In honor of this Friday's release of the movie Pacific Rim I figured I'd do a discussion this week to discuss giant robots in table top RPGs. Now, considering the overlap in the various 'geek' fandoms that are out there, it's not much of a surprise that there are systems, a lot of systems, out there dedicated to the giant robot genre.
To name a few, here are the ones I both know of and can think of right now: battletech, robotech, heavy gear, mecha, big robots cool starships, the aegis project, silhouette core (system that powers heavy gear), mecha and manga, and mekton zero.
There are likely countless others out there. Now, unfortunately, I've never had much chance to play in these games and it doesn't seem likely that that will change but I still do love the genre and the systems. So which one is your favorite? Which one do you have memorable stories from? What are those stories anyhow? Sound off in the comments, please.
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