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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2007, 01:27:21 AM »
i dunno if the freedom lands changed in uwz, but in the capitol sourcebook it says theyre "the vast, cultivated areas irrigated by the northern canals. They are a thinly populated area of ranches and tiny communities serviced by the canals and railroad... They are the most famous examples of Capitol's doctrine of tolerance. Here are enclaves of settlers fom all over the system, who have come here to escape persecution and practice many strange faiths and philosophies. The only things forbidden here are involvement with Dark Symmetry and gross violations of others' civil rights. Despite the vigilance of the Brotherhood and the CBI, there are persistent rumors of entire towns that have gone over to the Dark. Now and then, travelers report sighting towns that have been bombed flat, so perhaps these rumors contain some truth."
fudge yeah.

oh, and i think the mutant chronicles setting is "before" the second corporate wars, which were really just amde up to justify the constant battling in warzone, as opposed to the rpginga round the solar system in mc, so liberating the freedom lands would make sense in uwz.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2007, 12:18:17 PM »
Now that's a perfect excuse for urban combat!  Even if they're small downs but think of todays conflicts in small ruined mid-east towns and you'll get the idea.  Also, would it be possible for other Corporations around mars to 'liberate' these freedom lands themselves?  They would be doing this for the cause of fighting the Dark Legion ofcourse, but also to gain territory.  Would there also be precious resources here?  Speaking of which, what exactly are the resources (other than land and people) that the corporations are after?

About the Capitol source book, that was during 2nd edition right?  Did the previous editions take place in the same timeline as UWZ?  Thanks for all your info so far.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2007, 12:55:30 PM »
Also, would it be possible for other Corporations around mars to 'liberate' these freedom lands themselves?  They would be doing this for the cause of fighting the Dark Legion of course, but also to gain territory. 

If a member of one of the communities was the child of a ranking member of another Corp then I would assume that Corp would want to investigate anything that happened to that town. They might also want to extract their undercover operative who is in danger of being taken. Another option could be that a Corp has discovered that one of their citizens who moved to the Freedomlands is actually a cultist of the Dark Legion. Rather than risk being exposed to scrutiny by the Brotherhood the Corp in question opts to destroy the village and make it look like a Dark Legion assault.
Would there also be precious resources here?  Speaking of which, what exactly are the resources (other than land and people) that the corporations are after?

The same operative mentioned above could have gotten his hands on a geological survey that pinpoints a rich lode of ore or other precious material. Or the village could be a cover for a highjacking operation. Either way, the Corp in question gets notified of a rich shipment is nearby and the Corp in question could hit it and tranfer the shipment to a cargo lander to take it to an orbiting spaceship. A Corp could also just be raiding a train shipment and when extraction goes wrong they take refuge in one of the small towns and battle ensues.

In all the above scenarios the opponet to the unamed Corp would be Capitol. It would be possible to mix it up and have the Cartel or Brotherhood investigating the plots outlined above with minimal changes to the scenario.
About the Capitol source book, that was during 2nd edition right?  Did the previous editions take place in the same timeline as UWZ?  Thanks for all your info so far.
All the miniature versions of Warzone take space within the same time frame I believe.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2007, 02:17:55 PM »
So there is not one specific and very important resource that Corporations would fight over?  Nothing like oil or anything like that?

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2007, 02:35:55 PM »
Hello

The Corporations are concerned with two things money and pride/honor. If something has value they will fight over it. Technology, resources, land, people are things they will fight for. There are corporations with a great deal of pride/honor and they will fight to avenge an insult, just to hurt an opponent to prove their superiority. And they will fight to prove themselves. Mishima , Bauhaus and Imperial will especially do that.

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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007, 03:52:32 PM »
So there is not one specific and very important resource that Corporations would fight over?  Nothing like oil or anything like that?

While all natural resources are important Tritium is probably the rarest and most highly sought after, as it effects the ability to channel spells when refined. Check page 114 of the UWZ for the scenario called Tritium Hunt. It will give you all the details. Your small town could be a cover for a Tritium collection point for a Corp.

The same scenario has proven popular with Chronopia players under the title Tears of Blood
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007, 06:07:20 PM »
Also, would it be possible for other Corporations around mars to 'liberate' these freedom lands themselves?  They would be doing this for the cause of fighting the Dark Legion ofcourse, but also to gain territory.

Imperial used this as an excuse to raid other corporations' territories throughout the solar system, especially cybertronic's, which is disliked by the brotherhood.

About the Capitol source book, that was during 2nd edition right?  Did the previous editions take place in the same timeline as UWZ?  Thanks for all your info so far.

the capitol sourcebook i quoted from is actually a mutant chronicles book, which was the rpg that the warzone tabletop wargame is a spinoff of.  whats interesting about the mutant chronicles stuff is that the system, though threatened by the dark legion, is not in a state of all-out intercorporate war. i think they then came up with the second corporate wars when warzone came out. not entirely sure about that though.
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Re: Typical scenarios for Corporations fighting each other?
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2007, 09:12:17 PM »
Unlike Dune with its spice or Command and Conquer with Tiberium, there is no one substance that makes the MC universe go around.  Food, minerals, fuel (of any kind); anything that can be used to make a profit or minimize expenses is a substance to be fought over so there are endless reasons to seize a particular objective.  Of course if it can be seized, it can be "liberated".
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