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Author Topic: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!  (Read 9745 times)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2024, 09:54:38 PM »
I'm hoping to pick up a copy at Salute.
I thought there was a mention I think of a North Star pre-order deal.

First post on the Osprey blog:
https://www.ospreypublishing.com/uk/osprey-blog/2024/when-nightmares-come-introduction/

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2024, 05:21:59 AM »
Sounds good

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Offline ced1106

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2024, 06:08:04 AM »
What else ???

Spotted these uglies in the current Dungeons and Lasers: Caves campaign on GameFound.

Obviously, if you're not interested in caves and need your mini's now, wait for retail / skip 'em.

Crimson Scales with Wildspire Miniatures thread on Reaper!
https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/103935-wildspire-miniatures-thread/

Offline Dentatus

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2024, 12:12:31 PM »
I like those cave monsters. Not keen on the wait. (or crowdfunding, tbh)

I've had good luck with Zombicide Invader and Deep Madness minis. There are ebay sellers parting out the board games and they're usually inexpensive.

Offline zemjw

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2024, 01:47:44 PM »
Death May Die has a ton of Cthulhu minis, if you can find them separately

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2024, 05:58:27 PM »
I thought there was a mention I think of a North Star pre-order deal.
Which there turns out to be:
https://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=17979

The offer involves the book, one of the Fenris Games Apex  Invesigators packs:
https://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=326&cat=821&page=1
And a monster.

Offline zemjw

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2024, 01:06:33 PM »
There's a review of the rules in the new WS&S. Pretty complimentary, although the reviewer does suggest a GM would be a good idea, which I'm hoping is not the case.

I dug out some figures from the horror hillock part of my lead mountain, so they shall slowly wend their way to the front of the paint queue.

Offline Dentatus

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2024, 06:24:38 PM »
The GM comment is interesting. I can see why he'd say it but one isn't necessary. 
The game runs solo or strictly cooperatively; you just lose any sense of surprise or gradual reveal of dramatic details.

The Narrative portion of the game is going to throw players who are used to scripted campaigns or more comprehensive systems. I have separate one-shots and full cases (campaigns) written and ready to go for anyone who's interested, but space was limited in the main book. Part of hammering out an Osprey Blue Book is deciding what stays, what to abbreviate, and what to leave out.


Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2024, 04:47:13 AM »
I'll definitely be interested in those.

Will they be downloadable from a support website?

Offline Dentatus

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2024, 12:15:56 PM »
I'll post a free, one-shot/single mission on my website and the Stalker7 FB Group. Longer campaigns will be available at Wargame Vault.

Offline nozza_uk

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2024, 01:11:13 PM »
I'm familiar with Nightwatch, Exploit Zero (Hardwired to me  ;) etc) but is there a write up of a game of WNC anywhere?

Offline Dentatus

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2024, 04:02:38 PM »
Not yet. Not a detailed one, anyway. The few play test games mentioned on the Stalker7 site are deliberately vague on the specifics. 

It's modern era Nightwatch with a bit more crunch. If you're familiar with Hardwired, NW TnT, and Insurgent Earth, you know the basics.

Nightmares adds traits to flavor enemies, makes space for little storytelling cut scenes prior to combat, and introduces a little more grit to the hunter/investigator characters and their abilities. It's civilian vigilantes against monsters in a world where everyone is skeptical of both.

I'll post battle reports after the game's UK release.

I have to say I sense a lot of people have a lot of expectations for WNC. I do hope most of them are pleased with it.


Offline soulman

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2024, 11:42:55 AM »

Offline Sunjester

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2024, 03:52:39 PM »
I just got mine. After a once-through read the basics look OK. The Narrative Scenes seem a bit confusing, but I am sure they will make sense once I play them through a couple of times.
I'll probably play a few Tactical Engagements first to get the rules in my head, then add in Narrative Scenes.

Are printable QR sheets, Character sheets etc available anywhere?

Offline Dentatus

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Re: (Commercial) New Rules coming from Osprey!
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2024, 06:03:09 PM »
I wager the Narrative Scenes are going to throw some folks off. 

It's about imaging the scene, listing possible obstacles/challenges for the party to get to the location, then improvising solutions and resolving with the characters' appropriate Primal Attribute stats. Abide by the roll results and deploy. 

Nightmares is a wargame, so your Hunters/Investigators always end up on the battlefield. Question is, what condition will they be in when they arrive? (Together or Scattered? All at once or staggered over several turns? Ready for action or disoriented? All that depends on how well they rolled in the narrative scene. 

Functionally, Narrative Scenes determine deployment and disposition. Socially, they allow for some collective storytelling.

 

 

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