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Heretics! + Updated SGs

Kategori: Dark Legion

Finally here's a teaser for the Heretics set being designed by Prodos Games, which will consist of five figures with Stat cards for Warzone. These are available now as an Add On (just pick the 'Miniatures Add On' at £15). They show off the final set soon. Each week they will be unveiling figure sets that are available now and those which are being unlocked. 

To give you an idea they currently have planned 3 figure RPG character sets for Imperial, Capitol, Bauhaus, Mishima, Cybertronic, the Brotherhood, Heretics, Civilian Characters and much more. Each set will be £15 as an Add On.  

The also updated the Stretch Goals! :D
Ah a GM screen. That would be good! :D

Content of the MC 3rd Edition books?

Kategori: MC RPG

So if you´re wondering what the different books in the MC KS will be packed with. Modiphius gave us this info: 

Mutant Chronicles: Dark Symmetry - The core rules plus everything you need to know about the Dark Legion, their heretics and Apostles, how they operate, their different tactics and creatures, the four big Corporations (Imperial, Capitol, Bauhaus, Mishima), the Brotherhood and Whitestar. The future history that led to the exodus from Earth, a timeline leading up to the first outbreak of the Dark Symmetry, the first Corporate War, the rise of the Brotherhood and the Dark Legion invasion. Full details and rules for life in the 25th century, the colonies and space travel. Plots, adventure seeds, GM advice and plot secrets, lifepath & point buy character generation and a d20 based cinematic system with 8 attributes that is fast and furious. 

Mutant Chronicles: Dark Legion - The second core setting book fills in the timeline through 700 years of history to the epic events of the Second Corporate War and Second Dark Legion invasion, the rise of Cybertronic and plenty of other cataclysmic stories. Updated maps of the colonies, and details on the corporations. Plot seeds, the fateful mission to Nero and much much more.

Mutant Chronicles: Dark Soul - This book replaces the Algeroth and Ilian Guide books - however all the Apostles will be heavily represented in the core Dark Symmetry book. The Dark Soul book will detail Pluto, Nero, more details on the citadels, the Dark Legion universe, the true ancient history, their 'last war', the in-fighting and politics, more tactics, creatures, and plot seeds. 

The Guides - Each corporate Guide book will present more detailed lifepath generation based on each Corporation or Faction, specific equipment, their colonies and resources. Plots and storylines and how the faction differs between the Dark Symmetry and Dark Legion era's. Additionally each Guide will also double as a guide to one of the worlds or regions of the Solar System with planetary maps and local information on Dark Legion activity. There will also be other guides on Luna, Freelancers, Mutants and more.

The Campaigns - Three campaign are planned set in each of the three main eras: Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion and Dark Eden. Dark Symmetry will take introduce characters as lowly freelancers and Luna Police Department cops investigating the first outbreaks of the Dark Symmetry through the rise of the cult and on through the great events of the Corporate and Dark Legion wars to the final assault on the citadel. It leads up to a very cool surprise! The Dark Legion campaign will take you through the epic events of the Dark Legion era (the same as the 2nd Ed RPG). 





Really awesome, glad I bought of all the books! Will be a blast to read them through!

First Render for MC 3rd Edition

Kategori: Boardgame

So here´s the first render for the Rpg minis, the Heretics! Kratach and a melee weapon or grenade under development. Looks really promising! :D One head will change, so we will see some change the coming days!

New stuff from Gamer Templates

Kategori: Boardgame

So here are my friend Gamer Templates prototypes for his project. Influenced by x-wing and attack wing these basically allow you to move your model the exact distance specified.
So no worries about rule-nazis at tournaments or game clubs anymore!
Want to move exactly 6" on a 25mm base? Use the 25mm 6" move template and it will do exactly that. The templates take the width of the base into account for the move. There are also shorter ones to go around obstacles so you can do 2 x 3" moves or 3 x 2" moves. Templates included would be one of each of 6", 3" and 2" for 25mm and 40mm bases and one of each of 6" and 3" for 60mm bases. He might at some point also put them in there for the 30mm flying bases..
Visit Gamer Templats at Facebook for more info and other sweet things! -GAMERTEMPLATES-

Another AvP Development Update!

Kategori: AVP

So here is how develpoment is going. The bars go at the right direction (Get it, right!? haha) And whats that a sneakpeak at one of the young blood models? :D
The Power loader in development, looks super sweet!
Weyland-Yutani Commandos in Development ----> video <----

The Dark Legion Return!

Kategori: MC RPG

So finally the KS is live! Long live the Mutant Chronicles RPG! And didnt it start great! Funded in less than 3 hours! Great work Chris and the rest of Modiphius! Click HERE to get to the KS page!
And here´s some good reading. And if you havn´t checked out the KS yet, do it now! All the info and more can be found there!
They want our money to create stunning full colour, hard cover books for the settings and rulebooks starting with the rules and core setting book Mutant Chronicles: Dark Symmetry. They plan to deliver the core book PDF in July, and the print version in August. Backers will receive pre-print PDF's to assist with proof reading in June. 
Modiphius plans re-design of the rules and a re-write of the setting guides and supplements to include brand new material alongside the existing storyline. You can expect the usual high quality production values that Modiphius is known for.
Awesome new art will reveal never before seen parts of the Mutant Chronicles universe alongside the existing fantastic images by Paul Bonner, Peter Bergting and Paolo Parente. You can expect massive campaigns, fantastic accessories and miniatures produced in conjunction with Prodos Games (The guys who gave us Warzone Resurrection) specifically for the roleplaying game. 
So what is Mutant Chronicles?

Mutant Chronicles was one of the bigger names in gaming in the 1990's with the Doom Trooper collectible card game translated in to 16 languages, three boardgames, two video games, the massive Warzone miniatures game and the Mutant Chronicles 1st and 2nd Edition roleplaying games with more recently a Hollywood movie, Fantasy Flight Games pre-painted miniature game and last year the reboot of Warzone by Prodos Games. Watch our video for examples of the stunning art from the world. 

The Mutant Chronicles story took you on this full throttle dieselpunk sci-fi ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must fight back against the Dark Legion hordes whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within.

The Solar System is a roaring mayhem of death and war. The surfaces of the inner planets have been swept clean by the violent onslaught of the dark legions storming hordes of Nepharites, Razides, Pretorian Stalkers and Undead Legionaries. In the enormous cities of the far and distant future, heretics devoted to the destruction of humankind stalk the dark backstreets and gloomy alleys spreading their teachings of greed, jealously and war [From the 2nd Edition Back Cover]

In the late 21st century a growing madness of plagues, wars, terrorism and environmental collapse led to the rushed terraforming of the colonies by the major corporations, an exodus from Earth and the final cataclysmic nuclear war. It takes hundreds of years to re-establish life as we know it on the inner worlds of our solar system. Imperial, Capitol, Bauhaus and Mishima now rule from their homes in the steaming jungles of Venus, the caverns of Mercury, the deserts of Mars and the many orbitals and asteroid homes of the solar system. Luna City is a vast neutral sprawl, many hundreds of years old, built up and over the first colony and mines. 

A fateful exploratory mission to Pluto unleashes an ancient evil force 'The Dark Symmetry' upon the thinking machines of man. As technology fails (and even fights back), mankind is beset with conspiracy and corporate intrigue from within. Dark things gather on the edges of the colonies and whilst corporate war consumes the greatest armies of man, the Dark Legion’s citadels rise up throughout the worlds of the solar system and terrifying armies march out to consume all. They were defeated long ago, they will not be defeated this time...

As the Dark Symmetry's malign influence on humanity grows, the Brotherhood with their strange powers, arise to unite the corporate armies as one and fight back. 

So what have Modiphius done?

 Firstly they changed all the Corporation logos, man they look super sweet now! :D
They also filled in the gaps in the original storyline, expanded the backstory and plotted secret events that will carry your adventures through a 1000 years of future history. Now you can play during the early days of the Dark Symmetry with investigations of foul cults and technology turning on mankind, through to the brutal Corporate Wars and then fight the Dark Legion as they pour forth from their citadels across the colonies. The Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition RPG system is a full rewrite playtested by over 400 groups in the last the last 6 months and has been designed for cinematic adventure - whether you want investigative, discovery or action orientated games.
Here are they Stretchgoals!

11k - Unlocked 
14k - Unlocked
The rest are all locked. But hey its only the first day! ;)
Yes we will have alot of Add-on, but these are the ones available now.
 An Core rule & Dark Symmetry book. Could come in handy so all players dont have to fight for the ONLY ONE!
Oh. Now this is the Mutant Chronicles, or the Codex Cardenalis perhaps?
Wow, now this is just to cool!
Yea I´m hoping for some Corp T-shirts but this isn´t so bad! ;)
Okey, now this I´ll have to get! The Prodos guys could use some more work!
Now thats all for now. I will watch this KS closely and hope we get ALL of the books unlocked! Til next time!

The Blue Shark + AvP

Kategori: AVP

So the "Blue Shark" and Sanders the Banshee will soon be available on the Warzone shop!
And I know it´s "Old news" But here´s the latest Update on the AvP KS.
Progress, progress. Looks good. All seems good for the May release!

Q&A with Chris from Modiphius

Kategori: MC RPG

Hi all! Firstly thank you Chris for taking your time and answering these questions. We are all very excited for the KS. And now for some Q&A with Chris from Modiphius!
1. Could you give us a brief overview on what Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition is?
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition is a re-boot of the awesome roleplaying game from the 90's that took on this mad ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must find new ways to fight back against the Dark Legion whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within. 
The 3rd Edition uses our new Destiny RPG system which encourages cinematic scenes, is fast playing and fun yet still uses the d20 and eight stats fans are used to. We've filled in the gaps in the original storyline, unearthed secrets for players and GM's to discover through the coming releases whilst adding in new content to extend the world. Players will be able to secure spaceships and explore the solar system, conduct deadly urban investigations against strange cults as well as roam the battlefields of the solar system. 

2. What do you like the most with the IP and setting of Mutant Chronicles, what got you hooked?
It's the full throttle diesel punk style I love, massive shoulder pads, big guns, heroic action. I think the image of Mitch Hunter on this page: falling off a cliff, clutching his dog and shoot backwards kind of says it all - it's massively pumped up movie style adventure in a familiar world of Earth based corporations inspired by well known nationalities that make it easier to relate to. 

3. What are your favourite Character/Special Force/Faction(Apostel) in Mutant Chronicles Overall, fluffwise, looks etc?
It has to be the Blood Berets - I loved the early boardgames and the Blood Beret boardgame was my first exposure to the universe. They remind me of the British Commandoes that I grew up liking in my early war-games. 

4. What single thing about Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition do you think will attract most new players?
We've taken an already awesome universe and properly let it loose so people can truly experience all sides of the story like never before.

5. Will the new personalities make it into MC 3rd Edition like the WzR pledgers characters Hamilkar, Henry Thomas and Sanders. Or the new Prodos characters Angelika and Hiroko?
The roleplaying universe is much wider in scope than Warzone but official characters are likely to make it in to the storyline :-)
6. For us old players, how much will change between the 2nd Edition and the 3rd Edition? Fluff, Rules and Settings?
We're not changing any fluff, we've made more sense of often contradicting stories and events, we've added to the story to fill in gaps, give reasons for events, and actions and created a strong back line plot that will serve as a foundation for the growth of the game over the coming years. 
You'll be able to start the game just after the Dark Symmetry is release on Pluto just before the first Corporate War and the first Dark Legion invasion - you can start with dark investigations of strange events and cults, or jump right in to the war, or just go right ahead to the main 2nd Dark Legion War. But that first storyline is so full of amazing stories we felt we had to begin things there. There is also an amazing campaign coming together which lets you play through the whole story, up to the final climatic battle with the Dark Legion that sees their first defeat, and then continue on 700 years to the second Dark Legion war. 

7. Will more special forces be available to have a career in, like the Imperial Young Guards? Or will more careers just be available?
Yes we plan to expand the possible careers to include more options. Corporate books will further expand on this too

8. Will they White Stars take the place of the Sons of Rasputin? Or will the Co-Excist?
The Sons of Rasputin are a breakaway group from Whitestar - so it gives them a more detailed background, Whitestar will become a major force upon Earth and central to a lot of new and existing events. They offer a different form of play as Cybertronic does in some sense. They have different values, different equipment. they're more interested in the growing mutations appearing in humans and there's lot of opportunities for more raw characters from this violent world. It's a great kick off point for Dark Eden adventures as well. 

9. Will books be released in ipad friendly or kindle friendly formats as well?
We're exploring this with Achtung! Cthulhu at the moment, we're already producing colour PDF's that are far more easily read on iPads and with the advent of Kindle Fire's we think most people will be moving towards viewing colour documents as opposed to stripped down text files. Currently in the industry there's actually very little commercial demand for ebook versions and the work involved in converting a book full of tables and images is actually quite enormous for the return so I think we'll be watching this to see what happens. My gut feeling is most people will have devises capable of easily viewing colour pdf's before long so the old black and white ebook format is something that won't be around for long. 
10. Can we epect things in 2nd , 3rd, or 4th Quarter of 2014?
Oh yes - we have all the Corporate books, Campaigns, stand alone adventures, GM guides and major settings (the first being Dark Symmetry (set during before and during the first Dark Legion invasion), Dark Legion (set during the time of the 1st and 2nd edition) and Dark Eden (set during the closing stages of the 2nd Dark Legion war). 
11. Will the game be in a stand alone book with suppliments or will it be "GM Book, Player Book, variety of other books?
We're creating a core book with rules and the first Dark Symmetry setting which sets the foundation and backstory going forward. There will be a soft back player's guide and then further supplements and setting books to build on it. 

12. When will the first campaign be released?
That will be one of the first wave of releases so people can start playing right away. We're always working on the storyline and initial adventures now. 

13. Will we have world books, or will it be more focused and give us city specific books for settings?
Each corporate book will also detail one of the major worlds - so for example the Capitol book might also include the Mars world book so make them much more useful. 
14. When can we expect "Epic Level" Campaigns for High Level Characters?
That will come with the first campaign actually - it will take you to truly epic heights at the close of the first Dark Legion War. There will also be a GM guide coming later which introduces loads of advice and cool new stuff. 
15. I heard you can actually own a Spacecraft in this Edition. How will that work?
Absolutely! We've already worked out how you'll buy them or rent them, perhaps you'll need some credit - but be careful who you owe money too! Most airborne vehicles can get you in to orbit, but you need spacecraft to get you between the worlds or to the various habitats. The ships will be somewhat extensions of the characters and you'll need to collectively spend XP on them so there's a shared sense of ownership too. 
16. How does the Chronicle Points work in game and during Character Development?
During character development you'll get a a number of 'lucky days' which you can use to influence the results of the life path generation. A combination of whether you use all of these, and how far you take your life path will determine how many chronicle points your character has. Chronicle Points are also used by Brotherhood characters for the Arts but they also get more ways to accumulate them. 
In gameplay Chronicle points let you re-roll a dice roll, add one success to a roll or no matter how difficult something is, succeed with just one success, so they totally reward crazy schemes and cinematic actions. You get them back for voluntarily failing a task or critically failing which means something really bad is going to happen. 
17. How do the GMs Dark Symmetry Pool work?
The players generate Symmetry dice for the Symmetry pool anytime they succeed with only 1 success (they can get 2 or more), when they fail, when they roll a natural 20 and by voluntarily failing a task (to gain a Chronicle point). Locations, villains and artefacts might also naturally generate Symmetry dice - a heretic temple, a Nepharite, a very evil artefact, or a Legion citadel. The GM would also start adventures with different amounts of Symmetry dice. 
The dice are used to activate minions, NPC's and Named Villains at any time (as long as the players haven't rolled the dice to resolve an action), they're spent to Corrupt equipment with the Dark Symmetry (with the more successes telling you how badly it's become corrupted from simply not working to manifesting Dark Gifts), they're also spent to change the environment - steam bursts from pipes all around the room making tasks more difficult, and also to inflict minor Light wounds on characters from stray bullets, slashing blades in a fight. 

18. How is the Co-work with Prodos game go? Can we expect miniatures in your KS?
Yes we're working on a list of miniatures which are more aimed at the RPG e.g. civilians with guns, freelancers, heretics. They'll all have stats for Warzone so it will greatly expand what Warzone players have as well as RPG fans having access to all the Warzone minis. 
19. How can the community help out with the game?
Well the community is already playtesting the rules, we'll be shortly launching a Beta version on to download for free which will include the latest short introductory rules, regenerated characters and a short adventure for the final test stages and all feedback is welcome. Of course we're also running a kickstarter very soon so help in spreading the word to fans and games you think would love Mutant Chronicles would be amazing. 
20. When will we see the KS? This will be the best KS of 2014... and the year barely begun!
We hope it will launch Tuesday 27th January - that's the plan! We should run until around 2nd March. 

Thanks again mate! I cant explain enough how much I look forward to this.. So keep up the good work!
My pleasure! Let me know if you need any more info! - Chris

AvP Update

Kategori: AVP

So here´s whats going on and how far they have gotten. Looking forward to more pics soon! :D

Tiger Dragons!

Kategori: Mishima

So the render for the Tiger Dragons are here! Enjoy them I did! ;)