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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.
The heart of the game is the "c" (aka Mech), a giant fighting robot; typical games have each player controlling from 1-4 Mechs. Vehicles, infantry, power armour, aircraft and other unit types also exist. The game system includes details such as varying weapon ranges, heat generation, and discrete hit locations (torso, arms, legs, etc.). Mechs vary greatly by mobility and firepower, and players can choose from provided designs or take the time to create their own Mechs from scratch. The game is typically played on one or more hex mapsheets or mounted map boards; optional rules are also available for hexless play.
We have snacks & beverages for purchase. Additionally, we encourage support of local food establishments, so feel free to bring outside food in.