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Catalogue 9 (plus freebies) out now   Leave a comment

Ok, so after two years I have finally produced a new catalogue, and it’s now available from wargamevault and drivethruRPG (and hopefully from wargamedownloads soon as well). As ever, all our game products are described in detail, with some insights from the author (ie me!) and quotes from customer reviews.

I am also maintaining the tradition of including a free game with each catalogue – or rather two free games in this case. Just like Catalogue 8, the new one features a mini-RPG scenario written for Argor FRPG followed by a linked mini-wargame. Together they’re called Escape from the Trow. You can play either as stand-alone games if you like.

To download your FREE copy just go here!

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Posted April 16, 2018 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Update   Leave a comment

It has been a long time coming, but I’m starting early play tests of a new free mini-game to include in Catalogue 9. Same format as Catalogue 8: an RPG mini-scenario written for Argor rules, followed by a mini-wargame. The wargame can either follow-on from the events of the scenario or be played as stand-alone. More news when the catalogue nears completion!

Posted February 9, 2018 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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Winter Offensive sale!   Leave a comment

It’s the deep midwinter (this side of the equator, anyway) and that’s when wargamevault launch their Winter Offensive sale. We’re taking part in it, so go and check out our wargaming products by the 2nd January to benefit from a 25% discount! This includes our Mini-Game Compendium, an ideal holiday time-filler of three fun and fast games that includes the Christmas-themed wargame Santa & the Goblin War. Yes, this can be yours for just 75 US cents! Enjoy!

Just click on the logo below to go to our store front at wargamevault:

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Posted December 22, 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.

DIFV Cover

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.

Catalogue 8 cover

Posted August 31, 2017 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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It’s Cyber Black sale time!   Leave a comment

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Yes it’s that time of year when all our products at wargamedownloads, wargamevault and drivethruRPG are available for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount of 25%. Get ’em while you can, the sale ends on Tuesday morning (UK time).

Click on the links below to see our store fronts at the three sites:

Wargamedownloads

Wargamevault

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Posted November 25, 2016 by drakengames in Draken Games news

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