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Hey gents,

I recently moved back to Dallas and now have my own game room. I was wondering if any of y'all might want to come over for some Battletech or whatever sometime. I have been successfully introducing a few new players to the system and they have bought into the Kickstarter along with myself. Anyway, you guys can PM me and I can give my number out again.

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Great to have you back!

I really need to check out Texas To Soldier one of these millennia...
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #993 on: 04 February 2020, 16:11:32 »
What's our plan for this weekend?

(I may have to work, don't know yet.)
"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 #994 on: 05 February 2020, 03:59:24 »
I believe Imperial Assault was suggested by someone; Alpha Strike is also an option.
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #995 on: 07 February 2020, 12:07:58 »
I vote Imperial Assault.
"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 #996 on: 07 February 2020, 23:56:33 »
IA is all in two boxes so no big woop-woop. Just gotta make sure I have all the rulebooksbans such. Tbh I wanna replay that massive Xwing game from the Rebel's side. I think I put together a pretty sweet force.

I really did like the mobile suit game... I want to take a turn running the Gundams :P
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #997 on: 08 February 2020, 04:33:31 »
Let's hold off on X-wing for now; I have my stuff spread out at the moment; boxing some of the units and needing to reorganize things.
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #998 on: 08 February 2020, 12:41:34 »
I can try to have more Mobile Suits based and game-ready by next week. 🙂
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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 #999 on: 13 February 2020, 23:29:56 »
HHoD is hosting a get together (DavionCON) on March 28th if any of y'all are interested.  Very nearby to GenX.  Will be a BYOC LAN for Mech PC games, and I'll be setting up an Alpha Strike game and some BattleTech TCG on the side.

Aloft Dallas Euless
1301 Chisholm Trail
Euless, Texas 76039
817.571.4211

Agenda:
Open right now - but plan on a party from Noon - Midnight. March 28th.

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1000 on: 17 February 2020, 00:05:01 »
In regards to my questions on Coaxium Hyperfuel, going through the FFG X-wing forum, it looks like a vessel needs to HAVE the SLAM ability in order to equip the upgrade card. Also, Terence is correct: Synced Turret is NOT in 2.0 :'(

also, also...… Mike says HI :thumbsup:
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1001 on: 23 February 2020, 23:37:33 »
In regards to my Star Trek kits, all the kits are listed as 1/2500 scale EXCEPT the "Adversary" set. It only list the model length: Klingon Bird of Prey - 3.25", Ferengi Marauder -3.75"

In total I have: (Enterprise) 3 Constitution class, 2 refits, 1ea B, C, D, E; 1ea Reliant, Defiant, Saratoga; 2ea Klingon D7s, 1 K't'inga, 1Bid of Prey (TNG); 2 Romulan Bird of Prey (TOS); 1 Cardassian Galor class; 1 Ferengi Marauder

Hobbytown is usually the best place to find these kits, but HobbyLobby and Michaels should also be checked.

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1002 on: 25 February 2020, 22:07:06 »
As I've only just found this post, how many people use these forums rather than Facebook or some other platform to organize games?

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1003 on: 26 February 2020, 04:36:38 »
For me, this is the only place other than direct contact; I don't use social media.


Hey Terence, what size base are you using for your gashapons? I found a Titan's Hazel; it's 3" tall, pre-painted and decaled. I'll have to track down the weapons load-out.

I also have an SD Kampfer >:D (and a couple of Z-GOKS)
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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1004 on: 26 February 2020, 16:03:50 »
Ditto. For me, it's this forum or nothing.

My gashapon bases are 60-62 mm in diameter. I try for 60, but after trying to hand-cut currogated cardboard and then wrapping a later of paper around the rim to seal it, the size tends to grow by a bit.
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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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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1005 on: 26 February 2020, 23:57:34 »
As I've only just found this post, how many people use these forums rather than Facebook or some other platform to organize games?

I have actually started a group discord. You can find the link at https://www.northtexasbattletech.net/ the link is on the home page

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1006 on: 27 February 2020, 09:46:42 »
A little background on me.

I am just getting back into BattleTech after about 20 years away. I played in the 90s, but there was no one at college who played (lots of RPGs, but no tabletop gamers). When I got out of college ClickTech happened, and I thought Classic had gone away. While I tried ClickTech, I didn't care for the stories or the changes to the setting and got out of the game.

A friend turned me onto the Game of Armored Combat box set, just as the Kickstarter launched (which I bought into heavily). Having been the event organizer for Warhammer 40K at Texas Toy Soldier for years, I am working with TTS to try to develop the BattleTech community there, with strong support from the owner. Starting in January, I have been running monthly demo events for Alpha Strike and Classic. Starting in April, I will be organizing a monthly narrative event, using Alpha Strike as the format initially, to help new players ease into the game.

As this is clearly an active thread for the area, and several people have already said this is their preferred connection point, I will post info for events I am running here as well as through the Facebook groups I have been using.

I am also look at starting up a campaign in the near future, set during the Clan Invasion, to coincide with the relaunch of the Clan Invasion era. I am working on the logistics of such that, people can play anywhere and any time they like, and report their games to a central location on a weekly basis, for me to tabulate the results and post the next missions.

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Re: D/FW Mechwarrior's Guild: The endless struggle of brains versus bleach!
« Reply #1007 on: 27 February 2020, 10:33:15 »
Sounds awesome!
"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 #1008 on: 28 February 2020, 14:41:40 »
I've got a discord set up as well for my playgroup.  3043 Era, rolling into Clan Invasion.  https://discord.gg/KuxM6JE

Happy to consolidate so we're not as fragmented.

I've put together a mission generator if anyone is interested.  Link is a copy so don't worry about messing it up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16JH8riyqdYvotDxY3xm8XIdKPUtGNOTAL5Aj2B5VzpE/edit?usp=sharing


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Just got an e-mail from All-Con. They are going to have a FULL SCALE original BSG Viper :thumbsup:

I just might have to go.
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As I've only just found this post, how many people use these forums rather than Facebook or some other platform to organize games?
I pop my head in from time to time and keep tabs on you all in the forums mostly.
Yes sevengates and Weirdo, I do exist still. It's just you know how stuff is. I'm hoping to get my stuff out of my storage and see what's been happening.

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I am working on the logistics of such that, people can play anywhere and any time they like, and report their games to a central location on a weekly basis, for me to tabulate the results and post the next missions
This feels familiar...oh gods it's like my old my Styx campaign. Awesome!
Give these guys an Academy fight sometime and just let them duel. You'll be entertained, guaranteed.  ;D
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Truth be told, I WAS just wondering what you were up to. Glad to hear from you. (you're gonna LOVE the new maps)
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Can't wait until you can come back!

For this weekend, I've got two 6k forces set up, one in case we need a spoiler or if someone needs to borrow one. Both are straightforward groups with little to no truly funky tech.
"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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3050(ish) right?
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Ish? One of my forces is actually an SLDF group, while the other is an Imarra lance with 3025 and 3050 mechs, with the most advanced being a Yu Huang. The only post-3050 stuff on it are ER Medium Lasers, everything else was around in 3050.

Either way, all the tech is around that level.
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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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We may need two tables, as Enrique (the other new guy besides cidayrbourne, not sure if he is on the forum yet) is going to be coming and bringing another very new/novice player.

Do you think we should split things or stick with 6k per side and everyone only plays one or two mechs?
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I'm up for either approach. I'll also ponder making a third force for someone to use, likely an intro tech one.
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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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I just found out that the Pack & Mail office that I use for nearly all my mail is moving. Can I go to the Kickstarter page and change the shipping address?
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I believe so. I would ask how to do so in the Kickstarter thread up in General Discussion.
"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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HUZZAH....I WAS able to change my address. :thumbsup:

…..now I just have to do the REST of my mail :(
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