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5 Reasons to try Solo Play in Deadzone!

With the release of the A.I. Deck as part of the Deadzone: Contagion expansion, we’re really very excited about what artificial intelligence could mean for how you play games. Are you considering picking up a copy?

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Deadzone: Contagion

1) No players? No problem.

We can appreciate that sometimes, it’s difficult to find an opponent. Plans get cancelled, local clubs aren’t local, or the game is just so new that people haven’t picked up on it yet. From this point onwards, these should no longer prevent you from enjoying a game of Deadzone. You can pull out the rules and pair of Strike teams (or maybe some zombies) and spend an evening playing against an opponent that literally knows no fear. You could even play cooperatively, with a friend, against the artificial opponent!

2) Field testing!

Do you want to see how a new configuration for your Strike Team works on the table top? Or perhaps try out some newly release models (link) play against your own force? Using the A.I. rules will allow you to practice your skills and hone your force before you face an opponent, or engage in a tournament. You could even use them to gain a familiarity with rules which you are unsure about.

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3) Play all the Strike Teams!

You now have the opportunity to select not just one, but two of your favourite factions and see them both in action on the table top, at the same time. Our entire Deadzone range is covered by the A.I. Rules, with space to add any later faction releases to them. You can also create and play out narrative scenarios that match any storyline that you can think of, yet still have a degree of uncertainty as to whether or not your treasured heroes will survive the perils of Nexus Psi. You know the story; but not the ending.

4) Zombies!

Contagion contains an immersive campaign for Deadzone, wherein you Strike Team must fight against increasingly tough odds to break through the undead hordes and escape the Deadzone. Of course, the campaign is designed to be played with the A.I. deck controlling the zombies, and provides a great narrative experience. Additionally, the zombies themselves can be used as an unbiased third player in multi-player games, which continually harass both sides and give you more to focus on that just your opponent.

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5) A Challenge

The rules provide you with a unique challenge in terms of gaming, which will test your skills and strategies to the limit facing an opponent who knows no fear. It’s different than facing a flesh and blood opponent as they can be less predictable and more inscrutable; the ultimate in a gaming poker face. In the same manner as those who are able to play games of chess (or Loka) against themselves, you can flex you mental muscles into working out how to deal with scenarios and strategies and hone your skills as a player.

Deadzone: Contagion is now available to pre-order, either individually or as part of Deadzone: All-Access Edition, which includes the new supplement, Deadzone Boxed Game as well as Deadzone: Incursion and the Nexus Psi Campaign Book. Deadzone: Contagion begins shipping from October and will be available from all good hobby retailers.

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Add Zombies and Solo Play with Deadzone: Contagion

Deadzone: Contagion is the new expansion for our tremendously successful Deadzone game. It pits your Strike teams against a new threat, in the form of uncontrollable, multitudinous zombies.

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And I mean literally uncontrollable. Coupled with the A.I. deck, the Contagion rulebook contains a new set of rules which provide an artificial opponent for you to play against, as well as an exciting campaign to test your solo skills against the undead hordes. As the undead amass in opposition, do you have the guts and skill to survive the Deadzone and escape alive?

And if Plague Zombies aren’t your cup of tea, then the rules cater for that, too. There is an intuitive system that expands the A.I. rules for use with all of our existing Deadzone Range. You could use these if you aren’t able to find yourself an opponent, or if you are experimenting with a new composition for your strike team, of if you just fancy a unique challenge.

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Some of the most dangerous mercenaries in the galaxy are present in Nexus Psi and they’ll often work for only the highest bidder. The latter section of the rulebook has a full page dedicated to six new characters in Nexus Psi, detailing their back stories and any special rules that are unique to them. Paired with the Deadzone Wave 2 card deck, you’ll have everything you need to field any one of these personalities in your own games.

In the same vein, if you particularly enjoy fielding mercenaries, then the Black Ops mission allows you to field not one, but eight of them at the same time! You and an opponent take control of these legendary individuals and engage is deadly corporate espionage to ‘liberate’ sensitive information from a high security vault.

Deadzone: Contagion is now available to pre-order, either individually or as part of Deadzone: All-Access Edition, which includes the new supplement, Deadzone Boxed Game as well as Deadzone: Incursion and the Nexus Psi Campaign Book. Deadzone: Contagion begins shipping from October and will be available from all good hobby retailers.

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