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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 12:54 p.m. PST

What set of rules come to mind when you think of one that after lots initial hype and popularity quickly dissappeared from everyone's gaming tables?

Stryderg24 Sep 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Leviathans, steampunk themed airship combat by Catalyst games.
I was pretty hyped, downloaded the demo rules and lost interest. Line of sight had to be checked in both directions, specialty dice and just meh.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2020 4:38 p.m. PST

Napoleon by Wargames Foundry. I got excited about Nappies again until I tried to actually tried to play a game with this dreck.

Did you know that artillery inflict more casualties firing ball at a line rather than at a column? Well they do according to these rules.

Dukewilliam Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

FoG, FoGR, FoGN, CoC, Saga II, M&T II, Triumph… The list goes on, all on and off the table like flash in the pan, each for their own reason.


JimSelzer25 Sep 2020 4:43 p.m. PST


RudyNelson25 Sep 2020 9:11 p.m. PST

TSR series like Tricolor, Royalist and Roundheads and others.
Most of the rules from the 1970s and 1980s would fall into the played a lot and then forgotten group.
So continuing the name with later editions count as still going strong?
Challenger, Space Marine/ Titan, ship of the line which became a board game Wooden Ships and Iron Men.
So many more several starship tactical systems,

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