Mission Monday #16 – The Secret of Sector 14

Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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The Secret of Sector 14

We thought we’d tease you a little bit this time. Next week we will start shipping three new Core Space products – the Dangerous Days book and the Shift Change and Rogue Purge expansions. This week’s Monday Mission focuses on the Rogue Purge. Your task is to break into a high security prison and rescue a crimelord, but he’s not the only one behind bars… To break him out you’ll need to get past the ‘experiments’ roaming the board, but if you’re lucky you may be able to grab some unique Purge tech on your escape!

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This mission makes use of the new Rogue Purge expansion and will give you a chance to pick up some rare Purge hybrid equipment!

This mission was based on a submission from Guy Carmichael. Thanks Guy! If anyone else has a mission they would like to see featured here, send it in to customerservice@battlesystems.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you! This mission and more have been collated and published in the new Dangerous Days book along with a new narrative campaign and lots of other exciting content. You can pre-order the new products HERE.

Download the mission HERE.

Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Mission Monday #15 – Come Out and Play…

Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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Come Out and Play…

Like Underworld Infiltration last year, this mission focuses on the Gangers as the main threat. For the first half of the game the Purge will not arrive, and the streets will instead be flooded with hardened criminals. You’ve found yourselves in a bar in the middle of a terrorist attack, and you need to fight your way back to the ship. The Gangers have other ideas though, and will be locking doors in your face and even disengaging your ship’s airlock!

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This mission makes use of the Shootout at Zed’s expansion.

This mission was based on a submission from Stuart King. Thanks Stuart! If anyone else has a mission they would like to see featured here, send it in to customerservice@battlesystems.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you! This mission and more will soon be collated and published in a brand-new expansion book along with a new narrative campaign and lots of other exciting content. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to get the latest on our new Core Space products when they are released.

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Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Mission Monday #14 – Shopping Spree

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Shopping Spree

This week’s mission adds a twist to the campaign phases of the game. Instead of the Trade Phase after the game where you can buy and sell items, this mission IS the Trade Phase! One of your contacts has given you a shopping list, and you’ll need to grab everything and get it back to them for a priceless reward. Of course, it’s up to you whether you decide to pay for the items or not, as long as you can deal with the mall security!

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This mission was inspired by an idea from Mark Dekker. Thanks Mark. If anyone else has a mission they would like to see featured here, send it in to customerservice@battlesystems.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you! This mission and more will soon be collated and published in a brand-new expansion book along with a new narrative campaign and lots of other exciting content. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to get the latest on our new Core Space products when they are released.

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Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Mission Monday #13 – Prison Break

Mission Monday is back for the first time in 2020! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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Prison Break

The 13th mission – unlucky for some, and in this case it’s one of your Traders that has been apprehended by the Galactic Corps. This mission is perfect for inserting into a campaign after one of your Traders has been arrested.

This mission is also special because it started out as part of last year’s mission design competition. Core Space players around the world submitted their own custom missions and this year they will get to see their ideas in print. Yes, that’s right, all of the Monday Missions so far will soon be collated and published in a brand-new expansion book along with a new narrative campaign and lots of other exciting content. Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to get the latest on our new Core Space products when they are released.

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This mission was inspired by an idea from Ben Chapple. Thanks Ben. If anyone else has a mission they would like to see featured here, send it in to customerservice@battlesystems.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!

In this mission you will have to break into a Galactic Prison to liberate your crewmate, but it won’t be easy. You’ll need to team up with other crews and all sorts of criminal scum if you want to make it out alive!

This one was written for the many Core Space superfans out there who have everything – to play it as shown you will need the three main expansions, a set of Detention Cells, and some extra clips. However, like all Core Space missions it’s flexible – if you don’t have the exact components you can switch things out to match your collection :-).

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Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Mission Monday #12 – Role Reversal

For the last time in 2019, Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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Role Reversal

This latest mission is an example of where we took some models and terrain sets as inspiration, built a story around them, and added special rules to turn that narrative into a mission. Core Space is the perfect sandbox to turn any story into a playable game!

In this case, I wanted to use one of my favourite terrain sets, the Medical Research Lab, and also to get more use out of the new Galactic Corps expansion for Core Space. Of course the Purge are an integral part of most Core Space missions and therefore needed to be included, but as for who was operating on who, I turned that on its head.

I also took inspiration from some of the new rules being added in a new Core Space expansion coming in 2020, so they are hinted at here…

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To complete this mission, you will need to infiltrate a Purge base and rescue a Galactic Corps director who has been inexplicably abducted by the Purge. To mix it up a bit, I added a mechanic where the Purge start the game on patrol and the Traders can avoid conflict by being stealthy early on. I translated this to the map by making sure there was a route that the Traders could take with minimal chance of Purge contact. This was balanced by the fact that the significant valuables available on this map aren’t on that route, and you will be very close to the Mother if she wakes up! The mission should be fairly easy early on, but all the Purge that arrive will surround the objective, so you need to be quick to rescue the prisoners before there are too many of them!

To play this mission you will need the Purge: Outbreak Expansion, a Medical Research Lab, and a Purge Reinforcements Booster. You won’t need the Galactic Corps Expansion to play this mission, but you will need it after the game, so this mission could be a good way to build up to adding them into your games.

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Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. Yes, the Medical Research Lab is out of stock on our site right now, but our stockists still have some and it will be available again everywhere from February. In the meantime, feel free to swap out the Lab components for anything of a similar size :-).

Mission Monday #11 – Particular Transmission

Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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Particular Transmission

This month the Galactic Corps arrive on the scene. This new Core Space expansion adds the Galactic Corps and Security Wardens as new NPCs, along with the usual host of scenery, equipment, cards, rules and missions.

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Juggernauts are powerful and heavily armed; the hammer of the Corps used to bludgeon and punish any disobedient populace. They are often large men who have been chemically enhanced or have a mutation, normally in favour of size and aggression at the expense of intellect.

This week’s mission has your Traders break into a Galactic Corps facility. It sounds dangerous, but the rewards are well worth the risk. If you can salvage some parts from their top-of-the-range Particle Transmitter you can upgrade your ship’s teleporter for a sure-fire means of extraction in future games. You might find yourself some valuable contraband in their evidence room too!

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Mission Monday #10 – Underworld Infiltration

Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

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Underworld Infiltration

This month saw the release of Shootout at Zed’s, a Core Space expansion featuring the criminal gangers, a new type of NPC.

By now your Traders will be pretty experienced at fighting the Purge, so we thought what better way to show off the gangs than to give them centre-stage? That’s right, this week’s mission does not use the Purge at all!

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Whatever Chunk started life as he is now just a huge, drug fuelled meat-puppet, who does what Zed tells him and questions nothing but his next fix. This unhappy creature is the fusion of both technology and medication at the far end of ‘experimental’. A pet project of Zed’s, Chunk is never far from his side and will fly into a berserker rage at the merest nod from his master.

You may think gangers are squishier than the Purge so it doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, but there’s a catch. You’re in their territory, and you’re heavily outnumbered from the start. You’ll need to stay cool and try to avoid detection as you search the area for some important documents.

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Let us know how your games go in the comments below!