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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #930 on: 15 November 2019, 16:40:53 »
I have eight Droid fighters that I could donate to the cause if you want to play separatists. I have forces for both the Republic and the Resistance. Tbh I will need to borrow heavily from you for either force.

The question is do you want to fly droids or first order? I'll get there as close to noon as possible to help with the setup, and I'll even bring some Shipley's for the crew! :D
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #931 on: 16 November 2019, 04:01:32 »
Since I haven't figured out the droids/ calculate function, I'll stick with the First Order for now.
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #932 on: 16 November 2019, 12:13:50 »
Alrighty then. Here is the list of what I'll be running w/ cards:
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #933 on: 16 November 2019, 13:16:34 »
What do the bits about half points and thresholds refer to? Some kind of retreat/escape/forced withdrawal system?
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #934 on: 16 November 2019, 14:00:18 »
Honestly I'm not sure. On the fighters the threshold is the hull rating, whereas on the bomber it's 2/3 of the unmodified hull. This is what printed out from the official app so I'm assuming that it has something to do with tourney scoring or some kind of scenario-related thing. It could also be related to the Escalation system but I only really glanced at that section of the rulebook.
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #935 on: 16 November 2019, 23:19:01 »
What do the bits about half points and thresholds refer to? Some kind of retreat/escape/forced withdrawal system?

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #936 on: 24 November 2019, 11:33:46 »
Howdy,

After a few games, my play group now has most of the basics for Alpha Strike down.  Wanted to invite any of y'all who are interested to join us on Saturday Dec 14th, 2PM @ GenX for our next game.

Running a Merc campaign set in 3042.  Their next mission is located in a temperate desert on Herotitus, expect occasional turns of blowing sand that'll hamper targeting.

A local historian has a lead on what she believes is a downed Concordat class frigate.  Regrettably her open request for assistance means any able body Merc group on planet could be rushing out to stake claim to the ship if that’s indeed what it is.  Even a non-functioning warship is worth tens of millions or more in salvage.  If we can locate two matching serial numbers somewhere on the vessel we could post claim under planetary treasure laws.  Being buried in the sand means we’d have to dig out portions of the ship while fending off any marauding Merc groups.  This could quickly turn into an all out brawl.

If you're interested in joining, please bring a lance of up to year 3042 IS Mechs at 150-155 PV.  We'll play drop in style so lances will enter the FFA combat as people arrive.

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #937 on: 24 November 2019, 16:48:06 »
Sounds like lots of fun, I'll try to make it if I can!

Mechs only, or can we go combined arms?

Are skills going to be standardized, or can we spend points to improve pilots? If standardized, what will the skills be?
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #938 on: 24 November 2019, 22:04:12 »
Looking forward to it.  Was good to bump into y'all today.  Who won Tanksgiving?

Combined arms are welcome, they're pretty familiar with all ground units now, and I just introduced aerofighter basics in the last game.  Infantry & wheeled will have trouble moving in the sand.

Welcome to modify skills, and include pilot abilities too.  We've have played before with the lance/formation specials, but don't plan on including that this time.

An example pre-made lance I've got ready:
Grand Dragon    47   2   Range Master Long   Zweihander
Grand Dragon    47   2   Range Master Long   Zweihander
Wolverine           36   3   Jumping Jack            Float Like a Butterfly 2
Hermes II            26   3    Antagonizer             Float Like a Butterfly 1

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #939 on: 24 November 2019, 22:20:29 »
HUZZAH!!

Went back through the pledge manager and found the AS cards and the plushy; another $80 bucks but now they're on the list. :thumbsup:
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #940 on: 04 December 2019, 11:23:40 »
What's the plan for this weekend?
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"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #941 on: 05 December 2019, 15:38:53 »
Anyone, please? Need to know what kind of record sheets to print out tomorrow, if any.
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #942 on: 05 December 2019, 21:54:08 »
I have four starters and two boosters of Axis and Allies Air Force if you want to learn it.  If not I can bring my Crimson Skies.
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« Reply #943 on: 05 December 2019, 23:22:48 »
A&A works for me. :)
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #944 on: 06 December 2019, 03:50:42 »
oooooooooooooooooo…….planes...……. 8)
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« Reply #945 on: 06 December 2019, 11:13:52 »
oooooooooooooooooo…….planes...……. 8)

"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #946 on: 13 December 2019, 00:24:26 »
Little reminder that I'm running the game mentioned above this Saturday at 2pm at GenX. 

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« Reply #947 on: 28 December 2019, 18:48:55 »
HUZZAH!!

I am back in town and will be at Gen X (at least for a little while). Trying to choose between BattleTech or Axis & Allies (ground).
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« Reply #948 on: 28 December 2019, 21:49:16 »
I will not be there this weekend.
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
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"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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« Reply #949 on: 28 December 2019, 22:50:39 »
That's okay, enjoy the holiday :thumbsup:
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Any thoughts for this weekend? I had an idea for a Battletech game that could kick off our year/decade with a bang: Basically, it's a normal 6k game, with one additional twist: Each player MUST incorporate a unit with 3000+ BV. Top-tier assaults, superheavy stuff, heavy ASFs, even a DropShip if you can fit it into 6k. Roll out the big nasty and his entourage!

Does this sound fun?

(And if you do somehow go with a DropShip, lemme know, I'll be glad to bring a mini for you.)
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"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
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One Arcadia please  ;D >:D :laughing_skull:


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For that, I've actually got a Ghost that would work. It's smaller than the X-wing mini, so it'll fit better on Battletech maps. :)

Does anyone have a paper copy of IntOps they could bring to the game? Since my Nook has died, I can't rely on having PDF copies of books on hand for obscure rules, so I want to make sure we'll actually have the rules handy before planning to bring weird stuff.
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer

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I do, and I will add my Total Warfare (CGL copy) as well (since we always seem to need it).
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I'll bring my TacOps, because if we don't use that, something is wrong.
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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Post-holiday shopping was... fruitful.

523 pts of WaS stuff just showed up in the mail. 8)
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"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
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WOOT :thumbsup:
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In regards to next week's game, are we using the design quirks?
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I'm up for it if you are. Means we'll definitely want a copy of Battlemech Manual handy.
"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
"...I was this many years old when I found out that licking a touchscreen in excitement is a bad idea." - JadeHellbringer

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 :thumbsup:

 >:D
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