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(TFT) The Lost Orb - A TFT Mass Combat Scenario
Hey everyone. I just posted a new scenario to my web site that uses my
mass combat rules. Here's the link:
It's called "The Lost Orb".
There is a pdf copy available to download on my site. I'm including
the raw text as well below. This scenario has been extremely well play
tested over many, many years. Believe me, it's a blast to play!
Hope you all enjoy it,
David O. Miller
The Lost Orb
A Melee/Wizards mass combat scenario
by David O. Miller
In the early days of Thorsz the First Orbs of great power were created
to increase his control over his empire as quickly as possible. He
sent powerful wizards controlling these Orbs throughout his empire to
tame, civilize and eventually control the surrounding wilds and its
people. Over the past several hundred years these Orbs were long
forgotten, forgotten until the great wizard warlord Malgor rose to
power. Malgor seeks to find all of the forgotten Orbs and use their
combined power to enslave all living creatures and bend them to his
will. Through the raising of his mighty undead army Malgor is getting
closer and closer to achieving his goal of domination. The only hope
of the living is to find and gather the remaining Orbs before Malgor
does. Thus the "unholy alliances" of men, orcs, dwarves, goblins and
elves have been formed to not only fight Malgor's ever advancing army
but to search for the hidden resting places of the remaining Orbs of
One such Orb has been located deep in a remote area of the Northern
range of the Dwarrow Delve Mountains. Moving quickly an alliance of
different races force march their way to the ancient site of the
discovered Orb. Tensions run high amongst the odd group as mistrust
and old insults resurface. It is rumored that the ancient Orbs will
grant the person holding it immense power. Power that could be used to
settle some old scores as well as fight off Malgor and his armies.
When they reach their destination, however, they quickly learn that
Malgor has learned of the location of this particular Orb as well, and
has sent some of his minions to collect it....
It is the recovery of this Orb and be the last team standing that is
the quest of this scenario.
All players start out in a very shaky alliance to recover the Orb of
power. The game starts with all figures being placed on the edge of
the board. Figures are placed one at a time in a round robin
procedure. Determine who places first with a simple dice roll. This
board should be of a somewhat circular nature and have a small hill
located in the middle, a couple of levels high. The board can also
contain whatever terrain features you wish such as trees, rocks, etc.
The figures do not need to be grouped together by team as it is
assumed they start the game allied with each other and have just
arrived at the scene, surrounding the location from all different
directions. In the center of the board on a small hill is the pedestal
holding up the Orb. It is surrounded by numerous undead skeletal
warriors of Malgor. Before the Orb can be picked up by anyone all of
the undead warriors must be destroyed. If a figure picks up the Orb
before the skeletons are all slain that figure will be killed
instantly. (The skeletons had just started a mystic procedure know
only to them and Malgor to metaphysically attune themselves to the
Orb. This connection to the Orb allows only them to use it until they
are all destroyed.)
At any time during the combat the alliance can and should be broken.
Just remember that the Orb can not be taken until all skeletons are
destroyed. The winner will be the last team standing in possession of
the Orb. If the players are not careful the skeleton warriors could
possibly win this scenario.
The Orb will grant different magical powers to different people. Or it
might not grant any power at all. The power granted will be totally
random. A figure holding the Orb must have one free hand to hold it,
therefore if he is using a 2 handed weapon or a shield he can not pick
up the Orb. Use a small marker to represent the Orb and which figure
is holding it. (We use a small glass bead with some sticky tack on it
to attach it to the miniature.)
Here are some suggested rules for the terrain. Feel free to adjust
them however you'd like:
The board has many terrain features such as a hill, trees and rocks.
The hill works this way: +2 DX to hit from above, -2 Dx to hit from
below, movement and engagement rules are not affected one level up or
down. You can move up or down one level at a time with no penalty. You
can not move up two levels all at once. You can jump down two levels
but you must roll 3D6 vs DX or fall when you land. Engagement rules do
not work over two levels.
The trees will offer some protection from missile fire, -4 DX to fire
through hexes containing trees. You can move through tree or bush
hexes at the cost of two points of movement per hex. You can not,
however, stop in a hex with a tree or a bush. Large rocks will block
all missile fire and can not be entered.
There are a total of eight skeletons surrounding the Orb. The six with
swords are adjacent to the Orb, the two with spears are standing on
opposite sides of the Orb, adjacent to at least one of the sword
ST 12 Broadsword 2
DX 12 (10)
IQ 8 Leather 2
MA 10 (8) Small Shield 1
ST 11 2H Spear 1+1
DX 13 (11)
IQ 8 Leather 2
MA 10 (8)
Skeletons are not affected by missile fire, the arrows just pass
through them. They are brittle however, any hit of 8 or more points
after armor will shatter them. The tactics for the skeletons are
simple. They will move to engage any figures that come within 5 hexes
and they will fight to the death. They will however not move further
than 5 hexes away from the Orb because they wish to protect it. When
in doubt as to who they will attack just roll a die. The skeletons
will not use the power(s) of the Orb.
This game is balanced for three players but more can easily be added.
Each player will start with 6 characters and 240 total points. Each
team should be made up completely of one racial type; human, elf,
dwarf, orc or goblin. Remember, in my mass combat rules you have to
start with the Individual Character Points added in to each individual
character first. (Example: each human has to start at 32 points.) You
then total all of your the Beginning Character Points and subtract
that from 240 to get your Bonus Points. These Bonus Points can be
added to your characters with no limitations.
Orb Special Abilities
Whenever a figure picks up the Orb for the first time roll 1D6 and
consult the below chart. Each figure only gets one roll on this chart
and after he has used up the special power that the Orb grants he can
never roll on the chart again.
1 No Effect!
2 Lightning Capability: Figure can suddenly cast 1D6+2 total points of
power. Roll to determine the total amount of power figure gets.
Lightning does 1D6 per point of power used to cast it.
3 Armor: Figure temporarily receives extra armor protection. Roll
2D6+2 to determine the amount. Armor points will be used up as hits
are stopped so keep track of the points.
4 Hammer Touch: Figure can use 1D6+2 total points of power to deliver
hand held weapon blows that do an additional 1D6 points of damage per
point of power put into the spell. Figure must announce the amount of
power used before rolling to hit. If figure misses target then power
points are still lost. Roll to determine the total amount of power
5 Teleport: Figure can teleport anywhere on the board once. Spell
takes effect on figures DX.
6 Orb reacts badly to the figure and cause 1D6+2 points of damage!
Because its an electrical shock armor does not stop this damage.
Scenario by David O. Miller www.meleewizards.com
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