" "MechWarrior is a role-playing game set in the fictional BattleTech universe in which players can assume the roles of MechWarriors (BattleMech pilots) or other individuals in the 31st century. The game has had three editions and many expansions and adventures, the first of which was published in 1985 by FASA Corporation. In addition, numerous novels by such authors as Michael A. Stackpole flesh out the game's fictional world. There is also an animated series.
To reduce confusion between WizKids' MechWarrior: Dark Age games and the MechWarrior roleplaying game, Fantasy Productions renamed the MechWarrior roleplaying game as Classic Battletech RPG upon reprinting it in 2007."."
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