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Jan 28, 2019
The celebration of BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary begins at Catalyst Game Labs!
All-new products now available to thank longtime fans and to set the stage for the future. Links below!
- The BattleTech Beginner Box is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
- The BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat boxed set is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store and through your local retailer.
- The BattleTech sourcebook Shattered Fortress is now available through your local game store as well as the Catalyst Game Labs store! (print // PDF // both)
- The PDF version of the new printing of the BattleMech Manual is now available in the Catalyst Game Labs store. The print version is at the printers now and will be out a bit later this year. This new printing includes an all-new cover bearing the 35th anniversary logo, and includes all errata from the previous printing.
- Apparel bearing the BattleTech 35th Anniversary logo is now available for order, including a t-shirt and hoodie. The previously announced pin will be available at a later time.
- The re-released anniversary editions of the Warrior Trilogy novels are now available on PDF and Print on Demand. Buy your copies of Warrior: En Garde (electronic / PoD), Warrior: Riposte (electronic / PoD), and Warrior: Coupe (electronic / PoD) now!
August 20, 2017
The original Master of Orion (MoO) computer game released in 1993, creating the 4X video game genre and capturing the attention of strategy loving gamers for over 30 years. The Master of Orion series has been featured on numerous “greatest games of all time” lists; several retrospective reviews from such established gaming media sites as GameSpot and IGN regard MoO as the standard by which turn based strategy games set in space are judged.
This iconic series was most recently rebooted by WG Labs as Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars—featuring immersive gameplay and garnering a nomination for the 34th Annual Golden Joystick Awards 2016 PC Game of the Year.
Now tabletop gamers can also “Conquer the Stars” as Catalyst Game Labs has inked a deal to publish a stellar series of games based in the storied Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars universe. First to arrive will be the galaxy crushing dueling deckbuilder: Master of Orion: Conquest.
“WG is proud to partner with Catalyst Game Labs to deliver the universe of Master of Orion to tabletop gamers with the first product; the Master of Orion: Conquest dueling deckbuilder game,” stated Michael Buonagurio of WG Labs. “The wealth of experience Catalyst brings to the project will now deliver this venerable and loved video game to a new audience of gaming communities.”
“Anyone who has ever lost a large piece of their soul to a 4x game understands their appeal,” said Loren Coleman, Owner of Catalyst Game Labs. “And Master of Orion rates among the best. Focusing on fleet engagements, Conquest brings X-termination to the fore!”
If that weren’t exciting enough, every game includes a code that allows you to receive the Revenge of Antares Race Pack for free if you purchase Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars!
August 13th, 2016
Catalyst Game Labs is taking preorders for Valiant Universe, the Deck Building Game for 2-5 players launching this summer and they’re including a free promo mini with each order.
In Valiant Universe: The Deck-Building Game you command an organization attempting to seize the secret Alcatraz base. Purchase cards to craft a unique deck, and battle your way through the ever-changing Facility grid that moves during play to gain access to a card or damage another player. Maneuver your superhero miniatures to battle it out with other superheroes for ultimate control!
December 11th, 2015
Catalyst Game Labs has revealed plans for a Valiant comics deck building card game. Based on the same story-line as the company’s next RPG supplement, Transcendent’s Edge, Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game will see players each controlling separate organizations fighting for control of a secret Alcatraz base called the Facility.
Distinguishing it from earlier deck-builders, this game Catalyst describes as having a “mobile game board of cards” and also superhero miniatures.
Player count, component list, and retail price have not yet been announced. However, Catalyst says the game is scheduled to ship during the summer.
December 10th, 2015
Catalyst Game Labs has released Wrath of Dragons.
In Wrath of Dragons, each player takes on the role of a dragon that, over the course of many centuries, flies into different regions of the Old World to lay waste to settlements, scorch fields, snatch livestock, take gold, and capture nobles. After 6 centuries have passed, the devastation, destruction, and fear that the dragons have caused is scored, and the dragon that earns the most Victory Points is the winner!
You can grab the entire rulebook as a free PDF download to check out while you’re listening to the review.
November 12th, 2015
Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce the Beta release of the first of a new line of sourcebooks for Alpha Strike: Combat Manual: Mercenaries.
“The Global BattleTech Community is simply fantastic,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer. “I’ve known this for a long time, through so many years of online and convention interactions, previous beta tests, and more. And it was particularly evident during the Harebrained Schemes’ BATTLETECH Kickstarter as every stretch goal was unlocked and a myriad Backer Missions knocked out. Not to mention, even after the PVP Solaris was unlocked, the backers kept flocking and the funds kept over-flowing (if you missed it, you can still get in on some of the action now that the BackerKit site is up). As such, now seems a perfect time to once more tap into that expertise and passion to elevate the quality of our new Combat Manual series. Again, right up front, you are all amazing…thank you!”
With that in mind Catalyst Game Labs is repeating that previous process, releasing Combat Manual: Mercenaries in a “Beta Release” PDF book.
In order to ensure maximum exposure, Catalyst Game Labs is releasing the PDF at $5 for a limited time. They are also providing several combos that allow players to pick up the Alpha Strike Core Rulebook and Alpha Strike Companion PDFs for a lower price as well, if they’ve not given this new system a try yet. Finally, for a limited time, all Lance Packs are now $14.99 instead of their standard $19.99.
When Catalyst Game Labs releases the final version of the PDF, it will return to its standard, higher price. Anyone who previously purchased the PDF at $5 will automatically receive a free upgrade to the final PDF.
October 22nd, 2015
Catalyst Game Labs has put together a little Battletech Primer PDF designed to help get anyone interested in the Battletech world with a bit of the history of both the games that have come before, and a bit about the universe, itself. So if you’ve not been keeping up with all things Mech for the past 30 years, here’s a bit of a history lesson for you
Creating a booklet that showcases the immense legacy of this universe, while providing an exciting, new way to present the information about the 3025 Succession Wars Era (as it’s been written about dozens of times), and showcasing all the ways players can experience BattleTech across all the companies involved producing games? Yeah…pretty tall order and it required lots and lots of go around. Ultimately you’ll let us know if we succeeded!
Beyond everything else that’s great about this PDF, the art is a brilliant, 30-year retrospective of an amazing cadre of artists. The art in this Primer covers thirty years of action-packed BattleTech excitement. From the very first books published in 1985 to illustrations this year from both the tabletop game as well as concept sketches from Harebrained Schemes’ coming BATTLETECH: enjoy the visual history of this stunning setting.
July 26th, 2015
Catalyst Game Labs have added 2 new Technical Readouts for Battletech.
These two books add in new equipment, vehicles, aircraft, weapons, and, of course, mechs, to the lexicon of Battletech. There are also new variants and pilot profiles you can use to enhance your game with. You can get the pdf version of the books now, or pre-order the print versions.
The great experiment that was the Republic of the Sphere has failed. Withdrawn behind the Fortress walls, the once-great power has become a silent, opaque remnant of its former glory. Without its influence, old hatreds have risen anew. As war once more rages across the Inner Sphere, new equipment strides across ancient battlefields. Technology, once stagnated by trade restrictions and peace treaties, now surges forward again, testing these new machines in the fierce crucible of war.
Technical Readout: 3145 introduces the latest wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ’Mech, and aerospace units appearing in the Republic Armed Forces and across the Inner Sphere in the Dark Age era. Featuring new equipment described in Era Report: 3145 and Field Manual: 3145, this book brings players an update on the advancing technologies used in the battlefields of the thirty-second century.
Technical Readout: 3150 collects the latest generation of battle armor, vehicles, ’Mechs, and aerospace units from around the Inner Sphere in a single print volume for the first time, complementing the Republic-heavy units shown in Technical Readout: 3145. Featuring new technologies found in Era Report: 3145 and Field Manual: 3145, with new variants and notable pilots, this volume provides players with a glimpse into the twilight years of the Dark Age Era.