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Offline The_Beast

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2010, 03:47:30 PM »
Wow, the typesetter's proofing on the book is AMAZING! The editing shows badly enough, but whole lines repeated later on the page, the missing half paragraphs, the... Getting a bit florid here.

Anyway, Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars is everything everyone says it is: beautiful backgrounds, intriguing mechanics, tortuous reading. Another book that needs CoC's San check applied to the reader.

Malamute: One quick question if you know; what is HMC? My guess was Holy Mother Church, but I'm not seeing it spelled out anywhere, and it's not completely clear from context.

I won’t pitch the book, but definitely need other working rules.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2010, 04:18:18 PM »
Tell me where you read MHC and I'll take a look.

If you can get past the horrendous type setting, appauling editing etc there is a reasonable set of rules. We like to quality dice approach and have adapted them to fit all sorts of genres, but it has taken a while to get used to them.

I am too tight fisted to buy another set (C in C) and have stuck with them. ;)
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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2010, 03:50:30 PM »
Has anyone tried  Faces of Horror?

It seems to be a variant of the Face of Battle skirmish rules.
Introduction on their website says

Apologies if anyone's mentioned this before, I'm a new arrival here and just started sniffing around the boards.


I've just got a set of Vampire Wars rules coming through...so will look at the background with interest ;) Always faced CinC but never taken the plunge, Faces of Horror, no not seen it.

I used to play Chill and Call of Cthulhu (other board I know) in my youth and Chill worked well with miniatures.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2010, 01:04:45 PM »
Tell me where you read MHC and I'll take a look.

If you can get past the horrendous type setting, appauling editing etc there is a reasonable set of rules. We like to quality dice approach and have adapted them to fit all sorts of genres, but it has taken a while to get used to them.

I am too tight fisted to buy another set (C in C) and have stuck with them. ;)


Sorry, in some of the tables, especially Blessed whatevers (don't  have rules handy'), but have come to see HMC/MO are Holy Mother Church and Militant Orders in the fluff. Took a bit to dig them out, but if you're a fan of gothic horror, you'll have heard the terms near ad nauseum. ;->=

We know you love the rule mechanics, and I even admitted I had a glimmer of their worth, but only a glimmer so far. I still weep for hard drive...

Likewise to being 'tight fisted'; however your motivation, we admire your determination!

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2011, 10:47:28 AM »
I used to play Chill many years ago. It is a great rule set for story telling & role playing. But it is a role playing game & can bog down with more than a few characters or monsters on the table. BTW Askari Miniatures has some nice French Foriegn Legion figures.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2011, 11:15:26 PM »
Tell me where you read MHC and I'll take a look.

If you can get past the horrendous type setting, appauling editing etc there is a reasonable set of rules. We like to quality dice approach and have adapted them to fit all sorts of genres, but it has taken a while to get used to them.

I am too tight fisted to buy another set (C in C) and have stuck with them. ;)


Not played C n C yet but I own a copy. It looks good ole fashion fun.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2011, 01:01:15 AM »
Do GASLIGHT rules work for gothic Horror?

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2011, 06:52:01 PM »
Do GASLIGHT rules work for gothic Horror?

Hadn't given it a thought; nothing actually made up in the rule set itself, so you'd have to be doing a fair bit of tweaking.

Worth a bit of diggin', on the Yahoo! group and the web in general; shall put it on my list. The whole feeling of 'cinematic' of the original certainly suggests it's pointing in the right direction. Van Helsing, Dracula would never die; they'd have to be available for the next battle 'scene'.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2011, 08:33:57 PM »
To build on The_Beast's reply, I would say, 'Yes,' GASLIGHT would work great for Gothic Horror type games. It is a cinematic rules set, where players control Main Characters (the hero types) and Extras (the cannon, or in this case, monster fodder.)  The rules are telescoping, and you can easily scale games from roleplaying type adventures to mass battles. The "To Be Continued...by GASLIGHT" Pulp supplment contains useful additonal rules for monsters, and magic among others.  Be aware, that the GALSIGHT Compendium was just released last month and provides gamers with all the rulebooks under one cover.
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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2011, 05:15:46 AM »
I've done a few Cthulueque games using To Be Continued by GASLIGHT, and they went off very well.  Most of the figures went insane when the monster revealed itself, but that is to be expected.  It was fun.

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2012, 03:05:36 AM »
have just purchased west winds empire of the dead rule book and some figures hope to have a game going soon

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2012, 12:41:02 PM »
Empire of the Dead is the most (current) obvious choice - but how about "Rippers - The Horror Wars" if you fancy a fun "rules-lite" set of rules.


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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2012, 06:44:31 PM »
Empire of the Dead is the most (current) obvious choice - but how about "Rippers - The Horror Wars" if you fancy a fun "rules-lite" set of rules.

Unfortunately I can't stand anything steampunk, so it's Chaos in Carpathia for me (being hungarian, it is comfortably close to home as well :) )

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2012, 07:31:28 PM »
I HATE the Term Steam-Punk, there's nothing fracking "punky" about Victorian Sci-Fi/Horror.

There's VERY little Sci-Fi about EotD - a couple of the gadgets are very "techy" but thats about it

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Re: Wargames rules for Gothic Horror
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2013, 09:56:05 PM »
Some thoughts about rules usable for 18th C. Gothic Horror (but hopefully of some wider interest) there.


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