Author Topic: Let's Play... BattleTech! Rise of the Hard Light Brigade  (Read 35366 times)

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
You got skipped over?  I asked for a lance leader slot and callsign in the very first reply! :P

He did, about half-way down the first page, right before Direwolf. So did I actually, was the second reply. No big deal, just sayin'  :nod:
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 02:43:53 am by Scourge of Ages »

 
Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
I thought the smiley implied agreement and a joking manner.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

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[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
It's okay. I knew what you meant. :P
[16:57] <CommanderDJ> What prompted the decision to split WiH into acts?
[16:58] <battuta> it was long, we wanted to release something
[16:58] <battuta> it felt good to have a target to hit
[17:00] <RangerKarl> not sure if talking about strike mission, or jerking off
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> WUT
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> hahahahaha
[17:00] <battuta> hahahaha
[17:00] <RangerKarl> same thing really, if you think about it

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
I think I'll just watch this one from the sidelines to get a grasp of game.
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
I think I'll just watch this one from the sidelines to get a grasp of game.

It's not like you'll be actually playing it. Unless Scotty goes "WHAT DO" at us like a /tg/ quest thread which would actually be kind of neat but significantly increase our risk of TPK.
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
I make the tanks go. You can just call me Red.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
I am looking to pewing anything and everything for you, Scotty. Also have we decided what era we'll be playing in yet?

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Scourge and DJ: Whoops!  I don't know how I missed you guys (especially since I had your names down on the first post at one point), but I'll fix that as soon as I can.  You can either wait for a real 'Mech or vehicle commander slot to open up, or volunteer for vehicle crewman like gunner or driver.  None of the vehicles I got are Lights, so all of them will have between three and six crewmen.

NGTM-1R and FireSpawn: I've got a decent idea of what I want to do, including some deliberately OOC-retarded stuff like taking a contract in the FRR around July 3049 or thereabouts.  I've got a pretty good grasp of the system, and I know for a fact that most of the people watching are totally unfamiliar with the tabletop in general and this ruleset in particular.  That means that most of the decisions will fall on my shoulders.  I might, eventually, poll the troops about who wants/deserves an officer's billet or a brand new 'Mech, or a given pilot about what spare part I should put in instead of the ruined PPC on his 'Mech, but that's going to be the extent of it until after the first or second contract when you guys know what's up.

 
Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Just put me on the wait list for a Mech pilot slot then since I seem to have been skipped over yet again. :banghead:
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 
Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Just put me on the wait list for a Mech pilot slot then since I seem to have been skipped over yet again. :banghead:

Oooohhh, I get it now! I thought you meant you actually did get in.

I'll take a gunnery position in a heavy vehicle, sounds fun and safe (ha!).

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Two assaults and a heavy, sounds pretty good for the start. I hope I get an Awesome. :) It was one of my favorites, with it's PPCs swapped for Clan ER versions, some armor stripped and the extra free space used for some additional close range lasers (on tabletop, extra heatsinks would probably be in order instead). Looking at the Wiki, this actually was somewhat similar to the AWS-9M variant (or 9Q, at the time when I had a 4th ERPPC. That one might cook itself when applied to the tabletop, though :)).

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
We'll be lucky to get the first batch of updated designs.
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
What do you think this is, the Kell Hounds?
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
If he settles on 3049 or earlier then we won't be getting any Clan Tech.  Heck, even after the Clanners invade wasn't it was a few years before the IS could retrofit their tech into IS hardware?
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
That's what loot salvage is for. ;)
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
True, but while you can certainly stomp about with a captured Stormcrow, I was under the impression its a while before you can stuff a Clan Gauss, SSRM-6 and ERMLas in your AS7.
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
That depends on how clever our techs turn out to be.

Also, how do personnel ratings affect the performance of vehicles with several crew members? Say, if the gunner of a given vehicle has a general skillset of 2/5, the pilot has a skillset of 4/5 and the commander has a skillset of 6/6, what will determine the vehicle's accuracy and mobility modifiers?

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
A vehicle crew is treated as a single entity (at least as far as I recall the rules). That is, there are no separate skill values for gunners, drivers and commanders.
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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Aww, no VTOL for me. :(

If we acquire one, I can haz it?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 06:24:14 pm by Aesaar »

 

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Re: Let's Play... BattleTech!
Will more slots open when the Clans invade?  If so, you can put me down as Star Commander Shadowwolf Kerensky of Clan Wolf.  I prefer to pilot a TimberWolf D. 

If it were me, I'd let the IS modify, but not the clans. Clans are forced to run stock, but any variant.  Adds balance  sort of.
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