Back on March 31st we played our first game of One Page Rules, using the Age of Fantasy ruleset. We fielded an army of Byzantine warriors versus an army of Orcs and Ogres.
Everyone fell instantly in love with the rules!
I plan on using those rules quite a bit for our wargaming since it seems to hit the perfect spot for (1) quick to learn even if you play infrequently, and (2) able to support multi-genres. I plan to add a few house rules and try them out for WWII, Warmachine, Starships, Middle-earth, Mecha, etc. So expect a lot of after-action reports and rules questions on the One Page Rules forums. Given I’m a Patreon backer I’ll also start helping out a bit with beta testing things.
There were a few things we got wrong at first (though it did not spoil the fun):
- Initially we had the defender rolling Defense, and we misread the rule and though a ‘success’ meant you blocked the attack (since that is what a ‘Defender’ sees as success). Makes more sense how the rules work if you have the Attacker roll for defense we found out.
- We forgot to move the attacker in melee back by 1″ a few times after they finished attacking.
We also have some additional rules questions which I’ll post when I get a second.
It was great fun!