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Catalyst Game Labs Call for 2010 Conventions GMs

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Hello all ! We are now heading into the 2010 Convention season and we need to start getting our volunteers lists into order. We will have a need for 12 GMs for Origins and 40 GMs for Gencon (This number includes GMs for BT:RPG, Eclipse Phase, CthulhuTech, and Shadowrun) I have been assured that the […]

Catalyst Game Labs Price Reduction On All Core Rulebook PDFs

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Catalyst Game Labs Price Reduction On All Core Rulebook PDFs Effective immediately, Catalyst Game Labs is lowering the prices for its core rulebook PDFs for all game lines. This includes: SHADOWRUN Shadowrun 20th Anniversary Edition: $15 Runner’s Companion: $12 Arsenal: $12 Augmentation: $12 Unwired: $12 Street Magic: $12 BATTLETECH Total Warfare: $15 TechManual: $15 Tactical […]

Catalyst R.E.D. Program – Buy your PDF’s at your local gaming shop!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

As seen here: It seems that, historically, the only place to buy a PDF was from the manufacturer (or a select few online websites). If you wanted both a PDF and physical book, you were limited to what was available from the manufacturer. Retail stores that serve the player with play space, selection, and […]

Shadowrun public chat this Saturday, September 19

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

“We’ll be holding a Shadowrun public chat this Saturday, September 19th, at 10 AM PDT (Seattle time), which is 12 PM CDT (Developer time). It’ll be your chance to fire questions at the new developer! Learn how it is that the guy who wrote Battlerun is now in charge of the line! Find out what […]

Catalyst Game Labs Hires New Shadowrun Line Developer

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

In a year celebrating 20 years of Shadowrun, Catalyst is more committed than ever to this fantastic game and universe. First through the publication of the full-color anniversary edition of the core rulebook this summer, and now through the hiring of a new line developer who’ll take Shadowrun into its next twenty years. After interviewing […]

Welcome to the Data Haven!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 Welcome to the Dumpshock Data Haven,’s new Shadowrun Magazine! DDH will be a collection of In-Game fiction and world information, as well as Game Mechanics, reviews, information, and advice for GMs and Players alike to bolster their game. Keep watching the Data Haven site, as we’ll be adding more to it over the […]

Gamemaster for Catalyst this summer!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Catalyst has submitted all of our event descriptions to GenCon and Origins for the summer conventions. As usual, we’ve submitted a few more events than we have GMs available to run them. With that in mind, we’re actively seeking more GMs. If you’re interested in attending, CGL can provide convention badges and some assistance with […]

Dumpshock Forums Upgrade

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

The forums are, as I type this, being upgraded to the newest version of the board software. This release is requiring us to change skins since our old skin is not compatible. .. but ‘Hey!’ we decided it was time for a face lift anyway. There will be some reorganization of the forums and some […]

Rocket-powered Cyberarms

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

You read that correctly. Apparently, batteries and motors aren’t cutting it. So researchers did what any self-respecting geek would do: they strapped rockets to it. Sorta. Rockets can help power robotic arms, which could help lead to “better, stronger, faster” bionic limbs, research now reveals. A new prototype rocket-powered mechanical arm can lift about 20 […]

Thieves Hacking Security Cameras….

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Every good shadowrun team has a hacker to run a muck through their target’s system. Today’s predecessors to shadowrunners have already begun to realize the Internet’s potential. The FBI is investigating fifteen store robberies in eleven states, committed via phone and internet. The perpetrators hack the store’s security system so they can observe their victims. […]