A Time of War: The BattleTech RPG, Classic BattleTech, BattleTech, BattleMech, ' Mech, A Time of War rulebook contains everything you need to start. In a Time of War, the players roleplay within a war-torn BattleTech universe, where the fate of entire worlds can rest in the hands of the few warriors who dare to. BattleTech: A Time of War the BattleTech RPG - A TIME OF WAR It is the 31st century. Mankind has Watermarked PDF. $ $
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A Time of War Companion, A Time of War: The BattleTech RPG, BattleTech,. BattleMech, 'Mech and MechWarrior are registered trademarks and/or trademarks. Welcome to the BattleTech Universe. Starting Out. What is a Roleplaying Game? What's Needed to Play. A Universe at War. House Davion. Conversions from Previous Role-Playing Editions. Converting from MechWarrior, First Edition to A Time of War. Converting from MechWarrior, Second.
The book starts of with a quick recap of the history of the Battletech universe.
For a game with such a long, exciting and war-torn history, the summary is surprisingly bland. Sadly, the epic history of the Battletech universe is pretty tame reading. The products greatest selling point, lost in ten pages. For instance, the description of what is a fanatical cult of warrior cusaders, reads like the wiki entry for the Department of Agriculture.
The books go on to character creation. The Battletech universe is known for its giant war-machines, the battlemechs, but since those machines are the purview of the miniatures game, this game lets you play almost anything you like, not just the mech-pilots. I usually like life path systems, but it could have been so much better. You pick and choose where your character is from, and what he has done, but I feel that there isn't anything there to truely bring him or her to life.
Beyond that, the game use a simple D6 based system. It is simple in how it works, but calculating the target numbers and modifications for the rolls requires numbers from several different places, which is unnecessary complicated.
And while unnecessarily complicated haven't kept me from playing games I love, it will keep me from playing this.
The rest of the book is mostly spent on trait and skill description; and combat rules. The RPG ties in with the other rulebooks. Look up Solaris Skunk Werks if you want mech stats.
Not only can you download various canon mechs, you can easily create your own custom machines. I also recommend digging around on Sarna. That will help you with fluff, mech variants, mech visuals, etc. There are two main game lines set in the Battletech universe. There's the Battletech tabletop wargame and the A Time of War roleplaying game.
They're each stand alone games and focus on different aspects of the Battletech universe. Battletech is focused on battlefield combat between battlemechs, conventional vehicles, aerospace fighters, battle armor, and platoons of infantry. A Time of War is focused on interaction, intrigue, and combat between individual characters.
To restate things in an easier to understand manner, Battletech is focused on in cockpit action and A Time of War is focused on out of cockpit action. The type of game you want to run in the Battletech universe will determine what product you need.
If you want to run a bunch of battles between giant robots, then you'll need Battletech. If you want to run a game focused on a group of spies doing general spy stuff, then you'll need A Time of War. It sounds like for the campaign you have envisioned, you'll need access to both the Battletech and A Time of War rules. The current core rulebook for Battletech is called Total Warfare. However, Total Warfare is pretty poorly organized, so teaching yourself the rules from it might be a bit of a headache.
The introductory box set is the best product for new players as it contains everything you need to play map sheets, record sheets, minis, the introductory rules. If these options sound a bit too expensive or if you don't really want to get into the tabletop wargame side of Battletech and just want a mech combat system for your campaign, then the quick start rules for battletech are available for free as a download.
The quick start rules are heavily simplified and remove a lot of rules heat management, critical hits, torso twists, most terrain types, and the entire physical attack phase are all removed , but if you just want something to resolve combat between giant robots, then that's an option.
As far as Mech stats go, the Battletech stats for every mech that exists are available through the fan made Solaris Skunk Werks battlemech design program.
However, without access to the actual Battletech rules, a mech's Battletech stats aren't going to do you much use.
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