Uh … Wow. I’m going to just hit a couple of highlights, but if you’re going to Gen Con 2014, Catalyst has a very detailed post about what’s hot and new and available to do in Indy.
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Catalyst Game Labs will be at Gen Con 2014 in force! We’ve got a slew of great gaming and games to check out at booths 417, 413, 509.
THE SHADOWRUN RPG EXPERIENCE
We ran this last year and it was so fantastically successful, we’re bringing it back again this year!
Dive into gaming in the Sixth World like never before as players step into the infamous Dante’s Inferno club in Seattle’s Sprawl. An 8-foot tall, 30-foot long banner creates an immersive 11 foot diameter room were you can learn Shadowrun, Fifth Edition and run the mean streets in the shadows of the megacorps.
Runs must be made by appointment only with our exclusive Dante’s Inferno concierge, and each player of the Shadowrun Experience will not only have memories of a run like no other, but will walk away with a new, free poster!
“I know I sound like I’m talking about a roleplaying game, and it’s not. But it lends itself well to telling a good story.”
– Zee Garcia, The Dice Tower
The hotly-anticipated Shadowrun deck-building game is finally here!!!
Shadowrun: Crossfire is a deck-building game crossing cyperpunk with fantasy and plunging players into a world dominated by ruthless megacorporations; Crossfire gives players the chance to dive into the world’s shadows to see if they can survive. They’ll have weapons, spells, contacts, and gear to help them out, and they’re going to need those resources. If they play their cards right, they’ll do more than survive—they’ll become legends.
The first 50 people each day that purchase the Crossfire base game will receive the unique, collector’s item in the Harlequin Character Card, as well as the Harlequin’s Shadowrun: Crossfire Card to play in your games!
SHADOWRUN: CROSSFIRE PREMIER EVENT
You think you know the Shadows? You believe you’ve paid the right price to be a Shadowrunner? Think again chummer! Shadowrun: Crossfire will take you down a new path of mysteries and danger. Harlequin has some big plans for the small group of runners who are willing to risk their very souls to beat the objectives. Invitations to Harlequin’s little soiree are hard to come by.
Come on down to the Indianapolis Convention Center, Rooms 125-127 on Thursday, 14 August at 2200 if you dare to take part in the Shadowrun: Crossfire release event. Crossfire designers Rob Heinsoo, Rob Watkins, and Jay Schneider will be running this event!
THE GAMING HALL
The Catalyst Demo Team will be running an avalanche of events for our awesome players. For all of your roleplaying and Crossfire action, visit ICC Room 125-127 (it’s across the hallway from Hall C, catty-corner to the North West), while all your miniatures/other TableTop action can be found in Hall C (same location as last year).
We will have tons of Shadowrun Missions with Fifth Edition goodness.
We will also be running a wide range of Shadowrun: Crossfire games.
And we’ve some additional games focused on specific games and communities. Shadowrun GM Bootcamp-Basic will provide a GM the tools and advice they need to start running Shadowrun; attend the Advanced Bootcamp to gain insight into solving problem areas of GMing Shadowrun. Dress up as your favorite Shadowrun character and join us in the Shadowrun LARP discovering the underbelly of Chicago. Too many runs have you down, laugh it up with our group of GMs at the Whose Run is it Anyway yearly event.
Finally, looking for pickup games after the Exhibit Hall closes? We will have all of our games available in the gaming hall to play with events starting up as soon as we have enough people to play a round.
Please peruse the Gen Con Event listings: www.gencon.com.
FREE STUFF AND WINNING STUFF!
Play in aShadowrun: Missions game and walk away with these enamel pins. Or for other games you might get a button. Not to mention for some games you can win a unique pin you won’t find anywhere else!
GAME DESIGNS AND ART PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Randall N. Bills, Catalyst’s Managing Developer, will be in-booth for reviewing game designs from 2PM to 5PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Brent Evans, the Catalyst Art Director, will be in-booth specifically for review of art portfolios Thursday through Saturday, 10AM to Noon and 2PM to 4PM.
As usual, a good chunk of the Gen Con experience is diving into the plethora of new games released just for the show. Below is what we hope to have for our various communities.
(As always, a few caveats: A. We are trying to get all of these items to the show, but there’s a chance some might not make it: simply the luck of the draw when trying to coordinate this many items through five printers from three different countries around the world; B: Some of these items are convention exclusives; C. Non-exclusive items won’t be available in-stores until a later time; once we have Street Dates for any items available to stores we’ll post updates with that data.)
Products listed include:
- SHADOWRUN: CROSSFIRE ($59.99)
- Oni Character Card
In addition to the rare Harlequin cards provided with the first 50 copies purchased each day (noted above), every copy of the game sold will include the promo Oni Character Card (provided it arrives, of course).
- SHADOWRUN: CROSSFIRE CHARACTER EXPANSION PACK 1 ($14.99)
- STREET GRIMOIRE, Standard Edition, Core Magic Supplement ($49.99)
- STREET GRIMOIRE, Limited Edition, Core Magic Supplement ($74.99)
- SHADOWRUN BEGINNER BOX ($19.99)
- SHADOWRUN RUNNER’S TOOLKIT: ALPHAWARE ($59.99)
- FIRING LINE, Convention Missions Compilation ($19.99)
- FIRE AND FROST, Novel ($12.95)
- ALPHAWARE 2.0: WEAPONS, SPELLS, GEAR & AUGMENTATIONS ($9.99)
- RUN & GUN CARDS ($9.99)
- MAGIC CARDS: STREET GRIMOIRE ($9.99)