Shadowrun remains one of the most beloved gaming settings of all time. The cyberpunk-crossed-with-fantasy setting has a wide and enduring appeal, and Anarchy provides rules for a new style of play in this great world. Storytelling come to the fore in this book, allowing gamemasters and players to work together to craft a fun, fast-moving gaming experience. Whether you’re brand new to tabletop role-playing or a long-time Shadowrun player just looking for a different way to enjoy your favorite setting. Shadowrun: Anarchy offers a fun, fantastic storytelling game.
I caught up with Jason Hardy at Origins 2016. Jason is the line editor for Shadowrun. Jason brought me up to speed on his novel, a few others, all of the shadow titles, a push your luck SR dice game, and we talked about the tarot deck. Oh did I mention Munge? I think that’s the right spelling.
According to Jason Shadowrun has a lot happening and the world is about to be in a state of chaotic flux, which means your runners will have a lot of work.
Shadowrun: Seattle Box Set
The core setting of the Shadowrun role-playing game deserves a detailed treatment that gives both players and game masters tools to make using the setting easier and more fun. With geographic details, plot hooks, a large collection of player cards, an innovative modular map system that can easily generate a wide variety of buildings in moments, and more, this box will immerse players in the tumult and chaos of the Emerald City.
In this Role-Play Ramblings Matt discusses the role of death as it pertains to players and their characters. Is it morally acceptable for a GM to kill off PC’s.
This concludes the first season of Role-Play Ramblings. I hope to start season two very soon, check back, or follow us on Twiite and Facebook for the Kickstarer announcements.
Catalyst Game Labs will be at Gen Con 2014 in force! We’ve got a slew of great gaming and games to check out at booths 417, 413, 509, 617.
THE SHADOWRUN RPG EXPERIENCE
Once more the fantastic Shadowrun RPG Experience returns!
Dive into gaming in the Sixth World like never before as players step into the infamous Dante’s Inferno club in Seattle’s Sprawl. An 8-foot tall, 30-foot long banner creates an immersive 11 foot diameter room were you can learn Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and run the mean streets in the shadows of the megacorps.
Runs must be made by appointment only with our exclusive Dante’s Inferno concierge.
“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
If you’ve not played Crossfire, stop on by to give it a try!
Shadowrun: Crossfire is a deck-building game 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 going to need those resources. If they play their cards right, they’ll do more than survive—they’ll become legends.
SHADOWRUN: CROSSFIRE HARLEQUIN PARTY II
You think you know the Shadows? You believe you’ve paid the right price to be a Shadowrunner? Think again chummer! Shadowrun: Crossfire will take you down a new path of mysteries and danger. Harlequin has some big plans for the small group of runners who are willing to risk their very souls to beat the objectives. Invitations to Harlequin’s little soiree are hard to come by.
Come on down to the Indianapolis Convention Center, Rooms 120-122 on Saturday, 1 August at 2200 if you dare to take part in the Shadowrun: Crossfire release event. Crossfire designers Rob Heinsoo, Rob Watkins, and Jay Schneider will be running this event!
BattleTech fiction has always been its greatest strength, with well over a hundred novels publishing across twenty years. Nothing brings the epic stories, heroic characters and desperate battlefield action to life better than novels. It’s been long years since new print novels saw publication for this seminal universe. Now, a new era is opening for BattleTech as the first, all new, full-length novel reaches print at Gen Con. Stop on by and grab a copy of Embers of Wars and slide back into the heavy metal action of the 31st century!
Oh, and we just might have a sample miniature to show off what we’re planning for the future!
“…this is one of the best abstract strategy games I have ever played.” -Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower
We’ve brought it back again! Come play a larger-than-life version of The Duke with 18 inch tiles on a 10 foot x 10 foot board! Or sit down at one of several The Duke tables and give this fantastic tile-laying game a full try.
The game is also back in stock after a 6 month hiatus…grab your copy while you’re there!
OTHER NEW GAMES
We’ve got some fantastic new games coming your way.
VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG
“Basically, this game hits all the right spots it needed to. It encourages you to play all the main characters from the comic books in the Valiant Universe, and gives you no holds barred access to the Valiant universe.” Aaron Richardson (All Us Geeks, Guest Review)
The Valiant Universe RPG was released last year, with its companion Digital Initiative up for some awards!. Stop on by and play a game!
ENCOUNTERS: BRAVEST WARRIORS
We pre-released Encounters: Bravest Warriors last year, but the full release is now available. And each deck now includes 1 unique CatBug die! Additionally, the fantastic folks at WeLoveFine have given us several CatBug Pounce Vinyl Figures to give away! Just stop by the booth, play the wonderfully fun and fast Encounters: Bravest Warriors or purchase a deck, and you’ll be entered into a drawing each evening at 5:30 PM to win a free one! (You must be present to win and no tickets carry over from one day to the next.)
JARL: THE VIKINGS TILE-LAYING GAME
In the long winters between raiding seasons, warriors keep their intellect sharp through games of wits and chance. Ragnar, Rollo, Floki and even the Earl challenge each other to this game of stone placement filled with tactics and subtle maneuvering for victory.
The first of our games based upon History Channel’s hit TV show, Vikings, will be available. Powered by The Duke, the Jarl: The Vikings Tile-laying Game brings all the brilliant game play in The Duke to a new stand-alone game with all new tiles and a few new movement icons.
WRATH OF DRAGONS
Take on the mantle of a most powerful dragon. Awaken each century, terrifying and rapacious. Lay waste to settlements and cities. Burn crops… Consume flocks… Hoard treasure…
And pass into legend as the greatest dragon of any age!
We’ve got an early release for our new, unique ‘Resource Destruction’ game in Wrath of Dragons. Come play a dragon as it pillages and plunders across the landscape, stealing gold, livestock, nobles and crushing human’s that dare raise settlements in your lands. Whoever hoards the most after six centuries wins!
Shadowrun: Crossfire is a deck-building game in one of the most popular game settings of all time!
Crossing cyberpunk with fantasy and plunging players into a world dominated by ruthless megacorps, Crossfire gives players a chance to dive into the shadows to see if they can survive.
Shadowrun Crossfire: Base Game
Shadowrun: Crossfire is a deck-building game set in one of the most popular game settings of all time. Crossing cyberpunk with fantasy and plunging players into a world dominated by ruthless megacorporations, Crossfire gives players the chance to dive into the world’s shadows and see if they can survive. Players’ imagination and ideas aren’t limited, so the characters they use in Shadowrun: Crossfire shouldn’t be limited either.
I had the chance to play this at Origins 2013, while they were still working out the kinks. In fact we even used proxies. I was very impressed in the earliest stages of development. I can’t wait to see what they have done.
First I’m sorry this took so long, but I had a lot of unforeseen problems after Origins that prevented me from taking the time to break this down into three parts. For example flooding put our internet provider under water, that makes the whole social media thing pretty difficult. There were other weather problems but no access to the internet was the worst. But Randall and I did talk at Origins game Fair about nearly everything Catalyst related. Since Randall had so much to say it was necessary to break it into smaller segments.
- Sprawl Gangers
- Battletech and SR box sets
- Valiant, The Duke, and Hostile Takeover
Part one is about the current trends with Sprawl Gangers. The Skirmish Game that takes place in the Shadowrun Universe. We do chat about Valiant briefly but we come back to it later.
We have a new electronic release for you today! Bullets & Bandages (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG), 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 Editionplayers and those using Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition. Here’s the full description:
Sew ’Em Up, Ride ’Em Out
The only reason shadowrunners have scars to show off during their downtime is that when they got hit, someone had the guts, the skill, and the speed to pull them out of whatever drekstorm they’d gotten themselves into. Maybe it was a DocWagon High Threat Response team who rode in to save the day, or maybe a teammate who’d picked up some handy medical skills in the course of their career in the shadows patched them up enough to keep them moving. Either way, having someone who can pull your hoop out of the fire is handy in any situation. Make sure you thank them and buy ’em a drink—assuming, of course, they made it out with you.
View the rest at Catalyst Game Labs.
I had the opportunity to chat with Jason Hardy while at Con on the Cob. We talked about Shadowrun of course. We specifically hit on some of these; Evolution of game mechanics (light), An archetype book, Ares Corporation, Splintered State, Intro box set, Sprawl Gangers, and Crossfire.
You can check out everything you need on Shadowrun at Catalyst Game Labs.