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25th anniversity Battletech Product announced!!!

Postby trboturtle » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:55 am

It's been all over Battlecorps and the CBT site, but not a peep on here, so, I am taking a chance with my on-going war with the 'Invalid session please try again' banner, and I'm posting this:

As part of the 25th year celebration, Catalyst Game Labs is publishing Classic BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction. An over-sized, full-color deluxe book, it's filled with a huge retrospective of 25 years worth of art. Additionally, we've got something extra special planned. We've selected over a dozen "premier" illustrations that cover the gamut of style, subject matter, time period and artists. Authors are then generating in the neighborhood of a hundred thousand words of new, original fiction to mesh with those illustrations.


And a URL for more details!!

http://www.gametrademagazine.com/public/default.asp?t=2&m=1&c=58&s=581

And if you look far enough down the thread, you can find the cover image!

http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,48438.0.html

So, discuss!

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Postby thatjimboguy » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:19 pm

I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!!

I don't play much anymore, except for playing MegaMek games against a bot, but I FREAKING LOVE the fiction...the art would be cool too.....

YAY!! NEW FICTION!!!!
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Postby Lawgiver » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:18 pm

Should be a great book. Looking forward to it.
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Postby OLDZOAT » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:32 am

:D I can't wait when it come out. The question is when?
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Postby Cynickle » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:39 am

OLDZOAT wrote::D I can't wait when it come out. The question is when?
According to the mag article, August. Just in time for GenCon
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Postby RiderKick » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:43 pm

Yeah I'm gonna have to pick that up.
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Postby Steve Ronin » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:51 pm

Question for me is:

JASON! You gonna have this available on ERH?
And WHEN???



think he heard me? :D
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Postby Phelan » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:50 pm

Did anyone buy the PDF from Battlecorps yet? Is it worth the $20?
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Postby Cynickle » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:55 am

Phelan wrote:Did anyone buy the PDF from Battlecorps yet? Is it worth the $20?
Heck yeah it's worth it. So much so, that I'm getting the hardcover, too. It's full of art, both old and new, including some stuff I've never seen before. I've read the first story and will read more on my days off this week.
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Postby maxoconnor » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:29 am

Cynickle wrote:
Phelan wrote:Did anyone buy the PDF from Battlecorps yet? Is it worth the $20?
Heck yeah it's worth it. So much so, that I'm getting the hardcover, too. It's full of art, both old and new, including some stuff I've never seen before. I've read the first story and will read more on my days off this week.


DITTO what he said. I bought the PDF yesterday and it rocks.
I'll get the hardcover too maybe at GenCon if I they don't sell out in like 10 minutes. lol
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Postby shalom itay » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:32 pm

So maxoconnor whats in it?
Does it shows color covers by Doug Chaffee and Les Dorscheild?
Does it have B&W illustrations? Do they present some of the pocket paper backs fiction cover art? Will the hard copy be in the style of "Paper tiger and TASCHEN" art books? How many pages long is it, and what page format will it be? Now, what will be the price for the Hardcover?
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Postby maxoconnor » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:47 pm

its 306 pages long.
It has mostly large scale images, many of which have been offered up as wallpapers in the past. There are several new pictures that say future publication for upcoming products. There are also some old unreleased images. They also have some stories, haven't read any of them yet.
There are also product listings for all the novels and many of the game books.

I love it, I would recommend getting at least the PDF.
its only $20.00
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Postby shalom itay » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:39 pm

maxoconnor wrote:I love it, I would recommend getting at least the PDF.
its only $20.00


There is no dought that I'll get the hard copy. There is nothing like browsing an art book, about the pdf - it doesnt feels right to me, I like to feel the paper and wight of the book. I wonder how much the Hardcopy will cost...
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Postby trboturtle » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:11 pm

shalom itay wrote:
maxoconnor wrote:I love it, I would recommend getting at least the PDF.
its only $20.00


There is no dought that I'll get the hard copy. There is nothing like browsing an art book, about the pdf - it doesnt feels right to me, I like to feel the paper and wight of the book. I wonder how much the Hardcopy will cost...


$59.95

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Postby Phelan » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:07 pm

Well thank you guys for the advice. I decided to buy the PDF and the Hard Copy. Can't wait to finish the download and also get the hard copy when it comes out in October 2009.

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Postby OLDZOAT » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:31 am

I have the PDF its great. I 'am getting the dead tree book. I like getting the pdf to look it over and very please with it.
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