Last April we presented a rather unusual game at the annual Red Barons convention. The Red Barons chaps have put the images online (apparantly some weeks ago, but I just noticed now), and look for the game in which scuba divers are fighting each other surrounded by sharks. That’s our game!
All the figures are actually cheap toys. The plastic plants were bought in an aquarium hobby store, and the rocks are from the beach in Les Petits Dalles in Normandy, where I picked them up during a short holiday weekend earlier this year, where we stayed in an old farmhouse in the village Sassetot-le-Mauconduit. But I digress …
Anyway, I designed a little ruleset based around mechanics from Spacehulk (each figure has a number of action points each turn), and opposed die rolls (skill checks) to determine the success of actions.
Most memorable to me was a discussion during one of the play-tests, during which players were arguing about whether it was “realistic” to shoot with an underwater pistol and at the same time drawing a dagger. As if any of us have been in underwater combat before (except me, of course … :-) ).