30 March 2021
Adding extra excitement
We've been eagerly awaiting the release of Stargrave: Science Fiction Wargames in the Ravaged Galaxy, due from Osprey in April. The game is designed by Joseph A. McCullough, of Frostgrave fame.
However, announced today is a supporting free solo supplement, that will be available from the Stargrave launch.
Of it, McCullough said this: "Stargrave was designed as a competitive game between two or more players, but I always knew that I would tinker with some solo mechanics for it. I just didn’t think I would do it quite so soon!
But, with lockdowns lingering, and an uncertain future for competitive gaming, I wanted to give people the opportunity to play some Stargrave as soon as they got the book. I mean, most players will already have miniatures and terrain they can use. They probably just lack the opponent!
So, over the last couple of months, I developed a special mini-expansion for Stargrave that is going to be released for FREE at the same time as the rulebook. It’s called Stargrave: Dead or Alive. This mini-expansion allows you roll up solo, bounty hunting scenarios. Essentially, you roll for the unique outlaw you are after and their gang. You roll for a setting and any potential complications. Then, using the simple rules modifications, you go after your mark!
It’s not a full set of solo rules, but it is enough to give everyone a chance to play and get a taste for the game. And, for those that desire, it should be pretty easy to expand upon the ideas to construct longer bounty-hunting campaigns."
Want to see more of Joseph McCullough while you wait for its release? Check out his top tips for War Game Designers, as shown at Virtual Tabletop Gaming Live 2020!