LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide

LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Bryan Nystul
Pages 141
Cover artwork Kevin McCann
Illustrations Kevin McCann
Matthew Plog
Steve Prescott
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1722
First published September 2000
ISBN-10 1555603998


Lostech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide is exactly what it says it is: a book with a lot of equipment for RPG characters to use. The book contains many rules that pertain to gear, including skills, traits, and Life Paths for characters that revolve around technology. Roughly a fourth of the book is devoted to new (and newly updated) weapons and armor that characters and GMs can use in RPG campaigns. Also included are RPG statistics for all battle armor that appeared in print sources up to that point. Finally, the book contains new gear, from computers to jeeps to poisons.

From the back cover[edit]

Lostech. Across the Inner Sphere, the term conjures images of unstoppable weapons, impenetrable armor and other relics of lost technology, advanced equipment forgotten to mankind since the collapse of the Star League some 300 years ago.

The awesome power of lostech—and much, much more—is at your fingertips in this illustrated guide to personal gear in the BattleTech universe. Lostech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide includes descriptions and MechWarrior, Third Edition game rules for more than a hundred new items, featuring a detailed treatment of powered battle armor that includes a full technical readout covering all 20 known models.


  • "Technically Speaking"
  • Introduction
  • Character Creation
    • Traits
    • Skills
    • Additional Paths
    • Sample Characters
  • Weapons
  • Armor and Combat Garb
  • Miscellaneous Gear
    • Power Packs and Rechargers
    • Communications Gear
    • Computers
    • Optics
    • Espionage and Surveillance Gear
    • Medical Equipment and Procedures
    • Poisons and Antidotes
    • Survival Equipment
    • Repair and Salvage Gear
    • Vehicles
  • Tables