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[Chaos] CitOW game 30 - Clash of the Hosts! (Done)

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Welcome to Chaos in the Old World, Fantasy Flight Games' boardgame take at Games Workshop's famous fantasy IP. In this game, players take the role of one of the four Ruinous Powers of the universe. Speaking of which, I believe this calls for some introductions.

admanb as Khorne
Khorne loves long walks on the battlefield and nights alone with the recently deceased. He enjoys handywork, and has even so constructed a throne for himself from nothing but the skulls of the living. He's always on the lookout for new blood - in the most literal sense possible - earning him the title of "The Blood God." If Khorne were a flavor of ice cream, he would be Berserk Banana.

Mordenthral as Nurgle
The other white meat! Or in this case, possibly white pus. Nurgle, now with 300% more pestilence! This is Great Unclean One with the new Nurgle Treatment, and you won't believe it! Have you ever been traveling around, and all of a sudden you wish you had brought your horrific ailments with you? But how are you going to fit it all in your bags? Well that's easy with the new Nurgle (or as we should say, the Old Nurgle)! Watch as it spreads the epidemic over the entire countryside as you pass. And if you order now, we'll throw in this free plaguebearer. Call now!

Nought as Tzeentch
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Darian as Slaanesh
"Working for Khorne? It's ok, I guess, but I worry about my future prospects. You know how I'm probably going to die? Not enough blood left in my neck. You know how those Slaanesh dudes over there are probably going to die? Too many orgasms.
You can see my consternation." - Khorne Thrall

As the Prince of Pain and Pleasure, some might say that Slaanesh 'goes both ways.' His followers don't quite have a 'lust for battle,' but enjoy the 'corruption' of the aristocracy. He finds subtle usurping 'invigorating,' and sometimes even so much that he just has to release his 'keeper of secrets.'

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This will be a Play-By-Post game of Chaos in the Old World.

This standard game will take the four hosts as players from the signup list. Should any player not accept the position by Wednesday evening, I'll continue down the regular sign-up list until we have four players.


[RULES]
[FAQ]
[GREAT RULES SUMMARY]

OP stolen shamelessly from Rend; original board graphics courtesy of MrBlarney, new graphics courtesy of FunkyWaltDogg.

Previous games, aka recommended reading before playing, are linked from the CF Boardgame Index

General discussion thread for Chaos in the Old World is available here

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    From Rend: A QUICK TUTORIAL ON CHAOS IN THE OLD WORLD
    -The Turn Phases-

    The Old World Phase
    This phase is much like the crisis phase in BSG, the infection phase in Pandemic, or the "Bad Stuff" phase in any cooperative board game. Except this game isn't so much "cooperative" as it is "petty". Each turn, events will take place in the old world, and this is when they happen.

    Every turn one old world card will be drawn, and its effects will be resolved. If there are any choices to be made, the power with the least threat will make those choices. (Threat is determined by who has advanced their victory dial the farthest)

    Note: There are only 7 cards in the Old World deck. If the cards have been exhausted, the game ends at the end of the turn. If nobody has achieved a victory condition, the Old World has won- and all players lose.

    The Draw Phase
    During this phase, each power draws 2 cards, except Tzeentch. Tzeentch draws his hand up to 5. Also, this is when each player refreshes their Power Points to however many applicable.

    The Summoning Phase
    This phase always starts with Khorne, and goes:
    Khorne
    Nurgle
    Tzeentch
    Slaanesh

    Starting with Khorne, each player may either summon 1 figure or play 1 chaos card. In order to do so, you spend Power Points. The cost for figures is the circled value on your power's card. Then there are also attack and defend stats, which will be explained in further detail in The Battle Phase.

    Chaos Cards each have a cost directly following their name in your Google Doc. Additionally, if the cost of your card is followed by M, that means there is a magic symbol on it. If you play that card onto a region, that region gains 1 magic symbol.

    Chaos cards are played directly onto one of the nine regions. Each region only has room for 2 cards, but they are cleared at the end phase after all effects are resolved.

    If a player chooses neither to summon nor play a card, he passes and his power points go to 0. He may not play again this phase.
    Additionally, if a player reaches 0 power points for ANY REASON, they may not play again this phase, EVEN IF THAT PLAYER HAS 0-cost cards or effects. Once you reach 0 power points, you are out of the turn phase, and are skipped until the next turn.

    If you have no figures on the board, figures may be summoned to any region. If you have at least one figure on the board, you must summon to that region or an adjacent region. Figures may be summoned either from your reinforcements, OR from the board itself. There is no discount for summoning figures from the board, it simply allows you to move figures instead of summoning new ones if you wish. You may summon a figure from a region in order to place him in an adjacent region even if none of your other figures are adjacent to that region (ie, a single figure can "walk" across the entire map alone).

    When making a play during the summoning phase, your entire post should be colored properly. All summoning phase plays should include the PP (power points) remaining, and you should fully quote the text of any Chaos cards played.

    The Battle Phase
    In this phase, dice are rolled. All combat is considered simultaneous, however, hits are chosen in the Order of Play (Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch, Slaanesh). Each figure with at least 1 attack power rolls a number of dice equal to that attack power. Any dice of 4 or better are hits. The player then designates those hits among any enemy figures in the region.

    You may not allocate more hits than necessary to kill an opponent.
    You must allocate all hits.

    Any figures which are killed will die at the end of the phase. However, unless the hits which killed it happened before normal dice are rolled, they may still return fire.

    The Corruption Phase
    The Corruption Phase takes place in 2 steps. Domination, and Corruption

    In the Domination step, each player's domination value is calculated for each region. This value is equal to the PP cost of any chaos cards that player has played on the region, plus the number of figures (number, not attack power) that player has in the region. If this number exceeds the region's resistance (which is the number by the region's name), and that player has the highest domination score, that player dominates the region and gains Victory Points equal to the region's number.
    If two players are tied for first, or if the top player is tied with the region's resistance, no VPs are awarded. Additionally, no VPs are awarded for ruined regions.

    In the Corruption step, each cultist a player has in a region adds one Corruption Counter to that region. If a region should reach 12 or more corruption counters, it then becomes ruined.
    When a region becomes ruined, it indicates that the Chaos has taken it over so completely that it is no longer even recognizable. It is now a hellish, daemonic wasteland. First, one of the 5 ruination cards is flipped (the cards go in order, so the values are the same from game to game). Each player who put a corruption counter on the region DURING THE STEP IT WAS RUINED gains a small amount of VPs instantaneously, decided by the card. Later this turn, the player with the most and the second most Corruption in the area gain a large lump sum of VPs as well. After the region is ruined, NO VPs will EVER come of the region again.
    If two players are tied for first, they add the first and second place values together and split them. If two players are tied for second, they split second place. If there is no second place, and only one player has counters, the second place VPs are wasted.

    If, at the end of the turn, all 5 Ruination cards have been flipped, the game ends and the player with the most VPs wins the game.

    The End Phase
    During the end phase:
    1. Remove Chaos Cards from the Board
    2. Hero Tokens are resolved - meaning that in any region with a hero token, the daemon with the highest threat in that region must sacrifice one figure, as the hero kills it.
    3. Resolve Old World cards - If a card on the Old World track asks for a resolution during the end phase, this is when it happens.
    4. Score Ruined Regions - this is the step when first/second place ruination is scored
    5. Advance Threat Dials - If you have fulfilled your victory dial condition at least once, you turn your dial one click. If you have fulfilled your condition more times this turn than any other player, you turn your dial two clicks. This dial gives various rewards, including Upgrades, VPs, and control of the tokens on the board.
    6. Check for Game end
    The game end conditions are checked one at a time, in this order:

    Dial Victory
    Victory Point Victory
    All 5 ruination cards drawn (most VPs wins)
    No cards in the Old World deck (All players lose)

    In the case of a dial victory tie, the player with most VPs wins. If they are tied, the victory is shared.
    In the case of a VP victory tie, the player with the highest threat wins.

    How do I gain victory points?
    Gain victory points in 4 ways:
    1. Dominating regions at the end of the battle phase
    2. Helping to ruin regions by placing corruption counters on them during the step in which ruination occurs
    3. Ruining regions and having most or second most counters on the region
    4. Sometimes, by advancing your victory dial

    The most reliable points come from Domination, while the quickest points come from ruining regions.

    How do I advance my dial?
    KHORNE: Gain 1 advancement token for each region in which you kill an opposing player's model this turn
    NURGLE: Gain 1 advancement token each time you place 2 or more corruption counters in a populous region in a single phase
    TZEENTCH: Gain 1 advancement token for each region with 2 or more magic and/or warpstone tokens in which you placed 2 corruption counters with cultists this turn.
    SLAANESH: Gain 1 advancement token for each region with at least 1 hero or noble in which you placed 2 corruption counters with cultists this turn.

    Every player with at least 1 token gains 1 click on the victory dial. Each turn the player who gained the most tokens this turn gains an additional click on the victory dial. In the case of a tie, neither player gets 2 clicks.

    Useful information:
    STANDARD REGION ORDER
    1. Norsca
    2. Troll Country
    3. Kislev
    4. The Empire
    5. Bretonnia
    6. Estalia
    7. Tilea
    8. The Border Princes
    9. The Badlands

    PLAYER MATS:
    Khorne
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    Nurgle
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    Tzeentch
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    Slaanesh
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    Errata: Dial advancement for two corruption, not one.

    DIAL ADVANCEMENT BONUSES:
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    Khorne: 9 clicks
    Nurgle: 10 clicks
    Tzeentch: 8 clicks
    Slaanesh: 7 clicks

    AVAILABLE UPGRADES:
    Khorne Upgrades:
    Upgrades:
    Power of Blood - +1 PP per turn
    Deluge of Ferocity - Draw 3 cards instead of 2 each turn
    Bloodsworn - Stats: (1/1/1)
    Bloodletters - Bloodletters strike first and inflict casualties before opponents return fire
    Bloodthirster - Counts as 3 figures for domination value

    Nurgle Upgrades:
    Power of Pestilence - +1 PP per turn
    Provender of Ruin - Score 3 VP each time a region is ruined
    Lepers - A Leper's cost is 0 if placed in a region where you have no other figures. A given leper may only be summoned for free once per round.
    Plaguebearers - When an opponent kills one of your plaguebearers in battle, inflict one hit on any figure in the same region belonging to that opponent
    Great Unclean One - Immediately place two corruption tokens in a region when you summon a Great Unclean One there

    Tzeentch Upgrades:
    Power of Magic - +1 PP per turn
    Deluge of Magic - Draw to 6 cards per turn instead of 5
    Acolytes - When summoned from the board instead of your stockpile, an Acolyte may bring a Warpstone token if present from its origin to its destination
    Horrors - When you summon a horror, you may place it on an empty card slot in that region. Only you may play cards to that slot while the horror remains.
    Lord of Change - A Lord of Change has 2 magic symbols.

    Slaanesh Upgrades:
    Power of Pain - +1 PP per turn. If you have power of pain and power of pleasure, total +3
    Power of Pleasure - +1 PP per turn. If you have power of pain and power of pleasure, total +3
    Seductress - New stats (1/0/2)
    Daemonettes - In battle, Daemonettes can only be hit on a die result of 6
    Keeper of Secrets - At the beginning of the battle phase, choose any cultist or warrior in this region. Control it until the end of the round or until your keeper of secrets is killed, whichever comes first.

    HOW TO MAKE A BATTLE ROLL:
    Delmain wrote: »
    Hey guys, helpful IC tidbit here.
    Roll Xd6.hitsopen(4,6). It'll reroll 6s and then count all the dice 4 and above and give you a convenient number of hits.

    Alternatively, you can make battle rolls via orokos (thanks, Infidel!)
    Delmain wrote: »
    Use Xd6o6h4.

    o is for Open, it rolls them over and over until you get a not-6. e6 just rerolls 6s once, even if another 6 comes up.

    Battle dice probabilities:
    MrBlarney wrote: »
    I made a table for expected results up to 6 battle dice. Cells without values have probabilities below 0.1%. There is some rounding, so the values won't be exact, but they'll be close enough for most purposes.

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    We'll be using both google-docs and admanb's handtracker for this game; you'll need to make an account for the handtracker and PM me an email address.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    For Chaos Lord choices, should we go random, consensus or first-come-first-served?

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    No real preference for me; random is fine.

  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    I'm present!

    Willing to win with any God.

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Random results -

    admanb as Khorne
    Mordenthral as Nurgle
    Nought as Tzeentch
    Darian as Slaanesh

    Both IC and Orokos have CitOW game 30 started.
    You may draw your 3 starting cards.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Round 1, Old World phase:

    Dwarf Trollslayers

    Place one Hero token in each of Norsca and Kislev, or place one Hero token in each of Troll Country and The Empire. - In the end phase when Old World cards are resolved, the player with the smallest Threat score places an additional Hero token in any region where there is already a Hero token.

    Nurgle to place the additional two Heroes before he draws his 2 Chaos cards.

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    Round 1, Draw phase

    Khorne: draw 2; 5 in hand, 19 remaining in deck
    Nurgle: draw 2; 5 in hand, 19 remaining in deck
    Tzeentch: may choose to discard before drawing to five; either 18 or 19 cards remaining in deck
    Slaanesh: draw 2; 5 in hand, 19 remaining in deck

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  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Wonderful. Let's go with Troll Country and The Empire.

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Round 1, Summoning phase

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    Once all cards are drawn, Khorne is active.

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    No discards from me.

    I hope my posting wont be to irregular. I'm in the middle of moving, so I might not post more then a few times a day for the next few weeks.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You know, Nought, that pic of yours actually creeps me out a bit...
    :P
    Of course, that may be your intention.

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  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ooh, the new board is pretty.

    XBL: R3clipse
    Steam: BIRD BIRD KILL IT
    Battle.net: Eclipse#1200
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yup! and easy to use!
    Hella-Sweet!
    Helped get me off my ass to run a game.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Hey look, I'm playing!

    One lonely little bloodsworn to the Empire.

    6/7 PP

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Woohoo!
    Game on!

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  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Leper to Kislev. 5/6

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The hero in the Empire was a dick move, FYI.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You would have rather he left me three adjacent regions for my DIAL advancement?

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Three adjacent...? Where? I must be missing something.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    His choices were either:
    * Troll Country (which already has a Noble) and the Empire
    * Norsca and Kislev

    If he'd gone with the second, then I'd have appropriate tokens in Norsca, Troll Country, and Kislev to start the round.

  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ahh. True enough.

  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Hey, you know me.. :)

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sorry about the delay. As I said, I'm moving and had rented a van for the day.

    Summon a little innocent Acolyte to Tilea.

    <Weather Satellite. No Military Value>

    5/6 PP

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    stever777 wrote: »
    You know, Nought, that pic of yours actually creeps me out a bit...
    :P
    Of course, that may be your intention.

    What's to be creeped out about. It's the least racially offensive mascot ever!

    (One of my friends hates to read my posts because of it. :) Thinking about changing it, but I feel that would be giving in to pressure.)
    Hey, you know me.. :)

    I hear you're an asshole.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'll bring a seductress to Norsca. I hear it is nice, this time of year.
    5/6 PP

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Round 1, Summoning phase

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    Khorne is active.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This isn't right!
    You guys are supposed to play cards, lots and lots of cards!
    (That's how game 28 went...)

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm confused; what are these cards you speak of?

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Probably just cards in my head.

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    There are certainly none in my hand.

    Bloodletter to Kislev.

    4/6 PP

  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Plaguebearer to Kislev. 4/6

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Cards? Where we're going we don't need cards.

    Play The Meddling of Skaven in Norsca, targeting Slaanesh, since he/she/it is the only one there.

    4/6 PP

    There, three cards "played" with one move.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Discard: Perverse Infiltration and Abyssal Pact

    And I'll let another seductress join the party in Norsca.
    4/6 PP

  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Slaanesh remains unphased by being "meddled" by Skaven. I suppose it's as expected.

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    stever777 wrote: »
    Round 1, Summoning phase

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    Khorne is active.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nought wrote: »
    Cards? Where we're going we don't need cards.

    Play The Meddling of Skaven in Norsca, targeting Slaanesh, since he/she/it is the only one there.

    4/6 PP

    There, three cards "played" with one move.

    Nice.:wink: Now you're getting it!
    More cards!

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  • admanbadmanb the bored genie Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I have no cards.

    Bloodsworn to Bretonnia.

    3/7

  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Leper to Kislev. 3/6

    stever777 wrote: »
    True. You are good Mord.
  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Acolyte to Tilea.

    3/6 PP

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Time to exert a bit of Dark Influence in the Badlands, sending that Noble north to Norsca.

    3/6 PP

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Round 1, Summoning phase

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    Khorne is active.

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