Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Post Apocalypse Anyone ?

Recently, I have been looking at various 28 mm miniatures, monsters and the like.  With that in mind my creative mind began to cycle ATP and thoughts of a new gaming adventure began.

I have always been a sci-fi fan, thanks in part to Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Terminator and the like.  My friends and I always were playing the parts of rebel freedom fighters or people surviving in the wilderness against all odds.

The beauty of this is the unlimited gaming potential.  Miniatures, terrain and etc are at our disposal.  The thing I have been in search of is a new gaming system.

Mission 1 ... Finding a Rule system.

Thanks to my friend Mik and Savage Tim (Both whom have blogs I follow) I have been looking and researching a couple of rule systems with flexible rules and designs.  FATE is a free online rule system based off FUDGE.  I have downloaded the PDF and am currently researching as we speak.  The 2nd rule system is Savage Worlds.  I have the Test Drive rules and plan to look them over as well.  

Does anyone have experience in these rule systems ?  Does anyone have good or bad things to say ?

Once I figure out a rule system to use, we will discuss the development of the world which it will be used.

Hope all is well .... Keep the paint flowing and the dice rolling ...

Joe aka Mezz


  1. Thanks for the mention, obviously I'm biased towards FATE, just because that's what we're enjoying right now. It does take a lot more of an interactive role on all of the players' part at the table however, just something to keep in mind.

    Of course I have no qualms about Savage Worlds either, I love that system too!

    Another ruleset to throw into the mix would be Mutant Future which is also free and there's a nice Thundarr sourcebook for it as well. The system harkens back to the "old school" feel which is "so hot right now".

  2. Thanks Mik ! .... no probs on the mention. Have fun at Fall In .... I wish I was able to go and meet the gang. Well I am sure there will be more events for us to meet up and hang out.

  3. I know this is a little late, but I as looking through your past posts and couldn't help but put inmy two cents. we use future war commander when we play sci fi. while the primary game is unit based like FOW in the back of the future war book there is a small section on playing 28mm skirmish games using the same game system. it also has a army builder section where you can build your own units and figure out the cost for a figure. if you don't want to do that their is about 50 army lists in the book and they cover just about every manufactured line of figures including GW. it is simple, easy to learn and fun.