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Offline StyrofoamKing

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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2009, 04:14:28 AM »
Ah, well, a few times when writing Sartosa scenarios, I 'assumed' that the readers would understand what I meant... and we both know where THAT got me...  ;D

Thanks for the fluff, DaBank.  I think I'll merge the two together, and make them guarrd the grail-knight's tomb in the chapel AND follow around up-and-coming knights, devoting themselves to Grail Knights before they even become Grail Knights (kinda like groupies, no?)

Oh, and I updated the front page to have the latest version. Thoughts?

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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2009, 03:38:15 PM »
Also, if we include the gifts of the lady (which IMHO we should), the questing knight can become a grail knight, just like a mutant from a possessed warband can become possessed.

I like the updated version, I think it is ready for playtesting.
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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2009, 08:43:02 PM »
Awesome! I think we'll finalize the 'Gifts of the Lady' when we work on the other 'gift' paths, so they're all equal strength.

So what next? Since they're so close to being done, should we wrap up the Savage Orcs once and for all?

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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2009, 04:03:24 PM »
Reposting the Rewards:

2 - Called by the lady: The knight is called elsewhere by the lady, he abandons his warband with all his items and leaves this land for good, remove him from the roster (although your gaming group might want to make a special dramatis personae for him   )

3-6 A minor boon: The boon granted by the lady is so minor or subtle that it has no real notable effect, like a lucky letter reaching him from his family back home, or a lucky hit in a contest, whatever the result it has no gaming effect.

7-8 7-8 - May gain +1 Characteristic, which cannot bring the knight over maximum stats. Alternatively, you may choose to have your knight gain a 'Virtue' from the original Bretonnian Warband skill list.

9 - The hero gains the lady's mark of protection. Before playing a game, the hero may make a Leadership test. If the test is successful the Lady of the Lake has bestowed her blessing upon the hero. The blessing takes the form of a powerful curse upon the enemies of chivalry, and in particular upon those that make use of the foul and dishonourable weapons of mass destruction. Any model in the opposing warband who wishes to fire a missile weapon at the blessed hero must roll a D6 and score 4+ to overcome the curse, otherwise they may not fire the weapon. This only applies to shots that specifically target the hero, not shots that include him/her amongst other targets (ex. blunderbuss, grapeshot, etc.)

10 A valiant steed: The lady has decided that this warrior needs a valiant steed to ride. He gains a steed with barding and the following statline (which only HE may ride, of course):
M WS BS S T W I A LD
9  4    3  4 3  1 4 1 7
If he already possess such a steed, you may either have your old steed ride off into the forest, or may keep your steed, and treat this reward result as a roll of 8 instead.

11 Sword of the lady: The knight is granted one of the mighty swords of the lady.  Treat it as a normal sword (ex. parries), but all attacks from it are magical, and all attacks from it are at +1 strength and +1 to hit.

12 A sip from the grail: The knight has been accepted by the lady, and becomes a grail knight, he receives +1 strength, +1 toughness and +2 leadership, all of his attacks are magical, and is now immune to psychology.  If the warband contains no other grail knights he will immediately become the warband leader. These stat increases may take him above his racial maximums up to a maximum of 10 in the respective area.

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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2009, 09:59:57 PM »
I think we should wrap up both the Knights and the Savage orcs yes.

Off course, if anyone else has any response or ideas for this, now is when we are very happy to hear them, so I don't have to change PDF's when your wonderful ideas arrive!

So is the question which band should we work on next.
I think the wood elves need a little more looking after and also if we want a special type of beastmen in Athel Loren.
Also should we check out the Forest goblin warband? See whether we like them enough to make special extra rules for them? See if they look like the same power level?
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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2009, 04:30:48 AM »
Beastmen & Gobbos:  If we had any problem with Sartosa, I think it was that we tried to come up with TOO many warbands. 

The beastmen will get access to the new Athel Loren items, and a bunch of new Hired Swords, so they won't be left out.  (Although, I do want to include my house rule for Ungors having access to Javelins.)

The forest goblins should not be our main focus, as they are thematically too similar to the Savage Orcs.  However, they too get to use a lot of the new AL items (and a few of the new Savage Orc thingies), so they'll get a chance to have fun.

Both of those are well established and pretty-well playtested, so I think they'll make a better point of reference, without needing additional 'extra rules'.

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« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2009, 12:43:05 PM »
Ok, good idea, we limit ourselves to three new warbands, an exploration table, the magical trinkets and the rule for it being hard to hire new warriors, it will be a good thing with not that many warbands.
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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2009, 05:52:30 AM »
Well, I guess it'd be 4 warbands, as I'd love to sneak the Slayer Cult in there too. They're pretty much all tested, and as I said, they work great with the Tattoo-theme.

Well, 4 and a half, to be honest. I was also going to make a small variant to the Outlaws, to make them 'Bowmen of Bergarac'.  Switch the Sigmar prayers with the Lady ones, add on a tiny rule (give to the poor- makes their selling wyrdstone / acorns give less money, but helps recruiting henchmen), and adding the Staff to the equipment list.

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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2009, 10:29:49 PM »
Also, what about the horned hunters? Which makes it 5?
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Re: Athel Loren - Bretonnian Border Patrol Warband
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2009, 05:05:39 AM »
Nay, the horned hunters are part of the NC campaign, with the rules already out there.  (So are Forest Goblins, which saves us work!)