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Dispatch #3 – Status of the Wastes

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Dispatch #3 – Status of the Wastes

Part of the fun of bringing a product to life is people’s excitement in it. There is nothing more rewarding to a creator than enthusiasm for their product. Still that enthusiasm must be tempered with reality. So this dispatch is to answer the question of when the rulebook and miniatures will be officially released. First, the rulebook. We have hit a small snag while the book has been in layout. I had hoped for an earlier release, by February actually, but that was simply not to be. Laying out a book that is close to 200 pages is no small...

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Dispatch #2 – Give Me Shelter Battle Report

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Dispatch #2 – Give Me Shelter Battle Report

Give Me Shelter (A Battle Report for This Is Not a Test) The wasteland is a dangerous place, especially the strange and unpredictable weather. One of the more deadly phenomena are dust storms that kick up radioactive debris.  Those unlucky enough to be caught in such a storm are struck by gale force winds and stinging detritus and even temporary exposure to the fallout from the storm can be deadly. The safest bet when such a storm hits is to seek strong shelter, such as an underground vault or a reinforced building. In this scenario two factions are crossing the...

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Dispatch #1 – Miniatures Neutral

Why TNT

Dispatch #1 – Miniatures Neutral

Greeting wastelanders. Welcome to the first dispatch. Today I would like to talk about miniatures, but not just any miniatures, your miniatures, and how they relate to This Is Not a Test. When talking about This Is Not a Test I often sell it as a miniatures neutral game. But what does that mean? It’s a fancy term I once heard online and have grown rather fond of. It means a game or ruleset that is not tied to a unique or proprietary set of miniatures.   The rules can be played with any miniatures. Now let me be clear before...

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Comments on This is Not a Test

Why TNT

Comments on This is Not a Test

I like the ability to use a variety of gangs / warbands that fit the post-apocalyptic theme of the game. – Michael S.  I really did like the game. It flowed pretty well once we all had the rules down and I got a few really good games out of it. – Mike C. It’s fast and fun! I like the setting, and the included fluff. I really like the campaign’s post game feature. I love getting loot and improving my warband. – Josh L. The way damage stacks and then you roll for it at the very end of...

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