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Author Topic: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy  (Read 7163 times)

Offline Stavros Banjo

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2014, 12:22:08 PM »
Any news as to when the printed version of the rules will be available? It's the only thing holding me back  ;)
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Offline Faust23

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2014, 07:09:32 PM »
It's in premedia at Lightning Source. Once we get the proof copy we'll know whether or not its to our standards.  If so, the print copy will go on sale immediately and we'll make announcements.

Author of the Origins Award 2013 Nominated Brink of Battle: Skirmish Gaming through the Ages; Epic Heroes: Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy; and Scrappers: Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargames published by Osprey Games

Offline blackstone

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2014, 07:30:37 PM »
That force roster has gotten me interested. Have you any classic rpg type monsters stats you could share?

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2014, 08:28:35 PM »
We don't have premade stat blocks outside of the 13 sample force builds because giving all players access to all game options eliminates power creep and lets you build a dragon the way you think it should be, and I can build my dragon to my own specs.

However, we have certain Inborn Traits that can be used to fit most fantasy tropes. Stout is good for Dwarves, Graceful for Elves, Feral for Orcs, etc. If you can think it you can build it.

I love Mindflayers. I would build mine with the Abomination and Dominate Traits to represent their alien mind control powers.

We have certain effects that pay homage to d&d like the augmentation for the Natural WeaponInborn trait called Claw, Claw, Bite. We snuck a ton of these little easter eggs in their to help people create a 'feel' or style when building their warbands.
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Offline blackstone

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2014, 10:14:20 PM »
Haha got it! Love nod to ad&d with the claw, claw, bite trait.  Quite a sandbox type of game then! I like the idea of the different power levels of magic.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2014, 03:43:22 AM »
is Epic heroes only on PDF currently?
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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2014, 04:47:11 AM »
Yep.

It's in premedia at Lightning Source. Once we get the proof copy we'll know whether or not its to our standards.  If so, the print copy will go on sale immediately and we'll make announcements.



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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2014, 04:49:05 AM »
We did the first proof of the printed copy and the standard paper utterly butchered the art and photos making the whole thing look awful.

We have resubmitted for the premium paper which triples the cost per book. If it looks right, we will sell it, otherwise it will remain a pdf until we can resolve the print issue sometime next year.

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2014, 05:46:58 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Brink of Battle: Epic Heroes, Skirmish Gaming in the Realms of Fantasy
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2014, 07:17:05 PM »
Print copy is getting printed soon and we'll make announcements once we see the quality.

 

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