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Subject: Encounters: Shadowrun Same Game as Hostile Takeover? rss

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Nate Parker
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Does anyone know if this game is the same game as Shadowrun: Hostile Takeover (which is also from Catalyst)? I don't know much about Encounters and certainly not much beyond what the blog presents, and we haven't seen anything from Catalyst about Hostile Takeover since 2014.
 
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Iain
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Based on the publisher descriptions, even if they are old, it seems fair to assume they are different games.

Encounters is a push your luck dice game for 1-8. Quick playing and easy to learn.
Hostile takeover appears to be a much more in depth game for 3-6 players. There are hints in the description about euro style gameplay.

The main thing I can see after getting into a few Catylst games is they are very protective of information on new games until they are, in many cases, complete, printed and have a street date.
What the end products turn out to be is anyone's guess but I'm sure we will see more Shadowrun spinoff games. I'm sill excited for more Crossfire content
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Jesse Woods
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They've said officially that Encounters: Shadowrun is based on their earlier game Encounters: Bravest Warriors. I haven't seen anything about Hostile Takeover in the official releases.
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B C Z
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Based on the description of Hostile Takeover on the provided link, Encounters is definitely not the same concept.

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Joe S
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Right, they are different. This is just one of the ones that wasn't talk about originally. [IE: Hostile Takeover (Board Game), Sprawl Gangers (Tabletop) and Crossfire (Card Game)]
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