Jump to content


Recommended Posts

Started playing this with my gaming group last weekend, it's really good. It's a tabletop skirmish game similar to something like Necromunda or Mordheim. The setting is a mix of Wild-West and grimy Victorian Steampunk with a bit of occultism thrown in.

The main difference between this and other tabletop skirmish games is that a pack of cards is used as the RNG. You're encouraged to get the 'official' cards, but everything can be translated to use just a normal Poker deck. Instead of rolling dice to hit, you deal from the top of your deck, with higher numbers meaning higher rolls; you can also activate special abilities by getting the correct suit.


The best mechanic in all this is your 'cheat fate deck'. You draw 6 cards at the beginning of each turn and you can choose to 'cheat fate' any time you deal by replacing the card you drew with a better one from your 'cheat deck'. This has the effect of giving you advance notice of how your dice rolls are going to go, so you can better plan; if you draw a good cheat deck, then you know you can push forward with an attack without worrying as much that a carp dice roll at the wrong moment will fuck it up. Conversely, if you draw a bad cheat deck you can spend that turn playing more defensively with less 'but what if I had....?' thoughts making you do something stupid.





Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like this game. The miniatures are gorgeous (if a bit fragile, they have fussy bits on them.) And the game rules are simple while the possibilities are endless. Plus, making terrain for the game is really fun.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 03/08/2016 at 8:11 PM, Sabocat said:

The miniatures are gorgeous (if a bit fragile, they have fussy bits on them.)

You're not kidding, you need tweezers to put some of them together. It's interesting that the artist's drawings on the box-art uses the same CAD models as the actual sculpts, so you really are getting exactly what's on the box.


I love the way using cards rather than D6s makes for a much larger spread of values, allowing for the low/moderate/high damage thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...