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Core Rulebook v2.5 Released for DeepWars


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Wargame Vault announces the availability of:

DeepWars Core Rulebook – Version 2.5

DeepWars Core Rulebook v2.5

From AntiMatter Games

Watermarked PDF – $6.99 USD

DeepWars is a 28mm scale tabletop wargame set in an alternate history of Earth where fortune seekers, scientists and adventurers have discovered a lost land with an underground sea miles beneath the frozen surface of the southernmost continent.

DeepWars is set in the world of our existing game, ShadowSea, but is meant to be a stand-alone product and is focused on adventure and battle scenarios on the bottom of the Sunless Sea. The game has multiple types of scenarios, including exploration of wrecks on the seafloor, adventures in ancient cities of cyclopean structures, battles among fields of geothermal chimneys, submarine boarding and others. Adventures within flooded tunnels inside wrecked ships or crumbing cities may be played with map sections to represent stretches of passage and chambers, while games in open environments are played with scenic terrain pieces on the tabletop. Miniatures are available for the game, cast in high-quality resin and white-metal.

Intense combat in the abyssal depths of the Sea. Breach submarines, uncover undersea temples, and dodge torpedoes while recovering artifacts that hold the secrets of the ethereal void.

Combination of 28mm scale miniature tabletop wargame with campaign advancement and a roleplaying flavor. The game can be played in single sessions of an hour, or as a campaign where warbands salvage ancient technology, design their own new tech items, enhance abilities and generally become powerful lords of the deep.

Miniature starter sets for each of four main forces, Fortune Hunters, Dark Mariners, Ancients of Atalán and the Scaly Horde will be produced. Sets will include five miniatures with stat cards and quickstart rules. Other forces are included in the rules, and will be made into miniatures as funds permit.

The rules are based on the award-winning Song of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha Games but with extensive additional rules, weapons, armor, technology items (akin to magic items) and new combat and movement options. Almost all models are capable of swimming or movement through the water column, which gives the game a distinct three-dimensional feel when flight stands and base adaptors are used. Rules are included for movement across depth "levels," where hasty changes in depth can cause deadly barotrauma. There are also rules for the effects of variable visibility and light levels and for models that can easily navigate through the darkness using echolocation.

Extensive list of ether tech weapons and items and multiple magical spell types, including elemental magic that causes hydrothermal eruptions, dimensional magic that allows unsavory spellcasters to call forth beings from the ethereal void, psychic magic to enslave the minds of victims and protection magic to negate the effects of the most vile spells.

This is the core rulebook for DeepWars, including all the rules needed to play the game. It does not include campaigns, weapons, tech items or the game roster, and only includes a few terrain types and wild sea creatures. That information is found in the full DeepWars rulebook.

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