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Author Topic: Lancer: an interesting mech combat RPG  (Read 616 times)

Wyvern

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Lancer: an interesting mech combat RPG
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:59:32 PM »

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/massifpress/lancer
Posting this here because I found it neat - and there are some thematic similarities to starsector.

It's got eldritch AIs that will stab you in the back if you don't hit them with a factory reset at regular intervals.
It's got strange post-singularity levels of technology that people can use but nobody really understands, mixed in with normal every-day stuff.
It's got a similar thing of "Well, if you've got access to the blueprint, you can just print out another mech when your current one blows up." (Though Lancer mech licenses work a bit more like fighter LPCs; you can build your one mech, but just having the license doesn't let you print out an army.)

The setting's a lot more hopeful, though; less of Starsector's decay into darkness feel and more of a rebuilding and trying to fix past mistakes.
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Re: Lancer: an interesting mech combat RPG
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 03:50:38 PM »

(AND the artist does Kill Six Billion Demons which is a totally wild and amazing comic!)
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Midnight Kitsune

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Re: Lancer: an interesting mech combat RPG
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »

Sadly it is a table top game...
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