This is the new edition with big changes in general game flow: one command at the time. Moreover the system is more simple and no extra counters are used anymore.
Use following steps to set-up for the game:
Some alternative rules which can be used:
In Neo-Hunt 3.3, things work in the priority order. Turn actions are selected by the players at the same time and then executed in the command priority number, lowest first. If several players have selected a command with same priority, secondary priority rules are used.
Player priority order is used when the players have the same command or when the varans are targeted. In commands, the player with highest priority goes first; in targeting, the varans of the player with lowest priority are targeted first.
Thus, if two players have the same command, the player with less points goes first and so on. Similarily, if either of them can be targeted by an attack, varans of the player with more points is favored.
Game of Neo-Hunt 3 is played in turns. During each turn, all players act. The sequence of the turn actions is:
The game ends at the end of the turn in which troopers were played and all troopers have been killed (including reinforcements) or one or more players have no varans left.
In Neo-Hunt 3.3, players practically have never own choice in which targets their varans attack. They can simply choose which varan attacks and the rest of the attack is done according to the following poriorized rules: the varan attacks the first in the rules list. If tied, use the next applicable rule. Note that the rules are always in the same order, some are simply missing because they never apply to particular type of an attack.
Range of an attack:
Varan can never attack an own varan, except as a side-effect.
Priority rules (based on target):
Final rule: player priority order (reversed), or own selection. Explanation of various rule terms:
Each command has either black (B), white (W) or grey (=no) dot. When an attack is performed, count all black and white dots of the current commands (all players) plus possible other modifiers (target sector, special modifiers). If either color has majority, that is the result. If final dots are tied, use the default result (red bordered result in the command card).
Example (2 player game): Varan C has shoot (dot B), varan B has grenade (dot W) and is in office (cover W). C shoots B. Dots are black (shoot), white (grenade) and white (cover). Shot result (majority) is white, which is miss. B throws grenade back to C (in storage). Dots are is white (grenade), and black (shoot), for tied result. Thus C command default result is used, for "black" (no damage for varan).
Each killed trooper is worth 1 point. Each killed varan is worth 3 points for the killer (if killed by an own varan or troopers, no one gets the point). The player with most points wins the game. If tied, the one with most surviving varans.
If player loses her last varan, she also loses all points and loses the game.
Game components are available as postscript ready-to-print files. See preview page for details and thumbnails.
Open: id 1, cover: W. Varans and troopers can shoot through it
Storage/corner: id 2
Office: id 3, cover: B
A: 2 hit points, +W against shots and assaults from the same sector
B: 3 hit points
C: 4 hit points, +B against shots and assaults from the same sector
1: C shoot (B)
2: B shoot (B)
3: C tank buster (B)
4: A trooper assault ()
5: A varan hunt ()
6: relocate (W)
7: troopers ()
8: B grenade (W)
9: grenade (W)
All identical, use some glass stones or other playing pieces.