Thursday, January 26, 2017

Its a new year!

Ok, quick 2017 update.  TLDR version:

  • I'm still alive
  • I am still into games
  • I am still healthy (minor scare with a kidney stone surgery, all good now)
  • I am still keeping up with battletech (the field manual beta thing was great)
  • I have done zero work on battletech since the last update.

The reasons I haven't touched battletech are:
  • I feel the community doesn't care about what I have to offer
  • I can't get my questions about rules answered
  • I am not playing anymore
 Over 100K views on this blog though.  On top of that, there have been over 5000 units from the database viewed (many with bugs, I know).  So apparently some people still occasionally use the site.

So, tell ya what.  Since I am not one to let folks down, and honestly I have a ton of time for hobbies that I am simply choosing to spend on OTHER things, I have a proposal.

If I can get $1000 donated to my bad_syntax at paypal account, I will start working on Battletech again, and will stick to it as I'll feel obligated because people gave me money.

Oh, and the money?  100% of it will be donated to the ASPCA, I won't keep a single dime (even if $1k isn't reached).  I'll post updates on here as to the amount if it gets to a significant number.  That isn't the point of this.  I just want to see if there is enough interest left in me bothering trying to write the designer, and anything else for a while.

Note:  I have estimated that development time and resources for such a project (and I do often do projects like this at work) would be at least $300K, so .3% of that is a deal :)

Drink water, and till next time!

Bad Syntax


  1. Yes I still use the database frequently, as I don't have all of the record sheets. Its more just pondering units/builds though as at most we only play 1-2 games per year these days.

  2. Same as Da Masta Cheef. As a GM in my BattleTech-Roleplaying Group i've got a big use for the record sheets in the database. Thank you so much for your work. :)

  3. I use it as well. I like that I can get the right pictures to match my minis. I also plan to expand my Alpha Strike games into some more creative areas with the cards on your site, like the Warship stuff. I am gearing up for a big Alpha Strike game in June so will be using this site for that as well. Thank you for all the time you have put into this, it is appreciated.

  4. I really appreciate the work too. Also, very nice cause that you mentioned.

  5. for a person that Plays MWO frequently i have to say your database is amazing, and ive use it every other Day, thought im sad that (bte.battletechengineer) has gone down, it doesnt seem to open for me anymore, im hoping that this is just a temporarily problem and it will be Fixed soon, and again Thanks for all you do,