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ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 11:40 a.m. PST

Chicago Skirmish Wargames was selected as one of the playtesters for "Apocalypiticum", the upcoming Post Apocalyptic ruleset from Ganesha Games. It shares the same basic rules mechanics as their popular "Song of Blades and Heroes" game, one of our club's favorites.

The club gave it a go last Thursday. Here's an AAR and my observations of the game I played. I hope to soon have additional feedback from the other two folks who tried out the rules that evening.


Of course our comments may not entirely reflect the final product that emerges post playtest, but it's been a good experience so far. We're going to play it again at the next club meeting on the 23rd.

A few pics to pique your interest.

CmdrKiley Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 11:49 a.m. PST

How is Apocalypiticum different from Mutants and Deathray Guns?

I have M&DRG and it's very old school Gamma World'ish. Is Apocalypiticum more Road Warrior'ish?

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 12:21 p.m. PST

You've pretty much nailed the basic difference. They are very similar, but the scenarios, special rules and provided charachter lists are aimed at a Road Warrior, The Road, Book of Eli, kind of a universe rather than the 80's Gamma World wierdness of MDRG.

Also, Apocalypticum has a bit more focus on firearms than MDRG, though they are handled similarly to MDRG, not like Flying Lead, which has far more variation in Firearms and effects of fire.

morrigan Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

Thanks for the report! Based on your description and the specific urban setting, I'll be buying this one for sure.

Personal logo PatrickWR Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 12:53 p.m. PST

I was one of the playtesters in that game as well. One other detail to note is that the force lists are designed specifically for Lead Adventure's post-apocalyptic figure line. This isn't a huge deal, but it also means the game is not 100% generic.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 3:37 p.m. PST

The force lists are based around Lead Adventure, but I may have forgotten to tell Pat that you can use the MDRG force builder to stat your own figs if you so desire.

I'm curious to see what the end product with art and pictures (I just have text) will look like with the Lead adventure figures probably providing a unified visual theme throughout the book.

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Feb 2012 4:03 p.m. PST

Thanks. We'll be playing our first game Thursday night.

corporalpat Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 5:44 p.m. PST

Thanks, I'll be looking for this when it comes out!

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