Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops board game on Kickstarter

May 26, 2018 - 9:58am
Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops is a competitive, worker-placement board game which features a dice-rolling, push-your-luck mechanism. Catalyst Game Labs launched the Kickstarter with a project funding goal of $25k and have funded in their first week. It's designed for 3-4 players though higher pledge levels unlock 5-6 player and cooperative options. In Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops, players lead a team of shadowrunners looking for a big score in the Seattle Metroplex in the year 2080. Players hire more seasoned runners, upgrade the weapons and enhancements of their team, and take on tougher contracts with greater payouts. All players are competing for the final, big score against the megacorporations and have to build up their teams enough so that they're able to attempt the mission before their rivals can.

"Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops takes place across a number of rounds, with each player taking actions in turn. The players lay out the gameboard, the various cards and dice, and randomly select one of the Final Mission cards. Then each player starts by selecting a shadowrunner team—taking the appropriate markers and player mat—and placing three starting shadowrunners in their player area.

Each player has a number of actions based upon how many shadowrunners they have on their team; all start with three, but you’re able to hire up to four. Beginning with the first player in a turn, each player places one of their shadowrunner markers on a location on the gameboard, immediately resolving the effects there." [source]

The Runner pledge of $50 gets you the base game and all stretch goals (excluding shipping). The Prime Runner pledge adds the 5-6 player expansion pack and turns the base game into a Deluxe Edition. The Mr. Johnson level adds the Co-operative Conversion Kit and Collector Shadowrun coin (both exclusive to Kickstarter), and they're also throwing in a Digital Fiction Combo-Novella. You can also add the Co-operative Conversion Kit to the other pledge levels. Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops has an estimated delivery date of October 2018. The Kickstarter campaign runs until Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.
Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games