MechaStellar November Roster Update

We’re pushing out the roster update early for the month of November. We’ve been testing out for a few months now what the gameplay would be like if we were to reduce the cost of Skilled and Ace Pilots down to 50pts per level. Overall, we’re satisfied with how the Mission Packs are running as well as versus games so we’ve decided to implement the change. All Mecha Unit Profiles have been updated to reflect this, a few units were rebalanced to get down to 500pts or 250pts as a result. Getter Robo profiles will be updated at the end of the month along with a continuation of the Narrative campaign and more Mechasaurus units.

With the change to Pilot costs we can also return to simpler Army Momemtum brackets of 500/1000/1500/2000+. The core rules were updated to reflect that. I’ve also improved the Make it Count universal skill. This was meant to be in October’s update but was missed when we released it.

Sandbox Mission Packs and Demo Games mission packs have also been updated to reflect the new costs.

Rules Update Summary

  • Cost reduction for Skilled and Ace Pilots
  • Army Momentum brackets back to 500/1000/15000/2000+
  • Improved Universal Skill – Make it Count

Unit Profile Update Summary

  • Adjusted traits that used to give +1 Focus to instead give +1 Accuracy such as Headhunter or Hunting for a Rival
  • Fix error for beam carbine/heat attack profiles:  units affected Zeon Amphibious units, GM Command Space, Neue Ziel, Mazinger Z, Doublas M2, Glossam X2
  • Fixed error on Gebera Tetra, older profile replaced with newer profile

[MS] September Update – MechaStellar VER 8.4 Released

For Septembers roster update we have 24 new mecha unit profiles including the foundational Super Robot series, Mazinger Z.  We are also releasing MechaStellar VER 8.4 Core Rules which streamlines some items in the Stellar Warfare section and provides another option for [Focus] as well as changes to Disengage.  Lastly, there’s a large balance update that will address some points cost issues, movement and evade as well as improving the durability of some units. 

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MechaStellar VER 8.2 Released

Hot on the heels of VER 8.1 we are releasing VER 8.2.  This update includes some adjustments to Combat Roles, the Pilot system, as well as various balance changes.  We’ll cover the Pilot changes in detail in a follow-up post.  Below is a quick synopsis. Updated rules and mecha unit profiles can be found on the downloads page here.

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[MS] – Pacific Rim Extinction Miniatures

Just a quick update, since we’ve been working on MechaStellar a new game for Pacific Rim has come out of kickstarter called Pacific Rim Extinction. The models are very nice, although a bit pricey and are the perfect scale if you want your Jaegers to tower over Mobile Suits while being the same height as an Evangelion. Below are some more comparison photos. We’ll be adding these to the original model post as well.

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[MS] Design Goals VER 8 – Melee

The Melee system in MechaStellar got a serious overhaul in Version 8. While the Melee systerm was one of the most fun parts of Version 7 it effectiveness generally tapered off at higher levels when both the attacker and defender had 7 – 10 dice available to roll. For Version 8 we set out to make it more interactive both for the Attacker and the Defender.

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MechaStellar Version 8 Released

Good morning everyone and thanks for your patience. The last two months have been a fun time working on MechaStellar. over the holidays and we got a lot of playtests in during December and January.  Today we are releasing Version 8 which overhauls the Pilot system and Melee system as well as points adjustments for the Pilot and Performance stat.  Below is a quick summary of all major changes, we also have some in-depth posts here if you’re curious about any design decisions.

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MechaStellar – Year in Review 2021

2021 has been a great year for MechaStellar so far. It marks the release of Version 7 which has been the most fun to play with since Version 2. As we continue to work on Version 8 we wanted to take a look back and be thankful for what we were able to accomplish in the last year.

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[MS] Unit Roster Update 19NOV21

For this week’s update will focus on a balance update for both points and combat stats like Shooting & Evade.  There is also one new unit added to the roster, the GM Land Combat type as well as two GM Kai variants.  Next week we’ll be releasing more Zeon amphibious units. All unit profile updates can be found on the downloads page here.

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