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Voyages Extraordinaires
Publisher: Wessex Games
by Craig A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/14/2012 02:37:49

Sate your pulp gaming fix with this dynamic and versatile ruleset! As mentioned by another reviewer Voyages Extraordinaires seems, at first glance, to not be very detailed. However that is their key strength! Using a clever Archetype mechanic with individually designed skills you can play any skirmish scenario in a myriad of settings; from the streets of London to the dusty surface of Mars. They capture the feel of Saturday morning serials and Sunday afternoon black and white adventures perfectly. You can learn the rules and stat your existing miniatures and be playing one of the included scenarios within 10 minutes.

My only criticism, one shared by almost every PDF rulebook currently available, is that the contents page is not hyperlinked to the pages they refer to. However, as mentioned in the brief by Wessex Games this is the 'vanilla' easy print version and when the rules get updated I'm sure this is something they'll address.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Voyages Extraordinaires
Publisher: Wessex Games
by steve s. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/30/2012 13:35:48

Not very detailed, but it has a great steampunk feel.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Voyages Extraordinaires
Publisher: Wessex Games
by Nathan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 04/08/2011 21:42:16

Voyages Extraordinaires is a neat miniature battle game that captures the feel of Victorian fiction – whether your particular fancy is H. Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, or Arthur Conan Doyle. The mechanics are simple to grasp, flexible and intuitive (the rules take up a mere 8 pages). The rules are intended for “narrative” games, where all players are working together to tell an entertaining story, rather than beat the daylights out of each other. There is a suggestion that you might use an umpire or referee to either moderate the game or run the bad guys, though there are no rules to guide you. Players take control of one or more characters and each character is defined by their Archetype, movement and Wounds. The important bit is the Archetype, and each character can be a Hero, Stalwart, Soldier or Rabble. The Archetype will determine how easily you can attack other characters, and how easily they can attack you, using a simple matrix. The majority of the book is taken up with example characters, broken into European Humans, Native Humans, Other Humanoids, Wild Creatures, Prehistoric Creatures, Mythical Creatures and Alien Creatures – some 22 pages in total! As well as their Archetype, Movement and Wounds, many of the characters have special rules that help evoke the right flavour, and were really entertaining. This is a great, rules light wargame. The variety of characters and creatures described make it a felxible system and a good option, whether you want to play out a Holmes versus Moriarty mystery, a big game hunt in the Lost World, or the exploits of John Carter!



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