Now, I spent quite a bit of time talking with Dave, the designer and creator of Dropzone Commander. There is a little rumor bit that I have not yet really discussed. It may have been mentioned on one of the videos, but I had figured it was time to start the discussion.


The Rumor
While an expansion is in the works, so is a 5th completely new faction for the game.

This comes directly from casual conversation, and while I was not given any information on who the race was, I was told that they were are actually mentioned in the rulebook somewhere in the background.

Speculation on my part
So who are the new allies? Now this is speculation on my part, but I personally think it will be the race that created, or is somehow related to the White Sphere. Since the Post Human Republic are advanced cyborgs (of human decendants), I think this will mean a fully intelligent mechanized race. Necrons, Terminators, borg or the like.

This would be a archetype that the game does not have, and would easily flow into the game.

19 Comments:

  1. is this game gaining traction in anyone's gaming circles?

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    1. I'm in Spokane WA, and it actually is. A whole army is $120 (comparable to a starter from GW) and the rulebook (which contains all the rules for the factions is only $23. So to play the game it is only $143, which is a fraction of the cost. Likewise, the rules seem to be well thought out and written.

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    2. I am also in Spokane. I play at the Gamer's Haven. We have 2 Scourge players, 3 UCM players, 2 PHR players and 1 Shaltari. The Gamer's Haven has a Dropzone Commander Facebook page too.

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    3. LOL, you guys are awesome. I'm in Bellingham, WA :). I've had my eye on this game for some time now. You've inspired me to pick up a couple factions.

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  2. I was wondering the same thing. I get the sense it hasn't really taken off.

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  3. That wouldn't surprise me. I'm of the opinion that the "White Sphere", or the race from wence it came, is just another form of enslavement.

    While the Scourge attack and possess, the "White Sphere" and the race its from are more subtle. Appearing as saviours for their own selfish ends. Who better to call on in your time of need than the people you've "saved" and helped to advance with your technology?

    Just my own theory.

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  4. As far as the game gaining traction, I can only speak for my area. I know that there is a group that plays this game locally, and amongst those I game with frequently, its got a lot of interest.

    I remember correctly that the game was released last August. So the game is very new to the community.

    Mr, Kempington, I had not even considered a race looking to enslave through the White Sphere. That would make sense, and make a very good story line.

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  5. It was really popular in the uk but then died off. Some shops where selling it for 75% off to clear stock.. i cant say how good it is as i havent played but it seemed to get popular and then die over night

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  6. Another option for a new race could be the human survivors on various planets forming a resistance of sorts.

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  7. There's about 12 gamers in my local group (Los Angeles) who play along with 6 members in my original group (New York Metro) that I know play.

    They seem to love the game.

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    1. I live in Los Angeles!! I've got a group of 4 players going. UCM, PHR, Shaltari and Resistance! We have great terrain and are always looking for more players!!

      Where are you guys playing?

      emails me : jasonlr12@gmail.com

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  8. Admittedly, the game is fantastic, but doesn't seem to get much play around where I am.

    If I was to offer my opinion as to why it seems to not taken off despite it being such a great game, it would be that the game lacks solid exposure.

    A quick youtube search yields practically nothing, there is no driving examples out there that really showcase how great a game it is, it's largely demos, impressions and a few basic tutorials. Couple this with the fact that the primary source for DZC (The hawk wargames website and its forums) looks and feels dated and lacks a sense of professional presentation.

    A redesigned site and a company backed community media push of batreps, painting tutorials and people enjoying the game as opposed to "testing" and "demoing" it would go a long way to getting it some traction.

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    1. Getting a few batreps for it up on MWG.com would be a good start haha.

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  9. In the rulebook, in the background, it speaks of "lizard-warriors" who were the Scourge warriors when they attacked Earth and the Cradle Worlds.

    They could be the new faction. Assuming some of the race has survived.

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  10. New faction is the human Resistance who were left behind on human worlds; improvised weapons (the one model I saw at GenCon I saw looked like a flatbed truck with a missile launcher on the back)

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  11. New faction is the human Resistance who were left behind on human worlds; improvised weapons (the one model I saw at GenCon I saw looked like a flatbed truck with a missile launcher on the back)

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  12. New faction is the human Resistance who were left behind on human worlds; improvised weapons (the one model I saw at GenCon I saw looked like a flatbed truck with a missile launcher on the back)

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  13. New faction is the human Resistance who were left behind on human worlds; improvised weapons (the one model I saw at GenCon I saw looked like a flatbed truck with a missile launcher on the back)

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