It’s been a while since we posted an update on the website, so I thought that it’s about time to keep you up to date with what has been going on.
Since everything we are working on is only available to Tier 2 Patreon backers I am going to give you an overview of the current state of 2nd edition, with just enough detail so that you know what to expect.
The core rules of the game are pretty much finalized, with just some tweaks being done to a couple of the special rules. 2nd edition brings much needed changes to make the game simpler and tackle some of the major issues that players have been facing when starting out with our games, so we’re excited to see everything come together.
In addition to the core rules we are going to make a beginner’s guide available to make it even easier for people to get into the game. This is a 10 page booklet that explains all of the rules of the game as well as other wargaming concepts using a lot of diagrams and examples, which should answer a lot of common questions.
On top of that we are working on the creation of a full rulebook which is composed of the beginner’s guide plus a lot of advanced rules to spice up the game. Right now we are in the final stages of making the rulebook and if everything goes right it will be one of the coolest things we ever produced.
Point Calculation System
We have created the point calculation system for those that are into tweaking their games and designing their new armies. With this booklet you are going to have access to the official point cost system that we use to create all of our armies. Whilst the majority of it is done, it is going to be expanded upon as we complete the army books.
Because of the process that we used for developing 2nd edition the army books are the last thing that we have started working on. Currently we are planning on releasing 2nd edition with 4-6 of the most popular armies, and then add the rest over time. We are also playing around with the layout of the army books, so they might end up looking a lot different from what we have right now.
As you can see a ton of work has been going into 2nd edition, and there are some other things we have been brewing that we didn’t even mention here, so the future is full of surprises for OPR.
We hope that this update gave you a better idea of how things are moving forward, and we will give you a release date for 2nd edition once we know that it’s finally ready.