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Mekton Zero

A project in Kirkland, WA by Mike Pondsmith, R.Talsorian Games Inc.

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Mekton Zero is a complete anime mecha RPG designed to be compatible with Mekton Zeta and to immerse you in the Archipelago War!
Backers: 618
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $50,125 of $20,000
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Mike Pondsmith, R.Talsorian Games Inc.
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Latest News

A Last Note Before We Hit The Homestretch...

June 22nd - via:
To everyone who backed our play...Well, you have my son Cody and his friends to thank for all this. I spent the last 10 years slaving in the digital world, making my living far from the paper side. But running Mekton with the kids reminded me of how... (Read More)

Okay, so who's up for an URU KILLER?

June 21st - via:
Because when someone previously asked me what we'd do at $50K, I said I would want to do an Algolian monster. And after Mark Simmons went all out and did us that great Uru Killer, it just seems like that should be our next IMPOSSIBLE GOAL. Because... (Read More)


June 21st - via:
Wow. You guys are ASTOUNDING. In record time, we have blown past the $45,000 mark and are still headed up. We are going to go HARDBACK, people! Teamwork like this deserves something extra. So here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna SIGN each and every... (Read More)

Face the Uru Killer!

June 21st - via:
Mark Simmons has just posted an incredible picture of a battle between two Maulers and an Uru Killer. It's just a sample of the exciting stuff you'll see in the Mekton Zero world. We're going to try and set it up as a screensaver, but for a closer... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 Achieved

June 20th - via:
Alright everybody! We're doing great! 45 hours to go and we managed to get to $40,000! I must say, that's damn impressive! The book will now be in Full Color for everyone who's backed the Kick Starter! Let's make the last push for $45,000 and we can... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 Achieved!

June 17th - via:
Hey everybody! We've reached $35,000! With this goal, you've gained a complete dossier of the Kalidur Islands including: Maps, Key Locations, Monsters, Major Personalities and War Strategies perfect for starting off a long campaign!With only 4 days... (Read More)

Mekton Dice!

June 15th - via:
Hey Everyone! If you were wondering what the Mekton Dice are going to look like we have the symbols for their faces.There will be 4 different dice representing the different stages of damage! Yellow= Light Damage Orange= Serious Damage Red= Severe... (Read More)

MEKTON ZERO: The Designer’s Notes #3

June 12th - via:
Pimp Your Mek; or how M-Zero makes your Suit suit YOU.Still more on what we're doing with Mekton Zero and how our new systems let you design your Mek for that personal feel!  Drop on by and get the inside story at... (Read More)


June 12th - via:
Hey Everyone! We have new concept art from our Mecha artist, Mark Simmons!This new concept art will give you an idea of life on Algol in Karga and Elara! Below you'll find 3 scenes (top to bottom): A street view of Kargan city, a Traffic Jam being... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3

June 6th - via:
The Archipelago War rages on, and the Battle for the Kalidur Islands is in full swing. Now, get the inside story on this treacherous, monster filled tropical hell with Battle Guide:The Kalidur Island Front. Tactics, battlefields, commanders, weapons,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Achieved!

June 5th - via:
Wow. Up to 30,000! In the true anime show spirit of Mekton, this goal launches the opening "series" of the Saga; BATTLE ACES. Set in the middle of the savage island fighting of the Battle of the Kalidur Islands, this multipart "series" begins with... (Read More)

Mekton Zero: The Designer's Notes #2

June 5th - via:
More on what we're doing with Mekton Zero and how it relates to Mekton Zeta and Zeta+. Drop on by and get the inside story at  (Read More)

Now Offering Levels For Retailers

June 3rd - via:
Due to popular demand (i.e.; retailers threatened to burn the RTG offices down if we didn't), we will now be offering two RETAILER ONLY levels, similar to those offered by many other Kickstarter projects. These are available only to brick-and-mortar... (Read More)

What's Going To Be IN Mekton Zero?

May 31st - via:
Several backers have asked me for a more extensive description of what's going to be packed into this 200+ page monster. While some of you on the various Mekton boards have seen parts of this over the years, many of you haven't, so (without taking up... (Read More)

Mekton Zero: The Designer's Notes #1

May 31st - via: to know more about how this project came to be? Want to see what new things are coming in the game? Head on over to the RTG Website for the first in a series of Designer's Notes on the evolution of Mekton... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2

May 28th - via:
Hey gang! Stretch Goal #2 is coming at 30,000. And it's a biggie!METAL ARMOR WARRIOR MEKTON ZERO: EPISODE ONE THE SHADOW OF WAR A deadly mission. New heroes. New adversaries. New Mekton Stats. And a mystery man from Algol's past returns!All of this... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1

May 27th - via:
Hey Everybody! We gave it some thought over the weekend and decided to up the ante! After all, It's not every project that you get funded in 3 days! So Our First Stretch Goal will be coming at $25,000! At $25,000 Those Backers at Ace and above will... (Read More)


May 26th - via:
In the wee hours of the morning, we all combined like Voltron and brought this project over the line! We're just staggering out of bed over here in RTG-Land, but as soon as we get sentient and can find what rocks the team is currently sleeping under... (Read More)

Hey Gang! Let's all push this over the Edge!

May 25th - via:
YO! Anyone up for trying to push to fund this project before the bell tolls MIDNIGHT on the West Coast of the USA? We're almost there, and we're just itching to start showing you those STRETCH GOALS! Comon! Let's DO THIS THING!!! Maxmike Pondsmith... (Read More)

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