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AToW Is Back Baby!
« on: 06 July 2022, 22:30:03 »


As predicted based on the recent errata update, we're getting a reprint! And with a retro cover too! TSW-style!
« Last Edit: 06 July 2022, 22:31:44 by pokefan548 »
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #1 on: 07 July 2022, 04:39:51 »
I usually only pick up reprints in pdf, but that one I MUST have in hard copy!  :thumbsup:

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #2 on: 07 July 2022, 07:41:28 »
I got to applaud them for that choice.
You gave Destiny the old MW1e look.
You give this one the old Succession Wars boxed set look.
That's a helluva send off for finalizing the reprints with old school covers.  :clap:
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #3 on: 07 July 2022, 07:55:53 »
Nothing will ever top the OG MW1e cover in my book, but this one is up there!  8)

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #4 on: 07 July 2022, 08:55:31 »
No more A Time of War?
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #5 on: 07 July 2022, 08:59:05 »
Eh, what? ???

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #6 on: 07 July 2022, 09:22:26 »
No more A Time of War?
Much more A Time of War.
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #7 on: 07 July 2022, 09:34:42 »
I'm glad we are getting it for the errata and the retro cover.

At the same time, we are due for a 2nd ed. with new mechanics. Looking back on the history of D&D as an example, they never went 13 years between versions. And considering the issues with AToW, I think it is time to address them.

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2022, 09:53:50 »
C:-) -MOD Directive-
Unlocking this now but to be very clear this thread is about the reprint of AToW and what can be expected from it.

Not about Mechwarrior:Destiny or any comparisons to other RPG lines (CGL or not).

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #9 on: 11 July 2022, 10:16:56 »
Many thanks, Hammer.

And, on that note, it really will be nice to be able to get a physical copy without breaking the bank. Old-spine copy secondhand prices are just ridiculous, even for okay condition copies. Sadly, it's still probably going to be $45-$50, what with the shipping issues and paper shortages and whatnot, but that's still a fair sight better.
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #10 on: 13 July 2022, 10:32:36 »
based on the abnormally large size of AToW compared to the other books, $59.99 is not out of the question

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #11 on: 13 July 2022, 10:33:46 »
I don't mind paying for that gorgeous cover!  :thumbsup:
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #12 on: 13 July 2022, 11:38:42 »
i'm one of those filthy collectors and paid an unreasonable amount of money for the Companion so i'm also in to finish out the retro covers

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #13 on: 13 July 2022, 11:45:18 »
Darn thinking faster than I'm typing! Edited in the missing word above...  ::)

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #14 on: 14 July 2022, 08:05:34 »
Locked because people can't stop talking about games that aren't AToW in a thread about the first new release for AToW in who knows how long.
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #15 on: 14 July 2022, 17:48:39 »
MODERATOR NOTICE

Failure to follow directions and stay on topic in this thread will result in warnings being issued.

Some of you may have noticed I've pruned a couple more posts.  That's because they were talking about another RPG line, which my colleague was quite clear not to do:

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Unlocking this now but to be very clear this thread is about the reprint of AToW and what can be expected from it.

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This is the second time we're unlocking this thread after pruning it and issuing warnings.  The second time one of us is leaving a message reminding people to stay on topic.  I'm very disappointed that we're at this point in what should be a thread celebrating a release of a portion of the BattleTech line that doesn't see as many.  The phrase "this is why we can't have nice things" comes to mind.

MechWarrior: Destiny is not a topic for this thread, whatever your opinion of the game.  Shadowrun, D&D, chess, none of them are topics for this thread either.  (That list was not chosen at random.)  We have a board for MechWarrior: Destiny, the others go in the Off-Topic board.  You are welcome to discuss those topics in the appropriate venues, this thread is not one of them.

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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #16 on: 14 July 2022, 18:38:52 »
Obviously the retro cover still has to be fully printed and shipped, but I'm curious as to what the Mercs cover will look like down the line.

I know I'm skipping ahead a bit, but color me intrigued, now that I think of it.
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #17 on: 14 July 2022, 19:39:06 »
Mercs cover?  Is that going to be part of AToW somehow? ???

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« Reply #18 on: 14 July 2022, 20:04:38 »
Mercs cover?  Is that going to be part of AToW somehow? ???
All the core rulebooks that got retro cover reprints have been getting new, original "Mercenary" covers. See TM, SO, CO, and the upcoming TOs. Sometime down the line, I reckon AToW will get its own mercs cover reprint.
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« Reply #19 on: 14 July 2022, 20:32:03 »
Cool!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #20 on: 21 July 2022, 23:36:11 »
TO: Advanced Units and Equipment is getting an absolutely metal as ****** reprise of the TacOps cover so imagine your favorite RP-level art redone in the new art paradigm and smile.

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« Reply #21 on: 22 July 2022, 09:24:43 »
I just wanted to say that that cover is an excellent choice for an RPG. I mean, ideally not all of the PCs will be Successor Lords, but it triangulates the happy-spot between BattleMechs, bastards, and booms.
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« Reply #22 on: 22 July 2022, 13:18:07 »
I like the cover. The Mech is giving me questions but I like the cover.

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« Reply #23 on: 22 July 2022, 14:03:02 »
Lotta 3025-era BLRs left their Donals at home. See also BattleTroops cover.
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« Reply #24 on: 22 July 2022, 16:29:17 »
Hand held also means hand droppable...  ^-^

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« Reply #25 on: 23 July 2022, 08:51:31 »
Obviously the retro cover still has to be fully printed and shipped, but I'm curious as to what the Mercs cover will look like down the line.

I know I'm skipping ahead a bit, but color me intrigued, now that I think of it.
Frankly, I am FAR more interested in that.  I am about to step ALL OVER everyone's lawns because I always thought the newer art was better than the vintage ones. :P

At any rate it's awesome to see AToW getting a reprint, and here's to that next one too.  I am curious how the Companion is doing.
Now if only I could get a game going.  I would say I miss the extensive roleplay section for play-by-post, but we didn't really ever get those games going either did we?

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« Reply #26 on: 23 July 2022, 09:14:51 »
Not for lack of trying... my observation is that BT players seem to have a lot more RL stuff going on than D&D play-by-post folks.  I say that with a foot in each camp.

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« Reply #27 on: 09 August 2022, 06:48:26 »
Oh my! I really hope this version is cleaned up also in terms of organization.
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« Reply #28 on: 10 August 2022, 14:49:43 »
Oh my! I really hope this version is cleaned up also in terms of organization.
Thats one to bring to the ask writers/developer thread. Last time they mentioned anything its usually errants and new cover. Hope your wish is granted.
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Re: AToW Is Back Baby!
« Reply #29 on: 10 August 2022, 17:41:47 »
Oh my! I really hope this version is cleaned up also in terms of organization.

It’s pretty much exactly the same as before other than the errata which was released earlier this year. I haven’t had a chance to take much of a closer look. (Was too busy other than quick flip through as at Gen Con and been busy with other things since then this week)

 

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