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1977
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2
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Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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WarpWar
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Kosmiczna Wojna
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Microgame #4 in the Metagaming Microgames series, Warpwar is a fast playing mini-game of interstellar maneuver and combat. You select the tactics and weapon power settings. No chance is involved in the diceless combat system. You must out-think your opponent.

You design your own spaceships with beams, screens, missile tubes and power drive. Ships move through space or jump along the warp lines connecting stars. To win, you must capture the enemy star bases. Advanced rules introduce system ships and technological advancement, which gives newer ships an advantage. Includes an introductory level for two players age 12 and up. Includes rules, map and counters.

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Magazine References:

The Space Gamer

  • No.13 (Sep/Oct 1977) WarpWar: a designer's introduction, by Howard Thompson
  • No.14 (Nov/Dec 1977) Eldon Tannish & The War Of The Warp, by Dana Holm
  • No.15 (Jan/Feb 1978) FLOATING HULKS, by Donald Brown
  • No.16 (Mar/Apr 1978) LAYIN' IT ON THE LINE, by Edward C. Cooper
  • No.19 (Sep/Oct 1978) IMPERIUM & Warp War - Made For Each Other?, by William A. Peterson
  • No.26 (Jan/Feb 1980) Where We're Going, by Howard Thompson. Breifly mentions "WarpLords", a multiplayer sequel to WarpWar
  • No.33 (Nov 1980) WarpWar: The Campaign Game, By Joseph Power & Steve Jackson
  • No.37 (Mar 1981) Letter: a short letter from Tom Kennesson discussing success of a campaign game from No.33
  • No.65 (Sep/Oct 1983) Game Master column: One detailed rules question from Rick Hogan answered by Steve Jackson

Interplay

  • No.5 (Jan/Feb 1982) An Unofficial WARPWAR Variant - M.R. Camwell (Tactical modifications by combination with SPI's Starforce)

Vindicator

  • Vol.1 No.5c (Dec 1996) - special WarpWar issue
    • Editorial, by Michael Friend. Discusses the "WarpLords" game hinted at in TSG #17 and #26.
    • WarpWar Variants - Second Edition, by Evan M. Corcoran
    • Expanded Combat Results Table for WarpWar, by Evan M. Corcoran
    • WarpWar Ship Record Sheets, by Evan M. Corcoran
    • WarpWar in Three Dimensions, by Michael Friend
  • Vol.1 No.6a (Jan 1997)
    • Simple (Expanded) Economic Rules for WarpWar, by Shaun Travers
    • Corrected Expanded Combat Results Table for WarpWar, by Evan M. Corcoran
    • Simultaneous Movement in WarpWar, by Evan M. Corcoran

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Second printing in plastic bag edition
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Winchell Chung, Jennell Allyn Jaquays, Gary A. Kalin
Year: 1977
Product Code: Microgame 4
Size: 6.89 x 4.13 x 0.12 inches
0.08 pounds
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Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Winchell Chung, Gary A. Kalin
Year: 1977
Product Code: 3104
Size: 7.00 x 4.25 x 0.62 inches
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First printing in plastic bag edition
Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Winchell Chung, Jennell Allyn Jaquays, Gary A. Kalin
Year: 1977
Product Code: Microgame 4
Size: 6.89 x 4.13 x 0.12 inches
0.08 pounds
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12 WarpWar CRT in Nomograph form
This file presents the WarpWar CRT as a nomograph. It is perhaps both more and less useful than the original CRT for different reasons. It is inspired by Winchell Chung's nomography work at his website, Project Rho ( http://www.projectrho.com/nomostub.html ) -- and it seemed fitting, since he was the main artist for WarpWar, that WarpWar should have a CRT in nomograph form.
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2011-09-27
12 Rick's Warp War Tournament Map 01
A large warp war map I've created over the last few months. Suitable for 5 to 9 player games.
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2011-03-07
5 warpwar campaign map
modified Campaign map based on Stellar conquest. 1st cut of map for campaign starting soon between gurubob, porkbelly and indy kochte.. (see the game thread in the forum for deatils and play example. PM me or porkbelly if you would like to join this play by forum campaign
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2010-08-03
17 Warp War Ship Record Sheets
PDF version of my ship record sheets. 4 per page.
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2008-06-04
2 warpwar.zip
Cyberboard PBEM Gamebox
2004-02-06
12 WarpWar Player Aid.doc
Player Aid Sheet (2-sided)
2003-05-31
5 Turn Log.doc
Word97 document for standardizing written WarpWar orders.
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6 Ship Record.doc
Word97 document for WarpWar ship records
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