Today the MechWarrior: Living Legends team pulls back the curtain a bit on an aspect of our game design that some of the more rabid in our community have been clamoring for details on: the Build Rules.
The Build Rules for MechWarrior: Living Legends have been in development since prior to the original beta release back in 2009. We have been putting in extra effort over the past few months to truly refine the rules and make them a cohesive and consistent reference that can be used to inform new gameplay features and eventually… the MechLab.
The overall build rules concept for MWLL can be considered to have two main branches: Spaces and Tonnage. The document shared today provides an overview of the Weapon and Equipment Spaces concepts used within MWLL to govern the configuration of variants within the game, some specific examples for why certain choices where made in the design of the rules and goes into some of the technical details of how vehicles are realised within MWLL. This overview was originally intended to be presented only within a news posting, but as it was being written it quickly became apparent that it would be better served as a technical brief contained within a standalone document.
Download the MECHWARRIOR: LIVING LEGENDS BUILD RULES CONCEPTS OVERVIEW in PDF format here.