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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #420 on: 11 June 2013, 00:41:00 »
Put the new capital in the Outback. Call it the CornfedConfed. :)
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #421 on: 11 June 2013, 01:19:10 »
And then back to the Capellan March: The RetredCornfedConfed

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #422 on: 11 June 2013, 01:35:58 »
Antoinette  Labov - solidifies the alliance between the Fox and the Foxes.
So what you're saying is that any female heirs would be twice as...foxxy?  Sign me up.

(Wait for it...)

Giggity.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #423 on: 11 June 2013, 09:00:14 »
The Fidelis will join up to the Clan Protectorate, and then all shall fall before the Feline Worlds League.  ;D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #424 on: 11 June 2013, 12:31:57 »
So what you're saying is that any female heirs would be twice as...foxxy?  Sign me up.

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Giggity.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #425 on: 11 June 2013, 12:33:49 »
The Fidelis will join up to the Clan Protectorate, and then all shall fall before the Feline Worlds League.  ;D

The only way the Fidelis will be visiting the clan protectorate is to put a line through one of the big ones in their book of grudges.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #426 on: 11 June 2013, 12:39:51 »
I bet the Jaguar database of grudges grew and grew until it busted hyperspace.

(What? No worse theory than "Wobbies did it"
Btw if it was really the Fidelis causing the Blackout I´m calling dibs on "I told you so.")
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #427 on: 11 June 2013, 17:44:15 »
I bet the Jaguar database of grudges grew and grew until it busted hyperspace.

(What? No worse theory than "Wobbies did it"
Btw if it was really the Fidelis causing the Blackout I´m calling dibs on "I told you so.")


So that's what caused the blackout!!

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #428 on: 21 June 2013, 03:02:21 »
By this point the IS is supposed to be catching up to the Clans so why aren't we seeing any IS ProtoMechs? BA took hardly any time to copy

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #429 on: 21 June 2013, 03:09:07 »
By this point the IS is supposed to be catching up to the Clans so why aren't we seeing any IS ProtoMechs? BA took hardly any time to copy

 :D You do know you need surgically altered humans who take drugs to pilot ProtoMechs, right?  :D

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #430 on: 21 June 2013, 03:16:05 »
:D You do know you need surgically altered humans who take drugs to pilot ProtoMechs, right?  :D
no.. just cyber implants. either special EI implants or possibly VDNI.. needless to say that after the Manei Domini, neither are going to be very popular in the IS.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #431 on: 21 June 2013, 03:20:13 »
Canpous, gives them another product to sell

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #432 on: 21 June 2013, 03:22:44 »
By this point the IS is supposed to be catching up to the Clans so why aren't we seeing any IS ProtoMechs? BA took hardly any time to copy

Two words: Manei Domini. Plus, limited utility for great expense. ProtoMechs were an invention born of necessity; Clan Smoke Jaguar was running out of easily-tapped resources. One thing the Inner Sphere does not lack for are natural resources. Even among the Clans, only the Hell's Horses and Raven Alliance still use the things in numbers great enough to allow for a RAT, and both are eccentric (to the say the least) compared to the other Clans.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #433 on: 21 June 2013, 03:28:17 »
TechManual has a short story discussing the feasibility of inner sphere ProtoMechs, or lack thereof
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #434 on: 21 June 2013, 03:33:07 »
One of the features of said story is how they can't match the Clan tech base to produce them, that problem appears to be a thing of the past at this point

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #435 on: 21 June 2013, 03:42:13 »
One of the features of said story is how they can't match the Clan tech base to produce them, that problem appears to be a thing of the past at this point

Yes, that was one of the issues. All of the others are still unresolved.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #436 on: 21 June 2013, 06:38:06 »
:D You do know you need surgically altered humans who take drugs to pilot ProtoMechs, right?  :D

So we need a recruitment drive around Hollywood and Beverly Hills?
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #437 on: 21 June 2013, 08:17:15 »
More to the point, it requires pilots who have been cybernetically altered with dangerous technology that will inevitably destroy their psyche and devour their sanity - that is, if it doesn't feed back and leave them brain-dead along the way.

And because prior Inner Sphere experiences with such tech worked out so well too
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #438 on: 21 June 2013, 08:19:02 »
"Oh hey, we need pilots of a certain size willing to take augmentation surgery that will let them pilot a special unit. And this will result in you going insane in about 5-6 years, have you addicted to drugs, and cause a host of other psychological issues. Who wants to volunteer first?"


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #439 on: 21 June 2013, 09:24:38 »
Like that story in the Tech Manual says, the children really are our future (of warfare).

It got real Shadowrun-y with that story. Loved it.


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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #440 on: 21 June 2013, 10:01:34 »
You forgot to mention Dalia Bekker and Malvina Hazen.   :D :P
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Put the new capital in the Outback. Call it the CornfedConfed. :)
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #441 on: 21 June 2013, 10:03:40 »
Either one would make for a great sitcom. ;D
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #442 on: 21 June 2013, 11:40:41 »
Child Celebrities. A space version of Lindsay Lohan trying rehab while attached to a Roc Proto is making me giggle though.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #443 on: 21 June 2013, 11:46:46 »
Thsi whole IS protomech thing makes me think abut the Manei Minime.
it´s not necessarily that i´m immoral of character, i just don´t take great stock in the morality of others, that´s all

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #444 on: 21 June 2013, 12:27:31 »

Size problem could be solved if one uses people that have lost their limbs, but those would be even less willing to leave the cockpit.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #445 on: 21 June 2013, 13:13:09 »
I am flashing on the Robocop 2 prototype from, wait for it...Robocop 2.  Just a brain and spine in a jar, hooked on drugs for control. 

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #446 on: 21 June 2013, 14:37:49 »
I am flashing on the Robocop 2 prototype from, wait for it...Robocop 2.  Just a brain and spine in a jar, hooked on drugs for control.

Yeah, because that worked so well.

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #447 on: 21 June 2013, 18:46:44 »
Well Battletech is the future of the 80's

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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #448 on: 21 June 2013, 19:19:34 »
Well Battletech is the future of the 80's

Robocop 2 was 1990.
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Re: TRO 3145/ER 3145 - The future is here
« Reply #449 on: 21 June 2013, 19:25:06 »
Which is still part of the 80's, technically the 80's where from 1981 to 1990 inclusive