Check out this new article Catalyst Game Labs posted on Monday 12-13-2010 11:50 PM:
War! Shadowrun fiction in print! Holiday goodness exploding!
There are many meanings that people apply to the holiday season, and, sadly, almost none of them involve shooting people in the face for money. But I don’t care. To me, nothing says “holiday season” like Shadowrun. Why? Because I like the holidays, and I like Shadowrun. So I have a bevy of goodies for you!
First–War! is out in PDF form, and available for pre-order (Battleshop, Drivethru). What’s War!, you ask? Well, let’s ask the back cover:
The diplomats have failed. The tensions have only grown worse. Each side has pushed the other too far, so there’s nothing left to do but fight. At the border of Aztlan and Amazonia, war has broken out. The streets of BogotŠ are being pummeled, mercenaries are being hired and killed in approximately equal numbers, and blood is being spilled in dark rooms to give strength to mages on the battlefield. Most importantly, runners are being hired by the score.
War! puts Shadowrun players into the world of open combat. From sabotage missions behind enemy lines to intelligence operations to small-squad mercenary tactics, War! provides the background information, gear, and rules players need to plunge into the chaos of battl
To celebrate the PDF’s release, we’ve made some wallpaper of the cover art by the fabulous Echo Chernik! Check it out of Flickr or Facebook, download, and make your computer pretty!
Also, we have a street date for the print version of Spells & Chrome! Yes, that’s new Shadowrun fiction in print! Edited by Hugo-nominated editor John Helfers, the book features stories from experienced Sixth World hands like Phaedra Weldon (author of the ZoŽ Martinique investigations series), Steven Kenson, Stephen Dedman, Jennifer Harding, and Jean Rabe, with a hard-to-find reprint from Michael Stackpole! There’s also stories from talented writers like Matt Forbeck, Kevin Killiany, and Ilsa Bick! The book hits the street December 22nd–just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping! Enjoy!
Previews coming soon!