Thursday, 31 July 2014

Terragnosis Sulphur Miniatures

I must admit, I don't know much about the Terragnosis or their game, Sulphur. Looking at their website it seems to be a mix of Gothic Sci-Fi and Post Apocalyptic Skirmish gaming. The rules are a free download and I will be reading them in the near future.

There seem to be some interesting miniatures in their range (some are a little too Sci-Fi for my vision of the Apocalypse), but there are some very interesting pieces too.

Of particular interest, are the three quad bikes. They all look some what hashed together and primitive, which is perfect for a PA game.

These next minis would be ideal for anything from a desert setting to a wintry snow covered one.

I am not quite so sure about this one, but it may well work really well once it has some paint on it!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New Wreak Age 2 Player Starter Set

I got hold of a copy of th Wreak Age rules from Hyacinth Games a few weeks back and I have been slowly working my way through them. I will be reviewing them in an upcoming post, but for now lets have a look at their new 2 Player Starter Set.

The box set includes 5 Drifters and 3 Stitchers and stats for all 8 models, as well as 4 pieces of resin terrain, a scenario pack, quickstart rules, and waypoint tokens.

This looks like a great way to break into a new system!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fragged Empire Kickstarter

Fragged Empire is a new roleplaying game that is in the middle of a very successful Kickstarter campaign.

Fragged Empire is not your typical PA setting. Set in the distant future, after both the human race and it's successors, the Archons, have died out. The surviving races are recovering from a catastrophic war that has left them scattered and broken. They are just starting to return to space and explore the universe to recover lost tech and re-establish their civilisations.

Wade Dyer, the creator of Fragged Empire was kind enough to send me a beta play test copy of the rules and while I have been away on holiday (vacation to some of you...) I have managed to read a good bit of it!

I was most impressed by the background setting, the short fiction pieces scattered throughout the book are very well written, after some of the tense encounters I was really left wanting more, wanting to follow the story further... The rules themselves look to have a nice mechanic that is a little different to the many others I have played. Personally, I have always favoured the percentile systems, so it is quite a compliment to say that the 3D6 system used here looks great fun, while also having enough diversity to allow a good range of possibilities.

The design and layout of the book are excellent, reflecting the authors graphic design background. Nice clear, easy to read text, black on white paper. So much better than some books that use background images and make the text virtually unreadable. The artwork can only be described as beautiful, strong colours and well defined tech, character types etc. OK, so it sounds like I'm gushing a bit and I suppose I am.

I would highly recommend that anyone interested in either PA or Sci-Fi RPGs check out the Kickstarter, it has already done well enough to have funded a second book (to feature NPCs, and a wide selection of other background material), and is pushing on to other expansions...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Two Hour Wargames PA Kickstarter (well, sort of)...

Two Hour Wargames have a Kickstarter under way at the moment to fund the reintroduction of a set of 6 Moonshiners figures that were originally released by Mega Minis.

The Kickstarter has already reached it's funding goal, and has around 11 days left to run. Interesting extras in the campaign include PDF copies of both THW's PA rules, All Things Zombie and After the Horsemen. Along with several scenarios to use with the games.

The set of six figures include the previously unreleased sniper figure (on the right).

Check out the Kickstarter campaign HERE!