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    466 KB Rules-Light Mech PNP OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:29 No.18541552  
    Ey /tg/, I have something for you.

    Got bored the other day and decided I'd spend my time trying to throw together a rules-light mech RPG. Emphasis on rules-light. The thing takes inspiration from Armored Core and Chromehounds, plus many other similar games. It's somewhat rough right now but it would be cool to see what you people think.

    Setting-wise, the mechs are only up to 6 or so meters, somewhat slow compared to vehicles, and are mostly used in urban combat. Energy weapons are rare and questionably effective. Melee also. So, I've tried to keep it quasi-relastic, as far as fighting goes.

    My main concern currently is how customizable you people consider the game and general impressions. Would be nice if typos and errors could be pointed out. In the near future I intend on creating more parts and weapons. The name might also be changed considering the cringeworthiness.

    Anyone care to try to make a character and mech though? Maybe run a short play-test over Maptools? Throw general feedback at me? Anything would be awesome.

    Here's the rulebook-
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    Bump. /tg/'s moving pretty fast.
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    No takers? I'll bump a few more times.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:37 No.18541621
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    >mfw I've been wanting to throw together a mech ruleset for a little while

    Looking now, will offer feedback shortly.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:38 No.18541629
    >in the middle of a paragraph during an explanation of the attributes
    Stop it.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:38 No.18541630
    let's do a character and a combat right now, OP
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    Awww yeah, eagerly awaiting.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:39 No.18541637
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    What, in the thread? Might clutter things a bit but I'm up for it.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:40 No.18541646
    yeah dude, let's do it
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:42 No.18541660
    rolled 4 = 4

    >trying to keep it realistic

    Yeah, nah.
    Seriously just make them tank commanders - it's about forty thousand times more realistic than ANY kind of mech.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:43 No.18541677
    I know, I know. If it makes you feel better tanks can somewhat tear up mechs in the game.

    Works for me. I took some inspiration from Arcanum, as far as their attribute system went. Broke it down into two fields- physical and mental. Characters have Intelligence, Power, Perception, Agility, Charisma, and Beauty.

    You get 20 attribute points to spend. Each dot placed into an attribute costs 1 more then the previous- so the second costs 2 points, where the first is only 1.

    Any suggestions for the example char? Easiest distribution is 1-1-2-2-3-3.
    >> Wilford Kittley !!nYM9FlXnrOp 04/01/12(Sun)20:43 No.18541679
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    Awwww yeah, seems pretty simple, I dig what I'm seeing thus far, adding an editable character sheet to the download would be pretty nice. It would make things a bit easier to get into, though I could just stop being lazy and do a notepad write up.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:44 No.18541683
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    OK, op, before I jump in, give me a good pitch of this, and why should I consider using it, as opposed to these games:




    Since those are already pretty rules-light...
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:45 No.18541697
    Glad to hear it. And I'm somewhat guilty of that also. I've meant to write up a .pdf sheet but haven't gotten around to it.

    Will do.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:46 No.18541709
    Looking through them now. I'll get back to you in a few minutes.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:49 No.18541726
    Never played any mech pnp but this pic gave me a raging hard on that needs to be satisfied.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:49 No.18541733
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    This looks neat, have some relevant art.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:51 No.18541751
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    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:52 No.18541766
    Alright, my first impressions on the first two are mediocre. Though their sites are professional looking it seems they require you to pirate or purchase the rules. That's not something I especially respect. No pitch that I could find, no example rules, just 'we made this and purchase it'. It was also a cursory glance, so I might be horridly wrong.

    For the third, Mechaton Titan, I can see the appeal of the rules. It's set up almost in a similar fashion of Mothafuckin' Crap Truckers, or about as rules light as you can get. Rules seem neat and workable.
    Even so, there isn't much for customization. You can't fap over the new parts you looted off of a destroyed mech, hit up the black markets to try to find the one beloved part you want. It's simplicity cuts back on the construction aspect that many people love.

    That was my goal. I think.

    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:53 No.18541777
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    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:54 No.18541788
    >quickly reading through the various parts
    Stop it, boner
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:55 No.18541793
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    Let me know if I get out of line and you wish me to stop OP
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)20:56 No.18541804
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    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)20:58 No.18541818
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    It's all good. Free bumps are free bumps, and I don't believe the people already in the thread mind.

    Ha, glad you're pleased. That was one of the most difficult parts of it since I'm not especially creative. Hit all the 'fast', 'strong', 'metal box' archetypes.
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    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:00 No.18541839
    Mediafire isnt working for me. Any alternatives?
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/01/12(Sun)21:01 No.18541850
    I just got to the thread. looking over it now. ill giv you feedback soon
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:02 No.18541861
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    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:02 No.18541862
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    Ok, so this is actually fairly similar to what I wanted to throw together as a weekend ruleset. Main difference being this is more thought out and compact. The different companies and parts are a nice touch.

    >mech RPG thread
    >only 2 ukitakumuki pics
    You dissapoint me.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:02 No.18541863
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    stryker mgs was here mechs are the gay

    i hope yall realize even this baby tank would rape your mechs irl. seriously. one shot to the legs and the whole thing come crashing down - hell, even a decent hit in the torso (not hard because lol DAT SILHOUETTE) would topple a mech over if not destroy it outright and good luck standing back up

    tanks need to do more than just rip up mechs - tanks need to fucking rape them. in your game, a single hit from a tank and it should be all over, and anything less than the most well-armed mechs should barely even scratch them.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:03 No.18541873
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    I must have missed those threads. Somewhat remember the underground robot fighting threads, though.

    Hardpoints. They're a fairly ordinary yet effective way to construct things. Most PC games plus many other RPG's have done something similar. And as said before, I'm not all too creative.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:03 No.18541883
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    Okay, so >>18541861 had the same idea. works for me.
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    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:06 No.18541911
    fun is just a buzzword people use when they can't think of a reason why something is actually good. it's a piss-poor argument and you should stop using it.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:06 No.18541913

    The quickstarts for the games are here:

    There are lots of review for Remnants, and it's a d6 based system, a little like yours. Here's the character sheet.


    I'd do more research before you dismiss them, though.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:06 No.18541921
    Certainly- http://www.2shared.com/document/zwR0vkdL/ChromeStrike.html


    I'd post more but my sci-fi folder is a mess.

    We know, I know. In the game I tried to emphasize that tanks are a threat- the suggesting starting points isn't nearly enough to solo them. Tactics around then would almost certainly be hiding-the-fuck from tanks and nailing them with missiles or rockets.

    Higher points, less so. But that's at higher points.
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/01/12(Sun)21:07 No.18541940
    I do like the urban agile type mecha a lot. It's one of the reasons Heavy Gear is my absolute favorites. They're about the same size as yours, and dont have the size or carry the firepower of tanks, but have their place on the battlefield.

    anyway reading more...
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:09 No.18541957
    Definitely. I'll download the further, glanced through the char sheet you linked. It actually looks quite similar in presentation to my own chars- though the 'Total Ratings' seems to suggest more offense-defense interactions.

    I'll see if I can look into both further.
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    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:11 No.18541981
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    Does the game take place in real life? If so, you have all the points in the world. Congratulations. /k/ will now give you your membership badge.

    If the game doesn't take place in real life (which from reading the game appears to be the case), then you need to stop fagging up this otherwise cool thread.

    Keep up the good work, and get an editor. :)
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:11 No.18541986
    *Download the former.

    Think it's just a bit of 'this isn't realistic enough' (or 'not real') and then the other guy is 'no you'. I wouldn't be too worried about either.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:13 No.18542004
    >>18541981Keep up the good work, and get an editor. :)

    That was for the OP
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:14 No.18542018
    Why are you assuming the mechs are light enough, and lightly armoured enough, that a tank shot can knock them over?
    If they had the same armouring as a tank, sure, their design would make them more unstable. But not if they have more or heavier armour.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:15 No.18542021
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    Yep, thanks man. If this gets to the playtesting point I'll draft one of them to do it. Hopefully. Maybe.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:16 No.18542040
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    A suggestion on the tank bit- emphasize that these are armored infantry, or mobile infantry if you want to get Starship Troopers in here. These are probably bigger than the mobile infantry suits, but from the sound of it, the mechs are meant to be larger soldiers that are better armored against small arms, that are faster and stronger than an unassisted trooper.

    >>18541920 is also right about tanks. If you can pierce the armor, good night. Heavier mechs might be better equipped as anti-armor troops.

    Other than that, looks ok to me.
    >> lolfantasy Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:17 No.18542041
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    black mamba was here humans are the gay

    i hope yall realize even this baby snake would rape your humans irl. seriously. one bite to the legs and the whole thing come crashing down - hell, even a decent bite in the torso (not hard because lol DAT SILHOUETTE) would topple a human over if not kill it outright and good luck standing back up

    snakes need to do more than just rip up humans - snakes need to fucking rape them. in your game, a single bite from a snake and it should be all over, and anything less than the most well-armed human should barely even scratch them.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:20 No.18542065
    Not quite. Mechs in the game, unrealistic as it may be, are likely too much on the large size to constitute as any form of Power-Armor. Distinction being that the ones ingame are piloted from a tiny cockpit.

    Heinlein certainly has his place in the game though. I'll probably end up adding some extra stuff for Mobile Infantry and Power Armor, just because it's around the right age in-game. And it would add some interesting combat. And be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:20 No.18542067
    >one good shot enough to kill most tanks
    well actually kinda. it depends who you're fighting
    an m1a2 can sit out in the open and take rpg-7s all day without getting so much as a scorchmark, and they roll over IEDs like nobody's business, so for fighting sandniggers its not a problem.

    compare this to your mech - one good RPG-7 shot at the leg joint = mobility kill (and step on an IED = same thing)
    not just damaged or blown off tracks (which can be fairly quickly replaced) but a full on mobility kill, equivalent to losing an entire engine or something, unless you develop REALLY quick-change legs (which would be even weaker)
    one good shot to the torso and the mech has fallen over, and can't get up. if it doesn't then get raped in its defenceless position it's at least out of the battle till someone gets an AVRE to pick it back up

    now, fighting a modern army, yes tanks get demolished pretty thoroughly by helicopters and etc. but so do mechs. and yes, fighting modern anti-tank systems tanks may/may not (LOL CLASSIFIED depleted uranium armour effectiveness) get eaten but mechs have even less of a chance. considering mechs would be vastly more expensive than tanks to develop and then cost a comprable amount AT LEAST for reduced survivability, there is absolutley no incentive to develop mechs

    so yes, you can say that fighting a modern enemy tanks likely would be pretty thoroughly countered but the same applies to mechs, and mechs don't have the advantage of being able to annihilate Jamal the insurgent

    and that's not even getting into the logistics of it

    BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, none of that has any bearing on tanks vs. mechs. the winner is clear-cut --> its tanks
    tanks are faster, heavier armour, bigger guns, don't fall over. they're easier to hide and easier to operate too
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:22 No.18542088
    that's a silly analogy and you know it.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:23 No.18542101
    Seems like a silly person.

    If you are a 25 point mech and take a hit from a tank to the legs you're almost certainly going to be crawling around feebly. That's my part of it.

    Other then that there's only so much realism that can be added before it's an entirely different game. I know you're not arguing so, merely presenting facts for an argument. But I'd like to stress that for the other readers.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:23 No.18542104

    Fair enough I've had trouble placing anything smaller than a battletech mech and larger than power armor into a particular combat role, so I've kind of bastardized them into armored infantry.

    Power armor versus mechs would be pretty sweet, though.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:24 No.18542112
    >becoming so upset with other people having fun wrong that he needs to type a long-winded 'argument'
    Fantastic tale, kinsman.
    We'll be over here enjoying some rules-light mech games.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:25 No.18542125
    because a heavy mech is just laughable
    all dat weight going down through dem tiny feet is going to cause problems in anything other than paved ground (and even then it might wreck the roads a bit) and heavy armour is going to necessitate an even larger mech (which will be more easily seen etc. etc. etc.). moreover, if mechs get so big that they become impervious to tank shots then a) they'll be even slower and b) how are they supposed to operate in an urban environment

    also logistics
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/01/12(Sun)21:26 No.18542127
    Ok a couple things. Mech construction is rules light and simple. i like that. limiting things to hardpoints helps you to avoid a lot of broken issues

    Its very similar to heavy gear

    combat seems solid i guess. i wont be able to pick out any major flaws unless i try it out though

    the rpg aspect obviously could use a lot more fleshing out, but im sure you know that. One big turn off for me is the use of a d3. i HATE games that want to use d3's.

    was a fun read though. I like it. i know that feeling you get when you make something like this and put it out on the interwebs. good times. Do you have a blog i can follow? if not, MAKE A BLOG

    i know EVERYONE has a blog it seems, but if you are serious about this, do a development blog.

    cheers man
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:27 No.18542140
    >implying i'm not having fun doing this
    i like to argue, i like tanks and i like mechs and i like investigating how tanks and mechs would work irl and how their roles would cross over and differ
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:28 No.18542149
    You actually put in some stats for things other than mechs in here, like helicopters?
    I could hug you, man. So many games leave this shit out, it's aggravating.
    Can you stat up some other stuff, like a jeep?
    Mechs always end up fighting a jeep full of assholes with RPGs.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:29 No.18542160
    On the d3's, that's just kind of an artifact of some parts needing smaller dice-pools then a d6, to synergize well with the low number attributes. Will see if I can think up something better.

    Happy to hear you like it, though. I'll definitely see what can be done about a blog.

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    Ha, it seemed important. And sure. APC's, jeeps, power armor, mobile infantry incoming. That'll be for later though.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:32 No.18542186
    On the subject of mechs getting torn up by tanks, wouldnt a smaller mech deflect a shot or worse get something torn off due to kinetic energy?
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:33 No.18542190
    Awesome, thanks for having it in mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:33 No.18542197
    comrade ivan was here capitalists are the gay

    i hope my comrades realize even this baby state-controlled market would rape your disgusting pig-dirty capitalist economy irl. seriously. one export to the developing world and the whole thing crash - hell, even a decent growth period in the austrian school (not hard because lol DAT BOOM & BUST) would topple a swine-hund capitalist regime if not destroy it outright and good luck recovering

    communism need to do more than just rip up filthy mud-man capitalists - communism needs to fucking rape them. in your game, a single export from a communist state and it should be all over, and anything less than the most productive capitalist state with the highest GDP human should barely even fluctuate them.
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/01/12(Sun)21:34 No.18542201
    yeah man development blogs are important. theyre largely important because they act as a development journal for you. followers can comment, and just by putting your notes on the web drives you further to take it further.

    blogspot is super easy for getting one started

    if you have something tangible going, next step would be self publishing through something like lulu.com, or if you think you have a big enough following it would be kickstarter.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:34 No.18542203
    I thought they exploded before they actually hit
    or was it exploded as soon as they touch something? I don't really know.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:35 No.18542214
    I'm trying to determine if this can somehow be relevant.

    No idea, not much of an engineer or tank operator. Lighter mechs do have a lower armor-save in game, though, which as a result makes them more likely to have stuff torn off. If thats what you're getting at.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:35 No.18542220
    Not gonna lie, I found this pretty funny.
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    samurai was here knights are the gay

    i hope yall realize even this baby smaurai would rape your knights irl. seriously. one slash to the legs and the whole knight come crashing down - hell, even a decent hit in the torso (not hard because lol DAT MOBILITY) would topple a knight over if not kill him outright and good luck standing back up when the samurai is slashing at you

    samurais need to do more than just rip up european knights - samurais need to fucking rape them. in your game, a single hit from a samurai and it should be all over, and anything less than the most well-armed knight should barely even scratch them.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:38 No.18542246
    I see. In the past I've kind of been limited to my actual play-testers, and the occasional posters on 4chan. Hadn't thought of it before that way- giving the other, anonymous sorts of fellows something more permanent. I'll definitely get on it.

    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:41 No.18542273
    I meant more of a german tank vs allied tank ww2 thing. germans designed their armor around deflection. not to say it couldnt take a splosion either.
    So with a smaller tank there would be a chance of nothing happening because of a deflection, but as someone else had said I know nothing about modern or near future tank ordinance.
    It also might be a bit too complicated for rules light. although just adding in a percentage chance for deflection would be cool I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:43 No.18542298
    Looks cool OP, though I'm mainly in this thread for the art.
    He probably posted in the wrong window. /pol/ is... interesting... right now.
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    You people. I've been kind of watching the de-rail with interest since it's still somewhat educational. Sort of. And remotely related. This /is/ TG, but even so.

    Anyone care to try to mech a character or mech? Slap something together? Take a joy-ride through my character creation process?
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    Another bump. Things seem to have died down.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:49 No.18542348
    OOps. No clue why I said smaller tanks. I meant smaller mechs. Im on the mech side of the argument.
    Id try to make something but the link isnt working for me.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:50 No.18542359
    Neither of them are? Try this one-
    >> Boomer !!bcdVCSUmpgT 04/01/12(Sun)21:52 No.18542372
    >mech a character
    Sure, tell me what you can about the setting, if any.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)21:55 No.18542397
    tank ammunition come in over 9000 types

    first you've got APFSDS or something
    they work like an arrow
    it's basically a big rod of metal thats pointy at the end, and it punches through armour
    these are your armour piercing rounds
    they have INSANE amounts of force. like, more force than skyscrapers exert on the earth thru gravity kind of force
    they work to different levels of effectiveness based on the material - depleted uranium will actually fuck you up, tungsten is good but not great and iron is just lol niggers

    then you've got a myriad assortment of HE rounds. these are the ones that go boom, and they're used for clearing fortifications, engaging infantry and anti-tank purposes
    you get things like HEAT (high explosive anti tank)
    HESH (high explosive squash head) and then things like the MPAT for clearing obstacles

    then you've got specialist rounds like canister shot (120mm shotgun), laser-guided missiles and etc. etc., all of which can be fired out of the gun

    rifled guns are "more accurate" but the kinds of rounds they can use are more limited

    guns get better as they get bigger but a 200mm cannon could be worse than a 120mm cannon depending on design and ammo. also, these guns are fucking HEAVY - that's why you don't see Abrams rolling 180mm when there's no need.

    it'd be cool if you put in all the different ammo types
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)21:56 No.18542402
    Don't know how I missed that. Normally proofread my posts multiple times.

    Uh, setting. Something like the early 22nd century, or late 21st. Here's a lazy copy and paste from the book-

    ChromeStrike is set in the sort-of-near-future. A long series of wars and break-downs of alliances has done away with the U.N and other organization, effectively letting countries do as they wish with each-other. Many of the smaller nations have been absorbed entirely by neighbors.
    With the advent of mechs, combat has become somewhat revolutionized. Small, urban forces that utilize mechs are especially strong. Corporations and companies that hopped on the mech bandwagon found themselves rich. With the lawlessness and wartime tensions, these companies have been free to pursue what political and financial power they like. More often then not they remain separate from their patron nation, but are beholden and supported by them.
    With all the wars, and bickering, and fighting,mercenaries are especially in demand. None more-so then mech pilots.
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    I'll see what can be done. The weapon list is currently not all too diverse, so adding in gun modifications or additional ammo types might be a good way to do so.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:02 No.18542470
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    One more bump from me. After that I'll be lurking around.
    >> Boomer !!bcdVCSUmpgT 04/01/12(Sun)22:07 No.18542540
    Cool. Probably go for Marine or former Marine Mech Pilot. Also going to be an investor on the side.

    As far as realism goes, I made a game with a similar idea, dude.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)22:08 No.18542553
    >With the advent of mechs, combat has become somewhat revolutionized.
    I think that needs to go the other way around. Combat would have to be seriously revolutionized for mechs to not suck ass at it.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)22:10 No.18542580

    Thinking of play-testers, should we start a play-testing group or two?
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:11 No.18542590
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    Ha. Similar minds think alike? I'm trying to remember if said system was a wargame or not.

    Already sort of gone over this previously in this thread.
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/01/12(Sun)22:13 No.18542607
    >Anyone care to try to mech a character or mech? Slap something together? Take a joy-ride through my character creation process?

    heck yes id like to thry out creation. im in the middle of something right now so cant atm. but if the thread is alive in a bit ill give it a go
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:13 No.18542611
    Awesome. Lemme know what you think once you get done with it.

    I'd be happy to get a mIRC and maptools thing going to kind of hammer through combat and character creation. Depends on how many people are interested.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)22:14 No.18542625
    I'd be willing to playtest, so long as it's at a time I'm not busy. (Almost any time, hunting for work. -_-)
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:18 No.18542663
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    I know that feel, bro. I know that feel.

    Anyone else? We get another one or two people and I'll grab us an IRC channel.
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:20 No.18542682
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    Saging for double bump.

    I haven't forgotten about you.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)22:20 No.18542686

    I've got me and one other interested in trying it out.
    If you can get an IRC up soon we can discuss.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)22:24 No.18542731
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    Thread has been preemptively archived. OP, if you continue to update this system (and you really should, it looks solid), be sure to archive it. I'd hate to miss it.

    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:26 No.18542770
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    Can do better then soon. Hop on-

    Server: irc.thisisnotatrueending.com
    Port: 6667
    Channel: #Chromestrike
    >> OP 04/01/12(Sun)22:28 No.18542792
    Thanks man, I certainly intend do. Blog and updates soon incoming.
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    We've got three interested so far, get in here. It'll be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)23:10 No.18543394

    Can I just say that I highly support this project. This sort of thing is something that's sorely needed. Bascially all the mecha RPGs on the market right now like Mekton, SilCore or Battletech are extremely rules-heavy and basically require the use of miniatures.

    There's a huge untapped market of RPG gamers who prefer rules-lite systems. A great many of them are anime fans and would love a good, Japanese mecha RPG system.

    Might I recommend taking these early ideas and expanding them to cover many different genres of mecha? You might have something here. Get some good arists and publish this shit.
    >> Boomer !!bcdVCSUmpgT 04/01/12(Sun)23:21 No.18543539
    Yeah, "mechs" already have a place on the battlefield, really. Making mechs a reality doesn't require changing the battlefield or changing technology. It just requires looking at the field, seeing the need, and filling it.

    In the end, there will likely not be a clear "mech" unit, or perhaps multiple "mech" units filling various roles. And they will be more like the machines in Heavy Gear, or this homebrew here.
    >> Anonymous 04/01/12(Sun)23:34 No.18543780

    Should've linked to the other guy, but yea, this made me lol.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/12(Mon)00:01 No.18544112
    I think that the easiest way to make mechs make sense is to make tanks more trouble then they are worth.

    I've heard a few ideas for cites in the future and the ones I thought were most interesting are the ones that focus on pedestrian access and mobility. If cities get more compact and crowded as time goes on and mass transit is able to replace more of the normal thoroughfares, and skyscrapers limit air support, than I could see large battle suits having a place. They could jump or repel (which a conventional vehicle could not) and be able carry and use heavy weapons that a normal man could not.

    And if corporate backing, construction and ownership of large amounts of these cites leads to them being in charge of security then city blocks might become more like city-states, complete with military-like forces trying avoid collateral damage for the sake of profits. Otherwise;

    >nukes, carpet bombing, demolitions everywhere. Oh god why am I on fire?
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/02/12(Mon)00:44 No.18544644
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    Ok OP i hope you're still monitoring this thread. Here's the guy i made.

    Reggie Fleck is a mercenary of the cowardly kind. He operates a mech made up of just about every different part from about every different company. A completely custom yet hardy build he calls the Wrecker. But his skill in apprasing, selling, and salvaging are bar none. Should he be caught in a fight, he has found several combat uses for his shoulder mounted winch as a unique combat application.

    Character creation was fast and simple. I like your Good as New perk, so i kept it. But i wanted to make up Appraiser.

    Mech creation confused me on a couple places at first, but most of my questions were answered when i got through it. I think i got it all right. But things could have been worded better i guess. Couldnt find out where to calculate initiative. I may have just missed it though.

    I also invented a piece of equipment. Using the shoulder attack roll, it launches a grappling hook that utilizes the STR score to wheel the target in. The way i imagined it is that mech STR score can be opposed by the target, which is why i tried to give the Wrecker a high strength score.
    >> OP 04/02/12(Mon)00:57 No.18544812
    Looks pretty good. I like the cowardly mercenary scrapper concept, every good group needs something like that.

    Sounds like making 'em was a breeze, more or less, which is good. I do need to reword some things. That'll be one of my first priorities. Initiative is the characters Agility + Perception, which will be added onto the mech's attribute page.

    If you like, me and perhaps five other fellows are going to be beating the hell out of the system this Tuesday (Maybe tomorrow?) and Saturday, eventually running some sessions of the game. It would be awesome if you could join us.
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/02/12(Mon)01:04 No.18544885
    Like you recognize, creation could have been much easier if it was written better. A step by step that covered all equations would have helped a lot. Listing equipment parts and weapons separate is ok, but everything else for creation needs to stay together so the player can see all his options as hes making his.

    thx for the invite. i cant make any promises cuz things are busy on my end here. but good luck

    again get that blog going.
    >> OP 04/02/12(Mon)01:05 No.18544913
    Way ahead of you. Sort of.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/12(Mon)01:16 No.18545053
    >6 meters tall
    Confirmed for being taller than Armored Cores as of ACV.
    Anyways, I'll read this tomorrow.
    >> i browse 4chan at work 04/02/12(Mon)10:01 No.18548741
    friendly page 14 bump

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