The time has come once again for all Survivors, Guardians, and Younglings to come together in anticipation of the latest Hunters Gathering. This has been a big year for Hunters already, and it is shaping up to just keep on getting bigger and better. With so much going on we have launched a new Facebook page that will cover all things Hunters so that our other pages can maintain focus on what they do now. Be sure to Like and Follow the new Hunters Entertainment Page on Facebook.
With that out of the way we have a load of information for you this month, so settle in and we’ll get right into it.
Events & More
2017 Tabletop Day Livestreams – As you likely are already aware, Geek & Sundry will once again be hosting International Tabletop Day on April 29! If you were hoping we would be doing something for this, then you’re in luck. First up is the fact that two of our very own, the prolific Ivan Van Norman and Chris De La Rosa, will be joining in a livestream event where they will participate in a marathon game of Twilight Imperium! Joined by a powerhouse team of players, be sure to drop in and check that out live on the G&S Twitch Channel.
If that wasn’t enough for you, we’ll be getting in on the action a bit further with another livestream event where Chris De La Rosa and Alex Huilman will be playing Outbreak: Undead.. 2nd Edition over on the Hunters YouTube Channel (obviously at a different time than the marathon game, since both include Chris). They’ll be joined by a couple of guests as well, so don’t miss out on a bit of live play with 2nd Edition and to hang out with some members of the team. We should be able to address some questions during this event (unlike on the marathon game) so come and chat!
Keep your eyes on our social media accounts over the week as we will be releasing the official times of the streams a little later for your planning purposes!
Hunters Convention Circuit – Every year Hunters Books make a showing at an assortment of gaming conventions to be able to connect with our community, and 2017 is certainly no different. As previously discussed we have had members of the Hunters Team present at a few conventions already this year, and we’re working on bringing you even more all the time. As always we will be sure to advise you when more conventions are added to the docket, and with that in mind we have something to share.
At this time we are pleased to announce that Hunters Books will once again be attending GenCon. We are very excited to be part of the 50th Anniversary event, and to be able to connect with you all again in Indianapolis! Over the next few months we will be releasing more and more details about just what you can expect on our end at the big event, so be sure to drop back in often and head over to our Community Forums where we will have an ongoing discussion about the event. Come out August 17-20 and join in all the fun with the Hunters Team!
Outbreak: Undead.. Presents Pandemic Play – Oh boy, this one has been a long time coming and it is so good to have it out in the wild. If you somehow missed it, Pandemic Play has officially kicked off the 2017 Season and Action Rangers across the globe are already getting registered and running scenarios. For those wishing to participate as players, just head over to the official Pandemic Play Downloads page and grab a copy of the Guidelines and a Character Folio. If you intend to run games you will want to go and Register as an Action Ranger to get the information you will need and to be placed onto the Action Ranger Mailing List. Soon enough we will also be releasing a couple of handy tools for players and Action Rangers alike, including a “Find a Game” tool which will assist players in finding groups and events they can join.
Pandemic Play Decks: Fight, Survive, Rebuild – Along with Pandemic Play going live it was time for us to start rolling out the branded cards that can be used for these events. To kick things off we have issued a series of themed decks designed around the core concepts of Outbreak: Undead.. (and as an extension, of Pandemic Play) – Fight, Survive, and Rebuild respectively (those who came to GenCon last year got a sneak peek at these). They will include assorted Gear Cards and Trait Cards tailored to the theme of the deck all branded for use in organized play. This also represents some of the only decks that will be made directly available to players, who will typically earn cards in play as opposed to purchasing decks outright (thus the cost, as you are really only meant to get the one you feel would be best for your character). Action Rangers will have additional access to cards at reduced costs in order to populate their games, and initial details on that are provided in their official documentation.
Announcements & Teasers
GAME – Most Popular Game in all Mother Russia: Not Really – Don’t forget that GAME will be available in FLGS for International Tabletop Day! We have officially sold out of all copies so be sure to see if your local store grabbed some! You can find out more about GAME in our previous announcement.
Outbreak: Undead.. 2E Core Books – The time has come to start the editing process on the core books, and we are now actively scouting options for editors to get that task completed. There is still also some work to be done on these items, so new content will also be getting developed yet while we get the ball rolling so we can smoothly transition into the next phase of the project.
As always thanks for joining us, we’ll catch you next time!