New Dev Notes: Volume 2
We just released the latest Dev Notes from Mike Pondsmith: On Story.
How has the story developed in Mekton to become what it is today? Mike Pondsmith talks about voice,... Read more
Mekton Dev Notes
Our most recent adventure was Gencon and this year was particularly special. This makrs 50 years of Gencon and we felt very special to be included in those... Read more
I wanted to drop an update here for all of you backers. We are continuing the work on Mekton Zero; it is progressing. Mike Pondsmith is dedicated to... Read more
Still Moving Forward
Progress on Mekton is continuing to move forward and things are getting checked off of our list. Thanks for sticking with us for this long haul.
I've noticed that when... Read more
Concepts and Updates
We continue to make progress on the main book. Mike Pondsmith is perfecting the text and concepts key to the foundation of Mekton. Below are some early concept... Read more
Ranger by Bobby Jackson
Bobby Jackson is our newest sculptor and he has been hard at work creating figures for Mekton. We have really enjoyed having two sculptors on this project, the... Read more
Thanks for sticking with us on this project and for waiting between updates. One of the most difficult things for us to determine is how often to update.... Read more
Goodbye 2016, Hello New Year!
2016 was a tough year for so many folks out there and we were among those hit hard. Not being the kinds of people to dwell on the... Read more
A Bounty of Goodies
We wanted to show you the bounty of things that have already been created for the Mekton Zero Kickstarter. Shirt, dice, map... so much great stuff!.
Mike Pondsmith has... Read more
A Figure For You
Our fine sculptor Chris Lewis has done it again! Mike and I couldn't be more happy with the latest figure for Mekton Zero: Excalibur. I am especially fond... Read more
Q & A with Mike, November Edition
I had a pretty severe family emergency I had to deal with over the last few weeks. It happened very suddenly. I missed some updates here; my apologies. ... Read more
Designing the Details
I wanted to put out an update that would be about the design of the main book. This post is more about details, but Mike and I will be... Read more
Another Sculptor in the Works
Thanks everyone for the great questions in my personal email as well as here on the Kickstarter. I have made note of any questions I couldn't answer so... Read more
While the development on the Mekton Zero book continues, Chris Lewis continues to create beautiful sculptures.
Introducing the Vektor MK-II. Chris has done a remarkably detailed sculpt and we are... Read more
Answering Some Questions
I appreciate all of the well-wishing for me coming aboard! That was nice to see... Also, thanks so much to @CruelAngelsThesis for organizing everyone's questions and making it easier... Read more
Sculptor: Welcome Chris Lewis!
I would like to introduce the newest member of our creative team for Mekton. His name is Chris Lewis and he is an artist, 3D sculptor, and avid gamer. He... Read more
MEKTON ZERO Kickstarter Update For January 26, 2016
Hi Gang! Mike here. Sorry about the delay, but we've been seriously busy here in Talsorian Land.
For starters, we are in the process of bringing in new hardware that... Read more
Answers to your psionics questions.
I pulled some of the questions out of the last update comments and went off to productions to get answers.
Here they are:
Is there accuracy in teleport?
There's only... Read more
An Apology from R. Tal
My name is Lisa Pondsmith. I am, and have been for many years, business manager of R.Talsorian Games. It was my responsibility to oversee communications to you, the backers, and... Read more
New Maps From Algol!
Hey everyone! As things march on we wanted to show you the new map in comparison to our old draft!
So here's the old map:
And here's the new map:
More News from RTG
Hey everyone! Everything is moving along smoothly over hear at Talsorian. Mike is cleaning up the layout on the book and the coloring on the art is coming along nicely!... Read more
Week 68 Update!
Greetings all, Ed the Media Maven here!
For all of you waiting waiting on the edge of your seat for the latest update from RTG I'm here to tell... Read more
News on the Dice!
Hey Everybody! Cody, the Kickstarter Guy, here with new information on the project! Everything is going pretty smoothly over here at RTG and today we're lucky enough to have mock... Read more
News From the Front Lines
Greetings all! Ed the Media Maven here. The battle rages on in Talsorian Land! We're starting to see some art trickling in from our crew of Talented Artists (aka Mark... Read more
More Progress At RTG
Hey everyone, this is Cody, the Kickstarter Guy! We're hard at work over here at Talsorian. Right now, Mike is working on laying out the book and our artists are... Read more
An Update on the Process
Hey everyone, Cody here with more word on Mekton Zero!
We're hard at work over here getting everything all set up for production. Mike is working on laying out the... Read more
An Update from the Front
Hey everybody, this is Cody, the Kickstarter guy! Mike is working full throttle on getting the book out so Ed and I are taking up the torch for updates.
Everything's... Read more
This Week's Update (#57) "WE HAVE A COVER!"
This just in (well, in after a few tweaks): a supremely cool cover by Mecha Master Mark Simmons! It's waaay too huge to put up here full sized on... Read more
Hi Gang. As you may have noticed, my good friend (and Talsorian ally), Jay Libby will be taking over the Q&A on this site for a while. Much as we... Read more
Hey, Everybody! While we're getting the last bits of the character creation section set up check out the COVER ROUGH DRAFT from Mark!
IMPORTANT: A CHANGE OF TIMETABLE
Hi Gang, Sorry I've been off the grid for so long, but I've been buried in the layout of Mekton Zero, as well as all the associated projects we're... Read more
Bumper Stickers Ahoy!
For those of you that kept your Bumper Sticker, the design has been finalized and it's time to see what you'll be getting! Below is the final design for the... Read more
A little late for Halloween but...
It's a little late for Halloween but here is the Dorian's "Big Brother", the cargo transporting Dorfann. Can you guess what it's dressed as?
Meet the Ettarans!
Now that you've seen a few of the Kargan and Elaran suits, take a look at the standard suit for the nomadic Ettarans of the Archipelago!
This is the Ettaran... Read more
More Mecha Designs!
Below you'll find a fully shaded picture of the Elaran Heavy Attack type, the Vigilante!
THE VOTES ARE IN!
The votes are in and it looks like the mecha in the Mekton Zero Core Book will be listed by teams. Thanks for your votes everyone!
Which Way Do YOU Want It?
We're starting to lay out the mecha section of the Zero Core Book, and we realized that we could set this section up in one of two... Read more
Check out the PDFs
Hey there everyone, head on over to the R.Talsorian Games Website to check out the PDFs of the Mekton Layout Samples. (http://rtalsoriangames.wordpress.com/)
In the transfer from PDF to JPEG the... Read more
Let's Look At Some Pages, OK?
Here's some samples of the color pages for Mekton Zero; a General Information page, two Character Role pages, and a Mekton Filepage. Note that the pictures are placeholders,... Read more
Layout and New Concept Art
Hey Everybody, we're sorry to disappear for such a long time but we've been out working hard on the layout and page counts for the book!
Starting next week we... Read more
And the Sketches Just Keep Coming!
New Concept sketches for Mekton Zero are in from our amazing Mecha Artist, Mark Simmons!
Below we have some tentative sketches for the Kargan Close Combat Assault Mecha
New Mecha Concept Art & the Situation on the Greens
Things are going well here at Talsorian! We recently had a big meeting all about Mekton Zero! A lot of things got work out and we even have... Read more
Hey everybody! We're done with most of the hard stuff! Everyone has gotten their initial surveys and the individual Character Questionnaires have been sent out!
So where do we go... Read more
A Bit More About the Core Book
With the advent of color, we get to do a few cool things we couldn't before. One of these is in the design of the Corebook.
The Mekton Zero Corebook... Read more
Clarifications for Double Ace and Above
As a clarification for people at Double Ace level and above. You get 5 of the Vector Mini with a unit patch and 5 of the Mauler Mini with a... Read more
THE MEKTON HAS LANDED!!!! WE ARE AT $50K!!!!
When others doubted we could even reach $40K.
You guys pulled it out.
and when they said it was impossible to hit $45 with two days remaining.
You did it... Read more
A Last Note Before We Hit The Homestretch...
To everyone who backed our play...
Well, you have my son Cody and his friends to thank for all this. I spent the last 10 years slaving in the digital... Read more
Okay, so who's up for an URU KILLER?
Because when someone previously asked me what we'd do at $50K, I said I would want to do an Algolian monster. And after Mark Simmons went all out and did... Read more
WE DID IT! AGAIN! AND THEY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE!
Wow. You guys are ASTOUNDING. In record time, we have blown past the $45,000 mark and are still headed up. We are going to go HARDBACK, people!
Teamwork like this... Read more
Face the Uru Killer!
Mark Simmons has just posted an incredible picture of a battle between two Maulers and an Uru Killer. It's just a sample of the exciting stuff you'll see in the... Read more
Stretch Goal #4 Achieved
Alright everybody! We're doing great! 45 hours to go and we managed to get to $40,000! I must say, that's damn impressive!
The book will now be in Full Color... Read more
Stretch Goal #3 Achieved!
Hey everybody! We've reached $35,000! With this goal, you've gained a complete dossier of the Kalidur Islands including: Maps, Key Locations, Monsters, Major Personalities and War Strategies perfect for starting... Read more
Hey Everyone! If you were wondering what the Mekton Dice are going to look like we have the symbols for their faces.
There will be 4 different dice representing the... Read more
MEKTON ZERO: The Designer’s Notes #3
Pimp Your Mek; or how M-Zero makes your Suit suit YOU.
Still more on what we're doing with Mekton Zero and how our new systems let you design your Mek... Read more
Hey Everyone! We have new concept art from our Mecha artist, Mark Simmons!
This new concept art will give you an idea of life on Algol in Karga and Elara!... Read more
Stretch Goal #3
The Archipelago War rages on, and the Battle for the Kalidur Islands is in full swing. Now, get the inside story on this treacherous, monster filled tropical hell with Battle... Read more
Stretch Goal #2 Achieved!
Wow. Up to 30,000! In the true anime show spirit of Mekton, this goal launches the opening "series" of the Saga; BATTLE ACES. Set in the middle of the savage... Read more
Mekton Zero: The Designer's Notes #2
More on what we're doing with Mekton Zero and how it relates to Mekton Zeta and Zeta+. Drop on by and get the inside story at
Now Offering Levels For Retailers
Due to popular demand (i.e.; retailers threatened to burn the RTG offices down if we didn't), we will now be offering two RETAILER ONLY levels, similar to those offered by... Read more
What's Going To Be IN Mekton Zero?
Several backers have asked me for a more extensive description of what's going to be packed into this 200+ page monster. While some of you on the various Mekton boards... Read more
Mekton Zero: The Designer's Notes #1
Want to know more about how this project came to be? Want to see what new things are coming in the game? Head on over to the RTG Website... Read more
Stretch Goal #2
Hey gang! Stretch Goal #2 is coming at 30,000. And it's a biggie!
METAL ARMOR WARRIOR MEKTON ZERO: EPISODE ONE
THE SHADOW OF WAR
A deadly mission. New heroes. New... Read more
Stretch Goal #1
Hey Everybody! We gave it some thought over the weekend and decided to up the ante! After all, It's not every project that you get funded in 3 days! So... Read more
WE DID IT!
In the wee hours of the morning, we all combined like Voltron and brought this project over the line! We're just staggering out of bed over here in RTG-Land, but... Read more
Hey Gang! Let's all push this over the Edge!
YO! Anyone up for trying to push to fund this project before the bell tolls MIDNIGHT on the West Coast of the USA? We're almost there, and we're just itching... Read more