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Now Available – Shadowrun Sixth World Activity Book in PDF

Hotly anticipated by Shadowrunners of all stripes and beleaguered parents everywhere, we’re proud to release the Shadowrun Activity Book as a pay-what-you-wish PDF ( CGL Webstore // DTRPG)

The book will be available in print-on-demand hard copy in the near future; it’s winding its way through the POD process now.

This 56-page coloring and activity book will provide hours of fun, showcasing art from Shadowrun Sixth World products.  

Draw, Chummer!

And color. And do puzzles. And bask in the wonders of the mighty Sixth World dystopia! If you need something to pass the time, if you’re feeling a little isolated, or if you just want to soak in the Shadowrun setting for a while, this activity book is for you! It has tons of classic black-and-white art you can bring to glorious, colorful life, word searches, a crossword, and a bunch of other puzzles. Pay whatever you want for the PDF, then dive in and pass the time!

The Sixth World Activity Book is for anyone who wants to pass sometime in one of the greatest fictional settings of all time—whether you’re a long-time veteran or just getting your first taste!

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Catalyst Game Labs Offers Support, Discounts During COVID-19 Pandemic

Greetings,

The entire world is struggling with the ramifications of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Family and friends who may be sick. Struggling businesses. Self-isolation.  On behalf of everyone at Catalyst Game Labs, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the outbreak.

As a virtual company Catalyst continues to operate fairly normally. We have game lines requiring our ongoing attention, and at some point (we assume) life will return to something approaching normal. Still, we encourage our employees and our fans out there to practice extreme safety measures. Follow the ongoing advice of health care professionals. Try to socially distance yourselves as much as is practical.

We understand that gamers are social creatures, so this will be hard for us; dealing with the closing of our favorite conventions and our local game stores who may also be self-isolating. Everyone at Catalyst is saddened that we may miss seeing so many friends this year.

At this time, we are anticipating and preparing for a delay of several weeks to the production, shipment, and distribution of our products, for regular release and for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter. We are exploring alternative options to mitigate delays, including domestic U.S. printing. We will keep you updated as we learn more from our production and shipping vendors.

While there may not be much we can do from a health care perspective, Catalyst will be offering a 20% discount store-wide on our online store, with an additional 20% discount on non-BattleTech, non-Shadowrun products, for the next month to encourage our fans to stay home. Catch up on the latest BattleTech novel. Complete your Shadowrun RPG collection. If your family is healthy, maybe try a new boardgame.

(Note: the 20% discount for non-BattleTech, non-Shadowrun products is shown in the store listings; the blanket 20% discount will be applied to all items once they’re in your cart.)

If our FLGS friends have any ideas on how we can help them in this trying time, reach out to us and let us know.

It doesn’t feel like much, but they say every little bit helps.

Be safe, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the other side of this world tragedy.

Loren & Heather Coleman

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New Products On Sale: GM Screen, Cutting Black, Revised Core PDF

Hoi, chummers! We’ve got new Shadowrun, Sixth World products to keep you running hot during the coldest winter months, including the explosive new campaign sourcebook, Cutting Black.

Shadowrun, Sixth World Core Rulebook – Revised PDF (PDF only, $19.99)

This re-release of the Shadowrun, Sixth World Core Rulebook PDF includes all current errata. Bundled with this release is the form-fillable character sheet PDF, as well as the e-publication “Between a Corp and a Hard Place,” originally serialized in gaming trade publications.

Customers who previously purchased the PDF version of the Shadowrun, Sixth World core book will receive an updated version free of cost via the platform on which they originally purchased the PDF (CGL web store or DriveThruRPG).

Shadowrun, Sixth World GM Screen (Print only, $29.99) – Street date Jan. 22, 2020

Activate your Shadowrun table and experience a gamemaster screen unlike any other! Features include a large outward-facing pocket for the insertion of various scene inserts—included in the pack—to change up the players’ visual experience. A variety of interior card pockets allows the GM to quickly and easily track NPCs, and other reference cards. Finally, a series of Reputation trackers are built directly into the screen, enabling a runner team to track their heat from Ares to Aztechnology, and more, changing up the games as they play.

Cutting Black (Print+PDF, $44.99; PDF only, $22.99) – Street date Feb. 12, 2020

Total Dark

Voices scream in the darkness. Voices of the lost drift through the night. Their sound is despair, sorrow, and terror. The noise grinds at your soul, but only thing worse than listening to the chorus of pain is joining it.

The world is changing. Desperate times require desperate measures, and the ground beneath your feet will shake when those measures are meted out. Hold on, buckle up, and try to survive. Parts of the world are cutting to black—so keep your guard up, be prepared, and don’t let the dark consume you.

Cutting Black is a campaign book to help launch players and gamemasters into Shadowrun, Sixth World. With breaking news and world-shaking events, it provides material to carry players through months of games—if they can survive that long.

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Shadowrun Dice Roller App Now Available!

We’re excited to announce the release of a new mobile tool for Shadowrun—the Shadowrun Dice Roller!

This app, now available for iOS and Android, rolls up to forty D6s, since we all know Shadowrun needs plenty of them. And they’re not just any dice—there are currently seven different types, each with its own color, custom design on the 5s and 6s, and individual animation when you roll a hit or a one. Each one is themed to a classic Shadowrun archetype, so there are street samurai dice, hacker dice, face dice, mage dice, rigger dice, adept dice, and shaman dice!

You can roll dice one at a time, choose an amount to roll, create your own customized roll, or use one of the presets for common dice rolls (like primary attack, defense, spellcasting, hacking, and so on), making it easy for you to quickly throw the right amount of dice. The dice roller tallies hits and glitches automatically, and it also tells you the total amount rolled, in case you’re doing an initiative roll.

The app is filled top to bottom with cyberpunk flavor. From the appearance of the dice to the sound effects to the background wallpaper, the whole app is designed to convey a Shadowrun feel.

While the roller is specifically designed for Shadowrun, it can be used with any D6-based game. As long as you have your device nearby, you’ll always have enough dice to get a game going. So get the dice roller now, and get playing!

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