New Game, New Faction, New Units and More!

Game Update

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a ton of exciting new stuff for you, so let’s not beat around the bush and get right to it!


Covering Fire!

First up, we have a new One-Off game called Covering Fire! that we just released.

This is a very interesting game, because it’s a platoon-sized infantry game that requires no measuring tape and has no fixed round structure.

Instead the game relies on an action/reaction system, where players keep activating their units until something happens that ends their turn, such as missing shots, having their units suppressed, or failing a morale test.

As an infantry game focussed on rifle and mg squads all units are always assumed to be in range, and movement is done in a straight line from cover to cover, so no measuring is required at all, making for a super fast experience.

What’s really cool about this is that since there are no measurements in the game you can play it with both 15mm or 28mm, without having to adapt any of the rules.

covering fire

The game was heavily inspired by Corssfire, however in the future we’re planning on giving it a stronger OPR flavor, adding quality values, special rules, and vehicles.

Give it a go whenever you can, it’s super fast to play and we can use all the feedback we can get. :D


One-Off Games Updates

Since we’re already talking about one-off games, we’ve also gone ahead and updated Double Tap and Orion’s Gate (now re-name to War Fleets), following a lot of the suggestions given to us by the community.

We’re really happy to see so many people are playing the one-off games and are looking forward to releasing more in the future, so please keep your feedback and suggestions coming.

Here the patch notes:

Double Tap

  • Added rules for Frag Grenades, Flash Grenades and Smoke Grenades
  • Re-worked cover and elevation rules

Orion’s Gate / War Fleets

  • Changed the game’s name to War Fleets to make it more setting independent
  • Raised the recommended point value to 300pts
  • Initiative now changes between rounds
  • Ramming ships now suffer less damage than rammed ships
  • Re-worked stats for most weapon components
  • Re-worked boarding rules to make them more balanced

Grimdark Future + Age of Fantasy Updates

Finally let’s talk about our main line of games.

For Grimdark Future we have a lot of small patches here and there, but what’s most relevant is that we’ve been adding some new units to the game, especially for the recently released Battle Sisters models.

Additionally we also released a new Prime Brothers vehicle, and after a lot of feedback from our Firefight players we have modified the standard special rules of Pathfinders, giving players a cheaper option so they can get more units on the field.

For Age of Fantasy on the other hand we’ve released a completely new faction for the Clans of the War Cry, the Tyrant Clan. This faction focusses on reliable melee warriors with a good quality value, backed by some varied heroes.

Then we also updated a couple of armies based off player’s feedback, adding some new models for the Dwarves and Ratmen, as well as modifiying a lot of different smaller things which will hopefully give players what they want.

Here the full patch notes:

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Battle Brothers

  • Added new unit: Prime Brothers Anti-Grav APC
  • Pathfinders can now take Scout as an upgrade instead of having it by default
  • Aggro Brothers now have 2x Fist-Carbines

Battle Sisters

  • Added new units: Crusaders, Cult Assassins, Support Walker
  • Heroes can now be mounted on a Holy Anti-Grav Pulpit
  • Re-worked Assault Sister into an Energy Sword and a Double Pistol version

Dark Elves

  • Agony Whips now have Poison and Rending
  • Fixed upgrade list selection for Raven Bombers and Razor Fighters

Havoc Brother

  • Added new unit: Dark Engineer
  • Heroes can now take Energy Hammers

Havoc Brother Disciples

  • All Lords of Havoc can now take Energy Hammers
  • Lords of War can now take Heavy Cleavers
  • Lords of Plague can now take a ton of new melee weapons
  • Lords of Lust can now take Noise Rifles and Lust Whips

Human Defense Force

  • Fixed cost of Sniper Squads

Orc Marauders

  • Shamans now have the Bad Shot rule
  • Jetpack Orcs can now upgrade up to two models with better weapons
  • Fixed upgrade list selection for Sepcialist Orcs

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Age of Fantasy

Sky-City Dwarves

  • Added new unit: Balloon Master

Clans of the War Cry

  • Added new faction: Tyrant Clan
  • Added missing faction: Agony Clan

Havoc Warriors

  • Re-worked hero weapon upgrades

Havoc Warrior Disciples

  • Lords of Havoc now all have A4
  • Re-worked hero weapon upgrades

Ratmen

  • Added new unit: Greater Rat Daemon
  • Warlocks now have A3 in melee
  • Re-worked hero upgrade lists
  • Storm Troopers now have only Halberds again
  • Warriors and Storm Troopers can take Weapon Teams again
  • Tunnel Drills and Tunnel Gauntlets have Ambush again
  • Censer Chariots and Bell Chariots are now individual units

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That’s it for today, we’re really excited to see how players like Covering Fire! and we’ll be back next week with an interesting proposition for our community. ;)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Community Survey Results

Community Survey

Hi everyone,

Last week we launched a new community survey and after analyzing the 200+ responses we got we’re finally ready to share the results with you.

This has been our biggest community survey so far, and we’re really excited that so many people took part in it and are helping shape the future of our project, so I’d like to thank everyone for participating! :D

Just like last time there’s some people that used the “other” sections to ask specific questions about the games and the project, however since we don’t collect e-mail addresses we have no way to reply to you.

Please if you have any questions and feedback, go ahead and post them on the forum so that we can give you an official answer: http://onepagerules.proboards.com/

With that out of the way let’s get to the survey results…


Would you be interested in participating or spectating in an OPR game jam?

game jam

Right now 72.1% of players said they’re interested in a game jam, of which 1/3rd are actually interested in participating, which is super awesome.

These results have given us a lot more confidence in pulling this off, and if more people from outside the dedicated OPR community join in we could well have over 100 games submitted to the jam!

We’d like to organize the jam for some time in the spring or summer, but honestly having never hosted one we’d like to take some time to properly figure everything out before jumping into it, so no date has been fixed so far.

Which one of these settings would you be interested in for new full games?

new games

This was an interesting one because we made this list first thinking of what players would like to see, and then sprinkled in a few settings that would be our favorites to work on, hoping players would vote those ones the most. :P

Luckily for us it seems that other players are also excited about the same sort of things we like, and here are some of the top results from the list:

  • Post-Apoc
  • Gritty Fantasy
  • Cyberpunk
  • Space Battles
  • Star Wars

So yeah, you can definitely expect us to be working on these settings in the near future, for all sorts of games. What we’d like to do is create a couple of new game engines, and then see how they fit together with these themes whilst also modifying them for the specific quirks of the setting, but we’ll get into the specific of that another time.

Even thought they didn’t make the top of the list we’re also really considering working on at least one historical game and one small-scale (6mm/15mm) game, because we feel that there’s people out there that would love the style of our games but simply don’t try them because they’re not historical or small-scale games.

There’s also been a lot of people asking for us to make a mecha game, so we’ll definitely think about how we can work that out, or if maybe we can somehow include the mecha rules into a 6mm/15mm sci-fi game.

Would you be interested in printable paper fantasy miniatures?

paper miniatures

Here we got a 58% interested response, which honestly is much higher than we thought it would be, but I guess it goes hand in hand with the DIY nature of our games.

Seeing so many people interested is making us think about a couple of different things we could do in the future, both for OPR as well as for other projects.

For example we could provide a basic set of paper miniatures for all of our future games, especially for settings that don’t have a huge selection of miniatures out there or that not many people already have miniatures for.

It could also be really interesting to start a new project fully dedicated to a game that comes with new paper miniatures and missions on a monthly basis, though that would probably have to be its own separate thing…

Would you be interested in physical miniatures?

physical miniatures

No surprises here, 73.1% of players are interested in physical miniatures, however what is interesting is that in the comments lots of players said that they’d be interested in 3D printable miniatures for higher patreon tiers.

I can’t make any promises, but I’ll be getting in contact with different 3D model makers regarding that to see what’s feasible to make within our budget, so look forward to more news on that.

About the actual physical miniatures, we’ve gotten a few comments from people that are worried about us making games that could only be played with our own miniatures, or that we start yet another competitive wargame that then just dies like many others.

The answer to these concerns is a definitive no and no.

Right now the idea is to make a game that can be played with any miniatures, and we’d be providing our own miniatures for those that want them. So if we fund it on Kickstarter you could imagine that there would be 3 pledge levels: digital rules only, digital rules + physical book, and finally digital rules + physical book + physical miniatures.

Also the game we’re thinking of making would be developed to be played in 3 different modes: as a narrative campaign like rangers of shadow deep, as an open ended campaign like mordheim, or as a single skirmish encounter like GFF or AoFS.

We want to give players something that they can play solo, coop or versus, and that doesn’t rely on continuously pushing you to buy more models. At the end of the day we’re good at making rules, so that’s always going to be our primary focus, and cool models are just a bonus.

Which one of these expansions would you be interested in?

expansions

This was a question related to our currently available games, and it was very interesting to see that 70.3% of players are interested in Narrative Campaigns over anything else.

Since our games are so light on narrative we’re going to have to experiment a little with narrative campaigns, and are currently thinking of doing a first “test” campaign that is released in multiple single-mission episodes.

This way we can collect feedback as the missions come out and improve our format, instead of committing to something that might not work and wasting a lot of effort on it.

Now let me say one thing: I’m not good at writing stories, and I think that’s very evident from the little lore we have in the game. :(

Because of this I’m going to be looking for some writers that can help me out, and soon I’ll be making an announcement for people to recommend writers or apply as writers for our narrative campaigns. So if you know anyone that might be interested or would like to do it yourself, then you’ll be able to apply for the position soon.

Which Grimdark Future armies do you play?

grimdark future

Here we always have the usual suspects at the top, however it’s interesting to see that HDF players have leapt forward a bit whilst Orc Marauders have lagged behind.

Compared to our last community survey it’s cool to see that in general we now have a higher percentage of players that own less popular armies, and we’re hoping to see that trend continue so that maybe one day they can also share some of the spotlight.

Which Age of Fantasy armies do you play?

age of fantasy

For Age of Fantasy once again Dwarves are at the top of the list, and just as with Grimdark Future it seems that Orcs have gone down a bit, thought in general the played armies are still more evenly distributed than in Grimdark Future.

Here again it’s very cool to see that some of the smaller armies are being played more, and even the freshly released armies are getting a solid amount of players. Let’s see what the future brings, as we suspect more fresh fantasy armies to be released this year. ;)

Do you have any suggestions for things we should do with OPR?

Finally there is no graph that I can show for this one, and we got so many different comments that it’s hard to see many trends, but still let me delve into the highlights:

Unclear Information

There are still players that are still unaware that there are full rulebooks and point calculators available, and some that say the website is confusing, which is definitely very alarming for us. We’re going to look into re-structuring our website at some point this year, trying to streamline it further and make things clearer.

Physical Rulebooks

Quite a few players suggested that we start selling physical versions of the books, and wouldn’t you know it, we’re actually working on that already. No official date on when that will happen, but we’re thinking of partnering up with Wargames Vault for the on-demand printing right now.

Digital Tabletop Game

Some players said they would really love a digital tabletop video game for GF/AoF, which seems kind of logical seeing how many people like to play our games using Roll20 and TTS. That being said, whilst we’d love to jump into something like that, making a video game takes a lot of time and money, and we’re not even really sure that it would pay off.

Don’t get me wrong, this is definitely something we’re going to keep in the back of our minds, and if the project grows enough we could definitely do it (maybe use KS as a platform to properly gauge interest), but as of right now it seems impossible.

Of course if you know anyone that could help us work or any studio that might be willing to partner up for such an adventure let us know!


That’s it for today, hope you enjoyed this insight into the results of the community future, and that you’re as excited as we are for what’s coming next in 2020! :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Community Survey – January 2020

Community Survey

Hi everyone,

2019 was a year of big changes for OPR, during which we polished our games a lot as well as re-released a lot of old games. We also added a ton of new features that we always thought the project needed, and now we feel pretty stable in our offering.

That being said, we want 2020 to be an even bigger year for OPR!

Since we’re stable and things have calmed down this is the perfect opportunity to start expanding what we provide to our players. This year we want to release new games, as well as delve into unknown territory and try completely new things, so it’s going to be a very interesting journey.

To help us with that, we’re launching a new community survey today: https://forms.gle/WCvXCSbTLMarM1rP8

This community survey is a bit different from the last one, in that we’re asking for a much broader range of opinions on a multitude of topics. Because of this we’ve added an extra blank field to each question so that if you don’t find the option you want in the list, then you can add your own comment.

There are a couple of things we’d like to highlight about the questions:

Question 1 – Game Jam: The plan right now is to do a 48hr game jam that takes place over a weekend, where everyone is given a simple theme to build a one-page game around. We’ll be providing all of the documents and guidelines to make the process as simple and possible, and we’re thinking of using itch.io for the uploads.

Question 2 – New Games: For this question we’d like to know what games you’d actually be interested in playing, which you already have models for or for which you’d buy new models. The list is quite short so feel free to add any additional themes you’re interested in, as we’ve surely missed a ton of popular ones.

Question 3 – Paper Miniatures: Here we’re talking about paper miniatures for a completely new game and/or project, and not for our existing games. Right now we’re not too keen on making miniatures for all of our existing armies (they’re far too many), but please do leave your opinion in the blank space.

Question 4 – Physical Miniatures: We’ve been in contact with an awesome miniatures company that already has a few KS projects under its belt, and we’re looking to see if it would make sense to collaborate on a new project. The main idea would be to create a custom game that comes with a two player set and that can be expanded upon, but that can be fully enjoyed as a stand-alone boxed game. This way people can get awesome miniatures that they can play with forever, instead of having to buy in to yet another model line that they’re afraid might be abandoned one day.

Question 5 – Expansions: Here we’re talking about expansion booklets that are akin to the full rulebooks, so not just a one-page affair (like the skirmish campaign rules). The narrative campaigns would come with their own storyline and multiple scenarios, whilst the other expansions would have special rules, new mission types, random events, etc.

If you have a minute to spare please take the community survey, it really helps a lot: : https://forms.gle/WCvXCSbTLMarM1rP8

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Sky-City Dwarves vs Disciples of Change

Quickplay Armies

Hi everyone,

Recently my laptop died (RIP Fujitsu AH532, you served me well) so right now I’m trying to get a new one up and running ASAP.

All of the project files were backed up in the cloud so we didn’t lose anything, however this means that work on the project has slowed down for now.

In the meantime we thought it would be cool to bring you some Quickplay Armies for one of the cooler boxed sets released recently, and hopefully there will be more of these coming out this year! :)


Quickplay Armies

Quickplay Armies are pre-made army lists designed to be ready to play out of the box, without the need to count point costs or create your own lists. They are the perfect thing to dip your toes into new armies and see if you like them!

For far too long have the Sky-City Dwarves felt safe high in the clouds, but not for much longer, as the Disciples of Change have taken up arms and are flying straight at them with their deadly daemonic discs.

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Sky-City Dwarves vs Disciples of Change

Sky-City Dwarves

  • 1x Sky-Gunboat
  • 3x Balloon Wardens w/ Sky-Mines
  • 3x Balloon Riggers

Disciples of Change

  • 1x Birdman Shaman w/ Disc of Change & Wizard(2)
  • 3x Birdmen Disc Riders w/ Lances & Bows of Fate
  • 3x Birdmen Disc Riders w/ Lances & Bows of Fate
  • 3x Manta Daemons

The Sky-City Dwarves in this set focus try to make up for their small numbers by boasting high toughness and solid defense. The list comes with a powerful Sky-Gunboat that can wreak havoc with a variety of ranged weapons, as well as Baloon Wardens that pose a big threat to melee units with their Sky-Mines.

The Disciples of Change on the other side focus on crazed birdmen that launch into battle with their razor sharp flying discs. The list comes with a Bidman Shaman that can cast powerful offensive spells, as well as a pack of Manta Daemons that devour their foes in melee whilst also being able to take quite a beating.

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That’s it for today, we’re hopefully going to be back next week with more news on cool things to come, as well as a couple of patches for our One-Off games.

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Help Wyloch Out!

Video Content

Hi everyone,

Over the past year Wyloch has been putting out a ton of awesome Grimdark Future battle reports on his YouTube crafting channel which has been really great for our project, however now he needs our help. :)

Due to some YouTube algorithm shenanigans he’s now had to set up a new separate channel that’s 100% dedicated to all things gaming, including battle reports for your favorite OPR games.

Please help him out by subscribing to his new channel, and if you can leave a like, post a comment and share his videos that would be super helpful too!

 

Here’s his latest Grimdark Future battle report, an explosive 4000pts showdown between the TAO Coalition and the Robot Legions:

 

Wyloch has helped our project a ton by spreading the word and showing off how awesome miniature wargaming can be, even if it comes in such a small package as OPR.

Thank you!

– Gaetano

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