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2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« on: 27 April 2011, 03:26:24 »
Not every 'Mech is a BattleMech...

Juanita Kwan is an expert at what she does--but what she does is not what people see. When raiders attack Imbros in Prefecture I, she is forced to drop her concealment and act as the warrior she is.


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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2011, 15:35:59 »
Is this the same Grand Theft Agro that Deadborder had on the forums at one point?

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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #2 on: 27 April 2011, 17:58:08 »
Like the story, especially the part about the bacon.
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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #3 on: 27 April 2011, 18:21:01 »
this one didn't do it for me, though it is exciting to see DA stories. the fact that this was the first story release in like a month is also a little disappointing  :-\
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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #4 on: 27 April 2011, 19:27:01 »
This is the best BC story ever. Though I may be biased.
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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #6 on: 28 April 2011, 02:47:16 »
I'm a bit diasppointed. I thought we were beyond this "shortly-after-Black-out-AgroMechs-fight-for-the-future".
The story itself, hmm. Maybe I missed a part, but IMHO there were too many holes in the storyline.
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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #7 on: 28 April 2011, 03:13:33 »
I'm a bit diasppointed. I thought we were beyond this "shortly-after-Black-out-AgroMechs-fight-for-the-future".

Given that BattleCorps fiction can be from any point in the timeline, we're never really "beyond" any period. We could see a story set in pre-Star League days followed by a story set in the 3140s followed by a tale of the FedCom Civil War.

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Re: 2011-04-26 Grand Theft Agro [Alex Fauth]
« Reply #8 on: 28 April 2011, 06:01:23 »
My comment was not based on the timeline.
Based on my perception of this forum (and others) most people are glad that companies/batallions or even regiments of Battlemechs again strode over the battlefields of the late 3130s/early 3140s and not the far-and-between mods of the first novels.
Describing the chaos after the HPG-shutdown (again) had not an 'wow!' effect while reading.

Just my 2 cents.
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