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!
The Shadowrun Beginner Box is the easiest way to dive into the intrigue, grit and action of one of the most enduring role-playing settings of all time! Tailor-designed for an easy-on-the-credstick entry, the Beginner Box includes the following:
The Edge of Now gives the flavor and background of the Sixth World
Quick-Start Rules: Fast rules and a quick adventure to whet your appetite for more.
A pre-generated character booklet: Allows for a gamemaster and one person to run a solo adventure.
5 pre-generated character sheets: Details that’ll allow up to five players to play with the help of a gamemaster.
Whether you’re new to Shadowrun or new to roleplaying, this package will get you into the fun of hacking, shooting, and spellslinging your way to the top!
RUNNER’S TOOLKIT: ALPHAWARE
Scan This, Chummers:
Do you play Shadowrun now and are looking for a set of tools to allow you to more easily run your existing group, or that’ll allow you to introduce new gamers to your favorite RPG at your local game store or hangout?
Are you a gamemaster ready to give Shadowrun a shot, and you want a few extra tools at your disposal from the first toss of your dice?
Have you tackled the Beginner Boxand are ready to move up in the Sixth World?
Say yes to any of those? Then the Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware is the box set for you.
Designed to provide adventures, maps, and tools to use in conjunction with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, or to be the perfect stepping-stone between the Shadowrun Beginner Box and the core rulebook, this box can fill a number of roles. Whether you’re looking for more tools to help your existing gaming group, or adventures and options to move beyond the Beginner Box, laying the groundwork for your gaming group to move fully onto Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, you’ll find this kit invaluable.
This box has all you need to play a game of Shadowrun, including:
Rules of the Street: An 88-page rulebook designed to be accessible and simple to use.
Plots and Paydata: 80 pages of adventures and tips for any Shadowrungamemaster.
Eight double-sided maps to help players and GMs track the action.
110 spell, weapon, and gear cards for quick reference.
5 pre-generated characters players can use right away.