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When one mecha just won't do, teams of mecha combine to form super robots in Mecha Combiners, a supplement for the Mecha RPG.

May 24th Update

Name a Mecha Mercenaries planet or person!  Since we hit $3,000 I thought it might be cool to let backers name a planet or person in the game.  If you want, feel free to tack on an extra $5 to name a planet or person.  It's not a requirement, but if you want to add more to the world of Mecha Mercenaries, it's kinda fun! 

May 23rd Update

And the winner of the vote for the next Stretch goal is Mecha Living Robots!  Can w make another $1k in 8 days...I think we can!

May 22nd Update

MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Thanks to you all my plans for world domination via selling copes of mecha anime games is one step closer to completion!!  That's right stretch goal #2 is done.

If you are a backer or you want to be, there is still time to vote.

Go here http://www.myheroicjourney.com/mecha-roadmap/ to see all the games we want to do for Mecha and then email or message me which one you want to be the next stretch goal!

Because there's only 8 days left, I need to close the polls tomorrow at 8:00 AM Central US time.  Get in the vote now.

May 5th Update

WE'RE FUNDED!!  Check out the Updates section for an in-depth discussion of what this means, but the important thing is this: We're a go for Stretch goal #1: Publishing Mecha Mercenaries.  If we get this one funded, then everyone who backed the project can expect, at a minimum, to receive a PDF of the Mercenaries game.

Everyone can check out the cover by clicking on this link to the Heroic Journey Publishing blog.

April 18th Update 

We have had several people approach us about bundling Mecha core products with Mecha Combiners.  This only makes sense because Mecha is required to  play Combiners, so we were all for it.  However, instead of creating a bunch of new tiers, we have created two: War Vet and Decorated Veteran.  You can buy these tiers only, or if you'd rather, you can add $8 or $18 for a PDF or soft cover copy of Mecha respectively.  If you decide to add on, let us know at the end of the Kickstarter.

Thanks!

Mecha combine and form blazing weapons!

Do you remember how cool it was on Saturday mornings to watch five robot lions come together to form a mighty robotic warrior?  Did you marvel when that robot hero formed its blazing sword and hacked giant evil creatures to tiny bits?  (Did I just reveal my age...if so, search for Voltron on Netflix!! :))

Welcome to Mecha Combiners, the second published supplement for the Mecha Role Playing Game by Chris Perrin.  These rules have long been the most asked-for supplement for Mecha, because, let's face it, there's something pretty awesome about playing a team of pilots that can come together to form a giant robot.

Our first Oops...

It's not clear off to the side, but all levels SERGEANT and above will receive the PDF as soon as its available.  Yikes.  Carry on!

What does Mecha Combiners include?

If you back this project and we're successful, we will be able to publish a supplement for Mecha complete with:

1. Complete rules for creating Combiner mecha
2. All new Configurations to capture the feel of Combiners from 80s Saturday morning cartoons
3. A new Mecha setting (SRS) featuring Combining mecha in a feudal Japan that has been devastated by evil kami and their leader, the Dishonorable Lord Prefect Kagikhaan
4. Thoughts and tips for creating your own Combiners settings

The game is all done, we just need your help on a few last things.  Which begs the questions:

Where is the money going?

Art.  Full color books are not cheap, but we want to do this right.  Our goal is to increase the art budget by 50% over what was spent on the entire Mecha core book (which contained numerous settings.)  Sara Rude, who did the concept art for the video (the Kami, Superblade and Superblade slicing the Kami were all hers) has already agreed to illustrate the book.

Perks.  Some of the money collected will be used to pay for the Combiners dice, unit patches, and dog tags.  It is not anticipated that Kickstarter funds will be needed to deliver Chris Perrin to locations within in the 2 hour drive window.

Books.  The remaining balance will be used to create physical books which we will send to backers and get into stores.

Please consider donating.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and if there's something you'd like to see as a perk, let us know.  Combiners exists because fans like you asked for it, so don't be afraid to suggest what you'd like to see.

Thanks.  Now, let's get this book made so we can go fight!

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    SUPPORT CREW - Every mecha team needs a good support crew. At this level, your name will be added to the support squad roster, which will appear in the published Combiners book.

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    WAR VET - Remember the old days when there was just Mecha? Now you can relive the times before there were Combiners. War Vets will receive an electronic copy of Mecha (aka a PDF) featuring the brand new cover as seen on the Heroic Journey website. Please consider adding to another tier.

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    SERGEANT - Welcome to the battle, pilot. At this level, you will receive a full color Mecha Combiners PDF and be listed as one of the Combiner pilots in the book.

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    SPYMASTER - How's your Field Ops? At this level, you will receive all of the perks of the SERGEANT level and get a sneak peak at the upcoming Mecha Mercenaries supplement.

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    DECORATED VETERAN - Decorated veterans can relive the days of yore (circa 2008) when Mecha first came out. These vets get a soft cover copy of the original Mecha Role Playing Game. Please consider adding this to a Combiners order! Unlike the War Vet tier, these will be original books.

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    LIEUTENANT - Officers get physical copies of Mecha Combiners. At this level, you will receive one full-color soft cover Combiners book and a special Mecha Combiners die featuring the Mecha bullseye and a special Combiners design. You will also be added to the ranks of mecha pilots listed in the book. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    CAPTAIN - At the captain level, you will receive a limited edition, full-color hardcover. FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO BACKERS. We will never print them again. You'll also get a pair of Mecha Combiner die. In addition, you will be added to the ranks of mecha pilots listed in the book. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    SENIOR CAPTAIN - Senior captains will get both the limited edition hardcover and a full-color softcover (perfect for sharing around the table.) Because of their rank, senior captains will also receive 4 special Mecha Combiners dice. Lastly, you will be added to the ranks of mecha pilots listed in the book. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    MAJOR - Majors receive everything that senior captains can expect, plus they will also receive the official 1st Journeymen Mecha patch. These military-style patches display pride in the fact you are a Combiners officer. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    LIEUTENANT COLONEL - Colonels and flag officers get to exercise their creativity. At this level, you will be able to create an archetype, mecha model, or NPC for any published Mecha setting or Combiners. These entries will be published in the Combiners book. Also, series creator Chris Perrin will travel up to 2 hours by car or call in by Skype or Hangout to run a game featuring the Lieutenant Colonel's work. This is in addition to everything that Majors receive. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    COLONEL - Colonels have to receive something a little cooler than Lieutenant Colonels, so at this tier you will receive a set of Combiners dog tags personalized with your name, rank, and allegiance in the 1st Journeyman. International shippers please contact us about shipping so that we can find the best option to ship to your country.

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    GENERAL - Flag officers pretty much get their way. At this level, generals can create their own settings for Combiners. These settings will be co-written with Mecha creator Chris Perrin and, depending on when they are finished, included with the Combiners book or published separately. Generals also get all the perks of a Colonel and will be listed in the ranks of mecha pilots as generals.

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