Catalyst Game Labs

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 4th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs doing much to diversify the games that they offer. Take, for example, this month’s releases that they just posted. On one side you’ve got Wrath of Dragons. On the other, you have Shadowrun: Crossfire – High Caliber Ops. Yup, a bit of a difference there, but that&#...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 9th, 2015
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It’s always pretty cool when game companies get their players involved in the game-making system. Even if you have a couple dozen playtesters for a game, there’s always the chance that something can be missed. So letting a rules set go to a public beta can make it so thousands of people l...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 20th, 2015
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With the new MechWarrior game coming out from Harebrained Schemes, there’s a new and revived interest in the world. Lord knows I love Mechs, and MechWarrior in-particular. It could easily be said that MechWarrior 2 was my gateway into gaming. I’d played various video games up to that poin...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2015
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Can you believe we’re only a couple days away from September? We’re 2/3 through the year. Oh how time does fly by. My Kroger has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks already. And after that… we’ll start getting the 4th of July stuff… In the meantime, Catalyst Game La...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617....
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 24th, 2015
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And now for a post that doesn’t relate to Gen Con. Ok, there’s a little bit of Gen Con at the very end. But it’s only a little bit. Catalyst Game Labs has a couple announcements to make about BattleTech, the biggest of which is the Beta release of Interstellar Operations, the sixth ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 21st, 2015
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If there was one video game I’ve enjoyed playing the most, it’d probably be Mechwarrior 2. While I might’ve played Diablo II more, I really think Mechwarrior 2 is the one I had the most fun with. As such, I’ve always had a love of Battletech stuff. Though, sad to say, I’...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 15th, 2015
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In games, you get to take on the persona of someone else. This isn’t just reserved to RPGs, but basically any game. You’re the survivor of a zombie attack, or you’re the high command in charge of a squad of sci-fi soldiers, or you’re the town planner for a village. Well, in Wr...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 1st, 2015
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All of us have things we’d like to do, or have done, to alter how we look and are capable of. Whether you work out, get tattoos, or even just pierce your ears, there’s things we do that can shape how we’re perceived or the various abilities we have. Well, in the world of Shadowrun, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’...
By Polar_Bear
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May 28th, 2015
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Greetings Program! I always did like the idea of going into a computer, into the internet and just flying around inside of it. Movies like Tron and Lawnmower Man (don’t laugh. I liked that movie) and TV shows like Futurama (where they go into the internet) have always been fascinating to me. I&...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 21st, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced the first expansion for their Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game. High-Caliber Ops is soon to be headed to print. This isn’t just a couple of cards, but a pretty large expansion that will definitely change the way you play the game....
By Polar_Bear
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May 12th, 2015
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Comic books and tabletop gaming have a long history together. I don’t know many comic book readers that don’t also dabble in gaming or vice-versa. So when a major comic book company gets their own RPG, it’s a pretty neat melding of these two “sectors of geekdom.” Catalys...
By Polar_Bear
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May 11th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs expands your Shadowrun resources with two new campaign books. You can get them in pdf now, or if you prefer something a little more solid, you can pre-order the print versions over in their webshop. The two books differ much from one-another, and will test your players in very diff...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Apr 24th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of new Battletech books available over in their webshop. There’s the House Kurita book, that covers the history, politics, and cultures of this feared House. Not just a history book, though, it also covers game rules for various resources for both BattleTech and Ti...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Apr 16th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs is looking for a few, good playtesters. Do you want to be one of the first to try out their new card game Vikings: Longships, the new fast-paced bluffing game based on the History Channel TV series? Well, Catalyst would like to hear from you. Just send them an e-mail with a [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 23rd, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs will be making their way to Emerald City Comicon next weekend and are showing off a bit of what they’ll be bringing with them to the show. They’ll be running demos of many of their games, as well as have a special Oni card for Shadowrun: Crossfire. You can win a special...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 25th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs will soon be making the trek to Boston for PAX East. Get a look at what they’ll be bringing with them to the show. If you’re going to be there, make sure to give Randall a hug. Tell him I sent you. Source From the post:...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up the street dates for products they’ll be releasing this month. In there, we’ve got Shadowrun: Run Faster (in both standard and limited edition models), a book designed to expand your options with your Shadowrun character. There’s also London Falling,...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 12th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has opened up voting for their Shadowrun: Crossfire Mission Contest. You sent in your missions, now it’s time to decide which is the best. You can either vote on their forums or send an e-mail directly to Randall. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Dec 2nd, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs takes you into the future with two new ShadowRun books (one an e-release) available now. The first is Aetherology. When the real-world (full of ogres and dragons) and the net-world (with its sentient programs) aren’t strange enough, there’s Aetherology. This book explor...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 21st, 2014
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CorSec Engineering helps you keep track of where you are in cyberspace with their new Shadowrun: Crossfire token sets. Source From the release: CorSec Engineering has released a brand new set of tokens for Shadowrun: Crossfire. This set is available as a set and as individual components. It features ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 11th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced a new expansion for The Duke tile-laying game. This one’s based on The Vikings TV series. Source From the announcement: COMING SPRING 2015! In the long winters between raiding seasons, warriors keep their intellect sharp through games of wits and chance. Ragnar,...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 8th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs gives us a look at some Ship Crew & Ship Quirk cards for Levithans in this new preview article. Source From the post: Been a good while since we’ve had an update for Leviathans. Things are still moving behind the scenes. For example we’ve been making progress with smaller, les...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 5th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is running a contest wherein you could get your mission added as part of the official organized play for the kit. Source From the announcement: Shadowrun: Crossfire is in the wilds, being played and enjoyed by thousands of gamers. Not only has it had great critical acclaim, but it’...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 28th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their November and December street dates list for various BattleTech and Shadowrun products. Source...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 17th, 2014
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Board Game Quest plugs into the net and gives us their review of Shadowrun: Crossfire. Source From the post: You’ve entered the gritty, cyberpunk fantasy world of Shadowrun. It’s a world filled with danger from the most unlikely sources: ultra-violent gangers, flesh-eating ghouls, backstabbing corpor...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 24th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs gives us another look inside the design philosophy of their Hostile Takeover board game with a new entry in their designer’s blog. Source From the website: Greetings and salutations! I’m back, grabbing some notes and sharing some information about the upcoming Shadowrun: Host...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 27th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their release dates for the rest of August and into September. There’s quite a lot these guys have headed your way very soon. Source...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 26th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is headed to PAX Prime and would love to see you there. Give Randall a big hug. Tell him I sent you. Source From the announcement: Catalyst Game Labs will be at Pax Prime 2014 in force! We’ve got a slew of great gaming and games to check out at Room 213...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Aug 21st, 2014
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Gamers on Games will be giving away a certificate for Catalyst Game Labs to one of their Patreon contributors next month. Source From the announcement: Gamers on Games will be giving away a Catalyst Game Labs gift certificate in September 2014! Want a chance to win it? Become a Gamers on Games patron...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 12th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is showing off more Crossfire action with a look at a new mission. Source From the post: This week? Time for another Mission to use alongside your Demo Kit. Below are the front and back of the Mission; you can also scroll to the bottom of the Downloads page and click on […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 10th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has announced they’ve acquired the license to make games based of the “Vikings” television series. Source From the website: Catalyst Game Labs announced they have licensed rights to the hit drama series “Vikings” from MGM Consumer Products, a division of Metro-Gol...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 6th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted the Shadowrun: Crossfire rulebook up online so you can all see how the game works before it comes out. Source From the announcement: Continuing our weekly release of Shadowrun: Crossfiregoodness, we started with our Crossfire Virtual Run, then we announced a Street Date ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 30th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs posted a new Shadowrun: Crossfire mission to use with the demo kits while the full release works its way towards us. Source From the post: Time for a new Mission to use alongside your Demo Kit. Below are the front and back of the Mission; you can also scroll to the bottom […...