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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!
Beamswords and Bazookas is a new sci-fi RPG that puts players in the role of mech pilots just as the world is headed towards WWIII. Make your own character. Make your own mech. Pilot said mech out on the battlefield. It's a good time had by all. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Beamswords and Bazookas is a tabletop role-playing game about mech pilots at the brink of World War 3. This Kickstarter is for the core rule book which includes steps for making characters and customized mechs, rules for tactical combat and resolving character actions, and guidance for running the game as the game master. It also includes a 10-episode campaign and setting details that give you a place to start your adventure. Supporters of this Kickstarter will receive a full-color book of approximately 100 pages in either digital PDF or softcover 6 inch by 9 inch versions.
Each character in Beamswords and Bazookas will have a number of Attributes Dice that represent their strengths and weaknesses. Some Attributes will be specific to the capabilities of their mech while others will represent a character's training and knowledge. Whenever a character attempts to do something dangerous or difficult, they'll roll the appropriate Attribute Dice for the situation. If they roll a 5 or higher on one of their dice then they are successful. This is the core mechanic for resolving success and failure.
The Kickstarter is just up and over its funding goal with 23 days left to go.