Monday, March 2, 2009

Road Warriors

I haven't had the funds to pick up Aberrant Game's new Road Warrior inspired game, Warlands, but that's the great thing about having gaming buddies! Andy, of Little Lead Heroes, picked up a pre-order copy, he's got a writeup of it over there to check out too. Anyway, I guess I'm going to need to dust off my collection of kit-bashed Hot Wheels cars!

My one claim to fame. I won the 2006 Skunkyard Challenge, which was a "car wars" design contest online as part of the Autodueling I-64 Yahoo Group. I'm fairly proud of it.

A couple of years back I was into converting Hot Wheels scale cars over for Road Warrior genre games. Sure, everyone's heard of Car Wars, it's a classic, but not quite the same feel. We played Road Rage V8 a little bit, and Axles and Alloys more often. A lot of fun, but the rules always lacked a little something I can't put my finger on. They just lacked the longevity, but for 'con' style games at least, you really can't go wrong. Hopefully the new addition of Warlands will be the shot-in-the-arm to this oft neglected gaming genre.

Below I present not quite a dozen of my cars. Sadly, they're all that's finished, and since we didn't do a whole lot of gaming in this genre, I never really felt compelled to finish any more. I do have a box full of parts and incomplete cars though, maybe they'll be seeing the light of day in the near future. Just to add, these things are a blast to make too. Click to enlarge, enjoy...

I leave you with the pinnacle, the last of the V8 Interceptors.


  1. Used to be a GW game called Dark Future that was essential Mad Max setting but in the US as opposed to down under. I still have all my little cars and roads down in the basement.

  2. Lovely vehicles there!

    My local group has started the Dark Future game. You can get the rules from GW website under specialist games. Its free.

    I've just been making and improving the bike I shall be using for our games.

    Again, nice wheels.

  3. I remember the box art from Dark Future but never played it myself. I'll have to check out the free Specialist Games rules though...