History TabletopGame / Mekton

9th Sep '16 8:22:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Many mecha and character names. And not just in the fan settings. ''North Frozen'', ferchrissake...
** Notable in that some puns (such as the aforementioned [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory ''North Frozen'']]) are dual-use [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] and [[TakeThat Take Thats]] against various mecha franchises. The R. Talsorian lot has a ''screwy'' sense of humor...
16th Mar '16 9:54:07 AM Willbyr
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* '''{{Gundam}} Senki''': Japanese release only - a licensed ''{{Gundam}}'' RPG [[note]] specifically, the Universal Century's One Year War, although supplements covering other eras were planned.[[/note]] using the Mekton rules. An English-language release [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned, but fell through]].

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* '''{{Gundam}} '''Gundam Senki''': Japanese release only - a licensed ''{{Gundam}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' RPG [[note]] specifically, the Universal Century's One Year War, although supplements covering other eras were planned.[[/note]] using the Mekton rules. An English-language release [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was planned, but fell through]].
31st Jan '16 6:20:46 PM fishburger
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* '''Mekton Zero''': New edition, backwards compatible with ''Zeta''. [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1888572386/mekton-zero Now up on Kickstarter.]]

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* '''Mekton Zero''': New edition, backwards compatible with ''Zeta''. [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1888572386/mekton-zero Now up on Kickstarter.]]
Kickstarter]], but has since [[VaporWare failed to materialize]]



A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project [[ScheduleSlip has slipped]] from its 2014 loose deadlines.

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A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly After a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project project, Mike Pondsmith 's new edition ''Mekton Zero'' [[ScheduleSlip has slipped]] from its 2014 loose deadlines.
expected delivery date by over two years and Pondsmith has begun offering refunds to backers which does not bode well for the future.



** Also somewhat descriptive of the game's curent state with numerous false starts and abandoned products over the last decade.
*** Though thankfully that seems to be changing, if some of what's been mentioned on the mailing list is true.

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** Also somewhat descriptive of the game's curent state with numerous false starts and abandoned products over the last decade.
two decades.
*** Though thankfully The (apparent) failure of the Kickstarter-backed ''Mekton Zero'' to deliver product would seem to suggest that seems things aren't going to be changing, if some of what's been mentioned on the mailing list is true.change



** Has since been counter-meddled by Mike Pondsmith; Algol is apparently the default setting for Mekton Zero. And thankfully Mike's had the common sense to avert Mailing List Meddling. Thus far.

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** Has since been counter-meddled by Mike Pondsmith; Algol is apparently the default setting for Mekton Zero. And thankfully Mike's had the common sense to avert Mailing List Meddling. Thus far.''Mekton Zero''. Of course, whether Zero ever reaches publication is another matter...


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* [[VaporWare Vaporware]]: The various new editions bandied around since the late nineties, none of which have ever come to fruition.
30th Jan '16 11:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''JovianChronicles''': Originally a setting for ''Mekton II'' created by Dream Pod 9, before being published as a game in its own right under a different system. Has been described as "American ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''" (well, Canadian Gundam actually), revolving around a conflict in our own solar system between the powers of the Jovian Confederation and the Central Earth Government and Administration.

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* '''JovianChronicles''': '''TabletopGame/JovianChronicles''': Originally a setting for ''Mekton II'' created by Dream Pod 9, before being published as a game in its own right under a different system. Has been described as "American ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''" (well, Canadian Gundam actually), revolving around a conflict in our own solar system between the powers of the Jovian Confederation and the Central Earth Government and Administration.
25th Feb '15 11:43:18 AM JasonJD48
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* '''Bendar Empire''': Introduced in ''Mekton Empire'', a ''Mekton II'' supplement - The Bendar Spiral Galaxy is home to a vast and ancient Imperium in decline. The forces of darkness threatens the Imperium from without while decadence and decay destroy it from within. It is a time of adventure and intrigue, of political machinations and star-spanning battles. Mekton Empire provides epic scope to the game of Mekton. Giant battlefleets ply the void, scheming politicians maneuver for power, and great mysteries hide secrets that could destroy, or save, an entire Galaxy. Mekton Empire is a cross between ''{{Dune}}'' and ''FiveStarStories'', where characters can become heroes for their deeds of honor and turn around to be stabbed in the back by their closest friend. Abandoned, but containing the Algol setting as yet another planet.

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* '''Bendar Empire''': Introduced in ''Mekton Empire'', a ''Mekton II'' supplement - The Bendar Spiral Galaxy is home to a vast and ancient Imperium in decline. The forces of darkness threatens the Imperium from without while decadence and decay destroy it from within. It is a time of adventure and intrigue, of political machinations and star-spanning battles. Mekton Empire provides epic scope to the game of Mekton. Giant battlefleets ply the void, scheming politicians maneuver for power, and great mysteries hide secrets that could destroy, or save, an entire Galaxy. Mekton Empire is a cross between ''{{Dune}}'' ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and ''FiveStarStories'', where characters can become heroes for their deeds of honor and turn around to be stabbed in the back by their closest friend. Abandoned, but containing the Algol setting as yet another planet.
28th Jan '15 8:57:13 PM VF1SValkyrie
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A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project has slipped from its 2014 loose deadlines.

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A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project [[ScheduleSlip has slipped slipped]] from its 2014 loose deadlines.
28th Jan '15 8:53:35 PM VF1SValkyrie
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A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project isn't slipping yet from its 2014 loose deadlines.

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A new edition of ''Mekton'' has been bandied around since the ninties under various names such as ''Mekton Double Zeta'' and ''Mekton ZERO''. However, the game itself has been essentially out of print and all attempts to revive it have thus far resulted in extensive delays and cancellations. Mike Pondsmith has, however, informed the Mekton Z mailing list that he's working on Mekton Zero. Given that RTG finally released Cyberpunk V3 after nearly a decade, there may yet be hope; the well-funded Kickstarter project isn't slipping yet has slipped from its 2014 loose deadlines.
26th Dec '14 10:34:05 AM TheUnsquished
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* '''Mekton''':Published in 1985. The first anime mecha role-playing game (''{{Battletech}}'' was only a boardgame at this time.) Introduced the world of Algol.

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* '''Mekton''':Published in 1985. The first anime mecha role-playing game (''{{Battletech}}'' (''{{TabletopGame/BattleTech}}'' was only a boardgame at this time.) Introduced the world of Algol.
30th Nov '14 2:42:03 AM Ominae
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* '''Invasion Terra''': The default setting for ''Mekton Zeta'', with Earth being invaded by an expansionist galactic empire. Heavily influenced by ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. Initially developed as a test-game for the Zeta edition before being published.

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* '''Invasion Terra''': The default setting for ''Mekton Zeta'', with Earth being invaded by an expansionist galactic empire. Heavily influenced by ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross''.''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. Initially developed as a test-game for the Zeta edition before being published.
16th Nov '14 3:46:37 AM Laevatein
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* ChunkySalssaRule: The rules for nukes are heavy on this sort of thing; if you're in the hex where it goes off, you're dead. The same applies to supernovae, except that every hex within about 100 AU of the star is treated as 'where it goes off'.

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* ChunkySalssaRule: ChunkySalsaRule: The rules for nukes are heavy on this sort of thing; if you're in the hex where it goes off, you're dead. The same applies to supernovae, except that every hex within about 100 AU of the star is treated as 'where it goes off'.
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