Hey all, Counterfett here. Seems the worst part of the Star Wars addicition is in the past. Funny how these things come and go. Anyway, I'm back to regular old fashioned wargaming and what not. I was looking recently into a good fill in for an easy to learn Mecha war game.
Now, don't get me wrong; I've tried a LOT of dedicated mecha genre games. These have ranged from the trusty and beloved BattleTech (which has pulled yeoman's duty for me over the years), CAV, Mecha Crusade (a d20 supplement from Polyhedron, later pub'd in D20 modern), to even some of the more esoteric stuff.
The problem with the systems I listed above currently are:
- More complicated to play than I like right now.
- To much character/scenario creation.
- In the case of the miniature games, not enough emphasis on story and character progression.
- In the case of the RPGs, not enough satisfying "Crunchy" combat.