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Robotech

Postby Sabre » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:59 am

I've been toying with the idea of returning to my RP roots which would be Robotech. While I haven't settled on a timeframe yet, I'm curious if there is any player interest in me starting a Robotech campaign.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Cobalt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:06 am

You had me at Robotech.
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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:03 am

Ah, Robotech. I remember back when it was new. My mother introduced it to me. She was big in to anime back then. Robotech, Voltron, Starblazers, Speed Racer. She has since given it up, having moved on to the Marvel bandwagon (although she has seen the M. Frontier films).

Robotech. I keep waiting for them to do the sequel to 'Shadow Chronicles'. I always considered the novels the Canon version of the franchise, though. They were sufficiently different from the spliced anime to constitute their own thing.

If I was going to be choosing an Era, I would go Invid or Sentinels. You can do a lot with those settings (not to mention that we kind of have the Macross era covered here already). You could do the initial Invid Invasion, when Earth launched their counterattack from Moon Base ALuCE. They had thousands of troops and some capital ships in the beginning due to Southern Cross and Wolfe's forces.

The real question is how long can ya'll sustain this many games before burn-out sets in?
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Re: Robotech

Postby Cobalt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:37 pm

Are you interested in playing or just commenting?

As for burn out, I am nowhere near that stage. I am running 1 game full time and two side threads. I am playing in 2 games. I am good.
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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:51 pm

I would not mind joining in. But I was commenting, too. So... Both?

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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:01 pm

I combat burnout by abusing my players.

It's not very nice but it's effective.

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Re: Robotech

Postby MustangGT02 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:46 am

I might be interested in a Robotech game as well.
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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:52 pm

I'd be happy to host you. Three players is a good minimum so I have enough to do it.

Stang, do you have a favourite time period?

Inferno stated he liked Invid or Sentinels?

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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:17 pm

I always did like the Cyclones. Especially the sexy black one that belonged to the reporter Ms. Graham.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:14 pm

My favourite cyclone was Lancer's the VR-041 (Sabre) Cyclone. I'll ensure at least one of my NPC's uses that one.

Also as a point of ancient history, my internet MRC nickname of Sabre, comes from this.

Sue Graham's cyclone was the light-recon version.

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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:33 pm

Yeah, but it had that shiny black chrome finish. Also, not weapon systems.

My favorite was the Shadow Dancer. The light recon with the sexy black paint scheme, dual sabers, and a cloaking device. I loved playing as that in the PS2 game.

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Re: Robotech

Postby MustangGT02 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:10 am

Yes I do. I liked the second chapter the best wirth the hover tanks and the hover copters.
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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:38 am

Southern Cross

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Re: Robotech

Postby MustangGT02 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:44 am

That's the one. The armors looked way better and the tanks were the shit.
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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:54 am

Hovertanks were used throughout the later eras to, at least lore-wise.

I have nothing against Southern Cross, by the way. If that is where ya'll want to play, that is fine by me.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Cobalt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:37 am

I would prefer the Invid Invasion, you get the best of all three worlds. 1st Gen mecha rusting in old hangers and installations, hovertanks and variable helicopters and logans left over from the Southern Cross, and survivors of the Mars and Jupiter Divisions with Alphas and Betas and Cyclones all in play.
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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:08 pm

Or Sentinels, they would also have all of the elements,

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Re: Robotech

Postby Cobalt » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:33 pm

It was my understanding that, due to the hostilities between the REF and the Southern Cross, no Southern Cross mecha were supplied to the REF and vice versa.
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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:15 pm

The REF (since renamed the UEEF) has access to the ones that were built prior to the SDF3's launch. Specifically, they have the Logan and Hovertank (Colonel Wolfe's team specialized in those). I am not sure if they have any Southern Cross Destroids.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Cobalt » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:02 am

I completely overlooked the Wolff Pack.
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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:33 am

This is what the last campaign looked like. You can see the variety of military organizations that were around and the equipment was appropriate for EBSIS or ASC or the REF.

If Mustang chose a Hovertanker from the ASC at age 22 when they Invid invaded, then he woukd be about age 32 when the REF arrived and he broke his VHT out of mothballs. Not impossible. Remember Southern Cross mecha do not use protoculture.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:39 am

This is what the previous campaign looked like. Note the different organizations and potentially the types of equipment that would be potentially be available from that organization. REF, ASC, EBSIS etc.

Sabre wrote:R.E.F. Mercury Division
Lt. Commander Jordan Taylor Military Specialist (Sabre - NPC)
Lt. Alexander James Riley - VF Pilot - (Cobalt)
Ensign James Weir - VF Pilot (Panaka)
C.P.O. Cassiopeia "Cassie" Sparks - Bio-maintenance Engineer (Halo)


R.E.F. Mars Division
Ensign Troa 'Zero' Barton (Mustang)
Sergeant Jason 'Zed' Case - REF Cyclone Rider (Tiree)

Civilian/Rogue/Freedom Fighters
Nomad Scout??
Any
Any

Southern Cross Veterans
Sergeant Jesse "Junior" Windborne - ATAC VHT pilot(Camk4evr)
Sergeant Juan 'Falcon' Santiago - TASC (Shadow Skull)
Sergeant Victor "Victor Alpha" Ashcroft ATAC VHT pilot (araruin)

R.D.F./E.B.S.I.S. Veterans
Major Boris "Nemesis" Dragosani EBSIS Naval Spetsnaz (NPC)
Warrant Officer Natasha Alexi Volonsnik EBSIS Soviet Airfoce (GM-NPC)


Bio-Maintenance Engineers can come from the RDF, ATSC or REF. We need one of the character classes to repair and maintain our mechs.
As a bonus, all BME characters will start at level 3.



Player Pool/Interested Players
Phantomj (R.E.F. pilot) - waiting list. (not completed) 2
MustangGT02 (R.E.F. pilot) - dropped 1
JRL3001
Rannilis
Buran

Some NPC's are available to be taken over by interested players. Please contact the GM by private message if interested.

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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:10 am

Cobalt wrote:I completely overlooked the Wolff Pack.


And Major Carpenter. He had brought REF/UEEF mecha and a capital ship near the mid-point of Southern Cross. The capital ship and many of the fighters were destroyed, but a decent amount made it through the battle. So there are some of those active during the Second War.

Carpenter, himself, was still alive last we heard. He was the one who got Moon Base ALuCE up and running again amid the Invid War. He was also the one who got Ms. Graham down to Earth ahead of Jupiter Division's arrival.

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Re: Robotech

Postby Sabre » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:36 pm

I'm encouraged and a little be excited to see the characters that are being submitted. I have not yet approved any of the characters as my plan was to wait until everyone who has expressed interest has submitted a character. When that happens, I'll review all of the character submissions again to see if adjustmets are needed.

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Re: Robotech

Postby InfernosCaress » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:52 pm

I was doing a refresher. Just finished rewatching 'Shadow Chronicles' a few minutes ago.

Man, there are a lot of typos on the images in that movie. "Expeditionaly Force" for example.

Their computer's software is listed as 'Browser: IE Version 5'. When they were scanning Janice's memory banks, the lyrics to 'Old MacDonald' and the rules to a drinking game were some of the thoughts that were running through her head.

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