Robotech RPG Book 5:
Pages 112 Author: Kevin Siembieda Publisher Palladium Books Year 1988 SRP $12.95 ISBN 0-916211-28-2
The Invid Invasion is a supplement to the original ROBOTECH RPG, Book One: Macross. It is NOT a complete game in itself!
The Invid Invasion is adapted directly from the T.V. series. ALL the mecha, weapons, vehicles and equipment found in this book can be seen in the T.V. series. Aided by Japanese translations of the original Mospeada cartoon, conversations with Carl Macek, examination of model sheets and frame by frame viewing of film sequences have all played a part in revealing the complete story of the Invid Invasion chapter of the Robotech trilogy. Small and obscure details have been restored and put into proper perspective.
In some cases, the mecha or data may have only appeared in one episode. For example, we don't see the Alpha Shadow Fighters till the very last episode. We see the giant VF-I V Vindicator and the powerful Destabilizer gun in episodes 84 and 85 (the last), but only get an indication of its size, compared to a squad of cyclone riders, in a five second action scene in #84. Using frame by frame viewing, the size was obvious, but in regular viewing we had all missed it the first half dozen times. Another example is the appearance of the cyborg, Dusty Ayres, the product of the invid's bionic experimentation on humans. In that same episode, "Hired Gun" (#81), we also see the missile launcher sidecar for the first and last time. I have tried to capture all of these items and events to re-create the full adventure of the T.V. series. With a little skill, a lot of research and a bit of luck, I will have succeeded. The Invid Invasion, its mecha and antagonists, creates the most exciting characters and adventures since Macross. Kick off your shoes, roll those dice and have a ripsnorting time. The fate of the Earth rests in your hands.
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