Shadowrun: Anarchy RPG Book Now Available

Shadowrun is where a lot of players go to get their cyberpunk on. It’s a setting that’s got a long and storied history, with lots of supplements and players all over the world. It… can be kinda intimidating, actually, if you’re a new player and want to get into it. Where do you begin? Where’s a good jumping-on point? Well, Catalyst Game Labs is here to help with Shadowrun: Anarchy, which is now available.
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Catalyst Game Labs Posts May And June Street Dates

Catalyst Game Labs has a quartet of releases coming out in the next month+ that they’d like to tell you about. That way, you can save up your nickels and make sure you’re at the game shop right as they open so you can be the first gamer on your block with these new books. If you’re a fan of Battletech, Shadowrun, and/or the Valiant RPG, you’ll want to check out what’s coming up.
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Catalyst Game Labs Posts March and April Releases

Yes, yes, yes. I know that March is basically over. April will be here… well… Friday. But it just means that if you didn’t know about the books released for Shadowrun and Battletech the other day, you can just run yourself out and get it. Also, you can get your finances in order for all the things releasing in April. And trust me, there’s a lot.
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New Sourcebook and Adventure Available For Shadowrun From Catalyst Game Labs

Randall and friends have been busy over at Catalyst Game Labs. They’ve got a new sourcebook for Shadowrun available in pdf (with print versions available for pre-order) and a new adventure that works with it. I did say that they’d been busy.
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Catalyst Game Labs Posts September Releases

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 Labs has posted up their September releases in one, convenient place for you to check out.
There’s some Battletech. There’s some Bravest Warrior. There’s some Shadowrun. And there’s some Jarl.
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Catalyst At Gen Con 2015

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.
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Chrome Flesh now available for PDF purchase and print pre-order

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, there’s a lot more options for body modification. Granted, since it’s all futuristic and stuff, it’s a bit more elaborate than what’s available now.
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TGN Sunday Snippets

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’s been a great time. Very busy, lots of panels yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the reports of all the new stuff. I’ll get you a link to the other photo collections here in a minute from yesterday, and there will be some more today.

But anyway, for the moment, we’re getting together the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Dragon Forge Tech-Deck Additions – Expansion Base Set Kickstarter Running Now, Pedion Wall System unlocked, New Dwarves Female Regiment 28mm from Scibor, Fantasy Concept Cards IV: Creatures and Treasures on Kickstarter Now, Dungeon Revolutions is available now from Thomarillion, Amber Portable Weapon and Gun Crew at The Ion Age, 28mm Satyr Group now available from Lone Gunman Games, Khurasan releases planet-killing space monster, Tabletop-Art Ancestral Ruins RL 30mm and 40mm Deals Available Now, Brigade Models – New 15mm Releases, Battle Flag : Cloth Battlemats for Wargames Indiegogo, Q-Workshop to Publish Shadowrun Dice, Secret Weapon Adds Five New Knight Bases, Manorhouse Workshop Launches Underground Terrain Kickstarter, Post Captain Master Index Pt 3 Shore Raids Chapters, and Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Town – Streets & Houses.

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New Data Trails Sourcebook for ShadowRun Available

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’m hoping that we get to that point sometime relatively soon. Well, the latest sourcebook for Shadowrun is right up my alley, since Catalyst Game Labs takes you to the Matrix with their new Data Trails sourcebook.
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New Shadowrun campaigns out for PDF purchase, print pre-order

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 different ways. In one, a strange force is killing random people and must be stopped. In the other, Megacorps are gearing up for an all-out attack.
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Catalyst February Street Dates Posted

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, a sourcebook for adventure in Jolly Old England. For you Battletech fans, there’s a couple new lances (Battle and Support) that will be hitting store shelves.

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Catalyst Game Labs releases 2 new ShadowRun books

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 explores altered states of consciousness (whether your player wants to be part of them or not) and the powers and creatures that govern such states. You thought things could get crazy before? You’ve not seen anything yet.

The second book is London Falling (and yes, now London Calling is stuck in my head), an adventure book for Shadowrun gaming in Jolly, Old London. There are four adventures within it. They were originally designed to be played at conventions, so each one can either be used as a stand-alone, or be integrated into your current campaign.

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The Next Steps for Shadowrun Missions

Catalyst Game Labs lets us know how things are coming along with with Shadowrun Missions.

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From the update:

Where We’ve Been

Shadowrun Missions Season 5 launched with great fanfare last fall, released a single Missions adventure, and then fizzled for over six months before the second adventure was released. This has left a lot of fans wondering just what happened? There were a number of issues that cropped up, but the biggest was that I had a number of health issues that sidelined me for several months. This derailed Missions pretty badly, since almost all of the work for it was sitting on my hard drive.

To all the fans out there, I apologize most profusely. It was not my intention to leave everyone hanging for so long, especially with little word as to what was going on. We’re picking up steam again, though, and working to make sure we don’t suffer gaps like that again.

Street Grimoire PDF/Print Preorder Available

Catalyst Game Labs has started taking orders for their new Street Grimoire book for Shadowrun.

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From the website:

And the books are really starting to flow…ready for the next Shadowrun Core Rulebook expansion, cause it’s here: Street Grimoire!

Magic can burn your brain and sear your soul. It can inject power into every millimeter of your veins, or leave you a lump of ashes at the end of a dark alley. It’s dangerous, but to spellslingers in the Sixth World, it’s worth it. Because magic is power, and power in the Sixth World needs to be grabbed with both hands.

Catalyst posts July street dates

Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their July street dates for their products.

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From the post:

The following products have a Street Date of JULY 16TH, 2014:
Shadowrun: Run & Gun
Run & Gun, Limited Edition

The following product has a Street Date of JULY 30TH, 2014:
Shadowrun: Stolen Souls

Bullets & Bandages available now. Medical rules, gear, and more

Shadowrun can be a dangerous game for your PCs. There’s all manner of sci-fi and fantasy sharp pointy things and zappy bits. Catalyst Game Labs helps your players stay alive with Bullets & Bandages.

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We have a new electronic release for you today! Bullets & Bandages, the latest book in our Shadowrun Options line, is now out. Packed with fun info about medtech, high-threat response teams, and optional rules to use in you Shadowrun game, Bullets & Bandages gives you the chance to add more details to healing the bumps, bruises, and bullet wounds runners in the Sixth World often take. And it’s got information that will make it usable to both Shadowrun, Fifth Edition players and those using Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition.

Stolen Souls now available

Catalyst Game Labs has released Stolen Souls, their latest adventure as part of Shadowrun’s Deep Shadows line.

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From the release:

Building on plot threads presented in Storm Front and Splintered State, Stolen Souls details a crisis shaking up all parts of the Sixth World, including the refuges of the richest and most powerful individuals on the planet. People are losing something they can’t replace–themselves. Their minds and their personalities are being taken from them, with few prospects of getting it back. People are running scared, and they want answers. That means the market for people who might have answers has skyrocketed, and corporations are working over time to snatch the best and brightest minds from each other, in order to find answers to the growing problem–and perhaps discover who was behind it in the first place.

Shadowrun 5th Edition for Hero Lab Releasing May 23rd

Catalyst Game Labs has announced that the Shadowrun 5th edition update for Hero Lab character-creator will be available on the 23rd.

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From the announcement:

As many of you know, Shadowrun Fifth Edition has been in Beta testing since mid-April, and in last month’s newsletter, we shared that its development was nearing completion. Thanks to our Beta testers and the hard work of Mathias, the lead Shadowrun data file author, things are looking good for the Shadowrunners!

We’re excited to announce that Shadowrun Fifth Edition will be releasing for Hero Lab on May 23rd!

New Shadowrun Mission available

Catalyst Game Labs has released a new mission for all you Shadowrunners out there.
Just watch out for dragons.

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From the release:

When the curtain goes up on a shadowrun in Chicago, you never know who’s going to take the stage. There are all sorts of creepy players out there, ghouls and gangers and more, and once the overture’s done, runners better be ready to dance with whoever emerges, with the rat-a-tat-tat of bullets keeping time.

Run & Gun preview #4 up with tactical tips

Catalyst Game Labs is showing off their 4th Run & Gun preview, including tactical tips on how to use all your new-found knowledge.

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From the preview:

Say, that there Run & Gun book we’ve been talking about from time to time is getting awfully close to electronic release. But before it gets there, we’ve got one more preview for you–this time, you get a look at the Tactics & Tools chapter, which is full of info on how your shadowrunners can work together to get the best results, such as not getting their face filled with flying hot lead. It’s available now at the Battleshop and DriveThruRPG-enjoy!

Run & Gun preview #3 up. Check out some of the combat options

Catalyst Game Labs is showing off their 3rd preview for the Shadowrun: Run & Gun supplement.

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Another Run & Gun preview has spun out into the wilds of the Internet—particularly the Battleshop and DriveThruRPG—and if you want a preview of some of the combat options this book is going to offer you, this is a preview you definitely want to check out. Especially since, like the rest of the previews, it’s free! Just so you know, the full chapter from which this is excerpted is nearly 40 pages long and has some sweet martial arts stuff in it, along with offensive options, defensive options, and more!

Run & Gun preview #2 now available

Catalyst Game Labs has their second Shadowrun Run & Gun preview up. Now you can see an overview of the whole book.

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From the announcement:

I guess it’s time for another Run & Gun preview, so we’ve got one posted! This time we’ve posted the entire introductory section to give you an idea of what you’ll be able to find in the book and how it can be used. It’s totally free, and available at either the Battleshop or DriveThruRPG, so I can’t conceive of a single reason to not go out and get it. Enjoy!

Run & Gun preview #1 now available

Catalyst Game Labs has their first preview for the core combat book for Shadowrun 5th edition up.

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From the preview:

Did you know that Run & Gun, the Shadowrun, Fifth Edition combat core rulebook is coming soon? And that it will have new weapons, armor, explosives, combat and defense options, martial arts, and more? Did you know the art crew has been doing their usual bang-up job to make things look especially awesome and brutal? Well, all that’s been happening, but we don’t want you to take our word for it. Go check out the first preview for the book instead!

Run (& Gun) for Cover

Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their Shadowrun Run & Gun cover for all to enjoy.

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From the preview:

Naturally, Victor took the ideas in the art notes and made them better. One of the fun things about seeing the art come in after writing the art notes is to see how the artist interpreted the original idea, and also see what details they chose to throw in to make the image come to life. The Run & Gun cover is full of fun things to look at: the elf’s exposed cyberskull, the multiple arm scars on the ork from years of hard fighting, the cigar-and-cybereyes face of the dwarf, the roto-drone flaming out behind the crew, and plenty more. It’s a tough image of brutal people who look intent on surviving no matter what is thrown at them, which makes it pretty perfect for Shadowrun.

Shadowrun, Fifth Edition errata now available

Catalyst Game Labs posted up the Shadowrun 5th edition Errata up online.
Be sure you’re playing the game correctly!

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From the update:

Working in gaming is really good for reminding you that you are far from perfect. Repeatedly. Anyway, after spending time playing and enjoying Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, we noticed that there were some changes and improvements that needed to be made. Those changes are listed in an errata document now available.

Shadowrun Digital Tools Box released

Catalyst Game Labs has released their Shadowrun Digital Tools Box to help make playing Shadowrun 5th edition easier than ever.

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From the announcement:

The Shadowrun Digital Tools Box is 2 box sets in 1! Whether you’re just getting into Shadowrun or you’re a runner that’s been hitting the streets since the 2050s, you’ll find useful material here for running any type of game. Here’s what you get! Continue reading

Two new PDFs out, GM screen on its way for Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs has a couple new pdfs available for Shadowrun and the GM screen should be on its way to you soon.

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From the announcement:

Do you have some holiday shopping to do this week for the gamers on your list? Including yourself? Well, we’ve got good news for you—two new e-books have been released as PDFs, and the Shadowrun, Fifth Edition Gamemaster’s Screen hits stores this week! Let’s take a look at all the stuff coming out, shall we?

Catalyst Game Labs: Shadowrun Introductory Box Set Now Splitting Into 2 Box Sets

Catalyst Game Labs is going to be splitting their Shadowrun introductory box into 2 boxes.

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From the announcement:

As part of the Year of Shadowrun, Catalyst announced a Shadowrun Introductory Box Set, which would be the first ever “starter” box for Shadowrun. Unfortunately, as happens to us sometimes, our passion got the better of us, and right as we were ready to send it to print we realized it was trying too hard to do too many things.

Ultimately we came to the conclusion that regardless of how well put together the overall box was, the following elements would damage its ability to achieve its goals of bringing in new players while providing a plethora of useful tools for existing players

Catalyst Game Labs announces December Street Dates

Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of products dropping on the 18th of December. They’ve got the new Shadowrun DM screen as well as the Total Warfare sourcebook for BattleTech.

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Every shadowrunner knows the value of good information. The right fact, the perfect piece of data, can be the difference between success and failure on a run, between life and death. And in the right hands, information can be more than valuable—it can be powerful.

The Shadowrun Gamemaster Screen provides a collection of useful tables from Shadowrun, Fifth Edition for ease of reference in game play. With range tables, action lists, combat modifiers, social modifiers, and more, this is a critical game aid to make your Shadowrun games faster and more fun. And to provide that all-important secrecy so that the players don’t know what you’re up to.

This screen is for use with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.

Shadowrun GM Screen and Other Runner Resources Preorders Available from Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs is taking orders for their new GM Screen and other resources for Shadowrun 5th edition.
I’m sure weird sKetch has ordered his.

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From the announcement:

Good news, Shadowrun players, especially those of you playing Fifth Edition! We have all sorts of new things available now to make playing with the new rules faster, easier, and altogether more fun, and there are a number of ways for you to get a hold of them. Take a look at the wealth of options, and make sure you check out the free wallpapers we just put out.

Catalyst Game Labs posts preview of Shadowrun Box Set

Catalyst Game Labs is showing off the box art for the upcoming Shadowrun Box Set and gives us an update about progress for it.

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We announced the coming of an Introductory Box Set way back in February, providing some solid details on why we’re doing a box set and an overview of its contents. So I’m not going to spin our wheels going over that again.

Instead, I’m going to start showing the box set off, as this should be heading to print in less than two weeks. Here’s what the full lid wrap looks like as we send the file to the printer

Catalyst Game Labs previews Run & Gun cover art for Shadowrun

Catalyst Game Labs is showing off a preview of the the cover artwork for Run & Gun for Shadowrun 5th edition.

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From the preview:

First reveal, I believe, of art for Run and Gun, the first core rules expansion for Shadowrun, Fifth Edition…

Catalyst Game Labs releases The Assassin’s Primer, a new Shadowrun eBook

Catalyst Game Labs has released a new eBook for Shadowrun 5th Edition. It’s the Assassin’s Primer.

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From the announcement:

Here at Shadowrun HQ, the leaves are turning and starting to fall, which puts us in mind of falling bodies, which makes us think about assassination, because that’s just how our minds work. So we have a new ebook for you, The Assassin’s Primer, to guide you through the challenges and dangers of wetwork.