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What version of Mechwarrrior RPG do you play [Poll]

Mechwarrior 1st
2 (4.1%)
Mechwarrior 2nd
9 (18.4%)
Mechwarrior 3rd
2 (4.1%)
Classic Battletech Roleplaying
1 (2%)
A Time of War
17 (34.7%)
Playing one of the above, but will switch to Mechwarrior: Destiny
0 (0%)
Don't currently play but will try Mechwarrior: Destiny when it comes out
13 (26.5%)
Not a RPG players and not going to get into it.
1 (2%)
Play using a non-Catalyst Games system (such as Savage worlds, Etc.)
1 (2%)
Other
3 (6.1%)

Total Members Voted: 49

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victor_shaw

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Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« on: 05 September 2019, 21:43:33 »
So after a pretty successful Poll on Battletech boardgame preferences,
I thought it would be good to take a look at the RPG site of the community.
If you have any question feel free to respond.


P.S. I'm not going to create 50 thousand new options so if these option are just not right pick other and respond why.
« Last Edit: 09 September 2019, 21:31:50 by victor_shaw »

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #1 on: 05 September 2019, 22:58:46 »
A quick note: Classic Battletech RPG is Mechwarrior Third, just with a different title. The books are otherwise identical.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #2 on: 05 September 2019, 23:48:01 »
A quick note: Classic Battletech RPG is Mechwarrior Third, just with a different title. The books are otherwise identical.

I know, I just figured I get yelled at if I didn't put it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #3 on: 06 September 2019, 02:04:11 »
When I run a battletech RPG it's pretty much A Time of War by default, and I don't expect that to change when Mechwarrior Destiny comes out.

I'll still buy it though and add it to my collection.
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #4 on: 06 September 2019, 17:06:01 »
I'll give the Beta (from the Kickstarter) a read, but from everything I've read about the Cues system, I'll be giving it a hard pass.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #5 on: 08 September 2019, 06:21:19 »
Wow two votes for MW 1.
Now that's a surprise.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #6 on: 08 September 2019, 08:24:11 »
The bigger surprise to me is only 1 vote for MW2. I thought more people liked it. But then the total votes is only 21.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #7 on: 08 September 2019, 08:30:05 »
I'm pretty sure we'll see more MW2 votes as time goes on.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #8 on: 08 September 2019, 10:06:46 »
I like the 1 vote we got for 'not an RPG player'. How did they find this poll?

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #9 on: 08 September 2019, 21:55:19 »
The bigger surprise to me is only 1 vote for MW2. I thought more people liked it. But then the total votes is only 21.

People who say they like something is not always a good indicator of what they play.
I like 2nd edition, but chose AToW because I play that and it would take to much work to get 2nd playable in the current era.

I like the 1 vote we got for 'not an RPG player'. How did they find this poll?

I see this as just a member passing through getting a new post warring and voting.
Why he/she bothered I can't say, but the poll is open to everyone.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #10 on: 09 September 2019, 21:08:30 »
Question to the moderator.
Is it possible to add "[Poll]" to the end of the thread title, I missed that while creating the post?

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG [poll]
« Reply #11 on: 09 September 2019, 21:17:50 »
You (as the OP) can edit the subject line of the first post to add that.  Similar to how I edited the subject line of this post...

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG [poll]
« Reply #12 on: 09 September 2019, 21:23:48 »
You (as the OP) can edit the subject line of the first post to add that.  Similar to how I edited the subject line of this post...

That's what I thought but can't seem to find the option.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #13 on: 09 September 2019, 21:30:53 »
When you "modify" the post, just click up in the "Subject" line...  You should be able to type.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #14 on: 09 September 2019, 21:32:32 »
When you "modify" the post, just click up in the "Subject" line...  You should be able to type.

Now I feel dumb. lol

Thanks Daryk

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #15 on: 09 September 2019, 21:33:08 »
No problem!  And it's showing as a [poll] now too!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #16 on: 09 September 2019, 23:30:43 »
I actually made my own version of Mech Warrior based on MW1 called MechWarrior EZ. I play-tested it and it works great mechanically. Never got around to setting points levels for character creation though.
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #17 on: 10 September 2019, 11:23:03 »
3rd edition also know as Classic Battletech RPG is still mine and my groups go to for battletech RPG fun used to use 2nd edition but we preferred 3rd and stuck with it.

ATOW was ok but limited support didn't help it and character generation wasn't great so my group used it twice and went back to 3rd edition

hope Mechwarrior Destiny is good but doubt we will change now

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #18 on: 10 September 2019, 11:26:43 »
Will try MW:D and strongly think about modding MW2 or Mongoose Traveller 2E for my purposes.
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG
« Reply #19 on: 10 September 2019, 11:28:12 »
The bigger surprise to me is only 1 vote for MW2. I thought more people liked it. But then the total votes is only 21.
Well, I used to play MW2, but haven't since forever 2003 or so. I liked it, although it had its pecularities. But I will give MW:D a try.
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #20 on: 10 September 2019, 18:34:16 »
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #21 on: 10 September 2019, 19:01:01 »
What is interesting me most so far is that the Battletech RPG community is bigger then I thought.
And by the looks of it Mechwarrior: Destiny will be bring that number up by a lot.
Another thing I have noticed is that current RPG players have no interest in MW:D but current non-role players do.
So MW:D looks to be accomplishing its goal of being a gateway even before it is released.
It's still to early to get truly viable data, but this trend is telling

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #22 on: 10 September 2019, 19:19:50 »
Your analysis isn't wrong, but it is based on small numbers...  :-\

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #23 on: 10 September 2019, 19:50:45 »
Your analysis isn't wrong, but it is based on small numbers...  :-\

Hence the statement "It's still to early to get truly viable data, but this trend is telling"  :thumbsup:

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #24 on: 10 September 2019, 19:51:28 »
Touché…  :)

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #26 on: 11 September 2019, 06:42:39 »
@Daryk yes it seems strange but that is only as many were put off by the generation system but for a group like mine been playing RPG's for decades a traveller like system for generation was easy for us

and characters can be made quickly after one has done it once or twice unless I get stuck in a Lyran academy again LOL joke was last time that happened my character was teaching but wanted extra credit for combined arms 

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #27 on: 11 September 2019, 17:23:22 »
If you ever want any help convincing them to give AToW another go, just let me know!  My spreadsheet is helpful for that.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #28 on: 14 September 2019, 11:21:40 »
Where is the option to select more than one?

I've played 2 of the above.
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #29 on: 14 September 2019, 14:00:20 »
Where is the option to select more than one?

I've played 2 of the above.

The poll is not what your have played (I've played all of them minus MW:d)
It's what you currently play or plan to play.