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Aces High! (SWADE option)

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Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines!

Early biplanes, modern fighters, spaceships, and even transforming aircrafts are waiting for brave pilots to soar the skies and dive into battle!

Aces High! is an alternative fighting system that expands on the SWADE Quick Encounters rules, and is designed to represent dogfights that maintain the meaningful details of vehicles, weapons, battle orders and types of enemy units while still playing fast and cinematic.

What’s inside:

  • A system designed to represent dogfights where a handful of heroes fly their vehicles in a small squad and face dozens of enemies


  • Special rules for Orders given from the squad leader and their impact on immediate action and outside of combat

  • Detailed modifiers and combat outcomes for a variety of attacks and maneuvers

  • Rules for multiple crew on the same aircraft

  • Rules to model specific types of missions (escort, defense, bombing, etc)

  • Super Energy rules for your not-so-realistic Sci-Fi, fantasy and steampunk settings

  • Examples of tweakings to play variant games such as Dragon Riders!

  • A handy glossary of aviation slang so that you know your playmates from your bandits and don't forget your bag even if you are on a milk run!

  • A handy, printable one page reference sheet with a summary of the rules

  • Pages of colorful printable tokens for a variety of units!

We’ve updated Aces High with an extra set of four more spacecraft tokens!

These are the same spaceships found in the Guardians of Sol-Tau adventure, and are now available for free to anyone owning Aces High: just download the update file and get ready to take off!

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Paul O January 21, 2022 4:38 am UTC
Do you need the SWADE rules to play?
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Giuseppe R January 21, 2022 7:09 am UTC
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Edmund W July 16, 2020 9:19 pm UTC
How readily could this be adapted to aquatic combat (submarine combat, for instance)? Or even ground combat? Does the set only handle a wide open empty? (Not actually a fault if it does, but good to know nonetheless.)
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Giuseppe R July 17, 2020 8:39 am UTC
You can probably use it as is for ground or underwater combat, if you are ok with fictional positioning in those settings too!
Since in those scenarios maneuvering is more important, I would definitely apply the sectors and quadrants option!
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Ben N March 26, 2020 11:42 am UTC
This is a really interesting system for aerial combat, that will come in handy for me in an upcoming campaign. Thanks for writing this :)
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Giuseppe R April 09, 2020 4:29 pm UTC
Thank you! I wrote it because I needed it for my games too! :D
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Dillard R March 06, 2020 8:03 am UTC
Your price is wrong. 40% off would be $2.40 off not $.40 off.
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Gio D March 06, 2020 10:22 am UTC
the discount is made by drivethru, we cannot decide anything about it.
"this title has been marked down by up to 40%", up to xx% always tricks me too :)
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Nathaniel C December 28, 2019 10:37 am UTC
This may be a dumb question I should have thought about before making the purchase but what is SWADE and SWADE Quick Encounters and where can I get ahold of these rule sets?
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Gio D December 29, 2019 3:39 pm UTC
Hello Nathaniel,
SWADE is acronym of the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, and the Quick Encounter rules are on page 134.
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Ralf G December 14, 2019 5:50 am UTC
Cudos for the cover. :-)
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Gio D December 14, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
That's a labor of love of our layout artist. He truly appreciates your kudos.
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Paul O January 13, 2022 12:37 am UTC
Also Kudos for the Iron Maiden reference
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