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Dystopian Wars Master Rulebook updates

Spartan Games has posted updates to the Dystopian Wars Master Rulebook.

From their blog:

Having released the National MARs in our State Of The Nations blog, and the Model changes and Model Assigned Rules update in our Fate Of The Nations blog, it is now time to get everything else to out you in one fell swoop.

With this set of downloads, it’s probably worth re-stating that the remit of these improvements was two-fold; to balance out some of the issues in the game, and also to make the core game flow more smoothly. We’re confident that this has been achieved whilst still retaining all the fun that is integral to a game of Dystopian Wars.

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Firstly, the Tiny Flyer Rules have been improved to make them less awkward to use, and also to make them work more effectively:

Tiny Flyer Rules

We can also give a first view of the updated Reference Play sheet, with the new Critical Hit Table on the back:

Reference Play Sheet

On the Fast Play sheet is the Squadron Activation Table, which is simpler to follow. It’s important to check out the modified flow of Squadron Activation before reading the Master Rulebook Updates document:

Master Rulebook Updates

Lastly, we have worked on our Game Setup section to give players the additional guidance they’ve asked for with regards to recommended terrain and tighter control on Fleet Compositions, as well as a new section called Field Orders which generate more varied Victory Conditions:

Game Set Up

It’s worth noting that we recommend that a general terrain piece, such as an island, be somewhere between 4? to 8? in length, and 4? to 8? in width. Any terrain feature must be at least 1? square.

All of these improvements will also be made easily available as printed materials, and will appear in the reprint of the Dystopian Wars V.1 Master Rulebook in the New Year, along with the updated Stat Cards. For more information about our Dystopian Wars releases next year, you can read our announcement on the forum here.

Our office closes December 23rd and re-opens January 3rd, however we’ll be trying to check the Forums as often as we can, but we’d recommend sending any feedback you may have via the email e-mail address below, so as we don’t miss anything.

Have a great Festive period everyone – I hope you get the chance to get a few games in!

Julian Glover
Production Manager, Spartan Games
Dystopian Wars Project Manager