Aug 9, 2020
In a special bonus episode, DM Matt reviews two new big, stompy
robot RPG systems: Mechwarrior:
Destiny and Lancer.
Matt explains why the Battletech Universe kicks
ass (01:50), how Mechwarrior:
Destiny fails to harmonize its narrative and
simulationist mechanics (22:20), and why you should play the
Lancer RPG (36:00).
Spoilers: there is a free version of the Lancer rules and it does what Mechwarrior fails to do, combine rules-light play and fun tactical combat mechanics.
Music: Zipper Interactive - Opening Cinematic to Mechwarrior 3; Flight of the Conchords - Robots; Mechwarrior 2 Soundtrack by Jeehun Hwang, Gregory Alper, and Kelly Walker Rogers - Sable Flame; Yoko Takahashi - A Cruel Angel's Thesis; Ragtime Revolutionaries - Chicks Dig Giant Robots.