Summer 2017 Restats and GenCon Alpha v3 rules

We've been keeping on eye on creatures that seem overpowered, or are otherwise bad for the health of the game. There are four creatures that we've modified to ensure the metagame stays healthy and diverse. Without further ado, you can see them here:
Summer 2017 Restats

And you can also see a list of all restats to date here:
All Restats

Thunder

The Storm King is here. My friends, welcome to the Storm Kings Thunder. The set is greatly overdue, but I believe it is a phenomenal set that should finally allow the big boys a place on the competitive battle maps of the world. And with the great-looking miniatures that are part of this set, you will want to show them off. At least I would.

DDMv3 Alpha

Hi DDMers.

As you know, we've been trying a more comprehensive approach to DDM that will eliminate corner cases, clarify what a power is, clarify what an act is, and even an attack, for those bizarre corner cases that crop up from year to year. This can help to guide exactly how you manage your match in a game that now has well over 1500 distinct creature options for your sessions. I have no idea how many powers there are.

DDM Administration: Secrets Leaked.

There is an ongoing investigation within the DDM guild to determine the source of recent leaks of information. It has been suggested that certain groups of Highwayman and Raiders have direct ties to high level Drow agents. At least, several of their stock cards have been seen next to each other on the same page. Follow the breaking story here.

SKT Preview 1: There's a new boss in town.

SKT is all about the giants. They have finished design, but we are still playing with the development. But you've all been waiting very patiently, so I thought we could start sharing a bit of what's coming in the new set. There is indeed a new boss in town, and things could get bloody.

You'll see what I mean.

Potential grammatical or template typos aside, this is the final for the Night Hag.

The Rarest of the Rare

Moraturi put together this article and sent it to me awhile ago. I've been delinquent in posting it, and I think it's wonderful. Enjoy!

The Rarest of the Rare
by Moraturi

A number of people collect the DnD minis simply to collect them. I love the skirmish game for a number of reasons, but I am also a collector. If you have read any articles about collecting, I fall into the category of "Completest". I like to own as many of the possible minis as possible. This article is about collecting the really rare stuff.

New Maps!

Some of you might remember a DDM Map Design contest from more than a year ago. I've been reluctant to post much about it because I wasn't entirely sure we'd ever actually get new maps. It's a long process to refine the maps, playtest, work with the artists, revise, work with printers, revise, get the maps printed, and eventually make them available for sale.

The Alpha Solo Beta

Hmmm. Maybe calling the original solo creature release alpha, then releasing it as a beta, wasn't the best way to do things in a clear way. But the creatures released here are quite awesome, and should allow us to answer the question as to whether a single creature can be an entire warband. While they are not yet legal, we hope that some play testing and your advice will allow us to will place these creatures in good legal stead.

The Not-So-Glass Menagerie.

Tennessee Williams wrote the Glass Menagerie in 1944, and an iconic glass unicorn from that play is the symbol of this set. This set does include a Unicorn, but its definitely not weaker than those made previously. Aside from a few 'glass cannons,' the similarities to the play end there. And by class cannons, I would suggest a certain undead piece above 130 points that now does the highest outright damage in the game. But only has 80 HP himself. One of the most scary enemies in D&D, it can now be a real threat in DDM.

2016 Compiled Card Revisions

Since the beginning of DDM, we've never wanted to ban miniatures.
But we started in 2010, as part of an effort to keep the competitive play atmosphere healthy.

The best competition has nobody holding back their creativity, or avoiding a warband because its simply too good for competitive play and will make them unpopular.

We added six new creatures to the Banned list this year - briefly. Then we gave them new cards and re-released them. Nobody wants a miniature that just sits on a shelf, collecting dust, do they?