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Offline BaronVonJ

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Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:27:16 PM »
I've been slowly whittling down the last few ideas fir a ScienceFiction version of Fistful of Lead. After all, what are great SF tales but simply Westerns in space?

http://baronvonj.blogspot.com/2018/02/fistful-of-lead-scifi-rules-playtest.html

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
Very interesting.   8)

I might have missed but how many minis did you start with?
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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 03:26:49 PM »
Star Wars here we come  :)

Table looked good.

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »
Started with four players each controlling 5 figures. Then we had a late arrival, so the Alliance got 5 commandos and I got 5 Rebels and the chance to play.
When we got the first reinforcement Joker card, I had him roll: 1-3:1 guy, 4-6: 2 guys, 7-9: 3 and a roll of 10 got us 4. These started at the base line so would be slow to trickle in and we capped total reinforcements to 10. Which we got eventually. So if you do the math, out of 25 total Rebel troopers, 4 survived.
We got bunched up around the crash site. The Alliance had two guys in high ground positions and a combination of good cards and rolls cut us to pieces.
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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 04:07:00 PM »
Thanks J

Sounds like it will be a very useful addition to the rules portfolio  8)

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 04:29:04 PM »
Hoping so. Got a few things in the hopper. French and Indian supplement to Horse & Musket, a Swashbuckling stand alone and this. If everything goes well with the SF version, Wasteland Warriors will finally see the light of day.

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 05:07:48 PM »
This ruleset looks interesting  :o
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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 10:37:21 AM »
I thought similar while ago ,an found a set reduced at a online war gaming store ,I think I bought black water gulch though?

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 02:34:17 PM »
This all sounds good!
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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 05:04:06 PM »
Sounds really good. I like the idea the comment someone made about using it for a Strontium Dog setting, it sounds spot on for that.

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 10:53:13 PM »
Hoping so. Got a few things in the hopper. French and Indian supplement to Horse & Musket, a Swashbuckling stand alone and this. If everything goes well with the SF version, Wasteland Warriors will finally see the light of day.

Would Wasteland warriors be a supplement to the sci-fi rules then, and not standalone?

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 05:17:13 PM »
3 Fingers, my rules shouldn't be anywhere but on the Wiley Games store, Wargame Downloads and Wargames Vault, and not on sale. So I don't think you picked up Fistful of Lead.

Commander Roj, WW will be its own thing. I stopped work on it after some play tests. It was going in a direction I didn't like. I try to keep the mechanics simple but exciting and tactical. The nature of the Post Apoc world I was creating was more Gamma World and less Metro 2033. This means each mini becoming more of a character. Which isn't bad, but finding a way to do it that felt more in the spirit of the FfoL games is hard. And it was becoming more of a treasure hunt than anything else.

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 05:25:50 PM »
Excellent news, looking forward to seeing this come together. ;D
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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 07:37:33 PM »
3 Fingers, my rules shouldn't be anywhere but on the Wiley Games store, Wargame Downloads and Wargames Vault, and not on sale. So I don't think you picked up Fistful of Lead.

Commander Roj, WW will be its own thing. I stopped work on it after some play tests. It was going in a direction I didn't like. I try to keep the mechanics simple but exciting and tactical. The nature of the Post Apoc world I was creating was more Gamma World and less Metro 2033. This means each mini becoming more of a character. Which isn't bad, but finding a way to do it that felt more in the spirit of the FfoL games is hard. And it was becoming more of a treasure hunt than anything else.
They are up in the loft I think, but like I said probably the black water gulch rule set ,but it was similar idea of using western rules for sci fi skirmishes.

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Re: Fistful of Lead: SciFi playtest
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 08:29:48 PM »
Excellent news, looking forward to seeing this come together. ;D

My Sci-fi trooper’s have moved closer to the front of the painting queue!  ;)

 

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