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[Chaos] CitOW game 23 - newbs all up in

DarianDarian Yellow WizardThe PitRegistered User regular
edited August 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.

ronrab 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.

Farangu 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!

Hippie as Tzeentch
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SeGaTai 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 newbie list there.


[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 Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered 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 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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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Holy crap there's so many games of this running simultaneously.

    It brings joy to my dark, shriveled heart.

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    There are indeed, it worries me how many of them Darian can follow at once, props to Darian for volunteering to put up with all the newbs, im in.

    Slaanesh>Khorne>Nurgle>Tzeentch

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    PSN SeGaTai
  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Someone chose Slaanesh as their first choice?

    Holy crap.

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    OMG n00b

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    On fire
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    Island. Being on fire.
  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I guess slaanesh doesn't have as much flash as Khorne or Nurgle. Always thought of Tzeentch as the sort of boring one though.

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  • abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I posted my interest in the general/signup thread, but I'll reiterate it here. If you don't get enough responses from the other newbies, I'd be interested in trying this out.

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Figured no one else would want Slaanesh in a beginner game, Happy to be the unsuspecting one

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  • RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I was Slaanesh for my first game and won, but I find them to be a bit boring to play. Khorne is very swingy, Nurgle is very straightforward, Slaanesh is very boring and Tzeentch is very devious. To me, anyway.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    I think Darian works for FFG or something.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    HAH someone listened to my idea

    First time playing this game ever, but I'll sign up.

    Nurgle>Khorne>Tzeentch>Slaanesh

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I don't mind Slaanesh actually. He's simple but fun.

    I've just played a lot of him.

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I don't mind Slaanesh actually. He's simple but fun.

    I've just played a lot of him.

    Yeah, the big "not wanting to play as Slaanesh" started when we did the first game of champions and all of them had won as Slaanesh. And then you got stuck as him again.

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  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I dont mind being Khorne or Tzeentch, either will do.

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Gah. Why did I have to get in the game with the big kids before this one started!

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Gah. Why did I have to get in the game with the big kids before this one started!

    Being brutally sodomized is the best way to learn!

    3cl1ps3 on
  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Khorne me all up ins

    I've never played online or in person before. Woot! My meatheaded blundering is the perfect match!

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    3clipse wrote: »
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Gah. Why did I have to get in the game with the big kids before this one started!

    Being brutally sodomized is the best way to learn!

    D:

    I guess it's a good thing I'm playing as Slaanesh, eh?
    :winky:

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Selection order is:

    Farangu - Nurgle
    SeGaTai - Slaanesh
    ronrab - Khorne
    Hippie - Tzeentch

    Out of curiosity, do any of you want me to appoint advisors that you can talk to via PM outside of the thread, or are you all pretty clear on how things work?

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I have an idea on how the basics work, but I could certainly use a bit of a strategy talk for Nurgle.

    Farangu on
  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Think im fine on my own. Im sure someone will tell me if i mess something up

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    PSN SeGaTai
  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I think i'm ok on my own too, best way to learn is to just do it.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    I have an idea on how the basics work, but I could certainly use a bit of a strategy talk for Nurgle.

    I've played Nurgle before, he's my fav. Feel free to PM me any questions.

    3cl1ps3 on
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Message about "how to be the bestest Plague God" sent :D

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    Message about "how to be the bestest Plague God" sent :D

    I don't see one >.>

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Because I was joking and didn't send one

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    All of you should now have access to your google-doc, with an empty hand. Let me know if you can't see it or I somehow mixed up the addresses. Working on setting up the board next, then your hands, then the Old World deck, then we'll be ready to start.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Farangu wrote: »
    Because I was joking and didn't send one

    Quit playing games with my heart t_t

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Initial board:

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    This would be a good time to let me know if your work blocks imageshack. Also, you may begin plotting/threatening each other. All discussion should be in thread, public, unless you are taking advantage of an advisor.
    Starting hands will go to your google-docs in a few minutes.

    edit: You now have a starting hand of three cards; next comes the Old World phase. Working on that deck now.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Question: I know the pitchforks are peasants, the green are warpstones, but what are the tokens in Kislev and Troll Country?

    Also what do peasants do for you if you kill them?

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

    Witch Hunters
    Place one Hero token in each of Bretonnia, Estalia, and the Empire
    In the end phase when Old World cards are resolved, in each region containing a Hero token, the player with the greatest Threat score loses one corruption token there, if he has any present.
    (FAQ: Check threat once, not once per region.)

    Note: Slaanesh will be the player affected by Witch Hunters this turn.

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    Map notes: the Crown represents a Noble; Pitchforks are Peasants; the Sword (handle is up, sword point is out of the token down) is a Hero

    Peasants serve as extra targets for attacks, in the event that you do not have any valid targets or do not want to kill the targets before you. Sometimes Old World cards will award points for killing peasants (one for each killed, with a bonus for the player who has killed the most). Sometimes, Old World cards can do other things with peasants (convert to a hero, cause them to increase the resistance of the region, etc.)


    Round 1, Draw phase

    Tzeentch may discard one card (three in hand) before drawing to five; everyone else simply draws two more cards (I'll update your hand now).
    Once Tzeentch makes his decision and posts it in this thread, Khorne will be active to begin the first summoning phase.

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  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'll keep the three I got

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

    All hands updated; Khorne is active for the first summoning phase. In turn order, you each take one action. Make your entire post in the appropriate color, paste the full text of any Chaos cards played, and include an update of how many PP you have left.
    Reminder: once a player hits 0 PP remaining, they are done for the round, even if they still have 0 cost spells they might still want to play.

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    (Hello... is this thing on? Right)
    IN THE NAME OF WAR I SUMMON - sorry, microphone problems - I summon a Bloodletter Warrior to the Empire! (5/7)

    (What? Oh, right.)

    SPUDS FOR THE SPUD GOD

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nurgle is active.

    Another reminder/clarification: You can always play spells in any non-ruined region (as long as there is an open slot), but once you have at least one figure on the board, all summons must be in/adjacent to a region where you have figures.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    That's right, brother. You go right ahead and kill that pesky hero. I heard him talking about you anyway.

    Summon a Leper to Kislev.

    5/6 PP

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  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    And I believe the Hero in Estalia has been talking about you dear brother. Do say hello, wont you?

    Teleport the Leper in Kislev to Estalia

    Teleport - 1 - When you play this card, move any Cultist or Warrior from this region to any other region.

    5/6 PP

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Moving a highly contagious diseased man from one side of the country to the other?

    Tzeentch. I didn't know you cared.

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  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Nothing but love, brother.

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  • ronrabronrab Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You are all weirdos.

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