What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

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What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

Postby haveahappy » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:30 am

Now that there is a second edition of the core rules coming, what's to become of Mercenary 2nd ed?

Was it produced with the new core book in mind? Will it need a touch-up?
Will the core supplements be "prettyfied" like the new core book is?
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Re: What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:19 pm

Certainly some of the ideas in Merc II made their way into the new core rules.

At some point I would like to revisit Mercenary and really expand the idea of a dedicated mercenary-based campaign. However, I must be at pains to point out, there are no set plans to do so. Mercenary is not in the core line up, nor is there room for it in 2016. Might not even happen in 2017.

But it is on my 'wish' list.
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Re: What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

Postby -Daniel- » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:27 pm

msprange wrote:Certainly some of the ideas in Merc II made their way into the new core rules.

At some point I would like to revisit Mercenary and really expand the idea of a dedicated mercenary-based campaign. However, I must be at pains to point out, there are no set plans to do so. Mercenary is not in the core line up, nor is there room for it in 2016. Might not even happen in 2017.

But it is on my 'wish' list.
Thanks for the insight. I imagine your "wish list" would be quite interesting. I could see how it would grow faster than you could publish. 8)
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Re: What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

Postby haveahappy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:08 am

msprange wrote:Certainly some of the ideas in Merc II made their way into the new core rules.

At some point I would like to revisit Mercenary and really expand the idea of a dedicated mercenary-based campaign. However, I must be at pains to point out, there are no set plans to do so. Mercenary is not in the core line up, nor is there room for it in 2016. Might not even happen in 2017.

But it is on my 'wish' list.
Thanks, that clears up my understanding quite a bit.
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Re: What's to become of Mercenary 2nd Ed?

Postby Kaelic » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:21 am

If this is the case, I'd really like to see the additional combat rules from Mercenary put into the core. Blind Fire, Panic Fire etc. These add a lot of good options, are simple and well written, and deserve to be in the new line-up early rather than dependent on Mercenary.

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