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Rangers of Shadow Deep - Solo and Cooperative Wargame (by the Creator of Frostgrave)


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Hey guys, 

 

Need a new excuse to use some of those great reaper bones minis? Then this might be of interest.

 

Now available on RPG Now [Moderator removed commerce link.]

 

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I've picked this up because I love Frostgrave and this is the same author and  based on that system. Not done reading it yet but if anybody wants a tabletop skirmish with rpg elements, this has a very Ranger of the North from Lord of the Rings vibe.  Also nice that it is co-operative and solo-able.

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Joe,

 

I’m predisposed to like this based on your work on Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago, but info is a little thin.

 

How many Ranger/follower figures will be in play?

 

What sort of monster collection would be needed to provide the opposition?

 

If my club elects to try this as a group effort, will playing it at home present a problem with spoilers?

 

Thanks!

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There is going to be a video play through tomorrow from Guerilla Miniatures Games, which will give you lots of details. Until then - each player plays a ranger and it can handle up to four players. Each player has a number of companions based on the number of players (1 player will have up to 7 companions, if 4 players, they have a max of 1 each). 

 

For the most part I've tried to keep the monsters pretty generic. For mission 1 (2 scenarios) you'll need zombies, giant rats, and giant spiders (or any proxies that make you happy).  Mission 2 (3 scenarios) mostly features gnolls (although orcs will work fine).

 

The first 3 missions (so 8 scenarios) have nothing to 'spoil'.  The final mission, with a potential 9 scenarios does. So if you want to give a try, play the first three missions solo, but save the big one for the group.

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One of the biggest differences is the inclusion of skills. So in most games, there are skills rolls that either effect how the table is set-up, or how you interact with the table during the game. 

 

Worth watching the GMG video if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPikm35IKNM

The Print on Demand version is now available for those that are interested.

 

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Glad that there is a POD version. I sometimes buy pdf rules but much prefer having a book. I've watched the GMG videos and I think this might be exactly what I'm looking for. I mostly play with my kids and they aren't interested in a heavy rpg game but a skirmish/rpg may go over better. The cooperative aspect might help too. I had already planned to get it but this pretty but made it a must buy for me.

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Still haven't gotten the book but have been playing using the pdf. I'm hoping to finish the last couple of missions in the first campaign this weekend. Everybody's been enjoying it. We'll probably start on Burning Light early in January. I'd like to switch to Frostgrave for a bit too because we haven't played all the supplements for it yet either.

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