To A Pulp Simple Rules For Pulp Gaming

Mike Fischer offers a set of miniature rules called To A Pulp (nice pun). He writes

Pulp gaming, in which each player controls a character or faction from a 1930’s pulp thriller, is growing in popularity. Such games combine the visual appeal of miniatures gaming with aspects of role-playing games, allowing the players to control the actions of tough private eyes, seemingly-helpless dames, brave explorers, and all the rest. I wrote these rules mostly for my own amusement.

The rules are made for simplicity and fast play. The game is meant for use with miniatures, but you can download a set of paper minis for free (see Section XI). All you have to provide is a few six-sided (d6) and ten-sided (d10) dice. The game is meant for two or more players, but it can be used for solo gaming as well.

And All For One Three Musketeers Miniatures Rules

Eureka Miniatures offers And All For One, a set of free miniatures rules for playing swashbuckling miniatures games such as the Three Musketeers. The four page rules set is done in an interesting flow-chart style, making it very easy to follow.

Sword and Dagger Medieval Skirmish Rules

“Herkybird” offers a set of medieval skirmish rules based, in part on an older rules set called Retinue.

Combat Action Wargames System

Combat Action is a very complete universal wargames system by Fabio Fontana. He writes:

Combat Action is a strategy game of small scale conflicts. It can be used to represent skirmishes with a dozen models per side up to larger conflicts with multiple squads, vehicles and support weapons. The system presented within this book comprises two levels of detail, a simple system for small scale games where each model on the battlefield is a separate unit, and a more complex layer which adds optional rules to govern targeting, simulate chain of command and allow larger engagement of forces.

The point system will allow you to design any creature, vehicle or model you like, and field any model you create on the battlefield.

The site also has playscreens, scenarios and a complete world background.

Hammers Slammers Skirmish Rules

Andy Watkins offers Hammers Slammers, a set of generic science fiction rules. Watkins has designed a lot of rules, and in each he seems to have created interesting and enjoyable rules sets.