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April 29, 2014: Scott Haring Returns To Car Wars

Scott Haring returns to Car Wars!

I can't help thinking about Al Pacino in Godfather 3, who famously said, "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in." But here I am. SJ Games has decided to relaunch Car Wars, and they reached out to me and asked me to come back and be in charge of it. I couldn't say no.

For all you pre-Millennials out there, you may remember that I was Car Wars Line Editor back in the early days, way back in the . . . well, let's just say it was a long time ago. But much fun was had, and I remember my autoduelling days fondly.

And now I'm back! What does that mean, exactly? When SJ Games launched the amazing Ogre Designer's Edition campaign on Kickstarter, one of the stretch goals was a promise to produce a Kickstarter-backed edition of Car Wars. I will be working with the Kickstarter contributors in moving Car Wars into the 21st century of game design and the 22nd century of game worlds. (And what does that mean? Stay tuned and find out.)

The first step will be a re-release later this year of Car Wars Classic and the Mini Car Wars starter pack while I begin the design and playtesting process on the new(est) edition. I will, of course, also be working with Phil Reed and maybe even Steve hisownself, when they have contributions to make. And I will be keeping the fans informed and listening to what they have to say. All that's left to say is . . . Drive Offensively!

-- Scott Haring


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