Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Stargrave: Dead or Alive (A Free Mini-Supplement Coming Soon…)

Stargrave was designed as a competitive game between two or more players, but I always knew that I would tinker with some solo mechanics for it. I just didn’t think I would do it quite so soon!

But, with lockdowns lingering, and an uncertain future for competitive gaming, I wanted to give people the opportunity to play some Stargrave as soon as they got the book. I mean, most players will already have miniatures and terrain they can use. They might just lack the opponent!

So, over the last couple of months, I developed a special mini-expansion for Stargrave that is going to be released for FREE at the same time as the rulebook. It’s called Stargrave: Dead or Alive. This mini-expansion allows you roll up solo, bounty hunting scenarios. Essentially, you roll for the unique outlaw you are after and their gang. You roll for a setting and any potential complications. Then, using the simple rules modifications, you go after your mark!

It’s not a full set of solo rules, but it is enough to give everyone a chance to play and get a taste for the game. And, for those that desire, it should be pretty easy to expand upon the ideas to construct longer bounty-hunting campaigns.

So, that’s coming free on the Osprey site when Stargrave launches!

(Now, try to think about the title Stargrave: Dead or Alive without singing it like the similarly titled Bon Jovi song...)

31 comments:

  1. Exciting news, fantastic! Thanks!

    Will Dead or Alive be games with a full crew vs the mark, or more like RoSD with a hero and a sidekick or two in pursuit?

    I'm playing a lot of RoSD online at the moment, and it is working so much better than I had ever hoped it would that I am already thinking about a sci-fi version... and I haven't even seen the Stargrave rulebook yet.

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    1. Awesome! I'm ready for some bounty hunting?

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    2. Pretty certain there are some RoSD SciFi skins in the facebook group

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    3. On that last note....will it feature rules for steel horses too?

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    4. I'm a cowboy (BWAAAAAH) on a steel horse I ride!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvCvsRp5ho

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  2. Great! My Dengar is ready to hunt some bounties.

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  3. I really hope there is a print option.

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  4. You spin me right round, baby, right round, like a 40mw plasma round in tbe FACE!
    Heh heh. Good stuff as ever :)

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  5. I want to give you kudos right away, but can't on Facebook because I got a 24 hour ban for writing that Christians are weird. Anyway, thanks for making this! I'm looking forward to it already!

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    1. a lot of christians are weird...

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    2. Don't say that where Zucc can hear you!

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  6. Yes fantastic and can`t wait, thanks very much.
    As for the song, in my mind is the Group Dead or Alive and the song "You spin me (like a record baby)" :)
    Thanks again

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    1. Oh, so I'm not alone in my suffering :D :D :D

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  7. Many thanks, looking forward to it.

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  8. Thanks a lot, those are really good news!

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  9. Thanks Joe... now Bon Jovi “ Dead or alive” is stuck in my head.... and thank you for the supplement for solo gaming... 🤨😁

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    1. Thats much better then the zombie shark tuttutututu last time... 😀

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    2. I've got "You spin me right round (like a record)" by Dead Or Alive worming its way in to my brain. :(

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  10. Does anyone know when the Nickstarter is for this?

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  11. I'll probably sign up for the Nickstarter with Brigade Games--would this still be available thru them?

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  12. @Joe. Ordered my three boxes of minis through Brigade to get in on Nickstarter. £29k after one day! Awesome! Any chance this is the most successful Nickstarter ever?

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    1. Thanks JP! I can't remember all of the Nickstarters, but I think the answer is not yet. I seem to remember one - perhaps the Muskets and Tomahawks one going to £40K-ish.

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