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The Tekwych

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« on: (11:46:23/09-16-19) »
When I saw the press release:

https://www.catalystgamelabs.com/2019/09/13/catalyst-game-labs-announces-executive-editor-new-battletech-and-leviathans-line-developers/

I had hopes that CGL was acting on issues that have been plaguing their product lines. Instead I find that everything BUT Shadowrun is getting editorial changes.

Please tell me that Shadowrun was not overlooked. That a professional, staff editor is being looked for just not found yet. That the problems that have been occurring are being addressed.

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« Reply #1 on: (11:52:26/09-16-19) »
I'd caution against reading more into that than what it says.

BattleTech got a new Line Developer because technically the post's been vacant. What they did was formally give the title to the guy who's already been doing the job anyway on a "provisional" basis.  And of course Leviathans got a LD because prior to very recently it's been a dead brand.  It *IS* pretty interesting that Leviathans is being promoted now, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything to Shadowrun.
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« Reply #2 on: (18:51:10/09-16-19) »
I'd caution against reading more into that than what it says.

BattleTech got a new Line Developer because technically the post's been vacant. What they did was formally give the title to the guy who's already been doing the job anyway on a "provisional" basis.  And of course Leviathans got a LD because prior to very recently it's been a dead brand.  It *IS* pretty interesting that Leviathans is being promoted now, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything to Shadowrun.

I appreciate the perspective and caution, but as a member of the 'Runner community, I feel kind of like a redheaded stepchild a lot of times.

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« Reply #3 on: (15:41:07/09-17-19) »
When I saw the press release:

https://www.catalystgamelabs.com/2019/09/13/catalyst-game-labs-announces-executive-editor-new-battletech-and-leviathans-line-developers/

I had hopes that CGL was acting on issues that have been plaguing their product lines. Instead I find that everything BUT Shadowrun is getting editorial changes.

Please tell me that Shadowrun was not overlooked. That a professional, staff editor is being looked for just not found yet. That the problems that have been occurring are being addressed.

I wouldn't expect much.

Any more than I'd expect a better game out of a studio who, so far as I'm aware, doesn't have anyone working on Shadowrun's mechanics with any professional game development credits outside the company.