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House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition)

House Arano
The Aurigan Coalition
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Primary writing Andrew McIntosh
Kiva Maginn
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 2019 (announced)
Era Succession Wars era


House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition) was announced by Catalyst Game Labs as an upcoming product with a tentative release date of 31 May 2019.

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 computer game by Harebrained Schemes.


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).

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.)

From the announcementEdit

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.