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Grimdark Future is a miniature wargame set in a war-torn sci-fi future, which is played using 28mm miniatures. The game mechanics are designed to be easy to learn but hard to master, bringing engaging sci-fi battles for new and experienced players alike.

This rulebook adds lots of extra content to the core rules, providing you with countless hours of epic sci-fi battles that you can customize however you like. The rules are written to be concise and to the point, and come with beautiful illustrations as well as helpful example diagrams.

Here's everything that's included in this rulebook:

  • Core Rules
  • Advanced Rules
    • Terrain Placement
    • Deployment Styles
    • Extra Missions
    • Side-Missions
    • Extra Actions
    • Solid Buildings
    • Random Events
    • Battlefield Conditions
    • Terrain & Objective Effects
  • Total Conversions
    • Fog of War
    • Brutal Damage
    • Command Points
    • Suppression
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Apocalyptic Games
    • Kitchen Table Games
    • Small-Scales & Multi-Basing

Note that all of the army books are available for free on our website, and are not part of this rulebook. If any updates are made to the rules, then this version of the rulebook will also be updated (we'll send you a message to let you know).

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Dean K May 07, 2022 1:02 pm UTC
I just discovered and bought all the series fantasy and Sci-fi. One thing I am disappointed in is the lack of rules to make your own custom forces. This is really bad since your versions of models may not meet my versions of stats. And no armies in the books. I know they are on the web site listed singly - but this is a pdf just add them in as an appendix to each book. The pluses are if you want to use their army versions, (and go download the army 2 page listing), this is a solid ruleset. very astute mechanics. They also have a roster builder beta on the website that is VERY good (again just their army list - but that is understandable.) I would ask that you add the army list and the custom unit builder list into the "Full Rules" paid for versions. This would make this highly desirable.
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Gaetano F May 08, 2022 11:41 am UTC
Thanks for your feedback! :)

The Point Calculator is only available via Patreon, and isn't meant to be part of the Full Rulebooks, especially since we've got an online tool that we're constantly improving on. Regarding the army lists, due to their ever changing nature, and the availability of the online list builder, we don't provide them as part of the Full Rulebooks.
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Keith F May 05, 2022 10:27 am UTC
How do I get my Patreon Grimdark future rulebook?
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Antar H February 16, 2022 12:33 am UTC
Probably a dumb question, but if I purchase the rules here I assume I will receive updates forever. Whereas if I purchase on Patreon I will only receive updates as long as I maintain my subscription. Is that right?
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Alexander A February 06, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
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Jake A January 24, 2021 4:56 pm UTC
Is it possible to play this using a grid-based system (i.e hexes) rather than inches? Could a straight 1:1 conversion work?
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Gaetano F January 24, 2021 5:01 pm UTC
Definitely could work, and I think it depends on the size of your hexes. If you can only fit 1 model in a hex, then I think 1:1 could work, but for example if a hex fits 3 models, then you'll need to tweak further.
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Jake A January 24, 2021 6:04 pm UTC
Thanks for getting back to me.

Thinking about it, if you start adding vehicles it causes scaling issues. Tanks are obviously bigger than infantry so it wouldn't make sense for one model per hex. You end up with the Age of Empires II logic where a naval transport can fit five war elephants, but not six human archers :)

I think you're onto something with hex sizes. Make the hexes bigger and allow more models to stack into them. Say, up to five infantry models or one vehicle model? Ranges would obviously have to be tweaked like you said, but it's definitely possible.

I'll have to just experiment and see what works.
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Michael C September 19, 2020 6:42 am UTC
Does this file get updated if there is an update to the rules over on Patreon (assuming there are updates) or are updates available only for Patreon supporters?
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Gaetano F September 19, 2020 11:55 am UTC
If there are any rules updates, then the files are updated here as well. I will add a note about that in the description, thanks for the feedback. :)
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William B July 04, 2020 4:56 pm UTC
I am a Patreon supporter of One Page Rules. In short, terrific rule set. Offers good competitive and solo play options. With a solid and easy to follow rule set. Its a quick and brutal set of rules, with lots of ability to customize and build narrative campaigns. five stars.
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Michael S July 02, 2020 11:03 am UTC
Have been visiting your site and I am impressed with your rule sets. ONE PROBLEM - I'm not really interested in SF - more of a Fantasy Skirmish guy. Would love to get copy of the full rules for Age of Fantasy Skirmish. Money is tight right now so cannot really afford Patron status. Any way to make single purchase like the Grimdark Future Full rulebook you have posted here?
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Gaetano F July 02, 2020 11:14 am UTC
Yes, we will be releasing all of our rulebooks on here in the coming weeks. :)
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Michael S July 02, 2020 1:33 pm UTC
Thanks for rapid reply. Will purchase Age of Fantasy Skirmish as soon as posted. Any plans for releasing associated point buy calculators (would definitely add to my purchase).
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Gaetano F July 02, 2020 1:36 pm UTC
Still not 100% sure if/how to release those outside of Patreon, but we'll make an announcement once we figure it out.
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This title was added to our catalog on June 30, 2020.