I don't know, although from the link Wonderboy provided it does seem to be more card than mini game.
That said, I took advantage of the dollar day sale to pick some titles that have intrigued me and of which I could find no reviews at all, like the Scale D skirmish game, Raven City and even The Hamster that Ate the World ;D
....like the Scale D skirmish game, Raven City and even The Hamster that Ate the World ;D
Yeah. They set everything at $1, even the free demos Anyway i managed to get the free demo from SJG e23 pages. Basically is a skirmish game driven by cards instead of by dice.... sort of Magic The Gatering applied to miniatures. I pass. I'm courious about the Scale D ruleset. If you like, could you write a short review of it? How it differs from the whole lot of commercial/free ruleset arleady existing?
I just downloaded Scale D, along with other stuff I bought, and gave a quick read. Can't say much about actual play dynamics until (should I say if) I playtest it. Anyway, here are the first impressions:
- it feels more like the combat system of an RPG than a skirmish system. Quite a bit of bookkeeping and the text often refers to players using a single character and even references a "GM."
- the text makes repeated references implying that additional supplements and adventure books would be released but as far as I know, there are none. I'm not sure how complete the game is in this single book, as I only skimmed over it.
- printing the book will bring tears to anyone's eyes, given the wide black borders on each page and dark illustrations (the book is in black and white and the authors liked to add lots of "noise" to each page.)
So based on these first impressions, I can't really recommend the book. As you said, there are lots of skirmish games around and many of them free. My problem is that I tend to buy new rule sets on a whim, and the results aren't always good
Thanks. I feel your pain. For 1$ each (which are 0.73€ to me), i bought Robot Jock, Road Rage, Battle Armor, Mystic Adventure, Arcanum and Steel & Glory.
Robot Jock resulted being a stupid card game which, other than being stupid, imho even the theme did'nt stick to the mechanics. More, to read the rules i've got to import the PDF in CorelDraw, as the background of the pages is too dark and makes impposible to read the text (i have not printed it, so i'm talking about how it appears on the screen).
Road Rage COULD be a little fun game. It's Car Wars minus the detailed movement, so cars are running on an endless highway. I should check, but i think that the attack mechanics are really the same of Car Wars.... even the weapon table looks familiar, to me.
The other three are a bit too complex to be evaluated just by reading the rules...
What they all show is a complete inhablity to draw anything by the authors. I'm not talking about the style, which i concede that can be a matter of tastes (to me, there's also no style, but i can't pretend to be right). Fact is that even with MSPaint you can draw better (and i'm the one here that don't draw anything 'cause i don't like the results of my efforts). They're even not able to export to PDF: some examples in the rulebook are at a so low resolution that i can't read who are who, the pixels being 3mm wide..... They are not even able to align squares on a damage track, or cards to be print and cut. I ceased to read them 'cause my eyes are burning.....
I must take the time to write this all at RPGNOW, to avoid to other gamers this pain.
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9