jmlima
 member, 128 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 14:27
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Before I get into a load of trouble for nothing, would anyone be interested in playing a PC in a campaign that would revolve around the beginnings, middle and endings, of a small merc lance, with the PCs being mechwarriors?

We would be using A Time Of War as our ruleset, the PCs would get a chance to create their merc outfit (I’ll give them the background premise) or I would include them in an already made one if they would prefer (to speed up game start).
KaiWriter
 member, 56 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 14:45
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
More Mechwarrior is never a bad thing.  I'd be interested, sure.
Arbentur
 member, 124 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 14:51
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
I may be wrong but I imagine you would get plenty of interest in such a thing, including me.
HEarlPendelfield
 member, 77 posts
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Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 14:54
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Always interested in Mechwarrior
Yun74
 member, 21 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 15:41
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Definitely interested.
Hendell
 member, 173 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 17:36
IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Is this just Mechwarrior, or do you intend to use Battletech as well?  And if so is there an interest in supporting the use of the new Battletech computer game as well?  Either as a way to depict combat or as a sort of in game representation of sport?
jmlima
 member, 129 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 19:06
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Hendell:
Is this just Mechwarrior, or do you intend to use Battletech as well?  And if so is there an interest in supporting the use of the new Battletech computer game as well?  Either as a way to depict combat or as a sort of in game representation of sport?


Just mechwarrior rpg rules. Using battletech rules would make the game too combat focused since we would be spending years to try and resolve one battle...

As to the pc game, no idea how it could be used for this, also it would probably impose on everyone a need to have it, so I'm now tempted to go that way.
Hendell
 member, 174 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 19:10
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
It could be optional, but yes there is a level of complexity one must accept in order to reduce that time problem down to an hour or so per lance vs lance combat.
Arbentur
 member, 125 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 19:22
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
If there are...six or less PC's total...you can adapt the Battletech side down to where combat can be run quicker.  Most tailored combat won't run past an actual 10ish combat rounds because Mercs don't want to take damage like House Units do.  I've helped run missions like that where if the players are quick posters we get 2 rounds done a week so a month or month and a half of real time will cover a full combat scenario.  You have to have strict posting schedules when combat arrives and have the CO and XO in place that if a player doesn't log to post either they stand there in shock or get moved by the CO/XO and accept it if they can't keep up.

Which for Rpol a full fledged battle in a month and a half real world time isn't a bad speed.

More players than that and it'll get bogged down unless you split them into smaller groupings towards assisting goals that you run simultaneously.  Two three man groups for 6 players or two regular size 4 man groups if there were 8 players.  But if you are aiming for a Merc lance/unit the Battletech side is gonna be a part of the story unless we're infantry.
Finlos
 member, 160 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 22:42
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
A merc campaign using Mechwarrior?  Potentially interested.
borderline_dnd
 member, 387 posts
Mon 8 Apr 2019
at 22:54
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Potential interest here too :)
rlovie
 member, 65 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 03:31
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Always interested
LonePaladin
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Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 04:36
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Anyone got a pen? Sign me up!
Kid_Midnite
 member, 123 posts
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Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 15:09
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Interested. How many players are you looking for?
jmlima
 member, 130 posts
Tue 9 Apr 2019
at 15:35
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
Kid_Midnite:
Interested. How many players are you looking for?


Not yet actively looking, but it will be 4-5.
GhostShipBlue
 member, 125 posts
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Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 17:50
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
List me as another interested party.
GreyGriffin
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Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 22:36
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
I'd love to be involved in some Mechwarrior, but I am concerned with AToW.  It feels like a lot of work into character creation for not a lot of output.

Color me interested, but I'd advise looking into other systems.  Mongoose Traveller actually makes a pretty good 1:1 with some lifepath and package massaging.
Arbentur
 member, 126 posts
Wed 10 Apr 2019
at 22:42
Re: IC – Mechwarrior (A Time of War)
AToW isn't bad parsay but if you're not familiar with it then it can be time consuming at first.  I'm still a sucker for 2nd Ed MechWarrior since the entire system revolves around the same dice used for Battletech without any real conversions.  May lack the bells and whistles that AToW has but still works.

Regardless looks like you've got more than enough interest.  Enough for two games or more.