Q-Workshop to Publish Shadowrun Dice

Dice. The word says it all. Whether your primary gaming is board games, miniatures games, or RPGs, tabletop players of every stripe on every continent love their dice. And Q-workshop produces some of the finest dice anywhere. “We’re big fans of Q-workshop,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “I own several bags of their dice. And yet every time I stop by their...

Shadowrun: Data Trails out! And a New Novel! Shadowrun Awesomeness Explodes!

Do you like hacking the Matrix? Do you feel the need for new programs? Qualities aimed specifically at deckers and technomancers? Advice on playing and running the Matrix? A two-column example of how Matrix play proceeds? Information on artificial intelligences, Dissonance pools, and other deeply weird parts of the Matrix? All this, and art that springs from the most deeply deranged art notes we’ve...

New Shadowrun Campaigns Out for PDF Purchase, Print Pre-order!

We’ve just released two new campaigns for a variety of fantastic action within the Sixth World. First up is Shadowrun: Lockdown, now available for print-pre-order and PDF purchase (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG). This crossover plot book covers a slew of details of what’s going down in Boston and ties into the action of Shadowrun: Chronicles. Voices of Disaster The voices are getting louder. Strange...

New Releases: Handbook: House Kurita and Turning Points: Irian

Handbook: House KuritaFor almost a millennium, the symbol of the Dragon has struck fear into the rest of the Inner Sphere. The fearless dedication of its warriors, the devotion of its people, and the awesome ambitions of its Coordinator: House Kurita has been more reviled than any other power. Yet a new leader has arisen in the last decades, bringing about a host of reforms and reigning in the realm’s...

Catalyst At Emerald City Comicon

Catalyst Game Labs will be attending Emerald City Comicon for the first time! We’ve got a slew of great gaming and games to check out at Room 213 (here’s a link to the Convention Center floor maps; we’re on page 2) We’ll be running demos of Shadowrun, BattleTech, Crossfire, Bravest Warriors, The Duke, and more. And we’ve got some cool bonus materials! Grab a copy of the award-winning Shadowrun:...

Catalyst February Street Dates

The following products have a Street Date of FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Shadowrun Run Faster, Standard Edition ($49.99)Every step, every advantage, every millisecond counts. The streets of the Sixth World are mean, and if they want to stay alive, shadowrunners need every advantage they can get to gain a step on the opposition. Fortunately, Run Faster is full of them. With it, you can learn about more metatypes...

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter Is Live!

I’ve shared the story before, but it’s one of my most cherished geek memories, so I hope you don’t mind if I share it again. It’s 1989. My friends and I make our usual weekly visit (often more than just once a week) to our friendly neighborhood game store—in the fantastic Game Depot—to see  the latest and greatest. And hanging on the wall is a new poster unlike anything we’d seen before...

More Shadowrun Novel Madness! Dark Resonance Now Available!

We’ve been working hard in Shadowrun-land to provide the dedicated Shadowrun public with the novels for which they’ve been clamoring, and we have great news on that front! Dark Resonance is now out (Battleshop,DriveThruRPG, Amazon, and print copies can be found in bookstores and game shops)! Written by Phaedra Weldon, contributor to the award-winning Spells & Chrome anthology as well...

Shadowrun Run Faster Now Available for Electronic Purchase, Print Pre-order

Looking for a special gift for the Shadowrun fan in your life? We have plenty of options! You could head to your local bookstore/gamestore and buy copies of the new novels Hell on Water and Dark Resonance, or you could pick up the PDF and/or pre-order the print version of Run Faster (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG–don’t miss the limited edition pre-order available on the Battleshop!), the core...

Two New Shadowrun Books Released While Line Developer Sick and Junk

All right, so last night I ran a game of Shadowrun at a con and came home and a fever slapped me hard and laid me out good. I meant to be awake, but my body instead insisted that I be horizontal and blanket-wrapped. So when our intrepid layout guy released two new books into the wilds of the internet last night, I was deep into fever dreams where text was coming alive and changing right before me,...

Create A Shadowrun: Crossfire Mission Contest

Shadowrun: Crossfire is in the wilds, being played and enjoyed by thousands of gamers. Not only has it had great critical acclaim, but it’s rapidly selling out of its first print run; we’re already lining up a second printing, and the first Mission Pack! With all of that excitement in mind—alongside the wonderful campaign nature of the game in earned karma and stickers—we’re announcing a Create...

Catalyst November & December Street Dates

The following products have a Street Date of NOVEMBER 19TH, 2014: BattleTech: Assault Lance Pack ($19.99) Thrown into the thick of the firefight, an assault lance MechWarrior has an ego as wide as a DropShip. That ego was earned in blood, sweat and hard-fought victories in the teeth of the enemy across a hundred worlds… Unleash the Assault Lance Pack on your enemies! Atlas, Grasshopper, Blackjack and Victor...

Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut now out!

It’s a fine day to play Shadowrun! But then, I always think that. Today’s an especially good day, though, because you can get the Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a standalone version of an expansion to Harebrained Schemes’ critically acclaimed Shadowrun Returns computer game that was even more critically acclaimed than the original. How critically...

Novel Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Fire & Frost (Shadowrun)

Fire & Frost Fire & Frost is a fantasy cyberpunk novel set in the Shadowrun universe, written by Kai O’Connal and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about Fire & Frost here Purchase Fire & Frost here Find other Shadowrun posts here Shadowrun is one of my all time favorite RPG settings. For any of you that have read my reviews, this won’t come as a big...

Catalyst August and September Street Dates

The following products have a Street Date of AUGUST 27TH, 2014: Shadowrun: Crossfire ($59.99) “I know I sound like I’m talking about a roleplaying game, and it’s not. But it lends itself well to telling a good story.” Zee Garcia, The Dice Tower Shadowrun: Crossfire is the hotly-anticipated deck-building game in one of the most popular game settings of all time. Crossing cyperpunk with fantasy...

Catalyst Game Labs To Publish Games Based on Hit Series “Vikings”

Catalyst Game Labs announced they have licensed rights to the hit drama series “Vikings” from MGM Consumer Products, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.(MGM), which holds worldwide merchandising, licensing and consumer products rights on behalf of the show. The first game will be Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game, based on the critically-acclaimed game The Duke. This exciting new...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game

Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game is a complete superhero role-playing game set in the Valiant comic book universe, written by Randall N. Bills, Joel Bancroft-Connors, Aaron Cahall, Ken’ Horner, Kevin Killiany, Philip A. Lee, Craig Reed, and Geoff Swift and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying...

Another Week Gone By? Time For The Big Shadowrun: Crossfire PDF Release!

Continuing our weekly release of Shadowrun: Crossfiregoodness, we started with our Crossfire Virtual Run, then we announced a Street Date (and you can order it online if you don’t have a local friendly game store near you), and last week released the Mission: Ambulators, designed specifically for use with the Demo Kit rules and print & play cards. But this week…what many people have been...

Shadowrun MMO & TableTop At Gen Con

Crossing the digital divide: Catalyst Game Labs and Cliffhanger Productions Join Forces at Gen Con Vienna/Seattle Every good shadowrunner knows that you have to work in the virtual world and the so-called real world if you want to get things done. At Gen Con this year, we’re bringing that philosophy to the exhibition floor. Gamers will get a chance to see how the tabletop version of the Shadowrun role-playing...

Shadowrun: Crossfire Street Date of August 27th

Shadowrun: Crossfire is the hotly-anticipated deck-building game in one of the most popular game settings of all time. Crossing cyperpunk with fantasy and plunging players into a world dominated by ruthless megacorporations, Crossfire gives players the chance to dive into the world’s shadows to see if they can survive. They’ll have weapons, spells, contacts, and gear to help them out, and they’re...