Miniatures games can be a lot of fun to play, but when new sets come out, old ones may become obsolete. However, Privateer Press has always been gamer focused, whether releasing entire factions in a single box or making the rules available for free online. Now they are showing off even more community support by updating the stats cards and making them available online for free.
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.
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