Hot Spots

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Hot Spots
Product information
Type Gamemaster Book
Development Scott Jenkins
Primary writing Christopher Hussey
Pages 72
Cover artwork Mike Nielsen
Illustrations Malcolm Hee
Larry MacDougal
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1679
First published 1993
Content
Era Clan Invasion

Description[edit]

Hot Spots is a two-volume companion piece to Mercenary's Handbook 3055. It provides details of the Clan Invasion-era for custom-built scenarios, with materials for the gamemaster to provide the players. The Gamemasters Book, the first volume (notable for the red 'BattleTech' logo on the bottom of the front cover), provides gamemaster-level details of the contracts available from the hiring hall, including maps, behind-the-scene info, a contract template and an index to the contracts. The Contracts volume (notable for the red 'Contracts' on the front cover) is the source for the materials the gamemaster may choose to provide the players, with "publicly" available information on the world of interest.

From the back cover[edit]

Hot Spots Contracts cover
Hot Spots...

Location:...The Inner Sphere and beyond
Type of Action:...Dangerous, maybe dirty
Pay Rates:...What can you negotiate?

"The only thing worse than a Merc without a 'Mech is having a 'Mech and no contract!"
— David "Ace" Blaketooth

Freelance Mercenary

Hot Spots gives you the the contracts that you can use in the creation of your own custom campaigns. Sixty-four reproducible contracts are included for all sizes of units, from Special Forces to Battalions.

Hot Spots also includes a GameMaster's Book, providing help with customizing your campaign as well as the information on the current political background of the Inner Sphere, and the real stories behind the contracts. Hot Spots is for use with BattleTech, BattleSpace, Battle Troops, BattleForce and MechWarrior, Second Edition.

Hot Spots. Now you have what it really takes.


Contents[edit]

  • Introduction
  • The Contract
    • Misson Briefing
      • Contract Number
      • Dragoons Rating
      • Employer
      • Location
      • Days to Jump Point
      • Type of Action
      • Length of Contract
      • Unit Type
      • Unit Size
      • Pay Rate
      • Support
      • Transport
      • Salvage Rights
      • Command
      • Situation
    • Gamemaster Briefings
      • Behing the Scenes
      • Opposition
    • The Mission
      • Making the Offer
      • Employers
      • Transportation
      • Unit Size
      • Payment
    • Mission Headaches
      • Supplies
      • The Locals
      • Regular Forces
      • Other Mercs
      • Weather
      • Terrain
    • Finding Work
      • Choosing the Right Mission
      • Signing A Contract
  • Force Archetypes
    • Initial Damage
    • Raiding Parties
      • Light Raiding Parties
      • Medium Raiding Parties
      • Heavy Raiding Parties
    • Planetary Garrisons
      • Small Planetary Garrison
      • Medium Planetary Garrison
      • Large Planetary Garrison
    • Lance Generation Tables
  • Mission Contract

Hot Spots Contracts

  • Federated Commonwealth
    • Crucis March
      • Contract FC 56601-001-0
      • Contract FC 56601-002-2
      • Contract FC 56602-001-2
      • Contract FC 56602-002-3
      • Contract FC 56601-002-6
        • Cogdell
      • Contract FC 56605-001-3
      • Contract FC 56603-001-4
      • Contract FC 56604-002-5
      • Contract FC 56604-004-7
    • Sarna March
    • Capellan March
    • Draconis March
    • Tamarind March
      • Contract FC 56601-007-7
      • Contract FC 56610-001-6
    • Donegal March
    • Periphery March
    • Unaffiliated Worlds
  • Free Worlds League
    • Marik Commonwealth
      • Contract FWL 56601-001-0
        • Angel II
      • Contract FWL 56601-002-2
      • Contract FWL 56601-003-3
      • Contract FWL 56602-001-2
    • Rim Commonality
      • Contract FWL 56602-002-3
    • Stewart Commonality
      • Contract FWL 56602-003-4
      • Contract FWL 56603-001-3
    • Zion Province
      • Contract FWL 56604-001-4
    • Dutchy of Graham Marik
      • Contract FWL 56604-002-5
    • The Protecorate
      • Contract FWL 56604-003-6
    • Abbey Destrict
      • Contract FWL 56604-004-7
    • Duchy of Andurien
      • Contract FWL 56605-002-6
    • Unaffiliated Worlds
      • Contract FWL 56607-001-7
      • Contract FWL 56608-001-8
      • Contract FWL 56610-001-8
  • Capellan Confederation
    • Contract CC 56501-001-9
    • Contract CC 56512-001-2
    • Contract CC 56517-001-7
    • Contract CC 56604-001-4
    • Contract CC 56607-001-7
    • Contract CC 56603-001-3
    • Contract CC 56604-001-4
    • Contract CC 56607-002-8
  • St. Ives Compact
    • Contract FC 56601-001-0
    • Contract FC 56605-001-5
  • Miscellaneous Employers
    • Contract CC 56524-010-7
    • Contract CC 56530-001-2
    • Contract CC 56601-001-0
    • Contract CC 56603-001-3
    • Contract CC 56610-001-0