Giant Fighty Robots, take two!
March 21, 2012 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack is the 10th anniversary revision of Mechaton, a fast-paced table-top game of giant robot combat. Giant robots made of LEGO!

The original game was created by indie game designer Vincent Baker (maybe best known for the rpgs Dogs in the Vineyard and Apocalypse World). Fellow indie star Joshua A.C. Newman (designer of Shock: Social Science Fiction) joins him for the revised Mobile Frame Zero system and will publish the game.

As of now, the project is over 200% funded through Kickstarter.

Personal note: I knew I should have hoarded my childhood LEGO collection.
posted by Idler King (12 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This is brilliant!
posted by grobstein at 8:01 AM on March 21, 2012

Mod note: Nixed the Kickstarter link, we pretty much need to not have open-for-funding projects linked on the front page. If this is a problem, let me know.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:04 AM on March 21, 2012

Sure, sorry about that. This link to Newman's blog will lead to more info about the game.
posted by Idler King at 8:09 AM on March 21, 2012

who is funding rest 800%?
posted by johnstendicom at 8:34 AM on March 21, 2012 [3 favorites]

Everyone who snarks about inelegant or ambiguous language on the Internet. That is to say: you, me.

That is also to say, touché.
posted by Idler King at 8:44 AM on March 21, 2012

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:54 AM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

Sorry, I used to have a terrible Warhammer 40K problem that I thought was behind me. Apparently that kind of thing can crop up again even years down the road. Of course, you never get that Lego monkey off your back.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:56 AM on March 21, 2012

God, itching to go home and build tiny Lego mechs now.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:06 AM on March 21, 2012

Wargaming, Mecha and Lego in one place, a perfect geek storm.

I wish my lego wasn't 100 miles away
posted by Z303 at 11:47 AM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

do you have to do "conversions" if the mech is made of technic parts
posted by LogicalDash at 5:32 PM on March 21, 2012

This really needs a link to Brikwars. Here is a link to Brikwars. Brikwars is fun.
posted by wilful at 7:49 PM on March 21, 2012

Okay, just realized I should have included a link to the game's Flickr pool for all your giant fighty robot picture needs.
posted by Idler King at 10:25 PM on March 21, 2012

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