Vaporoare RPG

Vaporoare is a role playing game, but as is the case with such, it’s full of ideas for skirmish type miniatures games. The author writes:

Vaporoare is a role-playing game of weird science and mad magi in Victorian-era Europe. It imagines a world where Jules Verne wrote technical manuals for ether machines instead of fiction; Mary Shelley penned the autobiography of Dr. Frankenstein, and H. P. Lovecraft didn’t know what he was getting into. It is the world described by Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Dunsany and J. R. R. Tolkien. Europe is alive with races of fiction: elves dwarves and gnomes. These people have lived together since the beginning of time, and now they face their greatest challenge: the Industrial Revolution. Magick is dying, and technology is on the rampage.

Spooky Trees and Fog Machine

Ironhands has some evil trees he built from kids toys, and a page explaining how he used an electric fog machine to add some great effects to his tabletop games.

Now how about some fog through the spooky trees.

Midnight Banshee’s Downloadable Boardgame

Ok. So its not really miniatures related, but it’s still really neat. Ravensblight has a downloadable game called Midnight’s Banshee which is a cross between a board game and a foldable paper model. The goal of the game is to collect five skulls from the tombs in the graveyard. But be careful, for you never know which one contains a vampire. There’s a clever spinner under the game board which randomizes the locations of the vampires.

Night of the Living Dead

For zombie game inspiration, you can download and watch George Romero’s 1968 classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead for free.

Methuselah Vampire Hunting Game

Warpspawn games has a vampire hunting game called Methuselah designed to be played on a chessboard with a custom set of cards. One side plays Dracula and his minions, the other the vampire hunter and his assistants.

I think that some of the ideas could easily be lifted for use in more traditional miniatures games.