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Fan XTRO: The Society
« on: 21 December 2018, 14:33:50 »
The Wars of Reaving sourcebook has left me wanting for more products that include the Society, this desire eventually gave rise to working on a Society AU and this XTRO, which brings the Society to 3145.

I have enjoyed working on this Fan XTRO and I hope that everyone will have as much fun with it as I have. It took a lot of work but I couldn't have reached this stage without the help of follow fans and talented artists. Please give feedback (in any form) so that I can learn to do a better job in the future. Also, I am happy that we managed to complete it before Christmas, so that I can offer it to the community as an early Christmas gift, please enjoy!

Second Edition, BV update (August 2019): https://www.dropbox.com/s/02mh3laedla8ti9/Society%20XTRO%20v2-1.pdf?dl=0

Record Sheets (WIP, zip file): https://www.dropbox.com/s/3nnorafn2sgekqa/Society%20XTRO%20RS.zip?dl=0


Edit: Added an update of the second edition with some construction and Mech BV corrections. Added ZIP file with the record sheets that can be created at this point, including txt alternatives for designs that can't be printed yet.
« Last Edit: 17 August 2019, 13:44:44 by Maingunnery »
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #1 on: 21 December 2018, 14:41:56 »
I will definitely be checking this out! It's been a while since I read the Wars of Reaving book, but I do remember thinking there was a lot of possibility there to explore.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #2 on: 21 December 2018, 14:54:50 »
I just flipped threw this amazing book.... GREAT JOB!!!! everything from BA to warships to space warships. 

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #3 on: 21 December 2018, 15:17:41 »
I.)  Awesome.

II.)  A Hellstar with an Interface Cockpit.  I suppose the Society would be the go to for ‘how can we make the best thing better.’

III.)  Love the fluff, and (perhaps as a product of coming out of a fleshed out AU) most things feel like they make sense.

IV.)  Im not sure the Coreship carries enough droppers.  The only thing I can think is they stole drop-collars off a fleet of hulks...  which makes sense.

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #4 on: 21 December 2018, 15:41:19 »
I absolutely love this book so far (still reading)
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #5 on: 21 December 2018, 16:48:17 »
This stuff is amazing! Very well done! Really fun designs and beautifully laid out!

I don't know that I see the Society becoming quite as... well-resourced as they appear in this TRO, to the point of fielding multiple 2megaton warships. But maybe in this AU the Clans and Great Houses have moved along quite a bit as well? I dunno... Anyway, well done again, excellent work!

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #6 on: 21 December 2018, 16:57:15 »
I was very happy to help out with this it's a great product

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #7 on: 21 December 2018, 17:50:08 »
Just finished reading this, amazingly well done.  The fluff, designs and art are all top notch.  Any chance we can get more info on the AU this is based in?

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #8 on: 21 December 2018, 18:24:18 »
I wish the society had escort ship to the Core ship.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #9 on: 21 December 2018, 21:17:30 »
Awesome! Great addition!
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #10 on: 21 December 2018, 23:33:51 »
This is a super nice addon to the game.

Thanks for making it.

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #11 on: 22 December 2018, 01:27:55 »
It adds something i think CGL made mistake not keeping  the Society out there, as active faction. It would have been great wrinkle to add to universe. I wish this stuff was canon!
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #12 on: 22 December 2018, 02:51:00 »
Very nicely done, sir.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #13 on: 22 December 2018, 05:37:58 »
Is it already Christmas Day? Awesome work, I really like it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #14 on: 22 December 2018, 10:32:36 »

Thanks everyone for this amazing reception.
It is really motivating me to go further.


Any chance we can get more info on the AU this is based in?
I do have plans for a Field Manual that updates the AU to 3150+, but that will require IlClan.
Currently I have a detailed, logical and flexible framework that can be adjusted and polished into something good. However please feel free to ask questions about the AU, your feedback will help make any further fan products better.


I wish the society had escort ship to the Core ship.
Yep, it does rely a lot on PWS and other combat DropShips. I had early plans for an escort WS, but it sadly didn't fit into the mass budget estimations of recyclable hulks, and thus didn't make enough sense for inclusion.


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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #15 on: 22 December 2018, 13:20:43 »
Thank you for this amazing Christmas present. The art is fantastic and the XTRO is amazingly well put together. The different mutations got me thinking X-Com. Having a great time reading it and look forward to more. I'd like to see a Field Report The Society and hear what they are up to. Do they want to be left alone or are they out to conquer??

Ahh, so, the Society XTRO drops.  You guys are going to LOVE this.  Professional quality; excellent layout, all-new art by Plog (and a cover by Anthony Scroggins!).  Covers everything from BA, Protos, conventional vehicles, Mechs, and AeroSpace.  Excellent work.

Agreed. Great work maingunnery, red pins, and everyone else who worked on this one!

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #16 on: 22 December 2018, 13:32:02 »
Thanks everyone for this amazing reception.
It is really motivating me to go further.

I do have plans for a Field Manual that updates the AU to 3150+, but that will require IlClan.
Currently I have a detailed, logical and flexible framework that can be adjusted and polished into something good. However please feel free to ask questions about the AU, your feedback will help make any further fan products better.

Is this book pertaining to it's own AU with fiction?  The Battletech Fan Wiki be great place to list them as well here.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #17 on: 23 December 2018, 03:13:13 »
I'm glad I could contribute a tiny bit towards this and its great to see it out and done :D  Amazing work mate, super proud of you!
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #18 on: 04 January 2019, 12:13:07 »
Downloaded and read.

Well done, especially I liked the OmniProtos and mutagen injections :P

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #19 on: 04 January 2019, 12:37:40 »
Maingunnery
amazing work but i made page 17 and 30 double so i can see in the Acrobat Reader the Mechs on left and right side like you started on the Protomechs
The Artworks are Amazing texts i read later

Interesting simply design you use but with this arts its looks very well

good job

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #20 on: 04 January 2019, 19:07:35 »
Maingunnery
amazing work but i made page 17 and 30 double so i can see in the Acrobat Reader the Mechs on left and right side like you started on the Protomechs
The Artworks are Amazing texts i read later

Interesting simply design you use but with this arts its looks very well

good job
Thanks for the complements and feedback, I will pay attention in the future to the left-right sides in the entire document.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #21 on: 04 January 2019, 23:10:39 »
Thanks for sharing this!!  I love the designs.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #22 on: 05 January 2019, 11:12:09 »
Thanks for the complements and feedback, I will pay attention in the future to the left-right sides in the entire document.

i have edit it with my CadKas programm in this i siply copy this pages and placed it in also i have page 30 and 17 double
a nice art work had place there by both where maybe 3 mechs fight each other or with each other and by the jetzts i would made an attack or space flight

I must find the time to read it  because i wanna know what the storys of the mechs who are base on Phantom, Nova and Warhawk if you let them base on them i would love it
The Warhawk style mech maybe would work as configuration to.
In same way i wanna look to the weapons deeper (i take me time for this) and hope you use some of the modern Society Equipments

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #23 on: 26 January 2019, 13:13:55 »
Totally missed this. Very cool. So much Plog artwork, I love it. :D

I'd like to offer some constructive criticism.

Not much in the way of new vees, which is odd considering how large vee Un formations are. If you want, feel free to use anything I've posted previously, particularly for the ONN section.

The mech names seem out of place. The three original Society mechs were all named after various medical-related conditions; the mechs in this XTRO don't seem to follow any convention, and none are medical related. One in particular, Dyrnwyn, sounds more like something that should be a Proto or Vee name, being based on mythology.

A few units have quirks, but most don't. More quirks, please?

On a technical note, could the next update include bookmarks? Makes navigating the file much easier and handier.

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #24 on: 26 January 2019, 13:22:23 »
Thanks for the feedback, I will take that into account for a post-IlClan update.
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #25 on: 06 February 2019, 05:20:41 »
Very cool!

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #26 on: 10 February 2019, 22:43:15 »
Hadn't notice this earlier.
Pretty good all in all.

lol@ nuclear iATMs.
I remember i calculated in one thread that one could theoretically rule that BT LRMs can be fitted with a nuclear warhead, fun to see someone else figured the same idea. Except eviler, and with actually rather reasonable purpose.


Surprised at lack of stealth systems though, would've imagine that the Society would either copy and develop the Inner Sphere stealth armor or Void-sig, or utilize Chameleon and/or Null-sig (Nova CEWS is fully compatible with these per rules).
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #27 on: 11 February 2019, 12:54:50 »
Surprised at lack of stealth systems though, would've imagine that the Society would either copy and develop the Inner Sphere stealth armor or Void-sig, or utilize Chameleon and/or Null-sig (Nova CEWS is fully compatible with these per rules).
I had something, but it got culled from the first release, like so many other things....
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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #28 on: 12 February 2019, 00:10:08 »
I had something, but it got culled from the first release, like so many other things....
In the Society Toybox thread?

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Re: Fan XTRO: The Society
« Reply #29 on: 12 February 2019, 12:53:16 »
In the Society Toybox thread?
Yes, Modular Stealth. The only thin that would really add value, but I didn't end up using it on anything. 
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