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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.

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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 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


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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From the release:

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.


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!


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



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From the preview:

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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!
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 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 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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From the announcement:

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.


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 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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From the announcement:

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 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 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.


Catalyst Game Labs hadn't made an entry for a while, but now they're back with Sprawl Gangers Design Diary entry #7.



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From the update:

In the meantime, thought I’d try something a little different. I really enjoy pulling back the curtain, so to speak, and showing off how the whole process works. And at this stage, the easiest way to do that is to share a playtest report. I’ve scrubbed out the names of the individuals involved, but really beyond that, this is a straight report from players: Sprawl Gangers Playtest Report 3-1.


Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of new Shadowrun 5th edition adventures available to download.
Grab your katana and power up your bionic eye and get going!



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So with the PDF version of Shadowrun, Fifth Edition setting sales records and the print version selling out before its street date, we figured there were a lot of people anxious to play this game, and we should provide adventures to help them roll. We brought out the compilations Sprawl Wilds and Firing Line already, but now we have two all-new adventures written specifically for Fifth Edition.


Catalyst Game Labs lets you know when you can get your gamer hands on their latest releases for all of their game lines. See what's coming out and when with this update.



From the announcement:

The following products have a Street Date of SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013:
Shadowrun, Fifth Edition ($99.99)
Sprawl Wilds ($19.99)
Technical Readout: 3145 ($39.99)
Fire For Effect: BattleCorps Anthology Vol 4 ($14.99)

The following products have a Street Date of SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013:
Shadowrun, Fifth Edition ($59.99)
The Moon Must Be Ours! ($24.99)

The following products have a Street Date of OCTOBER 9TH, 2013:
Alpha Strike ($39.99)
Alpha Kit ($14.99)
Tech Kit ($14.99)
Strategic Kit ($14.99)
Musketeers Expansion Pack ($11.95)


Catalyst Game Labs is taking down names of those that want the new Shadowrun 5th edition book and/or the .pdf of the book.



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Retailers have been able to preorder Shadowrun, Fifth Edition for some time now for a street date of the physical books in August. (Retailers, don’t forget our Case Pack Deal of ordering 6 copies of any hard cover edition and receive a free in-store soft cover book!)

Now, Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to make the PDF and print pre-orders available on our webstore!

“The release of Shadowrun, Fifth Edition kicks off The Year of Shadowrun, to be followed right around the corner by the release of Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns on July 25th”, said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “While there’s a slew of additional games coming—such as the adventure deck building game, Shadowrun: Crossfire, and Cliffhanger Productions’ Shadowrun Online, in the fall/winter, it all starts now with the best edition yet of the seminal RPG!”

If you’ve not a had chance yet to check out Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, and are wondering what all the excitment is about, grab the monster preview PDF as well as the quick-start rules…both PDFs are free!


Catalyst Game Labs has their final preview pdf for Shadowrun 5th edition up as well as links to various reviews of the new system.



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We just uploaded the sixth and final PDF preview for Shadowrun, Fith Edition. It’s a good swath of the Matrix chapter, as well as the entire Table of Contents.


Catalyst Game Labs gives you some more look into the design of their deck-building game coming out soon, Shadowrun Crossfire, with this latest post.



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In previous articles we’ve told you about the mechanics within the Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game. Things like how to defeat an enemy and how to help your teammates. This time, we’re taking it to the next level and talking about one feature that makes Crossfire really stand out. On the first day of working on this game I decided I wanted to make a cooperative deck-building game. It fit the 1-hour play experience we were aiming for, it would have the flexibility and variability of an RPG, and with players working together, it would feel like being on a small team fighting through the tough life of a runner. There was still one piece missing—a connection to your character between games. I wanted something to carry over with the player from one day to the next or to the next week. My solution was to add stickers (upgrades). Using an experience system, I thought I could add abilities to the players’ characters as a reward for playing several games, which makes the next game more enjoyable because you get a fun new toy to try out.


Catalyst Game Labs updated their Year of Shadowrun pdf file on their website.



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For those that previously downloaded the PDF, you should be receiving an email notification to download it again. If you previously didn’t download it, never a better time to check it out and see all that The Year of Shadowrun has to offer.