Machinations is Privateer Press’ 2013 league series, consisting of four seasons with each season spanning four weeks. Leagues ideally suit groups of eight or more players who regularly meet at a hobby store or gaming club where they can play whenever they wish. Each league requires an Event Organizer (EO) who is responsible for tracking the game results.
This league provides players with a casual format where they will battle against each other while also working together in a global effort to uncover the mysteries behind Machinations. It will provide both novice and veteran players, as well as hobbyists, weeks of entertainment as they play, paint, and interact with unique maps and displays.
Machinations is a year-long adventure that focuses on the discovery of the unknown. Someone—or something—is plotting against the armies of western Immoren, and strange incidents are happening all across the land. Players will battle over the various sites where bizarre events are occurring in an attempt to discover the truth. This tale will unfold in short story fiction that accompanies each season, in the store displays and online maps that the players interact with, and even in the tabletop battles themselves.
The Star Chart is the league map for Machinations and is an important element of the league system. This online map will be maintained to show the progress of each faction over the course of the league.
The Device is part of the league scoreboard and is the key to unlocking the mysteries of Machinations. Each Device will have several incomplete sections that the players must complete by finishing the season’s Schematics. Schematics are unique challenges for players to attempt during the course of the league. This contribution will assist in the worldwide effort to unlock that season’s Vault.
The Vault is where the truth will be uncovered. Each season a new website displaying the Vault will become available, and each Vault will begin fully locked. As EOs around the world send in photos of their completed Devices, the locks on the Vault will begin to open. Each lock will require a set amount of completed Devices to open. As the locks break off, sections of the Vault will slowly open to show bits and pieces of what lies behind it.
Season Models and Fiction
Each league season features new stories from Privateer Press. During the Machinations league season, players have the opportunity to play some of the warjacks, warbeasts, and battle engines found within these stories. The rules for these season models can be found inside each season league document.
Each Machinations core kit will include eight participation patches, a league poster, and a champion medal. Each Machinations reinforcement kit will include four participation patches.