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« Reply #1080 on: 30 April 2021, 22:03:48 »
The Stainless Steel Rat is a Sci-fi character created by great Harry Harrison. He's a fine example of the anti-hero trope. His name was James Bolivar DiGriz aka 'Slippery Jim' and he appeared in a dozen books from 60s and into the 90s.
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« Reply #1081 on: 30 April 2021, 22:05:39 »
Alright thanks.
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« Reply #1082 on: 22 May 2021, 21:03:06 »
The Stainless Steel Rat is a Sci-fi character created by great Harry Harrison. He's a fine example of the anti-hero trope. His name was James Bolivar DiGriz aka 'Slippery Jim' and he appeared in a dozen books from 60s and into the 90s.

Its been a LONG time since I heard that name or book. Read them in college and as I recall I liked them.
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« Reply #1083 on: 28 May 2021, 12:20:29 »
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« Reply #1084 on: 28 May 2021, 15:58:50 »
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The Life Beyond videos that were showcased next to this look interesting.

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« Reply #1086 on: 12 July 2021, 19:54:10 »
So I've been wanting to jump back into game for a lil while now after years of not playing, and I've always really liked what i heard of the magistracy but I'm not totally sure where to start about reading up on them, with things like lore, mechs what have you

If any ya'll got/can lead me to some cool and good resources that are more than just the wiki I'd appreciate it

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« Reply #1087 on: 12 July 2021, 20:17:21 »
Well the most information is within the Major Periphery States and Covert Ops book. Other than that there are a few novels such as Killing Fields and Principles of Desolation. Than there are some Shrapnel stories but after the Civil War and Jihad era they are very Capellan.

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« Reply #1088 on: 12 July 2021, 20:23:02 »
Well the most information is within the Major Periphery States and Covert Ops book. Other than that there are a few novels such as Killing Fields and Principles of Desolation. Other than that there are the Shrapnel stories.

Much appreciated! I'll look into em

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« Reply #1089 on: 13 July 2021, 00:12:37 »
Handbook Major Periphery States is the best source for a deep overview of the Magistracy.

Field Manual Periphery details its military, but that's pretty old at this point (set in 3060ish, IIRC).

Guide to Covert Ops has details on its intelligence service.

The novel Double-Blind is partially set in the Magistracy and surrounding areas.

These are set prior to the Jihad.

Field Report Periphery details where the Magistracy is just after the Jihad with its military, while the Objective series does the same for its industry.

Field Manual 3085 and 3145 also have a Magistracy section detailing what's been going on.

TR3145 Capellan Confederation has Magistracy designs as well.

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« Reply #1090 on: 13 July 2021, 01:06:07 »
There are several great BattleCorps stories set in the Magistracy as well, although I don't know how'd you go about accessing them.


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« Reply #1091 on: 13 July 2021, 09:15:51 »
There's also Sharpnel #6.
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« Reply #1092 on: 13 July 2021, 21:46:14 »
Nice preview.

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« Reply #1093 on: 14 July 2021, 20:14:28 »
Dang, thanks y'all for chipping in and helping me find find the good stuff!

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« Reply #1094 on: 15 July 2021, 15:58:32 »
If you can find it, the original Periphery book is always worth a look for the kind of mad max BT insanity of early years.

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« Reply #1095 on: 12 September 2021, 16:41:15 »
I now there is the Banshee-MC but are there any other 3039 era Canopian mech variants?

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« Reply #1096 on: 13 September 2021, 15:52:16 »
Honestly, I never knew it existed.

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« Reply #1097 on: 14 September 2021, 08:04:58 »
Probably not, I just fit the one in.
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« Reply #1098 on: 15 September 2021, 17:12:44 »
As far as I know, that's the only mech variant. There's the semi-apocryphal PPC variant of the Leopard if you look at other unit types, but for the most part the Magistracy just has standard units, though naturally you've got the whole "Replace with what you can" mentality of the game holds true for the Magistracy.

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« Reply #1099 on: 29 September 2021, 15:38:50 »
Looking through the manufacturing timeline for 'mechs with "MC" in their name I find the following:
  • BNC-3MC Banshee in 3037
  • ON1-MC Orion in 3058 (actually Draconis Combine)
  • KSC-5MC Koschei in 3068
  • MHL-6MC Marshal in 3073
  • ABS-3MC Anubis in 3081
  • MHL-3MC Marshal in 3119 (date according to MegaMek)
So you're saying it's Cold War era sci-fi war machines?

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« Reply #1100 on: 29 September 2021, 15:53:02 »
lets see.. drawing from Sarna..
BNC-3MC Banshee in 3037
The 3MC was developed by the Magistracy of Canopus around the time of the War of 3039. It removes five heat sinks and the AC/5 to make room for an Autocannon/10 with two tons of ammunition. Armor protection, speed, and other weaponry remains the same as the -3E model Banshee

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KSC-5MC Koschei in 3068
As part of the Trinity Alliance, the Magistracy of Canopus acquired plans for the Koschei in 3068. Majesty Metals and Manufacturing produces their variant on the 5I at Dunianshire. It removes the jump jets and weapons in favor of a different configuration. It hearkens back to the earlier versions with a Rotary Autocannon. ER lasers and a Snub-Nose PPC necessitates the addition of fourteenth heat sink.

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MHL-6MC Marshal in 3073
This is a Magistracy of Canopus variant of the Marshal, that was developed during the Jihad. This model saw introduction of a Light Fusion Engine, and some modern weaponry to the Marshal's arsenal. Right Torso's Medium Pulse Laser is retained, while a Light PPC, Plasma Rifle, and a MML-9 is introduced for ranged attacks. For dedicated anti-infantry work, the Machine Guns are exchanged for pair of Light Machine Guns in a Machine Gun Array.

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ABS-3MC Anubis in 3081
Developed during the Jihad in 3081[10], this variant of the Anubis uses twin ER Medium Lasers and twin NLRM-5 launchers for its offensive firepower. To increase protection, this Magistracy of Canopus design uses Stealth Armor developed by the Capellan Confederation. An experimental Angel ECM Suite powers the stealth armor and disrupts enemy electronics.

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MHL-3MC Marshal in 3119 (date according to MegaMek)
This variant of the Marshal was introduced during the Dark Age. It carries a TSEMP Cannon, MML-9 with a three ton ammunition bay, two Machine Guns, a Flamer, a Medium Laser, and a Medium Pulse Laser. It is otherwise identical to the original Marshal.

any one know why the 6MC came before the 3MC?

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« Reply #1101 on: 29 September 2021, 15:58:47 »
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any one know why the 6MC came before the 3MC?

The 3MC didn't even show up in the manufacturing timeline.
So you're saying it's Cold War era sci-fi war machines?

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« Reply #1102 on: 24 October 2021, 05:04:01 »
The 3MC didn't even show up in the manufacturing timeline.

So, probably a refit then?

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« Reply #1103 on: 25 October 2021, 03:28:56 »
I seem to recall that most Banshees of this era were refits.
MoC didn't produce anything heavier than the SHD until the Trinity Alliance came along.

Assault mechs is one of those things the dev team don't want the Periphery producing.

 

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