I broke down and ordered the Gaslands rule book. My son already has a large collection of Hot-Wheels collecting dust, son I thought, why not?
Weve talked aboutnit before, and its has a really low barrier of entry. If we really enjoy it, it’s something we can slowly build up without much trouble.
For those that don’t know, its a miniatures rule book, about car races/combat in a future where the most popular sport is basically televised Mad Max. You build “teams” of cars, from weak weaponless ones, racers, armored vehicles, even monster trucks. Like all minis games it has point allocation for deciding team build; seems the common team is 2 to 3 cars.
It’s like a streamlined X-Wing, in that it has movement templates, and “shift dice”, as opposed to measuring every thing with a ruler.
You can play anything from a straight race (no weapons), to full on Carmageddon, and every thing in between.
If my son and I take to it, ive already got plans for some cheap homemade “terrain”, which may invokve melting old hitwheels and painting them to look like burnt out husks!
If its not clear, I love me some post-apocalypse (specifically Mad Max and old school Fallout), so this could be a lot of fun!
I forgot the best part, they dont actually sell cars for the game (yet). Its based around Hot-Wheels scale cars, and customizing them is completely optional. So a team of 2, could be as cheap as $1-2, if you want to go full bare bones!