*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 30, 2022, 10:47:50 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1595649
  • Total Topics: 111691
  • Online Today: 536
  • Online Ever: 1675
  • (December 28, 2020, 04:48:59 PM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: Rogue Star Solo?  (Read 3477 times)

Offline Psychopomp

  • Librarian
  • Posts: 150
Rogue Star Solo?
« on: June 02, 2018, 03:49:25 PM »

I'm currently in a spell where I'm without wargaming opponents, and I was wondering what other people were doing for solitaire play in Rogue Stars. 

More specifically, I've been eyeing the Sellswords and Spellslingers ruleset and - given its superficial similarities to Rogue Stars - was wondering if anyone has tried and had any luck with incorporating the S&S ai mechanics with Rogue Stars.  Does anyone have any stories or insights to share?

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2022, 04:03:38 AM »
Doing a bit of thread necromancy.

I'm actually working on a sci-fi variant of Sellswords using some Rogue Stars bits. Should get something out by the end of the month

Offline pauld

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 396
  • Being disintegrated makes me very angry!
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2022, 08:40:42 AM »
Quote
I'm actually working on a sci-fi variant of Sellswords using some Rogue Stars bits. Should get something out by the end of the month

Oooh, yes please
No dear, they are not toys, they are models

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2022, 05:57:22 PM »
Oooh, yes please

Figured it would peak somebody's interest.

Big things to change
1. Shooting is now default, needs to be less deadly (many mooks shooting ineffectually is what I am aiming for)
2. Many Rogue Stars XP values are a bit different, need to reconcile that
3. Magic and psionics need to combined
4. Need a new deck of cards (I have a custom Sellswords one anyway).

Not the only person doing it, here's a great Star Wars Sellswords thread https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=129795


Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 06:53:22 PM »
And it begins. A few hours work gets a draft card

Offline Froggy the Great

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 2405
  • ...let slip the frogs of war.
    • My deviantArt gallery of painted figures
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2022, 02:58:49 PM »
Watching with extreme interest.
You, sir, are not allowed to attempt a takeover of the solar system until your octopus sobers up.

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2022, 08:45:00 PM »
Made the draft back today. Am on vacation, home tomorrow to test these cards on my printer (and then cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo 4 cnc cutter).

Thinking I'll do different PCB colors for the different types of cards.

Offline 6mmfan

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 767
    • https://6mm.wargaming.info
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2022, 07:22:09 AM »
This is awesome, I cant wait to see the results.

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2022, 05:25:40 AM »
This is awesome, I cant wait to see the results.

I've been dealing with screen-induced vertigo the past few weeks, so work slowed down quite a lot. But that is mostly sorted now, so will be getting a draft finished and off to the Andrea Sfiligoi soon

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2022, 05:34:02 AM »
I get some draft cards finished in Inkscape - printed them on heavy card and cut them on my Silhouette Cameo 4 (cnc cutter).

Offline boneio

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 428
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2022, 10:49:28 AM »
This is interesting! Popping thread on notify  :D

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2022, 05:37:17 PM »
I have a mostly complete draft now, am going to be doing some private playtesting initially, then possibly wider.

Offline Burgundavia

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 425
    • Coreyburger.ca
Re: Rogue Star Solo?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2022, 02:53:41 AM »
Had our first playtest today. Was a great deal of fun - it took a few hours to figure out the shooting rules that made sense, were simple and also followed the spirit of Sellswords. And also didn't kill everybody.

Today's fight was pretty simple - Sean and I each had around 200 points faced up against some zombies and three (later 4) enemy shooters. We played around the rules for dumb vs smart enemies - those'll need some review and refinement.

Lots of work left to do to integrate the psionic rules from Rogue Stars and fully test out some monsters.