ComStar (sourcebook)

ComStar (sourcebook).jpg
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Author Blaine Pardoe
Development Mike Nystul
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Sharon Turner Mulvihill (Assistant Editor)
Diane Piron (Editorial Assistant)
Pages 112
Cover artwork Tony Szczudlo (Cover art)
Dana Knutson (Back cover art)
Interior artwork Jeff Laubenstein
Scott Rosema
Nick Smith
Takehiko Itoh
Take Kasakura
Illustrations Allen Nunis
Mike Jackson
Earl Geier
Dana Knutson
Rick Harris
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1655
First published 1992
ISBN-10 1555601030
ISBN-13 978-1555601034
MSRP 15.00 US $
Era Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
Agency ComStar (with Word of Blake annotations)
Universe Date 26 May 3055


Purporting to be an internal ComStar document with Word of Blake comments later inserted in the text, this sourcebook provides the history of ComStar through 3055, some of the technologies it preserved (and how) and the reason for the schism that led to the creation of the Word of Blake.

The military information from this book was updated in Field Manual: ComStar.

From the back cover[edit]

As the Star League was dying on the eve of the Succession Wars, the House Lords agreed on one final action. At the suggestion of General Kerensky they appointed Jerome Blake as Minister of Communications and charged him with repairing the damaged HPG network. This would prove a momentous decision.

Within a few short years after Kerensky's Exodus, Blake and his followers had seized control of Terra and declared themselves neutral in the coming conflicts. The newly-named ComStar evolved into a pseudo-religious organization, with Blake as its divine founder, that positioned itself as the keeper of technology and the preserver of humanity's future.

For nearly 300 years, ComStar watched as the Succession Wars ripped apart the Inner Sphere and technology was lost, waiting for the day when they would step in to save humanity from a new dark age. But the 31st century changed all of that.

This sourcebook presents the history and inner workings of ComStar, including the devastating schism that struck the sect in the days following their victory over the Clans at Tukayyid.


  • Introduction
  • History
    • The Rise of Blake
    • Birth of ComStar
    • The Foundation Years
    • A New Order
    • The ComStar War
    • The Consolidation Years
    • War Renewed
    • Civil War
    • Age of Enlightenment
    • Calm Before the Storm
    • The Tiepolo Years
    • The Waterly Era
  • Game Supplement
    • ComStar Archetypes