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Vairdic
BattleRun: Two great games that taste great together!

A product 45 years in the making! Though most of those years were concurrent!

As Battletech celebrates its 25th anniversary and Shadowrun celebrates its 20th, the visionaries at Catalyst Game Labs have, for the first time ever, brought these two worlds together! Join us in a universe that combines the best of two fantastic game universes in a tournament to decide who is the best warrior of all time!

Many warriors have fallen, and only four remain in the Best Ever Tournament: Kieren McCool, the wily immortal elf who pilots the most feared 'Mech on the battlefield; Asmodeal el Angel de la Muerte, the Manei Domini blood mage who is so evil that his mere presence destroys all photons in the immediate vicinity; Nadja Daviar, a refugee from the 21st century who has lost none of her wiles or extreme sex appeal; and newcomer Jonas Hadry, a MechWarrior and battlefield commander so charismatic and beloved that it seems that possibly the deck was a little stacked in his favor.

The Best Ever is a bold venture that bridges two universes. Exciting, visionary, and often a bit deranged, this is the project that no one was asking for but everyone will love!

Contains a summary of the new Eighth World setting, nine new character archetypes, and a roleplaying adventure that involves your characters in the excitement, glamor, and sheer ludicrousness of the Best Ever Tournament.

Written by Jason Hardy

PDF - Free!
Book Only - $14.95
Book & PDF Combo - $17.95

http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28
Phylos Fett
If this wasn't a belated April Fool's Day joke, I'd buy one!
Vairdic
It's a real product.

Go check out the site smile.gif

And yes, the book is real too.
de4dmeta1
This is ridiculous enough that I actually want a hardcopy to call my own. What the hell does that say about me? cyber.gif
Backgammon
I like how the PDF is free, but if you buy the combo you get charged 3$ more than the book only.

I can't believe it's on the store. You guys are nuts! Someone try to buy it, I want to know what happens!
Heath Robinson
Umm. I haven't played any Battletech whatsoever. I really shouldn't want this.

Oh, who am I kidding? Downloading at C! Err... 1.1C, I'm actually reading it right now.
de4dmeta1
Already done - got the PDF. It's 50 pages of BattleTech and Shadowrun mashed together, full of ridiculous stuff, amusing little footnotes, and NPC profiles statted out for /both/ games. Well worth the time to download, even if only for the sheer absurdity.
BlueMax
Sooo tempted. From 1993 to 1995 we ran a campaign using this sort of mashup. VCRs were experimental and some of the characters had them. Ahh good times.
Matsci
You are all batshit insane....
kanislatrans
just downloaded the pdf version... at a glance it's worth every penny I spent on it..
grinbig.gif

well done, folks. I tip my Coyote skin cap to your most excellent sense of humor!

however, on page 4 in the transcript block, there is a typo. "are" snould be "our". grinbig.gif grinbig.gif grinbig.gif
Nequam
Very fun, looks like they had a good time writing it, bodes well for the future of both games that writers are also fan boys.

I'll leave it there and not get into any Machiavellian corporate scheme to get players from one game to play/buy the other too, and just enjoy the treat.
Cardul
You know what is funny? If you stop and think about it: using the SR skill set and IPs system with battletech damage and heat, works out kind of interesting...In fact, it makes the Urbanmechs 11 heat sinks now make sense! If the pilot has 3 IP, they get 9 heat, and the heat from their movements those rounds...making it actually workable!
Stahlseele
The next logical Step in Developement/Evolution!
http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28
http://www.battlecorps.com/catalog/product...roducts_id=2259
Thanks to Medicineman for alerting me to this! ^^

Edit: Okay, i did not see this up in IMPORTANT TOPICS, when i made this thread . .
Ryu
A recommended read. notworthy.gif

The book is real? I´ve been trying to figure out the import tariffs for USA->Germany book imports anyway. Can anyone give me a primer on that?
Stahlseele
i'll so buy it if i can get my grubby paws on it ^^
i had an idea like this two or three years ago.
but i did not get too far. only some pages of introductionary fluff/fiction <.< . .
ravensmuse
Does it mention the brown nipples? Work blocks the pdf frown.gif
Medicineman
I planted the Info in 4 different German forums
I can hardly do more grinbig.gif

With an Aprils Dance
Medicineman
JM Hardy
QUOTE (ravensmuse @ Apr 2 2009, 05:51 AM) *
Does it mention the brown nipples? Work blocks the pdf frown.gif


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InfinityzeN
Ah damn, work blocked. I'm so downloading this when I get home. Might even has to buy the book if it's real. I do play Battletech as well.
Stahlseele
i do play battletech from time to time as well.
my work ain't blocking it, and i am reading it right now.
it's so obviously fake, it should not even be funny anymore.
but hell yes it is a funny read ^^
darthmord
*sigh*...

That is simply wrong!
Stahlseele
no, it is perfect!
Dwarves in aero-space,
elves in mechs,
orks in tanks,
trolls in battle-armor!
rigging these things along the planets.
mages . . being more or less worthless ^^
GreyBrother
QUOTE (Stahlseele @ Apr 2 2009, 03:05 PM) *
mages . . being more or less worthless ^^

Hydroponic Gardens. See in the Nexus.
Stahlseele
What do you mean? O.o
Hydroponics? SR-Nexus? o.O
Lasers get the light elemental effect, so fuck that great form toxic blood spirit inhabiting Sun Zu, just lazor him away from Orbit and be done with it ^^
merashin
Sweet, "Anti-gravity bosoms, and other things we can't possibly mention here..." that made me lol.
Kingboy
QUOTE (Stahlseele @ Apr 2 2009, 09:37 AM) *
...just lazor him away from Orbit and be done with it ^^


I'm down with anything that allows me to lazor things from orbit. smile.gif
ICPiK
how did we get to brown nipples on this forum..lol
GreyBrother
QUOTE (Stahlseele @ Apr 2 2009, 04:37 PM) *
What do you mean? O.o
Hydroponics? SR-Nexus? o.O
Lasers get the light elemental effect, so fuck that great form toxic blood spirit inhabiting Sun Zu, just lazor him away from Orbit and be done with it ^^


If my memories are correct, there was a topic about "Gaiaspheres" in the SR Nexus. It was quite interesting, since some interesting questions were stated, like "Can magicians somehow sling spells around in space?" or "Are there Gaiaspheres on other planets?". I don't now if you contributed to it, but the general opinion (or my own, sorry, i confuse those two very often wink.gif) was, that a space station could create a manasphere if it sported sufficient plant and animal life. So... if you want to crossover BT and SR, then those nifty drop- and jumpships need some extensive hydropondics cyber.gif
Stahlseele
There ARE Jumpships with Hydroponics.
Especially the Larger Kind usually has them.
Even if not, there's a bit more Human Ressource on those Military Excursions in Battle-Tech, than there's in space as a whole in Shadowrun *snickers*
A complete Regiment Combat Group, is about 1000 People . . most of the time, carried in some Dropships on 2 Jumpships.
So about 500 People per Jumpshit. I think that would be enough Living tissue to create Mana-Able environment ^^

No, i did not contribute to that threat. I think.
Wesley Street
QUOTE (ICPiK @ Apr 2 2009, 10:35 AM) *
how did we get to brown nipples on this forum..lol

Because Jak Koke or Mel Odom wrote the Dragon Heart trilogy with one hand on the keyboard.
Dumori
50 pages of AWESOME!
Stahlseele
no, i checked, not a single awesome even mentioned in there . . only some other mechs.
Prime Mover
QUOTE (Wesley Street @ Apr 2 2009, 12:08 PM) *
Because Jak Koke or Mel Odom wrote the Dragon Heart trilogy with one hand on the keyboard.



Epilogue page 27 Footnote (1) They're brown.
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Caine Hazen
You all need to tune in Daughter of the Dragon then. Catalyst is all about the boobies.

Oh and Jason, nice.... I think we'll play while Bull is down this week.
knasser
This is real? This is the best April Fools joke they've done!

I got to page 4 and found the opening section:
QUOTE
The World You Live In, Though Why We Have to Describe It
to You When You’re Living in It Is Somewhat of a Mystery to Us


And just started laughing.

Nice one! Am tempted to buy the book if you actually print it!

K.
Stahlseele
Heck, if they fix up the spelling errors and print it, i will buy it just for shits and giggles ^^
ravensmuse
Better than Exalted's "here's a book of porn. If you want the porn uncensored and the actual game material that was censored too, please pay a dollar."

This is at least free and funny.
DireRadiant
QUOTE (Prime Mover @ Apr 2 2009, 07:14 PM) *
Epilogue page 27 Footnote (1) They're brown.
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Yep.

Otherwise...

OMG! eek.gif
knasser
QUOTE (Stahlseele @ Apr 3 2009, 10:20 AM) *
Heck, if they fix up the spelling errors and print it, i will buy it just for shits and giggles ^^


I'm going to regret this, but... ???
Stahlseele
If they fix up Battlerun so it does not have as many spelling errors, i will buy it just because i can and do appreciate a good joke like that ^^
InfinityzeN
Oh oh oh, found a really good one...
You can't get any more goodie goodie than sticking the biggest goodie from each of the games into one joint organization.
QUOTE
"Horizon Corp, which, when it rose to AAA status, represented all that was good in the Sixth World." 1

Footnote 1: Prior to Horizon€™s emergence, all that was good in the Sixth World was represented
by a box of graham crackers and a few slices of cheese.

And another good one, combining SK with the LA...
QUOTE
Buying and selling asses is the leading industry in the Lyran Alliance.
BIG BAD BEESTE
so when are they going to follow this up with the campaign sourcebook: Return of Dunkelzahnski?
BookWyrm
The first thing that caught my eyes was the 'PunkMech' graphic on page 3. I actually burst out laughing.
TKDNinjaInBlack
What a riot. Best download ever.
Stahlseele
Agreed ^^
I got to see the shocked faces of some of my Shadowrun/Battletech-Purist friends when i showed this to them ^^
BookWyrm
I've got to use "Team LBI" for my next VWE simulator game. :LOL:

But I'm still not paying $14.95 for the sourcebook
JM Hardy
QUOTE (BookWyrm @ Apr 13 2009, 01:54 PM) *
I've got to use "Team LBI" for my next VWE simulator game. :LOL:

But I'm still not paying $14.95 for the sourcebook


But there's gonna be a special tasty extra in the print version . . .

And if I'm posting in this thread, I should say I'm happy people are enjoying the book!
BookWyrm
Still can't do it. Not in the budget.
JM Hardy
QUOTE (BookWyrm @ Apr 13 2009, 08:30 PM) *
Still can't do it. Not in the budget.


Well, much as I'd like to argue, heaven knows I've gotta respect a budget.
Athenor
I might buy two to make up for him. One for me, one for a friend. biggrin.gif
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