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Technical Readout: 3050 Revised

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Technical Readout: 3050 Revised
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Bryan Nystul
Randall N. Bills
Primary writing J. Andrew Keith
Jim Musser
Clare W. Hess
Dale L. Kemper
Lim Long
Blaine L. Pardoe
Boy F. Petersen, Jr.
Sam Lewis
Pages 224
Cover artwork Jim Nelson (Front)
C. Sterns (Back)
Illustrations Joel Biske
Jim Nelson
Dana Knutson
Steve Venters
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 8614
First published 1996
ISBN-10 1555603114
ISBN-13 978-1555603113
MSRP 18.00 US $
Content
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3058
Series Technical Readouts
Preceded by Technical Readout: 3050
Followed by Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade

DescriptionEdit

Technical Readout: 3050 Revised was the managed response to the issue of the Unseen like previously the Technical Readout: 3025 Revised had been. It supplanted the original Technical Readout: 3050 (with even the same product number), dropping the Unseen designs and replacing them with newer (at the time) high technology weapons and equipment, which were available (at this title's printing) via some of the rulebooks. Thirty-one combat assets were included in this revised edition, most being Level 2 versions of the 'Mechs and combat vehicles introduced in Technical Readout: 2750.

In-character, it purports to be a 3058 revision of the original 3052 document.

Table of ContentsEdit

Remarks on content and alterations to original editionEdit

  • The title comprises descriptions of 105 units in total, most units derive from Clan Invasion era, some from Star League era and all were previously published. It contains:
  • In order to address the Unseen-issue,
  • The In-character Introduction (by Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar, 8 February, 3052) was complemented by a second Introduction (by Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet (22 March, 3058) to justify the alterations of revised edition.
  • The "Index" was kept and became included in Table of Contents.
  • The chapter "The Clans" received an additional sub-chapter ("The Outlaws") and the order of sub-chapters was slightly changed.
  • An additional chapter with data for 18 vehicles were included.
  • The chapter "Engineers' Tests" were removed entirely from this revised edition, as well as the the non-indexed additional content (OmniMech profiles and BattleArmor Record Sheets).
  • The title was replaced in 2007 with Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade which included all-new artwork, more units and adaptation to latest rule developments.