Many moons ago, roleplaying games were begotten from strategy based miniature battles. With this background in war games, and the propensity of massive battles in many of the tropes of fantasy and sci-fi, it is not surprising when you look at a lot of older RPGs and see systems for massive battles.
Then a funny thing happened, games started going away from the complicated strategy based mass combat systems and toward abstract rules for battles.
We discuss our perspective on conducting mass combat in your RPGs.
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Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson, Shannon, Greg and Shawn
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Shows Featured in the Outro:
Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Excalibur, World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Warhammer 40K, Iron Kingdoms, Settlers of Catan, Legend of the Five Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire: Dark Ages, Blood Bowl, Battle System, Birthright, Magic the Gathering, Song of Ice and Fire, Savage Worlds, Traveller, Twilight 2000, Shadowrun, Only War, Enemy at the Gates, Star Wars, Exalted, Wheel of Time, Burning Empires, GURPS Mass Combat