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  • #108867
    Mike
    Mike
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    This is the forum for posting about RPGs that are tabletop and make extensive use of miniatures.
    Games where the action centres around an individual or small group of individuals that have traits and skills and ‘character’, more than say a WW2 skirmish game where the action centres around a unit.

    #108868
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    If anyone has a topic they think belongs here, let me know and I will move it across.

    #108872
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Good idea, Mike!

    #108873
    Patrice
    Patrice
    Participant

    Um not sure what to do then…

    Almost all games I take part in (and all the AARs I posted) are a mix of RPG and miniature skirmish.

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    http://argad.forumculture.net/

    #108874
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Um not sure what to do then…

    Almost all games I take part in (and all the AARs I posted) are a mix of RPG and miniature skirmish.

    Up to you sir. Though you did spring to mind when pondering who may use this forum.

    #108879
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
    Participant

    Mike, let me ask something. Quite a lot of topics apply to more than one category. I find myself sometimes not posting something at all because I can’t quite decide where something belongs — my old school shiny toy soldier project comes to mind. Is there any way to either crosspost, double post or simply have a way of directing traffic so that if I wanted to, say, let Viking era enthusiasts know that I had posted something on this board?

    I do all my own stunts.

    #108880
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Crossposting functionality is not supported with this software, sorry.
    Indeed some topics will often be broad enough to fit multiple forums, I have certainly had a few.
    I just pick the one that makes the most sense, failing that, the least specific forum.
    So with my fantasy rpg style skirmish hero driven game reports, that are essentially just stories, they could fit in fantasy or the new rpg forum.
    So I went with the least specific, the Tabletop RPG one.

    I do not encourage double posting as it is messy and people have in the past replied to one topic and not the identical one in the other forum, then someone replies to the empty one and not the one that already has a reply.
    =shudders=

    Please don’t refrain from posting though, the forums are more of a guide and best fit than an attempt to pigeon hole everything.
    You do some good (albeit oft bonkers!) stuff, so please do post.
    The best fit is always fine.

    Not 100% sure what you need in that last bit?
    You mean if you post something like Vikings and the Temple of the Amazon Princesses here, how do you let the viking fans who linger  in the historical forums know?

    #108936
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Moderator

    I think the exact location is always going to be a bit messy.

    I am excited about this forum as this kind of gaming is extremely my jam 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #108937
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    extremely my jam

    Everything is Awesome.

    #108938

    Thomaston
    Participant

    Hmmmmmm, now I have a new home.

    Tired is enough.

    #108939
    Patrice
    Patrice
    Participant

    Up to you sir.

    You often call me “sir” it makes me feel old.

    Umm, perhaps I am…

    …That was me in a prehistorical Live action RPG, in a forest near Paris, back in 1987 (yes we had LARPs in France since 1984) on the pic I was the shaman-with-the-horns.

    Back to topic… Yes I understand. I don’t realy feel that RPG-related miniature games need to be separated from more classical wargames of the same historical periods, but of course it could be more convenient for most visitors. I’ll just have to remember to use these “tags” thingies when posting the AARs…

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    http://argad.forumculture.net/

    #108996

    David Barnes
    Participant

    Rogue Stars falls into this category head first.  I’m adding this as it’s my most successful campaign to date.  There’s character and group advancement.  The basic “npc” comes back, but the main named characters are not replaceable: http://unitrecon.blogspot.com/2018/05/as-daleks-would-say-extrapolate-always.html

    This one combines rules.  The feel is very Hammers Slammers meets The Zone.  The series came about by accident, as you’ll read: http://unitrecon.blogspot.com/2018/01/fl-mercenaries-of-mars-1-world-of-hurt.html

     

    #109001
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Rogue Stars falls into this category head first. I’m adding this as it’s my most successful campaign to date. There’s character and group advancement. The basic “npc” comes back, but the main named characters are not replaceable: http://unitrecon.blogspot.com/2018/05/as-daleks-would-say-extrapolate-always.html This one combines rules. The feel is very Hammers Slammers meets The Zone. The series came about by accident, as you’ll read: http://unitrecon.blogspot.com/2018/01/fl-mercenaries-of-mars-1-world-of-hurt.html%5B/quote%5D

    Thanks, but please start a topic for them, rather than post in here.

    Ta!

    #109088
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Moderator

    The whole “warband” style miniatures game is definitely becoming the “next big thing”.

    I see more and more of it popping up.
    I’m sure the Killteam game from GW didn’t hurt interest one bit either.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #109192
    craig cartmell
    craig cartmell
    Participant

    Kill Team… such a bunch of late potatoes they were.

    In my arrogant opinion the resurgence of interest in this ‘genre’ was sparked by Osprey Games, 64 page wargames series back in 2013. This gave rise to the In Her Majesty’s Name series and latterly the Frostgrave game.

    Then everyone tried to jump on the warband bandwagon, with miniature manufacturers at the forefront, though few of their games endured.

    Latterly, as Games Workshop rediscovered its mojo, it decided to raid its back catalogue to recreate a series of warband games of its own. Each one fronted by a big box game and limited support.

    Cheers,
    Craig

    The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare

    #109193
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    So just to be a bit more clear, warbands are possibly not RPG enough.
    They seem very skirmish, this is for single figure model based games where you control a single character, not a squad or small force.
    Like Dungeons and Dragons, or MERP, or GURPS, or well, you get the picture, RPG games that use figures to help set the scene and so on.

    Games with a central hero, skills and a campaign system to level up and gain experience.
    All about the story and the journey, etc..

    Killteam is described as opposing teams and talks about game tactics, this is not what I mean by RPG’s.

    I think I was not clear enough to begin with?
    Sorry.

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