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  • #89762
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    In which I chronicle the adventures of Erland and Eydis, to showcase my upcoming rules and ever expanding range of miniatures.

    PART ONE – DINNER FOR WOLF

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    #89775
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Huzzah!

    #89778
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Awesome, you could include that in the “official” rule book.

    #89781
    StroezieStroezie
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    That looks cracking!

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #89808
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I think the example is very good, though may need direction arrows or some-such for some people to figure out which box should be read next.

    Pack as many examples as you can into your rules, it’ll be very good thing in the long run!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96315
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Working on part two

    (I have deleted some posts that were us discussing a potential name for the rules, normally I would not delete things, but the comments are no longer valid and they clutter up the praise!)

    Praise be to Apis!

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    #96340
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    PART TWO – AMBUSHED IN THE OASIS

     

     

    #96343
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Yaay, she wins!  Did she just take the 1 point of damage?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96360
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Yaay, she wins! Did she just take the 1 point of damage?

    4 all told, but I was just using the core rules.
    Had I been using some of the rules from the new expansion she would have taken 3…

    #96366
    greg954
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    Yessss, good to see she gave those thieves a bit of what for!

    Bloody bandits, always skulking around riffing through people’s stuff.

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    #96379
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    4 hits?!?!  That’s quite a bit, out of the 6 she started with.  I’d call that serious!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96431
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Certainly is/was.

    I have added the comics to my website, are the images big enough do you all reckon?

     

    LINKY McLINK FACE

    #96438
    cmnashcmnash
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    are the images big enough do you all reckon?

    They are for me, but it wouldn’t hurt for them to be a bit bigger IMO – say 20-25% bigger

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    #96439
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
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    Ya, looks good on the CA site.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96440
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Made them a touch bigger.
    🙂

    #104018
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    PART THREE – A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

    #104065
    ThomastonThomaston
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    This is great.

    Are you getting into making comics as well?

    Also I like the new walls, I’m gonna steal the idea.

    Tired is enough.

    #104068
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Only comics in the sense of comic style game reports.

    The walls are actually very old, and are made from spaghetti and toilet tissue.

    😐

    #104077
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Really well done Mike!  Especially the bit with Erland standing over the chief, really like how you did that.

    Ok, you need to play more games and make more reports, love it!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #104092
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Really well done Mike! Especially the bit with Erland standing over the chief, really like how you did that. Ok, you need to play more games and make more reports, love it!

    Cheers dude, I was trying to find ways of making a single figure in a static pose seem more varied and animated..

    I have the next 2 games planned, just need to play them and then comicify them.

    😀

    #104097
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Deeply inspiring as always. Looking forward to the next installments!

    #104121
    telzy ambertelzy amber
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    Excellent work

    #104705
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    Thanks for the kind words travellers!

    Book Keeping Time.

    So experience in Burning Sands works around the vanquishing of foes.

    “After a game add up the total starting Vitality of the Villains defeated. Once this total is equal to the sum of the heroes own three stats you can exchange these for an experience point.
    So Erland who has P3, W2, V6 has a stat total of 11. Characters can buy an ability for 4 experience points.”

    So in “Dinner For Wolf” Erland defeats 6 wolves with V2 which gets him 12 points.
    In “Ambushed in the Oasis” Eydis defeats a bandit chief of V3, and 4 bandits of V2, making her total 11 points.
    In “A Chance Encounter” Erland defeats 3 bandits of V2 and the bandit Chief of V3, so he gets 9 points, Eydis defeats 6 bandits of V2 each and gets 12 points.

    So the totals so far are:

    Erland 21 points.
    Eydis 23 points.

    Their stat totals are 11, (P3, W2, V6) so for every 11 points they can get an XP.

    So Erland has 1 XP and 10 points in his pool.
    Eydis has 2 XP and 1 point in her pool.

    Once they accrue 4 XP they can buy an ability, or for 6 XP they can increase Prowess or Wits.

    An average game should see you get about 1 XP.

    #109998
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    How times have changed.

    Before Erland and Eydis removed the bandit threat.

    Just 6 months later.

    #110005
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Quite the change, it’s almost a bustling metropolis now.  And prosperous enough that some can now afford paint and new homes!

    I wonder what sort of shenanigans our dynamic duo can get up to now…?

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #110019
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    PART FOUR – ERLAND OF THE RED SASH

    #110020
    RhodericRhoderic
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    Well done AB, and well done Erland. If it doesn’t get said often enough, this is some very innovative showcasing of products and the genre that goes with them.

    #110021
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Ya, what he said!  Very well done.  Loved the flying pottery as well.  Some poor fool is going to feel some pain once our hero gets ahold of him!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #110022
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Must chime in to agree with the previous two posters. Very well done in every way! You’ve really mastered the comic book style, it must be said, and while the jar-tossing sequence is right up there, my favourite photo is when our hero is first seen standing in the gate – “Ayee, he is strong, this one!”

    #110059
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps!
    I am learning with each new comic, so hopefully they will get better.

    Foul Sorcery next!

    #110080
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    I love Erland’s new look.  Great read as well.

    #110086
    greg954
    Participant

    Another cracking instalment, very well done. Tell me…….now that Erland has finished sunning himself in the desert. Where’s  Eydis all this time?

    #110095
    Ralph PlowmanRalph Plowman
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    “Or is Simurgh simply living up to its name afterall?”

    What does Simurgh mean?

    #110097
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    “Or is Simurgh simply living up to its name afterall?”

    What does Simurgh mean?

    Simurgh, like all the names have been chosen especially.
    There is no coincidence, maybe there should be a prize to the person that can identify all the names and their meanings?

    😀

    #110153
    Ralph PlowmanRalph Plowman
    Participant

    Utuseb appears to be a real place in Namibia.

    Apart from a restaurant in London, Simurgh appears to be a mythical Iranian bird.

    I’m missing something…

    #110155
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Simurgh appears to be a mythical Iranian bird.

    Often associated with the Phoenix, which we all know will rise from the ashes reborn, and ascend to glory!
    Praise be to Apis!

    Erland, Eydis, Ekwensu, Apis, Ali Durust, The Tribal queen Oya, Crom Ogun, Kibuka, all names with meaning.
    Kalan Al Kishtar however is an old RPG character! 😀

    #110160
    Geof DowntonGeof Downton
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    A doctor I once worked with used to talk about Ekwensu, usually disparagingly, so I suspect he’s a Nigerian god or spirit of Bad Things. Apis is the Egyptian sacred bull. Other than that I’d have to cheat and use Google!

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #110163
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    IIRC isn’t Simurgh an Iranian/Persian mytho similar to the Pheonix, but seen as healing bird?  I remember reading something about it being a symbol used in Byzantine times as well.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #110287
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I’m also wondering where Eydis is. I like these comics, very slick.

    Tired is enough.

    #116796
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

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