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March 20, 2017: Operation Newspaper - ODE-Style!

"Operation Newspaper" is a scenario written by Steve Jackson in support of the supplement, Shockwave, and published in The Ogre Book. This is an incredibly fun scenario, and if any of you have not tried it, it is well worth your time to do so. Armed with his massive Ogre Designer's Edition set, Will Hutton set out to play this, only to discover that some of the rules were a bit cryptic when playing it with Ogre Designer's Edition and not Shockwave. So he went about updating the rules to support the new version of the game and created a pdf for others to download and enjoy. We are pleased to share this with you as he did a really nice job - thanks, Will!

You can find both the updated version as well as the original version of this scenario on our Scenarios page - check it out! Owners of Ogre Sixth Edition will need the Giant Battlefields Set and either a couple of copies of Ogre Reinforcements to play the game (alternate counters can be used as stand-ins for the 16 LGEVs as needed!) or one of the extra counter sets from ODE: either Ogre Designer's Edition Extra Counter Set or Ogre Classic Counters Set.

-- Drew Metzger

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What is Ogre?

Ogre and its sequel, G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the late 21st century. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.

Ogre was Steve Jackson's first design. It was originally released in 1977, as the first Metagaming Microgame. Since then, it has appeared in Pocket Box and "Deluxe" large-board editions, as well as a miniatures version and a computer game from Origin Systems (now long out of print).

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