Battletech

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I may have mentioned previously the last time I played Warhammer 40k. It may remind you that I used to have a Xanga, that I used to have a Blogspot, that I used to blog, or anything else from ten years ago.

The silver lining to my relocation to Louisiana–my country’s valley where our national sweat collects–is that I can hang with folks. The cloud within that silver lining which is distinct from the other clouds inside of it is that I’m playing 40k and am ready to riot if I shuffle up for another another tediously long or pointlessly short game of Magic’s Elder Dragon Highlander format.

So the 40k thing might become a campaign, and as it just so happens I have over ten years of experience trying to get a Battletech campaign going. We’re in the very simple planning stages of the campaign right now, so instead of getting into that I’m gonna bitch.

-So after five minutes of intense combat, everyone just calls time out and totals up points?

-No one ever disengages. Morale breaks exist, but the system doesn’t seem set up to withdrawal.

I tried to get a Battletech campaign together for ten years.

-For a universe that’s made to spawn thousands of irrelevant, generic battles over faceless planets they are picky about units.

-The scenarios are literally like, “if one force is bigger, do X.” Like, why are the forces not equal? How unequal can they be? Does the X I’m doing scale to the size disparity?” 40k just shrugs and says “whatever unequal. IDGAF, mate.”

-No initiative. First shots can be devastating.

-Jumping off of the last one; games can take hours to set up and play, but you can lose from a few shots in the first round.

Ten. Years!

-I’m going with simple Space Marines knowing they’re the introductory faction and therefore designed to be weaker so folks buy other models.

-Friend A is already talking about buying Scissor models because they currently have Rock models and Friend B has Paper models.

-Do not play this game.

-The upside is that Friend A has already talked with me about maybe making a new tabletop system that uses all of their models, even the non-40k ones. Coincidentally, they’re also the friend I had another brainstorming session with on “Gates,” which is a completely different project, but one that could be complimentary.

-No hexes, so the placement of units is non-quantifed. They would be quantified if the system used hexes. #justsayin’

Battletech has some of these issues, so it’s not 40k-specific. I mean, that’s probably the reason that wasn’t able to get a campaign together, even after all of those years. Maybe my friends are just stupider now.

Anyway, I’ll try to write a bit about the Gates Project for next week (or maybe finally do that “Remain Indoors” RPG mini-book).

Really, it’s not that Louisiana is rainy or suffering from coastal erosion, it’s that the Earth is trying to wash this state away (as it should).

I have other blogs I use for other things, and every couple months I share them.

vanvelding – It’s my main tumblr…it exists? I post twice a day except on days I post more. 

focused-by-caffeine – Just fun internet stuff. 

You could also follow existentialismandmakeup or nocountryforoldjetpacks.

shouttheemptyyonder – Substantive news and opinions. Mostly about racism right now because have you read the news lately? You could also just directly follow revolutionarykoolaid, lizardvvizard, or satanbadger

2vitm – Attractive dudes. I try to keep it clear of nudity, explicit content, underage dudes, and faceless shots because it’s hard to find blogs w/out that stuff and if that’s what I want, I’m sure other people do too. 

arealmra – A lot like Shout the Empty Yonder, but with a focus on feminism and video games. You could also follow geekandmisandry directly.

idontevenwatchthisshow – Exactly what it sounds like. I don’t watch these shows, but I’m a big fan.

@17to01 – Oh yeah, I have a podcast with my friend @syntaxrigger. We watch episodes of TOS and talk about them as we watch. It’s my 17th time going through the series and his 1st. I put up snippets of the podcast on the blog as new episodes go up on iTunes. The rest of the time it’s just random fandom posts.

Powered by Indifference, Focused by Caffeine – The blogspot blog with most of the stuff I do. Has a video on Tuesdays, the 17 to 01 podcast on Thursdays, and currently running Battletech stuff on Wednesdays.

@vanvelding – Twitter.

YouTube – Like, technically, my YouTube channel exists. If you like videos with high levels of background noise, you’ve hit the jackpot, tiger.

satanbadger:

grumpygifs:

buttelf:

rupeewallet:

angryxerneas:

queeradorability:

autisticsouda:

la-iop:

princessbigf00t:

whatthefawxblogs:

HERE ARE THE STEPS:
1 – TAKE YOUR OLDEST FANDOM you know the one, that first thing you made art or wrote fic for, where you made all those really weird over the top OCs because you didn’t know any better
2 – TAKE YOUR NEWEST FANDOM yeah, that thing that you love and can’t stop thinking about right now
3- SMASH THEM TOGETHER like freakin’ conceptual play-doh
4 – MAKE SOMETHIN’ OUT OF IT make fic! art! a song! whatever!

HERE ARE THE RULES:

1- HAVE FUN WITH IT
2- THERE ARE NO RULES THIS IS CROSSOVER TOWN AND WE’VE STOPPED THE CAR IS GONE YOUR ROOM IS BOOKED AT THE OLD-TIMEY NERD MOTEL IT’S TIME TO DO SOMETHING STUPID

Michael Jones would be a firebender. Of this I am sure.

teen titans as warriors cats

Yu Narukami with a keyblade, probably. And even more spin-off games. And probably at least 6 different people who are also him. There are also a bunch of Adachis and it takes 13 games to shut him up. I’m going to stop before I admit how much I’m thinking about this.

the phineas and ferb kids in a dangan ronpa game…

no stop bad mission abort abort

Kirby and undertale?!?! the possibilities are endless!

sonic and megaman are already a mashup

danny phantom and undertale…

Game Grumps as New Direction members …. i’m stopping right there 

so green day and game grumps…

So…just Battletech then.