Advanced Search

Victory by Any Means Campaign Guide (Second Edition)Click to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Victory by Any Means Campaign Guide (Second Edition)


Your Empire Awaits

“Admiral, deploy the fleet.”

War is not just about victory on the battlefield.  Wars are won and lost in the conference room, the lab, the stock exchange, the factory floor, and the massive shipyards in orbit over your colonies, just as much as they are in the carnage of battle.

Victory by Any Means is a sci-fi strategy game that can interface with existing tactical war games or operate as a stand-alone campaign system. Unlike some campaign systems, Victory by Any Means is easy to run - both for players and game masters alike. The ease of play is more impressive considering the breadth of the rules: research, intel, space and ground combat, colony management, exploration - rules for all of these elements (and more) are included in the Victory by Any Means Campaign Guide.

This system is designed to integrate seamlessly with your favorite game universe and genre by using of a modular rule architecture. This core rulebook includes several sample alien empires, star maps, and scenarios to get you started, along with rules and ideas for creating your own campaign source materials. Other pre-created source materials are available, both in print and online, to expand the Victory by Any Means experience.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (3)
Customer avatar
Robert Y September 25, 2022 5:45 pm UTC
Is there a print option for second edition Victory By Any Means Campaign Guide?
Customer avatar
Aaron F August 29, 2020 4:23 pm UTC
For a long time, I've been looking for a game that would let me integrate high-level political decision-making with tactical-level gaming/role-playing, and this system looks like it might be just right for that. For anyone who cares to answer: How does this compare with the first edition, does it work with the other supplements (Campaign Moderator's Companion and With Purpose), and most of all, is it suitable for solo play? Any input welcome, thanks!
Customer avatar
James P November 16, 2015 4:26 pm UTC
A great relaunch of the VBAM core rules. With several items from the Campaign Moderators Companion added in, all updated. This is a very modular system that allows you to use any or all rules for a strategic system that you can customize for your setting, style and group. This version also includes “stock” setup lists and the ability to design your own factions force lists. I am looking forward to more products in this line.
Browse Categories
$ to $
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Electrum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
30.29 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
August 31, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on July 03, 2015.
Victory By Any Means Games
Publisher Average Rating