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.|