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Mechaton (Giant Fighty Robots) is a game where you build small robots (tanks, mecha warriors, walkers, whatever) out of legos and then do battle on a tabletop, using a ruleset that's best described as a very, very, very simplified version of Warhammer or WarMachine. When I say "very, very, very" simplified, I mean that the rulebook is $6 and is about 10 pages of big text. So it's very easy to learn, fast to play, and fun.
Some of the robots people build are awesome, and legos are incredibly versatile. If you go through online retailers, you can get all the legos you need to build an entire squad of robots for under $30. Then all you need are the rules, some dice, a tape measure, and friends.
I've seen Mechaton played at PAX in the past, but saw no mention of it this year. I just ordered $30 worth of legos to get started. Any other Mechaton players out there?
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