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I'm still waiting on Giga-Robo...


I dream of playing (or making?!?) a game based on the cool 'anime' of years past:




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More likely that some movie exec tries to make that a "shared universe".

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This may seem off the wall, but might I suggest an RPG? Mekton Zeta has mecha creation rules, in-depth mecha combat rules, and is intended to use miniatures. While any official miniatures may be hard to find these days, you could always use Heavy Gear, Battletech, etc mecha.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/25403/Mekton-Zeta?it=1
   
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The 2.0 version of "MobileSuit Skirmish" was just released and it's free.

It's a colaborative fan effort and is probably the best looking fan ruleset I've ever seen.
http://mobilesuitskirmish.proboards.com/thread/219/mobile-suit-skirmish-rulebook-version

Haven't read it through yet, but I skimmed over it and it looks very well done. They've even got it in print and device resolution versions.
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Nurglitch wrote:
In terms of board games there's Giga-Robo and GKR: Heavy Hitters (coming out soon).

I'm working on one myself: http://titanomachina.blogspot.ca/



yea looking forward to getting GKR next month


 Eilif wrote:
The 2.0 version of "MobileSuit Skirmish" was just released and it's free.

It's a colaborative fan effort and is probably the best looking fan ruleset I've ever seen.
http://mobilesuitskirmish.proboards.com/thread/219/mobile-suit-skirmish-rulebook-version

Haven't read it through yet, but I skimmed over it and it looks very well done. They've even got it in print and device resolution versions.


have to take a look at this one in the next few days.

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 Eilif wrote:
The 2.0 version of "MobileSuit Skirmish" was just released and it's free.

It's a colaborative fan effort and is probably the best looking fan ruleset I've ever seen.
http://mobilesuitskirmish.proboards.com/thread/219/mobile-suit-skirmish-rulebook-version

Haven't read it through yet, but I skimmed over it and it looks very well done. They've even got it in print and device resolution versions.


Thanks for the heads-up. I have downloaded and look forward to giving it a try.

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 Easy E wrote:
 Eilif wrote:
The 2.0 version of "MobileSuit Skirmish" was just released and it's free.

It's a colaborative fan effort and is probably the best looking fan ruleset I've ever seen.
http://mobilesuitskirmish.proboards.com/thread/219/mobile-suit-skirmish-rulebook-version

Haven't read it through yet, but I skimmed over it and it looks very well done. They've even got it in print and device resolution versions.


Thanks for the heads-up. I have downloaded and look forward to giving it a try.


You're very welcome. I had no idea there was a 1.0, but one of the author posted about it on Lead Adventure and I thought you all might be interested.

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 Eilif wrote:
The 2.0 version of "MobileSuit Skirmish" was just released and it's free.

It's a colaborative fan effort and is probably the best looking fan ruleset I've ever seen.
http://mobilesuitskirmish.proboards.com/thread/219/mobile-suit-skirmish-rulebook-version

Haven't read it through yet, but I skimmed over it and it looks very well done. They've even got it in print and device resolution versions.


It is pretty fantastic. I am a bit biased since I am part of the forums and helped work on 2.0, but it is one of the best free rulesets I have ever seen.

The guy on the forum macrossmartin who led the 2.0 effort is currently working on updating all the Gundam One Year War suits to 2.0 rules (they will be out in a few months from now) and we are playtesting suits for Iron Blooded Orphans.

All the series and factions suits will be split into sourcebooks, and we are working to make every Gundam series/era balanced against each other.

You can go pure mecha, or do a combined arms approach (i.e. infantry, APCs, tanks and aircraft). The rules are written so that you can either play in 1:400 using the Gashapon figures or the 1:144 line.
   
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 NH Gunsmith wrote:


The rules are written so that you can either play in 1:400 using the Gashapon figures or the 1:144 line.


this was going to be my next question, cuz what good is reules whitout models..
i live in scandenavia, anything not GW, StarWars or Privateer Press dont get shelfspace/web shop inventory space, so any recommendations for a web site that sells the 144 line?

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
 NH Gunsmith wrote:


The rules are written so that you can either play in 1:400 using the Gashapon figures or the 1:144 line.


this was going to be my next question, cuz what good is reules whitout models..
i live in scandenavia, anything not GW, StarWars or Privateer Press dont get shelfspace/web shop inventory space, so any recommendations for a web site that sells the 144 line?


I normally get my stuff of eBay or Amazon if I don't feel like trekking to a hobby store. Besides a few really hard to find kits they work great for me.

There is HobbyLink Japan, I haven't ordered from them but hear good stuff about them.

https://hlj.com

There is also Hobby Search, which tends to more frequently have harder to find kits I might be looking for.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/gundam/

Feel free to sign up on our forum and ask us any questions, or I can answer questions you may have (to the best of my ability) on this forum.

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Note that a 1/144 Gundam stands something like 5" tall. It's a really big model.

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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Note that a 1/144 Gundam stands something like 5" tall. It's a really big model.


That is true, but in Mobile Suit Skirmish, you are only running 3-6 suits on average. If you mix in tanks, planes and infantry like myself it really makes the suits look as intimidating as they are meant to be. They are monstrous metal war machines, and it is honestly no different than using the new Primaris Dreadnought, a (Deamon) Primarch, or other Lords of War. The difference is that Mobile Suit Skirmish was designed from the ground up to be able to handle large death machines in it... since that is what it was created around.

The 120mm machine gun that comes standard on a Zaku II, while not as effective against heavy mobile suits unless fired en masse, is a fearsome weapon when turned on anything smaller than itself.

That, and your average 5" tall 1/144 High Grade model kit (that comes in multiple shades of colored plastic, so paint is optional) runs roughly $15-18. They can often be found for less, I bought 6 mobile suit kits last night at $7.99 each, no way you could buy that many large 40k kits brand new at that price. Don't get me wrong, I play 40k as well, but I feel far less guilty about Gundam purchases than 40k purchases.

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 NH Gunsmith wrote:
 FrozenDwarf wrote:
 NH Gunsmith wrote:


The rules are written so that you can either play in 1:400 using the Gashapon figures or the 1:144 line.


this was going to be my next question, cuz what good is reules whitout models..
i live in scandenavia, anything not GW, StarWars or Privateer Press dont get shelfspace/web shop inventory space, so any recommendations for a web site that sells the 144 line?


I normally get my stuff of eBay or Amazon if I don't feel like trekking to a hobby store. Besides a few really hard to find kits they work great for me.

There is HobbyLink Japan, I haven't ordered from them but hear good stuff about them.

https://hlj.com

There is also Hobby Search, which tends to more frequently have harder to find kits I might be looking for.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/gundam/

Feel free to sign up on our forum and ask us any questions, or I can answer questions you may have (to the best of my ability) on this forum.


I'm in the USA and I've ordered from both of those shops with no problems. If you are willing to go with the slow shipping methods it can be quite a bargain. Amazon is slowly picking up the kind of things that they sell but they still tend to have the best price and selection.

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 NH Gunsmith wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Note that a 1/144 Gundam stands something like 5" tall. It's a really big model.


That is true, but in Mobile Suit Skirmish, you are only running 3-6 suits on average


What if I just want 1 "suit", like, say Sazabi? Fair against 6 GMs, right?

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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
 NH Gunsmith wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Note that a 1/144 Gundam stands something like 5" tall. It's a really big model.


That is true, but in Mobile Suit Skirmish, you are only running 3-6 suits on average


What if I just want 1 "suit", like, say Sazabi? Fair against 6 GMs, right?


Depending on the suit/mobile armor it totally is. We work as a community to create stats and playtest them on our forum.

Shoot, my force I am working on doesn't even have a mobile suit in it. It is tanks, APCs, planes and a Core Booster.
   
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GW Specialist Games is working on a new version of Adeptus Titanicus, which will be all mecha.


   
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OK, cool! Thanks!

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This looks great!

Where would I find appropriately sized tanks, vehicles, infantry and - perhaps most importantly - terrain for this?

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frankr wrote:
GW Specialist Games is working on a new version of Adeptus Titanicus, which will be all mecha.




old news.
but it is taking too long whit all the development changes and possibly release pushbacks due to other releases getting pushed ahead of AT

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I haven't seen the ruleset yet, but if we're talking 6 OYW GMs, I can't see how this could be a fair fight unless you've got a rookie pilot in the Sazabi and veteran/aces in the GMs.

The GM customs deployed aboard the Albion were roughly matched/exceeded the original Gundam and that was just about 3 years later and the Sazabi is a top-of-the-line prototype from 10 years later.

From the title, the ruleset seems to be based on/around the OYW so I'm curious to see if/how it scales up for the later conflicts.

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
 NH Gunsmith wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Note that a 1/144 Gundam stands something like 5" tall. It's a really big model.


That is true, but in Mobile Suit Skirmish, you are only running 3-6 suits on average


What if I just want 1 "suit", like, say Sazabi? Fair against 6 GMs, right?
   
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 Alpharius wrote:
This looks great!

Where would I find appropriately sized tanks, vehicles, infantry and - perhaps most importantly - terrain for this?


Also, would 10mm scale terrain work for this game too?

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 Visceral_Mass wrote:
It is not specifically about mecha, but you could look at the current playtest file for my game Kaiju Rampage (working title of the game which is in fact Giant Monster Rampage 4th edition).

The game allows you to create any colossal combatants you want and fight in a setting you construct.

http://www.wargamevault.com/product/189434/Kaiju-Rampage-Playtest-File?manufacturers_id=705



I am in the final stages of playtesting Kaiju Rampage (which will likely be retitled to Giant Monster Rampage 4th edition once it is published).

I am hoping to have the game ready for publication by the end of this year and could use a few more playtesters. I can send the file to anyone capable of playing a few games over the next month or two and giving feedback about those games. I want to make the game work as well for mecha vs mecha as it does for monsters.

Anyone interested can email me at radioactive_press@yahoo.com

   
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cannonfodr wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
What if I just want 1 "suit", like, say Sazabi? Fair against 6 GMs, right?
I haven't seen the ruleset yet, but if we're talking 6 OYW GMs, I can't see how this could be a fair fight unless you've got a rookie pilot in the Sazabi and veteran/aces in the GMs.

The GM customs deployed aboard the Albion were roughly matched/exceeded the original Gundam and that was just about 3 years later and the Sazabi is a top-of-the-line prototype from 10 years later.

From the title, the ruleset seems to be based on/around the OYW so I'm curious to see if/how it scales up for the later conflicts.


The smiley was there for a reason. I picked Sazabi as my example, because Dendrobium / Neue Ziel vs Ball is too obviously a corner case.

What I think the game should do well would be things like 08MS or Trinity, based on mass-production MS of either side. Boss fights are problematic, as they're supposed to chew through regular stuff. Even something like MP FAZZ is a balance problem against Zakus.


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Have people received GKR or Giga-Robo yet? I'm curious about these games because when I looked into them they had a lot of parallels to the game I'm working on publishing.

   
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That's a "NO" on Giga-Robo.

I don't think they've started shipping yet?

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I saw some reviews of Giga-Robo on BGG that made me think it was out last summer.

Edit: Reading up on the KS corrects that erroneous line of thought!

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Have several suggestions:

Battletech. Classic stompy robots we all love... marauders, warhammers, etc. It isn't clunky or lengthy. 3 mechs vs 3 mechs doesn't take that long, and all you need are three sheets each side then (fill in bubbles as your mech takes damage... not that hard). Game isn't very hard, has intro simple rules, and can be made more complex if you wish with various expansion rulesets. Hell my wife has played and loves it.... yet she will not touch 40k as she says that system is too complex.

Battletech alpha strike. Battletech simplified into a very quick smirmish game instead of a board game (no hex system). Similar to the mechwarrior clix game but uses free to print rules and cards instead of clix bases. Very fast and fun. Classic stompy robots? Check!

Gundam Collection Tactical Battles. Yup, gundams. Very fast and simple game using 1/400 minis. Can also use 1/144 scale figures, the action figures, etc. Rules are free to print... could juat print gundam stand ups and play for free.

Mobile Suit Skirmish Game: Yup, gundams again. More in depth game system that brings more of the fluff and flavor of gundam into the rules. Very easy to learn if you play wargames. Rules are free again, just need minis or standups. Could print pics of gundams for standups, use 1/400 minis, or 1/144 models/figures again.


I play these four and think they are great. They all focus around the mechs, unlike other games which have occasional mecha in their systems. Another great thing is both gundams and battletech have been around since the 80's... yup almost 40 years of storyline, fluff, quality. Its easy to find media, books, video games, tv shows, toys, models, games, other fans, etc.

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 455_PWR wrote:
Have several suggestions:

Battletech. Classic stompy robots we all love... marauders, warhammers, etc. It isn't clunky or lengthy. 3 mechs vs 3 mechs doesn't take that long, and all you need are three sheets each side then (fill in bubbles as your mech takes damage... not that hard). Game isn't very hard, has intro simple rules, and can be made more complex if you wish with various expansion rulesets. Hell my wife has played and loves it.... yet she will not touch 40k as she says that system is too complex.

Battletech alpha strike. Battletech simplified into a very quick smirmish game instead of a board game (no hex system). Similar to the mechwarrior clix game but uses free to print rules and cards instead of clix bases. Very fast and fun. Classic stompy robots? Check!

Gundam Collection Tactical Battles. Yup, gundams. Very fast and simple game using 1/400 minis. Can also use 1/144 scale figures, the action figures, etc. Rules are free to print... could juat print gundam stand ups and play for free.

Mobile Suit Skirmish Game: Yup, gundams again. More in depth game system that brings more of the fluff and flavor of gundam into the rules. Very easy to learn if you play wargames. Rules are free again, just need minis or standups. Could print pics of gundams for standups, use 1/400 minis, or 1/144 models/figures again.


I play these four and think they are great. They all focus around the mechs, unlike other games which have occasional mecha in their systems. Another great thing is both gundams and battletech have been around since the 80's... yup almost 40 years of storyline, fluff, quality. Its easy to find media, books, video games, tv shows, toys, models, games, other fans, etc.


I have Heavy Gear models. does the system work for Mobile Suit Skirmish with heavy gear?
   
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There's no reason you couldn't use 1/144 HG models instead of 1/400 Gundam.

Or, you could try KOG light, which is specifically for HG models:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/668519.page

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If you have lots of left over legos, another option is Mobile Frame Zero.

It's a mecha game where you build all of your stuff from lego pieces.

http://mobileframezero.com/mfz/
   
 
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