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Sci-Fi wargame that brings sci-fi adventure to your tabletop
Sci-Fi wargame that brings sci-fi adventure to your tabletop
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Rocket engines blaze to life. Lasers light up the formless void. Galactic Empires clash. A lone hero rises up to fight for the resistance. Welcome to the world of Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes!  

In Galactic Heroes, or GH for short, you’ll take on the role of a Hero or Villain, leading a scruffy pirate crew looking for adventure, or maybe a troop of faceless soldiers of the Empire in search of bringing order to the galaxy. It’s really up to you!  

Galactic Heroes allows you to play a small-scale wargame in the far-flung future, a galaxy, far, far away, a grim, dark future 40,000 years from now, or a certain Red Planet where swords and ray guns reign supreme. Whatever YOU think Sci-Fi looks like, from your favorite Space Opera to gritty Pulp epic.  

Like all the Fistful of Lead games, you’ll only need 5 or 6 miniatures per player. You can play 1-on-1 games or larger skirmishes with up to 6 or 8 players. Galactic Heroes can be played with whatever miniatures you already have in your lead pile. 

These rules contain all the information you need to play a game, including rules for building your forces and how to set up the table for different scenarios. Most players will pick up the game mechanics quickly, even people who haven’t played a wargame before. The rules can be learned in a couple of turns, and the fast-paced game play keeps everyone engaged. If you’ve played Fistful of Lead before, a lot of this will be familiar.  

What separates Galactic Heroes from most tabletop miniature games on the market, is the unique card driven turn mechanism. This leads to snap decisions and tense moments where all the players are involved. The play is fast and furious, with a Hollywood flair, while record keeping is kept to a minimum.  

The original Fistful of Lead has been around for a decade with a small, but loyal fan base. Galactic Heroes expands the line of western gunfight rules into outer space, because what else is a good sci-fi movie other than a western set in space?  

FINALLY! The long awaited, highly anticipated Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes has arrived.

As part of the Kickstarter, I'd like to offer a few extra products. You can add these to your final order after the Kickstarter is funded and you receive a pledge email from us.

GH uses a standard deck of playing cards. However, if you really want class up your gaming experience, this custom deck has been designed with a distinctly Sci-Fi flair. And, all the Special Bonuses used in the game are printed right on them! Designed by the author.

This deck of cards can be added to your order for $20 plus additional S&H.

Although the game itself contains the status markers you can print off or photocopy, these sturdy 3/4" laser cut acrylic tokens lend a more futuristic feel to the gaming table. Each pack contains:

3 Out of Ammo markers

5 Wounded markers

7 Shock markers

3 Creep markers

2 Overwatch markers

20 Markers for $5 plus additional S&H.

Helping us get to our goal also benefits you! Every time we reach one of the levels below, something new becomes available, or get something free!

Sure, you can pick up d10s at any wargaming hobby shop, but why not get a couple free so you start gaming right away? Everybody just got some FREE!

Bonus scenarios not included in the rulebook! A .pdf with BONUS scenarios goes to EVERYONE!

$1500 lets everyone know who's the Star Marshal in town. This laser cut  badge is suitable for wearing, and putting fear into any Space Pirates. Wera it proudly now that we've reached $1500.

$2000 gives everyone 2 sided letter sized quick reference sheets printed on heavy paper stock.

At $2500, receive the Codex Galactica, a compendium of Peoples, Creatures and Alien Threats from across the galaxy.This dandy handbook will give you a tool kit for building forces based off your favorite SF genres.

Funding reached $3000, everyone gets 10 free status acrylic markers.

At $3500, everyone gets a 3 inch and 5 inch blast template, along with a flamer template. Style and color may vary.

Most scenarios have objectives, be it loot or an important piece of terrain. We're now offering Objective Markers. More than likely these will be cast resin. Ten markers for $5.

What's a Sci-Fi game without Out-of-this-World vehicles? This handy manual gives you extra rules for adding skimmers, hover bikes and other mechanical mayhem to your games.

At the $5000 mark, we add this cast resin Skimmer to the garage. Suitable for two laser-packing Star Marshals.

To play Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes you’ll need: this rule book (or, after a few games just the Quick Reference sheet), 10-sided-dice (referred to as d10), an ordinary deck of playing cards (or the ones available as an add-on), a place to play, a measuring tape, and the miniatures representing your spacefaring crew. Markers, such as Wounded or Out of Ammo, can be found in this rule book or through this Kickstarter.

Here's a quick a run through of what a turn looks like:

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We'll be adding more videos of specific game rules through out the Kickstarter and beyond.

Lastly, "Why the Kickstarter?"

We're a family operation. I've always wanted to take my little home brewed game to the next level, and this will help. Fistful of Lead has always had a great little following and positive reviews (check the internet). It would be great if even more people could enjoy it.

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter, and keep the Lead flying!

Risks and challenges

Wiley Games had a successful Kickstarter for Fistful of Lead: Reloaded in 2015. Products were delivered on time by the 6-month deadline.

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