Warlord Games Posts Test of Honour Optional Rules

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 29th, 2017
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When writing rules for a game, you want to do your best to make sure they’re clear and uncomplicated. Sometimes, a part of a rule sounds good, and you don’t necessarily want to cut it, but you find that it’s just not quite in the theme or style you want for the game. That’s not to say they’re necessarily bad. They’re just not quite what the overall game needs in the main rulebook. They’re the “deleted scenes” of the game. Well, Warlord Games has posted up these rules on their website for you to check out and possibly add to the game if you and your opponent want.

From the post:

So what’s this then? Well, during the development of the game we played around with a lot of different rules that ended up being left out for reasons of space, game length or simplicity. However we didn’t want all these ideas to go to waste, so I’m gradually writing them up to share with you as optional rules!

The idea is to chat with your opponent and agree which rules you want to use (if any!) – just choose what you think is fun and make the game your own.

I’ve kicked off with a few short items to get the ball rolling such as water-based terrain and ‘Shot in the Back’ (dishonourable player will like that one). There is also a rule for varying the ability scores of your samurai to give them a little more character in campaigns, and we’ve done blank Recruitment cards to help you record the results!


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  • porkchop28

    Note that on the Warlord page you want to click on the embedded text and NOT the “Download HERE” box at the bottom… that just brings you to the basic rules (which are free, so you might as well get them.. but I have them already!)… so I downloaded an extra copy before I realized the big box wasn’t for the expanded optional rules!