March And April Street Dates

The following product had a Street Date of MARCH 16th, 2016:

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Shadowrun Rigger 5.0 ($49.99)
Spin your wheels over slick sprawl streets while drifting away from hot pursuit. Fly through narrow canyons ahead of missiles twisting their way after you. Shrink down to insect size to get an eye on places outsiders aren’t supposed to see. These are just some of the ways riggers jack up their seemingly unending adrenaline rush, as they show that the hardest shadowrunners to hit are the ones that stay in motion.

Rigger 5.0 is the ultimate hot-rod, jet plane, speedboat, and more companion for Shadowrun. With dozens of new vehicles and drones, more detailed rules for vehicle chase and combat, and customization rules, this is a book that every rigger needs to get ahead of the competition and stay there. Get the feel of laying down hot rubber in the cold shadows of the Sixth World and a taste for speed, danger, and a good, clean getaway.

Shadowrun Rigger 5.0, Limited Edition ($74.99)
Rigger 5.0 Limited Edition book includes a bonded red leather cover with gold foil stamp and a de-bossed graphic.

The following product has a Street Date of APRIL 13, 2016:

BT Embers of War
BattleTech Embers of War ($12.99)
For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract.

But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied Mercenary Command itself, land on Hall. They believe the Tigers’ employer to be league with the Word of Blake, a shadowy interstellar organization that worships technology, and which has been building its own empire among the worlds around Terra.

The Tigers want nothing of this battle, but war rages across the Inner Sphere. The hard-fought cease-fire cannot last, even on Hall, and when every faction is embittered and fueled by fervor, peace has no chance at all.

As a new conflict erupts, will the Stealthy Tigers’ BattleMechs be enough to save them? Or will the looming threat of renewed war engulf them in its fiery embrace?

The following products have a Street Date of APRIL 27, 2016:

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BattleTech Interstellar Operations ($59.99)
Marshal your forces and prepare to conquer the Inner Sphere! Interstellar Operations is the next long-awaited rules installment to the series begun with Total Warfare and carried through the award-winning Tactical Operations and Strategic Operations. The former focuses on a whole new level of excitement directly on your gaming table while the later focuses on moving from a single scenario to a multi-part campaigns and how to take an entire solar system. Interstellar Operations zooms up to the final level, allowing players to assume the roles of House Lords and dominate the galaxy.

Interstellar Operations contains rules for running an entire faction’s military as a player tries to conquer numerous solar systems, including rules for how to conduct warfare through scales larger than previously represented within the core line of rulebooks. Finally, perhaps one of the most anticipated portions of the book, the Alternate Eras section introduces a huge swath of rules for playing across the thousand years of BattleTech history, including weapons and equipment mostly unique to a given era, such as complete rules for building and playing with LAMs.

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Vikings: The Board Game ($59.99)
Vikings. The name conjures images of longships in the water; flashing swords; ruthless warriors without equal: a terror that stretched across the centuries and a thousand miles of raiding! Among the legendary warriors is Ragnar, the scourge of England and France and father to a host of renowned sons that would make rulers and kingdoms tremble for long years.

Vikings: The Board Game is a strategy game of exploration and raiding for 2-5 players based upon the hit History Channel series that allows players to embrace their inner Viking. Each winter players scheme to acquire appropriate resources while convincing heroes such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Rollo and Floki to support them as they put their longships in the water to raid each summer. Complete quests, plunder spoils and claim foreign resources across modular tiles as you forge your path to victory. It’s a different game each time you play!

The risk of failure is dangerous and bloody, but the rewards of victory are legion. Embrace your inner Viking and help build the Viking legend!

CAT27101_Beginner Box_1500Shadowrun Beginner Box Set ($19.99)

“I honestly cannot say enough positive thing about the quality of both products [Beginner Box/Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware]. Catalyst has truly outdone itself; I never would’ve imagined that the world of Shadowrun could possibly seem as exciting, engaging and deeply nuanced to me now as it did in my early teens, and yet here we are!” -Z. (GeekDad.com)

The Shadowrun Beginner Box Set is the first-ever introductory box set for one of the most enduring and popular role-playing settings in history. The box provide hours of excitement and adventure on the mean streets of the Sixth World, giving players to chance to inhabit enthralling characters and show the world what they’ve got.

With pre-generated characters, a simplified ruleset, a ready-to-run adventure, a solo adventure for one character, adventure hooks, and non-player characters to throw into any situation, the Beginner Box Set has everything players need to dive into the fantasy-infused cyberpunk of Shadowrun. Including, of course, a handful of six-sided dice. Players can take on the role of a powerful street samurai, a spell-slinging shaman, a charismatic troll, and more as they struggle against the mighty powers of the world and look for ways to survive—or even thrive.

With details on the backstory and history that made the setting a legend, the Shadowrun Beginner Box Set is a complete tool for players looking to launch on new and extraordinary adventures. The nuyen and the glory are yours for the grabbing. Go get ’em!

Note: This reprint is now available again.

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Shadowrun Gamemaster Screen ($19.99)
Every shadowrunner knows the value of good information. The right fact, the perfect piece of data, can be the difference between success and failure on a run, between life and death. And in the right hands, information can be more than valuable-it can be powerful.

The Shadowrun Gamemaster Screen provides a collection of useful tables from Shadowrun, Fifth Edition for ease of reference in game play. With range tables, action lists, combat modifiers, social modifiers, and more, this is a critical game aid to make your Shadowrun games faster and more fun. And to provide that all-important secrecy so that the players don’t know what you’re up to. This screen is for use with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.

Note: This reprint (with a brand new graphic!) is now available again.

Shadowrun: Serrated Edge (Denver Adventure 1)
Serrated Edge: Denver Adventure 1 ($24.99)
The Sixth World is many things, including a stunning series of case studies on the mechanisms of hate. There are some true experts out there, people who know that just walking up to someone or something you don’t like and throwing a solid punch is satisfying, but nowhere near as satisfying as causing destruction that runs deep and lasts forever.

The Aurora Warrens of Denver hold a dark secret, as some people trusted to help its residents are instead giving full rein to their darkest impulses. Shadowruuners typically are not heroes riding in to save the day, but in this case the work they’re being offered gives them a chance to dig into these secrets, perhaps fix some of them, and maybe even bring a few people to justice—however they happen to define justice. With dark secrets, double-crosses, and plenty of nuyen flying around, Serrated Edge gives players plenty of chaos to keep up with while launching them into a series of adventures that will shake up the city of spies and maybe bring about a better future. Or curse it to worse.

Serrated Edge is an adventure for use with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition.