Perilous Tales

Perilous Tales is a cooperative skirmish wargame of thrilling tabletop adventures. 

Fend off unknown beasts in an Arctic camp. Uncover evil doings in an abandoned church. Hunt the wild beast of the Hemwich moors. Ghosts, vampires, evil genius, Russian spies, witches, fiends from beyond the stars… You are only limited by your collection of miniatures and your imagination.

Perilous Tales is a solo or fully cooperative game for playing tabletop games with 28mm miniatures from 1890 to 1990. You create a band of heroes; using a flexible and simple character creation system; generate an episode and play it to its thrilling conclusion!

In each episode, the villain and its minions are controlled by the game, using a simple “programming” system. Each episode will have several objectives that your characters will be striving to complete before the time runs out or the plucky heroes are slain.  The play area is beset with threat markets, which may be perilous terrain, or the terrible beasts that are hunting you.

In Perilous Tales, the emphasis is not always on killing, in fact often you are trying to take a critical photograph, recover a crucial artefact, or escape to achieve fame, fortune, or simply to live to another day.

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As featured in Miniature Wargames

Look for “Night Of The Scarecrows”, an exclusive scenario for Perilous Tales, in issue #439 (Nov 2019) of Miniature Wargames magazine!

Survive a night of terror, fighting off the malevolent spirits of the fields long enough for your evac to arrive.

Features a fast-play version of the Perilous Tales rules, plus unique heroes and enemies.

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ERRATA! There was a printing error on the “Threat Marker Setup” image in Miniature Wargames. The correct image looks like this: