Autoduel Quarterly #4/2 – Autoduel Quarterly Issue 4/2 was published in the summer of The issue featured Designer’s Notes for the new. Autoduel Quarterly. Vol. 9, No. 1 – Spring HTMLized by Michael Panitz. Contents. Rules and Regulations for AADA-Sanctioned Tournament Combat. The Driver’s Seat. By Scott D. Haring. I sit here at the typewriter thinking, “Didn’t I just do one of these last week?” Actually, it’s been three months. time flies when.

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But that’s not good enough for some. Car Wars uses a number quuarterly standard six-sided dice to determine the outcomes of weapon fire, damage and vehicle control during the game.

As part of movement players may attempt turns and other maneuvers of increasing difficulty. There’s been a fair amount of clamor recently over the proliferation of new gadgets and rules in the pages of ADQand whether or not they are “official.

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The published games use cardstock counters to represent vehicles in a simulated battle upon printed battlemaps. Reviewer Shannon Appelcline said of the 2nd edition game autodueo based on a fun concept–blowing the heck out of each others cars’–the box design is appealing, and there’s a matching Battle Cattle game that’s compatible.

A kickstarter has also been started to create a sixth edition, similar to the popular OGRE kickstarter.

It was started by Steve Jackson Games who supported the club with a quarterly magazine called Autoduel Quarterly. quarerly

A re-release of the Fourth edition has been released, and includes the auto creation rules and simplified rules for Role Playing. Within days of the issue’s publication, I started getting letters: In this alternative future, natural resources are severely depleted and the United States government nationalized oil production.

Common scenarios included making it successfully through a harrowing gauntlet and competition in an arena to win a virtual cash prize with which to upgrade their cars. Car Wars had many scenarios available and the system allowed for players to make their own.

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This eventually led to a second American civil war, ending with the secession of the “Free Oil States”, TexasOklahomaand Louisiana. Players do not roll for initiative which is common in other combat games, instead, each phase, a vehicle moves a number of inches determined by the vehicle’s speed and players may fire weapons on any phase as long as they have line-of-sight with a target of their choosing.


We’ll continue to put out magazines and supplements full of great ideas for Car Warsbut it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to use them. For the record, none of the above items are “official.

An established set of “official” rules can come in very handy. Car Wars was first published in a small ziplock-bag format in[2] and cited Alan Dean Foster ‘s short story, ” Why Johnny Can’t Speed “, as a primary inspiration. Retrieved from ” https: A game in which players come and go, like a campaign at a gaming club, can’t afford to re-argue each point for every new player.

The game’s popularity waned during the s, and in response to slipping sales, Steve Jackson Games ceased support for Car Wars. I put the finishing touches on Dueltrackour big gasoline-engines-and metal-armor, racing-and-mayhem supplement for Car Wars.

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The exception, of course, is when I specifically say in print something is or autkduel not “official” – and I’ll try to make sure there’s no confusion on this point in the future.

The bad rule has been weeded out by a sort of natural selection. Because everybody would immediately put eight on their cars, and everybody would be even dead, but even Car Wars is a game designed for simulating these autoduels between competing players. An Introduction to Role-playing Games. I think they’re all neat ideas – they make the story work. In VictorMaxx technologies announced plans for a series of gaming centers based on Car Warswith a prototype site to debut in Chicago in What did you do on your holiday?

If you do, I expect you to write it up quadterly send it qharterly, of course Furthermore, human cloning together with techniques for storing memorieshas made quatrerly only a minor setback for autoduelists who can afford the procedure. So much for individuality In addition to the spin-off video auhoduel, Epic Comics published Car Warriorsa four-issue comic book mini-series set in the Car Wars world. We will continue to make the differentiation between official and unofficial rules because, in come cases, it’s important.

After all phases of movement and combat are resolved, a new turn begins. Within any number of settings, the players then direct their vehicles in combat.


In Car Warsplayers assume control of one or more cars or other powered vehicle, from motorcycles to semi trucks. The Car Wars Adventure Gamebooks were titled: Chad Irby and Steve Jackson. If a particular gaming group decided to start making available a “Death Ray” – 1 space, 50 lbs.

Some would argue that the rules we write take special care to insure game balance, and that rules and gadgets dreamed up autoduwl the uatoduel out there are less likely to do that. Many game sessions consist of players taking their cars through many successive arena-style scenarios, upgrading their cars between each round.

At the height of the game’s popularity, many gaming conventions and gaming clubs sponsored Car Wars tournaments where finalist players could win real world prizes.

For most games among a constant group quadterly friends, the rules we publish can be treated like Holy Writ – or they can be changed top to bottom to suit your desires.

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The vehicles auroduel typically outfitted with weapons such as missiles and machine gunssouped-up components like heavy-duty fire-proof wheels, and nitro injectorsand defensive elements armor plating and radar tracking systems. And those are the exceptions.

The game won the Charles S. The Card Game Capsule Review “. Board games introduced in Car Wars Charles S.

Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements. I’m reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian where Brian is trying to convince the multitude parked outside his house not to follow him. Local clubs could also pay a yearly membership fee to be considered “official.

Imagine a compact with a turreted Vulcan and a ramplate, capable of mph After these wars, there are years of worldwide economic crisis, and related global unrest, during which “death sports” become a popular form of entertainment.

As the game became more popular, there were a qaurterly of increasingly more expensive and elaborate editions.