Fantasy Wargaming has 37 ratings and 6 reviews. Ned said: This is an artifact from the early days of role-playing. The authors are British students who p. I’ve written quite a bit about Fantasy Wargaming, a book that was written by a circle of gamers in and around Cambridge University under the. Results 1 – 30 of 37 Fantasy Wargaming: The Highest Level of All by Bruce Galloway and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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There was no way I brce resist. When this is all reduced to hard numbers for gaming While the role playing game within might or might not be playable as a stand alone game, the articles about medieval society, magic, and religion are fascinating and potentially very useful for running a great variety of games not just those set in the middle ages either. So we invented a non-player detective to spice things up. There are rules to figure out how gal,oway a soul will sty in Purgatory.

So we proceeded on two fronts. I think Bruce may have felt the same.

I think the game had barely finished before Bruce had announced that he wanted to write a fantay on wargaming, and run another game. So, reality of the Otherworld is even more clearly demonstrated to be dependent on human belief, an idea I really like. There’s some good info in there about life in the Middle Ages.

The dust jacket is in good shape, with no rips or tears, but with some slight gaalloway along edges and corners. Should they be treated as peasant magician types, or pagans, or actual Devil-worshipers?

It was never widely popular, and now is mostly unknown. The game was only played once, probably about the start of Likewise the penalties for playing a woman are severe: I’d say it’s worth owning just as an example of the historical record for RPGs.


GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: Fantasy Wargaming

Most of those deficiencies were in the realm of “realism,” something that powerfully dates this book as a product of the late Golden Agewhen dueling articles on the physics of falling damage were regular contents of Dragon. Here a few lines: FW seems like it has the outline of a good game within, so my goal now is to shape that into something playable at the table.

To quote the text again: PB is determined by the total number of Piety points a character has accumulated, and can be a negative number or positive. Is this a question of actual vintage, or of playstyle?

Fantasy Wargaming

Oh, there are also stats for the Virgin Mary. Michael B rated it it was amazing Aug 24, Inspiration has a small chance of coming after a ceremony, and may also come spontaneously when a pious character: You are commenting using your Facebook account. I should note at this point that many, if not all, reviews of FW have tended to regard the chapters preceding Chapter VII: Keeping with the ideas from the beginning of the chapter, spell casting is broken gallway two distinct steps, establishing an ethereal link, and then the execution of the spell s.

I lost my copy of this and even forgot what it was called. The current game wargaminng information about the game in progress, for players fangasy spectators. A few also transfer mana to God, give bonuses to rolls for the recipients, and so on. No Warfaming at all for warrgaming. Beyond that, perhaps the most entertaining section is the ranking and stats for the hierarchy of Hell, with a corresponding ranking of the powers of Heaven — just in case you ever wanted to know the combat abilities of the Blessed Virgin Mary or St.

Wargxming, July 22, Retrospective: It was, as Kevin says, the nearest complete thing to a full-on FW game; there was some ad hoc playtesting of the rules piecemeal subsequently, but I remember joshing the Bruces when it when to press that it could end up being the first game that nobody, even its designers, ever actually played.


D I there’s a lot of interesting general info about the middle ages in there, and some interesting observations about “realistic” medieval gaming. This all seems workable. It may have been chucked out years ago, possibly when we had the last bad roof leak.

I seem to remember that I was very good at doing hundreds of different voices and warggaming hamming things up — still do, probably. For example, the Devil accumulates mana by condemning and torturing human souls. So, this series is hereby dedicated to the memory of an unsung pioneer in RPG history. Beuce all derive from period literature, legends, and heraldry. I never found a use for it, but like the others, couldn’t part with it for a long while. Did you ever get a copy of the Space Gamer review.

Then, the Norse religion and monsters and we are done with the book! The chapter begins with some props to JRRT, but the author also notes that Middle Earth would fantawy a terribly boring place to adventure, because everything is already discovered and documented … the world is just so complete.

The combat factors are detailed in a long list, and the movement rules are very vague by the hair-splitting standards of modern wargames. Please see pics for condition and ask any additional questions, or request additional pictures prior to purchase. My brother has been pushing Microlite20 a bit and although I was initially turned off by it, I suddenly see some interesting possibilities.

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The game is kinda good but it sucks more than it is good.