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Offline Edward

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Frostgrave quick summary
« on: September 29, 2015, 07:50:31 PM »
https://ospreypublishing.com/frostgrave

Each player has a Wizard, possibly their Apprentice, and a small number of henchmen - normal limit is 10 models total but can occasionally go up to 12. There are a range of official miniatures (http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=195&page=1) but you are allowed and encouraged to use any other Fantasy or Historical minis.

Table size 3' x 3'
Plenty of ruined buildings suggested for terrain, though anything else LoS blocking would work.
Uses d20s
Need 6 'treasure counters' AKA objective markers.
Some scenarios use 'creatures' or non-player monsters, e.g. skeletons, zombies, demons, golems, so you'd want extra models for those.

The most detailed aspect of the rules is the list of spells - there are 80 of them. Wizards start with a choice of 8, and with experience can either learn more or improve their ability in the ones they know.

There is a campaign system, but only the Wizard gets experience and advances. However Apprentice always has abilities based on the Wizard so they get the benefit of the advances also. Henchmen don't advance but can be replaced with better ones or given a magic item etc.

Some people think that the game is not well balanced for campaigns, and have a suggested set of house rules to control the worst parts.
http://www.bad-karma.net/frostgrave-campaign-change-recommendations/

There's a work-in-progress BattleScribe file
http://battlescribedata.appspot.com/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook#/repo/frostgrave

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Re: Frostgrave quick summary
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 10:12:31 PM »
I like the look of Frostgrave and will be getting the rulebook at some point, but I don't see myself building anything up for the game anytime soon.  but I do have some Bretonian men-at-arms and a few Khador Grey Lords  painted, so I suppose I'm kinda ready to play a game if you want to give it a try some time.   :)  :) 

if you are going to be at Pandemonium this Thursday and have the rulebook, I'd like to take a look at it.

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Re: Frostgrave quick summary
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 12:04:29 AM »
Edward, thanks for breaking this down so thoroughly!  I'm definitely interested in learning more, considering I have a mountain of painted fantasy miniatures that aren't doing anything.