Thursday 28 June 2018

Talomir Tales - Battle Board and Counters

Each Talomir Tales Full Book  comes with 42 color card stock counters and one 8 x 10 color card stock Battle Board. Here's a step by step on how to mount counters if you choose to or just cut and play as they are. 

The Battle Board is used to fight your battles. Since Talomir Tales is all about small groups of adventurers - usually 5 - there will normally be a dozen or so counters or figures in combat so they will fit on the Battle Board easily.

 Here's a picture of the board with some 15mm figures from Splintered Light Minis. Also an example of the counters mounted to give a more permanent feel.

 This picture has a large 28mm figure and two 25mm figures. They also easily work on the Battle Board.

And finally we have a picture of 5 28mm adventurers and 7 large Bugs.  We'll be using the Battle Board concept on other games including ATZ - Evolution and our 5150 - No Limits books.

Part 2 - Character Creation

Thursday 21 June 2018

3rd Bat Rep - Talomir Tales - Caster with References.

 That's right Daloff. I went down into the Ghoul Dungeon out near the ford. I thought it was a legend, but Pink said he knew it was true. Look at this pouch of jewels! You should have went with us. Pink had a Knight come with him and this Caster. I know, I know, I know. If Pink says she's good, she's good. But I'm telling you she was great!

 We ran into six Ghouls and before you could blink she had fired off 4 bolts and boom. Smoldering Ghouls. Guess it's that active thing they talk about.

 The Knight, Harold; Arnold, whatever his name, him and I charge and  that's it. Last two Ghouls are dead.  Well this time dead, dead.

 Then I turn around and Pink's tapping the wall with a dagger and...

It's a goldurn secret treasure room. Loaded with stuff and two Ghouls. Wham, bam! They're toast and we're up to our hips in gold, jewels, all kinds of stuff. Anyway, we lug out what we can, Billy says I can help myself anytime I want. And the Caster! What can I say. What? Billy and her took off . Something about catching a ship to Eskelin. I know,; Eskelin...

Another Talomir Tales Bat Rep - Casters. What'cha Gonna do?

Haldor shook his head and waved for more ale. When am I going to learn, Pink? So we run into those four Orcs out in the swamp and man, we're ready. The new Caster, he's active - whatever that means - and he's doing the mumbo jumbo and the Orcs, they are sweating. 

 Boom! Off goes the spell and ... nothing! Nothing!Total failure.

 So while the Orcs are laughing the rest of us charge.  

 Now in the thief's defense, he shouldn't be meleeing, but hey. He got stuck in. 

Anyway. After some serious fighting I skewer my guy and it gets real quiet. That's when I notice I'm all by myself. The other two, pfffft, Out of the Fight. 

 When you find yourself outnumbered, well let's just say it motivated me. Killed both Orcs...

 And the archer ran away. Have to admit though, he actually hit my shield with an arrow.

So anyway, after the fight the thief and fighter are okay. The Caster? Never moved after botching the spell. That's him at the end of the bar waving and smiling at us. He convinced me to give him another try. So, what you got planned for tomorrow Billy? 

Part 3

Talomir Tales Bat Rep #1 - the Trouble with Casters and Archers

 Haldor slammed down his third tankard of ale at Edd's Pub and continued his story.
So after I hire this archer and Caster, nice looking lady, but I should have asked for references. Anyway we're walking along the forest and bam! We run into around 7 Gobbos. I'm thinking, heck, bring it on pinheads.
 Well they must have been waiting for us becasue they were on the attack quicker than, well you know.

 Anyway, being typical Gobbo archers they shoot but they ain't hitting nothing. So here they come! Archer, that's him over on the other side of the bar, fires and misses. Not even close. And the Caster? She can't even fire off a crappy spell - "I'm not active", she says, whatever.

 We get into melee and  the archer decides to run away and the Caster... she goes Out of the Fight. Couldn't even beat a Gobbo. A Gobbo! Hey darling, about another round of ale for me and my 
buddies here.

 Anyway Pink, lucky for me my buddy Daloff, my Dwarven friend here, sticks around and we mix it up. 

 Sorry, Pink - Daloff. Daloff - Pink. Anyway he sticks around and we kick some Gobbo butt.

After a minute the two Gobbo archers run away, guess it must be part of an archer's job description.  Anyway, the Caster recovers and says she ain't interested in doing this any more and splits. Same with that dang archer, over there a the end of the bar. Yeah I know I said it before. I should go over there and...

Part 2

Monday 18 June 2018

Talomir Map

Here's the map and a link to the Talomir Tales Blog. 

Talomir Tales Launches with a Bang!

Coming next week, Talomir Tales. 
4 stand alone Books. 
80+ unique adventures tied together into four Stories.

Each book contains the complete rules, 16 Encounters that you can use to make your own and 16 Encounters linked together into one Story.

If you've downloaded Swordplay 2018, our free Sword and Sorcery game, you'll be familiar with the rules as the Talomir Tales rules are the full expanded rules, with over 30 Character and Creature types , tons of Magic, 10 Character Classes, 30+ Attributes and Skills to make your Character's unique.

And the best part? It plays smooth and fast taking you from adventure to adventure seamlessly as you build your Story.

Watch for a flurry of Bat Reps showing how the game is played. Some will use the counters we've included others will use miniatures using the included. Both will use the full color Battle Board.

More to come!