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Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:54 pm
by FadeXIII
Thanks. I’ve ordered the pdf and softcover combo so will have a read over xmas

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:27 pm
by patransom
We played the first two scenarios of Mission 2 (the Beacon Tower) last night.

In Scenario 1 (the Bridge Guards), our rangers had to get past some gnolls guarding a river crossing. Our attempts at stealth failed, but we managed to kill all the gnolls anyway. The picture is prior to the rangers' arrival...
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Scenario 2 (Tor Varden Lower Level) is a series of three large rooms. This setup exceeded my supply of dungeon floors, so I had to get a little creative with the flooring. The contents of each room are determined randomly when the rangers enter, so we just tossed in appropriate furnishings without much planning.

The first room was the torture chamber. We will rescue the prisoners chained to the wall at the end of the mission (assuming we survive Scenario 3). We also found a hidden note informing us that a shadow knight is now in control of the tower (we'll fight him atop the tower in Scenario 3).
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The second room was the storage room. Not that interesting, except for the treasure in the corners.
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The final room, with the stairs leading to the top of the tower and the final scenario, was the armory. Fortunately, the gnolls didn't know how to use those ballistae! One of our rangers (Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh) fell to the gnolls in this room, but survived. He'll start the third scenario wounded, though, which might make it a challenge.
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The whole third scenario in one shot is below. Takes up a lot of table space!
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Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:52 am
by Rabbit Burner
Nice simple yet flavoured builds - nice :)

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:30 pm
by GODofwar
and plenty of room - a problem many builds that look nice don't solve.

The Chief Least Weasel of Valoria (Pretendant)
Totus KS Delenda Sunt

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 am
by patransom
Two more scenarios were successfully completed last night.

In Mission 2, Scenario 3: Tor Varden, the Upper Level, the top of the tower is surrounded by a rickety wooden platform. A captured soldier is chained to a pile of wood and the nearby Shadow Knight threatens to set it alight. We got lucky with a very solid first shot on the Shadow Knight, so he turned out to be no threat. One of the gnoll archers also got knocked off the platform to our great amusement.
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In Mission 3, Scenario 1: Descent into Darkness, the Broken Stairs, our rangers set out to descend a 60 degree slope (use your imagination, I don't have enough elevation platforms to build a slope that steep) on a crumbling stairway. On the way down, we were assaulted by some giant flies, but they proved to be only a minor annoyance (no one took any damage from them).
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Here, Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh goes off-piste to investigate a corpse and finds the deceased soldier's undelivered love letter.
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Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:17 pm
by thebigteacher
Wow, that looks like a whole lot of fun!

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:24 pm
by lostpict
I bought the rules this week, am lining up appropriate minis, and am looking forward to the solo option between my regular game group. Well done with the DF layouts.

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:47 pm
by zenako
I love to use multi tier elevation effects on locations. That is when the real power of actual terrain vs marking stuff on a mat comes into play. Makes lines of sight so much easier to determine and helps to give the players a better vision of the setting.

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:47 pm
by ced1106
Nice!

How much "stuff" do you need for the game's scenarios? TIA!

Re: Rangers of Shadow Deep

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:10 pm
by lostpict
You don't need a lot. For the first 8 scenarios (3 missions) you need 14 zombies, 7 swamp zombies, 5 giant rats, 5 survivors, 7 giant spiders, a mix of 16 gnolls, 1 vulture, 1 hound, 2 prisoners, 1 guard, 1 flesh golem, 20 giant flies, 2 archers, 1 man-at-arms, 2 trolls, & 1 burrow worm. You also need your ranger and up to 7 companions. I ordered a box of frostgrave gnolls and some flies from amazon.