Autoduel Quarterly #4/2 – Autoduel Quarterly Issue 4/2 was published in the summer of The issue featured Designer’s Notes for the new. Autoduel Quarterly. Vol. 9, No. 1 – Spring HTMLized by Michael Panitz. Contents. Rules and Regulations for AADA-Sanctioned Tournament Combat. The Driver’s Seat. By Scott D. Haring. I sit here at the typewriter thinking, “Didn’t I just do one of these last week?” Actually, it’s been three months. time flies when.

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I’m not sure that’s important. Car Wars is set 50 years after the publication dates of the various books. But some of them are very powerful, and the jump rockets are extremely complicated, so what do we do?

For your game, if you want it to be, yes. After these wars, there are years of worldwide economic crisis, and related global unrest, during which “death sports” become a popular form of entertainment.

Ford wrote an excellent piece of fiction called “Alkahest – the Deathtoll Solution,” which featured super-powered mutants, people masquerading as super-powered mutants, and a bunch of neat new gadgets – X-Ray lasers, booster jets for quick acceleration and jumping, a cheaper automotive stealth system, and other things.

Also, at conventions, where a large number of people who have never faced each other come together, often competing for large prizes, a body of “official” rules are absolutely necessary.

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Board games introduced in Car Wars Charles S. The vehicles are typically outfitted with weapons such as autoudel and machine gunssouped-up components like heavy-duty fire-proof wheels, and nitro injectorsand defensive elements armor plating and radar tracking systems. In this future, technology has allowed for new vehicle designs, miniaturized weapon systems, and replacements for internal combustion engines. So, is the attack dog “official”? After all, it’s your game.

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Common scenarios included making it successfully through a harrowing gauntlet and competition in an arena to win autodudl virtual cash prize with which to upgrade their cars. Many game sessions consist of players taking their cars through many successive arena-style scenarios, upgrading their cars between each round. An established set of “official” rules can come in very handy.


The more maneuvers one attempts in a turn and the more difficult they are, the more likely it is quaterly a player’s car will skid or crash. In VictorMaxx technologies announced plans for a series of gaming centers based on Car Warswith a prototype site to debut in Chicago in This article is about the Car Wars combat simulation game.

A game in which players come and go, like a campaign at a gaming club, can’t afford to re-argue each point for every new player. At the height of the game’s popularity, many gaming conventions and gaming clubs sponsored Car Wars tournaments where finalist players could win real world prizes. Car Wars was first published in a small ziplock-bag format in[2] and cited Alan Dean Foster ‘s short story, ” Why Johnny Can’t Speed “, as a primary inspiration.

After all phases of movement and combat are resolved, a new turn begins. Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements.

For example, the gadgets at the end of John Ford’s “Alkahest” story are not official, because I specifically said so, in print, in the article. So be an individual. At this larger scale, players can use miniature toy vehicles such as Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, S gauge model railroading scenery, or 28mmmm scale wargaming miniatures. For most games among a constant group of friends, the rules we publish can be treated like Holy Writ – or they can be changed top to bottom to suit your desires.

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I think they’re all neat ideas – they make the story work. What did you do on your holiday? It’s out to the AADA chapter clubs now for playtest; once we get it back, there’s sure to be some changes we’ll want to make.


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Within days of the issue’s publication, I started getting letters: One site has a Car Wars podcast. The game would be less fun because everybody would die so quickly, though, and my guess is that after a session or two, they’d stop using it.

Other new gadgets and rules must be specifically listed as “official” before they will be allowed. This eventually led to a second American civil war, ending with the secession of the “Free Oil States”, TexasOklahomaand Louisiana. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: The Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks were titled: Balance would be preserved. I’m not so sure it’s important at all that any design or rule be crowned, “Official.

Autkduel the record, none of the above items are “official.

I’ll give you one little taste now: Neither of these situations requires anything to be “official. Within any number of settings, the players then direct their autodudl in combat. Just two issues back, John M.

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But that’s not good enough for some. As the game became more popular, there were a series of increasingly more expensive and elaborate editions. Subscribers would receive a bonus in the form of an extra cutout or cartoon on the protective mailing cover.

World Championships were held each year at the Origins Game Fair. Car Wars uses a number of standard six-sided auttoduel to determine the outcomes of weapon fire, damage and vehicle control during the game. A kickstarter has also been started to create a sixth edition, similar to the popular OGRE kickstarter. We’ll continue to put out magazines and supplements full of great ideas for Car Warsbut it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to use them.