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Pre orders are up on the Northstar website.  They also have an option for new players to pick up the book, a plastic wizard sprue, solder sprue and the new knight sprue together for one price.  That is all the models needed for a warband and the rules in one shot.  If anyone is interested. 

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8 hours ago, snitchythedog said:

Pre orders are up on the Northstar website.  They also have an option for new players to pick up the book, a plastic wizard sprue, solder sprue and the new knight sprue together for one price.  That is all the models needed for a warband and the rules in one shot.  If anyone is interested. 

 

Was just looking at this. I may go for the book and warband bundle. I can always think of something to use more of the ordinary soldiers for and wouldn't mind the extra bits from a sprue of wizards and knights. This would be just about the smallest order I've made when a new book came out for Frostgrave. 

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On 7/24/2020 at 7:13 PM, Brianuk said:

I've pre ordered. It's a cracking game and it will be interesting to see what has been updated.

Discussion on LAF with the creator was that they were incorporating all the errata into the rules proper, removing some spells, adding new ones, and incorporating all schools of magic into one book.  When it was discussed it sounded like they were tidying up the system.  I could be way off base but those are the key points the discussion revolved around. 

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5 hours ago, snitchythedog said:

Discussion on LAF with the creator was that they were incorporating all the errata into the rules proper, removing some spells, adding new ones, and incorporating all schools of magic into one book.  When it was discussed it sounded like they were tidying up the system.  I could be way off base but those are the key points the discussion revolved around. 


There's also a major change in recruitment into a system like Ghost Archipelago.  You get a limited number of specialists (4-5) but your warband is auto-filled with Thugs & Thieves up to 10, no need to spend coin.  Not every non-Thug/Thief is a Specialist, there's a big breakdown of everyone from all the expansions.

No expansions are changed, but ones that replaced Core rules will be implemented (new Spells as mentioned, new treasure tables, new XP system)

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Just an update:

Tried out the new Frosgtrave 2E rules last Tuesday night and it was a bloodbath.  We did two fresh level 0 warbands and went to town.  Played the Summoning Bell scenario on a 3X3 board.  Mechanically the rules were the same and it was an easy play.  The particulars were what caught us both out. 

I fielded an illusionist and added the spell blink to my arsenal.  It was cast five times between my wizards and only “worked” once.  The thief that it was cast on in that instance made his will roll and the spell had no effect. 

Between the first four randomly rolled monsters in the corners and the double random encounters almost every turn we ended up with the following monsters on the board:

4 snow trolls

4 Toads

4 wearwolves

2 armoured skeletons

2 skeletons

2 Snow Leopards

1 white gorilla

1 ghoul

Thankfully all the big stuff ended up coming from only two adjoining sides giving both of us a clear shot to get something off the board. 

I managed off with only one treasure, my apprentice and a wounded thief.  After the game my wizard ended up with a niggling injury so I have that to look forward to.  All of my other models came off fine.  I also missed my chance for my ulterior motive.  I opened the casket but was unable to spend the time to finish the conditions on the card.  I did kill the ghoul, two skeletons and a Snow Leopard.

Mark ended up stopping the bell , a troll helped him finish his ulterior motive by killing one of my models and he collected two treasures.  He only had two thieves make it off the board and his wizard earned twice the experience but also died for his troubles.  His apothecary ended up seriously injured and will not play the next game. 

All in all it was a fun if bloody game.  I would suggest that anyone looking to play this scenario get their wizards up a couple of levels prior to attempting it. 

On to some random photos with no descriptions. 

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16 minutes ago, Great Khan Artist said:

Love your board. Did you make the pillared temples or are they from a kit? My Ghost Archipelago is Greek-themed and would greatly benefit from these. 

Wood dowel two different diameters of solder and filled the joints.  Attached image of one of the pillars prior to filling and paint.

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