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Being locked at home has allowed me time to clean out a box or two or three, in the garage.  I found my Warlord Rules along with the Dark Heaven Apocalypse Rule book.  I plan to use the Warlord rules again to set up some garage battles for my son and me.  And this time I will be able to field completely painted warbands.  I know the game doesn't get much love, but I enjoyed it.  I tried to playtest halflings back in the day but could not interest any other players. 

 

I wish the Dark Heaven world-setting had some more detail as well (I have the original Taltos setting and the Northlands).  I had a brief visit to the Taltos Region while running my D&D campaign a couple years back, but after that I locked this stuff away.  

 

The idea here is to offer homebrew or alternatives to the rules and maybe discuss some additional settings.  I was working on some Modern Zombie apocalypse stuff once.  There was the WWII Zombie stuff which I did not see played.  I have read through the rules that went with the western figures.  If it seems that there is interest here I will share some of the experiences.  My son is home now as well so I have a play tester.  I will be looking to tie an old game from Dragon Magazine called DINO WARS into this experiment as well.

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You're right, it doesn't get much love any more.  I enjoyed it for a few years myself, but had trouble getting people together to play.  1000 points made for a fairly long game.  We preferred 500 points for quick games.  I also used modified rules for dungeon-crawl games, which my players liked. No character development and very little role-play, just hack and slash. Overall I thought it a well balanced game with very few problems. 

 

 

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A dungeon crawl game was something I was thinking of as well.  While digging in my files I found a work in progress "Vampire Hunters".  I was using an old TSR Game called "Vampyre, the Game of the Hunt for Dracula" as my inspiration It becomes a bit more of a focused tabletop game than an open skirmish but I believe I have the time to finish it.  And it can inspire some miniature painting as well. 

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The thing is that to play a game you need someone on the other side of the table.  There are no other players available in my neck of the woods.  Even after the restrictions lift on meeting places my player group wants other games.  So I guess I will take my scenario ideas and tie them into a game our local players will play, D&D, Mordhiem, Call of Cthulhu, Warhammer, Monolith Conan or something along those lines.  Checking my Warlord stuff did get me painting again, at least.

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On 4/16/2020 at 2:30 PM, gwangi32 said:

Being locked at home has allowed me time to clean out a box or two or three, in the garage.  I found my Warlord Rules along with the Dark Heaven Apocalypse Rule book.  I plan to use the Warlord rules again to set up some garage battles for my son and me.  And this time I will be able to field completely painted warbands.  I know the game doesn't get much love, but I enjoyed it.  I tried to playtest halflings back in the day but could not interest any other players. 

 

I wish the Dark Heaven world-setting had some more detail as well (I have the original Taltos setting and the Northlands).  I had a brief visit to the Taltos Region while running my D&D campaign a couple years back, but after that I locked this stuff away.  

 

The idea here is to offer homebrew or alternatives to the rules and maybe discuss some additional settings.  I was working on some Modern Zombie apocalypse stuff once.  There was the WWII Zombie stuff which I did not see played.  I have read through the rules that went with the western figures.  If it seems that there is interest here I will share some of the experiences.  My son is home now as well so I have a play tester.  I will be looking to tie an old game from Dragon Magazine called DINO WARS into this experiment as well.

A couple of things, The rule set for the WWII zombies was finished but never published, it was going by the working title of "Reich of the Dead". had art done and everything. 

 

  I'd love to hear what you thought about Cowboys and Gunslingers. I was with the group that helped right that game, although Tim Peaslee was the main driving force.

 

  One game I think you should try and find is Eat Hitler (I think that is the title). It's about a Nazi time machine that carries the upper echelon of the third Reich back to the Jurassic Period. The object of the game is to get the dinos of the area to eat as many Nazis as possible

  

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5 hours ago, Sergei said:

One game I think you should try and find is Eat Hitler (I think that is the title). It's about a Nazi time machine that carries the upper echelon of the third Reich back to the Jurassic Period. The object of the game is to get the dinos of the area to eat as many Nazis as possible

  

Yep, that's the title. It's a Howard Whitehouse game, which means it's a great beer and pretzels game

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