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[BattleTech] Death From Above! Current Events now added to OP.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I might be persuaded to run something this Thursday, yeah :D

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    edited March 14
    To my knowledge, no. One ton and crit for every four (or five) tons of compatible weaponry, or fraction thereof.
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    That's what I thought. Shoot, gonna be a pain having to remember to leave 1 crit/1 ton open since it's not making them as big as they're supposed to be.

    It gets even weirder. I haven't tested it enough to reverse-engineer how it's figuring the tons/crits out, but sometimes it rounds up correctly, and other times it doesn't. Any time it should be 4/4 it's correct, it seems. But I've had it go 1/1 or 2/2 when it should be +1 to each on a number of different designs I was trying to put together.

    I still really like Remlab as a free browser-based tabletop rules unit garage, but it's worth noting that you'll want to watch its calculations.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    edited March 14
    Nips wrote: »
    I might be persuaded to run something this Thursday, yeah :D

    But it will be the last chance for us to run under the old MWO rules...

    Edit: Didn't read the MWO news. MM away!

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    I think I'm going to push a MM game off to next week, to put some time into creating a decent scenario (and install MM on my laptop). Plus there seems to be a push to murder dudes with missiles in MWO this week, which is hard to pass up.

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    edited March 16
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    What's more interesting to me is initially there were 17 extant Clans when they were introduced, and there are 17 weight classes (20-100) in traditional gameplay. I'm surprised the initial line-up of Omnis weren't just totems for each Clan.

    So I was thinking about the above post I made in the MWO thread. Here's the Clans that existed by the mid-31st century:
    1. Blood Spirit: Crusader, extreme isolationists with few resources but top-notch warriors
    2. Burrock: Crusader, expert bandit hunters (with extensive ties to the Dark Caste), periodically shifted tactical doctrine to surprise foes
    3. Cloud Cobra: Warden, Aerospace Fighter focused warrior-monks with a cosmopolitan mixture of different religious sects
    4. Coyote: Warden, created omnis, native (North) American-themed, former leading power. Prefer big slow heavily armed mechs
    5. Diamond Shark: Warden, formerly (and eventually) known as Sea Fox; mercantile space fleets.
    6. Fire Mandrill: Crusader, fragmented into many 'kindraa', that spent more time fighting eachother than anyone else
    7. Ghost Bear: Crusader (initially, shifted later), conservatives who are big on family and community
    8. Goliath Scorpion: Warden, Wandering seekers of Star League artifacts who used drugs to induce prophetic visions, strict adherents of zellbrigen
    9. Hell's Horses: mixed (Crusader leadership, Warden majority), Combined arms with conventional vehicles, believe in caste & ____born equality, invented Elementals
    10. Ice Hellion: Crusader, reckless aggressors prone to biting off more than they can chew, prefer light mechs & fast mediums
    11. Jade Falcon: Crusader, rigid traditionalists who see themselves as the Wolves' rival, very belligerent, favor blitzkrieg attacks on enemy command or main forces
    12. Nova Cat: Crusader (initially, shifted later), aloof mystics prone to sudden and perplexing shifts in policy and allegiance
    13. Smoke Jaguar: Crusader, Oppressive warmongers who brutally suppressed the lower castes and conquered Inner Sphere civilians
    14. Snow Raven: neutral (later Warden), cagey mercenary expert space navy & aerospace force
    15. Star Adder: Crusader, pragmatic conservatives known for strong strategic planning but blunt tactics
    16. Steel Viper: mixed (Warden leadership, Crusader majority), less extreme version of Blood Spirits, sensible tactics but rigid & inflexible command structure
    17. Wolf: Warden, pragmatic liberals known for cautiously probing situations initially, but taking quick decisive action once a plan was formed, invented Elemental armor
    For curiosity's sake, the remaining three clans which were long gone by the time of the invasion were:
    1. Mongoose: absorbed (destroyed really) by the Smoke Jaguars long before the political divisions of the invasion question when the other clans got tired of their constant mugging attacks and political manipulations
    2. Widowmaker: absorbed (destroyed really) by the Wolves long before the political divisions of the invasion question when their sakhan (Vice President) accidentally headshot Nicholas Kerensky's mech during a trial he was refereeing, instantly killing the Clans' founder. Implied to have been running an extensive black ops organization for Nicholas during the early years (among other things, potentially even framing the Wolverines for the incident that led to their annihilation).
    3. Wolverine: Annihilated by a joint force of clans shortly after their conquest of the Pentagon Worlds due to the use of a nuclear device to destroy a genetic repository of Clan Snow Raven following disputes over the distribution of war materiel formerly belonging to commands whose personnel had primarily become Wolverines.
    Some of the original omnimechs kind of are totems, but not all of them, and others are kind of muddled as to who they are supposed to represent. Here's that list:
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Clan mech: IS reporting name
    • Fire Moth: Dasher, 20 tons - self-explanatory
    • Mist Lynx: Koshi, 25 tons - little death in Japanese
    • Kit Fox: Uller, 30 tons - a germanic god of hunting; a scout mech with a big long range gun
    • Adder: Puma, 35 tons - ?
    • Viper: Dragonfly, 40 tons - for the way it darts around the battlefield
    • Ice Ferret: Fenris, 45 tons - a wolf of significance in Norse myths
    • Nova: Blackhawk, 50 tons - ?
    • Storm Crow: Ryoken, 55 tons - 'hunting dog' in Japanese
    • Mad Dog: Vulture, 60 tons - hunched shoulders appearance
    • Hellbringer: Loki, 65 tons - partnered to the Thor, uses electronics warfare
    • Summoner: Thor, 70 tons - obviously inspired by the Thunderbolt
    • Timberwolf: Mad Cat, 75 tons - Catapault (CAT) with Marauder (MAD) arms and tonnage
    • Gargoyle: Man o War, 80 tons - ?
    • Warhawk: Masakari, 85 tons - named after a kind of Japanese battle axe
    • Executioner: Gladiator, 95 tons - IS boggled by purpose for an assault with MASC
    • Dire Wolf: Daishi, 100 tons - great death in Japanese
    As far as I know, there was no 90 ton omni in the original Clan line-up.

    So, here's a fun thought exercise: if you were designing the initial Clan mech line-up for their introduction to the IP, and were told to make them all totems for the clans of that era, which would you change, which would you keep as is, and what would you do for the 90-ton mech?

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I like your summary. I'd also modify Coyote to include something about the scientist caste conspiracy.

    What is this I don't even.
  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    edited March 18
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I like your summary. I'd also modify Coyote to include something about the scientist caste conspiracy.

    Honestly, most of that was from memory with some quick spot-checking on Sarna. The scientist conspiracy was something that came in after I'd sort of fallen off the wagon for a while, so I really don't know much more than the early teases that cropped up in one of Robert Thurston's books were Horse (a freeborn Jade Falcon warrior) was sent to the Jade Falcon base on Huntress (pre-Task Force Serpent) where they were testing a LAM to investigate, and found clues that they were secretly trading gene samples with other Clans.

    Edit: In point of fact, I greatly misremembered the little bit about the scientist caste conspiracy I did know when I originally made this post apparently.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    So a package showed up in the mail today!
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    I wonder what this is?
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    Hello, sailor.
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    Unless I'm off my mark, that's an IK MWO-model Dragon. 'Tis a fine looking rig, one that @DaMoonRulz would be proud of!

    Looking forward to putting this little bad-boy together (and finding him a spot in my rosters)! Thanks, @Betsuni!

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Glad to see that the Clanners did not intercept the dropship on entry. Yep that the IK Dragon to add to your King Crab.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Nips wrote: »
    So a package showed up in the mail today!
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    I wonder what this is?
    IMG_20170316_141000221.jpg

    Hello, sailor.
    IMG_20170316_141217262.jpg

    Unless I'm off my mark, that's an IK MWO-model Dragon. 'Tis a fine looking rig, one that @DaMoonRulz would be proud of!

    Looking forward to putting this little bad-boy together (and finding him a spot in my rosters)! Thanks, @Betsuni!

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I really want to order some of those, but when I went to put together an order earlier it totaled out to like $100 so I had to walk back from the edge.

    What is this I don't even.
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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I really want to order some of those, but when I went to put together an order earlier it totaled out to like $100 so I had to walk back from the edge.

    I did a slow bleed ordering from him. The shipping is expensive since he has to toss it over a long distance.

    So far I have assembled: Catapult, King Crab, Warhammer (new), and Timber Wolf (new). I posed photos of the Catapult and King Crab a while ago and need to take photos of the Warhammer and Timber Wolf. The Timber Wolf came with an insane amount of parts for multiple variants.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Friend Oosiks!

    In just a few hours, I will once again be running a MegaMek game for the amusement and enjoyment of our master tacticians.

    Tonight, we join Operation Bulldog, in the Smoke Jaguar Kicking-In-Of-Teeth.

    See you in Vent at 7:30PM Central!

    Iolo
  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I'll be in Power Rangers :(

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    Sorry I missed this earlier. Was having dinner, or I'd have asked what all I needed to know to watch. I don't wanna bother you while it's underway, but afterwards I'd be much obliged if you would let me know how to join in for the future.

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Will do! The next time I will run MegaMek is probably two or three weeks from now. I'll write up a short primer post for next time.

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Registered User regular
    edited March 24
    Awesome. I had MegaMek on a different computer several years ago, but I only ever putzed around in matches vs AI. I'd need to install a Java Runtime Environment for it, right?

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    Yeah, it runs on JRE.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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    "Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are smarter than one man. How's that again? I missed something" Lazarus Long

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  • IanatorIanator Delightfully mediocre! Registered User regular
    My local group just started our new Wars of Reaving campaign today. We're a six-pack of Trueborn and just underwent our Trial of Position today.

    Me and my Shadowhawk IIC (Standard) actually did fairly well, bringing down my first opponent within three turns while taking little damage. Didn't do so well against our next, a Stormcrow-B minus its AC-20 arm. Amusingly, the third pair's battle lasted well over thirty turns. The winner of that fight took off that Stormcrow's other arm within one more turn, taking the title of Star Commander for our campaign.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    So new update from HBS. Linked since I'm on my phone.

    Notes: No update on beta date, but working is going smooth. New game screenshots to look at in the meantime.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech/posts/1838879?ref=backer_project_update

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    So pretty!

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Oh hey, they got stackpole writing some novelles. He's pretty much a fixture in battletech books, but he wrote the clan invasion books and Vlad's rise to ilkhan of the wolves so it'll be good I bet.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Oh hey, they got stackpole writing some novelles. He's pretty much a fixture in battletech books, but he wrote the clan invasion books and Vlad's rise to ilkhan of the wolves so it'll be good I bet.

    Yep, that was one reason I put in for that backer level. I remember reading his books long ago and enjoying them.

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  • HandgimpHandgimp STEVE BANNON IS OFF THE NSC THANK FUCKING CHRISTRegistered User regular
    HBS Battletech Story Trailer!!!

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 48 Registered User regular
    Handgimp wrote: »
    HBS Battletech Story Trailer!!!


    You son of a...

    You know what? I blame myself. I clicked the button and remembered the date too late.
    Pretty sure that's my fault.

    What's even worse is that this isn't going to end with today. The shenanigans will continue through the weekend and probably well into Monday before the internet has had it's fill.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular

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