Category: rules

These Rules Are FUBAR

Last night, the boy and I headed down to the weekly game night and threw together a quick test drive of the FUBAR rules. For those of you who don’t know, FUBAR is a free, one-page, sci-fi set of rules from Gawd ‘Elp Us Games. As a one page...

6-4-6 Updated Rules

My crazy easy rules need some tweaking, what with the addition of minotaurs, lizards, and predators to the line-up.  The new figures call for some new abilities – there’s no sense in using different figures if they do the same things.  It also means we need new mechanics and...

Skirmish – What’s Out

So now that you’ve seen what’s in the game, what about what’s out?  As usual, we’re gonna go right back to the start before we answer that question.  First we need to talk about what exactly we’re going here.  Every miniature war game rule set abstracts a whole host...

Small Scale Skirmish Rules – What’s In

As promised, the rules for my next big mini-project. Tentatively titled 6-4-6-Skirmish, these are the rules I’ve worked up for quick and easy battles between aliens, colonists, and the marines who protect them.  These are for battles that are small scale in every sense of the word: the scale...

Story Time!

Dungeons and Dragons was my gateway drug, not to Satanism and real magic, but to miniature wargaming.  We collected a box full of Ral Partha figures for our characters and the monsters they fought, painted them to a low standard, and then never bothered with a protective coating.  Today...

Rules of the Road

Now that we’re finally getting some lead on the table, it’s time to decide on a ruleset.  I’ve been pumping the good guys over at the Lead Adventure Forums for advice and they’ve pointed me to a lot of nice little free rulesets available on the web.  But I’m having...

Bonus Post! A One Page Adventure

UPDATED MARCH 29 – SEE BELOW While trolling the seas of the internet for a fish of rules worthy enough to grace my table, I’ve been drifting in and out of the role-playing game blog-community.  Today I discovered a little thing called the One Page Dungeon contest. “I can...

New Project: Back to the Roots

With the latest car wars debacle still fresh in mind, it’s time to completely jump genres and scales.  It’s time to get back to my dungeon crawling roots. It’s been a few years since I’ve hosted a dungeon crawl, and this is as good a time as any.  Some...

AK-47 Reloaded

Should I put real money down on AK-47?  That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since this past weekend’s test drive.  It took an hour to play the first turn of the game.  Part of that is the process of figuring out rules for the first time.  Part of...

AK-47 Test Drive

Before jumping headlong into the AK-47 Republic game, I put together a basic ‘test drive kit’ using plain cardboard marked up with markers.  A few big irregular chunks for terrain, and me and my son were off to the races. Now that’s budget terrain. The main event featured a People’s...