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Paper Mech (PnP)


From the publisher:

Paper ‘Mech is a solitaire game where you play a lone ‘mech pilot tasked with holding off 4 waves of attackers, each successive wave increasing in difficulty.

Every action in the game has an associated time cost, with the more complex or powerful actions requiring a larger amount of time to perform.

Your enemy also choose actions with varying time costs so the strategy comes in choosing actions wisely to best deal with impending threats.

Attack actions can also be hasted, which reduces the time cost but incurs a penalty to their accuracy – the more hastily you execute an attack the more erratic your aim will be.

Attacks are resolved by throwing a number of dice equal to the power of the attack – each dice which exceeds the armour value of the target causes a point of damage.

The performance of your ‘mech will degrade as damage is received but you get the opportunity to repair in between enemy waves.

There are currently 13 weapons to choose from, with 4 mounting points on your ‘mech so there is plenty of variety to be found.

You can also beef up the armour on your legs and torso but watch out for your overall weight! If you exceed the maximum it will slow down all your actions.

In addition to the rules and play sheet, you will need the following to play the game:-

– A pencil
– An eraser
– 12 cubes (3 each of 4 different colours)
– 1 dice of a particular colour (suggest red)
– 1 dice of a different colour (suggest blue)
– Several dice of another different colour (ideally 6-8, suggest white)

This was an entry into the 2016 1 Page PNP Design Contest:-

Winner ‘Best Overall Design’
2nd Place ‘Most Innovative Mechanic’
2nd Place ‘Best Written Rules’
2nd Place ‘Most Thematic’


Paper Mech PnP Playthrough


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Paper ‘Mech official rules

Official rule book (free download)

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Paper ‘Mech Official Play Sheet

Updated play sheet.


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Paper ‘Mech Color Play Sheet

Paper ‘Mech Blank Color Play Sheet

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Paper ‘Mech Weapons Sheet

Updated weapon sheet
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Variable Wave Fan Expansion

Adds 3 bad guys and a method for randomly generating waves consistent with the base game and factory expansions.

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