Salute 2013 – Sci-Fi

It always surprises me how many science fiction themed tables are present at Salute and 2013 was no exception.

One of the largest sci-fi displays by the South London Warlords themselves was based on David Drake’s Hammer’s Slammers series of books which has spawned the tabletop games system The Crucible.

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Salute 2013 - Hammer's Slammers: The Crucible by South London Warlords

Mecha meets WW2 in West Wind Production’s Secrets of the Third Reich alternative pulp history.

Salute 2013 - Secrets of the Third Reich by Westwind Productions

Salute 2013 - Secrets of the Third Reich by Westwind Productions

Salute 2013 - Secrets of the Third Reich by Westwind Productions

Mechworld put together a demo game of Full Thrust using self-built models of famous star ships from movies, television and novels.

Salute 2013 - Full Thrust Space Race by Mechworld

Frothers Unite attended with an eclectic mix of genre-bending games which I included here under sci-fi for lack of a more fitting term.

First off, Return to the Planet of the Apes, where “intrepid astronauts lead the remnants of humanity in a desperate battle against a gorilla army in the ruins of Washington DC”. Unfortunately I didn’t take a close enough look to spot whether there was a Charlton Heston miniature.

Salute 2013 - Return to the Planet of the Apes by Frothers Unite

Snits Revenge, a “3D recreation of a classic, humorous game first printed in Dragon magazine. Snits Revenge is a a game involving biology where players defend a Bolotomus from the invading Snits”. I’ve got to hunt down a PDF of the original.

Salute 2013 - Snits Revenge by Frothers Unite

Salute 2013 - Snits Revenge by Frothers Unite

The genuinely disturbing Haunted House of Slaughter. “100 Cannibal Ghost Clowns are determined to devour your soul as you try to escape across the twisted landscapes of horror!”

Salute 2013 - Haunted House of Slaughter by Frothers Unite

There were a myriad of other small participation games in all sorts of scales and styles, snapshots of just a few below.

Salute 2013 - Sci-Fi

Salute 2013 - Sci-Fi

Salute 2013 - Sci-Fi

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