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Torn from the pages of the science-fiction horror RPG "SLA Industries", Cannibal Sector 1 comes to life in this tabletop skirmish game.

Torn from the pages of the science-fiction horror RPG "SLA Industries", Cannibal Sector 1 comes to life in this tabletop skirmish game. Read More
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SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 - Tabletop Skirmish in the World Of Progress

Daruma Productions, in conjunction with Nightfall Games, will produce the SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 skirmish game and all the miniatures and accessories needed to play. The book will be lavishly produced by Nightfall Games and Daruma Productions with new full-colour illustrations by Dave Allsop. 

What is SLA Industries?

What is SLA Industries? In 1993, the Scottish company Nightfall Games released SLA Industries, its roleplaying game of science fiction horror, a very British antidote to the slick and angsty settings that were popular at the time. Set in The World Of Progress, the sphere of SLA Industries’ influence in the known universe, players take on the roles of operatives, employees of an all-encompassing company that controls a frightened population with reality TV and violence while a creeping horror claws its way through the edges of reality.

Original 1993 version of SLA Industries
Original 1993 version of SLA Industries

“Operative, Employee, Contract Killer, Necanthrope, Ebon, Biogenetic, Corporate. These are the lifestyles available to you when you enter SLA Industries’ World of Progress. A society split between truth and deception, conflict and political subversion, style and horror. Television and Insanity. Fighting for your life as an oblivious public watches on, awaiting your last breath between the adverts.”

The game has seen renewed popularity recently, as Nightfall Games reclaimed publication, releasing source material as PDFs over the last few years. With the game returning to print in the near future, Nightfall Games partnered with Daruma Productions to produce a line of miniatures (including iconic characters like Halloween Jack and Delia the Destroyer) and a skirmish game to allow more people to enjoy the setting and characters of SLA Industries.

What is SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1?

 

Since the original release of SLA Industries, players have asked for miniatures and skirmish rules and, in 2015, Daruma Productions teamed up with Nightfall Games to bring the miniatures to your tables, with Scavs, Shivers, Carrien and a couple of heroes. Now, it’s time for the second half of the plan; the tabletop skirmish rules.

And this is where you come in.

To bring the cannibal sectors outside of Mort city alive, we need to develop the book that describes the setting and the rules, and to do this properly we need crowdfunding.

 

 

 

Faction Decks 

Every faction will have a Faction Deck, stats & special rules for each character, troop type and unit with any potential upgrades (Equipment, weapons, etc) that the faction has access to as a deck of cards. We will be printing these cards for each faction to be released along with the rulebook and the idea is that the rules section of the book is relatively simple and straight forward, but that all special abilities and rules for a particular miniature are on the card. As the game expands, we can simply alter the cards to account for upgrades in the rules, balancing play, etc., and while we will always have these cards available as a free PDF download, constantly kept up to date online, there will be an annual reprint for those that simply prefer to purchase their cards. 

Scenarios and Missions 

There will be two levels of scenarios and missions, plus deployments. Firstly you choose a mission deployment - Standard, Corners, Advanced, etc (all will be fully explained in detail in the Rulebook) and then you randomly generate the primary mission - or BPN (Blue Print News, something already familiar to players of SLA Industries) that could be anything from an objective-based mission to destroying your opponent outright. 

Both players will know what the primary mission is and can plan for it accordingly, but to make it more interesting, there is an additional level of objectives - the faction mission. Every faction will come with a set of cards and those will include a number of mission cards that can chosen from at random and will be tailored toward each factions individual goals and styles of play. Your opponent doesn't get to see these and will be a little in the dark as to what you are up to. 

Denizens

Cannibal Sector 1 is a scary place. In addition to the many warring factions whom all call it home, there are many indigenous species and a thriving ecosystem. Many of the critters and beasties that have survived the hostile environment have moved up the food chain and see pretty much everything else as either food or a threat, something to eat or eliminate either way.   

We really wanted to include many of these beasties, predators and bizarre species in the game but they don't really fit in as a usable faction so have developed another way to bring the rich environment of the cannibal sectors to the fore. A number of the Scenarios in the game have a denizen special rule to get an expanding range of denizens onto the tabletop, from serial killers to bug swarms and everything in between; Domino Dogs, Carnivorous Pigs, Manchines, all things that players of SLA Industries are familiar with that don’t fit into a faction. In certain scenarios, something unpleasant will enter play and work to its own agenda, to escape the table, eat as many other miniatures as possible or simply to take the head of your leader. 

There will be a Stat card for each of these denizens, and we will be releasing some very cool miniatures (ideal for organised play kits) to go with them. When they appear on the table, you'll have the option of either hunting them down and bagging a few extra victory points or simply getting out of their way. Be warned; Some of the denizens are downright brutal. 

The Factions

Here are the first factions to enter Cannibal Sector 1:

Shivers

 

Shiver Units operate chiefly as SLA Industries’ main police force, but they also serve as the primary line of defence along the Sector Wall. 24 hours a day, the men and women of the Shiver Units patrol the perimeters, and more increasingly, journey into Cannibal Sector itself to drive back its ferocious inhabitants. To work in the sector the Shivers give up the green armour for grey, and switch from the standard ball bearing round for the lethal flechette in their Gauss Rifles. They are brave, loyal, and, most importantly, expendable.

Carrien

 

Carrien are a strange, highly aggressive indigenous species of Mort. With their canine-skulled heads and hockey-stick weapons, the Carrien are instantly recognisable, and they are commonly found in the dark passageways of Downtown. The bulk of their numbers, however, live and thrive in the Cannibal Sectors. Carrien exist solely to feed and they perpetually stalk the ruins in search of fresh prey, beating them to death and gulping down their flesh raw in great chunks.

Scavs

 

Many consider the Scavs to be the greatest new threat in the Cannibal Sector. They are a race of beings cloaked in mystery; their faces hidden behind gas masks and bodies shrouded in piecemeal armour and filthy rags. Despite their dishevelled appearance, Scavs are a force to be reckoned with, having an intellect to match their towering statures. They work ceaselessly to gather scrap from the city ruins to then convert their recovered junk into powerful weapons and vehicles. Only their low numbers stand against them, but each individual Scav is an equal match to a SLA Operative.

Cannibals

 

Lack of food, clean air and water created the cannibals of Sector One. They have existed, threatened and neglected by SLA Industries, since its earliest days. As the centuries passed, the cannibal clans were formed, and their numbers swelled to alarming proportions. The cannibals began as impoverished humans, but toxic waste, horrors of Sector life and natural selections have created hulking monstrosities that can hold their own against neighbouring Carrien and Scavs.

DarkNight

DarkNight Inc. are the age-old enemy of SLA Industries. The two companies have been locked in bloody corporate war for centuries. This battle has been played out on the savage war worlds, the subterranean streets of Downtown, and finally, in the wreckage of the Cannibal Sectors. Dark Night send out their best and most notorious agents far into the dead cities to slaughter Shivers and Carrien alike.

SLA Operatives

 

Operatives are the finest trained and best equipped staff in SLA Industries. Their principal directives are to protect SLA Industries from rival company attacks, destroy hostiles subversives on Mort and throughout the World of Progress. SLA Industries selects only the best trainees to become Ops; the majority are human, but they will readily employ alien races like the Wraithen and Shaktars, pseudo-magic wielding beings knows as Ebons, and biogenetic warrior Stormers. Operatives fulfil a selection of different missions for the company; these will occasionally take them into the depths of Cannibal Sectors in order to exterminate high-level threats, like marauding Scavs or particularly well-organised cannibal enclaves.

What do I get?

What you are funding is the rulebook and faction decks. The book is to be full-colour with all-new illustrations by Dave Allsop, designed by Nightfall Games and written by Daruma Productions with dozens of pages of new background and information by Dave Allsop and Jared Earle, two of the original writers of SLA Industries. Our head of Rules Development is Brad Zalad, a familiar face in the UK tournament scene. He runs a tight ship ruleswise and is keen that SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 is a balance between tight, tournament-ready rules and scenario-driven narrative games.

Along with the gorgeous rulebook, you will be getting faction decks and other goodies depending on your pledge levels, all fresh from the high-quality Daruma Productions facilities, including exclusive bags and shirts.

 

 

Shivers v Carrien at Claymore, 2016
Shivers v Carrien at Claymore, 2016

Incidentally, most of the miniatures you need to play the game are already available, well before the Kickstarter delivery and the free play-test rules will allow you to use them before the Kickstarter fulfilment date. 

Thank you for your support. We look forward to your joining us on this Kickstarter and hope that you enjoy the ride!

Be a part of the playtest group!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzgFHmX5_Z8xRmdIOGpuT0lWWUU

You will find all of the playtest rules;  Scav, Carrien and Shiver cards on here. This is updated very regularly at the moment and we love all the feedback we can get!

Pledge Levels

 

Mort Citizen Pledge - £5.00 You get a big thank you from us, your name in the CS1 Rulebook as a backer and a copy of the PDF of the rules. You can also purchase any of the addons this project has to offer.

Early Bird - Recon Shiver - £25

You will receive;.

Hardback Rules Book

Faction Deck of choice

PDF of Rules

A5 Mini Rulebook

Choice of 1 special character - so far from: Sgt Rooker, Captain Feaney, Manchine, Joe Fade, MacNultie, Wraithen Scout, Shaktar, Ebon "Shine", Brainwaster "Ministry" , Aetherman, Vevaphon or Sector Ranger.

Choice of 1 set of Faction d10's (4) from Carrien, Shiver, Scav, Cannibal, Dark Night or Dream Entities.

 - Applicable stretch goals will be added to this pledge. You can also purchase any of the addons this project has to offer.

*Shipping costs added after the project has ended, please see Shipping section for details.

Shiver Trooper Pledge - £30 You will receive

You will receive;.  

Hardback Rules Book  

Faction Deck of choice  

PDF of Rules  

A5 Mini Rulebook

Choice of 1 special character - so far from: Sgt Rooker, Captain Feaney, Manchine, Joe Fade, MacNultie, Wraithen Scout, Shaktar, Ebon "Shine", Brainwaster "Ministry" , Aetherman, Vevaphon or Sector Ranger.

Choice of 1 set of Faction d10's (4) from Carrien, Shiver, Scav, Cannibal, Dark Night or Dream Entities.

. - Applicable stretch goals will be added to this pledge. You can also purchase any of the addons this project has to offer. *Shipping costs added after the project has ended, please see Shipping section for details.

 SLA Operative Pledge - £50 You will receive

You will receive;.  

Hardback Rules Book  

Faction Deck of choice x 2 (can be different factions)

PDF of Rules  

A5 Mini Rulebook

CS1 KS Exclusive Tee shirt

CS Pin Badge

Choice of 2 special characters - so far from: Sgt Rooker, Captain Feaney, Manchine, Joe Fade, MacNultie, Wraithen Scout, Shaktar, Ebon "Shine", Brainwaster "Ministry" , Aetherman, Vevaphon or Sector Ranger.

Glyph Cards

Choice of 2 sets of Faction d10's (4) from Carrien, Shiver, Scav, Cannibal, Dark Night or Dream Entities.

 - Any applicable stretch goals will be added to this pledge level. You can also purchase any of the addons his project has to offer.

 *Shipping costs added after the project has ended, please see Shipping section for details.

 

 

 

Contract Circuit Pledge - £100 You will receive

You will receive;.  

Hardback Rules Book - signed by Dave Allsop 

Faction Deck x 6 - all of them!  

PDF of Rules  

A5 Mini Rulebook  

CS1 KS Exclusive Tee shirt  

CS1 KS Exclusive Gamer Bag

CS1 Pin Badge

Shiver Sgt Rooker

(4) Shiver d10's

(4) Carrien d10's

(4) Scav d10's

(4) Cannibal d10's

(4) Dream Entity d10's

(4) Dark Night d10's

Captain Feaney

Manchine

Joe Fade

MacNultie

Wraithen Scout

Shaktar

Ebon

Brainwaster "Ministry"

313 Stormer

Xeno Stormer

Aetherman

Vevaphon Stormer

Sector Ranger

Glyph Cards

 - All achieved stretch goals will be added to this pledge level! Yup.. you read right - everything we unlock as a stretch goal will be added to this pledge level! You can also purchase any of the addons his project has to offer.

 *Shipping costs added after the project has ended, please see Shipping section for details.

 

 

Quartermaster Pledge - £250 This is a special Pledge level for Retailers - you can access any items from our entire range; both Kickstarter Items and regular Trade Items. You can purchase those items via the Kickstarter at a lower cost than the usual Retail terms. You can order a £500 RRP stock bundle for £250! They will be dispatched to you at Kickstarter fulfillment time as fully Retail packaged products. We will contact you when the Kickstarter is finished to confirm your Store details and arrange your Retailer Pledge for you.

Funding & Stretch Goals

 FUNDED! The main Hardback rulebook is now fully funded and the Kickstarter is ready to bring up a few Stretch goals and perhaps.. a surprise or 2! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 NEXT £26k Stretch Goal - CS1 Campaign Pack & Campaign Medal

 We have big plans for 2017 - as the Core Game launches we intend to simultaneously have our first Campaign Pack / OP (Organised Play) Crossover event. As part of the preparations for this - we will reward every back with a PDF pack of a series of awesome linked narrative scenarios following the early stages of the SLA expansion into CS1. 

 Every backer from Shiver Recon upwards will also receive a Campaign Medal - made in cast metal, this awesome Medal comes with the Shiver logo on 1 side and a defaced 9th Division Jester on the other. It is not only "cool", but if you play any of the Campaign or OP kit games, you can "spend" the coin once per game for a minor in game effect. It won't win you the game, but will give you a temporary advantage.  We will reveal more about the Campaign Pack in a future update!

£27.5k Stretch Goal - Grit Stormer

As with all Stormers, this is a mightily muscled created designed with combat in mind. However.. not all Stormers have the ability to eat their foes brain and glean valuable insights and memories from them.. Understandably, this ability and the basic fact that these guys really are butt ugly.. even for a Stormer.. does not lend them to being photogenic. Hence, the Grit Stormer has found a home within the Sector - often paired with a Ranger the 2 can make a formidable and deadly duo!

£30k Stretch Goal - Chagrin

The last of the current Stormer wave of releases - we saved the Biggest, Baddest monster for last! This model has a slightly higher Stretch because it will be, by a mile, the biggest miniature we are going to attempt to produce as of yet. The sheer height and bulk of this fella in his armour means that he will be on a 50mm base and fill it, and thats before giving him his outsized weaponry!

£31,500 Stretch Goal - Advanced Carrien

These intelligient Carrien are almost a whole subspecies of Carrien - they will even, on occasion work for SLA Industries in a variety of roles. They feel completely at home within CS1, likely because it probably is their home.

Add ons and Merchandise

SLA CS1 Exclusive Hoodie

This Hoodie design is exclusive to the Kickstarter Campaign, If you wish to add 1 of these awesome CS Hoodies to your Kickstarter pledge please add +£25. 

SLA Industries RPG

Back in print in late 2016! please add £30 to your Kickstarter pledge. 

Shiver Sgt Rooker - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each Sgt Rooker or each additional Sgt Rooker you require. 

 

 

 

 

Faction d10's - please add +£5.00 to your pledge for every set of (4) SLA Ops, Shiver, Carrien, Cannibal, Scav, Dark Night or Dream Entity Dice that you require.

9th Captain Feaney - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each Captain Feaney or each additional Captain Feaney you require.

Manchine - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£8.50 for each Manchine or each additional Manchine you require.

Additional A5 Rulebooks - add +£4.50 for each additional A5 mini Rulebook you would like. 

Additional Hardback Rulebooks - add +£20.00 for each additional Hardback rulebook that you would like.

Faction Decks - Please add +£5.00 for each additional Faction deck you would like. You can confirm which in the post KS questionnaire. 

Joe Fade - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each Captain Feaney or each additional Joe Fade you require.

MacNultie - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each MacNultie you require.

 Reton Wraithen Sniper - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each Reton you require.

 

 

Shaktar - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£7.50 for each Shaktar you require..

 

 

Ebon - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each additional Ebon you require.

Brainwaster - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each additional Brainwaster you require.

 Stormer 313 - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. pose - please add +£9.50 for each additional 313 Stormer you require. 

Xeno Stormer - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. pose - please add +£9.50 for each additional 313 Stormer you require.

 Aetherman - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. pose - please add +£6.50 for each additional Aetherman you require. 

 Vevaphon - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. pose - please add +£7.50 for each additional Aetherman you require.

Sector Ranger - Kickstarter Exclusive Alt. Pose - please add +£6.50 for each additional Ranger you require.

Glyph Cards - +£5.00 Please add +£5.00 for each additional Glyph Cards deck you require. 

SLA Industries Pin Badge

SLA Industries Pin Badge - please add +£4.95 if you wish to add 1 of these collectible Pin Badges to your pledge.

Jack +£10.00 

If you would like to add the Ltd Edition Book-Jack pose to your Kickstarter, please add +£10.00 to your pledge. Please note - shown is the regular Retailer Jack version, the Book-Jack is more aggressive and carries his sunday best Axe, the one he uses when he absolutely positively has to murder every last SLA Op in the Sector. 

Shipping

We have enlisted an excellent 3rd party for shipping and warehouse dispatch. Postal costs will be;

UK - all pledges, £5

Europe - all pledges £8

USA & Rest of World - £10 for Shiver Pledges, £12 for higher pledges

Risks and challenges

The production time and costs for this book are considerable, not to mention the playtesting and revising of the rules. Then there are the print costs for a full colour, hardback book - none of this is cheap. We do however, have an amazing team here at Daruma Productions.

Daruma Productions's creative team of Dave Allsop and Jared Earle, both of Nightfall Games, have already got a proven track record of producing superb publications and a richly detailed setting, and the rest of the production team has decades of Industry experience with some of the tabletop gaming worlds biggest names.

As this is our first Kickstarter, it is all new to us, but we already have a proven track record, with a combination of innovative new practices and back-to-basics business. Daruma Productions has already brought a fantastic range of miniatures to market and is continuing to do so month after month, all self-funded and are working with an ever growing number of Retailers world wide to establish the SLA Industries line globally.

With the support we gain from this Kickstarter we will use all of our knowledge, experience and skills to ensure that this project is finished on time, in time and with the level of quality our customers already expect from us.

Instead of funding and developing more miniatures and adding those to the Kickstarter, we are looking to fund just the rulebook to our own high standards and reward the backers with some truly special items.

We have already secured excellent 3rd party Warehouse & distribution facilities to ensure that every pledge is delivered smoothly and efficiently anywhere in the world and we aim to have the book produced, printed and delivered before next summer. Many things can go wrong in that time but we have contingencies planned and have allowed time to cover those eventualities.

If you want any of the miniatures that are already available, or the ones that will be by launch, you can pop over to our website or your local stockist and get them now. We hope that the Independent Retailers will help support us in getting this game to market, safe in the knowledge that we are supporting them by ensuring that the miniature range is aimed at their market, giving them the chance to make the most of the SLA range.

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    SLA Operative

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    You will receive a signed hardback copy of the "SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1" skirmish game rules, a copy of the PDF of the rulebook plus all 6 faction decks.

    In addition, you will receive the following merchandise;
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    - A "SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1" Kickstarter exclusive Gamer Bag
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