April seems like it was an infinitely long month, with so many things happening that I can barely keep track anymore. We’ve released the April fools models, we had our 7 year anniversary, and we also released a brand new faction!
We’ve also had the fortune to be featured by a couple of big youtubers, which has really helped the project grow over the past month, and we’re going to make sure to give back to the community by further expanding our model ranges and providing more new content every month starting in May.
There’s lots of stuff to talk about, so let’s get to it!
OPR Game Jam #3 – Join Now!
It’s almost time for the next game jam already, so make sure to save the date!
The OPR Game Jam is a 48hr game making marathon, focused on creating one-page miniatures games. The game jam runs from May 14th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to May 16th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time.
Anyone can submit a game, and you may work alone or in teams. The games will then be judged by the public, and then we will highlight the top 3 voted games on the OPR website. There is no winner or prize, it’s all just for fun!
Sign up for the game jam here (it’s free): https://itch.io/jam/oprgj3
New Fantasy Army – Duchies of Vinci
It’s been a while since we released a new army, so it’s very exciting to bring you a brand new faction to play, which ties in with our newly released models on Patreon (check them out).
So, who are the Duchies of Vinci?
The Duchies of Vinci are highly reserved and guarded southern domains, which are some of the richest and most powerful lands in all of Tyria. Their armies consist of heavily armed ranged troops, assisted by a variety of mechanical creations with basic artificial intelligence.
They’re a very interesting army for Age of Fantasy, because they rely more on ranged troops and weird contraptions, rather than sheer melee strength. In fact, they’re probably one of the weakest melee factions, so make sure to keep your distance!
Due to the evolving nature of the miniatures we’re making for them, we expect there to be quite a few more changes to the army list in the future, and we’ll make sure to keep you updated as they come along. :)
AI Rules released for Warfleets: FTL
There have been lots of people asking for solo rules for FTL since the game was released, so today we’re happy to announce that a brand new set of AI rules has been released!
These AI rules are in many ways similar from the ones we released for the other games, with a few tweaks to make them work for FTL. Compared to the other games the FTL ones do require a bit more player input however, since there is no easy way to automate how specific the AI should be about pivoting and firing angles for example.
In any case these rules are good fun, and they’re a great way to get into the game if you don’t have anyone around to play, or to set up a coop match vs AI opponents. :)
Grab them from the game page here: https://onepagerules.com/portfolio/warfleets-ftl/
General AI Rules Update
Whilst working on the AI rules for FTL, we also went ahead and updated the AI rules for all of our other games. The changes aren’t huge, but they should help the flow of the match.
One of the biggest issues with the previous rules was that the AI was far too predictable, and so it was very easy to exploit it after coming to grips with it. This new version of the rules sets to improve that by making the activation order a bit more random, so that you can’t predict exactly what the AI is going to do next.
We’ve also added some other important changes, such as making the AI deployment a bit less swingy, as well as changing how the AI prioritizes targets to make a little more sense. Finally we’ve also added a new optional challenge bonus for the AI, which should help it out when it’s struggling to keep up with the player.
Mission Packs Coming
Starting in May, we’re going to be releasing 4 new missions every month on Patreon, one for each of our main games (that’s almost 50 missions a year). These missions will be focused on fun new ways to play, with interesting objectives and special rules to spice things up.
The plan is to release new missions every month, and then after a year we bundle them all in a pack and provide them for purchase on WGV, so if for whatever reason you’re not able to stick with us for a year, you’ll be able to get them later as well. We’re looking forward to this new addition, and hope you like it too! :D
New Free Model on Cults 3D
Every month we add new free models to our Cults3D page, and this month we’ve added a City Guard from the Duchies of Vinci, bringing us up to 20 free models! :D
Get the models here: https://cults3d.com/en/users/onepagerules/creations
New Video Content
That’s it for this week, we hope that you enjoy the new Duchies of Vinci rules, and don’t forget to sign up for the Game Jam!
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