Catalyst Game Labs at Pax Prime 2013

Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to be attending Pax Prime again, in Room 213!

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“…this is one of the best abstract strategy games I have ever played.” 
—Tom Vasel (The Dice Tower)

The politics of the high court are elegant, shadowy and subtle. Not so in the outlying duchies. Rival dukes contend for unclaimed lands far from the king’s reach, and possession is the law in these lands. Use your forces to capture enemy troops before you lose the chance to claim the land for yourself.

In The Duke, players move their troop tiles around the board and flip them over after each move. Each tile’s side shows a dierent movement pattern. If you end your movement in a square occupied by an opponent’s tile, you capture it. Capture your opponent’s Duke to win!

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Come play a larger-than-life version of The Duke with 18-inch tiles on a 10-foot x 10-foot board! Or sit down and give this fantastic tile-laying game a full try.

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There are cracks in the world. They’re slender, dark, and often cold, but they are the only things that keep you hidden. Keep you alive. They are the shadows of the world, and they are where you live.

You are a shadowrunner, thriving in the margins, doing the jobs no one else can. You have no office, no permanent home, no background to check. You are whatever you make yourself. Will you seek justice? Sow seeds of chaos? Sell out to the highest bidder? It’s up to you, but this much is certain—if you do nothing, the streets will eat you alive.

Shadowrun, Fifth Edition is the latest version of one of the most popular and successful role-playing settings of all time. Fusing magic with technology in a dystopian near-future setting, Shadowrun’s popularity has crossed into video games, fiction, and more, but the living, breathing Sixth World role-playing setting has always been its heart.

Shadowrun bookThe release of Shadowrun, Fifth Editionn so close to the release of Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns kicks off The Year of Shadowrun in Sixth World style. Stop on by and grab a table top demo of the best edition yet of the dark and gritty roleplaying game.

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The Year of Shadowrun will continue with a slew of new games: board games to miniatures, an MMO in Shadowrun Online by Cliffhanger Productions, and more. First up beyond the RPG, though, our new adventure deck-building game.

    Shadowrun: Crossfire is a cooperative deck-building card game for two to four players set in the gritty, cyberpunk fantasy world of Shadowrun. Play a shadowrunner team and take on tough jobs such as protecting a client who’s marked for death, shooting your way out of downtown when a run goes sour, or facing down a dragon. In each game you’ll improve your deck with a mix of strategies while earning Karma to give your character cyber upgrades, physical augmentations, magical initiations, weapons training and Edge. Shadowrun: Crossfire includes an obstacle deck, black market deck, race and role cards, scenario cards, augmentation stickers, and personal missions that test a team’s allegiances.

Play the Shadowrun: Crossfire Demo Box, a fast and fun experience of the full game coming out in the near future!

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BattleTech: Alpha Strike is a quick-playing tactical miniatures game that provides a whole new way to enjoy BattleTech, giving you thecomplete experience as a true miniatures game with fast, exciting game play!

Dive into the demo to let us show you how you can take fast-playing BattleTech to new levels of miniatures wargaming fun!

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In 1878 the Polish genius Rynchowski isolated an electrical fluid with remarkable lifting capabilities. A single, pivotal event that would change the world.

The smartest military minds of the coming generation—Zeppelin, Jellico, Fisher and others—diverted their attention to the glorious new technological revolution and sea-going battleships were abandoned around the world. In their place, armored giants took to the skies.

In 1906, Great Britain launched the HMS Leviathan, the first of the “super air ships”, sparking an arms race around the world. By 1910 the most powerful nations boasted large High Fleets, and the start of small skirmishes left the world uneasy…welcome to Leviathans!

Check out our steampunk, alternate-history 1910 miniatures game of air fleet battles. The color-coded dice mechanic makes it fast to learn, with a ton of depth of play. Perfect for boardgame players looking to dip their toes into miniatures game play!


In addition to playing some great games, we’ll have a variety of games for sale, as well a slew of other game swag, from t-shirts to laser-etched glasses, clip boards to USB drives loaded with game PDFS, and more.

Stop on by Room 213 and check out all the action!