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WaltOHara01 Aug 2014 10:23 a.m. PST


I haven't done an Epub conversion in a while, so what the heck, time to dust off another golden oldie. I've played Ram Speed quite a bit over the years and I own 3 copies of it. I think it's a pretty decent rule set for miniatures conversion, at 1 inch=1 hex rule of thumb.

If you're interested in using an EPUB version of the rules, go here: link

Thanks for the interest


Dynaman878901 Aug 2014 10:53 a.m. PST

LOVE that game.

Dan 05501 Aug 2014 11:51 a.m. PST

There's a store nearby me that is selling original like-new copies of this game, but they want $3 USD for them so I don't know. My original was only $2. USD

WaltOHara01 Aug 2014 11:52 a.m. PST

I have multiple "Like 30 years old" copies. Sadly, that box doesn't last very long intact.


The Monstrous Jake01 Aug 2014 2:52 p.m. PST

This game makes several of my "favourites" lists: one of my favourite Metagaming titles, microgames, board wargames, naval games, and board-wargame-converted-to-miniatures of all time, all at once.

I still have my original copy from 1980, or whenever it came out. The yellow mis-printed box didn't last long but the rest of the components are still intact despite many playings.

Originally I swapped the Metagaming hexmap that came with the game for a generic blank hexmap from SPI, which had bigger hexes that fit the ships better and also had more hexes and so more playing area.

Then I swapped the counters out for my first naval miniatures, NavWar ships in 1:1200 scale mounted on counter-like cardboard bases so they fit the hexgrid properly.

I always meant to try it with an "open sea" and no hexgrid, but somehow never got around to it. Need to dig that one out again someday.

WaltOHara01 Aug 2014 6:29 p.m. PST

Ram Speed is right up there in my top 3 Metagaming games. The others are Olympica and Fire When Ready. RS adapts well to miniatures. So does Fire When Ready. Actually, so does Olympica (I did this myself and have run a few games using the premise, but not the mechanics).

I liked Metagaming products. With a graphic upgrade they still play pretty well.


elsyrsyn02 Aug 2014 4:19 a.m. PST

Bought a copy off eBay a year or so ago, and glad I did. It's a great game.


TKindred Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2014 6:02 a.m. PST

I still own a copy, and yeah: the box doesn't hold up that well over the years. grin

But it IS a great game and, as stated above, translates very well to miniatures.

HarryHotspurEsq06 Nov 2014 10:28 p.m. PST

Is this still available somewhere? The download link isn't working.


TKindred Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2014 6:23 a.m. PST

It's working for me. I just tried it out.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2014 6:26 a.m. PST

Well, now it doesn't work. Hmm…….

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