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Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« on: 20 April 2019, 23:15:41 »
Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to present the first two books of Herb Beas' Forgotten Worlds serial, originally published in 2007 and 2008.

Book 1: The Hunt for Jardine and Book 2: Finding Jardine are attached to this post.

Book 3: Escape from Jardine is currently being posted on the Fan Fiction board and can be discussed there.

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #1 on: 20 April 2019, 23:30:07 »
 :thumbsup: Thanks Rooster! Thanks CGL!
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2019, 00:02:10 »
Thanks for this, much appreciated :)

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #3 on: 21 April 2019, 00:57:44 »
Aaah, good old BattleCorps goodness. Nostalgia...

These are the unchanged original BC files, right?
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2019, 01:08:31 »
Oooh, nice!   :o


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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2019, 12:38:37 »
Thanks for posting these again!
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2019, 12:44:29 »
Very nice - thank you so very much. :))

Also: nice formatting for reading on ebook readers without further tweaking  :thumbsup:

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2019, 13:40:08 »
Yay!!!! I love this series!! Always wondered what happened to the good Doctor and her companions. Thanks CGL & Herb!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #9 on: 21 April 2019, 15:02:27 »
Yay!!!! I love this series!! Always wondered what happened to the good Doctor and her companions. Thanks CGL & Herb!! :thumbsup:
We've known how the story ends since it was one of the "between the lines" stories on the WizKids website.
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #10 on: 21 April 2019, 15:31:10 »
Thank you, CGL!

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« Reply #11 on: 21 April 2019, 22:07:07 »
Yay!!!! I love this series!! Always wondered what happened to the good Doctor and her companions. Thanks CGL & Herb!! :thumbsup:

I found, years after my tenure ended, that I couldn't leave the story unfinished, especially with so much of that third book already written, so the last year or so was spent finishing it off between other projects of my own, with an eye toward release on the Fanfic boards because, well, I figured there were folks like you, IronSphinx.

We've known how the story ends since it was one of the "between the lines" stories on the WizKids website.
Her grandchildren (?) exchanged messages via LinkNet trying to piece together the puzzle of why the WoB had hunted down their family. Even in the Dark Age their search caused enough alarm for an unnamed agency to sabotage a civilian liner DropShip, with hundreds dead. (But really, you're asking for something like that when you name your DropShip the Lusitania IV...)

Heeee! That was a fun series of articles I wrote. And while it DOES suggest how the story ended, well, I had a fourth "book" in mind to explain what really happened to Stevens and co. after the events of the main story, and lay the groundwork for the adventures of Brooke's grandkids, Stefka and Yeska Riviera. Woulda been neat, but I never took that one any farther than a vague idea.

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #12 on: 22 April 2019, 01:31:26 »
Good to have new (partially) fiction from you Herb.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: 22 April 2019, 02:17:20 »
Heeee! That was a fun series of articles I wrote. And while it DOES suggest how the story ended, well, I had a fourth "book" in mind to explain what really happened to Stevens and co. after the events of the main story, and lay the groundwork for the adventures of Brooke's grandkids, Stefka and Yeska Riviera. Woulda been neat, but I never took that one any farther than a vague idea.
Oh. Oh oh. Now it all comes together...
Brookly Stevens is Devlin Stone!
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Incidentally, given she had grandchildren - were her children ever mentioned anywhere?
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #14 on: 22 April 2019, 02:46:35 »
Good to have new (partially) fiction from you Herb.  :)

Thanks, though I should note that this is likely my very last one. I just wanted to get it out of my system.

Oh. Oh oh. Now it all comes together...
Brookly Stevens is Devlin Stone!

Incidentally, given she had grandchildren - were her children ever mentioned anywhere?

Nope, because as of 3067, she and Tyler hadn't had any.

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #15 on: 22 April 2019, 14:52:42 »
Thank you Herb!!!
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #16 on: 22 April 2019, 23:41:12 »
I found, years after my tenure ended, that I couldn't leave the story unfinished, especially with so much of that third book already written, so the last year or so was spent finishing it off between other projects of my own, with an eye toward release on the Fanfic boards because, well, I figured there were folks like you, IronSphinx.

It is greatly appreciated.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #17 on: 23 April 2019, 02:06:22 »
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #18 on: 23 April 2019, 16:19:06 »
Thank you Herb!!!

No need to thank me for the re-release of the first two books. That was beyond my means.  8)

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #19 on: 24 April 2019, 09:53:31 »
Wow, is there any other Battletech fiction on here released like this? Not including all the fan fiction backlog I'm working my way through :D

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« Reply #20 on: 24 April 2019, 10:05:03 »
To the best of my knowledge, no.

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« Reply #21 on: 24 April 2019, 10:32:21 »
Wow, is there any other Battletech fiction on here released like this? Not including all the fan fiction backlog I'm working my way through :D

The downloads section has a BattleCorps fiction sampler:  http://www.battletech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/BattleCorps-Fiction-Sampler.pdf
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #22 on: 25 April 2019, 04:54:20 »
Brilliant thanks, it just so happens that this is the first time I've ventured into this section of the  forum and this thread was at the top, awesome find! Cheers

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« Reply #23 on: 25 April 2019, 06:08:48 »
WOW, nice surprise! Thanks, good to read these again!

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« Reply #24 on: 25 April 2019, 16:32:33 »
This is Awesome Herb!

Thank you for giving us another look into these stories.
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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #25 on: 25 April 2019, 19:48:07 »
This is Awesome Herb!

Thank you for giving us another look into these stories.

All I did was finish the third book with an eye toward public release on the Fanfic boards. Everything else came from folks other than me.

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #26 on: 26 April 2019, 04:11:07 »
All I did was finish the third book with an eye toward public release on the Fanfic boards. Everything else came from folks other than me.

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Everyone's part is appreciated.  :)

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #27 on: 26 April 2019, 20:37:29 »
Thank you very much to Herb and everyone who helped with the re release of 1+2! I've been trying to piece together the first two books from my old battlecorps downloads for over a year now, it'll be great to finally get to see one of my favorite stories wrapped up.  :D

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« Reply #28 on: 27 April 2019, 04:42:20 »
Everyone's part is appreciated.  :)

Agreed!

Thank you very much to Herb and everyone who helped with the re release of 1+2! I've been trying to piece together the first two books from my old battlecorps downloads for over a year now, it'll be great to finally get to see one of my favorite stories wrapped up.  :D

Thank YOU, Dq3, and may I also say (judging from your post count), welcome to the forums!

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Re: Forgotten Worlds Books 1 and 2
« Reply #29 on: 27 April 2019, 12:28:19 »
Thanks Herb, I did have a question regarding the boarding action on the 'Sac; and I apologise in advance if this was answered somewhere previously, but I was wondering what model the BA/ PAL suit was? I was thinking Tornado or Nighthawk based on the timeline and the fact that it had fully articulated hands, or was it a custom MD job? Just curious!

 

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