Thursday, October 13, 2011
Simple Stompy Robot Rules? BattleForce To Save The Day!
I just didn't feel like breaking out the BattleTech rules or buying the new 'mega-volume' and trying to brush off the rust of a half decade of not playing. Trying to relearn rules that I stopped playing for a reason (I don't remember it, but I'm sure it was there), just didn't seem to have much appeal, no matter how hard I tried.
Then I remembered BattleForce. I never played it back in the day, because I just didn't get what it was. Essentially, it is a mass combat version of the game which simplifies the records keeping for individual mechs so that larger battles can be played. So, if one were to keep the small unit sizes, it would simplify the records keeping and speed up play to an even greater extant, one would surmise.
Plus, the quick start rules are free. Plus, I already know the setting, or how to readily adapt it to other settings. Plus, I already have all of the supplemental materials I need. Plus, I already have painted minis. It's a lot of pluses.
Get the quick start rules for free here. See if it might solve some of your problems too.