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    Felin reacted to Luckmann in Unofficial Campaign Tracker for Descent!   
    Don't apologize for not doing something you do as a free service to the whole community out of your own free will. It's greatly appreciated and I can't wait to use it. I was figuring out how to use it just the other day.
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    Felin reacted to plolock in I made a video of "All Descent Components + Time-lapse & storage solution"   
    For fun
    Here is some info from the YouTube description:
     
    00:00 - 02:45 I talk about what's in the boxes and some stuff I won't be placing.
    02:45 - Time-lapse and showing how I storage everything
    I am a Descent nerd and was re-organizing my storage solution, so I took the oppotuniry to put everything up on the table - just to see how much stuff there is in the boxes. 

    English captions available!

    Here is the BGG link: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1192...

    Sorry about the poor audio when I'm talking, I thought the camera would pick up the sound better. Will make an effort next time! hehe
     
     
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    Felin got a reaction from Zaltyre in Petition: Nerf Rune Plate   
    Just one point to note... Don't forget the Treasure chest...  ;-)
    Won't change much the stats... but can happen nonetheless !
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    Felin reacted to Zaltyre in Attack from pit   
    Yes, figures in a pit can do other actions (like attack), but you must keep the LOS in mind, as you mentioned. Remember that reach DOES require LOS, so a figure cannot attack 2 away from (or into) a pit, even with reach- you still have to be adjacent.
     
    Being "mutually in a pit" does not have any special rules associated with it. Even if it is all pit spaces, you still can only attack "adjacent" spaces. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but that's currently the RAW.
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    Felin reacted to any2cards in Good Friends - An Invaluable Commodity   
    Yesterday, I had planned for a quiet 4th of July.
     
    Quite frankly, most of my days are quiet these days.
     
    My friends were not about to let that happen.  G-d bless them.
     
    They showed up at my house most unexpectedly at 10 am.  I wasn't even dressed.  They brought food, drink, and were prepared for a day of fun, whether I was ready for it or not. 
     
    For the first time in more than two years, I got to play D2e.  For more than 12 hours we played with the app and battled the demons of Terrinoth.
     
    Tomorrow, I turn 75.  This morning, I am thoroughly exhausted, mentally drained, and feeling ill.
     
    It was the best **** birthday gift I have ever received in my life.  I love my friends.
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    Felin reacted to Atom4geVampire in Full Sets - Possible / Advisable ?   
    If I had one I would be making so many things for this game..
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    Felin got a reaction from Zaltyre in Some questions...   
    @Ceasersalad101 : In fact it's how I understand it.. to resume it's some sort of direct teleportation

    @Luckmann, I understand your arguments  you stay to the 'text', as we should in such games...

    But as it sems implied by Nathan answer, the main point is the figure not being present 'at all' on the board before beeing put somewhere else.
    In this regard Tanashi is on the board at the start of the heroes turn ...
    It's why I think it's one of the few times where the text is not to be followed / well written.

    But I suppose only FFG could give a more explicit answer... If I have time this evening I will send the Question.. unless someone can send it before ?

     
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    Felin reacted to quartersmostly in Opinions on alternating hero/monster turns (as done in RtL)   
    One thing I've found in RtL is that it is really hard to revive a hero with alternating actions. Often I have to leave them KOd for a few turns so I can try and clear the room before I revive a KOd hero. I think with an intelligent OL this would be an even bigger problem.
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    Felin got a reaction from Luijod in Rule Clarification - Knocked Hero & Two-Hero Game   
    First everyone does how he likes... 
     
    But by the rules (cf rule book 'stand up' p10) when standing up the turn ends immediately 
    So no the hero can't attack or use any of it's cards even if it doesn't costs one action !
    But if I remind correctly I have seen an FFG answer stating the 2 health could be recovered.. will try to find it 
     
    Whatever I could only encorage everyone to take a look to the index of usefull links thread and more preciselly the Zaltyre's Glossary of terms you will find a lot of infos that could answer most of your questions 
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    Felin got a reaction from The Cocky Rooster in RTL search deck? how many cards/content?   
    No, as nothing else is specifyed follow usual rules and put all search cards back in their deck at the end of the quest 
     
    I thought that with RtL no money was recovered... but I don't find this point on the rules !?
    Don't know if I have dreamed it of if it's only stated during the tutorial mini campaign ?... 
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    Felin reacted to Zaltyre in Rule Clarification - Knocked Hero & Two-Hero Game   
    This has been asked of FFG in a rules question already. A hero who stands up during his turn fits the bill for "cannot attack" according to the two hero rule, because of the restrictions of the stand up (which immediately takes you from the "perform actions" step to the "end of turn" step (you cannot even activate a familiar after standing up). However, since it is the end of your turn and you couldn't attack, you get 2 more damage recovered.
    Here you go, Felin. Link for posted FFG answer: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1557598/2-hero-rule-and-standing
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    Felin reacted to Zaltyre in RTL search deck? how many cards/content?   
    You mean secret passage x2 I think, but yeah. Only the 10 cards listed should be included, regardless of expansion.
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    Felin got a reaction from Zaltyre in Rule Clarification - Knocked Hero & Two-Hero Game   
    First everyone does how he likes... 
     
    But by the rules (cf rule book 'stand up' p10) when standing up the turn ends immediately 
    So no the hero can't attack or use any of it's cards even if it doesn't costs one action !
    But if I remind correctly I have seen an FFG answer stating the 2 health could be recovered.. will try to find it 
     
    Whatever I could only encorage everyone to take a look to the index of usefull links thread and more preciselly the Zaltyre's Glossary of terms you will find a lot of infos that could answer most of your questions 
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    Felin reacted to Bayushiseni in A Short Story   
    I've been playing Descent 2nd Edition for some years now.
    I could tell you all about the way my playing as been changing from the years, but mostly I want to speak about what I miss the most in this game. Life in the wonderful characters that were created to this game and universe. Though they have an amazing potential they always seem too bland too bi-dimensional. 
    So I´ve started writing some short stories about those I and my group use the most.
    Here's a prologue. I hope you like it.
     
    Disclaimer: My native language isn't English. I ask you for patience with my mistakes. These characters belong to FFG. I have no intention of using them for any kind of profit.
     
    The Shadow of a Choice
     
     
    1. A prologue - A Joining of Differences
     
     
    Reynhart the Worthy
    Once upon a time I was named the Worthy.  But that time is long gone. Not that I'm complaining about my name. From here to Saradyn and up to Arhynn my name still stands. I can wear it with pride. I did. But now at this table in this mockery of a tavern, I won't use my name. I will plea like a beggar in the humble words one uses when one begs for help.
    I look at my companion and she looks calm, her elf demeanor serene and intense at the same time. She notices me and half smiles to reassure me. And it works. I tremble with pride and love. I'm in awe. Every day I awake in awe, believing that it is  a dream. But as I look at her, already awake and by my side I am forced to believe that some dreams do come true.
    Then I return to the present and I look at  the wizard seated on the other side of the table. If beautiful, she is completely different from my Laurel. Fragile and deceptive. A shadow in her semblance and an immense greed for knowledge. If I wasn't desperate I would never deal with this one.
    I look at the door, waiting for the last invitee. I need him. If words of his deeds are true, his help will be invaluable. Laurel looks sharply to the closed door and I know then that he is here. Such keen hearing this elf of mine has.
     
     
    Astarra
    They're a couple. How interesting. He's not ugly. But a bit brutish and unrefined and she's a wild elf. So maybe that's why they combine. But as wild as an elf can be it's still too far ahead to accept a common man... There must be more to him than it meets the eye. But what do I care...
    Maybe the promise of knowledge is true. He distrusts me and she doesn't even care about who I am. Who is this fourth member? A healer, Reynhart said. A healer is always welcome, but this also means deadly danger. Is the reward enough for this? We'll see. She's looking at me with such intensity. What? Or maybe she's looking at the door. Ah... the last guest is coming. What is that object that Reynhart plays with nervously in his hand?
     
     
    Laurel of Bloodwood
    Every morning I wake up and I think about walking away. Leaving him behind in silent strides. I would be long gone before he would open his eyes. But every morning I stay. I don't know why. But now, looking at him, at his worried eyes, I feel his pain and I would give a lot to be able to help him. What would my ancestors say about this? There's no future for us and yet, I linger. That's what love must be. Lingering willfully.
    She's beautiful this wizard woman. Wouldn't she be a fitter companion to my warrior? No. Not this one, she's too devious. But we need her now. If she betray us, my arrows will pierce her soft and... beautiful... body without contemplations.
    Ah! Here he comes. At least that is a happy thing in all this.
     
     
    Ispher
    Always fear. One should get used to this for once. Why can't I? Ah well, at least the fear stays the hand of hate most of the times.
    There. At the table. My sweet Laurel. And a couple. She's a wizard and he's a warrior. That means combat, adventure and trouble. I'm tired of it... The wizard seems happy to see me. That's good for a change. But the warrior looks troubled... Wasn't he waiting for the likes of me?! As usual he distrusts and fears me! I should turn around and leave. But Laurel is there. Let's see! Let's see...
     
     
    The big and yellowish lizardman walked to the table. As he stopped, Laurel stood up and touched his chest in the way of his people as a courtesy. Arash, his drake hissed at her proximity but calmed down immediately after.
    "Thank you for responding to my call", she said softly. He nodded at her. Then his deep and powerful voice resounded.
     "Laurel needs help?" he asked, his cold eyes investigating Reynhart openly. She pointed with her head at the warrior.
    "He needs help."
    Ispher growled. He looked at the human for a few seconds that seemed to go on for minutes, in the way lizardmen do when they're thinking.
    "They're not fast thinkers", Reinhart mused to himself while he kept his eyes upon the yellowish eyes of the coldblood.
    "You need my help, human, and yet you fear me as you all do. Why should I help you? I'm here because of her. Because she saved my life from the likes of you and because I owe her. I owe you nothing."
    Laurel had warned him that Ispher was very distrustful of humans for the hate and fear they had of him and that although quick about healing anyone in need he was very reticent in giving his trust or help in other matters.
    Reinhart stood up. Although he was tall for a human, he was a head short when comparing with Ispher.
     "You are offering me the same generosity men offer you, Ispher."
    His words were calm and soft. Ispher was caught by surprise.
    "What do you mean?"
    His deep voice boomed.
    "You are judging me without knowing me. You're using the excuse of hate and distrust to decide without giving me real opportunity to explain my needs."
    The lizardman exhaled deeply. Then he grabbed a chair, too small for him, and sat cautiously. "Very well. Explain."
    Reynhart sat and collect his thoughts.
    After he presented Ispher to Astarra he asked them to come near and softly in a low tone he start explaining his offer. He showed what he was playing with in his hands. A pendant.
     
    "My younger and only sister is what's left of my family. A few days ago I received a letter from her with this pendant inside - given to her by my dear mother many years ago - begging for my help.  After my escape from the Citadel, Zachareth sent several of his minions to kill me. As you might understand they all failed. Now he offered my little sister to marry one of his most terrible lieutenants. I fear for her fate and I have to rescue her. I am begging your help and I will offer all my riches to both of you if you help me rescuing her."
     
    Ispher was looking at him silently. Astarra moved in her chair. After a moment she spoke.
    "I believe that your intentions are noble, my friend, but I can't put my life in danger for money. That's not what I am. That's not what I do. I am sorry but you have to find another practitioner of the arts to help you."
    And with a smile she rose from her chair. Laurel held her hand.
    "Would the Book of the Leaves be payment enough?"
    Astarra sat immediately and put her hands on the table.
    "Can you offer such book?"
    Laurel smiled.
    "I can."
    Astarra licked her lips.
    "Show me."
    Laurel smiled.
    "I don't have it here."
    Astarra half closed her eyes.
    "How can I trust you will keep your part of the bargain?"
    Ispher punched the table that almost broke from his might.
    "If she says that she has it then she has it!"
    Astarra looked at him, not fearful at all but musing at something.
    "Very well. I choose to believe you. That book seems payment enough, but you need to be more specific about what we're going to do."
    Reynhart nodded and then looked at Ispher.
    "And you? Will you help me?"
    Ispher looked at Laurel and then back at him.
    "Is your sister worthy?"
    "Worthy?"
    "A good person. Generous. Loyal. Helpful."
    Reynhalt opened his eyes wide.
    "She's the better part of both of us, Ispher. She's stubborn. But she is honorable as honor can go."
    Ispher looked at him.
    "Very well. Let's have one of your awful beers and discuss what we'll do about it."
    Reynhalt smiled and looked around looking for the waitress. And then he noticed that beside them there were only men in the room. And as soon as he noticed that they attacked.
     
    They were eight or nine. Some were road bandits, but two of them were skilled fighters and probably with powers in them. Reynhart jumped between Ispher and Astarra before they could understand what was happening.
    In a corner of his mind he noticed with joy that his elf lover was as fast as him reacting.
    The two arrows that were aimed at Astarra's chest pierced his flesh in the arm and shoulder. He accepted the pain while his right hand went for the knife in his belt.
    Laurel threw a dagger into a bandit killing him immediately. Then the others charged against them. Too many to dodge.
    The drake spat a little ball of fire and one of the bandits cried in panic. Another slashed a short sword at him and a third tried to stab him with a long knife. He parried the short sword with his knife, accepted the wound of the knife in his arm and his fist broke the nose of the bandit that stab him and he fell down with the might of the punch.
    Ispher was fighting with the two fighters. His curved blade parrying the weapons of his attackers. But what he had in sheer strength he lacked in finesse. He needed help quickly and Reynhart couldn't help him at the present moment shielding Astarra from the bandits.
    Two of them flanked Ispher and attacked Laurel. Unable to free her bow in time she faced them with her long dagger.
    Then the two remaining bandits surrounded Reynhart , both of them armed with knives and short swords.
    From behind him a yellowish bolt found one of the bandits fighting him and pierced him from front to back. His shout louder than the deafening clash of steel in the room. He felt dead on the floor.
    That gave time to Reynhart to grab one of the bandits with his left hand and cut his throat with his knife. The remaining bandit facing him stepped back a foot uncertain of himself.
    Astarra broke a chair in the head of the bandit Reynhart punched in the nose. Clever girl.
    From the corner of his eye he could see that Laurel was having no trouble with the pair of bandits fighting with her.
    But ispher was losing his fight, blood spilling of several wounds inflicted by the fighters. Those were the real threat, Reynhart thought.
    "Help him", Astarra told him, "I'll take care of this one."
    He grabbed a chair as a shield and charged against the fighters.  They were taken by surprise. The sword of the first tangled in the chair legs and as he was pushed back Ispher's blade cut him deeply in the belly.
    Behind him a flash of light meant that the bandit Astarra was facing was no more.
    Laurel inserted her long dagger in the neck of another bandit.
    The remaining warrior and bandit ran away into the night. Laurel followed them without noise.
     
    Ispher was healing him. Astarra was seating at the same table looking at the door. Then she looked at him.
    "Aren't you worried about your woman?"
    Both him and Ispher looked at her and then Ispher looked at him his face filled with sudden realization.
    "She knows her art, " he said, his voice muffled with pain, and Ispher agreed with his head.
    "You saved my life", she said with a note of disgust in her voice.
    "I did."
    "I will help you. No need for the book."
    He smiled.
    "The book is yours. It wasn't mine to give and what Laurel gives she doesn't take back."
    Astarra smiled with the joy of a child.
    "Very well. Let's..."
    She went silent with the return of Laurel. They looked at her expectantly.
    "That fighter was good. it took me a while to finish him off. Not a regular bandit. They will be expecting us."
    Reynhart nodded with a worried face and Ispher began the chanting that would close the wound in his arm.
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    Felin got a reaction from DAMaz in Road to legend   
    First of all this will be my last post in off topic mode !
     
     
     
    lol
    sarcastic for sure but sorry if don't go for you last word ! indeed I don't use such words against nobody !!
     
     
    My tone? perhaps I didn't expressed correctly due to my very bad English.. but I only tried to explain why some people could be unhappy because the CK is beeing put asside.
    Your tone with a lot of Uppercases on the other hand.. but let's forget ! I think we are civilised people that can speak and exchange points of views without going to what's could be percieved as attacks !
     
    So what's silly in my argument?

    When someone buys something broken be it mini's, rules or whatever material, I think most people's reactions is to go for the shop and have a new one unbroken!
    Here I understand FFG could not print a new CK without losing a lot of money! OK !

    And I never asked for a free H&M pack of for the new minis! I understand also that the H&M packs cost money and we have to pay for the minis, new quest and so on..
    What I could ask is for an unbroken CK ! how? easily done ... with a new paragraph on the FAQ saying some think like CK here are the new stats for Monsters / Heroes, just the text is enought!
    Some powers and Quest all over the Descent line have been erated because they where broken .. why not for the CK ? is this really so stupid and 'pedantic' to think like that???
    Some will say that those that need the info could already find this info, for example with the link provided by quartersmostly..
    But somewhere it's not leagal even if again I'm OK every one is free to do what it wants..

    But suppose we have this easily done FAQ... what will then be the difference between the CK and the H&M excluding the new monsters .. 3 monsters mini whose base as been changed and 12 heros that are yet missing.. nothing more !
    So why not have the CK in the app, it's something also easyly done ??? for 3 monster bases that are different? sorry from my point of view this is a poor argument.. and ok let's say the 12 missing heroes will never be done again and there is unbalanced due to them or the different monster bases...
    Why not put a message in the app when clinking on the CK : "Beware some balance issues can probably arrive, FFG don't will give support to any of these heroes!" ?
    After all only the name/main type (perhaps stats) of heroes are coded in the app and for the monsters it's only the name and powers.
    In this way no need to work around and those clicking the CK will never have the new monsters !

    For those that don't have the CK is no impact !
     
     
    By the way the CK is not a first Edition product it's a Second ! there is no minis in it.. OK and so? does this make a difference with the others products of the 2nd Edition.. from my point of view it shouldn't !
    because it's and old 2nd Edition product it can be put aside? ..OK
    let's keep and imagine the future the Shadow Rune is broken, a new one will be done with new updates and no FAQ for those having bought the first base box.. OK..
    Then and the first Lieutenants pack are also old and now less powerfull and unbalanced ... they will do new ones making the old ones obsolet and removing them from the app (why not).
    and after Logan is too poverfull so let's make another H&M Packs v2 for Descent Second edition and again the old ones could be forgoten ?
    Why won't FFG do that? if people continue to buy every thing without questioning... why should they stop ?!
    It's exaggeration ... but sorry from my point of view they have started on this path...

    Off course FFG are not "MONSTERS", (greedy probably like all companies ;-) ) but it's not because we buy their products we must be happy with all their doings.. and way of doing it!
    They could have done the 2nd Edition without ever doing the CK and just give the Updated on the H&M packs.. I would not have reacted as I actually do! this I would have find correct.
    They could also have done the CK and H&M Packs with only new Heroes and Monsters, this also I find correct.
    But companies that sells something for a line of product and knowingly makes new products that are updates/corrections that make obsolete old produts of the same line and you have to buy the new product to have a good product and not a broken one.. again sorry but I don't find this correct !
    If I where even more paranoiaque than I am ;-)
    I could even question my self if the monsters base modifications are really a designers/balance choice or some marketings' one...

    And probably you don't understand my thinking it's OK I'm not here to convince anyone my is the right way, I don't have this pretention !!
    I write all this so people could see how and why I think so and perhaps some other people like me ....
     
     
     
    Most probably I will buy it too but I understand that people could not be happy with this way of doing things ;-)
     
     
     
    Yes! because it's different games each one with it's good points and bad points, each one with it's flavor!
    I for example am currently play both Editions (you can even add IA to the list ;-P ) but with differents groups with different feelings and different goals ... but always for fun !! ;-P
     
     
     
    Don't forget to add that the cod 10 special characters where broken in cod 11 : either always wining whatever forces where on the other side or always loosing!
    And the same special caracters are in the new mod, but corrected ones...

     
     
     
    As I said I understand they can't give the new minis, and If I could ask for something it's not them not H&M packs.. after all minis are not mandatory !! just look to the base game lieutenants are tokens !!

    Also ok those that need the updates can find them ... but not by FFG !! it's their products it's to them to give us the info to make the thing official and not some homebrew or custom made !
    Buy doing so they show that this product matters, and was not only ment to take money and nothing more !
    As I told upper if they do this, the CK version will be the same as the H&M packs stricktly! and the few exception put aside (missing heros and to some extent the base modifications) the CK will become balanced... as it's the same as the H&M which are supposed to be balanced !!

    So yes FFG can do something, so those having the CK could play the game as intended ! seen that actually the message they have is the CK is broken .. sorry buy the new H&M Packs !
    Where as a single FAQ/Errata could make these people happy ! it even can be put as I told upper in the app without any impact for anyone else !!!
    And it's easy to do ! So why is not FFG doing it?
    I don't even ask to have side quest for the CK in the app or anything else... just by selecting the CK in the app the could have the heroes / monsters they have !
    Make a warning or watherver you want if FFG feels like there could be some balance issues.. but the 12 heroes put aside all is already there ! it's only create a new product on the list and link existing content to it !!
    And even add 12 heroes I'm ready to cut my hand it's not difficult !

    Other impacts : 0 !

    Perhaps my vision is not correct.. but I know a little bit of the software world and without knowing how they have made their app I don't think I'm saying such enormities that makes my thinking delirious !

     
    Last thing before I close my off topic here for ever :
    I own nearly every of Terrinoth linked content.. this includes the CK but also all H&M packs published in my country so far and will buy the new ones as soon as they are published here.....

    THE END
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    Felin got a reaction from Mortalo in Road to legend   
    First of all this will be my last post in off topic mode !
     
     
     
    lol
    sarcastic for sure but sorry if don't go for you last word ! indeed I don't use such words against nobody !!
     
     
    My tone? perhaps I didn't expressed correctly due to my very bad English.. but I only tried to explain why some people could be unhappy because the CK is beeing put asside.
    Your tone with a lot of Uppercases on the other hand.. but let's forget ! I think we are civilised people that can speak and exchange points of views without going to what's could be percieved as attacks !
     
    So what's silly in my argument?

    When someone buys something broken be it mini's, rules or whatever material, I think most people's reactions is to go for the shop and have a new one unbroken!
    Here I understand FFG could not print a new CK without losing a lot of money! OK !

    And I never asked for a free H&M pack of for the new minis! I understand also that the H&M packs cost money and we have to pay for the minis, new quest and so on..
    What I could ask is for an unbroken CK ! how? easily done ... with a new paragraph on the FAQ saying some think like CK here are the new stats for Monsters / Heroes, just the text is enought!
    Some powers and Quest all over the Descent line have been erated because they where broken .. why not for the CK ? is this really so stupid and 'pedantic' to think like that???
    Some will say that those that need the info could already find this info, for example with the link provided by quartersmostly..
    But somewhere it's not leagal even if again I'm OK every one is free to do what it wants..

    But suppose we have this easily done FAQ... what will then be the difference between the CK and the H&M excluding the new monsters .. 3 monsters mini whose base as been changed and 12 heros that are yet missing.. nothing more !
    So why not have the CK in the app, it's something also easyly done ??? for 3 monster bases that are different? sorry from my point of view this is a poor argument.. and ok let's say the 12 missing heroes will never be done again and there is unbalanced due to them or the different monster bases...
    Why not put a message in the app when clinking on the CK : "Beware some balance issues can probably arrive, FFG don't will give support to any of these heroes!" ?
    After all only the name/main type (perhaps stats) of heroes are coded in the app and for the monsters it's only the name and powers.
    In this way no need to work around and those clicking the CK will never have the new monsters !

    For those that don't have the CK is no impact !
     
     
    By the way the CK is not a first Edition product it's a Second ! there is no minis in it.. OK and so? does this make a difference with the others products of the 2nd Edition.. from my point of view it shouldn't !
    because it's and old 2nd Edition product it can be put aside? ..OK
    let's keep and imagine the future the Shadow Rune is broken, a new one will be done with new updates and no FAQ for those having bought the first base box.. OK..
    Then and the first Lieutenants pack are also old and now less powerfull and unbalanced ... they will do new ones making the old ones obsolet and removing them from the app (why not).
    and after Logan is too poverfull so let's make another H&M Packs v2 for Descent Second edition and again the old ones could be forgoten ?
    Why won't FFG do that? if people continue to buy every thing without questioning... why should they stop ?!
    It's exaggeration ... but sorry from my point of view they have started on this path...

    Off course FFG are not "MONSTERS", (greedy probably like all companies ;-) ) but it's not because we buy their products we must be happy with all their doings.. and way of doing it!
    They could have done the 2nd Edition without ever doing the CK and just give the Updated on the H&M packs.. I would not have reacted as I actually do! this I would have find correct.
    They could also have done the CK and H&M Packs with only new Heroes and Monsters, this also I find correct.
    But companies that sells something for a line of product and knowingly makes new products that are updates/corrections that make obsolete old produts of the same line and you have to buy the new product to have a good product and not a broken one.. again sorry but I don't find this correct !
    If I where even more paranoiaque than I am ;-)
    I could even question my self if the monsters base modifications are really a designers/balance choice or some marketings' one...

    And probably you don't understand my thinking it's OK I'm not here to convince anyone my is the right way, I don't have this pretention !!
    I write all this so people could see how and why I think so and perhaps some other people like me ....
     
     
     
    Most probably I will buy it too but I understand that people could not be happy with this way of doing things ;-)
     
     
     
    Yes! because it's different games each one with it's good points and bad points, each one with it's flavor!
    I for example am currently play both Editions (you can even add IA to the list ;-P ) but with differents groups with different feelings and different goals ... but always for fun !! ;-P
     
     
     
    Don't forget to add that the cod 10 special characters where broken in cod 11 : either always wining whatever forces where on the other side or always loosing!
    And the same special caracters are in the new mod, but corrected ones...

     
     
     
    As I said I understand they can't give the new minis, and If I could ask for something it's not them not H&M packs.. after all minis are not mandatory !! just look to the base game lieutenants are tokens !!

    Also ok those that need the updates can find them ... but not by FFG !! it's their products it's to them to give us the info to make the thing official and not some homebrew or custom made !
    Buy doing so they show that this product matters, and was not only ment to take money and nothing more !
    As I told upper if they do this, the CK version will be the same as the H&M packs stricktly! and the few exception put aside (missing heros and to some extent the base modifications) the CK will become balanced... as it's the same as the H&M which are supposed to be balanced !!

    So yes FFG can do something, so those having the CK could play the game as intended ! seen that actually the message they have is the CK is broken .. sorry buy the new H&M Packs !
    Where as a single FAQ/Errata could make these people happy ! it even can be put as I told upper in the app without any impact for anyone else !!!
    And it's easy to do ! So why is not FFG doing it?
    I don't even ask to have side quest for the CK in the app or anything else... just by selecting the CK in the app the could have the heroes / monsters they have !
    Make a warning or watherver you want if FFG feels like there could be some balance issues.. but the 12 heroes put aside all is already there ! it's only create a new product on the list and link existing content to it !!
    And even add 12 heroes I'm ready to cut my hand it's not difficult !

    Other impacts : 0 !

    Perhaps my vision is not correct.. but I know a little bit of the software world and without knowing how they have made their app I don't think I'm saying such enormities that makes my thinking delirious !

     
    Last thing before I close my off topic here for ever :
    I own nearly every of Terrinoth linked content.. this includes the CK but also all H&M packs published in my country so far and will buy the new ones as soon as they are published here.....

    THE END
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    Felin reacted to clwillcox in Ispher (Visions of Dawn) always stand?   
    Descent Journeys in the Dark - 2nd Edition Base Game $79.95 Dice Pack (9.95 ea) x 3  $29.85     Lair of the Worm $34.95 Labyrinth of ruin $59.95 The Trollfens $34.95 Shadow of Nerekhall $59.95 Manor of Ravens $39.95 Mists of Bilehall $39.95 The Chains that Rust $39.95     Oath of the Outcast $34.95 Crown of Destiny $34.95 Crusdae of the Forgotten $34.50 Guardians of Deephall $34.95 Visions of Dawn $34.95 Bonds of the Wild $34.95 Treaty of Champions $34.95 Stewards of the Secret $34.95 Shards of everdark $34.95     Splig $8.95 Belthir $8.95 Zachareth $8.95 Alric Farrow $8.95 Merick Farrow $8.95 Eliza Farrow $8.95 Valyndra $14.95 Raythen $14.95 Serena $14.95 Ariad $8.95 Queen Ariad $14.95 Bol'Goreth $14.95 Rylan Olliven $8.95 Verminous $8.95 Tristayne Olliven $8.95 Gargan Mirklace $14.95 Skarn $14.95 Kyndrithul $8.95 Zarihell $8.95 Arduc Ix'Erebus $8.95     Forgotten Souls $14.95 Nature's Ire $14.95 Dark Elements $14.95     Heirs of Blood $24.95       $1,024.35
     
    WOW....$1,024.35.....I've spent that much on this game!?!?!?!?   Not to mention tax, and shipping and card sleeves and the obsolete 1st edition stuff (including the the 2nd edition conversion kit), and all the other stuff a person buys to store and organize the many parts and pieces of this game.  WOW!?!?!?!  THAT MUCH!?!?!?!?!
     
    Now before someone goes getting the wrong impression.....Let me say......I either really enjoy this game ...... and the many hours of fun I have with friends playing it...or.....I'm nuts for spending this kind of money on a game!!!!  "WHAT is your major malfunction!?!?!?"....I'm not certain....SIR!!! YES SIR....SIR!!!
     
    Also.....let me say...I understand to error is human....we all make mistakes....I'm not writing this to "point fingers".  Ultimately I understand this is JUST a game....a WAY COOL GAME....BUT...just a game.  Look....I'm obviously pleased with the games that FF produces....why else would I sink (oops..."invest") so much money into them!?!?!?.  FF Games...IMO...are good products that are well worth the money.  So...and not that its going to matter in the big picture of life ....don't get the wrong idea....I'm not sinking (oops...investing) the time to write this to "complain".  I'm writing this in an attempt to encourage FF to continue with producing such cool games AND to encourage FF (and anyone reading this) to always strive to do our best in all we toil at under the sun. To work is good, to work to the best of our ability is honorable...to say the least.
     
    ALL THAT said....
     
    I also like the bit I've seen on the cool new APP for this game....looking forward to more of that!
     
    That APP - and high tech APP stuff in general - and way cool gaming stuff like this game - has had me wondering for a  few years now.....will Fantasy Flight be the first company to take board games and APP tech to the "next level"?
     
    Let me explain.
     
    I was playing this game again last night - started at 7 pm Friday night and ended at 5 am Saturday morning - yes....10 hours straight in the wee hours of the night after working construction all day....oh....and i'm almost 50....no spring chicken....no old dog yet either....but....anyway....i digress.
     
    I was playing this game again last night and I ran across this question.....you know the one....can Ispher use his ability  that says "at the start of your turn, recover 2 (heart)".
     
    I got KO'ed....I was out.
     
    I read....in English....the "Activation Card" and it said...
     
    HERO TURN SUMMARY
    1. Start of Turn:
         I. Start of turn abilities
         II. Refresh cards
     
    I looked at the Hero Card....and it said....
     
    HERO ABILITY
     
    You cannot be Poisoned.
     
    At the start of your turn, recover 2 (heart).
     
    I used the public education I received some 35 years ago...you know the one that still used "old math"....and I thought about this.....and i said to my self....and those at the table with me....
     
    hmm........."At the start of your turn"....listed UNDER..."Hero Ability"....and I compared that to the "Activation Card"....that said....step 1 "Start of Turn Abilities".....
     
    HMMMMM.....Hero Ability....At Start of your turn.....reads like it makes good American (oops...English)....again....just a construction worker with a public education so I could be reading it wrong.
     
    so I looked at the errata thinking - this has to be in the FAQ!?!?!?!?!  if it is....I didn't find it. sad face.
     
    so i looked int he rule book....page 7....Section Titled - HERO TURN SUMMARY....it said....
     
    During each hero turn, the active hero player performs the following steps in order.
     
    1. Start of Turn: During this step, any effect effecting the active hero that last "until the start of you next turn" end.  Also, the hero player may use any abilities that trigger  "at the start of your turn". Then the hero player refreshes his exhausted cards (see "Exhausted and Refreshing Cards" on page 8).
     
    AGAIN...I thought....reads like good American.
     
    then I thought....well, maybe I don't know how to read American.  shocked face!?!?!?!
     
    we debated about it, looked through pages of SHtuff, went on line using our cool high tech hand held things, and lap tops, and other such high tech shtuff, and we found pages of "unofficial" - kind of official ....you know the shtuff that is answered by designers of the game (supposedly) but just not on the games "official" forums or home product pages....and we also found some obscure note in the rule book on page 15 under Knocked out that said.....
     
    "A hero can not use skills or abilities while knocked out, unless an effect specifically allows it."
     
    we looked on line some more....we debated...we wined and cried and pushed and shoved and drank some more coffee....and we finally tossed our hands i the air and me....the person getting the short end of the stick...decided it wasn't worth the debate...and I said...ok...your right...lets move on.
     
    now>>>>>all this sad....i NEED TO SAY....I am not writing all this so we can revisit and to debate this question about Ispher and his Hero Ability - AT THE START OF HIS TURN..  WHAT!?!?!? WHAT THE HECK IS THIS DUDE WRITING ALL THIS SHTUFF FOR THAN!?!?!?!? AND WHY ARE YOU NOW READING IT!?!?!?!?
     
     
    NOW....don't get me wrong...that was all "fun" too...in its own way... last night eh debte, the page flipping the web searching....the looking for the answer...BUT...at the same time....I thought....DANG...now there is a good use for an APP!!!!
     
    What if....and imagine this if you will....we go into the future with me....open your mind Quaid....open your mind Quaid....open your mind.....
     
    What if all players that sunk....ooops "invested"......even just $79.95 into the base game....not to mention those of us that have "invested" $1,000 +/- into  this and other similar FF games....opened their new game boxes and instead of finding the more printed "rule Books"....or in the case of the Lieutenant Packs - ANOTHER printed page explaining the rules for these expansions....they found printed on the box....a reference that led them to the game producers web site that told them they could down load the APP called - Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd edition) COMPLETE rule book.
     
    Imagine instead of finding the PDF of all the "printed rule books" they found one link to one APP to rule them (the rule books) ALL!?!?!?!
     
    What if...you could down load an APP...specific to your game.....that did this!!!!
     
    1. It was the COMPLETE collection of ALL the current rules for your specific game.
             for example.....what if...printed on the back of the box that comes with the game you just sunk $79.95 into.....it said...."for the complete set of rules to your new way cool game....go to FFG/Descent and download the COMPLETE rules for your game." .....ALL FF games could do this - so instead of getting a printed rule book in your new game box, players went on line and downloaded the APP for that games "Rule Book".
     
    Think of all the money - and trees - FFG could save by using modern tech APPS  to reduce paper products for game "paperwork" that could be better managed in an electronic format.
     
     
    2. The Rule Book for your Game ---- APP....was updated instead of "adjusted" with an Errata and FAQ PDF.
           for example: right now game players - as they have been doing since the dark ages of board gaming - can now go online and down load a PDF of ALL the rule books.....books they already own if they purchased the game.  AND...rule books that are also - probabaly - already outdated by the time they get thier game home from the store. Books that need an "Errata and FAQ".... PDF to correct.
     
    Again - i understand mistakes happen....BUT... BUT....what if instead of of those PDFs.....you would find one link for an APP that would have ALL the rules in one electronic format -  that you could print if you really wanted to...BUT that you would not print because of all the cool, easy to use and very useful stuff the APP managed for you.  FFG could even charge - say.....$10 for this APP....and I'm sure players that have invested $79.95 into the game would be willing to purchase....IF it meant they had ALL the updated rules in the palm of their hand instead of in stacks of outdated pages of rule books and errata pages and or online content taht was at best "opinions" of other players and at worse - "unofficial" - kind of official - answers to posts on forums like this.  
     
    But....BUT....what about people that don't have the tech to download this APP?!?!?!?  how will they get the rules!?!?!  really?!?!?!?  what part of the planet is FFG selling this game on...to people in wood shacks in the middle of the jungle!?!?!?  NO....they are selling to people that have phones in the palm of their hand that do more than most lap tops do and that cost less than the base game of $79.95.  so....not a valid question. You will need to think of another reason to stay in the dark ages...of the day when printed rule books were the cool thing and high tech tech stuff of today was only in movies like  Total Recall.
     
    3. The rule Book - as new expansions got released - automatically update....and....promoted upcoming game products.
         for example: in a lot of FFG products I've purchased, I've gotten these cool multi page high quality booklets that advertised other FFG games.  what if - again saving money and trees wasted on printed items that are quickly outdated and tossed aside - what if - WHEN the game app was "automatically updated" - your captive audience also had to sit and watch a little sales pitch on your other products that are normally solicited to them with the printed booklets in their new games?
     
    two stones with one bird is what I always say!  
     
    you can update rule books in real time - and solicit your other games while not investing money into printed paraphernalia. 
     
     
    but wait...that's not all....on top of those three key things -the APP would do this....
     
    - update all Errata and FAQ in the correct "section" and with "example text" and that had links that cross referenced other pertinent info from other sections of the book.
     
    - offered a section that people could "click on" that would enable them to "receive" updated game product.  for example - in this game, there are some cards that need to be "rewritten" because the FAQ or Errata says it should "read like this" instead of "xyz".  so people could click on the "print updated card" button and it would send FFG a notice that someone needs this card updated.  The APP would require people to input information for it to be mailed to - FFG could then restrict one updated card per address - and when say - 500 people said they needed the updated card - FFG could run a series and have them mailed out.
     
    - The APP - like that cool new camping APP does - could ask players to input their products they own - and proof of purchase info - and the rule book they have would only show them the rules for the products they own.  and people could only get updated cards for products they have proof of purchase info for.
     
    the APP could do a lot more - save a LOT on printing costs for rule books, errata info, etc. and could do as good of a job of promoting FFG games as the FFG website does.  the possibilities are endless...IMO.
     
    and....you guessed it....if you want someone to head this project up, someone that has a life long dream of working for a game company, a life long passion of games, a love for games, and a like for modern tech....i would love to tackle managing this project for you for all your games!  I'm not an APP programmer or anything like that - I've constructed multi million dollar buildings for 30 years - I know how to manage projects with far more complexity than this project would entail - and you cant beat my love for games!
     
    anyway - thanks for reading this - peace.
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    Felin got a reaction from Steve-O in some step question   
    If the question is can Tinashi use is Heroic Feat (http://www.descentinthedark.com/2nd/thaiden-mistpeak/) before using the "Chosen Target" class card from Bounty Hunter's class (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/manor-of-ravens/preview-2/chosen-target.png)
    I think the answer is clearly : no!
     
    Based on the FAQ
     
    Q: When exactly can cards with a timing of “during your turn” be used?
    A: Any skill or ability with a timing of “during your turn” can only be
    used during the Perform Actions step of a hero’s turn for the heroes and
    during the Activate Monsters step of the overlord’s turn for the overlord.
    A player cannot use these skills or abilities at the start of his turn or at the
    end of his turn.
     
    and on the Hero Turn Summary (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/preview-2/Activation-Front.png)
     
    "Chosen Target" must be done on step 1 and Tinashi's Heroic Feat is on step 3 !
    You can not move to spot some out of Line Of Sight monster and then Track him.
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    Felin got a reaction from Zaltyre in Zombie + dash   
    cf  https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/81568-zombies/
     
    or https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/11/98/11988124-5517-42a5-8048-1c8aa739fb52/descent_second_edition_faq_v16.pdf
     
    In Short : YES you can.
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    Felin got a reaction from Kaisho in some step question   
    If the question is can Tinashi use is Heroic Feat (http://www.descentinthedark.com/2nd/thaiden-mistpeak/) before using the "Chosen Target" class card from Bounty Hunter's class (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/manor-of-ravens/preview-2/chosen-target.png)
    I think the answer is clearly : no!
     
    Based on the FAQ
     
    Q: When exactly can cards with a timing of “during your turn” be used?
    A: Any skill or ability with a timing of “during your turn” can only be
    used during the Perform Actions step of a hero’s turn for the heroes and
    during the Activate Monsters step of the overlord’s turn for the overlord.
    A player cannot use these skills or abilities at the start of his turn or at the
    end of his turn.
     
    and on the Hero Turn Summary (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/preview-2/Activation-Front.png)
     
    "Chosen Target" must be done on step 1 and Tinashi's Heroic Feat is on step 3 !
    You can not move to spot some out of Line Of Sight monster and then Track him.
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    Felin got a reaction from Luijod in some step question   
    If the question is can Tinashi use is Heroic Feat (http://www.descentinthedark.com/2nd/thaiden-mistpeak/) before using the "Chosen Target" class card from Bounty Hunter's class (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/manor-of-ravens/preview-2/chosen-target.png)
    I think the answer is clearly : no!
     
    Based on the FAQ
     
    Q: When exactly can cards with a timing of “during your turn” be used?
    A: Any skill or ability with a timing of “during your turn” can only be
    used during the Perform Actions step of a hero’s turn for the heroes and
    during the Activate Monsters step of the overlord’s turn for the overlord.
    A player cannot use these skills or abilities at the start of his turn or at the
    end of his turn.
     
    and on the Hero Turn Summary (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/media/ffg_content/descent-second-ed/news/preview-2/Activation-Front.png)
     
    "Chosen Target" must be done on step 1 and Tinashi's Heroic Feat is on step 3 !
    You can not move to spot some out of Line Of Sight monster and then Track him.
  23. Like
    Felin got a reaction from Kaisho in Zombie + dash   
    cf  https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/81568-zombies/
     
    or https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/11/98/11988124-5517-42a5-8048-1c8aa739fb52/descent_second_edition_faq_v16.pdf
     
    In Short : YES you can.
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    Felin got a reaction from Luijod in Shards of Everdark H&M Pack announced!   
    I think so from my reading (but I'm not english native) if you attack an hero who was not adjacent to you at the beginning of your activation you have only 1 additional red no matter the distance you will cover to attack the hero..
    This is act II card so with the red he has the same dices as big monsters (like dragons, golems, etc ..) I'm curious how is the act I card... only one blue by default ?
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    Felin got a reaction from Luijod in RtL - Custom campaigns and side quests?   
    Yes put for example tile 10A in place of 11A could be done easily.. .. but there is no real difference! ;-)
    Puting now 6A in place of 11A is also easy.. but what about balance ? you must adapt monster placement...
    But putting 9A or even 8A in place of 11A (all these three are 4x4 tiles) could lead to some problems, as the final map wil change. OK, again it's easy to program and make 4/5 final maps possibilities.. but will all the choices be equivalent? with the same balance? .. not sure this part will be easy to evaluate..
     
    And the problem is that a few tiles excluded the rest are rather different and changing them could lead to some unexpected results.
    I'm not sure people will be OK if after some tests they conclude that when it's tile A they win but when it's tile B they lose every time!! ;-P
    Again I prefer to have a balanced static quest, than a random that could be frustating : "oh **** tile B .. I'm already lost!!!"
    But if they can achieve random / picked from X tiles quests that are balanced, of course I will be happy.. but just afraid this could absorb a lot of time.. time that could be used elsewhere .. ;-)
     
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