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What version of Mechwarrrior RPG do you play [Poll]

Mechwarrior 1st
4 (6%)
Mechwarrior 2nd
12 (17.9%)
Mechwarrior 3rd
8 (11.9%)
Classic Battletech Roleplaying
1 (1.5%)
A Time of War
22 (32.8%)
Playing one of the above, but will switch to Mechwarrior: Destiny
1 (1.5%)
Don't currently play but will try Mechwarrior: Destiny when it comes out
14 (20.9%)
Not a RPG players and not going to get into it.
1 (1.5%)
Play using a non-Catalyst Games system (such as Savage worlds, Etc.)
1 (1.5%)
Other
3 (4.5%)

Total Members Voted: 67

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dgorsman

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #30 on: 14 September 2019, 17:19:58 »
Might want to reset it.  There are multiple options which were added after a fair number of people voted.
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victor_shaw

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #31 on: 14 September 2019, 22:15:13 »
I haven't added anything to it since it went up.

victor_shaw

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #32 on: 17 September 2019, 18:04:01 »
So the poll is approaching 50 votes and the results seem to have stabilized.
With AToW as the clear leader in popularity and Mechwarrior: Destiny looking to bring in half as many more new players to the BTU RPG.
So all-in all , the plan to reinvigorate the Battletech RPG community seems to be working for CGL.
Now here's hoping that Mechwarrior: Destiny lives up to the hype and some of those players switch over to AToW.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #33 on: 17 September 2019, 18:39:25 »
I second the hope people switch to AToW in the long term...  :thumbsup:

victor_shaw

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #34 on: 17 September 2019, 21:27:37 »
Still surprised that there is not a single vote for "Playing one of the above, but will switch to Mechwarrior: Destiny"
Not at all surprised by the number of 2nd ed players.

Giorgio76

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #35 on: 21 September 2019, 13:21:41 »
The almost impossible task of buying any physical ATOW RPG products for less than $100 each on Ebay and similar sites, might be a factor as to why so many want to give MW Destiny a chance, as an actual physical product you can get without going broke. ;)

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #36 on: 21 September 2019, 13:32:30 »
The almost impossible task of buying any physical ATOW RPG products for less than $100 each on Ebay and similar sites, might be a factor as to why so many want to give MW Destiny a chance, as an actual physical product you can get without going broke. ;)
This has been an ongoing issues due to the ongoing reprint/reissues plan, and with AToW you have to add the possible revision/new edition idea to this.
I don't see it being available for a year or more.
While I'm not a fan of PDF, this is still a path available for entry into the game.

Giorgio76

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #37 on: 21 September 2019, 15:11:30 »
While I'm not a fan of PDF, this is still a path available for entry into the game.

The vast majority of players I have tried to recruit to play ATOW RPG immediately dismiss the game when they find out no physical core rulebook is available since 2012 and cost upwards of $100 to get on Ebay/over $200 on Amazon.
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PDFs be damned, no physical product means the game is dead (not my view, but multiple players basically state this with their words and actions).
 

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #38 on: 21 September 2019, 15:47:19 »
From everything I read or heard so far about Mechwarrior Destiny, I think I'll just pass. No offense intended, but not really a band-wagoner type or one of the "because Battletech" fanboys.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #39 on: 21 September 2019, 19:03:20 »
I have only skimmed trough the beta. The rpg mechanics is not to my taste, but the mech combat adaption might be the best yet. After I read up on it more I might consider using that in my AToW games.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #40 on: 21 September 2019, 19:38:55 »
The vast majority of players I have tried to recruit to play ATOW RPG immediately dismiss the game when they find out no physical core rulebook is available since 2012 and cost upwards of $100 to get on Ebay/over $200 on Amazon.
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PDFs be damned, no physical product means the game is dead (not my view, but multiple players basically state this with their words and actions).

Yeah, our group and all those who drifted in and out of it over time were all of the same mindset there.

Even on a Notepad or the like, PDFs are a pain to deal with and just catch match the appeal of an actual hands-on REAL book in your hands. And in the current state of the economy paying a small fortune just to get one is really not much of a viable option either.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #41 on: 26 September 2019, 13:24:55 »
despite its considerable flaws, i will always like third ed the best

Daryk

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #42 on: 26 September 2019, 16:36:48 »
That's where I'm at with regard to AToW… I've invested WAY too much time in that system to be even thinking about anything else.

On a slightly related topic, I tried another "narrative" system last night.  It was entertaining, but the lack of crunch was more than a little disturbing.  I really wish we'd played the 5th edition D&D game I was expecting instead.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #43 on: 18 November 2019, 02:08:31 »
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.
I think I misread. I voted for the system I liked best and wanted to be able to play again, rather than what I play.
Change one MW 1st ed to Other [house ruled mish/mash]

BiggRigg42

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #44 on: 18 November 2019, 13:19:19 »
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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #45 on: 18 November 2019, 13:20:26 »
I think I misread. I voted for the system I liked best and wanted to be able to play again, rather than what I play.
Change one MW 1st ed to Other [house ruled mish/mash]

I read this because I got totally excited to see a new post in the AToW section.

Dahmin_Toran

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #46 on: 25 November 2019, 12:52:35 »
I agree that the Mech Combat translation in Mechwarrior Destiny is one of the best of the versions. I also like the streamlined character generation and task resolution. That could translate very well for new players and online (i.e. Discord) play.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #47 on: 25 November 2019, 19:04:42 »
AtoW could have done it better, but really only in the details.  The key is having a 2d6 base.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #48 on: 30 November 2019, 22:05:05 »
AtoW could have done it better, but really only in the details.  The key is having a 2d6 base.
  2d6 is why most of my players never liked playing BT RPG.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #49 on: 30 November 2019, 22:06:18 »
To each their own, but I think the majority of BT players prefer not having to convert dice.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #50 on: 01 December 2019, 03:57:22 »
To each their own, but I think the majority of BT players prefer not having to convert dice.
  As a stand alone RPG, MW3 was a huge step forward that should have been followed by the tabletop game.

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Re: Version of Mechwarrrior RPG[Poll]
« Reply #51 on: 01 December 2019, 08:53:41 »
I think 2d10 would have lost most of the table top players, and added very few new ones.  And seriously, MW3 character creation makes AToW look dead simple.