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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 12:07 p.m. PST

I bought my son this last Christmas.


He is a huge Doom video game fan and he asked for the board game. We played it three times in the last year. We tried it again (3rd time) a couple of days ago and it took me around an hour and a half to set it up. We both find it way too complicated, with way too many cards, decks, etc., etc. So, the question is, what sci-fi rules are out there that would allow us to use the figures to play a game that is pretty close to Doom, but without all of the cards and decks? We are looking for simple and fun.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 12:19 p.m. PST

Try Fistful of Lead – Galactic Heroes, that should work for you.

JimDuncanUK02 Jan 2023 1:40 p.m. PST

Best thing I did with the Doom game was to paint the figures and sell it.




79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2023 1:58 p.m. PST

Those figures are from a different version of the game, nor am I selling the ones that belong to my son.

Zephyr102 Jan 2023 3:48 p.m. PST

I built a plaster 3D DOOM setup, using the game tiles as a guide (two sets, actually, one in "28mm" and one in "15mm". I'm planning to do another set with walls like the PC game) plus extras like ladder, elevator, & stair tiles to different levels. Still working on a set of rules for it though, sorry… (and you'd need a platoon to fight your way through it… ;-)

You could try using & modifying Space Hulk rules, using a card draw to determine which creatures show up when entering a room for the first time.

billclo04 Jan 2023 4:51 a.m. PST

Maybe Guncrawl? I've tried it once, and am modifying it a tad.

Dragon Gunner08 Jan 2023 8:52 p.m. PST

Space Crusade

redstarny16 Jan 2023 6:03 p.m. PST

Space Weirdos is a good low-overhead option. It's also dirt cheap on wargame vault.

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