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NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« on: 29 July 2018, 20:41:19 »
The timeline advances! Here's your place for discussion of all things "Shattered Fortress!"

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In 3146, the Republic of the Sphere hangs by a tenuous thread. The last fragments of Devlin Stone’s dream to shepherd humankind toward a more prosperous future hide behind the impenetrable defenses of Fortress Republic. As the interstellar communications blackout rages, the ambitious Great Houses vie for military dominance, and the bloodthirsty Clans strive to find a weakness in the Fortress’s armor on their path to conquering Terra and claiming the coveted title of ilClan. When the Wall comes down, will the Inner Sphere plunge even further into the abyss of interstellar war, or will this herald the dawning of a new age?

Shattered Fortress chronicles the twilight of BattleTech’s Dark Age, as nations are thrown into turmoil and predators circle the broken remnants of the Republic of the Sphere. This volume provides a year-by-year look at pivotal turning points in the history of the Inner Sphere, offers a peek behind the curtain of Fortress Republic, and reveals the fateful decisions that will ultimately decide the future of mankind.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #1 on: 29 July 2018, 21:07:58 »
To get us started--here's the Table of Contents and Credits! (Click on each image for a larger version.)

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #2 on: 29 July 2018, 21:22:07 »
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We will finally know who caused the blackout or only what caused it? Either way, I'm glad to see things happening again :drool:

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #3 on: 29 July 2018, 21:24:53 »
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FORTRESS REPUBLIC TECHNOLOGY
HPG Blackout
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You have my attention sir! You probably can't or won't be able to answer, but you can't post this and not expect to be asked: when can we expect this beautiful product if we aren't attending GC?

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #4 on: 29 July 2018, 21:25:15 »
Likewise. I'm pretty curious about the mechanism and fluff of the tech at work.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #5 on: 29 July 2018, 21:27:43 »
Must have now!! if just to see what the Marains are up to. :excited:
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #6 on: 29 July 2018, 21:38:33 »
*plans to immediately jump to page 82*
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #7 on: 29 July 2018, 21:39:57 »
We will finally know who caused the blackout or only what caused it?

Who? Not so much. What? There are...explanations.

when can we expect this beautiful product if we aren't attending GC?

PDF should be out the first week of August. Print will be a bit later this fall.

Must have now!! if just to see what the Marians are up to. :excited:

You won't be disappointed!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2018, 21:43:09 »
The shadow arrives , that sounds rather intresting. Now really excited.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #9 on: 29 July 2018, 22:11:52 »
So this is supposed to lead into ilClan and yet I see nothing - NOTHING - about Clan Snord!?

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #10 on: 29 July 2018, 22:14:53 »
Must have now!! if just to see what the Marains are up to. :excited:

I have the slight impression that what happens to the Hegemony will not be pleasant

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #11 on: 29 July 2018, 22:23:07 »
Marik is a touch point! oh no! my baby clan protectorate! ;_; hang in there!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #12 on: 29 July 2018, 22:25:09 »
Cubby.. when can we download this book? I need to know that the Clan Protectorate is ok...
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #13 on: 29 July 2018, 22:26:03 »
PDF should be out the first week of August. Print will be a bit later this fall.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #14 on: 29 July 2018, 22:28:47 »
Yeah. I know he SAID that... but that was before Marik was a touchpoint!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #15 on: 29 July 2018, 23:06:40 »
I thought I knew how to use spoiler tags but I guess I don't. can someone teach me? It's not
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #16 on: 29 July 2018, 23:06:49 »
Just FYI guys, we forgot that the spoiler tags don't actually work (BAD SMF, NO COOKIE).

I won't mod anyone for it, but use your judgment in the interim and do right by your fellow fans. If anyone asks to not see the content or asks for memory bleach, it might be worth redacting. We'll figure this out together as we move ahead. Appreciate it and we're terribly sorry for the inconvenience that causes.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #17 on: 29 July 2018, 23:14:26 »
Suggestion: Put "Undisguised Spoilers" in the thread title and then let people not click on it if they don't want those.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #18 on: 30 July 2018, 00:55:04 »
I'm not as familiar with the current era as I might like.  Which books should I be reading to get myself up to speed before Shattered Fortress hits the screens/streets?

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #19 on: 30 July 2018, 01:08:47 »
*looks at the links*

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #20 on: 30 July 2018, 01:09:12 »
Era Report 3145. Field Manual 3145 if you really want. Any of the tech manuals.

If you want to go deeper than that, Era Digest Dark Age

Deeper than that would be Wars of the Republic Era.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #21 on: 30 July 2018, 03:13:26 »
Whelp. There goes my pants.

Also: New units! Please tell me they will have colour schemes
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #22 on: 30 July 2018, 04:15:22 »
We get a Record Sheet(s), yet there is only the HPG blackout and The Wall in the chapters that could include new units... interesting, a mistake or just a new or old unit put in for reasons

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #23 on: 30 July 2018, 04:30:02 »
We get a Record Sheet(s), yet there is only the HPG blackout and The Wall in the chapters that could include new units... interesting, a mistake or just a new or old unit put in for reasons

Typically there is a section called a, "Rules Annex"

So there is a chance we aren't seeing everything here. On the other hand, the page numbers are linear. Though perhaps there is something under the, "New Units" headings.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #24 on: 30 July 2018, 04:47:03 »
So very nice!!
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #25 on: 30 July 2018, 05:31:34 »
Suggestion: Put "Undisguised Spoilers" in the thread title and then let people not click on it if they don't want those.

We may end up doing something like that. I’ll think about it.

Also: New units! Please tell me they will have colour schemes

The book includes their logos; I may see about posting their color schemes as “bonus content” on the website and elsewhere.

Typically there is a section called a, "Rules Annex"

So there is a chance we aren't seeing everything here. On the other hand, the page numbers are linear.

No, this is the table of contents for the book, nothing omitted or hidden. The book is intentionally light on rules “crunch”—there’s plenty of that for this era in ER3145, FM3145, and IO.

The record sheet will make sense when you see it.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #26 on: 30 July 2018, 07:11:43 »
When I saw this post, I thought it was ready for my credit card.  :(
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #27 on: 30 July 2018, 07:50:50 »
We get a Record Sheet(s), yet there is only the HPG blackout and The Wall in the chapters that could include new units... interesting, a mistake or just a new or old unit put in for reasons
Those are separate chapters. No correlation.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #28 on: 30 July 2018, 08:54:54 »
To get us started--here's the Table of Contents and Credits! (Click on each image for a larger version.)



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Re: NEW RELEASE: Shattered Fortress
« Reply #29 on: 30 July 2018, 09:23:39 »
Cant wait to see the fidelis go out with a bang. Also, Alaric vs. Stone.  >:D Gotta see how my beloved republic comes falling down.
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