When I worked on the Wolf Clan Sourcebook, I knew there were two things we would need. First, a list of all of the Clan Bloodnames. Second, a map of the homeworlds. I undertook both of these efforts just so that future authors would have references to work off of…you’re welcome.
This weekend, while rooting around, I found the second draft (the FASA version) of my crudely handrawn map.
A few tid bits about the worlds…
Marshall, Albion, Niles and Homer were named after small towns in Michigan where I was raised.
Lum is named after a nickname my father had, a throwback to the old radio program Lum and Abner.
Grant’s Station was named after the antique shop my parents owned in Galesburg, Michigan – Grant’s Antique Market.
Roche was named for a great manager I had when working at Ford Truck Operations.
Foster was named after Foster Brooks, a wonderful comedian.
So anyway, I thought fans might enjoy a glimpse into a bit of BattleTech history.