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Declare your Allegiance

Federated Suns
0 (0%)
Capellan Confederation
0 (0%)
Free Worlds League
3 (25%)
Lyran Commonwealth
2 (16.7%)
Draconis Combine
1 (8.3%)
The Blessed Order (ComStar)
4 (33.3%)
The C-bill (Mercenary)
2 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: December 13, 2016, 02:41:10 pm

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Offline Scotty

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Since the above is a bit of a mouthful, you can also just post things like "Work on reattaching the arm until it's done, and then rush through getting it moving again.  Don't skimp on the laser adjustments."  Basically as long as I know what you want I'll make it happen.

 

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And it looks like the voting has closed!  ComStar is the winner with 4 votes.  Not a majority, but certainly a plurality.  It looks like we will be members of the Blessed Order.  I'll get our 'Mechs rolled up post-haste.  We will be playing as members of ROM, the ComStar intelligence and special forces arm.  Our specialty will be high threat extraction and high profile elimination, with a particular emphasis on false flag operations.  Ours is the arm that silences the enemies of the Blessed Order.

 

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Alright, I have rolled up the 'Mechs you may choose from.  Pilots and 'Mechs may not be dissociated from each other.  You pick the whole package.  'Mechs that are not picked have a higher chance of appearing in the campaign, either with opportunities to acquire them later (the Blessed Order appreciates actions that increase its inventory), or as potential enemies.  Mostly so I don't have to re-random up some random badguy.  Without further ado, here they are.  Out of the 'Mechs you do not pick, I will pick a number to reach 12 total 'Mechs.  In missions where more than the number of players are deployed, players determined either at random, or by 'rank' in the campaign will control additional 'mechs.  "Control" is rather loosely defined, however, where you tell the pilot in-character what to do in a message that would take less than ten seconds to say, and I will have it execute that order to the best of my understanding/ability.

Light 'Mechs:
Green LCT-1V Locust
Green LCT-1V Locust (Special Ability: Multi-Tasker)
Regular STG-3R Stinger
Regular WSP-1A
Regular FFL-4B Firefly
Regular THE-N Thorn
Veteran FS9-H Firestarter claimed: JSRNerdo
Green FS9-H Firestarter
Regular OTT-7J Ostscout

Medium 'Mechs:
Regular CN9-A Centurion claimed: -Joshua-
Regular WVR-6R Wolverine
Green WVR-6R Wolverine
Green DV-6M Dervish
Veteran GRF-2N Griffin claimed: IronBeer
Elite SHD-2H Shadow Hawk claimed: StarSlayer

Heavy 'Mechs:
Elite CPLT-C1 Catapult (Special Abilities: Hopping Jack, Gunnery Specialization - Laser) claimed: AdmiralRalwood
Regular GLD-2D Galahad claimed: Aesaar
Regular TDR-5S Thunderbolt (Special Ability: Hopping Jack)
Regular ON1-K Orion
Green BL-6-KNT Black Knight
Green ARC-2R Archer
Regular MAD-1R Marauder claimed: The E

Assault 'Mechs:
Veteran HGN-732 Highlander claimed: Phantom Hoover
Veteran AWS-8Q Awesome claimed: Lepanto

Note: the Highlander and Galahad have Gauss Rifles, and as such on some missions they will not be available where secrecy must be maintained.

Please pick your 'Mechs.  Players who have expressed a preference already, and whose picks line up with that preference, will receive priority in the event of a conflict.  I recommend a fairly balanced group of 'Mechs.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 11:17:22 pm by Scotty »

 

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Samantha "Null" Graves will take the veteran firestarter.
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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
For records' sake: I'm calling dibs on the Veteran Griffin.
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Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Archmage wants the Elite Catapult.
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(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

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<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

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<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.

 

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Calling the MAD 1R
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Offline Scotty

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Calling the MAD 1R

I knew this was going to happen the moment it rolled up on the table.

 

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Calling the Awesome. I'm a sucker for big 'Mechs and big energy weapons. I've played enough MekTek to know that I'll suck if anyone gets inside my PPCs' minimum range, so anyone willing to run interference on pesky lights and mediums would be appreciated.
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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
I'd like the centurion!

 
Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
I'm calling the Highlander again, then, since it seemed to go unnoticed on IRC
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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
I will put in for the Shadowhawk please.
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Offline Aesaar

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Alright, **** it.  Calling the Highlander.  Callsign Stormlord.

Can't guarantee how much time I'll have in a month (which is why I'm picking this mech), but for now I'm in. 

 
Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
I already called the ****ing highlander! These are mechs, not pies!
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Zellbrigen!
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Offline Scotty

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Alright, **** it.  Calling the Highlander.  Callsign Stormlord.

Can't guarantee how much time I'll have in a month (which is why I'm picking this mech), but for now I'm in. 

PH already called the Highlander, so I'll give you the Galahad instead, which has not one but two gauss rifles, and will be under the same conditions.

 

Offline Aesaar

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I had not heard of the Galahad before.  I was afraid it would be horribly ugly but upon investigating it actually looks pretty good.  I am happy with it.

These are mechs, not pies!
You can't prove that.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 08:04:32 pm by Aesaar »

  

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
Alrighty, got the 'Mechs claimed, and I'll be picking five more to make a total of 14; 12 of which will be available for every mission, two of which will only be available during secrecy optional missions.  Two of them, as such, will not actually have pilots assigned or associated to them.  After that, I'll get our tech teams set up, and it'll be briefing time for the first scenario.

I was out of the house all day, or that'd probably have happened today. :P

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Let's Play - Narrative BattleTech (Accepting/Searching for Players)
ok - sign me up as a mech fixer, keep me happy pilots or your ride'll end up at the end of the TOFIX list :p

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Something tells me that my 'mech ends up at the bottom of the repair lists...