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Mishima Sourcebook available to Backers

posted Jun 29, 2015 20:56:48 by Nathan.Dowdell
Earlier today, Mutant Chronicles Backers received access to the Mishima sourcebook.

With the rulebook going to print soon, time seems right to shift focus to the sourcebooks.

So, thoughts, opinions, errors you've spotted?
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Volontius Vortia said Jun 30, 2015 01:36:16
Absolutely loving it so far! Love that there's information on space craft, love some of the new cultural bits such as the Model Worker, and love the new Meka stats! Also, when I saw that Hooded/Flying Viper Style was still a martial arts technique, I did a happy dance!

A few errors I found:

Under Storm Warrior, pg. 35

"Must not have been a student of the Storm Warrior school." Presumably this should read Dragon Boxing school, as they are their enemy school, yes?

In numerous locations, the word daisho has the o omitted, appearing as "daish " perhaps a problem with Unicode characters?

The Yari Shogun lists damage as "Grenade" presumably, this should be the damage code for a bayonet or spear.

P.S. - Can't believe the Symmetry killed the Dirty Pair. Those bastards! *laughs*

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Matthew Hoeveler said Jul 01, 2015 00:55:13
Any chance of sneaking in a Mishima specific time line and secrets section? Perhaps faction specific time lines and secrets could be a download able pfd later, otherwise...

Being an unabashed fan of Mishima, this book made me positively giddy. I love the additional background on the Demon hunters and Shadow Walkers!

Correction-wise, I think there was some font weirdness with some of the vehicle names, but I am going from memory here.
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Nathan.Dowdell said Jul 01, 2015 09:40:38
The font weirdness is a known issue. It's also my fault - when using Japanese names for various items, vehicles, and spaceships, I was using transliterations with an accented "o" (so you have "daishō" instead of "daisho"). The problem is - which I hadn't realised until UK Games Expo - that the font used in the layouts doesn't have the "ō" character, so none of the words written with that character show up properly.
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CoalhadaTM said Jul 03, 2015 09:15:59
Yeah, this appears in a few place names too: Ōchoku on Venus, for example.
Only with the letter O, though. I guess we just didn't happen to use any terms that would have used different long vowels.
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Nathan.Dowdell said Jul 03, 2015 09:39:39
I spotted a couple of ones with U as well. I've accounted for all of them in my error log, so those won't be issues in the published book, though I'll have to watch for them in the Brotherhood book too (there are a few Mishima references there that use those long vowels).
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SimonBrown said Aug 03, 2015 04:58:44
The Tambu battlemeka seems to have very high statistics and a correspondingly high cost compared to other vehicles (and even spacecraft), particularly considering it's only around ten times the size of a personal battlesuit. In addition, the Yari Shogun assault rifle has the bayonet pole described as attaching to the top, though the art and the fact that it replaces the grenade launcher indicates it should mount underneath.
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Volontius Vortia said Aug 08, 2015 23:17:35
The newly added Kochu class Transport Boat lists a single gunner, but no weapons. Should this be a pilot? an engineer?
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Nathan.Dowdell said Aug 09, 2015 11:51:29
The Tambu battlemeka seems to have very high statistics and a correspondingly high cost compared to other vehicles (and even spacecraft), particularly considering it's only around ten times the size of a personal battlesuit.

Size and cost don't actually correlate that well among vehicles (real-world fighter jets are comparable in size to 18-wheeler trucks... but the jets cost far more). The Tambu Battlemeka is an extraordinarily sophisticated and costly vehicle, yes, but this is by design. Very few keiretsu can afford to own and operate more than one or two, so a high price was warranted background-wise.

Cost is not always purely about effectiveness, either - sometimes, as in the real world, things may cost a lot for reasons other than their utility.
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