April showers bring May flowers. And Mayflowers bring Pilgrims. But May will simply be bringing some new releases for both Monsterpocalypse and Riot Quest from Privateer Press. They're showing off the new items that will be available. And I almost could put this in a Terrain Corner article, since Monsterpocalypse is getting a whole bunch to build up your city (for you to then bash to pieces, of course).
Most cities in the Monsterpocalypse rarely see a battle. And when they are threatened by a titanic conflict, it only affects a small portion of the city before the combatants quickly move on. A few cities, however, become permanent homes to the forces waging this war, and these are frequently attacked by opponents trying to disrupt the occupier’s support structure.
Cranes are a common site in the skylines of cities during the best of times. With the coming of the Monsterpocalypse, they have become even more ubiquitous as rebuilding efforts struggle to keep pace with the destruction. During battles to save a city, these facilities are often called upon to bolster defenses by placing prefab structures to aid the defenders.
Many cities have invested in numerous defense measures during the Monsterpocalypse. With the installation of emergency barricades, these municipalities hope the sturdy walls are capable of sealing off roads and providing defensive positions for the forces that protect their city. Security bunkers have also been added to the ground floors of many important buildings in an effort to retain control of these structures while ravenous creatures overwhelm the surrounding area.
In addition to the purely defensive measures cities are installing during the Monsterpocalypse, some have decided to go with offensive options as well. Defense turrets now dot the parks and other open areas of the world’s urban cores, ready to lend their fire against threatening targets. Rapidly deployable deck plates are kept on hand by many emergency response agencies. Able to span waterways and more hazardous terrain to facilitate the evacuation of population centers, these structures are also valued by ground forces trying to position themselves for optimal attacks. Any force looking to fully exploit the power reserves of a region will want to invest in resource extractors. These devices are capable of doubling the output of any resource-gathering operation.
Alongside the more mundane defenses being established around the world to protect population centers from the Monsterpocalypse, more economically successful regions are employing higher-tech options. Force field generators produce bubbles of energy capable of turning aside many smaller munitions used in a conflict. Speed boosters are a riskier technology but are still seen as worth it due to their ability to accelerate emergency vehicles toward their destinations. And any force looking to fully exploit the power reserves of a region will want to invest in resource extractors. These devices are capable of doubling the output of any resource-gathering operation.
Built by an unknown (and likely insane) engineer, the Mekanoshredder was originally intended to protect its creators against the various threats lurking within the ruined Iron Kingdoms. That lasted about five seconds, before it ate them.
For some time, the Mekanoshredder wandered alone through the wastes, gobbling up scrap metal and fusing the “digested” bits of steel and iron to its metallic frame. Other scavengers observed this behavior and discovered that for just a handful of nuts and bolts as “payment,” this vicious little robot would actually perform its programmed duty and defend them as a loyal bodyguard.
She plotted and schemed for years…YEARS! She was to be the next Hierarch; she was to rule the Protectorate! It was her destiny!
Or at least, that’s what Feora thought. Then the infernals came, and all those years of backstabbing and manipulation just went…kablooey. While the world crumbles, her rage swells. With nothing left to control, she has but one purpose, one thing fueling her infinite well of hatred and spite.
She’s going to watch the world burn.