Core Space – Cygnus and Yamato Crews

The Core Space game comes with two crews – the Black Maria and the Ion Hope. Of course the universe is huge and we don’t expect you to travel through it with the same four Traders forever – you’ll want to recruit some new faces along the way, or maybe desert your ship and start a whole new crew!

This week the crews of the Cygnus and Yamato are arriving, along with the Dashboard Booster for larger games. Each set adds four new characters that can be mixed and matched as you wish to create the perfect Trader crew. You’ll also get a Ship Board, Class Boards, new Event Cards, Equipment Tokens and a Mission Briefing included in the box.

Let’s find out a bit more about the Traders.

Crew of the Cygnus

Led by Captain Sondar, the crew includes the massive Chit, the augmented Satiene and the veteran Hunter.

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Name: Chit; Species: Chit’chit’ah; Age: 12.

Chit has been on the crew of several Trader ships in the last few years. Benign, but large enough to intimidate troublemakers, Chit is nonetheless highly intelligent, and enjoys the life of a trader, making no plans beyond the next few days. He lives life in the moment, never afraid to try something new.

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Name: Satiene Teelac; Species: Human (Augmented); Age: 36.

Satiene is an example of how power and privilege can corrupt. As a child she was spoiled, devious and manipulative, and she has become more so with adulthood. She uses guile, seduction and outright threats to get what she wants, and is a ferocious and unnecessarily cruel fighter.

More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Cygnus Crew also includes Class Boards such as the powerful Augmented class for Satiene, and valuable equipment like the Bio-Tag Rifle and Teleport Grenade.

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Bio-Tag Rifle – the icon allows it to take multiple shots at once!

Crew of the Yamato

Led by Captain Weis, the crew includes the rebellious Alecia, the fearsome Brutus and his handler Ellen.

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Name: Alecia Tünde; Species: Human; Age: 22.

Alecia was fast heading for trouble. Loud mouthed and scornful of authority as a child she passed from one institution to another before being dumped out in the cold on her sixteenth birthday. She moved from one gang to another trying to find a family but soon realised that she wasn’t cold or hard enough for that life. Brutality was common and criminality expected; but by then she had nowhere else to go.

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Name: Brutus; Species: Merg; Age: Unknown.

Brutus is a large and powerful being from a species known as the Merg. He has an intelligence on par with a higher primate and is able to articulate his thoughts and feelings in a fashion, but on the whole keeps his own counsel. Mentally he is like a child who needs comfort and security, but will fly into a destructive rage if handled poorly.

More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Yamato Crew also includes Class Boards such as the unique Merg class for Brutus not found anywhere else, and valuable equipment like the Empathic Cuffs and Brutus’ Storm Bracers.

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Storm Bracers – 4 attack dice!

We’ve filmed a short video to show you what you get in each Crew Box – you can check it out HERE.

Dashboards

Also available now are the Dashboard Boosters. You get two sets of Dashboards in the starter set but you will need one set per crew, so if you’ve purchased some additional crews and are aiming to play games with three or more players you’ll need to pick up some extras. Each box contains four dashboards and enough pegs (with spares) for all the Traders.

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That’s it for now. Until next time, happy gaming!

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Core Space – only 24 hours to go!

We’ve less than 24 hours to go so if you’re going to jump in to our Core Space Kickstarter campaign now would be a good time 🙂

We’ve just unveiled the Shuttle, handy for those short hops to and from your spaceship. At £8 a pop you’d be remiss to skip these!

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Shuttle, for all your shuttling needs.

Also amazing value is the Miniature Mega Deal, 12 minis and a load of other stuff for £35!

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Lots for not a lot 🙂

We’ve also unlocked a tonne of FREE goodies, check out the banner below:

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The Mighty Orange Banner of FREE Stuff 🙂

And not forgetting the bonus minis:

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Bonus!

PURGE!

We’ve also just unveiled more Purge super beasties, the Gatherers and the Annihilator! The Gatherers are working Purge with a nasty streak and the Annihilator is an oversized killing machine that its better to run from than fight! Both need to be unlocked in the last 24 hours!

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We are here to kick your bottom.

Overall the Kickstarter is a cracking deal, don’t wait until retail! Core Space is live on Kickstarter NOW!

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We have an entry on Board Game Geek if you want to check it out 🙂

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Core Space halfway through!

We’re now just over halfway through our Kickstarter campaign and have unlocked a shedload of FREE stretch goals and cool add-ons. The Free stretch goals include two new trader teams, the crews of the Skylark and the Poseidon and a tonne of terrain.

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That’s a lot of FREE stuff!

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Let’s not forget the bonus minis either!

Add-ons include two mission packs that come with their own terrain and mission log. Outbreak! has the traders mount a rescue mission in the middle of a derelict ship overrun by an alien infestation.

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Get to the reactor!

In Shootout at Zed’s the traders get caught in the middle of a firefignt between the Galactic Corps and the criminals known as Zed’s crew.

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It’s all go at Zed’s!

Other add-ons include the Metropolitan pack with more civilians and security cops.

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More city folk to fill up your streets 🙂

TITAN PLEDGE

We’ve also opened up a new pledge, the Titan. This is an extra large set and comes with its own mission and terrain, Accord on Titan where the traders form an alliance with each other and the usually hostile Galactic Corps to fight off the Purge! Titan also comes bundled with the other two misson packs.

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TITAN!!!

With less than two weeks to go jump in now and help us unlock more stretch goals 🙂  Core Space is live on Kickstarter NOW!

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We now have an entry on Board Game Geek if you’re into that sort of thing 🙂

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Core Space has Funded!

Core space has funded! The game is now official and with luck will be slamming down onto gaming tables this time next year 🙂

Check out what’s in the boxed game:

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We’ve got just over 24 days to pump out as many free stretch goals and cool add-ons as we can. First add-on up is the OUTBREAK! mission pack. A self contained mission that can be played as a one-off or as part of a campaign that comes with it’s own terrain.

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What’s this creepy alien goo? Eugh! It’s got into my shoe!

Reskinned reactors and cell walls alongside the very popular infestation for a very reasonable 8 Universal Assets (Earth money is also acceptable).

As for stretch goals we’ve already unlocked Director Zool, he’s now FREE to every backer who took a core pledge. A big cheese in the Galactic Corps his job is to make your life as
difficult as possible.

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ZOOOOOLLLL!!!!!

We’ve got several new characters lined up just waiting to be unlocked along with FREE terrain.

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He’s a naughty crim!

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He’s a tough guy with a heart of gold. Except it’s not.

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He’s a thinker, not a fighter. He’ll still kick your butt, though.

Speaking of FREE (the capitals are a running joke if you wondered)  😉 we also have bonus minis for our core backers, minis that aren’t in the retail box but will be FREE to our backers, including two criminal gang members, Hobb and Chunk, two Galactic guards, each in a different pose and four harvester Purge, the foot soldiers of the creepy synthetic species out to get you!

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For you, sir? No pounds 🙂

Jump in now and help us unlock more stretch goals 🙂  Core Space is live on Kickstarter NOW!

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Core Space is live!

Core Space is live!  Come and join the fun 🙂

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/core-space

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Game Day & Beasts of War Awards

GAME DAY

In a sleepy village hall in deepest Worcestershire we had our second ever Battle Systems Game Day. We invited some of our previous backers to beta test our prototype sci-fi game and a fun time was had by all.

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The prototype set up on the day.

The guys got to play a full game, check out the miniatures and artwork and be gently grilled on what they hope to see in the final version.

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Playing the game…

Close up, notice the cyberpunk setting…

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These are proxy miniatures used just for the prototype.

Here’s some of our actual minis. They’re an awesome 32mm…

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Heroes and Villians. 3D renders of some of our minis.

Here’s a 3D printed protoype getting a paint job by Stewart Herbert

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From 3D concept to painted mini.

The new Kickstarter is pencilled in for mid November, as always we’ll let you know more as we get closer to the time.

BEASTS OF WAR AWARDS

We’ve been nominated for ‘Best terrain product of 2016’ by the subscribers to Beasts of War. Last year we won the award for our Fantasy Dungeon terrain, this time it’s for our Urban Apocalypse. If you enjoyed our Urban terrain please feel free to show your approval by voting for us 🙂

http://www.beastsofwar.com/beasts-of-war/3rd-annual-awards-voting-live/

Voting will close at 5pm GMT on Tuesday 31st October.

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