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Frozen Anderas Horror Yeti Wonderland Quests

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Frozen Anderas Horror Yeti Wonderland Quests

Postby Anderas » Wednesday April 10th, 2019 12:19am

I want to present the quests that we use, "as played" in our Play by Post game. They will also contain a comment about the real life experience we made with this quest.
We changed the number of players participating during the campaign, so the quests shall not be understood as "the wisdom for balancing" or anything - it's just what we used.


I start right away, with the first quest; The Frozen Horror Quest 1, Xanon Pass

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Quest 1 - A quest for one beginner Barbarian and four Mercenaries

Xanon Pass
Good luck, Barbarian, on this, your first of three trials! Servants of the Frozen Horror have overrun the fortress that guards Xanon Pass. This is the only pass over the Cyberian Range, which you must cross to reach Ice Mountain. An iron door is your entry into the fortress. You must find the wooden exit door that leads out to the far side of the pass


Notes:

Four mercenaries offer their help to the Barbarian; one of each kind. Place them next to the Barbarian, right before she opens the iron quest entry door.

A: If the Barbarian searches for treasure in this room, 75 Gold Coins are found in the chest.

B: The evil Crossbowman does not move but fires his crossbow at the Barbarian once during each of Zargon's turns until the Barbarian reaches him. If the Barbarian moves next to the Crossbowman and attacks, the Crossbowman surrenders immediately, offering his crossbow in exchange for his life. The Crossbowman then runs away. The Barbarian should take the equipment card.

C: If the Barbarian searches for treasure in the room, a shield is found in the tomb. Take the matching equipment card.

D: If the Barbarian searches for treasure in this room, a longsword is found in the weapons rack. Take the matching equipment card.

Wandering Monster: two Skeletons



In total, the mercenaries and the Barbarian together lost 14 Body Points; and that's with the additional attacks that come from the mercenaries. How a single Barbarian is supposed to survive, I don't know.

During the game, clmckay and kitch discussed that the northeast sector likely doesn't contain the exit as it is surrounded by a hallway; so that part is avoidable damage.

Maybe that's the solution, just don't go everywhere. On the other hand, if you take the minimum path, you won't have enough gold to buy mercenaries and survive part II.


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Re: Frozen Anderas Horror Yeti Wonderland Quests

Postby Anderas » Saturday April 20th, 2019 1:17am

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Quest 2 - A Quest for three beginner heroes and four mercenaries.
Trial by Ice
Xanon Pass leads to an underground outpost on the slopes of the Cyberian Range. This outpost is a base of operations for minions of the Frozen Horror.It threatens several nearby villages. You must enter the outpost and slay one of the Frozen Horrors lieutenants, a Chaos Warrior named Krag. The only way in or out is through the Ice Cave entrance. Your Quest begins and ends there."



Notes:

This quest is adapted for a beginners Dwarf and Wizard; a Barbarian that played the first quest and four mercenaries.

A: This ice tunnel is connected to the ice tunnel in the other room "A". Any hero or monster landing on one of these squares immediately moves to the other ice tunnel square

B: This treasure chest contains the Armband of Ice (see corresponding artifact card)

C: If a hero searches for treasure in this room, a Potion of Warmth is discovered atop the sorcerer's table. (See the matching treasure card in this Quest Pack.)

D:If a hero searches for treasure in this room, 120 Gold Coins are found in the chest.

E:The Chaos Warrior Krag is in this room. His stats are as follows:
Movement: 7, Attack: 5, Defend: 5, Body: 4, Mind: 3

Wandering Monster: two Goblins



This quest was WAY to close for my taste. All mercenaries died, and the hereos had four body points left among them.

I added some of the small monsters to accommodate Dwarf and Wizard in the quest - However I underestimated just how much damage those two wandering goblins would deal.
I normally calculate three wandering monsters per quest, our hero group found six or seven.
Then our heroes had the wandering monsters in exceptionally bad circumstances, like, being completely alone, draw two treasure cards with a special item, get 1d6 gold and miss the next turn, plus a wandering monster. Woah! three attacks for free for the two goblins! Suddenly even Goblins get really really dangerous.

Here, an overview about what I thought I changed. (what? :-D )
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Why "what I thought"? After the quest was over, I double checked and found out that in the original is a Yeti together with Krag in the boss room (top left sector, the third room).
I did not have that one, an I don't know where and when I lost it. I did not remove it consciously. But I can tell you, if the Yeti had been there, the game would have ended with a total party kill.

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Re: Frozen Anderas Horror Yeti Wonderland Quests

Postby Anderas » Monday May 20th, 2019 12:14am

Made the first monster card

Sadly the yeti image was taken apparently from a misprint.

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Re: Frozen Anderas Horror Yeti Wonderland Quests

Postby Anderas » Wednesday June 12th, 2019 11:32am

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Quest 3 - A quest adapted for a beginner Elf and Dwarf and Wizard and the Barbarian from Quest 2
The Rescue
The minions of the Frozen Horror have captured Gothar, the Barbarian tribe's Great Elder. He has been taken to an evil Chaos stronghold near Ice Mountain. Gothar has great wisdom, but he is old and frail. He cannot survive long in the cruel hands of the creatures of Chaos. Your final test is to enter the stronghold, find Gothar, and bring him out safely. Begin on the spiral stairway and return to it to end your Quest.



Notes:



A: If a hero searches for treasure in this room, the weapons rack holds a Battle Axe. They can take the corresponding equipment card.

B:If a hero searches for treasure in this room, 70 Gold Coins are found in the chest.

C: If a hero searches for treasure in this room, a Helmet is found in the chest. They can take the corresponding equipment card.

D:This chest has a poison needle trap on it. If a hero searches for treasure before the trap is disarmed, they lose 1 Body Point. One hundred and fifty Gold Coins are found in the chest.

E:As the heroes enters this room, the two Chaos Warriors have just tied Gothar down on the rack. They ignore Gothar and concentrate on attacking the heroes. If the heroes kills the Chaos Warriors, Gothar is freed. Use any available Hero figure for Gothar; place him next to the heroes. Gothar is under the Barbarian's control and moves after him. Gothar's stats are as follows:

Movement: 6 Attack: 1 Defend: 2 Body: 2 Mind: 2

The Barbarian must bring Gothar to the spiral stairway to fulfill this final test. Any monsters encountered attack only the Barbarian, as they are under orders to capture Gothar alive. If the Barbarian dies, Gothar is automatically captured.

Wandering Monster: 2 Orcs


I've got the feeling that the motivation was running out after the heroes cleared the top part of the quest and saved Gothar.
Also, saving Gothar was somehow strange - as the monsters have the clear order not to hurt Gothar, only to attack the Barbarian (or in this case, the others from the group); Gothar could march totally unhindered to the quest entry and stand there while the heroes were off to find some treasure in the southern part.

There was no alarm.
There was no danger for Gothar.

I had a new Elf, the Wizard who bought one additional spell and the Dwarf from last time (swinging the Battle Axe from A and wearing the Helmet from C in the end :-) ). I adapted it to the dwarf as he was in the beginning (AT 2, DE 2) so I removed some few monsters, no big changes actually. For a Barbarian alone it would have been much too difficult, for the entire group it was not without challenge, but I'd say quite exactly good.
Here the changes that I made to the quest compared to the original. Only the three blue marked monsters were removed. I added a hint for a side quest in the Altar Table: Quite differently from the original, there is no fully equipped hero in the group that will attempt Quest 4. Also all the artifacts from the base game are missing, so where to get them?

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If I were to propose some additional changes to the original as solo quest for the barbarian, I wouldn't know where to begin. I guess the easiest change is to make it a group quest and then it's good.
As group quest, the two Chaos Warriors should not kill Gothar, but then all the rest of the map should try.


I made three more monster cards in the meanwhile.
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Finally, just to annoy the heroes a little bit: Here's the treasure deck of this game. Yes, I draw everything in advance to make it faster, then I just cross of the cards that were taken.
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