Today we’ve got an awesome new collaboration, some updates on the Vile Rattus, a new free 3D print model, and the release of a starter set for Age of Fantasy.
Collaboration with Manuel Boria
This month we’ve got a special treat for you in terms of 3D models, as we’ve partnered up with the amazing Manuel Boria, who makes awesome models for wargames and RPGs. His models are available on Patreon, MyMiniFactory and Thingiverse, and they are an absolute treat! :D
If you’ve never heard of him and are interested in fantasy miniatures, then you should definitely check his stuff out. Not only does he make really epic heroes and warriors, but also really adorable monster cubs.
The models can of course be used for any other games, for example WarStuff, or even Deathball with just a few sports-related modifications. The sky is the limit with these amazing models! :D
Vile Rattus Cult
If you missed the Kickstarter Campaign for the Vile Rattus Cult fret not, because That EvilOne has now put up all of these rat-tastic models up for sale on CGTrader, which you can check out by clicking HERE.
Free Fanatic Sisters Model
This week we released yet another free model on Thingiverse, this time a battle-ready Fanatic Sister.
If you want to help us out please make sure to give the model a like, thanks! :)
Island of Doom – AoF Starter Set
Since the release of the Battle for Magellan-2 Starter Set players have been asking us to make similar starter sets for our other games, and this week we’re happy to release the Island of Doom starter set.
This starter set contains the core rules, 12 unit stat cards, two complete paper armies with 43 miniatures, 11 flat terrain pieces and a set of 106 play tokens, making for an awesome starter package.
If you’re interested you can get this starter set for just $4.99 by clicking HERE.
These starter sets don’t have multiple army colors or terrain seasons like you get on Patreon, so the best deal is still to subscribe there, but they should hopefully give more players a new way to find and try out our games. :)
That’s it for today, make sure to tune in next week for some game updates and more releases.
Today we’ve got so much new stuff for you that we don’t even know where to begin!
In today’s update you’ll find news about the release of a new narrative campaign, a huge balance update that’s affecting most armies, more updates on specific armies, new 2D and 3D models, and much much more.
Over this past week we’ve also been running a community campaign, but honestly with so much stuff in today’s update we don’t think it’s the right time to share the results yet, as they deserve a biggest spotlight. Because of this you can expect the results next week.
Anyway, let’s get the show on the road!
Jakob’s Path: Chapter 1
Something that players have been asking us for a long time is to provide more narrative for our games, involving epic stories of battles and heroes across the worlds we’ve built.
Well, the time has finally come, and this week we’re super happy to release the first chapter of our first Grimdark Future narrative campaign: Jakob’s Path.
Jakob’s Path is a narrative campaign for Grimdark Future, which is being released in 5 chapters. Each chapter continues the story and features 2 new missions for you to play. Whilst the campaign was written with Battle Brothers vs Orc Marauders in mind, it can be played with any other factions and whatever models you have.
Chapter 1 begins the adventure with Jakob and his Battle Brothers landing on the mysterious planet of Zeloria-M5, looking to neutralize any Orc Marauders that inhabit it. Little did they know that they would find much more than just some pesky greenskins on the planet…
Note that you must be a Tier 2 patron to access to the link above.
This campaign is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until all 5 chapters have been released, after which it will go up for sale on our WargameVault Store at a higher price.
The story was written by Gabriela Rebelo who took part in the writer’s submission challenge, and you can expect more narrative campaigns in the future written by other people that submitted their stories!
Battle Sisters Army Pack
For our line of 2D print models this week we’ve release the Battle Sisters army pack.
Battle Sisters are all-female splinter factions of the Battle Brothers, which follow the lead of their own god-queen. They are equipped with custom heavy battle armor and wield powerful flame weapons to purge the galaxy.
To help you get into the game ASAP, here is a Quickplay Army you can use with these models:
1x High Sister w/ Pistol & Energy Sword
10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Heavy Flamethrower
10x Battle Sisters w/ 1x Fusion Rifle
10x Fanatic Sisters
2D Print Tutorials
Speaking of 2D miniatures, we’ve decided to add a little tutorial page at the end of all of our 2D print files, showing you 2 different methods you can use to assemble your armies. Hopefully this will help new player to understand how to use them easily, and experiment with different methods to find what works best for them.
Beastmen Assassin by Ilhadiel
Moving on to 3D printing, this month we got the last model made in collaboration with the amazing Ilhadiel, and you should definitely check out his Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ilhadiel
Beastmen Assassins protect their herds by killing those that threaten their lands. They work silently and without thanks, bloodying their hands to save their kind.
As previously announced we are going to close down the current Discourse forum and switch back to a Proboards forum at the end of the month, so if you’ve got anything to save then do it now: http://forum.onepagerules.com/
The old forum has already been re-opened, and we’ll switch the URL when the switch has been completed, but if you want to already register now you can do it: https://onepagerules.proboards.com/
Finally let’s move onto the game updates.
As some of you may have already noticed, some of the more elite armies and vehicles in the game can be very pricey, almost to the point of making them underpowered. This stems from the fact that until not a 2+ defense value has been very expensive, which was tipping the balance a little too much in favor of cheaper armies.
So, in a stroke of absolute madness we decided to re-balance the cost of 2+ during the last week, which meant that we’ve had to update almost every army book in the game. Luckily enough we had some volunteers to help out, but it was still a ton of work.
You can expect most vehicles to be cheaper, as well as all of the elite armies to be cheaper, which will hopefully shift the balance of the game enough to make them a bit more viable against horde armies, especially in skirmish.
This update is coming for all games, so you can also expect monsters and chariots to be cheaper in fantasy, as well as some of the other more resilient units out there.
Prime Brothers + Robot Legions Updates
With a new boxed set hitting the street we went ahead and added a couple of new units to the Prime Brothers and the Robot Legions, as well as doing some more changes.
Prime Brothers now all have the Firstborn special rule, which gives them Regeneration against non-spell attacks, making them a bit tougher to crack. Then we added 1 new hero and 4 new units, as well as giving all heroes the ability to take combat shields.
Robot Legions also got a bunch of new stuff, with 2 new heroes and 2 new units, as well as some new equipment for Overseers, Technomancers and Warriors. It’s a good day to be a robot.
We’ve also come up with some Quickplay Armies for you to get into the game if you got the boxed set.
1x Captain w/ Pistol, Energy Sword, Combat Shield & War Chant
Today we’re very excited to announce a new game, show off some of the models we released this week, share a couple of small game updates and give you a preview of what’s to come next month!
Faster than Light
The time has finally come to reveal our next game: Faster than Light (FTL)
FTL is a spaceship battles game inspired by the likes of Battlefleet Gothic, Star Wars Armada, Dropfleet Commander and our very own WarFleets. This will be a full game, so not just a one-off, with its own rulebook, armies, advanced rules, expansions, etc.
This will be a miniature agnostic game as usual, so you can use models new and old from any game like Battlefleet Gothic, Star Wars Aramada, Dropfleet Commander, Firestorm Armada, etc.
The game is available in early access right now, and will remain in early access until we feel that it’s ready for public release, with solid core rules and multiple factions to pick from. If you’d like to check out the game, help out playtesting it, and generally take part in the development, then join our Patreon.
We’re really excited to be working on a new game and can’t wait to reveal more details as we go. :D
Ratmen Champion Released
This week we’ve released the last model in our Ratmen collaboration with ThatEvilOne, and are very happy about how everything turned out. He makes really amazing models, and also has an upcoming Kickstarter for even more Ratmen stuff, which we’ll make sure to notify you about!
In today’s update we have some new models, some old models, and some updates about future models… so yeah, everything is revolving around models today. :D
Battle Sisters Fanatics
The first 3D release of the month are the brutal Battle Sisters Fanatics, who charge into combat with their heavy chainsaw swords. This kit comes with 5 different heads and poses (and massive chainsaw swords).
“Battle Sisters Fanatics leave behind their heavy wargear to stay light on their feet and quickly get in the enemy’s face, cutting them down with their heavy chainsaw swords.”
Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.
These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 29th of June, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.
2D Paper Terrain
On the 2D side we’ve got some mixed paper terrain, which you can use for games with plastic models or paper models, making it super fast to get a game going.
The mixed terrain pack comes with 2 fields, 2 groups of scatter terrain, 2 barricades, 2 forests and 3 ruins. There are 4 different seasons available, each with their own flavor and little details to make then special.
Free Models – black & white version is available for free
Today we’re going to be highlighting a couple of cool games from the game jam, and we’ve also got some new 3D print and 2D paper models for you. Oh, and a little teaser at the end…
Game Jam Results
This year’s game jam was a great success, with 65 participants creating 23 awesome games, we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out (especially for a first try)!
Now that everyone has had a chance to check out and rate the various games, we wanted to highlight a couple of them that we found particularly interesting. These are not the “best” games or the “winners” of the jam, but simply some of the games that sparked our imagination.
The Night of the Hunt is really interesting because it takes the concept of asymmetric design and really runs with it, whilst also remaining enough in familiar territory that it’s really intuitive to play. Since this was the top rated game of the jam we’ll be diving deep into what makes it so awesome. :D
One player takes the role of the monster, a single powerful entity set out to cause mayhem in town, whilst the other player controls a group of hunters that want to rid the world of this evil.
There are lots of cool features in this game, such as the varied objectives available and the high level of customization for both the monster and the hunters, but the most interesting feature is how different the monster plays from the hunters.
This is because whilst the monster is alone, it starts out with a lot of information that the hunters don’t have, making for a tense game of cat and mouse. The monster starts out in a hidden state, with no model on the board, and controls its movement and actions by noting them secretly on a piece of paper. In the meantime the hunters are going around trying to find him before he completes his secret objective.
It’s this disparity of information that leads to some really interesting situations, with the monster hiding in the shadows and then jumping out to devour a hunter before hiding again. Really exciting stuff!
We can imagine it being very interesting to try out the game with multiple players each controlling a hunter, or even adding in a second monster for more mayhem.
Mechanichrome also executes beautifully on the concept of asymmetric design, but takes it in a very different direction, with one player taking control of a band of explorers, whilst the other player acts almost as a GM, preparing the ruins with traps and using the guards that protect the data treasure.
What makes this game really interesting is that almost everything is controlled via a deck of cards, from exploring new parts of the ruins to attacking or grabbing treasure, and the interactions between the cards can add really interesting twists to how the game plays out.
Add a high level of customization of explorer stats as well as lots of different guard types and other threats, and you’ve got yourself an exciting game of exploration and high stakes combat.
Super Ranger Squadron immediately caught our eye thanks to its colorful sentai setting, but actually ended up having us hooked to its suit-based card mechanics. The game has interesting asymmetric design with one player controlling 5 customizable rangers, whilst the other player controls endless waves of bad guys.
The rangers have special powers that are only activated when a specific suit is drawn, and their goal is to remove specific cards from their deck, lowing their overall strength but bringing them closer to their objective. The bad guy on the other hand has a random objective that he has to complete, whilst trying to stall the rangers long enough so that they can’t assemble all aces and joker.
This game is really interesting because everything is controlled via a deck of cards, and it also has lots of fun mechanics on top of that, such as the bad guys picking up rangers and running off with them. :D
Finally we’ve got to mention Vostok, which even though didn’t really follow the asymmetric design theme was far to interesting for us to pass by in this highlight section.
Vostok is a solo survival game set in a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland. Players start off by creating a custom tribe and then set out to explore the wasteland during the day, and then do upkeep at night.
The game uses a really interesting 2D6 system for all of its actions, with the wasteland “reacting” based on the rolls, which makes for very tense exploration where every roll could bring out new dangers. Then during the night your tribe members advance their abilities, and they can even conceive children which grow up and can go out on missions as well once they’ve become adults.
This game is filled with interesting ideas, and we highly encourage the creator to keep working on it, because this could become something epic (feel free to drop us an e-mail if you need any advice).
Today we’re hitting the final stages of preparation for the OPR Game Jam 2020, plus we got lots of updates regarding our official miniatures, and a little “zoom” bonus at the end.
OPR Game Jam 2020
Finally it’s almost time for the game jam to start, and we couldn’t be more excited!
If you haven’t signed up yet, then you can still do so already now and you’ll also be able to sign up whilst the jam is happening (sign up is FREE): https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2020
The jam is going to start at the following times:
UK – 8PM BST Friday May 8th
USA East Coast – 3PM ET Friday May 8th
USA West Coast – Noon PT Friday JMay 8th
Europe – 9PM CET Friday May 8th
Japan – 4AM JST Saturday May 9th
Australia – 5AM AEST Saturday May 9th
We highly advise everyone to join the OPR Discord server to chat about the game jam and find a team (if you want one): https://discord.gg/djBydgk
In order to make things interesting and get the community involved we’ve also decided to let the community vote on what the jam’s theme will be (the final theme will only be revealed at the start of the jam).
Finally someone on our Discord server came up with the fun idea of using the cover art for our games as their zoom background picture, so we quickly put together a couple of re-formatted versions that you can use yourself.
Simply right-click on the one you like and select “save image as” to grab it.
That’s it for today, we’ll make sure to post an update tomorrow when the game jam goes live so that you can all get in on it as soon as it’s ready! :D
In today’s update we’re bringing you three brand new fantasy armies, some changes to the campaign rules, a couple of quickplay armies, as well as previews for what models we’re going to be releasing in May.
OPR Game Jam 2020
Before we begin we’d like to remind everyone that the first ever global game jam for miniature games is going to happen next weekend (8th of May to 10th of May)!
This will be a 48hr game making marathon, focused on creating one-page miniatures games. Anyone will be able to submit a game, and you can work alone or in teams.
When the jam is over everyone will be able to judge the games, and then we will highlight a few of our favourite games on the OPR website.
The theme will be revealed on the day of the jam, so make sure to sign up now and keep your eyes peeled so that you can get creating straight away!
New Fantasy Armies
If you love Age of Fantasy then you’re going to love the three new armies we’re releasing today: Halflings, Havoc Dwarves and Shadow Stalkers.
Halflings are tiny humanoids even smaller than dwarves, and one of the most ancient races found in Tyria. Even though they might not look like strong warriors, they make up for their small size in luck and courage, so don’t underestimate them.
This army was inspired by the super cool models released as part of the TTCombat KS, as well as miniatures from other manufacturers available online.
Havoc Dwarves are a faction of dwarves that have been corrupted by the havoc gods, and are now systematically razing one city after the next. Their bodies are covered in heavy armor sealed by the power of havoc, making them able to withstand even the mightiest of blows.
Shadow Stalkers are elusive and nightmarish horrors that warp into being seemingly out of nowhere and haunt small villages all across of Tyria. Nothing is known about them except that they usually strike at night, and that their armies are lead by mighty pumpkin-head kings.
This army was inspired by the spooky Mantic Nightstalkers models, which feature everything from pumpkin-head scarecrows to cthulu-like monsters.
Campaign Rules Updates
After taking part in the recent Grimdark Future community campaign we’ve gone ahead and updated the Campaign Rules based on some of the feedback we got.
Here the changes:
Tweaked underdog rules to be a little more balanced
Added optional rules for playing without permadeath
Units can’t get the same level up trait more than once anymore
Miniature Releases for May
Now that April has come to an end we’re ready to give you an update on what miniatures are going to be released on Patreon this May.
3D Print Models:
Sci-Fi – Battle Sisters Jetpack Squad
Sci-Fi – Ratmen Shaman – in collaboration with ThatEvilOne
Fantasy – Beastmen Champion – in collaboration with Ilhadiel
2D Print Models
Sci-Fi – Alien Hives
None of these models are fully ready yet, but we’re planning on making 1-2 releases per week so that we can get them in your hands ASAP. :D
2D Print 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!
This month we started releasing 2D print models, which were all put together with some army lists in mind, however we never shared those with you, which was dumb…
So today we’re going to share the quickplay armies that our 2D print sets were based around, and in the future whenever we release a new set we’ll release a new quickplay army to go with it as well.
The models were designed with wargames and RPGs in mind, and with them you can now literally play our games completely for free, not even needing to buy any miniatures to try them out.
Every month we’ll release new models like this:
Black & White versions will be available for free
Exclusive colored versions will be available on Patreon
The original PSDs for customization will also available on Patreon
So for as little as $3 you can get a new set of miniatures every month, and for just $5 you can get a second exclusive colored version too. Then if you really wanna go all out you can get the original PSDs for $10, giving you everything you need to customize your miniatures however you like.
Don’t forget that you’re getting all of these miniatures on top of all of the other stuff you get as a Patreon reward, such as Full Rulebooks, Point Calculators and 3D Models!
To kick things off this month we’re releasing 4 amazing sets, giving you a total of 23 stunning miniatures to play with, featuring the following factions:
We hope that you have as much fun playing with these models as we had making them, and we’re looking forward to releasing more in the future. :)
3D Print Models available on CGTrader
Want to get your hands on the new Battle Sister Champion and Dwarf Lord but missed them on Patreon last month?
The Battle Sisters Champion is available on CGTrader by clicking HERE.
The Dwarf Lord is also available on CGTrader by clicking HERE.
Don’t forget that you can get this month’s set of new 3D print models for a lower price than on CGTrader by supporting us on Patreon.
Soul-Snatcher Cults Rebranding
Finally just a small update on the Soul-Snatchers / Soul-Snatcher Cults
There have been far too many players that have been confused about the Soul-Snatchers, because they couldn’t tell what models they could best use for the army.
In order to make it easier to find them we have renamed them from Soul-Snatchers to Soul-Snatcher Cults, and we’ve also added a new illustration to be army book.
Note that nothing else has changed, all of the rules and point costs are the same, so you don’t have to download the new version of the army book if you don’t mind this. :)
That’s it for today’s update. Stay tuned as we’ll be revealing this month’s set of 3D models next week, as well as some other cool stuff…