Return To The Sixth World For Shadowrun’s Sixth Edition

May 1, 2019 by dracs

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Catalyst Game Labs have announced that this year will see the launch of the sixth edition of their much-loved cyberpunk RPG, with Shadowrun, Sixth World.

Shadowrun mixes the genres of cyberpunk and urban fantasy to create a setting that players have been exploring through various mediums since the late 80s.

Are you ready to risk everything? The Sixth World. One of the most enduring RPG settings ever created, with shadows growing deeper and darker in its latest edition. Dominated by enormous, world-striding megacorporations strangling metahumanity in their clutches, by 2080 most of the planet has surrendered to these corporate overlords. But from the darkest shadows, defiance flickers in people known as shadowrunners. They risk everything—wrestling magical energies, channeling them into power; putting their minds against the electronic void of the Matrix; trading flesh and blood for chrome and steel. Stand up, join them, and dare to risk it all!

Catalyst have promised that the new edition, marking the game's thirtieth anniversary year, will be easier to learn, while providing an in-depth role-playing experience.

It will be starting with the release of the Shadowrun, Sixth World Beginner Box this June.

Until then, Catalyst is releasing a novella tying into the characters from the Beginner Box.

The novella is written by Dylan Birtolo, who has previously worked on the Shadowrun novella Blind Magic and the game Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops, and is available as of today.

Shadowrun is a game I have never had a chance to play myself, but its legacy and influence are undeniable. The fusion of fantasy and cyberpunk is one that I have been wanting to experience for a while, so I hope that this Beginner Box and a new edition will give me the chance to delve in.

In the meantime, you can find out more from the new Shadowrun, Sixth World website.

Tell us about the Shadowrun characters you've created. 

"From the darkest shadows, defiance flickers in people known as shadowrunners."

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