For those of you that don’t know, before the great purge of 2017 we used to have a lot more games than just Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy, many of which were beloved by OPR fans all over the world.
Those games had been discontinued for a long time because we felt that we didn’t have the time to properly support them, and couldn’t find a neat way to keep them available for the community as we re-worked our project for the future.
Fans have been asking us for years to bring fan-favorites such as WarStuff and Double Tap back, and today we’re happy to say that the long wait is over!
If you check out our website you’re not going to find a new section called One-Off Games, which is going to be our new repository for a ton of small and awesome games that didn’t make the cut to become bigger (yet).
So what are One-Off Games you ask?
One-Off Games are stand-alone games in our signature one-page format, which are developed to explore specific mechanics or miniature lines. These games have minimum support and could be removed at any point unless they prove to be popular enough.
Check them out here: https://onepagerules.com/portfolio/one-off-games
For today we’re only bringing back 6 of our most popular classic games, but in the future you can expect more games to be released this way as we find interesting ideas to explore or just need some rules to play with cool new miniatures.
Army Men Combat – These rules were specifically created to be played with green army men and using household items as terrain, though you can use any miniatures you like. The rules feature an interesting random activation mechanic where you have a higher chance of going next if you have more unactivated units, as well as the ability to use Hunker actions for extra protection and Guard actions to fire overwatch. The rules also use an old-school dice pool system, where instead of using modifiers on your rolls you add dice to your pool and compare results.
Deathball – These rules were created to play fantasy sports games without a grid and with any fantasy, sci-fi, post-apoc, etc. miniatures. The activation mechanic in this one is really cool because you have to gamble to activate, so there’s a nice risk/reward system for big plays. Top it off with rules for special racial traits, different terrain types, coach points and random events, and you’ve got yourself a neat and brutal sports game!
Double Tap – Spec-ops combat for modern military or cyberpunk settings, featuring a tried and true action/reaction system that makes every activation important. The game comes with a ton of weapons and special rules to customize your soldiers, which provide a balanced challenge for even the most experienced operators. Highly recommended!
Wasteland Racing – This is a re-vamp of the old Grimdark Racing rules, and boy are you in for a treat. A full-on beer & pretzels game, these rules allow you to smash together toy cars like never before, zooming around deadly race tracks. With rules for everything from pick-up items to speed boosts, as well as lots of vehicle types and driver traits for customization, this is probably the most fun ruleset we’ve ever written. :D
Orion’s Gate – First things first, this game was developed based on an original idea by Austin Peasley, who helped OPR immensely in its hay-day. Orion’s Gate is a spaceship battles game developed to fight massive battles in a short time, and it can also be used to fight fantasy or historical naval battles. The game features a 2D6 system that keeps things balanced across multiple ship types, and there’s a ton of customization for your ships so that no two battles are alike.
WarStuff – Last but not least, WarStuff! This has been the single most requested game to come back since the purge, and we’re really happy to finally see its return. These rules allow you to fight quick skirmish battles with any type of toys or miniatures thanks to its easy to use unit creation system. This is the perfect game to bring to game stores or conventions so that players with models from different games can still play together.
Discord Rewards for Patrons
Finally we wanted to give you a little update regarding our Patreon rewards.
We’re always looking for ways to improve how we can reward fans for their donations, and since so many of you love using Discord we’ve gone ahead and linked the two!
All of our backers now get a special role that shows that they are supporting our project, and backers of Tier 2, 3 and 4 also get access to secret channels to discuss all of the exclusive content that we provide.
That’s it for today folks, really hope you enjoy these new games and that you have a nice holiday. We’ll be back next week to give you a peek into the future!
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