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Champions

Jul 17 2017

In Champions tournaments, players prove their skill in the first limited format for WARMACHINE and HORDES. Armies can only be led by the warcasters/warlocks found on the Active Duty Roster, making Champions a rapidly changing arena of battle that allows players to showcase their skill with all of their faction’s most powerful heroes and villains.

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Grymkin Release

Jul 17 2017

The gateways of Urcaen have been thrown open, madness made manifest is seeping into the world, and no wicked soul in the Iron Kingdoms shall ever be safe again. The Wicked Harvest has begun!

The Grymkin Release Event celebrates the release of the newest HORDES Faction, as well as the finale of the Crossroads of Courage narrative league. Don’t worry, even if you didn’t participate in the Crossroads league, you’ll do just fine in this event (well, as fine as anyone can do when facing off against the terror of the grymkin).

This event is intended as a single-day casual event and is played with 25-, 50-, or 75-point armies. Players are welcome to change their army size, army list, and even their Faction from game to game. The Event Organizer (EO) is not required to make round pairings, and there are no round timers. Instead, players simply find a willing opponent, throw down using the special scenarios and rules in this document, and walk away with some fantastic prizes no matter how many victories they achieve!

In other words, this event isn’t about being the best. It’s about battle for the sake of battle. Just the way the grymkin like it.

In addition to games of WARMACHINE & HORDES, this event offers a unique side-game for those who want to try something a little different. The Spider Ball is a social deception game that anyone at the event can play, using the rules provided at the end of this document. In fact, attendees can receive their participation prizes for playing only games of The Spider Ball if they so choose.

Grymkin Release Event rules can be found here.

Privateer Press Launches Monthly Miniature Subscription Service

Jul 14 2017

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

Privateer Press Launches Monthly Miniature Subscription Service
July 14, 2017

Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press, publishers of WARMACHINE and HORDES, announced the launch of its first subscription box, MiniCrate, a service that will deliver exclusive, limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month beginning in October.

The MiniCrate program is offered as a monthly subscription service. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the miniature’s concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. Subscriptions are offered as month-to-month Collector subscriptions or six-month VIP subscriptions. VIP subscribers get a free seventh bonus mini that will ship with their first delivery as well as gaining access to other special offers and promotions.

Domestic U.S. pricing is $16.99 per month for a Collector subscription and $98.99 for a VIP subscription. Prices include shipping. Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. International costs will vary.

The first MiniCrate miniature, “Swamp Siren,” is a variant of the Swamp Horror Minions model made for HORDES and will ship to subscribers in October. Future miniatures will be revealed as surprises to subscribers with sketches and hints of what’s to come. Subscriptions will be available at www.mini-crate.com beginning July 14.

“MiniCrate is all about celebrating the artistry of fine-scale miniatures,” said Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “While MiniCrate minis can be used in Privateer Press games, our main goal is to create exciting and memorable characters that anyone who is passionate about miniatures collecting and hobbying is going to love. We’re also going to have some diabolical fun while we’re at it—just wait until the videos start rolling out!”

Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run. After the production run, Privateer plans to destroy the molds in as spectacular a fashion as they can devise. The retiring of each mold will be recorded on video and released via Privateer’s YouTube channel for all to enjoy.

Subscribers can sign up for memberships at www.mini-crate.com.

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Privateer Press seeks Studio Painter

Jun 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™ and the pre-painted miniatures game Monsterpocalypse®. 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

This position’s primary duties are painting studio miniatures for display, photography, conventions, and No Quarter Magazine. Other duties will include writing hobby-painting articles for printed material and any needs as required by the Studio Director.

Responsibilities
• Painting studio miniatures
• Writing hobby-painting articles for No Quarter Magazine.

Required Skills and Proficiencies
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Capable of working both individually and collaboratively
• Able to follow and interpret color concept sketches to accurately produce painted miniatures
• Able to accept constructive criticism and make necessary adjustments to painted projects
• Acute attention to detail
• Expert miniature modeling and painting knowledge
• Upbeat and positive attitude
• Solid knowledge of how to play all Privateer games
• Solid knowledge of the Iron Kingdoms setting and visual aesthetic
• Strong work ethic
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain a clean and tidy workspace
• Action oriented and able to complete tasks quickly and under pressure
• Good problem-solving skills
• Familiarity with Privateer Press miniatures products
• Ability to multitask and change gears between multiple projects quickly
• Basic knowledge of photography
• Upbeat and positive attitude
• Working familiarity with Macintosh/PC computers and common office software such as Word
• Able and willing to travel to conventions, industry trade shows, open houses, etc. in and outside the U.S. should the need arise (it is possible the need will never arise).
• The endurance to sit and/or stand to paint for extended periods of time. Roughly 40 hrs. a week.
• The ability to focus on fine details without significant eye strain for long periods of time.

Benefits
• Medical
• Dental
• Product

Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Negotiable, determined by 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) Submit a portfolio of your painted miniatures and hobby projects. The filename of the portfolio should be your first and last name followed by “PF”, all separated by underscores. The file must be in .doc or .PDF format.

4) Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to jobs@privateerpress.com, and make sure the subject line says “Studio Painter – [your name]”. Example: Studio Painter – John Doe.

Please note that this is a full-time salaried position at our Bellevue, Washington location.

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Full Catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES Stat Cards Now Online

Jun 23 2017

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

Full Catalog of WARMACHINE and HORDES Stat Cards Now Online
June 23, 2017

Bellevue, WA — Privateer Press announces the completion of its online stat card database for WARMACHINE and HORDES. All cards for all models that currently exist can now be found and downloaded for free at cards.privateerpress.com. In addition to all cards now available online for free, all rules for WARMACHINE and HORDES can be downloaded for free at privateerpress.com/rules. Printed stat cards are no longer included with models.

Star Cards for future model releases will be added to the database on the day the models are first made available for purchase and will coincide with War Room 2 updates. A Card Version List is available at privateerpress.com/rules, providing players with a reference document of any recent changes or additions to the card database.

”The online card database provides WARMACHINE and HORDES players with a free, easy-to-use resource that ensures the stats and rules for any models they’re playing are always current and up to date,” said Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson. “By leveraging the available technology, we have given WARMACHINE and HORDES the comparative agility of online games, allowing us to respond quickly with adjustments to rules or stats in order to maintain a smooth and consistent competitive-play environment while eliminating the need for players to reference the errata documents that plague tabletop gaming.”

Players using the card database can search by Faction and can easily filter by model type then select and compile cards into a single PDF for ease of printing and personal use. Card lists can also be sent to friends using a shareable URL provided on the website.

Privateer Press currently offers stat cards through the War Room 2 companion app for players who desire army construction functionality on a mobile device.

For players who prefer physically printed cards, Privateer Press will soon offer a Print-on-Demand option through a third party service.

“We’ve made all our rules and stat cards available for free because we don't we don’t want to just provide the bare essentials for free and then expect our players to buy a bunch of books to actually play the game. Instead, we've worked hard on creating these free digital resources and tools so that every WARMACHINE and HORDES player has immediate and easy access to all the rules they need to play the game without throwing up unnecessary hassle or barriers to hold them back,” said Director of Business Development, Will Shick.

Free rules can currently be found at privateerpress.com/rules.
Up-to-date cards can be found at cards.privateerpress.com.

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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Office Administrator

Apr 12 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 excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask to ensure that the Privateer Press office runs smoothly.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Process bi-weekly payroll
• Benefits administration
• Organize monthly staff events
• Run background checks and process new hire paperwork
• Lead the safety committee and manage yearly service for fire extinguishers and voluntary L&I inspections
• Assist employees with questions regarding paychecks, holidays, vacations, or employment policies
• Miscellaneous office tasks -- including filing, sending faxes, and making photo copies
• Manage employee product purchases, tracking "comp" points
• Track attendance
• Order office supplies
• Distribute mail
• Process invoices and run reports
• Assist the company President
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Must be able to work in our Bellevue location
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly organized with acute attention to detail
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Word)
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude
• Must be reliable
• Must be action-oriented and able to complete tasks quickly
• 2+ years of office admin experience
• AA degree or higher preferred

Benefits
• Medical and dental
• Free and discounted product

Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Negotiable

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 “Office Administrator—[your name].” Example: Office Administrator —John Doe.

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