Just as a note for all you Cyberpunk fans out there, Chrome books 1/2 and 3/4 are available in PDF from Drive Thru RPG! Go get your copies today! With Chrome 5 on the horizon now’s the best time to get copies of 1/2 and 3/4!
When others doubted we could even reach $40K.
You guys pulled it out.
and when they said it was impossible to hit $45 with two days remaining.
You did it in one.
And then went on to hit PAST $50K in 8 freaking hours. Because you are AWESOME.
Now it’s time for us to GO FORTH AND BRING YOU MEKTON ZERO.
And honestly everyone, thank you.
We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.
Mike Pondsmith and the New Talsorian crew
Hey everyone. It appears that some people have experienced confusion between Mekton Zero and another successfully Kickstartered project, Mobile Frame Zero from Glyph Press. If you haven’t seen Mobile Frame Zero, you can check out their site at http://mobileframezero.com/mfz/. It’s worth the visit!
Our redoubtable Mecha Master Mark Simmons went all crazy last night and produced this awesome chart that shows relative sizes of all the mecha appearing in the old Mekton Techbook and Operation Rimfire. It’s a great way to see the progression of Algol’s meks over the years; and don’t forget that we’ll be adding tons more units to this chart to fill in the models (military and civilian) that come online during the years of the Archipelago War (and Mekton Zero). Click on the image to see it in a larger size.
Pimp Your Mek; or how Mekton-Zero makes your Suit suit YOU.
One of the more unusual things in Mekton Zero is the way we deal with the mecha themselves. In most mecha games, meks are treated as though they are basically mobile tank units, with values derived from how a “unit” would be used in an armored combat setting. This works great when you’re playing a tabletop war game (we use this concept in Mekton Zeta and Zeta Plus), but in a more roleplaying based setting, this approach leaves something to be desired.
I keep getting people asking me if Mekton Zero means I’m throwing out Mekton Zeta and Zeta Plus. Which, to my mind is like saying, “Since you’re planning to add dessert to the menu, does this mean you’re going to give up eating anything else?”
So let’s get things clear from the start—Mekton Zero isn’t going to replace Mekton Zeta and Zeta Plus. It’s actually meant to enhance them. See, M-Zeta and Zeta+ are great construction systems. You can build freaking anything with them—I have seen hardcore gearheads make toasters with the system just to prove it’s possible. If the parts aren’t there in Zeta, you can even use Zeta+ to MAKE the parts you’ll need in Zeta. So it’s incredibly cool and flexible.
What it isn’t is roleplaying friendly.