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BattleTech: A Time of War Quick-Start Rules


Jump into the BattleTech Roleplaying Game with these free Quick-Start Rules!

Once you've got these mastered, go grab A Time of War: The BattleTech RPG and get into the action!

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December 2nd, 2021
Another fantastic Battletech Quick Start Guide! This will definitely give enough information to start playing and help you to decide if this system works for you as an RPG. [...]
August 22nd, 2016
A Time of War is Catalyst Game Lab's attempt at bringing the Battletech Universe to an Role Playing Game format. This product in particular is the "quick start" free rules that give you a mission, some characters, and off you go. Overall thes [...]
June 5th, 2015
I have played battletech since the beginning. Was looking at a quick way to get new players in. This looks like it should work well. [...]
May 9th, 2012
This new edition i have high hopes for, its of increadable quality and the rules changes looks like they are making a serious effort to fill in the "character behind the pilot" as it were. the rules seem pretty straight forward and they took [...]
Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
March 23rd, 2011
This game has always fascinated me, and I’ve never played it. However, with the quick-start rules for the latest edition, this is going to change. Battletech: A Time of War advances the timeline to the year 3077 in what is arguably one of the most de [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 03, 2010.