Talk:1993 Update Flyer
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Topic: Is the Roadrunner canon?
- The RD-1R is a 15-ton 'Mech that appeared on an "update flyer" in 1993 (I heard about it from the famous Technical Readout Legends website: http://trl.dubrin.net/RD-1R_Roadrunner.htm). The flyer was published by FASA, but it's not a book and is a little kooky besides. So my question is, is the flyer's version of the 'Mech canon?
- The Roadrunner is apocryphal. Non-canon until such time as we deem it fit for re-release.
- - Herb
- There are two sources for a Baboon variant called the Devil:
- 1) The infamous 1993 update flyer described the TZ-1 Devil as a 30-ton design with an ERPPC, based on the Baboon and seen in the Jade Falcon OZ.
- 2) TRO3055U lists a Baboon variant named Devil, with ERPPC and A'TMs (though obviously still a 20-ton design like the Baboon).
- 1) Do these two sources describe the same 'Mech?
- 2) If answer #1 is Yes, do they describe different variants of the same 'Mech?
- 3a) If answer #2 is No, which configuration/weight is correct (the latter publication I assume)? Should this be taken to mean the initial ComStar report was inaccurate?
- The premise of the entry is one of those nods we made to the old FASA flyer that also included the Roadrunner. While the Roadrunner was axed (sorry; not available under tourney-legal/advanced rules, where over 95% of the TRO entries are intended to belong), the Devil was given a second chance as a Baboon variant.
- Therefore, of your options, the TRO3055U account is accurate, and the 1993 FASA flyer is apocryphal.
- - Herb