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1980
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2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
11 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
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12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Ram Speed
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MicroHistory #2 in the Metagaming MicroHistory series.

Naval combat in the Bronze Age.

From back of the box:

"The Bodies of the men that died
The breakers buffet, the billows beat.
Washed with blue of sea-salt tide,
Rolled in wreackage of shattered fleet."

- Aeschylus

The galley's bronze beak surges forward, curling up two salty sprays. Sweating muscles strain to lash, pulling heavy oars to rams-speed's gasping beat. With rending crash and splintered timbers snapping, the metalled beak staves in hull, smashing rowing banks. Sheaves of arrows flashing out seek soldier flesh to pierce. Boarding warriors spring to dying deck with ready plunging swords. One galley lives victorious in heroic glory. The other is vanquished to Poseidon's grasping waves.

RAMSPEED is a two-player game recreating the excitement of navel warfare int he Bronze Age. Each player constructs galleys for his fleet as he chooses, utilizing a point system. Hulls, rowing banks, missile weapons and boarding parties are all included. Combat covers ramming, shearing, grappling, boarding and missile attacks. RAMSPEED is a fast playing game from the age of mythical heroes, a time when gods roamed the earth and mystery veiled the oceans.

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Publisher: Metagaming
Artist: Ben Ostrander
Year: 1980
Product Code: 3302
Size: 7.12 x 4.25 x 0.62 inches
0.10 pounds
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0 Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 and Ram Speed
Rules for using Ram Speed to resolve naval battles in a D&D 3.5 campaign. Included are rules for incorporating player characters, monsters and magic into the game, as well as conversions for experience and gold.
English
2012-09-23
5 Original Dungeons and Dragons and Ram Speed
This is a slightly modified version of the Ram Speed and D&D 3.5 rules, made for my friends in the Original Edition Revolution. Hope you enjoy.
English
2012-09-06
9 Ram Speed Play Summary Page 2: Combat Tables
Combat tables for Ram Speed.
English
2010-06-26
12 Ram Speed Play Summary
Ram Speed Play Summary.
English
2010-06-26
5 Paper Mini Instructions v1_0.txt
The instructions for the paper miniatures in txt format. Version 1.0 (by h3rne).
2007-07-08
11 Ram Speed Cutout Minis White v1_0.pdf
The White counter sheet of paper miniatures in pdf format. Version 1.0 (by h3rne).
2007-07-08
10 Ram Speed Cutout Minis Black v1_0.pdf
The Black counter sheet of paper miniatures in pdf format. Version 1.0 (by h3rne).
2007-07-08
2 Ram_Speed_VHS_Box_cover_v1_0.doc
A VHS Box Cover insert for Ram Speed in Word97 format (The original game box fits inside perfectly!)
2007-06-01
3 Ram Speed Ship Designer v1_8.xls
Ram Speed Ship Designer and Fleet Wrangler v1_8 in EXCEL97 format
2007-04-09
2 Ram Speed Combat Tables v1_8.xls
Ram Speed Combat Tables Summary v1.8 in EXCEL97 format
2007-04-09
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War Game Rank: 1695
Num Ratings: 76
Average Rating: 5.97
Standard Deviation: 1.34
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