Death Star Trench Run
One of the coolest games I saw at Gen Con this year wasn’t published by a major gaming company. It wasn’t even put out by an indie company; it was a homebrew game being played in the miniature games free play area.
Take command of Rebel squadrons as you attempt to destroy the Empire’s powerful new weapon, or scramble TIE fighters and activate the turrets of this technological terror in order to put down the band of upstarts. Using modified starship combat rules from the Star Wars Saga Edition RPG, two teams of players face off in this epic battle event.
It is called Death Star Run Game. It is exactly what is sounds like. Using ships from the Star Wars Miniature game, and a homemade Death Star trench these guys have manged to create something amazing. And the best part about the game is that the creators share all their infromation on their website: Deathstarrun.com.
This site and its forums will help you recreate your own Death Start trench using foam core board and PDF print outs that mimic the surface of the space station. Also, they have availabile, simplified stat cards for the ships (one for each faction).
Very cool and worth a look.
Here are some shots I took at the Con, but the images on their site give a better picture of the trench.
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