The key mechanics are around choice rather than randomness. A game of Deneb has at most, two coin-tosses for random elements, and everything else is down to player choice.
It’s a skirmish-like game, but it uses tiles (which have built-in rules for elevation and other terrain effects) to build a grid for gameplay, and all movement and measurement is tile based.
It’s quick to play, with the smallest size games taking 30-60 mins, and the biggest 60-120 mins.
All the core rules are written, plus unit rules for 4 factions (plus an unaligned collection of models), these have been through a chunk of play-testing, and it’s down to number crunching and wording tweaks at this point. The art has been created fully for all of the factions, some final setting art pieces are now in progress as well.
Updates in v0.9
- All 37 unit cards for all factions now have art.
- Various minor rule wordings updated from playtesting.
Core rules alpha v0.97
Worth noting this is a heavily compressed PDF from the print version, so images lose some sharpness and there are some minor visual artefacts.
Model Cards & Reference Sheets For Each Faction v0.97
Vassal Module v0.6
For those of you who are used to using Vassal to play tabletop games online, this official module will hopefully make playing Deneb quite a bit easier.
Quick Start Rules v0.5
Also for convenience of anyone wanting to learn, the quick start guide alpha version.
Quick Reference v0.3
This is a handy double-sided A4 reference sheet that covers the core things you need to know when playing.
Scenario Supplement v0.1
For those who want to go beyond the basic game, this supplement includes rules for 3-4 players as well as new scenarios, and guidelines for creating your own scenarios.
Here are templates to make standees for all of the units in the core book, so you can play the game without miniatures. Model proxies will work just as well.
Ordo Draco Standees
Please bear with us as the site continues to grow! In the mean-time, regular updates and discussion about the game can be found on our favourite gaming website BeastsOfWar