Modiphius Entertainment has announced the SILVERSHIELDS Team and two fantastic community managers; Dan Whorl (USA) and Dave McAlister (UK) to lead the teams in 2014.

Inspired by Alexander the Great’s veteran warriors, the Argyraspides ‘Silver Shields’, who gave courage to the younger soldiers in his army, helped hold the line at the direst of times, and told the greatest tales of bravery around the campfire, the new demo team program is designed to reward all levels of involvement in supporting Modiphius’s games.

So what does it involve? Some or all of the following – it’s totally up to you! You could be….

  • Sticking a poster up in your gaming club
  • Taking leaflets for a new release to local stores
  • Running one of our games at your club or in a local store
  • Running convention games (particularly listed in the programme)
  • Spreading the word (Sharing & Liking) about what we do on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc.
  • Keeping the conversations going about Modiphius games in the big gaming forums
  • Playtesting our games and providing detailed feedback
  • Helping us with fun activities at conventions we attend
  • Helping promote our Kickstarter projects

There’s so much people can do to help out and we plan to reward that with an exciting membership of something bigger. Something with a positive result that also fairly rewards every member of the team based on their efforts.

The SILVERSHIELDS program is signing up people from all over the world to support Modiphius’s flagship games; Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Paolo Parente’s DUST Adventures, Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks and much more! In fact you’ll be the first to hear about what else is coming in 2014..!

Based on their level of support, active members can expect to receive a very fair credit towards Modiphius products purchased in our online store (re-launching in December with our physical products), an awesome Modiphius Team T-shirt, a SILVERSHIELDS badge, and other cool stuff.

You can sign up on this page to join the SILVERSHIELDS, but if you have some questions just drop us a line using the Contact Page and we’ll be happy to help.

Meet Our Community Managers

Dave McAlister is heading up the UK SILVERSHIELDS. Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, with a big love of the espionage genre. So much so that in 1999, he started Modus Operandi and joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 was also the year that Dave founded UK Role Players as well as co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft. Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. He is currently the webmaster for the Conception and Con-Quest conventions as well as UK Role Players. His current favourite systems are Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem.

Dan Whorl is the leading the US SILVERSHIELDS. A 33 year old step-father of 4 and a lifelong tabletop gamer. His interest run the gamut of games from Euro board games to Ameri-trash, collectible card games to family and party titles. However, his heart lies in table top RPGs. 25 years ago, Dan discovered Dungeons and Dragons and his life changed forever. Having since played every system he could get his hands on, as well as creating more than a few homebrews, Tabletop RPGs have become a cornerstone of Dan’s creative outlet as well as favored pastime of his family. For the last year and a half, Dan has been the Host/Moderator of the popular gaming podcast “The CarpeGM Gamecast” and the owner/webmaster of, a website that houses a community dedicated to the enhancement of social event gaming, it’s culture, and the support of those help to shape it.

More team managers will be announced for Europe and abroad soon.

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