Its been a rough week. One of my former homeroom students who was one of my kindest, giving students ever was killed in a car crash. Its been rough for me, but I’ve been focusing on helping other current and past homeroom students who were affected. I’ve been to the visitation and wake, the funeral is today during the day and we’re having a homeroom breakfast this morning.
This may sound crass but I built a Mech in his honor for tonight. I need a little routine at this point, and we’ve had this game scheduled.
I built a Mech based upon part of his homeroom nickname. All of my students have homeroom nicknames. They’re all positive. Some of them are requested, some are based off of events or stories, and some are just intended to be picker uppers. The last part of David’s nickname was “Killshot”. Every year at my school homeroom’s compete against each other in a volleyball tournament bracket. David was an enthusiastic player, tall, athletic, and never approached anything with less than 110% effort. Well, he spiked the ball in a game and nearly took a kid’s head off. He wasn’t trying to do it. But, that sorta epitomized him. The Gauss Rifle represents his cannon of an arm in that story.
I created the Mech with Solaris Skunk Werks, a Java program that is, in my opinion, the best Battletech fan created product available. Its free, and if the link doesn’t work below, its at http://solarisskunkwerks.com. A little difficult to setup, but just follow the instructions and it will work. Print Preview allows you to print fully realized record sheets of custom or canon designs.
|Rules Level:||Era Specific|
|Technology Base:||Inner Sphere|
|Power Plant:||Unknown 275 Fusion Engine|
|Cruising Speed:||54.0 km/h|
|Maximum Speed:||86.4 km/h|
|Jump Capacity:||120 meters|
|Armor:||Unknown Standard Armor|
|1 Gauss Rifle|
|2 Medium Lasers|
|1 Small Laser|
|Targeting and Tracking System:||Unknown|
|Technology Base:||Inner Sphere||55.00 tons|
|Chassis Config:||Biped||Cost:||5,303,144 C-Bills|
|BV2:||1,539||Tech Rating/Era Availability:||E/X-X-E|
|Internal Locations: 8 LT, 4 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL|
|Jumping MP:||4 Standard|
|Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL||2.00|
|Heat Sinks:||12 – Single (11 in engine)||2.00|
|Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT|
|Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H|
|Armor:||152 points – Standard Armor||9.50|
|Center Torso (rear):||6|
|R/L Torso (rear):||4|
|Weapons and Ammo||Location||Heat||Criticals||Tonnage|
|@Gauss Rifle (8)||RT||—||1||1.00|
|MV||S (+0)||M (+2)||L (+4)||E (+6)||Wt.||OV||Armor: 5||Points: 15|
|Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA|
Created using Solaris Skunk WerksDownloadable here