Ongoing monthly games in Michigan

We've got four locations in Michigan with regular monthly games:
AFK Games in Holt/Lansing, BigKidz Games in Grand Rapids,
Nostalgia Ink in Jackson, and BC Comix in Kalamazoo.
Check the schedule for a game near you.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

December 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
12/03 - 6:00pJeff SkidmoreBattletechBattle for Donnegal21C
12/10 - 6:00pChuck WilsonBattletechDeath to Mercenaries21C
12/11 - 12:00nJeff StoneBattletech'Mechs, Munchies and MayhemULX
12/17 - 6:00pJeff SkidmoreBattletechBattle for Donnegal21C

'Mechs, Munchies and Mayhem
We will be doing a dry run for new Merc Company that we will start in January. Bring in your test choices for your mech to test run and make final choice and get any questions answered.

You can choose any mech as long as it is 1200 BV or under, NOT including pilot, mech only. Or Tank! Or VTOL! Or WIGE!

Pilot is auto 4/4.

Tech has to be 3072 or earlier, you can choose stuff from 3075, but has to be in Primitive section, as that is dated much before 3075.

We will begin with the 3072 Jihad era and work our way through to present times, if we survive! We will be using the warchest point system for accounting/repair/purchases, pretty easy and much more laid back than hard core merc rules.

Want this to be a bit more laid back and fun, so will make concessions for quality and enjoyment based on group dynamic,

We will also need a company name, so shoot suggestions. Also a commander is in order. And a second in command, just in case :). We will also want to assign lance commanders. Would like to maintain a true command structure and feel, as will want units to move in lances.

Guys feel free to coordinate unit choices, that would be a good idea, as would be a good idea to compliment each others choices if possible. That is main reason behind December test and tune, bring a handful of choices and we can run some quick test games to try them out and test dynamic with teammates.

Couple or ground rules:
1. Can choose mechs/tanks/vtol/wige. No infantry, to start.
2. Skill point advancement will be by points. 4 pts to drop one point in any skill. Points will be earned by survived missions, with one point being awarded to one pilot per mission who "Outdid" himself.
3. There will be NO pushing/charging/dfa-ing someone off-board. I know it is in rules, but takes away from gameplay in my mind. Kill your enemy the old fashioned way, WHOOP HIS ASS! If you are upset that I took a quick kill away, roll more 12's :)
I am not going to bend on this one, so do not even try.
4. I have not decided on "advanced rules" that we will be playing, I will go over before December 11th. Please post questions or suggestions on advanced rules and I will rule on them. I will respect all input, but realize I will make final judgement.
5. I would like also to rotate who is running scenarios with anyone interested, so I can get my mech in the fray also. So volunteers to rotate also apply.


This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), The War Room in Traverse City, Michigan (TWR), and U.L.X. in Grand Rapids, Michigan (ULX).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
11/05 - 6:00pJeff SkidmoreBattletechBattle for Donnegal21C
11/12 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechOTP: Red Corsair21C
11/13 - 1:00pTom HeathBattletechOperation: KlondikeTWR
11/19 - 6:00pJeff SkidmoreBattletechBattle for Donnegal21C
11/20 - 11:00aJeff StoneBattletech'Mechs, Munchies and Mayhem!!ULX
11/26 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechScenario T.B.A.21C

Battle for Donnegal
Gentlemen,

This is just a simple reminder that this Friday will be Scenario Three of the Donegal-based Corporate-Ties Campaign. Tyler's Terrors' Gamma Battalion is rapid-deploying to seize and secure the HPG compound in the capital city of Marsdenville. Opposing them are the Fiftieth Shadow Division's elite Manei Domini. Who will prevail?

Join us at 21st Century Comics and Games this Friday the 19th at 6:00 PM and find out!

Jeff Skidmore


Mechs, Munchies, and Mayhem

November M3 is going to be on the 20th. We will be starting at 11 a.m. for Tabletop Battletech and then will break for food at 5 p.m., then Unlimited Pod Play for rest of night for $10. Tabletop as always is free.

Also a remider that location is at U.L.X. (Ultimate LAN Experience) on Planfield and 5mile in Grand Rapids.

Scenario will be a oldie but a goodie, will drop subtle hints in future posts, but do not want to ruin the surprise. Also there will be a special prize(s) given away for the TableTop portion, so be there or be square.

Hope to see you all there.

Jeff Stone


This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), The War Room in Traverse City, Michigan (TWR), and U.L.X. in Grand Rapids, Michigan (ULX).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIME
GM
GAME
DETAILS
VENUE
10/01 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
HTP: Glengarry - Loch Sheol
21C
10/08 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
HTP: Galtor - Stand of Defiance
21C
10/15 - 6:00p
Aaron Pollyea
Battletech
100-ton Gorilla
21C
10/16 - 11:00a
Jeff Stone
Battletech
'Mechs, Munchies and Mayhem!!
ULX
10/22 - 6:30p
Jeff Skidmore
Battletech
Battle for Donnegal
21C
10/29 - 6:00p
Aaron Pollyea
Battletech
Scenario T.B.A.
21C

"100-ton Gorilla"

The Titans of the Battlefield, 100 ton 'Mechs tower over everything else used in modern warfare. But can the lightest 'Mechs take down these goliaths? Come and test it out!

20 ton battlemech's against 100 tonners. See if the old Kurita idea of swarm tactics will work!


Game starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until it's over or Andy throws us out! And be sure to bring a couple extra bucks to play in the Battletech Firestorm Pods **NOW RUNNING THE BETA SOFTWARE WITH NEW MAPS AND 'MECHS**

As always, tabletop Battletech is free for all, and missions in the Battletech pods are $3 for one ten-minute mission, $10 for four ten-minute mission.

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"The Battle for Donnegal"

1 Space Station;
8 WarShips;
14 JumpShips;
6 Pocket WarShips;
53 DropShips;
15 Small Craft;
770 BattleMechs;
404 Aerospace Fighters;
520 Combat Vehicles;
1,085 Battle Armored Troopers, and;
5,344 Infantrymen.
Do you have what it takes to seize glory…and survive?
The battle for Donegal is coming this October to 21st Century Comics and Games. Face the horde, or get out of the way!



Game starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until it's over or Andy throws us out! And be sure to bring a couple extra bucks to play in the Battletech Firestorm Pods **NOW RUNNING THE BETA SOFTWARE WITH NEW MAPS AND 'MECHS**

As always, tabletop Battletech is free for all, and missions in the Battletech pods are $3 for one ten-minute mission, $10 for four ten-minute mission.
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"'Mechs, Munchies and Mayhem!!"

"Just wanted to give heads up M-3 is back for October 16th, Saturday. We will be starting at 11am and will play tabletop till about 5pm, then will break for dinner and then will play Pods till the cows some home.
IMPORTANT!, the location will be a one stopper this time, instead of playing at my house then heading to pod bay, we will be playing at pod bay whole time. The pods are at ULX off of plainfield now also. I will post address in a update email shortly. It is on northeast side of GR.
I will post location details and game details shortly.
Jeff Stone"


This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

September 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIME
GM
GAME
DETAILS
VENUE
09/03 - 6:00p
Aaron Pollyea
Battletech
CCAF Field Manual
21C
09/10 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
JHS: 72nd Assault Trinary
21C
09/17 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
JHS: McRory's Maniacs
21C
09/26 - 12:00p
Jeff Stone
Battletech
Pod Tourney: FMFFA
21C

JHS: 72nd Assault Trinary
The Ghost Bears' 72nd Assault Trinary has just received a Trial of Possession from the Hell's Horses over the new Rogue Bear prototype armor.

JHS: McRory's Maniacs
As we rush headlong towards Donnegal, McRory's Maniacs are trying to stamp out the Grim Determination.



Game starts between 6 and 6:30 p.m. and runs until it's over or Andy throws us out! And be sure to bring a couple extra bucks to play in the Battletech Firestorm Pods **NOW RUNNING THE BETA SOFTWARE WITH NEW MAPS AND 'MECHS**

As always, tabletop Battletech is free for all, and missions in the Battletech pods are $3 for one ten-minute mission, $10 for four ten-minute missions.

This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIME
GM
GAME
DETAILS
VENUE
08/06


No game, gone to GenCon
08/13 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
Rock'em Sock'em Robot Night: "c3i Special"21C
08/14 - 10am
Tom Heath
Battletech
Gaming for a Cure
NWMC
08/20 - 6:00p
Aaron Pollyea
Battletech
3085 Live Fire Testing
21C
08/27 - 6:30p
Chuck Wilson
Battletech
Battle for Terra
21C
08/28 - 12:00n
Glenn Hopkins
Battletech
Red Corsair: Kooken's Pleasure Pit
RIW

Battle for Terra
It's the mid-3050's and the Word of Blake is launching a sneak attack on Terra to challenge ComStar for the birthplace of humanity! This combined-arms battle will be fought using the QuickStrike rules from Strategic Operations.

Gaming for a Cure at Northwestern Michigan College
This Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., Tom "SteelPimp" Heath will be running the MechGrinder at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City as part of the yearly "Gaming for a Cure" program. So, if you're in that neck of the woods, please stop by and support a worthy cause (the American Cancer Society) by playing some Battletech. Directions to Northwestern can be found on this link and information about Gaming for a Cure can be found here.

Rock'em, Sock'em Robot Night: "c3i Special"
This Friday's Rock'em-Sock'em Robot Night event will be a ComStar/Word of Blake free-for-all! We're using heavy class 'Mechs and they all have c3i. You think that c3i is just dead weight in a free-for-all? Well, during this game, everyone can use the benefits of everyone else's c3i computers. So, as long as someone has line of sight to your target--even if they're not attacking your target--you can still tap into their c3i for your attack!

Game starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until it's over or Andy throws us out! And be sure to bring a couple extra bucks to play in the Battletech Firestorm Pods **NOW RUNNING THE BETA SOFTWARE WITH NEW MAPS AND 'MECHS**

As always, tabletop Battletech is free for all, and missions in the Battletech pods are $3 for one ten-minute mission, $10 for four ten-minute mission.

This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Monday, June 28, 2010

July 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
07/02 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechClan vs. Inner Sphere21C
07/11 - 12:00nGlenn HopkinsBattletechThe Red Corsair: Scenario 2RIW
07/16 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechXTRO: Davion21C
07/23 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechHTP: Misery, pt 1
"Quantity isn't everything"
21C
07/30 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechHTP: Misery, pt 2
"Endgame"
21C

Historical Turning Points: Misery
This Friday night, we'll be playing the "Quantity Isn't Everything" Scenario from the recently released Historical Turning Points: Misery. The year is 3028 and Wolf's Dragoons Beta Regiment is going toe-to-toe with the Draconis Combine's Ryuken!

Game starts at 6 p.m. and runs until it's over or Andy throws us out! And be sure to bring a couple extra bucks to play in the Battletech Firestorm Pods **NOW RUNNING THE BETA SOFTWARE WITH NEW MAPS AND 'MECHS**

As always, tabletop Battletech is free for all, and missions in the Battletech pods are $3 for one ten-minute mission, $10 for four ten-minute mission.

This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
06/04 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechFlashback...Tylers Terrors21C
06/11 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechJihad-Era Mercenaries21C
06/18 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechStone's Lament v. Opacus Venatori21C
06/25 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechFlash-Forward: Invasion of Terra21C
06/27 - 12:00pGlenn HopkinsBattletechEnd of Days BattleCorps Scenario/Red Corsair ScenarioRIW

Flash-Forward: Invasion of Terra
Small skirmish between allied and Word of Blake forces using the best technology of the day. Celestial Omni-Mechs and high tech energy weapons abound. Come and enjoy!

This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
04/02 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechTyler's Terrors in the Outback21C
04/16 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechRock-em'Sock-em' Robots: Assaults21C
04/30 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechStone's Lament21C

Stone's Lament
The Word of Blake has pinpointed the location of Devlin Stone. Can their hunter-killer team get there in time?

Rock-em'Sock-em' Robots: Assaults
This will be an assault class BattleMech free-for-all. Nothing under 100 tons! We'll be playing in the Solaris Arenas and power-ups will be available for the intrepid player.

This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
03/12 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechLyran Allance v. Jade Falcons
Free-for-all battle
21C
03/19 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechScenario T.B.A.21C
03/20 - 12:00nJeff StoneBattletech'Mechs, Mayhem, and Munchies!SYN
03/21 - 12:00nJeff StoneBattletechGunslinger Tournament21C
03/26 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechRock-em'Sock-em' Robots: Assaults21C

Rock-em'Sock-em' Robots: Assaults
This will be an assault class BattleMech free-for-all. Nothing under 100 tons! We'll be playing in the Solaris Arenas and power-ups will be available for the intrepid player.



This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2010 Schedule

DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
02/05 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechJihad Turning Points: Atreus, pt 121C
02/12 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechAndurian Civil War21C
02/16 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechJihad Turning Points: Atreus, pt 221C


Jihad Turning Points: Atreus, pt 1

To Protect and Serve
"It's up to the Atreus City PD to stop Knights of the Inner Sphere survivors of the chemical attack from leaving the scene of the crime."

Dusting for Scraps
"The surviving Knights have been on the run for six months when a friendly civilian is taken captive by SAFE. Can the Knights fight their way through the forest defenders to rescue their benefactor?"

Given the nature of these two scenarios, each scenario will be played on four maps using QuickStrike rules, so expect a more strategic, combined-arms game with upwards of 12 to 24 units per side.


This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 2010 Schedule







DATE/TIMEGMGAMEDETAILSVENUE
1/8 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechAgent Meet-and-greet21C
1/15 - 6:30aChuck WilsonBattletechGunslingers Last Stand21C
1/22 - 6:00pAaron PollyeaBattletechFWL versus MoC21C
1/29 - 6:30pChuck WilsonBattletechScenario T.B.A.21C


Free Worlds League versus Magistracy of Canopus
Free Worlds League vs. Canopian Confederation. 3025 tech level and medium mechs. Come and see how those work horses of the Inner Sphere militaries should work

Gunslingers Last Stand
This Friday night, we're going back to the fall of the Star League! No. Not that one, the one before the Succession Wars. Anyways, we're going to be pitting two lances of Star League Gunslingers versus a company of Rim Worlds Legionnaires. Better brush up on your QuickStrike rules out of Strategic Ops, it's gonna be a big fight!

Oh, and if anybody can bring the following miniatures: Battleaxe, Hammerhands, Phoenix, Rampage, Xanthos or Firebee, then we can run this game with no proxies!

Catalyst Agent Meet-and-greet
This Friday night, Aaron will be running an Agent "Meet-and-greet" event where we are planning on discussing what events should be run over the course of 2010.

"Come and meet the Agents of the Lansing area. Talk shop and see what the plans are for the coming year, and perhaps put some in of your own. A pick up game will be available for Battletech."

We'd like to use this as an opportunity to gauge interest not only in Battletech, but also see what everyone's interest is in Catalyst's full game line up. As you may or may not know, Catalyst has published several games over the past year: CthulhuTech, Leviathians, Ergo, and Poo, among others.

Since we are currently running three to four Friday night Battletech games every month, this leaves us with room to diversify our game offerings if the community is of a mind to do so. And keep in mind that CthulhuTech is an RPG and both Ergo and Poo are card games, so we're definitely interested in hearing from you non-miniatures wargamers as well.

So come on out this Friday night and let your voice be heard! :)


This is the schedule for June at 21st Century Comics and Games in East Lansing, Michigan (21C), Syndicate Local 415 events in Grand Rapids, Michigan (SYN), Virtual World Entertainment in Kalamazoo, Michigan (VWE), RIW Hobbies in Livonia, Michigan (RIW), Our House Games in Monroe, Michigan (OHG), WarGames North in Cadillac, Michigan (WGN), and iCelebrate Church in East Jordan, Michigan (ICC).