New Shadowrun adventure out for PDF purchase, print pre-order!

It took a while, but the third adventure in the Boardroom Backstabs series, entitled The Battle of Manhattan, is now available for print-pre-order and PDF purchase (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG)! It can be part of a corporate-themed campaign, but it also stands alone as its own adventure. It’s a wild ride, with in-flight shenanigans, on-the-ground rolling combat, and more! Shadowrun teams will need to keep their wits about them and use every skill at their disposal to get through this one, but there’s plenty of fun and nuyen waiting for them if they can hold on. And it’s dual-statted, meaning it can be used by players of Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition. To whet your appetite a little more, here’s the book’s back-cover copy:

Marching Orders

TO: Willing recruits

FROM: The people who can pay you

Come to Manhattan. We will pay.

We won’t bother with appeals to patriotism, or to your best instincts, or to anything the least bit noble. Come to Manhattan because there is a fight breaking out. Fighting is what you are paid for. Fighting is what you were born for. Come because there is money to be made.

You don’t need to pick a side. Sides shift, sides change. In the end, the only consistent thing is that you are the only one you can count on. You fight for yourself. That is something you should be used to. That is how you live.

Come to Manhattan because the corporations are spoiling for a fight. Most of the time, we’re good at keeping our spats clean and civilized. We lie, we cheat, we steal, but we do not engage in anything as vulgar as open street fighting. Sometimes, though, we can’t help ourselves. Sometimes, the tension gets to be too much, and it breaks, and it bursts into the open.

That time is coming.

Bring your skills, bring your wits, and definitely bring your guns. You’ll need everything you got. We are anxious to take advantage of what you have.

Come to Manhattan. We’re waiting for you.

Battle of Manhattan is the third in the Boardroom Backstabs series of adventures for use with Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition and Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.

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Shadows in Focus: Cheyenne now on sale! And oh, hey, Run Faster!

New Shadowrun PDF goodness awaits! Back in January we announced the new Shadows in Focus PDF series, where we pick a spot and use several PDF books to give it a detailed scrutiny. First up was the already-released Sioux Nation book, and now we have the next in the series–Cheyenne (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG)! Here’s what it’s got:

The Minefield of Opportunity

The number of ways you can step wrong in Cheyenne are higher than a lot of shadowrunners can count. There are political, ethnic, tribal, and racial divides, and stepping on the wrong side of them can not only end your job prospects, but it can put you in a hastily dug hole in the ground. Move quickly and be agile, though, and you can slip through the snares that trip up lesser runners, accumulating the street rep and nuyen that will put you at the top of the runner heap.

Cheyenne is the second book in the Shadows in Focus: Sioux Nation series, providing details about a Sixth World location steeped in tradition, conflict, and both technological and Awakened dangers. With location details, information on power players, and more, Cheyenne will help flesh out the Shadowrun setting for players and build adventures and campaigns for gamemasters.

Cheyenne is for use with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.

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And while we’re talking Shadowrun, which we almost always are, remember that tomorrow, February 18th, is the street date for Run Faster–both in standard and limited editions–and the adventure compilation London Falling!

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Catalyst February Shadowrun Street Dates

The following products have a Street Date of FEBRUARY 18, 2015:

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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 for characters, including hobgoblins, giants, centaurs, and sasquatch; acquire new qualities, such as Disgraced, Hawk Eye, and Lightning Reflexes; and, if you dare, dabble with the dangerous and deadly Infected.

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Run Faster also has advice on fleshing out characters of different metatypes, expanded contact and lifestyle rules, and alternate character creation methods to help ensure that players can build exactly the character they want.

All these options make Run Faster a crucial companion to players who want to get the most out of their Shadowrun, Fifth Edition core rulebook.

Shadowrun Run Faster, Limited Edition ($74.99)
Run Faster Limited Edition book includes a bonded red leather cover with gold foil stamp and a de-bossed graphic.

Shadowrun: London Falling
London Falling ($19.99)
London—where the thick fog (sounds nicer than smog, doesn’t it) makes for some truly deep shadows. Every crooked street, every cramped building holds a secret or two, as well as a person or two who will go to great lengths to ensure those secrets are kept. There is, for instance, the dark secret of a minor noble who has not been seen in Parliament in months. And the researcher who has a startlingly large amount of people interested in his work. The courier who carries one secret in his head and another in his gut. And an explosive secret that has been festering in the West End Underplex for years or even decades.

Skilled runners have the chance to uncover these secrets and more, but they’d better be ready for the forces of the world that would prefer to keep things covered up. They are tenacious, dangerous, and, perhaps most surprising for England, not at all polite.

London Falling features four adventures for Shadowrun set in London. Initially designed especially for gaming conventions, these adventures are now available to all players who want to dive in and see if they can survive the challenges of the Big Smoke. London Falling has stats that allow it to be compatible for both Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition.

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Shadowrun: Crossfire Mission contest voting now open!

A few months ago we announced a contest for fans to design their own mission for Shadowrun: Crossfire. We received some intriguing submissions, and the time has come for fans to vote both on the Fan Favorite mission and on the Wildest Ride! Votes can be submitted at a forum thread posted for that purpose, or they can be e-mailed to randall@catalystgamelabs.com. So get voting, and good luck to all the designers!

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