Imagine how excited I was when I heard that Wiz Kids was going to be launching an unpainted line of Transformers miniatures this year! The little boy in me stood up and took notice and not only that but the promise of Gi Joe miniatures on the horizon almost threw me into a full out 80's nostalgia fanboy cardiac arrest! Having said that the Gi Joe miniatures haven't landed yet so I have my doctor on speed dial as a precaution.
Since that announcement it has been revealed that Wiz Kids will not be producing a game system to accompany the miniatures due to licencing limitations and that the minis will stand alone as collectibles instead. This just wont do!
Being the ever creative person that I am I have decided to take it upon myself to make an unofficial rule set that allows me to play with my little plastic transformers Miniatures on a game board that I will certainly be creating and relive my childhood with Autobots blasting Decepticons for whatever reason my little imagination can come up with!
Currently I have created 4 " work in progress" character cards for the miniatures released so far and a VERY rough rule set. The game is going to be designed at a novice level so that I can teach my young son how to play ( mainly because he loves transformers) but still have the ability to be scaled up to a more intermediate level.
Thus far it is a simple D6 rule set with a resource management system called " Energon" that fuels both the characters ability to use special attacks as well as serving as a health measurement.I have just started play-testing the rules and will be making changes as currently Megatron is extremely OP based on his current card stats.
I have yet to tackle the transformation aspect of the characters mainly because the miniatures are sold only in robot mode but I have a good idea on how I am going to incorporate their alt mode in the rules.
Look for these rules to be posted in our official forums leading up to the completion and of course all of this will be made available for FREE as it is a fan project. If you have ideas on elements that you think would allow this game to truly be an amazing game made by fans then please post them in the forums. I would love to have help designing this and getting it completed this year. Wave 2 of the miniature line is arriving soon and has been announced to include Ironhide, Soundwave, Arcee, Rumble, and Laser beak so the product line will be growing . I look forward to hearing from you.