Deadzone The Podcast

The First Podcast Dedicated to Deadzone The Miniature Board Game

August 30th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 40.0 - Rule Change Round-Up

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Welcome to episode 40 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob round-up their rules discussion and look at Warpath Alpha's Command rules!
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~News
New Deadzone Logo Concept
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Industrial Terrain
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Asterian Troop Transport
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~Rules Discussion Round-Up
Initiative
 -roll 2d8
-add 1d8 if didn’t finish last last turn
-each roll under command total is success
-person with most successes gets initiative
-can act first or pass
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Model Speed
-models given speed stat and can move that many squares on short action or double on long action
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Leadership
-get rid of battle cards
-Command Action short action
-can give model long action
-harder to do farther away they are
-no limit to use
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Abilities 
-remove all abilities that are superfluous or just add or subtract dice to roll
-everything else on stat line
-only weapons should have what they do separate as they are usually more complex
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Cards
-keep mission and stat cards only in starter box
-mission cards replaced by scenarios
-stat cards replaced by stat lines or good army builder apps
-battle cards replaced by better command ability
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Balance
-add more models to factions who need better units to make them competitive
-fix point costs on overpriced Mercs and weak factions
-do not nerf the other factions to create balance
-make it fun to lose
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~Shout Outs
Gareth H. Graham on Facebook sent us a nice message
“just wanted to say - huge fan of the Podcast. Inspired me to order it in to South Africa”
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Daria Winter
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Jack “Hiroku” Fyke
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~Battle Report
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August 10th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 39.0 - Balancing Act

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Welcome to episode 39 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at Game Balance and Vehicles in the Warpath Alpha!
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Progenitors
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Heavy Chem Thrower
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Progenitors, Heavy Chem Thrower, Shredder, Night Crawlers
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~Shout Outs
Matthew Adlard

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Clean
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Tattered 
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~Our Stuff
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July 27th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 38.0 - To Card or Not to Card

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Welcome to episode 38 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at the cards in Deadzone, have a Mat review and continue discussing the Warpath Alpha!

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More Infestation Concepts
Plague Beast with Alternate Head
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Night Terror
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And compared to Shredder
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~Shout Outs
Deadzone Quarantine by Mike Tittensor
From Ironwatch Magazine - Space combat rules based in the universe of Deadzone
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~Our Stuff
Rob
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~Review
Mats by Mars
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4’x4’ Mat Abandoned City $51.00 US 
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2’x2’ Winter's Wrath $21.00 US
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2’x2’ Swamplands $21.00 US
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2’x2’ Desert $21.00 US
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July 12th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 37.0 - More

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Welcome to episode 37 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at more rules and more Warpath Alpha!
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~News
Piper 
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Dreadball Ada-Lorena
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~Our Stuff
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Rob
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Mad Mecha Guy
28mm Cargo VTOL £16 or about $25US 
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Fans
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Thrusters
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Cargo Pod
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Passenger Pod
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June 22nd, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 36.0 - Stuff Again

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Welcome to episode 36 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at some news, shout outs and discuss the Leadership rules in the game!
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~News
Veer-Myn Shredders
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New Dreadball minis to show off
Mechanites
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Mutants (Note no longer “Plague”)
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Forge Father Giant
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~Rules Discussion
Initiative Responses
ERock
-standard 3 dice to start. 
-head to head roll. And add all your strategist and tacticians in to it for one big dice pool
+1 per tactician
+2 for strategist
-1 for pinned 
-2 for suppressed
-1 for injured
Make it like command. So maybe a 5+ or 6+ test? 
Sounds random to me and puts the commanders against each other. 
Brings exploding 8's in. An injured or suppressed commander won't be as effective at commanding his troops
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Clash957 
-suggestion for Initiative is 3 dice (as per the standard dice pool) adding 2 dice to the player activated all their models first. 
-Each player is looking for results at or under their Command total of their current commander with 1s exploding.  
-3 dice pool broadens the bell curve more than 1 or 2 dice. It also matches most rolls in Deadzone.  I see the better commander being the bigger deciding factor for who wins Initiative
-shifts who gets Initiative toward that 70% favoring the player that activates everything first
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Stormtitan on Mantic Forums (Link)
Created completely new Command/Initiative concept 
- create a new statistic, Initiative
- Strategist gets +2, Tactician gets +1, Leader gets +1
(ex: a model with Leader, Strategist, now simply has I: (3))
-naming the current split Command statistic into two named statistics--Strategic Command and Tactical Command. So a model that is currently a 3-2, would become a S(3) T(2). 
-we now have a 3-part command group: Command Initiative, Strategic Command, and Tactical Command. 
-(CI) tells us how good we are at leading our men on the battlefield. 
-(SC) tells us how good we are at preparing in advance, for potential enemies. 
-(TC) tells us how good we are at making decisions in the heat of battle. 
New initiative system
- beginning of each ROUND, all players take a (CI 5+) test. Each player will roll 3 dice, adding a number of dice equal to their current highest (CI) statistic. The winning player has seized the initiative, and may choose to take the 1st or 2nd turn. 
-turns will alternate until all models have been activated or both players have passed. 
-if tie, each player will roll 1 additional d8. 
-player rolling the highest value wins. 
Changes to Command
-rule change is made in regard to how many models may activate in a turn. 
-player may only activate his (SC) Strategic Command worth of models in a turn. 
-reduces the # of models a single player activates during a turn, allowing for a more 'back and forth' between the factions during a single round. 
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~Shout Outs
Tony Hopkins
Congrats to Tony on winning the big prize on BoW!! We knew you’d win!
Winnings;
Urban A (X cross piece) 58
Urban B (big window) 31
Urban C (door) 31
Urban D (grabber) 8
Urban E (ramp) 8
Landing Pad A (tiled floor with hatch) 28
Landing Pad B (stairs) 25
Defence Line A (cannon) 14
Defence Line B (radar) 14
Fortification A (double window) 26
Fortification B (up armour) 26
Ruined A (big hole) 12
Ruined B (half tiled floor) 12
Accessory (lamp posts) 62
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First Warpath battle
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~Our Stuff
Rob
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Jack
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Zen Terrain
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Hab 1- Residential Module €9.46 or about $10US
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Military Barrack €9.46 or about $10US
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Military Outpost €16.22 or about $18US
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June 8th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 35.0 - Warpath Alpha

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Welcome to episode 35 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at the Warpath Alpha Rules and continue their series on New Rules for Deadzone!
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~News
Jet Bike Design with new Pathfinder
From German site called Brueckenkopf and they have other pics too so go check them out.
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Dreadball Crystallans
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Beasts of War released Warpath Alpha Rules to Backstagers
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~Shout Outs
Matt Smith (@Thee_Other_Matt)
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Sean Kiddie (@sokar4)
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~Our Stuff
Rob
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May 25th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 34.0 - Mantic Open Day 2015

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Welcome to episode 34 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob look at Mantic Open Day and start their series on New Rules for Deadzone!
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Mantic Open Day
Reports from Fisty Glue Man (@FistyGlueMan)
All pics available at https://imgur.com/a/bkc40
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Tony Hopkins is a finalist in the BoW BattleZone contest

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Daria Winter (@btgamer_winter) naming Enforcers after they’re first kills. Val killed a Valkyr, and Husky killed a Huscarl!
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~Our Stuff
Rob
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May 21st, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 33.5 - Enter the Deadzone 2

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Welcome to yet another special Episode of Deadzone the Podcast. In this episode we continue our look into the world of Deadzone. You can check out Vinnland Old Time Radio at vinnlandoldtimeradio.podbean.com to hear more of our radio plays and other inane ramblings. We hope you enjoy.


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April 26th, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 33.0 - Kickstarter Wrap-Up & Plans

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Welcome to episode 33 of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob wrap-up the Kickstarter and make plans for the future!
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News
Kickstarter Ended
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Rules Discussion
Rules changes
-model speed
-initiative
-skills
-balancing -important?
-leadership reasoning
-removal of skills and abilities that just add or subtract dice
-removal of cards (stat cards, mission cards, battle cards)
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~Our Stuff
Jack
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Rob
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TableTop Towns Tiles
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Civilian Rules Beta
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April 1st, 2015    

Deadzone The Podcast 32.5 - Chop Shop XL

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Welcome to a special episode of Deadzone the Podcast. Jack and Rob talk with Community Pat all about Adepticon and Deadzone Infestation!
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