Catalyst Game Labs New BattleTech And Shadowrun Books In Development

Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce the following additional products are in development for release during the first and second quarters of 2011.

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New Dawn: Dawn of the Artifacts 4

One more artifact. One more chance for a big payday. One more run to distant lands and high seas, racing against time and the wealthy, ruthless powers who want the artifact for themselves. At the end of this, if you succeed, four powerful artifacts will be gathered together, and they will be poised to shake the world.

To finish the quest for the artifacts, runners will have to travel to Hong Kong, track down the mobile city of Karavan, penetrate the corp enclave of Neo-Tokyo, and survive an assault on the high seas. The final adventure in the Dawn of the Artifacts series, New Dawn brings the story of the gathering of the artifacts to a rollicking conclusion while setting the stage for the changes the Sixth World will experience once the true power of these artifacts is tapped and unleashed.

Spy Games

Listen to the whispers—they’re all over town. People have secrets, millions of secrets, and some of them are so explosive they could shift the balance of power in the Treaty City of Denver. Normally, the great dragon Ghostwalker’s tight grip would keep the city under control, but some of the whispers moving around town say that Ghostwalker hasn’t been himself lately. The powers of Denver are scrambling, the Treaty is about to be renegotiated, and information is the hottest commodity in town.

Spy Games brings Shadowrun players to the espionage-filled city of Denver, where secrets are bought and sold, and sometimes the price is paid in blood. Accessing these secrets may mean using cutting-edge surveillance gear or powerful magic, or it could mean turning back the clock and breaking out low-tech cloak-and-dagger approaches that the techheads of the world would never expect. Spy Games provides the setting information, gear statistics, NPC background, and game rules players need to dive into Sixth World spycraft.

Artifacts Unbound

Four artifacts have been found. Some of the most powerful people in the Sixth World have been after them, and many people have died in the globetrotting hunt to bring these objects together. Now that they have been recovered, their powers can be unleashed—or the artifacts can be scattered, lost again until another generation summons the courage and the knowledge to dredge them up.

Artifacts Unbound concludes the Dawn of the Artifacts campaign that makes gamemasters and players free to determine the events of the campaign. Filled with adventure seeds, basic setting information, and NPC statistics, Artifacts Unbound lets gamemasters select the elements that would work best in their campaign and design a thrilling story for their game. Easy to use and flexible, this book can be used with players who have gone through the entire Dawn of the Artifacts campaign, or with players just learning about the artifacts and their effect on the Sixth World.

A Fistful of Credsticks: Horizon Adventure One

Nothing’s as simple as it seems—any runner knows that. So what seems like a simple job guarding some precious cargo on the set of a trideo shoot is bound to get complicated. And it does—but are you ready to travel the full length of the long, twisted road ahead?

A Fistful of Credsticks begins a new series of adventures centered around the machinations of the Horizon Corporation. Runners will learn more about the dark side of Horizon, leading to future developments that could change the shape of the entire corporation. Runners that see this adventure to the finish will encounter trideo makers, music celebrities, showbiz leeches, some gang members bent on fame, and a very peculiar corporate experiment.

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Historical: Reunification War

In 2570, the six Great Houses of the Inner Sphere united to create the Star League, promising to bring an end to the generations of warfare that engulfed the worlds mankind now called home. Shortly thereafter, to seal their alliance, they turned against the various independent realms of the Periphery. Over the next twenty years, the so-called Reunification War would rage, claiming more lives than the savagery of the Age of War before it, all to realize House Cameron’s dream of a united humanity—at any cost

Historical: Reunification War describes the first grand military campaign of the newborn Star League against the collected realms of the Periphery. Covering each of the four major campaign theaters in detail, this book provides a hard look at the formative years of the first Star League, and the fateful decisions that led them to usher in a new Golden Age for mankind by unleashing their armies against its most far-flung worlds.

Handbook: House Liao

Assailed for centuries by enemies on every side, House Liao’s Capellan Confederation faced its own oblivion time and again. Now, nearly forty years since the realm teetered on the very brink of collapse, the Confederation has returned, reclaiming the pride and unity lost when the armies of Steiner and Davion rolled across their worlds to shatter them. Led by the crafty and charismatic Sun-Tzu Liao, and embracing the spirit of Xin Sheng—rebirth—House Liao once again has become a political and military power to be reckoned with, defying those who would see them fail, and deadly to all who oppose them.

Handbook: House Liao compiles the history, politics, and cultures of the Inner Sphere’s smallest—and perhaps least understood—Great House. This sourcebook also includes game rules for use with Total Warfare, Tactical Operations, and A Time of War: The BattleTech RPG, including new support vehicles, equipment, creatures, and more!

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