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Offline Aether

Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #150 on: June 19, 2010, 01:11:37 PM »
I understand that, then after the "show" we have what we built into our character, which will be gotten from somewhere, and if its by the character rules, then I wanted to make sure and not pigeon hole myself by writing my character as a part of a house that did not have any mechs I liked.  Thus the idea of going heavy with a choice within my affiliation, yaddi yadda...

No worries, I simply have the xp available when we come to that point.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #151 on: June 19, 2010, 07:59:38 PM »
Can we have our own personal mech, if we take the right traits, one not for use in the show, but one that belongs to us alone? I REALLY REALLY want to get into the cockpit of a Warhammer again.

Do we have to use the Lifepath stuff? I was under the impression we did. If we don't... and we have 6k points to spend, I'd rather go pure points. Am I wrong?

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #152 on: June 19, 2010, 08:01:12 PM »
Can we have our own personal mech, if we take the right traits, one not for use in the show, but one that belongs to us alone? I REALLY REALLY want to get into the cockpit of a Warhammer again.

Do we have to use the Lifepath stuff? I was under the impression we did. If we don't... and we have 6k points to spend, I'd rather go pure points. Am I wrong?

Everyone else has used the lifeepath stuff, the pur points thing is optional.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #153 on: June 19, 2010, 08:03:23 PM »
I didn't think anyone else has used lifepaths; I went pure points, with Allie's approval.  I believe Aether used pure points, and possibly Latooni.  It's a far easier way to go about things.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #154 on: June 19, 2010, 08:09:51 PM »
I didn't think anyone else has used lifepaths; I went pure points, with Allie's approval.  I believe Aether used pure points, and possibly Latooni.  It's a far easier way to go about things.

I thought I was using lifepath. *Is so confused now*

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #155 on: June 19, 2010, 10:12:14 PM »
You're not alone Paladin. I've been using Lifepaths as well and getting frustrated with the costs to do anything other then 1 specific thing. Was going for a Doctor/Mechwarrior from a Noble House.

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« Reply #156 on: June 19, 2010, 10:34:49 PM »
*Shrug.*  Then just do points.  A lot easier to whip up in Excel.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #157 on: June 19, 2010, 10:41:15 PM »
it's 6000 points right?

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #158 on: June 19, 2010, 10:47:04 PM »
*Shrug.*  Then just do points.  A lot easier to whip up in Excel.

The problem is, is if its not points and its lifepath, then you will have to remake.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #159 on: June 19, 2010, 10:53:50 PM »
Lifepaths are neat and add alot of flavor, I think, I really liked what I came up with and you actually get a bit of a point reduction here and there for your troubles.  But when you have +10 -1 traits that you cant buy off, to me, its too much.  And the system breaks down at that point.  Thats simply as I read the rules.

Pure points cuts out the head ache, the pre requ's and some of the guess whether or not you have enough points to get where you want to go after wards.

Mechs you buy in character creation are yours, picked from some undetermined list as of yet as far as I know, and we use them AFTER the Solaris Show.  I have been dreaming of a couple different variations of the Marauder, Riffleman, or the Warhammer...

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #160 on: June 20, 2010, 01:09:51 AM »
As for me, I use all lights all the time, except for the rare exceptions of: Hunchback, Vulture, Catapult, Longbow . . . I generally tend to use a Dasher, Raven, or a Phoenix Hawk if I have a billion zillion C-Bills lying around. :o

Or something. WHatever. Yes, I used pure points as well, just because I hate the new lifepath system. I MUCH preferred the old lifepaths.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #161 on: June 20, 2010, 01:14:46 AM »
And here I'd forgotten that I could pick whatever BattleMech I liked...staying stuck in the Medium 'Mech mindset... >_<  Well, that'll show me.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #162 on: June 20, 2010, 06:51:24 PM »
Well, rough draft chracter numbers sent to allicat. Here's to hoping that I got it right this time! Hehe

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #163 on: June 20, 2010, 08:16:45 PM »
Jeez, I still get annoyed at how long this is taken, considering how long ago I sent in my numbers and finished my character XD

I'm so bad. Maybe I'll tweak my numbers a bit.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #164 on: June 20, 2010, 08:24:28 PM »
Jeez, I still get annoyed at how long this is taken, considering how long ago I sent in my numbers and finished my character XD

I'm so bad. Maybe I'll tweak my numbers a bit.

Not my fault.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #165 on: June 20, 2010, 08:34:05 PM »
Ahh, didn't you know? If you say it's not your fault then it's your fault! You should've stayed silent, Paladin, so someone else would say it! Dun dun dunnn! ;o

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #166 on: June 20, 2010, 08:39:33 PM »
Ahh, didn't you know? If you say it's not your fault then it's your fault! You should've stayed silent, Paladin, so someone else would say it! Dun dun dunnn! ;o

Ah yes, but I'm immune to those rules. Its in my contract. I always have to say. "Its not my Fault" therefore its inerintly built into the contract that it really is Not my fault. ;)

Offline Katina Tarask

Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #167 on: June 20, 2010, 09:22:15 PM »
Except the act of having that in your contract means that it's automatically always your fault.  Poor planning, that.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #168 on: June 20, 2010, 09:34:41 PM »
Except the act of having that in your contract means that it's automatically always your fault.  Poor planning, that.

Nope cause I didn't put in the contract. It was in the fine print that I forgot to read at first. ;)

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #169 on: June 21, 2010, 10:56:20 PM »
You know what, while we're at it, why don't we actually make a list of who is done, or how much progress each person has made. Just for funsies/book-keeping/my own curiosity.

Latooni Subota: Done with everything. Everything. :3

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #170 on: June 21, 2010, 11:07:21 PM »
I have 8 pts to spend on the mech that my character owns.

Character completed above.

I have megamek d/l'ed and on my computer though I dont know how to use it.

I work Fri thru Mon all evenings at gmt-6.

I have msn, gchat and talk and skype.  I am horrible with IRC if someone can talk me through it I may be able to navigate it.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #171 on: June 21, 2010, 11:08:02 PM »
Eunice "Doc" Brown, finished with rough draft pending approval. Background to come. So... 1/2 way done.

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Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #172 on: June 22, 2010, 07:14:59 PM »
PAladin: MAybe Halfway through creation and still needing help.

Do not have this Mega program and if it costs money, I won't be having it wich means I will have to drop out but I doubt I will be missed.

Offline Latooni SubotaTopic starter

Re: Battletech! Enough said!
« Reply #173 on: June 22, 2010, 07:32:09 PM »
What is it that you don't understand, anyways? I find it hard to believe that you couldn't figure out the system after being able to read the book for this long, no offense. What did you get hung up on?

Offline Katina Tarask

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« Reply #174 on: June 22, 2010, 07:33:07 PM »
Really, there's not much to help with.  The table on page 85 is nearly all you need.  Just take that, reference the skill and trait lists, slap something together in Excel and you're set.  Mecha are later, and most money matters can be ignored for now.