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An indie tabletop wargame of tiny giant LEGO® robots battling across your  tabletop! by Vincent Baker & Joshua A.C. Newman.
An indie tabletop wargame of tiny giant LEGO® robots battling across your tabletop! by Vincent Baker & Joshua A.C. Newman.
2,639 backers pledged $82,499 to help bring this project to life.

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Quickie update!

Vincent and I got a ton of useful feedback from the last preview of the game rules! We got a bunch of new players trying the game for the first time, telling us what was hard to understand and where things went smoothly, and we got some old players noting differences that we had to clarify.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic feedback and relentless support!

I'm working hard on completing the text, getting it laid out to get to both my editor Thor Olavsrud and backers, and I want to get it out for you guys to enjoy in the next week or two.

That's right, it means the project's running behind schedule. But it's running hard and fast and I'm doing everything in my power to get a playable and complete (if flawed!) text to you as quickly as I can so you can play for great justice.

Don't worry that you haven't gotten your backer survey yet. It will go out at the last moment I can send it. I'm continually getting emails from backers telling me that they've moved. It's OK! You'll fill in your shipping address on the survey.

As always, if you want to share or find out more about the fiction, frame building, rules, tactics, and strategies of Mobile Frame Zero, please log in to the Mobile Frame Hangar fora! It's completely fan-run and full of excellent, creative people. There's all sorts of great conversation there. The Mobile Frame Zero Flickr group has grown by fantastic leaps and bounds as well. I can't possibly express how amazing the creations there are every single day.

—Joshua

Below you can see Ben Kim's pictures of the ongoing, 3-day Mobile Frame Zero civil war on Orion 6 run by Greg Strom at the Denver Comicon this last weekend. Boy, I wish I could have been there!

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Comments

    1. Creator Joshua A.C. Newman on June 26, 2012

      Did you download the first preview?

    2. Creator REkz kaRZ on June 26, 2012

      Guys, I've got the bits finally -- how about a book?
      Heck, even a rough draft with a few frame builds would be helpful!
      I haven't played yet -- eager!

      Are you making a lot of variations on weapons & 'movement' systems, or will you keep them 'general' (ie you have wheels or you have wings, that's a movement system)?

    3. Creator Joshua A.C. Newman on June 18, 2012

      We're proceeding so hard we're gonna hutch!

    4. Creator Seamus Conneely on June 18, 2012

      Indeed, take your time with the dead tree format version. It's just nice to hear that things are proceeding.

    5. Creator Shervyn von Hoerl on June 18, 2012

      Ah be still my beating heart! The correct plural of the word "forum."

    6. Creator Michael on June 18, 2012

      I agree with Kenny. Send out a Beta .pdfs if needed. Take your time on the paper and ink version. It's worth the wait.

    7. Creator Joshua A.C. Newman on June 18, 2012

      John, the awesome frame design is all Greg! I miiight see some modded out ST-07s, but even those have Greg's hand in them.

    8. Creator Joshua A.C. Newman on June 18, 2012

      Thanks, Bens! Wyndham, me too! It's around 150 pages right now and I need to write some stuff still. My hope is that Thor will help me figure out what to ditch.

      Kenny, thanks! Me too! Kickstarter gives us the ability to promise the best thing we know how to make, but sometimes the logistics are a little overwhelming.

    9. Creator Kenny on June 18, 2012

      I can only speak for myself, but I'd much rather have the best version of the game possible rather than a game rushed to meet a deadline. I think you guys are putting too much pressure on youreslf to meet the deadline. It's ok! ^_^

    10. Creator Benjamin Wenham on June 18, 2012

      Looking forwards to the finished game :D

    11. Creator Ben Kim on June 18, 2012

      It was a blast!

    12. Creator John Fiala on June 18, 2012

      I was there, but I was busy manning the gaming table much of the time. That table was hopping most of the weekend, and the mechs looked really cool!

    13. Creator Greg Strom on June 18, 2012

      I wish you could have been there too!