Perhaps it was inevitable. After many years of stylish fantasy roleplaying and miniatures goodies, Privateer Press is going sci-fi with Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika. Set in the far future of the Iron Kingdoms, home to the Warmachine and Hordes game systems, Warcaster takes players into space to fight for dominance. Warcaster will launch on Kickstarter within the next couple of weeks (and promises to start delivering rewards as early as June 2020). Meanwhile, Privateer has a preview up at Warcaster.com for curious new recruits and grizzled veterans alike. Can anyone say Warmachine 40,000, or is that too on-the-nose?
Full Privateer press release is below.
Privateer Press Announces Kickstarter Campaign for New Hobby Miniatures Game Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika
February 19th, 2020
Woodinville, WA – Privateer Press has announced that it will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new Hobby Miniatures Hobby Game, Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika. Warcaster is a fast-paced skirmish-level wargame, with a brand-new science-fiction setting, set 5,000 years in the future of the Iron Kingdoms setting previously popularized by their games WARMACHINE and HORDES. The new game casts players in the role of Warcasters, psychic heroes charged with leading the armies of their chosen factions. Using the power of Arcanesssence, players power up their squads of infantry, channel spells through wizard-like Weavers, and supercharge their multi-ton machines of war, the warjacks.
The first releases for the game are starter sets for the Marcher Worlds and Iron Star Alliance factions. The Marcher Worlds are a coalition of free worlds and territories who seek to carve their own path among the stars while the Iron Star Alliance are an imperialistic federation who seek to bring order and control to the chaotic nature of the Cyriss galaxy.
“Warcaster is a project we’ve wanted to bring to life for many years,” said Matthew D. Wilson, Chief Creative Officer and owner of Privateer Press. “It is the culmination of everything we have learned after 20 years of IP development, game design, miniatures production and publishing.”
“Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika embraces the idea of customization,” added Jason Soles, lead designer of Warcaster. “For the first time, players can customize which spells their Warcasters can use in battle and which weapons and abilities their warjacks possess.”
“We have developed an extensive, compelling universe that will allow plenty of room for the many future releases we have in the works,” said Wilson. “We hope our current audience as well as new players will look forward to making a leap with us to the stars.”
Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika launches within the next few weeks on Kickstarter and is expected to deliver its first wave of rewards in June of 2020. In addition to stretch goals and rewards for individual backers, the Warcaster Kickstarter will also include a pledge tier for retailers who would like to carry the game in their stores. Visit www.warcaster.com for a preview of the game, the universe, and the upcoming Kickstarter launch.
About Privateer Press, Inc.
Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the incredibly popular Riot Quest miniatures game, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, and the Formula P3 Hobby Line. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.