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

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited September 11
    Ah, yeah, thanks for the reply @Diplominator

    I was looking back through his DA gallery and saw he did the cover for TRO 3145, so I looked it up on Sarna, saw from the artist list they have an article for him, and read up on him. Kind of feel dumb for not thinking to check that myself earlier.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    It's a hot metal body standing in snow next to the burning hulk of a fallen mech, shouldn't there be steam clouds?

    It looks for all the world to me like a guy who can't draw feet. Or, for that matter, steam clouds.
    As for the second point; the AC shells are falling sideways out of the arm, but because the upper body is turned slightly to its right their trajectory puts them a bit behind the mech. The right foot is forward of the body, hence the apparent z-axis difference between its position and where the shells are falling. Seems fine to me?

    I don't think so. If you cover up the part of the ground where the shells have landed and extrapolate where they ought to be falling based on the blurring and the overlap, and then cover up the falling shells and mentally map the topography of the hill, the two don't match up.

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited September 11
    Yeah, you're right. This picture of a scientifically impossible giant robot shooting an improbably large-calibre autocannon that I really liked when I was thirteen just isn't plausible enough, because where the shell casings are landing isn't where it should be in terms of the depth perspective. And it's a real shame he didn't draw the metal box feet, I mean they really tie the whole mech's design together. Just look at these beauties:
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    It's totally inexcusable for tabletop sci-fi promotional art. :P

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    My only Q's are: When is your game out and why can't the answer be today?

  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    My only Q's are: When is your game out and why can't the answer be today?

    because it's not MWO :P

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  • HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    My only Q's are: When is your game out and why can't the answer be today?

    because it's not MWO :P

    And for that I thank the FSM ever day

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    So I had a strange thought yesterday; people in real life play historical miniatures wargames based on Ancient Rome, the Napoleonic Wars, even the World Wars.

    Does Battletech (the tabletop game) exist in Battletech (the setting)? I mean, it'd be kind of the same thing, wouldn't it?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Well the Wizkids take on Battletech I thought was silly and really took the game away from where it was

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  • MvrckMvrck Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    So I had a strange thought yesterday; people in real life play historical miniatures wargames based on Ancient Rome, the Napoleonic Wars, even the World Wars.

    Does Battletech (the tabletop game) exist in Battletech (the setting)? I mean, it'd be kind of the same thing, wouldn't it?

    Almost certainly.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Being contemporary it’s probably closer to something like Kriegsspiel than a modern boardgame, but I’m sure it is played by tacticians.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    I vaguely recall a passage in one of the books where Grayson Carlyle and somebody else (Morgan Kell I think) playing a tactical simulator match where it was Gettysburg with Battlemechs. That's probably pretty close to what'd be like in that time period.

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    I was going to say they like ancient battle boardgames like Axis and Allies

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  • 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

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited October 18
    Hey, so is anyone here planning to go to PAX Unplugged in Philly next month?

    Edit: Huh, just looked at the schedule and there's nothing for Battletech. I am disappointed, that's pretty much the only ttg I currently feel like I know well enough to sit down and play without some kind of walkthrough.

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  • 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

  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited November 16
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »

    Uh, am I the only one seeing 61 stars on the American Flag in that tweet image? WTF?

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 61 Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »

    Uh, am I the only one seeing 61 stars on the American Flag in that tweet image? WTF?

    I didn't count them, but that does seem like more than the standard number of stars on that flag.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    *Sigh* I finally stole some time from unpacking and setting up the new house, to put together some models. Unfortunately, it just makes me sad at my hobby progress this year.

    Anyway, here's some eye candy: a ReSeen Stinger (rocket launcher variant), a Hammerhands, an MWO-model Dragon (thanks @DaMoonRulz !), an Akuma, and a Catapult K2 that I reworked the hips and legs on.

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    I'm really proud of the Catapult. I shortened the shins, built out the torso so the hips sit beneath it (to torso twist!), and reposed it into a run/walk.
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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited November 20
    @Nips According to my dad, my grandfather used to say that whenever you box stuff up to store things or for a move, you should write the date on the box. If you go two years without opening it, you should get someone else to give away/dispose of the stuff so you don't have to look at what's inside and risk getting tempted by nostalgia or hoarding instincts.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    *reaches for the Dragon*

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    *reaches for the Dragon*

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    You have a fully painted one! Probably on your desk, right at this moment.

    Or a shrine in your basement, where you worship all of your Dragon-shaped idols.

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    It's on my bookshelf, with my Metal Draconis Combine dice in front of it, but two is twice as many as one!

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »

    I realize this is a few days old but

    time mark 7'04"

    "Side Torse Destroyed: Pilot Injured"

    !!!

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  • NipsNips In constant existential crisis.Registered User regular
    edited November 21
    Tox wrote: »
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »

    I realize this is a few days old but

    time mark 7'04"

    "Side Torse Destroyed: Pilot Injured"

    !!!

    It's weird, but I feel like I had something like that happen in one of my recordings last week in the Beta. I think it was mixed in with a bunch of other prompts as I blew a side torso off, though, so I'm not sure if I'm imagining it or what the particular cause was.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I'm guessing they decided Guts didn't feel as important as Gunnery, Piloting, and Tactics (all of which affect your to-hit in at least some circumstances).

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    Guts affects your heat scale though, which seemed pretty important?

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