May 1, 2011 by beerogre
Are you looking for a snappy screen to hide all those fudged dice during your Battletech RPG marathons?
Well now you can download one for free from Catalyst Game Labs… just click the pic!
Brilliantly illustrated and constructed of heavy-duty cardboard stock, this four-panel portrait GM screen brings the most important reference tables to easy fingertip reference during game play. Leave thumbing through your rulebook for a reference for between games, with a GM screen that keeps the focus on the action and fun!
You can pre-order the cardstock version HERE.
For those lucky ducks who will be attending any of the conventions that Catalystwill be attending, you can pre-order both the standard and a limited edition version of the GM Screen… just click the pic…
But that’s not all folks!
There are also three… count them.. THREEmassive Battletech updates!
In the 3050s, the discoveries of long-buried Star League records led to a plethora of new cutting-edge BattleMech and vehicle designs by the end of that decade, resurrected from the blueprints of design firms centuries old and thought lost to antiquity. Ten years later, these designs have moved from novelty to workhorse, as the Inner Sphere once more finds itself at war!
Fully updated to circa 3070, BattleTech Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade launches these designs into the Jihad time frame, including notable MechWarriors/crews, as well as new variants. Additionally, a battle armor section has been included, providing full BattleTech stats, and updating the histories for these twenty venerable designs.
The fires of the Jihad have crippled the collective military-industrial complexes of the Inner Sphere, sparking a desperate call for equipment—any equipment—to replace combat losses. While the factories of the Successor States and the Periphery struggle to recover, a wave of second-grade manufacturers, relying on older, outdated methods, have rushed to take up some of the slack by bringing back venerable designs not seen since before the first Star League. Still others have taken to offering armed support units to fill in the gaps, ’Mechs and vehicles that, while not up to the late thirty-first century cutting edge, can still bring lethal force to bear in a pinch.
Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech samples a number of new designs that have begun to emerge from secondary manufacturers across the war-torn Inner Sphere. Representing modern manufacturing with older techniques, most of the designs featured in this book incorporate a mix of modern technologies and older design standards—many rushed into service for their desperate consumers. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.
Over ten years ago, as the second Star League died, the Word of Blake unleashed its wrath against the combined realms of the Inner Sphere and the Clans. Using every weapon in their arsenal, from strategic misdirection and the exposure of state secrets, to biological, nuclear, and chemical attacks, the Word’s war struck every power where it hurt most. Factories were razed, capitals fell, and loyalties were shattered.
But eventually, the leaders of the Inner Sphere’s ancient warring factions recognized the true threat, and united behind a bold new freedom fighter to bring down the Word of Blake’s bastion of power: Terra. Though the war still rages on, and the Blakists’ Master yet lives, the followers of Devlin Stone know all too well that victory today may only pave the way for the wars of tomorrow.