Episode 374 – starting Battletech
by Dan Repperger
* (1:00) Battletech box set giveaway. All you need to do is follow us on Twitter and tweet #GenCon2015 along with the name of a ‘Mech you like. Don’t know the ‘Mechs? Just tell us that, or you can find some here.
* (1:28) The D&D trivia night for Tim Meehan at the Fantasy Shop. The flyer with all of the details can be found here. The event will be held at the Fantasy Shop’s new location. You can also donate online.
* (2:52) Pick up a copy of the Baby Shoes flash fiction anthology!
* (4:03) Getting started with Battletech. Catalyst has a portal page for new players, but I’ll link the five things I think you need most below.
- Setting primer.
- Eras of play.
- Quick-start rules for Battletech.
- Additional ‘Mech sheets and counters.
- Quick-start rules for A Time of War (Mechwarrior RPG).
* (20:04) My preferred editions of Battletech and Mechwarrior.
* (21:51) The “Klans”.
* (22:28) How I would have handled Battletech’s history in the latter days of FASA.