Via The Geekshow’s Facebook; I’ve been in love with Robotech since I first laid eyes on it in the mid ’80’s. Then later, as an RPG obsessed teenager, one of my all time favorite games was the Robotech RPG published by Palladium Books. So you have to know how great I think it is that Palladium has started a Kickstarter to help fund the making of a new table top strategy game called Robotech RPG Tactics!
Prepare for invasion! Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game. Take command of the brave men and women of the United Earth Defense Force to valiantly defend Earth from annihilation. Or, command the alien armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind. Collect your forces from an expanding range of world class game pieces. Relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home to enhance your Robotech® RPG adventures or as a stand-alone game.
Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a battle game in which players build armies of multiple squadrons of mecha to fight it out in scenario driven, objective based game play. Depending on the faction, and their choice of mecha, a player’s army may include anywhere from 2 game pieces to as many as you desire! The rules are scalable from small skirmishes to mass combat with hundreds per side.
Robotech® RPG Tactics™ uses a dynamic turn system. Players trade off activating squadrons during each turn, ensuring that a player never has to sit and wait while his opponent moves and attacks with his entire army. By using alternating activation of squadrons, the game’s action unfolds at a fast and furious pace, allowing large scale battles to be easily carried out in a single evening.
G’ahh! Cool! I’m posting some of the photos from the kickstarter page below so that you can see the level of detail going into the creation of the miniatures/ game pieces. Now, all I need is some money and friends. D’oh, kind of short on both, but I’m still going to do this!