Spotlight on Tritonious

tritoniusA half-alien hybrid who is a long way from his ancestral home in Atlantis, Tritonious has now come to Pulp City. He has been drawn there by a threat he has heard spoken of by the oceans, and is determined to play his part in fighting it, forging strange alliances to get to the heart of the danger he fears.

A tough-looking model, Tritonious offers a nice Trump Strength 5 close combat attack (Triton’s Strike) inflicting a basic Damage 2, and which is Strong/Water (look out Ulthar!); being Level 1 does not stop Tritonious packing a real punch as he gets his Brawler die bonus in base to base, and will often benefit from Size Matters for a further extra die. In addition, he has an exceptional HP 6, giving him more durability than most Level 1 Supremes, and therefore able to get stuck into a fight.

With planning, Tritonious can set up a target by hitting them earlier in the Round with Dampen, which offers Suppress (weakening their defensive die pool) and adds Water to their Elements (playing off Triton’s Strike Strong/Water bonus die). Essentially, Tritonious can really soften up even Level 2 Targets with a mix of Damage and Suppress, allowing an allied Supreme to attack the same model later in the Round to hopefully finish it off.

brick-1wTritonious’ final Action is Tidal Charge, a nice effective Overrun, allowing him to attack multiple models for just 2 AP. Tidal Charge can be great to clear groups of Minions, to rush past enemy models to score contested objectives, or set up for an attack against vulnerable Supports. Altogether Tritonious is a very appealing model to fill out a Team.

Dark Solar gives Tritonious a great Team option – go all-Nature and stock him up on Power Up dice to really boost his Damage output. Pair him up with a Level 2 Brawler or Blaster such as Wildman or Guerilla, and the pair can make a durable flanking force for only 3 Levels, double-teaming models as they advance. Tritonious’ only restriction is Ulthar – he cannot be used in the same Team as Ulthar models.

If you would like to add Tritonious to your team he can be found here in the web-store (click for link).

Tritonious’ full background can be found here (click for link).

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Aquanaut & Universal Soldat

AquanautAquanaut

Powers & Skills: Super Strength, Flight, Sonic Attack, Hand to Hand Expert

Aquanaut first appeared on British shores in 1940 after the battles of Narvik, demanding cessation of all human hostilities on the ocean. Diplomacy failed, leading to Supreme conflict as she and Sovereign battled it out on the streets of London. Aquanaut was not seen again until after Pearl Harbor when she agreed to help the American war effort in exchange for help in protecting the oceans.  At war’s end, Aquanaut stayed to help her friends and became a valued member of the Supreme Alliance. With her disappearance all contact with Atlantis was also lost, and is now dismissed by most as a myth.

 

U. SoldatUniversal Soldat

Powers & Skills: Advanced melee weaponry; energy accelerator; heavy armour

The finest soldier the Professor had ever commanded, Sgt. Mikhail Zolnerowich volunteered to become the Supreme known as Universal Soldat, the superhuman symbol of Soviet military might. As the Cold War began in the aftermath of WW II, Universal Soldat was among the first recruits to the Red Republik. Years of service in combat proved Zolnerowich’s mettle. However his greatest test was hidden from the Soviet citizenry; the experimental batteries powering his mighty armor were slowly killing him. Now displaced in time, Professor Hammer knows it is inevitable his strong right hand will need replacing.

Spybreaker & Professor Hammer

Time to learn a little more about these Supreme Leaders.

 

spybreakerSpybreaker

Powers & Skills: Master Tactician & Strategist; Peak Human Capability

Col. John Schneider, America’s greatest hero. The man who became Spybreaker volunteered for an experimental process, to combat the emerging threat of enemy Supremes in war-time. The only survivor of the Llusk-Van Der Beek process that saw the sacrifice of dozens of the best and bravest, Spybreaker was a hero of the home front before taking to the front line, valiantly leading the Supreme Alliance and defending the American way against the Axis. It was during the Cold War against the Red Republik that Spybreaker and his team were lost, and a shadow fell across the greatest generation of Supremes.

 

prof hammerProfessor Hammer

Skills & Powers: Cyber-Enhanced Strength; Exceptional Intelligence; Inspiring Leadership with an iron fist.

The renowned Russian Professor Maksimilian Mikhailovich Zolotov is a veteran of World War II. After a military career distinguished by his trademark win at all costs attitude he turned his mind to science. His work sought to create Supremes through genetic manipulation, and cybernetics. After a lab accident he designed his own replacement limbs and cyber-jaw. His brilliant mind was directly involved in the creation of every member of the Red Republik in one way or another. Under his leadership the Red Republik terrorized the free world for years until their mysterious disappearance.

 

Anansi Swings By

anansiUploaded to the Heroes and Villains section of the site is the tale of how Anansi came to join the ranks of Pulp City’s Villains. Be sure to check out how this mysterious woman came to find her powers, and also remember that we will continue to update the Heroes and Villains section over the coming months.

 

The cunning and dangerous Anansi can be found in the web-store on her own and as part of the Villain Starter Set with Nuke and Aurelius.

 

In other news, we are currently play-testing a number of new Supremes which will be revealed in a few months time, and establishing our first Faction Packs as we look to make retail-friendly box sets of minis for our return to regular distribution.  These boxes will complement the Starter sets and will have additions over the coming months.

New Web-store

storeAfter a lot of wrangling, the new web-store is now up and running as we want it! We posted the link recently via social media, but wanted to work out a couple of issues before we linked from the web-site page here. Rest assured, the link is now live!

youngblood-page-001Building on the success of the Supreme Edition Kickstarter, we decided we needed to return to wider distribution and establish a better web-store. We have now done the latter, and the new store has a better graphical design, we think is more user-friendly, and supports fans by having better information for customers including stat card images so you can make an informed choice about purchases.

The web-store will also offer a reward points scheme for returning customers, which we plan to include some very special items as we move forward. In addition, we will be ensuring regular monthly releases starting in the next couple of months.

In the mean time, the nefarious 100 Voices, his assistants the Voicelings and the alien bounty hunter Slug Muldoon have all been added as the first new releases.

In the coming months expect new releases for the Forgotten, Coven, Heavy Metal and Blood Watch and many others, so please keep checking back regularly!

Green Serpent

jadeninjagirljpegWe continue to add to the Heroes and Villains section of the website, and the latest addition is Green Serpent, as we learn how she became the Supreme she is today.

Meanwhile we have posted a very important update to the Pulp City SE Kickstarter page which can be found here: click for link.

In addition, we will continue to update this site as we add to the stories of your favourite Supremes and Villains, so do check in regularly.

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Doom Train & Youngblood

doomtrainconceptWe continue to work through the updates to the Heroes and Villains background pages. As we do we are updating that pages to include the current game cards.

 

Just as importantly, we are slowly adding pages for the more recent additions to Pulp City’s populace. Two of those very recent additions whose stories have been posted are the Necroplane’s abominable Doom Train and Blood Watch’s young vampire ward, Youngblood.

 

Meanwhile, we will post an update about the new web-store here very soon – watch this space!

H&V Updates

With Devon and Maciej’s attendance to cons this weekend, we are also continuing our work in developing the site as well as behind the scenes work on an updated web-store.

We are starting to work through each profile in the Hero & Villains section, updating the content, including adding jpegs of profile cards for reference.  This will take a few months to work through each profile that is there, and while we do this we will be adding new material detailing the backgrounds of the many Supremes and Minions we have seen added to the Pulp City cast thanks to the Kickstarter.

The first of the new backgrounds uploaded is Wildman, one of the Supremes in the new Hero Starter set. You can see what he does in the new edition of the game and find out how he made his way to Pulp City. We recommend that fans keep checking back regularly in for updates!

 

Web-site updates (Jan 26th, 2015)

Over the next few months we will be updating the web-site and web-store, and we have done some house-keeping already on the forum to make it a bit easier to use Things will be updated to reflect the new edition of the Pulp City rules (keep an eye on the Heroes and Villains section as this develops: look at Ace of Wraiths’ updated page for an example), and we will generally be looking to better organize the site and store. The various changes won’t happen straight away, but will take place over the next few months, so be sure to keep checking back regularly.

As a consequence we hope to have more frequent news items here on the site to show the exciting new developments we have the game and its Supreme denizens, including  two new Pulp City projects we are working on; one is super secret (but trust me, you will want it!), and the second is maybe less secret but still very cool (at least when you get to browse the book!) and will have some real surprises we think!

 

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Powerhouses!

Thanks to the amazing backers, our Kickstarter campaign unlocked a ton of new Powerhouses!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472543693/pulp-city-supreme-edition