Urban Manhunt now has an entry on "There Will Be Games". Check it out and please give us a rating if you have an opinion on the game. You can find the page here.
Spectrum Games is proud to announce that Urban Manhunt: the Miniatures Game is now available as a 132-page hardcover book.
Urban Manhunt is a tabletop miniatures game that depicts a harsh, violent sport of the dark near-future (as seen through the lens of 1987). Each player takes on the role of a hunter, a highly trained and larger-than-life mercenary who scours sectioned off parts of prison cities, eliminating convicts (called crims) for points. The hunter with the most points accumulated when the time limit expires wins the match.
You need only one miniature in order to play… and it can be practically any miniature you own, thanks to the extremely comprehensive hunter creation system. So grab your model and step into the zone!
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Urban Manhunt uber fan Nicolai Østergaard has posted a really cool blog entry that I'd like to share, as most of it works much like a review of the game. It's a fun read too, with lots of pics of his miniatures.
Click here to check it out.
Our friends over at The Battlehammer gave Urban Manhunt some love on their newest Monthly Mumble. Straw and Parker are endlessly entertaining (as always!) and should be viewed religiously. If you want to find where they start talking about Urban Manhunt and showing off their "Special Look at Urban Manhunt" book, zip up to 35:17... though, honestly, you should just devour the whole episode.
Watch the episode here..
The very first review of Urban Manhunt has surfaced. The reviewer gave it five out of five stars! You can check it out here.
Spectrum Games is proud to announce the launch of Urban Manhunt: the Miniatures Game, a tabletop game that depicts a harsh, violent sport of the dark near-future (as seen through the lens of the 1980s).
Each player takes on the role of a hunter, a highly trained and larger-than-life mercenary who scours sectioned off parts of prison cities, eliminating convicts (called crims) for points. The hunter with the most points accumulated when the time limit expires wins the match.
According to designer Cynthia Celeste Miller, “Urban Manhunt was born from my love of 1970s and ‘80s films set in bleak futures such as The Running Man, Escape from New York and The Warriors. The way we viewed the future back then was drastically different than how we view it now. I wanted to make those aesthetics a central aspect of the game’s setting.”
Urban Manhunt doesn’t require a massive investment to play at full-throttle. In fact, you can play with only one miniature. Best of all, the rulebook features a detailed system that allows you to stat up practically any miniature you own!
Wargamers accustomed to the traditional “One Player’s Group Attacks the Other Player’s Group” set-up are in for an exciting surprise! Urban Manhunt creates an altogether different dynamic. The hunters aren’t allowed to attack each other. Instead, they attack the crims. The crims’ actions are controlled by the game system itself. Some crims may hide in the ruins or flee, while others go straight for the hunters, ready for a fight. It’s all dictated by an intuitive game mechanic involving Control Cards and the crims’ Demeanors. The system flows smoothly and offers a great deal of possibilities!
The digital version of the game offers all the cards, tokens and 2D crim miniatures needed to play. They can also be downloaded at www.spectrum-games.com/urban-manhunt. Within the rulebook’s 132 pages you’ll find the complete game system, the hunter creation rules, setting information, and more. The hardcover and softcover versions of the book will be released in February.
Spectrum isn’t just releasing the rulebook, however. The company is hitting the ground running, with support products to further enhance the Urban Manhunt experience. This includes the print-on-demand version of the Event Deck (the Control Deck and Crim Deck will be released very soon!) and even a 20-song soundtrack from Dave “Tree Dweller” Woodrum. We will be adding 3D-printable files for the various tokens in the game as well.
The products can be purchased here.
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