14 Jan 2022

GCE Core Rules 1.21 Released!

Filed under: Campaign Stuff, Experimental, News

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

Download PDF


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)
  • Louis DePrix (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported license)

The layout was made by Morgan Fox using images created by Jenny Mathiasson and is also licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

2 Responses to “GCE Core Rules 1.21 Released!”

  1. Matthew Bester Says:

    It’s great to see it finally coming together. Now to play some Campaigns!

  2. David Cammack Says:

    Kudos to you guys! What an effort!

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