Golgo Island is a fast-paced Pulp/Mulp game built around the WarEngine system (previously incarnated in ShockForce and GWAR: Rumble in Antarctica by DemonBlade games) that has been around for over several years now on the WarEngine wiki, the free space for all things WarEngine. During that period, Golgo Island has progressively grown into a complete, stand-alone setting; one aimed at bringing all kind of over-the-top action focusing on Pulp or B-Movies heroes to your tabletop for fast-paced, tongue in the cheek games.
Gangsters, kung-fu, sci-fi, horror… - any genre that involves heroes rivaling in unbelievable feats against hordes of helpless villains or apparently undefeatable adversity can be played in the loose and convenient setting of a lost, out of time island where everything is possible and any approximation will be forgiven . As it that can do more can do less, the rules can be used for a melting pot of the above or any of them specifically, so the Golgo Island rules have been used for anything from the ever popular zombie games to treasure hunting among many other things.
Golgo Island offers fast and intuitive play, game balance guided by a point system, and completely adaptable scenarios and game conditions without requiring an umpire, a game master, or even charts to look up. Thanks to simple yet dynamic game mechanics, heroes and henchmen face players and non-player opponents as well as(more or less) random events in non-stop action and pass-me-the-pop-corn atmosphere. The amount of details and non-player intervention can be tailored out depending on your scenario’s requirements and the number of players involved, so while the game is best played with up to 4 players you can easily enjoy it with many more of them on board!
By popular demand and by agreement with Dark Tortoise Productions, owners of the WarEngine universal rule system, a Version 2 of Golgo Island is now available in a pdf regrouping all the relevant WarEngine core rules and the specific additions that have been made to them over the years for the Golgo Island setting. Over 70 page-long, this PDF contains all the game material you need for an extensive experience of the game.
The simple philosophy behind Golgo Island has always been that “anything goes”, and what we like above all is telling stories and toying with miniatures of all kinds without any restrictions – so the pdf not only includes the profiles for the figures produced by East Riding Miniatures for Golgo Island, but also a detailed “how to” that will tell you all you need to know to make the profiles you want for the figures you want to play in the setting you want.
While this improved version of the rules in PDF format is sold for $13.95, the first version of the rules is still available for free from the WarEngine wiki.
- The compiled WarEngine and Golgo Island rules.
- Background on Golgo Island and its denizens.
- Profiles for over 60 characters and henchmen.
- A profile builder section, complete with special powers, traits, and a point value system, to help you create balanced yet characterful profiles. 7 scenarios, and scenario special rules and guidelines to help you adapt them to your needs and imagination. … and more!