Text originally appeared in Simulacrum #27.
One World: W.G. Armintrout
Annihilator: James Tucker
Publisher: Metagaming Concepts
Playing time: 1 hour
Era: fantasy/ science fiction
One World/ Annihilator, a double microgame package, was released as Microgame 14 in 1979.
1 – 24 page rules booklet for both games
1 – 8x14” hex map for One World
1 – 12.5x14” map for Annihilator
1 – sheet of 135 counters, strip-cut on thin cardboard
One World (90 counters)
Two identical sets of 45 counters each, one brown-on-white, one white-on-brown
13 each of Blade, Stone and Fog; 3 God counters; 1 Tower of Balance; 2 blanks
Annihilator (45 counters)
Human Units (27)
6 x assault squads (4-4-4), 3 x Demolition Squads (2-4-4), 3 x Assault Craft Impact marker, 4 x Nuclear Demolition Charge marker, 4 x Obstructed-Passable marker, 7 x Clear marker.
Annihilator Units (18)
10 x security robots (2-2-5), 6 x repair robots (1-1-5), 2 blanks
What the designer says
“2 games in one...
One World is the game of godly conflict for those who've dreamed secretly of divine power. Each player is a god who must contend with a pretentious challenger. Your "children" wage the struggle in their aspects of Blade, Stone, and Fog. Over the Singing Grasses, Runelines, the Faults of Chaos and on the Crystal Pylons the battle rages. OneWorld is a fast playing, humorous game, which features a diceless combat system. This is an excellent game for starters or an amusing diversion for the aficionado.
Annihilator is a giant, planet killing, computer controlled spaceship. Pan-Human Alliance assault squads and demolition teams blast their way through the ship to get to Annihilator's brain core. The ship has security robots, repairbots, and automatic defenses to stop the humans.” [copy on back of rulebook]
Analysis: Space Gamer 26 (Designer’s Notes for One World)
Errata: Space Gamer 34 (Q & A, rules changes for Annihilator)
Reviews: Ares 1, Space Gamer 28, Strategy & Tactics 78, Dragon 40
Scenarios/ variants: Space Gamer 32 (play aid using a calculator)
PBEM kits for One World (but not Annihilator) and many other Metagaming designs are available for free download at http://pbem.brainiac.com/meta.htm.