Car Wars Internet Newsletter
Vol. 15, No. 3
May 07, 2012

Published May 07, 2012
Updated May 07, 2012

The Gunnery Chair

This old autoduellist still has some electricity in the core of his power plant. This issue is short but is full of Car Wars goodies for drivers and gunners.

Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter

If you do not already know, the Kickstarter for Ogre Sixth Edition will be ending this week. Over $630,000 has been raised. A few days ago, Steve Jackson Games announced the company would consider a Car Wars Kickstarter as a Stretch Goal for the Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter. The details are below.

Survivors of the Fire

Do you remember the menacing off-road trike called the Battleaxe presented on the back cover of Autoduel Quarterly Vol. 5, No. 3? The design was based on a rules question veteran Car Wars player Matt Frisbee submitted to Autoduel Quarterly.

After playing Car Wars battles and performing real-world military service, Matt has published his own post-apocalyptic RPG called Survivors of the Fire. While it can be used on its own, this game is loaded with campaign ideas that can be used with any post-apocalyptic RPG or boardgame. Survivors of the Fire and its supplements are available on DriveThruRPG. Thank you, Matt, for creating such an awesome RPG!

Atomic Highway

Atomic Highway, a post-apocalyptic RPG with automotive combat elements produced by Radioactive Ape Designs, is currently available at no cost as an Adobe Acrobat file on DriveThruRPG.

Until the next issue, Drive Offensively!

Michael P. Owen

Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter

Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter

Deadline to Pledge: May 11, 2012, 2:10pm EDT.

Thank you to Monica Valentinelli, Marketing Director for Steve Jackson Games, for mentioning on the Steve Jackson Games Car Wars Discussion Forum the Car Wars additions to the Ogre Designer's Edition Kickstarter.

* "Car Wars Pre-Support" Shirt, US Addresses Only. $23 - Based on the original Car Wars cover, multicolored on white, saying “I Made Steve Jackson Work On Car Wars.” International supporters can get this for $30 - see below. We expect this to ship separately and early.  If the shirt is all you want, pick it as from the menu of reward levels, and not as an extra!

* "Car Wars Pre-Support" Shirt, International. $30 - Based on the original Car Wars cover, multicolored on white, saying “I Made Steve Jackson Work On Car Wars.” We expect this to ship separately and early.  If the shirt is all you want, pick it as from the menu of reward levels, and not as an extra!

$700,000 - Drive Offensively! We will launch a Kickstarter project for Car Wars! We *think* this will turn out to be a refinement of Car Wars Compendium 2.5, but you'll tell us. Our supporters at the [new] $23 level and higher will be invited to join an exclusive Car Wars forum, where we’ll build the new edition from the ground up - issues like "which classic cover do we use?," "10 phase, 5 phase, or 3 phase movement?," and "do we include boats?" Once the project launches, surveys will be open to the public, but only supporters of the current project will get in on the preliminary planning. And we'll take everything we have learned from our Ogre Kickstarter project to make the Car Wars project even better. If we make this goal, the private Car Wars forum and surveys will launch before the end of 2012. The game will be published in late 2013.
    (PS #1 - And we will add staff as necessary to make sure that the Car Wars and Ogre projects don’t compete for attention!)
    (PS #2 - To make sure this is clear: Supporters of Ogre are not receiving a copy of the new Car Wars. You’re just making us DO it. Thank you . . . we think!)

$750,000 - Say thank you to the Car Wars fans, because it may be their help that gets us to this probably-final goal for Ogre. Because you asked for this the most: we will cram one more exclusive Kickstarter sheet into your box. If it drives up shipping, we’ll eat the cost. Contents will be determined by surrrrvey (one option will be a 3-D Vulcan), and when we post it we’ll give you as much info as much as possible about the already-planned sheets so you know what you are already getting. That surrrrrrrrrrrvey may have to be posted after the campaign ends - this page will still be here and we will keep updating!

Car Wars Headquarters

Car Wars Update
Steve Jackson Games Car Wars Forum
April 21, 2012

Errata - Car Wars Compendium (First to Second Edition Update)
Steve Jackson Games Errata Pages
April 26, 2012

Tabletop Games

Route 666
RPG Geek

Wastelands 3 Rulebooks
Post Apoc Wargames Forums

Deadlands: Hell on Earth Classic - Road Warriors

Deadlands: Hell on Earth Figures - Road Warriors

Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying
Normally $29.99, free as of May 05, 2012

Tabletop Games: Survivors of the Fire

Survivors of the Fire

Survivors of the Fire Players Handbook

Survivors of the Fire Director's Screen Panels

Survivors of the Fire Improved Character Sheet

Blog Posts

Counters for Car Wars
Armasheddon's Blog
June 20, 2009

Miscellaneous thought: A Car Wars oddity
T Bone's Awesome Games Diner
January 12, 2012

Car Wars Designer’s Edition Planned
Jeffro's Car Wars Blog
April 30, 2012

Doom Wheel and Roaster Trade Tire Shots, Collisions
Jeffro's Car Wars Blog
May 01, 2012

Car Wars Next
Jeffro's Car Wars Blog
May 02, 2012

Forum Discussions

Counterterrorist car chase of the future
The Miniatures Page
March 02, 2012

Apocalypticum playtest report: post-apoc vehicles
The Miniatures Page
February 29, 2012

20mm Post-Apocalyptic Motorcycle Weapons Released
The Miniatures Page
April 14, 2012

Atomic Highway. An Epic Post Apocalyptic Battle Report!
The Miniatures Page
May 03, 2012

Wastelands 3 Rulebooks
Post Apoc Wargames Forum
April 11, 2012

Car Wars
Game Squad Forums
August 21, 2006

Car Wars
June 21, 2008

Car Wars: Vanishing Point scenario
Fortress Forums
July 26, 2011

Please Please Please (say Car Wars will get the Ogre treatment)
BoardGameGeek Forums: Car Wars
April 16, 2012

Ogre Update 25
BoardGameGeek Forums: Car Wars
May 06, 2012


Hot World Customs

John Spangler's Hot Wheels Custom Showcase


Unique Movie Cars Las Vegas

Muscle Car Parts: Tango & Cash RV from Hell Tango & Cash RV from Hell

Where Have I Seen That Car? 11 Famous Vehicles - Slide 7: RV from Hell
December 02, 2010

Sony Pictures signs deal for Twisted Metal movie
February 15, 2012

Exclusive: Death Race in the Desert
June 07, 2012

Online Videos

YouTube - 1/25 Scale Model Car Post Apocalypse Monster Hunter Slayers Cars

YouTube - Car Wars by Copeland Kids

YouTube - My Car Wars potential set up using Hot Wheel scale of 1 to 64 scale.AVI


Game|Life Podcast: Twisted Metal Maestro David Jaffe Speaks Out
February 03, 2012

Wiki Entries

Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

Dodge on TV - Viper Edition

Autoduelling Technology Today

Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles

Inert-Ord.Net: A Varied and Detailed Display of Collectable Military Ordnance

The 13 Most Dangerous Car Interiors in History
Popular Mechanics

The Walther PPQ: 007's Favorite Handgun Gets an Update
Popular Mechanics
April 05, 2012

ApocalypsEV-1: The Electric Car for the End of the World
Popular Mechanics
September 15, 2011

Arsenal Firearms' Double Barrel Pistol shoots two bullets at once
March 18, 2012

ASV hulls would dramatically improve ship efficiency by riding on a cushion of air
March 06, 2012

Batmobile-Like Nissan DeltaWing Is the Future of Racing
March 13, 2012

Battery-Boosted Quick-Charger Doesn't Shock System
March 01, 2012

Army's 'Magic Bullet' Will Hang Out in Midair, But Won’t Kill You
April 25, 2012

Audi's awesome diesel hybrid racer
Fox News
February 29, 2012

Audi's turbodiesel, electric flywheel hybrid, all-wheel drive prototype race car
March 15, 2012

BAE provides details of 'structural battery' technology
BBC News
February 13, 2012

Bulletproofing kit for cars woos middle class in Brazil
BBC News
April 17, 2012

Tanks test infrared invisibility cloak
BBC News
September 05, 2011

Auto Makers Announce Electric Car Charging Standard
May 04, 2012

New amphibious truck targeted to first responders
February 18, 2012

California Boy Throws Rocks at Car, Gets Hit by Crossbow
Associated Press and Fox News
August 30, 2011

Bushmaster packs a punch
Fox News Video
May 02, 2012

Ferdinand Porsche, designer of the classic 911, dies
USA Today
April 05, 2012

Flash, Bang, Ow! Less-Lethal Bullet ‘Attacks Three Senses’ (UPDATED)
February 07, 2012

Forget Kevlar! Liquid body armor hardens on impact
Fox News
April 05, 2012

Monster Tajima preparing an electric race car for the 2012 Pike's Peak Hill Climb
April 11, 2012

Navy: We're 4 Years Away From Laser Guns on Ships
March 30, 2012

Will People Alive Today Have the Opportunity to Upload Their Consciousness to a New Robotic Body?
Popular Science
March 02, 2012

Sandia Labs engineers create 'self-guided' bullet

Associated Press and KOMO TV 4 Seattle
February 01, 2012

Electric cars could cause worse pollution than your gas guzzler
February 16, 2012

Generating Alcohol Fuels From Electrical Current and CO2
March 30, 2012

Honda to extract rare earth metals from used car batteries
April 17, 2012

Hydrogen cars: A zero-emission longshot
March 16, 2012

Hybrid tech heads to the battlefield
Fox News
February 28, 2012

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles join the Army
February 23, 2012

It's real! Navy test-fires first working prototype railgun
Fox News
February 28, 2012

First industry railgun prototype launcher gets all fired up
February 28, 2012

End of the manual transmission?
Fox News
May 02, 2012

The Cracked Windshield

Is it wrong to want to celebrate by eating twelve pies? Granted, they would kill me, but . . .
Websnark Blog
May 03, 2005