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The “Name Your Favorite Side Character in Dark Age” Coming to an End

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We are in the final hours of our fun little Side Character contest, and this is your last chance to get in on a way to possibly score an excellent prize – just for being an avid Dark Age reader with an opinion on cool characters!

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Winning Immortality: Ice Caste

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Aaron Bohm gives us his insight into what it takes to win Dark Age‘s greatest tournament: Immortals. With the prize being adding yourself to the game, players want to know any sort of edge they can. That starts with what faction they choose to play. In this article, Aaron checks out the Ice Caste, one of the oldest factions in the game, and gives his thoughts about how they could go all the way.

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The “Name Your Favorite Side Character in Dark Age” Contest!

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If there is one thing that we on the Dark Age team pride ourselves on, it is our dedication to a powerful and gripping story found in the narrative of our game. We hear from you, the fans, quite consistently that it is Dark Age’s story and lore that keeps you buying the books and collecting the factions of our game. We felt, on the dawn of some really cool new story arcs and reveals approaching in early 2018, that it was about time to test you all about just how deep you read into these myriad Tales of Samaria.

Oh… and run a contest about it!

Also… some spoilers ahead… so beware…

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Dark Age Battle Report: Dragyri Earth Caste vs. The Brood

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Bryan and Mack take the Earth Caste and the Brood Faction Starter out for a test drive!

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Paint Spl’Attr – Ajax Exo-frames

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Though there’s an official paint scheme for Dark Age minis, that doesn’t mean everyone has to make their figures look the same. You should always look to paint your minis the way you want, adding your own personal touch and flair to them. In this Paint Spl’Attr article, Dave Taylor and Bobby Lomoggio take us through several paint schemes for the Ajax Exo-Frames, just released. Use their work as inspiration for your own paint schemes, and feel free to show off pictures of what you’ve done with your figures.

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Looking into the Tactics: Earth Caste

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Dragyri’s latest caste, the Earth Caste, has been making waves since the first few boxes were released. Now, we’ve updated the Faction Downloads with their full stat card list. But with all the new goodness to look over, you might be wondering how to put it all together on the battlefield. Well, that’s where Aaron Bohm has you covered. He’s written up his thoughts on the best way to put this new force onto the table.

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The Dark Age Chronicles Return.

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We’ve been posting quite a bit recently about tournaments – the March to Immortality Tournament System, the Immortals tournament itself, and so on. You might even be forgiven for thinking that competitive play is all we care about, but that is certainly not the case. We love that we have developed a very tight set of rules that can be played in a competitive setting, but we are also fans of more casual and narrative play.

A few years ago, we released a pretty sizable document called Dark Age Chronicles: Forsaken that contained special scenarios for each of the Forsaken sub-factions, along with some special “named character” versions of Forsaken unit leaders. Well, although it has taken us a little while to revisit this format in a slightly modified manner, we have returned...

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The March To Immortality begins anew

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With the 2017 Immortals Tournament now in the bag, and the 2017 Master Rules book out in the wild, it is time to unleash the 2017-18 March to Immortality (MTI) Tournament document onto the world!

This document is the official, CMON-approved, Dark Age tournament format for the next 12 months (until the 2018 Immortals event), and provides an excellent base for all event organizers to start from. You can run a tournament using this document with no changes, OR you can adapt it to suit your needs (running team/doubles tournaments etc). Just remember to provide all details to your players before the event.

You can go HERE to download the PDF, read through it, and get started on playing through the scenarios.

Next week we’ll do a little feature on some of the great new terrain and objective ma...

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The 2017 Master Rules are here, and a lot of other great stuff too.

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NEW RULES

We have been diligently working away on these rules for the last year or so, running them through lots of playtesting with our teams out in the wider world. We are very happy with a lot of the central Dark Age rules as they are, but there were a few things that we needed to evolve, to adapt, or to replace. We always strive for clarity in our rules writing – aiming definitely for ‘rules as written’ over ‘rules as intended’ – and the 2017 Master Rules no doubt hits closest to that mark of any of the previous editions.

It is currently available on our site for FREE DOWNLOAD and the printed book is available in our webstore.

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DAG0014   Dark Age: 2017 Master Rules – $19.99

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Samaria is a very compelling setting, there are plenty of great factions with different playstyl...

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The Immortals!

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Wow, what an incredibly cool and very hectic weekend at CMON Expo.

We certainly had a lot of moving parts in play, and not all of them have continued to move (but they will soon).

The focus of much of the show for us, however, was the 2017 Immortals Tournament for Dark Age. We had 26 players in the field, many of whom had travelled considerable distances – Boston, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas. There was a great spread of armies that faced off across the ruined landscape of Samaria, covering all major factions. All players acquitted themselves well through the initial three rounds of the tournament. At that point, the top 4 players (all undefeated) went on to the semi-finals...

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