I love mechs. There’s just something about giant walking robots that I enjoy. I played the hell out of Mechwarrior 2 and 3 on my computer back in the day. I used to collect Gundam models (still have some of them). There was even a time that my friends and I were working on a game that used our Gundam models. That game never panned out, but it would seem that we weren’t the only ones thinking about doing such, as Desperation: 2196 seems to be something along the lines of what we were working on. (Note: We were just messing around with some rules about 17 years ago, I’m not trying to imply any sort of “idea stealing” or anything like that at all)
Players must construct their highly-customizable mechs and then pit them against one-another in combat. The figures are rather large, which helps with said customization, as you can actually just change out the pieces you want. And while the rules are set up for basically 1-on-1 combat, there will be extra rules for players running multiple MOCUs (the name for the Mechs in the game), as well as team play.
The campaign is set to run for another 58 days. So yeah, there’s some time to get in on this one.