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Saturday, October 5 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation LIMITED
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Meltwater is a tactical abstract/wargame for two players. Session is for multiple parallel games. Designer will sit in for odd number of players.

“Restraint? Why are you so concerned with saving their lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war, if there are two Americans and one Russian left alive, we win.” ~Gen. Thomas Power, U.S. Strategic Air Command 1957-1964

19XX: The unthinkable happens. The world is scoured clean in nuclear fire. The oceans are poisoned for generations to come. One last patch of habitable land remains: Antarctica. The remnants of humanity huddle together in a fragile patchwork of research stations and refugee ships. But even here, the Cold War survives. And our civilization may not.

In Meltwater, two players take command of the shattered remains of the superpowers, struggling for control of the ice. Simple diceless mechanics let players displace, corner, and isolate their opponent’s survivors. Here, hunger is a crueler weapon than gunfire, and the barren tundra can only support so many souls. And every turn, radioactive contamination pushes in from the coastline, shrinking the available space and forcing the belligerents closer and closer together.

In the end, there is only either submission or annihilation, and whatever world is left.

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Erin Escobedo

Angry gay sewer rat. Designer of Meltwater: A Game of Tactical Starvation, published by Hollandspiele.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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