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Robotech RPG Tactics is a standalone Robotech game with miniature models of two factions, the United Earth Defense Force and the Zentraedi Armada. It was funded on Kickstarter and released after an extended development period in November of 2014.

Development

The game was funded on the Kickstarter funding website in a pledge that ran from April to May of 2013.[2]

It was decided several months after the funding date in order to release the core game in a timely manner, to split up the backer rewards into two waves, with the core box and six expansions up first.[3]

After several behind the scenes changes, including software and shipping issues,[4] the first wave was manufactured in June of 2014.[5]

It was shipped to North American distributors in November of 2014 after the majority of backer orders were fulfilled.[1]

It was known at one time by Palladium Books as Robotech RPG Tactics: Defense of Macross Island.[6]

Additional expansions are planned for the New Generation, followed by The Masters saga. Additionally, an advanced rulebook for the core game is in production, along with other features.[7] Palladium Books announced in June of 2015 that they were considering adding an expansion to the game in the form of pre-First Robotech War era Zentraedi vs. Regent's Invid.[4]

In early 2018 it was announced to the Kickstarter backers that it would be impossible to produce the Wave Two game pieces and that their license was expiring.

The rulebook, written by Kevin Siembieda, Carmen Bellaire, David Freeman, Kai Nesbit, and Wayne Smith, contains several vignettes about battles between the UEDF and the Zentraedi. The rulebook also includes a painting and decal application guide. One of the entries is Fury Squadron, which was the winner in the "Design an Ace" squadron contest hosted on Facebook by Ninja Division.

Gameplay

The game is played with various models of Robotech mecha, in three factions, the UEDF, Zentraedi Armada, and Malcontents. The game is in 6mm-1/285 scale.

Each mecha has several attributes and at least one weapons system.

Actions are made using d6 rolls, and all ranges are in inches.

Wave One Mecha

UEDF

Zentraedi

Canceled Wave Two Mecha

UEDF

Zentraedi

Kickstarter/Convention Exclusive expansions

  • Max Sterling VF-1 (Battloid mode)
  • Miriya Female Power Armor
  • Breetai in armor
  • Grel Male Power Armor
  • Miriya Super Valkyrie (Guardian Mode)
  • Earth Defenders (conventional units) [4] (Later canceled)

Character profiles

UEDF

Zentraedi

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Update 166
  2. Update 1
  3. Update 128
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Update 179
  5. Update 145
  6. The Rifter magazine
  7. The Rifter 68 December 2014

External links/resources

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