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Updated CK cards and story with pictures

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Long story short, I made Astarra card from Crusade of Forgotten with the community balance change and the original artwork from Conversion Kit:

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And now the long story.

You may know me from my custom heroes creation from Drakon 4th: Ocvist the Dragonslayer, Ravvis the Ranger, Aurora and Gaia.  I LOVE Descent and I wish FFG would still support it. There are some minor issues which I will talk about briefly and I will share with you what I am doing, when I am not painting - with pictures!

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1) Localization issue

I am from Czech Republic and sadly our Czech Descent publisher Blackfire localized and released only Base Game, Labyrinth of Ruin and Shadow of Nerekhall. Everything else I have to get in English, which would be fine, but it extremely triggers my OCD and bothers me to mismatch English and Czech cards together.

So what I am basically doing now: I make translations with multiple friends and recreate every card to HQ graphic. Because shared cards from FFG are not exactly in the good enough quality for printing, I usually spend hours of searching for the original artwork and their artist. Artists quite often publish their pieces on their blogs, websites, DeviantArt, Artstation, etc., but sadly not always and then I use scans, low quality pictures (mostly from Descent wiki) and try to restore them. I often manually repaints some parts, which you could already see from my published custom heroes.

You can see preview of completely recreated and translated Bonds of the Wild by me (images are at 50% size):

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2) Balance, typos, text inconsistency

Sadly with plenty of content released some parts of Descent are not exactly balanced and also Czech translations includes typos and incorrect translations. But since I am already recreating lot of cards, I also made corrections of those mistakes and included some balance changes for stuff that I have - mostly taken from Charm'y balance patch and Rugal's balance patch. Another preview!

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3) Miniatures scale change

Having monsters slightly larger is really fine, but H&M packs included heroes so big that they barely fit on their base. That's something unacceptable for me. To solve this issue I am buying minis from Descent 1st, Runebound and Runewars which includes characters we know, but fit into game better and that is also reason why I made this updated Astarra card!

This is creation process of making. I was not able to find original artwork, but I did find high quality scan of her card from Descent first edition. Since it was slightly smaller, I manually repainted the connections and missing parts - took around 5 hours to do.

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Custom (but not really) content

Runebound 3rd includes updated sculps of Red Scorpion and Eliam which were never released in the Descent. Also Runewars Miniatures Game contains some of amazing miniatures from Terrinoth. For that reason I recreated already existing cards for Skeletons, Golems and Eliam with the updated artwork. Here is the preview:

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And what's next?

Of course Czech translations are not really interesting for you guys, I just wanted to show you what I am doing.

In future I will post last missing hero for the Maze of the Drakon (Dwarf), I am trying to help other creators with their content (Rugal's Druid, Gksozae's Cavalier) and I will also post completely brand new cards for Drakon board game.

 

Right now I have them finished and playtested in Czech, but I will also translate them to English. Another reason to buy Drakon 4th if the Maze of the Drakon isn't enough. 
Overview card is now exactly same size as Descent hero cards, hero cards are now exactly same size as Descent class cards, they are generic, so you are no longer restricted to pick specific miniature and there are 6 more custom ones - increasing number of heroes from 6 to 12. And here is the last preview:

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Thank you for your time reading this ❤️.
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Wow, superb work!

 

I'm very interested in your Bonds of the Wild files.

It's the only Descent component I couldn't get in Spanish, and I'd like to translate it for those times when I play with people who don't know English.

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nice job, i also has CK astarra, and printed a new custom astarra with a little nerfed hero ability ( "once per round, during a move action you may spend 1 movement point to...") when the quarantine finish, i surely will print those custom heroes, i really like them 🥰

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22 hours ago, rugal said:

And what about the druid from drakon ? ?😁

I have almost everything ready, I am polishing wording and working on graphics before I publish it.

I rather take my time then rush the job 😁 I hope you will not be disappointed 🙂.

 

19 hours ago, Pabliten said:

nice job, i also has CK astarra, and printed a new custom astarra with a little nerfed hero ability ( "once per round, during a move action you may spend 1 movement point to...") when the quarantine finish, i surely will print those custom heroes, i really like them 🥰

That's a good change which I also like and will use 🙂 She already have premium stats, so this nerf is appropriate.

I hope you will enjoy them! Don't hesitate to share your feedback! 🙂

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1 hour ago, AwesomeTree_in_the_Dark said:

I have almost everything ready, I am polishing wording and working on graphics before I publish it.

I rather take my time then rush the job 😁 I hope you will not be disappointed 🙂.

 

That's a good change which I also like and will use 🙂 She already have premium stats, so this nerf is appropriate.

I hope you will enjoy them! Don't hesitate to share your feedback! 🙂

I hope, but please, I can't wait ! 😉

I did the same change on her, and it is far better

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I updated Astarra card to include "during a move action" balance change 🙂

I also couldn't resist and had to create card for Trenloe the Strong.
Jesper Ejsing did incredible job with the artwork and I highly recommend to check all of his fantasy artworks he made, if you already didn't do so:

ArtStation, Website, Blog and this is where I found Trenloe.

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The artwork of realms of Terrinoth looks like a bit too much sci-fi to me (surprisingly since she's not but I cannot explain)

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1 hour ago, AwesomeTree_in_the_Dark said:

I love those 1st edition sculps! They just needed little help with a scalp and green stuff - Trenloe is no longer bending to the side and Astarra staff length is reduced.

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Can't wait to paint them.

I don't ! Many are ugly in strange poses. Valadir is maybe the worst totaly ridiculous 

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