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Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #175 on: November 18, 2013, 08:22:10 PM »
Ok, so I finally decided after much musing that I am going to bring Ranna back for the new launch...with the caveat to Wargtass that the pilots who have been with the unit since that first painful mission need to be promoted in some substantial way! ;)

Kayla I think it's time you and I sat down and figured out where Ranna and Elisa finally sat down and 'got to know each other'.  If we can't RP it, at least we can figure things out. 

Otherwise, I hope the newbies are ready to see some real pilots in action!  ;)

I hope those 'real pilots' have finally learned to listen to the veterans. ;D

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #176 on: November 18, 2013, 08:25:58 PM »
pff old farts.. Ill show you what youth can do

Offline Anathanasia

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #177 on: November 18, 2013, 08:28:08 PM »
Anathanasia, I am pretty happy with the outline of your character as such, just need to change some things around to reflect the story of our game. That Warhammer looks tasty btw, I would want to meet it in a dark alley.  :P

I'd like to figure out who saved her life, so I can write that in to her revision. It is pretty key to the whole character! Should it be Walter Veijer? Someone else, maybe a PC officer?

I think it'll be one of her parents who was on Styk, one of the House Fujita people that was rescued by that daring mechwarrior. I'll recalculate Lee's age once I get that all sorted out, but she will still remain around 20-22

That Warhammer was designed to be a close 3050 refit of the old Liao Hothammer. It just wouldn't feel right to me to play a Liao mechwarrior in a Warhammer and not have the dual flamers. Sure, bet there are plenty out there, but where's the fun in that? ;)

Absolutely. I think the designers are on record somewhere, actually, as saying that if you actually approached things from a strict logical and realistic perspective, tanks would be superior to Mechs in almost every way, so the technology/tactics in BT is intentionally designed to make non-mech units inferior.

Right. There are a lot of advantages to a humanoid body, but if all your mech does is lumber around really slowly like a big vertical target you're just...a big, slow moving vertical target! A traditional tank with it's low profile, box-with-a-big-gun on top of a bigger-box is much better if you aren't taking advantage of what a humanoid form can do. Bigger, thicker, more easily sloped armour plates probably...yeah, I've read all the fluff on the awesome mech technology, I just think it's a deeper problem than fancy mech armour.

In the fiction, the writers did things like let mechs kneel, crouch, roll and take up position at the corner of a large building to fire around it. I think that stuff is cool; that's what really makes mechs awesome to me, the firepower and protection of a tank in a much more mobile and agile body!

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Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #178 on: November 18, 2013, 08:29:12 PM »
I hope those 'real pilots' have finally learned to listen to the veterans. ;D

Uh....wait...is Alroy even able to drive a mech anymore?  Getting a little old aren't you old man??  I'd have to say Ranna and Alroy are about equal in Veteran status!  :-*

Offline WargtassTopic starter

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #179 on: November 18, 2013, 08:49:40 PM »
I'd like to figure out who saved her life, so I can write that in to her revision. It is pretty key to the whole character! Should it be Walter Veijer? Someone else, maybe a PC officer?

I think it'll be one of her parents who was on Styk, one of the House Fujita people that was rescued by that daring mechwarrior. I'll recalculate Lee's age once I get that all sorted out, but she will still remain around 20-22

With the whole 4thSW thing it would have been more likely that it was the Ol' Kilroy Guts'n'Bones himself that did such a daring rescue. Walter didn't join with the company until a few years after the 4thSW and before that he was in the Kungsarmé of the FRR.

Offline Anathanasia

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #180 on: November 18, 2013, 09:07:59 PM »
With the whole 4thSW thing it would have been more likely that it was the Ol' Kilroy Guts'n'Bones himself that did such a daring rescue. Walter didn't join with the company until a few years after the 4thSW and before that he was in the Kungsarmé of the FRR.

Something is wrong here...

The 4thSW was nearly 30 years ago, so that just doesn't work out with a 20 year old being rescued 9 years before she was born, which is when House Fujita was nearly wiped out on Styk in 3028.

I was figuring Lee joined the unit recently, having been rescued by one of the current officers. This would have happened on some operation where the Ol' Bones crossed paths with some Warrior House Fujita mechwarriors. Personally, I'm open to suggestions, but it could be pretty fun if it were another PC.

Anyone want a cute Chinese psycho as a bodyguard? ;)

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #181 on: November 18, 2013, 09:09:38 PM »
Uh....wait...is Alroy even able to drive a mech anymore?  Getting a little old aren't you old man??  I'd have to say Ranna and Alroy are about equal in Veteran status!  :-*

 Jaime Wolf lived to be 87 and died in his 'Mech, and if that freeborn bastard can pull it off, I think Alroy can manage at 55 or so. ;D

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #182 on: November 18, 2013, 09:12:12 PM »
Jaime Wolf lived to be 87 and died in his 'Mech, and if that freeborn bastard can pull it off, I think Alroy can manage at 55 or so. ;D

if not we can help him by making his mech wheelchair accessible

Online Andi

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #183 on: November 18, 2013, 09:12:21 PM »
And Jaime might have lived if he had not been shot from behind... *stirs pot*

Oh, Warg - you never said, do I need to make more amendments to Vanya?

Offline WargtassTopic starter

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #184 on: November 18, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
Something is wrong here...

The 4thSW was nearly 30 years ago, so that just doesn't work out with a 20 year old being rescued 9 years before she was born, which is when House Fujita was nearly wiped out on Styk in 3028.

I was thinking you meant that one of her parents had been saved by someone in the unit. If she was recently, then anything goes I guess.  :P

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #185 on: November 18, 2013, 09:18:53 PM »
if not we can help him by making his mech wheelchair accessible

*Shakes AC/20 at Sara*

Gettof mah lawn, whippersnapper!

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #186 on: November 18, 2013, 09:21:10 PM »
size doesnt matter old timer

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #187 on: November 18, 2013, 09:23:42 PM »
size doesnt matter old timer

Not always, but it helps - of course, the real deciding factor is experience, so age is a definite benefit there.

We are still talking about Mechs, right? ;)

Online Andi

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #188 on: November 18, 2013, 09:26:43 PM »
To quote "Falcon and Wolf"

"A wise woman told me a secret once. She said old age and experience will beat youth and ignorance every time. Today, we put her words to the test, quiaff?" ~Ulric Kerensky, December 3057

We all know how /he/ ended, right?

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #189 on: November 18, 2013, 09:32:29 PM »
Age and experience beat youth and ignorance every time. Massive long-range missile salvo bombardments with a spotting laser beat both.

Online Andi

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #190 on: November 18, 2013, 09:33:48 PM »
Yupp. Of course, what can you expect of a Jade Falcon...

Online Sara Nilsson

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #191 on: November 18, 2013, 09:42:24 PM »
Not always, but it helps - of course, the real deciding factor is experience, so age is a definite benefit there.

We are still talking about Mechs, right? ;)

eh.. mechs? well.. no i wasnt but sure :) we can do that

Online Thorne

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #192 on: November 18, 2013, 10:11:28 PM »
Ok, so I finally decided after much musing that I am going to bring Ranna back for the new launch...with the caveat to Wargtass that the pilots who have been with the unit since that first painful mission need to be promoted in some substantial way! ;)

Kayla I think it's time you and I sat down and figured out where Ranna and Elisa finally sat down and 'got to know each other'.  If we can't RP it, at least we can figure things out. 

Otherwise, I hope the newbies are ready to see some real pilots in action!  ;)

*chuckle* Woo! Is Ailis invited to that party, or are we going to work /that/ out later?

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Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #193 on: November 18, 2013, 10:13:49 PM »
Jaime Wolf lived to be 87 and died in his 'Mech, and if that freeborn bastard can pull it off, I think Alroy can manage at 55 or so. ;D

Remember....Ranna was raised by Jaime Wolfe and Natasha Kerensky, I think she's well beyond youth and ignorance!   >:)

Online Thorne

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #194 on: November 18, 2013, 10:16:18 PM »
Yeaah.. how old WAS Natasha when Joanna shot her out of her 'Mech?
She certainly put mud in the eye of more than one idiot Crusader, well past the point when the lot would have shipped her out...

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #195 on: November 18, 2013, 10:19:23 PM »
Yeaah.. how old WAS Natasha when Joanna shot her out of her 'Mech?
She certainly put mud in the eye of more than one idiot Crusader, well past the point when the lot would have shipped her out...

84, according to Sarna.net.

Online Andi

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #196 on: November 18, 2013, 10:22:08 PM »
Alte Spinatwachtel... and Joanna did not shoot her out of Widowmaker. She melted the cockpit to slag with her jump jets.

Online Thorne

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« Reply #197 on: November 18, 2013, 11:14:16 PM »
Ehhh... close enough. Shot out of. . melted into ... details.
And Joanna wasn't exactly a spring chicken herself, at the time, if I recall correctly.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #198 on: November 18, 2013, 11:21:50 PM »
She was 28 when she went to Glory Station, which was sometime in the 3040's. She killed Natasha in 3057, so that would put her between 36 and 45.

Offline KaylaM

Re: BattleTech 3057 - Recruiting players and co-GMs for new run.
« Reply #199 on: November 18, 2013, 11:24:01 PM »
Kayla I think it's time you and I sat down and figured out where Ranna and Elisa finally sat down and 'got to know each other'.  If we can't RP it, at least we can figure things out. 

I'm not keeping Elisa in the mk II (Ironically, one of the reasons is that we never got to sit down and figure stuff out) but certainly I'd be up for figuring out what they established and where they got to. Hell, I still need to figure why Elisa is no longer with the team.

Oh, and for what it's worth, the "old badarse Mechwarrior" award has to go to Wayne Waco. He was 99 when he and Jamie Wolf killed each other.

As for Joanna, she has no canon age given. All we know is that she is somewhat older then Aiden Pryde (maybe a decade) and he was born in 3012.