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@Chris Patterson : yes, I'm going to do that, but only when I know where I'm going :). And I'm afraid I will not know before August.
@Demithyle the Exalted : yep, I definitly can do that, but I'm not really confident... In fact I think I prefer to forward the package to my parents', it will be safer.
2 questions/requests: in the adventure sites like Weatherstone that can be turned into strongholds, could a followup paragraph or table be added on the requirements to make it functional for the pcs? Base repair cost, what functions are included, what it costs to get those functions up and running etc.
Also are there terrain requirements for certain functions, or limits to how many? Seems weird to be able to build multiple mines on a plain, or fields in the mountains.
Otherwise loving the rules and cant wait to see the campaign book.
@Julien Corroyer, I'm in the same boat. You can log back into pledgemanager and change your address. I just did it the other day.
Can you not set up mail forwarding for a month?
So... If I move in August, is it possible to postpone the shipping to September for exemple ? I don't want to lose my reward only because I changed home...
Fair...would have been nice if they mentioned that here as you said.
In the forum for FbL,
We aim to release a Beta of the Raven's Purge book in a few weeks. The shipment of the full physical game to backers will likely be delayed to August - sorry about that!"
Where did they announce it?
They have announced it, not just here. Which is strange since, in my opinion, would be the obvious place to announce such a thing.
I wish they'd just announce the delays if they are aware of them tbh...
I think delivery has now been pushed to August due to beta testing of the rulebooks and apparently we will also have a beta of Ravens Purge to review in a few weeks.
Speaking of the Zone Compendiums, I wonder when 4 & 5 will become available in the webstore.
@Aldo - I think they mentioned a small delay in one of the updates that would push them into July fulfillment
Hi Fria Ligan! Are the rewards still expected to be delivered in June?
Is there any way to get the Printed Zone Compendiums from the mutant genlab alpha, and any extra material?
OK, It works. I didn't know how to get to the screen before add-ons section :P.
@ThimGrim: You can upgrade your pledge to OGRE in the Pledge Manager, no problem. :) And yes, you'll get the PDF once it's finished. :)
Hi, I have the ORC reward but I am not sure about the Raven's Purge - do I get a pdf? Or can I rise pledge to OGRE? Because I think I can't do this anymore, or maybe I missed something.
When is the PM over?
@Jason Absolutely. In the absence of one made by the League boys, I planned to throw one together myself.
...With that said, it still feels like something that they should officially support. There are a lot of mechanics that orbit around time and calendar management, from every block of the day having an action associated with it, to the nature of time-keeping in hex crawls.
Imagine if the game shipped without a character sheet.
We could create our own Character Sheet if one wasn't provided, but we'd probably think it an abdication on the part of the developer to not have created ones with professional polish and theme baked in. I wouldn't go as far as to say that an official calendar/time sheet is as necessary to the success of the game as a character sheet, but I think it'd go a ways to making the game better. At the end of the day, I just want to see this game be as much a success as I think it has every right to be.
@seansicle there are lots of blank calendars online. you can also create your own in Google Docs. I was actually tinkering around with that same idea last week and that's probably the way to go. you can also share the document with your players online and they can contribute to it as well.
Having given the beta materials a once over, I feel like the game is missing an official calendar sheet, or at least further elaboration on the calendar structure of the Forbidden Lands.
Any chance we can get a sheet with a few weeks worth of days printed on it, each day divided into quarters(how many days are in a Forbidden Lands week?).
This way, GMs can track the elapsed time of their adventurers, and put clocks on events. This could also include a small reference detailing the actions that can be taken during the quarters of the day.
That’s great! Thank you for the info, I probably should’ve combed through the updates before asking.
Update 30 has the download link for the map. it was little over half a year ago at this point, but it should fit what your group needs for now @Jason E
is there a copy of the game map out there digitally yet? my group is itching to play and that's the only piece missing so far.
Yes, the monster attacks are just pure fantastic. The combats in FBL have been the interesting combats in an RPG in years. Both from a narrative point of view and from a rule point of view. The first monster my players thought (our first alpha test session) was against a troll. I haven't had that much fun in years. My players also had fun even though the troll was playing with them.
I love the monster attack tables. What an awesome idea! I like that it gives me options when i run a game, or if I'm not inspired, i can roll up a random move.
Makes fights sk much more unpredictable. Will that death knight go for a power attack? Or maybe an area fear scream? Maybe even the dm doesn't know!
How's everything progressing? We still on track for July delivery?
Give Saurians natural armor 2-3.
@Gauthier Descamps: There will be a total of 16: 3 in the base game, 9 in Raven's Purge (all by Erik Granström), and 4 in a separate booklet called Quetzel's Spire (written by our guest writers).
@Jason E: The character sheet will be like in the Beta book.
I didn't find the information anywhere: how many adventure sites will there be in total (core + raven's purge)?
will the character sheet pad be the same layout as what is in the book? or will it look more like what is pictured in the list of stretch goals? looks like someone requested the book version be added to roll20 recently and i don't know how digital friendly that will be.
Just to add that the Beta is awesome and has got me even more excited for the full game. 😀
@Pelle Nilsson: Happy to hear it!
That was one great gamesmaster´s guide. Some layout work to be done of course, but the text and Nisses´ illustrations are fantastic.
oh yeah the northern gods have certainly put something in the water because you guys put out great games on a regular basis cant wait to play this game.either can my group hooked on mutant year zero.maybe up my addiction to this game.
For those seeking artistic inspiration depicting a legit woman in the front ranks of combat, look no further than Lagertha, who rises to the rank of Earl in how own right.
Also, thank you for my favorite part of this Year Zero game, which is the dueling aspect using combat cards to strike and maneuver within an attack sequence. This is truly a great modern twist to old-school dice-rolling combat system.
Lest I forget the character sheet. Very evocative of that old-school vibe too. And thanks for also providing a black-and-white printer-friendly version. :-)
This is a welcome classic throwback to the old-school role playing games, and the artwork is simply amazing and beautiful. The rules mechanics are a bit deadly, but that was the norm for old-school adventures.
All in all an excellent product, expect that blatantly inserted paragraph title inserted just to virtual signal "she and he" to the choir. I mean how can we reasonable expect readers to comprehend a book that refers to a hero character as "she" without a written explanation for it, right? Go figure.
awesome, thank you for the info. i was able to rearrange my order and got an extra map and the character sheet. you guys are truly the best.
@Jeff Thomas: Yep! Hopefully in a few days.
@Jason E: Hi! You're at the ORC reward level, which does not include the physical Raven's Purge book. If you want it you should upgrade to OGRE - but don't forget to remove the card deck and one dice set from your addons, as these are already included in OGRE.
Mattias Svensson: Thank you. Very evocative.
@Fria Ligan - will we get to see the Stronghold Sheet?
i was just double checking my order and i noticed that the Raven's Purge item says PDF, but the description says Hardcover book. is it one or the other? or both?
@KFC: It's going well and yes, it will ship with (but not inside) the core box.
Svärdets Sång mean The Song of the Sword.