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Quarterrly was first published in I put the finishing touches on Dueltrackour big gasoline-engines-and metal-armor, racing-and-mayhem supplement for Car Wars. One site has a Car Wars podcast. The published games use cardstock counters to represent vehicles in a simulated battle upon printed battlemaps. An established set of “official” rules can come in very handy. I even published quaeterly letter recently from someone suggesting we include attack dogs in the game, and he provided some stats in the letter along with the description.

The bad rule has been weeded out by a sort of natural selection. The Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks were titled: Just two issues back, John M.

For the record, none of the above items are “official. Because everybody would immediately put eight on their cars, and everybody would be even dead, but even In addition to the spin-off video game, Epic Comics published Car Warriorsa four-issue comic book mini-series set in the Car Wars world.

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. But that’s not good enough for some. In Car Warsplayers assume control of one or more cars or other powered vehicle, from motorcycles to semi trucks.


Local clubs could also pay a yearly membership fee to be considered “official. Game evolution at work! Car Wars is set 50 years after the publication dates of the various books. After these wars, there are years of worldwide economic crisis, and related global unrest, during which “death sports” become a popular form of entertainment. Many game sessions consist of players taking their cars through many successive arena-style scenarios, upgrading their cars between each round.

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.

I’m not sure that’s important. Following famine in various parts of the world, there are limited nuclear exchanges between the USSR and the US, but anti-missile systems limit the resulting damage.

It’s entirely up to you. After all phases of movement and combat are resolved, a new turn begins.

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As part of movement players may attempt turns and other maneuvers of increasing difficulty. It was started by Steve Jackson Games who supported the club with a quarterly magazine called Autoduel Quarterly. As the game became more popular, there were a series of increasingly more expensive and elaborate editions. While the core of the original Car Wars was a boardgame, the supplements allowed it to be extended into a larger game with light role-playing elements.

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. This eventually led to a second American civil war, ending with the secession of the “Free Oil States”, TexasOklahomaand Louisiana.


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. Retrieved from ” https: Car Wars uses a number of standard six-sided dice to determine the outcomes of weapon fire, damage and vehicle control during the game. Within days of the issue’s publication, I started getting letters: Typically, a game is over after a few turns, which represents a battle being over in a few seconds of real time, but because every action in the game must be resolved a typical game takes a few hours to play.

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I also get letters asking, “Why isn’t the x-ray laser or the attack dog, or the jump rockets, or whatever official?

Other new gadgets and rules must be specifically listed as “official” before they will be allowed. The products are still in print.

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AI Game Engine Programming. All action in Car Wars is simultaneous. Additional gadgets published in the Uncle Albert Catalogs, and the Uncle Albert and other gadget company ads of issues of Autoduel Quarterly published since the catalogs, are also official. What did you do on your holiday?

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