Category Archives: Open Source Gaming

BWS (2012) – Visualization and Building Blocks

I read an interview with Reinier Knizia a long while back about how he starts to design a game. One of the things he first does is dreams about the game: He just closes his eyes and imagines people playing … Continue reading

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The Libre Gifts of the Grimsby Wargames Society

The Grimsby Wargames Society has the right idea – it’s a local club in Lincolnshire, Britain that puts its creative muscle into developing rules like all groups of wargamers. But then they have the great sense and generosity to upload … Continue reading

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Why?

User Necros on DakkaDakka.com says about miniatures wargaming: I think the real drive in table top games like 40K isn’t the rules at all, but the miniatures. If you have awesome minis, people will want to play your game and just deal with … Continue reading

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BEAMSTRIKE

BEAMSTRIKE is a proudly open-source 15mm scifi wargame, with several supplements, force lists, and other materials. It’s not wildly dissimilar in scope from StarGrunt, but works remarkably differently. Check it out! (imma firin mah lazor)

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No Limits

No Limits is an OSS scifi wargame that proudly defies convention. No Limits uses an alternate unit activation turn sequence in which players take turns moving and fighting with units until all units have been activated. Their marketing team deserves … Continue reading

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Mad Props

http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/fantasy.html is a directory of free fantasy tabletop wargames. Not to be outdone, http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/sci-fi.html has your sci-fi fix. Some other aggregate lists of wargames, for the purposes of science: http://www.wargamingworld.com/wargames – They’re doing a good job keeping track of the big … Continue reading

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