What is Frostgrave you ask? Well, it’s this tabletop wargame….WHOA! (I hear you scream) This is an RPG site, man! Sorry hombre, this is a game site. Anywho…. Where was I…oh yeah right! Frostgrave!
Before you all meh this game for being a wargame remember that the RPG hobby started out as a wargame. Also, this one has a great backstory, easy rules, and can be done very cheaply. How cheap you ask? Well, most gamers have some sort of miniatures about, whether metal, or plastic figurines or standees or little printed out pogs. So you need something like those to represent your team, a D20, a ruler, and the rulebook and that’s it. While the company does have their own line of minis available, one of the core strengths of this game is that you can use anything. Any old mini laying about is fair game.
So what makes it awesome in a nutshell:
- easy, open, rules. That means you can use any fantasy figures as a warband. (so hackable)
- Warbands, think small groups of five to ten figures per side
- Awesome setting. millennia old frozen wizard city begins to thaw. You are a wizard looking for ancient secrets battling other wizards over the spoils. Meanwhile, other things begin to thaw as well.
Check it out for yourselves here! Frostgrave