15 Sep 2018

Initial release of GCE Core Rules

Filed under: Ere Be Stuff, Experimental, News

It’s been a long time coming and it’s not complete yet but the team working on Gorkamorka “Community Edition” have released the first version of their core rules.

The entire rulebook has been reimplemented from scratch to ensure this document belongs to the community. Part of this has involved heavy restructuring to try to get things into a more logical order – the original game is a bit of a mess in that respect with bits and pieces scattered all over the place. Another part has involved creating diagrams to make things easier to understand!

Importantly this is not the campaign book and doesn’t contain rules for any factions. In fact for most of you that already know the game it won’t matter much at all at this stage. The reason for that is that (except for a few minor things) the game mechanics themselves are identical – for now. There’s some changes though – the keen eyed amongst you might notice that there’s no artillery dice in the diagram; yep, that’s gone.

Effectively there’s now a base to start fiddling with, correcting, adding to, and so on. More diagrams would probably help for a start as well as more art to break things up a bit but that’s something for the next release!

There’s a bug tracking thread over on YakTribe but the Facebook group is also available for chatting about all things Gorkamorka. Suggestions and similar can go there or in a fresh thread on YakTribe.

Download PDF (v.1.0)


This document was written by Benjamin Fox and Michael Haslam with editing by Matthew Bester. It is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.
Diagrams created by Benjamin Fox, also under the CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0 licence.
The photos for some of the diagram components were provided by Andrew Akiyama, Morgan Ellis, and Simon Barnard.
Additional art was provided by Clayton Tait under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. The layout was made by Benjamin Fox using images created by Jenny Mathiasson and is also licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.


3 Responses to “Initial release of GCE Core Rules”

  1. GCE 1.21 Core Rules Says:

    […] 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! […]

  2. MethodicalFrog Says:

    Hey there! This is super cool, i can’t tell you how excited my brother and I are really stoked to play some of our first gorkamorka matches soon!

    Super minor note, some of the page numbers are off. For example I was looking for the section listed in the index “buying vehicles page 34” there’s only 30 pages in the rule book and I found it instead on page 27.

    Thanks for your time!

  3. MethodicalFrog Says:

    Shoot that comment was meant for the campaign rules, my mistake!

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