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Mekton XYZ-00 by Grebo-Guru Mekton XYZ-00 by Grebo-Guru
This is an original Mekton I drew. I love R. Talsorian Games' "Mekton Z" game. Anyway, more of this later perhaps.
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Crimsonguard477 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Wow, my son just told me you're one of the designers from MTS. I am more of a fan of Mekton II, but my son runs Mekton Z. We help each other out with our campaigns. I know they are out of fashion, but I like a lot of the old Dougram mecha and the destroids from Macross/Robotech. Your designs often incorporate hints of these old mecha and I love it.
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, thank you for the compliments. :D
Yeah, I was an artist for the Mekton Techbook, and I wrote a lot of stuff for Mekton Z and Mektopn Z+, amont other things.
Really glad you like my work. Mekton is going to have a new edition next year, I hope you and your son both enjoy it!
Firevalkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool design. Cylinder limb segments aren't necessarily my thing, but they work on this unit (and in general they work in establishing that this is a mass-production suit and not a Super Prototype). Judging by the size/shape of the cockpit box, is this on Striker-class servos?

Also, the gun in the corner and my lack of clarity on whether it's a beam weapon or a projectile weapon are giving me thoughts about reworking the weapons rules for my next campaign to eliminate the difference between Energy and Physical guns and melee weapons. It seems to me that there's no need for a sharp difference from a game mechanics POV between "sharp giant sword" and "glowstick of dismemberment" or between "gun that shoots bullets" and "laser gun."

(sorry I'm using your comments section to work out my own thoughts about game design issues as affect giant robots, maybe this is something that should go to the MZML, except IIRC it's been hashed out multiple times there).
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kudos. I made the biceps and thighs cylindrical in order to add some curved surfaces to an otherwise purely angular arrangment. I never actually built this thing in MTS, so I couldn't tell ya about its servo classes.

Are you part of the Mekton Zeta Mailing List? Your idea about removing the distinction between physical and energy weapons has been bandied about quite a bit there. I actually agree. I like MTS very much, but it's not perfect. In order to be more purely effects based, there are several tweaks I would make -- among them, removing the differences between physical and energy weapons and making the advantages/disadvatages of each optional modifiers.

Don't worry about geeking out with me here, I like this stuff. And... oh, yeah, you are on the MZML. Heh, cool!
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
New destroid for the ROBOTECH series.
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You think? I guess it might sortof -- sortof -- fit in with the robots from Southern Cross. Beyond that, I don't see it. But I'm glad you like it!
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
What there is not to like? It has everything needed to fight the bad guys.
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
So anything new on the mecha side of businesses.
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I'm workin' on some new stuff, if that's what you're asking...
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