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Blaine Lee Pardoe

Blaine Lee Pardoe
Occupation Author
BattleTech forum handle bpardoe870
Homepage Official website
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Character Brief[edit]

Blaine Lee Pardoe is an author who has contributed to many BattleTech sourcebooks. In addition, he has penned several BattleTech novels in the original BattleTech series, the MechWarrior companions, and the newer MechWarrior: Dark Age series. He has also contributed several short stories to BattleCorps. In 2005, he released his nonfiction work The Cruise of the Sea Eagle, the story of a German pirate in World War I.

Pardoe was born in Newport News, Virginia, was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, and currently lives in Amissville, Virginia. He graduated with a bachelor's in business administration from Central Michigan University in 1985, after which he worked for various automobile corporations in Michigan. During this time he contributed to sourcebooks, most notably those set in Star Trek and BattleTech, for FASA and others. After he moved back to Virginia to work for Ernst & Young LLP is when he began writing novels and, later, nonfiction works.[1]

Pardoe married Cyndi while he lived in Michigan, and the couple had two children, Victoria and Alexander.[1]

In a July 8, 2021 blog post[2] Pardoe stated that Faith McClosky was a false identity under which a certain person stalked, threatened and bad-mouthed him in an attempt to have him "canceled".

On July 30, 2022 Catalyst Game Labs released a statement saying that they had suspended publishing new works by Pardoe due primarily to his "online activities which do not align with Catalyst’s publishing vision."[3][4]



MechWarrior: Dark Age[edit]


Short Stories[edit]




Renegade Legion[edit]

  • 1988
    • Centurion - Harbingers of Death (FASA)
    • Fighter Briefing: Commonwealth
    • Fighter Recognition Manual
  • 1991
    • Legionnaire the Roleplaying Game
    • Shannedam County

Star Trek[edit]

  • 1986
    • Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
  • 1987
    • Star Trek Roleplaying Game
    • The Strider Incident
  • 1989
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation First Year Sourcebook


  • 1989
    • Domination RPG (StarChilde Publications)
    • Domination: Sabot & Laser


  • 1997
    • Cubicle Warfare: Self-Defense Tactics for Today's Hypercompetitive Workplace (Prima Lifestyles)
  • 2005
    • The Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany's Gentleman Pirate (The Lyons Press)