Lately most of my game design time has been spent on Sellswords, so I haven’t been having a lot to update you on in terms of game updates. I’m currently considering doing an overhaul of some of the most problematic factions, but am not sure how exactly that fits in the overall plan for the games.
No matter what, I’ll keep you posted. :)
King’s Wrath on Kickstarter
This week Atlas3DSS has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new VULCAN resin, and in partnership with them we’ve created a 3D print starter set called King’s Wrath, which gives you everything you need to get started, with two armies (30+ models), the basic rulebook, core rules sheet, paper terrain and play tokens!
If you have a 3D printer and you’re looking to get yourself some quality resin plus miniatures, then we highly recommend you check out VULCAN by Atlas3DSS on KS.
Hive City Mercenaries Released
A few days ago we also released a new set of paper miniatures, with the Hive City Mercenaries. This pack features a Bounty Hunter, Munitioner, Battle Doc, Gang Cook (with adorable rat helper) and a Battle Bot.
Check them out on Patreon (and get tons more stuff as well).
New Loyalty Rewards
Earlier this week we also revealed two new massive loyalty rewards, with the Alien Hives Hive Titan and the Duchies of Vinci Walking Fortress.
These are two absolutely massive models, and are available for Patreon subscribers that stay with us for 3+ months. What’s even cooler is that these are not just display pieces, but will get full rules as well, so get ready for madness!
That’s it for this week, hope you have a great weekend everyone. :)
I’m going to try and keep this update short so as not to bore you, but we’ve got some important content updates for you. Right now we’re focusing on bringing more value for our Games & 2D Rewards patrons, as well as to bring new and exciting game content for everyone. It’s been a busy week, but what we got is awesome. :D
Let’s get to it!
OPR Game Jam #3 – Starting next week!
The third OPR game jam is starting next week, 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 14th, at 8PM UK time / 3PM ET time, to May 16th, 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!
After last week’s reveal of the AI rules for FTL, it’s now time for the next reveal. :)
The campaign rules for FTL were designed to be a simply adaptation of our tried and tested campaign rules, but of course with a spaceship battle twist to them. These rules give you multiple ways to set up campaigns to play with your friends, including a leveling up system and lots of random events.
Combining the campaign rules with the AI rules is actually a great way to play narrative solo campaigns, so if you don’t have anyone to play with make sure to check those out!
This month we released the first mission pack on Patreon, with 4 brand new missions:
Grimdark Future – Storm Clash
GF: Firefight – The Dark Night
Age of Fantasy – Blood & Glory
AoF: Skirmish – 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 Paper Terrain
To give players even more goodies, we’re now also permanently including paper terrain on Patreon, with new sets being released every few months. Right now we only have a sci-fi set available, but a new fantasy set will be released in May.
The terrain features 7 different pieces, with houses, containers and ruined walls, and it comes in 4 different varieties (urban, rusty, overgrown, snowy), so you get a total of 28 pieces to mix and match however you like!
The Bodyguards Gang Released
Speaking of 2D printing, we’ve also got a new set of paper minis on Patreon with the Bodyguards Gang and their adorable puppies!
New Physical Miniatures on Etsy
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 Etsy Store.
New Patreon Release
For those of you that are into 3D printing (or that want to know what will be on Etsy next month), make sure to check out our full May Release Overview.
Last but not least, we’ve got a new painting video by Paintman Journeying.
This has been a very exciting week, with lots of new Patreon stuff coming, but also with some important rules updates for some of the armies. Outside of that we’ve got lots of video content for you this week, so check it out!
Age of Fantasy – Harpoons Removed
I’ve been debating for a while what to do with Harpoons in AoF, and long story short: I’ve removed them.
Harpoons were added when we did a big balance pass on both AoF and GF, and they were supposed to fill in the same role as a Fusion Rifle or Rocket Launcher from GF. Whilst the intentions were good, I think that they failed to find a niche for themselves (Great Weapons are better at killing monsters), and that they lead to unintended combos (Sergeants with Harpoons Hitting on 2+ was definitely not intended).
So yeah, Harpoons are gone. If you don’t want to re-print your army lists there’s no need, simply strike out the Harpoon option from all your unit upgrades, and it’s done. :)
Other Army Updates
Today I’ve also uploaded some new versions of the Dark Elves, Halflings and Ratmen for AoF, which add a new Takedown rule to their Assassins. Until now Assassins didn’t feel like they really filled their role properly, and I’m hoping that the Takedown rule gives them the right edge they need to take out Heroes and Special Weapons.
Apart from that I’ve also updated the Havoc Brother Disciples for GF, adding a new Twin Plague Flamethrower upgrade for the Lord of Plague. Not much else to say, go out there and burn the non-believers!
New Loyalty Reward Models + Rules
This week we’ve released our very first loyalty reward models with the Dread Behemoth and the Chained Tyrant!
These spectacular models are absolutely massive (the Dread Behemoth is over 20in / 50cm long), and are given out for free to all supporters that stick with us for 3 consecutive months. The models will only be available on Patreon until June, after which they will be on MMF at a much higher price.
To go with the models we’ve also added rules for them in the Saurians and Robot Legions army lists, so check them out. :D
2D Sky-City Dwarves Available Now
This week we released some awesome new 2D print models, which you can get on Patreon.
Apart from that I’ve been working hard on more games stuff, and I’m currently re-working the AI rules, plus some exciting new gaming content for all of our games which will be released on Patreon every month. With the re-working of the AI rules I’m also looking into adding a version of the AI rules for FTL as well, plus maybe some campaign rules too.
Anyways, more about all that stuff soon, now on to the update!
Continuing with our weekly army updates, this week we’ve re-worked the Ogres army list.
The goals of this update are to make hunters and special units more interesting, as well as making the monsters and chariots more customizable to avoid wasted costs. I don’t think it’s a huge change, especially when compared to other armies we’ve recently updated, but I think that these small tweaks will help make the army more interesting and some of the heavier units more playable.
Here’s all the updates:
Added new unit: Hunters
Warchief and Champion have 2 new unit buffing rules
Hunt Master now has Ambush and Hunter
Shaman’s Fire Blessing is now a unit buffing rule
Iron Warriors now have Stone Bones (which gives AP-1 now)
Devourers now have the Devour rule
Giant Bison now has 6 attacks and re-worked upgrades
Ice Mammoth now has Frost and re-worked upgrades
Re-worked chariots into a single Heavy Chariot unit
Unit & Army Templates
Since we shared the point calculator via Patreon, we made some unit and army templates available for players to be able to put together their armies more easily. However, we’ve also been getting a lot of requests from other players, who would like to use a template simply to organize their lists better, and unit cards to have cool game aids on the table.
Well, it’s time to rejoice everyone, because we’ve just added both the army templates and the unit card templates to the expansions folder for each game. Just follow the links on the game pages to access these and enjoy. :)
New 2D Minis – Artisans Gang
This week we shared a new set of awesome 2D models on Patreon, check them out!
New Battle Reports
First off, we’ve got an insane 13,000pts battle report from Wyloch’s Armory, showcasing some massive Titan Lords duking it out for glory!
Then we’ve got a solo battle report by Sad and Lonely Gamer, who is testing out a variant of the AI rules which uses cards to randomize activations, definitely worth checking out!
That’s it for today, not a huge update, but full of cool stuff. See you again next week. :)
As many of you already know, OPR is run fully and solely by one person, which is me (hi!).
For the past 7 years I’ve been working on OPR in my free time, and have never paid myself a single cent from the money we made via subscriptions or store sales. In my mind I’ve always seen that money as a vote of confidence on your part, and it felt wrong to take that money for myself when I could instead invest it into providing you all with more content.
That was all very easy to manage whilst OPR was pretty small, but over the last few years the project has skyrocketed in popularity and has grown to be one of the top 10 biggest wargaming Patreons in the world, and by now this is in no way a one-man project anymore. Whilst I still take care of the majority of things, there are lots of people I hire to do stuff that I can’t, such as all of the awesome illustrations, paper miniatures and 3D print miniatures, and by now there are 10-15 people involved in OPR’s production every month.
I tried as hard as I could to keep doing this in my free time whilst still working a full-time job, which admittedly has not been very good for my own health over the past year, and so I’ve decided to finally pull the trigger and quit my job to dedicate myself to OPR full-time. By now OPR brings in enough money that I can pay myself a regular salary without having to feel guilty about compromising on releases, so don’t worry about things slowing down.
If anything, this means that I’ll now have more time to dedicate myself to OPR without going absolutely insane, and hopefully I’ll be able to improve my work-life balance as well, which has been suffering for too long now. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do this, and hope that I can continue to provide you all with awesome games, miniatures, and more in the future. Thank you all for your support!
Alright, enough of that now, let’s get to the meat of this news post. :)
New Army Updates
Today we’re continuing with our army refresh updates, tackling the Infected Colonies. Until now this army was serviceable, but was lacking some oomph, with most units feeling very samey. In this new version we’ve overhauled the majority of units in the army, and have also added an army-wide Undead special rule to spice things up.
Here’s the full changelog:
Added new unit: Runners
All units now have the Undead rule
Hunter Champion and Hunters lost Fast but gained Ambush
Infected Champion now has Plague Command
Scientists can now upgrade to Psychic(2)
Zombies now have Regeneration
Infected Dogs now have Scout and Rending
Boomers now have more attacks and Poison
Chelonians now have more attacks and new upgrades
Infected Swarms now have Strider and Blast(3)
Ravens now have an additional AP(1) attack
Vultures now have Ambush and new upgrades
Speaking of the Undead rule, over time we’ve found that this has become one of the most valuable special rules in the game, and that it gave a little bit too much staying power to your units. In order to balance things out a little, units now take wounds from Undead on rolls of 1-2, instead of only on rolls of 1.
Here’s all of the armies that have been updated:
Grimdark – Havoc Brother Disciples
Fantasy – Ghostly Undead
Fantasy – Mummified Undead
Fantasy – Ossified Undead
Fantasy – Shadow Stalkers
Fantasy – Vampiric Undead
OnePageFools Podcast – Episode 3
The latest episode of the unofficial OPR podcast is available now, this time featuring none other than Ethan Seward, the brilliant illustrator behind all of our paper miniatures!
On the Patreon side of things, this week we released the final chapter of Darkness Within, our Age of Fantasy narrative campaign, which will be available exclusively on Patreon until the end of March. If you are interested in reading an awesome story set in the AoF universe, or are looking for new ways to play, make sure to check it out!
This week we also released our third set of Hive City Gangs paper miniatures, with the Miners Gang. The miniatures feature gangers with different mining equipment and weapons, as well as two trusty canine sidekicks.
This month our friends at Bite the Bullet were so kind to provide all of our Tier 2 patrons with an extra model as a free gift, with the fierce Kalista the Gladiator.
This past week I have been extremely busy, spending most of my time on the overhaul of the arena games. I have now converted all 13 existing warbands into the new system, and have been playtesting them every day, trying to further refine and optimize the system. Depending on how it goes there will be a public version available by the end of the month, so here’s hoping!
Aside from that I’ve also spent some time working on some minor army updates, plus the preparation of a bunch of stuff that was released via Patreon this week.
Anyway, let’s get to the actual updates!
OPR Writing Jam #2 – Sign Up Now!
Did you always want to share the stories of your glorious army? Or maybe expand on the lore of our games with your own spin on things? Well then join us for next week’s jam!
The OPR writing jam is a 48hrs story writing marathon, where participants are asked to write a one-page story set to a common theme, which is revealed at the start of the jam. Once the 48hrs have passed the stories go public, and everyone gets to vote for their favorite one.
The writing jam takes place from February 19th to February 21st, it’s completely free to join, and you can sign up here.
Check out the last OPR Writing Jam to get a better idea of how it works, and read all of the 13 awesome stories written by our community!
Minor Army Updates
Today we’ve updated the Saurian and Robot Legion armies, adding some new weapon options to go with some of our new cool models. Additionally we have tweaked the Beastmen army, making Ambush optional on some of the core units so that they can be a little more competitive.
Here’s the changelog:
Robot Legions – Annihilator Overseers can now be upgraded with Heavy Gauss Cannons
Beastmen – Ambush is now optional for units of Hunters, Warriors and Raiders
Saurians – Guardians can now replace their Halberds with Great Weapons
Minor FTL Update
Today we’ve also updated the rules for FTL, fixing an oversight in the ramming rules. Now ships are pushed when rammed by ships of the same size or higher, instead of only when being rammed by bigger ships, which gives ramming a nice boost.
We also would like to remind everyone that this is the last month that the Full Rulebook for FTL is available on Patreon, so make sure to grab it now before it goes up in price!
2 New Free 3D Models (17 Total)
With a new month and a new release, we’ve also added 2 new models for free to our 3DCults Page. Make sure to download the Gecko and Robot Guardian for a test print!
This week has seen quite a few new releases, with a new chapter of Darkness Within, as well as some 2D hero models to go with it, plus a new 2D gang with The Brutes.
On the 3D side of things we’ve got a new collaboration going with Dragon Trapper’s Lodge, who were so kind to give us a free model and a special discount for their anniversary.
If you’re not supporting OPR on Patreon already then you’re missing out. Support us at the $5 tier to get $50+ worth of content, or at the $10 tier to get $100+ worth of content!
Grimdark Future: Firefight – Solo Batrep
That’s it for this week, we’ll see you next week for the writing jam!
Today we’ve got some small game updates for you, some big changes for warfleets, some new models, a new one-off game and even a battle report.
Let’s get to it!
Today we’ve updated a 30+ army lists in order to provide some much needed hotfixes, clearing up some confusing rules, as well as tweaking a couple of units and special rules.
Here’s all the changes:
GF & AoF – Multiple Armies
Rules that allow units to block spells as if they were Psychic/Wizard now get +2 to block
Rules that allow units to repair damage now work on 2+ instead of 4+
Shield Wall rule now only works when all models have the rule
GF – Robot Legions
Tri-Scorpion Pistoleer now has Ambush and Hunter, but only Tough(3)
GF & AoF – Havoc Brothers / Havoc Warriors
Added new unit: Furies
Warfleets: FTL Update
As previously announced, we’ve been secretly working on a D6 version of Warfleets: FTL for a couple of months now, and today we’re very happy to release the game for everyone.
Even though we think that the 2D6 version of the game was awesome in its own right, the actual gameplay ended up being a little bit slower and more mathy then our original vision. By switching to a D6 based system, we’re making the game much faster and more cinematic, without sacrificing any of the strategy.
With this we are considering the bulk of the game to be done, and the Full Rulebook is going to be released for everyone in March. If you want the Full Rulebook (plus much more) right now, then you can get it by supporting us on Patreon.
We know that a lot of you like the 2D6 version, so we’re doing two things to keep you happy:
The current 2D6 version will remain available on our website until the 31st of January for you to download. It comes in a .zip with all of the core rules, faction book and the basic rulebook. Make sure to download it by clicking here before it’s gone.
We’ve updated the Orion’s Gate rules to be more in line with all of the improvements from FTL, and they’re available for download in the One-Off Games section. These rules are not going to be removed, meaning that a 2D6 battleships game is always going to be available for you.
Give the game a try, we think you’re going to love it! ;)
Soul Forge Studio
Speaking of Warfleets: FTL, as many of you know, a few months back we release a few sets of 3D Spaceships, which were made by the talented Danny Cyanide.
Well, over the past few months Danny been running his own Patreon called Soul Forge Studio, which focuses on releasing awesome BFG style ships, which are fully modular!
This week we’ve also released two new paper minis sets with the Ratmen Clans and the Xenos Fleet, which are available for download on Patreon.
As a side-note, with this release we’ve also added the Ratmen Clans warband to arena season 3, and we’re currently working on generally streamlining and improving the game. We will be postin more info on that soon, so keep your eyes peeled arena fans!
Little Dice Wars
Whilst looking through our archive we found an old game we made called Little Dice Wars, which is an adaptation of Little Wars by H. G Wells, so that it’s playable with modern miniatures and dice, instead of using lead soldiers and firing toy guns.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Little Wars, this is the game that basically started it all. It’s the grandaddy of modern miniature games and laid the foundations for most of the wargames you play today.
We’re sure that some of you will appreciate this little game and after playing it a couple times it actually has some really interesting mechanics that you don’t see in modern wargames (no dice rolling for infantry combat, taking prisoners of war, what?!).
We hope that everyone had a great winter holiday and a great new years eve!
This update is going to be fairly light, just keeping you up to speed with the latest releases, the painting competition, and we’ve also got a new free model for you.
Let’s get to it!
December + January Painting Contest
First up, we’d like to congratulate the winners of the December painting contest!
1st Place – Erna Maister
2nd Place – Noladd
3rd Place – Scorn Mandark
Bonus – Yrcrazypa
With that contest out of the way, it’s now time for the January contest to begin. Due to some production delays with our new Saurian models, we’re extending the deadline to the 25th of January for this month!
RULES: Paint any 1 model from our December release and share a high resolution picture of it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Discord. Make sure to share a high resolution picture and tag @onepagerules so that we don’t miss it!
PRIZE: The community will vote for the best submissions, and the top 3 will get one FREE month on Patreon at Tier 2. As a bonus one random participant will also get the prize!
NOTE: The miniatures should be painted by you, no commission painting allowed. By entering the contest you give OPR permission to share the pictures on our social media, etc.
Good luck everyone!
Jakob’s Path Released
The Jakob’s Path narrative campaign for Grimdark Future has now been released to the public, and is available for purchase on WGV/DTRPG. The story follows an epic clash between Battle Brothers and Orcs over the course of 10 missions, although it can be played with any other armies as well.
The standalone campaign is just $4.99, but we’ve also got a bundle for $11.99 that includes paper miniatures for two full armies of Battle Brothers and Orcs, plus paper miniatures of all the heroes in the campaign, plus a complete set of paper terrain.
We also just released season 2 of both Grimdark Future: Arena and Age of Fantasy: Arena. You can find the free rules on the individual game pages, whilst the complete versions are available on WGV/DTRPG.
To celebrate the release of season 2, we’ve lowered the price of each individual season to $4.99, and we’ve also got season 1+2 bundles for each of them, all for only $7.99. These include full color miniatures for all factions, full color hex boards, as well as full color play tokens and deadly hexes.
Now that season 2 has been released, we’re going to be starting work on season 3, which will only be available in early access for the next 6 months. If you’re an arena fan, then make sure to support us on Patreon!
Gang Wars – The Femmes
This week we just released the first 2D gang with The Femmes, which comes with a handful of gangers and a mascot in two versions. For the next couple of months you can expect us to release more gangs, and we’ll probably end up covering them all.
Don’t forget that the GFF expansion Gang Wars is only available on Patreon until the end of the month, after which it will be put up for sale on WGV/DTRPG for a higher price.
New 3D Robot Legions & Saurians Released
In December we started releasing two new 3D print armies, and now wave 1 has been released on MMF as a bundle with 20% discount. If you’re a patron you also get 40% off on top of that, so check them out!
We’re going to be releasing even more awesome models for these two armies throughout January and February, so make sure to support us on Patreon to get them at the lowest possible price ever. :)
Free Skeleton Archer
It’s been a few weeks since we released a new free model, and that definitely needs to be fixed. This is the last free model we’re releasing from our previous armies, and next month we’ll start releasing free models from our new armies, so make sure to follow us on our Thingiverse page.
A long long time ago, we had started working on a very early draft of a one-page RPG called Dungeons & Glory, which aimed at streamlining RPG mechanics into a super simple and beginner-friendly format.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been testing out a lot of different RPG systems with a few of my friends, and decided to pick up the old D&G again, and give it another shot. This has lead to a complete re-working of the core system, as well as the addition of a useful GM guide, which introduces lots of different things to play around with.
Right now we’re planning on keeping this system as a one-off game, but who knows, one day it may very well lead to the creation of the infamous OPRPG…
The world of OPR seems to be ever-expanding, and now community members Jimbo and Lucas have put together a new podcast dedicated to all things OPR called OnePageFools!
Listen, like and follow here:
Jakob’s Path + Heroes
December is the last month in which our Grimdark Future narrative campaign Jakob’s Path is going to be available on Patreon, and as a special treat we have now released 2D models for all of the campaign’s heroes, which are fully compatible with our previously released Battle Brothers and Orc Marauders models!
With this week’s release of the Saurians 2D Army Pack, we’ve added the Saurians warband to AoF:A S02, and with this the season has been completed!
It’s really cool to see that now with each arena game having 6 hex boards, 6 warbands and 2 common assets, the game feels a lot more complete, and allows for a ton of match ups.
There’s also the warband creation rules, which allow you to use any and all miniatures you have as well, and we’re looking forward to seeing how people use the system to add all sorts of crazy warbands!
Note that the warbands are designed to be compatible with WHU miniatures, and with an upcoming lizard warband we’ll make sure to update the Saurian’s warband composition rules to make them compatible if needed.
Holiday Sale on MMF
Looking to get some more christmas presents?
You can now get 50% off everything in our MMF store by using code OPRXMAS50!
Note: Promotion valid from 15th of December to 1st of January.
Finally, I usually don’t do this, but I feel like I need to address you all directly.
This year has been a very rough one for everyone. Many of us have been going through a lot of hard stuff that frankly nobody deserved. We’ve seen family and friends die, become gravely ill, lose their jobs, their house, their mental heath, their dreams, their future, and many fates worse than that.
I know that I’m just some random guy on the internet, and that I can’t change any of the things that happened, but I hope that this project has helped at least some of you see some light in the dark. I’ve been steering this ship by myself for many years now, but this year has been something else, and I’ve pushed myself as hard as I could to bring you all as much gaming content as possible to hopefully keep you distracted for at least a moment.
Gaming has always been a means for me to get together with family and friends to have a laugh, and I think there’s nothing that we need more than the people we love near us in these times of isolation. If you or someone you know could use some time off this pandemic, and you think that gaming could help them, then please share this project with them. All of the games are free, there are free models, and we have a lovely community that can help you get set up for playing online if needed.
I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to turn my dreams into a reality, but I know that there are many people out there that haven’t been as lucky as me. I’ve spent many years of my life going through a lot of difficult things, and I know what it feels like to be looking up from rock bottom and see no hope. I feel a huge responsibility towards everyone that has supported the project to make the most out of it and provide everyone with as much value as I possibly can. I hope that in this I have succeeded.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone that has believed in the project, and I hope that I can keep putting a smile on your face for many more years to come.
Today we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you, with a teaser for Darkness Whitin, results for last week’s Community Survey, a ton of new Gang Units, plus some news for 3D Printing as well as a brand new 2D Print Collaboration.
Let’s get to it!
December saw the completion of the Jakob’s Path narrative campaign for Grimdark Future, so starting in January we’ve got a brand new Age of Fantasy narrative campaign coming at you called Darkness Within.
Every 6 months we’re happy to make a community survey, where players get the chance to tell us what they want to see in the future, share which armies they play, and provide any feedback they have.
Usually we also have some extra questions about other stuff, but this time we decided to keep the survey lean and simple, focusing on the things that matter to us the most.
Let’s see what results we got. :D
Which of these settings would you be interested in for new full games?
Alright, this is the big one, as it guides the development of our next games, and it seems that we got pretty much the same results as in our last survey, except that this time “Customizable Skirmish” has also shot it’s way to the top, and we’ve got a lot of votes for a One-Page RPG as well, which is not the norm.
Here’s the top 5 highlighted:
Small-Scale Sci-Fi – 37.5%
Mech Combat – 35.6%
Customizable Skirmish – 32.9%
Cyberpunk – 28.8%
One-Page RPG – 21.9%
Let’s break down what we’ve been planning for the future, since it’s going to be pretty much in line with the survey results:
Very soon we’ll have a One-Page RPG system coming as a one-off game, to test the waters and see how people like our approach to the genre. If we see that it gets a good response, then we might expand that into a full game in the future.
Then we’ve got a new Skirmish Adventure Game that we’ve been trying to develop over the past couple of months, which will also scratch a bit of that RPG itch, but most importantly it will be in line with the results from the last survey.
For Mech Combat, right now we’re working on revising the FTL rules, and once that is done and we’ve got the full game released, we’ll be working on a Mech Combat game that uses a modified version of the same engine.
For Small-Scale Sci-Fi, that’s something that we’ve been thinking about for a very long time, and we’re probably going to build a system that uses a similar model as FTL, where you have a core set of units types and customization options, plus 5-6 factions that can be further customized (instead of 20+ army books).
For Cyberpunk, we’ve currently got the Double Tap rules as a one-off, and would be very happy to expand those into a full game, so that’s definitely coming some day. Honestly with the development speed we have we’re not sure if it’ll be possible in 2021, but we’ll try.
Finally, for Customizable Skirmish, we’ve had some ideas on how we could expand on WarStuff to make it a little more fun and customizable, whilst also adding some new ways to play, and we’re planning on working on that as a side-project since it doesn’t take up as much time as developing other games.
That’s it on the games side, now onto the next two questions:
Which Grimdark Future armies do you play?
On the Grimdark Future side things are pretty stable as usual, with lots of Battle Brothers players dominating the landscape. It’s really cool to see that we’ve got some people that are playing the armies we’ve done in collaboration with TMC and TEO, and we’re hoping to do more in the future!
Which Age of Fantasy armies do you play?
With Age of Fantasy we also have more or less similar results as in the last survey, with a much more balanced distribution of armies played. It’s also cool to see that some people are playing the just recently released Giant Tribes, which are definitely a niche army.
Do you have any suggestions for things we should do with OPR (new games, armies, features, etc.)?
Finally, the open question is always a delight, since we get such a diverse range of feedback, questions, suggestions, and more. There’s also always a bunch of you who use this opportunity to thank us for making the games, which is very heart warming, and actually I have to thank you for making this possible. This project truly couldn’t exist without it’s fans, and I’m happy that we have such a nice community! :D
Now onto some of the feedback, I’ll try to keep it brief:
Some people have asked us if your focus will shift from games to miniatures, and the answer is a very decisive no. The miniatures are a great way for us to further establish our own settings, to provide fans with something cool, and to provide funding for the project, but that’s it. Whilst we definitely want to keep expanding and improving our miniatures, we have no intention to stop focusing on the games. We provide regular updates to all of our games, and currently have 3 games in early access, with more coming in the future, so we’ve actually ramped up our game development as well. So don’t worry about the games, lots of stuff is coming your way!
Lots of people commented that they’d like to see more stuff like Gang Wars but for the other games, like a Mordheim-style game, or Crusade-style rules. That’s definitely something that we’re planning on doing, so it’s just a matter of time before it’s released.
There’s also lots of people that have suggested we do map-based campaigns, and that’s also something that we’ve already been planning on doing, so it’s just a matter of time before we get to it.
Some people have asked us to provide solo-rules for our games, but actually we already have solo-rules for all of our 5 mainline games. This probably means that the information is not displayed well on the website, and we’ll have to take a look at how to make things more visible.
In addition to that, a lot of people have asked for a solo/coop skirmish dungeon exploration game, and as we mentioned above, we’ve got a Skirmish Adventure Game in the works which is exactly that.
There were some people who asked if it’s possible to play our games online, and it definitely is! We have an active community of players that use Roll20 and TTS, so make sure to join our Discord server to set up games.
Some people asked if we have plans to release 100% original OPR armies for 3D printing, and that’s also something we’ve been planning on doing. Right now we’re going to be doing 2 regular army releases followed by 1 original army release, so you can look forward to that.
Finally, a lot of people have said that they enjoy the little snippets of lore we provide, and that they’d like to see more. Well, fret not, as we’ve got a whole series of campaigns coming out which take place in our game universes, so there’s lots of lore coming you way.
I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the survey once more, and we’ll be back with another community survey in about 6 months when we can catch up again! :D
New Gang Units
With Gang Wars being currently available on Patreon, we’ve decided to go back and re-visit the Gangs of Hive City army list, adding 20 new units for the existing gangs, as well as adding a completely new mercenaries gang, which features units that can be taken by any gang to bolster their abilities.
Note: Promotion valid from 15th of December to 1st of January.
New Army Bundles
The complete set of Alien Hives and Mummified Undead have now been released as a bundle on MMF, and with a hefty 20% discount on top. Combine that with the 50% discount above and you’re in for some madness! :D
Chimeric Creations was actually started by one of our community members Murmillo, who has been working toward creating fantasy miniatures that can be used to play miniature wargames and RPG’s. This set actually works perfectly to play a Dark Elf warband in AoF: Skirmish, or even build a small Dark Elf army for AoF!