Original Map of Clanspace – A Bit of BattleTech History

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.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Original Map of Clanspace – A Bit of BattleTech History

  1. Sergey

    “Lum is named after a nickname my father had” – Then, may I ask, who added Rumiko [Takahashi] enclave on it? I mean cameo from Urusei Yatsura anime serial, with Lum as herione and Rumiko Takahashi as author.

  2. Matt

    I take manually creating 803 blood names back in the day was a sore test of your patience? Was that a place to drop lots of folks you knew as well? The mind well and truly boggles.

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