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Old 10-12-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Car Wars 6th ed. Speculation

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The SJ Games Car Wars Web site has been given some new bodywork and a new paint scheme.

SJ Games - Car Wars Official Web Site
http://www.sjgames.com/car-wars
I couldn't help but notice a teaser for Car Wars 6th ed. Any ideas on what changes are expected?

Personally, I would like to see them go to hex maps, primarily to make it easier to import Car Wars vehicular combat rules into GURPS campaigns.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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No real idea on how the game will be changed. We'll have to wait for official word from SJ Games. Hex grid movement would be unlikely.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:43 AM   #3
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Hex grid would be nice as the bends would all fit nicely.

But with a properly configured turning key and heavy counters, you don't need a grid at all. Hex grids also don't lend themselves to neat urban terrain as a rectangular building is generally not going to align. If your collision rules are by square rather then making actual contact between the graphics (even the current rules use the counter boundaries - though it hints that you should take the size of the vehicle into account).
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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Has it been confirmed it will be another kickstarter or other crowd-funding based startup?
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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If 6e is GURPS I'm out

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I couldn't help but notice a teaser for Car Wars 6th ed. Any ideas on what changes are expected?

Personally, I would like to see them go to hex maps, primarily to make it easier to import Car Wars vehicular combat rules into GURPS campaigns.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #6
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It has been stated in many places that the new edition of Car Wars is going to get a Kickstarter campaign to launch it. By Phil and Steve, in particular.

I think that a hex grid would be a dark horse. Personally, I think that it won't have a grid at all. You can make nicer looking battlefields without them.

There will be cars. There will be guns. We will be able to design cars with guns.

Beyond that? Anything could happen.

A couple of my personal predictions:

1. I think that the gameplay will be faster - it almost has to be based on current trends in games. People expect faster games than 20-30 years ago.

2. I'm going to guess that it will use counters once again. Not the old-school cut them out style, but heavier die-cut counters like CWC uses. Again there are industry trends, and for components this points towards higher quality components.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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There's a thread further down this board that covers all this territory, called "Car Wars 6e Effort." Check that out and see if it answers your questions. If not, you can always come back here and ask.
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