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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #360 on: 10 March 2018, 12:40:23 »
Gotta bring in fresh blood to keep the franchise exciting and, ya know, viable.


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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #361 on: 10 March 2018, 12:44:29 »
I thought it an "interesting" choice to make it YA fiction.  Either CGL is intentionally targeting younger players or they have no idea what the average age of a BattleTech player is...

Still, in all fairness, I would consider the existing body of fictional work to be mostly YA fiction, so its not much of a departure from their past/current standards. 

That said, personally, I'm ready for BattleTech novels to mature a bit by addressing more serious themes in a darker, grittier, more realistic setting.
Trying to attract new fans with fiction aimed at a wide range of ages is the idea. Catering to a "core" group of fans from their childhood to death doesn't give the line much longevity, I'd expect. There's a huge audience of young (video) gamers out there. The entire new line won't be YA, as far as I've seen. Besides the YA author, Adrian Gideon just mentioned a novel by Pardoe, and additional novels/novellas by Schmetzer and Pardoe. They don't write what I'd classify as YA fiction.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #362 on: 10 March 2018, 13:40:02 »
It's funny how allot of veterans on this forum forgot that most of the older BT novels where written for a younger audience. (The BT cartoon wasn't aim at my current age group ether.)

And that the entire Mecha fiction genre (much less BattleTech itself) owes its current existence to a YA novel written by Heinlein.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #363 on: 10 March 2018, 15:06:16 »
Don’t get me wrong, making new novels YA-friendly is absolutely a smart move, and i can’t argue the business sense of doing so. It is exactly wat they should be doing, I just don’t know how much coming-of-age I can take without my brain rebelling and trying to escape through my nostrils.

Look, it’s not like I want Fifty Shades of Canopus or anything. I just tend to enjoy books more along the George R.R. Martin spectrum than the J.K. Rowling zone these days. Every once in a while, a hero needs to die in a way that isn’t fair because political scheming ate them alive. Otherwise, it just isn’t BattleTech!

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #364 on: 10 March 2018, 15:41:32 »
...Look, it’s not like I want Fifty Shades of Canopus or anything...

I bet it would sell.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #365 on: 10 March 2018, 16:40:23 »
I bet it would sell.

The catgirl and mermaid fetishists would rejoice.


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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #366 on: 10 March 2018, 17:50:42 »
The catgirl and mermaid fetishists would rejoice.

and sales figures would confirm it is a much bigger fanclub than initially estimated. AToW scenarios by Danielle Steel will be soon to follow.

A good number of us were brought into the universe through media not the boardgame. I can't imagine new fiction would be any worse than the current state of affairs for attracting new players


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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #367 on: 10 March 2018, 17:59:31 »
The catgirl and mermaid fetishists would rejoice.
And then become the basis for a Hollywood blockbuster......
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #368 on: 10 March 2018, 22:51:31 »
And then become the basis for a Hollywood blockbuster......

At long last, the much anticipated Battletech movie...

... set on Canopus, and not even mentioning Battlemechs.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #369 on: 10 March 2018, 23:46:45 »
And then become the basis for a Hollywood blockbuster......

I think that it might have already been done . . .



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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #370 on: 11 March 2018, 06:36:55 »
I think that it might have already been done . . .
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That just makes it more likely as studios wish to cash in to that genre.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #371 on: 11 March 2018, 07:13:37 »
And this has what to do with BattleTech's new and upcoming releases?
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #372 on: 11 March 2018, 14:44:25 »
offtopic......never in the Battletech Boards!!!
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #373 on: 11 March 2018, 17:31:37 »
And to be fair it has been a while since any product has actually come out, even a PDF exclusive.  Add in that we're in this gray zone where it actually has been a while sine new product was announced but not long enough for something else to be announced and it makes it hard to talk about things without re-hashing/repeating the same stuff over and over.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #374 on: 11 March 2018, 20:54:40 »
If there are no new releases to talk about, have you considered finding new threads and topics to discuss? There's a whole forum out there, you know... :)
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #375 on: 11 March 2018, 21:19:53 »
But its so much fun to whine about the lack of new product in this one!!!  :'( :P

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #376 on: 12 March 2018, 13:19:36 »
Got myself The Nellus Academy Incident in DTF, and it's got a preview of Brozek's upcoming novel in the back.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #377 on: 12 March 2018, 14:18:52 »
Ooooo . . . any details from the preview you want to share?
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #378 on: 12 March 2018, 16:25:47 »
Three parts, 3155 setting. FedSuns cadets/students facing off against a Kurita Warlord's forces when their world is invaded.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #379 on: 12 March 2018, 17:21:02 »
Three parts, 3155 setting. FedSuns cadets/students facing off against a Kurita Warlord's forces when their world is invaded.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #380 on: 13 March 2018, 06:22:48 »
Three parts, 3155 setting. FedSuns cadets/students facing off against a Kurita Warlord's forces when their world is invaded.

FedSuns as the protagonists. The more things change the more they stay the same  [blank]

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #381 on: 13 March 2018, 07:09:47 »
Well, it tells us the FS/DC border is still lively 5 years after 3150's TRO blurbs.  What world?  Lol, give a clue of where the border might be . . .
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #382 on: 13 March 2018, 07:43:33 »
Well, it tells us the FS/DC border is still lively 5 years after 3150's TRO blurbs.  What world?  Lol, give a clue of where the border might be . . .

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #383 on: 13 March 2018, 09:25:04 »
I would listen to a Battletech Audio Book if there was one.

There are a few, Blood of Kerensky Trilogy, and the 4th SW book about Teddy K, they are abridged however, and they are old, sound quality not all that good.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #384 on: 13 March 2018, 14:53:42 »
Well, it tells us the FS/DC border is still lively 5 years after 3150's TRO blurbs.  What world?  Lol, give a clue of where the border might be . . .

It's set on the last Fedsuns world....

Edit: (This is misinformation by the way guys! Don't believe me.)
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #385 on: 18 March 2018, 17:04:48 »
Just going to leave this here for a bit.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #386 on: 18 March 2018, 17:08:16 »
Ooooooo, shiny :)


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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #387 on: 18 March 2018, 17:13:08 »
Just going to leave this here for a bit.
Pains me to see a Thunderbolt being abused like that, but it's a beautiful cover. Commander's Edition, eh?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #388 on: 18 March 2018, 17:25:20 »
Pains me to see a Thunderbolt being abused like that, but it's a beautiful cover. Commander's Edition, eh?
It's a Davion Thunderbolt, so it's okay.

But is it going to be just an errata update and rules compendium, or move to address some of the issues with the gameplay? Will there be a rules section related to specific factions (besides what's been published in CampOps)?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #389 on: 18 March 2018, 17:26:26 »
i'm going to guess it's AS + ASC with the newest eratta?

 

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