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!
Robot Legions on Etsy
Every week we’re adding a new army on our Etsy store, and now you can buy physical prints of our Robot Legions models here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/onepagerules
The models come in one piece, so no assembly is required. We also charge a fixed shipping price, regardless of how many models you order!
New Free Models on Cults 3D
Every month we add new free models to our Cults3D page, and this month we’ve added a Saurian Guardian as well as a Robot Flesh-Eater, bringing us up to 19 free models! :D
Get the models here: https://cults3d.com/en/users/onepagerules/creations
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.
Find out more here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/48494745
Finally, speaking of 3D models, this week we’ve added two sets of themed bases for Dwarves and Battle Sisters, so all of our supporters can enjoy a total of 88 unique bases!
That’s it for today, thanks again for all of your support throughout these years! :D
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