Tuesday, January 14, 2014
More Arm-Chair Game Design - The D
I was over on the Frontline Gaming forums chatting about D-Weapons in 40k when I had a little bit of an amateur game design thought about how to streamline the rules for D-Weapons in 40k. It's clear that the primary issue is the alpha strike component of the rules which really make even fluffy games of 40k a bit of a snooze fest with entire swaths of models meeting their maker far too early in the game.
Having said that, though, there are a lot of fun units which are allowed in Escalation which could be great fun. Many of the Baneblades are really cool and, of course, my green heart adores Stompas of all variety.
I'd like to suggest the following rule for use in friendly games of 40k whether the games be fluffy or competitive.
What do you think? Wanna give it a try? I'm guessing the "no other additional special rules" may need some more precise wording to avoid rules lawyering.