Insider 11-11-13

The year is coming to a close, and that means it’s time to cram in as many games of Steamroller 2013 as possible. Why’s that? Well, Steamroller 2014 is right around the corner!

In fact, organized play is stacked all through next year, starting with the release of the new Steamroller packet. If you’re wondering what to expect with this iteration of Steamroller, don’t worry about any massive overhauls or sweeping changes to the tournament format you’ve come to love. We’ve taken a more “SR2013 remix” approach to things, adding a few fresh items while tweaking some of the current year’s scenarios to create the best Steamroller ever released.

The new Steamroller, Hardcore, Masters, and Iron Gauntlet rules documents will kick off 2014, with the WARMACHINE: Vengeance book release event to follow soon after. We’ll talk more about this event in the near future, but for now let me tell you this: the Vengeance release event is going to be your next chance to earn some of the highly coveted faction coins, including the first ever Convergence of Cyriss faction coin.

The fun doesn’t stop there. We have a ton of fantastic new organized play events planned, including the sweet 2014 league Scars of Caen. In Scars you won’t be fighting for faction supremacy but rather for one of two global teams.

Each season you’ll choose whether to be an altruistic Purist or a self-serving Opportunist, regardless of which faction you’re playing. This decision will not only determine which of the two champion medallions you can potentially win but will completely change your goals, scenarios, and season-specific models.

In addition to awesome game-play elements, Scars of Caen will include new league fiction that will tell a grand Iron Kingdoms story, just like Machinations did in 2013. So what is Scars of Caen about? Well, we’ll get into that in the near future, but I’ll give you a couple of hints:

Hint # 1: The first season’s subtitle is “Charsaug.”

Hint # 2: Here are some of the prizes you’ll be able to win by participating in Scars of Caen.

Until next time, have fun gaming!