Da Kommittee has been hard at work on the next GCE release – the campaign rules!

Quoting the last release:

What if there was a version of the Gorkamorka rules that could be legally distributed, modified, and updated. A community edition, if you will. It’s an attempt at that.

This book is the campaign book.

What’s in it:

It provides the generic framework for between battles – income, levelling up, generic skill tables, serious injuries, and so on. The default mechanics that can be replaced or modified by faction rules.

What’s not:

Faction-specific rules. If it doesn’t apply to all factions, it’s not in there. You won’t find rules for creating an Ork mob, for example. Those are in the faction packs.

At the time of writing there aren’t any released faction packs but worry ye not – these rules are backwards compatible with the original rules. Just use your original faction rules (there’s a table in this book showing you where to find them!).

What’s new?

  • Skills overhaul
  • Modified the Serious Injury table
  • Modified the Permanent Damage table

Over time we plan to add further content to the campaign book to better help players run interesting campaigns. For the 1.0 release though we decided to keep it simple.

As always if you have feedback you can head over to the development document and add comments.

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Regulars to the site will be well aware of the custom template we use for document releases. It’s been through a few iterations over the years but has never been widely available outside the tUGS team.

That hasn’t been because we’re unwilling to share it, mind you, just that we only had it setup for Scribus (and more recently Apple Pages). Scribus is great in many ways – it’s powerful and provides masses of control over things. However it’s also a bit of a pig to use if you’re not used to it.

There’s long been a plan to provide a version for more consumer-friendly word processing software (How ’90s is that sentence?). By “long” we mean something like twelve years as of the time of writing…

Well, it’s finally happened. It’s currently only for LibreOffice but with any luck there can eventually be a version for MS Office too. No promises on when, of course. However with GCE in active development it’s handy to have these templates to hand.

There’s a PDF of the contents here (~4.5 MB) and the OTT file that is the template itself can be found here:

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In 2018 we published the initial release of GCE’s Core Rules. The Kommittee has been convening over the last few months and we now present the GCE Core Rules version 1.21!

There’s more diagrams, artwork, and various bits of rewriting. Eventually there’ll probably be another revision but the hope is that the heavy lifting is now done.

Wondering what GCE is?

What if there was a version of the Gorkamorka rules that could be legally distributed, modified, and updated. A community edition, if you will. It’s an attempt at that.

The underlying rules are the same but the rulebook has been completely rewritten. There’s no copying and pasting or anything like that – this is all written from scratch. Things have been shuffled around, examples and diagrams added, and with any luck they’re easier to follow than the original rules.

Much like with the initial release it’s important to note that this is the in-game rules, not the campaign rules. This document is designed as a drop-in replacement for the original rulebook (Da Roolz) and existing campaign rules should remain compatible.

A campaign book is coming (it’s very close to its 1.0 release) and the first faction pack (Gorkers and Morkers) is also well underway. There’s lots of other stuff planned but it could be a while – we usually get there in the end though!

The changelog is in the PDF but in case you’re interested:

  • Setting up the board section with table edge diagrams
  • Scrap counter rules
  • Tidied up Warriors on Fire
  • Moved the “Ending the Game” section
  • Corrected the Gas engines rules
  • Minor changes to wording here and there
  • Tweaked the chasing rules slightly to be closer to the originals
  • Added a vague description of Gubbinz
  • Added variable save Modifiers
  • Dealt with a duplicate section on Pinning
  • Tweaked some wording in Hatred
  • Nomenclature tidied up
  • Lots of proofreading and fixes

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This document was written by Morgan Fox, Michael Haslam, Matthew Bester, Tom Inglis, Ben Middleton, Ben Saunders, and Ben Kerby.
It is licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Diagrams created by Morgan Fox, also under the CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0 licence.
The photos for some of the diagram components were provided by Andrew Trevorrow-Seymour, Ben Middleton, Morgan Ellis, and Simon Barnard.
Additional art was provided by:

  • Clayton Tait (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license)
  • Andrew Trevorrow-Seymour (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported license)
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14 Oct 2021

Andy Chambers and an Unboxing

Filed under: General

Midwinter Minis managed to get a sealed copy of GoMo which would be fun in and of itself but better than that the man himself, Andy Chambers, gets interviewed in it too!

27 Jul 2021

Ziddan’s GoMo Fort

Filed under: Modelling

Something that everyone remembers when Gorkamorka gets mentioned is the awesome fort that came with the game. Cardboard and Necromunda plastic bulkheads were how GW did terrain back in the day. These days if you want the fort your options were either to find a second hand one or to print out its enormous pieces in colour (on card!) and then source some bulkheads.

However there’s at long last a third option – you could 3D print one:

Some time ago a user called Ziddan on Thingiverse recreated the minehead that came with the fort however they’ve now gone further and recreated the entire fort!

It’s free so if you’ve got access to a printer and fancy a fort that’s even nicer than the original… well… fill yer boots!

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