 09:19:32
He just needs a little hit, man! :)

*twitches*

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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 11 April 2014, 09:56:04
You know what they say... the introductory rulebook's free, and all the cool kids are reading it...
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Post by: Karasu on 11 April 2014, 10:40:31
Valiant RPG?  Must be new setting or you guys are dedicated to a roleplaying game about Valiant Light BattleMech.  ;D

Seriously, take your time.  If you and CGL staff are working on new things for customers.  Do what you have to do!
This should answer the question (apologies for long link)

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/03/valiant-teams-with-catalyst-game-labs-for-valiant-universe-rpg/
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Post by: Knightmare on 11 April 2014, 14:47:49
I felt a disturbance in hyperspace this morning. I woke up "feeling" like new BattleMech "may" be on the horizon... ^-^

Keep the faith true believers, we'll see new big stompy robot material. 
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Post by: Weirdo on 11 April 2014, 14:51:09
I felt a disturbance in hyperspace this morning.
He's been touched by the squids! Restrain him!
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 11 April 2014, 14:55:15
I felt a disturbance in hyperspace this morning. I woke up "feeling" like new BattleMech "may" be on the horizon... ^-^

Keep the faith true believers, we'll see new big stompy robot material.

 O0 *twitch*  O0
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Post by: I am Belch II on 11 April 2014, 16:40:57
We know new stuff if comming out....we just want to know when to have our money ready.
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Post by: Wrangler on 11 April 2014, 21:47:03
Coming out someday, but not today.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 11 April 2014, 22:22:39
Just waiting on one last thing. I'm still here, waiting to pull the trigger.
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Post by: mrbooth on 11 April 2014, 22:26:22
Here I was typing a post about giving my f5 key a break and before I can post it Adrian goes a makes his post. May need help I really am in need of a new fix
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Post by: Blacknova on 11 April 2014, 22:39:18
Just waiting on one last thing. I'm still here, waiting to pull the trigger.

I'm a little edgy now so...

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g34/shadow778/CASH.jpg)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 11 April 2014, 22:49:47
I'm a little edgy now so...

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g34/shadow778/CASH.jpg)



That is great!!
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Post by: Knightmare on 11 April 2014, 23:12:17
Seriously, that's  O0

Well done Black.
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Post by: Blacknova on 11 April 2014, 23:13:53
This in no laughing matter, I'm a Donkey and the edge!!!  Little one's asleep and I have spare time now!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 April 2014, 23:15:14
This in no laughing matter, I'm a Donkey and the edge!!!  Little one's asleep and I have spare time now!

You too? Mine's just barely past 4 weeks! lol
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 11 April 2014, 23:20:07
Adrian Gideon is one of the hardest working, straughtest shooting dudes in the business.

Thank you for sticking in there for us.
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Post by: caioaf on 12 April 2014, 00:34:26
1:30 AM here, I don't think I can wait any more
 :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 12 April 2014, 00:42:38
about time for me to sleep too.  :)
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Post by: mrbooth on 12 April 2014, 12:32:32
Look what we just got. Very nice O0
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Post by: MrKiasu on 12 April 2014, 12:33:07
They're out! All three are looking pretty awesome so far.
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Post by: abou on 12 April 2014, 12:36:52
Did I miss something?
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Post by: martian on 12 April 2014, 12:41:48
Did I miss something?

Era Digest: Dark Age, Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers and Field Report: 2765 FWLM are on BattleCorps.
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 12 April 2014, 13:12:25
Ok, I am going to blurt out my first thought.

I never liked the Mongoose. It looked like a child´s toy. But the one on page 3 of XTRO Gunslingers is beeaaautiful. I´d take it out for dinner.

Addendum:
The Wyvern too.
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Post by: Hammer on 12 April 2014, 13:30:54
Not to sound greedy or like more of an addict than I am  :)

But any chance of an update of these ones?
Handbook House Kurita: It's been on the backburner a while, with the writing complete and awaiting artwork. Happy to say that Randall and Ben have been generating art notes and the cover is already in progress by the talented Jonathan González Gómez/Brother Ostavia). No way I can give an ETA for this one, and there's still tons of work ahead, but it's once again in motion.

Alpha Strike Companion: Another one I'm very excited about (seeing a pattern?), we've got a final (or near final) outline and writing is set to begin shortly. I'll see if perhaps we can post an outline or maybe divulge some of the proposed contents. Cover assigned to Alex Iglesias and he's already turned in some sketches.

Interstellar Operations: Not much to say here except I know Herb has been hard at work on it.

Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives IV: Production on this one has just started. Writing is either complete or nearly complete, Justin Nelson has started the artwork and then it's just record sheets and layout. Can't nail down an ETA just yet.

And too be really hopeful, are they any other projects, announced or unannounced, that we could get some hints to go crazy over?
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 12 April 2014, 13:35:51
Ah, ask me again next week.  :)
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Post by: Klat on 12 April 2014, 13:43:36
Okay the XTRO is great  O0 I like almost everything in it.

While I'm not a leaguer it is still nice to see them get some attention.

ER:DA has the Cave Lion and that's and that's all I need to motivate me  O0
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 April 2014, 15:24:24
The books look super good!!
XTRO awesome, Digest intriguing, Field Report 2765 snazzy!  Thanks, Adrian!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 12 April 2014, 15:42:41
It's some good stuff. Thanks!!
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Post by: caioaf on 12 April 2014, 16:07:22
But any chance of an update of these ones?

can I add ilClan there too? that's my most anticipated book
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Post by: abou on 12 April 2014, 17:04:10
Era Digest: Dark Age, Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers and Field Report: 2765 FWLM are on BattleCorps.
Ah... and there goes $20.
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Post by: Lord Harlock on 12 April 2014, 17:13:09
But does the Screamer have reverse Decepticon emblems when it transforms?"
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Post by: abou on 12 April 2014, 17:21:48
Just saw the Rifleman III.  When I came up to it, all I could say was, "What!?"
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Post by: martian on 12 April 2014, 17:25:37
Ah... and there goes $20.
Yeah, the life is cruel ...    ;)
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 12 April 2014, 17:34:58
can I add ilClan there too? that's my most anticipated book
Nothing there on the horizon.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 12 April 2014, 18:41:27
The Era Digest is outstanding!   [applause]

The Cave Lion looks pretty dangerous. Another fine addition to the DCMS.   >:D
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Post by: Molossian Dog IIC on 12 April 2014, 18:49:40
Just saw the Rifleman III.  When I came up to it, all I could say was, "What!?"
Because it would never let you finish your sentence?



Also: Era Digest

I saw the picture of Kev Rosse for the first time.
I tried to imagine him sitting in the senate in that outfit.
Or doing groceries.
Or playing with his X-Box3100.

In case I haven´t said so already: Spirit Cats do not belong in the FWL. They are not to be trusted, carry the stench of their Sharkfox buddies and -contrary to those- are a walking, breathing sin against fashion. I forgive the Combine and Bears for whatever they did to their NovaCat cousins. They had the right of it and I was wrong. Extermination is the only way.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 12 April 2014, 18:52:00
Just saw the Rifleman III.  When I came up to it, all I could say was, "What!?"

Gausszilla had a son it seems.    :D
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Post by: Weirdo on 12 April 2014, 18:52:05
I think the Tribune wins the prize for sexiest-looking MHQ ever. 8)
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Post by: Fat Guy on 12 April 2014, 18:54:58
It needs the "distracting" quirk methinks.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 12 April 2014, 18:57:28
All I can say is...Rifleman III and Burke II...me wants it... [drool] [drool] [drool] [drool] [drool] [drool] [drool]
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Post by: Cyc on 12 April 2014, 19:09:10
Payday two days away. Will have to console myself with previews and finally playing MWO smoothly on highest settings :(
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Post by: YingJanshi on 12 April 2014, 19:20:51
About the SLS Surprise...does anyone else think the captain in charge should have been named Aubrey?
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Post by: Blacknova on 12 April 2014, 19:45:09
Kimagure Surprise

I am pretty sure I had this for dinner last week.
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 April 2014, 19:45:17
I think the Tribune wins the prize for sexiest-looking MHQ ever. 8)
It reminds me of a MRAP Cougar used to tolerate road-side bombs than a HQ Vehicle.  It certainly a sexy lookin vehicle.
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Post by: caioaf on 12 April 2014, 20:16:24
Nothing there on the horizon.
:'(
at least my F5 will have a deserved rest
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Post by: False Son on 12 April 2014, 20:32:40
Cave Lion at last.  Not sure of what side of the under/overwhemled line I am.  That's likely a good thing.

And the Raiders.... hurray
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Post by: Deadborder on 12 April 2014, 21:07:14
I have the Raider. All else is secondary
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Post by: Flaresnake on 12 April 2014, 21:25:10
what are you all talking about and where can i take a look?
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 April 2014, 21:35:45
what are you all talking about and where can i take a look?
Era Digest: Dark Age -  There a ICE powered Militia/Security Mech that was in clicky game and it got stats in this e-book.
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Post by: Weirdo on 12 April 2014, 21:47:20
what are you all talking about and where can i take a look?

Hint: Check the new releases thread.
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Post by: mrbooth on 12 April 2014, 22:04:22
Cave Lion is really nice, the Raider are intresting but the moblie HQ units are my favorite. Would have liked to see the DA long tom variant but over all another great set of work by CGL, now to wait for the IO alternative era beta.
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 13 April 2014, 01:06:55
So what's the status of the Cave Lion past the Cats extermination?
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Post by: Klat on 13 April 2014, 01:41:07
So what's the status of the Cave Lion past the Cats extermination?

I don't know for sure but I think the Foxes helped with production. I would think it available wherever Sea Fox products are sold. I've nothing canonical that I can cite though.
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Post by: Deadborder on 13 April 2014, 07:31:49
I'd imagine that it's still in production and in service with the DCMS
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Post by: Kendo on 13 April 2014, 10:51:42
Is there someway to tell what is planned for hard copy?  I don't like PDFs and I don't like buying things twice. I appreciate that Catalyst can reserve the right to change their mind, but if release it planned for hard copy it would be nice to know.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 13 April 2014, 11:08:40
All of these products are pdf only. :)
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Post by: Kendo on 13 April 2014, 20:16:03
I kinda figured the XTRO and the FWL source book are PDF only, but wasn't sure about the digest. Good to know, thanks.
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Post by: Wrangler on 13 April 2014, 22:39:56
Era Digest Dark Age is very informative and good product specially if you want RPG in this time frame.  I just hope we get the RS: Vehicle Annex Unabridged someday, there big holes in the Random Assignment Tables that need those units that are suppose to be from that product..
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Post by: Fat Guy on 13 April 2014, 22:42:02
So what's the status of the Cave Lion past the Cats extermination?

DCMS heavy 'Mech.    >:D
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Post by: Wrangler on 13 April 2014, 23:17:18
The Cave Lion was for general sale (via Sea Foxes) to other factions as well.  Given that factories were dismantled, its hard to say if it remained in production.   Its too bad the original envisioned version of the 'Mech wasn't produced later as a number #2 variant.
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Post by: martian on 14 April 2014, 00:37:35
The Cave Lion was for general sale (via Sea Foxes) to other factions as well. 
I can't find it in the text.
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Post by: Wrangler on 14 April 2014, 07:50:32
I can't find it in the text.

Here
Page 39
Quote from: Era Digest Dark Age
locked in perpetual competition with their fellow Khanates, the Tiburons were looking to expand the markets in the Great Houses for Clan origin materiel and required planet-bound factories to produce what they needed. These caveats to the deal necessitated some design changes but the Nova Cat leadership felt that if they were to avoid having to rely on the Combine, they had little choice. Khan Nostra did counter Tiburon demands for a percentage of each future Cave Lion production run, instead delaying delivery of completed ’Mechs to the Khanate for a period of nine years
Basic terms, the Tiburon fleet is selling this to Great Houses, for nice price. Cave Lion is their unique Clan item to get them to buy them.
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Post by: martian on 14 April 2014, 08:12:23
But it may be possible that they keep those Cave Lions for themselves. The book says that RAF analysts can't explain Kev Rosse's possession of that 'Mech. And he was a Senator, after all. If those 'Mechs were on the (relatively) open market, it wouldn't be a problem.

I'll wait for the updated MUL.
I hope that the MUL Team will find time to update the availability of 'NMechs and vehicles in the Dark Age era. The last update that I have noticed are 'Mechs and vehicles from the TRO3145-Republic, but without availability. Not to talk about 'Mechs from RS3145-NTNU.
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Post by: Wrangler on 14 April 2014, 08:46:13
I'll wait for the updated MUL.
I hope that the MUL Team will find time to update the availability of 'NMechs and vehicles in the Dark Age era. The last update that I have noticed are 'Mechs and vehicles from the TRO3145-Republic, but without availability. Not to talk about 'Mechs from RS3145-NTNU.

Depends on how busy the volunteers with MUL is.  I have faith in them inputting this stuff in eventually, but i think something drawing their manpower away.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 14 April 2014, 09:40:17
It was a proprietary clan nova cat mech.

Its an awesome machine. My hope is that clan sea fox will revive nova cat military production in the protectorate.

At least cave lions and wendigo's.
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Post by: Kendo on 14 April 2014, 11:07:13
I wanted to note that on the main page products are labled as PDF or hard copy/ pre order.
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Post by: Wrangler on 14 April 2014, 11:47:56
I wanted to note that on the main page products are labled as PDF or hard copy/ pre order.
That maybe generic.  It would be cool if CGL or Drive Thru RPG could utilize print-on-demand resources.  They may not be as pretty first rate publishers CGL uses to produce their books, but its beats not having it in your hands or trusting staples/kinkos to colliate/bind it it right.
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Post by: Karasu on 14 April 2014, 12:02:37
Looking at the ED:DA, here's an interesting economic tidbit: The currencies that gained most ground during the hpg collapse are the bull (both Concordat and Protectorate) and the talent.  Besides the (obvious) C-Bill and Stone, Kroner and Escudo are the weakest.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 14 April 2014, 12:09:25
Raising against the c-bill. But the c-bill has been completely devalued. Everyones currency has doubled against the c-bill. Which means the c-bill is worth half of what it was.

The cost of labor has only gone up by 10-20% (except for white collar. They are up 50%, increasing the gap there)

But the prices for everything have tripled or quadrupled.

The inner sphere is in a harsh depression right now.
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 14 April 2014, 12:11:16
Basic terms, the Tiburon fleet is selling this to Great Houses, for nice price. Cave Lion is their unique Clan item to get them to buy them.
Sure, after the first nine years.  Did the Nova Cats LIVE long enough to make it that nine years?  (I honestly don't know)
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Post by: Karasu on 14 April 2014, 12:25:46
Against the C-Bill is the only comparison we can make, since it's the only data we have.

The C-Bill has been devalued by about half.  The talent has gained double that on the C-Bill, with the bulls doing about the same again.

Sphere-wide realms are ticking over onto their war economies again, which isn't so good, but the Marians and Calderons (and FFWL to a lesser extent) aren't so involved so things are gong a bit better for them.  Once more, it sucks to be an average person again.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 14 April 2014, 12:45:37
Well it still works to compare the currencies to eachother.

Almost every economy has doubled against the c-bill.

So if the Kroner is up 100% and the talent is up 120% then the talent is outdoing to kroner. (But the totals are still different. The price of clan labor still has a massive advantage over inner sphere labor)

But it is not a complete economic simulation and it wont be. Because you dont know the increases in labor prices for each country. (Just all of them together) or the price of stock in each country (just all of them together.)

But it is an economic simulator.

If you a lyran that makes one kroner, then that kroner is now worth two c-bills. But the thing you want to buy with that kroner that used to cost one cbill, now costs three or four c-bills. You wages have increased. So you would now earn 1.20 kroners.

So you are now  0.80 to 1.80  kroners poorer than you were in 3100
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Post by: Captain of C-21 on 14 April 2014, 18:31:49
Sure, after the first nine years.  Did the Nova Cats LIVE long enough to make it that nine years?  (I honestly don't know)

Cave Lion production came online in 3121ish, Nova Cats in Kuritan Space bit the dust in mid-3143.  That's over 20 years.  Explains why in the clix game there were some Cave Lions floating around Solaris.
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Post by: Wrangler on 14 April 2014, 18:54:52
Cave Lion production came online in 3121ish, Nova Cats in Kuritan Space bit the dust in mid-3143.  That's over 20 years.  Explains why in the clix game there were some Cave Lions floating around Solaris.
There a LAM variant?!!??  :D
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 14 April 2014, 21:37:33
I get the feeling that we aren't going to see the Ilclan until Gencon.

That is four months away.

Painful wait.
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Post by: Klat on 14 April 2014, 23:44:52
I get the feeling that we aren't going to see the Ilclan until Gencon.

That is four months away.

Painful wait.

That's probably accurate; what better event to create a diorama for than that?
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Post by: SteveRestless on 15 April 2014, 03:40:23
I get the feeling that we aren't going to see the Ilclan until Gencon.

That is four months away.

Painful wait.

I fear you're right, but hope its not so.
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Post by: mbear on 15 April 2014, 07:28:45
I get the feeling that we aren't going to see the Ilclan until Gencon.

That is four months away.

Painful wait.
Boy you just can't be satisfied can you? CGL releases three products - THREE! - and you're still complaining that it's not enough? You ungrateful sod.
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Post by: Cubby on 15 April 2014, 08:13:24
I get the feeling that we aren't going to see the Ilclan until Gencon.

That is four months away.

Painful wait.

Has it been confirmed that D&D 5th is debuting at Gen Con?

If so, it seems like it'd be a tough year to get much industry attention for anything else. OTOH, I suppose everything industry-wide can't stop for D&D's sake, and the new edition is far from a big surprise announcement.
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Post by: Trace Coburn on 15 April 2014, 08:30:17
  [copper]
  Ahem: let’s all settle down a little, shall we?  Name-calling isn’t necessary or productive.  The recent releases don’t include some highly-anticipated products, and some of us are more keen to see those than the ones we actually got, and we’re all perfectly entitled to want slightly different things.  If everybody wanted the same things equally, we’d all still be playing Chainmail.  ;)
  / [copper]
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 15 April 2014, 09:55:32
Boy you just can't be satisfied can you? CGL releases three products - THREE! - and you're still complaining that it's not enough? You ungrateful sod.

Well.... I am a Sea Fox.

I like the Free Worlds League. I like the Star League, but until Interstellar Ops comes out and there is a more grand strategic game to play there are not any stories that I wish to tell in that period currently. The Gunslingers book is a fun product and has a selection of mechs for an era that I am currently not crafting stories for anybody in.

The Era Digest on the other hand is a wonderful product for most players. But you have to understand, I have read most of the Dark Age novels at this point. I have also used the wayback machine to go and look at the old Dark Ages site. So the majority of the book for me is a more convenient reference since I don't have to dig through old pdf's and artifact websites.

The roleplaying rules, the descriptions of the clusters help me greatly and I appreciate them.

But the product doesn't advance the storyline any for me. Other than the roleplaying rules it is far more helpful to other players and is a great reference for them. It did not change my knowledge or my understanding of the setting very much.

So here I am, with my Sea Foxes and Julian Davion cruising across the galaxy. Everyone elses faction in the crucible. 'Waiting'.

I moved about two years ago from a place I've lived my whole life to the heart of dishonesty in America. Became isolated from my friends and the playerbase that I built back home knowing that the most important component of maintaining a relationship is proximity. Got a job, the things that I value about myself are loyalty and honesty and learned a lesson that your character, the thing that you are, and your reputation, the thing that you are perceived to be, are two different things. As it turns out if you are honest in a place where everyone is dishonest that 'you' are the problem.

So I was isolated and stressed and fell back into an old love. At least, I fell into this community. I have always supported battletech... and I was fortunate, because the Era Report 3145 came out. So it was an exciting time to be a battletech player. That was a year ago.

So life has moved on. Things at work are not so insane. I have made new friends to supplement my deteriorating friendships and my significant other has been diagnosed with cancer.

I have had the pleasure of meeting several developers. Ben Rome has handily defaced the credits page of my copy of Wars of Reaving. I actually pay attention to the credits of the books. I look into who wrote, who developed and who drew for them.

I am acutely aware of how hard Adrian Gideon works. Taking an unofficial role of informing the community of whats going on behind the scenes while we wait. As well as doing the layout for CGL's products.

and I try to tell them frequently how much I appreciate that work.

I've been doing this battletech thing for over two decades. I am thirty one so Battletech is one of those things that I 'have been' longer than almost anything else that I ever have been. Life is very demanding of me right now and I have to focus quite a bit of attention to it. But I am managing with a little bit of escapism.

I have stories to tell and daydreams to dream. I have chosen to do it with you all in mechs and warships... and I am waiting to know where my mechs and my warships are going. That I may have to wait four more months, or longer is not particularly pleasant. Even if I understand why it will take that long that does not mean that I want to see that product any less. I spend a lot of time on these forums, the developers are all very kind to spend time with us. Even kinder since quite a few fans like to make attacks on their identity.

If you attack someones work and they identify themselves with that work you might as well be insulting them directly. I empathize with this and I hate it, dearly, when it happens. I am quite aware that all of the people that work on this setting are 'People'. Like I said, I've met a few of them. I seem to like them all.

If that seems ungrateful to you, I apologize.
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Post by: mbear on 15 April 2014, 15:53:31
If that seems ungrateful to you, I apologize.
Actually I apologize also. I meant that as a gentle tease not a "You suck" which I realize is how it came across. That wasn't what I meant at all, and I'm truly embarrassed that I didn't stop to think how it would sound.

Sorry about that Kitsune, I really didn't mean to violate Wheaton's Law.
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Post by: mrbooth on 15 April 2014, 18:31:53
Any update on the IO rules  beta release I thought I saw a twitter post that they where heading to layout soon but that was a while ago.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 15 April 2014, 18:52:48
Yes, it's in layout. But it's too complicated to hand over to a freelancer and it's too low priority for me to have gotten to it yet. There's been discussion about releasing the documents as-is, but the overwhelming feeling is that without proper formatting and layout/context that it's not clear enough to use.

You noted it, but I'll reiterate, we're talking beta rules here, not final files.
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Post by: mrbooth on 15 April 2014, 19:01:59
Thank you for the update.
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Post by: JPArbiter on 27 April 2014, 11:52:57
I know we got new stuff 12 days ago... but seeing the 2765 LCAF Report has made me break half a dozen F5 keys.

Elsie 4 Life!
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Post by: YingJanshi on 27 April 2014, 18:02:54
I know we got new stuff 12 days ago... but seeing the 2765 LCAF Report has made me break half a dozen F5 keys.

Elsie 4 Life!

Oh I'm sure we'll get it after GenCon. ;)
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Post by: martian on 29 April 2014, 01:52:19
"In Progress" BattleTech Sculpts (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/84165179271/in-progress-battletech-sculpts)

That new Black Knight is very nice, but let's wait how the actual mini turns out. I might buy some.

As for Orochi and Hatamoto, those are nice models of not-so-good 'Mechs. And I have no use for Ares, as I don't play for the Republic.
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Post by: Weirdo on 29 April 2014, 10:03:22
If you don't care about the Ares, why did you bother to type about it? ???
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Post by: martian on 29 April 2014, 10:17:37
If you don't care about the Ares, why did you bother to type about it? ???

And why not?
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Post by: Weirdo on 29 April 2014, 10:26:38
Because while even posts saying that you don't like something can be useful if voiced as constructive criticism, simply saying "I don't care" contributes nothing at all. Doubly so in this thread, which has nothing at all to do with those miniatures. Posting that you don't care in that thread still wouldn't contribute, but you'd at least be able to see on-topic from your post, even if you'd need Hubble-grade optics to see it.
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Post by: martian on 29 April 2014, 10:38:56
Because while even posts saying that you don't like something can be useful if voiced as constructive criticism, simply saying "I don't care" contributes nothing at all. Doubly so in this thread, which has nothing at all to do with those miniatures. Posting that you don't care in that thread still wouldn't contribute, but you'd at least be able to see on-topic from your post, even if you'd need Hubble-grade optics to see it.

Since page 2, this thread revolves about CGL's Tumblr account updates - people comment what appears here. So far nobody has had any problem with it ...

Anything else?
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Post by: Weirdo on 29 April 2014, 11:09:54
Aside form still waiting for a refutation of my post, nah, that's it.
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Post by: martian on 29 April 2014, 11:18:03
Good.
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Post by: Weirdo on 29 April 2014, 11:19:33
And since we both seem to be dragging this thread off topic, let's let it go here and go back to wild speculation about future CGL releases, yep? O0
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 29 April 2014, 12:35:10
Catalyst has a tumblr feed? Is there a way of following tumblr feeds without having an account? I'm rather curious, but also rather lazy ;)
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Post by: nckestrel on 29 April 2014, 12:55:11
The tumbler updates also show up on the Catalyst twitter feed (and facebook?).  So I usually find out about them from my twitter feed.
But some sort of account is needed so that whatever knows how to notify you? 
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Post by: BigAl on 29 April 2014, 13:05:29
It is good to see the coming releases updated.  Cannot wait for the next XTRO's.  I notice that the "IlClan" wasn't on the coming release page, in my opinion I think that the "IlClan" book will be a Gen-Con release or  late this year.

IMO: If the "IlClan " book is about the Home world clans invading the Inner Sphere, do you think that there will be new mechs,  battle armor,  vechiles,  proto mechs, aircraft and ships.  It has been fifty to sixty years since anything was heard from the Home worlds.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 29 April 2014, 14:17:57
Battletech stuff is our crack and we want more. No matter what we want more.
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Post by: martian on 29 April 2014, 14:29:35
Catalyst has a tumblr feed? Is there a way of following tumblr feeds without having an account? I'm rather curious, but also rather lazy ;)

Yes, you can use RSS feed.

No registration needed and it works in many internet browsers (either natively or you can use some add-on, if you wish something fancier).
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Post by: Wrangler on 29 April 2014, 17:43:54
The two Clan Historical are pretty interesting.  Was there alot details on the fights against the Widowmakers?  Golden Digest and Klondike skipped most of the action that happened during the Trial of Absorption was concluded.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 29 April 2014, 18:01:28
Nothing other than Kerensky getting killed. Big blank canvas. Well, except for the ending. But CGL is getting pretty good at that sort of thing.
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Post by: rebs on 29 April 2014, 18:45:05
The two Clan Historical are pretty interesting.  Was there alot details on the fights against the Widowmakers?  Golden Digest and Klondike skipped most of the action that happened during the Trial of Absorption was concluded.

Details of the Widowmaker's final stand on Roche, too, dude!  The Khans were dead, it was down to a saKhan and a cluster or so of troops.  SaKhan Vordermark launched a nasty ambush on the attacking Wolves, who were beleaguered somewhat in their struggle to destroy the Widowmakers and things did not look good for them at all.  Then came Ethan Morreau of the Goliath Scorpions and a few stars and Khan Cyrus Elam. All of them totally unbidden, and at the urging of Loremaster Morreau who charged headlong into the fray with everyone else following. 

The Widowmakers are no more today, and the Goliath Scorpions have always felt the Wolves were allies, even if the Wolves did not always see it that way.

In a nutshell. FM: Warden Clans, the Goliath Scorpion section has most all of this.   Always read every section, but not all in one sitting.  Retention is greatly aided by taking in only three or four Clans at one time  O0 

Widowmaker will be fraykin' heeeuuuge!   :D  even if it's shortish.
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Post by: martian on 30 April 2014, 05:06:28
I believe that there were some rumors that Natasha Kerensky had a drop of Widowmakers' blood in her veins.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 30 April 2014, 08:11:24
I believe that there were some rumors that Natasha Kerensky had a drop of Widowmakers' blood in her veins.


It's more than a rumor. 
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Post by: Weirdo on 30 April 2014, 10:00:18
I'm hoping for some info on the Widowmaker fleet. We need more than just a transport called Egg Sac.
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Post by: mrbooth on 30 April 2014, 11:36:53
I'm hoping for some info on the Widowmaker fleet. We need more than just a transport called Egg Sac.

Agreed also hoping this may be the product that will have the Riga destroyer stats in it. Would fit the time frame and it is the only SL ship that we have yet to see.
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Post by: rebs on 30 April 2014, 17:58:40
I'm hoping for some info on the Widowmaker fleet. We need more than just a transport called Egg Sac.

Wouldn't it be horrible if the Widowmakers went with an egg theme instead of (presumably) a spider theme for the Dropships? 

CW Poached
CW Hardboiled
CW Cracked
CW Double Yolk
CW Organic
CW Over-Easy

Good thing that wouldn't happen.    :)  ...right?
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 30 April 2014, 18:16:36
Only if they want to poach the collective brain of the fan base with eggstreme prejudice.
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Post by: Diplominator on 30 April 2014, 18:41:25
I don't think everyone would appreciate the yolk.
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 01 May 2014, 03:12:24
The yolk would be on them, then.

It would be interesting to know if the names of the former Widowmaker WarShips given to Wolf's Dragoons for their mission to the Inner Sphere were the original names...
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Post by: Fletch on 01 May 2014, 08:08:41
The excitement has scrambled this thread
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Post by: Feenix74 on 01 May 2014, 08:34:08
Yep, we had better get back on topic before the mods crack down on us and we all end up with egg on our faces . . .
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Post by: Fat Guy on 01 May 2014, 08:45:51
An eggcellent idea.
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Post by: mbear on 01 May 2014, 10:16:06
An eggcellent idea.
Omellete you get away with that one, but I hope the egg jokes are now ovum. They're scrambling my brain.

And I hope our new delivery of gaming materials will come soon.
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Post by: Hammer on 01 May 2014, 11:40:51
This just in....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/84427609391/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-final

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Post by: I am Belch II on 01 May 2014, 12:19:20
This just in....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/84427609391/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover-final

A Victor putting a hole in a mech, good shot.
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Post by: martian on 01 May 2014, 12:46:23
That's a nice picture.
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Post by: Klat on 01 May 2014, 14:51:14
That's a nice picture.

It really is. My phone has a new background now  O0
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Post by: Wrangler on 01 May 2014, 17:33:04
Sweet cover art.
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Post by: Fletch on 01 May 2014, 22:30:43
It is almost like there is a hidden artist war to develop the best cover art as it just keeps getting better and better.
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Post by: Blacknova on 01 May 2014, 23:10:42
It is almost like there is a hidden artist war to develop the best cover art as it just keeps getting better and better.

'Twas a terrible time that, the Artists War.  The horrors of kaleidoscopicly rendered concepts, thrown together with reckless abandon, in order to flatten the awe of even the most jaded fan, tore the visual spectrum apart.

In the end, all that was left was a barren wasteland of stick figures and cackling madmen, producing mere finger paintings, all rendered in puce.
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 May 2014, 00:39:40
'Twas a terrible time that, the Artists War.  The horrors of kaleidoscopicly rendered concepts, thrown together with reckless abandon, in order to flatten the awe of even the most jaded fan, tore the visual spectrum apart.

In the end, all that was left was a barren wasteland of stick figures and cackling madmen, producing mere finger paintings, all rendered in puce.

Wait, you're saying that Catalyst is gonna partner with XKCD? SWEET! :D
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Post by: Blacknova on 02 May 2014, 03:42:35
Yup, and can you image the awesome that would be the Warrior Trilogy rendered in stick figure cartoons?
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Post by: Trace Coburn on 02 May 2014, 06:18:58
Yup, and can you image the awesome that would be the Warrior Trilogy rendered in stick figure cartoons?
  I’m sorry, my brain rearranged that into ‘the Warrior Trilogy rendered in Order of the Stick cartoons’.  I just spent twenty minutes rebooting from an awesome-induced system-crash.  [notworthy]
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 02 May 2014, 10:09:14
Yup, and can you image the awesome that would be the Warrior Trilogy rendered in stick figure cartoons?
Black hat man as Hanse Davion.
This must be funded, I will gladly throw my fists full of cash at it.
The Celestial Throne room suddenly is a ball pit with Max Liao enjoying every second.
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Post by: Cubby on 02 May 2014, 12:54:29
Riddle me this:

I'm standing in my LGS right now looking at a print copy of Wars of the Republic Era.

I ordered it via BattleShop a month and a half ago, since which time the order has been "processing." I was told, correctly I believe, that my order wouldn't ship until there was a street date.

There's been no street date announced that I've seen. And yet, here I am, looking at the thing.

I read on one thread or another that LGSs get product shipped before online orders are filled. Is that what's happening here?

Or am I losing my mind?
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 May 2014, 15:02:27
You're not losing your mind. You will get your book. You just need to be patient. Questions of "When?" never get answers, but rest assured that questions of "Will it?" will always end up with an answer of "Yes."
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Post by: Cubby on 02 May 2014, 15:26:24
I understand. I wasn't trying to be impatient, just wanted to make sure that I hadn't missed something or there wasn't an issue with the order. I haven't used BattleShop often (in fact I might have only used it once, a while back) and wasn't sure there wasn't something unusual here. Thanks for the response.
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Post by: Fletch on 02 May 2014, 17:04:09
You're not losing your mind. You will get your book. You just need to be patient. Questions of "When?" never get answers, but rest assured that questions of "Will it?" will always end up with an answer of "Yes."

6 weeks!
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 May 2014, 17:05:18
It's less than infinity, yes? :)
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 02 May 2014, 20:04:14
It's less than infinity, yes? :)
So is Graham's number, that doesn't mean much...
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 02 May 2014, 20:36:10
Cubby, I'm looking into this.
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Post by: Blacknova on 02 May 2014, 21:36:01
  I’m sorry, my brain rearranged that into ‘the Warrior Trilogy rendered in Order of the Stick cartoons’.  I just spent twenty minutes rebooting from an awesome-induced system-crash.  [notworthy]

Black hat man as Hanse Davion.
This must be funded, I will gladly throw my fists full of cash at it.
The Celestial Throne room suddenly is a ball pit with Max Liao enjoying every second.

Get's around the whole no new novels thing to, if we can have 12 year olds sweat shop the moving pictures into the corners of their text books for us.
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Post by: Cubby on 02 May 2014, 22:13:07
Thanks very much.

I shouldn't have included the timing element regarding how long ago I ordered, because that's not really relevant. My question after seeing the book already on the shelf was just regarding the process of how distribution occurs.

It wasn't intended as a knock on CGL--my local post office is a joke and I don't trust packages or anything else to arrive as intended. I'm content to wait as long as I know that something is in fact coming, and didn't disappear in the mail.

Please resume the regularly scheduled thread.
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 May 2014, 08:39:47
I'm content to wait as long as I know that something is in fact coming, and didn't disappear in the mail.

I wish we had more people like you on these forums. And the Levs forums.
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Post by: cavingjan on 03 May 2014, 09:00:39
Did I miss a street date announcement for Wars of the Republic Era?
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Post by: Wrangler on 03 May 2014, 11:17:54
Did I miss a street date announcement for Wars of the Republic Era?
PDF one been out for little bit. I not certain about the book.
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Post by: rebs on 03 May 2014, 11:45:38
Did I miss a street date announcement for Wars of the Republic Era?

Cubby mentioned on a post from a page back that it was in print and on the shelves at his local FLGS.   O0  He was just relating that it did not get shipped to him yet from battleshop yet, and seeing it prompted asking about it here. 

I love hard copies.  I also love PDFs for convenience, but they are not the same.  The monitor light bothers my eyes after a while, no matter how much I magnify the page.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 03 May 2014, 15:20:15
I always want more stuff, but right now Im in that save up for Gencon phase right now. Instead of get the PDF/BOOK Combo right now, maybe hold off until I get the DTF in my hand after being waiting at the doors when they open the flood gates on Thursday at 10a.
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Post by: Cubby on 04 May 2014, 08:41:18
I wish we had more people like you on these forums. And the Levs forums.

If you can't be happy waiting for it, you probably won't be happy actually having it. Plus, I've done some minor freelance work on one or two BT projects, and am working on the Valiant Universe RPG. I have a basic understanding of the way the process works, it is what it is.

Cubby mentioned on a post from a page back that it was in print and on the shelves at his local FLGS.  He was just relating that it did not get shipped to him yet from battleshop yet, and seeing it prompted asking about it here. 

When I asked the friendly folk at the store on 2 May, they said it came in within the last two weeks but couldn't be more specific. So I don't think it's been out for a month or anything like that.

Quote
I love hard copies.  I also love PDFs for convenience, but they are not the same.  The monitor light bothers my eyes after a while, no matter how much I magnify the page.

Roger that. I stare at a computer screen 9+ hours a day, not including working on other projects at home. Even a little time reading DTF saves my eyes some strain.
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Post by: Wrangler on 04 May 2014, 13:47:52
I wish Print on Demand was available for PDFs, my eyes don't like looking at the screen too long as well.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 04 May 2014, 14:09:00
I print all of my PDFs to read the first time through
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Post by: Hammer on 07 May 2014, 21:46:14
One for Adrian Gideon....

Not to sound greedy or like more of an addict than I am  :)

But any chance of an update of these ones?
And too be really hopeful, are they any other projects, announced or unannounced, that we could get some hints to go crazy over?

Ah, ask me again next week.  :)

I figure its been a few weeks, any hints for whats next in the pipe  :)
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 07 May 2014, 21:47:43
http://bg.battletech.com/?page_id=474
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Post by: Fletch on 07 May 2014, 21:53:43
[inappropriateselfpromotion]There is the The il(legitimate)- ilClan: Introduction and 3146 (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,38992.0.html) available ... 3147 to be written once the family intruders visitors leave [/inappropriateselfpromotion]

***Fletch is not bored waiting for the ilClan ...
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Post by: Hammer on 07 May 2014, 21:55:29
http://bg.battletech.com/?page_id=474

I was kinda fishing for which of those is next....ie...this month  :)

[inappropriateselfpromotion]There is the The il(legitimate)- ilClan: Introduction and 3146 (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,38992.0.html) available ... 3147 to be written once the family intruders visitors leave [/inappropriateselfpromotion]

***Fletch is not bored waiting for the ilClan ...

Guess that will have to do  :D
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 09 May 2014, 09:30:20
http://bg.battletech.com/?page_id=474
A Revival TP publication pending?
*Getting popcorn and giggling maniacally*
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 10 May 2014, 10:42:52
A Revival TP publication pending?
*Getting popcorn and giggling maniacally*

I know! I think i'm a little more excited for the widowmaker tho.
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Post by: JPArbiter on 10 May 2014, 11:21:24
f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f5f*CRACK!*

Darn it all

*chucks another broken keyboard into the pile*
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 10 May 2014, 11:26:05
Good things come to those who wait.  Plus just let other people F5 for you  ;)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 10 May 2014, 13:01:42
So something coming really soon!
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Post by: rebs on 10 May 2014, 17:38:21
Good things come to those who wait.  Plus just let other people F5 for you  ;)

This right here. 

Hellion's Tantrum Fury gets covered in a Revival Trials book?  Yes, please!  Gravy always welcome.  And we'll get more information and art regarding so many of the personalities we came to know of so long ago, I'm hoping.
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Post by: Weirdo on 10 May 2014, 18:43:59
I thought the Hellion's Fury campaign was long after this time period, taking place either before or just after the Great Refusal?
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Post by: rebs on 10 May 2014, 18:50:24
This one was the one mentioned in Crusader Clans, occurring right on the heels of being eliminated from involvement in the invasion early in the process.
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Post by: Alex Keller on 10 May 2014, 18:52:54
Wait, something is coming out soon??  :o
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 10 May 2014, 19:18:31
Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth should release soon.
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Post by: JPArbiter on 10 May 2014, 19:51:02
Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth should release soon.

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oh pretty please?  I am so neurotic about my love o the Elsies!
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Post by: mrbooth on 10 May 2014, 19:51:33
Define soon. Tomorrow, Monday second period of the Bruins game?
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 10 May 2014, 22:08:12
Sooner than anything else coming out. :)
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Post by: Alex Keller on 10 May 2014, 22:28:51
Ah, ok. Thanks!
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Post by: rebs on 10 May 2014, 22:51:06
Gotta love it.   :)   

DC Handbook - in DTF! - is going to be well-received.  It'll be just like old times.   :D
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 11 May 2014, 05:12:58
Sooner than anything else coming out. :)

Excellent news (hope its Tuesday so i can get it printed and bound to read at work on Wednesday night when its quiet).
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 12 May 2014, 13:47:17
Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth should release soon.
(M Bison voice): "YES! Yes! Yeeeesssss!"
One more gem to the pre-Succession Wars Infinity Gauntlet I will wield as I strike upon all of known human space!
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Post by: JPArbiter on 12 May 2014, 20:05:09
(M Bison voice): "YES! Yes! Yeeeesssss!"
One more gem to the pre-Succession Wars Infinity Gauntlet I will wield as I strike upon all of known human space!

but the Infinity Gauntlet had six Gems... unless you are counting the Periphery nations report as well

which I have the Highest Expectaions for for some reason... probably has to do with the Rim Worlds
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 13 May 2014, 13:29:49
but the Infinity Gauntlet had six Gems... unless you are counting the Periphery nations report as well

which I have the Highest Expectaions for for some reason... probably has to do with the Rim Worlds
Actually IO was my sixth gem.
It was going to be the size of a fricking Hope Diamond, but still universal smashy smashy.
Though Periphery works too, chances are I'll get it before IO releases.
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Post by: BigAl on 17 May 2014, 22:58:55
  Well I just got "Historical: Wars of the Republic ERA"  DTF version by mail today.  I was wondering why Catalyst Game Press hasn't put out a release date?    I know Con season is up on us so they might be too busy.
  I hope we get some new PDF's releases soon, I am looking forward to some new stuff.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 18 May 2014, 08:05:32
We didn't get a street date for the box set either.  I'm guessing they're up to their necks right now.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 18 May 2014, 15:20:28
While we are all eagerly awaiting the next BT hit, let's all take a moment to remind ourselves how awesome we've had it this year. I mean...we could be waiting for the next Leviathans product... ;)
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Post by: Wrangler on 18 May 2014, 15:28:08
...we could be waiting for the next Leviathans product... ;)
Everytime i hear Leviathans, i think of Renagade Legions' Leviathans (WarShip) game.... #P
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Post by: Karasu on 20 May 2014, 10:27:37
Everytime i hear Leviathans, i think of Renagade Legions' Leviathans (WarShip) game.... #P

You know there's a number of people on the RL yahoo group working on updated versions of the rules with various suggestions for new ships / ideas etc?

It would be nice if there was a new book out before Thursday, since I'm running a polling station for the European Parliament elections and it looks like being very, very quiet.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 22 May 2014, 03:03:50
I know June 6th something would come out. Is that going to happen this year?
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Post by: martian on 22 May 2014, 03:12:10
I know June 6th something would come out. Is that going to happen this year?
It would be nice, but I can't say I expect it. The Jihad and the Word of Blake are history (maybe).
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Post by: martian on 22 May 2014, 03:16:09
"In Progress" BattleTech Sculpts: Gunsmith (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/86464912426/in-progress-battletech-sculpts-gunsmith)

New sweets for Federated Suns fans.
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Post by: rebs on 22 May 2014, 08:50:32
I know June 6th something would come out. Is that going to happen this year?

We keep hoping for certain products this June, but if the writers want to take more time to create the best product possible, then they should do so by all means.  I'd rather have a great product later than rushed products now that aren't as deep.
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Post by: mbear on 22 May 2014, 09:24:31
I know June 6th something would come out. Is that going to happen this year?
Isn't that in the middle of convention season?
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Post by: gooseman on 22 May 2014, 10:52:47
Isn't that in the middle of convention season?

Origins is less than a month away....
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Post by: I am Belch II on 22 May 2014, 12:33:17
Origins is less than a month away....



Is there going to be even Battletech, Catalyst or IWM there this year?
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Post by: DarthRads on 22 May 2014, 18:48:05
I know nothing about US Conventions...

Looking forward to them if it means we might get a new (major) product!
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Post by: gooseman on 22 May 2014, 20:02:04


Is there going to be even Battletech, Catalyst or IWM there this year?

To the best of my knowledge, yes.
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Post by: Wrangler on 23 May 2014, 07:55:31
So were more likely to get something released during convention to charge us all up?

I think i remember a release being done that way when GenCon or Origins was happening, i think the former.
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Post by: gooseman on 23 May 2014, 09:23:23
From what I gather, GenCon tends to be the "big release party". However, more to my point, this is a very busy time for the staff as they have to also attend to planning and preparation for Origins & GenCon.
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Post by: caioaf on 23 May 2014, 10:00:32
I don't know if this is the best thread to ask, but do we have a confirmation that ilClan is going to be released this year? I think everyone is assuming it is, but I'm not sure.
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Post by: SethsMatches on 23 May 2014, 10:05:11
I don't know if this is the best thread to ask, but do we have a confirmation that ilClan is going to be released this year? I think everyone is assuming it is, but I'm not sure.

The gist of this thread appears to be speculation mixed with blatant desire and politely zealous shouts for info  :D

Methinks it's the perfect thread to ask  ;D
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 23 May 2014, 11:14:19
I don't know if this is the best thread to ask, but do we have a confirmation that ilClan is going to be released this year? I think everyone is assuming it is, but I'm not sure.
It's not one of the products I have on my plate for the near future, no.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 May 2014, 11:19:48
It's not one of the products I have on my plate for the near future, no.

Speculation...does this mean it could be on someone else's plate...or already done waiting for GenCon??? lol  O:-) 8) O0
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 23 May 2014, 13:45:32
Speculation...does this mean it could be on someone else's plate...or already done waiting for GenCon??? lol  O:-) 8) O0
IlClan's already been stated as not being this year at all.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 May 2014, 13:48:37
IlClan's already been stated as not being this year at all.

I must have missed that one...my bad.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 23 May 2014, 14:39:09
Indeed so did I.  I thought they were closing out the Dark Age this year.  Oh well, I can be patient....as long as I get my fix now and then *twitch, twitch*
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Post by: SteveRestless on 23 May 2014, 15:02:34
IlClan's already been stated as not being this year at all.

wait, what?? where'd they say that?

I'm severely unhappy about this, if that's the case. for a book that i thought was originally slated for the end of 2013 to be a omplete no-show for all of 2014 is incredibly disappointing. ilclan is basically the only thing I'm really interested in getting right now. until we see where things are finally going here, it's hard to get excited about anything else.

Between the paucity of solid facts we get on anything these days, the outright lies in some sourcebooks confusing the issue even further, and the delay on such an absolutely major book, it's starting to get hard to remember why I even bother with the official sourcebooks and storyline. i've got half a mind to hold off buying ANY sourcebooks till we get ilclan.

did you guys hire George R R Martin to replace herb or something?
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Post by: Weirdo on 23 May 2014, 16:21:59
Wow. You react REALLY strongly to statements that don't back themselves up with evidence... :o
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Post by: YingJanshi on 23 May 2014, 16:57:35
IlClan's already been stated as not being this year at all.

Source please?
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Post by: SteveRestless on 23 May 2014, 17:54:57
Wow. You react REALLY strongly to statements that don't back themselves up with evidence... :o

It IS a conditional statement.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 23 May 2014, 18:44:42
Source please?

It's been stated at least 3 or 4 time previously in this very thread.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 23 May 2014, 20:35:43
It's been stated at least 3 or 4 time previously in this very thread.

I've searched all 21 pages for every instance of "ilClan" and nowhere does it say "not this year"

It's been said that it won't be soon, but no real sort of time frame is given.just vague "not on the horizon" and similar statements. Most of which are far enough back that a gencon release wouldn't be impossible.

I do think that 2015's longer than I can wait for it though. This book is very make-or-break for me.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 May 2014, 20:47:41
There was a statement of "Not this year" in reference to 2013 at one point...but I've never seen anything for 2014 either.
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Post by: Fletch on 23 May 2014, 23:04:44
Well I guess 3150 is not 'this year'.  The ilclan is inevitable ... just like IO
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Post by: Weirdo on 24 May 2014, 19:40:10
It IS a conditional statement.

I'd call it a conditional lid-flipping, but I suppose it does help apply a thin veneer of calmness to it. ;)
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Post by: SteveRestless on 24 May 2014, 20:18:50
oh. cause calm wasn't really what I was going for.  :-\

ilClan really IS what I'm waiting on.  and its starting to feel exactly like waiting for the next Song of Ice and Fire book.
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Post by: HABeas2 on 24 May 2014, 23:41:29
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 24 May 2014, 23:44:25
Gozer the Gozerian walks the earth in the form of a mighty Slorr?
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Post by: I am Belch II on 24 May 2014, 23:51:37
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-


For some reason that statement worrys me.
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Post by: HABeas2 on 25 May 2014, 00:06:05
Hi,

I'm just asking "what if?" here. Try not to jump to conclusions here.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 25 May 2014, 01:11:38
If it doesn't, something else will happen.  And Battletech will continue on, and I for one will be damned happy.  I like the rollercoaster that everyone's been on, ups and downs, and it's a lot of fun to follow.  Whether it's ilClan, 3250, or 3150 for the next book, I'm happy with it - I'm here for the battles, BattleMechs, and cool designs.

Also House Kurita needs more foxgirls.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 25 May 2014, 01:35:39
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-

For a book we've been told is 90% written, to suddenly never happen? That'd be a bit more than I can put up with. It'd take something pretty kerensky damned spectacular to get me to look past that. It's been nearly a decade since GRRM threw out half a book to rewrite it at a glacial pace, and I'm still incensed that he did that. I don't willingly forget easily. likewise, the Battletech plot high water mark has been in nearly the same place since what, Bonfire of Worlds? FM3145 and the TROs gave us a little progress I suppose, but really it opened up more questions than it answered. Its hard for me to muster any enthusiasm for the past, when the future is looming overhead like damocles.
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Post by: HABeas2 on 25 May 2014, 02:31:56
Hi,

For a book we've been told is 90% written, to suddenly never happen?

My point is: Plans can change. There's actually quite a bit of material that has been written which may now never see the light of day.

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Its hard for me to muster any enthusiasm for the past, when the future is looming overhead like damocles.

Also part of my point: If The ilClan were canceled, that future you appear concerned with is gone with it, replaced with the same wide unknown all of us face day to day. If all you are concerned with is "the future", well, you can never really escape that. But if you're fearing a particular future, I'm suggesting that it may not be as certain as all that. Again, plans can change.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: caioaf on 25 May 2014, 02:41:17
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-

Depends on you mean. We will get the book, but it's not going to be called ilClan? Or there will be the book, but no one will be the ilClan? Ok for me, I just want a conclusion. Even a bad conclusion is better than no conclusion at all.

Or do you mean if there was no book? Well, I'm not going to be happy. I'll be very pissed, to be honest. Like I said, even a bad conclusion is better than nothing. Battletech wouldn't lose a fan, but CGL would lose a customer.
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Post by: Diplominator on 25 May 2014, 02:46:42
For my part, I'm not excited for IlClan because it represents any particular future (especially since we know virtually nothing about its contents, a fact for which I'm grateful). I'm excited for it because it represents the future in general. I'll always be excited for whatever product advances the timeline next.

BattleTech has a cool story with a ton of moving parts that's lasted for decades in the story and in the real world. I just want to know what comes next.

If that turns out not to be IlClan? No big deal. Just tell me what IS next so I can get hyped for that.
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Post by: Gus on 25 May 2014, 03:28:19
For my part, I'm not excited for IlClan because it represents any particular future (especially since we know virtually nothing about its contents, a fact for which I'm grateful). I'm excited for it because it represents the future in general. I'll always be excited for whatever product advances the timeline next.

This +1.

AFAIK, the IlClan book is the future. However, I agree with Diplominator; I eagerly await advances in the timelin, no matter the format.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 25 May 2014, 03:35:29
Hi,

My point is: Plans can change. There's actually quite a bit of material that has been written which may now never see the light of day.

They can, but that doesn't mean I won't be disappointed when they do. I think its clear from this thread that a lot of folks are eagerly waiting for it.  If I were going to go and do something to axe a product that I knew people were eager to see, I'd want to communicate that to them clearly, because the longer they wait, the bigger the let-down should it not happen. At this point, the only thing I can think of that could possibly cushion that kind of fall is a (non-binding but this is what we intended) Big Book of Battletech Answers, wherein the great mysteries that plague us are given solid answers. And that's about as likely as me being made line dev.

Quote
Also part of my point: If The ilClan were canceled, that future you appear concerned with is gone with it, replaced with the same wide unknown all of us face day to day. If all you are concerned with is "the future", well, you can never really escape that. But if you're fearing a particular future, I'm suggesting that it may not be as certain as all that. Again, plans can change.

Thanks,

-

Reading this, I'm pretty sure we're either not talking about the same things, or you don't understand what I'm worried about to begin with. :|
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Post by: HABeas2 on 25 May 2014, 04:47:25
Hi,

Reading this, I'm pretty sure we're either not talking about the same things, or you don't understand what I'm worried about to begin with. :|

It's one of those things, definitely.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: Cyc on 25 May 2014, 05:00:23
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-

Birds suddenly appear, happiness rains and champagne all round!

Seriously though, I'm a not fan of the direction implied by the title Ilclan, so clearly don't have the negative view held by some in this thread if it wasn't "the future". Even if it is, probably won't stop buying BT books, just more for strip mining for AU than following the canon path.
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Post by: Fletch on 25 May 2014, 05:09:20
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-

There would be much speculation and carry on here while we try and discover who is going to get the next in-universe crotch kick; same old, same, old.
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 25 May 2014, 05:21:48
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-
The Field Report: 2765 series is great, and was a complete surprise. Ditto Historical: Reunification War and Historical: Liberation of Terra. If there's no ilClan, about which I know nothing other than the name, there's a pretty decent chance that something else will come out that I'll really enjoy. *shrugs* I don't know if I'd enjoy ilClan or not - I didn't expect to enjoy Wars of Reaving, and I did; other books I thought I'd enjoy, but was ambivalent about. Chances are, whatever BattleTech product is pushed out, I'll pick it up sooner or later, and there's a better than average chance I'll enjoy it. That's why I'm still buying BattleTech stuff 20 years later, whereas other game systems have fallen by the wayside for me.
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Post by: Deadborder on 25 May 2014, 06:25:09
The outcome a chunk of the fandom is assumed is allready a given may not happen even though there was nothing to say that it actually would happen?

Amazing

Me, I'm excited for whatever comes next, regardless of what it may be
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Post by: CungrVanck on 25 May 2014, 07:46:52
Whether it is ilClan or something else.....six months wait or a year....I am ready for the next chapter of Battletech.

So thrill me Catalyst and don't pull any punches!  You have done an excellent job and I am excited for the next shoe to drop.

Until then, more than enough coming items to keep me happy.
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 May 2014, 10:02:18
I take battletech, source book by sourcebook.   I'll be happy with another Field Report 2765, Turning Point, and XTRO to come out hopefully in next couple weeks.
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Post by: MarikMilitaMan on 25 May 2014, 11:56:57
I take battletech, source book by sourcebook.   I'll be happy with another Field Report 2765, Turning Point, and XTRO to come out hopefully in next couple weeks.

To true, as long as they keep coming i'm happy the mrs and bank balance may not be as happy but that's life i guess.
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Post by: Foxx Ital on 25 May 2014, 19:14:48
Wow...if Ilclan never came out...Why..Why..I'd just have to do what we did when we were told FM:U was pretty much the last thing we would ever really see. Deal with it by blowing up some friends battlemechs?

Seriously, Thinking back to those days i feel spoiled Spoiled. If products hadn't come out after that, No karhu,no Ostrogoth, no Golem/Rogue bear in which i can lament in my opponents screaming.
 
No Clan:Objectives *makes as horrible as a face as he possibly can*

 So yes, Thank you for carrying the flame despite the occasional gauntlet you may face. While i suck at expressing how i feel sometimes, i feel this line from a cruxshadows song will help.

"The trials you now are facing
They are not greater than your will
For there is nothing under heaven
You cannot overcome"

 Also remember, Have fun. If you can't have fun, we can't have fun. Seyla
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 25 May 2014, 20:13:01
Also House Kurita needs more foxgirls.

Despite the real life cultural affinity that would seem to exist there I do not believe that the kuritan culture would jive with fox girls. Or at least, I would be sad to see them suffer from repression.
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 May 2014, 20:28:23
The future is unseen road we've yet to ride on.  For Good or for Ill.   Remember guys & gals, people writing for this franchise, have devoted considerable time and money torwards it continuing.  I would wager that they love it as much any of you or me.

As with its been said before, if you think BattleMechs aren't in the future, you'd be damn wrong.  (Gut feeling here.)   

IlClan just name, knowing the future may make you crazy thinking something you may be considerably wrong about.

Anyways.....I'm justing waiting what they have in store for us.  Stop worrying.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 May 2014, 22:04:59
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,

-

Then I will be curious to see what does, and look forward to it. Make no mistake, i was curious and happy with the idea of the IlClan, but what ever keeps the IP chuggin forward is good enough for me
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Post by: Lord Harlock on 26 May 2014, 00:49:37
Also House Kurita needs more foxgirls.

Honestly, House Kurita already killed their catgirls, and now you want them to murder another group of hybrid abominations or possible Sea Foxes. Mon Dieu, homme! Give the Combine some time in between genocides. 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 26 May 2014, 01:30:41
Give the Combine some time in between genocides.
Don't look at me, I didn't make the weekly quotas.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveUK on 26 May 2014, 04:55:57
I don't mind if the IlClan doesn't come out, as long as something does and it moves the story forward and I get new stuff to play.
all I know is I can't wait to see what's next.  :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 27 May 2014, 08:16:07
Hi,

My point is: Plans can change. There's actually quite a bit of material that has been written which may now never see the light of day.

Also part of my point: If The ilClan were canceled, that future you appear concerned with is gone with it, replaced with the same wide unknown all of us face day to day. If all you are concerned with is "the future", well, you can never really escape that. But if you're fearing a particular future, I'm suggesting that it may not be as certain as all that. Again, plans can change.

Thanks,

-
So instead of Earth-616 we get Earth-2097. *shrug* If the stuff that's been written is good enough, I'm sure someone will find a use for it somewhere/somewhen.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 27 May 2014, 08:16:37
Don't look at me, I didn't make the weekly quotas.
Yeah, and that Chandresekhar reduced the number of hours his workers had to work! ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 27 May 2014, 19:36:50
I'm little conflicted if the IlClan thing is dropped.   Having empire dominating the Inner Sphere (Hey, there was a 1st Star League for petty sakes..) it could have rised and fall at wink of eye...say a century.  Then suddenly, we have new Succession War going, by hot going that way, we'll just have just unorganized mess we have muddle through.  I trust CGL, but i don't like what i thinking right now.  Hope something does come out that gives franchise direction.

No fiction is bad enough, but jump start would been nice too.  Now we may have wait for 5-10 year jump every other year.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Blacknova on 27 May 2014, 19:45:15
That, or Herb is learning from his minions and doing a Ben Rome on us.

I'd love to see an ilClan come to dominate the Sphere and realize only too late that such power and empire is a poisoned chalice that will the death of the Clan that gained the glory.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 27 May 2014, 19:54:43
That, or Herb is learning from his minions and doing a Ben Rome on us.

I'd love to see an ilClan come to dominate the Sphere and realize only too late that such power and empire is a poisoned chalice that will the death of the Clan that gained the glory.
Or the future predicted by the novel Surrender Your Dreams is restored.
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Post by: Deadborder on 27 May 2014, 20:21:25
I don't know if ilClan was ever on the coming prducts page, but it's not now.

With that beign said, I eagerly look forward to the unknown country and a future that's not set in stone. The continually advancing and unpredictable BT universe has thrilled me for over 25 years now and I suspect it will continue to do such for a long time

Whatever comes next, I know I'll snap it up
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 27 May 2014, 20:48:44
I'd love to see an ilClan come to dominate the Sphere and realize only too late that such power and empire is a poisoned chalice that will the death of the Clan that gained the glory.
I love the idea just because it reinforces a personal belief of mine:
"Terra, she's a cursed world. Don't try to own her!"
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Post by: Fletch on 27 May 2014, 21:52:41
"Terra, she's a cursed world. Don't try to own her!"

Bring on the Death Star
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Post by: I am Belch II on 27 May 2014, 21:56:01
I would love to see the clan take over the IS. But I dont think that will ever happens.
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Post by: Lord Harlock on 27 May 2014, 22:45:29
Most of humanity loses any name past their first except for the tenth billionth percent who are Blood Named(Lab names are an internal honor if they even exist after the Society Debacle and carry no coolness factor outside of Clan Labs) leading to people wondering if they want to meet up with Fred Wolf, Fred Wolf, or Frederick Wolf.  Confusion abodes especially in postal delivery. The most interesting faction is suddenly . . . the Caledron Protectorate who the Clans ignore since it doesn't border the Inner Sphere exactly. The Marian Hegemony would be around as well for similar reasons, but they'd still have that awful emblem. Thus, they have to sit in the corner and weep for lack of coolness.

Honestly, the most interesting thing would be the hundred of stories of rebellions against the Clans while actually. . .  the first few of them would be awesome. After the tenth, readers would probably claimer for the Clans to die already to prevent confusion over who was the janitor in that one scene was Fred Wolf, Fred Wolf or Sven Wolf. Eventually Clan society would be unable to deal with all of the so-called bandits including the social outliers that appeared in some Inner Sphere societies such as the hippies of Gogh-Bukowski, and eventually it would collapse due to the lack of social mobility and the eternal enemy of all societies stagnation.

The Clans as a fictional force lose all kinds of interesting aspects once they achieve their goal. The next interesting point for some  is when the corruption or "taint" sets in. Sibkos of overly overfed sibkins barely fitting in their cockpits for example would be a good one for some since it would show the decline of the Clans as elites to pampered nobility that they once looked down on.

The better course is to probably give the Clans Terra but not the entire Inner Sphere since that gives them something to keep going for as oppose to becoming complacent and tainted, but that's my nickel's worth of opinion on the issue.

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Post by: Kitsune413 on 27 May 2014, 23:14:14
I think that there is an interesting phenomenon that has happened with battletech.

The setting has always been dictated by novels that they followed with sourcebooks. So this is the first product that is the future. So far they have all been named and written about something written before...

So now ive got this funny scenario in my head where the developers are on a conference call and say,

"Maybe we should not title the book with its conclusion when the fans do not know what is coming."
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Post by: Wrangler on 27 May 2014, 23:45:59
I find myself after reading Kitsune413's comments, thinking that the Developers are try to overall act as a council of GMs running Battletech as big campaign for everyone.  Only problem with that, is the campaign has to be profitable so they can afford to produce stuff for us. 

They want to surprise us, but not jar and scare us off at same time.  Given how fiery responses get, its hard not to see its a sensitive subject.

Sadly, i think its easier to produce things in past "Eras" than in current and pushing beyond into the future.  Perhaps too many people holding on to the past.  Since the game is no longer a continue story in form of novels.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 28 May 2014, 10:06:33
If you pay attention to the way posters comment towards Ben Rome their comments are very similar to the way most player groups talk about their gm's.

I can also say having met Ben Rome I connected to him on that level. He is a gamemaster, being one myself I related.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 28 May 2014, 15:47:26
That, or Herb is learning from his minions and doing a Ben Rome on us.

Herb has no minions beyond the Herblets now, alas.
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Post by: mbear on 02 June 2014, 07:53:55
Herb has no minions beyond the Herblets now, alas.
True, but now he has something even more deadly: Allies.
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Post by: Wrangler on 02 June 2014, 18:39:53
Aside from what now is rumored sundered IlClan book, What is left in the we actually know were getting for sourcebooks/play books.   I suspect 3145 is going to be very long year if Herb message is correct.

Field Report 2765: LCAF (or Lyran Commonwealth 2765)
Field Report: 2765: Perphery

Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption
Operation Turning Point: REVIVAL Trials

Handbook: House Kurita

Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives IV
Experimental Technical Readout: Republic

Alpha Strike Companion

Republic book must just been added, i hadn't seen that one up there before.  Here comes the Orca.
 
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Post by: HABeas2 on 02 June 2014, 19:53:38
Hi,

Aside from what now is rumored sundered IlClan book, What is left in the we actually know were getting for sourcebooks/play books.   I suspect 3145 is going to be very long year if Herb message is correct.

I've said nothing about The IlClan being "sundered". I merely said the future as I once teased it is no longer guaranteed to happen as stated. Please do not jump to extreme conclusions.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: Weirdo on 02 June 2014, 20:18:20
Please do not jump to extreme conclusions.

What, on this forum? In this thread?

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130504072315/fallout/images/thumb/c/c4/Kirk_you-must-be-new-here.png/500px-Kirk_you-must-be-new-here.png)

 ;)
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Post by: Dmon on 02 June 2014, 20:27:47
Hi,

I've said nothing about The IlClan being "sundered". I merely said the future as I once teased it is no longer guaranteed to happen as stated. Please do not jump to extreme conclusions.

Thanks,

-

As long as we do not end up stuck in the year 3145 for the next 3-5 years I am happy.  As much as I love Battletech as a whole, I always thought the MW:DA one year for one year advancing storyline was a cool concept.
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Post by: Wrangler on 02 June 2014, 20:32:55
As long as we do not end up stuck in the year 3145 for the next 3-5 years I am happy.  As much as I love Battletech as a whole, I always thought the MW:DA one year for one year advancing storyline was a cool concept.
+20
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Post by: I am Belch II on 02 June 2014, 23:14:33
I just want another Field Report 2765.


I like them, and like em even more when it's got a great fleet list.
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Post by: martian on 03 June 2014, 08:49:16
Miniatures Masters: Victor & Wolfhound (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/87655931481/miniatures-masters-victor-wolfhound)

Pictures of Victor and Wolfhound from the new BattleTech Lance Packs.
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 June 2014, 09:30:33
Hard to tell from those pictures, but they look good to me. O0

Though I guess that at this point, we just have to accept that the Victor Poop-Squat is officially an institution... ;)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 09:32:48
I hate the "look" of plastic miniatures, but if they are anything as detailed as what you can see in the packaging images...these may be a hit. Pricing wise, seems good to me...hopefully they will sell well. If enough interest is in them from the community, I'll definitely carry them in my online store.
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 03 June 2014, 09:33:41
Though I guess that at this point, we just have to accept that the Victor Poop-Squat is officially an institution... ;)
Nah, they all represent the here to unknown, rear-mounted remote sensor dispenser variant.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 09:34:23
Nah, they all represent the here to unknown, rear-mounted remote sensor dispenser variant.

Ewwww....slimey
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 June 2014, 09:34:48
What do you mean by their 'look'? From what I've seen, the newer ones look just as good as metal once painted.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 09:39:52
I mean, when you look at the plastic ones, they don't look as detailed as the metal ones. Maybe it's just the images I've been seeing, I haven't seen any of the new plastic ones "in hand"...so I can't give an honest impression of them.

I sincerely hope they are just as detailed as people have said, I really do...but for myself, I'll stick to metal. Just something about the weight of them, and maybe a little nostalgia when I think back to my first mech purchases in the mid 80's. For me, plastic just doesn't cut it, but I know a LOT of people that love them.

So it just all comes down to preferences. I'm not knocking them at all...I just can't see the detail clearly enough in pics as I'm more of a hands on kind of guy unless there's glaring errors, then I will call it out! LOL
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Post by: martian on 03 June 2014, 09:46:18
I respect your opinion.

But there is one thing that makes these Lance Packs interesting to me: Price tag.
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 June 2014, 09:48:16
I mean, when you look at the plastic ones, they don't look as detailed as the metal ones. Maybe it's just the images I've been seeing, I haven't seen any of the new plastic ones "in hand"...so I can't give an honest impression of them.

Sadly I don't have any pictures to prove it to you, but the best way I can explain their quality is this: Remember the Trebuchet and Catapult from the older sets? The current ones are on the exact same level as the metal ones. Even the missile racks. O0
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 10:06:09
I respect your opinion.

But there is one thing that makes these Lance Packs interesting to me: Price tag.
Agreed...that's why I will be watching it with interest in carrying them fir my online store. If people are wanting them, I'll carry them...it's an AWESOME price!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 10:06:55
Sadly I don't have any pictures to prove it to you, but the best way I can explain their quality is this: Remember the Trebuchet and Catapult from the older sets? The current ones are on the exact same level as the metal ones. Even the missile racks. O0

I trust you even though you're a Weirdo! LOL
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Post by: Legatus on 03 June 2014, 12:47:34
Sadly I don't have any pictures to prove it to you, but the best way I can explain their quality is this: Remember the Trebuchet and Catapult from the older sets? The current ones are on the exact same level as the metal ones. Even the missile racks. O0
The ones from PlasTech? Those were awesome.  Thanks for the heads up!
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 June 2014, 14:20:04
I was referring to the ones from the intro box sets just prior to this last release, actually. The 25th Anniversary box and the release just after it.
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Post by: Legatus on 03 June 2014, 18:51:52
I was referring to the ones from the intro box sets just prior to this last release, actually. The 25th Anniversary box and the release just after it.
Ah, ok. Thanks for the clarification.   Looks like I may still have a purchase or three to make before I quit.  Thanks again.
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Post by: Fletch on 03 June 2014, 21:17:56
I trust you even though you're a Weirdo! LOL

Nomination for post of the month please ...  O0
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 June 2014, 22:01:27
Nomination for post of the month please ...  O0

Hahaha! Thanks
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Post by: I am Belch II on 03 June 2014, 22:27:39
The box set comes with 16 mechs plus 2 special mech  for $50. That is a good price for all that.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 04 June 2014, 03:14:36
The box set comes with 16 24 mechs plus 2 special mech  for $50. That is a good price for all that.
FTFY
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 04 June 2014, 07:53:35
Though I guess that at this point, we just have to accept that the Victor Poop-Squat is officially an institution... ;)
Victor: "I have an AC/20 for an arm. I can poop squat where I please."

They look nice, plus it feels good to have a reinforcements-like pack coming up.
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Post by: Fletch on 04 June 2014, 08:11:43
Victor: "I have an AC/20 for an arm. I can poop squat where I please"

Someone now needs to mod a Victor to look like Bender :-)
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Post by: gooseman on 04 June 2014, 13:56:36
I'm thinking a plastic Victor is going to be a whole lot easier to repose than a metal one.
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Post by: JPArbiter on 05 June 2014, 18:53:11
I'm thinking a plastic Victor is going to be a whole lot easier to repose than a metal one.

at the very least cutting through the AC barrel to liberate it from the legs (it is built off the single piece from the lance pack) will be easier.
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Post by: BigAl on 05 June 2014, 22:44:14
I am happy to hear about the next reprinting of the Introductory Box and the  new Lance packs.  I wish we see something soon in new PDF's .   I can say the new stories at Battlecorps is just curbing the addiction.
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Post by: Wrangler on 06 June 2014, 07:58:30
I am happy to hear about the next reprinting of the Introductory Box and the  new Lance packs.  I wish we see something soon in new PDF's .   I can say the new stories at Battlecorps is just curbing the addiction.
+3  O0
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Post by: I am Belch II on 06 June 2014, 10:43:51
I guess the June 6th release don't work anymore because it's not he jihad anymore.
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Post by: S.gage on 10 June 2014, 23:42:35
Hoping for more products soon. "All work and no [products for 2 months] makes Jack a dull boy." :)
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Post by: Wrangler on 11 June 2014, 06:53:09
Hopefully the dry period will end next week when origins happens.  However, for some reason I keep thinking were going end up waiting t'ill GeneCon.

As side note, Gaming Trade Magazine's June issue #172 had noted some CGL releases they allege are coming out in August (pages 18 and 20). 

I'm not going say what they are, because it will generate be too much crazy talk on online.  I REALLY doubt their coming out (least 1 of them) when they say they are, since they've been known get dates and products wrong.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 11 June 2014, 09:31:47
Just read the article...here is hoping they are right this one time ;)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 11 June 2014, 10:46:34
Do you think that the wait because something new will be coming out this weekend at origions?
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Post by: Hammer on 11 June 2014, 10:53:04
Just read the article...here is hoping they are right this one time ;)

Yeah I hope that one comes out for Gen Con.....
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Post by: mrbooth on 11 June 2014, 11:02:31
I can see Alpha Strike and the Anthology as being realistic but as for IO unless Adrian Gideon was blowing smoke when I asked him about the beta rules a month or two ago then it is not coming out any time soon. I would love to be wrong but I doubt I will be. 
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 11 June 2014, 11:28:19
As side note, Gaming Trade Magazine's June issue #172 had noted some CGL releases they allege are coming out in August (pages 18 and 20). 
I'm only seeing CGL products on page 17 here, are we looking at the same thing?  I don't know about the Shadowrun side, but otherwise the one thing that jumps out is IO, no idea why that's there.
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Post by: Cubby on 11 June 2014, 11:34:51
http://www.gametrademagazine.com/downloads/GTM172Games.pdf

Lots of CGL product across the board, but IO would be a surprise.
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Post by: Wrangler on 11 June 2014, 13:04:04
I'm only seeing CGL products on page 17 here, are we looking at the same thing?  I don't know about the Shadowrun side, but otherwise the one thing that jumps out is IO, no idea why that's there.
The pages i gave were from the printed version. 
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Post by: Sartris on 11 June 2014, 13:14:32
http://www.gametrademagazine.com/downloads/GTM172Games.pdf

Lots of CGL product across the board, but IO would be a surprise.

BT-related highlights within (I don't know if the ship dates given are in any way accurate)

(http://puu.sh/9p2vP/156149445b.jpg)

(http://puu.sh/9p2yO/1c3cae0e1e.png)

(http://puu.sh/9p2AV/8f57fc142b.jpg)
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Post by: Wrangler on 11 June 2014, 13:19:03
Hope Anthology is indeed coming out. Yay, more reading material at work!
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Post by: Nerroth on 11 June 2014, 22:01:39
I wonder if the aerospace material in the Alpha Strike Companion will go as far as to cover WarShips?

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Post by: I am Belch II on 12 June 2014, 00:10:22
I wonder if the aerospace material in the Alpha Strike Companion will go as far as to cover WarShips?


That would be awesome, but don't see that happening.
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Post by: HABeas2 on 12 June 2014, 00:49:29

That would be awesome, but don't see that happening.

Yeah. Me, neither.

-
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Post by: CungrVanck on 12 June 2014, 07:37:54
Can we have dropships then?  Please?  :))
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Post by: HABeas2 on 12 June 2014, 07:44:40
Hi,

You have those in the core book already.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: CungrVanck on 12 June 2014, 09:07:16
Hi,

You have those in the core book already.

Thanks,

-

My apologies!  I meant to refer to the release of official Alpha Strike cards for dropships and rules for space only battles.  Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 12 June 2014, 23:21:58
Hi,

I'm afraid I don't know anything about the cards.

Sorry,

 -
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Post by: Kendo on 14 June 2014, 18:33:55
I am more than a little curious as to the decision making process that came to the conclusion that the time/ energy/ cost presumably involved in wha went into work that may not get used  was worth abandoning.  I am feeling a bit more comfortable with the way in which the Battletech property is being developed recently, but Catalyst still doesn't strike me as the kind of company that can afford to throw away a lot of resources. What is so dramatically different about the new direction that makes it worth all the lost resources?

Disclaimer: all of my assumptions are just that. Maybe it cost nothing to develop the IlClan idea and maybe Catalyst and everyone who works for/ is involved with the company has their homes insulated with bricks of hundreds for lack of anything better to do with the money.  I am just a curious guy.  I don't actually expect an answer, obviously, either. Just musing aloud.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 15 June 2014, 00:17:53
Was the Wars of the Repbulic there at Origins in DTF?
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Post by: roosterboy on 15 June 2014, 00:58:20
I am more than a little curious as to the decision making process that came to the conclusion that the time/ energy/ cost presumably involved in wha went into work that may not get used  was worth abandoning.  I am feeling a bit more comfortable with the way in which the Battletech property is being developed recently, but Catalyst still doesn't strike me as the kind of company that can afford to throw away a lot of resources. What is so dramatically different about the new direction that makes it worth all the lost resources?

You realize that nobody has said there even is a new direction?
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 15 June 2014, 03:56:24
Was the Wars of the Repbulic there at Origins in DTF?

It's on general release in DTF (I picked it up a month or two back), so I'm sure it was.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 15 June 2014, 12:37:48
It's on general release in DTF (I picked it up a month or two back), so I'm sure it was.


I haven't got my book yet, that's why I wondered. Ordered it first day, still haven't got it.
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Post by: Wrangler on 15 June 2014, 12:46:38
I know there been some wacky things going on with distrubters in my area/region. Its getting annoying. :/
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Post by: cold1 on 15 June 2014, 13:01:14
Sadly that does not mention the Ilclan.  I'd like to see the story finally get into open waters with CGL at the helm.
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Post by: mbear on 16 June 2014, 16:06:21
Was the Wars of the Repbulic there at Origins in DTF?
Yes.
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Post by: DarthRads on 16 June 2014, 18:11:45
Sadly that does not mention the Ilclan.  I'd like to see the story finally get into open waters with CGL at the helm.

Argh! Ye need be vareful...there be Diamond Sharks out there...
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Post by: Wrangler on 17 June 2014, 11:26:02
Whatever event is replacing the (if that's the case) IlClan book that we thought coming out, is properly underway being worked on.  Properly why its so quiet lately.

EDIT: I'm basing my what these "if" statements on what reps have told me from on and off the forums. I apologize if this sounds like someone trolling, I am not.  I apologize for confusing people.  There no statement that anything has happened, but nothing happens unless is posted on the main page or in general statement by Catalyst.  The IllClan thing was never announced officially as far I've known  "Coming Soon" etc, only mentioned in a BattleChat where it came from in first place.
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Post by: cold1 on 17 June 2014, 11:34:58
Whatever event is replacing the IlClan book that we thought coming out, is properly underway being worked on.  Properly why its so quiet lately.

Wait the Ilclan is being replaced?  Where did CGL say that?
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Post by: Weirdo on 17 June 2014, 11:37:29
They didn't. They just pointed out that as with all future events, the odds of ilClan getting published are not precisely 100%.
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Post by: martian on 17 June 2014, 11:45:02
Wait the Ilclan is being replaced?  Where did CGL say that?

Here you have two original statements, so you can read them:
Hi,

Out of curiosity, what if The ilClan never happens?

Thanks,
Hi,

I've said nothing about The IlClan being "sundered". I merely said the future as I once teased it is no longer guaranteed to happen as stated. Please do not jump to extreme conclusions.

Thanks,
That's all.
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Post by: Knightmare on 17 June 2014, 12:01:24
All I can say is that the BattleTech ball continues to roll forward. Things ARE happening people.

Be the Blakist; Keep the faith; BattleTech will prevail. 
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Post by: Wrangler on 17 June 2014, 12:10:03
Wait the Ilclan is being replaced?  Where did CGL say that?

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,36701.msg914316.html#msg914316

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,39667.msg916784.html#msg916784

Among these posts, states in directly the IlClan plans aren't same anymore.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 June 2014, 12:32:38
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,36701.msg914316.html#msg914316

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,39667.msg916784.html#msg916784

Among these posts, states in directly the IlClan plans aren't same anymore.

Right, but he did NOT say it was cancelled, he said IF it was...see the bold, underlined, italicized, red wording below...

Hi,

My point is: Plans can change. There's actually quite a bit of material that has been written which may now never see the light of day.

Also part of my point: If The ilClan were canceled, that future you appear concerned with is gone with it, replaced with the same wide unknown all of us face day to day. If all you are concerned with is "the future", well, you can never really escape that. But if you're fearing a particular future, I'm suggesting that it may not be as certain as all that. Again, plans can change.

Thanks,

-
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Post by: SteveRestless on 17 June 2014, 12:35:05
When "What if it gets canceled?" is the only news we're getting from anyone remotely official, it tends to engender feelings of concern.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 June 2014, 12:41:47
When "What if it gets canceled?" is the only news we're getting from anyone remotely official, it tends to engender feelings of concern.

True, but I like to think as it is such a good story line, they won't completely dismiss it. It may be delayed, it may be on a hidden agenda for a Con...the only people that would know are TPTB.

I for one hope it comes out, as well as MORE info on the Homeworld Clans.

One of the other statements Herb made on the above links from Wrangler (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,39667.msg916784.html#msg916784) was the fact that "There is no longer any guarantee or promise whatsoever that we will ever see a 3250 era" (I'd just "quote" it but the thread has been disabled).

I for one am happy about this, because maybe...JUST MAYBE...they figured out that the whole ilClan thing can be worked over for years rather than one book & be done with it. Think of it kinda like the FedCom civil war...if one of the IS clans claimed to be ilClan...do you really think the homeworld clans would sit by & let that happen. Not a chance. This scenario makes me think that TPTB realized that this whole ilClan thing is MUCH deeper than 1 book and possibly took the "ilClan book" and tore it in to several different parts, making a collection of books that leads us through many years in game time...but a couple in real life. I'd be very happy with that but I won't get my hopes up for it.
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Post by: Wrangler on 17 June 2014, 12:50:16
True, but I like to think as it is such a good story line, they won't completely dismiss it. It may be delayed, it may be on a hidden agenda for a Con...the only people that would know are TPTB.

I for one hope it comes out, as well as MORE info on the Homeworld Clans.

One of the other statements Herb made on the above links from Wrangler (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,39667.msg916784.html#msg916784) was the fact that "There is no longer any guarantee or promise whatsoever that we will ever see a 3250 era" (I'd just "quote" it but the thread has been disabled).

I for one am happy about this, because maybe...JUST MAYBE...they figured out that the whole ilClan thing can be worked over for years rather than one book & be done with it. Think of it kinda like the FedCom civil war...if one of the IS clans claimed to be ilClan...do you really think the homeworld clans would sit by & let that happen. Not a chance. This scenario makes me think that TPTB realized that this whole ilClan thing is MUCH deeper than 1 book and possibly took the "ilClan book" and tore it in to several different parts, making a collection of books that leads us through many years in game time...but a couple in real life. I'd be very happy with that but I won't get my hopes up for it.
Agree with you completely, if the IlClan thing is read deal, I think it really is bigger thing.   I wasn't worried about missing out snything if a timejump accrued in the first place.  We have Historicals that can fill in the gaps.  There maybe nothing really big happening or was happening between now and in distant future which could been jumping point for perhaps best time to be playing Battletech.   Unfortunately, it may not happen or we'll never know.

I just hope whatever is coming out will be good and keep us engrossed in this great franchise.  I just hope knee-jerking reactions don't derail things.   

In mean time, I hope we'll see something new soon in month or so.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 17 June 2014, 12:52:40
Oh for ******'s sake.

IlClan is my project. I was assigned it before Herb stepped away. I crafted the outline, I worked out the content with Herb. I assigned the writers, and so on.

IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 June 2014, 12:55:27
GhostBear...you are the man.

I swear, we should all copy his post & have it at the ready for when someone comes along & says it's not coming anymore! LOL

Thanks GB!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 17 June 2014, 13:01:04
Be the Blakist; Keep the faith

You can expect visitors from Regulus - soon ...    ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 17 June 2014, 13:03:41
IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

*palpable relief*

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.

Sure thing!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JadeHellbringer on 17 June 2014, 13:04:12
Oh for ******'s sake.

IlClan is my project. I was assigned it before Herb stepped away. I crafted the outline, I worked out the content with Herb. I assigned the writers, and so on.

IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.

(http://forums.crackberry.com/attachments/android-f169/249970d1393016646t-jail-breaking-samsung-image.png)

(Don't kill me!)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: gooseman on 17 June 2014, 13:08:08
Methinks you shouldn't poke the (Ghost) bear, Hellbie.  :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 17 June 2014, 13:14:03
Thank you, GhostBear!!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 17 June 2014, 13:29:37
I swear, we should all copy his post & have it at the ready for when someone comes along & says it's not coming anymore! LOL
Personally I think everyone should mostly keep this line from that post:
Quote
So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 June 2014, 13:31:47
Personally I think everyone should mostly keep this line from that post:

LOL very true as well.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 17 June 2014, 13:38:03
Sorry for starting the bonfire.  I saw conjecture and wanted actual sources.

I guess careful what you ask for might apply here? ::)

Thanks for the confirmation Ghostbear.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 17 June 2014, 13:40:06
Sorry for starting the bonfire.  I saw conjecture and wanted actual sources.

I guess careful what you ask for might apply here? ::)

Thanks for the confirmation Ghostbear.

*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 17 June 2014, 13:44:16
I guess careful what you ask for might apply here? ::)
If you think that's applied only to you, it isn't.
Stuff like this has been going on for months. Freaking. Months.

I know as fans we get excited, even a bit energetic about possible releases or potential ideas.
That's all well and good, it breeds excitement for a title.
Then there's the moments where we fans then take the discussions and turn them into lamentations over things that just might not be true.
Raging at things that aren't there, which eventually leads to the "woe is us".

I love our community, truly I do.
However there are times that even the best of us will argue that a grilled cheese sandwich is being made.
All because they just smelled fresh bread being baked nearby.

Excuse the metaphor, I'm kind of hungry right now.

*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

Great, now one of the chefs just had to pop a souffle!  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 17 June 2014, 13:46:39
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

Sadly, you have the power to do that! lol
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 17 June 2014, 15:09:28
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

But...that means no Cloud Adders.  :'(
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hawk on 17 June 2014, 15:29:31
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

Excellent.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 17 June 2014, 17:31:04
Sorry for starting the bonfire.  I saw conjecture and wanted actual sources.

That's all it takes to get a Clan killed around here?! Man, the Word REALLY screwed the pooch on the whole "Jihad" thing. 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 17 June 2014, 17:54:57
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X
And nothing of value was lost!
There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.
Frankly this should be in your sig.  It applies to every bloody book that hasn't been released just as much as it does the IlClan book.
That said, Ben, does the same stand for the WuTangClan sourcebook as well, or has that been scrapped, content changed, reformatted, and readjusted?
Hell, I don't even know what the Great Panic was all about; from what we HAVE seen of schedule slips and book changes, they turn out BETTER.  Keep up the awesome, guys.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JPArbiter on 17 June 2014, 19:31:22
Oh for ******'s sake.

IlClan is my project. I was assigned it before Herb stepped away. I crafted the outline, I worked out the content with Herb. I assigned the writers, and so on.

IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.

BOOM!  put those doubters in their place!

I am more curious about the smaller PDF products int he pipe, those last twop 2765 Field reports are my most hotly anticipated...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 17 June 2014, 20:00:49
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

Yes, I've expected that for a while now, all good.

I have the not so unique experience of having my favorite faction axed.  If you top the Jags death when you off the Adders you've got my full support.

There's plenty of other faction ponies around here to jump on.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 17 June 2014, 20:10:08
And nothing of value was lost!

Nothing of value to the greater BT universe or, especially, fandom is lost.  Sure, I'm realistic about it.

The Ghost Bears have lots of fun toys too.  I'll take a blue 4/6 assault omni anyway I can get it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 17 June 2014, 21:50:11
Just wow... nice turn of the thread!   

And HAIL ILCLAN, #!&@%$! 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 17 June 2014, 22:16:13
Just wow... nice turn of the thread!   

And HAIL ILCLAN, #!&@%$!

No Rebs! According to the April Fools Joke we get demilitarized! We have to hatch a Sea Fox scheme to stop this product from happening. Launch Operation OverReaction!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kojak on 17 June 2014, 22:38:07
Hell, I don't even know what the Great Panic was all about; from what we HAVE seen of schedule slips and book changes, they turn out BETTER.  Keep up the awesome, guys.

That's a good point; we waited forever and a day for Operation Klondke and Wars of Reaving to come out, but they ended up being some of the best sourcebooks in the history of the franchise. It makes me even more excited for Handbook House Kurita, Interstellar Operations and the ilClan sourcebook.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 17 June 2014, 23:22:56
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

w00t!  >:D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 17 June 2014, 23:27:08
But...that means no Cloud Adders.  :'(

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."
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alex Keller on 18 June 2014, 01:20:33
What is this "ilClan Book" people speak of?  I don't see it on the Coming Releases page.  Ok thanks!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 18 June 2014, 01:58:49
What is this "ilClan Book" people speak of?  I don't see it on the Coming Releases page.  Ok thanks!

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<Spaceman1>: What 3145 products are scheduled for next year?
<Habeas2>: Spaceman1 - Era Report: 3145, TRO: 3145, and Field Manual: 3145 are the key books of the 3145 period we are working on. There is also an Era Digest planned to cover the early Dark Age period (when the "pirate factions" showed up), a Historical to cover the wars in between, and the final book of the 3145 priod will be The ilClan.

Quote
<mostrojoe>: So no hints for 2013? Nothing really new or interesting you want to throw to us?
<Habeas2>: Mostrojoe - 2013 is basically the year we go through the Dark Age setting. From beginning to end, for all intents and purposes, we will be watching the entire era unfold and reach its conclusion with The IlClan sourcebook.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 18 June 2014, 05:03:14
What is this "ilClan Book" people speak of?  I don't see it on the Coming Releases page.  Ok thanks!

New frontiers and Cold1's nightmare come true  }:)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 18 June 2014, 06:13:23
New frontiers and Cold1's nightmare come true  }:)

Y'all better hope it's my nightmare.  ;D

New frontiers is what I'm looking for.  We can all (mostly) agree CGL is doing good work.  What they did with the Jihad and Dark Age frameworks was better than,I think, most expected.  It was done well.  It is time to see CGL develop the story and the game in open and uncharted waters.

I don't really care what the next products are.  I just want to see the story move forward.  A legitimate Ilclan story (sorry Fletch) where a clan actually beats the Republic off Terra would be perfect.  If it involves the homeworld clans then it's icing on the cake.  If the Ilclan book involves an epic to the death war between the two clan groups, also great.

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 18 June 2014, 08:34:11
Oh for ******'s sake.

IlClan is my project. I was assigned it before Herb stepped away. I crafted the outline, I worked out the content with Herb. I assigned the writers, and so on.

IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.
And this is just one writer! Imagine what happens when the entire Ghost Bear Clan gets involved! ;) 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 18 June 2014, 13:43:12
It's coming. When who knows but coming. We wait for all new products.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 18 June 2014, 14:22:41
*kills the entire Star Adder Clan*

Forgiven.  :-X

They were still alive till now?
Wow you are going to be merciful (and older  :P )
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 18 June 2014, 20:14:25
No Rebs! According to the April Fools Joke we get demilitarized! We have to hatch a Sea Fox scheme to stop this product from happening. Launch Operation OverReaction!

Operation OverReaction commenced.

So I meant #@%* the ilClan!  Their just a bunch of %*@#$!  And they are ruining the game!  We'll never get back to 3025 tech at this rate.  Gah...   

;)   
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Sharpnel on 19 June 2014, 00:41:04
Well, CGL just posted their July street dates and it's "All Shadowrun all the time"*






























* - I think it's still the Year of Shadowrun, quiaff?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 19 June 2014, 01:43:40
Neg.

We have been pretty well looked after this year. 

BT fans are just impatient for their next dose of JooJoo goodness.  I believe TPTB run the schedule so just as the flame war threads start up they drop a product.  Fair chance I am wrong.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 19 June 2014, 10:04:03
Well, CGL just posted their July street dates and it's "All Shadowrun all the time"*

Got a link? I love shadowrun. :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Sharpnel on 19 June 2014, 12:47:13
Here's a link

http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/2014/06/18/july-street-dates/
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 19 June 2014, 20:15:53
Fair chance I am wrong.

Yup!

Thanks,

-
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 19 June 2014, 20:22:53
Always good to know...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 20 June 2014, 18:09:58
Just a question on coming releases there are 6 pdf products listed and 3 print books said to be coming out but with two of the books being IO and HB Kurita   I am not holding my breath waiting for them. Has there been any mention of other products or is this just a thin year for battletech.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 20 June 2014, 18:30:43
We've got a print book and a new box set so far, and I believe the next Battlecorps Anthology is on track.  Given we've had preview images for the Alpha Strike Companion cover recently, I'd guess it's the next physical book (and one I'm looking forward to a great deal)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 20 June 2014, 18:32:47
looking forward to that as well and the PDF books but with nothing released in 2+ months was hoping that maybe something else was in the works.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 20 June 2014, 22:59:13
Yeah the street dates all being shadowrun products doesnt mean much. They dont exactly street date pdf's. I imagine the fwl objectives is due out soon... probably just waiting for a pdf buddy to release with. They like to group up.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dmon on 21 June 2014, 08:00:15
It does feel an extremely slim year this year I agree...

Field Report 2765 AFFS
BattleTech Historical: Wars of the Republic Era
Introductory Box Set
BattleTech: Experimental Technical Readout: Royal Fantasy Tournament
BattleTech Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers
BattleTech: Era Digest: Dark Age
BattleTech: Field Report 2765: FWLM

So that is seven products, the real problem is that they been released in "batches"  with three in February and four in April... So if I really want to get my hopes up I would say we might be due another batch in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: monbvol on 21 June 2014, 09:41:47
It is understandable because as far as I know we still only have an interim head line developer and it is currently con season so releases will probably be a bit thin under such circumstances.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 21 June 2014, 13:40:00
It does feel an extremely slim year this year I agree...

Field Report 2765 AFFS
BattleTech Historical: Wars of the Republic Era
Introductory Box Set
BattleTech: Experimental Technical Readout: Royal Fantasy Tournament
BattleTech Experimental Technical Readout: Gunslingers
BattleTech: Era Digest: Dark Age
BattleTech: Field Report 2765: FWLM

So that is seven products, the real problem is that they been released in "batches"  with three in February and four in April... So if I really want to get my hopes up I would say we might be due another batch in the next few weeks.

I think we've been spoiled for last couple years, I think.  Given the avalanche of TROs we got last year and other things we got last year.  I think were still doing good getting products to buy, its not easy write and make this stuff perfect.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Nov. Col. on 21 June 2014, 13:46:16
Waiting for the high quality work they've produced has been very worth it, but I still check the top of the board every day hoping there's a new post.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 21 June 2014, 13:50:37
Its free RPG day! Something with that?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Sartris on 21 June 2014, 14:06:27
Its free RPG day! Something with that?

They released the AToW QSR + scenario in 2012 though I don't remember if it was on the day or if they have a new scenario this year.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 21 June 2014, 14:07:55
Just real, real, real busy guys. BattleTech isn't all we do, even if it the 'first love' for most of us. ;)
Checking over Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765 to publish soon, prepping Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials to turn over to art and layout, wrapping up the Alpha Strike Companion while working on Alpha Strike cards. That's just right now, we've got other BattleTech irons in the fire.

Maybe they'll let me have a blog or something on the front page so these posts aren't just buried in the forums :D

[edit - wrong Turning Points listed, fixed]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 21 June 2014, 14:10:35
Maybe they'll let me have a blog or something on the front page so these posts aren't just buried in the forums :D

That would be awesome Adrian, and honestly, with someone like you at the helm...we'd at least have regular updates.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 21 June 2014, 15:13:47
Maybe they'll let me have a blog or something on the front page so these posts aren't just buried in the forums :D

Hear Hear!   O0

I wonder if we all PM Randall if it would happen  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 21 June 2014, 15:17:02
That would be awesome Adrian, and honestly, with someone like you at the helm...we'd at least have regular updates.

I'd like to second this. I think these updates do indeed get buried and that causes some confusion in the fan base.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 21 June 2014, 15:18:04
Hear Hear!   O0

I wonder if we all PM Randall if it would happen  ;D
NOooooooooo
Think about it folks, he loves responding to us.
Chances are he'll respond to all of us.
ALL.
OF.
US.

That's just asking for all projects to get bumped back.  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 21 June 2014, 15:39:04
Then the Precentor Martial is to be left in peace to plot the course of the wars we love to follow.   ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 21 June 2014, 23:06:32
Can't wait for the revival trials. Really excited for it. Just missed out taking it with me on my trip. But I did get a new Battletech convertee while I was out.

Just ran a grinder with some friends (and a friend brought a friend) Beginners luck was putting it lightly. I had all Operation Klondike Clan Builds in there and a misprinted Shogun-C that shouldn't have been in the stack. First mech he drew and he put down one of mine in the first round.

A friend tried to death from above my Stalker and I got him in the head with a large laser, then he missed his DFA roll and ended up falling on his head on the landing... Was enough to get us a new fan.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 22 June 2014, 06:33:47
Adrian, such a blog would be very appreciated  :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 22 June 2014, 09:16:17
I agree about the blog

There is a ton of historical stuff here lately.  Is CGL trying to knock out all those projects before a charge into new territory?

I'm psyched about the REVIVAL Trials TP though.  Invasion era clan book.... YES PLEASE!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 22 June 2014, 09:30:53
I agree completely.  We should support him for getting him, his own blog or something.

Adrian Gideon has been one aside from Welshman in keeping us update as rest of us end up going stir crazy waiting for something to drop.

I hope CGL be able spare time to hook him up with something.  Least give him a thread or something!!  :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 June 2014, 09:34:53
I hope CGL be able spare time to hook him up with something.  Least give him a thread or something!!  :D

That right there would be the easy answer. Adrian should start his own thread, locked, so only he can update it as time goes on. The only question is can TPTB see how many people "watch" the thread...that would give them the idea of if a "blog" would be the best thing!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 22 June 2014, 13:30:02
Adrian - our spark in the Darkness ...  ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 22 June 2014, 16:29:36
Thanks for the updates Adrian!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Takiro on 23 June 2014, 06:28:29
I'm psyched about the REVIVAL Trials TP though.  Invasion era clan book.... YES PLEASE!

+1 O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 23 June 2014, 16:57:32
+1 O0

+2  O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alex Keller on 23 June 2014, 18:20:10
+3
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll 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."

It's not the Stone Coyotes ... it's the Stone's Coyotes!

(with apologies to Stackpole ...)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 24 June 2014, 02:31:20
It's not the Stone Coyotes ... it's the Stone's Coyotes!

(with apologies to Stackpole ...)
It's not the Stone Lions...it's the Stone's Lyin'!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: DarkISI on 24 June 2014, 02:33:52
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler 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.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley on 24 June 2014, 08:21:46
Yep, especially as the Wolf's Dragoons to his Waco Rangers.   8)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler 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
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 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.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 24 June 2014, 14:37:42
It's not the Wesley Crushers it the Wesley Crushers!
I'm perfectly fine with this.
Assuming he has a Battle Armor special forces group called "The Redshirts".  O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 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.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 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"!

Wil
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley 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 ...
Quote
Okay, finished going through Alpha Strike Companion, now to fold all my notes back into the PDF to hand off to Ray… rnb

I can't help you with any other crack varieties. Sorry.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear 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.)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 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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Post by: GhostBear 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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Post by: Dragon41673 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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Post by: Dragon41673 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...

"I can't promise anything on the show, but I'll do my best."
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Post by: Klat 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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Post by: Dragon41673 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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Post by: GhostBear 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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Post by: DarkISI 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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Post by: False Son 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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Post by: Pa Weasley 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".

[Ramble over for the time being.]
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Post by: Dragon41673 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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Post by: Fletch 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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Post by: Dragon41673 on 24 June 2014, 17:48:44
This thread has made me dizzy ...

No operating heavy machinery
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Post by: HABeas2 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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Post by: Dragon41673 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.

-

>>>Throws Herb in the nearest industrial strength dryer...<<<

We want a unit called the Wesley Crushers!!! lol
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Post by: HABeas2 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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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 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.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 24 June 2014, 19:23:10
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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LOL true, and while I don't think Chuck Lorre would sue you guys on that, I completely understand the tenuous position it would put you guys in.

Perhaps a play on the name would be best here as stated above, Wheaton's Crushers would be good too, just make sure the CO is named Wil Wheaton! (or add an L to the first name to avoid any other possible lawsuits lol)
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Post by: Feenix74 on 25 June 2014, 00:02:17
May I suggest "The Will Crushers" would be a good name for a military unit.

Wheaton's Crushers sounds like a breakfast smoothie with museli in it.
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 25 June 2014, 00:10:13
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 is one of the reasons why I love these boards.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 25 June 2014, 00:48:16
Now that I got some cash, bring on the products....at least the ones that won't be at GenCon!
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 June 2014, 07:51:02
Now that I got some cash, bring on the products....at least the ones that won't be at GenCon!
Good Luck!  I hope you get a lot CGL/BTech swag!
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Post by: Knightmare on 25 June 2014, 12:20:41
Tell him if I do this, it will require a mention on The Wil Wheaton Project.  (And yes, I will do this.)

You thinking what I'm thinking? This could work.
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 25 June 2014, 14:14:11
You thinking what I'm thinking? This could work.

Er, I think so Brain, but why are the pink flamingos so important?
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Post by: Diplominator on 25 June 2014, 14:58:02
I wonder if Alpha Strike is fast enough for Tabletop. I sorta doubt regular BattleTech would be fast-paced enough to play well but Alpha Strike might.
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Post by: Wrangler on 25 June 2014, 15:09:13
I wonder if Alpha Strike is fast enough for Tabletop. I sorta doubt regular BattleTech would be fast-paced enough to play well but Alpha Strike might.

It could be. Problem I see is if it does go onto Table Top, the Intro Box set needs to be in production and be available more readily.  So far, aside from one or two games, most of the games on Table Top can be purchased easily through retail. Like Target.
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Post by: Cubby on 25 June 2014, 16:05:46
I wonder if Alpha Strike is fast enough for Tabletop. I sorta doubt regular BattleTech would be fast-paced enough to play well but Alpha Strike might.

If it sees the light of day, the new version of the Succession Wars board game seems like a more likely candidate.

I'm pretty sure the idea of doing BT on TableTop has been discussed on the forums before, but that show is geared to a pretty particular type of traditional board game, not a wargame like BT or WarMachine or 40K.

IIRC, somewhere on their site, Wil does a vlog where he discusses the types of games that "work" on the show, and how even some complex but great games like Twilight Imperium don't work for the format.
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Post by: jimdigris on 25 June 2014, 16:47:41
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.
The Supreme Court has ruled that parodies of intellectual properties are protected free speech.  Could this help us out?
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Post by: nckestrel on 25 June 2014, 16:54:01
The Supreme Court has ruled that parodies of intellectual properties are protected free speech.  Could this help us out?

Can you afford the lawyer(s) to argue that in court, for however long the supposed owners cared to keep it up?  Would it be a good use of your money to do so?
I'd rather have more BattleTech product than pay for lawyers to take on large corporations defending their IP.
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Post by: HABeas2 on 25 June 2014, 18:36:10
The Supreme Court has ruled that parodies of intellectual properties are protected free speech.  Could this help us out?

Parody is good if we're doing it as a one-shot. As I understand it, making an ongoing thing--say, someone wanted stories about the adventures of the Wesley Crushers on BattleCorps or spread across a series of sourcebooks (incidentally, in BT nomenclature traditions, that would imply there's a planet named Wesley; since there's not, a "Wesley's Crushers" would be more appropriate, as we'd only need a CO with the name of Wesley instead)--would then mean we're piggybacking our profitability on someone else's IP. That's where the no-no begins, and why thinks like the Fighting Urukhai, Team Banzai, and Wylie's Coyotes had to go.

And, these days, BT is a bit lawyer-shy; why tempt fate when you don't need to?

- Herb
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 25 June 2014, 19:13:28
I still say Wylie's Coyotes was a group sent by Clan Coyote to monitor the Dragoons.
I always wanted to run a one-shot where Wylie's Coyotes contract out to ComStar or Brion's Legion to garrison Terra, only to then claim Terra for Clan Coyote, the IlClan after touching down.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 25 June 2014, 19:15:16
That would have been awesome Adrian! lol
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Post by: rebs on 25 June 2014, 22:13:12
We learn a lot about the fine points of general business around here.  Always good to know  O0

(and the Coyote mission is awesome, too)
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Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 26 June 2014, 00:14:00
Maybe make a single throwaway reference to them, without any real details - then invite Mr. Wheaton to partake the Battletech boards and write up his own entry for the Non Canon Units thread?  That way we get the official mention, and he can have all the fun he wants detailing it UNOFFICIALLY in a way that we can all enjoy and not get Catalyst in trouble.
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Post by: Korzon77 on 26 June 2014, 04:22:27
Mr. Wheaton has no rights to the "Wesley Crusher" IP. 

I've done some work in IP and here's the thing. 99 percent of the time a throwaway reference won't get you in any trouble.

1 percent of the time, it gets you into deep, expensive trouble because you've got to pay for a lawyer to represent you if someone say decides to sue, even if they have absolutely no standing.

A good IP attorney can often run hundreds (In some cases say 750/hour) without including things like paying for his help, research, court fees, etc, etc. 

In other words, even a completely baseless suit could just about wipe out  a years worth of profit, by its lonesome.  not a good risk.
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Post by: Wrangler on 26 June 2014, 07:54:44
Well, going with hybrid of his actual name and reference to his character maybe better.  Like Will's Crushers or something.

Origins starts today or tomorrow?  I'm excited to hear what people get to pickup there since i'm little too broke to attend!  More crack aka new Battletech stuff please!
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Post by: Weirdo on 26 June 2014, 07:55:42
In other words, even a completely baseless suit could just about wipe out  a years worth of profit, by its lonesome.  not a good risk.

...and as an aside, this is why no amount of money will ever bring the Unseen back.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 26 June 2014, 11:20:25
Looks like a new hit is coming soon...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5611

Hopefully with some of the PDF stuff to create a product Over Dose!

Edit looks like the final cover is out as well.
http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/89966977591/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover
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Post by: Klat on 26 June 2014, 12:04:43
Looks like a new hit is coming soon...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5611

Hopefully with some of the PDF stuff to create a product Over Dose!

There's some good looking stuff on there.  O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 26 June 2014, 12:06:06
Maybe make a single throwaway reference to them, without any real details - then invite Mr. Wheaton to partake the Battletech boards and write up his own entry for the Non Canon Units thread?  That way we get the official mention, and he can have all the fun he wants detailing it UNOFFICIALLY in a way that we can all enjoy and not get Catalyst in trouble.

How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 26 June 2014, 12:07:36
Alpha Strike Companion looks like it has goodies in it.  I'm surprised LAMs and Capital grade aerospace is being included.  I'm glad their in there.
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Post by: FedSunsBorn on 26 June 2014, 12:08:31
Looks like a new hit is coming soon...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5611

Hopefully with some of the PDF stuff to create a product Over Dose!

Now I want an emoticon with that evil Akuma grin face... [skull]...looking good so far.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 26 June 2014, 12:15:16
How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

GAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHH!!!!!!!!!!

MWAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Good luck with that, really!

-
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 26 June 2014, 12:15:59
Alpha Strike Companion looks like it has goodies in it.  I'm surprised LAMs and Capital grade aerospace is being included.  I'm glad their in there.

Oh, yes. I'm surprised they made it in there too. Can't imagine how that slipped under the radar...

-
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Post by: cold1 on 26 June 2014, 12:24:53
How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?


We have faith in The Lord of the Reaving!  :)

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Post by: Gäiten on 26 June 2014, 12:30:05
Parody is good if we're doing it as a one-shot. As I understand it, making an ongoing thing--say, someone wanted stories about the adventures of the Wesley Crushers on BattleCorps or spread across a series of sourcebooks (incidentally, in BT nomenclature traditions, that would imply there's a planet named Wesley; since there's not, a "Wesley's Crushers" would be more appropriate, as we'd only need a CO with the name of Wesley instead)--would then mean we're piggybacking our profitability on someone else's IP. That's where the no-no begins, and why thinks like the Fighting Urukhai, Team Banzai, and Wylie's Coyotes had to go.

And, these days, BT is a bit lawyer-shy; why tempt fate when you don't need to?

- Herb

Remember your days of Lord of the Nukes ... introduce them, nuke them!  ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 26 June 2014, 13:08:23
How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?
That was more a question of "would that be allowable" rather than a direct suggestion, especially since (from the posts above) he hasn't played in quite a long time.  You know what you're doing, I trust you know what you're doing, I just don't know what I'm doing...do you trust me?
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 26 June 2014, 13:59:30
Oh, yes. I'm surprised they made it in there too. Can't imagine how that slipped under the radar...

-

Well, the LAMs just converted to 'Mech mode and walked in underneath the air search radar....
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Post by: Weirdo on 26 June 2014, 14:06:47
Augmented Warriors, Capital Radar Map, Alternate Ammo, Stupid Infantry Tricks...I'm hooked! O0

May want to recheck some of the spelling though, unless you want to hear from nitpicky players who insist that there is no chapter titled 'Point Value Calculations'... ;)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 26 June 2014, 14:24:41
That Aerospace stuff good enough for me.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: trboturtle on 26 June 2014, 14:31:53
How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?

 [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy] [notworthy]

But you realize whenever someone says "Trust me, I know what I'm doing," more ofter than not resulting in a massive explosion?  :crazy2: :Jumpy:

craig
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Post by: Weirdo on 26 June 2014, 14:38:28
But you realize whenever someone says "Trust me, I know what I'm doing," more ofter than not resulting in a massive explosion?

This is Battletech. How is that a bad thing? :D
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Post by: Klat on 26 June 2014, 15:20:44
This is Battletech. How is that a bad thing? :D

BattleTech: If things are blowing up you're doing it right.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 26 June 2014, 17:04:25
BattleTech: If things are blowing up you're doing it right.

Just blow up the other side, or at least the side that pays you more.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lazarus Jaguar on 26 June 2014, 17:30:48

We have faith in The Lord of the Reaving!  :)

We do?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 26 June 2014, 18:26:44
Looks like a new hit is coming soon...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5611

Hopefully with some of the PDF stuff to create a product Over Dose!

Edit looks like the final cover is out as well.
http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/89966977591/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover

Yeah! Variable Damage! that's the stuff.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 26 June 2014, 20:47:19
Yeah! Variable Damage! that's the stuff.

While not on my must have list I know this is a big deal to a great many others and so I say good for them. It really appears that there's some good stuff ahead.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 27 June 2014, 06:32:23
How about letting me do what I do and trust that I know what I'm doing?

After all, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, .... "How hard could it be?"

W  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 27 June 2014, 07:36:29
Augmented Warriors, Capital Radar Map, Alternate Ammo, Stupid Infantry Tricks...I'm hooked! O0

I for one am disappointed that CGL decided to use "Infantry-Only Abilities" instead of "Stupid Infantry Tricks."  :'(
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Post by: Fletch on 27 June 2014, 08:42:43
After all, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, .... "How hard could it be?"

W  ;D

"Lets watch James do it and find out"  8)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 27 June 2014, 09:57:02
I for one am disappointed that CGL decided to use "Infantry-Only Abilities" instead of "Stupid Infantry Tricks."  :'(

You could always submit it to errata... ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: nckestrel on 27 June 2014, 12:02:56
Some tweets today
"Let's see: Alpha Strike Companion ...uploaded to printer: check."
"BattleTech Box Set ... reprints loading on a ship on July 5th;"
"& still a few more books we're sprinting on: BattleCorps Anthology #5 ... Handbook: House Kurita; "
"And can we also get some BT Lance Packs done in time to show off at Gen Con? Never know what's going to make it until you're there. rnb"

wow, a reference to Handbook: House Kurita?  neat.  (along with everything else in there just being awesome)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 27 June 2014, 12:27:12
Trust me...ignore the House Kurita reference.  :(
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 27 June 2014, 12:39:41
And here I thought that the Duke Nukem of Battletech was finally coming out well good to see we can still hope for it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 27 June 2014, 13:50:13
Looks like a new hit is coming soon...

http://bg.battletech.com/?p=5611

Hopefully with some of the PDF stuff to create a product Over Dose!

Edit looks like the final cover is out as well.
http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/89966977591/battletech-alpha-strike-companion-cover
Tripods, Quadvees, LAMs, and Augmented Warriors apparently make a showing.

Wallet did you just scream and explode in my pants pocket?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fat Guy on 27 June 2014, 19:27:07
Let's hope it was your wallet...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 27 June 2014, 23:59:09
Yeah, new stuff.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gus on 28 June 2014, 02:01:07
...And new crack is up! Alpha Strike Companion and Field Report 2765: LCAF.

Some interesting things in both!  :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Korzon77 on 28 June 2014, 05:49:50
So, what warship goodness to the Lyrans get? What's it like and does it use dropships or dropshuttles?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Trace Coburn on 28 June 2014, 07:05:26
So, what warship goodness to the Lyrans get? What's it like and does it use dropships or dropshuttles?
  Response here (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,40235.0.html).  Because a pdf this awesome deserves its own thread, to properly revel in said awesomeness.  :D
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Post by: beachhead1985 on 28 June 2014, 08:30:39
Trust me...ignore the House Kurita reference.  :(

Did HBHK get canned?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 28 June 2014, 08:55:22
Did HBHK get canned?
Not at all.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 28 June 2014, 09:01:12
Did HBHK get canned?

Basic law of project management. The first 90% of the work takes the first 90% of the time. The next 9% takes another 90% of the time. And so on ...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 28 June 2014, 20:12:08
After the 1941 april fools joke rules for weapons I had hypothesized that jump travel was the reason targeting was so wonkish in battletech. Before jumpships and hyperspace travel people had no problem firing long distances...

The HPG rules in the alpha strike companion go a long way to support that hypothesis.
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Post by: Kitsune413 on 28 June 2014, 20:16:47
Also the variable damage rule that I hoped would happen is super fun! Very different from normal battletech stuff too so I hadn't seen it coming. But pleasantly surprised!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 28 June 2014, 20:20:41
Basic law of project management. The first 90% of the work takes the first 90% of the time. The next 9% takes another 90% of the time. And so on ...

'The devil is in the detail' or is that 'the detail is the devil'?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 July 2014, 19:40:06
Adrian Gideon,

Although we have recently received out latest does of crack...is there any way you can give us an update as to what to expect next, or was what we just got the last of it until GenCon?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 02 July 2014, 21:19:23
Although we have recently received out latest does of crack...is there any way you can give us an update as to what to expect next, or was what we just got the last of it until GenCon?
As I said previously, very, very busy, and at the moment I'm neck deep in the Valiant Universe RPG.

Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials is in layout, and seeing final art slowly come on the next Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives.
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Post by: truetanker on 02 July 2014, 21:26:15
@ Adrian

PM me if your going to GenCon and I'll buy you a beer, free and honest.

You sir are a Boss!

TT
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Post by: Wrangler on 02 July 2014, 22:01:49
Hope things go well with the Valiant Universe RPG.  Maybe Valiant will do a mini-comic book series of Battletech.  It could help promote the game.  I'd love see that in comic again.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 03 July 2014, 02:15:00
According to the CGL twitter this morning they mave have to airship stock in form overseas due to strikes up and down the coast. Given the costs of airshipping that may mean limited stock at GenCon.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 July 2014, 07:02:41
As I said previously, very, very busy, and at the moment I'm neck deep in the Valiant Universe RPG.

Operational Turning Points: REVIVAL Trials is in layout, and seeing final art slowly come on the next Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives.

Thanks Adrian. We know you're busy, which was the reason for the question so people don't go all nuts because something hasn't come out since last week! lol
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Post by: mbear on 03 July 2014, 08:32:18
According to the CGL twitter this morning they mave have to airship stock in form overseas due to strikes up and down the coast. Given the costs of airshipping that may mean limited stock at GenCon.
Crap. Don't the strikers realize that I need my fix?
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Post by: cold1 on 04 July 2014, 21:24:39
According to the CGL twitter this morning they mave have to airship stock in form overseas due to strikes up and down the coast. Given the costs of airshipping that may mean limited stock at GenCon.

Don't all panic yet, these are potential strikes.  Negotiations are on going between both sides and no one has walked away from the table yet.

Granted,  I work for a company that manages global supply chains and we've been warning our customers for a couple months now this was coming.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 07 July 2014, 14:47:02
In the odd dream I was having last night, I must have heard my smartphone's email alert overnight, because I dreamed the new battletech for sale thread had been updated, and suddenly ilClan was available. I kept trying to get back to a PC and purchase it, but all manner of obstacles prevented it. Man was I crushed when I woke up and realized the book had not actually dropped.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 07 July 2014, 14:48:35
LOL @Steve! It does suck, I'm REALLY wanting to see this book.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 07 July 2014, 14:57:23
In the odd dream I was having last night, I must have heard my smartphone's email alert overnight, because I dreamed the new battletech for sale thread had been updated, and suddenly ilClan was available. I kept trying to get back to a PC and purchase it, but all manner of obstacles prevented it. Man was I crushed when I woke up and realized the book had not actually dropped.

It would suck very much for it to go away. I think like many things it will come out just maybe not this year. TOO BAD!!!
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Post by: martian on 08 July 2014, 17:32:47
New great cover art:

Cover Illustration for BattleCorps Anthology #5: Counterattack (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/91177874086/cover-illustration-for-battlecorps-anthology-5)

Anthony Scroggins did excellent job as usual!   O0
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Post by: Deadborder on 08 July 2014, 19:02:49
New great cover art:

Cover Illustration for BattleCorps Anthology #5: Counterattack (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/91177874086/cover-illustration-for-battlecorps-anthology-5)

Anthony Scroggins did excellent job as usual!   O0

Very nice looking indeed!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 08 July 2014, 21:20:47
Nice process on the photo and the things added!
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Post by: Wrangler on 08 July 2014, 21:52:32
Art is snazzy. I can't wait to read the book! Art just tasty touch of the iceberg for me!
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Post by: Hammer on 18 July 2014, 23:15:24
Trust me...ignore the House Kurita reference.  :(

It's a tid bit....but a cool tidbit.

https://twitter.com/bhrome/status/490290757149155328
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Post by: Klat on 19 July 2014, 00:00:56
It's a tid bit....but a cool tidbit.

https://twitter.com/bhrome/status/490290757149155328

A very cool tidbit indeed  8)
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Post by: beachhead1985 on 19 July 2014, 09:21:38
A very cool tidbit indeed  8)

nice! I like the sound of that!
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Post by: cold1 on 19 July 2014, 10:38:31
New great cover art:

Cover Illustration for BattleCorps Anthology #5: Counterattack (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/91177874086/cover-illustration-for-battlecorps-anthology-5)

Anthony Scroggins did excellent job as usual!   O0

First time I can recall thinking this about one of these "new art posts" but I don't like it.  It's too cartoony just like the MWO stuff.  I get why we're going for that look on the cover though.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 19 July 2014, 12:19:18
First time I can recall thinking this about one of these "new art posts" but I don't like it.  It's too cartoony just like the MWO stuff.  I get why we're going for that look on the cover though.

Cartoony? How do you mean?

Reminds me of the old MechWarrior 1st edition cover. Only cooler.
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Post by: cold1 on 19 July 2014, 13:37:24
Looks like a scene out of the cartoon...

It's not bad, don't get me wrong, just looks too Saturday morning cartoon to me.  So do all the MWO screenshots I've seen.  It's fine, not a big deal.  Just glad to see progress on new products.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 19 July 2014, 22:43:04
Looks like a scene out of the cartoon...

It's not bad, don't get me wrong, just looks too Saturday morning cartoon to me.  So do all the MWO screenshots I've seen.  It's fine, not a big deal.  Just glad to see progress on new products.

That cartoon show is what got me into Battletech!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 July 2014, 13:44:10
Just saw this listed on my distributors site...

35235 Historical: First Succession War

Does anyone have info on this?
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Post by: YingJanshi on 23 July 2014, 13:48:58
Just saw this listed on my distributors site...

35235 Historical: First Succession War

Does anyone have info on this?

I believe in one of the last BattleChats Herb talked about doing an Historical for the first two Succession Wars and an Era Digest for the Third.

It's be cool if those did come out. Though as a rule, I'd disregard any new product unless told about it by TPTB.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 July 2014, 13:50:04
I've had chats with my distributor over book listings before, and per my rep, if it's on their pre-order listings...it's coming...they just don't know when! lol
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Post by: YingJanshi on 23 July 2014, 13:52:05
I've had chats with my distributor over book listings before, and per my rep, if it's on their pre-order listings...it's coming...they just don't know when! lol


 O0


Then cool. If they're as good as the Liberation of Terra and Reunification War Historicals were...I'm looking forward to a good read!
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 23 July 2014, 14:51:48
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 23 July 2014, 14:52:20
Awesome, thanks for the info Adrian!
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Post by: YingJanshi on 23 July 2014, 15:07:44
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

Will you take a pre-order now? :D

But seriously, I'm looking forward to this one. Whether it deals with just the first war or both I'm sure it will be a great read.


Though...thinking about all the fact-checking that must to go into it (30 years worth!), my brain is melting...  :o #P
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Post by: hive_angel on 23 July 2014, 15:10:43
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

I go into this thread wondering at this point is it TL;DR
Then I read this and

 :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 23 July 2014, 15:27:45
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

Fantastic news, thanks for the confirmation.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 23 July 2014, 15:50:35
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)


Good news, can't wait.
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Post by: Klat on 23 July 2014, 16:20:45
I've a funny feeling the first succession war will make the Jihad look like spirited disagreement between friends.
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Post by: Nerroth on 23 July 2014, 16:42:32
If the First snd Second Succession Wars were to be split off into itheir own books, I hope that might allow for more room to cover some of the other events of note taking place across the Inner Sphere and near Periphery at the time, such as Operation SILVER SHIELD and the Minnesota Tribe encounters. (I'd also like to see a sidebar or so on the  Lyran side of the mini-exodus that led to the foundation of the Hanseatic League.)

Or would the likes of SILVER SHIELD work better in a dedicated operational turning point file instead?
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 23 July 2014, 16:58:54
I've a funny feeling the first succession war will make the Jihad look like spirited disagreement between friends.

Hope so.  O0
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Post by: I am Belch II on 23 July 2014, 17:31:22
I've a funny feeling the first succession war will make the Jihad look like spirited disagreement between friends.


I think it was, 50 years of Jihad battles not just a couple of years.
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Post by: Wrangler on 23 July 2014, 20:56:29
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

Super cool!  The book of carnage is coming!! Whooooh!  Big battles, big explosions, a lot planets redecorated!
Thanks for letting us know its coming, Adrian!
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Post by: Cyc on 24 July 2014, 00:28:17
Or would the likes of SILVER SHIELD work better in a dedicated operational turning point file instead?

SILVER SHIELD was a fairly low key military conflict, I'm not sure if even the ex-SLDF on ComStar-SLDF fighting in South America would be enough for an operation turning point, it seem more likely it'd be a scenario at the back of a Historical.
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Post by: roosterboy on 24 July 2014, 05:14:46
Silver Shield would have to be a Historical Turning Point rather than an Operational Turning Point, as the latter type of TPs take place across multiple worlds.
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Post by: CungrVanck on 24 July 2014, 11:55:50
Good to hear that the Succession Wars are going to get a Historical!

My personal opinion, I would vote for one historical per Succession War.  I want to read every nitty gritty detail as worlds go boom.  But, whatever happens, I am ready to throw my wallet at the screen.

Thank you!
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Post by: Pat Payne on 24 July 2014, 12:53:17
It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

Between this and the Lance packs? My bank account number is... :D  :D O0
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Post by: FedSunsBorn on 24 July 2014, 17:27:35
Between the IlClan and the Succession Wars, the near future is gonna be awesome!
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Post by: worktroll on 24 July 2014, 18:05:09
Silver Shield would have to be a Historical Turning Point rather than an Operational Turning Point, as the latter type of TPs take place across multiple worlds.

Operation Holy Shroud might make for a good AToW campaign?
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Post by: Knightmare on 24 July 2014, 18:15:56
Yes, Operation Holy Smudge. ::rubs hands evilly::
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Post by: Blacknova on 24 July 2014, 18:30:26
I'm going to have to take your toys off you again, aren't I Knightmare?
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Post by: Fletch on 24 July 2014, 20:22:43
Oh look, payday *twiddle thumbs*
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Post by: martian on 30 July 2014, 16:32:24
new BattleCorps anthology (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/93332160601/this-years-battlecorps-anthology-just-fell-out-of)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 30 July 2014, 17:29:07
Anyone have a idea on what will be in DTF at Gencon.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 17:31:35
I'm guessing Interstellar Operations, but that's ONLY because my distributor shows that as a release in August...just no specific date given.
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Post by: Adrian Gideon on 30 July 2014, 17:49:24
I'm guessing Interstellar Operations, but that's ONLY because my distributor shows that as a release in August...just no specific date given.
No, no Interstellar Operations in August.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 17:50:08
LOL wouldn't be the first time the distributor said something would show up when it won't!
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Post by: mrbooth on 30 July 2014, 17:51:19
Any new releases between now and Genco?

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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 17:52:00
Not that I know of, but Adrian would know for sure!
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Post by: I am Belch II on 30 July 2014, 19:37:08
I'm sure the Alpha Strike Companion will be there. Other guesses?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 19:37:53
The first person to say ilClan will probably be banned from the site by GhostBear for EVER!
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Post by: worktroll on 30 July 2014, 20:24:19
The first person to say ilClan will probably be banned from the site by GhostBear for EVER!

he said it! He said IlC-

(gets hit by thrown rock)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 20:25:36
Well, a rock is better than a banning! LOL
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Post by: Hawk on 30 July 2014, 20:25:48
 >:D Ilclan! >:D
Just kidding!
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Post by: cold1 on 30 July 2014, 21:20:00
>:D Ilclan! >:D
Just kidding!

I was the last one to say it and Ghostbear nuked the thread.  I apologized and he threatened to off my faction.

But @Hawk, I think they already killed the Burrocks, twice... You're probably safe
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 21:24:04
But @Hawk, I think they already killed the Burrocks, twice... You're probably safe

Hahaha so true!
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Post by: worktroll on 30 July 2014, 21:42:41
cold1: Look, I don't think it should be a sin, just for saying "ilClan".

[Everyone gasps]

Site admin: You're only making it worse for yourself!

cold1: Making it worse? How can it be worse? IlClan! ilClan! ilClan!

Site admin: I'm warning you! If you say "ilClan" one more time (gets hit with rock) RIGHT! Who did that? Come on, who did it?

Forumites: He did! He did! (suddenly obscuring their IPs) He! He did! He!

Site admin: Was it you?

Random Forumite: Yes.

Site admin: Right...

Random Forumite: Well you did say "ilClan. "

[Other forumites throws rocks at the luckless forumite]

Site admin: STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW! STOP IT! All right, no one is to stone _anyone_ until I blow this whistle. Even... and I want to make this absolutely clear... even if they do say, "ilClan. "

[Crowd stones the Site admin ...]
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 30 July 2014, 21:49:22
Always look on the bright side of bans. *Whistles* Do do. Do do do.
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Post by: Feenix74 on 30 July 2014, 21:51:14
"He is not the Line Developer messiah, he is just a very naughty boy"  ;)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 July 2014, 21:52:14
cold1: Look, I don't think it should be a sin, just for saying "ilClan".

[Everyone gasps]

Site admin: You're only making it worse for yourself!

cold1: Making it worse? How can it be worse? IlClan! ilClan! ilClan!

Site admin: I'm warning you! If you say "ilClan" one more time (gets hit with rock) RIGHT! Who did that? Come on, who did it?

Forumites: He did! He did! (suddenly obscuring their IPs) He! He did! He!

Site admin: Was it you?

Random Forumite: Yes.

Site admin: Right...

Random Forumite: Well you did say "ilClan. "

[Other forumites throws rocks at the luckless forumite]

Site admin: STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW! STOP IT! All right, no one is to stone _anyone_ until I blow this whistle. Even... and I want to make this absolutely clear... even if they do say, "ilClan. "

[Crowd stones the Site admin ...]

Sounds about right! LOL
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Post by: cold1 on 30 July 2014, 22:19:34
Ilclan
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Post by: YingJanshi on 30 July 2014, 22:42:28
Oh...you mean the 3250 box set won't be there?



... O:-)
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Post by: worktroll on 30 July 2014, 23:06:25
Ilclan

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/11/article-1355848-0110DD4600000578-56_634x586.jpg)
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Post by: cold1 on 30 July 2014, 23:08:37
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/11/article-1355848-0110DD4600000578-56_634x586.jpg)

This is why we can't have nice things
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Post by: Fletch on 31 July 2014, 01:28:29
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/11/article-1355848-0110DD4600000578-56_634x586.jpg)

W.O.B.
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Post by: Atlas3060 on 31 July 2014, 04:58:09
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/11/article-1355848-0110DD4600000578-56_634x586.jpg)

Admin: We will be using mass drivers. By the time we are done their threads will be in ruins, we can move in at our leisure!
Random Mod: Mass drivers? They have been outlawed by every civilized forum!
Admin: These are uncivilized times.
Mod: We have rules!
Admin: Electrons on a screen!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 06:20:00
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/11/article-1355848-0110DD4600000578-56_634x586.jpg)

Herb!
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Post by: Adam Vagus on 31 July 2014, 09:28:17
No, it's.....

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/vagus32000/53143661_zpsdb99b8e0.jpg)
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Post by: Ice_Trey on 31 July 2014, 10:13:15
Historical: 1st Succession War, huh?

I'm all for it. I'll totally buy it.

The question is - will this be enough to get the grognardiest of 3025 grognards to spend actual money on product again, or will it be no good by default because it's not made by FASA?

Only time will tell, but I'd really hope it's the former.
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Post by: cold1 on 31 July 2014, 10:17:36
I'm less worried about Herb these days and more worried about the dude that laid out the WoR and a lot of the Jihad story lines.

Herb might nuke you, but Ben will nuke you, gas you, ortillery you, bio-weapon you, create secret cabals on you, turn you into a lab rat, create a virus designed just to kill YOU, obliterate your favorite faction/planet/mech/character, and then create some fuzzy new clan creature to name a new clan after.



I miss Herb! ;D
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Post by: cold1 on 31 July 2014, 10:19:18
Historical: 1st Succession War, huh?

I'm all for it. I'll totally buy it.

The question is - will this be enough to get the grognardiest of 3025 grognards to spend actual money on product again, or will it be no good by default because it's not made by FASA?

Only time will tell, but I'd really hope it's the former.

I'm not a grognard, I'm the opposite of Grognard.  I think the IS factions are not that fun. 

I'll buy it cuz it should be EPIC in its scope of destruction.

It's long over due
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Post by: GhostBear on 31 July 2014, 10:37:43
I'm less worried about Herb these days and more worried about the dude that laid out the WoR and a lot of the Jihad story lines.

Herb might nuke you, but Ben will nuke you, gas you, ortillery you, bio-weapon you, create secret cabals on you, turn you into a lab rat, create a virus designed just to kill YOU, obliterate your favorite faction/planet/mech/character, and then create some fuzzy new clan creature to name a new clan after.



I miss Herb! ;D

Totally, utterly sigged. That's probably the best compliment I've ever gotten around here. :D
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Post by: Azakael on 31 July 2014, 11:13:21
I'm less worried about Herb these days and more worried about the dude that laid out the WoR and a lot of the Jihad story lines.

Herb might nuke you, but Ben will nuke you, gas you, ortillery you, bio-weapon you, create secret cabals on you, turn you into a lab rat, create a virus designed just to kill YOU, obliterate your favorite faction/planet/mech/character, and then create some fuzzy new clan creature to name a new clan after.



I miss Herb! ;D

So... what you're saying is that Ben is the George R.R. Martin of Battletech?
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Post by: Adam Vagus on 31 July 2014, 11:32:25
The guy that worries me the most is the one who nukes a planet, forgetting that there's a unit on there that they might wanna save for later. Then shrugs and takes it all in stride after he realizes his mistake  O0
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Post by: Sharpnel on 31 July 2014, 11:33:06
So... what you're saying is that Ben is the George R.R. Martin of Battletech?
But he's not making near as much as money or movies
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adam Vagus on 31 July 2014, 11:33:56
Historical: 1st Succession War, huh?

I'm all for it. I'll totally buy it.

The question is - will this be enough to get the grognardiest of 3025 grognards to spend actual money on product again, or will it be no good by default because it's not made by FASA?

Only time will tell, but I'd really hope it's the former.

I'd by all the Succession War stuff, even the epically massive 500 ton monster that is the Historical: 3rd Succession War  :D
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Post by: cold1 on 31 July 2014, 11:51:35
Totally, utterly sigged. That's probably the best compliment I've ever gotten around here. :D

You're welcome!

Would this be a bad time to ask when we see the Homeworlds again?
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Post by: Weirdo on 31 July 2014, 13:22:39
Would this be a bad time to ask when we see the Homeworlds again?

You must focus, and relax your eyes so that you are looking at nothing. That little speck of dust floating past your cornea? That's all that left of Circe.

Don't blink. :)
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Post by: Wolf Reaper on 31 July 2014, 13:36:20
You must focus, and relax your eyes so that you are looking at nothing. That little speck of dust floating past your cornea? That's all that left of Circe.

Don't blink. :)

So every time a battletech player blinks another clan homeworld dies? :)
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Post by: Knightmare on 31 July 2014, 13:38:23
Yes.
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Post by: Weirdo on 31 July 2014, 14:01:46
So every time a battletech player blinks another clan homeworld dies? :)
Yes.
(http://media.tumblr.com/f4536e3f5709501b3fd41dee7b6d5754/tumblr_inline_mhn2mp9sNR1rbajz9.gif)
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Post by: Wolf Reaper on 31 July 2014, 14:06:04
(http://media.tumblr.com/f4536e3f5709501b3fd41dee7b6d5754/tumblr_inline_mhn2mp9sNR1rbajz9.gif)

Weirdo, where do you keep finding those?

Yes.

*evil grin*
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Post by: Knightmare on 31 July 2014, 14:22:12
Clanner scum. The Master's Will be done!  O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 31 July 2014, 14:43:50
Weirdo, where do you keep finding those?

It's the internet. If you go...places...you will find...things...

I bring some of the things back.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 31 July 2014, 14:48:37
The question is - will this be enough to get the grognardiest of 3025 grognards to spend actual money on product again, or will it be no good by default because it's not made by FASA?
Pfft to them, I'm getting it because I want to see stuff get blown up.
I got to have my destruction fix.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wolf Reaper on 31 July 2014, 15:33:10
It's the internet. If you go...places...you will find...things...

I bring some of the things back.

It is just that one guy's face that gives me question. Like what is he cosplaying?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 31 July 2014, 15:35:01
cold1: Look, I don't think it should be a sin, just for saying "ilClan".

[Everyone gasps]

Site admin: You're only making it worse for yourself!

cold1: Making it worse? How can it be worse? IlClan! ilClan! ilClan!

Site admin: I'm warning you! If you say "ilClan" one more time (gets hit with rock) RIGHT! Who did that? Come on, who did it?

Forumites: He did! He did! (suddenly obscuring their IPs) He! He did! He!

Site admin: Was it you?

Random Forumite: Yes.

Site admin: Right...

Random Forumite: Well you did say "ilClan. "

[Other forumites throws rocks at the luckless forumite]

Site admin: STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW! STOP IT! All right, no one is to stone _anyone_ until I blow this whistle. Even... and I want to make this absolutely clear... even if they do say, "ilClan. "

[Crowd stones the Site admin ...]
Worktroll said it!  Stone is directly tied to the ilClan!  It was all a sham!

[USER WAS STONED FOR THIS POST]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 15:35:43
It is just that one guy's face that gives me question. Like what is he cosplaying?

Steampunk Willy Wonka?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 31 July 2014, 15:50:21
He's the singer in Steam-Powered Giraffe, a steampunk band
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 31 July 2014, 15:53:33
You must focus, and relax your eyes so that you are looking at nothing. That little speck of dust floating past your cornea? That's all that left of Circe.

Don't blink. :)

Dude I'm a Star Adder, you think I worry about blowing up a homeworld?  That's like, a Tuesday.
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Post by: Weirdo on 31 July 2014, 15:55:56
It is just that one guy's face that gives me question. Like what is he cosplaying?

Isn't, actually. Look up Steam-Powered Giraffe on youtube sometime.

(I don't think any of it will make your eyes bleed and your conscience hitchhike to Nova Scotia, but do remember: This is the internet.)
[edit]Lorcan beat me to it.]

And back to the actual thread...

Dude I'm a Star Adder, you think I worry about blowing up a homeworld?  That's like, a Tuesday.

You meet M. Bison one week, and blow up York the next? Sheesh, that's a rather extreme reaction, even for the Clans!
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Post by: Wolf Reaper on 31 July 2014, 16:00:11
Isn't, actually. Look up Steam-Powered Giraffe on youtube sometime.

(I don't think any of it will make your eyes bleed and your conscience hitchhike to Nova Scotia, but do remember: This is the internet.)
[edit]Lorcan beat me to it.]

And back to the actual thread...

You meet M. Bison one week, and blow up York the next? Sheesh, that's a rather extreme reaction, even for the Clans!

Crap, you beat me to the Bison quote!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 31 July 2014, 16:05:17
It's a chain of people being beaten to saying something
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alexander Knight on 31 July 2014, 16:18:50
It's a chain of people being beaten to saying something

<beats Lorcan until he says something>
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 31 July 2014, 16:19:41
...something?

(ow)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Azakael on 31 July 2014, 17:00:30
Worktroll said it!  Stone is directly tied to the ilClan!  It was all a sham!

[USER WAS STONED FOR THIS POST]

Stone is a WoB plant -> Clan Wolverine integrated into WoB -> Wolverine is the ilClan!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2014, 18:35:41
Stone is Hanse Davion, reborn through dark arts & the power of small Italian cars ...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 19:12:48
For those of you that want the "Historical: First Succession War"...my distributor just sent out an email stating it would be released sometime in November. Sometimes they are a bit off, it's all dependent on when they show up from Catalyst...so we should hopefully have it by Christmas!
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 31 July 2014, 19:28:55

For those of you that want the "Historical: First Succession War"...my distributor just sent out an email stating it would be released sometime in November. Sometimes they are a bit off, it's all dependent on when they show up from Catalyst...so we should hopefully have it by Christmas!

Personally, I believe this guy over some random distributor:

It's real, it's on the schedule, but it's still deep in development, so there's not much information. In fact, we're still debating whether it would be Historical: First Succession War or Historical: Early Succession Wars—so please be patient until we have something to say on it ;)

But that's just me.   ^-^
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 19:30:18
Based on previous experience, I would agree. I was just putting out there what the distro's have on schedule.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 31 July 2014, 20:03:53
Stone is Hanse Davion, reborn through dark arts & the power of small Italian cars ...
Darn those Ferrari Decepticons!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 31 July 2014, 20:09:10
I am too sober for this thread...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2014, 20:37:19
I am too sober for this thread...

cold1: And who are they?

Worktroll: Refuse, found in the southern forums

cold1: Off-Topic?

Worktroll: Just lost drunken posters who don't know where they are and no longer care.

NeonKnight: Where are we?

Liam's Ghost: I don't care!

cold1: And these?

Worktroll: These are lost drunken posters who don't know where they are, but do care! And these are posters who know where they are and care, but don't drink.

Wombat: I don't know who I am!

ColBosch: Yeah. and I don't drink.

Worktroll: Moderators!

[moves prisoners]

Worktroll: Do you care?

Fletch: No.

Worktroll: Put this man in cell #1, and give him a drink.

Bosefius: What do you drink?

Fletch: I don't care.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 31 July 2014, 20:40:50
What... Just... Happened.......

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 31 July 2014, 20:42:51
Internet excellence. WorkTroll pisses it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 31 July 2014, 20:51:55
I don't care as long as I'm drinking. I do care if I'm not drinking.

What's my cell number?  Not that I care...

More on topic; what primitive units are we waiting on? I know the Rifleman and Archer have been mentioned on RATS.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 20:54:22
The Wolverine has been mentioned in RAT's (or was it the Objective series?)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 31 July 2014, 20:56:27
The Wolverine has been mentioned in RAT's (or was it the Objective series?)

Nice. I'm not sure but I seem to recall a primitive Orion as well.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 21:03:11
Nice. I'm not sure but I seem to recall a primitive Orion as well.

That I don't remember seeing, but it's more than likely going to be in a FWL document.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 31 July 2014, 21:27:30
IIRC we have another Primitives XTRO coming at some point.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 21:41:20
Yes we do! Volume 4

I just finished going through the objective series and below is a list of "primitive" mech we have not seen yet...

Rifleman
Centurion
Wolverine

I could not find any listings for the Archer or Orion. Most listings were in Liao and Periphery books, but there was one in the Kurita book as well.
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Post by: cavingjan on 31 July 2014, 21:46:21
The Wasp was in volume 2.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 31 July 2014, 21:54:25
Well, that settles it...I'm going to bed! LOL Sorry for any confusion. ..I'm editing my post above.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2014, 22:12:02
Primitive Centurion? Produced from 2801 - that's three centuries later than the Mackie etc. The Corean Industries people in the FedSuns must have the Slow Learner trait  :D
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Post by: Evil Imperial on 31 July 2014, 22:24:31
We also haven't got the primitive Archer yet the ARC-1A, so lots of primitives to go I guess, hurry up Vol. 4.
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Post by: Wrangler on 31 July 2014, 22:34:22
Era Digest: Age of War has nice detailed RAT, which that does list what it think list all known Primitive designs we know of.
 
Ones we haven't seen yet:
Unit Name - (Primitive Intro Year / Modern Intro Year)

Wolverine (2471/2575)
Rifleman (2505/2770)
Archer (2458/2470)
Orion (2456/2470)
Griffin (2461/2492)

I think only problem with ED: Age of War RAT is that Bellerophon is listed number times in the RAT for all factions.  That design was suppose had only couple prototype Mechs made due to big problems with initial design.

Historical: Reunification War also lists some Primitive units, but it doesn't outright say what is what unless you know what model number/designation belongs to a particular variant thats is a Primitive Mech.

I'm looking forward to what they've been cooking up with later 2(?) Primitive Volumes their coming up with.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Trace Coburn on 31 July 2014, 22:38:17
Primitive Centurion? Produced from 2801 - that's three centuries later than the Mackie etc. The Corean Industries people in the FedSuns must have the Slow Learner trait  :D
  The Marians whipped it up — the CN9-H, which packs an LB-10X and five RL/10s.  It was in XTRO: RetroTech, and debuted in 3077.  ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 31 July 2014, 23:05:49
Okay, I suppose I'd tagged that as retrotech, despite its use of primitive technology.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Sartris on 31 July 2014, 23:15:40
We also haven't got the primitive Archer yet the ARC-1A, so lots of primitives to go I guess, hurry up Vol. 4.

There was a plethora of primitive-y variant names on the Reunification War RATs that haven't appeared yet. I concur bring on Vol 4!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: BigAl on 31 July 2014, 23:16:35
Do you think or hope that we will see any new PDF's?  Like right before Gen-Con, like it has been for the past couple of years?

If anyone is going to the Q and A and or public forums at Gen-Con,  for Battletech and Catalyst Gamers Lab can we please get a transcript or a report on what was said.

Thanks 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 31 July 2014, 23:23:07
Its hard to say. 
Its been said all along that CGL has other projects their working on, such as Valiant Universe RPG.
Which i think its understandable, new venue, new angle get different people who aren't attracted to either our franchise or Shadow Run.   New people, new blood, hard cash is more important keep whole company going.   

Gencon is important launch date,  though if it said and done. I rather see our friends at CGL take their time and get everything as right as they can.

When its whatever they have is available is ready, we'll see it.  I hope it comes out before Gencon, but its been different kind of gaming year for us given how last year's record releases blew us away with title after title breaking out of the dam of projects.   I think we got spoiled from that!  :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 31 July 2014, 23:40:17
IIRC the Bellerophon we currently have art and stats for is a different model than the one in the RATs. I'm currently away from my books but I'll try to confirm ASAP.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 01 August 2014, 00:12:06
The "Billy-ruffian" looks so sweet, it's good to hear there may be a playable version in the future!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 01 August 2014, 00:55:49
Do you think or hope that we will see any new PDF's?  Like right before Gen-Con, like it has been for the past couple of years?

If anyone is going to the Q and A and or public forums at Gen-Con,  for Battletech and Catalyst Gamers Lab can we please get a transcript or a report on what was said.

Thanks


I would really like to know when the Battletech Forum is. See what's going on, it was good info last year. 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 01 August 2014, 06:29:42
Okay, I suppose I'd tagged that as retrotech, despite its use of primitive technology.

Yeah, that's a "new" Retro-Tech unit, not a Primitive.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 01 August 2014, 06:49:26
IIRC the Bellerophon we currently have art and stats for is a different model than the one in the RATs. I'm currently away from my books but I'll try to confirm ASAP.

Well, Era Digest Age of War shows the Bellerophon with a date of 2500. The Bellerophon in XTRO: Prim 3 has a date of 2442. I'm guessing the one in the Era Digest is the "primitive" version of the prototype that is in the XTRO...but who knows. There's no model designation.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 01 August 2014, 10:36:11
If anyone is going to the Q and A and or public forums at Gen-Con,  for Battletech and Catalyst Gamers Lab can we please get a transcript or a report on what was said.
Thanks

I'm going to Con and will see what I can do.  I was able to record it and was allowed to post it last year, I'll see if I can this year.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 01 August 2014, 23:04:46
I'm going to Con and will see what I can do.  I was able to record it and was allowed to post it last year, I'll see if I can this year.
Suuuuupa,  that would great if your could!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 August 2014, 00:47:36
I'm going to Con and will see what I can do.  I was able to record it and was allowed to post it last year, I'll see if I can this year.


When is it?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 02 August 2014, 10:33:57

When is it?

The whats up with CGL seminar is 9am on Friday.  Hoping the BT seminar is up right after but nothing up yet for it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 August 2014, 10:56:59
The whats up with CGL seminar is 9am on Friday.  Hoping the BT seminar is up right after but nothing up yet for it.



9a thanks for the update. I'll be there.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 02 August 2014, 13:52:42
The whats up with CGL seminar is 9am on Friday.  Hoping the BT seminar is up right after but nothing up yet for it.

I think someone said they were doing a single seminar for all things Catalyst this year.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 August 2014, 13:53:59
Adrian Gideon, god of the giving of crack...when's the next dose?!?!?!  O:-) 8)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 02 August 2014, 14:19:53
I'm sorry, I really can't say. I've got at least 3 products that are very close to release, but I'm on a plane in a week and all my time right now is focused on GenCon material prep.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 August 2014, 15:11:26
Cool...thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 August 2014, 18:46:34
I'm sorry, I really can't say. I've got at least 3 products that are very close to release, but I'm on a plane in a week and all my time right now is focused on GenCon material prep.


3 products, awesome!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 02 August 2014, 20:16:24
ilClan, Interstellar Operations, and Homeworlds 3145!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Prince of Darkness on 02 August 2014, 20:48:14
ilClan, Interstellar Operations, and Homeworlds 3145!

You had better not be pulling legs here Kamas
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 02 August 2014, 21:10:11
You had better not be pulling legs here Kamas

He is.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 02 August 2014, 21:14:08
Very much so ...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 02 August 2014, 21:14:42
I am hoping for xtro primatives IV, field report periphery and Operation Turning Point: REVIVAL Trials
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 02 August 2014, 21:18:35
Sorry mrbooth, I read that as "Operation Turing Revival" - which might have a very different meaning  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JPArbiter on 02 August 2014, 21:41:18
Do you think or hope that we will see any new PDF's?  Like right before Gen-Con, like it has been for the past couple of years?

If anyone is going to the Q and A and or public forums at Gen-Con,  for Battletech and Catalyst Gamers Lab can we please get a transcript or a report on what was said.

Thanks

Well that is my self appointed job in the fandom, reporting on gen con commings and goings for the podcast
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 02 August 2014, 21:49:10
ilClan, Interstellar Operations, and Homeworlds 3145!

Shenanigans!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 August 2014, 22:19:38
Era Report Dark Age, Alpha Strike Companion and something else??  What will that something else be?? Is the answer that will be solved in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Feenix74 on 03 August 2014, 06:25:34
Battlecorps Anthology - Counterstrike?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 03 August 2014, 06:51:01
Battlecorps Anthology - Counterstrike?
I won't have thought of that, since I'm more person who think its a printed/published book in the physical form of short-stories from a online Fiction source.

Personally if our luck holds out, it will be Field Report 2765 Periphery, XTRO: Primitives vol IV and one of the two Historical Turning Points - Revival or Widowmaker.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 09 August 2014, 12:20:52
The new anthology is listed as being at Gen Con is there a listing of the stories it will contain a d when we will get a pre order? The announcement did not say.

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 09 August 2014, 19:05:04
Isn't there another book ready for selling?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 09 August 2014, 19:36:48
As per the update on the CGL front page, the Alpha Strike Companion, Battlecorps Anthology 5, and the first 4 lance packs will be on sale at Gencon, so they'll be hitting game shops soon enough.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 10 August 2014, 01:27:57
Aside from the Anthology, I have no real interests in the other stuff if that's what coming out. 

I'll properly have wait longer for the PDF related releases I'm looking for to. 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 22 August 2014, 20:47:10
Just wondering if we know what is due out next?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 22 August 2014, 20:55:32
Just wondering if we know what is due out next?

Properly when they recover from Gencon, that's such a huge undertaking.  Hopefully, we'll see something in few weeks.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 22 August 2014, 21:16:00
And PAX and Dragoncon follow on the heels of GenCon, in just a few days.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 22 August 2014, 21:16:59
I tried to find it, but somewhere, someone said if I recall correctly, Primitives IV in about a week after GenCon, which would be any day now...but honestly, I'm guessing another week. Coming back from a convention is very hard work, I'm sure the folks that helped Catalyst (as well as IWM) are still trying to recover.

EDIT - And Adrian posts right before I did! LOL So yeah, 2 more conventions to go to...so don't expect anything ASAP.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 22 August 2014, 21:32:11
Well here is hoping September will see new stuff. I am developing both a love and hate of con season.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 22 August 2014, 21:52:45
September is a good month.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 25 August 2014, 10:00:10
We received a small tidbit of new stuff today...new story/scenario on Battlecorps.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dmon on 25 August 2014, 10:07:14
I am thining of renewing my BattleCorps sub simply to get me some new BT goods, I am starting to dry up!

Anybody know if I will get the new story published today if I sign up today?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 28 August 2014, 08:47:34
After finding out that another product is close to release (Primitives IV), I have a feeling that September is going to be a good month for releases.  *crosses fingers that it is true*
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: J_Schmetzer on 28 August 2014, 11:04:24
*cough*


http://www.amazon.com/Counterattack-BattleCorps-Anthology-Jason-Schmetzer-ebook/dp/B00N3ONSMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409238240&sr=8-1&keywords=counterattack+battletech
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 28 August 2014, 11:05:55
*cough*


http://www.amazon.com/Counterattack-BattleCorps-Anthology-Jason-Schmetzer-ebook/dp/B00N3ONSMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409238240&sr=8-1&keywords=counterattack+battletech

LOL that was subtle! You're my new favorite poster!!! At least until Adrian comes along with some sort of TRO/Record Sheet/Home World Clan book!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 28 August 2014, 17:24:32
After finding out that another product is close to release (Primitives IV), I have a feeling that September is going to be a good month for releases.  *crosses fingers that it is true*


That would be great.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 29 August 2014, 20:24:53
In mean while, i'll be going crazy weighting for those PDF to drop and my anthology to finally arrive.  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fat Guy on 29 August 2014, 21:31:30
In mean while, i'll be going crazy weighting for those PDF to drop and my anthology to finally arrive.  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Try waiting instead of weighting. Weighting sounds like too much work.     :P
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 29 August 2014, 22:00:16

Try waiting instead of weighting. Weighting sounds like too much work.     :P
Sorry, I'm that crazy.  I forgot check for spelling.  :-[
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kitsune413 on 29 August 2014, 22:47:23

Try waiting instead of weighting. Weighting sounds like too much work.     :P

I don't know. If you weight enough you can change your handle to beefy guy.  :D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fat Guy on 30 August 2014, 20:11:14
I don't know. If you weight enough you can change your handle to beefy guy.  :D

Been there, done that (or close enough  ;)).
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: jrvk777 on 31 August 2014, 00:53:40
*cough*


http://www.amazon.com/Counterattack-BattleCorps-Anthology-Jason-Schmetzer-ebook/dp/B00N3ONSMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409238240&sr=8-1&keywords=counterattack+battletech

Is there a preview / table of contents of the stories in this Anthology?

Thanks.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: niall78 on 31 August 2014, 11:51:47
As per the update on the CGL front page, the Alpha Strike Companion, Battlecorps Anthology 5, and the first 4 lance packs will be on sale at Gencon, so they'll be hitting game shops soon enough.

Did anyone else find it nearly impossible to get a hard-copy of Battlecorps Anthology 4?

I just purchased it this week - still waiting on it - after keeping an eye out for it for months.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 31 August 2014, 12:52:38
I got a copy of Anthology 4 via my LGS on release date, but he sold out very quickly.  Not everyone in my group got one.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 02 September 2014, 15:47:54
So now that con season is over hopefully we will get new stuff soon but if you need a fix check out the new stories on battlecorp. Jason is working his magic with a  new six part series of clan invasion era story and posted another stand alone last week that was a great read. Should be a good month for battlecorp.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: J_Schmetzer on 02 September 2014, 15:59:43
So now that con season is over hopefully we will get new stuff soon but if you need a fix check out the new stories on battlecorp. Jason is working his magic with a  new six part series of clan invasion era story and posted another stand alone last week that was a great read. Should be a good month for battlecorp.


I mean, magic might be a strong word, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.  And yes. September will not be like July.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: J_Schmetzer on 02 September 2014, 16:00:12

I mean, magic might be a strong word, but I'm glad you're enjoying it.  And yes. September will not be like July.


Oh, and in case anyone is worried, yes--all six parts are done and ready to publish.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 02 September 2014, 20:20:42
I can't remember what is next on the release sechedule.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 September 2014, 20:38:54
I can't remember what is next on the release sechedule.

Nothing was "specifically" stated as next...but we are all waiting for Adrian to chime in and let us know what's coming. Last we heard, Primitives IV was almost ready to go...so if you want to assume that's "next"...go ahead.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 02 September 2014, 20:54:19
Nothing was "specifically" stated as next...but we are all waiting for Adrian to chime in and let us know what's coming. Last we heard, Primitives IV was almost ready to go...so if you want to assume that's "next"...go ahead.

At Gen Con he mentioned that and possibly 2765 Periphery would be next.  But its House Kurita book I'm waiting for!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 September 2014, 21:00:29
I wasn't at GenCon...so I don't know what was said there
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 02 September 2014, 21:07:52
Well, on the coming soon page and been mentioned in past posts by the staff was
Operational Turing Points: Operation Revival
Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption
Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol.4
Field Report 2765: Periphery

Coming soon pages also mentions:
Experimental Technical Readout: Republic
Handbook: House Kurita (sounds it still being worked)

Hopefully con season will end well enough release can happen. This been a long dry spell. I know they have other projects their working on, but its feel its been long time now.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: MarauderD on 04 September 2014, 10:37:13
I've looked around at threads regarding the IlClan sourcebook. I have two questions I wonder if the crowd can answer for me. I'm very interested in the current timeline and eagerly want to know how it is going to advance.

1. Is the IlClan book, which I gather has been written but perhaps not illustrated, still going to be released? Or has the writing team changed their mind?

2. If the answer to the above is "yes, it will be released," will it be before the end of this calendar year?

Cheers!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 04 September 2014, 10:44:13
I've looked around at threads regarding the IlClan sourcebook. I have two questions I wonder if the crowd can answer for me. I'm very interested in the current timeline and eagerly want to know how it is going to advance.

1. Is the IlClan book, which I gather has been written but perhaps not illustrated, still going to be released? Or has the writing team changed their mind?

2. If the answer to the above is "yes, it will be released," will it be before the end of this calendar year?

Cheers!

Yes, it will be released, but not until next year sometime.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alex Keller on 04 September 2014, 11:09:38
This slow down in Battletech fiction reminds me of the end of the Civil War era 12 years ago.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 September 2014, 11:15:16
I've looked around at threads regarding the IlClan sourcebook. I have two questions I wonder if the crowd can answer for me. I'm very interested in the current timeline and eagerly want to know how it is going to advance.

1. Is the IlClan book, which I gather has been written but perhaps not illustrated, still going to be released? Or has the writing team changed their mind?

2. If the answer to the above is "yes, it will be released," will it be before the end of this calendar year?

Cheers!

MarauderD...please see the quote right from the source, it is now considered gospel...

Oh for ******'s sake.

IlClan is my project. I was assigned it before Herb stepped away. I crafted the outline, I worked out the content with Herb. I assigned the writers, and so on.

IT. IS. STILL. COMING.

There's been no scrapping of writing, no changes to the format or content, no readjustment of canon. The ONLY thing that has changed is that it has been shuffled around the schedule and has been moved farther down due to other mitigating circumstances that none of you need concerning with. It's coming, just not now.

So PLEASE STOP with the 'woe is us' crap. Thank you.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 05 September 2014, 07:58:49
Yes, it will be released, but not until next year sometime.

You have a Source on next year sometime?  I mean yeah it's probably fair to assume since it's not listed as coming soon and it's September.  But let's not say when things are releasing without an official source.

When we do that it leads to drama.

And then posts like Ghostbear's

This slow down in Battletech fiction reminds me of the end of the Civil War era 12 years ago.

Except CGL is churning out tons of new products, expanding the game line, and basically looks to have a trajectory quite the opposite of FASA's
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 05 September 2014, 08:31:57
You have a Source on next year sometime?  I mean yeah it's probably fair to assume since it's not listed as coming soon and it's September.  But let's not say when things are releasing without an official source.

When we do that it leads to drama.

And then posts like Ghostbear's

I will have to dig through the forums, but I am fairly sure that an authority figure confirmed that it would be next year.  Let me look.

That said, I will be quite happy to be proven wrong and it comes out in November or something  ;D

However, all I can say to my fellow fans here is be patient.  The book is coming as confirmed by Ghost Bear.  More books are coming as confirmed by many of the developers.  Heck, I even bet a new era in Battletech is going to start in the next year or two.  I am feeling quite positive and excited to see what happens next :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 05 September 2014, 08:48:43
GB's post was the latest (and most definitive) on the subject at the moment. At this point there's no need to look deeper.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 September 2014, 09:46:19
Adrian Gideon...

Any chance we could get an update from you or TPTB about the estimated time when we will be getting our next dose & to quell everyone's thirst for more (as well as squash some rumors)?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alex Keller on 05 September 2014, 17:27:30

Except CGL is churning out tons of new products, expanding the game line, and basically looks to have a trajectory quite the opposite of FASA's

Yes.  Just noting that it seems very quiet on the Battletech front after the major push to get the plastic miniatures out.  I didn't mean to suggest this was the end of Catalyst.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 16 September 2014, 13:16:41
*sits in meditative pose*

Ommmmmmmm.....new products are coming
Ommmmmmmm.....more details on the universe will arrive
Ommmmmmmm.....patience is a virtue
Ommmmmmmm.....just relax already!

The road to self enlightenment is freaking arduous!   :D

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 16 September 2014, 13:20:49
*sits in meditative pose*

Ommmmmmmm.....new products are coming
Ommmmmmmm.....more details on the universe will arrive
Ommmmmmmm.....patience is a virtue
Ommmmmmmm.....just relax already!

The road to self enlightenment is freaking arduous!   :D

Hope you take breaks to eat, drink, pee, & poop! It's been a long wait for that next of 3 items Adrian Gideon said were close to release just before GenCon...so hopefully any day now.

I'm sorry, I really can't say. I've got at least 3 products that are very close to release, but I'm on a plane in a week and all my time right now is focused on GenCon material prep.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 16 September 2014, 15:06:25
Hope you take breaks to eat, drink, pee, & poop! It's been a long wait for that next of 3 items Adrian Gideon said were close to release just before GenCon...so hopefully any day now.

I guess it depends on the folks working on it and if there still con going on distracting everyone.  I so want check out that Primitive Rifleman.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley on 16 September 2014, 15:09:40
Wouldn't that just be a guy holding a muzzle loader?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 16 September 2014, 15:11:26
I so want check out that Primitive Rifleman.

And the Archer, Warhammer, etc...

Wouldn't that just be a guy holding a muzzle loader?

Naaa...that's a Minuteman!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 16 September 2014, 15:32:14
Those are still the the products to release next (though 1 or 2 Record Sheet PDFs have come along, so those might see release in the next batch).

After con season I took a week off, since then I've been catching up with all the correspondence, small fires, administrative stuff, etc., then I was hit was some major hardware issues which I'm currently dealing with.

Once I get to finalizing these PDFs I'll let you all know. Thanks!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 16 September 2014, 15:33:26
Awesome, thanks for the update Adrian!

Sorry to hear about all the issues, hopefully they are all resolved soon.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hussar2 on 16 September 2014, 16:05:11
Those are still the the products to release next (though 1 or 2 Record Sheet PDFs have come along, so those might see release in the next batch).
Can you tell us which record sheets PDFs are close to release?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 16 September 2014, 16:16:38
I was hit was some major hardware issues which I'm currently dealing with.

I feel your pain, my machine still being reassembled. I've been bumming and borrowing computers for least month.

Hope your problems iron out!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fat Guy on 16 September 2014, 17:46:40
though 1 or 2 Record Sheet PDFs have come along, so those might see release in the next batch

Would one of those finally be TRO Prototypes Unabridged?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: IAMCLANWOLF on 16 September 2014, 18:08:19
I so want check out that Primitive Rifleman.

... O:-)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 16 September 2014, 18:11:04
Those are still the the products to release next (though 1 or 2 Record Sheet PDFs have come along, so those might see release in the next batch).

After con season I took a week off, since then I've been catching up with all the correspondence, small fires, administrative stuff, etc., then I was hit was some major hardware issues which I'm currently dealing with.

Once I get to finalizing these PDFs I'll let you all know. Thanks!


Thanks for the update. Credit card in hand ready.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 17 September 2014, 11:59:25
Those are still the the products to release next (though 1 or 2 Record Sheet PDFs have come along, so those might see release in the next batch).

After con season I took a week off, since then I've been catching up with all the correspondence, small fires, administrative stuff, etc., then I was hit was some major hardware issues which I'm currently dealing with.

Once I get to finalizing these PDFs I'll let you all know. Thanks!

Thanks for the update Adrian!  Sorry to hear about your technical issues too.  That is never a good thing!

Take whatever time you need to relax as well.  We want to make sure you and the team are fully rested and creative.

*returns to meditative state and patiently waits*

Ohmmmmmmmmm.......
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 22 September 2014, 13:19:37
Does anyone have a summation of big books that are "definitely still coming but we don't know when"

Interstellar Ops
HB Kurita
Ilclan

Anything else???
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 22 September 2014, 13:22:27
Does anyone have a summation of big books that are "definitely still coming but we don't know when"

Interstellar Ops
HB Kurita
Ilclan

Anything else???

It's not a book, but ... Succession Wars boardgame.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mike19k on 22 September 2014, 18:56:12
It's not a book, but ... Succession Wars boardgame.

I so want this.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 22 September 2014, 19:03:16
I just want any new Battletech... :'(
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 22 September 2014, 19:12:47
I just want any new Battletech... :'(



We all do.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 22 September 2014, 19:16:54
well, some of us are a little more particular than that. I'm only really excited over ilClan and Op Revival. and Op Revival I'm mostly curious to see how much new we learn.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 22 September 2014, 23:46:29
6 weeks!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 23 September 2014, 00:39:50
6 weeks!

Since/Until?

-
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 23 September 2014, 00:46:08
Since/Until?

-
Until the Mad Cat is available for C-Bills.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Ice_Trey on 23 September 2014, 03:26:11
Has it been announced as to how many alpha strike mech packs will be released?

I mean, depending on the number, I might go that route, or not.

I was planning on buying an introbox set in order to make a new set of convention demo mechs, 8 Liao, 8 Steiner, and 8 Marik... However, the Alpha Strike boxes are looking to contain 50% introbox mechs, anyway. Because I'd rather avoid the redundancies, I'm wondering if the number of these Alpha strike boxes to be released has been announced.

If it's 12, then I know that the 24 introbox mechs will be re-introduced, meaning that I can safely buy just the AS Lances, and not have a Third intro-box.
If it's less than, I'll just ignore the lance packs, and get the intro box again. I'd be just as well getting pewters for all the 'mechs that I'd be missing from the AS packs.

Storage is quickly becoming an issue. Shipping all my mechs overseas is costly.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: DarkISI on 23 September 2014, 05:49:28
It's 8. With 17 Introbox Mechs
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 23 September 2014, 11:53:56
Did they not announce Historical: 1st Succession War?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Ice_Trey on 23 September 2014, 12:27:56
It's 8. With 17 Introbox Mechs

Oh.  :-\

Well, introbox route it is, then.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 23 September 2014, 13:24:37
Did they not announce Historical: 1st Succession War?

There been talk wayyyyyyyyyyy in the back in the mid-part of the threat.  Until something come into focus, there nothing on the horizon yet for that.

I hate waiting, we've been waiting since June for PDFs i think, its getting foggy these days.  Hope slow down doesn't hurts things.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 23 September 2014, 14:48:47
6 weeks!

42 Days, and 42 is the answer to life, and the universe.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 23 September 2014, 22:54:19
Since/Until?

-

... I say 6 weeks again. (Six Weeks is Fletch's natural answer when anyone ask when.  Much fun irl projects watching the shock on people's faces)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: BigAl on 24 September 2014, 08:23:55
I wonder if we will get all five PDF's at one time or will it me spread out.  Man I just need a taste, something.  It has even been one week since the last installment of the 6 part story at Battlecorps.   Just cannot wait any longer, but I guess must.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 24 September 2014, 09:47:12
well, some of us are a little more particular than that. I'm only really excited over ilClan and Op Revival. and Op Revival I'm mostly curious to see how much new we learn.

Pretty much where I stand on the matter too

Though I have to admit at some point it might be nice to see some new stuff in general
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 24 September 2014, 10:56:23
I am a "completist" so I am interested in it all.  Though the expected Clan focused products are what I want most, I am also curious about the Periphery Field Report.  Hopefully it provides more info regarding the Rim Worlds Republic.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 24 September 2014, 11:53:21
I wonder if we will get all five PDF's at one time or will it me spread out.

I much as I'd love to see 5 PDF's at once the 'ole bank and better half might not be pleased!

Edit......And breathe deeply....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98313576101/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-art
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 24 September 2014, 12:19:56
I much as I'd love to see 5 PDF's at once the 'ole bank and better half might not be pleased!

Edit......And breathe deeply....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98313576101/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-art


Some great photos from the book. The Jumpship photo was great.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 24 September 2014, 12:21:07
Quote

Edit......And breathe deeply....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98313576101/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-art

That's a lovely taste of what's to come :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 24 September 2014, 12:23:56
The Jumpship photo was great.

Yeah, that really caught my eye as well, I hope we get a version that could be used as desktop background.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pat Payne on 24 September 2014, 12:26:15
I much as I'd love to see 5 PDF's at once the 'ole bank and better half might not be pleased!

Edit......And breathe deeply....

http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98313576101/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-art

I am loving the classic Jenner and Panther looks there.  O0 Not to be contrarian, but the jumpship photo, if they had lightened it up by about 25% (that is removed shadows a bit more on the ships, not contrast) it'd look perfect. As it is, it's got way too many blobs of black covering the ships for my taste. But that's just me.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 24 September 2014, 15:05:51
Amazing art, I do wonder what heck that JumpShip in the center is. Its not one I've not seen that before design before.  Exciting.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 24 September 2014, 15:28:18
That's no jumpship.  It's a space station!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 24 September 2014, 15:30:24
It might be one of the factory ships.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 24 September 2014, 16:48:30
Pretty much where I stand on the matter too

Though I have to admit at some point it might be nice to see some new stuff in general

Sure, activity would be encouraging, but it's hard for me to work up much enthusiasm for anything but what I listed. Oh and the widowmaker book, MAYBE depending on what's in it, could be interesting. But that's more a wait-and-see.

What I do know is that it's getting hard to hold funds in reserve for battletech stuff when I could be buying more camping gear or halloween decor.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 24 September 2014, 16:50:07
It might be one of the factory ships.

Its possible, but I doubt it.  There no way to know publically where they were construction wise building the Kaga and Yamato. The booking being 3067, they could be done with the former carrier. I wish there were stats for it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 24 September 2014, 16:51:36
I wish there were stats for it.

Y'know, a book like this might actually be the perfect place to publish such vessels...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 24 September 2014, 16:56:16
Y'know, a book like this might actually be the perfect place to publish such vessels...

 ^-^

You sly devil.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 24 September 2014, 17:02:27
Its possible, but I doubt it.  There no way to know publically where they were construction wise building the Kaga and Yamato. The booking being 3067, they could be done with the former carrier. I wish there were stats for it.


I wish. It would be great to see.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 24 September 2014, 17:17:56
^-^

You sly devil.

Fair warning: While I do have advance knowledge of some projects(and no, I ain't telling), this is not one of them. If one or more factory ships show up in there, I'll be as surprised as anyone else.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 24 September 2014, 17:30:42
Fair warning: While I do have advance knowledge of some projects(and no, I ain't telling), this is not one of them. If one or more factory ships show up in there, I'll be as surprised as anyone else.

I know, I just like the way you think sir.  O0

*Looks through the HBHK text to see if Weirdo's right...*
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 24 September 2014, 22:10:15
Doubtful. The Handbooks are all in-universe publications set in 3067. At that point, the factory ship hulls were a top-secret project House Kurita was hiding from everyone.

-
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 24 September 2014, 22:34:08
I consider HBHK one of the long coming big books
Looks like progress

I may not buy it, I don't like any of the houses, but it's another hurdle out of the way for the Ilclan book....



IlClan
Preciooooouuusssssss [drool]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 September 2014, 00:07:04
Doubtful. The Handbooks are all in-universe publications set in 3067. At that point, the factory ship hulls were a top-secret project House Kurita was hiding from everyone.

-

besides, wasn't it slated to be a carrier by then, and only retrofitted into a factory ship during the Jihad.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SapphireWolf on 25 September 2014, 00:09:47
Ermhagerd!  Nher Cerhming Rerlersers!  Finally that the main site finally updated the upcoming sections.  Can't wait for Primitives vol 4!  :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 25 September 2014, 00:17:39
(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)

OMG!!
Been waiting ages for that!!!   [drool] [drool] [drool]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: JPArbiter on 25 September 2014, 00:42:59
DOWN YING!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 25 September 2014, 01:51:26
Yeah some good stuff.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: HABeas2 on 25 September 2014, 02:44:12
besides, wasn't it slated to be a carrier by then, and only retrofitted into a factory ship during the Jihad.

I wouldn't know.

-
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 25 September 2014, 08:44:30
I know, I just like the way you think sir.  O0

*Looks through the HBHK text to see if Weirdo's right...*

He's not.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Nodachi on 25 September 2014, 10:34:04
I'm getting ready for one huge BT fix. My 3130s game players are going to hate me when I can do the industrial mech zerg rush.  >:D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Savage Coyote on 25 September 2014, 10:46:11
Been waiting for REVIVAL! :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 25 September 2014, 11:11:43
Been waiting for REVIVAL! :)

Seyla to that!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 25 September 2014, 11:14:19
DOWN YING!

NO!!

(Can finally put all of my evil plans into place...  >:D >:D >:D
Thanks Weirdo for the tips!!)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 25 September 2014, 12:17:19
Tips? ???

(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)

OMG!!
Been waiting ages for that!!!   [drool] [drool] [drool]

(http://media.tumblr.com/cd0b15fc4712b95d5777523016e39fac/tumblr_inline_mo8vklHECK1qz4rgp.gif)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 25 September 2014, 12:28:17
(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)

OMG!!
Been waiting ages for that!!!   [drool] [drool] [drool]

Is this actually out? Battlecorp doesn't show It yet.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 25 September 2014, 12:40:58
Per the post eleven up from yours, it's in Coming Soon.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 25 September 2014, 13:04:44
Per the post eleven up from yours, it's in Coming Soon.
Sorry, missed it that part.  Too desperate for new stuff!  #P
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 25 September 2014, 13:27:52
REVIVAL....
 [drool]

I wonder if there is any strategy/purpose to releasing REVIVAL before Ilclan.  The description hints that it will flesh out that time period and events a little more.

How ironic it would be to put out the book detailing the Wolf's opposition to invasion followed by the book where the Wolf invades Terra.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Luriael on 25 September 2014, 13:45:54
where do you guys see those things? I tried CGL website and BattleCorps and I can't see them :(

EDIT: never mind, I found it ::)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 25 September 2014, 13:56:11
REVIVAL....
 [drool]
I wonder if there is any strategy/purpose to releasing REVIVAL before Ilclan.  The description hints that it will flesh out that time period and events a little more.

How ironic it would be to put out the book detailing the Wolf's opposition to invasion followed by the book where the Wolf invades Terra.
Irony indeed.  I can't wait for that read, it will be interesting run players through a Clan campaign book like that!

I find the RS:VA book interesting, so its coming out in segments? The title suggests this covers Industrial Mechs and Exoskeletons.  I'd imagine the bigger support vehicles would be time consuming to do.   I'm happy see them coming out! 

Primitives IV cover is interesting.   I knew the Emperor had a primitive version from the Objectives' Primitive Factories suggested.   There is a earlier standard tech one in the Record Sheets 3058 Clans Unabridged, the -5A with AC/5s and Large Lasers.  I wonder if this primitive one will be a primitive version of 5A.

Hope the releases will will be coming in the next week or so!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley on 25 September 2014, 14:51:50
where do you guys see those things? I tried CGL website and BattleCorps and I can't see them :(
It's on zee BattleTech main page here (http://bg.battletech.com/) under the Coming Releases (http://bg.battletech.com/?page_id=474).
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 25 September 2014, 17:40:08
Tips? ???

Yeah, I meant all the tips and tactics you've thrown out on the boards over the years for using...non-standard...units on the battlefield.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 25 September 2014, 18:33:54
He's not.

*Whining* But stirring the pot is AWESOME.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Deadborder on 25 September 2014, 18:35:45
(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)

OMG!!
Been waiting ages for that!!!   [drool] [drool] [drool]

As soon as this pops, I'm going on a MegaMek Icon Building Spree
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Cyc on 25 September 2014, 18:46:25
I wonder if there is any strategy/purpose to releasing REVIVAL before Ilclan.

Good news/Happier Times for the Clans before Bad News/Unhappier Times for the Clans.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 25 September 2014, 19:27:36
As soon as this pops, I'm going on a MegaMek Icon Building Spree

Ummm......What about DBNBP II  ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Deadborder on 25 September 2014, 19:47:50
Ummm......What about DBNBP II  ;)

I'll think of something.  Because I love industrial mods
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: DarthRads on 25 September 2014, 20:28:27
REVIVAL....
 [drool]

I wonder if there is any strategy/purpose to releasing REVIVAL before Ilclan.  The description hints that it will flesh out that time period and events a little more.

How ironic it would be to put out the book detailing the Wolf's opposition to invasion followed by the book where the Wolf invades Terra.

It would not be lost on me...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: bblaney on 25 September 2014, 23:59:09
Tagged
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Kotetsu on 26 September 2014, 00:21:29
I just hope Primitives 4 comes out soon... you know, just in case it holds a primitive variant of something I'm considering doing a Mech of the Week on...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: theothersarah on 26 September 2014, 09:28:18
(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)

OMG!!
Been waiting ages for that!!!   [drool] [drool] [drool]

I was hoping for a long time that we'd get something like this. It's going to have some overlap with RS: Klondike but there should still be a lot of great stuff in it.

Also, if they do another book for Vehicle Annex ground vehicle record sheets I'm hoping we get a full sheet for the armed Brunel dumptrucks that were mentioned in Klondike.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 26 September 2014, 11:27:00
(http://d15yciz5bluc83.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/TROVA_Cover-IMEx.jpg?28cf69)



Is this just mechs and exoskeletons? Or are there other units too?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Weirdo on 26 September 2014, 11:37:01
You already know everything the rest of us do.

If I had to guess, it looks like RS:VA is getting spread among multiple volumes, and this one will indeed only contain walking units, whether they're worn or piloted. Presumably, future volumes will have the rest.
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Post by: jymset on 26 September 2014, 12:48:51
Correct O0

This volume covers everything found in CGL RATs - as Weirdo puts it so succinctly, the "walking units".
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 26 September 2014, 17:26:46
All I want is my next hit of BT stuff...

So...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29596978/Take%20my%20Money.gif)
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Post by: I am Belch II on 26 September 2014, 18:17:10
Thanks for the update on the book. I thought it was the walking kinda of record sheets.
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Post by: Weirdo on 26 September 2014, 19:50:38
Unless we're talking about some of the more advanced origami models, I ain't ever seen a record sheet that walks...
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Post by: mrbooth on 26 September 2014, 20:20:07
All I want is my next hit of BT stuff...

So...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29596978/Take%20my%20Money.gif)

Could not agree any more.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 27 September 2014, 11:38:53
I was hoping for a long time that we'd get something like this. It's going to have some overlap with RS: Klondike but there should still be a lot of great stuff in it.

Also, if they do another book for Vehicle Annex ground vehicle record sheets I'm hoping we get a full sheet for the armed Brunel dumptrucks that were mentioned in Klondike.
There's a RS Klondike?
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Post by: Klat on 27 September 2014, 13:07:04
There's a RS Klondike?

Yes there is. (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2438)
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Post by: Wrangler on 27 September 2014, 17:29:58
With RS:VA for Industrial Mechs and Exoskeletons are coming out I wonder if really odd ball machines wills see the light of day.

I remember the Dumptruck on legs, but I can't find what it looks like anywhere. I don't think it will make it into the book.  :S
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 27 September 2014, 17:51:46
Do you mean this (http://www.warrenborn.com/Unit.php?ID=L085) beauty? Nothing quite like the MiningMech Mk II from MD:DA graced the pages of TRO:VA so not a likely inclusion with the RS set unfortunately.
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 September 2014, 21:45:32
I could live without a DumptruckMech in my game.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 27 September 2014, 21:50:35
I could live without a DumptruckMech in my game.

What's next? Devistator?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Hasbro_Constructicons_Devastator.jpg)
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Post by: Weirdo on 27 September 2014, 22:03:14
I could live without a DumptruckMech in my game.

Nobody's forcing you to use it. What about players who might want to actually use such a 'mech in theirs?
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 September 2014, 22:47:02
Nobody's forcing you to use it. What about players who might want to actually use such a 'mech in theirs?

What about them?  Show me where I said they couldn't. 
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Post by: Deadborder on 27 September 2014, 22:51:52
I love the DumptruckMech. Stats plz
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Post by: I am Belch II on 27 September 2014, 23:14:21
5 mechs to join together and make a super mech!!
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Post by: Drewbacca on 28 September 2014, 08:00:27
Yes there is. (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2438)
Oh Sweet Ghost of Kerensky, when Revival hits the market, I have TWO things to buy.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 28 September 2014, 12:33:13
Oh Sweet Ghost of Kerensky, when Revival hits the market, I have TWO things to buy.

This has been out for a while.
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Post by: Wrangler on 28 September 2014, 17:41:36
Do you mean this (http://www.warrenborn.com/Unit.php?ID=L085) beauty? Nothing quite like the MiningMech Mk II from MD:DA graced the pages of TRO:VA so not a likely inclusion with the RS set unfortunately.
Its a MiningMech MkII!  Ugh, i kept thinking it was ConstructionMech Mk III or something, thanks Pa Weasly.

Its fun having all-terrian Dumptruck. 

I notice that the old MWDA industrial Mechs were renamed.  Though they don't mach the ye olde Mech Warrior Dark Age Record Sheets I's states like ForestryMech verse Crosscut (former using standard armor) and MiningMech verse Dig Lord/King (both Heavy Class while the former is a Light design).

Hopefully couple of surprises not shown in TRO:VAR will end up showing up when the book comes out.
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Post by: jymset on 29 September 2014, 00:39:33
Well, p. 198 of TRO VA does mention a ForestryMech derivative.

And pp. 228-229 do allude to various MODs, so here's hoping.

OTOH, some of the RS MWDA1 units were slightly off...
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 29 September 2014, 00:54:18
Well, p. 198 of TRO VA does mention a ForestryMech derivative.

And pp. 228-229 do allude to various MODs, so here's hoping.

OTOH, some of the RS MWDA1 units were slightly off...

Wasn't there one that included a fusion engine and no heat sinks?
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Post by: Gäiten on 29 September 2014, 02:49:07
I hope that after Revival Trials they might consider to publish a similar product dealing with the Absorption War (BIG Blood Spirits, Burrocks, Star Adder conflict).
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 29 September 2014, 07:51:40
I hope that after Revival Trials they might consider to publish a similar product dealing with the Absorption War (BIG Blood Spirits, Burrocks, Star Adder conflict).

Good thought, I'd like to see that as well.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 29 September 2014, 07:58:38
I hope that after Revival Trials they might consider to publish a similar product dealing with the Absorption War (BIG Blood Spirits, Burrocks, Star Adder conflict).
I could see the Absorption War being a Turning Point-type PDF, but nothing more. I mean the Blood spirits tok a major beating in that war. Makes me wonder how big the their touman was going into the Revival trials.
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Post by: cold1 on 29 September 2014, 08:10:21
I hope that after Revival Trials they might consider to publish a similar product dealing with the Absorption War (BIG Blood Spirits, Burrocks, Star Adder conflict).

I'd buy that  ;)

It's a heck of a fight to cover too! 
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 29 September 2014, 09:14:38
What are we going to do when we run out of conflicts to cover in Turning Points? 
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Post by: cold1 on 29 September 2014, 09:43:24
Write new ones...

There are plenty more possibilities already.

How many battles from the major eras were never covered in one already?

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Post by: CungrVanck on 29 September 2014, 09:49:20
Agreed.  Still lots of battles/small wars that could be covered with Turning Points or other product.

But, let us get these next few items first before we dream up new ones.  I am starting to twitch again LOL
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Post by: snewsom2997 on 29 September 2014, 10:26:08
How many battles from the major eras were never covered in one already?

We have basically the whole entirety of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Succession Wars.

Turning points - Battle of Kyoto
Turning points - Kentares
Turning points - Comstar War
Turning points - nth Battles of Hesperus II
Turning points - Operation Holy Shroud
Turning points - Great Lee Turkey Shoot
Turning points - Operation Killing Stroke
Turning points - The Deep Raid of 2987
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Post by: DarkISI on 29 September 2014, 10:46:21
Write new ones...

Precisely.
Most of us writers are, well, writers. We will come up with some kind of conflict. ;)
The big toilet paper war of 3156
After the Steel Coyotes took Terra and declared themselves ilClan they cut funding for toilet paper production all over the Inner Sphere, declaring it wasteful. As a result, forces of the Jade Wolves and House Steiner-Marik are fighting over the last stockpile, horded on the planet Number 2.
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Post by: Azakael on 29 September 2014, 15:55:30
::snip:: Jade Wolves ::snip::

They tried this already. It lasted a couple of hours (or a few days, I forget which...) And how I justify having a Goshawk in my Crusader Wolf second-line binary. I'd find Diamond Horses more believable. With their new 'mech, the "Buttstallion"
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Post by: DarkISI on 29 September 2014, 17:07:36
They tried this already. It lasted a couple of hours (or a few days, I forget which...) And how I justify having a Goshawk in my Crusader Wolf second-line binary. I'd find Diamond Horses more believable. With their new 'mech, the "Buttstallion"

The first Jade Wolves were only to test the reaction of the fan base. Jade Wolves 2.0 will be lead by a Diamond Sibko offspring. The Diamond Sibko includes DNA from Malvina, Alaric, Devlin Stone and Jim the garbage man. He is the craziest of the bunch.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 29 September 2014, 17:12:40
The first Jade Wolves were only to test the reaction of the fan base. Jade Wolves 2.0 will be lead by a Diamond Sibko offspring. The Diamond Sibko includes DNA from Malvina, Alaric, Devlin Stone and Jim the garbage man. He is the craziest of the bunch.

Don't forget to include Natasha, Jamie, and a full on infusion of Victor rather than the diluted version we'll get from Alaric.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 29 September 2014, 21:41:46
after these last few posts, less crack please.
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Post by: mrbooth on 29 September 2014, 22:05:41
This is what happens when you go three months between releases and very little in the way of updates.

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Post by: Dragon41673 on 29 September 2014, 22:07:20
This is what happens when you go three months between releases and very little in the way of updates.

Agreed!
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Post by: worktroll on 29 September 2014, 22:22:23
Precisely.
Most of us writers are, well, writers. We will come up with some kind of conflict. ;)
The big toilet paper war of 3156
After the Steel Coyotes took Terra and declared themselves ilClan they cut funding for toilet paper production all over the Inner Sphere, declaring it wasteful. As a result, forces of the Jade Wolves and House Steiner-Marik are fighting over the last stockpile, horded on the planet Number 2.

News flash! Steel Coyote forces have taken Sennapod. They're trying to keep it quiet, but we can hear reports from the front line, and it's leaking out. Their forces are reported to be on the run. Over to you, Richard ...
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Post by: Fletch on 30 September 2014, 06:11:57
That's not quite right there Bill, the Steel Coyotes have the runs! They stopped last night at 'Pu Pu Hot Pot' and following a dodgy vindaloos have been damaging the Doulton this morning before a shot has even been fired.  Steiner-Marik forces have initiated a new batchhall and have bid down to a pie eating contest.  Steel Coyote are still bidding and appear to be trying to add  Alka Seltzer to the bid.  Very unusual I must say and I wouldn't be surprised if air freshener was also added to the bid.  Back to you Bill...
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Post by: mbear on 30 September 2014, 06:57:00
That's not quite right there Bill, the Steel Coyotes have the runs! They stopped last night at 'Pu Pu Hot Pot' and following a dodgy vindaloos have been damaging the Doulton this morning before a shot has even been fired.  Steiner-Marik forces have initiated a new batchhall and have bid down to a pie eating contest.  Steel Coyote are still bidding and appear to be trying to add  Alka Seltzer to the bid.  Very unusual I must say and I wouldn't be surprised if air freshener was also added to the bid.  Back to you Bill...
Curse my vivid imagination for actually putting an image in my brain after reading this. *shudder*

Maybe we should close this thread. Recently things have gone wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 30 September 2014, 07:43:58
This thread is ill.  The only cure is product updates.

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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 September 2014, 07:47:27
I'm sure you're kidding, but...

Don't close it, although I may be biased because I started the thread, it has been fun to watch some of the posts that have been made. Plus it's nice to get updates from Adrian & GhostBear!
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Post by: Gäiten on 30 September 2014, 11:23:16
This thread is ill.  The only cure is product updates.
Do not tell us the cure, GIVE US THE CURE aka new products  :))
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 September 2014, 11:24:43
<starts chanting> MORE CRACK! MORE CRACK! MORE CRACK!  :D  >:D  [drool]
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Post by: Baron RedSkull on 30 September 2014, 12:26:16
I'm excited to see what "XTRO: Republic" is going to contain. I love new toys.
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Post by: Weirdo on 30 September 2014, 12:27:27
<starts chanting> MORE CRACK! MORE CRACK! MORE CRACK!  :D  >:D  [drool]

MORE NAC! MORE NAC! MORE NAC!  :D
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Post by: Gäiten on 30 September 2014, 12:29:39
More Homeworlds!
More Homeworlds!
More Homeworlds!
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Post by: mrbooth on 30 September 2014, 12:43:02
I'm excited to see what "XTRO: Republic" is going to contain. I love new toys.

Agreed I do not think we will see risc tech but two tanks and a pocket warship have been mentioned  in other books.
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Post by: martian on 30 September 2014, 13:01:47
This thread is ill.  The only cure is product updates.

Here it comes ...

BattleTech Handbook: House Kurita…some more art… (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98814392146/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-more-art)

A pair of Hagetakas.

Assembly line of Akuma BattleMech.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 30 September 2014, 14:31:17
More art!!


How about a new unit tech in the preview?
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Post by: CungrVanck on 30 September 2014, 15:50:02
What I like more is the tag under the main title....

"And here’s some more art from this soon-to-publish book."

Come on baby, I need my Inner Sphere fix!
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Post by: snewsom2997 on 30 September 2014, 16:34:45
What I like more is the tag under the main title....

"And here’s some more art from this soon-to-publish book."

Come on baby, I need my Inner Sphere fix!

Any fix really.
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Post by: Wrangler on 30 September 2014, 17:28:12
I'm excited to see what "XTRO: Republic" is going to contain. I love new toys.
O0

I just hope i can handle the wallet attack this going to cause when all this stuff hits us, properly at the same time!
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Post by: God and Davion on 30 September 2014, 17:46:59
Here it comes ...

BattleTech Handbook: House Kurita…some more art… (http://catalystgamelabs.tumblr.com/post/98814392146/battletech-handbook-house-kurita-some-more-art)

A pair of Hagetakas.

Assembly line of Akuma BattleMech.

The art is very, very cool. I just think about an Akuma miniature looking like that ones and  [drool] [drool] [drool]
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 September 2014, 17:50:16
It looks like the Akuma's right torso is trying to compensate for something else being too small.  8)  ;D
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 30 September 2014, 18:50:30
Can we please not belittle those would have spleen size issues.
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Post by: Deadborder on 30 September 2014, 19:04:55
Oh for a wallpaper of that assembly line one!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 30 September 2014, 19:15:25
Oh for a wallpaper of that assembly line one!

Get in line!!! I'm still waiting for the rest of the TRO:3145 wallpaper art to be posted on the site like the others have been. Last I heard, it would be soon...roughly 9 months ago! LOL
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 30 September 2014, 20:18:20
More Homeworlds!
More Homeworlds!
More Homeworlds!

YES!!!

Give us new toys and let us blow crap up!!!!
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Post by: jklantern on 30 September 2014, 20:30:09
YES!!!

Give us new toys and let us blow crap up!!!!

*Gives the Homeworlds self-destructing industrial mechs*
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Post by: cold1 on 30 September 2014, 20:45:42
*Gives the Homeworlds self-destructing industrial mechs*

Meh, we've left shinny things with wings all along the blockade line to distract you.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 30 September 2014, 22:39:23
Homeworlds don't have any industry left...
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Post by: SethsMatches on 01 October 2014, 04:46:46
Homeworlds don't have any industry left...

"Therefore keeping all these industrial mechs is wasteful and defies The Way. Star Captain, push the plunger."
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 01 October 2014, 07:33:57
New month, new products!  Right?  Please?  Aw c'mon pretty please with sugar on top?  :D

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 01 October 2014, 08:34:00
Homeworlds don't have any industry left...

Industry? pfft. Try people.
























What?
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Post by: rebs on 01 October 2014, 08:58:36
 [blank]

That could mean the obvious.  Oooor...
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Post by: I am Belch II on 01 October 2014, 11:34:41
Or a couple of books could drop at the same time.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 01 October 2014, 11:59:20
Industry? pfft. Try people.
























What?
Actually, probably not far off...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 01 October 2014, 12:23:48
Industry? pfft. Try people.
























What?


GRRRRRRRRRRR.....  >:(

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 01 October 2014, 14:31:40
Industry? pfft. Try people.
























What?

I wonder if they wiped themselves out or if someone did it for them.

Or they just smeared the Imperio instead and left the homeworlds for greener pastures.  :P
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 01 October 2014, 14:43:45
Industry? pfft. Try people.
What?
Clan Superstores!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 01 October 2014, 14:53:51
Clan Superstores!

Buy n Large
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Rainbow 6 on 01 October 2014, 15:14:23
Industry? pfft. Try people.
























What?

 O0
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Post by: Takiro on 01 October 2014, 15:51:37
Clan Soylent Mechs are made out of people!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: caioaf on 01 October 2014, 16:18:47
Industry? pfft. Try people.

What?

this post makes me wonder when/if you are going to drop ilClan info in your blog, like you did with WoR.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 01 October 2014, 19:56:59
Industry? pfft. Try people.


What?

Must be a party somewhere :idiot2: :idiot2:
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Post by: Klat on 01 October 2014, 20:01:59
So I assume the next we hear of the homeworlds will be in an Historical  #P
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 01 October 2014, 20:09:50
So I assume the next we hear of the homeworlds will be in an Historical  #P

and it will be hysterical; at least cold1's reactions anyway  [##] [madflame] >:/! [metalhealth] [tickedoff]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 01 October 2014, 20:40:24
and it will be hysterical; at least cold1's reactions anyway  [##] [madflame] >:/! [metalhealth] [tickedoff]

I'll be rather sad if the Stone Lions don't ever get any face time.

This does narrow down my list of future big bads though...
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Post by: Nerroth on 01 October 2014, 20:52:06
[blank]

That could mean the obvious.  Oooor...

Or perhaps they could have decided to turn the next invasion of the Inner Sphere into a mass migration.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 01 October 2014, 21:20:41
Or perhaps they could have decided to turn the next invasion of the Inner Sphere into a mass migration.

That would be interesting. Perhaps they take the Imperio and then the Hansa via a combination of invasion and migration as a dress rehearsal for the real invasion.

It would certainly make sense; the homeworlds want nothing to do with the inner sphere population. They could move from system to system killing of the entire population and replacing the inhabitants with their own.

Why rule and integrate when you can slaughter and repopulate...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 01 October 2014, 23:04:36
Rather not talk about what if in something about people talking about future producting hopefully coming out soon. 

If the IlClan book is about external forces, we'll find out when it gets here.  Perhaps where the Clan people went, from no one in the Cluster to the Inner Sphere.  Or they Mad Maxed themselves out of existence.    I rather not like thought of that.  Too depressing.
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Post by: Klat on 02 October 2014, 00:26:06
Speaking of Ilclan what's the latest on that? I'm sure we don't have a date yet but is there any info on where it's at?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 02 October 2014, 00:46:06
Last time people asked in this thread several pages back they were threatened with having rocks thrown at them.

Some debate arose over whether it was ever coming

Ghostbear nuked the thread informing us it was coming and to silence our insulate belly aching.

Once a page it's mentioned...

My guess is it's probably written or close (based on th fact that it was sent to writers awhile ago) and it is simply waiting it's turn in the release schedule.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Cyc on 02 October 2014, 00:47:26
Industry? pfft. Try people.

What?

Now you have to go get my hopes up :(
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Fletch on 02 October 2014, 01:35:37
Last time people asked in this thread several pages back they were threatened with having rocks thrown at them.

Some debate arose over whether it was ever coming

Ghostbear nuked the thread informing us it was coming and to silence our insulate belly aching.

Once a page it's mentioned...

My guess is it's probably written or close (based on th fact that it was sent to writers awhile ago) and it is simply waiting it's turn in the release schedule.

Stop talking sense...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 02 October 2014, 03:53:58
Or perhaps they could have decided to turn the next invasion of the Inner Sphere into a mass migration.

Or maybe they are a population of sorts, but they just aren't human anymore - genetically, or in attitude toward other humans.   
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Knightmare on 02 October 2014, 10:03:58
Get in line!!! I'm still waiting for the rest of the TRO:3145 wallpaper art to be posted on the site like the others have been. Last I heard, it would be soon...roughly 9 months ago! LOL

Crudstunk! I forgot about those. *Mutters something incoherent*  [metalhealth]

I'm on it.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 October 2014, 10:13:28
Crudstunk! I forgot about those. *Mutters something incoherent*  [metalhealth]

I'm on it.

Seriously? That would be awesome!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 02 October 2014, 11:45:17
and it will be hysterical; at least cold1's reactions anyway  [##] [madflame] >:/! [metalhealth] [tickedoff]

Your on my list! }:)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 02 October 2014, 11:46:10
and it will be hysterical; at least cold1's reactions anyway  [##] [madflame] >:/! [metalhealth] [tickedoff]

Won't be the only person! lol
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Gäiten on 02 October 2014, 12:23:46
Or maybe they are a population of sorts, but they just aren't human anymore - genetically, or in attitude toward other humans.

Do you think they will be like these:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Anime-Collage-131014117

 ;)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: gooseman on 02 October 2014, 13:21:36
Do you think they will be like these:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Anime-Collage-131014117

 ;)

MadCapellan will defect in a second!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: BigAl on 03 October 2014, 10:18:10
The teasers from House Book: Kurita are nice,  but I need something more.  Maybe we will get some PDF's to purchase this weekend.  Please!!!!!!!  We might get to 50 pages on this topic before we get anything.  A teaser or a picture from IlClan book would be nice.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 03 October 2014, 10:51:03
The teasers from House Book: Kurita are nice,  but I need something more.  Maybe we will get some PDF's to purchase this weekend.  Please!!!!!!!  We might get to 50 pages on this topic before we get anything.  A teaser or a picture from IlClan book would be nice.

I have a feeling Ilclan is not ready for teasers yet.  A certain someone on the CGL team has a penchant for driving this forum mad with teasers for upcoming books.

When Ghostbear starts messing with us it'll be forthcoming.  Unless he's messing with us by not messing with us in which case I'll be crying in my fallout shelter as Terra burns.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 03 October 2014, 10:56:01
I have a feeling Ilclan is not ready for teasers yet.  A certain someone on the CGL team has a penchant for driving this forum mad with teasers for upcoming books.

When Ghostbear starts messing with us it'll be forthcoming.  Unless he's messing with us by not messing with us in which case I'll be crying in my fallout shelter as Terra burns.


They used to do teasers all the time with the books, not as many these days.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Drewbacca on 03 October 2014, 11:46:52
in which case I'll be crying in my fallout shelter as Terra burns.
Aw man, again!!! What is up with that planet... oh wait...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 03 October 2014, 11:57:12
And when can we look for Primitives IV?
end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)
In August I kinda hoped that we might have the XTRO: Primitives 4 in our hands by now.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 October 2014, 12:01:25
end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)

In August I kinda hoped that we might have the XTRO: Primitives 4 in our hands by now.

Yeah, tell me about it! I know it's not mentioned, but I cannot wait for whichever Primitive XTRO that has the Orion, Archer, Rifleman, and Wolverine in it!!!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: martian on 03 October 2014, 12:06:27
Yeah, tell me about it! I know it's not mentioned, but I cannot wait for whichever Primitive XTRO that has the Archer, Rifleman, and Wolverine in it!!!
Don't forget ON1-C Orion.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 October 2014, 12:07:54
Don't forget ON1-C Orion.

Ah yes! Added!!! I actually forgot about it. I know there's others...but those are the primary ones I want to see.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 03 October 2014, 12:42:50
I for one, am terribly excited about OTP: Revival Trials. I have recently gained an interest in rewriting fictional histories.  :)
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Post by: martian on 03 October 2014, 12:48:04
Primitive Griffin maybe. Trooper, although I am not sure if it's a Primitive 'Mech.
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Post by: GhostBear on 03 October 2014, 12:52:11

They used to do teasers all the time with the books, not as many these days.

I think the last time we did those was before 2010.
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Post by: Kotetsu on 03 October 2014, 13:12:59
Thing is, technically the RFL-1N was produced after the TH perfected standardized components. Thus, it shouldn't be primitive at all...
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 October 2014, 13:46:58
Thing is, technically the RFL-1N was produced after the TH perfected standardized components. Thus, it shouldn't be primitive at all...

Because the forces of legal restrictions, industrial security, national security, and economics never come into play to prevent the instant spread of new technology to any and all interested parties?

This must be why the US Navy has ceased to build Aegis DDs now that Zumwalt has launched, and nobody's building F-16s anymore, and iPhone 6s have 100% market penetration worldwide..
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Post by: Luriael on 03 October 2014, 13:56:49
Because the forces of legal restrictions, industrial security, national security, and economics never come into play to prevent the instant spread of new technology to any and all interested parties?

This must be why the US Navy has ceased to build Aegis DDs now that Zumwalt has launched, and nobody's building F-16s anymore, and iPhone 6s have 100% market penetration worldwide..

Whaaaat? My Iron Eagle youth dream is discontinued? This is a sad day...
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 October 2014, 14:01:16
Whaaaat? My Iron Eagle youth dream is discontinued? This is a sad day...

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121223043540/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/5/51/That's_a_joke_son.jpg)
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Post by: Luriael on 03 October 2014, 14:18:02
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121223043540/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/5/51/That's_a_joke_son.jpg)

as I look at my Samsung S3 and reading your comment about the iPhone 6... I should have known  ;)
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Post by: rebs on 03 October 2014, 17:33:55
Do you think they will be like these:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Anime-Collage-131014117

 ;)

I was thinking just like the one on the lower left; the one that looks like it has a blue tail possibly. Definitely someone who has been Star-Addered O0
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Post by: JPArbiter on 03 October 2014, 19:20:34
end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)

In August I kinda hoped that we might have the XTRO: Primitives 4 in our hands by now.

how can you have a digital product in your hands??? >:D

I am a terrible person
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Post by: mrbooth on 03 October 2014, 19:45:09
end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)

In August I kinda hoped that we might have the XTRO: Primitives 4 in our hands by now.

I was waiting to see what came first my son being born or new battletech products being released. My son beat them last night now I am hoping we get new books soon because I do not see alot of sleep in my future.
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Post by: Deadborder on 03 October 2014, 20:02:08
Primitive Griffin maybe. Trooper, although I am not sure if it's a Primitive 'Mech.

The Trooper was listed in the Retrotech section of Objectives: FWL. Personally, I'd theorised that it was a primitive long ago
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Post by: cold1 on 03 October 2014, 20:14:22
I think the last time we did those was before 2010.

Has it been that long since WoR????
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 03 October 2014, 21:18:20
end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)

I think we've all missed this point...

What month is it now??? October. So something has come along the line & pushed an item back that was literally about to be released. Oh, for want of more crack!
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Post by: cold1 on 03 October 2014, 21:31:47
I think we've all missed this point...

What month is it now??? October. So something has come along the line & pushed an item back that was literally about to be released. Oh, for want of more crack!

That's bad
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Post by: Hawk on 03 October 2014, 22:34:57
Because the forces of legal restrictions, industrial security, national security, and economics never come into play to prevent the instant spread of new technology to any and all interested parties?

This must be why the US Navy has ceased to build Aegis DDs now that Zumwalt has launched, and nobody's building F-16s anymore, and iPhone 6s have 100% market penetration worldwide..

Even if they stopped building F-16s (which they have, but only for the US), there are literally thousands of them sitting around.
But then again, I did have to work on the silly things.
At any rate, all true points.
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Post by: Weirdo on 03 October 2014, 22:58:29
I actually didn't think they had stopped building the things. My point being that just because a newer and better technology appears, it doesn't mean the older stuff disappears from production overnight. It stays in production because it is still cheaper/more efficient to use in terms of costs or other resources, or because the newer stuff cannot be produced at the same level of reliability or the same quantities as the older technology.
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Post by: Hawk on 03 October 2014, 23:01:07
I actually didn't think they had stopped building the things. My point being that just because a newer and better technology appears, it doesn't mean the older stuff disappears from production overnight. It stays in production because it is still cheaper/more efficient to use in terms of costs or other resources, or because the newer stuff cannot be produced at the same level of reliability or the same quantities as the older technology.

There are plenty of good examples...F-22 versus F-15, both of which are in service, the F-16 and F-35, with the F-35 puched back to 2016 and the F-16 scheduled to remain in service until 2025 or later.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 04 October 2014, 00:40:54
I really, really, really expected that something would be up by the time I got home tonight.  (Seeing how new releases are usually posted on Fridays.)    [metalhealth]








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Post by: Deadborder on 04 October 2014, 00:47:21
Try waiting for the Deathly Hallows part 2 Rifftrax. Then it's a drag.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 04 October 2014, 01:10:12
No disrespect intended Deadborder, but never heard of it.
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Post by: Deadborder on 04 October 2014, 01:17:30
http://www.rifftrax.com/ (http://www.rifftrax.com/) - Rifftrax

They provide "Audio commentaries" for movies in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (funnily enough, the team consists of three of the MST3K alumni), both in the form of separate audio tracks and integrated videos with commentary

Among other things, they've been working their way through the Harry Potter series. The Rifftrax for Deathly Hallows part 1 was released on 31st October, 2013. As yet, there's no sign of the last one. And that's after the first one was released in August 2008.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 04 October 2014, 05:45:50
Personally I prefer Cinematic Titanic, have not yet watched Rifftrax.

And I have been waiting on the new membership packages for the Adelaide Crows since August. Not that long a time, certainly, but the kids and I are getting impatient.
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Post by: Trajan Helmer on 04 October 2014, 06:55:10
 Since we're on Page 51, it must be time to mention the IlClan sourcebook's release date again?   :D
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Post by: Drewbacca on 04 October 2014, 07:30:51
Wait did we miss the House Book: Kurita cue?
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Post by: cold1 on 04 October 2014, 08:42:58
Since we're on Page 51, it must be time to mention the IlClan sourcebook's release date again?   :D

Ilclan
 ^-^


What do you want from me?  My favorite faction might get back to the story and my son's name is Alaric...  I have horses in this race!
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Post by: Gäiten on 04 October 2014, 08:46:38
What do you want from me?  My favorite faction might get back to the story and my son's name is Alaric...  I have horses in this race!

Very pragmatic  ;)
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Post by: rebs on 04 October 2014, 10:15:06
Wait did we miss the House Book: Kurita cue?

No worries, some folks have thought that or something similar for years.  It's just a long time baking.  I don't mind, they are my favorite house, so I prefer the effort and time put into it.


As for names, mine is Eric, a root of the Alaric name.  As such I too feel like I have a horse in the race.  Or part of a horse, the back legs and hind quarters at least.   ;)

Still hoping the Home Clans show up for ilClan.  Or if not, maybe the rest of the deep periphery cast will have a release to appear in.  I know the area has been in the authors hands for some time, I hope our musings don't screw anything up. 
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Post by: Wrangler on 04 October 2014, 12:23:47
I think the Handbook: Kuritia will be arguably the best of the series, since its had longest time in the oven.  Flash back to 3067, with some interesting things to read up and some specialty items the Kuritans will only have.

Man this release could be too expensive if all this stuff comes out at the same time like dam breaking since its been building for a while.

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Post by: BigAl on 04 October 2014, 14:31:36
HOLY COW!!!!!  Am I seeing things or on the real crack (which i never would), BT record sheets:  Vechile Annex Industrial PDF is up for sale.

I am waiting to see if any other PDF's come up soon.   Thank you the TPTB.
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Post by: Stinger on 04 October 2014, 14:44:03
Revival Trials is up!

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/138185/BattleTech-Operational-Turning-Points-REVIVAL-Trials

Just waiting for primitives IV!
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Post by: mrbooth on 04 October 2014, 14:59:08
Not up on battlecorp yet.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 04 October 2014, 15:19:50
I think I'll just wait for it to come out on BattleShop...
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Post by: Drewbacca on 04 October 2014, 15:22:47
Sweet.


Bought it.
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Post by: Klat on 04 October 2014, 15:27:44
I just purchased it; How long have we known that Stephen Tyler was a Khan of Clan Ice Hellion? Why wasn't I told about this? Sure, the spelling is different but it's so appropriate.
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Post by: cold1 on 04 October 2014, 16:00:38
Revival Trials is up!

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/138185/BattleTech-Operational-Turning-Points-REVIVAL-Trials

Just waiting for primitives IV!

 :D
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Post by: cold1 on 04 October 2014, 16:08:13
I think I'll just wait for it to come out on BattleShop...

um, yeah what the heck
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 04 October 2014, 16:30:43
Revival Trials is up!

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/138185/BattleTech-Operational-Turning-Points-REVIVAL-Trials

Just waiting for primitives IV!

Downloading now.
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Post by: wwwjason on 04 October 2014, 16:43:01
I think I'll just wait for it to come out on BattleShop...

Agreed - not a fan of the DTRPG watermarks. I'm surprised this wasn't simultaneously posted on BattleShop...
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Post by: Nerroth on 04 October 2014, 16:52:49
It's interesting to see the perspective shown in the opening fiction piece for REVIVAL Trials.

Also, to go back to a recent conversation, I noted that in the course of the bidding, the Star Adders bid their entire touman!


I'm not sure if that had ever been confirmed before, but it does show their intent to go all-in - which may be a factor worth remembering if they decide to treat a post-3145 invasion as an exercise in mass migration.


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Post by: I am Belch II on 04 October 2014, 16:56:07
I would rather wait until it's on the Battleshop. Nothing against DTRPG but just think it goes to Battletech itself.
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 04 October 2014, 17:03:40
It's interesting to see the perspective shown in the opening fiction piece for REVIVAL Trials.

Also, to go back to a recent conversation, I noted that in the course of the bidding, the Star Adders bid their entire touman!


I'm not sure if that had ever been confirmed before, but it does show their intent to go all-in - which may be a factor worth remembering if they decide to treat a post-3145 invasion as an exercise in mass migration.

It does set the Star Adders position out rather well.
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Post by: Klat on 04 October 2014, 17:46:05
What's the issue with DTRPG watermarks?
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Post by: rebs on 04 October 2014, 17:55:15
It's interesting to see the perspective shown in the opening fiction piece for REVIVAL Trials.

Also, to go back to a recent conversation, I noted that in the course of the bidding, the Star Adders bid their entire touman!


I'm not sure if that had ever been confirmed before, but it does show their intent to go all-in - which may be a factor worth remembering if they decide to treat a post-3145 invasion as an exercise in mass migration.

I know the Star Adder bid put them "right out" of it all, that has been expressed in different ways through several publications.   IIRC, I read that they had bid seven galaxies, but I'm not entirely sure on that either.  However, the new info works just about as good as seven galaxies, if you make them all Jade Falcon sized galaxies.   

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Post by: Kotetsu on 04 October 2014, 18:26:01
Because the forces of legal restrictions, industrial security, national security, and economics never come into play to prevent the instant spread of new technology to any and all interested parties?

This must be why the US Navy has ceased to build Aegis DDs now that Zumwalt has launched, and nobody's building F-16s anymore, and iPhone 6s have 100% market penetration worldwide..

Based on BattleTech logic as it has been laid out for years now, the instant the TH reached standardization protocols, every manufacturer in the TH would have been ordered to build with them.

A close reasoning to why new technology sometimes is perfected in one location of the Inner Sphere and a couple of weeks later everyone in the Inner Sphere seems to have their hands on it...
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 October 2014, 18:52:36
To Adrian, Ghost Bear, and anyone else involved in providing our most recent fix...as well as the next one coming...

Thank you
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Post by: SteveRestless on 04 October 2014, 19:09:49
To Adrian, Ghost Bear, and anyone else involved in providing our most recent fix...as well as the next one coming...

Thank you

Hear Hear, I'm enjoying OTP:RT
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Post by: Deadborder on 04 October 2014, 19:13:56
Ima gonna keep refreshin' on BattleShop now!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 04 October 2014, 19:39:03
Interesting that the "New Battletech For Sale!" thread hasn't been updated...maybe they aren't done giving us our new dose???
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Post by: Trace Coburn on 04 October 2014, 19:43:30
I think I'll just wait for it to come out on BattleShop...
um, yeah what the heck
  I think DriveThru’s software uploads things semi-automatically, as they receive them, whereas BattleCorps’ uploads and product-listings are done (I believe) manually, which can take a little longer.  No direct knowledge, AFAIK, IIRC, YMMV, etc. etc.  :-\

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Post by: cold1 on 04 October 2014, 21:10:42
New clan book
People taking about my clan

And my shiny new computer is jacked up... some how got Astromenda as my home page (nice little fishing site Google look alike).  Probably when I tired to update Adobe.

Seyla, maybe by the time I get it sorted Battleshop will have it
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Post by: theothersarah on 04 October 2014, 22:13:54
There's some overlap with Klondike, but the VA Exos and Indies book has new art for the Buster and properly marks which units have advanced fire control and commercial armour. Also, that janky-looking armed indymech from War of 3039 now has a name and stats which made me happy.
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Post by: mrbooth on 04 October 2014, 22:22:21
Op Revival up on battlecorp.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 04 October 2014, 22:37:37
Op Revival up on battlecorp.


Thanks! O0
Got it.
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Post by: Deadborder on 04 October 2014, 22:41:40
So many Industrial Mods

I'm so happy!
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Post by: cold1 on 04 October 2014, 22:46:14
Thanks! O0
Got it.

Me too...

The question now becomes... how ominous is the opening fiction meant to be for readers?  How scary could the invasion have been?  Will we find out first hand?
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 05 October 2014, 02:34:27
Me too...

The question now becomes... how ominous is the opening fiction meant to be for readers?  How scary could the invasion have been?  Will we find out first hand?

Really hoping that the remaining home clans are following the Adders lead now.
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Post by: DarkISI on 05 October 2014, 08:51:55
Look what else has shown up in the Battleshop and DTRPG :)
http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_35_213&products_id=3369
http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/138176/BattleTech-Record-Sheets-Vehicle-Annex-IndustrialMechs--Exoskeletons
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Post by: I am Belch II on 05 October 2014, 10:25:41
Yea, both of them are on the battlecorps website.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 05 October 2014, 10:28:23
Really hoping that the remaining home clans are following the Adders lead now.
Yeah, the both of them.
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Post by: Azakael on 05 October 2014, 14:37:38
But... but... I don't want *those* I want XTRO: Primitives IV!!!  :(

(Okay, I lie... I *do* want those, but the XTRO is the only one that I would actually break my budget for. ;) )
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Post by: Kotetsu on 05 October 2014, 16:44:10
Yeah, the both of them.

Both? Last I heard there were four Clans in the Homeworlds. Cobras, Adders, Lions, and Coyotes.
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Post by: Wrangler on 05 October 2014, 18:49:46
Love what was done with RS:VA Industrial Mechs & Exoskeletons.  Man that was wordy, Volume 1 would have be better! *ducks*  Thank you CGL guys getting that and that fantastic OTP: REVIVAL Trails done!
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 October 2014, 18:55:15
Hopefully, now that we have a Record Sheet book of items most people won't use in comparison to something else...I HOPE we will some day get a Record Sheet book of the currently unsupported items like the Dire Wolf "Lone Wolf" or Vlad's Executioner, and SOOO many others that don't have official Record Sheets for them. THOSE would be used MUCH more in my opinion than Exoskeletons & Industrial Mechs...but I've been known to be wrong here or there.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 05 October 2014, 19:06:39
I've certainly used IndstrialMechs in more games than Phelan's Daishi or Vlad's Executioner.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 05 October 2014, 19:19:02
Liking some of those industrial upgrades. Always liked the Marco mech.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 05 October 2014, 19:20:06
I've certainly used IndstrialMechs in more games than Phelan's Daishi or Vlad's Executioner.

I personally don't know anyone that either used to or still currently I play with that ever used them...but we have all done up "as close as possible" record sheets & played the unique mechs. Guess it all depends on the people you play with/against.
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Post by: cavingjan on 05 October 2014, 19:31:07
Considering Vlad's Executioner is illegal as described, I doubt we will see it anytime soon. Indies however can be very fun.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 05 October 2014, 19:32:05
I personally don't know anyone that either used to or still currently I play with that ever used them...but we have all done up "as close as possible" record sheets & played the unique mechs. Guess it all depends on the people you play with/against.

I highly recommend trying them out sometime, they're a lot of fun.  I'm actually painting a bunch of the minis right now.
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Post by: Fat Guy on 05 October 2014, 22:09:02
I've certainly used IndstrialMechs in more games than Phelan's Daishi or Vlad's Executioner.


 [stupid]
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Post by: Deadborder on 05 October 2014, 22:24:37
I love Industrial MODs. I use them a lot for a number of reasons, the fact that I find them cracky awesome being but one
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Post by: worktroll on 05 October 2014, 22:27:02
I love Industrial MODs.

Me too!

(http://www.solaris7.com/files/members/602/Dig_Lord_Play.jpg)
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Post by: gooseman on 05 October 2014, 23:06:00
I've certainly used IndstrialMechs in more games than Phelan's Daishi or Vlad's Executioner.

Hear hear!
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Post by: VhenRa on 06 October 2014, 00:15:43
Lumberjack MilitiaMech is probably my favourite platform from the RS book.
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Post by: Weirdo on 06 October 2014, 00:17:57
Any love for the almighty Dig Lord, or did they accept that some monsters simply could not be made greater terrors?
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 06 October 2014, 00:24:34
Any love for the almighty Dig Lord, or did they accept that some monsters simply could not be made greater terrors?

There's a combat mod for the Dig King, but not the Dig Lord, I'm afraid.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 06 October 2014, 03:50:31
Have not really used industrial mods, but I have just purchased the new Record Sheets and RS: OP Klon. (I will have some 'splainin' to do.) Interested to see what they have.
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Post by: Wrangler on 06 October 2014, 07:25:53
Any love for the almighty Dig Lord, or did they accept that some monsters simply could not be made greater terrors?

From the looks of it, the Dig King appears to be what was MWDA's MiningMech which they had in clicky game and in MWDA Record Sheet Books 1.   

Glad they finally made record sheet again for the ForestryMech, though iI left asking single question.  What kind of armor does it have?  Original Dark Age  RS had it with actual standard armor, how can one tell if it does or not?
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Post by: DarkISI on 06 October 2014, 07:37:07
From the looks of it, the Dig King appears to be what was MWDA's MiningMech which they had in clicky game and in MWDA Record Sheet Books 1.   

Glad they finally made record sheet again for the ForestryMech, though iI left asking single question.  What kind of armor does it have?  Original Dark Age  RS had it with actual standard armor, how can one tell if it does or not?

Armor types, that are treated differently from standard armor in terms of gameplay have their type noted in the armor diagram of any given unit. See the Mad Cat IV in TRO 3145 Mercenaries. "Ferro-Lamellor" is written between the legs of the armor diagram on the sheet.
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Post by: Wrangler on 06 October 2014, 07:45:51
Armor types, that are treated differently from standard armor in terms of gameplay have their type noted in the armor diagram of any given unit. See the Mad Cat IV in TRO 3145 Mercenaries. "Ferro-Lamellor" is written between the legs of the armor diagram on the sheet.

From the looks of the chart,it doesn't say anything. So I'm to assume this is standard armor like the one from the older MWDA Record Sheet book?  There couple units that say its IndustrialMech, but nothing about the armor type.  I've seen what your talking about in previous releases of Record Sheet books, but not here from what my eyes see anyways.  ForestryMech is listed with Suuccession Wars era too, to me I would think standard armor would be easier to maintain on anything walking than having specialized armor lingering around, civilian or not.
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 06 October 2014, 08:35:31
If nothing is listed, it likely mounts industrial or heavy industrial which are functionally BAR 10 like standard BattleMech armor. Were commercial armor mounted there would be a "BAR 5" down by the legs of the armor diagram. I'm away from all me stuff to actually verify what it mounts thought, sorry.
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Post by: jymset on 06 October 2014, 08:38:43
Neither Industrial nor Heavy Industrial armor are functionally different to normal armors. The latter is actually identical to standard armor. In the early days of Indies, there was the notion that they were saddled with inferior armor and any combat-grade armor was a refit.

This never properly carried across into CBT as soon as the first canon units were released. VA stipulated errata in TM which made Heavy Industrial historically available. This in turn meant that there was no need for further advanced armors to implement the RS MWDA Indies.

Note that the third civilian armor type does have a game effect in conferring BAR5, which will then be noted on the armor diagram.
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Post by: jymset on 06 October 2014, 08:48:24
From the looks of it, the Dig King appears to be what was MWDA's MiningMech which they had in clicky game and in MWDA Record Sheet Books 1.

Yes, RS VA replaces the Indies of RS MWDA1. Any subtle changes should be considered corrections. The AgroMech was deliberately not covered, as some existing DA fluff was difficult to accomodate. Note that the Dig King had always been part of the Dig Lord's fluff - this had been a long time in the making. And since the DA version's tracks habe still not been covered yet, there's still hope the story will continue.
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Post by: Wrangler on 06 October 2014, 09:14:02
Yes, RS VA replaces the Indies of RS MWDA1. Any subtle changes should be considered corrections. The AgroMech was deliberately not covered, as some existing DA fluff was difficult to accomodate. Note that the Dig King had always been part of the Dig Lord's fluff - this had been a long time in the making. And since the DA version's tracks habe still not been covered yet, there's still hope the story will continue.

Oh snap, i forgot about the Tracked Feet the Dig King aka ye olde Mining Mech had.
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Post by: nckestrel on 06 October 2014, 12:00:04
Hopefully, now that we have a Record Sheet book of items most people won't use in comparison to something else...I HOPE we will some day get a Record Sheet book of the currently unsupported items like the Dire Wolf "Lone Wolf" or Vlad's Executioner, and SOOO many others that don't have official Record Sheets for them. THOSE would be used MUCH more in my opinion than Exoskeletons & Industrial Mechs...but I've been known to be wrong here or there.

Until we have a sheet for Tanaka's Panther, I hear nothing you say about record sheets :).
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 12:02:49
I honestly think it would be a really good idea to put all of the Unique and/or Personality mechs in to a single Record Sheet book.
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Post by: Weirdo on 06 October 2014, 12:06:34
...I rather like that idea myself. Too often, I find myself overlooking those sheets, simply because they fade into the background of regular RS books. A RS: Personalities would give players an easy resource to throw unique allies or enemies into their games.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 12:15:34
...I rather like that idea myself. Too often, I find myself overlooking those sheets, simply because they fade into the background of regular RS books. A RS: Personalities would give players an easy resource to throw unique allies or enemies into their games.

Exactly...and it would clean up things like Vlad's Executioner that's technically illegal! LOL We already have things like Dire Wolf "Prometheus", Hohiro, and Widowmaker" as well as Kai's Yen-Lo-Wang...but why not add to the personalities??? There are so many that are mentioned, but have no official stats for them. Hell...I'd even volunteer unpaid to make up record sheets for them just so this book would come out!
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Post by: Weirdo on 06 October 2014, 12:23:15
Yeah, a Personalities book that compiles all the existing ones and adds even a small handful of new sheets would sell well, I suspect.

Hell...I'd even volunteer unpaid to make up record sheets for them just so this book would come out!

Just like a large majority of the existing volunteer staff. You'd be amazed how many volunteers there are in the Battletech production process. O0
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Post by: gooseman on 06 October 2014, 12:28:38
You'd be amazed how many volunteers there are in the Battletech production process. O0

It's true.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 12:32:24
I knew there was a "pool" of them, but I honestly have no idea how high that number goes! I'd have to think at least a hundred, if not a couple hundred if a lot of them only do something 1 time and never touch it again.
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Post by: Weirdo on 06 October 2014, 12:38:07
I have no idea what the true numbers are, but to me, it sometimes seems like an officer/enlisted ratio. Imagine CGL as a military, and then realize that only the officers are drawing a paycheck.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 12:39:04
True, and I actually kinda thought of the business like that with all the volunteers! LOL
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Post by: cavingjan on 06 October 2014, 14:38:04
I suspect that the bulk of the unique recordsheets are found in the Turning Point series.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 14:42:05
I suspect that the bulk of the unique recordsheets are found in the Turning Point series.

We're speaking of the ones that have not been done yet.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 15:15:22
Although it's nice to FINALLY have an RAT that includes the Burrocks...I just noticed, only Clan Cloud Cobra has the Highlander IIC listed in OP: Revival RAT.

I had to go back & re-read the entry for the mech in TRO:3060, and what I thought was right...the Star Adders field a lot of them because of their absorption of the Burrocks, as well as the Blood Spirits & Wolves field a large number of them, yet the only Clan that has them listed is Cloud Cobra! I know the size limitation of the RAT is probably the reason, but it seems like it should have made at least 1 entry on the Burrock, Blood Spirit, and Wolf sections. Especially since the Blood Spirits usually go for Standard designs rather than Omni's due to their limited resources.
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Post by: nckestrel on 06 October 2014, 15:28:15
Clan Burrock was absorbed in 3059. So Star Adder wouldn't have acquired its yet.  Clan Wolf and Blood Spirit are said to have gotten (opened a cache in the first case and refitted ones for the second case presumably) theirs as a result of recent (compared to 3060) losses.
 I haven't gotten Operation Revival yet, but I assume its RATs are set for before 3059?
No idea why Burrock wouldn't have them though.  (did burrock have that many other choices?)
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 15:29:53
Clan Burrock was absorbed in 3059.  I haven't gotten Operation Revival yet, but I assume its RATs are set for before 3059?

Highlander IIC was available as of 2858 for the standard configuration
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Post by: nckestrel on 06 October 2014, 15:32:53
Yes, but the information as to who has them in TR3060 refers, in every case except for inference for Burrock itself (not Star Adder), to later events.  So the RATs shouldn't be based on that information.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 06 October 2014, 15:33:35
Although it's nice to FINALLY have an RAT that includes the Burrocks...I just noticed, only Clan Cloud Cobra has the Highlander IIC listed in OP: Revival RAT.

I had to go back & re-read the entry for the mech in TRO:3060, and what I thought was right...the Star Adders field a lot of them because of their absorption of the Burrocks, as well as the Blood Spirits & Wolves field a large number of them, yet the only Clan that has them listed is Cloud Cobra! I know the size limitation of the RAT is probably the reason, but it seems like it should have made at least 1 entry on the Burrock, Blood Spirit, and Wolf sections. Especially since the Blood Spirits usually go for Standard designs rather than Omni's due to their limited resources.
Could just be that the units selected for the trials had these units. So it is possible that the Highlander IIC did not appear in the Burrock trinaries that took part in the trials.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 15:34:19
Yes, but the information as to who has them in TR3060 refers, in every case except for inference for Burrock itself (not Star Adder), to later events.  So the RATs shouldn't be based on that information.

Ah, ok, I understand. Thanks!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 06 October 2014, 16:23:40
Does the Revival Trials OTP list provide any detail on WarShips that hasn't been seen before? I'm curious as to whether something like the class of the Carmine Justice is revealed.
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Post by: Takiro on 06 October 2014, 16:31:15
Does the Revival Trials OTP list provide any detail on WarShips that hasn't been seen before? I'm curious as to whether something like the class of the Carmine Justice is revealed.

Sadly no. There are some units listed but I would really love a Field Report Clans 3050.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 06 October 2014, 16:55:34
Sadly no. There are some units listed but I would really love a Field Report Clans 3050.

I will take any book that has more Warships in it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alan Grant on 06 October 2014, 17:22:12
This book is virtually devoid of any and all references to warships. There is nothing here to satisfy a warship lover's thirst. I'm a warship fan too, I looked.

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: worktroll on 06 October 2014, 17:28:57
From the looks of it, the Dig King appears to be what was MWDA's MiningMech which they had in clicky game and in MWDA Record Sheet Books 1.   

The MW:DA MiningMech is the 35-ton MiningMech, which has a BT-scale mini from IWM. There's also the Dig Lord from TRO:VA, which is a 65-tonner, strongly visually similar to the MiningMech, with the major difference being it lacks track feet. Curiously enough, the MW:DA MiningMech figure is beautifully sized to serve as a Dig Lord mini in BT scale (as above).

The Dig King is a previously un-statted predecessor to the Dig Lord. Will be interested to see what they did with it.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dmon on 06 October 2014, 17:34:10
Is Op Revival up on Battleshop?

I can't find it. Search comes up negative.
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Post by: mikecj on 06 October 2014, 17:38:59
Yes, I bought it yesterday.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dmon on 06 October 2014, 17:40:28
Got a link if you don't mind?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 06 October 2014, 17:43:46
Is Op Revival up on Battleshop?

I can't find it. Search comes up negative.

Here you go (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3370)
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Post by: DarkISI on 06 October 2014, 17:44:27
Got a link if you don't mind?

 http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_35_213&products_id=3369
http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_35_213&products_id=3370

On is OTP: Revival, the other RS: VA
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 06 October 2014, 17:46:09
Here you go (http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3370)

That's probably why people are having a hard time finding it...they are probably searching for "Revival" and what's actually listed is "REVIV"
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 06 October 2014, 17:49:04
That's probably why people are having a hard time finding it...they are probably searching for "Revival" and what's actually listed is "REVIV"

I think you're right. Searching for "reviv" pulled it right up while "revival" did not.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dmon on 06 October 2014, 17:51:46
Indeed I was searching for Revival.

Battleshop is seriously the most useless shop site I know. Anyway, I don't get paid until friday BUT I have updated the links into the Sarna pages for reference.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 06 October 2014, 18:20:45
Indeed I was searching for Revival.

Battleshop is seriously the most useless shop site I know. Anyway, I don't get paid until friday BUT I have updated the links into the Sarna pages for reference.

Maybe someday we'll get a new shop page. Hopefully one attached to CGL's site and not the BattleCorp's one.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 06 October 2014, 20:42:53
I desperately require the Buster be made into mini form. Then I require all the busters with parts to mod them to that gauss configuration.

This must be.
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Post by: Wrangler on 06 October 2014, 20:43:59
That was a pleasent surprise that they made actual picture for the Buster Haulermech.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: YingJanshi on 06 October 2014, 22:37:09
That was a pleasent surprise that they made actual picture for the Buster Haulermech.

And it's the best looking of the IndustrialMechs at that. ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: I am Belch II on 06 October 2014, 22:38:17
Still not on the "new stuff" forum page.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: DarthRads on 06 October 2014, 22:52:07
We have basically the whole entirety of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Succession Wars.

Turning points - Battle of Kyoto
Turning points - Kentares
Turning points - Comstar War
Turning points - nth Battles of Hesperus II
Turning points - Operation Holy Shroud
Turning points - Great Lee Turkey Shoot
Turning points - Operation Killing Stroke
Turning points - The Deep Raid of 2987

Turning Points - Kentares
or
Turning POints - Cholme (Naval battle baby!!!)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 07 October 2014, 08:24:26
Still not on the "new stuff" forum page.
Yes, but at least it's available.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Nodachi on 07 October 2014, 08:34:12
Me: MORE! MORE !! MOORREEEE!!!
CGL: There isn't any more for now!
ME: NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
My Wallet: That's a relief.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 07 October 2014, 10:40:37
Turning Points - Kentares
or
Turning POints - Cholme (Naval battle baby!!!)
O0

I would love to see a naval battle.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: CungrVanck on 07 October 2014, 11:12:12
Turning Points - Kentares
or
Turning POints - Cholme (Naval battle baby!!!)

I would like to add the Combine invasion of Skye and the multiple battles for Tamar added to that list!

EDIT:  Oh and let me add the Combine invasion of Robinson during the 2nd Succession War.  Oh lots of big massive battles to see!
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Post by: Drewbacca on 07 October 2014, 13:27:24
Turning Points: Carver V

Give the CAAN some love.
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Post by: Rainbow 6 on 07 October 2014, 14:07:08
HTP:Tikonov
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Post by: Wrangler on 07 October 2014, 19:12:54
Operational Turning Points: Republic vs Empire.
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Post by: Weirdo on 07 October 2014, 20:31:14
Operational Turning Points: Republic vs Empire.

"I think George Lucas is gonna sue somebody!" ;D
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Post by: Saint on 07 October 2014, 20:41:41
"I think George Lucas Mickey Mouse is gonna sue somebody!" ;D

Corrected for new owners :P

I really like the Buster and the Militia Mechs, also nice to see some of the old art in Klondike RS.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 08 October 2014, 20:08:30
Checking out cgl twitter feed according to Randall new section of IO beta test out in a month ot so. Do we finally get to see RISC tech and the alternative era weapons rule? I doubt that xtro republic would have risc tech.

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 08 October 2014, 22:11:10
Checking out cgl twitter feed according to Randall new section of IO beta test out in a month ot so. Do we finally get to see RISC tech and the alternative era weapons rule? I doubt that xtro republic would have risc tech.

I don't remember seeing that one?  When was that tidbit released?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 09 October 2014, 07:37:02
Checking out cgl twitter feed according to Randall new section of IO beta test out in a month ot so. Do we finally get to see RISC tech and the alternative era weapons rule? I doubt that xtro republic would have risc tech.
RISC...wasn't that from MWDA's similar to TSEMP Cannon we have now but its Clan tech?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mrbooth on 09 October 2014, 09:04:58
I don't remember seeing that one?  When was that tidbit released?
@ipox77 Actually hopefully in another 30 days or so we’ll have another section up for open beta test. rnb

It was part of a longer thread from ipox77 from October  7th. I would try to post the link but with a new born son my brain is to sleep deprived.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 09 October 2014, 09:08:44
I don't think we ever found out what RISC stands for, but it's connected to the Rhodes Foundry on Devil's Rock. The Tripods and the Centaur/Simian battle armor are labeled as RISC projects.

The RISC tech discussed here was a wide variety of items that showed up after the Republic walls went up. They were all of the 'high risk, high reward' variety (Hence the name) and tended to show up all over the place.
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Post by: sillybrit on 09 October 2014, 09:13:20
I don't think we ever found out what RISC stands for

RISC Is Seriously Cool
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Post by: jklantern on 09 October 2014, 09:21:17
I don't think we ever found out what RISC stands for,

Rhode Island Super Cannon.

Re-Imagined Super Collider.

Regulus Is So Caput (No one ever said the project managers could spell).

Right Idea, Silly Coming.

Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: mbear on 09 October 2014, 09:26:52
I don't think we ever found out what RISC stands for
Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Random Item Suckage Chart
Really Innovative Stuff in Combat
Repulsive Idiotic Scumbags Cheat
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: monbvol on 09 October 2014, 10:13:17
Radically Improved Super Components.
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Post by: Gäiten on 09 October 2014, 11:09:37
Randomly Interested Stealthy Cats
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Post by: snewsom2997 on 09 October 2014, 11:09:45
I always figured Repuplic Institute of Science (Something) Maybe Components.
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Post by: Knightmare on 09 October 2014, 11:46:42
Republic Invented Super Cannon?
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Post by: roosterboy on 09 October 2014, 11:58:46
Looks like some people need to reread the New Tech chapter of ER3145...
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Post by: DarkSpade on 09 October 2014, 12:13:28
I'm guessing the people at the Republic Institute for Strategic Combat would know what it stands for, but they're not talking.

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Post by: Gäiten on 09 October 2014, 12:15:42
Looks like some people need to reread the New Tech chapter of ER3145...
But there is no fun in  ;)
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Post by: MrKiasu on 09 October 2014, 12:56:32
Republic Institute for Strategic Combat (ER:3145 Page 124)
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Post by: Istal_Devalis on 09 October 2014, 14:02:24
Looks like some people need to reread the New Tech chapter of ER3145...
Oh sure, if we want to go the BORING route.

Random Interaction with Sexy Catgirls?
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Post by: Gäiten on 09 October 2014, 14:28:14
Randall Is Super Cool ...
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 09 October 2014, 14:48:34
Revelations? I Should Coco!
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Post by: BrokenMnemonic on 09 October 2014, 15:33:04
Really Inspiring, Some Caveats
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Post by: HABeas2 on 09 October 2014, 19:59:10
Random Interaction with Sexy Catgirls?

This isn't the Magistracy....

-
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Post by: JPArbiter on 09 October 2014, 20:11:27
Relatively Insane Secret Casualties

Wait that is the Fortress Republic Program.
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Post by: Shin Yodama on 10 October 2014, 05:16:18
Random Insertion of Stealthy Cappellans?
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Post by: mbear on 10 October 2014, 08:29:57
Really Intense Super Cappuccino - What the engineers were drinking when they made the stuff.
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Post by: rebs on 10 October 2014, 08:59:15
Rotating Intertube Space Cabin?  Like the space stations in those movies from the '50s?  Good thing there's no amorphous blob aliens in this game universe  ;D
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 10 October 2014, 09:52:49
On a different note, How's people liking the HTP: REVIVAL Trails.  I've found Hellion Fury's campaign pretty good challenge, i love the Unit Sheet in back of the book. Something I always wanted to be using, instead of using a spread sheet.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 10 October 2014, 10:15:13
The Revival book is a good read.
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Post by: mbear on 10 October 2014, 10:24:33
On a different note, How's people liking the HTP: REVIVAL Trails.  I've found Hellion Fury's campaign pretty good challenge, i love the Unit Sheet in back of the book. Something I always wanted to be using, instead of using a spread sheet.
It's good. I haven't played the tracks yet, but the fiction and historical information about the bidding and such is great.
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Post by: Weirdo on 10 October 2014, 11:27:50
I'm with Mbear on this. Haven't actually played any tracks yet(and it'll likely be a very long time before I do), but I love the insight we get into  the pre-REVIVAL Clans, especially those that no longer exist.

Also, the whole  thing is justified by the 90th Striker Irregulars, especially the first sentence of their notes. :D
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Post by: cold1 on 10 October 2014, 11:59:50
I'm a big fan of HTP:Revival... can't imagine why

The unit sections in the back are cool.  I was kind of sad because the Adder unit is my favorite (5th Assault) and there's not really new info.  Same old, big mobile mechs with lots of guns, they fight smart, blah blah. (Sometimes even the staunchest Adder fan finds our clan boring). Your welcome CHH, that was a heck of a parting gift for your trip to the Inner Sphere.

Haven't read in depth on many other units yet but some of them are cool so far.

The opening fiction is awesome.  We are the Star Adders and we love all out warrior clan brothers, let's unite and go invade and kic... oh forget it you little brats.  <begin evil plans>
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Drewbacca on 10 October 2014, 12:52:32
On Sunday I will be playing the Revivial Placement Trials tracts with a group of at least four. I will post an after action report. Now to decide who to take.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Atlas3060 on 10 October 2014, 14:10:15
I will admit that when reading it through, I thought that the tournament system needs a play through with my group.
Imagine having the winners as different Clans at the end of it all.  >:D
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Post by: Drewbacca on 10 October 2014, 14:12:33
I am soooooo close to using my homemade clan. Imagine the Draconis Combine or Federated Commonwealth being invaded by Clan Platypus.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Wrangler on 10 October 2014, 14:14:31
I am soooooo close to using my homemade clan. Imagine the Draconis Combine or Federated Commonwealth being invaded by Clan Platypus.
Or Clan Spaniel.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 10 October 2014, 14:18:06
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  O0
That would be also. Khan Polly goes on the attack.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Klat on 10 October 2014, 14:41:21
Obviously I need to start working on Clan Snark Pigeon again.

I was happy to see RATs personally. I'll be using them for an Alpha Strike campaign in the near future.
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Post by: rebs on 10 October 2014, 22:46:58
Still hoping for the HTP: Widowmaker project!

Lots of characters were up to something we don't understand in full as of yet due to [redacted by order of the IlKhan]
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Post by: jklantern on 10 October 2014, 22:53:29
Did some call for Clan Tanite Brain Slug Chill Penguin Which Is Obviously Not Infested By Tanite Brain Slugs?
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Post by: Jal Phoenix on 10 October 2014, 23:35:35
I was always fond of Clan Mammoth Ass, named for a giant breed of Strana Mechty donkey.
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Post by: Fletch on 10 October 2014, 23:56:33
Clan Iron Wombat

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaukR35fka7sxXfsoLKPH_Nhn8JlkhW1V5giRGxP3hIzxIEAIU)
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Post by: jklantern on 11 October 2014, 00:06:27
Clan Iron Wombat

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaukR35fka7sxXfsoLKPH_Nhn8JlkhW1V5giRGxP3hIzxIEAIU)

This may be my new favorite Non-Canon Clan.  Way to go.
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Post by: YingJanshi on 11 October 2014, 00:40:10
This may be my new favorite Non-Canon Clan.  Way to go.

That looks like a cannon Clan to me... ;D
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Post by: Drewbacca on 11 October 2014, 04:38:12
I bid the following Clans for OTP: Revival Placement Trials!

1. Clan Iron Butterfly- Found in the jungles of Eden, the Iron Butterfly has the colorful markings of its Terran counterparts, but sturdier wing and body segments.
 

2. Clan Platypus- Initially released on the Pentagon worlds as a joke, the hardy monotremes survived and prospered, adapting to quickly to life where water was present. Nicolas respected this adaptability, marking the ability to change with the situation as a key trait a successful warrior needed to possess. Nicolas also found the platypi's habit of constantly searching for food in even the most unfavorable conditions as a testement to the need to always gather information. The platypus was passed over in favor of the sea fox, when that predator was able to quickly check the platypi's progress into the freshwater seas of Strana Mechty.
 
3. Clan Blitz Sloth- In all respects this mammal is a carbon copy of its Terran brethren, with a few notable exceptions. The blitz sloth is capable of living in a variety of trees, having even  been found on the sturdier branches of conifers. Also, as the name implies, the blitz sloth is taken to bursts of extreme quickness. The omnivorous blitz sloth hangs casually from branches munching leaves, only to reach out with lightning speed to snag small birds, reptiles and amphibians, even smaller mammals that cross its path. Nicolas saw the patience of this hunter as a good trait for a warrior.
 
4. Clan Newt- Nicolas, doing a study of the names at the top of the list noticed something. He had two avian species, two arachnid, four reptiles, one hellion (whatever that was) and the rest mammals, NO amphibians. Nicolas briefly considered Clan Newt, before deciding equality among the animal kingdom was not a necessity.
 
5. Clan Trouser Snake- No record exists of any such creature and the scrawled name of Clan Trouser Snake was preceded by two attempts in which it was spelled incorrectly. It is thought that this option was intended as a joke.


Seriously, this would be a great book to try a megamek campaign with.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Drewbacca on 11 October 2014, 04:43:32
Klat, jklantern, Jal Phoenix and Fletch- I am throwing down the gauntlet. I say we start a thread in the non-canon units section with a poll and write-ups on our clans and see which one is the craziest.

 :D
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Post by: Feenix74 on 11 October 2014, 06:16:29
Clan Iron Wombat

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaukR35fka7sxXfsoLKPH_Nhn8JlkhW1V5giRGxP3hIzxIEAIU)

Clan Iron Wombat - Eats roots, shoots and leaves  ^-^  O0
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 11 October 2014, 07:06:52
Did some call for Clan Tanite Brain Slug Chill Penguin Which Is Obviously Not Infested By Tanite Brain Slugs?

Trothkin! Your orders are to travel to the planet Tanis and stand around not wearing a hat!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 11 October 2014, 07:19:57
Trothkin! Your orders are to travel to the planet Tanis and stand around not wearing a hat!

And remember not to move as there is a warship parked nearby that shoots anything that does.  I hear Tanis is lovely this time of year, the way the evening sun reflects off it's charred and scorched ruin is breath taking.
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Post by: Drewbacca on 11 October 2014, 07:20:28
Clan Iron Wombat - Eats roots, shoots and leaves  ^-^  O0

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 :D O0
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Post by: Jellico on 11 October 2014, 07:23:45
This may be my new favorite Non-Canon Clan.  Way to go.

Wombat facts (http://zactopia.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/why-you-should-give-a-square-shit-about-wombats/)
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 11 October 2014, 08:58:08
Clan Iron Wombat - Eats roots, shoots and leaves (squarish poo) ^-^  O0
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Post by: Fletch on 11 October 2014, 09:11:28
(http://www.combat-wombat.net/images/combat_wombat.jpg)
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Post by: DarkSpade on 11 October 2014, 09:24:28
Clan mantis Shrimp.  "extols death with the luminescent brilliance of a dying star."
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp
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Post by: rebs on 11 October 2014, 11:01:48
Clan Gigantic Tick

When the SPOON!!! Galaxy comes gunning for you, try not to laugh, it has been known to be fatal. 
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 October 2014, 12:21:00
Ok, in an effort to get this back on topic...

Who's ready for the next batch of crack???
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Hammer on 11 October 2014, 12:52:46
Me.

But the key question is what and when!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 October 2014, 12:53:39
My hopes...

XTRO Primitives IV
XTRO Republic
Widowmaker Absorbtion

And soon!
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Adrian Gideon on 11 October 2014, 14:08:34
XTRO Republic is not far enough into production.
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Post by: Dragon41673 on 11 October 2014, 14:14:38
Can we get a rough idea as to when XTRO Primitives IV will be out? Last you stated back in August was the following...

end of next week is a possibility but not a guarantee.  :)

I'd have to think somewhere in 2 months the "possibility" would have come up! LOL
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Post by: jklantern on 11 October 2014, 14:21:55
Can we get a rough idea as to when XTRO Primitives IV will be out? Last you stated back in August was the following...

I'd have to think somewhere in 2 months the "possibility" would have come up! LOL

I currently have XTRO Primitives IV, and will not allow it to be released until my demands are met.

Our Lawyers would like to point out that JKLantern is in no way affiliated with Catalyst Games Lab, nor does he have any say in any of their products, aside from the purchase thereof.

Aw, dammit.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 11 October 2014, 14:49:18
Any XTRO is better then none.
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Post by: mrbooth on 11 October 2014, 15:41:46
XTRO Republic is not far enough into production.

Will we see it by the end of the year?
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Post by: cold1 on 11 October 2014, 20:42:27
This page is missing something....

Ilclan???
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Post by: Klat on 12 October 2014, 00:49:56
This page is missing something....

Ilclan???

You like to live dangerously don't you.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 12 October 2014, 01:15:37
Everytime someone mentions ilClan, George RR Martin kills another Stark.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 12 October 2014, 01:53:25
Just as long as Arya kills the last of the Lannisters before she dies (if she dies), I'm good. Of course that means Tyrion is dead at some point, which is not so good.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 12 October 2014, 05:13:59
Everytime someone mentions ilClan, George RR Martin kills another Stark.

Explains a lot about his creative process.  :))

I'll refrain from experimenting with triplicate motif (a la Beetlejuice), because I'm not sure if my conscience can withstand all of that innocent blood being spilled.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 12 October 2014, 05:34:51
Every dead Stark is just one less person the one true King, Stannis Barratheon needs to worry about.
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Post by: Sharpnel on 12 October 2014, 06:07:10
Unfortunately the one true king will still have to bow to the one true queen, Daenerys Targaryen.
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Post by: Jellico on 12 October 2014, 06:14:47
Just as long as Arya kills the last of the Lannisters before she dies (if she dies), I'm good. Of course that means Tyrion is dead at some point, which is not so good.

Indiscriminate kill lists mean she is going to kill someone who may deserve it, but really, really, really shouldn't die if you want a not freezing ending.

I for one welcome our Others overlords O0
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Feenix74 on 12 October 2014, 08:40:44
This page is missing something....

Ilclan???

See posts 1413, 1416, 1417 & 1419  ;)

And to make this post relevant to the subject of this thread . . . (more crack)

Clan Iron Wombat

(http://images.theage.com.au/2010/08/07/1759521/th_320x214_fatso.jpg)
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Post by: Wrangler on 12 October 2014, 09:29:31
Hey, I'm happy one of the XTRO: Primitives IV is coming soon.

Going to have plenty of fun with OTP: Rivial Trials and RS: Vehicle Annex: I&E
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: rebs on 12 October 2014, 12:30:40
The story will move forward when ilClan comes out.  Which will be after Ben finishes writing it and the art and layout are done and any new rules or equipment or tracks or whatever are playtested.

So it could possibly be said that ilClan will be a kind of beginning as well as an ending?  With the particulars representing the surprise.

Hmmmmm... Just musing.   About crack :)
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 12 October 2014, 12:57:00
The story willmove forward when ilClan comes out.  Which will be after Ben finishes writing it and the art and layout are done and any new rules or equipment or tracks or whatever are playtested.

I thought Ben outline it but someone else was writing it ?
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 12 October 2014, 13:08:56
I thought he was writing it.  consider my post amended to Ben (or whoever)
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Post by: SteveRestless on 12 October 2014, 15:05:49
I thought the writing was 90% done over 6 months ago. And I seem to recall another statement to the effect of "no ilClan in 2014"
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Post by: Gäiten on 12 October 2014, 15:06:45
Does he write or (and) does he direct the writing?
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Post by: Alexander Knight on 12 October 2014, 15:07:06
With apologies to Gandalf:

IlClan will not be late!  Nor shall it be early!  It will be published precisely when it is meant to!

 :D
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Post by: SteveRestless on 12 October 2014, 15:29:23
Given some of the comments I recall seeing in a gencon thread regarding the diorama, it's late.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 12 October 2014, 15:38:26
It can't be late, it doesn't have a street date yet.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 12 October 2014, 15:39:19
Given features of the last two gencons, it seems pretty clear to me that the current schedule wasn't the original plan, is my point.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 12 October 2014, 15:52:40
No plan of action survives contact with the enemy.
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Post by: gooseman on 12 October 2014, 16:57:27
No plan of action survives contact with the enemy.

"Everything in publishing is very simple, but the simplest thing is difficult." In publishing more than anywhere else things do not turn out as we expect. Nearby they do not appear as they did from a distance."

Ben von Clausewitz
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: GhostBear on 12 October 2014, 18:35:21
Does he write or (and) does he direct the writing?

I am capable of doing both, you know.  :P
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Post by: Fletch on 12 October 2014, 18:39:09
Uh Oh! Genetic virus heading Gäiten's way.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: cold1 on 12 October 2014, 21:41:16
I am capable of doing both, you know.  :P

When you direct/outline do you leave the writer requirements like "gas this loremaster" "ortillery this planet" "have this type of mech step on Cold1's dog"???

I thought the writing was 90% done over 6 months ago. And I seem to recall another statement to the effect of "no ilClan in 2014"

These statements both happened, but we were never given a hard date nor was it ever in Coming Soon.  It got hopes raised for sure, but we were premature in our elation.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: jklantern on 12 October 2014, 21:43:44
When you direct/outline do you leave the writer requirements like "gas this loremaster" "ortillery this planet" "have this type of mech step on Cold1's dog"???


Actually the Dog was my fault.  Don't ask me how I did it when I'm not even one of the writers, it is a VERY long story.  Mistakes were made.  But it is all in the past.
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Post by: Pa Weasley on 12 October 2014, 22:06:28
Actually the Dog was my fault.  Don't ask me how I did it when I'm not even one of the writers, it is a VERY long story.  Mistakes were made.  But it is all in the past.
Technically it's quite a ways in the future.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: jklantern on 12 October 2014, 22:08:53
Technically it's quite a ways in the future.

When I say "mistakes were made", we're talking about causality breaking mistakes here.  Really screwed the pooch on this one.  Yep.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Alexander Knight on 12 October 2014, 22:38:24
When I say "mistakes were made", we're talking about causality breaking mistakes here.  Really screwed the pooch on this one.  Yep.

When are you going to leave that poor doggie alone?
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Pa Weasley on 12 October 2014, 23:18:04
Apparently he needs to keep causing paradoxes with it via biblically prohibited methodologies.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 12 October 2014, 23:51:32
These statements both happened, but we were never given a hard date nor was it ever in Coming Soon.  It got hopes raised for sure, but we were premature in our elation.

Never intended to imply that we were ever given a street date. This does not change my opinion that it is late. We have also never been given a street date to my knowlege, regarding IO or HBHK, but I regard those products as late as well.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: jklantern on 12 October 2014, 23:58:27
Apparently he needs to keep causing paradoxes with it via biblically prohibited methodologies.

This is what happens when you attempt to recreate a KF Drive in the real world with only a rudimentary (at best) understanding of physics.
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Post by: I am Belch II on 13 October 2014, 00:04:27
The products are not "late" . The product is like Gandalf the new stuff showes up at the time it's needed.
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Post by: SteveRestless on 13 October 2014, 00:49:21
and that's exactly the stance I take issue with. It clearly wasn't their original plan to make us wait this long for ilClan. That stance makes it sound like this wait was the plan all along, and I have no reason to believe that it is.
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Post by: Lorcan Nagle on 13 October 2014, 01:45:03
And that's exactly why CGL don't give release dates for books until they have the book in hand. 
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Post by: Liam's Ghost on 13 October 2014, 02:27:43
and that's exactly the stance I take issue with. It clearly wasn't their original plan to make us wait this long for ilClan. That stance makes it sound like this wait was the plan all along, and I have no reason to believe that it is.

I'm not certain this was the case. I think fans got caught up with their expectations and assumed a lot...
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: SteveRestless on 13 October 2014, 03:39:06
I'm not certain this was the case. I think fans got caught up with their expectations and assumed a lot...

Here. Straight from the bear's mouth.

It means planning for this diorama started two years ago, and the shift of IlClan made everything suck balls with regards to timing. Oh well; at least the spoiler damage is minimal.  >:D

Let me isolate the most relevant bit

Quote
the shift of IlClan

This is not just me imagining something. ilClan shifted and messed up the timing.
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: roosterboy on 13 October 2014, 04:33:53
Which does not mean it's late, just that it was moved in the schedule. Not the same thing at all.
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Post by: Deadborder on 13 October 2014, 05:19:22
I'm not certain this was the case. I think fans got caught up with their expectations and assumed a lot...

In both terms of the delivery and the plot.
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Post by: Fletch on 13 October 2014, 06:18:28
I'm not certain this was the case. I think fans got caught up with their expectations and assumed a lot...

The fans just wanna party!!!   :D  :Jumpy: [cheers] [rockon]
Title: Re: More crack please
Post by: Trace Coburn on 13 October 2014, 06:33:29
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  Thread locked for length.  Please continue discussion of recently-released or upcoming products in the new thread, over here (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,42332.0.html).  ;)
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