Shadowrun, Sixth World PDF and Pre-Order Are Here!

August 26, 2019
The latest edition of Shadowrun is now available to everyone! With faster, streamlined gameplay and new twists on the rules, it offers a different way to dive into the shadows while still providing tons of gameplay options and the large handfuls of D6s that have always been a part of Shadowrun. You can buy the PDF and pre-order the print …

Shadowrun, Sixth World PDF Release Coming Soon!

August 24, 2019
We told you recently that we were working on all the moving parts needed to get the PDF of Shadowrun, Sixth World released, and that work has happened! That means the release of SR6 in PDF form will happen on Monday, August 26. Pre-orders will also start then at Look for a more detailed announcement on Monday!

Shadowrun, Sixth World Release

August 16, 2019
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the release date for Shadowrun, Sixth World, which is great! We love the enthusiasm! We had been working toward an August release date, but the printing and shipping process did not move forward quickly enough to allow that to happen. The full print run is currently on a ship, moving across the …

The Matrix in SR6

July 17, 2019
By Robert Volbrecht and Michael Messmer Revising the Matrix was a top priority for us, with the central goal of making it more intuitive as well as more fun to play. That means we took a machete to the old system cut down of the things that we felt slowed it down too much. That means no more marks, master-slave …

Combat Creation with Shadowrun Writer Scott Schletz

July 10, 2019
By Scott Schletz, Shadowrun writer Roll initiative! Those words bring both joy and dread to everyone to ever sit at a Shadowrun game. Death could be a few rolls away, but the money is always on the other side of the action. To reflect that, we needed a system to make that action flow smoothly. We wanted quick and light, …

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 …