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==Description==
 
==Description==
'''''House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition)''''' was announced by [[Catalyst Game Labs]] as an upcoming product with a tentative release date of 31 May 2019.
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'''''House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition)''''', published on 16 June 2019 in both [[w:Print on demand|Print-on-Demand (PoD)]] and [[w:PDF|PDF Ebook]] format, describes [[House Arano]] and the [[Aurigan Reach]] [[periphery]] nation just after the conclusion of the [[Arano Restoration]] storyline from the [[BattleTech (Video Game)|BattleTech computer game]] by [[Harebrained Schemes]]. Its format is a callback to the old [[FASA]]-era Housebook series from the 1980s.
The book is written as a diplomatic report by the [[Magistracy of Canopus]]'s Magistracy Diplomatic Corps in year [[3026]].
 
  
A callback to the old [[FASA]]-era Housebook series from the 1980s, this product will cover [[House Arano]] and the [[Aurigan Reach]] [[periphery]] nation just after the conclusion of the [[Arano Restoration]] storyline from the [[BattleTech (Video Game)|BattleTech computer game]] by [[Harebrained Schemes]].
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Although CGL had previously pulished novels in a Print-on-Demand format, ''House Arano'' was the first full-color sourcebook where they tried that process.
  
 
==Canonicity==
 
==Canonicity==
As a CGL publication, this product meets all criteria for [[canon]]. This is notable insofar as the subject matter was created for a computer game and thus derives from a completely separate IP that technically is in no position to add to the main BattleTech universe canon (as currently owned by [[Topps]]).
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As a CGL publication, this product meets all criteria for [[canon]]. This is notable insofar as the subject matter was created for a computer game and thus derives from a separate IP that technically is in no position to add to the main [[BattleTech]] universe canon (as currently owned by [[Topps]]).
  
In the time-honored tradition to canonize computer game storylines at least in broad strokes, the book is expected to canonize worlds, realms, characters and conflicts from the (technically apocryphal) game at least to a degree that is compatible with established canon. (Fans have already identified several conflicts between established canon and the game, so some inventions or interpretations by HBS may have to be altered or dropped altogether.)
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In the time-honored tradition of canonizing computer game storylines at least in broad strokes through canonical publications, ''House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition)'' formally canonizes worlds, realms, characters and conflicts from the otherwise apocryphal game.
  
 
==From the announcement==
 
==From the announcement==
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==Contents==
 
==Contents==
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The book is framed as a report by the [[Magistracy of Canopus]]'s Magistracy Diplomatic Corps from [[3026]].
 
* Introduction
 
* Introduction
:*[[Operation RESTORED HOPE]] (short story)
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* [[Operation RESTORED HOPE]] (short story)
 
* History
 
* History
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* Introduction
 
::* The Aurigan Reach, circa [[2765]] Map
 
::* The Aurigan Reach, circa [[2765]] Map
 
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:* The [[Aurigan Trade Partnership]]
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*Art from this book was originally produced [[Harebrained Schemes]] for their publication [[BattleTech: Art Book]]. Catalyst Game Labs received permission to be able to use the art from this HBS's book for the sourcebook.
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*Art used in this book was originally produced by [[Harebrained Schemes]] for their [[BattleTech: Art Book]] publication going with the BattleTech video game.
*House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition) lacks a CAT source code, and was originally published as a Print-On-Demand & PDF formats through the DriveThruRPG Website verse CGL store.
 
  
 
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House Arano
The Aurigan Coalition
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Paul Sjardijn
Ray Arrastia
Primary writing Andrew McIntosh
Kiva Maginn
Pages 77
Interior artwork David Kerber (Layout & Graphic Design)
Tara Gallagher (Original House Book Designer)
Illustrations Ray Arrastia
Cassidy Aquilino-Berg
James Ball
Joel DuQue
Zach Hartlage
Mark Hayden
Alexander Immerzeel
Tristin Ishmael
David Kerber
Duane Loose
Matt Lucas
Mike McCain
Jenn Ravenna
Maury Weiss
Ben Zweifel
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35SN501
First published 16 June 2019
Content
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline ca. 3026
Series Housebooks series

Description

House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), published on 16 June 2019 in both Print-on-Demand (PoD) and PDF Ebook format, describes House Arano and the Aurigan Reach periphery nation just after the conclusion of the Arano Restoration storyline from the BattleTech computer game by Harebrained Schemes. Its format is a callback to the old FASA-era Housebook series from the 1980s.

Although CGL had previously pulished novels in a Print-on-Demand format, House Arano was the first full-color sourcebook where they tried that process.

Canonicity

As a CGL publication, this product meets all criteria for canon. This is notable insofar as the subject matter was created for a computer game and thus derives from a separate IP that technically is in no position to add to the main BattleTech universe canon (as currently owned by Topps).

In the time-honored tradition of canonizing computer game storylines at least in broad strokes through canonical publications, House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition) formally canonizes worlds, realms, characters and conflicts from the otherwise apocryphal game.

From the announcement

High Lady Kamea Arano dispatched the usurpers who stole her throne, dismantled their dictatorial government, and restored peace to the Aurigan Coalition. Now her true battle begins...

The Arano Restoration has succeeded, and High Lady Kamea rules over the reunited Aurigan Coalition. But all is not well—the Coalition’s hardscrabble planets teeter on the brink of collapse, while its powerful neighbors await another chance to subvert House Arano. More than ever, the Coalition needs warriors willing to do whatever it takes to claim victory.

Step into the Aurigan Coalition in this Print-on-Demand and PDF product which brings the setting of the hit PC strategy game BattleTech into the long-running tabletop experience. Learn the proud history of the Coalition and its hope for the future, then take up the defense of the Arano dynasty with four all-new scenarios picking up where the game left off. "House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition" is authored by Harebrained Schemes' Andrew McIntosh and Kiva Maginn, writers and developers of the BattleTech PC game.

To survive on the fringes of the Inner Sphere, those of noble birth must once again call on champions of mercenary mind.

Contents

The book is framed as a report by the Magistracy of Canopus's Magistracy Diplomatic Corps from 3026.

  • The Aurigan Reach, circa 2765 Map
  • The Arano Restoration
  • The Aurigan Coalition and Environs Map
  • Socio-Political Structure
  • The Founding Houses
  • Religion, Culture, and the Arts
  • Socioeconomics
  • Corporate Profiles
  • Military Forces
  • Uniforms
  • Ranks
  • BattleMech Assets Table
  • Personalities
  • Aurigan Reach Atlas
  • Scenarios: Rampart Company
  • Scenario 1: Rock and a Hard Place
  • Scenario 2: A Rain of Death
  • Scenario 3: Worm Hunt
  • Scenario 4: Fire and Steel
  • Rules annex
  • Creating Aurigan Coalition Scenarios
  • Before Starting
  • General Rules
  • Random Assignment Tables
  • Roleplaying Rules
  • Creating Characters in Post-Restoration Aurigan Reach
  • Pre-Existing Damage Table
  • Argo-class DropShip
  • Random Assignment Table: BattleMechs
  • Random Assignment Table: Vehicles
  • Random Assignment Table: Aerospace
  • Record Sheets

Notes