December Street Dates

The following product had a Street Date of DECEMBER 12TH, 2012:


A Time of War Companion ($44.99)

Launch yourself into the universe of BattleTech with new technologies and prove your heroism to House Lords and Khans alike! Visit strange and distant worlds, and battle alien beasts beyond your wildest dreams! Demonstrate new combat techniques both in and out of the cockpit while navigating the intricate layers of neo-feudal politics! Whether your are a House regular, a pirate smuggler, a noble scion, a deep space explorer, or just a thrill-seeking adventurer, bring your experience to a whole new level!

A Time of War Companion introduces advanced rules for BattleTech role-players and gamemasters alike. This core book expansion showcases advanced gameplay options including Advanced Tier martial arts, “heromode” gameplay, metaskills, Trait Checks, and more! Use character design templates to quickly generate new characters and NPCs, or even convert older characters from previous MechWarrior rule sets! Gamemasters, use the world-building rules to bring your players to exotic new locations, introduce them to equally exotic fauna you have created to greet them there, and give them the chance to fight for—or against—a host of new technologies rarely seen in the field! The tools to enhance your role-playing campaigns are here for the taking!

The following product has a Street Date of DECEMBER 26TH, 2012:


Politics is only a dirty word when it’s not working for you. For shadowrunners, politics aren’t about debates and position papers—they’re about taking some of the money people are throwing around.

During election season, when power is up for grabs, people are willing to do just about anything to get a piece of the pie. If you can help them get what they want, they’ve got a job for you. It may be peeking in the windows of the rich and famous. Or finding dirt on the opposition (or making some up). Or, if things get really desperate, ensuring the other guy doesn’t win because he’s too busy taking a dirt nap.

How much money you take in and how dirty your fingers get is up to you and your desire to not see the stars above you when you sleep. You’ll probably have to make some compromises along the way, but since when has life in the Sixth World—or politics—been any different?

Dirty Tricks provides details on the ins and outs of political shadowruns, as well as close-up looks at some of the electoral hotspots around the globe. From dragon attacks in the Caribbean to the long-awaited vote on making the Ork Underground an official district of Seattle, Dirty Tricks is full of news, updates, and game information players need to get deeper in the twisted world of Shadowrun politics.