Weekly News: Writing Jam, Community Survey, New Release

2D Print, 3D Print, Community Survey, New Release, Physical Minis, Video Content, Web Comics, Writing Jam

Hi everyone,

We’d like to remind everyone that tonight we’ll be running the 6th edition of the OPR Writing Jam! :)

The OPR Writing Jams are story writing marathons, where participants are asked to write a one-page story set in the OPR universe in 48hrs, following a common theme. Participation is completely free and at the end of the writing jam we highlight our favourite stories.

The writing jam is planned to run from December 9th to December 11th, with the theme being announced at the start of the jam. Sign up now: https://itch.io/jam/oprwj6

Community Survey Results

This past week we ran our bi-annual community survey, and finally the results are in. Once again the survey has grown by a lot, with 1000+ responses, and 450+ comments for us to read!

There’s lots of stuff to go through, so we’ll try to keep this as brief as possible.

Which of these game ideas are you most interested in?

Here the results are very similar to our past survey, with coop skirmish, small-scale combat, and mech warfare games ranking highest. It’s great to know that all 3 of those are already in the works. :)

Which of the OPR games do you play?

Again very similar results to the last polls. It’s going to be interesting to see if FTL gains in popularity once the new Grimdark Future version of it comes out, or if it will remain towards the bottom of the list.

How would you like to learn about OPR lore?

Following the same trend as above, here we also have similar results to the last poll. We’re currently working on the top 2 voted things, so it’s cool to see that they’re still popular among fans.

Do you play using OPR miniatures?

It seems that the amount of responders that use OPR minis has gone up by 10% over the last survey, showing a positive trend for our models. At this point only 25% of our audience doesn’t use OPR models, and we imagine that number will keep shrinking as more armies get official OPR minis.

Which Grimdark Future armies do you play?

As in our last survey, we’ve noticed that every time we release OPR minis for specific factions, their numbers start to go up. Here we can see that the Wormhole Daemons now have 10% more players than they used to.

Which Age of Fantasy armies do you play?

Same thing as above, but now for fantasy, where the Ratmen have by almost 15%, and the Rift Daemons have gone up by 10%.

Which Warfleets: FTL factions do you play?

With Grimdark Future FTL in the works, this feels almost like a bit of a throwaway question, but still interesting to see the results. Empire remains at the top, but interestingly enough Progenitors used to be in 2nd place, and now Xenos are in 2nd place.

Which of these community tools are you interested in?

The community wiki continues being our top tool that players are interested in, which gives us confidence that our recent investments into improving the wiki and changing the hosting were well spent. Maybe this question can be dropped for the next survey.

Which OPR merch would you be interested in?

In our last poll we accidentally chose “pick one” for this question, but this time we switched to “pick any”, and it gave us some interesting results. It’s cool to see that ~60% of you are possibly interested in merch, because we’re going to be launching a new merch store very soon. :)

Do you have any suggestions for things we should do with OPR (new games, armies, features, etc.)?

Alright, here we go, this is the big one. With 450+ messages we can’t cover everything here, so we’ll try to highlight the most important takeaways from this survey.

WebApp Point Calc – Many of you have been asking for the Point Calculator to be implemented in the WebApp. This is already in the works, but it’s simply taking more time to develop than we thought. Hang in there, once it’s out, it’ll be amazing!

Quick-Start Army Lists – There are many that asked for some starter lists for each army, which is something we actually recently implemented in Army-Forge as the list generator. You can go to Army-Forge right now and use it already.

Army List Sharing – Some of you asked for a feature to share army lists online, sort of like deck sharing for MtG. This is something that we’re looking into, but no promises yet, since we have other priorities.

Expanded Lore – A ton of people asked about expanding the lore, sharing more information about the worlds, showcasing maps, and more, which is all in the works already. It’s going to take a little longer, but we’re hoping to start pushing everything out by mid-2023.

Narrative Campaigns – Tied with the lore requests, we’ve also had lots of people asking for more narrative campaigns, with named characters, and bundled with printable armies as well. This is definitely something we want to release ASAP, but its going to take some time as well. We first need the lore to be fully revealed, before narrative campaigns make sense.

Small-Scale & Solo/Coop Games – Many many many of you asked for small-scale and solo/coop games, which are both in the works. We’re hoping to have both game types released in 2023, as well as releasing small-scale minis and heroid/rpg minis too.

Grimdark FTL – There were many of you who asked us to bring FTL to the Grimdark Future universe, which is already in the works. The beta is currently available on Patreon, and once we’re out of beta we’re hoping to have FTL lists in the WebApp as well. We’re also in the early stages of developing concepts for new ship miniatures for them, which is very exciting.

New Advanced Rules – We had lots of suggestions for new advanced rules for the Full Rulebooks, to help you further expand and customize your play experience. This is something we’ve also already been working on, and we are planning on greatly expanding the advanced rules content in the future.

Fantasy Gang Wars – This is a very popular request, to make a fantasy version of Gang Wars. It’s something that we would love to work on, but right now we have other priorities. Don’t worry though, eventually it will happen!

Map-Based Expansion – Another expansion that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and that people have asked for, is to have a map-based supplement, that allows you to tie your matches in to large territory control campaigns. Again something we’d love to do, but we have other priorities right now.

Historicals / Other IPs – Some of you asked us to make historical games, or to start making games for other IPs. We are honestly not very interested in doing that right now, because that’s not our focus, and because all of this will be “solved” once the WebApp point calc integration is completed. Once that tool is in your hands, you will be able to make and share army lists for whatever you want, and won’t have to wait for us to finally make rules to cover the indo-china wars.

New Starter Sets – Plenty of people have been asking for new starter sets, for 3D print, 2D print, and physical minis. This is something that we’re definitely interested in doing, and might be able to release in early 2023.

Compatibility Program – As you may have already seen with Tablehammer and Dragon Trapper’s Lodge, we’ve been working on a compatibility program, to help other creators make army lists for OPR games. This is something many of you have been requesting, and we’ll keep expanding this program so that one day, everyone can play together under the OPR roof. :)

FLGS Support / Volunteering – There are many of you that have asked for more FLGS support, as well as for a volunteering program. This is something that we’re slowly working on, and we want to help you create your own local communities for OPR, with lots of tools and resources to get you going. Stay tuned for more information in the coming year.

Community Wiki Updates – This was not a huge request, but we saw multiple comments asking for parts of the community wiki to be updated, so we thought we’d comment on this. The OPR wiki is a community wiki, which means that it’s filled out by content made from fans, just like you. So if you want to change anything on the wiki, you can simply log in and make those changes. We’ve also got a channel on discord where fans get together to organize wiki changes, so make sure to check it out.

Thank You’s – Last but not least, there was an overwhelming number of you who used the comment box to simply say thank you. We really appreciate all of the love that you have been sending our way, and look forward to continue to provide you with fun games and worlds for many years to come.

Thank you everyone for answering the community survey, it’s always a pleasure to hear all of your feedback (good or bad). The next community survey will be in June 2023, when hopefully a lot of the stuff discussed here will already be released.

Into the new year we go! :D

SQUIP! – S01E05

December Release

This month we’ve got the first wave of Battle Sisters, some new Ratmen models, plus the last wave of Saurian Starhost models. On top of that we’ve also got the welcome pack, terrain, bases, game aids, rulebooks, and much much more. :)

This project was made by gamers for gamers, and can only exist thanks to the support of our awesome community. Please consider subscribing on Patreon, where you’ll get tons of extra games, models and more.

New GF: FTL Fleets Released

The Grimdark Future: FTL beta is now available on Patreon, and we’ve just added two new extra fleets!

This month the Battle Sisters and Infected Colonies have joined the battle, bringing us up to a total of 12 out of 16 fleets available to play. Check them out and make sure to leave us your feedback!

New Missions Released

The latest missions have been released on Patreon, with a total of 8 missions for you:

  • Grimdark Future – Like Clockwork + High Speed Chase
  • GF: Firefight – Decompression + Console Overload
  • Age of Fantasy – Blazing City + Hammer & Anvil
  • AoF: Skirmish – Vermin Trap + Beast Hunters

These missions are focused on fun new ways to play, with interesting objectives and special rules to spice things up. We release new missions every month, so make sure to stick around so that you don’t miss any.

Note that whilst the missions are designed for each specific game, you can totally play them with the rules for any other game (with slight adjustments). This means that you have even more missions to play each month!

New 2D Minis Released

The new Mummified Undead and Robot Legion sets are available on Patreon.

These sets feature a ton of minis with front and back views in two different color schemes, as well as black & white. They also include black border versions of the minis, plus VTT tokens to play online.

New Miniatures on Only-Games

Don’t care for 2D printing or 3D printing? Well then we’ve got you covered, because now all of the minis we released in November have been uploaded to our Only-Games Store.

If you’re curious about buying pre-printed minis, make sure to check out this review:

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New Video Content

That’s it for today, have a nice weekend everyone. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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