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HHD-1A Hammerhead
Mass: 85 tons
Chassis: Endo Steel
Power Plant: VOX 340 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed:    43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed:    64.8 km/h
Jumping Speed:    None
Armor: Standard
Cockpit: Standard
Armament:
    ER Medium Laser
    ER Medium Laser
    ER Medium Laser
    Medium Range Missile Launcher 30
    Medium Range Missile Launcher 30
    CASE II
    CASE II
Manufacturer: Inner Sphere; Red Devil Industries (Pandora)
Communications System: Standard
Targeting & Tracking System: Targeting Computer

Type:                            Inner Sphere Battlemech
Technology Base:         Inner Sphere / 3060
Tonnage:                      85 tons (Assault Mech)
Cost:                            11,596,108 C-bills
Battle Value:                1,295

Quirks: Cowl, Barrel Fists x2, Bad Reputation, Difficult Ejection, Poor Targeting (Short Range)

    Originally designed as a long-range counterpart to the Battlemaster. The HHD-X1 utilized a Strand 255 XL engine and carried an impressive amount of firepower in the form of two LRM 15 and LRM 20 launchers, each equipped with an Artemis IV FCS, and supplied with a total of 10 tons of ammunition. The X1 performed well in combat trials in its intended role, but cost overruns and the extremely high cost per unit made the Hammerhead an extremely difficult sell. Additionally the mech proved incapable of defending itself once enemy units got into middle to close range. In a handful of cases pilots were forced to eject due to malfunctions with the small pulse laser shorting out the targeting and fire control systems. This glitch would cause the mech to continuously fire without pilot input leading to rapid overheating, and shutdown. To compound this issue the ejection mechanism proved to be faulty which directly lead the death of at least two test pilots. The most catastrophic failure came during a demonstration for Federated Commonwealth officials, when one of the three X1 test units encountered both malfunctions simultaneously, leading to the unit shutting down, and summarily exploding due to the ammunition exploding and destroying the engine.

    RDI engineers quickly identified the issues with the design, but realized solving them would require a complete rebuild of the cockpit and arms. Due to cost overruns the cockpits were originally taken from their Battlemaster production line, but in order to fit the prototype it was modified and cut down. Despite the costs RDI funded the redesign and in a matter of two years the HHD-1A entered combat trials. The HHD-1A featured a low-profile cockpit set lower into the center torso than most battlemechs this granted the cockpit superior defense from fire from its sides and rear. In order to place the cockpit in this manner, some components of the CT which were originally below the prototype cockpit were instead moved forward, freeing up space. The protrusion formed by this modification gives the Hammerhead's torso its distinct wedge-shape. The cockpit canopy is split into a main canopy and two sensor arrays with the sensor arrays set to the side. This further reduces the chance of enemy fire to strike the cockpit directly and improves pilot survivability. The ejection system is fully functional but can cause injury if not performed correctly test pilots say this is not a major concern as the original flaws of the design have been rectified. The arms of the HHD-X1 were modified by re-installing its lower arm actuators and adding additional armor to the missile pod hatches. This reinforcement and further articulation allows the HHD-1A to assault enemy mechs in melee combat.

    In order to cut down on unit costs the HHD-1A features the same VOX 340 fusion engine as the Battlemaster. Additionally the 1A does not utilize Light Ferro-Fibrous armor or a Composite chassis. Instead the Hammerhead utilizes an Endo-Steel chassis with 16.5 tons of standard armor. The firepower of the HHD-1A also differs in that rather than utilizing extremely expensive Artemis IV equipped LRMs it utilizes 2 MRM 30s supplied with 4 tons of ammunition, and to provide additional firepower it carries three extended-range medium lasers. A minor issue with the placement of these lasers is that at close range it its extremely difficult to strike targets as the lasers are mounted in the upper torso, however test pilots have noted that its melee capability essentially negates this fault. In 3060 The HHD-1A was unveiled to the Federated Commonwealth, and after an 8 month trial period was accepted into service. An initial batch of 36 HHD-1A's was ordered for the 3rd Donegal Guards, and was delivered in 3061. Further orders were delivered to the Pandora College Training Battalion, and the Gray Death Legion. In 3064 Clan Jade Falcon captured Pandora, and with it RDI.

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Note: This obviously isn't canon, just a concept of mine. I had originally intended to call this mech the 'Silverback' but I decided to go with Hammerhead instead. AFAIK this mech should be TT legal, though you'd probably need to ask your DM/GM to okay the quirks. I'll be redrawing this and scanning it in the future. See you guys aroundAll Might Grin Icon 
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  • Listening to: Adele - Hello (Leo Moracchioli cover)
  • Reading: Berserk
    In the past few years I've seen a strange trend in character designs which focuses more on their race and/or gender than the character's actual personality. Some creators go farther to also make their sexuality a prominent aspect of their "character". As a DM and D&D player I've run into individuals who make the usual mistake of taking these traits and using them as the only methods to express their characters, and that is utterly disappointing. A good example is someone who plays a gay character, and proceeds to consistently bring up the fact that they are gay instead of expressing an actual element of their characters personality. Or a female character who consistently flaunts the fact of being a female instead of saying something which tells their compatriots about the character. It comes across as banal and in most cases silly, and while it can be funny in some instances the majority of these occasions just become awkward to work around (especially as a DM trying to build a story around the characters and their particular personalities). In my opinion a character is best defined by their personality and their actions, their race, gender, and sexuality are simply ornamental aspects which add to that personality. So for example a rough and tough paladin with a scraggly beard who acts jovially with his friends and tenacious in combat, could walk up and kiss his male lover after a long absence, and the party may be taken aback at first, but will get used to it. This type of measured reveal and the use of subtle storytelling is far more interesting to me. Bashing everyone over the head with your character screaming "I'M GAY!" throughout the ENTIRE campaign will do nothing but annoy people and break their immersion (which makes each meet up less enjoyable until the group starts to leave one-by-one).
    Now to clarify I have no issue whatsoever with just about any character someone could bring to a party, as long as they aren't created in a way which adversely effects the party or is utterly abstract in comparison to the setting they are fine. So a gay, female, or purple person are perfectly fine. The core of any character is their personality and their actions everything else is secondary. An excellent example of well written characters (though some are certainly jaded) are those of the Berserk series. Every character is defined by more than their gender, sexuality or their race, with few exceptions. Honestly Casca's annoying phase in the first half of the series (thus far) is the only glaring exception.

So when creating a character keep this in mind. Your characters personality will influence how they speak, and their actions frame their image in other characters minds. If your framing is weak and you only talk about your characters race, gender, or sexuality other characters will only ever think of you in those terms.

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Hey Ryuuhiken, just dropping in to see how you're doing nowadays. I hope life's treating you well overall.

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