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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Pre-order now…

 

 

NEW RESIN STARTER SET
VAULT-TEC BUNDLE BONUS, 
VAULT DWELLER BUNDLE PRICE CHANGE,
SCENIC SET UPGRADE

Attention Vault Dwellers!
As we were going live with the pre-order we got hit by a sudden Radstorm which played hell with our old Robco terminal. We also listened to the word coming in from the settlements and made some changes in the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare pre-order 
We’ve now added a resin version of the starter set at £69.99 which includes everything you need to play. The only difference is this version does not come with the Deathclaw (which was a bonus for the PVC set). The Resin Two Player Set will only be available online as part of the pre-order initially due to the logistics of separating the components at the factory, and getting them packed in the UK instead. It comes as a bundle of products not in retail packaging. 
Alternatively you can get the Pre-assembled Hardened PVC Two Player Starter set pictured above for £60. 
We added an extra Corvega Sedan to give you more to use on your tabletop and saves £40 on the total value. 
 
VAULT DWELLER BUNDLE Should be £335 – this big bundle including all the faction miniatures sets was incorrectly priced and should have been just £335 not £395! Anyone who purchased it is being offered a refund of the difference. It now does include a £50 saving.
This massive bundle of all faction miniatures sets, creatures, robots, terrain and accessories has been updated to include a second Scenic Set (which also includes a second Corvega so you now get 4 total), and we’ve changed the Creature set out to include one of each of the Creature Blisters instead, it now saves you £185 on the total value. 
MISSIONS
We’ve updated both starter sets to include more info. The starter set comes with 5 x Training missions following the Survivors and Super Mutants, 5 x Tournament Missions, 5 x AI Missions and 5 x Narrative Missions.
Every boxed set also comes with an A4 sheet featuring 1 or 2 bonus missions using those miniatures (or a caps based alternative) and there will be free downloads of extra missions. More on this later. 
PRE-ORDER BONUS
Remember our special Event Miniature Nuka Cola Girl is added to every order of £120 or more during the pre-order which ends in February just before we start shipping. Nuka Cola Girl comes with 10 cards (unit & AI, Nuka Cola ‘Thirst Zapper’ weapon, Nuka Cola and Quest cards). She’ll also be available in later pre-orders and at conventions. 
You can select from several starter bundles which get you set up with the main figures for one of the three launch factions:
The Survivors Starter Bundle expands your settlement force to include the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus the Survivor’s sets including: Preston Garvey, Ronnie, Sturges and Mama Murphy plus four settlers, X6-88, Cait and Piper plus four Minutemen. This bundle is £125 and saves you £20. 
 
The Brotherhood Starter Bundle includes the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus the Brotherhood of Steel core box with another T60 with gatling laser, two Scribes, 2 Knight Patrol and 2 Lancers, Knight Captain Cade & Paladin Danse and an Eyebot plus another T60 and three Knight Patrol in the Frontline Knights set. Again this set saves you £20 at just £125

The Super Mutants Starter bundle includes the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus another 2 Super Mutants, a Super Mutant Brute and Master, 2 more Hounds, 3 Suiciders with Mini Nukes, Hammer the leader of the Super Mutants and another hound. This set comes in at £125 saving you £20. 
Terrorise the wasteland with the Web Only Wasteland Creature Set (there’s also separate blisters) which lets you field different wasteland critters to fight against in AI mode or as an extra challenge in player vs player games. The bundle saves you £15. 
Activate new enemy encounters with the Wasteland Robots core box – this includes two Protectrons, an Eyebot, Mr Handy, three Assaultrons and a powerful Sentry Bot saving £12 on the set. You can use these as a player force or upgrade your AI forces. 

We teamed up with Battlesystems to create a set of clip-together pre-printed Fallout buildings that we’ll be selling as part of the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare range alongside our resin scenery. The first set is the Red Rocket Scenic Set and comes with a resin rocket and two resin gas pumps (pictured painted) alongside a card power armor frame and some walls and boxes. The Red Rocket itself consists of 5 printed sheets including all the floors, walls, signs and roof and you’ll get a 3ft x 3ft neoprene gaming matt resembling the road and countryside around the Red Rocket but which can also double for other battle locations. 
This set is fully compatible with Battlesystems other terrain sets so you could build lots of cool settlements and towns. Watch out for more releases in the range!
There’s lots of individual miniatures sets and accessories so plenty of options depending what you want from the game. We’ll be revealing more details of gameplay  over the coming weeks but don’t miss our video playthroughs and discussion of the rules on Youtube – Part 1Part 2and Part 3
Until next time Vault Dwellers!

Chris, Modiphius Entertainment
 


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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Pre-order now…

 

 

NEW RESIN STARTER SET
VAULT-TEC BUNDLE BONUS, 
VAULT DWELLER BUNDLE PRICE CHANGE,
SCENIC SET UPGRADE

Attention Vault Dwellers!
As we were going live with the pre-order we got hit by a sudden Radstorm which played hell with our old Robco terminal. We also listened to the word coming in from the settlements and made some changes in the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare pre-order 
We’ve now added a resin version of the starter set at £69.99 which includes everything you need to play. The only difference is this version does not come with the Deathclaw (which was a bonus for the PVC set). The Resin Two Player Set will only be available online as part of the pre-order initially due to the logistics of separating the components at the factory, and getting them packed in the UK instead. It comes as a bundle of products not in retail packaging. 
Alternatively you can get the Pre-assembled Hardened PVC Two Player Starter set pictured above for £60. 
We added an extra Corvega Sedan to give you more to use on your tabletop and saves £40 on the total value. 
 
VAULT DWELLER BUNDLE Should be £335 – this big bundle including all the faction miniatures sets was incorrectly priced and should have been just £335 not £395! Anyone who purchased it is being offered a refund of the difference. It now does include a £50 saving.
This massive bundle of all faction miniatures sets, creatures, robots, terrain and accessories has been updated to include a second Scenic Set (which also includes a second Corvega so you now get 4 total), and we’ve changed the Creature set out to include one of each of the Creature Blisters instead, it now saves you £185 on the total value. 
MISSIONS
We’ve updated both starter sets to include more info. The starter set comes with 5 x Training missions following the Survivors and Super Mutants, 5 x Tournament Missions, 5 x AI Missions and 5 x Narrative Missions.
Every boxed set also comes with an A4 sheet featuring 1 or 2 bonus missions using those miniatures (or a caps based alternative) and there will be free downloads of extra missions. More on this later. 
PRE-ORDER BONUS
Remember our special Event Miniature Nuka Cola Girl is added to every order of £120 or more during the pre-order which ends in February just before we start shipping. Nuka Cola Girl comes with 10 cards (unit & AI, Nuka Cola ‘Thirst Zapper’ weapon, Nuka Cola and Quest cards). She’ll also be available in later pre-orders and at conventions. 
You can select from several starter bundles which get you set up with the main figures for one of the three launch factions:
The Survivors Starter Bundle expands your settlement force to include the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus the Survivor’s sets including: Preston Garvey, Ronnie, Sturges and Mama Murphy plus four settlers, X6-88, Cait and Piper plus four Minutemen. This bundle is £125 and saves you £20. 
 
The Brotherhood Starter Bundle includes the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus the Brotherhood of Steel core box with another T60 with gatling laser, two Scribes, 2 Knight Patrol and 2 Lancers, Knight Captain Cade & Paladin Danse and an Eyebot plus another T60 and three Knight Patrol in the Frontline Knights set. Again this set saves you £20 at just £125

The Super Mutants Starter bundle includes the Starter Box contents (Sole Survivor, Dogmeat, T60 and 2 Settlers vs 3 Super Mutants, 2 Hounds and a Deathclaw) plus another 2 Super Mutants, a Super Mutant Brute and Master, 2 more Hounds, 3 Suiciders with Mini Nukes, Hammer the leader of the Super Mutants and another hound. This set comes in at £125 saving you £20. 
Terrorise the wasteland with the Web Only Wasteland Creature Set (there’s also separate blisters) which lets you field different wasteland critters to fight against in AI mode or as an extra challenge in player vs player games. The bundle saves you £15. 
Activate new enemy encounters with the Wasteland Robots core box – this includes two Protectrons, an Eyebot, Mr Handy, three Assaultrons and a powerful Sentry Bot saving £12 on the set. You can use these as a player force or upgrade your AI forces. 

We teamed up with Battlesystems to create a set of clip-together pre-printed Fallout buildings that we’ll be selling as part of the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare range alongside our resin scenery. The first set is the Red Rocket Scenic Set and comes with a resin rocket and two resin gas pumps (pictured painted) alongside a card power armor frame and some walls and boxes. The Red Rocket itself consists of 5 printed sheets including all the floors, walls, signs and roof and you’ll get a 3ft x 3ft neoprene gaming matt resembling the road and countryside around the Red Rocket but which can also double for other battle locations. 
This set is fully compatible with Battlesystems other terrain sets so you could build lots of cool settlements and towns. Watch out for more releases in the range!
There’s lots of individual miniatures sets and accessories so plenty of options depending what you want from the game. We’ll be revealing more details of gameplay  over the coming weeks but don’t miss our video playthroughs and discussion of the rules on Youtube – Part 1Part 2and Part 3
Until next time Vault Dwellers!

Chris, Modiphius Entertainment
 


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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout:Wasteland Warfare

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not long to wait now to pre-order Modiphius’s Fallout miniatures game…  FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREUPDATEHi there we’re getting very close to the pre-order for the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game now. With some final pricing due i…

Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout:Wasteland Warfare

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Not long to wait now to pre-order Modiphius’s Fallout miniatures game…  FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREUPDATEHi there we’re getting very close to the pre-order for the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game now. With some final pricing due i…

Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Blog #5

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More info on Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout: Wasteland Warfare tabletop miniatures game… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #5We’ve just posted the latest development blog which is an update on progress towards our big pre-order. You can t…

Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Blog #5

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More info on Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout: Wasteland Warfare tabletop miniatures game… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #5We’ve just posted the latest development blog which is an update on progress towards our big pre-order. You can t…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Some news and offers from Modiphius…

 

New Loyalty Point Rewards & Free PDF’s!

Hey there!

From this week if you spend £30 or more at www.modiphius.net you can choose a free PDF core book from Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Dust Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu Investigators Guide or Keeper’s Guide or the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Rulebook. Simply place an item worth £30 or more in the checkout and you’ll be asked which free PDF you would like. We’ll be adding more PDF’s over time as well. 

Our Reward Program is simpler!

When you purchased from our store and signed up to the Reward Program you started clocking up Reward Points with each purchase. We have just updated the program to make it easier to spend your hard earned points. If you’re not sure where to find it, there’s a small blue bar at the bottom of the webstore page…

 

Click on this and you’ll see info on the program and can login. 

 


Basically for every 500 points up to 2000 you can claim £5 off anything in our store, and for 1500 you can get 80% discount on our massive PDF bundles for Achtung! Cthulhu orMutant Chronicles! There’s also a 5000 point £50 off code for Achtung! Cthulhu or Mutant ChroniclesThere are so many products in our store that you can spend your points on:

Take a look at the hottest book in gaming, Tales from the Loop RPG, winner of five Gold ENnies including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Internal Art, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Currently on Pre-order.

 

Coriolis The Third Horizon (described as ‘Arabian Nights in space’) which won a Judge’s Spotlight award at Gencon2017 and just released a heap of fantastic adventures – The Dying Ship, Aram’s Ravine, and the Mahanji Oasis. Go check them out!

 

We also have our latest roleplaying game Star Trek Adventures . We recently launched our free living campaign, so if you wish to take part in a constantly evolving world, pick up the Core rulebook, Miniatures, Borg Cube Collector’s edition or any of the bundles, all items in the Star Trek Adventures range are available on our rewards program discounts. 

 

Satisfy your thirst for gritty Sci-fi with the new space faring system in the cold, industrial, greed fuelled depths of space with Cold And Dark.

You could also pick up a late pledge for the Conan Roleplaying GameInfinity Roleplaying GameSiege of the Citadel Board Game, our hit co-operative game Thunderbirds by Matt Leacock or introductory wargame Airfix Battles or Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish miniatures game. 

Finally, keep in touch with us for more information for our up and coming miniatures gameFallout: Wasteland Warfare which has a pre-order launching soon. 


Thanks for listening, and for all the support, we really appreciate it
Chris & Rita

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Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Some news and offers from Modiphius…

 

New Loyalty Point Rewards & Free PDF’s!

Hey there!

From this week if you spend £30 or more at www.modiphius.net you can choose a free PDF core book from Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Dust Adventures, Achtung! Cthulhu Investigators Guide or Keeper’s Guide or the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Rulebook. Simply place an item worth £30 or more in the checkout and you’ll be asked which free PDF you would like. We’ll be adding more PDF’s over time as well. 

Our Reward Program is simpler!

When you purchased from our store and signed up to the Reward Program you started clocking up Reward Points with each purchase. We have just updated the program to make it easier to spend your hard earned points. If you’re not sure where to find it, there’s a small blue bar at the bottom of the webstore page…

 

Click on this and you’ll see info on the program and can login. 

 


Basically for every 500 points up to 2000 you can claim £5 off anything in our store, and for 1500 you can get 80% discount on our massive PDF bundles for Achtung! Cthulhu orMutant Chronicles! There’s also a 5000 point £50 off code for Achtung! Cthulhu or Mutant ChroniclesThere are so many products in our store that you can spend your points on:

Take a look at the hottest book in gaming, Tales from the Loop RPG, winner of five Gold ENnies including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Internal Art, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Currently on Pre-order.

 

Coriolis The Third Horizon (described as ‘Arabian Nights in space’) which won a Judge’s Spotlight award at Gencon2017 and just released a heap of fantastic adventures – The Dying Ship, Aram’s Ravine, and the Mahanji Oasis. Go check them out!

 

We also have our latest roleplaying game Star Trek Adventures . We recently launched our free living campaign, so if you wish to take part in a constantly evolving world, pick up the Core rulebook, Miniatures, Borg Cube Collector’s edition or any of the bundles, all items in the Star Trek Adventures range are available on our rewards program discounts. 

 

Satisfy your thirst for gritty Sci-fi with the new space faring system in the cold, industrial, greed fuelled depths of space with Cold And Dark.

You could also pick up a late pledge for the Conan Roleplaying GameInfinity Roleplaying GameSiege of the Citadel Board Game, our hit co-operative game Thunderbirds by Matt Leacock or introductory wargame Airfix Battles or Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish miniatures game. 

Finally, keep in touch with us for more information for our up and coming miniatures gameFallout: Wasteland Warfare which has a pre-order launching soon. 


Thanks for listening, and for all the support, we really appreciate it
Chris & Rita

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Modiphius Entertainment – Modiphia #2

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The second issue of Modiphius’s digital magazine is now available to download…

 



Hello there,

Today we’re really pleased to announce the release of issue 2 of  Modiphia – Modiphius Entertainment’s official digital magazine.

Modiphia is available as a FREE download from Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com


Inside this issue you’ll find 70 pages of new content, brand new fiction, plus strategy guides and background articles for Modiphius’ range of games, including… Star Trek Adventures, Fallout Wasteland Warfare, Tales from the Loop, Infinity,  Achtung! Cthulhu, Conan,  Space 1889, and Airfix Battles.

 
All this plus an interview with Star Trek designer Rick Sternbach, two new missions for Star Trek Adventures, one of Achtung! Cthulhu’s most fearsome heroes revealed, free fiction in Before the Flood and bonus cards and a new mission, Counter-Attack on the Orne, for Airfix Battles.
 

Don’t forget there’s also: 20% off selected Modiphius Games and products for the duration of Gen Con including: all board gamesFragged EmpireMindjammerMutant ChroniclesMutant: Year ZeroSymbaroum, and Thunderbirds! Just use code GenCant2017 at checkout!
 

Our Achtung! Cthulhu Collection is also experiencing its own Month of Madness with huge reductions on core books, supplements, fiction, accessories and all sorts of goodies!  You can pick up the Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides for just £14.99, with Guides to North Africa and the Eastern Front just £9.99 and the Pacific just £4.99, and awesome Crossover series like Elder Godlike, Secrets of the Dust and Interface just £6.99 and FATE just £4.99.
 
Best wishes,
 
Modiphius Entertainment

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Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Blog #4

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #4In Fallout, some characters and creatures have an edge over the rest – they have that little bit of luck, or manage that extra bur…

Modiphius Entertainment – Newsletter

Posted on August 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout:Wasteland Warfare news from Modiphius… FALLOUT: WASTELAND WARFAREUpdate Time!Good afternoon Vault Dwellers! Are you ready to explore the wasteland and meet the absolutely harmless creatures who’ve made it their home? Make new friend…

Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Development Blog #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout Wasteland Warfare development news from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #3Last week, we covered the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats and Skill dice – this week, we’re looking at the Effect dice and how they’re used in conju…

Modiphius Entertainment – Wasteland Warfare Development Blog #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More Fallout Wasteland Warfare development news from Modiphius… FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFAREDevelopment Blog #3Last week, we covered the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats and Skill dice – this week, we’re looking at the Effect dice and how they’re used in conju…

Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout Wasteland Warfare Blog #2

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More from Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout miniatures game…


 

 

FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFARE
Development Blog #2
In this latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog, we’re talking about how the Fallout SPECIAL stats are integrated into the miniatures game and revealing Piper Wright who will be part of one of the many sets of extra characters to add to your forces. Piper’s known for attracting trouble and you can be sure that isn’t going to change!



REMEMBER, YOU ARE S.P.E.C.I.A.L!

During Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will attempt activities such as shooting, lock-picking and melee.  The result is determined by the roll of the d20 Skill dice plus usually one or more Effect dice based on the weapons, gear and/or abilities.  (We’ll be talking about the Effect dice next time, and will look at the various skills used to interact with the wasteland soon too.)
Every model has a set of skills which are represented by icons found next to each of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats on their unit card. For a skill roll to succeed, the result rolled on the Skill dice must be equal to or lower than the value of the stat which the relevant icon is next to (after adding or subtracting any modifiers).  If a model does not have a specific skill icon of their unit card, it can not make a skill roll of that type, 

A Brotherhood Field Scribe does not have a Heavy Weapons skill icon which means they can not make a skill roll to use Heavy Weapons.  

A handful of bonuses and penalties can adjust the value of the skill that the player needs to roll equal to or less than.  

Typically modifiers would be for cover, using a ranged weapon in melee, acting in reaction to another, as a result of using luck – in practice most skill rolls will not use modifiers. 

The adjusted skill value can not go lower than 1 so a model with a relevant skill always has a chance. 

A Brotherhood of Steel Paladin receives a +1 bonus due to a long scope added to their rifle, but also a -2 penalty because the target is in cover; therefore, a total -1 penalty is applied to their rifle skill of 6. This means the Paladin’s adjusted rifle skill value is 5, so they need to roll 5 or lower on the Skill dice to be successful. 
Also, not every unit uses the same stat for the same skills. This allows us to create even more variety amongst units and bring out the unique traits of characters and factions. 

Piper doesn’t have the toughest physique but she is agile and that allows her to last in combat – a tough but not agile Super Mutant could last by taking the damage whilst Piper’s Agility allows her to survive.  As a result, Piper uses her Agility stat for her Health; whereas, more physically tough units use their Endurance stat for their health.  Whilst Piper’s Agility serves her well for combat, her low Endurance means she is more susceptible to things like poison effects than the units whose Endurance is higher than hers. 

Field Scribes use their Intelligence when searching, whilst the Institute’s Gen 1 Synths use their Perception – both are good at searching but Field Scribes are more intelligent and Gen 1 Synths have better perception which is important for other purposes. 

As a result, the units in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare have stats that better represent them on the tabletop, and this avoids situations where for example only units with high Endurance can take more wounds or only units with high Perception can be good at searching
 
Why d20 for the Skill dice?

We chose this carefully so the S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats can be meaningful in gameplay.  The world of Fallout has such massive variety that the steps in capability need to be subtle, whilst remaining relevant. We need to create a situation where lots of variety can exist without some units being so far superior to others that normal units become ineffective or even redundant.  A person with a gun is still a threat even if untrained, and even power armour will eventually succumb to enough minor threats.  

The S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats primarily range from 1 to 10.  If a d10 was used for skills with these stats, a skill of 1 would be almost useless at 10% whilst a 10 would be too powerful at 100%.  It would result in most units ending up with stats in a narrower middle range in order to make them fun to play and not be over-/under-powered and this would lose the unique differences that make them so cool.  

The d20 in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare allows us to have the range of 1-10 numbers but the number of available faces means we can have several 1s – so that a stat of 1 actually has a 25% chance of success – as well as some X results (which always fail) so a 10 will always have a maximum 85% chance.  This system makes the full range of stat numbers useful, whilst each additional point in the stat still gives more chance of success. 

Next week we’ll talk about the Effect dice that are used in conjunction with the Skill dice, how one simple roll gives you the result of each action and what extra abilities are unlocked for heroic units that allow them to really shine on the battlefield. We’ll also be starting to unveil more minis in the build up to the launch of the pre-order later in August!

Enjoy your gaming!
Chris, Modiphius
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Modiphius Entertainment – Fallout Wasteland Warfare Blog #2

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

More from Modiphius’s upcoming Fallout miniatures game…


 

 

FALLOUT WASTELAND WARFARE
Development Blog #2
In this latest Fallout: Wasteland Warfare development blog, we’re talking about how the Fallout SPECIAL stats are integrated into the miniatures game and revealing Piper Wright who will be part of one of the many sets of extra characters to add to your forces. Piper’s known for attracting trouble and you can be sure that isn’t going to change!



REMEMBER, YOU ARE S.P.E.C.I.A.L!

During Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will attempt activities such as shooting, lock-picking and melee.  The result is determined by the roll of the d20 Skill dice plus usually one or more Effect dice based on the weapons, gear and/or abilities.  (We’ll be talking about the Effect dice next time, and will look at the various skills used to interact with the wasteland soon too.)
Every model has a set of skills which are represented by icons found next to each of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats on their unit card. For a skill roll to succeed, the result rolled on the Skill dice must be equal to or lower than the value of the stat which the relevant icon is next to (after adding or subtracting any modifiers).  If a model does not have a specific skill icon of their unit card, it can not make a skill roll of that type, 

A Brotherhood Field Scribe does not have a Heavy Weapons skill icon which means they can not make a skill roll to use Heavy Weapons.  

A handful of bonuses and penalties can adjust the value of the skill that the player needs to roll equal to or less than.  

Typically modifiers would be for cover, using a ranged weapon in melee, acting in reaction to another, as a result of using luck – in practice most skill rolls will not use modifiers. 

The adjusted skill value can not go lower than 1 so a model with a relevant skill always has a chance. 

A Brotherhood of Steel Paladin receives a +1 bonus due to a long scope added to their rifle, but also a -2 penalty because the target is in cover; therefore, a total -1 penalty is applied to their rifle skill of 6. This means the Paladin’s adjusted rifle skill value is 5, so they need to roll 5 or lower on the Skill dice to be successful. 
Also, not every unit uses the same stat for the same skills. This allows us to create even more variety amongst units and bring out the unique traits of characters and factions. 

Piper doesn’t have the toughest physique but she is agile and that allows her to last in combat – a tough but not agile Super Mutant could last by taking the damage whilst Piper’s Agility allows her to survive.  As a result, Piper uses her Agility stat for her Health; whereas, more physically tough units use their Endurance stat for their health.  Whilst Piper’s Agility serves her well for combat, her low Endurance means she is more susceptible to things like poison effects than the units whose Endurance is higher than hers. 

Field Scribes use their Intelligence when searching, whilst the Institute’s Gen 1 Synths use their Perception – both are good at searching but Field Scribes are more intelligent and Gen 1 Synths have better perception which is important for other purposes. 

As a result, the units in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare have stats that better represent them on the tabletop, and this avoids situations where for example only units with high Endurance can take more wounds or only units with high Perception can be good at searching
 
Why d20 for the Skill dice?

We chose this carefully so the S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats can be meaningful in gameplay.  The world of Fallout has such massive variety that the steps in capability need to be subtle, whilst remaining relevant. We need to create a situation where lots of variety can exist without some units being so far superior to others that normal units become ineffective or even redundant.  A person with a gun is still a threat even if untrained, and even power armour will eventually succumb to enough minor threats.  

The S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats primarily range from 1 to 10.  If a d10 was used for skills with these stats, a skill of 1 would be almost useless at 10% whilst a 10 would be too powerful at 100%.  It would result in most units ending up with stats in a narrower middle range in order to make them fun to play and not be over-/under-powered and this would lose the unique differences that make them so cool.  

The d20 in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare allows us to have the range of 1-10 numbers but the number of available faces means we can have several 1s – so that a stat of 1 actually has a 25% chance of success – as well as some X results (which always fail) so a 10 will always have a maximum 85% chance.  This system makes the full range of stat numbers useful, whilst each additional point in the stat still gives more chance of success. 

Next week we’ll talk about the Effect dice that are used in conjunction with the Skill dice, how one simple roll gives you the result of each action and what extra abilities are unlocked for heroic units that allow them to really shine on the battlefield. We’ll also be starting to unveil more minis in the build up to the launch of the pre-order later in August!

Enjoy your gaming!
Chris, Modiphius
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