History TabletopGame / BattleTech

21st Oct '17 1:05:15 PM Yalsaris63
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* HellishHorse: The iconography of Clan Hell's Horses, whose name was based on a genetically altered equine species that happened to be carnivorous.
21st Oct '17 1:00:42 PM Yalsaris63
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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Despite Clan dogma which emphasizes the virtues of all five castes, the warrior caste in most Clans only ''very'' grudgingly respect scientists and technicians, and have no respect for merchants and laborers. Even the most open-minded Clans see the civilians as a support system for the warriors, with the only notable exception being the Diamond Sharks (who consider their merchants to be a more subtle form of warrior), and the Ghost Bears (whose emphasis on the strength of family results in higher regard for all the castes).

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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Despite Clan dogma which emphasizes the virtues of all five castes, the warrior caste in most Clans only ''very'' grudgingly respect scientists and technicians, and have no respect for merchants and laborers. Even the most open-minded Clans see the civilians as a support system for the warriors, with the only notable exception being the Diamond Sharks (who consider their merchants to be a more subtle form of warrior), the Hell's Horses (who place more emphasis on combined arms strategies and less on politics that interfere with their own castes), and the Ghost Bears (whose emphasis on the strength of family results in higher regard for all the castes).
24th Sep '17 9:19:27 AM nombretomado
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* MultipleChoicePast: The official explanation for any contradictions in the BattleTechExpandedUniverse - [=ComStar=] deliberately altering or hiding historical records.

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* MultipleChoicePast: The official explanation for any contradictions in the BattleTechExpandedUniverse Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse - [=ComStar=] deliberately altering or hiding historical records.
23rd Sep '17 10:06:22 AM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for Xbox. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it diverges greatly in terms of gameplay.

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* ''Videogame/{{MechAssault}}'' - A third-person mech action series for Xbox. the [[UsefulNotes/Xbox original Xbox]]. While set in the ''[=BattleTech=]'' universe, it diverges greatly in terms of gameplay.is a much more simple, fast paced action game compared to the ''Mechwarrior'' games.
21st Sep '17 12:14:41 PM ScrewySqrl
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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen.

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Unfortunately, the redesigns might not have been distinct enough. In March 2017, Harmony Gold filed a complaint against Catalyst, as well as Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes (makers of current BattleTech computer games, using original artwork adapted from the tabletop game) for infringement. Catalyst failed to defend itself at all, causing a judge to rule in Harmony Gold's favor by default, with strange results so far - the miniatures based on Macross Unseen vanished once again, but books containing their artwork are still available for purchase. Complaints against Piranha and Harebrained are more curious, as filed documents are claiming that the models being used by both companies too closely resemble Macross robots, despite being plainly based on other sources entirely (cited examples include the ''Atlas,'' based on an original [=BattleTech=] design, and the ''Shadow Hawk,'' inspired by a ''completely different anime franchise''). A jury trial is set for September 2018, but given the questionable nature of these accusations, doubts about whether Harmony Gold can even lay claim to Macross images to begin with, and the rapid dismissal of a similar case against Hasbro a few years earlier, it's unlikely to get that far. A more probable result is either the removal of a half-dozen Macross-inspired mechs from the computer games, or outright dismissal, but this remains to be seen.
seen. Recent (late September 2017) chnages that Harmony Gold may be losings is license to Macross Designs further complicates the issue.
15th Sep '17 1:52:42 PM Yalsaris63
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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as [[Worthy Opponent Worthy Opponents]].

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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as [[Worthy Opponent [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]].
15th Sep '17 1:52:02 PM Yalsaris63
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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as worth opponents.

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** Clan Ghost Bear and Hell's Horses clashed with each other more than once, but both consider the other as worth opponents.[[Worthy Opponent Worthy Opponents]].
14th Sep '17 8:58:20 AM CosmicFerret
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** The Word of Blake's [[HollywoodCyborg Manei Domini]] looked down on ordinary humans as "frails" and saw themselves as enlightened and closer to the Master's vision for humanity. Unlike the Clans, who [[MightMakesRight recognize strength]] and are willing to [[GracefulLoser swallow their pride]] if you [[WorthyOpponent beat them bad enough]], the Domini have a tendency to throw tantrums if they lose; usually with massed WMD deployment.

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** The Word of Blake's [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Manei Domini]] looked down on ordinary humans as "frails" and saw themselves as enlightened and closer to the Master's vision for humanity. Unlike the Clans, who [[MightMakesRight recognize strength]] and are willing to [[GracefulLoser swallow their pride]] if you [[WorthyOpponent beat them bad enough]], the Domini have a tendency to throw tantrums if they lose; usually with massed WMD deployment.
14th Sep '17 7:43:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* {{Cyborg}}: The Manei Domini elites of the Word of Blake.
** Even before the Manei Domini, several characters were shown or described as having visible cybernetic prosthetic limbs or facial features, and the tabletop game recognizes the less subtle variants are more common than the 'stealthy' ones.



* HollywoodCyborg: The Manei Domini elites of the Word of Blake.
** Even before the Manei Domini, several characters were shown or described as having visible cybernetic prosthetic limbs or facial features, and the tabletop game recognizes the less subtle variants are more common than the 'stealthy' ones.
8th Sep '17 6:52:18 PM Malady
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Also in a unrelated bit when the game was first released in 1984 it was known has Battledroids but since Lucas owns the word Droid [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope it got into legal trouble over that name]] so in its next edition it was known as [=BattleTech=] and has been that since. Depending on who you talk to, this was done either because LucasFilm sent a cease and desist letter over the use of the word "droid", or FASA decided to change the name on their own initiative in the hopes of getting on Lucas' good side while trying (and ultimately failing) to get a license to do a ''StarWars'' roleplaying game.

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Also in a unrelated bit when the game was first released in 1984 it was known has Battledroids but since Lucas owns the word Droid [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope it got into legal trouble over that name]] so in its next edition it was known as [=BattleTech=] and has been that since. Depending on who you talk to, this was done either because LucasFilm Creator/{{Lucasfilm}} sent a cease and desist letter over the use of the word "droid", or FASA decided to change the name on their own initiative in the hopes of getting on Lucas' good side while trying (and ultimately failing) to get a license to do a ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' roleplaying game.
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