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[Chaos] CitOW Game 21 - Slaanesh is (OP) victorious!

admanbadmanb unionize your workplaceSeattle, WARegistered 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.

??? 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.

??? 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!

??? as Tzeentch
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??? 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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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered 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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  • edited July 2010
    Khorne > Tzeentch = Slannesh > Nurgle

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Anyone who isn't Slannesh.

    Please? :D

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'll play whoever.

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Working on getting our fourth...

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Completely in. Good for whichever god.

    Actually Khorne if that's okay, haven't played him in a pbp yet.

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm going to be Slaanesh, aren't I?

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 It was horrifying; your jaw unhinged like a snake Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    I'm going to be Slaanesh, aren't I?

    Tentacles!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2csnVNai-o

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    I'm going to be Slaanesh, aren't I?

    How is it that Slaanesh have become the Doormat God?

    He/she is actually pretty fun to play, but it's usually the one that says "Nevermind" that ends up playing it. :)

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    Island. Being on fire.
  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Gene wins the roll-off and gets Khorne.

    Khorne - Gene Parmesan
    Nurgle - The Cow King
    Tzeentch - Shushnik
    Slaanesh - Darian

    I'll pass out the Googledoc links and get the game started.

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Round 1 Old World Phase

    Warpstone is unearthed in the forgotten ruins and mystical caverns of the Old World.

    Warpstone Discovery

    Place two Warpstone tokens in any one region

    In the end phase when Old World cards are resolved, any player with at least one follower in any region containing at least one Warpstone token draws a Chaos card. (FAQ: Max one card per player)

    Nurgle chooses where to place the Warpstone.

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    Once Nurgle makes his decision and Tzeentch decides whether he wants to discard a card, Khorne can start the summoning phase.

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh man, a color on the toolbar. I love playing Khorne already

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  • edited July 2010
    Oh man, a color on the toolbar. I love playing Khorne already

    eh? They're all on the toolbar.

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh man, a color on the toolbar. I love playing Khorne already

    :P

    Really, though, MrB's color choices are much more soothing/more readable than the ones they put on the toolbar. They should hire him as a consultant to improve the forums.

    edit: @Shushnik - we use limegreen for Nurgle and I've moved to Orchid for Slaanesh instead of DarkOrchid

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Norsca!

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  • edited July 2010
    Oh, I think I used an entire game of Lime instead of Limegreen. Take that rules!

    :D

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Shushnik wrote: »
    Oh, I think I used an entire game of Lime instead of Limegreen. Take that rules!

    :D

    Rebel without a cause!

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    Island. Being on fire.
  • edited July 2010
    Norsca!

    Thank you Grandfather Nurgle. I believe I shall reward you with some penicillin.

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  • edited July 2010
    Discarding Meddling of Skaven. Can I please discard all copies from my entire deck? I hate that card. :)

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Shushnik wrote: »
    Discarding Meddling of Skaven. Can I please discard all copies from my entire deck? I hate that card. :)

    Updated.

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright, I'll start this off with a Bloodthirster Greater Daemon to the Empire.

    4/7 PP

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  • edited July 2010
    My card wasn't discarded properly, but it's not important right this moment, I can see what I'm supposed to have.

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Send a Leaper to explore Estalia 5/6 PP

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  • edited July 2010
    Send a Leaper to explore Estalia 5/6 PP

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

    Cast in Estalia. Send that leper to Norsca 5/6

    And my debt is repaid.

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I shoulda seen that coming

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Welcome to Norsca! Here's a seductress to ensure you enjoy your stay.
    5/6 PP

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I play Blood Frenzy - 0 - At the beginning of battle in this region, you roll two battle dice here and apply any resulting hits before regular battle dice are rolled. In Norsca

    4/7 PP

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Summon a poor poor Leaper to Troll Country please. 4/6 PP

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  • edited July 2010
    Let's start in Tilea. Summoning an Acolyte there. 4/6

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Summon a seductress to Troll Country
    4/6 PP

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Troll county is beautiful this time of year.

    Summon a bloodletter to Troll county
    2/7PP

    Edit: uh, I mean Kislev. last was an improper move, sorry.

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Bloodletter to Kislev, yes? So that leaves you at 2/7 PP

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ah! My record for mistakes this game was unsullied!

    Yes I mean to kislev. Tracking my prey-uh, fellow esteemed gods is difficult between tabs. Map update pwease?

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Quick text summary:
    Norsca (noble) COLOR="Red"]Blood Frenzy[/COLOR: seductress, leper
    Troll Country (noble): seductress, leper
    Kislev (warpstone): bloodletter
    The Empire (warpstone): Bloodthirster
    Estalia (peasant) COLOR="Cyan"]Teleport[/COLOR
    Tilea (warpstone): acolyte

    Khorne: 2/7 PP
    Nurgle: 4/6 PP
    Tzeentch: 4/6 PP
    Slaanesh: 4/6 PP

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You all need to respect your elders! 3/6 PP Leper to Troll Country

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Round 1 Summoning Phase

    Warpstone Discovery

    In the end phase when Old World cards are resolved, any player with at least one follower in any region containing at least one Warpstone token draws a Chaos card. (FAQ: Max one card per player)

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    Khorne (4/7) flings a mighty Bloodthirster into the Empire.
    Nurgle (5/6) entices a Leper into Estalia with the offer of pus-filled boils.
    Tzeentch (5/6) Teleport's Nurgle's Leper from Estalia to Norsca.
    Slaanesh (5/6) creates a seductress out of Norsca's citizens.

    Khorne (4/7) calls for a Blood Frenzy in Norsca.
    Nurgle (4/6) oozes a second leper into Troll Country.
    Tzeentch (4/6) zaps an acolyte into Tilea.
    Slaanesh (4/6) summons another seductress to entertain the men of Troll Country.

    Khorne (2/7) calls a bloodletter to Kislev.
    Nurgle (3/6) continues the northern descent into plague with another leper in Troll Country.

    Tzeentch is active.

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  • edited July 2010
    Summon another Acolyte to Tilea. 3/6

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Perverse Infiltration into Tilea

    Perverse Infiltration - 0 - When you play this card, place one corruption token in this region. This does not give you a dial advancement token.

    4/6 PP

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I play Blood Frenzy - 0 - At the beginning of battle in this region, you roll two battle dice here and apply any resulting hits before regular battle dice are rolled in Troll county

    2/7 PP

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  • DarianDarian Yellow Wizard The PitRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You know, had you put that into Tilea, you could have locked Tzeentch out of ticking this round.

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