Saturday, March 12, 2011

SBH SOLO Game With Universal Battle.

I am killing two birds here with another solo SDG game, and testing out a new software to play miniature games online this time. First the software. Universal Battle
I came across this from the SBH Yahoo group. So I had to give it a try. Now this is a pay soft ware with free access but the later is very limited. I have joined the Pro version for a year @ $14.00 USD. They have a hole pricing plan that is very affordable. I would have joined the lift time plan but I want to mke sure it flies before making that jump, but that is only $29.00 USD.

So his is mostly Fantasy based, but you could fight Historical Midevil battls with it. I am sure they will add more content as they grow.
So you create and account (Pro) and go to the army builder. You are faced with a hold bunch of choices. So I made a Rat, and a Hunters of Evil warbands. I started with a base figure and out fitted it as needed. You can add armour, clothes, hair, color, weapons, shields,  and more to each figure. Then you can store the stats for each miniature in side the information box. So here I stored the Q,C and rules. This information can be vied during the game.

Now I have the armies, I can save them to my computer to up load later, or share. To play solo I had to save both the Rat hord, and the hunters then create a blank army and load both warbands in to it. When you deploy you can deploy singles, or large number of the same for same WFBs.

Once deployed you use the rules of what ever system you want, and start the game. There is a die roller, chat, rulers, templates, markers, and tons of terrain to add to the game. All along you can save and come back to it. You can also save and share with every one. So you can make a map that every one can load and use. This is great for playing campaign games.

So over all it will take some time to get the hang of it, but it can be allot of fun. Also it will allow people how could never get together for a game play. Pair this with google voice, skype or some other VOIP software and it could be really work out.

Now here are the photos of the battle, but I did not focus on this, as i was trying to learn the system.

I had a few more photos to add but had some issues with Picasa upload rejecting them.
But any way you can see what I had laid out.

Now the Rats did not fare will this game, they got kill quickly, and gave up at turn 4, with 4 killed, and the leader being the second to go down. The Hunters did well. The after action was well boring. The Rats only lost one member, and earned 15gp. Had to pay 5 as the Leader was robbed while getting healed. The found a begger that took them for a gold. The Hunters got 20pg, and found a forgotten tomb and ended up with nothing.

So over all I look forward to playing this with some real people on the other side, but it is a great way to play solo, when I can not set up a table in the house.


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