I spent many years as a child (I was born in the '80s) buying the technical manuals for Battletech and going over to friends houses to play the MechWarrior video games. As I grew older, I still played the video games but was never able to find anyone who played or was interested in playing the BattleTech tabletop game. I recently got back into BattleTech when the Kickstarter for the BattleTech PC game started up a few years ago. Since that time, I've played the PC game for many many hours which led me to start collecting all the new board game sets and books. I still have all my old technical manuals for Mechs, ground vehicles and space craft. I also still have every one of the old novels (yes, even the Dark Age series of novels), although with all the new novels coming out I can't brag about having every single Battletech novel anymore. I have loved the lore of Battletech since I was little and will do so for the rest of my life.