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Some people are moving into new spots over in the Catalyst Game Labs offices. They have named John Helfers will move into the role of Executive Editor. Meanwhile, Ray Arrastia has been promoted to full BattleTech Line Developer. And a line that we've not heard from in a while is getting a bump as well with Bryn Bills taking over as Line Developer for Leviathans, which will have a Kickstarter relaunch in the summer of 2020.

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If you didn't see the stories earlier (and you've been living under a rock), Gen Con is this week. The whole gaming world is converging on the ICC, and that includes Catalyst Game Labs. They'll be here with the new Shadowrun 6th Edition and a whole bunch of extras. Like what? Like see below.

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You know what that sound means. We have Giant Robot Alert! In-particular, we have giant robots that tug at my heartstrings. Catalyst Game Labs is running their BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter.
Clan Ghost Bear Forever!

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Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert! (someday I want to turn that into a T-shirt) Anyway, today we've got some more giant robots to show off, and they're rather nostalgic robots for me, in-particular, since we're headed to the world of BattleTech and Mechwarrior. Catalyst Game Labs is showing off the contents of the upcoming Clan Invasion box, headed to Kickstarter next week.

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Shadowrun is a sci-fi setting unlike many others. It's not all hacking and lasers and cybernetic parts. It's also elves and dragons and magic. With a new edition of the game coming up, people are wondering how that magic system will work. Well, you're in luck, as that's just what Catalyst is showing off in this preview.

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Giant robot alert again! Giant robot alert again! This time around, it's Catalyst Game Labs and Battletech. While their Kickstarter campaign might be getting underway in a couple days, that doesn't mean that you have to wait for the campaign to end and shipping to occur before you get some new Mechwarrior gear. They've post up their July products and corresponding street dates for you.

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The new edition of Shadowrun is coming out soon. Very soon. And Catalyst Game Labs wants you to see what's coming. They've posted up a character dossier for you to check out. It's for Emu, the human rigger (I don't think she's actually an emu named Juarez. No word on if they are or are not an ---hole).

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<whoop! whoop! whoop!> Giant robot alert! We have giant robot alert!

And it's hitting me in my nostalgia centers, because it involves some of the first giant robots I ever really got involved with (after Transformers). Mechwarrior 2 was my jam back in the day. Though I never did get into BattleTech, it's always had that spot in my heart. Well, this July, BattleTech: Clan Invasion is coming to Kickstarter. And looking at the minis that'll be part of it, I know where some of my money will be going this summer.

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Catalyst Game Labs is working on a whole host of new books for BattleTech. They want to show off their hard work, so they've posted up pages from some of the upcoming books, Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition as well as House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition. If you want, head on over and take a peek.

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the Sixth World is getting a shake-up with a sixth edition of Shadowrun. The classic sci-fi RPG of mixing fantasy worlds with the rust-tech of cyberpunk will be making its way to you later this year. But what's changing? Catalyst Game Labs has posted up a quick Q&A session with game designer Jason Hardy. Have yourselves a look.

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Ogre brutes with cybernetic implants. Hacker elves with digital sockets in their head. Dragons. Shadowrun's a setting different from most. In this preview, we get a look at what's happening in the 6th World in the upcoming 6th edition of the game.

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Catalyst Game Labs turned a lot of heads the other day when they announced that Shadowrun was getting a new edition. Now, they're giving us a look at what everyone can expect from this new, 6th edition of the game. They've posted up a preview of the different sourcebooks and game aids that they'll be coming out with, along with their street month, in support of this new version.

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Catalyst Game Labs has announced that they're coming out with a new edition of Shadowrun. It's the Sixth Age and they're coming up to the Sixth Edition of the game. The planned release is this summer, with a new beginner box helping to usher the way into the world of high-tech samurai and hacker ogres.

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If you want to get your hands on something nice, the folks over at Catalyst Game Labs have posted limited edition dice sets, a special pin, and Shadowrun sourcebooks over in their webshop. There's quite a lot, so go check 'em out.

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Happy Friday Eve, everyobody. Also, I realize that it's now spring. A new season is upon us. My week is still extremely busy and just racing by, so let's get you some terrain before we race into the weekend.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Prepainted Terrain From Manorhouse Workshop, Endor Defense Map for Imperial Assault Announced, New Sci-Fi Battlemat Books Available From Loke Battlemats, and New Map Packs and Battlemat Available For Battletech.

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One thing about BattleTech is that you need record sheets to keep track of what your Mech has, as well as how much damage it's taken, and all that fun kinda stuff. Catalyst has released a new set of record sheets to keep track of that for mechs based during the Succession Wars. Along with that, there's a reprint of the BattleMech Manual for you who've been wanting to get a copy of that.

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Catalyst Game Labs is celebrating 35 years of BattleTech with a set of new releases. There's the new Beginner's Box, as well as a new full box set for you to check out. Along with that, they've got all sorts of apparel to show off as well. For me, it should be no surprise, but Clan Ghost Bear forever!

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My, how the time flies. can you really believe that it's already been 35 years since Battletech got started? How about 30 years for Shadowrun? Catalyst Game Labs has noticed, and they've got lots planned for those games' anniversaries this year.

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The folks over at Catalyst Game Labs have been working hard on a whole bunch of new releases. Some are available now, but even the ones that are a little ways off, they want to make sure you know they're coming. There's new Dungeons & Dragons releases, new Shadowrun releases, and some updates about restocks.

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If you're nostalgic for those Super Nintendo-era RPGs, you know, those 16-bit games where you run around on grassy fields, chopping down bushes for gems, taking out roaming monsters, and searching for treasure chests, then this game is for you. Catalyst Game Labs is running a Kickstarter for Super Camelot. Who will get the Holy Grail in the end?

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It's Gen Con Eve. Yeah, the show officially starts tomorrow. Hard to imagine, really. You spend all year waiting for it, and then it's here and it's almost like, "... whoah, already?" Catalyst Game Labs will be in attendance, and while it's been a while since we've heard much from them, that doesn't mean that they haven't been busy little bees. Check out what they'll have in store for the show.
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Man, been a while since we've heard from Randal and the others over at Catalyst Game Labs. What've they been up to? Well, they've been prepping for their Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter. Head into the world of ogre hackers, dragons, and other cyber-fantasy creatures in this new competitive worker-placement game.
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Ah, Saturday. The start of the weekend. For many of us here in the states, though, it's an hour shorter. To be honest, I already went ahead and moved my clocks ahead an hour. It's not like I've got anything other than this scheduled for the day. I mean, It's Saturday!
But I also need to get you these reviews.

Today we have: Dead Throne, Draconis Invasion, 7 Ghosts, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Secret Unknown Stuff: Escape from Dulce, Flip and Find’s Diner, Welcome to Centerville, Master of Orion: Conquest, Codenames: Duet, Portal of Heroes, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, and Felicity.

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Hello, Saturday. How are you? I'm alright. Still a little sick. Bit of a lingering cough, but I'm working through it. So no gaming will be had by me today (I'm actually just contemplating a nap). But I hope that your Saturday is a bit more exciting than what I've got going on.
At the very least, though, before I take another shot of medicine and go lay down, I gotta make sure you get those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week we have: Museum Heist, Race for the Galaxy iOS Expansions, Battle for Rokugan, Yogi, The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Expansion, Bubblee Pop, XCOM: Evolution Expansion, Dicetopia, Hot Shots, NewSpeak, Dragonfire, Codenames: Duet, Outpost Siberia, and Mage Wars Academy Warlord and Forcemaster Expansions.

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Saturday and I have all the baking to do. Baking for friends. Baking for coworkers. Baking for friends that are coworkers. Baking for coworkers that are friends.
I mean, I bought 4 pounds of unsalted butter. I'm going to be busy today.
But before I get up to my elbows in cookie dough, I need to type up those review articles I know you all so desperately desire.

Today we have: Arena Rex, Seikatsu, New York Slice, Dragonfire, Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn, Macroscope, Kingdomino, and 1750: Britain vs. France.

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