måndag 21 september 2015

Aenglum: Ranged combat rules

Ranged combat
I was looking through the ranged combat rules for Aenglum and I have been running with class based damage, something that has worked really well. But with Ranged combat beeing just one category there wasn't really no incentive to use any diffrent kinds of ranged weapons. Why not use the sling instead of a longbow if the damage output is no diffrent? Ok, we have reload time and distance, but what else could one change to spice the rules a little and still keep it simple?

Ranged Weapons
Weapon Price dam short medium long Reload*
Short Bow (R) 25 R+1 01-12sq +1 13-24sq +0 25-36sq -1 0
Long Bow (R) 50 R+1d4 01-15sq +1 16-30sq +0 31-45sq -1 0
Light crossbow (R) 30 R+1d4 01-10sq +2 11-20sq +0 21-40sq -2 1
Heavy Crossbow (R) 45 2dR 01-14sq +2 15-28sq +0 29-42 -2 2
Sling (R) 2 R 1-8sq +1 9-16sq 0 17-24sq -1 -
Oil (T) 0.1 spec 1-2sq +1 3-4sq 5-6sq -1 -
Dagger (T) 3 R+db 1-2sq +1 3-4sq 5-6sq -1 -
Javelin (T) 1 R+db 1-4sq +1 5-8sq 9-12sq -1 -
Short Spear (T) 1 R+db 1-2sq +1 3-5sq 6-7sq -1 -
Throwing Axe (T) 1 R+db 1-2sq +1 3-4sq 5-6sq -1 -

Arrows – 3A for 10
Bolts – 5A for 20

*Reload is how many full rounds must be spent reloading the weapon.

R = Ranged combat class dice. Class-less characters use the d4 for any damage.

Movement and shoting
Shortbow and light crossbow – full move -4, half move -2
Longbow – half move only -4
half move only -2

Longbow and crossbows make 2 life damage at +5

Prices are in Aengles (standard currency)

söndag 6 september 2015

Valor and trolls

So I played a session of "Expedition to Under" yesterday, and I wanted to try out the new Valor-mechanic. For those of you whom haven't heard of this, it is a mechanic where you usually gains an advantage and morale (instead of HP in Aenglum) when you roll a natural 20. Now you also gains Valor when you roll those naturals. hmm, I think I must change this somehow.

Each character got two valors. One is from race and the other from class. The Valors are special attacks that give a little extra something. You can activate these when you reach five valor points.

So in the expedition to Under yesterday I let the players jump into the rolls of five Undertrolls on the warpath. The trolls were jumped by a band of bandits surrounding the small tower where the players had taken refuge.

The five trolls used the stats previously posted on the blog and each one also got a small trait.
We had Bh'ulg whom was the leader, Ashk that were good at throwing stones, he got a valor called meteor swarm which essentily were him throwing many small rocks, and we had a tracker and hunter and one oddity that were the bee-keeper that threw bee-hives on any unlucky bystander. I really need to draw an illustration on that one. :)

The characters (as trolls) made really made short work of the band of brigandes and was last seen hunting them towards the west. Really fun part of the campaign and I must use these trolls for something else in the future. (A grottröj convention maybe?)  

Must tweek the Valors evn tho they worked really good this session.