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Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« on: 18 June 2012, 08:22:02 »
Back in 2003 - 2004 ish a group of board members got together to write one of the longest running, complex RPs attempted on these forums (Well, we thought so at the time)

Much of what was posted was lost in one of the great crashes of old legend. However, some posts survived and were collected. Attached here is the start of the McNeil's Legion (MNL) RP - Galatea to Landfall.

Please note, this is posted unedited and there could be dozens of spelling and grammatical errors throughout.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #1 on: 18 June 2012, 08:24:29 »
Part 2
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #2 on: 18 June 2012, 08:26:53 »
Part 3
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #3 on: 18 June 2012, 08:28:38 »
Part 4
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #4 on: 18 June 2012, 08:29:51 »
Part 5 - the end
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #5 on: 06 July 2012, 02:49:54 »
Memories ... do you want the Bar Fight reposted too?
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #6 on: 23 July 2012, 08:49:05 »
If you have an edited version. All i have is the raw feed.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #7 on: 12 August 2012, 21:42:01 »
SWEET! I may have lost these in my last hard drive re/over write!

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #8 on: 12 August 2012, 22:39:30 »
Hmm... Actually... Let me check a few old thumb drives & the like and I'll get back to you.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #9 on: 28 August 2012, 05:04:35 »
Wow guys, this really IS a blast from the past. I stepped away from BattleTech for a bit when other priorities in life took over and the board wipe pretty much relegated me to lurker status. I've popped in from time to time but never quite got around to being as active as I used to be.

This was THE thread to get me posting again.. such a fitting re-first post! *wipes a tear from his eye*

It's great to see everyone again! :)

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2012, 14:23:57 »
I'm right there with you Surge. This feels like forever ago! Thanks for putting this up Ken. So many good times.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #11 on: 17 September 2012, 05:57:47 »
NP chaps.

I keep hoping to find another game like this one that i can sink my teeth into again.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #12 on: 17 September 2012, 07:10:46 »
Get one going! THe Battle Corps one ran for a good while, but the number of people involved meant it was hard for anyone to get anything done. Keep to company sized, or battalion with each player a company, I think - you should have less inertia.

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* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #13 on: 19 September 2012, 06:07:32 »
I'm going to be lazy and say i've had my fill of running them and that i want to play for a bit. :)

but, if nothing comes up, maybe i shall. :)
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #14 on: 01 October 2012, 10:11:38 »
Ahhhh, when I was such a tender young fiction writer.

Thanks for posting these, Malich. Great walk down memory lane - especially since through this RP I made some great friendships that still last today.

I'm contemplating running something on here once my workload eases at the end of this month. Let's definitely keep in touch.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #15 on: 03 October 2012, 16:39:33 »
Oooh.... Shiny!

I'll be about :)
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #16 on: 05 October 2012, 19:32:37 »
Oh, see, you guys start talking about doing something like this again, and I start getting all sentimental about it.

Should the Legion rise again (or something of a similar quality) I'd be more than happy to jump in and play/help.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #17 on: 06 October 2012, 10:46:29 »
I spent an afternoon going back through these when i found them. Then went on to the stiff i Did for BC, Truehart's True Hearts, The original Erik Vale RP Challenge thread.

Ah, good times. :)
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #18 on: 07 October 2012, 01:02:00 »
Ditto on the rebirth of the Legion. Would be interesting to get something similar up and running again! :)
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #19 on: 07 October 2012, 16:36:07 »
Not sure i'd like to rebuild the legion... but that's the kind of depth of character / detail i crave.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #20 on: 15 October 2012, 01:58:38 »
I know what you mean. That was something of a golden age of it's very own kind, wasn't it? Ah, but I reminisce too much.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #21 on: 19 October 2012, 12:16:50 »
Just dropping a message here for GB.... reminding him we're waiting just in case ;)
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #22 on: 28 December 2012, 15:14:47 »
Holy crap, it's been eight years? I suddenly feel old. :P

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #23 on: 28 December 2012, 15:43:06 »
hush you.
some of us have been playing this game for 20+ years.

if y'all wanna do a RP, i'm in for it.

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #24 on: 29 December 2012, 04:00:37 »
@Zeityup - 8 years since MNL time flies :)
@Grognard - Yeah, 24 years for me.

I'm going to consider something in the new year potentially, depends if i can come up with a few ideas for what and when.
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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #25 on: 29 December 2012, 12:51:36 »
Count me in for whatever happens, it's time to get the band back together. ^-^

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Re: Blast from the Past - McNeil's Legion
« Reply #26 on: 29 December 2012, 15:13:04 »
"How much for the little Urbie?"
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
* It was a glorious time for people who felt that we didn't have enough Marauder variants - HABeas2, re "Empires Aflame"

 

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