The A Time of War RPG is the classic BattleTech roleplaying game. Set in BattleTech’s Inner Sphere, you can play it alongside BattleTech or Alpha Strike miniatures games for greater individual involvement. Alternatively, you can play it by itself for a purely roleplaying experience with no BattleMech involvement.
The Inner Sphere
It is the 31st century. Mankind has spread to the stars and spawned titanic stellar empires. Each controls hundreds of worlds across a thousand light years and beyond. Yet the sins of man have followed him from the cradle of humanity.
Political machinations of feudal lords plunge whole sectors into war; unscrupulous merchant starship captains smuggle weapons to their own faction’s enemies; greedy military commanders demand tribute from worlds they’re protecting; animalistic pirate kings harvest high technologies and human slaves in lightning raids; betrayals from oath-bound allies leave honorable soldiers growing cold on forgotten worlds; death at the tip of knife from a concubine turned assassin to avenge a world and love lost: it is a time of war.
What empire will you swear allegiance to: a warrior merchant of House Steiner; the honorbound samurai of House Kurita; the vat-bred warriors of the Clans; a mercenary that fights only for the highest bidder?
Choose your life in the universe: a MechWarrior piloting the thirty-foot-tall BattleMechs that turn the tide of any battle; a spy deep behind enemy lines discovering critical secrets; a merchant carrying critical supplies; a scientist unleashing the latest cutting edge technologies?
How will you become a legend?
BattleTech: A Time of War RPG Contents:
- An introduction to roleplaying and the world of BattleTech
- A brief history of BattleTech and the Inner Sphere up to 3075
- Characters and character creation, traits and skills
- Game rules, including combat and damage
- Creatures of the Inner Sphere
- Equipment and weaponry
- Experience and character advancement
- Gamemastering guide, including adventure seeds
Note: A Time of War RPG is one of two BattleTech roleplaying games. For a less detailed, storytelling-orientated roleplaying experience that also integrates BattleMech combat, MechWarrior: Destiny is a more suitable game.