Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Because the course of world domination never did run smoothly, we are holding a giveaway to help your global conquest along.

As you may know, Killzone v2 has just been re-released after months in the laboratory. In our quest for unflinching perfection (cough cough), we want to put the system through the public ringer well in advance of our modest splash at AdeptiCon 2012 -which will be glorious, no doubt. We want to find out sooner rather than later all those quirky little twists of the game that, after months of working, our bloodshot eyes can no longer see.

This is where you come in to the picture.

We are not asking you to break the game, mind you. It is already broken. We have done this quite ably on our own to the standard 40K game; however, we want to hear about your Special Operations exploits to learn if there is, in fact, a difference to the way we imagined the game would work in the real world, to the way it actually works. This is, I am reliably told, how one improves.

To sweeten the deal, we are giving away a ton of stuff. There will be three grand (perhaps more) prizes given away in total over the course of December, with additional prizes also awarded as we are able. After each drawing, we will announce the prize for the next drawing.

The FIRST GIVEAWAY will be announced Friday, December 9, which is a little over one week from now. The winner will be selected at random from all the entries, and that lucky sod will get this:

A new in the box Stormraven (–what better vehicle to deliver and to extract your Special Operations team from the field). As mentioned, there will also be additional prizes as we are able.

We will send these to you no matter where on our green sphere you live.

1. Play Special Operations: Killzone – a lot.
2. After each game, write a report following the format below. You can grab the image below if you like or download a copy at the right under "Special Operations: Mission Report"***. 

3. Send me your completed report(s). You can find my email over there --> You earn one entry in the giveaway drawing for every report that you submit, so the more you play, the greater chance you have of winning great swag. 

PLEASE BE SURE TO ADD YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS –so that I know both who you are and how to contact you.

We intend to use this feedback to strengthen the overall game and to finalize this version of the Killzone experience. For that reason, we have dedicated the entire month of December to this feedback process.

Beginning this coming Friday, December 2, we will be updating the Special Operations: Killzone Rulebook and/or Errata, and we will continue to do so every Friday for the month as necessary.

After that, this year’s version of Killzone will be set in stone and the final, final rules will be published Friday, December 30.

So, be sure to check out the most current release each week, and play play play play play.

Updates you will find beginning this week:
- the run mechanism has been tamed slightly and brought in to line with other bonus movements. This is designed to prevent models from scooting around the table a bit too wildly.

- the deployment zones have been tightened so that teams have a bit more room to maneuver before closing for the gory parts.

- the Primary Mission “Messenger” has been binned in favor of a more workable encounter.

It’s not groundbreaking, but each piece in this puzzle helps make (we believe) the game something closer to bullet proof – which is a worthy goal if ever I have known one. 

*** I cannot get this to work. Would anyone be able to briefly inform an utter dolt (me) how to create a link that lets someone download a pdf just by clicking? I am at a loss. 


psychobob808 said...

If only people in my neck of the woods would play. I wish that I could help! Good luck!!!

Lord Siwoc said...

Tempting indeed, though December is a busy month for me. With work and a Gorkamorka campaign running as well.

I would still love to play it as it sounds great!

Son of Dorn said...

Super busy with finals, but I want to try and squeeze a couple games in.

JustinM said...

First game in about an hour, mission report template in hand!

Brian said...

@ Psychobob. Alas. Perhaps you could persuade them with the chance to win a free Stormraven. Regardless, thanks for thinking of us.

@ Lord Siwoc. Please let me know if you do give it a try. If not, Gorkmorka sounds tremendous!

@ Son of Dorn. We will be giving away swag all month, so if you miss this round due to finals hopefully you can pick it up later in the month. Cheers.

@ Justin. GLORIOUS! looking forward to hearing how this went for you.