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[Chaos] CitOW game 20 - Slaanesh Victory at the last moment!

DarianDarian Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Critical Failures
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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.

The Bashar 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.

jakobagger 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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Capfalcon 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.

Sign ups are being taken from the discussion/general sign up thread. Spots will be offered to the top three players on the main list there, along with the top host.


[RULES]
[FAQ]

OP stolen shamelessly from Rend; board graphics courtesy of MrBlarney

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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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    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 Ruination

    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 Ruination 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 THE TURN IT WAS RUINED gains a small amount of VPs instantaneously, decided by the card. Then, 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 ruination is scored, as opposed to the corruption phase.
    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
    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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  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Still in.

    Tzeentch>Khorne>Nurgle>Slaanesh

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Finally, the rock is mine. Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    Reserve Up!

    Darian is some kind of PbP machine.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Reserve Up!

    Darian is some kind of PbP machine.

    It's quite impressive. Mordenthral gives him some serious competition though.

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm here!

    Khorne> Nurgle >Tzeentch>Slaanesh

  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm on.

    Tzeentch>Khorne>Nurgle>Slaanesh

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This has always seemed to me to be one of those boardgames that I'll never figure out unless I can physically see everything in front of me while having people explain at the same time.

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  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    This has always seemed to me to be one of those boardgames that I'll never figure out unless I can physically see everything in front of me while having people explain at the same time.

    I thought so too until I actually played in a game here. Once you play it starts to make sense instantly.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Waiting to hear from The Bashar - hasn't been on the forums in a while; I'll give him until Monday evening to check in, before grabbing the next name on the list.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It's evening now! In the one true time zone.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Still afternoon for me.
    Also, sorry about the World Cup loss; I was rooting for you!

  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    Still afternoon for me.
    Also, sorry about the World Cup loss; I was rooting for you!

    Yeah I knew, or figured, that you were in America.

    Regarding the World Cup: I'm Danish, not Dutch, which many Americans seem to confuse. We were knocked out long ago. I did root for the netherlands at first in the final, but god damn they played terribly. Boring and violent. It was a Good Thing for non- boring football that Spain won, even though they didn't play as well as they could have.

    But thanks though! I don't really follow football, but I like it when we win.

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  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Hey everyone,

    Sorry just got back from vacation.

    Khorne>Slaneesh>Tzeetch>Nurgle

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    And the order for selection is: Nought, The Bashar, jakobagger, Capfalcon

    Giving us:
    The Bashar - Khorne
    jakobagger - Nurgle
    Nought - Tzeentch
    Capfalcon - Slaanesh

    I need Khorne to PM me an email address for the googledoc, then I can get everything started.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Round 1, Old World phase

    The Emporer sounds a warning to the people, and throughout the land they begin to flee for safety...

    Franz's Decree
    Discard this card and immediately draw another Old World card.

    Mass Exodus
    Place one Peasant token in every region except Norsca, Kislev, and the Badlands.
    Discard this card instead of adding it to the Old World track.

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    Tzeentch may discard a card (three in hand) before drawing to five, then Khorne is active for the round one Summoning phase.

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Peasants everywhere?

    Khorne'll be happy.

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  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Khorne looks upon the old world and sees that time is short! The world must be bathed in blood!! Time to spread the word of Khorne!

    Summon Cultist to Bretonnia 6/7 PP

    Edit: Sorry about jumping the gun, got excited.

  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    No discards. Happy with what I have atm.

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Leper to Kislev

    5/6 PP

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Lets make Khornes decisions a bit more clearcut.

    The Meddling of Skaven to Bretonnia.

    The Meddling of Skaven - 1 - When you play this card, choose an opponent with figures in this region. That player must discard two Chaos cards from their hand.

    5/6 PP

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Can't really figure out whether I should be aggravated or happy about Franz' Decree first turn. But damn I hope there won't be a peasant uprising next turn.

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  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Khorne is angry!

    Discards:
    Reborn In Blood - 2 - During the battle phase, conduct an additional battle in this region.
    Reborn In Blood - 2 - During the battle phase, conduct an additional battle in this region.

  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    There. Do you see how I have helped you in your difficult times my dear staticminded brother.

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Slaanesh is active

    By the way, I'm finding I like limegreen for Nurgle and regular Orchid for Slaanesh, for improved readability.

  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think I'm going to summon a cultist to Estalia. Best to stick to the basics for now.

    5/6 PP

  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Brother do not tell Khorne what to do! Blood for the Blood God!!
    But first a word from your local cultist.


    Summon Cultist to the Empire 5/7 pp

  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Can't really figure out whether I should be aggravated or happy about Franz' Decree first turn. But damn I hope there won't be a peasant uprising next turn.

    What exactly does it do, aside from end the game quicker?

  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Can't really figure out whether I should be aggravated or happy about Franz' Decree first turn. But damn I hope there won't be a peasant uprising next turn.

    What exactly does it do, aside from end the game quicker?

    It makes it harder to beat the Old World, since you get 2 spots on the Track taken up in 1 turn.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Influenza - 1 - This region's Resistance is reduced by two

    In Kislev

    4/6 PP

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Finally, the rock is mine. Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Can't really figure out whether I should be aggravated or happy about Franz' Decree first turn. But damn I hope there won't be a peasant uprising next turn.
    What exactly does it do, aside from end the game quicker?
    Even Slaanesh is going to have to double tick to win now. It definitely makes a dial victory a bit harder.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Darian wrote: »

    By the way, I'm finding I like limegreen for Nurgle and regular Orchid for Slaanesh, for improved readability.

    Already on it 8-)

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Round 1, Old World phase

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    Khorne (6/7) begins by deploying a bloodsworn to Bretonnia
    Nurgle (5/6) coughs up a leper in Kislev
    Tzeentch (5/6) stirs up the Meddling of Skaven in Bretonnia to disturb Khorne (discard 2 cards)
    Slaanesh (5/6) sends a seductress to Estalia

    Khorne (5/7) marches a bloodsworn into the Empire
    Nurgle (4/6) releases a strain of Influenza into Kislev (resistance lowered by 2)

  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I cast Dazzle to Tilea.

    (M) Dazzle - 2 - During the corruption phase, one Cultist in this region belonging to each of your opponents does not count for corruption token placement.

    3/6 PP

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ha!

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I beleive the noble in Estelia may require further "attention" from my cultist.

    PP: 4/6

  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Looks like things are about to get sticky in Kislev...with blood of course
    Play Field of Carnage in Kislev

    Field of Carnage - 1 - No figures other than yours may be summoned away from this region while this card remains here

    4/7 pp

  • jakobaggerjakobagger CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Blood, you say? That's such an excellent transmitter. Here, have some infections.

    Leper to Kislev

    3/6 PP

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Acolyte to Tilea.

    2/6 PP

    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Cultist to Bretonnia

    3/6

  • The BasharThe Bashar Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Thank you for more targets! MORE SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE...even if they are kind of ichy
    Summon Bloodletter to Kislev
    2/7 pp

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