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[Chaos] CitOW game 25 - Round 4 - WAAAGH! rages all the way through a Victory

DarianDarian Yellow WizardThe PitRegistered User regular
edited October 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.

Gene Parmesan 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.

FunkyWaltDogg 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!

admanb as Tzeentch
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abotkin 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 four players on the main list there.


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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 Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 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 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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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Huzzah!

    Nurgle > Khorne = Slaanesh > Tzeentch

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tzeentch > Slaanesh > Nurgle > Khorne

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Khorne>Nurgle>Tzeentch>Slaanesh

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have no god-based preference. Which I guess make me Slaanesh.

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Don't knock Slaanesh - he's been on a winning streak (with Nurgle) lately.

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Slaanesh is great, but as you yourself observed he always seems to go to the guy who doesn't particularly care who he plays.

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, then, here are our players:
    Gene Parmesan as Khorne
    FWD as Nurgle
    admanb as Tzeentch
    abotkin as Slaanesh


    Getting the handtracker set up now; [strike]I'll go ahead and give you your initial three card hand in just a moment[/strike]. Then the googledocs, then the board set up and Old World deck, then we'll be off. Sometime this evening.

    edit: I don't see how to do that (unless I draw the cards into my own hand, then give them to you), so instead you'll get to draw your own initial three card hand. Also, could at least one of you shuffle the deck before drawing (and post here that you did it)? I want to see if that shows up in the action log - I know it doesn't record when I shuffle them.

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I just shuffled the cards and it didn't list it in my action log after I did.

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, that's what that comment meant. Yeah, shuffling wasn't implemented as a logged action. I guess it makes sense to have it there.

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thanks! You all no longer have the power to shuffle the cards. I'll take care of that as needed.

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Initial board set-up: Gaze upon the world and plot its destruction!

    (Also, Khorne and Nurgle should draw your initial hands of three cards over on the handtracker.)


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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Round 1, Old World phase

    WAAAGH!

    Greenskins Invade
    "Remove all Event tokens from the board and remove any Old World card bearing the Twin-tailed comet from the Old World track.
    Then, place one Event token in each of the Badlands, the Empire, and Tilea."
    While this Old World card remains in play, each player may only roll one battle dice in a region containing an Event token.


    With no decisions to be made, Tzeentch may discard a card (play it from your hand, then post the name of the card linked to its play from the handtracker) before drawing back to five, or pass the option. Everyone else, just draw to five.
    Once Tzeentch posts his decision, Khorne will be active to begin the summoning phase.

    Also, confidential to Khorne:
    I'm so sorry.

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    edited August 2010
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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Round 1, Summoning phase

    Greenskins limit each god to one battle die in event regions
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    Khorne is active to begin the summoning phase; play cards by playing them from your hand on handtracker and linking the name of the card here.

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cultist in Kislev

    6/7 PP

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Cultist to The Empire.

    5/6 PP

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Temporal Stasis to Bretonnia.

    5/6 PP

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Looks to me as though Khorne still needs to draw three more cards; everyone should have had five in hand to start this round.

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    K, drew 3 more. Forgot about the 3 cards at the beginning of the game. For the record I would never have used any of my drawn cards at this phase anyway.

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Cultist to the Badlands.

    5/6 PP

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Cultist to the empire

    5/7 PP

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Another cultist to The Empire.

    4/6 PP

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round 1, Summoning phase

    Greenskins limit each god to one battle die in event regions
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    Khorne (6/7) orders a bloodsworn to investigate Kislev
    Nurgle (5/6) coughs up a leper in the Empire
    Tzeentch (5/6) prepares a Temporal Stasis field around Bretonnia (+2 PP for others)
    Slaanesh (5/6) slips a seductress into the Badlands

    Khorne (5/7) marches a bloodsworn into the Empire
    Nurgle (4/6) oozes another leper to the Empire

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Acolyte to Bretonnia.

    4/6 PP

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Another Cultist to the Badlands.

    4/6 PP

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Bloodletter to The Empire

    3/7 PP

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Am I the only one who wonders why an invasion of orcs is resulting in less war?

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I figure that everyone's too busy slaughtering orcs to spend more than a token effort assaulting each other.

    Plaguebearer to The Empire.

    3/6 PP

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Another acolyte to Bretonnia.

    3/6 PP

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round 1, Summoning phase

    Greenskins limit each god to one battle die in event regions
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    Khorne (6/7) orders a bloodsworn to investigate Kislev
    Nurgle (5/6) coughs up a leper in the Empire
    Tzeentch (5/6) prepares a Temporal Stasis field around Bretonnia (+2 PP for others)
    Slaanesh (5/6) slips a seductress into the Badlands

    Khorne (5/7) marches a bloodsworn into the Empire
    Nurgle (4/6) oozes another leper to the Empire
    Tzeentch (4/6) trains an acolyte in Bretonnia
    Slaanesh (4/6) summons another seductress to the Badlands

    Khorne (3/7) prepares to battle the greenskins with a bloodletter in the Empire
    Nurgle (3/6) sends a plaguebearer to the Empire to protect his followers
    Tzeentch (3/6) brings a second acolyte into Bretonnia

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summon a Cultist to The Border Princes.

    3/6 PP

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summon a cultist to The Border Princes

    2/7 PP

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summon a Cultist to The Empire.

    2/6 PP

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just letting you guys know, updates will be sporadic this weekend at best, I'll be playing games in the physical meat space at PAX

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    admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Cultist to the Empire.

    2/6

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    abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summon another Cultist to The Border Princes.

    2/6 PP

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Round 1, Summoning phase

    Greenskins limit each god to one battle die in event regions
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    Khorne (6/7) orders a bloodsworn to investigate Kislev
    Nurgle (5/6) coughs up a leper in the Empire
    Tzeentch (5/6) prepares a Temporal Stasis field around Bretonnia (+2 PP for others)
    Slaanesh (5/6) slips a seductress into the Badlands

    Khorne (5/7) marches a bloodsworn into the Empire
    Nurgle (4/6) oozes another leper to the Empire
    Tzeentch (4/6) trains an acolyte in Bretonnia
    Slaanesh (4/6) summons another seductress to the Badlands

    Khorne (3/7) prepares to battle the greenskins with a bloodletter in the Empire
    Nurgle (3/6) sends a plaguebearer to the Empire to protect his followers
    Tzeentch (3/6) brings a second acolyte into Bretonnia
    Slaanesh (3/6) summons another seductress to the Border Princes

    Khorne (2/7) deploys a bloodsworn into the Border Princes
    Nurgle (2/6) sneezes a leper into the Empire
    Tzeentch (2/6) advances an acolyte into the Empire
    Slaanesh (2/6) calls another seductress to the Border Princes

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    Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Cultist to the border princes

    1/7 PP

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    DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summon a Cultist to The Empire.

    1/6 PP

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