Outrider

Outrun. Outgun. Outlast.


Head 'em up, move 'em out ... HYAH!
Outrider is a game of post-apocalyptic vehicular combat set in a futuristic, western dystopia where 21st century cowboys called 'Outriders' provide safe passage across the forgotten highways of the southwest, while trying to stay one step ahead of raiding parties and the the law.

Teachable in minutes, Outrider sets up fast and plays fast, while retaining a high level of customizable detail. Using a unique blend of dice, card, point allocation and press-your-luck mechanics, Outrider has creates a fun, engaging balance of tactics and risk. Outrider has attracted gamers from all walks of life. Hardcore wargamers, casual (gateway) gamers and kids of all ages are caught by its approachable mechanics and visual 'curb appeal.'

Designed with scalability in mind, Outrider supports 2-8 players, right out of the box. Game types can range from quick free-for-alls, using just the base deck at the coffee shop or they can be scenario-based, team games played with terrain and miniatures (in the form of 64th scale diecast cars). Beer and pretzels not included.

Fast and Furious.


The focus of Outrider is to keep the pace fast, the choices meaningful and the action fun! Most games take a hour. Even with six to eight players, the rounds are quick. The press-your-luck, programmable mechanics are designed to encourage bold maneuvers — at the risk of epic failure!

Spend more time playing and less time setting up. Players select their vehicles from a set of 16 chassis that represent a wide variety of vehicles, each with its own unique characteristics. Players then quickly customize (and arm) those vehicles to match their style of play, using a pool of four dice. The dice represent the engine, weapons, armor and driver of the vehicle.

Get Behind the Wheel.



Play is centered around a maneuver deck that allows the players to 'program' their action for a turn. Programmable actions include both movement and attacks - but players need to be careful: Their 'Riders may not be able to handle everything demanded of them, resulting in a possible loss of control.

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Reviews and Previews:


"This game is potential competition for your X-Wing dollar." — Smashing Plastic

"I really like the programmable movement ... replayability is through the roof." — Pub Meeple Previews

"One of the coolest features of this game is the ability to play with actual 1/64th scale vehicles." — James Floyd Kelly, GeekDad.com

"The artwork and design of this game are fantastic." — Chris James, Casual Game Insider

"I like the balance ... I like the pre-game strategy." — Joshua Tumbry, Gamers on Games

"Do you like X-Wing? Do you like Mad Max? If your answer to both of those is 'yes,' then you're going to like Outrider, it's as simple as that." — Hunter Shelburne, Weapons Grade Tabletop




Preorder Outrider Today via PayPal


[ MERCENARY PRE-ORDER $40 ]

The MERCENARY boxed set of Outrider includes:

  • One Set of 24 Vehicles & matching dashboards (12 double-sided cards, each) + 4 Exclusives, Including The Texicon "War Wagon" car with 'Texi' Kahn driver character
  • 1 Deck of Maneuver Cards (now with Advanced Maneuvers added)
  • 1 Range Ruler
  • 1 Large Format Rules Reference Sheet, 2 Reference Cards and Quickplay 'Kickstart Rules'
  • Resource/Tracking Tokens for 8 players
  • 1 Initiative Tracker + Enough Vanity plate tokens & Gear Shifter Cards for 8 Players
  • 12 Terrain Tiles from the Presidio County Roads set & four included scenarios cards
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 set of 4 Camo Green dice (D6, D8, D10, D12)


[ VETERAN PRE-ORDER $75 ]


In addition, the VETERAN pre-order set includes:
  • An addtional Set of vehicles & dashboards + the VETERAN tier exclusive 'Outrider' chassis
  • 1 Additional set of 12 Terrain Tiles from your choice of Presidio County Roads, Backroads or MotoRodeo sets
  • Critical Damage Deck Expansion
  • Performance Deck Expansion
  • Large/XL Vehicles Expansion
  • Urban Decay Expansion (Motorcycle, Pedestrian & Fortification rules)
  • Black Gold & Cal-Sahara Campaign Expansions


Pre-orders are processed via PayPal and shipped in the order they are received. Published copies will start shipping in late 2015. Shipping costs are included for US buyers. Contact me at dicefestgames@gmail.com if you wish to be invoiced for bundles, including multiple copies, add-on items and quotes for international shipping rates




24 comments :

  1. Looks great! Reminds me of the many hours my friends and I played Car Wars. Now that I've a young boy of my own, something less 'involving' would be wonderful. Would love to learn more. I was unaware of the expo you held, but you can sign me up for your next play-test session!

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  2. These look great. What vehicles are you using?

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  3. I just learned of Outrider by way of Michael P. Owen. It looks very nice. I can't wait to give it a try!

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  4. I'm really looking forward to this, the game looks like a lot of fun.
    Keep up the good work!

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  5. @Dominique: Mostly just a mixture of modified Hot Wheels and Matchbox, although I have used a few of the Battle Machines cars availabkle from Jada Toys.

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  6. Looks great. Here are some cars I modeled up for car combat

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  7. @skywatcher: Great minis, I particularly love the mesh-window treatment ... gonna have to try that on a few vehicles.

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  8. just bought this from rpgnow. I like what I see so far :O)

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  9. Will there ever been any sort of more detail vehicle construction so we can build out own custom car instead of modifying the 4 pre-built ones?

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  10. there is a Flash-based car creator at http://d2design.free.fr/perso/CarGen.html

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  11. Children love car driving games and toys. We should encourage them because according to recent studies, kids who played lots of car driving simulators made less accidents in their lives.

    Regards,
    Arnold Brame

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  12. Amazing game I must say, This car game reminds me of a car game that I used to play when I first got a pentium 2 computers. i have been a fan of car games since the beginning. These days I only play online car games in my free time because they take much less time compared to those heavy and graphics intense Pc games.

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  13. This looks so cool. I also used to play that car game in my childhood days. Awsome game.

    Jumping Jack

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  14. so is this gane now dead ? seems a shame :(

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    1. Not at all! I admit, I haven't given the blog some attention in a while, but we had a successful Kickstarter campaign for the game and we are currently touring various Texas Cons, playtesting and demo-ing the game. :)

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  15. You may want to get some updated images of the updated game, and also, you need to have a gallery of cool ca conversions!
    Kinardly wait for the kickstarter.

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    1. We have a pretty active community of Outriders over on the FB page http://outridergame.com

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    1. We still have pre-order links on the Outrider page: http://dicefestgames.blogspot.com/p/outrider.html. Additionally, the PnP version of the game is still available on DriveThruCards http://www.drivethrucards.com/product/112830/Outrider-Starter-Deck?term=outrider

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  18. so any word on when the game is going to be coming out. when i preordered it. the page said game would be out in November of 2015.so well still no word of game coming out. since i'm not a backer i can''t get the updates of it on kickstarter so just wondering what the time fram might be

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