Dwarf King’s Hold… in Space?

December 12, 2011 by beerogre

It looks like Jake is working on the next iteration of Dwarf Kings Hold… this time in Spaaaaace!

According to the Quirkworthy Blog, the current title is Project Pandora, with the first set gaining a working title of Grim Cargo.

Here’s some of what he has to say:

I’ve started with the same sort of assumptions as I did for DKH: make a single, standalone game, but build into the framework the possibilities of expanding it to include other races, other environments, and so on. That way, if Ronnie decides not to do another (which would plainly be crazy) then it’s still fine as a game on its own. On the other hand, if/when everyone clamours for more then the “more” has a chance to dovetail properly. Nothing so disappointing as an expansion that feels like a rushed collection of floor sweepings. With that in mind, I’ve been roughing out other races and so on while I do the core rules and the stats for what we’re putting in this initial box.

I have decided to retain the core dice mechanic of the DKH series, but not because I’m being lazy. It’s actually more work to retain it than it is to start again, but I think that there is a value to keeping a “Mantic Style”, as it were. Players use tokens too, though they work very, very differently from DKH.

A sci-fi skirmish is not just a dungeon bash with guns. It’s a fundamentally different process and deserves to be modelled as such.

If you want to know more, head on over to the Quirkworthy Blog and check out what Jake has to say about his new idea….