About this project
INTRODUCING WAYFARER TACTICS BY ILL GOTTEN GAMES!
Wayfarer Tactics is a dynamic miniature wargaming system. With these rules, you can use models from your collection to enact skirmishes, large-scale battles, or party-centered dungeon crawls. Based loosely on our Wayfarer multiverse setting, you can stage your battles in worlds of magic-rich high fantasy, far-flung intergalactic scifi, or anything in between.
- Any genre! Fantasy, Sci-fi, Modern, Steampunk, whatever!
- Any model! Whatever kind of miniatures you collect, you can use them!
- Tell your story! The engine let's you customize your own characters and forces!
Wayfarer Tactics will include a number of pre-made character cards for our own 28mm scale miniature line, with plenty more to be released on a regular basis. With the comprehensive, modular character creation system, you'll be able to adapt models from any miniature line into characters for your own personalized force. From medieval knights, to power-armored space troopers, powerful elvish wizards, to towering alien monstrosities, nothing is off the gaming table.
MODULAR BATTLEFIELD RULES LET YOU SET THE TERMS...
Battlefields in Wayfarer Tactics conform to your play style without having to change the core rules. Whether you want to play “free range” with measured inches (or centimeters for smaller-scale miniature ranges), square grids for a more controlled tactics style (perfect for use with dry-erase gaming mats), or even hex-based grid combat, you can play the way you like from match to match. You can even play with paper stands, graph paper, or whatever else you have on hand for a solid print-and-play gaming experience.
- Play battles in any scale! 15mm, 28mm, 54mm, whatever!
- Configure your world! Build your battlefield in grids, free-range, or even hexes!
CONFLICTS USE SIX-SIDED DICE AND PLAYING CARDS...
Using a fast, elegant system for conflict resolution, Wayfarer Tactics makes use of a handful of six-sided dice (up to three red dice for offense and up to three blue for defense) and decks of standard playing cards. Drawing a hand of cards each round, players use the cards to declare actions, essentially giving orders to their soldiers. The value of the card determines what kind of action may be performed, with higher values allowing for more complicated actions. In addition, the suit of the card used may activate special abilities called “maneuvers” which are found on the character record sheet. When conflicts occur, players roll red and blue six-sided dice to determine their attack and defense results. The numbers rolled are compared (red versus blue) to determine the victor, and special skills, equipment, or species traits will alter the outcome of the results.
- Comparative red versus blue dice system means no cumbersome math!
- Activate your units with cards, unlocking special actions by value and suit!
- Rules for interruption and simultaneous combat make game play fluid and unpredictable!
Wayfarer Tactics will offer several modes of campaign and tournament play, and we're looking forward to creating a worldwide league where local communities can participate in event-based tournaments that will help to change the shape of the Wayfarer Multiverse. As the game allows for creative customization, tournament play will feature special rewards based on force concept as well as rewards for painting, conversions, and other hobby-based aspects. We'll also want to hear from players, and if you have ideas for your own custom content (species, abilities, whatever) we'd love to hear from you, and we might even add it to the growing rules canon.
Like most of Ill Gotten Games products, Wayfarer Tactics is an open-sourced gaming engine, and will be released for free on our website after the conclusion of this Kickstarter campaign. By pledging your support, you're giving us the final push to fund our artists and developers and to create a run of printed books and miniatures as rewards. Once the game is out in world, it will be available as a free PDF to anyone who wants to play, though you can further support us by ordering printed books, miniatures, or by pledging to our Patreon page.
The rules codex, featuring art by Austen Zaleski, will be a slim, B&W, paperback-sized book that will be easy to reference, portable, and won't take up much room on the table.
In addition to book rewards, some pledges also give you a choice from our 28mm Wayfarer Miniature line, printed through Shapeways in their durable Polished White, Strong and Flexible material, suitable for priming and painting. These miniatures show a good selection of the sorts of things you can do with this game, and are great for roleplaying game characters as well. We haven't released these models for purchase yet, though we will as soon as the Kickstarter is complete, so if you miss out on some of these during the campaign, they'll be available to everyone before too long.
In addition, like our other games, Wayfarer Tactics will be available in the Steam Workshops as a free download for the amazingly versatile Tabletop Simulator by Berserk Games, so be sure and look for us there!
Thank you for your continued support, and as always, happy gaming!
EXTENDED MINIATURE REWARDS...
- Special miniature bundles that conform to a theme.
- Special models that don't fit into the A, B, or C tiers.
MORE SPECIALS TO COME....
Risks and challenges
Using tried-and-true methods of printing for both the books and the miniatures (should you opt for those), we're confident that your rewards will be on your doorstep before 2016 (likely in mid-to-late December).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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