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Digging up the trash: Judge Dredd
Published by Games Workshop in 1982, Judge Dredd was the first in a series of cross-media adaptions of 2000AD comic strips into tabletop games- boardgames and an rpg, projects that were to have significant impacts on the aesthetics of their two main miniatures brands, but most iconically WH40K.
I've had two copies. One back in the day that I sold off during my GW purge in the mid 00's. Then a copy a few years ago that I made some alternate heroes for. I realized my old group that would play this, now having kids and such, don't meet as often to play these sorts of games. When we can get together it's for some minis game as that is our first priority. Plus, the characters are to foreign for my kids at this point...besides we have Heroscape and Dungeon! that they already love (and now Pokemon Master Trainer). Moved that copy on to Wade here at the Fort.
Great game though and when I pulled it out at the last convention I went to a lot of folks stopped by asking if it was a new title (condition was fantastic). C'mon...it's Dredd!
Anyway, here's a photo from my last copy (snipped from BGG) with heroclix minis used as player pawns. You can see I added some Dark Judges as well.
Also one of those variant heroes I made:
What was the name of that cereal you play on an opponent's judge? I loved that card...
A good number of games that have come out since, some of which get a lot of praise, are really just Judge Dredd with a twist. None of them are as good as Judge Dredd, even all these years later.
JD is perfect as it is. Not sure why I made all those variant characters on one use cards. Maybe just for kicks? Maybe I was bit by the variable player power bug? I think I even had minis for all those other characters as well. I don't remember.
As it was we just used those 2000ad minis instead of the pawns. That was usually the extent of pimping and tweaking we actually played.
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Looks good too, thanks!
I'm a little leery of playing Orcs at both tourneys, but I'm really into this team at the moment.
Oh, I'll be doing my Bret Humans at ROT Cup in April. I'll need your services...
It's plasti-flakes with synthi-lix causing chronic indigestion. I had 2 personal favourite finks: the Edwin Parsey card, with it's inevitable refrain of "Oh no judge, it was me"; and the trick of using a judge card to stop someone Barneying themselves to a choice location- often the Grand Hall of Justice, but also sometimes just to stop someone making a quick getaway when they find themselves completely outgunned by a perp.
Mr. White wrote: What's that cereal card?
or have I lost my mind?
I finally picked up my own copy off of eBay a few years ago. It's seen 8 plays in that time- ie. once in a blue moon, but my current gaming group seem to find it just a bit too cut-throat for their liking (I can still remember the shocked look on one guy's face the first time he experienced the full onslaught of the game's finkery). Judge Dredd remains one of my keepers all the same. I'll get it to the table again sometime.