Archive for the ‘Draken Games news’ Category

A cannon blast from the past – Vectis   Leave a comment

Ok, not too sure why but there has been a sudden surge in interest in Vectis, our Napoleonic War game that features a fictional invasion of the Isle of Wight. Most especially the printed version, available from lulu.com.

This is a quite a surprise as the game has been around for a long while, and generally sales are for the download version. But heck, I’m not complaining!

If by any chance you’re interested in the printed version of Vectis, just click here.

Posted June 25, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with , ,

More Argor video stuff   Leave a comment

The recording of an English-language online session using Argor rules with the RPGS game world is now available for viewing here.

Also, there’s another video review to watch, posted by one of the players of this session, Jeremiah McCoy.

Posted May 14, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with

Argor FRPG video review   Leave a comment

The English-language review of Argor has been posted now by François. And he likes it! (Phew…!). Go and see what he thinks by clicking here.

Posted May 3, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with

Argor in action   Leave a comment

Just lately I’ve been contacted by a Canadian guy called François Letarte who asked about using the Argor FRPG rules to run an online RPGS session. I said “yes”, of course. François runs a bilingual (French and English) RPG Youtube channel that you can find here.

On Sunday 8th May François will l be running a live stream of an English language session of RPGS using Argor rules: click on the link above for more information. For the Francophones among you, he has already run a French language session. Prior to that he did a video review of Argor (again in French… hope he said nice things!).

Posted April 29, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with

Catalogue 8 (with freebies!) is now out   Leave a comment

At the second attempt, Draken Games Catalogue 8 is ready for you right now! This features even more free stuff than usual: a mini-scenario for Argor FRPG AND a mini-wargame. You can play them in combination or stand-alone, your choice!

Just click on the image below to go to our shopfront at drivethrurpg.com where you can download the PDF for free. Enjoy!

Catalogue 8 cover

Posted April 6, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with , , , ,

Update   Leave a comment

I know it’s all gone a bit quiet with us lately, but there is something in the works! Catalogue 8 (which died with my hard drive) is being resurrected. What’s delaying it is the freebie game: all the development work on it was lost, so I’m starting from scratch. It’s a two-part freebie this time: an Argor FRPG mini-scenario followed by a wargame. The scenario outcome affects the wargame (but you CAN skip the RPG element if that’s not your thing!).

I won’t tempt fate by stating publication date… sometime this spring, let’s say!

Posted March 28, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with , , ,

New Year, New Game sale   Leave a comment

It’s the time of year when drivethrurpg offer core RPG rules at a big discount, and that includes Argor FRPG.

So you have a week to wander over and get it for just $5.96.

Just click on the image below to have a look at Argor at our storefront.

Argor cover image 1

Oh, and Happy New Year, everyone!

Posted January 7, 2016 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with , , , ,

It’s the 2015 Cyber Black sale!   Leave a comment

CYBER black banner

Wow, doesn’t time fly? Well here we are again: time for our annual Cyber Black 25%-off sale on ALL our downloads, running from NOW until the very end of Monday 30th November. Yep, it runs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, hence the name!

Just click on the shopfront links below to go and rummage for a bargain!

Wargamedownloads

DrivethruRPG

Wargamevault

Posted November 26, 2015 by Mark in Draken Games news, Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

Argor FRPG sale   Leave a comment

Our fantasy RPG Argor isn’t specifically aimed at kids so doesn’t qualify for DrivethruRPG’s Teach Your Kids To Game Week sale. However, with it’s easy-to-learn game mechanics and Argor Lite option, it’s very suitable for use with younger gamers. So we’re running our very own sale from now through to 22nd November: during that period you can get Argor FRPG at a whopping 30% discount! Just click on the image below to go straight to the sale page.

Argor cover image 1

Posted November 12, 2015 by Mark in Draken Games news

Tagged with , ,

Hey! What happened to ‘The Battle of Dorking’ and ‘Last Stand at Surbiton’?   Leave a comment

Good question! A while back I got an email from the nice people at Tiny Battle Publishing, a new company just launching its first titles. They had heard of 1871: The Battle of Dorking and were interested in buying the rights to it. I must admit I was torn. On the one hand, I’m very proud of Dorking: it’s true to the story that inspired it and I still love playing it. It is easily my best selling wargame and it’s been great to have it as part of the Draken Games portfolio. On the other hand, sales have dwindled over the years and it would be great to see a nicely produced physical version of the game, finished with the sort of production values I’ll just never be able to manage.

So after some deliberation I am bidding a fond farewell to the game. I am also retiring the free expansion 1871: Last Stand at Surbiton.

The new game will be called Dorking 1875: The German Conquest of Britain. Why the name change? Well, firstly to make it clear it’s a different version of the game. I’ve been working with the TBP people to update the rules. No changes to the game mechanics, but the format is quite different. And… ahem… the date? Well it turned out that while the battle is usually associated with the date of Chesney’s original story (1871), if you check the dates he gives in that story, it must actually be set in 1875. Oops. Well, at least that is rectified now!

I’ll post an update when TBP launch the re-vamped Dorking. Meanwhile, why not check out their website?

Posted October 12, 2015 by Mark in Draken Games news, General games news

Tagged with , ,