Abstruse


About Abstruse

Writer for Ain't It Cool News covering tabletop gaming in all its forms.





BattleTech celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, but for 25 of those years, a good deal of the BattleMech designs were caught in a legal quagmire. Why did so many classic mechs of the game disappear? This is the story of the history of the BattleTech license, Harmony Gold, Robotech, […]

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: BattleTech and The Unseen


I needed footage of the BattleTech video game so decided to do an impromptu live stream and chat for a bit. Quite a few technical issues since it was a spur-of-the-moment thing and I hadn’t tested this overlay set, so there were some issues with audio and switching scenes at […]

BattleTech Chill Stream









I cannot stress enough that as absurd as this episode gets, this actually happened. The Secret Service raided Steve Jackson Games because they thought the GURPS Cyberpunk sourcebook was a real-life hacker manual. Find out more about the raid and lawsuit including copies of legal documents from http://sjgames.com/SS Find out […]

Gamer’s Tavern History Check: Steve Jackson Games v Secret Service