Wargame Design

For those of my readers who don’t know, I’m getting into wargame design. In fact, I’m endeavoring to start my own business. My first game is going to be Hyde: A Wargame of Gothic Horror in Victorian London. The idea is that humans are going to be pitted against Robert Louis Stevenson’s Mr. Hyde and his ilk, which will also include Dracula and the Modern Prometheus, (Frankenstein’s monster.)

I’m supposed to have a book on wargame design coming. It’s written in part by Rick Priestly, the guy who developed the immensely popular Warhammer system. Unfortunately the book hasn’t arrived yet. We called Amazon and it may be arriving soon, but I’m not sure.

I also came up with the idea to include in the rules for Hyde quotations from classic horror novels such as Dracula and Frankenstein. That will be lots of fun. Just picture within the general rules a box in which there is a quote from one of those classic horror novels! That’s the plan.

So keep your eyes open. Hopefully, soon, there will be advertisements for Hyde: A Wargame of Gothic Horror in Victorian London. I also have some great ideas for historical wargames. Some of the ideas are as follows: Horse and Musket: Wargaming in 18th Century Europe from the War of the Spanish Succession to the French Revolutionary Wars, Pirate Wars: An Expansion of Horse and Musket, Blood and Iron: Wargaming the Wars of German Unification, 1848-1871 etc. Hopefully these will all be forthcoming, so, again, if you are into wargaming, keep your eyes open!

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