Dark Horizon: Escape is a near-future tactical combat simulation for two players or teams. One player controls the agents of the People of a UNified Tomorrow (PUNT), attempting to destroy the Armageddon Device and escape Talobar Technologies alive. The other team controls the Talobar CorpGuard security forces, using whatever means necessary to stop the agents.
Unique puzzleboard floor tiles allow an almost infinite number of layouts, while the finely detailed miniatures and stand-up door pieces give the game a realistic 3D feel. A simple impulse-based system keeps all players involved in every moment of the game.
The world of Dark Horizon pits the agents of the People for a UNified Tomorrow (PUNT) against the Talobar megacorp security forces. Agents and CorpGuard have surgically-implanted cyber-mods, including the latest twitch-muscle augmentation (TMA) to improve dexterity and reflexes, targeting eyes to improve accuracy in ranged weapon fire, and servos to improve strength.
The Dark Horizon name covers two impulse-based tactical cyber-punk combat games: Escape and Notice of Termination. The impulse-based nature of the games means that both players are moving figures simultaneously so that neither player needs to sit around waiting for the other to finish their turn. Notice of Termination is a stand-alone game but also an expansion to Escape.
In the darkest recesses of the Talobar laboratories, the MadDocs have come up with a creature that looks like a cross between a giant rat and an alligator they call the Ratigator...
Escape includes rules for an array of conventional ballistic and laser weapons, hand weapons such as batons and boot blades, and various types of RinoHyde armor to ward off damage. The expansion rules in Notice offer Escape owners a whole new range of weapons, mods and rules. The new pieces, when combined with Escape, allow players to create larger games, with more ways to destroy your opponent.
Dark Horizon: Escape includes:
* 10 highly detailed Grenadier Future Warriors miniatures
* 5 full-colour floor tile sheets, for a total of 45 pieces
* 1 sheet including 12 full-colour door pieces and stands
* 24 Close Combat cards
* 1 32-page illustrated rulebook, including 5 starter scenarios
* 10 UV-coated, erasable player forms
* 1 sheet withover 120 die-cut counters
* 1 felt-tipped pen * 4 dice