In the meantime, I want to throw out an announcement that a Marauder Task Force Roleplaying System is currently in Kickstarter phase and running until December 9th at 10:30am.
I've thrown in my pledge for the previous 1:18 Marauder Task Force and Valkyrie projects because I loved how they introduced modular and customizable military figures with a variety of weapons and accessories to fit each collector's preferences, and they kept bringing stellar stuff each time.
So, full disclosure: I'm delighted to say that I might be part of this new project! I was approached by David Wilson Brown, founder of Extra-Dimensional Publishing, to provide illustrations to help pitch the idea to Marauder Inc, and this was one of the pieces he commissioned (from sketches to final).
As kids, my brother and I tried our amateur hands at a very basic set of "paper & dice" rules to our collection of 4" action figures. The battles ran across the entire top floor of the house with homemade props for environments and structures.
Not as involved as miniatures and table maps, but it still added elements of strategy and chance, which was surprisingly engaging after we witnessed the events we'd planned for our little troopers changing from one minute to the next aka "battlefield conditions." It was fun, but it was really simple.
David, on the other hand, is committing to a level of RPG gaming with the Marauder figures that is very exciting to me. It should serve a range of interests, from playing a story-driven campaign under a Commanding Officer (game master) to a brief team-vs-team skirmish, with character stats and gameplay accessible to anybody, newcomers and seasoned gamers alike.
Even if I didn't have the opportunity to be involved, it would be wonderful to see this realized so I'd have more to do with my action figures than just posing them on my shelf! :)
To learn more, please click this Kickstarter link and read up about the game and all the cool stuff they're planning. I'm anxiously awaiting more info along with everyone else, so if you have questions, please ask them directly!