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  1. Palladium's robotech books went on sale, both drivethru and paper. Almost tempted, for childhood nostalgia sake. Pobably not going to, but tempted. Let me look at rifts for a second to remember what the system is like .....Cured. ----- partnership with harmony gold. How? HG have rights to the robotech STORY, but since they're shortly losing rights to the macross images, designs and video, these are either going to be short-lived games or have to re-do all the art. ----- Too bad palladium didn't put out a RRT 2nd edition rules that didn't suck. Might have saved the game. Probably not, but might have.
  2. hopefully he sells the molds to somebody else if he goes under.
  3. Here, have a linky http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=58142.0 Last year, HG went after battletech again. IANAL, but people on the thread say they're losing They still have the rights to robotech (And will into perpetuality) but will be losing the rights to macross, which means that the first chunk of robotech will be in violation of copyright. They could remake it, but everyone hates them, so yeah Since they don't have the macross license anymore, they can't sublet it to Palladium. Not sure how much of what I said is right, but it's what I've put together.
  4. Between the picture on the previous page and this, I think it's supposed to be an axe, or maybe just a club with stuff strapped to it like a tetsubo.
  5. I wouldn't mind a couple of minis from other factions mixed in, if it plugs holes in the role-roster. I'm not sure I'll get as many as last time, but I'll get the basic and what looks cool.
  6. I'm in. Not for the utopia stuff, which I think is ugly, but for a couple of the boxes from last kickstarter. I might get in for the next one, nucoal and peace river aren't as fugly as Utopia's dome-head, balloon-shoulder look
  7. Old GW just had horrible pricing across the board. Also no balance or pretense of balance to the armies. in 40k, space marines were tier one, other imperial and chaos were tier two, everyone else got a pat on the head and told it isn't whether you win or lose, but how much effort you put in. New GW has decent prices for a lot of their introductory stuff. The starter boxes are a survivable price-point, and the two-player boxes are actually pretty good for what you get. It's just when you get to the non-basic units (That you need to win) that the prices get back to horrid. Also, tyranids are playable for the first time since 5th, arguably 4th. I've got a friend who is overjoyed, and I'm trying to refurbish my old chaos stuff. I'm not willing to buy too far in, but since I've already got most of what I need it's survivable. As for the players, it can be a mixed bag. They guys with cheesey spam and condescending attitudes are inevitable, but it's never fun to go to a store where they are the entire scene.
  8. Maybe not bows, but a brace of javelins or shortspears (can you throw those in fifth? IDK) Bows are hard to manufacture, but any place that has wood can supply javelins. Baring that, slings. Or if you want to go memorable, have them throw jagged chunks of metal worked from the armor of defeated enemies (Think circular saw blades, but crude.) Just be prepared for what happens when somebody tries to catch the death-Frisbee.
  9. If you're playing caricatures or sociopaths, sure. But we're talking random murder(s), and the kind of random murder that brings cops down on you to boot. Nobody likes school shootings.
  10. get somebody with thin hands. mask off their fingernails. Spray-paint their hand black or a really dark purple. Add spider ring or bracelet. instant drow hand, just add handcuffs. frick knows I've gotten the effect a few times priming minis.
  11. Had not considered that, and haven't run into it; and given that I've played in a game with octomorphs, that's kinda surprising You're probably right; Maybe I'll try to run an iron kingdoms game (The real D&D 3.5 Iron Kingdoms, not the warmachine-the-RPG iron kingdoms). Or maybe grab the Savage Rifts box from the store - been eyeing it anyway. ----- I can bump the loonie from the game, I just can't exclude him from the start. I think I'll pass on my two favorite stories involving him. His character in a shadowrun game; extremely optimized for summoning spirits. And by optimized, I mean that he threw something like 18 dice before adding edge. But to get there he took advantages and surge mutations that turned him into a furry, and gave him a former porn star background. Then there was the time the team needed a distraction to get to the professor's office. Leave it to me, says he. He then grabs a couple students, drags them into an alley, slap-patches them with a combat-drug cocktail that will kill them, arms them, and pushes them out of the alley. Then acts surprised when we all just stare at him open-mouthed.
  12. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/i-hit-it-with-my-axe?page=2 ----- To me it sounds like GM is hoping to make the best game world evar, and keeps upgrading to newer, shinier features. When you call him a new GM, is he new to GMing, or just new to you? Because this sounds like my first time GMing in my early 20s
  13. probably this. Or maybe use a couple strip styrene and sequins to make a missile launcher. Or maybe both and magnetize them modular.
  14. lets just say that Eclipse Phase is a game where body dismorphia is the norm, not an exception. Uplifted (Sapient) pig with psionic powers in a robotic octopus body. Completely viable at chargen, if expensive in points. Not being in the body you were born with is normal.
  15. yeah, but there's going to be nothing to connect the tubes to - he'll be missing his arm to (and possibly past) the elbow
  16. I was planning to run a session zero anyway; but yeah, I take your point about disallowing classes. I guess this universe has sane male furies. And that's why I ran it by (mostly) sane censors here Still thinking about keeping the TG limit in place though; not asking anyone to out themselves, just giving them the option, and keeping it PG-13, which is fairly important in an open-area store with parents coming through. The store actually has a lot of GMs. Just, you know, none running stuff when I'm off work.
  17. I just ordered a vanquisher; I'm planning to cut the guns off the right arm and convert a couple battletech Atlas to Atlas II. Which will leave me with a dismembered Rach bulletspammer. Any suggestions on what I should do with it?
  18. That was not the expected answer, nor an anticipated one. After some thought, I'm considering that a false equivalency. Do you have any suggestions on how to cut down on the behaviors I'm trying to discourage? My issues are two players. One I classify as a loony, who will go out of his way to make the most awkward, improbable and contrived situations possible. Because of store politics, I probably won't be able to exclude him, and anticipate killing his character a fair amount. (You do NOT get away with mooning snipers when I can just bring you back from the dead afterward.) The second is a yu-gi-oh kid, age 15-18, who I'm worried will pick a Fury for combat optimization and then have her prance around in an armored catsuit.
  19. Need some feedback about how deep in my mouth I'm planting my foot - this thread seems a decent place to find to find adult opinion. I'm getting some free time, and am planning to try and GM a game of Eclipse Phase. The bit I need opinion on is the last two paragraphs of the drafted post. EP is a game where you can swap bodies, called morphs. Furies are the best combat bodies that aren't robotic, but are female only.
  20. Hey grumpy and bedlam, here's the legacy gangs: https://necromunda.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/11/ENG_Necromunda_Gangs_Of_Legend_Download.pdf Also, why can't I find the reply button?
  21. https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/rules.html Here's another one, stargrunt. No point values, but vehicle rules included; token intensive. ----- Shadow war armageddon is a good skirmish rule-set, although the armies in the box aren't great for what it sounds like you're doing. Edit: I've got a friend who plays tyranids with it; his army is three tyranid warriors, and it has a very Alien-esque feel where the monster creeps up, pounces, and drags your poor guardsman away screaming. I played Harlequins, which is three or four psycho bouncy-snipers running back and forth between cover trying to whittle you down piece by piece. then 40k 8th came out, and shadow war came to a screeching stop, which is a shame.
  22. Two more options Scrappers, from osprey. I'm about halfway through the book, but it seems fairly solid. Really liking Osprey's build-your-own-force games. Warmachine is MagicPunk, but at the 0-25 point levels could count as skirmish. Unfortunately, tourney level is 75 points, which is an army, no two ways about it. The company of iron spinoff-game is based around trooper and hero models instead of the titular warmachines, and is smaller scale. Counts a sci-fi if you squint a lot.
  23. I've been trying to figure out how to build necromunda terrain. 3d Industrial is fairly easy, ladders are hard. Until I turned around in the hobby store and saw something I'm not usually interested in - scale train track. It's not quite proportioned right for 28mm ladders, but it's close enough that you can see what it's supposed to be.
  24. Sounds like they're made of the same material GW uses for their bases.
  25. Mantic does have starter rules on their site in PDF. Home -> free rules Tomorrow's war, by ambush alley. It doesn't have a point system, but does have vehicles. It's officially a 15mm system but there are 25mm optional rules.
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