AND as I said we are very very close to unlocking the 2000 backer Add-on, for which all backers of 'We're in the Pipe' or higher get an additional £10 of free add ons.
Interchangability: The models in the game have limited variability and so pose-ability. The add-ons have lots of variability What’s Polyurathene plastic. Strong and flexible [Jarek shows bending of the Pred Spear]. Uses only super glue. Most like ‘resin’. We’ve made 50k models so well experienced.
Square size on board: 1.5 inch. The resin scenery will have the same, but that can be removed by the modeller if they wish. The board is in the finalising stage and so when we get samples they will be shared for feedback Wargame/Board Game.
basic rules: ‘plug and play’, simple rules. You go I go etc. Following the narrative
Board advanced game: You pick your force and choose levels of you models. Higher the level the more it costs, but equally the better it is AND you can build your own hero.
Wargame: 10-30 models (depending on faction, Predator less models), works in squads. You go I go etc. Fairly similar rules to WZR. Plans for Minimum 12 different squads per faction. Lots of stats. Very cinematic.
High Res images of Models?: Coming soon!
Known characters: Licence does not allow film characters. We are hoping for approval for heroes from the old AVP arcade game.
What is only KS: Special Ed board game (box, models in resin)
What’s happening with Warzone: Illian and Imperial are coming shortly [Jarek shows some sneaky peeks of AVP]
Balancing: Prodos uses a system for both systems (WZR and AVP). Jarek developed this when working as a consultant in the computer game industry. Also the game includes environment effects which will make the game very different.
Levels: Each model is ‘levelled’ so a high level Model will be more powerful and with more special rules AND extra actions. So a Level 5 Predator may have 5 actions per turn, whereas a low level marine only 2.
How much resin scenery do I need for the boardgame?: 1 should suffice as there is much more card boards tiles than you actually need.
Customisation for the marines: At the moment the marines in the box and in the KS addon are as is, but all Prodos models are interchangeable. We will look to increase custom options.
Can we cross over WZR and AVP: Prodos can’t and won’t endorse that. The games are both based of the Prodos Gaming Systems, so if a person wants to bridge the gap it should be doable, but that’s their choice.
Why are the board tiles so similar: the board game is set on the ‘Theseus’ and so the terrain will and should reflect this. But further expansions could happen in certain other locations. The ‘Theseus’ has been infected by the Aliens so that is reflected in approx. 50% of the ship tiles.
What plastic will the retail version use: They will be multipose, but simply so. And hopefully made of styrene
What about civilians?: We will have them, but not on the KS.
Future Plans?: We expect that there will be more and more units, squads and variant. It’s not a flash in the pan, instead an ongoing game system with a long and large pipeline of products and plans
Resin Terrain: will be available after KS. If we move to plastic they will need to be redesigned
How many players: ideally 3, but 1+. Can be a sandbox I player: Marines or Predator vs Alien. Aliens controlled by cards and flowchart. Survival, last man standing, defend the post etc. There is skill involved as well as obviously luck.
More predators?: There are 5 already and we will hopefully offer head variants. And can be reposed easily using hot water followed by cold.
Queen facehugger?: maybe
Weyland Yutani? yes But if its cool and playable in time yes!
More ranks in the colonial marines?: Yes
What Quality will the Board tiles be?: They will be at least most recent edition Space Hulk.
Will future expansions be in resin?: Yes in the main
Will the rules PDF be released on the 28th?: we will release when they are ready. Rather out at Prodos Quality than less and quickly There will be a forum.
[Jarek shows clear resin prototype of Predator]
Next expansion: The Theseus will crash, then there will be a Jungle expansion. Additionally, lots of little expansions a bit like ‘X-Wing’.
Prometheus?: We don’t have the licence for the Prometheus franchise.
Will the Queen be the egg layer or the mad fighting machine?: Mad fighting machine, but more to come.
BOBA FETT COLLECTORS EDITION HELMET
BOBA FETT BATHROBE
Another Update is this computer sculpt ( Which people think is the "Royal Guard", I have no idea ;) )
We were hoping to give this one out as a present when the baby came, but obviously some people are upset about the £185K Stretch Goal...so the present announcement comes early:
When baby comes and if we are above £170k everyone at 'Payback Time!' or higher will get an additional £10 of addons.
Add-ons are on Mark
Come on Baby! Make Mark pay...... "
Congratz mate! Third times the charm! ;)
Hes a real joy working with! Big areas and not to much details, but he´s still turning out really really good!
He´s one truly amazing sculpt in metal! Yay! I just thought he would be a great addition to the army, when the come in the future but he arrived a little bit early ;)
*"So if you get a friend to pledge £75 or more and then post your KS name below, you will both get a model on 40mm base or less of your choice for free.
Will you go for a Alien Warrior, medic, the sergeant or a predator
Will they have a predator hellhound, the female pred or maybe facehugger?
Get more friends to pledge and shout you, you get more free models!
The last pledger was number 873, the new person has to have a higher number than that! New pledgers, you can be the inviter too!"
More Freebies, the more firends you have the more minis you can get!
1. What is AvP?
The Alien, Predator and AvP franchise is a highly successful science fiction horror movie series (spanning a massive 10 films) about the battle between humankind and two malevolent extra-terrestrial species; the Aliens and the Predators. The franchise has spawned novels, comics, toys, clothing, computer & video games and now this, AvP The Miniatures Game…The Hunt Begins…
3. What is the AvP The Miniatures Game.
The Boxed Game AvP – The Hunt Begins is a self-contained gaming experience, a fusion of mission and narrative driven Board Game and Table Top War Game. A family game where 1 or more players can sit down and play through their own narrative and develop their own characters and objectives over many inter-linked games. Or players can sit down and play a ‘free for all’ with games like ‘Survival’, ‘Last human/Alien/Predator standing’, ‘capture the objective’ etc. filling an hour or two of your evening or raining Sunday afternoon.
But equally AvP – The Hunt Begins is a portal into the AvP Wargame, which will allow you to play as a Battalion of Colonial Marines, an entire nest of Aliens or a Hunt of Predators. The free AvP Wargame will be available to download and will be available in hardback form when the appropriate stretched goal is unlocked.
4. How does the Board Game AvP The Hunt Begins play?
- 1+ players (yes, you can play or your own!)
- D20 Dice System - Narrative and Mission Based
- Alternative Model Activation (I go, you go, she goes, my next model, your next, etc.)
- Models gain ‘Experience’ as the narrative progresses which unlocks new special skills etc.
- 30 Missions cards with 3 unique missions per faction, each has to complete its own goal to win.
- Random events and objectives represent the environment and its effects. Lights or gravity may fail, acid burns could make the floor or duct liable to collapse or an explosion could open or close avenues of escape.
- Tactical Cards for each faction
- Longevity – Expansion packs with new characters, Aliens, Predators and equipment
- Additionally there will be a ‘free play mode’ (Last Man Standing, Capture the Flag, Defend the Post and many others)
5. How does the AvP Wargame work?
- 2+ players - D20 based on the Prodos Wargame System
- Alternative Squad Activation (you go I go etc.)
- Create your own special characters etc.
- Army construction – each model has its own points value dependent on the Model type and experience level! (levels from 1 to 5)
- Narrative games allow characters and models to gain ‘Experience’ to level-up
- 50 Missions cards (at three levels)
- Tactical Cards for each factions (120 in total).
- Scalability (1 to 100s of models per side) so you can play for example 1 Predator against a Platoon of Colonial Marines or a whole Battalion of Marines vs a Hive of Aliens)
- Longevity – New Alien, Predator and Marine types with special rules, mission and tactical cards will be introduced over the coming months and years.
6. The Game setting, Intro and Story…
The Board Game will be set between the "Alien" and "Aliens" movies.
Wayland Corporation has dispatched the ship “Theseus” into space. Its primary objective to populate the Mining Planet, LV-669, with a workforce of Convicts and genetically modified beasts of burden (to be used for labour and food). The convicts are guarded by a detachment of Colonial Marines and the ship has a strong contingent of Medical Cyborgs. All the humans and animals are in stasis. Whilst in transit, the “Theseus” receives a new order:
+++Investigate potential Xenomorph infestation on Planet LV-426+++- -+++extract samples+++ +++
The Cyborgs alter course as defined. The ship arrives and sets orbit around LV-426. The medical crew extract ‘Alien Egg’ and ‘Facehugger’ samples from the surface. When they report back they are directed to propagate and incubate the xenomorph samples. They utilise a percentage of the Theseus convict and animal cargo to complete their directive. Putting infected ‘cargo’ back into stasis. Once the new directive is complete theTheseus resets its course to dock with the Wayland Medical Station orbiting Earth. During the return flight, a facehugger escapes the med-bay to get sucked into Power Turbine Cooling System, where it is macerated. The acid-blood quickly destroys the Turbine and breaches the ship’s hull. The Main Power Grid and communications are compromised; hence no communication with Wayland HQ is possible. The majority of the cargo is awoken from stasis with the loss of power. A number of key personnel, the Colonial Marines included are still in stasis, due to secondary power supply grids. After a while the Xenomorphs appear and a short battle between convict, cyborg and Alien ensues. The outcome is inevitable. Meanwhile, a small conclave of Predators has detected the ‘Alien Nest’ and forcibly boarded the Theseus, damaging the computer systems keeping the Marines in stasis. A fire ensues…
+++fire detected+++ +++stasis-end protocol initiated+++
So got home this morning at 3am. Kids woke me up 6.30 how I've missed them! And I was only gone for three nights! My little girl is organizing at my nerd place now that I´ve gotten home with more stuff!
Anyway I think now I can relax and actually write something that makes sense!
Btw Alex how could you not find the convention without my help? It had a sign! ;)
The convention was actually opened up by the mayor! Wow that was awesome, he posed with a sword for the pics but got scissors to cut the "ribbon" or whats it called.
It was roughly around 80 people that actually came around, great turnout since they thought it would be around 50!
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition RPG
Then after the convention had opened we got Chris to explain the RPG and answer some questions about the Kickstarter and about the rules etc. So he asked us if we wanted to testplay the new 2.0 system, and why would we say no?
So the system is really interesting with the GM:s Dark Symmetry pool (we played it in the middle of the table so all could reach) with which he can spawn and activate monsters, change the enviroment with blinking lights and stuff like that. He also said it would work better with a glasbowl and that they hoped to do a Dark Symmetry goblet during the KS so everyone hear each time a dice go in the pool, nice thinking Chris!
If you are trained in a skill you get to roll two D20s to try passing the test your given, with only one sucess on the dices you get a sucess and you complete the task and also the GM gets a Dark Symmetry die since you also fail with one die roll. If you fail both two rolls two dices go into the pool, however shoul the dice spot a 20 (A fumble) and extra die is thrown in the Symmetry pool. So if you fail both and one is a fumble three dices are thrown in the pool.
Further more, when you try to do actually pull things off and the lights are flickering you are under fire or somethings like that, it gets harder to actually pull it off. So you could get a -3 dice modifier since its hard to hit anything with your gun. Then you could pay two Dark Symmetry dice to the pool to get a normal roll ( If I got it correctly).
Now I will take up the Chronicle Points, with which you can alter a roll in Character Creation or succed with a roll however impossible it seems. Chris´s example was: If you´re carrying your wounded friend on the shoulder, running and shooting at a horde of Undead Legionaires and have to jump over a chasm to escape. Pay a Chronicle Point and you did it!
He said that possibly you will start with 5 Chronicle Points in Character Creation so you could spend all your points in the creation too get a better character but then you used up all your "luck"!
And lastly I will tell you about.... Spaceships! Yes they will finally be in a spaceships MC and you could be the owner of one! So the Characters will be able to spend points and experience in the ship and can develope skills that makes you better. Chris also stated that you could take a loan to upgrade the ship, but you never know who you owe money too!
Skills example: Pilot -> Space Pilot -> Mishima Dogfighter Yea this was just an example ;)
Thank you Chris for the talk and the Game Session! Look forward to the Kickstarter that we will see once Achtung Cthulu KS has sent out the last orders!
So it was a Warzone day after all! Lots and lots of models and beutiful terrain! Talked and met up with Prodos and alot of people from the forum that I can finally put a face on! Thanks it was great meeting you guys!
So whats to say that you already dont know... The Rules are fantastic! All I have to do is rid my mind of all 40k thinking, like moving the entire squad before shooting and things like that. The new units are awesome and the Mishima ones are the best both rulewise and in miniature ( Only spotted the artwork but still).
These rules makes the battlefield feel more alive and every soldier have his chance to shine and for the player to develop his own tactics with every single one of his soldiers not just squads! You want to name them, give them personalities and most importantly you will mourn their deaths! As I said before its the best miniature game I´ve ever played, it has it all beautiful models, amazing rules and most important of all a great community!
In the Seal of Repulsion campaign the Dark Legion came out to a strong start and got a 3 points lead before the Light landed to help the Corporations in the struggle. The Brotherhood then passed the Dark Legion an took the lead. But in the end of the campaign it was a tie until the last match which gave the Dark Legion their victory. The Corporation who got they blame for the loss with the worst win rating was Capitol! (Why are you guys pointing at me!) So now we have to see what the have in store for the campaign and storyline! Really looking forward to see it unfold!
So who here is excited for AVP? Now we got the KS announce date and I give you some pics!
Pieter Diamond and Roberto Feltordo! (Robert Telford....o)
And here are the three finalists in the Cosplay competition! Mark stated that Cosplay werent as sexy as Alan had told him haha! Placings were from left to right, Trencher (I believe he was) First place!, Archangel Third place! And the Blood Beret Second place! Great costumes guys! Congratulations!
So here´s what i got and for my gaming club 3 gorgeous rulebooks for the club and one for me. And ofcource more of the lovely KS stuff, we still had not seen. Except all the card which we will probably see in a week or two!
Mark wroted, To Seb! My fellow young blood!
So this is what I bought! Heavy Infantry (Paul said they were amazing and I believe him, he won his match I didnt!) And Henry Thomas! Now when I get back to Sweden I can hopefully kick some ass!
We thought we would face each other BUT! Questing Knight had other plans and pitted my Capitol and Henriks Mishima against Cybertronic and Dark Legion!
So we dicided to hold one front each so i was pitted against the Legion and Mishima against Cybertronic. Henrik hid in the forest while I was more in the open for more flexibel movement!
A Scorpion! Truly a hideous sight! ( Unless hes on your side)
With a steady shambling of Undead behind her!
They Cybers are taking their time and sending in its Scorpions first!
This is actually quite funny... This was the beginning of many good laughs today! The Ronin tried to hit the UL:s but Henrik is a MASTER! of rolling over 17... with like everything he did! Mishima Quality!
So we targeting the Undead Legionaires and kill 2 of them! Yay more Zombies destroyed!
On the other front the Meka has taken a few hits but are still going strong and have taken out a Scorpion and are now looking to chop ut some circute sushi of the Chasseurs!
And Mitch turns into a human hurricane and wipes out the Undead Legionares and Necromutant Leader, then he´s an easy target for the Razides who chopped up the poor Airbournes real good!
So now he´s down to his last wound! And are still in the open.. What are you doing Mitch!?
But it´s okey, she´s only ST 10. so no problems with saving that!
I just say this. No he didnt make it! :(
Then they charged the Everassaur and gets down to only one after a Undead Legionare and Necromutant charge raising more Undead legionares.