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Mechasys

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Ready your megawatt beam rifle, fire up your plasma-sword, and prepare to launch off into your own mecha-sized adventures! Mechasys is a Genesys supplement that empowers players to create fantastic, towering robots for use in their campaigns. The mecha construction system parallels that of Genesys character creation. Mecha characteristics, equipment, and talent-like upgrades create a mecha of your own unique design.

This 54-page supplement includes:

  • A complete process for designing and building mechanized robotic vehicles.

  • Twelve mecha chassis, forty-eight mecha-sized weapons, and thirty-five unique upgrades to customize and personalize your mecha design.

  • Five new player character archetypes to create your mecha pilots.

  • Seven new mecha operator careers.

  • Six new skills, including Mecha Operation.

  • Twenty-five new talents.

  • Five example mecha, with additional stat blocks for use as adversaries.

  • “Session Zero“ guidelines and recommendations to create your own mecha-themed campaigns.

  • New rules for mecha combat, including a mecha Critical Hit table.

Check out our custom weapon creation rules with Mechasys: Big Guns and Blazing Swords.
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christopher M August 07, 2021 8:38 pm UTC
I’m looking for a system to run a Xenogears campaign (fantasy setting with excavated gundams) that will also involve some of the Xenosaga games as well (setting where aforementioned gundams originally came from). I came across this and was wondering how well it would work for such a game. The fact this system is middle ground in mechanical complexity is appealing… and of course I LOVE the Genesys system!
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Studio 404 G August 11, 2021 4:10 pm UTC
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Hi Christopher,

Xenogears...now that's a name I have not heard in some time...

Mechasys can absolutely handle the Xenogears setting! There are rules in Mechasys for additional character options and talents, and the mecha construction system is perfect for building the various mecha in that setting.

Thinking of what I (GM Phil) remember about that setting, I think the Gears would be Silhouette 4.

Let us know how it goes!
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Zachary C July 04, 2021 2:33 am UTC
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Hey, this came strongly recommended to me, and I was wondering how well this might work with smaller mechs/battlesuits? Something more like Hulk buster armor or the Apu's from Matrix movies?<br /><br />
Thanks in advance
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Studio 404 G July 05, 2021 1:22 am UTC
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Hi Zachary,

Mechasys currently works better with mecha of car or truck size or larger, either realistic (Battletech) or anime style (Gundam/Macross). We're currently working on a power armor supplement for Mechasys. It's being designed to address the delicate balance between fighting opponents in both personal and vehicle scales. Battlesuits are probably a few months before they're ready for publication, but we're hoping to start playtesting the mechanics very soon.
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chris D November 04, 2022 8:39 pm UTC
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It's been a year, did this get canned or still working out the details?
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Gabriel H May 29, 2021 12:49 pm UTC
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I'm really excited to give these rules a whirl. Any plans of a PoD version at some point?
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Studio 404 G June 01, 2021 12:55 pm UTC
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Hi Gabriel, we hope you enjoy playing Mechasys.

Unfortunately, the Foundry agreement does not permit Print on Demand at this time.
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Jason H May 19, 2021 7:17 am UTC
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On page 43 under the Zero G rules it says to add a triumph to all skill checks while in zero g. Is that correct? It later reads ignore the skill penalty if equipped with vacuum sealed.
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Studio 404 G May 19, 2021 1:02 pm UTC
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Hi Jason,
Thanks for pointing that out. It's supposed to be 2 setback dice. We've fixed that in the most recent file.
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Jason H May 19, 2021 9:03 pm UTC
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I love this supplement! I’m planning a grim dark space campaign and will be utilizing this. <br />
Found another typo or lack of type in this case. <br />
Pg 45 under crews and co-pilots. Under the Npc crew. <br />
“Assist maneuver and granting the pilot on an appropriate skill check.”
Pg 46 On Your Six appears to be missing some symbols as well.
“ —- may be added to the check depending on the size and scope”
“And warships could add as much as — to the check”
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Studio 404 G May 19, 2021 11:14 pm UTC
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That's great to hear. Please let us know how it goes.
Thanks again for pointing out the lack of a Boost die. We've updated the document.
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Chris M May 10, 2021 11:39 pm UTC
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I know a lot of people were waiting for a mech supplement. This was definitely worth that wait. If your setting involves mecha at all, this title is a must-have.
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