Dan - So, I thought it was just my comparative newness to the laborious Battletech rules that made me dislike A Time of War and a lot of the additional/alternate/post-3025-base tech. Sounds like even some of you veterans found some of that tiresome. I use the basic/intro rules and a little bit of homebrew stuff. Some of the auxiliary tech lost me, and I didn't want to go down some of the crunch-holes some of that stuff brings in.
Related, totally with Chad on the references-per-action thing. If it requires more than about 1, most of them had better be easily memorized, or there had better be a handy and easy-to-read cheat-sheet.
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