BATTLETECH Alpha Video

A new Kickstarter update from Harebrained Schemes announces the release of a new "super-pre-alpha" trailer from their upcoming BATTLETECH game (thanks nin). The post is for backers only, so all the rest if us can see is the headline. It reads, "A 'Super-Pre-Alpha' First Look at BATTLETECH Combat - And It’s Playable at GenCon! Plus a New Late Backer Opportunity!" That said, the video itself is not actually private, so unless that changes, it is viewable by us unwashed masses. Word is:
A short sneak-peek of combat in an early pre-alpha build of BATTLETECH! We look forward to showing you more of the game later this year. And if you happen to be in Indianapolis this weekend for GenCon, stop by Booth 2329 to say hi and try the demo out for yourself!

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jdreyer wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 17:13:
Looking very cool. I'm not familiar with the tabletop rules. Is this a case where you want to use them in a game, or would it make sense to change them to better fit the media?

I'm sure they will modify the original rules in order to keep the game moving at a good pace. For example, you can tell from the video that they're mixing movement and weapons fire. But in the table top version, nobody shoots until everyone has moved - and then none of the hits take effect until after everyone has fired.

I trust their judgement, especially since Jordan is at the lead.

In any case, a lot of the original rules were written for dice. With computers there's just better ways to do things.
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