Magic in SR6

July 3, 2019
From Jason Hardy, Shadowrun Line Developer: Gen Con, as people insist on reminding me, is four weeks away, and that’s where the Shadowrun, Sixth World core rulebook will first be released into the wild. To build up to that, we’re going to spend the next few weeks talking about different aspects of the that book, including combat, Matrix, and the …

New Shadowrun Beginner Box Dossier and Release Info!

June 26, 2019
Do you have the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box Set? Do you want a preview at how characters in that ruleset will look? Do you just want free Shadowrun stuff? There’s no wrong reason to download the character dossier for Emu, the human rigger! It’s now available! And it’s a great time to get Beginner Box material out, because the …

Recap: Shadowrun at Origins 2019

June 19, 2019
Convention weeks are exhausting, but also a good reminder why we love them. Origins and Gen Con are often the first time I get to see physical copies of Shadowrun stuff, and it’s always exciting to open boxes—it’s Christmas in June! I had already seen a physical copy of the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box, but this show gave me …

Shadowrun, Sixth World to Debut at Origins Game Fair

June 12, 2019
Origins Game Fair is almost here, and with it comes the worldwide premiere of Shadowrun, Sixth World! Kicking off on Thursday, June 13 and running through Sunday, June 16, Origins is your first chance to get your hands on the new Shadowrun, Sixth World box set. Those at the convention also have the first opportunity to try out the new …

Creating Shadowrun Fiction for the Sixth World Game Edition

June 5, 2019
or, Meet your Editor, Mr. Johnson By John Helfers I’ve been editing fiction for Catalyst Game Labs for several years now, and I like to think I’m pretty decent at it. But even though I’ve commissioned dozens of stories and novels, some projects still require a bit more of a hands-on approach due to their unique nature. And along with …

Q&A with Shadowrun Line Developer Jason Hardy

May 29, 2019
Welcome to this week’s Shadowrun, Sixth World update! For this week’s post, we’ve scoured various internet outposts to find some common questions about Sixth World, and asked Jason Hardy, Shadowrun line developer, to answer. Is Sixth World an attempt to simply fix the problems that some saw in Fifth Edition, or is it more of a ground-up re-envisioning of the …

Shadowrun, Sixth World Setting Overview

May 22, 2019
While last week’s post focused on the rules of Shadowrun, Sixth World, today I want to talk about the game’s Sixth World setting, which is a key element of its success. It’s not just the unholy hybrid of fantasy and cyberpunk that make it compelling, but also the way the ongoing storyline has evolved over the years. With dragons, spirits, …

Shadowrun, Sixth World Developer Overview

May 15, 2019
From Jason Hardy, Shadowrun Line Developer: Shadowrun, Sixth World is coming soon! Wait, Shadowrun, Sixth World isn’t out yet? But I’ve been thinking about it for years! Playing it for more than a year! How are other people not playing it? Development time can be so disorienting. There was a time—six years ago, to be specific—when I threatened physical violence …

Preview the Lineup of Shadowrun, Sixth Edition Rulebooks, Sourcebooks and Game Aids!

May 8, 2019
Hot on the heels of our announcement launching Shadowrun, Sixth Edition, it’s time to take a closer look at the blistering fusillade of action-packed books, games, and swag that will shake the Sixth World! (Click on the images to view a larger version.) DEEPER INTO THE SHADOWS Don’t forget, we’ve released numerous 30th Anniversary items on our website, from hoodies, to t-shirts, to lapel pins, deluxe …

SHADOWRUN: SIXTH WORLD, An All-New Edition of Cyberpunk Fantasy

May 1, 2019
Catalyst Game Labs proudly announces the sixth edition of the Shadowrun roleplaying game, Shadowrun, Sixth World, debuting this summer. Are you ready to risk everything? The Sixth World. One of the most enduring RPG settings ever created, with shadows growing deeper and darker in its latest edition. Dominated by enormous, world-striding megacorporations strangling metahumanity in their clutches, by 2080 most of …