Update: Here's a link to the Keynote address from Privateer Press from the show: Keynote
From the post:
Welcome to the savage side of the Iron Kingdoms! Iron Kingdoms Unleashed explores the untamed lands of western Immoren, where even the heroes are monsters. To survive, you’ll need a bad attitude and a big appetite. Bash, slice, and chomp your way through your foes, then use their broken bodies as a power-packed snack to fuel your rampages or as ingredients for your primal magic. Monsters may be bad, but being a monster is good.
From the Keynote:
Privateer Press’ highly anticipated annual keynote presentation featured a new wave of colossals for WARMACHINE, more details on the upcoming Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game, a first look at The Undercity: An Iron Kingdoms Adventure Board Game, and a trailer for Skull Island eXpeditions’ upcoming e-book novel The Judas Protocol, by Nathan E. Meyer, based on the hit LEVEL 7 series of science fiction board games. Additional previews will be presented at SmogCon in London on February 20, 2015.
The colossals previewed in the keynote are among several upcoming WARMACHINE model releases planned for 2015. These 120 mm–based models are the second wave of the popular colossal warjacks that debuted in 2012 and stand at about six inches tall, dwarfing the majority of models on the tabletop. Most of these new colossals will appear in the expansion book WARMACHINE: Reckoning, also releasing this year.
First announced at last year’s keynote, Iron Kingdoms Unleashed will see two major releases in early 2015. The Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game Adventure Kit debuts in March and includes everything up to five players need to start their adventures in the wild side of the ENnie award–winning Iron Kingdoms, including a condensed rulebook, an adventure, map tiles, pregenerated characters, and plastic figures. The full rulebook for the game, Iron Kingdoms Unleashed Roleplaying Game: Core Rules, releases in April and features 480 pages packed with complete rules for adventuring as a savage hero, including detailed setting information and full-color illustration. The book will also be available in an exclusive limited variant-cover edition from participating retailers.
The Undercity puts a spin on the classic dungeon crawl adventure, setting it within the vast underground labyrinth of one of the Iron Kingdoms’ most famous cities. This board game for two to four players comes with a seven-adventure campaign the players can gain experience and develop their heroes through, dungeon tiles to recreate the perilous Undercity, and detailed plastic figures to represent all the heroes and villains. It is scheduled for a Fall release.
Skull Island eXpeditions ventures into a gritty near future this spring with The Judas Protocol. This novel is a prequel to the events chronicled in the critically acclaimed tactical miniatures–based board game LEVEL 7 , which was hailed as one of the best board game releases of 2013. Penning The Judas Protocol is Scribe Award–winning author Nathan Meyer, a U.S. Army veteran who has written a dozen novels across three action-adventure series, including titles for the popular Mack Bolan books. The Judas Protocol follows Disco Team, a team of elite commandos, as they find themselves in the middle of a conflict between two alien factions, with the fate of the Earth hanging in the balance.
“This next year will be one of the biggest and boldest ever for Privateer Press, as we branch out into new territory with our roleplaying games, board games, and fiction,” said William Shick, Director of Business and Brand Development for Privateer Press. “And we’ll have more surprises to reveal at SmogCon later this month. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the Iron Kingdoms or you’re looking for a new gaming experience, we’re going to have something for you.”