The Core Space universe has something for everyone. The game is highly narrative-driven and therefore it’s important that the players can identify with their chosen characters. Arianna and Sondar are powerful captains but I’m sure some people out there feel like the current crop of traders are all a bit too ‘nice’. You may be looking for a gung-ho action hero, an augmented junkie, or a downright dirty criminal. Well we’ve got you covered.
This week the crews of the Poseidon and Skylark are available to pick up. Each set adds four new characters that can be mixed and matched as you wish to create the perfect Trader crew. You’ll also get a Ship Board, Class Boards, new Event Cards, Equipment Tokens and a Mission Briefing included in the box.
Let’s find out a bit more about the Traders.
Crew of the Poseidon
Led by the reckless Captain Oberon Teelac (brother of Satiene from the Cygnus crew), the crew includes the skilled but unstable Hoskins, the augmentation addict Pi and the dependable Thoman.
More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Poseidon Crew also includes Class Boards such as the powerful Augmented class for Pi, and valuable equipment like the Shock Assault Tonfa and Jump Pack.
Crew of the Skylark
Led by the dastardly Captain Weaver, the crew includes the Machine MAC, new recruit Faye and the augmented Marlowe.
More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Skylark Crew also includes Class Boards such as the unique Machine class for MAC not found anywhere else, and valuable equipment like the Augmented Energy Grenade and Titan’s Fist.
We’ve filmed a short video to show you what you get in each Crew Box – you can check it out HERE.
The Core Space Crew packs are not just about new Traders; no they also expand the narrative and your gameplay with new mission briefings. Each mission is designed to showcase a key event from that crew’s past, but can be played with any crew of your choosing.
The Poseidon Crew for example comes with a co-operative mission for 2-5 players to highlight Hoskins’ unique affinity with Core Space itself. While the crews are on-board a carrier in Core Space, dormant Purge awaken and start to sabotage the ship. The crews must hold off the Purge long enough for Hoskins to steer them to safety.
The Skylark mission on the other hand mixes things up a bit with a 1 vs. all game for 2-4 players. Weaver is on the hunt for a hacking device that will allow him to manipulate the stock markets and reap the profits, and he’s brought MAC along to help get the device working. The other crews have been seconded by the GCC to work together to apprehend Weaver.
If that wasn’t enough, these packs also come with new Assistance cards that are shuffled into the Event Deck. Unlike regular cards that are played immediately and will influence the game’s environment, Assistance cards are kept secret by the player that draws them. They represent training or equipment that will give you a one-off bonus later in the game, and can be the difference between survival and defeat!
That’s it for now. Until next time, happy gaming!