Outbreak on Exham IV
There are just 9 days left of the second Deadzone Kickstarter.
The aim of this new Kickstarter is simple: to make a great game even better. And we’re doing that through a new rulebook, innovative scenery and exciting new miniatures in the hard plastic you received the Zombies, Enforcers, Peacekeepers and Forge Guard in.
Scenery-only Pledge Level
We just wanted to let you know that earlier in the week, a scenery-only pledge level went live.
The vast majority of you already have Battlezones terrain, and this new Industrial theme is fully compatible with the existing range, meaning that you can expand your collection and add the new tiles to your battlefield.
Example using resin test-casts, by Nick Williams
There are two ways to get the new Industrial scenery, if you would like to add it:
- Pledge at the $1 level and get the $35 Industrial District, which includes awesome accessories like the pipe network and the conveyor belt.
- Pledge at the $100 Scenery-only pledge level.
Outbreak on Exham IV
As we said as the start of this update, this new Kickstarter is all about making a great game even better. As we’ve created the new scenery and the new Infestation expansion, we’re also taking the opportunity to revisit the rulebook.
The focus on the updated set of rules will be on writing the game so that it’s easier to learn, whilst balancing the forces and the missions, and re-writing the campaign section – all in the interest of making the game more fun and helping people get involved. We hope that you’ll let us know what you like and don’t like about the game.
This will still be Deadzone – it will allow you to play rapidfire one-off games with between 5-15 miniatures in a claustrophobic battlefield in 30 minutes-1 hour, or play through a deep campaign where your strike team grows in experience and evolves with new abilities and special weapons. Your existing collection will be fully compatible with the updated rules too.
The new book will include:
- A background section
- Core Rules section, including a new Force Organisation chart
- Advanced Rules section
- A re-written campaign section
- Army Lists for all factions
All backers of our original Deadzone campaign will get the updated rules as a free PDF.
However, we have a low-cost pledge level on the Kickstarter especially if you just want the new rulebook:
This also includes the Exham IV Infestation Mission Pack:
The mining planet of Exham IV has been hit by the twin catastrophes of plummeting temperatures, and the outbreak of a lethal bleeding sickness. Increasingly panicked transmissions from Exham have triggered the Council of Seven’s latent subroutines, automatically dispatching an Enforcer response team to investigate. Just as the Enforcers confirm the largest infestation of Veer-myn the Council has ever seen, their dropship is shot from skies by an unknown enemy. Stranded on Exham, the Enforcers must stop the Veer-myn before they escape out into space, and unleash their bleeding sickness across the Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere.
The Infestation Mission Pack will include the Exham IV campaign and rules for playing on the red planet.
We hope that you’ll help us make the new additions a reality, and support Deadzone on Kickstarter a second time. Many thanks for your time.
Deadzone: Infestation has just 9 days left on Kickstarter, finishing 11:59pm GMT Monday 6th April. Check out the video for more information:
Most of you will have Enforcers from the first campaign - did we mention we've just funded plastic Enforcer Jetbikes and you get two in our sweet-spot pledge level? Take a look!