March 25, 2013 by dracs
Catalyst Game Labs have announced that this year is going to be “the year of Shadowrun.” There have been a bunch of announcements regarding the popular tabletop game, not least of which is the upcoming skirmish game Shadowrun Sprawl Gangers!
Sprawl Gangers is a competitive, skirmish-level miniatures game for 2 players, with everything needed to game right in the box. Players will take on the task of building gangs (Ancients, Halloweeners, First Nation, and so on) following specific point values of a scenario, and modifying the various miniatures based upon what new resources (weapons/gear/magic/tech) a player gained through previous games. Gangs won’t simply fight for the sake of fighting, but will actively building their turfs and resources. Among other things, this will allow for the hiring of the exact right shadowrunner when they need that ace in the hole. All this adds up to the experience of watching your gang grow and expand through exciting play across a swath of games.
I think I can safely say that this is exciting news, especially as the miniatures for the game are being sculpted and produced in conjunction with Cool Mini or Not, who have produced some truly stunning sculpts.
Yet this isn’t all that fans of Shadowrun have to look forward to. Firstly, Spring of this year will bring with it a new Shadowrun deckbuilding card game: Shadowrun Crossfire.
A board game is also in the works. Shadowrun Hostile Take Over is described as a “Euro-style” board game where you and your friends will take on the role of megacorporations competing for control of Seattle.
On top of all this fans of the classic RPG will be excited to hear that the fifth edition will also be appearing.
Yup the future is definitely looking bright for Shadowrun fans.
Are any of you fans of Shadowrun? Which of these announcements from Catalyst Game Labs are you most excited about?