Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Uh Oh New Project Started! Dungeon Delving!

Indeed I have butterflied to another project oh my! Basically because of this press statement released by Otherworld Miniatures/Crooked Dice miniatures. 
 Otherworld Miniatures will be publishing a new set of fantasy skirmish rules to support their range of classic gaming miniatures later this year.
Written by Karl Perrotton and using the Crooked Dice Action Engine mechanics, the Otherworld Fantasy Skirmish rules will capture the feel and fun of the classic role-playing games in a fast and frenetic skirmish format.

Richard Scott from Otherworld Miniatures says, "We have wanted a good set of rules to complement our miniatures range for a long while. We love how the Action Engine plays, so partnering with Karl on developing and adapting the system for us was an obvious choice".

While unashamedly a skirmish rule set, the RPG-lite nature of Action Engine rules means it also includes elements in homage to the classic dungeon bash. These include traps, treasure hunting, henchmen, magic and a huge number of profiles for you to build and tailor your factions - whether it’s a tribe of Pig-faced Orcs, a Drow patrol or a classic adventuring party.

Karl Perrotton of Crooked Dice Game Design Studio says, “After the release of ‘7th Voyage’, Richard suggested adapting the rules for old school dungeon crawling. I've been a fan of Otherworld Miniatures for years, and it seemed like a great opportunity to work together on a shared passion.”

Play-testing is already underway and design and production will be happening over the summer, with release planned in late 2013.

Production of the hardback rulebook will be funded by a crowd-funding campaign which will also include some great offers on Otherworld Miniatures. You can track progress via the Otherworld Miniatures forum.

Otherworld Miniatures – www.otherworldminiatures.co.uk
Crooked Dice Game Design Studio - www.crooked-dice.co.uk







Consequently it has me in the mood for dungeon delving and fantasy gaming. The Cool thing is I am already familiar with the Action Engine. So it should be easy to pick up. I also really like the sound of the traps and encounters etc. The Otherworld miniatures are lovely sculpts as well as being a bit more realistically proportioned.

I'm going to save up some cash for the Indiegogo campaign or by whatever means they choose how to release it.

In the meantime I have some heroes to paint up and they can bash some undead in the form of my mantic zombies! I will probably have a bash at the 7th Voyage rules for it in the meantime as its core is based on mythical creatures which obviously borders in to Fantasy Land.

The Start of band of adventurers all Otherworld miniatures
Various gribblies to dungeon bash, need some sort of suitable leader an evil wizard perhaps.


42 comments:

  1. I love Otherworld minis, haven't played any Crooked Dice games before, but will keep an eye out for this, ti sounds good

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    1. I like the Crooked game mechanics so this is a natural transition. With 7th Voyage I think it was only a matter of time before something similar was done. Glad its been done with Otherworld as the miniatures are second to none.

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  2. There's never too many projects. Though you are going to get your EOtD kickstarter fullas soon so you will have a bit on your painting table!

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    1. Oh yes! Yeah not long to go now 3 weeks until they start to ship out figs.

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  3. Will keep an eye out for this also. I suspect it will be quite good considering the reputations of both companies! Nice find!

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  4. I suppose that this was inevitable! I love the look of Otherworld miniatures and are desperately to pretend that this is happening - I just know I would be tempted.

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    1. They are really nice miniatures I quite like how they are proportioned more realistic especially the Dwarf's

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  5. You know how much I'm into fantasy, but still - looks good. I've already decided the first from the left is my favorite!

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    1. He He Yes indeed I still can't wait to get my hands on some of Otherworlds Gnomes though :P

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  6. Ahh excellent, a very worthy project indeed, one I will venture into one day, I look forward to seeing what you do with this.

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    1. Indeed if the miniatures weren't so nice. I might of gone 15mm instead but theres so many good resources for 28s

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  7. I wish you well on this new venture. I could be tempted, but not at the moment. I shall however look forward to following your progress.

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    1. Thanks Clint, I may tempt you perhaps :D

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    2. Perhaps, but not at the moment.

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  8. Great project Simon i like the zombies , i follow your progress .
    Greetings .

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  9. I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays in a dungeon setting as it gives me an excuse to resume the abandoned Warhammer Quest 3d tiles :)

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    1. Brilliant yeah I'll be playing game above ground for now. I have my eye on a few map tile sets to get hold of.

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  10. Miniatures aren't a problem for a dungeon bash, I think - but what are you planning to use for terrain? Or have you not thought that far ahead yet :-) ?

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    1. I can use my current EotD terrain for now as really its all fantasy terrain anyway. I've seen a few board games with tiles/corridors/rooms etc. I just need to drop on a few of the right auctions on ebay.

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  11. we do love fantasy land, Simon :)

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  12. Good skirmish project, not a lot of new figures required!

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  13. Haha you're worse than I am Simon...and I have a shorter attention span than most hummingbirds! You do paint a lot faster than I do though. :P

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    1. LOL it doesn't count because it use the Action engine. Thats what I'm sticking to.

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  14. Sounds like a fun project so I look forwards to seeing what transpires. :)

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    1. Indeed it will be nice to paint loads of different monsters and denizens.

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  15. Richards Otherworld Miniatures Studio is only down the road so im hoping to get down and help out on a play test or two :-) i think im going to butterfly as well mate, so your not the only one.

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  16. Love that teaser pic, of the statue, brings back memories... good luck with new project!

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    1. Thanks its awesome isn't it you can actually buy them from Otherworld as well!

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  17. Definitely gonna follow this with some interest! Glad I decided to keep hold of all my fantasy stuff I'd collected, I literally have hundreds of unused fantasy minis tucked away

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    1. Sweet just grab a few bits out if the bug bites!

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  18. Good luck with your dungeoneering Brummie.
    Will you be copying Lucky Joe's dungeon ?

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    1. Hmm no I don't think so that is superb. Jury is still out at the minute.

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  19. Sounds great, i used to be mad into fighting fantasy role playing game back in the 80s, i still have all the books in the mothers attic, the rules were so simple, perfect to play with my son in a few years

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    1. Brillaint We played a little bit of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay at the school games club so thats about it plenty of warhammer and Mordhiem etc

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  20. Carl over at stoelzels structures has a great Dungeon set

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    1. Thanks for the heads up i'll check it out

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