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Gentleman Highwayman

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I'm running Heavy Gear Tactical to help some kids with math. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and by the associative property--dividing. They think they are just playing an anime robot game, but...


Gray Fur
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I really love how the game managed to balance being both an RPG and strategy game, and the fiction was built so well into that. We pretty much never even had gears show up in our games, let alone use the strategy game, but it didn't matter at all because it was just as rich without either.

It's a shame that looking at it now it's definitely beginning to feel like it belongs to the time it came out of; I wonder what an updated version by as talented a crew would look like today.
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