Legality Rating/RPG2e

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Legality Rating is a code used in the MechWarrior Role Playing Game indicating how controlled a class of Combat Support Vehicles, 'Mech, (or other) mounted equipment, or subsystems found in the same. It's primary function is to designate how much governments control public (and mercenary) access to the systems are in given regions in the BattleTech universe. A similar system was used in the MechWarrior, Second Edition roleplaying game.

Legality Rating Description
Unrestricted Items in this category can be purchased with little or no governmental control on most worlds.
Restricted Legal purchase and use require a nominally easy to acquire governmental licence.
Controlled Use or purchase of these items by civilians & mercenaries are illegal on most civilized worlds outside of specifically authorized members of Governmental, Police or Military Organizations.
Military or Government If discovered in the hands of civilians (aka unauthorized mercenaries), these highly illegal items will be confiscated by Governmental or Military Personnel.