great write up.
Classic Battletech was the game that got me into gaming. it started with classic BT, somehow went to AD&D 2nd ed., then the Vampire: the Masquerade 2nd ed., then to 40K.
i remember when BT Readout: 3055 came out too. our little group at the time loved having Inner Sphere Mechs with new weapons.
and the game had such good fluff, not like some of the crap that was developed by Wizkids to make their version of the game work.
have some rep Red, it's not much, but i got back some good memories from that old game.
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