GAME JAME #5 STARTS NOW!

Game Jam

Hi everyone,

The OPR Game Jam #5 is now live, and the theme will be:

DESIGN BY SUBTRACTION

What does that mean you ask?

Design by Subtraction means to find the core of a game, and removing everything around it that doesn’t support that core design. In many ways, all of the OPR games are designed by subtraction.

This could be anything like making a game that is purely focused around movement (removing all systems not revolving around that), or a game that is where the entire focus is on a specific interaction between elements like fire and water (making sure that all systems are fully built around supporting that interaction, and removing anything that goes beyond that).

If you want to watch a video talking about Design by Subtraction, check this out:

You now have 48hrs to design your game, and send in your submission by:

  • UK – 8PM GMT Sunday May 15th
  • USA East Coast – 3PM ET Sunday May 15th
  • USA West Coast – Noon PT Sunday May 15th
  • Europe – 9PM CET Sunday May 15th
  • Japan – 4AM JST Monday May 16th
  • Australia – 5AM AEST Monday May 16th

Check out the Game Jam page for more info on submissions: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj5

Head over to our Discord server to share your ideas: https://discord.gg/djBydgk

We want to remind everyone that the most important thing is to create a game that has interesting mechanics and an engaging core gameplay loop, and not a perfectly balanced grand strategy game.

You could focus on creating a small one-off encounter for example (like a rowdy bar fight, or an exciting airplane dogfight), or maybe make a game that follows a short linear story. Either way, just try to make something fun to play, regardless of its size. :)

Happy Designing!

– Gaetano

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Hive City Gangs v2.50 + MMF Last Chance Models

Game Update, Video Content, 3D Print, Game Jam, Physical Minis

Hi everyone,

In just a few hours it’s time for the next game jam already, so make sure to sign up!

The OPR Game Jam is a 48hr game making marathon, focused on creating one-page miniatures games. The game jam runs from May 13th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to May 15th, 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/oprgj5


Hive City Gangs v2.50 Available Now

At long last, the Hive City Gangs join the v2.50 beta!

Whilst the gangs have mostly remained the same as you know and love, there have also been some important chases to bring them more in line with the new beta balancing.

To help us with the balancing, we have actually primarily built them as GF lists, which are then auto-translated to GFF like every other army. This helps us ensure that they are treated equally, and also opens up the potential for having the gangs in GF at some point in the future (if players are interested).

Here are the most noticeable changes:

  • Rookies/Gangers are now Quality 5+ / Defense 5+ and Veterans are Quality 4+ / Defense 5+
  • Some units have been consolidated into the Champion profile
  • Hero buffs have been tweaked to be more in line with other v2.50 armies
  • Rookies and Gangers are now divided into a melee profile and a shooting profile
  • Veterans now have the Relentless special rule
  • Upgrade lists have been tweaked to be more specialized between units types
  • Weapons have been tweaked to reflect general v2.50 changes
  • Specialists have been tweaked to have more interesting special rules
  • Ogres have now been split into their own gang with unit tweaks

On paper this seems like a lot of changes, but in practice it’s mostly just shuffling things around and making sure they are in line with v2.50 changes. If you were already playing with Hive City Gangs before, you can expect everything to feel about the same, with a little more balance. :)

Check them out: https://webapp.onepagerules.com/game-systems/grimdark-future-firefight


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 April have been uploaded to our Only-Games Store.


MMF – Models Removed Soon

At the end of the month we’re going to permanently archive some of our oldest models on MMF, which don’t reflect our vision of OPR models anymore. If you want to buy the models, make sure to get them before the 31st of May!

The models are only going to be archived on MMF, so don’t worry, this means that if you bought the models, they will stay in your MMF library forever. The only thing that’s changing is that the models won’t be available for purchase anymore.

Here are the models that will be archived:

  • All Dwarf models (including Bases and Game Aids)
  • All Battle Sisters models (including Bases and Game Aids)
  • All of the Great Daemon models

Some of these models (such as the Bases and Game Aids) might come back in the future once we re-visit those armies, but otherwise we’re not planning on bringing them back.


New Video Content


That’s it for now, we’ll be back in a few hours to reveal the jam theme!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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New Releases, New Game Jam, New Videos

2D Print, 3D Print, Game Jam, Game Update, Video Content

Hi everyone,

May just started, and with it, we’ve got a new Patreon release!

This month we’ve got another wave of Saurians as well as our brand new Jackals faction. On top of that we’ve also got 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.

Thank you for your support!


New Mission Packs

In an effort to improve the value of Patreon Tier 1 subscriptions, we’re now going to be releasing 8 missions per month, with 4 new ones, plus 4 throwback ones from last year.

The latest mission pack has been released on Patreon, with 8 brand new missions:

  • Grimdark Future – Abyssal Rifts + Storm Clash
  • GF: Firefight – Failed Negotiations + The Dark Night
  • Age of Fantasy – Mystic Dawn + Blood & Glory
  • AoF: Skirmish – Eye of the Vortex + Ghost Panic

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 Beastmen and Eternal Dynasty 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.


Follow us on Instagram!

Make sure to follow OPR on Instagram to see tons of pictures and videos of our painted miniatures: https://www.instagram.com/onepagerules/


OPR Game Jam #4 – 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 13th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to May 15th, 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/oprgj5


New Video Content


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/onepagerules

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Jackals Preview + New Videos

Game Update, Video Content

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve updated the OPR WebApp with a new Grimdark Future army: the Jackals!

But who exactly are they?

“Jackals are a species of nomadic humanoid canines, which trade and scavenge for scrap to survive. Whilst their technology is not as advanced as that of other factions, they are clever and resourceful, making them formidable fighters.

In the far corner of the Sirius sector, large quantities of rare minerals were detected on a small arid planet known as Adusta. Many factions sent mining ships to harvest the precious resource, but couldn’t get through its thick asteroid belt, and crash-landed on the planet.

The Jackals were tribes in the early stages of their evolution when they found a crashed Robot Legions ship. This discovery led to a technological revolution for them, which helped them spread throughout the planet, and find more and more crashed ships which they turned into cities and trading posts.

Now the Jackals wander their planet and hitchhike through the galaxy, seeking adventure and knowledge alike.”

Some of you might recognize the Jackals from the TAO Coalition list, where they used to belong. We felt that the Jackals deserved some more love, so they have been removed from the TAO Coalition, and have been given their own army (but don’t worry, you can still ally them if you want).

Making them their own army has allowed us to really expand on them, giving them four times as many units, and adding a huge array of weapon options. The old Locusts from the TAO Coalition have also been bundled in with them, and have gotten some cool weapon options too. Oh, and adding more units also means that now the Jackals have access to two giant monsters, and even a titan… epic stuff. :D

If this got you excited and you’re looking for some models to play with them, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve got a 3D printer, then tune in to our Patreon starting in May to get the Jackals (and much more), or if you want to buy the physical models check out our Only-Games starting in June.

We’re very excited about this new army, and can’t wait to see it in people’s hands!


New Video Content


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Anniversary Giveaway + New Videos

Collaboration, Video Content

Hi everyone,

This year we have partnered up with Elegoo to launch a special anniversary giveaway!

Four winners will be chosen at random, and will get these prizes:

  • 1st Winner: Elegoo Mars 2 Pro Printer
  • 2nd Winner: Elegoo Standard Resin (500ml)
  • 3rd Winner: Elegoo Standard Resin (500ml)
  • 4th Winner: Elegoo Standard Resin (500ml)

PARTICIPATE BY CLICKING HERE

Thank you all for your continued support, and good luck. :)

Note: The giveaway ends on April 30th at 23:59 EST. Due to shipping restrictions, currently printers can only be sent to the US, UK, Australia, Canada and most EU countries. If we cannot send the machine to the winner’s location, we will communicate with other sponsorship methods, such as paying for the product through PayPal.


New Video Content


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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OPR 8 Year Anniversary!

General Update

Hi, my name is Gaetano, and I’m the creator of OPR.

This week we’re celebrating the 8th anniversary of OPR, and every year I like to take a moment to talk about some behind the scenes stuff that is relevant to the history of this project.

Over the last year, the popularity of OPR has exploded like never before, with our audience growing to almost 5 times the size of last year (going from 1500 supporters to 7500 supporters on Patreon), which is absolutely incredible, and I am infinitely thankful for.

But this is not a story of success.

As the project grows, I have heard more and more people say how they wish they could do what we do, how they wish they could follow their passions, how one day they are going to pursue the same goals. I have heard many people talking about how they are postponing their dreams for tomorrow.

This story is for them, although I don’t know that any story I have to tell can truly help anyone. Maybe this story truly is for me, or at least a previous version of me that could have never imagined to be here today.

When I was 23 years old, I almost died for the first time.

One day I woke up in a pool of blood, with a deadly fever, and throwing up without end. It was the middle of winter, and I was rushed to the hospital in the snowy night. When I arrived to the hospital, I was quarantined, and doctors in hazard suits inspected me whilst whispering with worried faces.

I spent the next three weeks in the hospital in excruciating pain, without any sleep, going from surgery to surgery, and the doctors didn’t know if I was going to make it. I didn’t know if I was going to make it.

Those weeks were some of the hardest of my life. I had to look my family in the eye and say goodbye to them, truly knowing that each time could be the last, and I had to come to terms with the fact that this was it, this was the end of the road for me.

On my death bed, there were many things that I reflected upon, and there were many things that I came to realize, in ways that I could never have before. One of those was that I had spent my life postponing my dreams for tomorrow, and now it had become very clear that tomorrow was not going to come.

You really only live once.

Being awake for 24hrs a day, I spent my time suffering physically and mentally, agonizing over my life and my death, as I rolled around in a wheelchair across those cold empty halls. I looked at that corpse in the mirror, at what little remained of me, and I knew that if I survived, nothing was ever going to be the same again.

At the end of those three weeks, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, and put on medication that I still take every day in order to stay alive. With time my health stabilized, and in some ways, my body went back to normal. But my mind didn’t, and those realizations stayed. One year later, I started OPR.

I had no money, I had no connections, I had no experience, but somehow, very slowly, over the next 8 years, I made it to where I am right now. I don’t know what it’s going to be like the next time that I’ll be on my death bed, but at least I will know that I gave things an honest try, no matter the outcome.

Follow your dreams, cherish the people that you love, and put your heart and soul into everything that you do. Nothing else is going to matter when your time is going to be up, nobody else is going to do it for you, and you’re not going to get a second chance at any of this.

Don’t let life pass you by.

With love,

Gaetano

New April Releases

2D Print, 3D Print, New Release, Physical Minis, Video Content

Hi everyone,

We hope you liked last week’s April Fools joke, and enjoyed the free models. :)

Over this past week we’ve been mainly working on releasing all of the new April patreon content, whilst also slowly chipping away at all the other projects we’ve got cooking. We’re happy to say that the development of Sellswords is going forward really nicely, and are looking forward to posting some sort of public beta at some point in the future, so that we can gather more feedback.

Other than that, we’ve also been preparing a cool special illustration for the OPR anniversary next week, and some of us are also going to take some much deserved time off in the coming weeks. We have tons of stuff to show off from the April releases this week, so let’s get to it!


New Mission Packs

The latest mission pack has been released on Patreon, with 4 brand new missions:

  • Grimdark Future – Portal Net
  • GF: Firefight – Chemical Plant
  • Age of Fantasy – Shatter the Pillars
  • AoF: Skirmish – Cavern Crawl

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 Beastmen and Eternal Dynasty 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.


April Patreon Release

Check out our new release and support OPR!

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.

Thank you for your support!


Follow us on Instagram!

Make sure to follow OPR on Instagram to see tons of pictures and videos of our painted miniatures: https://www.instagram.com/onepagerules/


New Video Content


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/onepagerules

Join our Community: Discord – Facebook – Twitter – Reddit – Forum

A NEW AGE FOR WARGAMING

General Update

WELCOME TO THE NEW OPR!

Over the last year we have been teasing fans with the great releases of April 2022, and finally the time has come to reveal our plan for a new era of OPR miniatures.

Starting from this month, we’re going to be releasing miniatures in a new polygonal style, which we believe will completely revolutionize how 3D print miniatures are made in the future. Not only that, but we’re also releasing our miniatures in a new 56mm scale, paving the way for a new format of tabletop wargaming, which shatters the boundaries of what is possible within the realm of physical play.

Since our existing team was not on board with this new vision, we have fired everyone that was working with us, and implemented a completely new AI system, that generates miniatures on the fly with never before seen detail. This is a truly incredible time to be alive, and let us tell you, no expenses were spared.

To show you how committed we are to this new project, we even got a painting video made by our amazing partner Paintman Journeying, check it out!

To give everyone a taste of this new order, we have decided to give out all of this month’s miniatures for free, so that the world can enjoy them. This is also a perfect opportunity to introduce our new business model, which we think will make fans extremely happy, because now you will get $0+ worth of content for just $10!

Grab the models for free by CLICKING HERE!


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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General Update + New Videos

General Update, Video Content

Hi everyone,

As some of you might have noticed already, lately our weekly updates have been a little scarce on info, but that doesn’t mean that things aren’t progressing at a steady pace behind the scenes.

To keep you in the loop, here’s the major things we’re currently working on, and some of the things that we’re going to start working on in the coming months:

  • v2.50 + WebApp/ArmyForge – Lately we haven’t had a ton of time to work on the v2.50 rules, but work on the WebApp/ArmyForge continues steadily. We’re hoping to have the Hive City Gangs and War Cry Clans completed by the end of April (it’s a LOT of factions put together), but no promises, sorry.
  • Warfleets: FTL Re-Vamp – Over the past few months we’ve started working on a re-vamp of FTL, bringing the game into the Grimdark Future universe. As part of this change, we’re completely re-working and expanding all of the factions, with more ships, heroes, upgrades, and more. The goal is to expand the game to feature 16 GF factions (almost tripling the content), which we think will be absolutely epic.
  • AoF: Sellswords – Whilst we have been very quiet on the Sellswords front, development on the game is still pushing forward, albeit quite slowly. This is a game that has taken a lot longer to develop than anything else, but it’s because we want to make sure that it’s as amazing as you deserve to get.
  • Small-Scale Games – This is a highly anticipated project, which we’ve been working on relentlessly for a while now, and are hoping to release later this year. The small-scale games are going to allow you to play truly massive battles, and we’re also working on a line of miniatures for them to bring them to life. The rules are still in the very early stages, but are looking quite promising, so we’re very hyped about this one.
  • Army Backgrounds – 2022 is going to be the year in which we push OPR lore in a big way, starting with a complete overhaul and expansions of the background lore you can find on the army lists. A lot of the current lore is going to change, and we’re eager to show you what we’ve got cooking.
  • Short Stories – For those that love to read, we’re planning on releasing monthly short stories, which will further expand the lore of the games, and give you an insight into what it’s like to inhabit our worlds.
  • Narrative Campaigns – For those that want some lore, but also want to game, we’re planning on regularly releasing new narrative campaigns, which focus on giving you action packed missions, combined with awesome stories, as well as introducing some cool campaign specific characters (we don’t want named characters as part of our army lists).
  • World Guides – This is the big one. For those that want to further sink their teeth into the lore, we’re working on complete world guides, which are 30-35 page booklets filled with art and lore, that will serve as the basis to understand how our worlds work.
  • Faction Guides – After the wold guides, we’re going to start releasing faction guides, which delve into specific factions, with tons of info on their history, culture, locations, armies, and so on (these won’t contain any rules at all, they are purely about lore).
  • Comic Strip – For those that are curious about the lore, but want a more light hearted take on it, we’re working on a comic strip series that gives you a funny insight into our worlds. We’ve got someone really special to work on them, but this is still very early stages, so no promises at this point.
  • New Website – Finally, we’ve slowly been working on a complete overhaul of our website, which we think is currently quite lacking. OPR has grown a lot over the last couple of years, and we think that our website still feels very amateurish in contrast to how professional the project has become. Our goal is to not only make sure that our new website looks great and gives people more confidence in our project, but also to optimize it to make it much easier to navigate and find the content you’re looking for, especially as we offer more and more things to our fans.

As you can see, we are far from resting on our laurels, and OPR is pushing on in new and exciting directions, which we think will make even more players happy to be part of this amazing hobby.

We hope that this update has got you hyped for what’s coming next, and we can’t wait to release all of this content for everyone to enjoy. Thanks for being our fans! :)


New Video Content


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/onepagerules

Join our Community: Discord – Facebook – Twitter – Reddit – Forum

Battle Reports & Painting Videos

Video Content

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got tons of video content for you, with some batreps for Grimdark Future and Age of Fantasy, as well as a host of painting videos for you to check out.

Let’s get to it!


Battle Reports


Painting Videos


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

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/onepagerules

Join our Community: Discord – Facebook – Twitter – Reddit – Forum