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Over my "weekend", I finally put all my recent works to use and played the intro scenario, "The Missing", of Rangers of Shadow Deep as a solo game.  Alexa kept me company with backup tunes.

The majority of my Ranger and Companions were based off old D&D characters:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Apprentice Mik (Conjurer) a young wizard who joined the Rangers for extra credit.

Hershel (Bloodhound) Cormac's longtime companion.

Anwar (Archer) a pirate turned manhunter, now serving in the ranks of the Rangers in exchange for a clean slate.

Cormac Wildkin (Ranger) the Half-Orc son of a renowned Elf hero. He was left at the doorstep of his father's Ranger Lodge and raised in their ways. He is a loyal member hoping to live up to his father's legacy.

Thorek Silverthumbs (Rogue) a Dwarf smuggler who joined the band to investigate his clan's disappearance.

Ajaxxus Skiotho (Savage) a Tiefling former hermit who has fallen under a berserker curse and joined the team guided by strange visions.

 

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The party begins their investigation at the fountain at the center of the village.
 
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Cormac and Hershel go to exterminate the giant rats in the Dwarf Outpost.20190410_225544.thumb.jpg.9635a3cbddfa9ce4eb9404c396f63920.jpg
 
 
The companions quickly get swarmed at the fountain.
 
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Hershel is taken out quickly by a partial building collapse. Even Dwarven Architecture can't withstand the unknown forces of the Shadow Deep.20190410_211301.thumb.jpg.4864f8acf1cd2173d8a1602588089da1.jpg
 
 
Thorek finds odd tracks but can't quite figure out what they mean.20190410_225355.thumb.jpg.93450897155cd2159073a0f94147ed88.jpg
 
 
The fountain crew is not doing well.20190410_225340.thumb.jpg.9efc7855ba3bb16cac009252bd882a5c.jpg
 
 
Cormac continues to clear out the nasties lurking near the Dwarf Outpost.20190410_225415.thumb.jpg.2c85b187167a8470e59f215e1e5a0908.jpg
 
 
Mik decides to begin his trend of running away from danger.20190410_225314.thumb.jpg.f4f09dd81a7b73508d80b5b64bb4c9a2.jpg
 
 
Thorek spots a "clue" near the ale stores.
 
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Squeak squeak squeak
 
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Ajaxxus remembers that civilized folks like people to knock on their door...slightly after using his sledge.20190410_225132.thumb.jpg.b4b6c8965aff91e7d704342cc786e318.jpg
 
 
Meanwhile, Mik realizes he didn't memorize "Knock" today20190410_225116.thumb.jpg.45fd553997eabbf0fe92ef1b467c6766.jpg
 
 
More undead are attracted to the village center.
 
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Ajaxxus convinces a Survivor to come out of hiding.20190410_225028.thumb.jpg.c413a808a2dbc3acb1416efb6f4d3e75.jpg
 
 
Mik casts "Run Away!"20190410_225012.thumb.jpg.18eb590c32447ed3b91b1edc2f4cfaf2.jpg
 
 
Cormac finds treasure.20190410_224958.thumb.jpg.9b462d12cba23ea511c7b6c25f695f8d.jpg
 
The Survivor realizes Ajaxxus may have exaggerated how safe it was to leave.20190410_224943.thumb.jpg.1350386455c69357fae7bb57da589de7.jpg
 
Mik realizes he ran the wrong way.20190410_224920.thumb.jpg.cf3fc51d10e1f184a4c6b0092e112a3d.jpg
 
Thorek finds the remains of Ranger Aventine, stashed among the kegs.20190410_224902.thumb.jpg.107f66313404c8ceda66ea0603390f68.jpg
 
Mik miscasts "Run Away!"20190410_224849.thumb.jpg.6a4421a57291a1a42a2c695f686aa256.jpg
 
More Zombies?!?20190410_224837.thumb.jpg.b0627e13b67f57f7299e8929caf0ff36.jpg
 
Ajaxxus attempts to rescue Mik...20190410_224824.thumb.jpg.8b08f346616d3a849925f51a203b3f14.jpg
 
But even the mighty Savage is overwhelmed. Cormac and Thorek pick off the zombies from a distance, before the expedition came to an end.
 
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Having finally played, my review for Rangers of Shadow Deep is positive.  It was a lot of fun, and I didn't know what to expect with the random Clues and Events tables.  I wasn't expecting to only have two of my original team still standing at the end!  Thankfully, they all survived, with only Ajaxxus suffering a Smashed Arm.  Hopefully they'll be luckier when they follow the strange tracks they found.
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Love reading other people's battle reports for Shadowdeep and seeing their stuff. Everything looks great. Some missions it's a good thing the actual death rates are much lower than knocked out in game. Getting closer every day to starting the Burning Light campaign and hoping I can take some nice pics while we're playing. I've put a lot of effort into getting it all ready and want to show it off.

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