Maximum Arbitration Part 5: ‘Game Week Three’, The Colours of Tithing Season

After a harsh cold cycle where YYC Hive was often cut off due to static storms and desperate raiders along key supply routes, hivers rejoice as Tithing Season brings warmer weather…perhaps ‘rejoice’ is too strong a word. As the season progresses and the temperature rises it is not uncommon to see Barbed Venomgorse and other carnivorous plants growing in the disused sections of the Hive.

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Maximum Arbitration Part 4: ‘Game Week Two’, Rat Patrol!

Way out past the Palatine Cluster, beyond the safety of the barrier city-domes, stands the YYC Hive. A black spire rising out of the ash wastes of the Stormlands. A rough and ready breed of Necromundans call this hive home, bred strong in a region as beautiful and wild as it is deadly and unforgiving.

Geographically set apart by harsh climate and grueling distance, is it any surprise that the flora and fauna of this storied hive are often unique, seen nowhere else on Necromunda? Trade routes through the wastes are limited and highly maintained, a perfect opportunity to eradicate pests before they enter the hive proper. And thus the Rat Patrol was created.

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Maximum Arbitration Part 3.5: ‘Game Week One’, Did You Remember To Generate Territories?

Let’s face it, there is a lot to do to get a campaign of Necromunda properly off the ground. Both our ‘basic’ and ‘advanced’ campaigns use Territories, and each individual Hive will be required to generate some before games can begin…informing players about the area of YYC Hive that they call home, and also so players know what they are fighting over!

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Maximum Arbitration Part 3: ‘Game Week One’, Getting to Know YYC Hive

Hives are at the same time part termite mound, teeming with people, as well as industrial super centres, humming with production. The main exports of YYC Hive are the ichorous black secretion known as Sump Ink, used in the lubrication rites of the machine priests across countless worlds, and delicious and sustaining Malk, derived from the giant Holstein Beetles grown and processed in the assorted hole-steads surrounding the hive proper.

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Maximum Arbitration Part 2: Rules, Rules, Rules!

Starting in April, The Sentry Box will be hosting a Necromunda league. Whilst the store arbitrated league will use the ‘basic’ package we discussed last time, and is simply a Dominion campaign with a few house rules here and there. Players wishing to step up and Arbitrate their own Hive as part of the league may want to consider this more ‘advanced’ package.

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Maximum Arbitration Part 1: Pre-Necromunda Action

It has long been rumoured that a shadowy cabal of Sentry Box staffers and select store regulars engage in sporadic and often grotesquely violent games of Necromunda. Those rumours are true. This super fun re-imagining of the classic Games Workshop sci-fi game has garnered no small amount of accolades from our ‘serious’ players, and now the Sentry Box is extending the invitation to all of you.

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Crusty Brushes: Being An Arbitrator – Big Plans For Eventual Return To The Tabletop Part Four

I’ve been doing these Necromunda articles for the better part of two years now and sometimes It can be a bit tricky to form an articulate and concise article, with a good beginning, middle and end. Sometimes, however,  you just say stuff and show pretty pictures…

this time, it’s the latter!

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Being An Arbitrator Part Three: Big Plans For Eventual Return To The Tabletop

Previously, I had locked myself into a rather large Zone Mortalis building, assembling and painting project. Purchasing enough (I think…) various kits to provide me with all manner of columns, walls, doors, platforms, stairs and a plethora of assorted bits and pieces…not to mention the eight tiles themselves…and a bunch of other stuff I had lying around…Once I had bought, trimmed and assembled the various parts it would be fair to say that I had a whole lot of stuff. 

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Being An Arbitrator. Big Plans For Eventual Return To The Tabletop: Part Two

When you are wrong, you are wrong. Admit your mistake and move on. Necromunda Zone Mortalis Floor Tile Set, I’m sorry I thought you went together poorly and were too expensive, I have been living under a delusion these many months. So there it is: I’m now in love with these new floor tiles and have been busily crafting away in my bunker. Continuing on with my campaign plans while building terrain is the theme again this time. Let’s do it…

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Being an Arbitrator Part 1 – Big plans for getting Necromunda back to the Tabletop!

Necromunda is a miniature game like no other and can require a bit of unpacking for maximum enjoyment. That usually falls to a lone individual known as the Arbitrator. Campaign play does not require an Arbitrator but will benefit immensely from a good one. The concept will not be new to role players but is often completely absent from most tabletop skirmish games. Think of a Dungeon Master or other session organizer and you won’t be far off.

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