Catalyst Game Labs


Record Sheets: Succession Wars and BattleMech Manual Reprint Now Available

One thing about BattleTech is that you need record sheets to keep track of what your Mech has, as well as how much damage it's taken, and all that fun kinda stuff. Catalyst has released a new set of record sheets to keep track of that for mechs based during the Succession Wars. Along with that, there's a reprint of the BattleMech Manual for you who've been wanting to get a copy of that.


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New BattleTech Releases Available From Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs is celebrating 35 years of BattleTech with a set of new releases. There's the new Beginner's Box, as well as a new full box set for you to check out. Along with that, they've got all sorts of apparel to show off as well. For me, it should be no surprise, but Clan Ghost Bear forever!


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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Winter Street Dates

The folks over at Catalyst Game Labs have been working hard on a whole bunch of new releases. Some are available now, but even the ones that are a little ways off, they want to make sure you know they're coming. There's new Dungeons & Dragons releases, new Shadowrun releases, and some updates about restocks.


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Catalyst Game Labs Running Super Camelot Kickstarter

If you're nostalgic for those Super Nintendo-era RPGs, you know, those 16-bit games where you run around on grassy fields, chopping down bushes for gems, taking out roaming monsters, and searching for treasure chests, then this game is for you. Catalyst Game Labs is running a Kickstarter for Super Camelot. Who will get the Holy Grail in the end?


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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Gen Con Preview

It's Gen Con Eve. Yeah, the show officially starts tomorrow. Hard to imagine, really. You spend all year waiting for it, and then it's here and it's almost like, "... whoah, already?" Catalyst Game Labs will be in attendance, and while it's been a while since we've heard much from them, that doesn't mean that they haven't been busy little bees. Check out what they'll have in store for the show.

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Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter Launched by Catalyst Game Labs

Man, been a while since we've heard from Randal and the others over at Catalyst Game Labs. What've they been up to? Well, they've been prepping for their Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter. Head into the world of ogre hackers, dragons, and other cyber-fantasy creatures in this new competitive worker-placement game.

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Review Roundup

Ah, Saturday. The start of the weekend. For many of us here in the states, though, it's an hour shorter. To be honest, I already went ahead and moved my clocks ahead an hour. It's not like I've got anything other than this scheduled for the day. I mean, It's Saturday!
But I also need to get you these reviews.

Today we have: Dead Throne, Draconis Invasion, 7 Ghosts, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce, Flip and Find’s Diner, Welcome to Centerville, Master of Orion: Conquest, Codenames: Duet, Portal of Heroes, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, and Felicity.


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Review Roundup

Hello, Saturday. How are you? I'm alright. Still a little sick. Bit of a lingering cough, but I'm working through it. So no gaming will be had by me today (I'm actually just contemplating a nap). But I hope that your Saturday is a bit more exciting than what I've got going on.
At the very least, though, before I take another shot of medicine and go lay down, I gotta make sure you get those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Museum Heist, Race for the Galaxy iOS Expansions, Battle for Rokugan, Yogi, The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Expansion, Bubblee Pop, XCOM: Evolution Expansion, Dicetopia, Hot Shots, NewSpeak, Dragonfire, Codenames: Duet, Outpost Siberia, and Mage Wars Academy Warlord and Forcemaster Expansions.


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Review Roundup

Saturday and I have all the baking to do. Baking for friends. Baking for coworkers. Baking for friends that are coworkers. Baking for coworkers that are friends.
I mean, I bought 4 pounds of unsalted butter. I'm going to be busy today.
But before I get up to my elbows in cookie dough, I need to type up those review articles I know you all so desperately desire.

Today we have: Arena Rex, Seikatsu, New York Slice, Dragonfire, Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn, Macroscope, Kingdomino, and 1750: Britain vs. France.


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Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire Dungeons & Dragons Deck-building Game Now Available

Sometimes you want to get your D&D on and your group's not there. Maybe you're waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren't able to get everyone together. Maybe it's not your regular gaming day. Whatever the reason, you want your D&D and you want it now! But how to get that experience without your regular group? Perhaps Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire could scratch that itch. It's the new Dungeons & Dragons deck-building game from Catalyst Game Labs, and it's available now.

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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today's a travel day for me. Then we'll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It's impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There's just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if "The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming" is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here's the last galleries from the show. I hope you like 'em.

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Catalyst Game Labs To Release Master of Orion Tabletop Games

Catalyst Game Labs has announced that they have acquired the license to make tabletop games based on the Master of Orion computer game universe. Their first game as part of that series will be a deck-building game called Master of Orion: Conquest. But that is only the beginning of what they have planned.

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Catalyst Game Labs Announces New Leadership for BattleTech Line

One of the games that's been around for as long as I can remember is Battletech. I was first introduced to it as Mechwarrior II on my computer, but it's been a tabletop game (in several forms) for just as long. Well, Catalyst Game Labs has moved around some personnel to make sure it continues to grow and thrive.

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Catalyst Game Labs Announces Dragonfire, D&D Deck-Building Game

Sometimes you want to get your D&D adventuring on, but you just can't seem to get all your players together. Or you don't quite have the time to have a full session. Well, before, you might just have to call it quits. But with the Dragonfire deck-building game coming from Catalyst Game Labs, you can just shuffle up your decks and get playing. It's a new deck-building game coming soon.

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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 Taking Pre-Orders For Valiant Universe: The Deck-Building Game

Most of us, at some point or another, wants to be a superhero. In the Valiant RPG from Cryptozoic, you can do just that. Now there's going to be another way to live out your superhero aspirations with the upcoming Valiant Universe: The Deck-Building Game. It's the first deck-building game with collectable figures as well as an interactive story line.

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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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Midweek Snippets

Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We're halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we're gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that's just the sort of thing we have for you right now.

In this installment there is: Q-Workshop to Release Battletech Dice, ToSS: Trials of Sword and Staff Coming To Kickstarter May 14th, Dreamwars Hits Kickstarter Next Week, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Awful Fantasy: The Card Game coming to Kickstarter May 3, The Painting Frog announces new "Rumble in the Jungle" 40K event, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916 Coming April 29th, Khurasan releases 6mm space demons, New 30mm and 40mm Trench Warfare Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Final stages of JoeK Minis' Odyssey:Argonauts Kickstarter, KritterKins on Kickstarter April 25th, Mutant Chronicles GM Screen and Dark Legion & Dark Symmetry dice Now Available, British 8th Army WWII 28mm Miniatures Now Available From Crucible Crush, 28mm Halfling Militia Rooster Rider Miniatures on Kickstarter Now, and New models for Ramshackle Miniatures Dwarf Bikers.


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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 Releases for December from Catalyst Game Labs

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's half the fun.

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Catalyst Game Labs Releases Beta Version of Combat Manual: Mercenaries for Battletech

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 look over the rules. Catalyst Game Labs has done that for Combat Manual: Mercenaries, the first in a new line of sourcebooks for Alpha Strike.

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Catalyst Game Labs Posts MechWarrior Primer pdf

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 point, but it was really the one that I got really involved in. With all the new interest, there's plenty of new gamers getting introduced to the Battletech universe. And with such a rich and storied gaming universe that's been around for so long, it might be hard to figure out what all has been happening.

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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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