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- Who owns BattleTech?
- What else does Catalyst Game Labs publish?
- What happened to FASA?
- What happened to the other games FASA published?
- Will Catalyst Game Labs publish BattleTech novels?
- Is there anyone producing BattleTech rulebooks and sourcebooks in languages other than English?
- Where can I buy BattleTech books?
- Who should I direct my BattleTech licensing questions to?
Who owns BattleTech?
The Topps Company (http://www.topps.com/) owns the BattleTech intellectual properties. They have licensed BattleTech to Catalyst Game Labs (http://www.catalystgamelabs.com/).
What else does Catalyst Game Labs publish?
In the U.S., Catalyst Game Labs publishes BattleTech and Shadowrun (www.shadowrun4.com).
What happened to FASA?
After 25 years of semi-successful operation in a struggling game industry, the owners of FASA decided to quit while they were ahead, close up shop and move on to other things. The staff have moved on to other companies, freelancing or jobs outside the game industry. Most of the intellectual properties for FASA’s game lines were sold to WizKids LLC, which has since been sold to The Topps Company, Inc.
What happened to the other games FASA published?
Microsoft owns the Crimson Skies properties. There is nothing currently in the works for either VOR: The Maelstrom or Crucible. FASA still owns the Earthdawn RPG, though it has been licensed out to Living Room Games (www.lrgames.com), who have published a second edition and several other books.
Will Catalyst Game Labs publish BattleTech novels?
Catalyst Game Labs is working towards launching a full BattleTech novel line. In the mean time, BattleCorps (www.battlecorps.com) is the official source for canon fiction; a subscription-based website with over a million words of BattleTech fiction published over the last seven years.
Is there anyone producing BattleTech rulebooks and sourcebooks in languages other than English?
No. However, Catalyst Game Labs is in negotiations with several foreign publishers to begin publishing BattleTech rulebooks and sourcebooks in several different countries.
Where can I buy BattleTech books?
First, you should try your local game/hobby stores. If they don’t carry any BattleTech books, ask them to do so. If they say they don’t know where to order BattleTech books, give them the list of distributors that carry BattleTech books: Distributors Page.
You can find a complete list of available BattleTech books at: Products Page
Who should I direct my BattleTech licensing questions to?
All licensing queries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BattleTech is a science-fiction “space opera”: a factional, militarized universe set in the thirty-first century, a future where humanity has spread to the stars and spawned titanic interstellar empires, each nation controlling hundreds of worlds across a region of space stretching a thousand light years and beyond.
Initially published over thirty years ago as a tabletop board game, BattleTech has gone on to become one of the gaming industry’s most important and longest-lasting science-fiction universes.
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