2019 in Review

Merch, Video Content

Hi everyone,

With the year coming to an end and we thought it would be cool to give you some insights into how the project has been doing, how the community has been developing, and a couple of cool things for you to check out.

Before we continue I’d like to thank you all for your amazing support you’ve given to this project by donating and spreading the word, this really is a dream come true and none of it would’ve been possible without you.

So, let’s dig in to some numbers! :D

This year has been amazing in terms of traffic and it’s been our biggest year so far, with 45,000+ visitors and 200,000+ page views over the past 12 months.

On top of that our games have been downloaded 100,000+ times, which is amazing!

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This traffic is coming from all over the world, and whilst the main concentration is in North America and Europe, we were amazed to see that our games have been downloaded in 120+ countries (apparently we even got some downloads from the Vatican, who knew the pope loves miniature wargames?).

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It’s also been really cool to see that our games have spread out all the way to Japan where there is now a whole team dedicated to translating WarStuff into Japanese (download it here). I’m really grateful for all the awesome work they have done, and you should definitely check out their Instagram page here.

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This year we’ve also been putting a lot of effort into releasing a lot more content and providing cool stuff for our Patreon supporters, and it really paid off because it’s also been our biggest year there, going from ~60 patrons in January all the way up to ~250 patrons in December. If you aren’t a patron yet you can support us here.

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This year has also been one where we introduced a lot of new things to the project, and seeing how well they’ve all been received we’re going to keep pushing to innovate and provide all of our players with new content.

Back in August we launched our Monthly Newsletter and even though we’re new to this it’s been going pretty awesome so far. We’ve got 125+ subscribers and it keeps on growing, so we’re going to try and invest a little more time into it in the future just to make it that much more awesome. If you haven’t subscribed yet you can do so here.

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Then in November we also also launched our Teespring Store, where we can finally offer some of the Brandon’s amazing art to be printed on a t-shirt. Even though we’re still super new to this we’re proud to say that we’ve had 500+ visitors so far! If you want to order your own t-shirt, mug, sticker, etc. then check out the store here.

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When it comes to community we’ve also taken some bold steps in a new direction by having a dedicated Discord Server where players can discuss the games, chat about the lore, or organize online games via Roll20.

We’ve recently also linked the server to our Patreon rewards so patrons get access to exclusive channels, and really if you haven’t checked it out I think you’re missing out on a BIG part of our community. Join the server here.

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Of course this doesn’t mean that the OPR Forum isn’t doing great as well, and we now have 750+ members and 950+ threads on there. This year we’ve introduced a new Hobby Section for people to share pictures of their models, and the community has been posting some awesome content like Vurrunna’s Proxy Paper Miniatures. Join the fun here.

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We’re also really happy to see that the YouTube community has been embracing our games more and more, with content creatures making some awesome game reviews and battle reports with our rules. Check out some of the videos here:

We really couldn’t be prouder of how far our little project has come over the past year, and we’re really looking forward to all of the cool new stuff that we’re going to be doing over the next 12 months. :D

That’s it for the last post of 2019, we hope you enjoyed this little insight into everything that’s been going on and we’ll be back in a few weeks.

Happy new year!

– Gaetano

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6 New Games Released!

General Update

Hi everyone,

For those of you that don’t know, before the great purge of 2017 we used to have a lot more games than just Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy, many of which were beloved by OPR fans all over the world.

Those games had been discontinued for a long time because we felt that we didn’t have the time to properly support them, and couldn’t find a neat way to keep them available for the community as we re-worked our project for the future.

Fans have been asking us for years to bring fan-favorites such as WarStuff and Double Tap back, and today we’re happy to say that the long wait is over!

If you check out our website you’re not going to find a new section called One-Off Games, which is going to be our new repository for a ton of small and awesome games that didn’t make the cut to become bigger (yet).

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So what are One-Off Games you ask?

One-Off Games are stand-alone games in our signature one-page format, which are developed to explore specific mechanics or miniature lines. These games have minimum support and could be removed at any point unless they prove to be popular enough.

Check them out here: https://onepagerules.com/portfolio/one-off-games

For today we’re only bringing back 6 of our most popular classic games, but in the future you can expect more games to be released this way as we find interesting ideas to explore or just need some rules to play with cool new miniatures.

Army Men Combat – These rules were specifically created to be played with green army men and using household items as terrain, though you can use any miniatures you like. The rules feature an interesting random activation mechanic where you have a higher chance of going next if you have more unactivated units, as well as the ability to use Hunker actions for extra protection and Guard actions to fire overwatch. The rules also use an old-school dice pool system, where instead of using modifiers on your rolls you add dice to your pool and compare results.

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Deathball – These rules were created to play fantasy sports games without a grid and with any fantasy, sci-fi, post-apoc, etc. miniatures. The activation mechanic in this one is really cool because you have to gamble to activate, so there’s a nice risk/reward system for big plays. Top it off with rules for special racial traits, different terrain types, coach points and random events, and you’ve got yourself a neat and brutal sports game!

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Double Tap – Spec-ops combat for modern military or cyberpunk settings, featuring a tried and true action/reaction system that makes every activation important. The game comes with a ton of weapons and special rules to customize your soldiers, which provide a balanced challenge for even the most experienced operators. Highly recommended!

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Wasteland Racing – This is a re-vamp of the old Grimdark Racing rules, and boy are you in for a treat. A full-on beer & pretzels game, these rules allow you to smash together toy cars like never before, zooming around deadly race tracks. With rules for everything from pick-up items to speed boosts, as well as lots of vehicle types and driver traits for customization, this is probably the most fun ruleset we’ve ever written. :D

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Orion’s Gate – First things first, this game was developed based on an original idea by Austin Peasley, who helped OPR immensely in its hay-day. Orion’s Gate is a spaceship battles game developed to fight massive battles in a short time, and it can also be used to fight fantasy or historical naval battles. The game features a 2D6 system that keeps things balanced across multiple ship types, and there’s a ton of customization for your ships so that no two battles are alike.

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WarStuff – Last but not least, WarStuff! This has been the single most requested game to come back since the purge, and we’re really happy to finally see its return. These rules allow you to fight quick skirmish battles with any type of toys or miniatures thanks to its easy to use unit creation system. This is the perfect game to bring to game stores or conventions so that players with models from different games can still play together.

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Discord Rewards for Patrons

Finally we wanted to give you a little update regarding our Patreon rewards.

We’re always looking for ways to improve how we can reward fans for their donations, and since so many of you love using Discord we’ve gone ahead and linked the two!

All of our backers now get a special role that shows that they are supporting our project, and backers of Tier 2, 3 and 4 also get access to secret channels to discuss all of the exclusive content that we provide.

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That’s it for today folks, really hope you enjoy these new games and that you have a nice holiday. We’ll be back next week to give you a peek into the future!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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All Armies Updated!!!

Game Update, Video Content

Hi everyone,

Today we’re extremely pleased to announce that all armies have been updated to the new format and with the latest balance changes. :D

This has been an incredible feat as we’ve updated:

  • 40+ armies
  • 70+ factions
  • 1000+ units!

None of this would’ve been possible without the help from our awesome community, as well as our Patreon donations which allow us to invest more time into the project.

With the new balance changes we’ve tried to make sure that all units and weapons have a place on the tabletop, and with the new look we’ve tried to give each armybook a little extra flavor.

The new layout actually has a cool little benefit, in that you can now see a preview image of each army’s illustration in the Army Book Folder, making it even easier to browse for your favorite army.

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Before we go into the full details of the new update we also wanted to share this awesome new battle report made by Wyloch’s Armory.

In this battle report you can see an awesome 4000pts clash between the Alien Hives and the Battle Brothers, played with a bunch of cool house rules.


Grimdark Future

Alien Hives

  • Fixed point cost of Snatcher Lord
  • Raised price of Adrenaline and Toxic Bite to 10pts

Battle Sisters

  • Fixed point cost of Storm Rifles in list A
  • Removed the Greater High Sister from Firefight

Dark Elf Raiders

  • Re-worked melee upgrades for heroes
  • Torture Masters now have Regeneration and can upgrade with Psychic
  • Added new Psychic Spells list
  • Re-worked Torture Master rule
  • Courtesans lost their Barb Pistols but gained stronger Toxin Katanas
  • Ghouls lost Regeneration but gained Defense 5+
  • Tortured Brutes are now Defense 5+ but gained Tough(3)
  • Warriors can now be upgraded with Flamethrowers
  • Re-worked Jetbike Riders
  • Clawed Beasts now have Tough(6)
  • Re-worked Soul Conductor rule

Gangs of Hive City

  • Added new gang: The Cannibals
  • All gangs have a new Veteran unit
  • Re-worked most melee and ranged weapons
  • Re-worked most hero special rules

Infected Colonies

  • Added new unit: Infected Scientist
  • Monstrous Tyrants now have Fear
  • Re-worked Terrifying rule
  • Re-worked Infection rule
  • Added Psychic Spell list
  • Hunter Champions have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Bloodthirsty rule
  • Zombies have 3 attacks in melee now
  • Infected can take Shred Rifles now
  • Infected Hunters have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Boom! rule
  • Infected Monsters have Defense 2+ now
  • Attack Buggies now come with Heavy Machineguns

Orc Marauders

  • Specialist Orcs lost Relentless and come equipped with Flamethrowers
  • Fixed upgrade list P (Firefight)

Ratmen Clans

  • Added new unit: Rat Shaman
  • Clan Mothers now have Tough(6)
  • Re-worked Psychic spells
  • Rat Pipers now have Poison in melee
  • Tangled Psychics now have Tough(3)
  • Crawlers can now take Shred Rifles and Plasma Rifles
  • Rat Swarms now have 3 attacks in melee
  • Terror Beasts now have 3 attacks in melee
  • Great Terror Beasts now have Defense 2+
  • Giant Abominations now have 12 attacks in melee and AP(1)
  • Death Wheels now have Tough(6)

Rebel Guerrillas

  • Added new unit: Rebel Psychic
  • Removed units: Warrior Monk, Commandos, Light Walker
  • Added Psychic Spells list
  • Re-worked Guerrilla Tactics rule
  • Re-worked Hidden Tunnels rule
  • Re-worked upgrade lists for Rebels and Strikers

Soul-Snatchers

  • Fixed point cost of Soul-Snatcher Patriarch

Wormhole Daemons

  • Fixed upgrade list letters on all factions

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Age of Fantasy

General

  • Removed the Harpoon upgrade from all Skirmish armies

Clans of the War Cry

  • Re-worked most melee and ranged weapons
  • Re-worked most hero special rules

Deep-Sea Elves

  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Re-worked Spirit Render’s Pet Swordfish
  • Re-worked Spirit Scryer’s Piranha Swarm and Metal Claw
  • Sea Servants have new melee upgrades
  • War-Shark Riders now have Defense 2+ and their ranged weapons are optional
  • Re-worked Giant War-Turtle’s Chomp attack

Eternal Wardens

  • Prime Wardens now have 6 melee attacks and Fear, but lost Ambush
  • Re-worked all hero mounts
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Herald Knights now have Greatswords
  • Relic Lords now have a Relic Banner weapon
  • Sequitur Squads now have Combat Stance
  • Re-worked most melee and ranged weapons
  • Beast-Hounds now have 4 melee attacks
  • Hunter Squads can now upgrade with Hand Axes

Ghostly Undead

  • Most units lost the Fear rule
  • Grim King and Grieving Queen are now Tough(6)
  • Re-worked Fear the King Rule
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Ghost Knight lost AP(1) but gained new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Ghost Ram mount
  • Executioners now have Deadly(3) in melee
  • Ghost Jailors now have AP(2) in melee
  • Re-worked Capture Souls rule
  • Ghost Hordes have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Ghost Revenants
  • Re-worked Glaive Stalkers
  • Re-worked Dread Knights

Humans

  • Light Cavalry can now take Shortbows

Kingdom of Angels

  • Added new units: Palace Guard and Panthers
  • Captains and Champions have new melee upgrades
  • Re-worked Wizard spells
  • Infantry and Paladins have new melee upgrades
  • Marksmen can now have Bows or Crossbows

Mummified Undead

  • Fixed the Stone Shaper upgrade

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That’s it for today’s update, we hope you enjoy all of the new changes and tune in next week for some updates about what’s coming at you in 2020. ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Big Patch for Grimdark and Fantasy

Game Update

Hi everyone,

This week we’re keeping it simple by just releasing a big patch for Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy which addresses a lot of clarity issues reported by players as well as adding some new units across different armies.

This is not part of the Wave 4 update, but do know that we’re working on it diligently so that it’ll hopefully be out before the holidays.


Grimdark Future

Alien Hives

  • Fixed some minor typos
  • Fixed upgrade list P so any model can replace one Razor Claws
  • Fixed missing Explosive Head rule

Prime Brothers

  • Captains can now be upgraded with War Chant

Custodian Brothers

  • Added new units: Destroyers, Jetbikers
  • Captains, Brothers and Walkers lost the Ambush rule
  • Captains can now take Axe-Rifles, Destroyer Armor and Jetbikes
  • Fixed Prosecution Rifle stats for Great Sisters
  • Brothers can now take Axe-Rifles

Watch Brothers

  • Death Watchers can now take Spear-Rifles
  • Clarified Tactical Master rule

Wolf Brothers

  • Wolf Walkers can now be upgraded to have 2x Walker Claws

Battle Sisters

  • Fixed the Eternal Flame spell

Disciples of Change

  • Added missing cost of Reaper Miniguns
  • Fixed the Cursed Mutations spell

Disciples of Plague

  • Plague Brothers can now be upgraded with 2x Plague Daggers
  • Fixed price of Plague Destroyers
  • Fixed price of Regeneration upgrade for Mutated Destroyers
  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough

Disciples of Lust

  • Fixed price of Fast upgrade for Havoc Brothers
  • Fixed the Frenzy and Ecstasy spells
  • Fixed price of Noise Brothers in Firefight

High Elf Fleets

  • Fixed minor typos

Human Defense Force

  • Clarified Battle Drills rule

Machine Cult

  • All heroes can now upgrade with the Canticles rule

Robot Legions

  • Re-worked Gloom-Protocols to combo with the Bot Master upgrade
  • Eternals can now be upgraded with Heavy Gauss Rifles

TAO Coalition

  • Clarified Elemental Power rule
  • Stealth Suits now have Defense 4+ and Tough(3)
  • Jackals can now take upgrades from list E
  • Clarified the Stealth Drone rule
  • Fixed Surge Titan Stomp to have AP(2)

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Age of Fantasy

Chivalrous Kingdoms

  • Re-worked the Grail Relic rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Dwarves

  • Clarified the Follow the Code rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

High Elves

  • Giant Eagles gained Defense 4+ and lost Impact
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Mummified Undead

  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Ossified Undead

  • Clarified the Combat Stance rule
  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Saurians

  • Fixed the Predator rule
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Vampiric Undead

  • Clarified that undead makes you pass tests automatically and you roll as many dice as remaining models/tough
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

Wood Elves

  • Giant Eagles gained Defense 4+ and lost Impact
  • Removed Harpoons from Skirmish list

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That’s it for today, we’ll be back with more Wave 4 news next week. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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