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Happy Halloween Week! Bonus Backer Missions Galore! And Prepare for the Final 48 Hours!

Posted by Harebrained Schemes LLC (Creator)
Happy Halloweek, MechWarriors! We’ve been getting in the Halloween spirit here at HBS, complete with BATTLETECH pumpkins!
Yes, you’re seeing that right - Zach (who’s studying to be a cat-lady) carved a Cat-tleTech pumpkin.
Yes, you’re seeing that right - Zach (who’s studying to be a cat-lady) carved a Cat-tleTech pumpkin.

The Global BattleTech Community has been knocking those Backer Missions out of the park, but as we head into our Kickstarter’s Final Week (wow, already?) we want to provide some double-secret bonus opportunities to get enough points to unburden our fearless leaders of their beards.

So, this week, we have three, count them, THREE, Bonus Backer Missions for you!

As Jordan will tell you in this video, the FIRST Bonus Backer Mission is to show us your BATTLETECH pumpkins and costumes!  

Take a look:

A generous Backer by the name of Matt Bussey made some BATTLETECH stencils to share with you. You can download them by clicking here. Thanks Matt!

As Jordan mentions in the video, his lovely wife Dawne dressed up as the Black Widow herself, Natasha Kerensky, for GenCon 1988! Here’s a blurry, but awesome picture of them together in costume.

Dawne is the one on the left.
Dawne is the one on the left.

We can’t wait to see your BattleTech pumpkins and costumes! Tweet them to us using the hashtags #myBThalloween and #BATTLETECH.

Which ‘Mech Are You?

Everyone loves a personality quiz, so this week’s SECOND Bonus Backer Mission is to take our “Which ‘Mech Are You?” quiz and post the results on Facebook and Twitter! Are you a small, but quick Commando? An Atlas, dominant and powerful? Take the quiz to find out!

Click the image to take the quiz!
Click the image to take the quiz!

Share it and see which of your friends you could take down in a BattleMech brawl!


Our THIRD Bonus Backer Mission this week is to join our Thunderclap and help get the word out about the final hours of our BATTLETECH Kickstarter campaign.

Thunderclap is a new tool that helps get a specific message out on Facebook and Twitter on the same day and at the same time to create an online flashmob.

Just click HERE and choose “Support with Twitter” and/or “Support with Facebook”. By doing so, you’ll add your social media voice to our Thunderclap. Oh, and feel free to share the link with your friends, too!  

On Monday, November 2nd, everyone who has signed up will automatically make a one-time social media post telling your friends and followers that we are in the Final Hours of the BATTLETECH Kickstarter. Help make our Thunderclap as loud as possible to spread the word far and wide.

Monday’s Alcohol-Fueled Live Stream Clarification!

We’re so busy with pre-production and running our Kickstarter that we didn’t realize American daylight savings time kicks in on Sunday. So here’s a revised invitation so everyone arrives at the party at the right time.

We’re just about to hit the Legendary Mechs and MechWarriors Funding Goal with almost a week still to go! That means there’s still time to hit Stage 4 - PVP Multiplayer if we get the word out.


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      Superscope64 on

      Centurion here.

      Also congrats guys for getting to stage 4! Here's hoping for a great game in the future!

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      Jon Wooldridge on

      I was pinned as a Victor, but I've always liked the Griffin.

    3. Krazus on


      Apparently I am a Thunderbolt!!!

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      Adrian James on

      Wow! The 'what battlemech are you?' quiz got it right! My favourite 'Mech is the Thunderbolt in MWO, and the quiz said I'm a Thunderbolt.

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      Troy L. Cowell on

      I couldn't get the quiz to work. =( I got an error message saying "Engageform not found", and then it went to the "4screens" page. =\

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      Damian Miller on

      VICTOR! oh yeah, shooty, stompy, thump your buttie

    7. Jan Haluza on

      My favourite Mech is Hunchback, but Panther that I got in this quiz... A bit less weight, same surprising punch for it's size, and a bit more Kurita... Sure, why not.

    8. Green Meeple on

      Thunderbolt ;) Damn we Need to get the pvp...

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      Gin on

      I got a Commando! I love those zippy little guys.

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      Scott Monk on

      Stomp stomp stomp, jump jump jump, squish squish squish goes the Victor!

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      Woolfe on

      Centurion.... Then I did it again, and got Panther... Would be happy with either of those mechs, but really wanted a thunderbolt

    12. NeoMaddy on

      I looked through the comments, not a single other person got a Cataphract. I... I'm beautiful too, right guys? LOVE ME MAMA!

    13. Crazy_Borg on

      Really one of my favourite mechs. Doesn't run out of ammo...

      But Sarah Connor vs Ripley In the Quiz?
      Man, that was the toughest choice I ever had to make. Took me 10 minutes.

    14. Caewyn on

      Thunderbolt :)

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      Argon3 on

      Raven. I used that a lot in the Old MW games to run around the feet of 100 tonners and shot their legs off. Took down a Kodiak once SOLO. Caught him on Radar and turned off mine as I closed. He never hit me. He was NOT happy

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      Caine on

      Huh, cool. I got the Raven. Ironic seeing as it's one of my top 5 favorite mechs, and I enjoy scouting roles the most. Real shame scouting isn't much of a role in MWO as I had hoped it would have been.

    17. Daniel Cannon on

      I got an Atlas myself. I love the assault and heavy class Mechs.

    18. Alyindar

      I got a Hunchback, which I say "meh" to. I always liked my mechs with an LRM salvo.

    19. Travis Freeman

      I'm an Atlas,
      now I can't wait to climb inside myself.

    20. JusitnKase

      Raven here :) I always found myself in a scouting role for TT and MWO, so I can't say I was too surprised ;)

    21. "Wystan" - Bill C.

      I am a Raven.... Very fitting... VERY VERY Fitting...

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    23. Geomancer on

      Hey HBS!

      You made a second typo on the invitation ;)

      PST is +8 UTC (GMT)

      So 11 AM PST is 7 PM GMT.

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      Andrew W on

      Woohoo An Atlas

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      Gnostic on

      Victor I like, now to try choices I like the least and see what I get

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      Warren Nelson

      I got a Banshee as well. I guess that makes me the recon mech for my fellow Steiners out there.

    27. Lima Zulu on

      Centurion. Actually, I mostly piloted this one in the latest MW game beta-test.

    28. Peter Petermann on

      Banshee... Damn I was hoping for shadow hawk.

      BTW: thunderclap? Really? That's a menace to social media that only marketeers who see potential reach but don't use the medium can come up with. Sooner or later the social networks will start down ranking such attempts to create artificial hypes.

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      Harry Couch on

      A goddamn Commando... I very clear stated a preference for heavy weapons/armour and as much of a payload as possible. :P

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      Michael Kolon on

      A Raven. That's true. One of my favourite Mechs...

    31. Oh Zhi Wei

      My friend had thunderbolt

    32. Oh Zhi Wei

      I got centurion also :/

    33. Theo Brinkman on

      Hmm... I pulled a Centurion. That's a solid medium mech, but I prefer some other designs.
      Light: Locust or Firestarter
      Medium: Clint or Scorpion
      Heavy: Dragon or Grasshoper
      Assault: Victor or BattleMaster

    34. Matthew Tackett on

      So far three others have gotten the Mech I deserve, PANTHER. Hunchback is cool though, a Panther is where I made my mark in the gaming world with Meltdown, my favorite character from all of my personal gaming.

      When faced with superior odds, a mech that was one more center torso crit away from the engine going up and an offer of quarter he fired off his PPC one last time. That trigger a new transmission of "No Quarter For You", and an SRM-6 volley that crit'ed his Center Torso, and melted down his engine, killing him. His last words were "No Quarter for you either!" and when the Panther went up, it took out two enemies, evening the odds for the rest of the Lance who achieved a pyrrhic victory and a legend!

    35. Andrew Utsogn on

      I wanted to be a Warhammer but I'll take a Victor!

    36. Reyos Blackwood

      I don't see myself as a centurion

    37. Hell-Nico on

      I'm a Banshee !
      But my fav is still the good old HBK-4P ;)

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      Zellbringen on

      WOOT!!!!! A Victor is an awesome mech to get!!! Second best assault for me behind the Highlander!!!!

    39. Eck on

      I just got done with my pumpkin:

      I think it turned out pretty well. :)

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      Karl Malm on

      Hunchback for me, not that I've ever actually played one.

    41. TripleStrengthMisnomer on

      Got a Locust being stomped by an Atlas...........How do I read this?!!!!
      I need to call my shrink.

    42. Zak Anthony Kalles on

      Panther. Well, since the shadowcat isn't around yet I guess that's good enough for me.

    43. Scott Hala on

      I got a bag of rocks.

      Not really, I got a Raven. Not a bad 'mech!

    44. Adam Teske on

      Grasshopper! Very nice! :)