Quick Update – Better Late Than Never

2D Print, 3D Print, Game Jam, Painting Competition

Hi everyone,

Things have been a little crazy over the past week, and we’re sorry that Friday’s update is only being posted now, but at least we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff for you.

Let’s get to it!


Game Jam #2 Results

Just a few weeks ago we ran our second ever OPR Game Jam, which was pretty awesome, with over 60 participants and 21 submitted games, we’re very happy with how it went!

The theme for the jam was SYNERGY, and it was really cool to see in how many different ways designers were able to approach the concept and take it in different directions.

Check out all of the submissions: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2/entries

Check out the voting results: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2/results

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
  • Random Draw: Russintexas

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 DealLast 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:

Make sure to grab what you want before it’s too late!


Grimdark Future: Arena – Season 2 Complete

This month we released a new pack of amazing 2D print models for the Machine Cult, and with it we’ve also released all of the warband assets for arena.

Now that all 3 armies have been added season 2 is complete, which has made the game truly come together, as there are now tons of warbands, tactics boards, upgrade cards and hex-arenas to play with!

Get season 2 on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/onepagerules

Season 2 will remain exclusively on Patreon until the end of December, after which it will be removed and sold separately at a higher price, so make sure to join now (and get tons of other stuff too)!


FTL – Nomads Release

In other 2D printing news, this month we also released the Nomads fleet, which looks absolutely stunning, and we can’t wait to see people play with it at home!

The Nomads are only available on Patreon until tonight, after which they will be sold separately on WGV/DTRPG like our other fleets. :)


Free Mummy

Just when you thought that OPR was done giving things out for free, here we go with our 4th free model in this month alone, which you can get on our Thingiverse page!

Grab the free Mummy here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4666194


December Releases on Patreon

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. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Gang Wars, Voting Time + More

3D Print, Game Jam, New Release, Painting Competition

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got you voting on a bunch of things, we’ve got a new expansion for you, some new renders, and even a new free 3D print model for you to check out.

Let’s get to it!


OPR Game Jam #2 Voting

First up, last weekend we ran our second ever OPR Game Jam, and it was great!

With over 60 participants and 21 games submitted, this was once again a super fun event of game design, creativity, and overall just coming up with fun ideas. :D

Now that the submissions are in, it’s time to vote: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2/entries

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.

Join here: https://discord.gg/djBydgk


November Painting Contest Voting

As if that wasn’t enough, we also need you to vote for the November painting contest. :D

Check out all 12 painters and vote here: https://forms.gle/H3p5KWmLFcQSeGSo8

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!

  • Campaign Rules
  • 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!

Grab your copy in early access here: https://www.patreon.com/onepagerules


New November Renders

This month has been extremely busy, so it’s been a bit slow for us to get renders of all the models done, but we’re happy to say that we’ve now got renders for almost all models!

Check them out:


Free Shooter Grunt

November seems to already be the month of giving for OPR, and today we’ve released our 3rd free model this month on our Thingiverse page, which is now getting packed!

Grab the free Shooter Grunt here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4659647


That’s it for today, tune in next week for the voting results for the game jam and the painting contest, as well as more awesome news about all things OPR. :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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OPR GAME JAME #2 IS NOW LIVE!

Game Jam

Hi everyone,

The second ever OPR Game Jam is now live, and the theme will be:

SYNERGY

What does that mean you ask?

Synergy is a principle of game design where the interaction between two systems leads to a greater outcome than just the sum of their parts.

This could mean having synergetic interactions between different weapons, special rules, unit types, terrain, or just the core systems of the game itself.

If you want to watch some videos talking about Synergy in games, check these out:

So, did those videos get you pumped up to design an awesome game?

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

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

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

Check out the Game Jam page for more info on submissions: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2

Submission Rules:

  1. The game has to follow the theme.
  2. The game must fit on a single sheet, using the provided template:
    • The front page must contain all of the game’s core rules.
    • The back page may optionally contain rules on unit creation or special rules.
  3. Every game must be submitted along with the following:
    • A visual moodboard for the game. We recommend using BeFunky (it’s free).
    • (Optional) Pictures of you playing the game, the miniatures, the table, etc.

Please make sure to submit your game in PDF format so that it’s easy for everyone to read it on mobile and desktop!

We have created an example game (not following the theme) for you to see what a correct submission should look like, and if you need more inspiration you can check out our one-off games to see how you can fit a full experience on just one page. Make sure to also take a look at our last jam’s game submissions for even more awesome examples!

Finally we wanted 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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FTL Updates + Game Jam Today

Collaboration, Game Jam, Game Update, Quickplay Armies, Video Content

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a large update for Warfleets: FTL, the Game Jam #2 starts, a new collaboration with CobraMode, as well as some other stuff for you to dig into.

Let’s get to it!


Game Jam #2 Starts Today

Before we start, we wanted to remind everyone that the OPR Game Jam starts today!

The jam is going to start at the following times:

  • UK – 8PM BST Friday November 13th
  • USA East Coast – 3PM ET Friday November 13th
  • USA West Coast – Noon PT Friday November 13th
  • Europe – 9PM CET Friday November 13th
  • Japan – 4AM JST Saturday November 14th
  • Australia – 5AM AEST Saturday November 14th

The sign up is free, and you can join anytime before the 48hrs submission deadline, so don’t worry if you join a little late: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2

When the jam begins we’ll be making a new post to reveal the theme, so watch out!


Warfleets: FTL Updates

FTL has been out for a few months now, and after a lot of exciting matches, playtesting and community feedback, we’ve now ready to release our first big patch for the game.

This update serves to address lots of balance issues across the board, making shooting overall a bit more reliable, and nerfing ramming to be less deadly. Overall we think this is a step in the right direction balance wise, but we’d like to remind everyone that the game is still in Early Access, so there may be bigger changes in the future.

Core Rules

  • Lowered number of objectives to D3+1
  • Lowered the Eva and Def value of all units by 1
  • Re-worked ramming to deal max. 2 damage
  • Blast range increased to 4″
  • Tsunami Cannon now has Ran 12″ and Acc 2, and may only be taken once per fleet
  • Re-named weapon upgrades with “Turret” in them to avoid confusion

Factions

  • Nomads – Clarified that Gravity Traps are placed when activated
  • Nomads – Clarified that System Overrider is for a single activation
  • Progenitors – Baryon Guns now have Acc 6
  • Progenitors – Neutron Cannons now have Acc 6 and Str 2
  • Xenos – Spike Launchers now have Acc 4 and Str 2

Dark Elves vs Lust Daemons Quickplay

Quickplay Armies are pre-made army lists designed to be ready to play out of the box, without the need to count point costs or create your own lists. They are the perfect thing to dip your toes into new armies and see if you like them!

With a new big box of fantasy models on the horizon, we thought it would be cool to create some quickplay armies for you to get your new models into the game ASAP. This set features the vicious Dark Elves vs the twisted Lust Daemons. Note that as part of this set we’ve updated the Dark Elves army to v2.6.

Dark Elves

  • 1x Snake Lady
  • 5x Snake Sisters
  • 5x Snake Sisters w/ Shard Halberds
  • 5x Winged Sisters w/ Javelins

Lust Daemons

  • 1x Champion of Lust w/ Ritual Hammer
  • 10x Lust Warriors
  • 10x Lust Beast Riders
  • 1x Razor-Flail Chariot

The Dark Elves in this set focus on bringing a lot of Snake Sisters supported by Winged Sisters and a hero. The list comes with solid ranged and melee options across the board, as well as a powerful Snake Lady which dashes out lots of AP(4) attacks.

The Lust Daemons on the other side focus on high speed, with both Lust Beast Riders and a Razor-Flail Chaiot. The list is great at strategic assaults to take out the enemy on the charge, and also comes with a solid core of Lust Warriors and a Champion of Lust to hold the line.


Collaboration with CobraMode

This month our friends at CobraMode were so kind to provide all of our Tier 2 patrons with some extra models as a free gift, with the Mazigh Raider and Hanzaki Ninja.

Tier 2 patrons can download them here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/43388557

CobraMode is a small team that provides super stylish tabletop miniatures for wargames and RPG’s set in their own fantasy universe. They have a Patreon where they release new models every month, and patrons also get a 50% discount code to their MMF Store.

If that wasn’t enough, they also provide free 5e stats for each miniature, as well as a welcome pack, throwback minis, custom bases and more!

To help you get started with their awesome models, here’s a ~300pts quickplay list you can use to play with their Mikata Wetlands models in Age of Fantasy: Skirmish.

Mikata Wetlands (Ratmen)

  • Hikaga Sage – Warlock w/ Wizard(2)
  • Hanzaki Cavalry – Warlord on Gigantic Rat
  • Hanzaki Ninja – Night Scouts
  • Hikiga Artillery – Weapons Team w/ Poison Mortar
  • Hikaga Swordsman – Rat Ogre
  • Hikaga Bruiser – Rat Ogre

The Hanzaki Ninja is already available for free, so make sure to check out the army here.


Free Skeleton Warrior

Last week we released a free Assault Grunt on our Thingiverse page, so this week it’s time to release a beautiful fantasy model from our new line of miniatures.

Grab the free Skeleton Warrior here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4652194


AI vs AI Battle Report

Last but not least, Sad and Lonely Gamer has posted up a new Grimdark Future battle report, this time with two fully AI controlled armies facing off against each other. Definitely a very interesting match to check out!


That’s it for now, keep your eyes peeled for a new update later today in which we reveal the game jam theme with lots of details!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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No 3D Printer? No Problem!

3D Print, Game Jam, Game Update, Painting Competition, Video Content

Hi everyone,

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:

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: patriotprintingsaz@gmail.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!

Sign up now, it’s FREE: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2


Arena Warband Creators

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!

Custodian Brothers

  • 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

Halflings

  • 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:

  • Assault Grunts
  • Shooter Grunts
  • Soul-Snatchers
  • Hive Warriors
  • Skeleton Warriors
  • Skeleton Horsemen
  • Mummies
  • Guardian Statues

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!

Here’s everything you get:

  • 2x Battle Brothers Heroes
  • 9x Battle Brothers Troops
  • 3x Ratmen Heroes
  • 3x Beastmen Heroes
  • 15x Play Tokens
  • 1x Gaming Ruler

Support us on Patreon now and get all these models on top of the monthly release!


November Painting Contest

The November painting contest is on, so get your brushes ready!

RULES: Paint 1 model from our October release and share a high resolution picture of it on one of our social media pages:

  • OPR Community on Facebook
  • Instagram with #onepagerules
  • Twitter with @onepagerules
  • Discord with @onepageanon

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15th

PRIZE: The community will vote for the best looking submission, and the winner 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 Assault Grunt Model

It’s been a while since we’ve released some new free models, so starting today you can expect a couple of new free models to be released on our Thingiverse page soon.

Grab the free Assault Grunt here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4644340


How to Play GFF

Stonehorse Gaming has released a new how to play video, this time covering GF: Firefight. If you’ve never played the game, then this is a quick way to get familiar with the rules!


Community Reminders

Finally, if you’re new to the project make sure to check out all of our community pages, where you can get together with hundreds of other players to chat, share, play, and more!

Discord
Reddit
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Newsletter
Forum
OPR Wiki

That’s it for this week, we hope that all of those of you that always wanted to get your hands on our models are happy that you can finally do so, and we’ll be back with more awesome news next week…

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Game Jam #2, Jakob’s Path + November Releases

Game Jam, New Release, Video Content

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got just a quick update, with the OPR Game Jam coming in 2 weeks, a new chapter for Jakob’s Path, as well as Release Previews for everything you’re going to get in November, plus new Battle Reports of course!

Let’s get to it!


OPR Game Jam #2November 13th

First up, we’re very happy to announce that the 2nd OPR Game Jam is going to happen on the 13th of November!

What is the OPR Game Jam?

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!

Sign up now, it’s FREE: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2

The last time we did this it was super fun, and we’re hoping that we can get even more players to join in on the fun and share their crazy game ideas, so make sure to tell your friends about it.

Check out the games from the last jam here: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj1/entries


Jakob’s Path Chapter 4

This week we released Chapter 4 of Jakob’s Path!

Jakob’s Path is a narrative campaign for Grimdark Future, which is being released in 5 chapters. Each chapter continues the story and features 2 new missions for you to play.

Whilst the campaign was written with Battle Brothers vs Orc Marauders in mind, it can be played with any other factions and whatever models you have available.

Chapter 4 – A bit shaken but still hopeful after the loss of many men, the Battle Brothers push on following the tracker’s signal. Little did they know that that simple signal was going to lead to a clash for the ages…

Get the full campaign on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/onepagerules


November Patreon Releases

October seems to have flown by so quickly, and now we’re already revealing what’s coming up in November, and boy oh boy is it going to be a great month! :D

Here’s everything that’s coming at you:

  • Alien Hives – Winged Prime Warrior
  • Alien Hives – Prime Warrior w/ Sword & Whip
  • Alien Hives – Ravenous Beasts
  • Alien Hives – Carnivo-Rex
  • Mummified Undead – Mummy Priest
  • Mummified Undead – Mummy King on Skeletal Steed
  • Mummified Undead – Skeleton Archers
  • Mummified Undead – Giant Statue

On top of that we’re also going to be releasing a huge welcome pack with 15+ models, as well as continuing all of our other usual releases with 2D minis, arena warbands, jakob’s path, and more stuff to be reveales!

Here some early previews of the Skeleton Archers:


Game Related Updates

These past few weeks have been kind of crazy as we’ve had to deal with a lot of background stuff, but fret not, we’ve also been scribbling down lots of game related updates that we’re going to implement!

The Custodian Brothers are going to get an update that adds a lot of missing units, and we’re also going to be updating the Halflings adding more stuff to them as well. Then we’re also going to be heavily re-working the Gangs of Hive City list in preparation for… something cool. ;)

For the other games, we’re currently working on a large FTL update that’s going to fix some of the balancing issues we’ve found through more playtesting, and for the Arena Games we’re halfway through development of a custom warband creator so that you can use any models you have for them!


Battle Reports

Starting off with a bang, we’ve got a 3750pts solo match of Orc Marauders vs Plague Brothers by Sad and Lonely Gamer, which features two absolutely massive armies.

Then we’ve got a new batrep by Battle Knights, featuring 1000pts of Halflings vs Humans, in which two badass Cockatrices go berserk!

Finally Stonehorse Gaming has published another AoF: Regiments tactics video, this time discussing the deployment phase and various strategies for how to best deploy your army.


That’s it for today, hope you enjoyed this quick update, and we’re looking forward to the Game Jam in November to see all of your crazy and awesome game ideas!

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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Game Jam Results + New Models

2D Print, 3D Print, Game Jam, Quickplay Armies

Hi everyone,

Today we’re going to be highlighting a couple of cool games from the game jam, and we’ve also got some new 3D print and 2D paper models for you. Oh, and a little teaser at the end…


Game Jam Results

This year’s game jam was a great success, with 65 participants creating 23 awesome games, we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out (especially for a first try)!

Now that everyone has had a chance to check out and rate the various games, we wanted to highlight a couple of them that we found particularly interesting. These are not the “best” games or the “winners” of the jam, but simply some of the games that sparked our imagination.

You can check out the top rated games by the community here: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2020/results

Now then, let’s get on with it!

The Night of the Hunt by Joe Fonseca

The Night of the Hunt is really interesting because it takes the concept of asymmetric design and really runs with it, whilst also remaining enough in familiar territory that it’s really intuitive to play. Since this was the top rated game of the jam we’ll be diving deep into what makes it so awesome. :D

One player takes the role of the monster, a single powerful entity set out to cause mayhem in town, whilst the other player controls a group of hunters that want to rid the world of this evil.

There are lots of cool features in this game, such as the varied objectives available and the high level of customization for both the monster and the hunters, but the most interesting feature is how different the monster plays from the hunters.

This is because whilst the monster is alone, it starts out with a lot of information that the hunters don’t have, making for a tense game of cat and mouse. The monster starts out in a hidden state, with no model on the board, and controls its movement and actions by noting them secretly on a piece of paper. In the meantime the hunters are going around trying to find him before he completes his secret objective.

It’s this disparity of information that leads to some really interesting situations, with the monster hiding in the shadows and then jumping out to devour a hunter before hiding again. Really exciting stuff!

We can imagine it being very interesting to try out the game with multiple players each controlling a hunter, or even adding in a second monster for more mayhem.

Super cool game, definitely give it a try: https://rabid-tucan.itch.io/the-night-of-the-hunt

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Mechanichrome by Aaron Richardson

Mechanichrome also executes beautifully on the concept of asymmetric design, but takes it in a very different direction, with one player taking control of a band of explorers, whilst the other player acts almost as a GM, preparing the ruins with traps and using the guards that protect the data treasure.

What makes this game really interesting is that almost everything is controlled via a deck of cards, from exploring new parts of the ruins to attacking or grabbing treasure, and the interactions between the cards can add really interesting twists to how the game plays out.

Add a high level of customization of explorer stats as well as lots of different guard types and other threats, and you’ve got yourself an exciting game of exploration and high stakes combat.

Grab yourself a deck of cards and check it out: https://ansr-games.itch.io/mechanichrome

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Super Ranger Squadron by StarHunter Blue

Super Ranger Squadron immediately caught our eye thanks to its colorful sentai setting, but actually ended up having us hooked to its suit-based card mechanics. The game has interesting asymmetric design with one player controlling 5 customizable rangers, whilst the other player controls endless waves of bad guys.

The rangers have special powers that are only activated when a specific suit is drawn, and their goal is to remove specific cards from their deck, lowing their overall strength but bringing them closer to their objective. The bad guy on the other hand has a random objective that he has to complete, whilst trying to stall the rangers long enough so that they can’t assemble all aces and joker.

This game is really interesting because everything is controlled via a deck of cards, and it also has lots of fun mechanics on top of that, such as the bad guys picking up rangers and running off with them. :D

Assemble your rangers and give it a try: https://starhunterblue.itch.io/super-ranger-squadron

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Vostok by Erik C. Battle

Finally we’ve got to mention Vostok, which even though didn’t really follow the asymmetric design theme was far to interesting for us to pass by in this highlight section.

Vostok is a solo survival game set in a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland. Players start off by creating a custom tribe and then set out to explore the wasteland during the day, and then do upkeep at night.

The game uses a really interesting 2D6 system for all of its actions, with the wasteland “reacting” based on the rolls, which makes for very tense exploration where every roll could bring out new dangers. Then during the night your tribe members advance their abilities, and they can even conceive children which grow up and can go out on missions as well once they’ve become adults.

This game is filled with interesting ideas, and we highly encourage the creator to keep working on it, because this could become something epic (feel free to drop us an e-mail if you need any advice).

Get ready to die in the cold and check it out: https://codexier.itch.io/vostok

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Ratmen Shaman Model Released

This model was made in collaboration with ThatEvilOne, check out the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/thatevilone

Ratmen Shamans are powerful sorcerers, able to cast ancient spells that spread disease among their foes, or pulverize them with crackling lightning bolts.

Download the model here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/34548348 

Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.

This model is going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which it will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.

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Alien Hives Models Released

Throughout the galaxy vast armies of Alien Hives seek to devour everything in their path, posing a serious threat to all species (which just look like tasty meals to them).

These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which it will go up for sale on our WargameVault Store at a higher price.

To get you started immediately here’s a ~750pts list you can use to play with these models:

  • 1x Snatcher Lord
  • 10x Grunts
  • 10x Assault Grunts
  • 5x Soul-Snatchers
  • 3x Hive Warriors

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Teaser

Do we really need to say more?

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That’s it for today, tune in next week for something really cool! :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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23 New Games + New 3D Models

3D Print, Game Jam, Game Update, Quickplay Armies

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a TON of new one-page games for you to try, some awesome new 3D print models, an update for the Deep-Sea Elves and some new Quickplay Armies.


Play & Rate 23 New Games

Last weekend we ran the very first OPR Game Jam, which was a ton of fun and resulted in the creation of 23 awesome new games!

The theme for the jam was “Asymmetric Design”, which sparked a lot of cool and unexpected ideas, making for some truly unique games, so make sure to take a look at all of them (which should be pretty quick as they’re all one-page games).

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Now that the jam is over we need everyone to check out the games and rate them, which is completely anonymous and open to the public, so even if you didn’t take part in the game jam you can still give your opinion.

The criteria for ratings are “Design”, “Originality” and “Adherence to the Theme”, and whilst there is no winner or prize, we’ll make sure to highlight some of the most interesting games in next week’s news post.

Check out the games here: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2020/entries

We’d like to thank everyone that participated in the jam, and we’re looking forward to hosting a new one next year to see what crazy new games you come up with. :D

Note: If you want to help out games that didn’t get a lot of ratings yet you can filter by “least rated” or click on “submissions in need of ratings”.

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Dwarf Riflemen – New 3D Print Models

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These models were made in collaboration with Kyoushuneko Miniatures, check out the Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/kyoushuneko_miniatures 

Dwarves are master craftsmen that are able to build the most intricate of gunpowder weapons. These weapons are so powerful that only Dwarf Riflemen are able to wield them.

Check them out here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dwarf-riflemen-37029414

These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.

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Deep-Sea Elves Update

Thanks to a suggestion from our always helpful community we have updated the Deep-Sea Elves army with a lot of new units, bolstering their battle lines. Until now their army list was quite small, but with today’s update you can now field 10 new units!

These units were inspired by the Trident Realms of Neritica by Mantic Games, which feature a lot of awesome water and sea themed models. So if you’re coming over from Kings of War or are looking to grab a couple of new models, then this update is for you.

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Wolf Brothers vs Orc Marauders – Quickplay Armies

Quickplay Armies are pre-made army lists designed to be ready to play out of the box, without the need to count point costs or create your own lists. They are the perfect thing to dip your toes into new armies and see if you like them!

There’s a big box of new models out there and we couldn’t help but come up with some lists for it to get you started. These lists feature some sneaky Wolf Brothers taking on a beefy list of Orc Marauders, making for some rather interesting gameplay.

This week’s Quickplay Armies: Wolf Brothers vs Orc Marauders

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  • 1x Captain w/ Counter, Camo Cloak, Pistol & Energy Sword
  • 5x Infiltration Squad w/ Counter
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Orc Marauders

  • 1x Warlord w/ Ultra Armor, Twin Carbine & Ultra Claw
  • 5x Boss Mob w/ 1x Carbine + Heavy Flamethrower Attachment
  • 3x Ultra Bosses w/ 1x Dual Ultra Sawblades, 1x Twin Carbine & 1x Carbine + Heavy Flamethrower Attachment

The Wolf Brothers in this set are all about using Scout to control key regions and secure objectives early in the match. The list comes with a Captain with Camo Cloak that can hold his own, whilst the Infiltrators can use their Rending Carbines to take out heavily armored troops with ease. Don’t forget that everyone has Counter, so you can go toe-to-toe with the Orcs in melee.

The Orc Marauders on the other side focus on raw melee power combined with a hefty dose of Heavy Flamethrowers. The Warlord is a massive beast that can effortlessly take on entire squads, whilst the Utra Bosses can withstand sustained fire whilst they slowly move across the battlefield. Make sure to use your Boss Mob to strategically soak up some fire, and don’t be afraid to charge head-first into the enemy.

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That’s it for today, make sure to rate all of those awesome game jam games, and we’ll be back next week with the results. :)

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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OPR Game Jam 2020 is Live!

Game Jam

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Hi everyone,

The first ever OPR Game Jam is now live, and the the theme will be:

ASYMMETRIC DESIGN

What does that mean you ask?

Asymmetric Design is a principle of game design where each player is given a different set of options and mechanics to play with, so that players don’t stand on even ground.

This could mean giving players different starting parameters, different levels of information, different abilities, different goals, or  just generally different rules.

Examples of games with Asymmetric Design (in no particular order): Evolve, Starcraft, Root, Vast, Descent, Netrunner, Mysterium, Star Wars Risk, etc.

If you want to see video examples of games with Asymmetric Design, check out these videos about Root and Vast (games where each player controls a faction with very different mechanics), as well as this video about How Games Get Balanced (which contains lots of examples of asymmetric games).

So, did those videos get you pumped up to design an awesome game?

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

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

  • UK – 8PM BST Sunday May 10th
  • USA East Coast – 3PM ET Sunday May 10th
  • USA West Coast – Noon PT Sunday May 10th
  • Europe – 9PM CET Sunday May 10th
  • Japan – 4AM JST Monday May 11th
  • Australia – 5AM AEST Monday May 11th

Check out the Game Jam page for more info on submissions: https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2020

Submission Rules:

  1. The game has to follow the theme.
  2. The game must fit on a single sheet, using the provided template:
    • The front page must contain all of the game’s core rules.
    • The back page may optionally contain rules on unit creation or special rules.
  3. Every game must be submitted along with the following:
    • A visual moodboard for the game. We recommend using BeFunky (it’s free).
    • (Optional) Pictures of you playing the game, the miniatures, the table, etc.

Please make sure to submit your game in .pdf format so that it’s easy for everyone to read it on mobile and desktop!

We have created an example game (not following the theme) for you to see what a correct submission should look like, and if you need more inspiration you can check out our one-off games to see how you can fit a full experience on just one page.

Finally we wanted 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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Game Jam Survey + New Models

2D Print, 3D Print, Game Jam

Hi everyone,

Today we’re hitting the final stages of preparation for the OPR Game Jam 2020, plus we got lots of updates regarding our official miniatures, and a little “zoom” bonus at the end.


OPR Game Jam 2020

Finally it’s almost time for the game jam to start, and we couldn’t be more excited!

If you haven’t signed up yet, then you can still do so already now and you’ll also be able to sign up whilst the jam is happening (sign up is FREE): https://itch.io/jam/oprgj2020

The jam is going to start at the following times:

  • UK – 8PM BST Friday May 8th
  • USA East Coast – 3PM ET Friday May 8th
  • USA West Coast – Noon PT Friday JMay 8th
  • Europe – 9PM CET Friday May 8th
  • Japan – 4AM JST Saturday May 9th
  • Australia – 5AM AEST Saturday May 9th

We highly advise everyone to join the OPR Discord server to chat about the game jam and find a team (if you want one): https://discord.gg/djBydgk

In order to make things interesting and get the community involved we’ve also decided to let the community vote on what the jam’s theme will be (the final theme will only be revealed at the start of the jam).

Vote for the theme here: https://forms.gle/Tgh8F4hB5VXyFHsHA

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask on Discord, and we’re looking forward to all of the awesome game ideas that will come out of the jam! :D

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Battle Sisters Jetpack Squad – New 3D Print Models

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Battle Sisters Jetpack Troops drop into battle from the skies and jump into enemy lines, using advanced shock tactics to break their formations.

These models come with 2 different head designs, 4 different dual pistol poses, 5 different pistol & sword posts, 5 different leg poses and optional jetpacks.

Download the models here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/34548348

Note that you must be a Tier 3 patron to access to the link above.

These models are going to be available exclusively on Patreon until the 30th of May, after which they will go up for sale on our CGTrader store at a higher price.

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April’s 3D Print Models available on CGTrader

Want to get your hands on April’s models but missed them on Patreon?

Then you can now get them on our CGTrader Store here:


April’s 2D Print Models available on WargameVault

This week we opened a new store where you’ll be able to buy 2D print models from previous months: CHECK IT OUT

Right now all we’re offering are the 2D print models, but in the future we’re hoping to use the service to provide physical rulebooks and more! :D

Here are all the available sets:

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Zoom Background Pictures

Finally someone on our Discord server came up with the fun idea of using the cover art for our games as their zoom background picture, so we quickly put together a couple of re-formatted versions that you can use yourself.

Simply right-click on the one you like and select “save image as” to grab it.

 


That’s it for today, we’ll make sure to post an update tomorrow when the game jam goes live so that you can all get in on it as soon as it’s ready! :D

Happy Wargaming!

– Gaetano

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