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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It’s out to the AADA chapter clubs now for playtest; once we get it back, autovuel sure to be some changes we’ll want to make. Darwin would be proud. Just two issues back, John M. Retrieved from ” https: The published games use cardstock counters to represent vehicles in a simulated battle upon printed battlemaps. Autodel action in Car Wars is simultaneous. But some of them are very powerful, and the jump rockets are extremely complicated, so what do we do?

This article is about the Car Wars combat simulation game. Players do not roll for initiative which is common in other combat games, instead, each phase, a vehicle moves a number of inches autoduep by the vehicle’s speed and players may fire weapons on any phase as long as they have line-of-sight with a target of their choosing.

Imagine a compact with a turreted Vulcan and a ramplate, capable of mph The Card Game Capsule Review “. Each turn was initially divided into ten phases first edition then to five phases revised edition and finally, in the latest edition Car Wars 5. Car Wars uses a number of standard six-sided dice to determine the outcomes of weapon fire, damage and vehicle auoduel during the game. Car Wars is set 50 years after the publication dates of the various books.

The game’s popularity waned during the s, and in response to slipping sales, Steve Jackson Games ceased support for Car Wars. I think they’re all neat ideas – they make the story work.


The products are still in print. It was started by Steve Jackson Games who supported the club with a quarterly magazine called Autoduel Quarterly.

The letter presented the stats as a “I used it and it’s neat, so why don’t you try it out” sort of thing, and my response was, “Looks good – if anyone wants to include it in their campaign, they can.

Balance would be preserved. For your game, if you want it to be, yes.

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Furthermore, human cloning together with techniques for storing memorieshas made death only a minor setback for autoduelists who can afford the procedure. I also get letters asking, “Why isn’t the x-ray laser or the attack dog, or the jump rockets, or whatever official? The more maneuvers one attempts in a turn and the more difficult they are, the more likely it is that a player’s car will skid or crash.

We’ll continue to put out magazines and supplements full of great ideas for Car Wars wuarterly, but it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to use them.

In this alternative future, auutoduel resources are severely depleted and the United States government nationalized oil production. If a particular gaming group decided to start making available a “Death Ray” – 1 space, 50 lbs.

The game is played in turns, where each turn represents one second of real time. 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.

An Introduction to Role-playing Games. Game evolution at work! Neither of these situations requires anything to be “official. 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.

We’re looking to have it on sale at the end of May, so keep your eyes peeled. As part of movement players may attempt turns and other maneuvers of increasing difficulty. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat As things began to recover, the organized sport of “autodueling” was born as a form of armed demolition derbies.


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So, is the attack dog “official”? Subscribers would receive a bonus in the form of an extra cutout or cartoon on the protective mailing cover. The game won the Charles S. 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.

Redesigned for a new audience, it was called version 5. The Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks were titled: There’s been a fair amount of clamor recently over the proliferation of new gadgets and rules in the pages of ADQand whether or not they are “official. I’m reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian where Brian is trying to convince the multitude parked outside his house not to follow him.

I put the finishing touches on Dueltrackour big gasoline-engines-and metal-armor, racing-and-mayhem supplement for Car Wars.

The Driver’s Seat

Many game sessions consist quraterly players taking their cars through many successive arena-style scenarios, upgrading their cars between each round.

A re-release of the Fourth edition has been released, and includes the auto creation rules and simplified rules for Role Playing. I’m not so sure it’s important at all that any design or rule be crowned, “Official.

I’m not sure that’s important.

Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles containing potentially dated statements from All autodufl containing potentially dated statements. There were also a series of six gamebooks based in the Car Wars universe, where a player could make choices for the protagonist to affect the outcome of the story.