The BattleTech universe has many games within it:
- BattleTech - The mainstay. Big Mecha with Big Guns, driven by MechWarriors. Mech's range from 20 to 100 tons and have a large variety of cannon, missile, particle and laser weapons.
- BattleSpace - BattleTech in space. Aerospace fighters launch from Jumpships, Warships and Dropships. BattleSpace is my favorite part of the BattleTech universe, at least for concept. The game has an alternate rule set that does decent space physics, with inertia and everything. Nothing is more fun, however, than Orbital Bombardment!
- BattleTroops - Squad combat. This was popular in the BattleTech universe before the Clans returned with Elementals and made mincemeat out of infantry.
- MechWarrior - The RPG that ties all these games together. Characters can be pilots, MechWarriors, Elementals, Techs.. The whole BattleTech universe is covered in the RPG.
My first board game, my first RPG, both were from BattleTech. Yay FASA!