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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Views Read Edit View history. The game won the Charles S. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Car Warsplayers assume control of one or more cars or other powered auutoduel, from motorcycles to semi trucks. 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.

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I’m not so sure it’s important at all that any design or rule be crowned, “Official. It was first published in Furthermore, human cloning together with techniques for storing memorieshas made death only a minor setback for autoduelists who can afford the procedure.

As part of movement players may attempt turns and other maneuvers of increasing difficulty. The exception, of course, is when I specifically say in print something is or is not “official” – and I’ll try to make sure there’s no confusion on this point in the future. If you do, I expect you to write it up and send it in, of course I even published a letter recently from someone suggesting we include attack dogs in the game, and he provided some stats in the letter along with the description.


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After all phases of movement and combat are resolved, a new turn begins. I put the finishing touches on Dueltrackour big gasoline-engines-and metal-armor, racing-and-mayhem supplement for Car Wars. Neither of these situations requires anything to be “official.

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat It’s out to the AADA chapter clubs now for playtest; once we get it back, there’s sure to be some changes we’ll want to make. 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 autodueel must be resolved a typical game takes a few hours to play. Car Wars is a vehicle combat simulation game developed by Steve Jackson Games.

The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. All action in Car Wars is simultaneous.

In this alternative future, natural resources are severely depleted and the United States government nationalized oil production. While the core of the original Car Wars was a autodule, the supplements allowed it to be extended into a larger game with light role-playing elements. I sit here at the typewriter thinking, “Didn’t I just do one of these last week?

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. 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.

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.

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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. So, is the attack dog “official”? Other new gadgets and rules must be specifically listed as “official” before they will be allowed. 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.

For autodhel, the gadgets at the end of John Ford’s “Alkahest” story are not official, because I specifically said so, in print, in the article.

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Subscribers would receive a bonus in the form of an extra cutout or cartoon on the protective mailing cover. Just two issues back, John M. A game in which players come and go, like a campaign at a gaming club, can’t afford to re-argue each point for every new player. Because everybody would immediately put eight on their cars, qaurterly everybody would be even dead, but even Car Wars had many scenarios available and the system allowed for players to make their own.

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. It is this post-apocalyptic setting which has drawn comparisons between Car Wars and the Mad Max movies.

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