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Seattle Sprawl Digital Box Available

Seattle has always been the quintessential Shadowrun setting, and were excited to bring you the first ever box rendition of the Seattle Sprawl (Battleshop, DriveThruRPG)!

And as it’s noted at the bottom, once the print pre-order goes live in a few weeks, if you purchased this digital box, then you’ll receive an email giving you $10 off that preorder!

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    It’s the shadowrunning capital of the world for a reason. Seattle offers an unparalleled intersection of corporate, political, and criminal powers. This is where icons are made—like the Ancients, the Halloweeners, the Finnigan Crime Family, the Skraacha, Dante’s Inferno, Renraku Arcology, the Big Rhino, and the Alabaster Maiden. And this is where runners like Dodger, Sally Tsung, Dirk Montgomery, Jake Armitage, Twist, Kellan Colt, and James Kincaid made their names, sometimes made their fortunes, and occasionally experienced horrible losses. This is where you go to test your mettle. This is how you show you’re at the top of the heap.

    A sprawl this big can’t be contained in a single book, so we made a box. Inside you’ll find:

  • Emerald Shadows, a book outlining the geography of the sprawl and the notable powers and locations in each district;
  • Ruling the Queen City, a deeper examination of the power and history of Seattle, including a look at the people who rule over the city—and the people who control them;
  • Tangled Threads, holding plot hooks and adventures to help launch or continue your Seattle-based game;
  • Character cards, fully statted out cards of Seattle denizens that can be used as easy-reference NPCs of even pre-generated PCs;
  • Modular map cards, a deck of cards showing maps of different types of rooms that can be combined into a never-ender variety of buildings;
  • Gang reference card, providing a quick listing of gangs of the sprawl, their colors, and where they operate;
  • And a poster-sized map of Seattle like Shadowrun has never seen before.
  • All this will bring the sprawl to life while making it easier for players and gamemasters to dive into the shadowy depths that make Seattle legendary—and see if they can keep their head above water.

    Seattle Sprawl is for use with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.

    SAVE $10: When you buy this digital box set, you’ll get a code giving you $10 off the preorder of the physical version of the box set once that goes live. Be sure to turn on your email notifications!

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SHADOWRUN & BATTLETECH LEGENDS FICTION RETURNS

From the moment Decision at Thunder Rift published in 1986 for BattleTech and Into The Shadows published in 1990 for Shadowrun, novels became an integral part of each universe. Unfolding a living arrow of time where the universe changed and progressed, while also presenting different sides of each story: all the shades of grey.

Over one hundred and thirty novels published across two decades for these two phenomenal settings, with well over two million copies of BattleTech novels alone having been sold worldwide in over ten different languages: BattleTech is one of the largest, longest-running science fiction universes. In some countries, they have outsold prominent licensed literary properties such as Star Trek and Star Wars.

Now, after many years of work by Topps Company, Inc., Loren Coleman and the dozens and dozens of authors who contributed their skills to the skein of amazing stories woven through BattleTech and Shadowrun, we’re ecstatic to announce the return of these Legends as we begin rolling them out in epub, available across a wide spectrum of digital venues:

The first releases, available right now, are:
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  • Never Deal With a Dragon: Secrets of Power #1 (Robert Charrette): $0.99
  • Choose Your Enemy Carefully: Secrets of Power #2 (Robert Charrette): $2.99
  • Find your Own Truth: Secrets of Power #3 (Robert Charrette): $4.99
  • Order from: BattleCorps, DriveThruFiction, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo (some sites may take some time to propagate appropriately). [We’ve a Legends (E-Pub Fiction) page where all of these will be posted for ease of review.]

    Also, don’t forget that Shadowrun has over a half-dozen, brand new print novels, with more action on the way!

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    BATTLETECH

  • Wolves on the Border (Robert Charrette): $0.99
  • Wolf Pack (Robert Charrette): $2.99
  • Highlander Gambit (Blaine Lee Pardoe): $4.99
  • Main Event (Jim Long): $4.99
  • Double Blind (Loren Coleman): $4.99
  • Binding Force (Loren Coleman): $4.99
  • Order from: BattleCorps, DriveThruFiction, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo (some sites may take some time to propagate appropriately). [We’ve a Legends (E-Pub Fiction) page where all of these will be posted for ease of review.]

    To celebrate the return of these Legends several epubs for each line have newly commissioned covers; the remaining book covers will be a combination of new and pulled from the archives.

    Additionally, this is obviously just the tip of the iceberg. On a regular schedule we’ll be rolling out the entire Shadowrun and BattleTech Legends!

    The first two epubs for each universe include a fantastic introductory price. It’s never been a better time to return to these brilliant novels, or dive in for the first time. Spread the word!

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    BATTLETECH: EMBERS OF WAR PRINT PRE-ORDER/EPUB AVAILABLE
    Last year we announced the return of BattleTech print fiction in Embers of War and it was available in a limited printing for Gen Con 2015. The release of this book was pushed back for a variety of reasons, including creating a new co-branding for the cover design, as well as coordinating with the return of the Legends.

    The time is now to grab your epub copy, as well as preorder your print copy of Embers of War, the first new, novel-length print BattleTech fiction in seven years!

      For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract.

      But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied Mercenary Command itself, land on Hall. They believe the Tigers’ employer to be league with the Word of Blake, a shadowy interstellar organization that worships technology, and which has been building its own empire among the worlds around Terra.

      The Tigers want nothing of this battle, but war rages across the Inner Sphere. The hard-fought cease-fire cannot last, even on Hall, and when every faction is embittered and fueled by fervor, peace has no chance at all.

      As a new conflict erupts, will the Stealthy Tigers’ BattleMechs be enough to save them? Or will the looming threat of renewed war engulf them in its fiery embrace?

    Order from: BattleCorp or DriveThruFiction.

    Or Pre-Order the Epub/Print combo from BattleCorps.com

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    Order The Shadowrun Beginner Box & Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware Now!

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    The Shadowrun Beginner Box Set is the first-ever introductory box set for one of the most enduring and popular role-playing settings in history. The box provide hours of excitement and adventure on the mean streets of the Sixth World, giving players to chance to inhabit enthralling characters and show the world what they’ve got.

    With pre-generated characters, a simplified ruleset, a ready-to-run adventure, a solo adventure for one character, adventure hooks, and non-player characters to throw into any situation, the Beginner Box Set has everything players need to dive into the fantasy-infused cyberpunk of Shadowrun. Including, of course, a handful of six-sided dice. Players can take on the role of a powerful street samurai, a spell-slinging shaman, a charismatic troll, and more as they struggle against the mighty powers of the world and look for ways to survive—or even thrive.

    With details on the backstory and history that made the setting a legend, the Shadowrun Beginner Box Set is a complete tool for players looking to launch on new and extraordinary adventures. The nuyen and the glory are yours for the grabbing. Go get ’em!

    Shadowrun Beginner Box Set (Buy From BattleShop)

    Don’t forget, if you purchase the Shadowrun Digitals Tool Box, there’s a PDF contained in the files with a code for $5 off the print order!

    If you already purchased the Shadowrun Digital Tools Box, we just uploaded corrected files (if you’ve not already received your email update, you will be shortly), so don’t forget to grab your code!

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    SCAN THIS, CHUMMERS

    • Have you tackled the Beginner Box Set and are ready to move up in the Sixth World?
    • Are you a game master easy to give Shadowrun a shot, and you want a few extra tools at your disposal from the first toss of your dice?
    • Do you play Shadowrun now, and are you looking for a set of tools that’ll allow you to easily introduce new gamers to your favorite RPG at your local game store or hangout?

    Say yes to any of this? Then Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware is the box set for you.

    Designed as the perfect stepping-stone between the Shadowrun Beginner Box Set and Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, this box can fill a number of roles. Whether you’re looking for more adventures and options to move beyond the Beginner Box Set, laying the groundwork for your gaming group to move fully onto Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, or providing adventures, maps, and other tools to use in conjunction with the core rulebook, you’ll find this kit invaluable.

    Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware contains:

    • Fully detailed character booklets with statistics, background information, preferred tactics, and a solo adventure for each character;
    • Rules of the Street, a rulebook with spells, guns, combat options, and everything that makes Shadowrun great;
    • Plots and Paydata, a book with a collection of fully detailed adventures, a trove of non-player characters, and hooks for future adventures;
    • Eight double-sided maps to help players and gamemasters track the action;
    • A handful of six-sided dice;
    • And more tools to make playing and running the game easier!

    Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware (Buy From BattleShop)

    Don’t forget, if you purchase the Shadowrun Digital Tools Box, there’s a PDF contained in the files with a code for $10 off the print order!

    Or, if you order both the Beginner Box Set and Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware, there’s a code in the Shadowrun Digital Tools Box for $20 off the print order!

    Once again, if you already purchased the Shadowrun Digital Tools Box, we just uploaded corrected files (if you’ve not already received your email update, you will be shortly), so don’t forget to grab your codes!

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    Runners Gone Wild!

    So apparently there’s this little game that Catalyst Game Labs released last week. It’s pretty small, so you may not have heard of it. Shadowrun, Fifth Edition? Oh, so you have heard of it! Excellent. I’m a big fan myself. So anyway, along with SR5 there was another product called Sprawl Wilds that was released and it has a lot of people asking “What is this?” Since I worked on the product and helped develop it, I figured I’d drop a little chip-truth on ya and tell you what’s what.

    Shadowrun: Sprawl Wilds

    Sprawl Wilds is a collection of adventures written for the Shadowrun Missions Living Campaign back in 2010 for the summer gaming conventions. These adventures were only available at Origins, Gen Con, Dragon*Con, and a handful of smaller conventions. We always planned to release these after convention season was over, but we all got busy with other things (because chummer, there are always a pile of other things to work on, lemme tell you!) and these fell by the wayside. Once we finally realized that we were never going to have the time to go back and clean up and get these old Missions ready to be released, we brought in some extra help in the form of Robert McKittrick to finish off the adventures and make them all nice and shiny so we could release them to the public at large.

    Now, we had two other problems. The first was that one of the adventures slated for Sprawl Wilds was CMP 2010-02: Copycat Killer, which some of you may recognize because that adventure is a prequel to one of our Season 4 adventures, and was released bundled with SRM 04-05: On a Silver Platter. So one of the four adventures planned for this book had already been used! We decided to make lemons out of lemonade, and Rob sat down and worked up a new adventure called Carbon Copy which serves as a sequel to both the original Copycat Killer and On a Silver Platter. The story of the Mayan Cutter lives on!

    The second problem was that we were about to release Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and the adventures were all written for Shadowrun, Twentieth Anniversary Edition. So Rob and a few others put their heads together and dual-statted the book top to bottom with both SR4A and SR5 stats! So now the book is playable regardless of which edition you are playing—no home brewing needed!

    So what’s in the book? Four adventures that will kick you in the hoop, that’s what. We start off with Manhunt by Ando Muneno, which tasks the runners with delving deep into the wilder parts of the Barrens and help out an ex-Lone Star cop who’s gotten himself into some paracritter trouble. Then we find that yet again the Mayan Cutter is back, like a killer from a 1980’s slasher flick in Carbon Copy by Robert McKittrick and myself. From there, we head into the Ork Underground where a meet goes horribly wrong in Ashes, another adventure by Ando Muneno. And finally we get an adventure a lot of fans have requested as the runners have to transport a vaccine to a town beset by a killer virus in Humanitarian Aid by Alan Vuchichevich, a prequel adventure to SRM 04-10: Romero & Juliet.

    These Missions can be played as part of Shadowrun Missions Season 4 using SR4A or as prep for Season 5 under SR5. Or you can simply use these as one-off adventures for your home game, or as a mini-campaign to take your players into the wilder areas of the Seattle Sprawl.

    Good luck chummers. The Urban chaos of the Sprawl is a deadly place, so you’re gonna need it!

    Steven “Bull” Ratkovich
    Shadowrun Missions Developer

    Get Sprawl Wilds at the BattleShop or DriveThruRPG now!

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