It’s been about 3 months since the last Community Survey and we thought this would be a good moment to take a look at what we have achieved so far and what is still coming up in the future.
Overall we think that the Community Survey is a great way to collect feedback from our players, so we’re planning to have a new survey every 6 months, with a “what have we achieved so far?” post like this one 3 months after.
Anyway, strap in because this is going to be a big one!
One of the main questions we asked in the Community Survey was if you’d be interested in a Monthly Newsletter, to which you responded with a very clear 83.7% vote of YES. So in August we finally made the OPR Newsletter available, and also sent out the first issue on September 1st.
We got some positive feedback on the first issue so we’re looking forward to bringing you more in the future. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the newsletter please let us know, since we’re always looking to improve what we have!
Newsletter Signup: http://eepurl.com/gBIFer
Skirmish Campaign Rules
The Skirmish Campaign Rules are one of those things that people have been requesting for a long time, so we were very happy to finally release an updated version of our classic campaign rules. These new campaign rules take everything we had in our older versions and add a whole new layer of fun to it, as well as trying to balance things out even more.
The Campaign Rules are really crazy and offer something for everyone, with tons of tables to roll on, permanent injuries to suffer, special traits to gain, and random events to be surprised by. If you never played a campaign definitely give them a try, and we’re looking to add a version of the Campaign Rules for our larger scale games in the future too. :)
Players come to us for many reasons, but one of the main ones is because they want to be able to play with all of their awesome miniatures, both new and old. So naturally one of the requests we got in the Community Survey was that we should add new armies, and boy did we deliver. :D
Since the Community Survey we have released 5 new armies, of which 2 contain multiple warbands each, making for a total of 16 new playable factions. There’s really something for everyone here, so if you still haven’t checked them out you definitely should!
Infected Colonies: https://onepagerules.com/2019/07/25/new-armies-game-updates-battle-report-much-more/
Rebel Guerrillas: https://onepagerules.com/2019/07/25/new-armies-game-updates-battle-report-much-more/
Feudal Guard: https://onepagerules.com/2019/08/08/the-makers-cult-collaboration-upcoming-skirmish-campaigns-ai-rules-more/
Worshippers of the Spire: https://onepagerules.com/2019/09/05/worshippers-of-the-spire-have-arrived/
Gangs of Hive City: https://onepagerules.com/2019/09/11/gangs-of-hive-city-battle-brothers-miniatures/
Some of you asked for the possibility of having official game aids be released, and we’ve taken the first step by releasing a new set of official OPR Play Tokens that are free to use. These tokens come in full color plus black & white, in two different sizes, and were made with neutral illustrations that can be used for all settings, from sci-fi to historicals.
We also had the great help of a friendly player that created a 3D print version of the Play Tokens which are free for anyone to use, so if you have a 3D printer definitely check them out. We’re still looking into the possibility of having some official plastic game aids that you could order online, but no promises on that yet. :)
Having a Discord Server is something that we had been shying away from, thinking that it’s impossible for us to stay on top of a real-time chat and voice system, as well as enforcing any sort of rules on there. Luckily for us some helpful players have created an (unoffical) OPR Discord Server of their own!
The (unofficial) OPR Discord Server has been a great way for the community to interact, organize games, and just generally hang out to chat. If you have any questions we still ask you to post them on the forum (because it’s easier for us to keep track of them and provide an official answer), but for everything else you can definitely use discord.
Discord Server: discord.gg/krMaj7k
Some players asked for an official software to create army lists for our games, but as you can imagine that is a huge endeavor to create, requiring a lot of time and money to create. Once again luckily for us the community has stepped in, and some friendly players have been using Battlescribe to create army lists for our games.
There is a thread on the forum that contains all of the Battlescribe files and where players get organized to add more units and armies. If you want to use it to create your own army lists or would like to help out you should definitely give it a look. :)
Battlescribe Thread: http://onepagerules.proboards.com/thread/1293/battlescribe-2
Finally we had a lot of feedback from players which showed us that there was confusion as to how to access various parts of OPR, what player resources are available and generally how OPR works as a whole.
In order to mitigate this we’ve been slowly adding different sections to our website in order to give players a better overview of everything that’s available. This includes the addition of a dedicated community section, a footer on all pages with links to player resources, as well as a short description of how OPR works on all of our game pages.
Since we’ve implemented these changes the amount of questions we get about these things has drastically dropped, so we’re pretty confident that they’ve been working so far. If you have any feedback or ideas on how we could further improve our website please let us know!
So, now that we’ve talked about all of the awesome things we’ve brought to you so far, let’s talk about all of the awesome things we’re going to bring you in the future…
New Armybook Layouts
Many people have been requesting that we update our existing armybooks into the new and improved format that we use for the rulebooks, with illustrations, background textures and illustrated borders.
Over the past couple of months we’ve been working hard on finding a good way to bring our armybooks to the new format, but after many many tries we’ve come to the conclusion that instead of completely re-working the armybooks we’re simply going to update the ones we have with the new style.
As they say: If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
In the coming weeks we’re going to give you some more information about how the switch between the old format and the new format is going to work, because we’re going to use this opportunity to update all of the existing armies with new balance patches… but more on that later.
If you didn’t know about OPR before the great purge we did in 2017 then maybe this will come as a surprise to you, but OPR used to host a lot more games than it currently does. In fact there used to be 10+ games on our website, which one day misteriously disappeared…
There are many reasons why all those games were removed, but the main one is that we want to put our main focus on a few games that a lot of people play, instead of a lot of games that barely anyone plays. This however doesn’t mean that we don’t itch to design other games as well, so finally we’ve come up with a way to make everyone happy, which we’re calling One-Off Games.
What are One-Off Games?
One-Off Games are stand-alone games in our signature one-page format, which are developed to explore specific game mechanics or miniature lines. The games are going to be stand-alone in the sense that they will contain all the rules you need to play as well as some pre-made armies or army creation rules.
Once they are released we aren’t going to be expanding on them further, though of course we will address any needed clarifications or imbalances. If any of the games become successful enough we could look into turning them into “big games” in the future, but none of them are starting out with that in mind.
So, if you asked for the old OPR games back in the Community Survey you can expect them to be re-released under the new One-Off Games “brand”, hopefully in the near future. :)
Other OPR News Venues
Another one of the main questions we asked in the Community Survey was where people are getting their miniature wargaming news from. Here we got a lot of answers but one main trend we noted is that a lot of players get their wargaming news via forums and youtube, so we think it’s important for us to establish a presence there too.
Over the past few months we unfortunately weren’t able to find the time to spread OPR news in other venues than our existing ones, however we hope that in the near future we’ll find the time to do that so that more people can get news about our games there.
If you have any specific suggestions as to where we should post please let us know, and we’d also like to thank all of those that have already been spreading the word about our games on forums so far! <3
Official OPR Merch
Finally the last main question we asked in the Community Survey was if people would be interested in OPR merch. Here we got a mixed response, there are some of you that would definitely be interested, but maybe not as many as we’d need to warrant making it a priority.
So on the OPR merch front we’ve not moved forward much. We looked for some places where we could have T-Shirts, Mugs, Game Aids, etc. made but haven’t found anything so far which we think has a fair price for our players.
That being said we won’t stop looking, and again if you have any suggestions as to places where we can do that please let us know.
Community Campaign Games
Ok so now that we’ve talked about the Community Survey stuff let’s move onto some smaller but still cool news. Recently we started a GF: Firefight campaign over on the forum which everyone can join, and it’s been a ton of fun!
We have been mainly organizing ourselves over Discord and have been playing on Roll20, but there’s nothing stopping you from participating in the campaign from home.
This is our first community campaign that we’ve been organizing, so we’re still trying out a bunch of things, but anyway we definitely think you should join in on the fun. The campaign is going to end on October 13th so you still have plenty of time to take part in it and make your mark in the Prophecy of the Page.
After we’re done with this campaign we’re already thinking about making a gang wars campaign using the Gangs of Hive City warbands, as well as a fantasy campaign… but more on that in the future. ;)
Apocalyptic 12.000pts Match
Finally for today we wanted to let you all know that me and a couple of players over on Discord have decided to play a mad 12.000pts match of Grimdark Future on Roll20, and it’s open for anyone to join and spectate.
The match is going to be played tomorrow (Friday 20th) at 16:00 EST / 21:00 CET, so if you want to pop in to watch it you’re all welcome to do so.
If you never played Grimdark Future we definitely recommend you join us so you can see the game in action, and if you can hop onto the Disord voice channel that would be even better so you can hear us comment on the game live!
Hope you enjoyed this update, next week we’ll be releasing something really cool for all of you solo-players out there! ;)
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