FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In a continuing effort to improve the quality of the DreadBall experience for all fans and players, DGBY is proud to announce round three of the DreadBall Provisional Code Amendments. The following proposed changes to DreadBall bylaw are now open to closed-comment by all qualifying Head Coaches allowing you to help shape the future of the Galaxy’s best sport! Welcome, sports fans! The DreadBall Rules Committee is proud to present the third Playtest Packet for DreadBall 2.0. We’re listening to any and all feedback we get from playtesters from all over the world. This week, in addition to releasing six more teams for public scrutiny, we are also finishing up the Advanced rules by releasing rules for Exhibition matches. As always, try to keep playtesting to currently released teams, even if you have to proxy models. If you’re interested in helping us in our playtesting, be sure to download and print some surveys. Fill them out during/after your games and then go to our online survey and tell us about your games. Changes A number of changes are included in this playtest packet, both to the first edition of the game as well as to previous [...]
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We’ve just unveiled four exciting releases for December, including an expansion for Dungeon Saga, the first Warpath novel and an Adventure Gamebook set in the world of Dungeon Saga. All are available for pre-order now and will begin shipping from December 12th. Dungeon Saga: The Black Fortress The raid itself had been swift and entirely unexpected. Nobody had seen much from the local Orcs for many years, and to suddenly find them so brazen, so strong. For years the hills had been a haven for a small number of Orcs; everyone knew that. Even so, there had never been more than a handful of them and they lacked any kind of organisation. How did they mount such a carefully planned attack and why? This exciting expansion for Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest includes a huge quantity of extra tiles to expand your game or create your own adventure and a brand new six-mission narrative campaign for the four original heroes from Dungeon Saga. Warpath: First Strike (novel) When a backwater world is invaded by ruthless aliens, the Drakenhof Corporation’s best marines are sent to repel them. But they are not the only interested parties and the Council has also sent [...]
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Hey people on the West Coast! Mantic is happy to announce that we will be at the Las Vegas Open February 3rd – 5th at the Bally’s Hotel! Come join us for a Kings of War tournament which I have just been told will be a qualifier for the US Masters West Coast! Not only that we’ll be having a Deadzone tournament as well as a Kings of War Historical tournament. Las Vegas open is offering a discount if you sign up for all three tournaments, the Mantic Triple Play. Visit the Las Vegas Open website for any information and purchase your tickets. We will also be there with a booth so stop by and try out Warpath and The Walking Dead if you’ve not already tried. See you in Vegas!
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Noise is one of the most important mechanics in The Walking Dead: All Out War and can make the difference between life and death. If you make a noise, you’ll potentially alert the flesh-hungry Walkers to your location, so they can shamble towards you and attack. Silence = safety. When your Survivor performs an action that causes noise, the closest unengaged Walker within 10-inches will shamble directly towards them. A Walker shambles six-inches, which may not sound like a lot but you’ll be surprised by how close they can get! There are different actions that cause Noise during the game. Sometimes it will be accidental, like when running, but other times you may intentionally make a noise to attract the Walkers. Moving is the most common way to cause Noise. When you move a Survivor, you can either choose to Sneak four-inches, which makes no Noise, or you can Run eight-inches, which will make a Noise. Obviously Running is much quicker but it’s also more dangerous. So you need to ask: speed or safety? If you choose to Run, the closest Walker within 10-inches will move immediately once you stop Running. As Walkers only move six-inches, it is possible to [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MANTIC GAMES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CRAZY BOBBY’S CRAZY BOX BOUTIQUE This year’s Mantic Crazy Box promises to offer the craziest value ever! Nottingham, UK – November 23rd, 2016 – Mantic Games is delighted to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with Crazy Bobby of Crazy Bobby’s Crazy Box Boutique to ensure that this year’s legendary Mantic Crazy Box is crazier than ever. The Mantic Crazy Box is a package crammed with a random selection of Mantic Games miniatures, terrain and even books. Each box has more than $70/£50/€70 worth of items but costs just $34.99/£24.99/€34.99. There are two boxes available depending upon your taste in miniatures: fantasy (including miniatures from the Kings of War and Dungeon Saga ranges) and sci-fi (including miniatures from the Warpath, Deadzone, Dreadball and Battlezones terrain ranges). However, thanks to the involvement of Crazy Bobby, a renowned worldwide expert in boxes full of craziness, 50% of the Mantic Crazy Boxes this year will feature an extra insane value item, such as the Dungeon Saga Adventure Gamebook, limited edition resin miniatures, a giant dragon and more. “LAST YEAR’S CRAZY BOX WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE!” shouted Crazy Bobby. “I’VE EATEN CRAZIER QUARTER POUNDERS! [...]
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Blasts of gunfire rang out overhead, forcing Pvt Perkins to hug the dirt. The Marauder’s guns were primitive compared to his trusty Accutek, but lethal nonetheless. “Enjoying yourself, son?” Major-General Kennedy said with a laconic drawl, lighting a cigar. The two men were behind a half-ruined habtainer, pinned down and isolated. Perkins had no idea how the man could be so calm, but then again, that was why he was being paid the big bucks and Perkins didn’t even get stock options. “Sir, yes sir!” Perkins shot back, hurriedly trying to clear the depleted power pack from his rifle. “Always need more lead in my diet, sir!” “That’s the spirit kid,” Kennedy replied, as he tucked his lighter away and pulled out a commlink. “Hey, want to see something cool?” Kennedy thumbed the trigger on the commlink. “Brass to Eagle-five. We’re having a party here and could use some fireworks. Deliver to these co-ordinates, 62,1,17.50, by 108,27,25.31.” “Roger brass,” came the tinny reply. “Eagle-five, on our way.” Perkins heard a high-pitched whine from overhead as the military drone swooped in close, its twin rotors angling to bring the sleek craft to a momentary stop. The Marauders ceased firing at Perkins’ [...]
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It’s not long now until the Mantic Open Day (it takes place this Saturday, November 26th) and after telling you about some of the fantastic Open Day Deals last week, today we’ve got a full run down of the various activities and seminars that will be taking place on the day. Seminars Typically these are always a fantastic way to find out more about what’s going on at Mantic, along with discovering more details about the making of our games. During the Open Day, there will be three seminars: The Making of The Walking Dead: All Out War – Ronnie will be on-hand to talk about the making of The Walking Dead and what’s next for the game. Kings of War – find out more about the Kings of War Summer Campaign, new armies for 2017 with our own Matt Gilbert and get some tactical from Nick Williams of the Kings of War Committee Mantic: Past, Present and Future – typically Ronnie always like to give some teasers about future Mantic projects, so this will be a great chance for you to get your questions answered. Factory Tour A little like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you can see where [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In a continuing effort to improve the quality of the DreadBall experience for all fans and players, DGBY is proud to announce round two of the DreadBall Provisional Code Amendments. The following proposed changes to DreadBall bylaw are now open to closed-comment by all qualifying Head Coaches allowing you to help shape the future of the Galaxy’s best sport! Welcome, sports fans! The DreadBall Rules Committee is proud to present the second release in the multi-phase public beta for DreadBall 2.0. We’re listening to any and all feedback we get from playtesters from all over the world. This week we are releasing another five teams for public comment. Again, if you don’t have or play any of the teams currently released, please feel free to test them out by using proxies! If you’re interested in helping us in our playtesting, be sure to download and print some surveys. Fill them out during/after your games and then go to our online survey and tell us about your games. Captains There seems to be a bit of confusion regarding the way Captains work in their current iteration. We will re-write this section to make this clearer, but Captains are [...]
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Here at Mantic HQ, we’ve been playing The Walking Dead: All Out War for months. Whether it was play testing with the initial rules, showcasing the game during demos or playing with our own sets that we snapped up from the Kickstarter. However, no matter which version we’ve been playing, they’ve all shared some elements in common: plenty of action, dynamic moments of madness with Walkers ganging up on the Survivors, tactical decisions and, of course, lots of fun. So, now that Kickstarter backers have started to receive their copies, we want to see your action-packed games too! We’re launching a competition to show us your favourite play throughs of The Walking Dead: All Out War. We want to see those incredible moments when Rick manages to take down three Walkers at once, Carl survives a headshot thanks to his lucky hat or Sandra sneaks over a barricade to grab some equipment to win the game in the final turn. We want you to film your games and then share them with us on Facebook or Twitter. On Friday, November 25th we’ll announce our favourite and the creator of the video will win: Morgan booster, Rick on a Horse booster [...]
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We’re fast approaching the Mantic Open Day, so we thought it was a great time to give you some more details about the great offers that we’ll be running all day in the Mantic Shop! The Mantic Open Day takes place here at Mantic HQ in Nottingham and is a great day out for any Mantic Fanatic. Firstly, we’ll have the full Walking Dead range of products available, including all the Wave One boosters and expansions. All of the below will be up for grabs: Walking Dead Kickstarter Editions (these are now incredibly limited, so you’ll have to be quick if you want one on the day) All Out War Core Set Prelude to Woodbury Expansion Days Gone Bye Expansion Scenery Booster Dice Booster Deluxe Gaming Mat Walker Booster Shane Booster Lori Booster Andrea Booster Carol Booster Morgan Booster Rick on a Horse Booster CRAZY BOX AND LUCKY DIP BAGS The Crazy Box has become something of a Mantic tradition and we’ll be making sure that visitors to the Open Day will get their Mantic Crazy Box before anyone else. For the bargain price of £25, you’ll get a box packed full of Mantic products, selected from our entire range. [...]
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