More Car Wars 6e Scuttlebutt
October 25, 2012
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My preference would be something exceedingly close to the revised “small box” Car Wars that included a subset of the Compendium. Hopefully that’s what Phil Reed meant by “classic”.
Phil Reed on the SJG forums recently said, “the more I review options the more I think something along the lines of Car Wars Classic would be the best approach to a new edition. An inexpensive box with maps, counters, and everything for cars, cycles, and trikes.” It isn’t clear how “classic” he really means here as Phil has never quite repented of Fifth Edition. He has posted elsewhere that he was pleased at how easy fifth edition was to learn… and that it might have done better if they “had released the game with diecut counters.”
In other news, thanks to Form 1… Steve Jackson will soon be able to use a 3D printer to make prototypes of Car Wars miniatures. Neato!
Get your stale Car Wars 6e scuttlebutt here and here,
Also: people are beginning to receive their Car Wars shirts from the Ogre Kickstarter. They look really good– the colors are so vibrant!
Update: While Phil Reed has been toying with a four phase system, he “completely and totally disagrees” with my assertion that dropping to three phases creates tactical artifacts that dumb things down and make the game less fun. It sounds like he is dead set on continuing the development of the 5th edition branch while speeding up play in order to to be as accessible as possible.