It feels us (specially me!) with pride and happiness that you liked Death Squads! Not only as a store owner, but as a fellow gamer. Rather that moving or abandoning your Necrontyr project, you could teach us a couple of things or too!
All in all, think of Death Squads as YOUR game too! As a Mordheim player, you will find many similarities... but few things have been improved, changed or eliminated. For example, we simulate Overwatch with actions rather than the lame 3rd Edition "I won't move, until you move" (over Necromunda), Armor and Cover has been GREATLY improved (over Mordheim) and the Advanced Critical Hit tables are a blast!
While designing Death Squads, we wanted to move away from forcing the players to be in a specific location and time like Mordheim (City of the Damned, Year 1999 - 2000). If you take Mordheim out of that setting... it weakens. You will notice that
can be played anywhere and at anytime across the 40k Universe, and the same rules still apply.
can ALSO be played to enhance 40k games, besides a campaign.
Lets say, for example that you organize a big bash at Cry Havoc. Rather than just a 'plain' 40k game, you decide to do a series of events. First, one Battle Fleet Gothic game to represent the initial invasion. Then a game of Planetstrike (40k) to simulate the physical deployment of troops. Then 2 or 3 games of Death Squads to capture minor objectives... destroy a Force Field Generator or control a Missile Silo... that could give special Strategems to the final game of Apocalypse. The soon-to-be-release v0.6.0 will bring MORE to
In the upcoming version you will see the introduction of Chaos Cultists (old school Chaos mayhem!) and the Kroot Mercenaries; all of them balanced to fit our small scale so they are balanced. You will also see the game restructuring towards Scenarios being more Mission Objectives rather than 'forcing people to rout'... which makes for more intense and memorable games... and lots of little tweaks. After that release, we will be working on the Space Marine Scout Squads and the Space Marine Chapter Squads, along with an old school favorite, The Adeptus Arbites. We will be busy... always trying to bring a better
experience to all the 40k fans.
I imagine how busy you are, but like I told Burndown29... we will soon have Staff openings, and maybe you could help. Maybe we won't be fortunate enough to be able to horde some of your time, but by helping the locals play the game, they maybe have time to join the effort as Proof Readers, Play-Testers or even Contributors.
Anyway, WELCOME! I'm happy you are here. Any suggestions or ideas... please post. We always listen to everything comes in. Also, fill in your profile and put a banner for your store... free advertising should not hurt! Last, but not least... anything we could do to help your store and your players' experience a little better... PLEASE let us know. I would be honored to help in whatever I can!
Enjoy the forums... and post pictures of your models... even if they are Mordheim. I love pics!