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« on: March 30, 2008, 02:45:52 AM »

Do tell us about this "Car Wars".  I may have an idea what you're talking about...
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 06:50:57 AM »

Do tell us about this "Car Wars".  I may have an idea what you're talking about...

It's a good old Steve Jackson game. Basically, you generate an imaginary car (kind of like character generation in an RPG) and customize the hell out of it with armor, weapons, accessories (personally, I never created a car without an armored beer refrigerator, but that's just me), make sure you have room for a driver, and then you run an imaginary race along a preset track with other players. Attack the other cars with whatever you've got -- flamethrowers, grenades, caltrops, oil slicks. It's a death race. Played with little pieces of paper and a lot of numbers.

Hours of (almost) mindless fun and savagery!

*Sniff* I'm getting plumb nostalgic!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 11:56:49 AM »

Car Wars is a fun game. I was always fond of the super heavy armor and battering ram combo.

Boat wars was fun too, though some of the movement was a bit strange especially when you used hovercraft.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 08:20:51 AM »

I never played Boat Wars. We took Car Wars to the ridiculous extreme toward the end of my junior year -- we all gave ourselves unlimited budgets to make our dream cars. I made a terrifying Winnebago war wagon and maxed out on armor and only had caltrops/oil for any serious defense and won on some lucky rolls. Took a lot of damage, that War Wagon. I always wished it was real.

Fuel consumption would have been a mother, though. Sigh.

Does anyone have this game? I'm starting to want to play again.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 11:51:02 AM »

I have both the Car Wars and Boat Wars box sets plus several issues of Uncle Al's catalog and at least one of the car show catalogs. Just a matter of digging them out of storage.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 11:26:07 PM »

I have both the Car Wars and Boat Wars box sets plus several issues of Uncle Al's catalog and at least one of the car show catalogs. Just a matter of digging them out of storage.

I'd be more than happy to lend you a shovel!
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