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Dragon*Con 2012 Robot Battles: Microbattles Report

posted Sep 2, 2012, 3:01 PM by Lewis Baumstark   [ updated Sep 2, 2012, 3:32 PM ]
The bad news: Naked Singularity went out in the first round due to poor driving -- I *almost* had him but then messed up and drove off stage.
The worse news: Because of a D*C screwup, Robot Battles had their competition time cut short, so no second match via double-elimination brackets...and no Royal Rumble.  Sad Panda is sad.

The good news: Naked Singularity held up mighty well against a sturdy drum spinner (one based on the Weta kit).  My wedge did exactly what it was supposed to and forced him on top of my bot -- which meant he dinged up my wedge-blade and nicked my front tire.  I'm probably lucky he didn't do more damage to the tire; his spinner was right on it.

There have been times I thought solid top-armor was overkill, but it turned out to be a life-saver here (completely by accident).