MechWarrior (RPG) From BattleTechWiki
MechWarrior is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) based on the BattleTech universe. The player usually takes on the role of a MechWarrior, but other career paths are available for player characters. The RPG was intended to expand a player's experience beyond just the board game aspect. It allows them to create a character who could then earn experience both in 'Mech combat and in role-playing scenarios. The character's experience could then be used to improve their board game skills (particularly in Piloting and Gunnery) and other RPG skills.
Three versions of the RPG have been published. The first edition was set in the Third Succession War era. The second edition introduced the Clans and reworked much of the basic rule set. The third edition (republished as Classic BattleTech RPG) includes a character creation system that is similar to FASA's original Star Trek role-playing game. It fixed many of the issues introduced by the second edition rules. A planned fourth edition will be a part of Catalyst Game Labs' Classic BattleTech universe.