MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII

MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Randall N. Bills
Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Loren L. Coleman
Dan Grendell
Chris Hartford
Patrick Kirkland
Bryan Nystul
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 136
Cover artwork Kevin McCann
Illustrations Scott James
Kevin McCann
Matthew Plog
Steve Prescott
Loston Wallace
John Zeleznik
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1716
First published 1999
ISBN-10 1555603874
Era Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era


The MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII is an expansion for MechWarrior: Third Edition. The book includes new traits and skills that are appropriate to the Game World. It also provides for characters who want to be a part of ComStar, the Word of Blake, or one of the many Chaos March powers, along with the attendant life paths and affiliations to make that possible.

MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII includes a section on integrating 'Mech-scale combat into the RPG rules, rather than the other way around as the core book provides for. This makes for more engaging one-on-one duels, especially on Solaris VII, for which the book also provides a history and information to help characters and gamemasters navigate the world. The book also gives GMs with rules to help them run games set on the Game World, and finally provides them with a scenario ("First Impressions") to help introduce players to the world.

From the back cover[edit]

Drop into the Game World of Solaris VII, where ruthless Mafia loansharks and House hostilities are as hazardous as the infamous BattleMech duels. Whether you seek to fight your way to a tournament championship or strike it rich through gambling, Solaris has all the diversions you can afford—and all the risks you can't.

The MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII, a unique companion to MechWarrior, Third Edition, provides you with all the material you need to launch your own Solaris campaigns. This volume contains three new MechWarrior affiliations—ComStar, Word of Blake and the Chaos March—as well as six additional Life Paths, rules for fully integrating 'Mech combat into your roleplaying game, background information on Solaris VII and a full-length adventure.


  • "Job Security"
  • Character Creation
    • Traits
    • Skills
    • Affiliations
    • Additional Paths
    • Sample Characters
  • Roleplaying 'Mech Combat
  • A Brief History of Solaris VII
    • Solaris VII
    • A Primer for The Solaris Games
    • A Whistletop Tour of Solaris VII
    • The Game World
    • Solaris City
    • A Tour of Solaris City
  • Campaigning on Solaris VII
    • Running Adventures on Solaris VII
    • Campaign Mechanics
    • Solaris VII Encounters
    • Non-Player Characters
  • First Impressions
  • Location Index
  • Index


Much of the information in the "Character Creation" Section was reprinted in Classic BattleTech Companion.