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Barnes on Games - Osprey's Latest Tabletop Rulebooks (Frostgrave, Ragnarok, Men of Bronze, Rebels and Patriots)

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04 Apr 2019 00:00 #294945 by Michael Barnes
ICYMI, Osprey has been doing some outstanding work lately and...

Four great new rulebooks from Osprey.

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04 Apr 2019 07:52 #294946 by hotseatgames
I'm curious to try Ragnarok. I'm glad it's not always just humans vs. humans. What dice types does it use?

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04 Apr 2019 09:07 #294957 by Jazzbeaux
I too am tempted by Ragnarok. Looking at the Osprey Publishing site, there are details about the book - 203 pages of which the first 29 are available as a preview. The rules uses 2D6s mostly and D8s for special situations.

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04 Apr 2019 09:07 #294958 by Vysetron
Yeah, Ragnarok is definitely the standout here. 3x3 board and hyper-aggressive gameplay? Yes please.

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04 Apr 2019 09:12 #294959 by fightcitymayor
Rebels & Patriots is in my wheelhouse as a historical game with super simple rules, but it also probably lacks any wide appeal, falling between the "I am a 59-year-old white suburban male with anger issues who demands historical exactitude down to Stonewall Jackson's famous magic jockstrap" crowd and the "I pay $250 on Kickstarter for a box of plastic minis that I will never use" crowd. Neither of those poles has any use for such a book.

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04 Apr 2019 09:12 #294960 by Sagrilarus
I wouldn't rule out the historic books either. You can buy painted minis for the eras covered, either as a packaged set or from painters that do a very reasonable job at a reasonable price. The Colonial era title looks interesting.

But for now I think I'm going to let matchbox outfit my table, with the Gaslands rules that already have quite a following. Cheap, easy way to start.
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04 Apr 2019 10:22 #294969 by eekamouse
Sweet! Glad you enjoyed the scenario in Wizard's Conclave Michael!

Incidentally, I've also played around with Dragon Rampant. I thought it needed a bit more fleshing out, but I liked where it was headed. I mostly enjoyed mostly just putting lists together.

You might try Warlords of Erehwon from Rick Priestly and Warlord Games. Basically, it's "Bolt Action" Warhammer Fantasy, although the first printing of the rulebook has a handful of moderately significant typos. But man... it's really fun! I love the system.

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04 Apr 2019 10:35 - 04 Apr 2019 10:43 #294973 by GorillaGrody
Osprey is the game company I would bring with me to a deserted island.

As a bonus, I would bring the beachball with a face painted on it I use to play Osprey games with me, because the player base for the majority of the games would be just the same on the deserted island as here in Chicago.
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04 Apr 2019 11:16 #294978 by hotseatgames

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04 Apr 2019 11:53 #294982 by eekamouse

hotseatgames wrote: Warlords of Erehwon .... Nowhere. Nice.


Colloquially... "Nowhere Hammer"

... or... "No War.... Hammer" :D
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04 Apr 2019 13:38 #294986 by GorillaGrody

eekamouse wrote: Sweet! Glad you enjoyed the scenario in Wizard's Conclave Michael!

Incidentally, I've also played around with Dragon Rampant. I thought it needed a bit more fleshing out, but I liked where it was headed. I mostly enjoyed mostly just putting lists together.

You might try Warlords of Erehwon from Rick Priestly and Warlord Games. Basically, it's "Bolt Action" Warhammer Fantasy, although the first printing of the rulebook has a handful of moderately significant typos. But man... it's really fun! I love the system.


Just ordered Warlords after a bit of research. I always wanted to try Bolt Action, with my core reservation being the presence of playable Nazis. It looks like a neat system.

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10 Apr 2019 13:12 #295285 by drewcula
Barnes!
Do you think the miniatures from CMON's Blood Rage would work well in Ragnarok?

Hugs and halberds,
Drew

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10 Apr 2019 13:15 #295286 by Michael Barnes
Raf just mentioned that on Twitter...apparently it is a YES.

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