From Alpha to Beta

There’s a lot of things that I thought I would be doing when I was a kid but writing and editing rules for a major game was not one of them. I thought I would do sculpting, casting maybe if I was lucky. Little did I know that learning to read tabletop game rules when I was twelve was one of the most relevant activities I could do for my future career.
 
This development blog has been quiet, too quiet. That is about to change. As of last Tuesday I have passed off the document for layout so that it will be ready in both PDF and printed forms for Gencon in August. I’ll be working on a series of videos to kick start players into the new rules allowing everyone to get caught up. The die hard survivors of the Alpha forum discussions can all give themselves a well deserved pat on the back, their comments and responses have helped to shape and define the rules to where they are today.
 

New & Updated Peace River Miniatures

The Red Bull MkII Strider Custom Pack parts have been updated to include the stock Red Bull weapons (Twin Light Field Guns and MAAC), Arbalest package (VLRP/128), Sarisa (ATM), and Xyston (VHFG) variants found in the Blood Debt - Peace River Army List ebook. Along with the Coyote Strider which is now available as just the Walker Mode with 1 part walker legs or as just the Tank Mode with 1 part tank legs. These kits also include updated parts to make the stock Coyote (Light Rail Gun and MAAC), Vanguard package (VHAC), Pilum (AGM), Fusillade (SLC), and Wild Coyote/Alpha Dog (EW/Sat Uplink) variants found in the Blood Debt. The older Coyote Strider Custom Pack (DP9-9103) will still remain available with the multi-part legs that can be glued in either walker or vehicle tank mode for those who want to make their own custom leg poses. We have also added the Red Bull Very Heavy Field Gun and Anti-Tank Missile launcher turret parts and the Coyote's new SLC and VHAC parts to the custom parts section of the online store for those who want to upgrade an existing Red Bull or Coyote kit. The new Greyhound field command gear is now available on the Online Store as a single pack, including a random pose, either running or standing.

Rumble in the Jungle is Live

Arkrite Press has just announced the release of their first book entitled Rumble in the Jungle, which is now available in ebook format on DriveThruRPG, click here for its ordering page.
 

Verder Tank Sneak Peek

Phil finished up the Verder Tank parts today, here is a sneak peek at a few photos I took this morning. The Verder is based on the Aller Main Battle Tank and uses its main hull and treads to move the massive gun around.

Lion's Wrath - Northern Army List ebook Available Now!

Dream Pod 9's latest ebook only exclusive entitled Lion's Wrath - Northern Army List is now available on DriveThruRPG.

Development blog: Northern Guard sub-list preview

Part of the challenge with the redevelopment of Heavy Gear was to make army construction intuitive and fast. Developing sub-lists for the game adds an acceptable level of complexity to army construction because it fully serves the purpose of allowing a player to focus a vary wide list of models as an army.

When developing the lists I placed an absolute restriction of two pages per sub-list. The first page would include all the background and fluff that we want to use to flesh out each army. The sub-list cannot radically change how a faction plays but it can should the player to specialize in a play style with a faction that they already want without mandating a particular choice.

 

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