Thursday, June 2, 2011

RPG/Wargame Idea...

An interesting idea hit me a week or so ago, and it has kept coming to mind over and over again since. While sorting through various sets of cards in my game room, I stumbled upon the cards for my D&D Miniatures and started reading through some of them again. The idea is brilliant... stats for a skirmish wargame on one side of the card and roleplaying stats on the other!

But what if that wasn't necessary?

What if there was a game that merged the two into one system seamlessly? I'm thinking something like Birthright meets Warhammer Fantasy. It's an RPG in which you have one really well fleshed out set of characters (RPG-style), while most of the NPCs have very simplified stats (wargame-style), and the mechanics of the game allow one to switch seamlessly between the small scale conflicts that a fledgling hero would fight and the epic scale of a massive military conflict. I don't know how difficult that would be to pull off, but I think it would be a ton of fun to give it a shot. I'll keep bouncing this idea around in my hollow noggin until it bounces out of reach or I figure out how to make it work...

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