Gloom of Kilforth: May 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Prepping Fantasy Quest for UK Games Expo


Some peeps accused me of being camera shy so I thought I'd better come out of the closet...


Wondering how it will go at the Expo tomorrow:


With the missus lending her support:


See you there, folks!


ND


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mage Knight City Reference Cards

Based on Paul Grogan's original designs the following cards have all the city information on them that you should need for reference:


Monday, May 21, 2012

This amazing Fantasy Quest T-shirt could be yours!


All you have to do is ask me "Where did you get those cool T shirts?" at the UK Games Expo!

See, the only thing I own right now is the name, so that's why you get the incredibly stark, instantly recognisable - 'artless' you might say - branding.




Game/wine/table/etc not included...

We only have one spare, so make sure you act fast.  :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fantasy Quest Angry Strangers!

If you piss off enough people in Gloom of Kilforth: the Fantasy Quest Game, experience has proven that it can sometimes be hard to keep track of who is still mad at you!  So you can use these helpful tokens to keep track of your personal grudges.  Each player takes a couple of 'Angry Stranger' tokens of the same colour at the start of the game.  If negotiations with a Stranger don't go so well (i.e. you get zero successes - it happens) simply pop a token onto the irate Stranger to show that he is now your Enemy.  Remember to keep a token for yourself to remind you which colour is yours.  You now know to avoid this Stranger(/s) at all costs, unless you are suitably armed of course...







Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Brand, Son Of Ugly


We've been having problems looking at the ugliest character ever depicted in a card game:


So I came up with a solution:


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Win a copy of Fantasy Quest!

You will need a BoardGameGeek account to bid geekgold for a promo copy of Fantasy Quest here:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/141279/item/2128401#item2128401

:)

Lost in The Long Dark


From the FFG article here:


The passage twisted round a few turns, and then began to descend… In the pale ray of the wizard’s staff, Frodo caught glimpses of stairs and arches, and of other passages and tunnels, sloping up, or running steeply down, or opening blankly dark on either side. It was bewildering beyond hope of remembering.
    –The Fellowship of the Ring, “A Journey in the Dark”
After surviving a desperate struggle with The Watcher in the Water, the heroes of Middle-earth pass at last through the Doors of Durin and into the ancient mines of Moria. Within those tunnels, your heroes must conduct their search for the source of the increased Orc activity within the Misty Mountains. But as they journey into The Long Dark of those ominous mines, your heroes press ever deeper into a network of tunnels that carves through rock for leagues and leagues.
In the fourth Adventure Pack of the Dwarrowdelf cycle, the ominous dark hangs heavier and closer around your heroes, and the going is slow. The Long Dark is choked with hazards and foes, and heroes must be careful to keep their way. Should they falter, they may find themselves stumbling into disaster…
Finding Your Way
The Long Dark introduces a new, scenario-specific mechanic known as a Locate Test. As your heroes navigate the massive subterranean realm of Moria, the Locate Test challenges their senses of direction. Will they head true? Or will they wander blindly through ancient and abandoned passageways, losing their way for days as their food supplies dwindle or stumbling at last into a goblin encampment?
When a Locate Test is triggered, the first player discards one card from his hand to discard the top card of the encounter deck. Some of the encounter cards in The Long Dark have a bold PASS printed in the lower-right corner. If the first player discards such a card from the encounter deck, then he succeeds at the Locate Test, the heroes regain their sense of direction, and they may continue deeper into the mines. If the encounter card does not have the boldPASS printed on it, the first player may continue to attempt the test, discarding cards from his hand to discard cards from the top of the encounter deck until he either has no more cards available to discard or chooses to stop attempting the test.
Fellowships that do not PASS their Locate Tests, however, may find their situations growing more and more dire. Many of the cards in the scenario have Lost effects on them that may trigger whenever your heroes lose their way. The more of these effects you accumulate in the staging area, the deadlier they become. At the heart of The Long Dark of Moria, fellowships that get lost may find themselves starved, exhausted, and surrounded by hostile Goblins.
The Long Dark is making its way to a retailer near you. Next week, as we continue moving in the right direction, we’ll take a look at a couple of the reasons the Dwarves do not fear the dark!