Privateer Press Previews August Releases

You know, it's a third of the way through May. It's weird to think that August really isn't all that far away already. When I first got the e-mail about this, I was like, "Wow, already?" But then I looked at the calendar and went, "yeah... I guess so." Anyway, enough of my being surprised by time, and let's take a look at what Privateer Press will be coming out with in August.

The larger horrors sent forth by the infernals are massive hulks, their strange hides resistant to cutting and resilient against all but the mightiest blows. A Tormentor threshes through mortal warriors, severing limbs and inflicting other ghastly wounds. To this creature, a living body is just clay, something easily and brutally dismantled to separate the soul from the flesh that anchors it to Caen. Each of its massive toothy attack claws contains an open throat ready to swallow any flesh or metal it tears loose. Some believe these mouths to be themselves portals to the Outer Abyss.

The larger horrors sent forth by the infernals are massive hulks, their strange hides resistant to cutting and resilient against all but the mightiest blows. Desolators are terrifying to behold, their bodies festooned with myriad tumor-like bulbous sacs, each serving as a bladder for caustic liquids this horror unleashes through the maws of its attack limbs to obliterate its foes. Enemies closing with a Desolator are soon shredded by its upper limbs, which end in exceedingly sharp long-bladed claws.

All infernal masters are adept at battle, but more than any other, Omodamos embraces combat as the essence of his being. This master is a juggernaut of destruction, a force of unnature, and a being whose arrival presages slaughter and endings. He is called the Black Gate, for he eschews negotiations and contracts, preferring to tear souls directly from the slain and send them howling into the Outer Abyss. His arrival on Caen affords ample opportunities to inflict chain reactions of destruction and suffering, a pleasure denied him in the outer realms. Where Omodamos strides, reality weakens and buckles, flinching back as if afraid.

There exist horrors of various sizes and capabilities, and some of the most disturbing ones are those that are less physically imposing. The very appearance of these creatures is an assault on the mind—it can shatter sanity and fray nerves. The Foreboder serves as a conduit for the power of its infernal master, and the presence of one of these floating beings is accompanied by a sensation of mental oppression. It glows with sickening radiance, which provides a brief forewarning before unholy magic is sent through it.

There exist horrors of various sizes and capabilities, and some of the most disturbing ones are those that are less physically imposing. These beings possess formidable weaponry but also often torment their victims needlessly, as if suffering has value to their masters. Shriekers emit a terrifying high-pitched sound as they strike from a distance, a sonic attack that overwhelms mortal senses and pulverizes internal organs.

A nimble and sure-footed combatant, the Buccaneer can charge across heaving ship decks during a storm to ram its gaff into adversaries or sweep them into the ocean. Its weighted net entangles enemies to set up an easy kill for its own weapon or the sailors fighting alongside. While the engineers that designed this light warjack expected it to see use on fishing vessels, it has proven far more popular with privateers and pirates engaged in or defending against hostile boarding actions.

Nothing demonstrates the military manufacturing capabilities of Uber Corp International better than its gigantic weaponized hardware platforms, each customized to familiar monstrous configurations. According to Uber Corp’s marketing division, Cyber Khan is a towering testament of human ingenuity and know-how every bit as terrifying and twice as energy efficient as Terra Khan, the creature that inspired its design. Uber Corp spokespeople reject the complaints of critics who call them “destroyers.” They insist the company is only interested in destroying those who threaten their aggressive but lawful capitalistic hegemony earned through innovation in affordable but overwhelming firepower.

Uber Corp’s Automated Dinosauriformes Division is proud to present a number of mobile semi-autonomous fighting vehicles to fill a diverse array of battlefield roles. The Carnitron is intended for rapid adversarial disassembly, while the Robo Brontox is perfect for occupation operations and includes sophisticated jamming hardware and an encrypted WLAN package offering signals coordination and routing, as well as high-speed Internet streaming.

Uber Corp’s Shinobot Division is proud to present a number of rapid semi-autonomous multi-role infiltration and discrete elimination robotic units for immediate sale to the company’s most discerning clientele. The Shinobot is a low-cost close-range infiltrator, while the Shinobot Gunner is equipped with a fault-free launcher and an array of seeker missiles capable of fulfilling all long-range elimination needs. The Uber Jet supports Shinobot ground forces with innovative force field and teleportation hardware to vastly increase tactical options for commanders in the field.

 

The once-great Iron Kingdoms are now a pile of smoldering ruins. But there’s treasure everywhere…if you’ve got the gumption to fight for it! You’ll need a crackerjack crew, gobs of gear, and lots of love for the chaos of battle if you’re going to score the best leftover loot in the land. But watch out! It’s every human, dwarf, elf, and goblin for themselves in this outrageous quest for bodacious booty!

She slices! She dices! (But don’t ask her to make you julienne fries if you value your life.) Just another iron maiden, she is not. As inventor Jasper Jacobsen's last surviving specimen of clockwork automata, “Jacobsen’s Amazing Iron Maiden” (“J.A.I.M.s” for short) is a merciless tornado of blades, as beautiful as she is deadly.

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