Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Rigger 5.0 (Shadowrun)

Rigger 5.0 Rigger 5.0 is a fantasy cyberpunk supplement for Shadowrun, written by Mark Dynna, Jeff Halket, Jason M. Hardy, Adam Large, Aaron Pavao, Scott Schletz, R.J. Thomas, Malik Toms, and Thomas Willoughby and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about Rigger 5.0 here Purchase Rigger 5.0 here Find other Shadowrun posts here Welcome back to the sprawl chummer; I’m your ride...

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...

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...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Stolen Souls (Shadowrun)

Stolen Souls Stolen Souls is a sourcebook for the fantasy cyberpunk Shadowrun, written by David Ellenberger, Jason M. Hardy, Philip A. Lee, Scott Schletz, and Michael Wich and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about Stolen Souls here Purchase Stolen Souls here Find other Shadowrun posts here Catalyst Game Labs started going a different direction with their sourcebooks a few...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Valiant Universe RPG

Valiant Universe RPG Valiant Universe RPG is a superhero role-playing game, based in the Valiant comic universe, written by Randall N. Bills and Phillip A. Lee and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Valiant Universe RPG here Purchase Valiant Universe RPG here Find other Valiant Universe RPG products here Valiant Universe RPG is the latest entry of comic books made...

Catalyst Announces Valiant Universe RPG Digital Initiative

In concert with award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment, Catalyst Game Labs is proud to announce the Valiant Universe RPG Digital Initiative—an all-new, digital-first gaming rollout presenting a red-hot array of select characters and scenarios from the upcoming Valiant Universe RPG before Valiant’s first long-awaited tabletop game goes live on July 5th! With several releases...

Shadowrun: Crossfire At The Printers!

I think that’s worth saying again. Shadowrun: Crossfire is officially at the printers!!! My head does it feel so good to say that. Why all the delays? Well, as I mentioned in a previous blog, we got a little carried away in our excitement and enthusiasm for all of the awesome-sauce games we want to publish for Shadowrun. While the roleplaying game will always remain near and dear to our hearts,...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Digital Tools Box (Shadowrun)

Digital Tools Box Digital Tools Box is the PDF version of the Beginner Box Set and Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware for the fantasy cyberpunk Shadowrun, published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Digital Tools Box here Purchase Digital Tools Box here Find other Shadowrun here Shadowrun Digital Tools Box is the PDF versions of the upcoming Beginner Box Set and Runner’s...

Shadowrun Introductory Box Set: Now Splitting Into 2 Great Box Sets!

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...

Featured Product: Shadowrun 5th Edition – The Final Say (Part 4)

Shadowrun 5th Edition – The Final Say (Part 4) By Aaron T. Huss Purchase the Shadowrun 5th Edition Quick-Start Rules here Welcome to Part 4 of the Featured Product series for Shadowrun (5th Edition) published by Catalyst Game Labs. Part 4, The Final Say, wraps up the delve into Shadowrun with some final thoughts on what I think. HOW MUCH? Shadowrun is a lot to take in. It’s not that it’s...

Featured Product: Shadowrun 5th Edition – Support (Part 3)

Shadowrun 5th Edition – Support (Part 3) By Aaron T. Huss Welcome to Part 3 of the Featured Product series for Shadowrun (5th Edition) published by Catalyst Game Labs. Part 3, Support, discusses the Shadowrun brand and how Catalyst Game Labs supports it. PUBLICATION MODEL Shadowrun is not a new role-playing game. It’s very well-established and has a huge following. With that in mind,...

Featured Product: Shadowrun 5th Edition – Characters (Part 2)

Shadowrun 5th Edition – Characters (Part 2) By Aaron T. Huss Welcome to Part 2 of the Featured Product series for Shadowrun (5th Edition) published by Catalyst Game Labs. Part 2, Characters, discusses character types, creation, and overall structure. SHADOWRUNNERS Characters in Shadowrun are called Shadowrunners. The name is quite fitting as they are meant to be mostly stealth when performing...

Featured Product: Shadowrun 5th Edition – Cover to Cover (Part 1)

Shadowrun 5th Edition – Cover to Cover (Part 1) By Aaron T. Huss Find out more about Shadowrun 5th Edition here Purchase Shadowrun 5th Edition here Welcome to Part 1 of the Featured Product series for Shadowrun (5th Edition) published by Catalyst Game Labs. Part 1, Cover to Cover, discusses the brand new core rulebook from a newbie’s standpoint. This is not a Featured Product series comparing...

A Word in Edgewise… with Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs

with Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs By Aaron T. Huss Pre-order the Shadowrun 5th Edition core rulebook from here The following interview was conducted between Roleplayers Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Aaron T. Huss, denoted by the prefix RPC, and line developer Jason Hardy of Catalyst Game Labs, denoted by the prefix JH. The interview was conducted via Skype messenger. RPC: Welcome everyone to another...

Crossfire: Taking It To The Next Level

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 makesCrossfire 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 Making Of The Shadowrun Introductory Box Set Cover

“My Guilty Pleasure” The life of a Shadowrun cover artist By Echo Chernik It all started twenty years ago in Brooklyn, New York with one simple sentence, “Hey, would you like to come back to my dorm and play Shadowrun?” Somehow this game has remained an integral part of who I am throughout the many years since my (now) husband asked me that question so many years ago. We played in college...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Storm Front (Shadowrun )

Storm Front Storm Front is a supplement for the fantasy cyberpunk game Shadowrun written by Patrick Goodman, Jason M. Hardy, Philip A. Lee, Devon Oratz, Scott Schletz, Brandie Tarvin, R.J. Thomas, Michael Wich, Thomas Willoughby, and Russell Zimmerman and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about Storm Front here Purchase Storm Front here Find other Shadowrun products here Strom...

Review: Catalyst Game Labs – Dirty Tricks (Shadowrun)

Dirty Tricks Dirty Tricks is a fantasy cyberpunk supplement for Shadowrun written by Adam Bruno, Jason M. Hardy, Joe Rooney, Scott Schletz, R.J. Thomas, Michael Wich, Robert Wieland, Thomas Willoughby, and Russell Zimmerman and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about Dirty Tricks here Purchase Dirty Tricks here Find other Shadowrun products here Dirty Tricks is an everything...

Reivew: Catalyst Game Labs – Into the Cosmos (Cosmic Patrol)

Into the Cosmos Into the Cosmos is a supplement for the pulp sci-fi Cosmic Patrol written by Randall N. Bills, Matt Heerdt, Jason Schmetzer, Rob Weiland, and Josh Williams and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Into the Cosmos here Purchase Into the Cosmos here Find other Cosmic Patrol products here Into the Cosmos is essentially a companion book to the Cosmic Patrol...

Review: Catalyst Games Labs – The Clutch of Dragons (Shadowrun )

The Clutch of Dragons The Clutch of Dragons is a supplement for fantasy cyberpunk system Shadowrun written by Jason M. Hardy, James Meiers, Devon Oratz, Steven “Bull” Ratkovich, Scott Schletz, Malik Toms, Michael Wich and published by Catalyst Game Labs. By Cape Rust Learn more about The Clutch of Dragons here Purchase The Clutch of Dragons here Find other Shadowrun products here “Never...