Matthew Hartley

Matthew Hartley is a prolific creator of games and scenarios. A regular contributor to Orcs in the Webbe with his blog, Tankard Tales. He is also the creator and main contributer of the extremely popular Tales of Albion series of scenarios and mini-games set in the Orc's homeland of Albion.

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  • The Hideous Game

    An Orcs in the Webbe Exclusive! There are many ways in which this world connects with others. Ideas, beliefs and, occasionaly, even people fall between the cracks. One such idea is chess. But as with anything viewed through a glass, darkly; subtle changes occur in every retelling. The Hideous Game tells of how Chess is played in Panzerfäuste's The Land.

  • Escape from Haydes

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! After an unclear series of unfortunate events you find yourself deep within Haydes, beneath both Londinium and the buried ruins of the old Human city of Dresda. It doesn't matter how you got here, you just have to get out before it's too late in this card game for 1-4 players.

  • The Beast

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! With food running low the families of a remote village must use what little resources they have to hunt and gather food all the while wary of a fearsome beast that lurks in the nearby woods in this exclusive card driven board game.

  • The Lost Patrol

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! You must guide your section of ten soldiers out of the mysterious forest before the Darkness that lies within claims them all in this Print and Playboard game for 1 or 2 players.

  • Fear Itself

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! A surviving unit of shell-shocked troops struggle to survive as the pain felt by The Land is made manifest in this Panzerfäuste scenario for Solitaire or Group play written by one of the games' creators.

  • The Raft of the Medusa

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! Players take on the roles of shipwrecked crew afloat in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1816 in this brand new and original game by Matthew Hartley. Being one of a handful of survivors your comrades have succumbed to starvation, thirst, madness and despair. You must make hard decisions in order to survive until rescued. But beware, your choices make come back to haunt you when you are eventually rescued...

  • Night of the Shambling Dead

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! In this years Advent Calendar's exclusive free game players take on the role of a hardened band of survivors struggling to get by during the zombie apocalypse. Using a clever card draw mechanism combined with a narrative track detailing game play can you survice the night...

  • Revenge of Tiddy Mun

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! In this year's exclusive free game one player takes on the role of the Dutch Engineer Cornelius Vermuyden as he struggles to cross the Fens in safety to give his report on drainage to the agents of King Charles I. Can the local Fenfolk, aided by the legendary Tiddy Mun, protect thier livelyhoods and stop him... 

  • A Walk on the Brink

    An Orcs in the Webbe Original! In this years exclusive game you take on the role of a stranger to the Fens wandering home after perhaps one too many ales...

  • Aeroloque

    Take to the skies of Valon with these aerial combat rules designed for use with 6mm miniatures and Wessex Games' Aeronef.