Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of new Battletech supplements that you can pick up. The first takes a look at the Thermo Police. And no, they don't just make sure that your water boils when it hits 100C. There's also a tour guide of the planet Kaumberg. Because even though we can't be leaving our own planet right now doesn't mean we can't take a look at what else is out there.
From the website:
Beyond the edge of acknowledged civilization lie the Outworlds Wastes. Planets abandoned by the Star League centuries ago. Governments shattered by apathy, obscurity, and the march of time struggle to provide even the most basic needs of their people. From these meager surroundings one small but zealously dedicated unit stands to serve and protect the remnants of their realm. The Thermo Police may be enrolled as mercenaries but in truth they patrol these lawless stars seeking to bring the order they once knew. Specializing in non-lethal tactics, and trained beyond the typical pirates and bandits prowling the Wastes, their next encounter could be from past the distant stars they call home. But will it be a threat or an opportunity?
Nestled in the wide frontiers of Lyran space, Kaumberg is a pastoral world known mostly for its woodlands and little else. But just below the mundane surface lies a world of political intrigue, its fortunes and falls tied inextricably to those of the Commonwealth to whom its rulers serve. Collective masters of one of the region’s strongest independent defense forces, the barons of Kaumberg stand ever-ready to protect their world and its neighbors from any Periphery threat that comes their way—but only as long as their own internal intrigues don’t get in the way.
Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.