I am keeping an eye on them with interest because they will be releasing three rules sets, a skirmish, big battle and rpg. The DGS Games website states, “All three games will be fully compatible, using the same core rules and figures. Players will be able to move seamlessly between skirmish, battle and roleplaying!” When I asked them to elaborate on this concept they answered:
"The simplest way to put it is that the three games (BrightSword, Freeblades, and Blademaster) will all work together and build off the same core. For me, what this means is more flexibility as a GM. I have a common ruleset that I can do everything from individual characters in a roleplaying session, to larger battles in the form of Freeblades and all the way out to a war sized event with Blademaster. The seamless nature between the games will open doors that typically took a lot of work to make happen. It’ll give GMs more tools to keep their players guessing, and it’ll give players the chance to dream big.
Another nice thing is that you can use this to speed up a game. 36 models in a roleplaying battle means you’re looking at hours of that one fight. Flip it into Freeblades and it’s all wrapped up in less than 2 hours!"
I personally find this a very interesting concept and will be keeping an eye out to see how it is received. I would be interested to see what my readers think of this concept.