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Tony Lee and Wayne Sykes talk POCKET GLADIATORS

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Tony Lee and Wayne Sykes are the duo behind the Double Shogun game design studio, and they are hanging out with us to discuss their latest design POCKET GLADIATORS. 

Company Overview

Pocket Gladiators will be the first release from Double Shogun, a joint venture of Tony Lee and Wayne Sykes. Plans for future projects using the same combat disk format include Pocket Battlespace Nebula X and Pocket Wrestlers.


Pocket Gladiators is designed by Tony Lee, winner of the 2002 Origins Vanguard Award for the Warchon Playmark Book Game.

Each "Pocket Gladiator" is made up of a Character disk and at least one Level 1 Technique disk. You can add additional disks representing weapon, armor, even magic spells to expand your arsenal.

A basic game proceeds with the two opposing players choosing a maneuver from their

Level 1 Technique disks, lining up the top five boxes head-to-head and comparing them: A red box is a hit, blue box is block/dodge, green box is a "Power-Up" that lets you use your character's Special Abilities, and a white box is... well, nothing.

Depending on how well you do, you can advance to perform maneuvers of a higher level, activate devastating effects like Counterattack or Knockdown, use a special power, or all of the above!

Oh...and Pocket Gladiators might be seeing a Savage Worlds/Deadlands tie in...