Pocket-Tactics


Pocket-Tactics is a tile-based strategy game in which fantasy forces battle for control of the world. The game is fast-paced (most games lasting between 20-45 minutes) and is so small that it all fits in a little felt bag and the play area rarely takes up more than a foot of table space. The system is dynamic though resolution is quick and there aren't a ton of rules to track or memorize, making it ideal for advanced and casual gamers alike.

We're working on a Kickstarter campaign so that we can produce Pocket-Tactics on a larger scale, but in the meantime it is already available to the 3D printing community!  You can download the most current rules from the Thingiverse

  Don't have your own 3D printer?  Order your limited-edition printed and hand-painted copy today on Etsy!

18 comments:

  1. Hi Guys,

    I 'd like to try out your game (I have access to a 3d printer). But where can I find the rules?

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Tim

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    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for the question and YAY 3D printing! If you head to the Thingiverse, the links are available for all of the models used to play, including the tiles. At the bottom of that list are the PDFs of the rules and stat sheets, too. Meantime, I've added them to this page for your easy downloading. Send us pics! We love to see our creation in action.

      Happy gaming!

      -IGG

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  2. Hi Guys,
    i really love your game - i printed Ver1 on a Reprap. Although, my print could be a bit more beautiful - pocket tactics was one of my first printing projects, so there are many possibilities to improve (e.g. the .5 nozzle).

    What i wanted to ask: As I'm from Germany, I thought about translating the rules and stats sheet (at least for the Legion of the High King against the Tribes of the Black Forest) into German. So I wanted to ask for your permission for a translation as the CC-BY-NC-ND does not allow this.

    Greetings
    Florian


    P.S. "Black Forest" is one of the biggest and most famous forests in Germany, but luckily I didn't see a Beastfolk beeing there ;)

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    1. Hey, Florian. Glad to hear that your Black Forest encounters have been beastfolk-free ;-)

      Yeah, we would love to have a German translation. That would be really awesome! You can find the newest versions of the core rules here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:41740 and here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45269

      Wow, yeah, a .5 nozzle would help. We're totally honored that PT was your first printing project. It certainly is a good test for the hardware. The newer versions are a bit more printer-friendly and the models are generally more sturdy. We've really expanded the range in the last month or so.

      Shoot me an email and let's start a dialogue,

      -Arian

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  3. Hey Guys,

    I've just read about your game and instantly had to read your rules!
    This game is AWESOME!!! ^^
    I've played Warhammer for some years and i'm now thinking about which figures i have and how i could use them to play your game! (i haven't access to a 3D-printer v.v)

    As i read the first segment of rules i thought about how i could alter them to fit my "old" dwarf-army but then i saw your lovely "dwarves vs. elves" rules and were fascinated! You really do an awesome job!!!!
    I'm thinking about something like "dwarves vs. orcs" and use some parts of different "rule-packages" you made ... maybe something like "your dwarves" against orcs as played by the rules belonging to your "forrest beastfolk" ^^

    best regards,

    Jan

    (sorry for my english, i'm dutch! but i could offer to translate your rules to dutch!)

    (sorry for reposting but my google didn't use my google-account so you couldn't see it and were not able to contact me ;-) )

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    1. Hey, Jan!

      Yes! I've been wanting to do a blog post about this (and still will before too long). You can absolutely play PT with Warhammer models. Or Reaper, or really any 28mm scale miniatures. All you need is some hex tiles. We actually did this using Reaper and Ral Partha figs and we used a paint program to print out some large hexes and cut them out from card paper. Then we basically just colored them in with color pencils to denote tile types. We made ours at 100mms, though 60mms would work really well too.

      Beastfolk are a great call for orcs, though if you want an even more appropriate force, try Hordes of the Warlands. This is a set my business partner, Jeremy recently finished. They have extremely orc-like powers and attribute distribution. Change their type from human to orc and you;re good to go. Here's a link to that set... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51708

      Here's a link to all the current sets the game supports: http://www.thingiverse.com/dutchmogul/collections/pocket-tactics-sets Dwarves haven't been updated, though they should be good to play anyhow, and I'll get a new version back up before long. Also, we're working on a rulebook for doing exactly what you're doing now, so with those rules, you can choose any species you want, combine them with classes and customize your own force/units. We call that one Table-Tactics, and its essentially the same rules set. Fully compatible with Pocket-Tactics, in fact.

      Oh, and yes, we would love a Dutch translation. Despite my moniker, I don't actually speak Dutch ;-) Pretty much any translation we can get! Shoot me an email, I;d love to talk more about this project. Thanks for your interest!

      -Arian

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  5. I've printer a set ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51581 ) on my Huxley, my printer isn't the best but it does the job.
    Where do I send the pictures?
    Also how many tiles should I print, just what's depicted in the image?
    I'm going to print the other iterations soon.
    Thanks for the game, I look forward to trying it.

    Thanks,

    Rob
    whatisacnc.com

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    1. Hey, Rob. We'd love to see pics! Shoot them to illgottengames2012@gmail.com

      As for the tile distribution, that should be listed on the rules sheets for a given set (usually at the bottom). If you printed the High King vs Tribes, here's what should be printed: Forest x9, water x3, Field x5, Hill x3

      Hope that all comes together for you. Let us know how it turned out!

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    1. Hey, Dan. Been trying to reach you on Etsy. Can you check your messages?

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  8. Any chance there'll be a multiplayer pocket tatics? I'm printing the dwarves x elves and i'm looking forward to playing this, but a 4 player game would be nicer...

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    1. Great question. Actually, you can play with any number of players. All of the factions can go head-to-head in multiplayer battles. Just build the map by placing a central tile and build out from there (each faction contributes 10 tiles to the map pool). We've had a lot of fun with multiplayer games, especially when you form alliances. Cool things happen with ability synergies when you can count your friends pieces as allies.

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  9. Hi guys,

    Pocket tactics looks like a great game! I would love to play but have no access to a 3d printer. I checked Etsy and found only an unpainted set that came with only one faction. Is there any way for me to get a full set with 2 factions?

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    1. Hey, Jared!

      Yeah, absolutely. We just posted up our newest version of the set (Humans vs Trolls) and that's available on Etsy now. Its the most streamlined version of the game to date and it'll be the direction that future sets follow.

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  10. Saw you at Maker Faire Seattle! Just ordered pocket tactics from your etsy!

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    1. Hey, thanks, Doug! Just saw that. Printing now!

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