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[Chaos] CitOW Game 12 - Game Over - Slaanesh Victory

DarianDarian Registered User regular
edited April 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.

jakobagger 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.

Gene Parmesan 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!

FelixSomethingSomething as Tzeentch
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Cutfang 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 open until noon Wednesday; feel free to express your preference for gods.

[RULES]
[FAQ]

OP stolen shamelessly from Rend; board graphics courtesy of MrBlarney

Previous games, aka recommended reading before playing:
Game 1, hosted by Rend
Game 2, Slaanesh win
Game 3, Slaanesh win
Game 4, Khorne win
Game 5, Khorne win
Game 6, Nurgle win
Game 7, Tzeentch win
Game 8, Slaanesh win
Game 9: Slaanesh victory
Game 10: Slaanesh victory
Game 11: Tzeentch victory

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 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).

    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 April 2010
    Sign me up. CST here.

    For preferences Tzeentch > Slaanesh = Khorne > Nurgle

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll sign up again, but I'll take a backseat to newer players.

    Tzeentch > Nurgle > Khorne > Slaanesh

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Weeeellllll, here we go again!

    Preference Order; Khorne > Tzeentch = Nurgle > Slaanesh

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yes Please! :D

    Slaanesh > Tzeentch > Nurgle > Khorne

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man, when I look at the list of previous winners by Chaos God I'm really sad I didn't pull out a Nurgle victory in game 11. Nurgle and Khorne need some more wins on this board, hehe.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up!
    Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Rius wrote: »
    Man, when I look at the list of previous winners by Chaos God I'm really sad I didn't pull out a Nurgle victory in game 11. Nurgle and Khorne need some more wins on this board, hehe.

    I still hold out hope that I would have managed to bring Khorne back for a victory in game one, but he hasn't had much luck in a while. Over on BGG, the stats seem to be showing approximately even wins for Khorne, Nurgle, and Slaanesh, with Tzeentch a good ways back. I do think Tzeentch is the most difficult to play well, since you have to make more complex decisions with your cards. It's also my favorite god to play, for that same reason. Nurgle is the toughest one for me to win with; I can't quite get the hang of strategy for him.

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    Rius wrote: »
    Man, when I look at the list of previous winners by Chaos God I'm really sad I didn't pull out a Nurgle victory in game 11. Nurgle and Khorne need some more wins on this board, hehe.

    I still hold out hope that I would have managed to bring Khorne back for a victory in game one, but he hasn't had much luck in a while. Over on BGG, the stats seem to be showing approximately even wins for Khorne, Nurgle, and Slaanesh, with Tzeentch a good ways back. I do think Tzeentch is the most difficult to play well, since you have to make more complex decisions with your cards. It's also my favorite god to play, for that same reason. Nurgle is the toughest one for me to win with; I can't quite get the hang of strategy for him.

    I have pretty much the same thoughts as you with regard to Tzeentch and Nurgle, which is why I'd like to play them again. The only reason I put Khorne first is he's the only god I haven't played a full game with, and the little taste I got back in game... 6, was it?... has intrigued me.

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have been meaning to give this a try.

    Nurgle > Tzeentch > Slaanesh > Khorne

    I am terrible at strategy games but I still enjoy them, so including me should be fun for the other three players!

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh, I should point out that Mordenthral is guaranteed a slot in this game, if he wants it, since he hasn't had a chance to play in one here and was kind enough to host game 10 for us.

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  • lodwilklodwilk Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd love to give this another go.

    Slannesh>>>Nurgle>>>Khorne>>>Tzeentch

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Sign up

    My IRL friends are lame and never have time to play. I am up for any god, maybe a slight preference for Khorne as he is the only one I havent tried yet and Tzeentch because I haven't tried to win with him yet. So Khorne = Tzeentch > Slaanesh = Nurgle I guess.

    I have played some six games of CiTOW before, but never played any kind of PbB.

    I am in GMT + 2 (Copenhagen) but my sleep schedule is flexible.

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  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I've already played in one, but in case there aren't a lot of people that haven't

    Tzeentch>Slaanesh>Nurgle>Khorne I guess

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  • MordenthralMordenthral Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    Oh, I should point out that Mordenthral is guaranteed a slot in this game, if he wants it, since he hasn't had a chance to play in one here and was kind enough to host game 10 for us.

    Thanks, Darian, but I';ll be waiting for our COLOSSAL MATCHUP in game 13, heehee. :winky:

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  • admanbadmanb unionize your workplace Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    Oh, I should point out that Mordenthral is guaranteed a slot in this game, if he wants it, since he hasn't had a chance to play in one here and was kind enough to host game 10 for us.

    Thanks, Darian, but I';ll be waiting for our COLOSSAL MATCHUP in game 13, heehee. :winky:

    Did someone say game 13?

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'd love to give this a try. I'm on EST and can't post to the board during the day. This may make it tough to keep things flowing but I'll do my best to arrange something.

    No preference for gods as this would be a my first game.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The game is short enough that it moves alright, as long as everyone can make it on at least once a day. Neither Ryadic nor I were available much during the day the last couple weeks, and the game didn't seem to suffer for it.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I will absolutely be able to check in at least twice a day. I just can't log into the board between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Sign up And I have no particular choice of God. I'm also signing up for Game 13, and I'll bow out of that if I get in here.

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up!

    I will concede my spot to new players however.

    No preference.

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up!

    Im in if you have room

    No preference

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  • CutfangCutfang Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up!

    Britisher time, no preference to my Chaos God.

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  • JebuJebu Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign Up!

    I've played this a few times with friends but haven't tried pbp yet.

    Nurgle > Tzeentch > Khorne > Slaanesh

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, let me make sure I got everyone's sign-up, then I'll pick some players.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    And here we go; our players are:

    Gene Parmesan *
    FelixSomethingSomething T>S>N>K
    jakobagger K=T>S=N
    Cutfang *

    Gene Parmesan has first choice of gods; Nurgle and Slaanesh were not top choices of any of the selected players. Good luck, all! Please check in confirming your acceptance.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am Khorne? Awesome!

    Blood, skulls, etc

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  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Have fun, [strike]guys[/strike]Gods!

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  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ahh, what a wonderful distraction this will be!

    Should be interesting, I did pretty well with Khorne the last time I played but Tzeentch looked pretty hard, though interesting.

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  • Gene ParmesanGene Parmesan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hmmmm, ill take

    Nurgle!

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    And the gods are set:
    jakobagger as Khorne
    Gene Parmesan as Nurgle
    FelixSomethingSomething as Tzeentch
    Cutfang as Slaanesh

    Feel free to trash talk and introduce yourselves while I finish getting everything set up here.

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  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I have no doubt that Khorne plans to turn this land into a bloodbath, we three should keep that in mind as we go about our business. Don't be too generous with the morsels we give him

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Everyone should have a pre-game hand of 3 cards, now. Tzeentch can discard one of those before drawing up to 5; everyone else will be drawing 2 more cards after I reveal the opening board and first Old World card.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I see no need to be secretive about my lust for blood. Yes, of course I will collect the skulls i can. Gotta catch 'em all, you know.

    I will say, however: Tzeentch is probably not the first pan-dimensional entity you should accept advice from, generally

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Initial placement of Old World tokens:
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  • FelixSomethingSomethingFelixSomethingSomething Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    No discard, thanks

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Round 1, Old World Phase:

    Plunged into Chaos
    Each player immediately scores 1 VP for each Peasant token he has claimed. The player who has claimed the most Peasant tokens scores 3 additional VP.
    Discard this card instead of adding it to the Old World track.

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    Khorne is active to begin the first Summoning phase; I'm updating hands with your new cards now.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Summon the Bloodthirster to Bretonnia. Fuck those guys and their attitude,

    Khorne 4/7 PP

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  • CutfangCutfang Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Dear brother Khorne, do not think we will be so easily impressed with your show of strength. It doesn't pay to blow it all early, take it from me.

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