Autoduel Quarterly #4/2 – Autoduel Quarterly Issue 4/2 was published in the summer of The issue featured Designer’s Notes for the new. Autoduel Quarterly. Vol. 9, No. 1 – Spring HTMLized by Michael Panitz. Contents. Rules and Regulations for AADA-Sanctioned Tournament Combat. The Driver’s Seat. By Scott D. Haring. I sit here at the typewriter thinking, “Didn’t I just do one of these last week?” Actually, it’s been three months. time flies when.

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In fact, while the question, “Is this official?

The Driver’s Seat

The AADA served as a structured clearinghouse for common rules and guidelines to be followed during ‘official’ events. As things began to recover, the organized sport of “autodueling” was born as a form of armed demolition derbies.

The game is played in turns, autouel each turn represents one second of real time. As the game became more popular, there were a series of increasingly more expensive and elaborate editions.

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AI Game Engine Programming. In Car Warsplayers assume control of one or more cars or other powered vehicle, from motorcycles to semi trucks. But just because we say so doesn’t mean you should follow blindly – for one thing, it makes me feel uncomfortable, and for another, we could be wrong.

Views Read Edit View history. Qyarterly from ” https: The game’s popularity waned during the s, and in response to slipping sales, Steve Jackson Games ceased support for Car Wars.

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A game in which players come and go, like a campaign at a gaming club, can’t afford to re-argue each point for every new player. Neither of these situations requires anything to be “official. But some of them are very powerful, and the jump rockets are extremely complicated, so what do we do? Car Wars was first published in a small ziplock-bag format in[2] and xutoduel Alan Dean Foster ‘s short story, ” Why Johnny Can’t Speed “, as a primary inspiration.

I think they’re all neat ideas – they make the story work. At this larger scale, players can use miniature toy vehicles such as Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars, S gauge model railroading scenery, or 28mmmm scale wargaming miniatures. This article is about the Car Wars combat simulation game.


I sit here at the typewriter thinking, “Didn’t I just do one of these last week? So, is the attack dog “official”? The exception, of course, is when I specifically say in print something is or is not “official” – and I’ll try to make sure there’s no confusion on this point in the future. The Card Game Capsule Review “.

Ford wrote an excellent piece of fiction called “Alkahest – the Deathtoll Solution,” which featured super-powered mutants, people masquerading as super-powered mutants, and a bunch of neat new gadgets – X-Ray lasers, booster jets for quick acceleration and jumping, a cheaper automotive stealth system, and other things.

The letter presented the stats as a “I used it and it’s neat, so why don’t you try it out” sort of thing, and my response was, “Looks good – if anyone wants to include it in their campaign, they can.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Players do not roll for initiative which is common in other combat games, instead, each phase, a vehicle moves a number of inches determined by the vehicle’s speed and players may fire weapons on any phase as long as they have line-of-sight with a target of their choosing.

Following famine in various parts of the world, there are limited nuclear exchanges between the USSR and the US, but anti-missile systems limit the resulting damage.

The game won the Charles S. It’s out to the AADA chapter clubs now for playtest; once we get it back, there’s sure to be some changes we’ll want to make. For your game, if you want it to be, yes.

The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Also, at conventions, where a large number of people who have never faced each other come together, often competing for large prizes, a body of “official” rules are absolutely necessary.

One site has a Car Wars podcast. Imagine a compact with a turreted Vulcan and a ramplate, capable of mph After all, it’s your game. The products are still in print. Some would argue that the rules we write take special care to insure game balance, and that rules and gadgets dreamed up by the players out there are less likely to do that.


World Championships were held each year at the Origins Game Fair. Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements. I’m reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s Life of Brian where Brian is trying to convince the multitude parked outside his house not to follow him.

I even published a letter recently from someone suggesting we include autodueo dogs in the game, and he provided some stats in the letter along with the description. All action in Car Wars is simultaneous.

Board games introduced in Car Wars Charles S. Archived from the original on Common scenarios included making it successfully through a harrowing gauntlet and competition in an arena to win a virtual cash prize with which to upgrade their cars. Subscribers would receive a bonus in the form of an extra cutout or cartoon on the protective mailing cover. The vehicles are typically outfitted with weapons such as missiles and machine gunssouped-up components like heavy-duty fire-proof wheels, and nitro injectorsand defensive elements armor plating and radar tracking systems.

A re-release of the Fourth edition has been released, and includes the auto creation rules and simplified rules for Role Playing.

I think some experimentation is a good thing – who knows, you might come up with a new idea that improves the game! The bad rule has been weeded autodkel by autodusl sort of natural selection. But that’s not good enough for some. Car Wars had many scenarios available and the system allowed for players to make their own.

For example, the gadgets at the end of John Ford’s “Alkahest” story are not official, because I specifically said so, in print, in the article. Each turn was initially divided into ten phases first edition then to five phases revised edition and finally, in the latest edition Car Wars 5.

I’ll give you one little taste now: An established set of “official” rules can come in very handy.