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    Hello everyone, today i come to present you One Page 40k!

    What is One Page 40k?

    One page 40k is a single-page ruleset that you can play with your warhammer 40k miniatures. It serves as a great introduction to 40k for beginners, and as a way to play quick and easy games for veterans.

    As of right now we have the core rules done, there are army lists and units for ALL armies, there are campaign rules and we released some armies made by the fans. We also have a couple other games already released such as Kill Team and Grimdark Racing, and we are working on much more!

    Games: http://onepagerules.wordpress.com
    Forum: http://onepagerules.proboards.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onepagerules
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnePageAnon
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/onepagerules/

    What do you think?
    Last edited by OnePageAnon; 01-04-2015 at 01:44 PM.

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    Maybe I'm being thick, I'm a bit unclear on the dice adding. Do you add dice per unit or die per figure? There is a bit of space on the back of the rule's page that you could pop an example in.

    Otherwise, this is a good attempt at beating the writhing hydra of 40k in to some sort of a decent shape.

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    This file is 18 pages long.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Also, the rules seem to assume a lot of knowledge about tabletop games, there is no way someone new to the world of wargaming out be able to fathom this at all, this seems to be a simplified set of rules for people who already know how to play 40k using the actual ruleset, so, I really don't see the point.

    For example, the qualification for shooting attacks, " unit that is not engaged in close combat may fire at enemy units within range and line of sight", at no point do the rules define Line of Sight, and there are no rule to determine when a unit is engaged in close combat, there are rules for assault but that never defines a unit as being in "close combat", you need to know how to play 40k FIRST before you can play this game, so is not "simple to learn", its more complicated than 40k, because you have to learn 40k first, then forget parts of it and learn different rules.
    Last edited by Lord Asterion; 04-25-2014 at 03:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euansmith View Post
    Do you add dice per unit or die per figure?
    Unless specifically stated that you add one die per model you always add one die per unit. So 5 marines in elevation get 5 dice +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Asterion View Post
    at no point do the rules define Line of Sight, and there are no rule to determine when a unit is engaged in close combat, there are rules for assault but that never defines a unit as being in "close combat"
    Yea i think i assumed that line of sight and close combat would be pretty self explanatory, but it is true that for someone who has never played a wargame before certain things will be unclear. I am going to go through the rules again and add some things / change some things around so that it becomes clearer. Your feedback is appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnePageAnon View Post
    Yea i think i assumed that line of sight and close combat would be pretty self explanatory, but it is true that for someone who has never played a wargame before certain things will be unclear. I am going to go through the rules again and add some things / change some things around so that it becomes clearer. Your feedback is appreciated!
    Its not just unclear, its utterly alien and incomprehensible, I'm sorry but your realization fails to meet its stated goal by a very wide margin.

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    Thank you, based Anon.

    I've been following this on /tg/ for a while and I really like how it's turning out.

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    So after a couple people commenting on how the name is misleading to the size of the document, i have made a single-page version of this with no cover, army lists or special rules.

    My idea would be to have a "basic" version (what i am posting now), and an "extensive" version (with cover page, intro, factions, special rules and advanced objectives).

    What do you think?

    Note that this is a first draft of this idea and that things will be tweaked.

    https://www.mediafire.com/?4y58a5ntb15isr3

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    I appreciate the effort to make this. I have an incredibly bad memory (like, I forget to eat and use postits for almost everything level bad) that means memorising rule-sets is next to impossible for me. So stuff like this is a good thing - and also a good idea to try and introduce wargaming to a wider audience.

 

 
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