Many years ago, I ran a Cyberpunk game session that took place primarily on an off-shore oil rig. Pete and I thought it would be fun to build a scale model of that oil-rig. We took that a step further and thought it should be playable terrain.
Our first step was to cut cardboard blanks (currently 24" x 24") to get a feel for the scale:
(Okay, this wasn't the FIRST attempt, but, alas, I lost those images in a phone shuffle...)
Actually, our first step was to try out a few sci-fi tabletop miniature games. We looked into:
- AT-43 - Although I have a slew of AT-43 miniatures, we never got around to playing as we did not want to purchase the rulebook for a "test" game and the rule summary I found was useless as it expected you to have the book. (Also, it looks like they are now discontinued...)
- Infinity - The rules are simple in theory and provide a nice defense/response mechanic, but once you start adding in all the weapon and special ability rules it becomes daunting.
- Rezolution - Nice simple rules. Possibly TOO simple.
Shortly after, we were invited to participate in an Infinity game by a fellow we met at Fair Game. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and, in discussion with the host and other players, discovered some interesting notes:
- Infinity requires a LOT of terrain. It's pretty deadly otherwise.
- Usually, a field of play is 4' x 4', however... 2' x 2' x 2' is doable.
Here's where we got so far:
I have also gone ahead and ordered two remote control(!) cranes from Hobbytron. The scale is a bit on the big side, but they are awesome and may just add that extra oomph!