FASA first appeared as a ''[[w:Traveller (role-playing game)|Traveller]]'' licensee, producing supplements for that RPG, especially the work of the Keith brothers ([[William H. Keith, Jr.]] and [[J. Andrew Keith]]). The company went on to establish itself as major gaming company with the publication of the first licensed ''[[w:Star Trek|Star Trek]]'' RPG.
Several successful original game lines followed, most importantly ''[[Battledroids]]'' in 1984 which was
renamed to ''BattleTech'' for ''[[BattleTech, 2nd Edition]]'' in 1985 because of [[w:George Lucas|George Lucas]]' trademark on the term "droid".
===Enter Mort Weisman===