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  1. S

    So, tell me more of this... Mobile Frame Zero (MFZ and IO)

    I'm aware of what it is, in the general sense: using Lego/MegaBloks/Kre-O/etc. to build mecha (or, in the case of Orbital Intercept, starships). I'm curious about... well, just about everything about it! I love me some construction toys, and I love giant robots, and I'm in the mood for...
  2. P

    Mobile Frame Zero: Frame Design Second Impact

    Continued from the previous thread! Mantisking, I had an idea: how well do you think it would go over at the Hangar to have a monthly (or otherwise periodic) challenge to build frames based on pictures of mecha? For instance, one month's challenge might be to put up a pic like this: ...and...
  3. Mantisking

    [MFZ: Intercept Orbit] Ship Design

    Since the other MFZ topic is dedicated to mecha, I figured I'd create a new one for starships. Especially as the Kickstarter is nearing completion. Here's the fleet I built for PAX East 2014. Fleet, on Flickr. This is a close-up on the carrier. Carrier, on Flickr.
  4. V

    Mobile Frame Zero: where to start?

    So, I have been reading Mobile Frame Zero and so far I like what I see. But I have one problem, I have zero legos and I barely know anything about them (I use to play a lot with something similar like 20 years ago and that's it). Any tips on how to start? Which sets are recommended?
  5. T

    Tell me about: Mobile Frame Zero

    Does anyone have any experience with Mobile Frame Zero? I saw it mentioned on Penny Arcade, and remembered catching a glimpse of it several months ago. I have a 12 year old nephew who is a Lego fanatic, and his father and I have been looking for a gateway wargame for him, so this looks like it...
  6. P

    [Mechaton/MFZ] Play surfaces and Lego tables

    My roommate and I are thinking of making a Lego play table like this one, mainly for actual building, but it'd be nice to have something practical for playing Mobile Frame Zero as well. This comes out to a 20" square of stud surface with a 3/4" border all around; is that too small for a...
  7. Vrylakos

    [Mechaton] I did the Mechaton/Metal Frame Zero Kickstarter! (I... have no LEGOs)

    So, I loved the Xevoz toys that came out a few years ago. I love putting stuff together. I love Gundam toys. I saw the Mechaton/MFZ kickstarter and said "This looks like my cup of tea." And then I realized I have no LEGOs. Any recommendations for good ways with currently available sets to get...
  8. JohnK

    [CanGames] Anyone Attending the Ottawa Gaming Convention?

    Since the registration opened on March 3rd for this year's CanGames, 2012, the local gaming convention in Ottawa the weekend of May 18th to 20th, 2012, I was wondering if any of the folks from around here will be attending? I'll be running four games there this year, as noted below: *****...
  9. Mantisking

    [Mechaton/MFZ] Strategy & General Discussion

    Here it is! :D To start it off, I'll make an admission. When I'm playing I primarily go after my opponent's mechs. His stations are secondary to me. I know this is a problem in terms of points swing but, it's just so satifying to crush an opponent's mechs. :) Yes, yes it is. Okay, now...
  10. yalborap

    Mecha games, what're my options?

    So, I like giant robots. Like, a lot. Thus, I wish to play a game in which I can field somewhere between one and many giant robots in combat. I do not need the game to be giant robots only, but I'd like at least one faction to be giant robot focused. The scale, similarly, can be played with...
  11. Mantisking

    [Mechaton] Best Sets for Parts

    This sub-set of building deserves its own topic. Acquisition of Lego parts for Mechaton is always a difficult thing, no matter if you're a beginner or a long time player. Here's a few sets that I think have great parts in them for Mechaton. X-Wing polybag. AT-ST polybag. AAT polybag...
  12. K

    [Lego] What games can you use lego for minis?

    Beyond the obvious of course, Mechaton, which is designed with that in mind. I'm particularly interested in battlefleet-type wargames with micro scale minis, like Rogue Bantha's Star Wars Republic Frigate in micro. Or this equally awesome (though different scale) V-19 Torrent. I saw some...
  13. agony

    How do you get started with Mechaton?

    Like, I know my group would love Mechaton. We were in love with legos as a kid and love mini games. We also unanimously worship Vincent Baker. My issue is I don't know how to start. Like, my brother and I have a crap-ton of legos still at our parents house. I would guess around 30 pounds...
  14. Mantisking

    [Mechaton] Frame Design

    Since the other Mechaton thread about rules mods is drifting, I decided to start another one about what was being discussed in that thread. Tomahawk is relatively new to the game and is looking for designs for frames, especially ones with exploded views or parts lists, so I'll start by sharing...
  15. Thornhammer

    Do anything with Legos?

    My group hasn't met in some time, and I'm hankering for something to do. I dug out All Things Zombie and came up with a campaign idea - The Devil Hawks MC, an outlaw motorcycle club traveling from Houston to home base in Wyoming, with the scenarios taking place in the towns where they stop to...
  16. K

    [Mechaton] Getting the Dice

    In New Zealand, specifically. Are there any New Zealand players about who have had some luck obtaining large numbers of smallish matching D6's in green, blue, red, yellow and white?
  17. Mister Gone

    [Mechaton] Other Units?

    So I'm all-in with Mechaton right now, scrambling to get enough Lego parts to make two forces so as I and a friend (victim) can give it a try. I'm wondering if there have been any unofficial rules for other unit types besides mechs, such as tanks and mobile infantry units. I've seen play reports...
  18. Mantisking

    [Mechaton] New Blogs And More

    If you haven't seen them, there are great new blogs for Mechaton like Mechatonic, BattleBrik, Mechaton:Hijacked, No BS Just ABS, and then there's the Mechaton Flickr Group. Seriously, the amount of support for Mechaton is increasing. Get on board. :D
  19. Mantisking

    [Mechaton] Rule Mods

    I've been on a Mechaton kick for a while, and in preparation for possibly running a game, I had a few thoughts. Mines: These have 1 Red Die and only get to roll if a Mech passes within 1" of itself. Essentially it's a non-moving Hand-to-Hand attack. Turrets: These have 1 Red Die at...
  20. Mantisking

    [Mechaton] Finally!

    I got the chance to run a game of Mechaton this weekend at BosTan's Pandemonium Game Day. I was a bit rusty and stumbled through the rules a few times, but we all had fun. Here are a few photos provided by one of the players. Thanks Tehana! :) A close up of two combatants. An overhead...
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