Alpha Rules Released! New Gameplay Video! New Stretch Goal!
Here it is guys – the Deadzone Alpha Rules!
Note that these rules are still in development and are neither the complete nor final version. As always, feedback and comments are very welcome as that can only help to improve the game for everyone.
Please leave your feedback over on the Quirkworthy Blog – Jake will be able to compile your comments better from there!
In support of the Alpha Rules we’ve created a series of gameplay videos which gives an overview of the mechanics. We’ve already posted up shooting and in our latest video we discuss why we’ve used D8s!
New Stretch Goal
In celebration of the Alpha Rules release and our previous milestone achievements – we achieved 2000 backers today as well as broke through $300,000 AND topped 9,000 likes on our Facebook page (please, if you haven’t already like our page and become a fan on Board Game Geek!) - we decided it was only right to unveil our next stretch goal…
$325,000 – Nexus Psi Digital Campaign
Nexus Psi was just another mission.
The keyboard jockeys called this kind of operation R&R – Reclaim and Recover - or sometimes Sweep and Clear if they were feeling particularly aggressive. Here in the strike craft, running through weapon checks one last time as it dropped through the burning atmosphere, the veterans of Strike Team 91-Urilla called it what it was: Search and Destroy.
The briefing had been nothing new. An artefact had been recovered on Nexus Psi, and the fallout hadn’t taken long. Recon had swept the planet and tagged a prime vector, which had been designated their secondary target. Primary was the artefact itself, and tertiary was the retrieval team that had been unlucky enough to dig it up. No one in 91-Urilla entertained the notion that any of them would still be alive. Or human.
Just another mission.
The Nexus Psi Digital Campaign is a new way of playing Deadzone and introduces story mode with a playable narrative campaign system. These story-driven linked scenarios allow you to play through the Containment Protocol on Nexus Psi, a distant planet on the outer fringes.
Written by Jake Thornton, these scenarios build in complexity as the Enforcers seek to exterminate the Plague and the many squabbling factions battling over the planet’s precious resources.
The Nexus Psi campaign is perfect for a weekend's gaming when you want something different from the standard pick-up game. Featuring new missions and objectives, the thrilling tale of Nexus Psi will be included digitally in pledges of Recon ($100) and up if we hit $325,000!
But that’s not all.
In an exciting twist, Jake will write an additional scenario for every 500 backers we get, extending the story and the variety of missions. This means that there are currently 4 scenarios in the campaign, but the story is only set to get deeper and more immersive the more backers we get!
We hope you like the Alpha Ruleset and we can’t wait to hear your feedback. Please get involved, this is your opportunity to help us shape the game you want.
Thank you for supporting Deadzone!