The idea for an "anthology" of Battletech short stories

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Dark-1-2 posted this 24 January 2021

I thought of this idea late last night, and worked out a few bits and bobs of it.  Basically a series of short stories, with all different mechwarriors, and the only connecting thread is the mech they pilot.  

The battlemech will be called "Eris"  after the Greek Goddess of Strife and Discord.  The name comes to the first mechwarrior when he sees the serial number of the mech, xxxxx-Er15.

I was thinking making the battlemech a Thunderbolt TDR-5S and starting out as a member of the SLDF during the Amaris Coup.

Thoughts, suggestions, ideas, let me know...

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icehellion posted this 08 February 2021

Why not. The machine can be "doomed" or "lucky".

Dark-1-2 posted this 08 February 2021

Why not both?  Over a few hundred years wouldn't anything have runs of good and bad?

Thunder posted this 14 February 2021

Its a good Idea.  I did a lite version of the concept with a design called the "mangler"  It got progressively more cursed as it went through pilots, ending with a catastrophic missjump for its future pilot.  To this day it still sits where it fell on solaris 7;  No one being willing to even claim it as salvage.

icehellion posted this 18 February 2021

Its a good Idea.  I did a lite version of the concept with a design called the "mangler"  It got progressively more cursed as it went through pilots, ending with a catastrophic missjump for its future pilot.  To this day it still sits where it fell on solaris 7;  No one being willing to even claim it as salvage.

I might.

Snowjeepney posted this 20 March 2021

Why not both?  Over a few hundred years wouldn't anything have runs of good and bad?

And maybe, as a suggestion, the pilots would actually be from different factions, and "Eris" would end up seeing action for all of the Inner Sphere Houses, and maybe even spend some adventure time in the Periphery.

Jaeger Sul posted this 02 July 2021

You could give the mech a sort of semi sentience through prototype advanced neural interface. 'Ghost in the machine'

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