Today we’ve got lots of cool news for you, from the Writing Jam, to our Gang Wars and Jakob’s Path expansions, a new AoF:S Starter Set, new Spear Skeletons and more.
Let’s get to it!
OPR Writing Jam #2
Back in September we hosted our very first OPR Writing Jam, which saw participants create a one-page story set in the OPR universe within a 48hrs deadline, and set to a theme.
Since people seem to have enjoyed both writing and reading the stories, and we’ve had multiple people request it over the past few months, we have decided to host the writing jams every 6 months!
This means that between game jams and writing jams, we’re going to have an OPR Jam every 3 months, allowing all of our fans to express their creativity and get together as a community to build fun stuff together.
The next writing jam is going to be in February, and you can sign up HERE.
Gang Wars Progress
Recently we announced that Gang Wars was under development, and things have been moving forward pretty quickly for the expansion over the last few weeks.
Whilst the game is still under development in early access, we’ve already added 95% of the content, and the expansion is now fully playable, only needing some minor tweaks.
PRIZE: The community will vote for the best looking submission, and the top 3 submissions will get one FREE month on Patreon at Tier 2 (handled via refund).
BONUS: One other randomly determined participant will also get one FREE month on Patreon at Tier 2 (handled via refund).
NOTE: The miniatures should be painted by you, no commissions allowed. By entering the contest you give OPR permission to share the pictures on our social media platforms.
Free Skeleton Spearmen
If you supported us on Patreon in September or bought our Skeleton Warriors set on MyMiniFactory, rejoice, because we’ve just added spear options to them for free!
Don’t worry though, if you didn’t have the chance to get the models yet, they’re still available to buy on MMF, and you also get a 30% discount if you support us on Patreon.
We’re also going to have a special christmas sale in a couple of weeks, offering 50% store discounts, so if you’re looking for the cheapest deal just be a little more patient and you can get these models for super cheap.
Free Soul-Snatcher Model
Last but not least, guess what? Another free model! This has been a streak of one new free model every week on Thingiverse for over a month, a new record for us.
All of the submissions were really awesome, and honestly it was really hard to not just give everyone a 5 star rating across the board. In any case, here are some of our favorite games:
O.R.B.I.T. Link – This one might be one of my favorites simply because I’m a huge fan of Titanfall, and it’s a game that combines mech and infantry combat in a very elegant way. This could easily be re-worked into a full standalone game. :D
Android Racing Circuit – This is a fast-paced racing game that has racers running laps whilst trying to get control of a cyberball. Even includes a dexterity game for pit stops, which is just absolutely awesome!
Synergistic Outcomes – Android Netrunner: The Miniatures Game. Never thought I’d see such a cool take on the concept of a hacking game, and it comes with a huge number of Programs and ICE to boot.
Thanks everyone for participating, make sure to sign up for OPR Game Jam #3 which will take place in May 2021, and maybe there will also be a new writing jam in the meantime…
November Painting Contest Winners
This month we ran a Painting Contest, asking participants to paint any model from our October release and now the community voting results are in!
The winners are:
1st Place with Most Votes: Sebastian Paints
Congratulations to both, who have won one free month at Tier 3 on Patreon!
We’d like to thank everyone who participated, and we’re hoping to see your entries again in next month’s painting competition. :)
In order to spice things up, starting next month we’re going to have 3 winners as per voting, but also 1 random participant will have the chance of winning a free month as well!
Black Friday Deal – Last Chance!
Today is the last day of our Black Friday sale on MMF, and you can now get 50% off everything in our MMF store by using code OPRFRIDAY:
With the latest batch of our Alien Hives and Mummified Undead models, we are going to take a break from those armies to start releasing two new ones as voted by the community: Robot Legions & Saurians!
Right now we’re still working out the details, but for each army you can expect 1-2 heroes, 5 infantry models and 3 large infantry or cavalry models. As soon as we have more info we’ll let you know.
On top of that we’re also going to have a new collaboration coming (more on that in the coming weeks), and we’re currently trying to get another FTL fleet done in December. Unfortunately due to personal reasons there have been some delays with the spaceships, and we can’t promise that there will be a new fleet in December, so we recommend waiting for more news if you’re subscribing specifically for the fleets.
Then aside from that there’s going to be Gang Wars, Jakob’s Path, AoF: Arena Season 2, and a ton of new and exciting paper models coming at you. December will be awesome! :D
As a teaser, here are some early concepts for our Robot Legions army:
That’s it for today, November has been a rough month for us, but we’re hoping to get back on track in December, and make sure everyone gets something cool in the holiday period. :)
Voting will be open until Sunday 22nd of November, so be fast!
Make sure to read and vote on as many entries as you can, and if you want to chat with the designers or even give the games a try on Roll20 or TTS, then join our Discord, where we have a dedicated Game Jam channel.
Voting will be open until Thursday the 26th of November, and you can vote for multiple painters too, so don’t hold back!
GFF: Gang Wars is coming!
It seems that not a month goes by without us revealing some cool new thing, so here we go again with a brand new expansions for Grimdark Future: Firefight with Gang Wars!
So, what exactly is Gang Wars?
Gang Wars is an expansion for GFF that provides additional rules for violent gang combat in the streets of the dangerous and futuristic Hive City.
The rules are designed to be used both for one-off matches as well as for linked campaigns, and they can be played with any armies, although we recommend using Gangs of Hive City.
This is a standalone expansion, so you just need the free core rules and army lists that are available on the website, however you can also use the extra rules from the Full Rulebook to further expand your games.
The expansion’s campaign rules are based off the core campaign rules, however they come with a ton of extra content that add new layers to your GFF campaign experience.
In linked campaigns gangs will fight over city blocks and special locations, with an expanded roster of new skills and equipment, as well as a lot of other surprises. If you just want to play one-off games don’t worry though, most of the stuff can be used for single matches as well, such as 12 brand new missions and urban terrain rules.
Right now all of the following content is being added to the game, however there are even more systems that we’re playing around with, so you might get even more stuff in the end!
New Skill Traits
Hive City Armory
Territory Control Rules
Gang Turf Exploration
12 New Missions
Urban Terrain Rules
City Fighting Rules
Critical Hits Rules
36 New Random Events
Gang Wars is currently in early access on Patreon, with new content being added every week, and we’re hoping to have the first completed draft by the end of the month.
If everything goes well, then we’ll keep the game for a little while longer in early access, after which it will be removed and be available for sale in our WargameVault store.
This has been a blast to design, and we can’t wait to see people’s reactions once it’s out!
Today we’ve got some exciting news about 3D Printing, a massive new Welcome Pack, updates to our Arena Games, a new Warband Creator, and lots more stuff.
Let’s get to it!
No 3D Printer? No Problem!
Today we’re very happy to finally announce something that lots of players have been asking for since we first started to release 3D print models: we’ve got a POD deal going!
OPR has partnered up with PPSAZ in order to get our models printed for you at the cheapest price possible. Get high quality prints for a fraction of the price that it would cost you at other POD services!
Here is how it works:
Subscribe to our Patreon to get the 3D print files
Previous releases can be bought on MyMiniFactory (with 30% discount)
That’s it, now you can just sit back and wait for your new models to be delivered!
Note that this is a US-based printer, so you should contact them directly to sort out how international shipping to you works: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: The only way we can provide such low prices is by requiring you to purchase the STL files from us first. You will receive an e-mail to provide the STL files as proof of purchase within 24 hours of buying the 3D printed models. If you don’t provide the STL files the sale will be rejected!
Join the OPR Game Jam!
The OPR Game Jam is happening next weekend (starts on 13th of November), sign up now!
This is a 48hr game making marathon, focused on creating one-page miniatures games based on a common team. Anyone can participate, and you can make games solo or with a team, and we’ll have a dedicated Discord channel so that creators can chat together.
At the end of the 48hrs the games everyone gets to vote on what games they enjoyed the most, and then we will highlight a couple of our favourites on the OPR website. There is no winner or prize, it’s all just for fun!
Do you want to play our arena games but can’t find a warband that suits your miniatures? Maybe you like the existing warbands but want to tweak them to your liking?
Well, now you can! We’ve just released our brand new Warband Creators for arena on Patreon, which allow you to do all of that and much more.
The Warband Creators give you everything you need in order to create custom stats for your models, as well as pre-made tactics boards and upgrade cards for 3 styles of warbands. That’s 30+ assets which you can combine to create your own warband, and if you want to also use the assets from the official warbands then it’s 180+ assets you can use!
On top of that we also provide you with all of the PSD files necessary to create custom tactics boards and upgrade cards, as well as PSD files to create custom hex-boards from scratch. There truly are no limits to your imagination!
The Warband Creators are only available on Patreon, so make sure to support us today!
Arena Game Updates
As if that wasn’t enough, today we’re also updating our Arena Games to v1.1, clarifying some of the doubts that players have been asking about.
Here are the patch notes:
Added explanation diagram of different hex types
Warbands may only take one copy of each upgrade card now
Clarified that objective markers may not be placed within 2 hexes of each other
Clarified that models must move when making a charge action
Alien Hives – Infestation is now scored at the end of the round
Vampiric Undead – Lethal Blow now has STR2
Minor Game Updates
We’ve also got some smaller updates to the Custodian Brothers and the Halflings, adding some new units, upgrades and special rules to make them even cooler!
Added new unit: Jetpack Team, Destructors, Custodian Assault Walker, Custodian Heavy Walker, Anti-Grav Light Tank, Anti-Grav Battle Tank, Anti-Grav Heavy Battle Tank
Heroes can now take Battle Standards
Custodian Brothers now have more weapon upgrades
Jetbikers now have more weapon upgrades
Added new unit: Bolt Thrower
Assassins now have Throwing Daggers
Braves now have the Slayer rule
Marksmen now can take Halfling Crossbows
13 New Models & Price Cuts
This week we’ve added 13 new models to our miniature sets from September and October, giving you even more variety in your armies. If you supported us in September, October, or bought the models on MyMiniFactory, then check your library as the models have already been added free of charge!
Here are the sets that have been updated:
If you didn’t support in September/October, then you can still buy them on MyMiniFactory.
We’ve also updated the prices of many of our previous models, lowering the price by up to 33% on some of them, so make sure to browse the store and see if there’s anything you’d like to pick up, and if you’re a patron you can get a 30% discount on top of that!
New Welcome Pack
Starting in November we are providing a massive brand new welcome pack for patrons!
By joining our Patreon at Tier 2 you get access to our awesome welcome pack with 17 Models plus our Play Tokens & Ruler. Make your first month count and get 30+ new models to print!
Today we’ve got a ton of new stuff for you, price cuts, a painting competition, our new store, pre-supported models, a new collaboration, stretch goals, patreon updates, new units and some battle reports.
Let’s get to it!
30% Discount on Arena Games
Starting off with a bang, we’ve got a hefty 30% discount on our arena games!
From now on we’ll also be doing our file delivery via MyMiniFactory, here’s how it works:
Our 3D print files are delivered via MyMiniFactory; in order to have access to your monthly rewards you need to use the same e-mail address on Patreon and MyMiniFactory.
As soon as new models are released, you will receive an e-mail to redeem your files, which will then be permanently available in your MyMiniFactory library.
We update our e-mail list every week on Monday, so if you still haven’t received your files please be patient, they are either not ready for delivery yet (see below) or you will receive them as soon as our e-mail list is updated again.
That’s it, if you have any questions please let us know!
The files from in both standard STL, supported STL and supported LYS format, giving you plenty of options on how to print them. All of our supports have been fully tested to guarantee that they work well and don’t damage the models.
Collaboration with Asgard Rising
This month we’re doing a cross-promotion with Asgard Rising, providing you with their awesome Jarl Rurik model. Here’s a message from the team:
From today until the end of this month only for One Page Rules Patrons we have an exclusive gift : “Jarl Rurik – Midgard Viking Shieldmans Chieftain”
This figure is provided by our friends from Asgard Rising Miniatures. They do some incredible detailed miniatures fantasy style.
As our Patreon following keeps growing, we want to provide more and more value to all of our subscribers, and so we’ve decided to add a series of stretch goals!
The stretch goals are simple:
If we hit 700 subscribers we will give a 30% discount code for our store
If we hit 850 subscribers we will give a 40% discount code for our store
If we hit 1000 subscribers we will give a 50% discount code for our store
Right now the discount codes are only available for Tier 3 patrons, however we’re currently also thinking of re-working the structure of our tiers, so in the future you may very well see the discount codes being provided to all of our tiers…
Patreon Tier 1 Removal
As you already read from the title, we are going to be closing down Tier 1 at the end of the month (31st of October). We know this is probably not news you were expecting to get, so we wanted to give you a heads up and an explanation of what is going on.
Over the past year the project has been growing and expanding, and with it our offering has become bigger and bigger. As we keep adding more content at Tier 2 and Tier 3, we noticed that over time Tier 1 has become a bit redundant, and so we decided to shut it down and ask people to switch to Tier 2.
In order to make the switch that much sweeter, starting in October we’re going to be providing all of the PSD rewards at Tier 2 as well. :)
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, and we’re happy to see you as part of Tier 2 and share more awesome content with you!
With new model kits coming out left and right, we’ve decided to update some of our existing armies, and we’re also going to release a couple of new ones in the coming weeks.
We’ve also decided to streamline the way that upgrade lists for Battle Brother Detachments, Havoc Brother Disciples and Havoc Warrior Disciples are displayed, making them a bit easier to read and use.
Looking at the latest version of the Battle Brother Detachments you might notice that the Custodian Brothers are missing, and that is because they’re going to get their very own army book soon!
Here the changes in today’s update:
Added new units: Prime ATV, Anti-Grav Tank, Prime Speeder, Support Turret
Modified and condensed hero units
Added new options for heroes with Combat Bikes, Grave Armor, Veteran Infantry and Repair
Assault Squads and Prime Brothers can now be upgraded to Veteran Infantry
Prime Brothers can now be upgraded with Grave Armor and Heavy Machineguns
Heavy Anti-Grav Transport and Destroyer Tanks now have Tough(18)
Added new units: Destroyer Robot Snakes, Tri-Scorpion Pistoleer, Heavy Annihilator
Tripod Robots can be updated with new weapons
Heroes can now be upgraded with Jetbikes
Once again Sad and Lonely Gamer has released a brutal solo battle report for Grimdark Future, this time featuring 2000pts of Wolf Brothers vs Orc Marauders.
This week we’ve also got a new channel covering our games. Battle Knights have released an awesome Age of Fantasy battle report that serves both as a how-to-play video, as well as just an enjoyable battle. They put up Halflings vs Chivalrous Kingdoms, and got some really stunning models and terrain!
That’s it everyone, next week we’ll hopefully have even more game updates for you, and soon enough we’ll start bothering you with Game Jam #2 updates… ;)
Things keep moving fast at OPR, and today we’ve got a super-packed update for you, with tons of new releases, as well as a bunch of different videos for you to watch.
Let’s get to it!
Community Wiki Update
Before we begin, we wanted to highlight that over the past weeks the community wiki has been getting a ton of updates, and we now have 100+ pages full of content already!
There is something for everyone in the wiki, with dedicated game pages which give you an overview of all games and lore, as well as individual faction pages for Grimdark, Fantasy and Warfleets: FTL with more details.
For those of you that are interested in strategic tips, we have tactics pages for both Grimdark and Fantasy factions, as well as pre-made quickplay army lists for Grimdark and Fantasy, which cover most recently released box sets.
But what is probably the highlight of the wiki is that we now have dedicated miniatures pages where you can see exactly what models you can use for which units for both Grimdark and Fantasy. No more needing to guess what all those crazy alien hives units are!
The wiki is an amazing resource, and we’re really happy to see it grow, but it is by no means complete. If you’d like to contribute make sure to join our Discord server where we have dedicated wiki discussions: https://discord.gg/djBydgk
Ever since we started providing 3D miniatures, people have been asking us if it would be possible to get them printed for them since they don’t have a 3D printer. For the longest time we’ve been trying to find a good print-on-demand solution that isn’t prohibitively expensive, and it seems that we might have just solved the issue!
We have found a US-based supplier that is able to provide print-on-demand miniatures at a reasonable price, and now we would like to give them a shot to see if this is something that can become a “feature” we provide.
In order to make sure that this is something that is viable for the future, we would like to do a test run first, and so are now looking for volunteers that are interested in our previously released Battle Sisters models.
All questions regarding pricing, shipping, etc. will be answered via e-mail
This is a US-based supplier, so you can expect shipping outside of the US to be pricey
You don’t have to buy the full army bundle, but can choose just to print individual units
Right now you can only get the Battle Sisters models printed
We want to make this very clear,this is a partnership between us and the supplier to provide an easy and reliable way for you to find a print-on-demand service. The supplier is NOT selling you our models, but they are only providing the service of printing them for you. This means that you need to buy the files from us first and then give them to the supplier in order for them to print them. This also means that we have no control over how the supplier handles their part of the business, and all of your questions ultimately have to be answered by them.
Due to the nature of the testing we expect this whole process to take at least a couple of weeks, and if everything goes well, then you can expect to get all of our models 3D printed through them in the future. :D
October Release Overview
Here we are in October, and once again we have a TON of content for you on Patreon!
This month we’re continuing with our Alien Hives and Mummified Undead releases, and we’ve also got a new Marauders Fleet for you as well. On top of that there’s some new games and expansions coming, as well as a bunch of other stuff.
This week we’re super excited to release 2 more brand new games, and we have a couple announcements like our October painting competition, 3D models with pre-supports, an FTL fleet builder, and more.
Let’s get to it!
Arena Games – Season 1 Released
Seems like this month we can’t go a week without having some new game announcements, and today we’ve finally released Season 1 of our arena games to the public!
GF: Arena & AoF: Arena are hex-based arena games that play lightning fast and are centered around warband customization to find the best and craziest combos.
When preparing your warband for battle you’ll have the option between picking different combinations of models, as well as equipping them with upgrades from a selection of faction-specific and common cards.
During the game each player will also have a tactics board which provides models with additional special actions, reactions and objectives that they can use to gain an advantage. These tactics boards are also customizable, with players being able to mix-and-match from a selection of faction-specific and common abilities.
Season 1 features the Battle Brothers, Orc Marauders and Alien Hives for GF, whilst for AoF it features the Humans, Vampiric Undead and the Mummified Undead. On top of that you’ll also get common upgrades and tactics boards, model stat cards, hex-arena boards, play tokens, and everything you need to get going.
The game comes with a one-page version of the rules, as well as an extended rulebook that explains everything in detail with lots of really helpful diagrams and examples.
Season 1 is available for free on our website, but only comes with basic black & white components, and no miniatures. If you want the full color version with all miniatures, then you can find them on WargameVault.
Season 2 is going to be released on Patreon this month, and we’re going to be adding new warbands every month unit there are 3 new warbands for each game. The season will also feature new hex-boards, common assets, etc.
We are planning to release Season 2 to the public at the beginning of next year, and after that a new season will be released every 6 months.
These are some of the most fun games we’ve made, with the high level of customization and quick gameplay making for a very addictive loop. We can’t wait to see more people play them and share their own crazy combos!
PRIZE: The community will vote for the best looking submission, and the winner will get one FREE month on Patreon at Tier 3 (handled via refund).
NOTE: The miniatures should be painted by you, no commissions allowed. By entering the contest you give OPR permission to share the submitted pictures on our social media platforms.
Note: Since this is the first time we’re running something like this it might get a bit weird and we might have to adjust things in the future, but overall it should be fun!
Pre-Supports for 3D Models
In our continuous effort to provide you with more value every month, we’re happy to announce that from October on all of our 3D models will be pre-supported.
We know it sucks that we didn’t have pre-supported models for September, and we’re looking into ways to solve that from a logistical perspective, so that supporters can have both of our new armies fully pre-supported.
Right now we honestly don’t have enough sales from our old Sisters and Dwarf models to justify the cost of having them pre-supported, however if we see that demand goes up to the point where it’s financially viable, then we will definitely do it. :)
Battle Sisters Army Released
Over the past 6 months we’ve released a full Battle Sisters Army in collaboration with Garin from The Makers Cult, which came out looking pretty damn awesome.
We’ve had single units available for sale until now, but with lots of demand for the full army being available, we are more than happy to release the full army as a bundle.
The complete Battle Sisters Army is now available for sale as a bundle with a hefty 20% discount, and if you’re also a patron at Tier 3, then you will get an additional 20% discount on top!
Warfleets: FTL was only released last week, but we already got some great new for you. Schnickers from our Discord/Forum put together a neat fleet builder, which allows you to quickly and easily put together your force.
All of the common assets as well as the faction specific assets are included, with unit stats using easy to read symbols to know what is what, and it even comes with a printing feature. Truly great work!
Today we’ve got a truly gargantuan update for you, with a new game, writing jam results, october previews, game updates, and much more.
Let’s get to it!
The wait is finally over everyone, Warfleets: FTL is now available to the public!
When I was first approached by Austin Peasley back in 2014 about the making of a spaceship battles game, I could’ve never imagined that we’d be here 6 years later releasing a full spaceship game of our own.
The journey has been long, with many iterations of the game, and even some moments of true despair, but we’re really happy that this game is now available for download, and can’t wait to see player’s reactions to it!
For those of you that are hearing about Warfleets: FTL for the first time, this is our take on a fast and furious spaceship battles game, which offers tons of fleet customization and exciting space battles.
Players take on the roles of commanders of a fully personalized fleet, which is made up of ships, heroes and upgrades from a common set of assets, as well as special assets from one of 6 interstellar factions.
Each faction comes with its own selection of ships, heroes and upgrades, and there is also a wide selection of legendary fleets, giving players the chance to step into the shoes of legendary FTL admirals.
As always, the core rules and faction book are completely free, and they offer countless hours of explosive spaceship battles… but what if you want more?
If you support us on Patreon, you can get access to the Full Rulebook, which adds a ton of advanced rules that allow you to further customize your games, with extra missions, deployment styles, events, and much more.
The Full Rulebook also has rules that allow you to re-use widgets from other games, such as blast markers, order dice, ordnance tokens, command dials, and many more.
Here a full breakdown of what you get in the Full Rulebook:
Terrain Placement Rules
Multiple Deployment Styles
Terrain & Objective Effects
Fog of War Rules
Catastrophic Damage Rules
Order Dice Rules
Shields & Defense Tokens Rules
Scanner Ranges Rules
Rules for Planetary Control Games
Rules for Multiplayer Games
Rules for Kitchen Table Games
If you don’t have any spaceship models, you can also pick up our very own 2D and 3D models on Patreon, where we’re releasing a new fleet every month.
This month we’ve released the 2D Empire Fleet and the 3D Empire Fleet, and if you stick with us you’ll have the full set of all fleets as they’re all released.
Next month we’ll also be releasing a set of 2D space terrain with lots of asteroids fields, destroyed ships, space nebulas and more, which you can use to pretty up your table when playing both with 2D and 3D models.
Alright, this should be enough of a preview, now it’s time for you to check out the games yourself. Make sure to join our Discord Server to share pictures of your battles and provide your feedback and ideas!
Note that the Full Rulebook is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until we feel that the game is polished enough for a “final” release, at which point it will be removed and put for sale on our WargameVault store.
Writing Jam Results
A few weeks ago we ran our very first OPR Writing Jam, and finally the results are in!
The writing jam gives participants the opportunity to share their own take on the stories taking place in the OPR universe, writing a one-page story in just 48hrs based on the same single theme: INFINITE LOOP
September has really been a crazy month, we tripled the amount of different units we released for 3D printing, we’ve doubled the amount of armies we released for 2D printing, plus we’ve got 3 new games for everyone.
If you’re not a patron yet, please consider subscribing, as this is the only way we can keep the project alive. Not only do you get a ton of extra content, but also our eternal gratitude.
October Release Previews
With the month coming to an end, it’s time we take a look at what’s coming in October, and once again it’s going to be a very content packed month. :D
On the 3D models side we’re continuing with our Alien Hives and Mummified Undead releases, and for FTL we’re going to be releasing the Marauders fleet. On the games side, we’re going to be releasing the 4th chapter of Jakob’s Path, as well as Season 2 of the arena games and warband creators (Season 1 will be released in early October).
We also have 2 major game releases that are going to be revealed in October, but we don’t want to spoil the surprise yet. All we can say is that we have a new expansion for GFF in the works, and also a completely new game that is going to take us in a new direction…
Here’s everything you’ll get in October:
3D Alien Hives – Soul-Snatchers, Hive Warriors, Soul-Snatcher Lord
3D Mummified Undead – Mummies, Guardian Statues, Mummy Queen
3D Marauders Fleet – 3 Ships + 1 Squadron
2D Fantasy Orcs – Boss, Shaman, Warriors, Archers, Brutes
2D Marauders Fleet – 3 Ships + 1 Squadron
2D Space Terrain – Destroyed Ships, Asteroid Fields, Space Junk, Space Nebulas
Arena Games – Season 2
Arena Games – Warband Creator
Jakob’s Path – Chapters 1-4
Mystery Expansion for GFF
New Mystery Game
Here some WIP shots of the 3D models, note that they are subject to change.
Small Game Updates
Moving on to updates for our core games, this week we’re adding a bunch of new units!
The great folks at Stonehorse Gaming have been releasing more and more AoF:R videos, with an awesome how to play video and a battle report. Now they’re also adding new tactics videos which cover all aspects of the game one by one, and are definitely worth checking out.
Three Men and a Wargame Podcast
Last but not least, we wanted to give a shoutout to the Three Men and a Wargame podcast, who were so kind to cover our September releases in full detail.
This week we also released the 3rd chapter of the Jakob’s Path narrative campaign.
This chapter contains 2 new missions, and if you support now you get all previously released chapters as well. Whilst the campaign was written with Battle Brothers vs Orcs in mind, it can be played with any other factions and whatever models you have available.
Chapter 3 – Jakob and his men return from the jungle battered by the heavy fighting, with one of their brothers in critical condition. They hope to find a victorious Khari at the landing zone, but instead will find that they are not alone…
Today we’ve got a bunch of new stuff for you, a writing jam, new grimdark models, new fantasy models, new spaceship models, a quickstart section, a game update, and even a new battle report for you to watch.
Let’s get to it!
OPR Writing Jam #1
Before we delve into all of the new goodies we got for you this month, let’s talk about the OPR Writing Jam, which is a brand new concept for us, and a bit of an experiment.
For the longest time people have been asking us for more narrative, and there are many of you in the community that have been more than happy to share your own stories and takes on the OPR universe. Since we got so many awesome and creative submissions from fans, we think that it’s a shame that only we get to read them.
So today we’re introducing the OPR Writing Jam!
The OPR writing jam is a 48hr story writing marathon, focused on writing one-page stories set in the OPR universe. We want to stress that this is about writing stories set in the OPR universe, and not to write stories based off another game’s universe and just change the names to fit within the OPR universe.
The writing jam runs from September 11th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to September 13th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time. There will be a 1 week public voting period, and then we will highlight a couple of our favourites on our website. This is just for fun, so there are no prizes or winners.
The submission process is pretty simple. At the start of the jam we will announce a theme, and then you will have 48hrs to write a 500-1000 words story set in the OPR universe. The story must fit on a single sheet, and we will be providing templates for you to use.
Starting the jam has been a very spontaneous decision, and we’re curious to see how it goes. If this is well received, then we could see ourselves having more writing jams in the future, or trying out different concepts. :)
New Alien Hives and Mummified Undead Models
This month we’ve got a ton of new 3D print models for you, so let’s start with our two new armies for Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy.
The Alien Hives and Mummified Undead are going to be released over a period of 3 months, and each month we’ll be releasing 1 hero and 2 units for each army (~7 model each, for ~14 models total). At the end of the 3 months you can expect to have 3 heroes and 6 units for each army, and we’re also going to try and include some bigger models in there as well (monsters anyone?). This means that for just $30 you’re going to get 30+ models just in these 2 armies, plus all of the spaceship models, new games, expansions, and more!
These models are being created in collaboration with Punga Miniatures, and we’d like to thank the whole team for the amazing result: Rim, Bulat, Radmir and Guzel
The Alien Hives are being sculpted by Radmir: INSTAGRAM
The Mummified Undead are being sculpted by Bulat: INSTAGRAM
All of the renders are being done by Guzel: ARTSTATION
And of course the production is being done by Rim: WEBSITE
This is just the beginning of these two armies, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of them come out, and can’t wait to release the full armies after these 3 months. Of course by supporting us on Patreon you get a TON more content, so make sure to check out our September release overview: https://www.patreon.com/posts/41104102
Note that we are still pending on the renders for the Alien Hives hero and the second unit, and we’ll make sure to update everyone once those are released.
New Empire Fleet Models
You thought that was all for this month’s model releases? Think again!
This month we’re seeing the first FTL fleet being released, starting with the Empire Fleet. The FTL fleets are going to be released over a period of 6 months, and each month we’ll be releasing 4 models for each fleet (3 ship types +1 squadron). At the end of the 6 months you can expect to have all 24 models, plus the Full Rulebook for FTL, giving you the complete range of FTL fleets. That’s right, for just $10/month you’re not only getting all of the models for the other 2 armies, but also a new FTL fleet.
So, you love the idea of spaceship battles, you want to give FTL a try, but you don’t have any models or a 3D printer? We’ve still got you covered!
Alongside our 3D print fleets we’re also going to release a 2D print fleet every month, giving everyone a chance to play FTL. This follows the exact same system as the 3D print fleets, so you get a new fleet with 4 models each month, and you will have all of them together at the end of the 6 months. The basic 1 color version is available for just $3/month, whilst the full 2 color version is available for just $5/month.
And this is not all for you 2D print fans, because this month we’ll also have a new 2D print army for Grimdark Future coming out, which will be the Infected Colonies. But more on that later when they’re ready to be released…
New Quickstart Section
As some of you might have already noticed, we have re-designed our landing page, adding a couple of new features to make life easier. We now have a button for the news section (because some people didn’t realize we had one), as well as a button that leads straight to our monthly Patreon release highlight.
Most importantly though, we’ve added a button that leads to a new “start here” page.
This page serves to introduce new players to everything they need to know about OPR, from the fact that our games are free, to how the project is supported on patreon, to a step by step guide on getting started.
The step-by-step guide was designed to give the easiest introduction possible to our games, with just the one-page rules first, and then a series of brand new quickstart sets, which include the beginner’s guide, some pre-made army lists, as well as 2D miniature tokens and terrain. This is the absolute best way to introduce someone that’s new to wargaming to our games, and is the perfect package to run demo games or share the rules with new starters.
Then there’s even more stuff on the page. We’ve added a battle report by Wyloch’s Armory for those that would like to see the game in action, as well as links to all of our social media, community pages and the newsletter.
All in all we think that it turned out pretty great, although we might keep tweaking it as things go along. Big shout out to Perram on Discord who pushed me to actually implement this, thanks a lot!
The Orc Marauders have always been a very “controversial” faction in Grimdark Future. They’re one of the most played factions out there, but also one of the hardest to play right. In the hands of the right player, and with the right conditions, they can be absolutely brutal, however for a lot of players they just end up being frustrating because they are much harder to play than they look.
After a lot of discussion we’re decided to take a couple of small steps to address this issue, and hopefully give players the tools that they need to feel that they can be more competitive when playing Orc Marauders. This is not a complete overhaul of the army, but instead just a couple of tweaks to tip the scales.
Here’s the full changes:
Mechanics and Shamans now have access to upgrade list B
Fixed cost of Ultra Armor on list C
Heroes can now take Jetpacks
Added new special rule SHOOT!
Lowered cost of WAR! and Mad Doctor
Specialist Orcs and Orc Pirates now have Relentless
Modified weapons and upgrades for Specialist Orcs and Orc Pirates
Mini Helicopters now have Impact(3) as an upgrade
Most Vehicles can be upgraded with Relentless
Condensed multiple buggy types into a Combat Kart
We hope that these small changes allow players to play with the army in new and interesting ways, and hopefully be able to mitigate some of the army’s weaknesses, whilst still maintaining that core Orc Marauders identity.
Age of Fantasy Battle Report and Review (German)
Finally this week we were very delighted when we found out that German channel Bier und Brezel Tabletop filmed a full battle report and provided an in-depth review of Age of Fantasy.
The battle report is very well filmed, and there is great commentary that explains everything that’s happening in detail, so this also serves as a great “how to play” video as well. The review section is also really great, going over the pros and cons of the system, and it’s great to see someone that truly understands the strengths of the system make a review for it.
For those of you that don’t speak German you can watch the video with YouTube’s auto-translated captions, although we can’t vouch for the quality of the translation. :D