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Shadowrun: Digital Tools Box



The Shadowrun Digital Tools Box is 2 box sets in 1! Whether you're just getting into Shadowrun or you're a runner that's been hitting the streets since the 2050s, you'll find useful material here for running any type of game. Here’s what you get!


The Shadowrun Beginner Box is the easiest way to dive into the intrigue, grit and action of one of the most enduring role-playing settings of all time! Tailor-designed for an easy-on-the-credstick entry, the Beginner Box includes the following:

  • The Edge of Now gives the flavor and background of the Sixth World
  • Quick-Start Rules: Fast rules and a quick adventure to whet your appetite for more.
  • A pre-generated character booklet: Allows for a gamemaster and one person to run a solo adventure.
  • 5 pre-generated character sheets: Details that’ll allow up to five players to play with the help of a gamemaster.

Whether you’re new to Shadowrun or new to roleplaying, this package will get you into the fun of hacking, shooting, and spellslinging your way to the top!


Scan This, Chummers:

  • Do you play Shadowrun now and are looking for a set of tools to allow you to more easily run your existing group, or that’ll allow you to introduce new gamers to your favorite RPG at your local game store or hangout?
  • Are you a gamemaster ready to give Shadowrun a shot, and you want a few extra tools at your disposal from the first toss of your dice?
  • Have you tackled the Beginner Boxand are ready to move up in the Sixth World?

Say yes to any of those? Then the Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware is the box set for you. 

Designed to provide adventures, maps, and tools to use in conjunction with Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, or to be the perfect stepping-stone between the Shadowrun Beginner Box and the core rulebook, this box can fill a number of roles. Whether you’re looking for more tools to help your existing gaming group, or adventures and options to move beyond the Beginner Box, laying the groundwork for your gaming group to move fully onto Shadowrun, Fifth Edition, you’ll find this kit invaluable.

This box has all you need to play a game of Shadowrun, including:

  • Rules of the Street: An 88-page rulebook designed to be accessible and simple to use.
  • Plots and Paydata: 80 pages of adventures and tips for any Shadowrungamemaster.
  • Eight double-sided maps to help players and GMs track the action.
  • 110 spell, weapon, and gear cards for quick reference.
  • 5 pre-generated characters players can use right away.


An exclusive, first access to a 48-page excerpt from the forthcoming Shadowrun novel, Fire & Frost, the first all-new original Sixth World novel in years!


A PDF of codes is zipped with this Digital Tools Box. Once the pre-orders on the physical Beginner Box Set and Runner’s Toolkit: Alphaware go live at, you can use these codes for $5, $10 or even $20 (depending upon the box set(s) you want) off your pre-order!

Note: This zip file weighs in at about ~48mb.

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USD C January 29, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
So is this tool box useable with 5th Edition? As I would really like to have the GM Screen that comes with this, for my on going gming of shadowrun.
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Patrick T July 30, 2018 8:59 am UTC
This box set does not come with the full GM Screen, that is separate. It is for 5th edition Shadowrun, though. If you have the Core Rulebook already, this GM Screen just reprints one appendix page near the end with charts on it, and the quick stats of the pregen characters. If you have the Quickstart Rules, it's the exact same GM Screen included with that product.
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USD C August 02, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Thank you Patrick, was hoping to get a Shadowrun gm screen from somewhere. Oh well..
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Cody W December 29, 2016 11:39 am UTC
It's worth noting that the 5 pre-generated characters in each box are the same, just formatted differently. The novel excerpt is the same in each, too.
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Frank W March 21, 2015 12:13 am UTC
Are the coupon codes usable with Amazon discounts? Or do you have to order directly from the publisher?
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Peter M May 02, 2014 11:43 am UTC
It would be really nice if work could be done to speed up printing of these materials. Call me old-school, or what have you, but I like to have printed versions of my game rules. Now, I'm fine with the periodic micro-supplements being online only. I bought Assassin's Primer, Gun Heaven, and Coyotes. But when it comes to this and Run & Gun, I'd really like book versions. Alphaware will hopefully make my group's sessions more efficient, but I can live without it. Run & Gun is something I'm really hoping to buy soon. But given that Alphaware has been online-only for almost half a year now and counting, should I assume that print copies of Run & Gun can be expected somewhere between 2015 and 2016? You're losing at least one isolated customer with that approach. If there are other potential customers like me, it might be worth examining your business process/model.
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Paul D April 12, 2014 7:58 am UTC
The only reason I'm seriously looking into buying this I'd for the dm screen, the cards/maps and the missions. The missions are fine as PDFs, but are the cards/maps and screen worth it?
I've got the weapon cards already, but spell cards and maps just sound cool. Anyone know if these are on the horizon?
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Drew L February 06, 2014 3:07 am UTC
Alexander L mentions that Coydog's totem isn't listed on her sheet. She is referred to in one of the fiction pieces in the 5e corebook (as are pretty much all the other pregens), and I believe she was a coyote shaman.
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Alexander L February 09, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
Thanks Drew. It was bugging the hell out of me that her totem was missing on her characters sheets but I didn't want to try and flip through the core rulebook searching for a specific mention.
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Mike M February 13, 2014 5:03 pm UTC
Also, in 5th Edition, a Shaman doesn't HAVE to conform to a specific totem (though for flavor they tend to). Mechanically the totem only comes into effect if the character has a Mentor Spirit.
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Michael M February 01, 2014 4:58 am UTC
If your are proficient with the core book, and already playing missions or your adventures, then this isn't going to do much for you. The physical copy may be a different situation.
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Vandre C January 30, 2014 11:48 pm UTC
No review of the product... Sometimes I think Catalyst Game Labs marketing department is on a permanent vacation
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Josh E January 30, 2014 11:50 pm UTC
Well that's a little unfair! I appreciate that the company isn't planting reviews of their own products. Of course that also means that they're not handing out comp copies to professional review sites. Which may or may not be sleeping on the job.
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Josh E January 30, 2014 11:37 pm UTC
It would be nice to know what the pre-order discounts apply to. I imagine it's $5 if you order the Beginner's Box, $10 if you order Alphaware and $20 if you order both.

But I could be completely wrong.
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Nicholas M January 31, 2014 4:45 am UTC
you are correct just bought this and there is a code for each discount $5 of of beginners box set preorder, $10 off runners toolkit alphaware and $20 off off of both.
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