Deadzone: Initial Impressions and Review

Tyler Provick

Tyler Provick is a writer and a gamer that likes to combine his two interests and share them with the community.

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6 responses

  1. N. Kraken says:

    Cool. Thanks for the review. Seems like a decent acquisition.

  2. C.Christensen says:

    Thanks for the Review I might give it a go when the summer is over. Miss Necromunda in our gaming group. this might wet that dry patch in our gaming. 🙂

    Cheers from Denmark

  3. It should. I was a little worried that the campaign wasn’t as crunchy. There aren’t a bunch of different guns each guy could use. I hear that the campaign works well though, and should be easier if you want to try for wysiwyg.

  4. Jay Shepherd says:

    I’d like to know what happened between “campaign” and “final thoughts” that changed your mind about the game? I’m considering trying the game out. I’m a big fan of Mordheim, and always wanted to try Necromunda, but never had the group interest. I’d like something a bit easier for players to get into.

    • Jay,

      I think that although the campaign system isn’t as detailed as Necromunda’s this doesn’t make it worse. It depends on what you liked about Necromunda. Did you like naming each of your guys and converting them each time they changed their weapon, or was it a pain to remember that your Cawdor ganger with a lasgun was actually carrying a bolt pistol, or perhaps two chainswords.

      This is a definite advantage with Deadzone’s campaign system: Since you aren’t swapping weapons on a specific model there is no requirements to convert miniatures to be WYSIWYG, which also makes it easier to see what your opponent has.

      Unfortunately you may want to hold off on Deadzone for now. They are currently remaking it and I expect the campaign system to get an over-haul. Although for the amount of miniatures and terrain in their main boxed set I don’t think buying it knowing that that the rules are about to change would be a big mistake. All the minis and terrain will still work in the new version.

      Thanks for your comment.

      • Jay Shepherd says:

        I didn’t get to try Necromunda, but I did like that about Mordheim. However, I can live without it, provided there are other elements to the game that make up for it. I’m a sucker for customizing options for heroes and such, I hope they come up with something like that. Mantic has really been putting out some solid games as of late.

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