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Beamswords and Bazookas

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BEAMSWORDS AND BAZOOKAS is a tabletop role-playing game about mech pilots at the brink of World War 3. This core rule book includes steps for making characters, rules for tactical combat, and guidance for running the game as the gamemaster. It also includes a 10-episode campaign and setting details that give you a place to start your adventure.

Players take control of the pilots of MASS, the Mobile Armor Suppression and Surveillance unit of the Global Protectorate. They are tasked with keeping the peace as tensions rise and conflicts break out. The previous generation was able to defeat alien invaders, but can this new generation of mech pilots save humanity from itself?

 
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John S January 05, 2020 7:42 am UTC
one of my favorite mecha anime is escaflowne (Despite all the weird stuff with the fate engine and the isaac newton at the end), because of the beauty of merging giant robots with medieval fantasy. there's SO MANY huge monsters to kill that mechs would put humans on a more even keel with.

so, are there monsters for this system? kaiju from the depths? invaders from beyond the stars? or even plenty of mech enemy types for the players to fight, reskinned as fantasy creatures?

also, I am curious about what the "out of mech" experience would be. is there combat and adventure to be had on foot?
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Jonathon R December 10, 2019 11:50 pm UTC
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Played this DM'ed by the designer at PAX Unplugged with two of my friends. LOVED IT. The Mech Combat was creative, varied and allowed for many tactical options. I wondered how the "out of mech" part was going to go. But I loved it! So both parts combine to make a really engaging world and game. Making you feel like you are in an anime.
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Michael S July 19, 2019 5:55 am UTC
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Guess I should have waited a few weeks to buy this on sale.
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Justin K August 09, 2019 3:53 pm UTC
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Hi Michael,

The sale was inadvertently WAY more discounted than intended. I tried to correct it, but the people at DriveThruRPG told me it was too late. So, yes, the people that snagged the Deal of the Day really got an excellent value.

Best,
Justin
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Leo B July 19, 2019 3:19 am UTC
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Just bought it. Surprised to find that the paper miniatures file is just 5 (low-res) pages but is nearly 90MB, which should be fixed without any big problems.
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Justin K August 09, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
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Thanks for pointing this out! They had the original high-res art embedded. I compressed the PDF and it should be a much more manageable file size now.
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Patrick S June 19, 2019 5:07 am UTC
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There is nearly to none information in the text above and the Preview is too small to read anything.
So i guess Kickstarter is the way to go?!
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Justin K July 17, 2019 9:21 pm UTC
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Hi Patrick,

I did not realize the flash preview was so small. Thanks for pointing this out. I've changed the preview to a full-size PDF preview so you can get some sense of the character creation.

Best,
Justin
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Patrick S July 20, 2019 6:37 pm UTC
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Thx, but i already bought it :)
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Yann E June 13, 2019 8:41 pm UTC
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What system do the game use ?
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Justin K July 17, 2019 9:10 pm UTC
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Hi Yann,

It's a new, self-contained system. But, it most closely resembles Savage Worlds if you are at all familiar with that game.

Best,
Justin
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Yann E July 19, 2019 6:41 am UTC
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I was informed of a 80% discount yesterday so I bought it :)
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Clyde G May 28, 2019 6:07 pm UTC
Is this connected to the M.A.S.S. Builder game still under development on Steam?
https://store.steampowered.com/app/956680/MASS_Builder/
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Antjuan C May 29, 2019 7:35 am UTC
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no, different group.
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This title was added to our catalog on May 27, 2019.