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Infinity the Game Archive
Infinity the Game is now in its third edition. Corvus Belli, its publisher, continues to make the rules freely available on their website. A high quality printed version is also for sale. It includes background and artwork that is not in the free online version.
Unlike most wargames, Infinity uses twenty sided dice. D20s work well in their system, in which many rolls are contested. In such instances each player is trying to roll equal to or lower than a target number. The player that rolls the highest, but still equal to or below their target number succeeds. The contested rolls, and ability to fire reactively, make Infinity a very interactive game. It is also a very deadly, and games can end quite quickly, if miniatures are caught out in the open.
There are eight main factions in Infinity:
PanOceana are the most prosperous nation in the Human Sphere. They developed the artificial intelligence, ALEPH, which manages the great data network. PanOceana forces have potent long range weapons, great heavy infantry and TAGs.
Aleph are an elite army composed of robots and powered by a unified artificial intelligence. Their units have some of the highest stats in the game.
Yu Jing is the second largest power in the Human Sphere. They are masters of close combat, and have highly mobile units. One of the keys to their success is the combination of their inexpensive infantry with highly elite units.
Haqqislam is one of the smaller nations, but has some of the fiecest warriors. They strike in unexpected ways using viruses to avoid armor and holofields to conceal their true location. They are also known for their tough bikers.
Ariadna is composed of the descendants of the first ship that was sent to colonize the galaxy. Their army is characterized by the use of infiltration, and camoflage. They have inexpensive light infantry, as well as werewolves. They can fight guerilla style or try to overwhelm their enemies with superior numbers.
The Nomads wander the Human Sphere in three gigantic space ships. They are fiercely independent, and often take on missons to cut the establishment down to size. Their forces include hackers of exceptional ability, as well as strong medium infantry. They also make use of Sin Eaters, who have the ability to take full actions on your opponents turn.
The Combined Army is a group of alien races bent on total domination. They use special weapons, stealth, and super TAGs to win battles.
Tohaa are an alien race that has resisted the onslaught of the Combined Army. They make deadly use of biotechnology. The number three is especially important to the Tohaa. Their troops fight in triads. Each unit may contain a variety of special skills, making them a jack of all trades squad. They are also very manuverable.