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A tactical minis board game for 2-6 players where high-tech commandos hunt an alien menace through a secret government facility.
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LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] is Privateer Press’ best-selling board game, which has been out of print since 2016. Since it sold out several years ago, we have received countless inquiries about when it would be coming back, and original copies of the game currently sell for nearly $300 on the aftermarket. From our perspective, it seems demand for a new edition has reached critical mass, and it’s time to reprint. But is it? You decide!

This Kickstarter campaign has been created to fund a newly printed, second edition of the LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] board game. As it is impossible for us to gauge the true demand for the game, speculating on a reprint and distributing it through traditional channels is too risky and could result in a warehouse full of product. So, we’ve turned to Kickstarter to determine the actual demand for a reprint with the express mission of fulfilling orders for backers of this campaign. Thus, the product will not be produced unless we hit our funding goal.

To keep things streamlined and deliver the new edition as quickly as possible, no stretch goals or add-ons will be offered through this Kickstarter. 

“There is no Subterra Bravo.”

LEVEL 7 is a sinister science fiction setting where nefarious conspiracies conceal the government’s collaboration deep within an underground research facility with an unspeakable alien menace. Officially, the top-secret military base doesn’t exist. There is no record of it: no blueprints, no photographs, no credible accounts. Rumors persist, but no one has ever found it. And those who have dared to look have disappeared…

“Their greatest weapon is fear. Yours is an assault rifle.”

Now overrun with swarms of monstrous genetic creations led by their nefarious alien overseers, the underground facility of Subterra Bravo is the epicenter of an unfathomable government conspiracy—one that must be kept secret at all costs. To cover up the truth, the shadowy agency in charge of the operation has initiated the Omega Protocol, dispatching an elite team of commandos to retake Subterra Bravo and eradicate all evidence of the sinister creatures within. But the threat these creatures and their alien overlords pose may be far greater than anyone can possibly imagine.

LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] is a semi-cooperative tactical miniatures game for 2–6 players. In it, a fire team of highly trained commandos sent by an unspecified department within the U.S. government attempts to pacify the situation at Subterra Bravo and the sinister swarms of inhuman creatures that have overtaken the facility. Up to five players take on the role of commandos while one player acts as the overseer and takes control of the creatures inhabiting Subterra Bravo with the goal of ensuring the human intruders know true terror before they meet their grisly fate.

During the game, commandos clash with the overseer’s creatures, and dice rolls determine the results of the conflict. In addition, both the commandos and the overseer manage a resource called adrenaline. Commandos use adrenaline to perform heroic actions; the overseer uses adrenaline to fortify his forces. Careful management of adrenaline is key to winning the game.

Before each game, players select one of the missions included in the mission guide. Each mission presents the players with specific objectives they need to complete to win the game and describes the Crisis Point at which each mission becomes more difficult. The commandos will either win or lose as a team while the overseer wins or loses as an individual.

The game can also be played as a campaign in which players play each of the nine missions contained in the mission guide sequentially to experience the epic story of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL]. 

The EXTREME PREJUDICE expansion and this Kickstarter’s bonus content add new creatures, characters, missions, and game cards to continue your adrenaline-fueled adventure!

RULEBOOK DOWNLOAD LINK

Download the full *First Edition* rules for LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] here (second edition rules coming soon):

 First Edition Rulebook Download 

TOP TEN GAMES OF 2013
—Tom Vasel

TOP TEN SCI-FI GAMES
—Dice Tower

“WELL DONE, PRIVATEER PRESS, FOR GIVING DUNGEON CRAWLERS A SHOT OF ADRENALINE.”
—The Esoteric Order of Gamers

“EXCEPTIONAL DEPTH AND STRATEGY…LOOKS AMAZING WITH EXCELLENT ART AND SCADS OF MINIATURES”
—Drake’s Flames

“ANY FAN OF THIS PARTICULAR GENRE IS GOING TO BE QUITE IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE DESIGN.”
           —Nohighscores.com

 (Included in the Known Enemy, New Operator, and Fully Loaded Reward Tiers)

To celebrate the second edition of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL], we’ve added a new exclusive Commander figure, available only through this Kickstarter, as well as new game cards, room tiles, tokens, and an exclusive white die that can be used with the all-new mission content. We’ve also collected existing support materials that had been printed in other publications or online into a single scenario booklet.

(Included in the New Operator and Fully Loaded Reward Tiers)

This second edition of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] includes many clarifications and updated rules, including a new Line-of-Sight system, based on five years of player feedback.

 (Included in the Fully Loaded Reward Tier)

Go deeper into the terrifying depths of LEVEL 7 with EXTREME PREJUDICE, the expansion to OMEGA PROTOCOL. Add new game cards, enemy types, and commandos (including a hulking suit of powered armor!) and fight for survival through five all-new scenarios in this pulse-pounding sequel to the original epic campaign!

The European Union, USA, Canada, and Australia will be “Shipping Friendly.” Backers from these countries will not pay import taxes.

Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter has completed, based on actual costs to ship the rewards. We will collect your shipping information through our pledge manager once the campaign ends. 

Below is a list of rough estimates for shipping the three different reward tiers available through this campaign. These estimates are based on current shipping rates and the fulfillment fees of our regional fulfillment service partners. We will do everything in our power to keep shipping costs as low as possible, but costs could vary at the time shipping will be charged.

(All shipping cost estimates below in U.S. dollars.)

KNOWN ENEMY: BONUS CONTENT

  • Continental US                      $11-20
  • Alaska & Hawaii                     $16-21
  • Canada                                    $12-20
  • Australia                                  $14-20 
  • New Zealand                          $16-20
  • United Kingdom                     $11-15
  • Germany                                  $11-15
  • Austria                                      $14-18
  • Europe (EU Only)                    $15-20
  • Europe (non-EU)                    $15-25
  • China, Hong Kong, Macao    $10-12
  • Other Asia*                              $15-20
  • REST OF WORLD                     $18-25 

* Other Asia includes: Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, & Thailand

NEW OPERATOR: CORE + BONUS CONTENT

  • Continental US                       $16-22
  • Alaska & Hawaii                     $20-25
  • Canada                                     $21-32
  • Australia                                   $30-45
  • New Zealand                           $40-45
  • United Kingdom                      $24-29
  • Germany                                   $15-20
  • Austria                                      $18-20
  • Europe (EU Only)                    $25-30
  • Europe (non-EU)                    $35-40
  • China, Hong Kong, Macao    $13-18
  • Other Asia*                              $23-28
  • REST OF WORLD                     $55-75

* Other Asia includes: Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, & Thailand

FULLY LOADED: CORE + BONUS CONTENT+ EXPANSION

  • Continental US                      $20-25 
  • Alaska & Hawaii                     $25-30
  • Canada                                    $23-35
  • Australia                                  $35-50
  • New Zealand                          $45-50
  • United Kingdom                     $29-33
  • Germany                                  $20-25
  • Austria                                     $25-30
  • Europe (EU Only)                   $30-35
  • Europe (non-EU)                    $40-45
  • China, Hong Kong, Macao    $18-24
  • Other Asia*                              $28-35
  • REST OF WORLD                    $62-82

* Other Asia includes: Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, & Thailand

In order to be as fair as possible to all backers, all rewards will be sent at the same time. Due to the unpredictability of postal and freight services, we cannot guarantee the order in which rewards may arrive.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk in producing and delivering the second edition of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] will be the voyage the container ship carrying the print run will make crossing the Pacific. But we’re confident they’ve got that covered!

And as for the rest of it, we’ve got that covered, too.

Privateer Press has created numerous high-quality board game products from scratch, and we’ve successfully fulfilled a board game Kickstarter project previously. Nothing we’re doing now is outside of our capacity or our day-to-day operations, and for the most part, it’s a fairly simple matter of ordering the reprint based on the number of pledges we receive here.

Of course, we’re not too proud to understand that even the best laid plans can sometimes go awry, but in 18 years of business, we’ve overcome countless challenges in bringing products to life and delivering them into the hands of players. So, no matter what comes at us, we’ll be ready for it!

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    Complete second edition printing of LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] plus all Bonus Content plus the LEVEL 7 [EXTREME PREJUDICE] expansion (a $55 value).

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