Darkson Designs announces new games and settings

Darkson Designs have announced several new products as well as a new fantasy setting using their AE core rules.

From their announcement:

Darkson Designs is proud to announce their foray into a new field, Rocket Kids Family Games as well as mini-games for their flagship products, AE-Bounty and AE-WWII.

Both the Rocket Kids Family Games and AE mini games will be made available as living documents on the Darkson Designs forums where fans can comment, critique, and try our games for free.

Other exciting material includes AE- Bounty expansions such as “The Millennial Census” that allows players to build new official races to be used in the Bounty universe. The Bounty 2011 summer campaign packet and the AE-Bounty Gladiator League!

Furthermore, Darkson Designs is expanding their alternate events range to include AE- Crimson Kingdom. Delve into the new fantasy world using the AE rule set. AE- Crimson Kingdom is a tabletop miniatures game set in the area of the Crimson Citadel, a world gone dark after the death of the Master, where the use of blood and death fuels the enemy’s black rites.

In addition, a new forum category has been added on the official Darkson forums to discuss these new and exciting additions to the Darkson library of games.

Darkson Designs invites everyone to stop by their website and download the details on the detailed descriptions on their up-coming games and products as well as visiting our new “Skunkwerks” part of the forum. As a reminder, all of these products will be introduced as “living documents” where players can mold and shape the direction of these products.

Visit http://www.darksondesigns.com to download the specific details to this and more!

A few samples of what you can find in the downloadable document are listed below:

Rocket Kids Family Games AE – Space Chase
Space Chase is a game for 2 to 6 children where the goal is to catch two mischievous aliens before they escape! Each player pretends to be an astronaut during the game and players can help each other if they get stuck. The aliens will teach children about the amazing stars and planets in our galaxy as they leads the astronauts on a chase through the Milky Way.

AE-Bounty AE – Bounty Supplement: The Millennial Census
A free expansion for AE-Bounty, the Census will contain all the rules necessary for players to make new alien races in Bounty that can be used in official events. The Census Expansion was a request from a future sponsor of Darkson Designs, so that a certain species of blue skinned creature that is ‘three fruits high’ could be represented in the Bounty rules set.

New Worlds for Alternate Events AE-Crimson Kingdom
The Serpent rises again in a land the sun has forgotten. The people of the Crimson Citadel must fend for themselves against these forgotten horrors after the death of the Master. Even the use of soul binding armor won’t stop the monsters infiltrating the citadel from stealing your blood to fuel their black rites. Crimson Kingdom is a tabletop miniatures game where players build parties of Orks from the plains, Humans from the outlands and the cities, Elves from the realms of Faery and Gobelyn, and other strange races to fight for survival and power in a world gone dark. The rules allow players to customize their party’s equipment, spells, abilities and more using Darkson Designs flexible points free system. Will your party join the service of a wealthy patron? Or will they campaign for their guild? Take care in choosing who you will fight for in the Citadel, because in a world gone dark it is even harder to see your enemy.

  • GS_topcow

    yay for space smurfs!

  • fattdex

    Its good to know they are moving forward. Itd be even better to know when they intend to release the rest of the freaking models for ae-wwii and expansions :s our group stalled playing when the models stalled releasing.

  • abbysdad

    That’s a fair comment. I would say that releases have been problematic for us since June 2010. I can tell you that we have worked very hard over the last several months to resolve the issue, and the new web store and other changes in plans have come a long way towards remedying that problem. We’re just now starting to see the benefits of those changes.

    Currently, most of the Occult expansion units are available and better than 90% of the Core Book units are available. Bounty has seen a much faster release schedule with a significant number of models being released in the first year. A number of new models for WWII are in the works. We hope to share them with the gaming community soon.

  • We have experienced some serious issues as Chris pointed out. It has taken us a long time to try and recover from these issues and we are still trying to fix some things.

    Sculpts are being worked on and we have found That the best way to get the new information and miniatures out to our fans is to have a Darkson web shop. We will open the shop with all of the current books as well as we will be rereleasing the Painting Guide vol 1.

    We will slowly be releasing new and old miniatures on the shop. It’s just going to take some time to get everything up and running and a backstock of our range produced.

    The last of the Core Rule book sculpts will be released and we will than be releasing both Occult as well as miniatures for the first of our Pacific expansions. We will be supporting the new Pacific sculpts in OTW with the rules you need inorder to use the Pacific miniatures in your AE-WWII games.

    As for Bounty we will be posting information and images of all of the miniatures that have been released to date as this info seems to have slipped through the cracks.

    Thanks to all of the fans that have stuck with us through this rough period and welcome to those of you just joining us.

    The games listed above will be supported on the AE forum. Some are already in the process of being developed…..

    Robert and the Darkson Crew

  • fattdex

    *Bad to hear you’vehad probs
    *Great to hear you’re sorting them out!

    Our group started well with AE-WWII, but honestly was just too hard to keep them interested when releases fell off track. There are just too many new shineys available every month. Hopefully when you get pacific out and some new army boxes we’ll gather momentum again (personally I have built 5 armies for the 3 books- but mostly from other manufacturers minis and conversions, and with nobody to play against :S )

  • evernevermore (John)

    Im not quite as scattershot as fattdex (ive only got some germans and a handful of soviets that Im waiting on till I finish my germans) but the slow trickle of troops is kind of frustrating for me too. The biggest issue I see is the simple fact that I can get standard troops for any army cheaper – I wish you guys would focus one conversion packs for standard troops and figures for the weird war aspects