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Final Total $2,865,422! All Hail Our BATTLETECH Backers!

Including PayPal, our final Kickstarter total is a whopping $2,865,422 and you’ve unlocked ALL FOUR FUNDING STAGES. Incredible!

What an amazing month of excitement around BattleTech.We are
deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support that the Global
BattleTech Community has shown for our Kickstarter project. We thank you
from the bottom of our hearts.

Backer Missions Final Tally

Wow. When we asked for the Global BattleTech Community to come
together to complete a set of Backer Missions, we had no idea how cool
the outcome would be! We asked for you to share your passion, your art,
and your stories with us. We’ve seen your pumpkins and costumes, your
decades-old BattleTech collections, and your carefully painted and
papercrafted ‘Mechs.

You’ve joined your voices to become one loud, booming voice that has
rallied folks across social media to our BATTLETECH cause, and we are so
grateful! Look at all the stuff you did!


Through your continued effort, you’ve unlocked EVERY SINGLE Mission
Reward including cameos from classic BattleTech characters, a full
length novel from Michael A. Stackpole, and livestreams galore.

Yesterday Mike, Mitch, and Jordan did an Alcohol-Fueled (read: drunk) Livestream Q&A which you can watch here:

Drunk game developer is drunk.Drunk game developer is drunk.

Click the image or this link to watch the… fun.

Speaking of livestreams- we have to be completely honest, we were nervous about reaching the final Backer Mission Reward: a
Livestream of Mike, Mitch, and Jordan playing Tabletop BattleTech with
Randall Bills, Loren Coleman, and Brent Evans from Catalyst Game Labs!
Six Beards Enter, Three Beards Leave – winners keep their beards!

We’re not sure when this will be yet (gotta get past pre-production
& the holidays and then find a good time for everyone), but keep an
eye out for an update on that.
Again, thank you so much for rallying your friends and family to back us
and take part in our Backer Missions!

And for those about to lose your beards…we salute you.

ComStar: The Global BattleTech Community Forum

The sharing of BattleTech memories, war stories, and fiction along
with future hopes and desires has been a big and rewarding part of this
campaign. The discussions these stories and experiences have generated
has hopefully been as exciting for you as they have been for us!

It’s abundantly clear that we’re part of a passionate, dedicated
community and we want to help you continue the great discussions that
have developed. So, in that spirit, we are happy to bring you ComStar:
The Global BattleTech Community Forum!

We invite you to join the fun and get in on the ground floor. This
will be a much easier and more enjoyable place to communicate with your
fellow MechWarriors than the Kickstarter Comments page (for sure). The
new forum (obviously) looks a bit bare at the moment, so jump in and get
the conversation rolling!

Consider this our first baby step in creating a place for BattleTech
fans around the world to connect, discover all the great
BattleTech-related community sites out there, have fun, and (cross your
fingers) eventually buy cool physical items like the ones in our backer

If you have initial questions about the ComStar forum, your backer rewards or our BATTLETECH game itself, please check the FAQ section of the forum first:…

Kickstarter, BackerKit, and Rewards – What’s Next?

We know a lot of you have never backed a Kickstarter before, so we
thought we’d share what happens to your pledge and how we manage your
41,000 (!) Backer accounts.

Starting today, Kickstarter will begin charging your pledges on your credit card but it will take a FEW WEEKS
to process over 41,000 backers. If there is a problem charging your
account, you’ll receive an email and will have a couple weeks to work
that out.

If your pledge payment doesn’t go through on Kickstarter, don’t panic. Your
pledge will remain in the system and you’ll be able to make your
payment through our pledge management tool – a website called BackerKit.

BackerKit is where you’ll tell us which store you want your game key
from, which Heraldry kit you want, the size of your jacket, and shipping
information. If you added extra funds to your Kickstarter pledge, it
will show as a credit that you’ll be able to apply towards Add-Ons.
You’ll also have the option to upgrade your Reward Level or choose more

Perhaps most important, BackerKit is where you will return to find all your digital rewards as they become available.

We anticipate opening BackerKit accounts during the early part of
December, so be sure to keep an eye out for a Kickstarter update with
more details around then.

Second Chance Backer Opportunity

From our experience running Kickstarters in the past, we know that
there are people out there who won’t find out about the Kickstarter
campaign until after it’s over. Our
Second Chance Backer site is open so latecomers can support the project and join the community.

Thanks again, y’all!


Got Questions about BATTLETECH? Join us on Monday 9-28!


NECROPOLIS at PAX Prime, and a new trailer!

Friday August 28th through Monday the 31st, Harebrained Schemes is proud to present an all new NECROPOLIS demo at booth 7410 on the 6th floor of PAX Prime. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come in our new trailer.

NECROPOLIS is a third-person action roguelike, set in a living dungeon that changes every time you play, filled with monsters, myth and magic, and lorded over by the mad mystical intellect known only as the Brazen Head.

Three demo stations are prepared to consume as many adventurers as they can, in a bid to power the pyramid with their souls. Last time, less than 20 completed the demo. This time, we believe the number will be FAR lower.

Care to try your luck?