Randall N. Bills

Randal N. Bills
Occupation Game Designer
BattleTech Line Developer

Randall N. Bills has been the product Line Developer for BattleTech since the year 2000, when FASA still published the game. Prior to that, he was the assistant line developer for BattleTech from as early as 1996 until FASA sold the rights to the BattleTech intellectual property to WizKids in 2001.

He remained in place when FanPro LLC acquired the license to what was then Classic BattleTech, and again in 2007 when the license went to Catalyst Game Labs.

Bills is also the author of several novels, set in both the BattleTech (before and after WizKids acquired it) and Star Trek universes. On 22 August, 2007, it was announced that Bills had moved on from BattleTech to become Catalyst Game Labs' roving developer, allowing him to help out on projects that need it, or on any potential future new lines.[1] He was succeeded as BattleTech Line Developer by Herbert A. Beas II, but resumed the mantle again after Beas left the position in August 2013.

Randall lives in Washington state with his wife Tara, children Bryn, Ryana, and Kenyon; as well as a pet snake.




MechWarrior: Dark Age[edit]

Star Trek[edit]

  • Starfleet Corps of Engineers: Aftermath (eBook)
  • 2003 Demon, book 1 (with Loren L. Coleman)
  • 2004 Demon, book 2 (with Loren L. Coleman)


The following are BattleTech source books wherein Randall is given a writing credit.

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