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Privateer Press to sponsor Penny Arcade Plays: Warmachine

May 26 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jackson Wood, Marketing Manager, Privateer Press, jackson@privateerpress.com, 425-643-5900 Ext. 106

Privateer Press to Sponsor Penny Arcade Plays: WARMACHINE

May 26, 2017
Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has announced its sponsorship of Penny Arcade Plays: WARMACHINE, to debut on twitch.tv/pennyarcade beginning May 30, 2017 at 2:00pm PST.

The six part series will feature Penny Arcade personalities Jerry Holkins, Kiko Villasenor, Erick Blandin, and Jamie Dillon facing off in a weekly WARMACHINE tabletop miniatures game league that will be hosted by Privateer Press Business Director Will Shick. Featuring two back-to-back matches between the Penny Arcade players, episodes will stream live every Tuesday for five weeks from twitch.tv/pennyarcade at 2 p.m. PST. The final episode will stream live from Privateer’s Lock & Load GameFest 2017 event, where the overall winner of the league will be crowned “Overlord Of WARMACHINE In This Context.”

“We are longtime fans and supporters of Penny Arcade, their causes, and their events,” said Privateer Press Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “Of course, we also know they have a simmering rivalry over the steam-powered miniatures game of WARMACHINE, and we are thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with them, thereby exposing their visceral competitiveness to the world.”

Viewers tuning in to the first episode will also be treated to a never-before-seen WARMACHINE animated short that will debut before the series launches. The five-minute CG-animated film offers a unique glimpse into the world of WARMACHINE, featuring two of its best-known warcaster characters in an action-packed confrontation that will set the stage for the league to be played out in the series.

About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

About WARMACHINE and HORDES

WARMACHINE and HORDES are dynamic, 32 mm tabletop miniatures games set in the steam-powered science-fiction/fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. WARMACHINE and HORDES use the same rules and can be played independently or against each other, differing in the range of factions available in each game, and the manner in which each side wages war. In WARMACHINE, each player commands an army of detailed miniatures, including a warcaster, an elite soldier-sorcerer who possesses arcane power and the ability to mentally control a force of steam-powered mechanical automatons known as warjacks, and supporting soldiers. In HORDES, players take command of a battle mage known as a warlock who can control an army of powerful warbeasts and warriors into combat.
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Primecast Episode 44

May 23 2017

Privateer Press Primecast Episode 44 Is Live!

Will Shick and Will Hungerford kick off the episode with new releases and a No Quarter #72 overview. Shick then chats with Senior Writer Douglas Seacat all about Trenchers. The Struggle of Wills (Hungerford, Oz, and surprise guest Shick) jumps right into a preview of the Trencher CID and Theme Force overview. Convention Manager JR Godwin then talks to Hungerford about all the chances you have to hang out with us at Lock & Load GameFest 2017 (tickets available now!). And we close out with a teaser of Summer Rampage and what to expect in Episode 45!

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Privateer Press Seeks Model Product Manager

May 23 2017

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (www.privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed tabletop miniatures wargames WARMACHINE® and HORDES®. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual to support our production of high quality miniatures.

Job Description
The Model Product Manager (MPM) is an entry level position within Privateer Press’ Project Management team. The MPM oversees the entire model production schedule of Privateer Press. In addition to managing the comprehensive schedule of model creation and production, the MPM is responsible for tracking and working with the Privateer Press Leadership Team to ensure the timely delivery of each model project milestone and delivery date as defined by the overall model schedule. In this role the MPM is responsible for acting as the liaison between the Art and Design, Studio, and Production departments to ensure all parties are aware of their expected delivery timelines and responsibilities for each project. Should a project become stalled, it is the MPM’s responsibility to identify the issue causing the delay and work with the specific department managers and Privateer Press Leadership Team to solve the issues hampering the project’s progress.

As part of this work, the MPM is expected to provide regular status updates to both the Studio Manager, Director of Operations, and Executive Director on the status of the various model projects. The MPM is also responsible for ensuring that all projects follow proper process and procedure, as well as acting as a primary stakeholder in providing feedback and suggestions on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness on Privateer’s Model Production Process to the Privateer Press Leadership team.
This is a full-time position in our Bellevue, WA office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Product Management – The MPM is responsible for ushering projects along the entire production life cycle from concept to deployment.
  • The MPM is responsible for scheduling and leading approval and review meetings for every project as set forth by the Model Production Process.
  • Total Project Scheduling – The MPM will work with the Executive Director, Chief Creative Officer, Director of Operations, and Studio Manager to create and maintain the complete model product schedule and will take every step necessary to ensure that all projects complete on time to Privateer Press’ quality standards. They will also be the primary person to alert the Executive Director and the leadership team of the current status of Privateer Press’ available model project bandwidth to ensure proper planning from the highest levels.
  • Analysis – The SPM performs analysis on all projects with the Director of Operations and Studio Manager. This includes, but is not limited to, budgetary concerns, process improvements, file management and storage, and efficient workflow. The MPM will also perform feasibility analysis on model projects before they are approved for official production.
  • Resource coordination - The MPM coordinates with the Studio Manager and Director of Operations to balance workload and schedules across all Privateer Press departments.
  • Reporting – The MPM is expected to provide regular status updates to the Leadership Team on the current status of all projects under their purview, and to provide analysis and feedback on potential issues to ensure timely delivery of top quality products.

Qualifications

  • Ability to break complex problems into smaller manageable tasks
  • Extremely strong organizational and scheduling skills
  • Ability to work closely with multiple teams and organize them toward a common goal
  • Strong personal initiative and organization
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Confidence-inspiring work ethic and reliability
  • Ability to creatively problem solve and think "outside the box"
  • Working knowledge of Apple computers and common office software such as Word and Excel
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Able to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time.

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Product

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Negotiable, based on skill and experience

Application Process
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@privateerpress.com, and make sure the subject line says “MPMt—[your name].” Example: MPM—John Doe.

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Primecast Episode 43

Apr 25 2017

Privateer Press Primecast Episode 43 Is Live!

Hosts Will Shick and Will Hungerford return with tidings of April's new releases. Shick sits with Writing Manager Matt Goetz and Senior Writer Douglas Seacat to discuss the Greylords Covenant and speculate on Khadoran politics. The Struggle of Wills (Hungerford, Oz, and Pagani) continues the Grymkin conversation, this time covering solos and their development. Convention Manager JR Godwin goes over what to expect at Lock & Load GameFest 2017 (tickets available now!). And we wrap up with our hosts talking about Steamroller in CID before signing off until Episode 44.

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Privateer Press Seeks Hobby Specialist & Terrain Maker

Apr 17 2017

About Us
Privateer Press, Inc. (privateerpress.com) is an award-winning publisher of games and game supplements based in Bellevue, WA. We produce the acclaimed WARMACHINE® and HORDES® tabletop miniatures wargames, the Monsterpocalypse® pre-painted miniatures game, the Iron Kingdoms® Full Metal Fantasy and Iron Kingdoms® Unleashed roleplaying games, the Undercity™ and Widower’s Wood™ adventure board games, and the LEVEL 7® survival-horror board game line. We also publish the bimonthly No Quarter™ magazine and the Formula P3™ hobby tool and paint range in addition to the other products in our catalog. We are focused on producing the finest gaming products on the market today as we continue to build and expand the richness of our games and settings. We are in search of great people who are enthusiastic about producing engaging and enjoyable experiences and who can appreciate the inherent beauty of giant steam-powered robots smashing each other to pieces.

We are a hard-working crew who derive satisfaction from a job well done. We work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment, and we seek a highly motivated individual with AMAZING attention to detail to support our production of high-quality miniatures in our resin mold making department.

Job Description
This position’s primary duties include a variety of hobby projects such as building terrain for photography and conventions. Other duties include painting miniatures, updating and maintaining parts for the online store, and any needs as required by the Studio Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Concepting, building, and painting hobby terrain for No Quarter magazine articles, product photography and tournament tables
  • Maintaining terrain inventory and upkeep
  • Prepping terrain for transport to various conventions. This may include sourcing and/or building crate solutions to ensure materials arrive safely and securely
  • Army Painting and matching existing model color schemes
  • Writing hobby articles for No Quarter magazine and the Privateer Press website
  • Able to teach core hobby and terrain concepts in a classroom or one-on-one setting

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
  • Able to follow and interpret concept sketches to accurately produce completed terrain pieces
  • Able to accept constructive criticism and make necessary adjustments to hobby projects
  • Able to create concept art for hobby terrain
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Expert miniature modeling and painting knowledge
  • Expert hobby terrain-building skills
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of basic photography and Photoshop
  • Solid knowledge of how to play all Privateer games
  • Solid knowledge of the Iron Kingdoms setting and visual aesthetics
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain a clean and tidy workspace
  • Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Experience with power tools and light construction
  • Able to work quickly with an assembly line technique for mass production of tournament terrain
  • Familiarity with Privateer Press miniatures products
  • Ability to multitask and change gears between multiple projects quickly
  • Working familiarity with Macintosh/PC computers and common office software such as Word and Excel
  • Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc., in and outside the U.S.
  • Physically able to work standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Able to lift 50 lbs.

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Product

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: Negotiable, based on skill and experience

Application Process
1) Prepare a resume of no more than two pages. The filename of the resume should be your first and last name separated by an underscore, and it must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe.doc
2) Compose a cover letter of no more than one page. The filename of the cover letter should be your first and last name followed by “CL”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format. Example: John_Doe_CL.doc
3) Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@privateerpress.com, and make sure the subject line says “Terrain Specialist—[your name].” Example: Terrain Specialist—John Doe.

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Privateer Press Discontinues Packaged Stat Cards

Apr 14 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jackson Wood, Marketing Manager, Privateer Press, jackson@privateerpress.com, 425-625-2380

Discontinuation of Packaged Stat Cards

April 14, 2017
Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press has discontinued the inclusion of physical stat cards in non-starter products for the WARMACHINE & HORDES miniatures games. Beginning this month, updated cards can be found and downloaded for free at privateerpress.com/rules.

This change has been made alongside the Community Integrated Development (CID) initiative to ensure that Privateer Press can make changes to the game when necessary for the long-term benefit of WARMCHINE & HORDES. The CID process is conducted through the CID forums at cid.privateerpress.com.

“We are confident this new system will prove to be popular with players because of the accuracy with which the game rules can be maintained during expanding releases in the future, ” said Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “It will also benefit retailers, who will no longer need to be concerned about whether or not product on the shelf has the correct information for the current game edition. All stat cards will be available online in their most current form, so all product on the shelf will technically be current. No more card swapping will be necessary, ever.”

Removing the need to include printed rules with models allows Privateer Press to ensure a consistent and accurate gaming environment, critical to maintaining a thriving community focused on organized play.

Privateer Press currently offers all stat cards through the War Room 2 companion app for players who desire army construction functionality on a mobile device. Privateer has also been working diligently on increasing the options available to players who desire physical stat cards. While cards for new releases are currently available at privateerpress.com/rules, Privateer will also soon be releasing for free a comprehensive online card database that will allow multiple cards to be selected then compiled onto a single PDF for ease of print and use. A Print-on-Demand option will also be available in the future for those who desire physically printed cards.

Updated cards can currently be found at privateerpress.com/rules.

About Privateer Press, Inc.

Privateer Press, Inc., is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property and Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game, the Monsterpocalypse battle miniatures game, the Formula P3 hobby line, No Quarter magazine, and digital fiction through the Skull Island eXpeditions imprint. LEVEL 7 is the property of Matthew D. Wilson, used under license. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or sherry@privateerpress.com.

About WARMACHINE and HORDES

WARMACHINE and HORDES are dynamic, 32 mm tabletop miniatures games set in the steam-powered science-fiction/fantasy world of the Iron Kingdoms. WARMACHINE and HORDES use the same rules and can be played independently or against each other, differing in the range of factions available in each game, and the manner in which each side wages war. In WARMACHINE, each player commands an army of detailed miniatures, including a warcaster, an elite soldier-sorcerer who possesses arcane power and the ability to mentally control a force of steam-powered mechanical automatons known as warjacks, and supporting soldiers. In HORDES, players command of a battle mage known as a warlock who can control an army of powerful warbeasts and warriors into combat.
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