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Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 12:39:34 AM »
Play the game, not the players!
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Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 05:55:29 AM »
Thranduil's Realm faction cards! Only 9 factions left!




https://sbminisguy.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/dux-arda-elves-thranduil-cards.pdf

Offline Battle Brush Sigur

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 03:10:12 PM »
Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 08:04:20 PM »
Thanks, and thanks to Gunnar for the faction write-ups! Campaigns are now in the works as well. I just ordered this book, looks pretty good:



https://www.amazon.com/Battles-Tolkien-David-Day-ebook/dp/B07JZ3XNT6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547146935&sr=8-1&keywords=tolkiens+battles+day

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 05:37:14 AM »
Whew! Just finished creating and uploading the last of x17 faction decks! They are listed here - enjoy!

https://sbminisguy.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/dux-arda-gaming-middle-earth-with-dux-britanniarum/

Offline arget8

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 10:02:19 PM »
If anyone else is interested in running Lord of the Rings using Dux Britanniarum, which is a fantastic warband-style game set in the Arthurian age (The perfect time period for Middle Earth in my opinion) with a good, simple battle system and a immersive, simple, and exciting campaign system, John here has really made it even easier. I'll be using his cards when I get down to business of really playtesting the current build.

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 07:08:05 PM »
Hi,
I just updated the faction book for the Dwarves per comments, and made it easier to read and clarify a few things. This includes:

1. Brief history of the Dwarves in Middle Earth
2. Updated Faction forces
3. Faction cards
4. Creating a Dwarf as a Dux Arda character, including names, what Clan and the different characteristics.
5. Dwarf career paths tied into modified retainers and Kingdoms
6. Magic in Middle Earth
7. Underground Terrain
8. Modified Kingdom Enhancements
9. Specifics on Dwarven Kingdoms and Provices, and how they differ from other Factions
10. Modified Battles and Raid
11. Description of the Dwarven Halls at the time of the War of the Ring



https://sbminisguy.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/faction-book-for-dux-arda-durins-folk-book-of-the-dwarves/

Enjoy!

Offline gibby64

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 11:10:46 PM »
excellent work!! you sir have a passion that I admire.

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »
Hi, just posted a short article about Religion in Middle Earth -- specifically how Dux Arda differs from the Dux Britanniarum rules in this regards. Cheers!

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Dux Arda – On Religions in Middle Earth
Where Are the Religious Figures and Structures in Dux Arda?

In Dux Britanniarum, religious figures and buildings for the Romano-British, Saxons and other factions play a role in battles and campaigns. This is not the case in Dux Arda — the fan mod for gaming the battles of Middle Earth using the Dux Britanniarum rules from Too Fat Lardies.

Most Factions in Dux Arda will not have Religious followers in their Retinue (check each Faction listing). That’s because in Middle Earth, while there is an epic struggle between Good and Evil, organized religions play little role in the War of the Rings.



https://sbminisguy.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/dux-arda-on-religions-in-middle-earth/

Offline Randell

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2019, 07:54:21 PM »
A group of us are hoping to give this a spin on Saturday.  Thanks for all the hard work you've both put into this.

Offline arget8

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2019, 06:16:38 PM »
Let me know how things pan out! I haven't gotten a chance to playtest the factions yet, so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Offline Dilettante Gamer

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 07:28:45 AM »
Looking forward to what you and Gunnar do with that.

I'm also in the Bay Area. Demo game at KublaCon??
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Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
A group of us are hoping to give this a spin on Saturday.  Thanks for all the hard work you've both put into this.

Love to hear your comments and anything we can do to improve!

Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2019, 08:23:43 PM »
Looking forward to what you and Gunnar do with that.

I'm also in the Bay Area. Demo game at KublaCon??

Oh boy, I'd love to do KublaCon but family &school schedules mean that standard holiday weekends are usually taken. Do you ever get out to GameKastle in Santa Clara, or to the South Bay Game Club that meets once a month in Saratoga?

https://sbgc.groups.io/g/club

Offline arget8

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Re: Dux Arda - Middle Earth with Dux Britanniarum
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2019, 08:25:57 PM »
Once I get my Gondor and Mordor forces finished, I'm hoping to run a game of it at Historicon, Cold Wars, or Fall In. Probably next year, based on my current paint backlog.