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FLAKPANZER

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Field Manual: Mercenaries and A Time of War
« on: 22 May 2012, 08:48:38 »
Hi folks,

I noticed in the Battletech Field Manual: Mercenaries book that there were stats for the Classic Battletech RPG.
Am I correct in assuming that these are not at all compatible with A Time of War?

Thanks.

monbvol

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Re: Field Manual: Mercenaries and A Time of War
« Reply #1 on: 22 May 2012, 11:19:18 »
I don't have FM:Mercs but I do know some traits have not changed a bit since CBT:RPG and most of the others are not terribly difficult to figure out how to translate.

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Re: Field Manual: Mercenaries and A Time of War
« Reply #2 on: 22 May 2012, 12:44:59 »
IIRC there is going to be rules in the ATOW Companion for converting Mechwarrior 3rd ed/ Classic Battletech RPG characters to ATOW so the FM:Mercs should still be useful then.

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FLAKPANZER

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Re: Field Manual: Mercenaries and A Time of War
« Reply #3 on: 22 May 2012, 13:04:33 »
Awesome. Thanks for the info.

I read somewhere that A Time of War had been "redesigned from the ground up" from the Classic Battletech RPG, so I assumed they were not going to be compatible at all.

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Re: Field Manual: Mercenaries and A Time of War
« Reply #4 on: 22 May 2012, 13:11:38 »
Conversions of the characters themselves is indeed still going to be a bit tricky and certain game mechanics have been significantly overhauled but conversion of what traits do for the character are actually pretty straight forward to convert.

 

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