Graeme is on holiday from Thursday 9th to Friday 17th July, in the hopefully delightful Forest of Dean. We have booked a gingerbread cottage with a liquorice roof. Yum yum. Last orders for posting out before he goes will be end of TUE 7th. Normal service will resume MON 20th. If you order inside those dates it’ll sit until he gets back. Karl will be in charge of everything else, which should still run as normal.
I’m going to post some news on a regular basis about the 2nd Edition – info on the changes, rules, contents as well as new rules and PDFs to let you use EVEN MORE models in the game. Phew. Today it’s the profile cards…
One of the most obvious things we’ve done in 2nd Edition is to put the model profiles onto cards for ease of reference during play. There’s over 120 different cards for the models, vehicles and units in the core rules. All are available in the free 2nd Edition PDF (45 pages of the 90 page PDF are pages of profile, gadget and countdown cards!), but later on you’ll also be able to buy the cards as a fully printed deck if the thought of a lot of cutting out is a bit much.
Each card has all the info on affiliation (hero/villain or neutral), genre, ratings, stats, attacks and special rules for one model type. So what does this amazing card look like?
The back (not shown) lists each special effect and star quality, along with their rules.
So… why did we go for cards?
Well, it’s incredibly handy to have all the rules you need right there. The old roster sheet is fine (and the new rules also have one you can use of you prefer), but notably don’t have the room to list the rules for each special effect. We’ve cut down the numbers of special effects each model has, but if you’re playing with a lot of diverse models, it’s still a lot of info. With the cards, the info is right there.
The cards don’t need sleeved, but if you print them on paper you might want to for durability. If you sleeve them you can record hits taken on the Health circles bottom middle of the card, or you can note these with tokens as in the 1st edition. The cards come 4 to an A4 page, so you can even just print out the ones you need for any game.
The vehicle cards have a simpler format, as they have less stats and no weapons to keep track of. Units also have cards, each one details the models you can include in any one unit.
Going the cards route does throw up a few issues regarding modifying profiles. There are experimental rules on tweaking the Stars and Co-Stars, change x for y ratings etc. Since the Stars and Co-Stars are fixed profiles on the cards you’ll have to detail these creations on either a blank card (we’ll give you these) or write them down on a roster sheet.
The Extras come as fixed profiles for fixed points. Some (e.g. Minions, Cultists) might have weapon options (Pistol, Rifle, SMG) but now the ranges and effects of these weapons have been adjusted so one shouldn’t be more powerful than the other, they’re just good at different things.
So for example, Minions are 2 ratings each (or 3 for 5 ratings), and come with a cosh and either a pistol, rifle or SMG. No options for grenades, and if you want a Dog Handler or Commander then that’s a different card.
And that’s the cards!
After loads of hard work writing, playtesting and laying out files and web pages, we finally get it together, and now YOU can download the epic work that is the 2nd Edition of 7TV. If you click on the tab (above) you can access 3 pages which detail the what and they why of the game, proposed release schedule, latest news, and the all important download link. We’re inviting feedback, so please let us know what you think, especially in the light of playing it yourselves. We think it’s pretty great, but we’d love to know what you think! Enjoy! G&K.
This is big news! Our crack team of playtesters have been weaned off their crack addictions long enough to give us feedback from the earliest version, which was simply ‘rock, paper, scissors’ with knives. Now it’s looking like an action packed game of top 7TV action. We’ll launch this as a downloadable PDF on 1st July, so you can go get it, download and print it out and get some games in. The flip side is we’d like feedback on it. More news later. Meanwhile we’re getting the last of the revisions and some new 2nd edition pages ready to go up here. More later!
The first 4 of (eventually) 24 Stars and Co-Star models suitable for 7TV have been released. You can get the Action Hero and Tomorrow Person Stars, and the Crackpot Inventor and Strongarm Co-Stars here. Don’t forget we still have our great Summer Sale going on, if you want a rules or accessory bargain.
Argomania has gripped Crooked Towers this month! We have eight new miniatures: two packs of three Mk2 Argonauts (Deal One) and (Deal Two) armed with rifles and two unarmed versions (Deal Three). All come with a choice of two heads. Speaking of heads we also have two new sprues – SAS Gasmask and Helmeted Soldiers – perfect for X-Commando conversions. And speaking of conversions, we also have six new Argonaut Mk3 Weapon Arms available for the bigger resin Mk3 Argonauts to make these bronze behemoths even more dangerous!
NOTE!: Argonaut Mk2 Deal One & Two are expected in Store Monday 4th May – orders for these will be held until they get here. Minor stock adjustments underway…
Our Summer 2015 Sale is live! Now is the time to fill any gaps in your 7TV, 7ombieTV and 7th Voyage collections! We are offering a huge amount of our books and accessories at between 25% and 75% off, right now, while stocks last. Some of these items will NOT be restocked, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! All funds raised will get added to the money we made from all that church roof lead we stole and get used for new Crooked products later this year! We call it “Give Now, Give Later!”.
This month we release the Army Section – a Dependable Deputy plus a stalwart Corporal, and two Scientific Advisors. Our 7ombieTV book Vlad’s Army and the corresponding Cards are also 25% off this month. All available at Salute or over the internet. If you want to collect an order at Salute, either email us with what you want and pay on the day, or order it and we’ll refund you the postage, and you collect on the day.
Business has been good for the Paranormal Exterminators, and they have recruited some help. Later than planned (issues!) are three more suited and equipped models ready to take down some ectoplasmic entities. The first set of Paranormal Exterminators is also back in stock, so we’ve put them all here.
A sneaky late release this month, as the Harbingers arrive early. These poor possessed souls, are now the inhuman servitors to some greater demonic power. Legend says that if the two should ever meet, then the world is destined for a disaster of biblical proportions. Real wrath of God type stuff. In store now.
Inch High Spy-Fi! 7TV is our 28mm skirmish wargame set in the bygone age of the 1960s-70s. Build your own cast or play with one of ours, save the world or dominate it – all before bedtime.
Can you survive 80s horror move action with 7ombieTV? Lead a cast of disparate survivors, or take control of the shambling zombie horde, as you try to make it through the night.
Stop-motion monsters of myth clash with epic heroes in 7th Voyage! Strive to ensure your name is remembered as you undertake tasks of the Gods and face deadly perils.