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It’s Cyber Black sales time!   Leave a comment

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Yes it’s that time of year again! The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are in full swing, and that means you can save some dosh on our products.

Drivethrurpg has a sale that is on NOW until November 28th. Meanwhile wargamedownloads has a sale from Friday 24th November through to Monday 27th November.

Enjoy!

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Posted November 23, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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New product: Dig-In For Victory   Leave a comment

Ok, our latest resource is now available. Dig-In For Victory! is mainly intended for wargame designers wanting some information about warfare in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. However, there’s a lot of data that is transferable to other periods, as far back as medieval times, plus some useful stuff for RPGs.

The resource contains extracts from the Royal Engineers’ Manual of Field Engineering 1911. Lots of useful stuff about digging defences, creating fortifications, building bridges, defending various types of location and blowing things up. Plus scans of the original illustrations, including some great plans for outposts and strongholds.

As this will of varying usefulness, depending what you want from it, we’re using the ‘Pay What You Want’ option at wargamevault for the first time. ¬†Click on the image below to have a look at our storefront page there, where you will have the option to preview this product.

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Posted September 24, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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New project…   Leave a comment

I’m still giving some thought to the free mini-games for the next catalogue, but meanwhile another project has suggested itself to me. I was de-junking my home office when I found an old book I forgot I had even bought: a copy of the 1914 reprint of the Manual of Field Engineering 1911. It seems it belonged to a Regimental Sergeant Major T.A. Mellor of the Royal Engineers. Anyway, reading through it (to put off doing any more tidying and sorting) it struck me what a lot of great information there is in it for anyone planning a game that needs to be informed about the sort of defences or field work that could be completed at short notice.

Obviously the book is written from the perspective of the British Army at the start of the 20th Century, but it would be reasonable to assume other nations had similar capabilities, and the manual remained in use well into the inter-war years. Plus, the basic tools of axes, spades and picks haven’t changed much over the centuries, so you could extrapolate a lot of the information back to the Middle Ages if you wanted.

You could use the information to work out what sort of cover an infantry battalion could create during a war game turn, to create a realistic defence post for a skirmish game or even to work out how long the characters will take unearthing that ancient eldritch artefact in a RPG.

The book’s condition isn’t great, but I’ll scan the best illustrations and summarise the most useful information into one concise resource. More news when it’s nearing completion!

Posted September 7, 2017 by drakengames in General games news

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Freebie reminder!   Leave a comment

Don’t forget, if you download our utterly free catalogue you get two free games with it: an Argor FRPG mini-scenario AND a mini-wargame. You can either play them in combination (with the scenario outcome affecting the battle) or as stand-alone games. You need to have the rules for Argor to play the scenario, but the wargame comes complete with its own rules.

Get Catalogue 8 while you can: I’m working on the freebie for Catalogue 9, and once that’s done Catalogue 8 – and its free games – will be withdrawn.

Just click on the image below to go to our store at drivethruRPG, where you can download the catalogue for free.

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Posted August 31, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Announcing ‘Further Vistas: Stars & Systems’   Leave a comment

Yes, finally, we have a new product out! As mentioned in the last update, it’s a follow-up to 2011’s Distant Vistas (2011? Where did the time go!). Distant Vistas is a sci-fi RPG resource that gives a GM a broad introduction to a sector of space: as the name suggests, Further Vistas: Stars & Systems (hereafter FV:S&S to save typing!) builds on the star systems introduced in Distant Vistas. While Distant Vistas mentioned 25 star systems, full details were only given for four of them. FV:S&S completes that work, giving full details of all 25 stars and their planetary systems. Details of each planet are given, with information on any intelligent inhabitants and any significant military hardware they may have. There’s also a bit of history given to put the whole sector in context.

As with Distant Vistas, we hope FV:S&S will be of some help for GMs seeking that bit of inspiration for their next sci-fi campaign setting. And it’s all yours for just $2.95!

Click on the image below to have a look at the product at drivethrurpg.com, where you can see a free preview of the first few pages if you want.

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Posted August 21, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Back to work!   Leave a comment

A long-overdue update, due to a number of things keeping me busy, plus some false starts in developing a sports-based game! So, back to the plan for a follow-up to Distant Vistas, our sci-fi RPG supplement. This Further Vistas project is back on now, and to speed things up we will be doing this as a series of short, affordable follow-up supplements rather than one large one.

For the time being the planetary atlases are being put on hold to allow me to work on Further Vistas: Systems. This will feature information on all the star systems mentioned in Distant Vistas, with details of every single planet.

Watch this space for more news about the publication date!

Posted August 10, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Update   Leave a comment

Well progress on Further Vistas has ground to a halt, plus I’m having trouble sourcing the artwork… so I might have to reconsider and think of something else in the interim.

Watch this space for updates!

Posted December 7, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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