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Car Wars To Do List

1) We need to work out a decent stock vehicle list.  The major technological levels would be Pocket Box, Deluxe Edition, Compendium 2e, and Uncle Albert’s Catalogue from Hell.  (The Chassis and Crossbow rules from “Mutant Zone” would be nice to support, too.)  At each level, we could have a group of vehicles for each AADA division.  If we could get PDF files to print out before play, that’d be even better.  The idea is to have a variety of approaches to design/rules/etc worked out so that you had everything you needed at your fingertips to run just about any flavor of game.

2) Adding notes to allow the vehicles to be used easily with 5th edition would be relatively easy.  These notes could be included on the PDF’s.    

3) Making GURPS Vehicles 2e versions of the above designs would be possible. 

4) A program that could handle all of the chores above would be nice.  An easy “Drag and Drop” design system that hides most of the complexity has been requested.

5) I’d like to see an adventure guide of some sort.  This would be a compilation of suggestions for making adventures in the style of “Convoy,” “Grand Theft Autoduel,” and “Midwest Passage.”

6) I’d like to see better rules for running corporations– maybe an economic game where bus lines, trucking companies, pizza delivery franchises, and courier groups all compete for the best profitability.  (Maybe this can be done in the style of the new “german game” phenomenon?)

7) I’d like to see rules for two player campaign games, where there’s a strategic map, production, and so forth.  I’d like to see cargo space and power units make a difference in this type of game.  I’d like to see units that don’t often get used in arena duels get used in this.  The campaign system could be used to generate Car Wars scenarios or battles could be resolved in a simplified system.

8) I’d like to see a variety of “what might have been” type articles.  What if the equipment added  to the game in ADQ had been completely different?  Start with the Pocket Box edition and create new timelines and equipment lists for Car Wars.  The point would be to create new and interesting tactical situations.  For example, rules for making flying cars (like in The Last Starfighter and Back to the Future) with weird weapons and defense systems could be made. 

9) I’d like to see a play by email program– if SJG can allow such a thing.  The program would send coordinates and design data in XML format and show everything with pretty graphics.

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Which of the above sounds most interesting to you? 

Please drop me a note and let me know how your wish list differs from mine.  (Reply here or send email to autoduelist AT gmail DOT com.)

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One response to “Car Wars To Do List

  1. Chris Goodwin August 17, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    All of the things you mentioned, but especially…

    I’d like to see a variety of “what might have been” type articles. What if the equipment added to the game in ADQ had been completely different? Start with the Pocket Box edition and create new timelines and equipment lists for Car Wars. The point would be to create new and interesting tactical situations. For example, rules for making flying cars (like in The Last Starfighter and Back to the Future) with weird weapons and defense systems could be made.

    …this. Maybe not so much with the flying cars (though that would be a nice one-shot!) but with the alternate timelines and new equipment lists. Especially ways to bring the state-of-the-art in real world vehicle design into Car Wars.

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