Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Argh! OGRE!

I have been scratching my head for about five weeks now, trying to remember the name of the armored warfare game where one side is played by many small units in battle against a single, large tank.  Turns out--it's name is OGRE.  Thanks to James M for posting about it.

My cousins owned it when I was a wee lad, and we played it several times.  I really enjoyed that game.

Recently, when it popped into my head, I immediately thought of a game idea that, to me at least, is very similar.  My idea is a small, hex based game where one player plays an assortment of footmen, soldiers, archers, etc. and heroes (slightly stronger versions of the previous) [the conventional vehicles, artillery, and troops of OGRE] and the other player plays a single dragon [the gigantic, artificially intelligent tanks in OGRE].

It would be a point-buy game where the one player can "purchase" whatever assortment of combatants he chooses while the dragon character purchases abilities for the dragon or characteristics of his lair (terrain obstacles that benefit him).  Combat then goes down, and the winner wins.

(For all I know, this idea has already been done.  I don't know of it if it has, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least.  So if there is such a game in existence already, would someone please tell me?)

Assuming it hasn't been done, it is an idea that I would pursue if only I had the time to devote to it...


  1. I've been meaning to leave a comment for a few days now, but I've just not gotten around to it until now.

    After your anniversary-post, I went back to your first posts and read a few of them. You write very well, and I really enjoyed reading the longer texts.

    As for the Boriscallion-adventure, I for one would like to see a full write-up of that, and anything else you were to put up. Oh, and your maps are really good.

    Happy blogoversary, and be well.

  2. Harald--Thanks for the compliments. I tend to think that my writing is fairly good, but sometimes I feel as if I write like a child. But I do typically like my maps.

    As far as Boriscalion is concerned, I'm starting to believe that I really should update it and make it available.

    Time will tell...