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Catalyst Game Labs Previews BattleTech: Clan Invasion Box

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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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Catalyst Previews Magic in Shadowrun 6th Edition

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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Catalyst Game Labs Posts July Release Dates

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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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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Shadowrun 6th Edition Character Dossier

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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BattleTech: Clan Invasion Coming to Kickstarter July 17

<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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Battletech Previews Alpha Strike: Commander’s Edition and House Arano: The Aurigan Coalition

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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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Shadowrun 6th Edition Q&A

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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Catalyst Game Labs Previews Shadowrun 6th Edition Releases

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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Thursday Terrain Corner

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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Record Sheets: Succession Wars and BattleMech Manual Reprint Now Available

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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New BattleTech Releases Available From Catalyst Game Labs

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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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Winter Street Dates

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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Catalyst Game Labs Running Super Camelot Kickstarter

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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Catalyst Game Labs Posts Gen Con Preview

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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Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops Boardgame Kickstarter Launched by Catalyst Game Labs

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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Review Roundup

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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Review Roundup

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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Review Roundup

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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Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire Dungeons & Dragons Deck-building Game Now Available

Sometimes you want to get your D&D on and your group's not there. Maybe you're waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren't able to get everyone together. Maybe it's not your regular gaming day. Whatever the reason, you want your D&D and you want it now! But how to get that experience without your regular group? Perhaps Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire could scratch that itch. It's the new Dungeons & Dragons deck-building game from Catalyst Game Labs, and it's available now.

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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today's a travel day for me. Then we'll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It's impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There's just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if "The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming" is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here's the last galleries from the show. I hope you like 'em.

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