I already have written about the ever-evolving and already pretty excellent free-to-grab fantasy wargame that is Three Plains. Well, time then to let you know that the updated version of the Three Plains Rulebook (that would be version 2.3) has been released and that you can grab its 87-pages long PDF over at Epicwargaming. Then grab all those lovely army books and ready-to-print figures and start gaming.
Now, instead of describing the game myself, I thought I'd ask its creator to enlighten us. He kindly agreed and here's what David L. Sholes has to say:
Epicwargaming.com is my attempt at earning some money and doing what I love at the same time. Or, in other words, Epicwargaming.com is a private company, which is based on the internet.
So far I have achieved the fun side hands down, but the making money side... well... the wargaming market is not a very big pond and there are already plenty of big fishes in there. I started Epic because I love wargaming, but I’m not a fan of painting and the cost of it. So, that left me with print-and-play wargaming, but I soon found there isn't that much of it out there and thus decided to write my own game: Three Plains.
Three Plains is an old-world fantasy setting with Orcs, Elves and Goblins all fighting it out. Why? Because that’s my thing.
Three Plains is game not too different from Warhammer Fantasy Battles, but has more depth and realism than WFB, or so I believe. Characters and elite troops in Warhammer just dominated the field and as I got older I wanted to see more realistic games, where troops get tired and characters can be slain by the hands of commoners, and that’s what Three Plains is all about really. I know that mixing the words realistic and fantasy together sounds silly, but that's what Three Plains is. For instance, take the 'March Over Rule': it means you can march straight over characters which would otherwise hold up entire units of men.
Reading this you might think it’s all my own work, but you would be wrong, as many people have put something in the game over the years now; far too many to mention. Then again, the game testers Tom, Alex, Matty and Trish have really shaped the game and brought it on.
At the moment I would say the game is half finished, as I have some massive plans for it next year, like adding 3 more armies and adding a siege game on to it as well. So, we have our work cut out for us and, eh, better get back to it.
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