Jump to content

CAV 1 & CAV 2


Maredudd
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi Folks!

 

I seem to recall hearing somewhere that CAV 1 and CAV 2 were not compatible, at least as far as the data cards are concerned. Is that the case?

 

I recently picked up JOR 2, and JOR 1 should be here in a week or so and JoR 2 looks real interesting, even if the fluff is the only applicable part.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 18
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Both Journals of Recognition are pure mecha porn.  Just pages and pages of awesome designs and fiction to go with it.  Also the CAV1 rulebook is quite the good read as well, as most of it is background info, CAV physics, and other cool little fulff elements.  If you want to read more about how CAVs work, the breeders, frictionless joints, etc, the rulebook is a great source.

 

Even if someone never intends on playing CAV1, I can recommend all three books.  Especially at the low prices you can get them for these days.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I seem to recall hearing somewhere that CAV 1 and CAV 2 were not compatible, at least as far as the data cards are concerned. Is that the case?

 

Right, as far as stats go, 1 & 2 aren't compatible. The names of most everything stayed the same, like the Dictator's cannons remained the Gkw 12y Gauss Cannons, but their stats did change. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

CAV 1 was actually a pretty cool game. Very well balanced all around. The only issue I had with it was that the combat rolls were opposed which slowed resolution down a bit. If the Armor stats were a constant it would be a pretty slick game. In fact CAV:SO reminds more of it than CAV 2.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

JoR stands for Journal of Recognition-they were supplements for CAV 1 which provided substantial background on individual models.

 

UCORs are basically corporate entities (United Corporate Organized Republic if I remember right) of such size that they're nearly political entities unto themselves, though they are affiliated with a government (to varying degrees depending on where you are in the timeline). They produce the CAVs and other models in the game. You can find more information in the CAV 2 rulebook.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can download the CAV 2 rule book from Reapers CAV website here: http://www.reapermini.com/Games/CAV

 

JOR 1 & 2 are the Journals of Recognition, volumes 1 & 2 respectively, which were published as CAV 1. The data cards presented in these books are set up for CAV 1 and are not compatible with either CAV 2 or CAV:SO, but there is tons of fluff that provide very interesting background for the CAV universe.

 

As for UCOR, that stands for "United Corporate Organized Republics".

 

BIG STOMPY ROBOTS!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...