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PbP Blood Rage - Chaos in the Old World meets Kemet

MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
edited April 12 in Critical Failures
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Blood for the Norse gods! Skulls for the throne of Odin!

The end of the world, Ragnarok, is coming, and the winner is the clan who goes out with the most amount of rocking! Gain glory for pillaging! Gain glory for winning battles! Gain glory simply for having dudes swallowed up in the fires of Ragnarok!

Blood Rage plays similar to past "dudes on a map" area control games. Think Chaos in the Old World meets Cthulhu Wars meets the upgrade purchasing system of Kemet.

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Rules

Flow
The game lasts 3 rounds, or "ages". At the end of the 3rd age, the player with the most glory wins.

Each round:
1. Players draft cards to determine what they have available to play that age.
2. Players take one action in order, usually paying a "rage" cost to do so until everyone is out of rage. This works exactly like the power point system in Chaos in the Old World and Cthulhu Wars.
3. Everyone discards down to one card, which they may carry over into the next age.
4. Players check to see if they've fulfilled any quests they've played.
5. Ragnarok destroys a random space (which is known to everyone beforehand). Each player earns glory for each of their units killed this way.
6. Dead units are returned to everyone's reserve and available for the next age.

Round/action summary
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Sample Mat
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Up to 4 players

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  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Sign up!

  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Just got smoked in Scythe, why not try again

  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    I'll sign up as a reserve. If you need me as a third or fourth I'll play, but I'll gladly sit out for others.

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    Reserve me as well!

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 11
    If no one else signs up by the end of today we can just go with you 4.

    It looks incredibly easy to learn. You just draft cards according to what the text says, do the actions on your sheet, then try to score points by pillaging, winning battles, and dying to Ragnarok. Just learning the actions and how battles work (add up strength totals of figures, then everyone plays cards for bonus strength, highest total wins) and you've figured out 80% of the game.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Also, to speed things up once we get started, everyone signing up post where you were born to determine first player.

  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    I love that this is how the game determines that.

    South Bend, Indiana

    Edit: guess I should specify city

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  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    Cleveland, Ohio

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Just got smoked in Scythe, why not try again

    (Looked around, and that sort of point spread appeared common for a first game of Scythe)

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  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    Just got smoked in Scythe, why not try again

    (Looked around, and that sort of point spread appeared common for a first game of Scythe)

    (Well that's a bit encouraging.)

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    @Lykouragh @Daemonis for their birth city to determine first player (furthest north). No fibbing!

    I'll get the draft decks together.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    Draft hands sent out. Select one card to keep via PM.

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  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Kirov, Russia

    I need to learn a bit about the game before picking :)

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    Reading the rules - 1 province should be destroyed already. It may affect which card to draft... probably :) @MrBody
    Uh, and pillage tokens.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 12
    Map
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    Age track
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    Mat
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  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    Is there a chance we could have a picture of an empty player board posted in one of the first two posts? Just so we've got something easy to reference.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Is there a chance we could have a picture of an empty player board posted in one of the first two posts? Just so we've got something easy to reference.

    up

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  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    Thank you!

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    Kemmerer, Wyoming. I think Russia wins ;)

  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    Oh and I own this/have played a few times before so in theory I know the rules if people have questions.

  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Gang on on Lykouragh. Got it.

    ;)

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Daemonis is first player!

    Will be sending out new draft in a moment.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Next draft choices sent.

    From now on, you'll use the same album for draft choices and another one for the cards in your hand. They will be updated as we go on.

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    What is sitting order? Just to know who gets all good stuff :)

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 13
    I'm going by order of signups. And since you're first player it also means you're first to act.

    (your cards are passed down to Austin, Lykouragh's are passed up to you)

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  • LykouraghLykouragh Registered User regular
    PS everybody Daemonis is getting all the good stuff I'm terrible at drafting

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    All albums updated. Time for the final card decision.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 15
    Age I- Actions
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    Age track
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    Mat
    All player mats are the same to start. We'll just use this one right now.
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    Daemonis
    Austin
    Mindflare
    Lykouragh

    Everyone is at 6 rage
    Starting reserves are: 1 leader, 8 warriors, 1 ship (limit on the map at once is your current horns stat)

    Actions summary

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited April 16
    Just some placement clarifications:

    -Villages denote the number of free spaces for land units within a province. Once every village is full, no more units may be placed in that province. Yggdrasil has no limit.
    -Fjords may hold one and only one ship (regardless of player color). They count as occupying both adjacent provinces at once and do not count toward the village limit.
    -You cannot invade (place from your reserve onto the board) Yggdrasil. The march action is the only way to reach it (despite the mat saying march must go to an empty village).
    -Ships cannot move once placed (only destroyed and placed again the next age after returning from Valhalla).

    Playing a quest face down and pillaging count as an action but do not cost rage. You cannot perform any actions if you're at zero rage, even free ones.

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  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Play Frigga's charm. 6 -> 6
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    @AustinP0027

  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Play Mountain Giant. 6-3
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    @mindflare77

  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    Play Mountain Giant. 6-3
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    @mindflare77

    Where do you want to summon invade him? Whenever you play an upgrade to a unit type, or a new monster, you get to summon invade them for free.

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  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    You may invade with him right away

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Really? I've been reading the rules all wrong then, I thought you had to pay the cost and invade in the future for Monsters.

    Alright then, Invade Myrkvlor

  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    @mindflare77 really your turn now (sorry)

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Really? I've been reading the rules all wrong then, I thought you had to pay the cost and invade in the future for Monsters.
    The giant invades for free anyway as it's a leader.

  • mindflare77mindflare77 OhioRegistered User regular
    edited April 16
    Upgrade Loki's Dragons. 6->4. Invade ship between Gimle and Myrkvlor.

    @Lykouragh

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  • AustinP0027AustinP0027 Registered User regular
    Daemonis wrote: »
    Really? I've been reading the rules all wrong then, I thought you had to pay the cost and invade in the future for Monsters.
    The giant invades for free anyway as it's a leader.

    Yeah, I knew that part, I just thought because it was a monster, you had to play the upgrade card to "claim" it, and then you'd have to invade on a later turn.

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