Early FASA Battletech and Mechwarrior with Fear the Boot! — DGS Episode #24

Join the DGS as we talk with Fear the Boot’s Daniel Repperger and Chris Hussey about the early editions of FASA’s game of armored combat, Battletech and Mechwarrior! Find out what it’s all about and how to combine these two great games into one extraordinary campaign.

Links of interest…

If you are considering starting Battletech or just love hearing about the Battletech world check out this episode from Fear the Boot!

If you want to learn more about the current rules system for Battletech as done by Catalyst, here are links to their portal where you can find information on the different eras of play, their free quick-start rules for both Battletech and Mechwarrior, as well as free counters and sheets. Big thanks go out to Dan from Fear the Boot for providing these links, which can also be found on Fear the Boot’s own website using the episode link I first listed.

– 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)

And don’t forget, if you’re looking to find one of the great out of print games or game editions we feature on the show, and you’d like to help us out, you can do both by clicking on the link below to purchase that special game at Noble Knight Games!


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  1. Ekimus
    August 26, 2016

    Great podcast Chad. And Daniel and Chris, now I have a new one to start listening to in Fear the Boot! I’ve been a BattleTech fan since 1985 and loved hearing your talk about what originally made BattleTech standout – turning technology on it’s head, so that tech from 100+ years ago is superior to that which currently can be cobbled together from the half functioning ‘Mech factories of the starting year 3025.

  2. September 4, 2016

    Thanks Ekimus, I thought it was pretty good too. And don’t forget to check out some of our other great interviews with the likes of Zeb Cook, Jeff Grubb, Allen Hammack, Merle Rasmussen, and Ed Greenwood!

  3. Ron65
    September 15, 2016

    After gathering the books to start a 3025 campaign you post this podcast. Somehow you are alwas relevant to whatt I’m playing. Great show. I’m still waiting on that long promised Traveller show, though. 😉

  4. September 15, 2016

    Thanks RON65! I’m doing the same thing, as I rebuild my early Battletech collection to run at conventions. And yes, the Traveller show is coming. I’m hoping to see Marc Miller at Gamehole Con in November and with luck, I’ll corner him for an interview!

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