[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4762: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4764: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4765: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4766: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
Mobile Frame Hangar • View topic - The Budget Frame War Companion

The Budget Frame War Companion

Post your MFZ-inspired fiction and artwork for others to admire
Forum rules
This is a game - This is fun - All your posts should reflect this

The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Atavism » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:50 pm

So the budget brand war has been slowly dragging more and more manufacturers into chaos as time has passed, and is bigger than I ever imagined it could be. To help out people who might want to join in and need to know where to start and what's going on, I've set this up to aggregate all the threads into one place, indexed by date of first post. I've included short synopsis of their fluff and description, but if you would like your entry to say something else just let me know. Same goes for if I've missed anybody, just let me know and I'll add you in. Unless your fluff specifically ties your frame into this genre I'm just kind of guessing based on tone (advertising / humorous / self deprecation) and build (short / chubby / impractical).

----

Frames:

<Atavism> The premier brand and primary agitator of the Budget Brand War, Twanks LLC produces fat tanks on short little legs which are a favorite for budget minded Corporato-Dicatorships. Headed by the bombastic General Hezeraiah Twankus and a small crew of officers, Twanks LLC mostly relies on temp-for-hire servicemen.

<Skrob> The first brand to rise up and claim marketshare, Gallic Industries uses a creative multi-media approach to marketing their chibi-humanoid combat frames (and also wildly slanders the competition).

<Lorc> An early competitor, Twanzers feature a twankenoid body design which utilizes thick barricade-stomping legs and come equipped with "nonlethal" armaments. Great for law enforcement!

<Fragsturbait> Produced by the Squib Science Syndicate which is headed by James Archibald Fragsturbait III, Squibs are chibi-humanoid frames featuring increasingly improbable design characteristics and soggy knees. The Squib Science Syndicate leans heavily and the Fragsturbait family businesses and alliteration to stay afloat.

<Red_Robot> Maximoff Tiberius Krate, a man of indeterminate slavic origin, produces frames for "The People" out of scrap. Building off of discarded storage containers as chassis, Maximoff's frames come equipped with wide variety of "tools," which may include trans-orange chainsaws.

<Mantisking> Stevens Technology's Multipurpose Platform, or STMP, is a relative oldcomer to the party that quietly made cheap, reliable frames long before their competitors. Stevens Technology seized upon the public's new-found interest in budget frames and raced into action to release a new, leggier model.

<Blorf> Following their phyrric victory against Astromax on the planet , Felix and his crew of malcontents have begun to produce frames based off of wooden shipping containers. Heavily featured in Transit Value Channel shopping programs, the Karr-Tunn will feature a free laser if you order soon!

<A YATES INDUSTRIALS> Coming from the legendary manufacturer A. Yates Industrials, the TUB remains shrouded in secrecy. Offering only "Trouble for Twanks" and the promise of more to come, little is known about this micro-twankenoid design.

<Mraichelson> Rumors of Ijad chibi-scramblers are beginning to spread through military circles within the Union. Some suggest the Ijad have found a new, unathletic species to ally themselves with while xenopologists suggest it is possible for Ijad symbiotes to be as cheap as the rest of us.

<Valtarshol> Human Resourced, captained by the fiery Valter Ceirn, has gone the opposite direction compared to other brands. The HR-38, or "munchkin masher," is a high-end (and high-expense) humanoid frame designed to protect the estates of wealthy customers from the hordes of budget frames sweeping the Union.

<sBritcher> Britcher Industrials' TRUNDLE Compact Labor Frame offers an unusual cuboid body structure and virtually no room for the pilot. Cheap, easy to assemble, and very, very small, TRUNDLEs are often used as suicide bombs rather than full combat frames. TRUNDLEs are also a rising star in the sports world with the introduction of the increasingly popular Trundleball.

<Deadborder> Designed to bolster the defensive garrisons of the Krimzon Guard, the SNOTwalker is an quadruped frame prominently equipped with a proprietary flamethrower. Praisingly described as "a frame" in expert reviews, the SNOTwalker is now becoming available to Guard-friendly regions.

<Zerovirus> This advanced twankenoid design combines the predatory stance of a striking raptor with the nubby armlessness of a domesticated chicken. All units come equipped with legs standard.

<Gusindor> Mittens & Groane has dispatched its prized pitchman, Martin J. Mittens Jr, to sell their new humanoid frame, the M5-1 "Mitten." Competing with other budget frames by offering "arms," the Mitten now comes with a free log!

<FrostCollar> Crawford™ has entered the combat frame market with a new insectoid design based off of their Venusian surveyor models. Capable of lifting heavy loads and armaments, Crawford™ goes out of its way to prove that four arms are better than none!™ (Now available in Regular and Petite!)

<z3r0> An upscale twankenoid design meant to appeal to a new demographic. The Tzank is produced by ZL.Ltd. under a licensing agreement with Twanks LLC. for the sake of peace.

<DestinyPlayer> SFtech presents a new dynamic in dynamic fields! Powered by a Skisson’s Field reactor, the Caled can provide fire support as easily as it provides power on the go!

<Obbyking> Just a utilitarian support mech using a Twankenoid body style with appealing decals.

<Cake> More a powered armor than a full size frame, CK Industries is testing this unconventional weapon system to attack and harass frames. (If it doesn't get stepped on first.)

<NimbusAConflict> NAC Industries "Compacto" Frame offers advanced leg technology and "arms." The Compacto has had the recent misfortune of being associated with a Extremist Terrorist Cult. All proceeds will go to the Ahk' Na'faun Relief Foundation.

<Blorf> The B-024d subcompact 'Trundlechub' offers all of the protection of a chub's head without all of that extra body to get in the way. As excellent for the battlefield as the farm.

<soriansj> The B-series frames produced by SAMS Technological and Industrial Solutions Inc. fills the gap between hardsuits and full on frames, and probably several other kinds of gap if you push them in hard enough!

<Dumpers> Built primarily from labor frame parts, the Stud Buster is also suitable for a variety of combat roles. Not that you'll need it to. Right...?

<Zerovirus> ZV Industries' new frame goes fast, and it looks good while doing so. The newest 'Virtue' frame model eschews complication for simplicity, but retains all the sleek angles and elegance ZV is known for.

<Valtarshol> Are you a diehard Human Resourced pilot, no matter the attraction of tiny, cheap deathtraps? Then we have a frame for you...

<Valtarshol> Free Colonist Mercenary group piloting street cleaning frames repurposed as engines of war after the loss of their custard factory.

<NimbusAConflict> Chibi-Humanoid frame that lacks a delineated front and back, and is capable of switching between the two at will. Now with shuriken!

---

Pure Fanfic:

by Red_Robot. Set on the impoverished and barely hospitable Gauldern 3, "The Worm Farmers Rebellion" follows a group of revolutionaries saddled with sub-par frames fighting against the Twank army of Reamer Investments Consortium.
by Atavism. A short account of a Twank Sumo bout, focusing on the inner life of a Twank Luchadore.

---

New Games:

<Blorf> A combination of rugby, soccer, and croquet, this frame sport adds a twist by making YOU the ball!
<Luke_BMM> Push push push! Force your opponent out of the ring using a rock-paper-scissors dice mechanic.

---

Teams:


Last edited by Atavism on Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:11 am, edited 22 times in total.
Twanks LLC - "Always Forward!"
User avatar
Atavism
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby gusindor » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:20 am

I'm surprised at how unbiased this is.
Always bring a speech to a gunfight.
User avatar
gusindor
MFZ:RA Game Designer
 
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:03 pm

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Atavism » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:02 pm

Twanks LLC - "Always Forward!"
User avatar
Atavism
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby mraichelson » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:02 am

Don't think the Ijad haven't noticed this "put them in a cheap box and send them to die" plan .
I put together frame building kits (and links to folks selling companies) at .
User avatar
mraichelson
Grizzled Veteran
 
Posts: 710
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:13 pm
Location: Columbia, MO, US

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Atavism » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:29 am

Twanks LLC - "Always Forward!"
User avatar
Atavism
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Mantisking » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:04 pm



-- A MFZ blog.
User avatar
Mantisking
Mod Team
 
Posts: 5840
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:17 pm
Location: Framingham, MA, U.S.A.

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Atavism » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:55 pm

Twanks LLC - "Always Forward!"
User avatar
Atavism
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby FrostCollar » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:56 pm

for this! I'm cooking up alternate variants tonight and some action shots as well as some proper fluff.
User avatar
FrostCollar
Talkative
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Blorf » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:46 am

Soren added this to the Errata for us yesterday.
User avatar
Blorf
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:48 pm
Location: I stand with Twankus

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Atavism » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:26 pm

Twanks LLC - "Always Forward!"
User avatar
Atavism
Mod Team
 
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 am

Re: The Budget Frame War Companion

Postby Mantisking » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:03 pm



-- A MFZ blog.
User avatar
Mantisking
Mod Team
 
Posts: 5840
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:17 pm
Location: Framingham, MA, U.S.A.


Return to Mobile Frame Fan Fiction

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron