No longer with Catalyst Game Labs / IMR

March 17th edit: Internet scuttlebutt makes me want to clarify this—leaving IMR was my choice. I wasn’t fired, asked to leave, or any way “negotiated out” of the company. I had and have no ownership stake in the company.

I am no longer an employee of Catalyst Game Labs / InMediaRes LLC, nor a contractor/freelancer for them. A few more books will come out in the next few months with my name in them, but please don’t ask me questions about release dates or any other Catalyst matters; the answers are out of my hands. This is sad: I love the games I worked on and they’ve been a large part of my life for a long time, as a fan and a professional. Leaving something you love is rarely easy.

Shadowrun fans: thanks for years and years of fun and feistyness. Last year, when Jason Hardy took over as Shadowrun Line Developer, I told him simply: “If you kill the one thing I’ve loved my entire adult life, I will kill you.” As of today, you’re off the hook no matter what, Jase.

BattleTech fans: thanks for letting me mess around in your playground for awhile. I hope you enjoy the Total Warfare line of core rulebooks and my work on them.

Colleagues: I’m looking for interesting opportunities, in or out of hobby gaming. If you have some or know of some, please drop me a line.

People I’ve Worked With: It’s been a pleasure to work with you crazy-talented and just plain crazy people. I look forward to doing so again.

I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be blogging at, still be posting on Twitter, and life continues on. If you wish to reach me, please send me an email to adam at adamjury dot com — or use my Contact Form.


  1. Whenever you want to talk world domination via advanced InDesign, you know where to find me. I’d be honored to be your trusty sidekick. 😉

    In all seriousness, you’ve been a blast to work for and with, and I’m glad to call you my friend. Good things are in your future. You’re too talented for that not to be the case.


  2. Damn. 🙁 I’m sad to see this.

    I wish you all the best in all your future endeavours. Hope to read your name again in some nifty hardcover or two. *intercontinental vibes*

  3. All the best Adam, it’s been awesome working with you, and everything you’ve messed with is better for the experience, despite your (and my) obstinate nature. 😉

    Take care and I hope I haven’t seen/heard the last of you!

  4. I’m truly sorry to hear this, Adam. I have a hard time imagining all those games without you working on them. If I can help in any way, just let me know. I’m sure that talent like yours won’t go without a use for it for long.

  5. Adam,

    Sorry to hear about the hard decision you had to make. I can imagine that leaving something that you’ve invested so much time and effort in must be hard. You have my sympathies, though I’m sure that you’ll find something new to sink your hooks in, if you haven’t already. 🙂



  6. You have left the product lines you worked on a better (prettier, more crisp and clear) place. That’s all anyone can ask of you. You’ll get snatched up by somebody shortly, no doubt.

  7. Never really liked you all that much online, but I’m seriously hoping you still got all your paychecks.

    Rock on, punkman.

  8. Adam,

    You probably don’t remember me, but i remember many games and many conversation late into the night on #shadowrun. I remember your passion for the game. I was so happy for you when I started seeing your name in the Shadowrun books. I know that’s not all you worked on, but it was nice to see that you had made it. Now I read this, and I am saddened in equal measure. I hope you find a new place very soon.


  9. Everyone: Thank you. Even those of you that are strange.

    Eddy: I was not “future endeavored,” I assure you. 😉

  10. Dude, this blows.
    You will be missed.

    BTW, don’t be a stranger at Dumpshock, we’d like to continue tormenting you.

  11. Whatever, man. I know an angle when I see one. 😉

    (Seriously, the situation sucks. If you need to vent, you know how to get a hold of me.)

  12. I’m really shocked that you left company which is doing SR.
    I saw FASA & FP vanishing and you standing next to Shadowrun IP.
    I thought that it’ll be the same with CGL…

    Good luck with everything m8

    Take care and thanks for dumpshock 🙂

  13. soo . . you still gonna come and talk to us at dumpshock/cbt boards from time to time? O.o
    From a players/GM-Perspective of stuff for a change maybe? ^^

  14. Adam,

    As a long time fan of BT, I want to thank you for the work you did on the core rulebooks. They look absolutely fantastic (better than anything that came before) and that’s due to your influence.

    Great job.

    I hope you have great success in the future, and that whatever prompted you to leave the products you love gets resolved. (I hope it was just a case of design burnout and you needing a fresh project.)

    Thank you again for the beautiful products.


  15. Im pretty sure you dont remember me also (I was on the GenCon Indy team for 3 years). Just giving my text support and stuff. I got to meet with a lot of you guys and Ill just reserve my comments on the subject because you know it all better.
    Adam, they are seriously going to miss you… check that, SR will seriously miss you. Gotta know the history and stuff, and you know it all.


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