Yes I said Battletech. A buddy has been slaving over a big sprawling hack of Burning Wheel to play in the setting. Mostly Wheel; some Empires in there too. Tonight was a proof of concept, a one shot test.
Man it felt good to be in the saddle again. I played, which was nice. Nice to remember how all the bits work together. Nice to remember all the terrific empowering tools the game gives players. Really, really nice to have a table of old hands ready to jump in and help a new GM work through various ways to resolve game situations.
Ultimately the scenario didn’t involve that much Battletech-ness. Crew of a salvage ship, a couple mechwarrior mercenaries aboard, lots of ship crew/salvage crew conflicts, good melodrama. Honestly I don’t know hardly anything about the setting and the mechs made only a small appearance, but yeah. Fun.
Getting stoked to run BW at Dreamation in a few weeks!