I'm developing a small generic skirmish game system based on an old boardgame I designed over a decade ago. I wanted to provide some free paper minis to showcase the system. Any suggestions or ideas for what kind of minis to produce that would illustrate the system for a wide variety of genres? I'm looking at about 10 minis to be included in the set. Wishlist?
We have not enough clues about the game, anyway this is what i'd like to play (sorted):
Modern soldiers vs insurgents (say Black Hawk Down) WWII Nazi vs Germans (not alternate WWII) SWAT vs terrorist to rescue hostages Star Wars trilogy (yeah, trilogy... there's nothing more about Star Wars) Rollerball (that old movie) Starship troopers vs arachnids (from the book, not from the movie, so a few men in powersuit jumping all around throwing nuclear bombs on thousands of alien insects) Mad Max - like world (no zombies or mutated, just poor people and badass scum) Romans vs the whole europe and mediterranean peoples or Gladiators vs.... well, Gladiators - edit - Sorry, i overlooked at the "10 minis to be included".
If you want the minis to have a broad usage, maybe draw them with modern civilian clothing. This would cover most of the 20th century to the near future. Although medieval clothing would also cover all of fantasy.
Hmm.. the game writing is taking a bit longer than I had hoped. I am trying to keep it Rules Lite, but there is so much temptation to complicate things. I have been playtesting this game for over 10 years now so this is more of a "final" set of rules that will sum up the concepts I've been workign on. I think I will have 12 minis in the free set, 4 will be fantasy, 4 will be sci fi and 4 will be modern. That should give enough variety for a while. Future supplements will cover things such as magic, monsters, Pulp Sci Fi, Urban Gangs and other genres. The game is played on a tabletop without a board per se.
I've been making some progress and have been getting feedback from my playtesters with the rules set. I think I'll release the Beta Rules the second week of February. There will be a dozen free minis to get things started. I want to run a few more skirmishes with the whole rules set down in stone to see if it works or not.
I feel like I've been trying too hard! I've been working on an RPG since 1993. Of course, I have started over over a few times as that was also when I seriously started PLAYING RPGs and slowly took everything I liked from all the other games to make the current whole...but STILL.
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