Preview - Not Final preview rulebook A GAME BY GORKA MATA - VÍCTOR FERNÁNDEZ - SERGI SOLÉ 1 COMPONENT LIST..................................... GAME SETUP............................................ GAME SEQUENCE...................................... THE SETUP PHASE ................................... 3 4 5 5 Preview - Not Final EVENTS THE MESSENGER’S TURN ENEMY SPAWNING HEROES PHASE ........................................ 6 OBTAIN RESOURCES AT THE CITADEL SU M MA RY O F THE G AM E ATTACK FROM THE WALLS REPAIR A DAMAGED BUILDING USE THE CATAPULT The hordes of the Abyss loom over the Citadel of Modhelm! EXCHANGE RESOURCE CARDS WITH ANOTHER HERO B-SIEGED is a cooperative game for 1 to 6 players whose heroes will have to endure the siege of the abyssal troops while protecting the Messenger tasked with retrieving the Grand Ritual of Salled which is Modhelm’s only hope against the Abyss. ABYSS PHASE .......................................... 8 TACTICS ATTACK MARCH END OF SEASON PHASE ................................ 9 CONSUME RATIONS DETERMINE ENEMIES RENEW RESOURCES A STREET GUIDE TO MODHELM.................. 10 RESOURCE CARDS .................................. 12 USING RESOURCE CARDS SORCERY CARDS MARKET CARDS TAVERN CARDS ARMORY CARDS MASSIVE ATTACKS HEROES.................................................. 14 SPECIAL ABILITIES INCREASING STRENGTH RESURRECTION THE HEROES THE HORDES OF THE ABYSS..................... 16 KROHNS GARGOHS MÖLENS DISRUPTION : THE AVATAR OF THE ABYSS ANNEX 1 - SPECIAL ABILITIES.................... 19 2 VI CTORY ! O R DE F E AT... The players win the game as a team if the Messenger manages to leave the board, return to the Citadel before the end of round 12, and there is at least one hero alive at the end of the round the Messenger returns. On the other hand, the Abyss will claim victory for itself if any of the following conditions are met: • the Messenger has not returned to the Citdel by the end of round 12 • an Assault unit or an Avatar reaches the Citadel • the second Messenger dies • all heroes are dead at the same time • there are five or more Destroyed buildings in the Citadel Preview - Not Final COMPONENT LIST 5 red dice 6 hero dashboards A pair of plastic connectors 1 Catapult tile 1 yellow die 120 Resource cards 1 catapult die 1 Spawn die 48 Enemy cards 48 Special Ability tokens 1 Citadel Board 30 Event cards 4 Compass cards 1 Messenger token 4 double-sided Enemy Fields 32 Krohns (24 standard and 8 elite) 24 Gargohs (16 standard and 8 elite) 1 Avatar of the Abyss token (plus plastic stand) 18 Divine Grace tokens 8 Mölen 8 Morale tokens 8 Gold tokens 8 Food tokens 6 heroes 8 Damaged/Destroyed Building tokens 8 Reinforced tokens 4 Cursed Ground tokens 1 Vinculum token 1 Seasons Sheet 1 Card Sheet 6 hero bases 1 First Hero token 1 Time token 3 Preview - Not Final G AME SETUP Before starting your first game of B-SIEGED, carefully punch out all board tiles and tokens from the cardboard frames. Then, attach the Avatar of the Abyss token to its plastic stand and attach the Catapult token to the center of the Citadel tile using the plastic connectors. In B-SIEGED, the game board is composed of several tiles. The Citadel tile always goes in the center. Follow these steps to prepare the game: Assemble the tiles and boards as shown in the image. To decide which side of the two-sided Enemy Field tiles goes face up, players must take into account the number of Spawning Points on each tile and the number of participating heroes. For a standard difficulty game, it is recommended to have one Spawning Point per hero. Put aside the following components: Compass cards, Cursed Ground tokens, Damaged/ Demolished Building tokens, Special Ability tokens, Reinforced tokens and the Vinculum token. Note: The Special Ability tokens must be sorted into four piles, with their names facedown, according to their Level (1-4). Choose an Enemy Field. Draw 3 cards from the Enemies deck one at a time and place one on each of the three Spawning slots. Repeat this process for the other three Enemy Fields. Draw from each Resource Pool deck as many cards as heroes will play and place them facedown on the “Season Resources” slots section of the Card Sheet. Place the Time token on the first round of Spring on the Seasons Sheet. Optional: More experienced players may decide to play using Enemy Fields with more Spawning Points than heroes. Each player picks one or two heroes, depending on the number of players and takes the corresponding figure(s). The table below shows the suggested number of heroes according to the number of players. Players with two heroes must choose in which order their heroes will act during the Heroes phase. Example: In a 4-hero game, the four Enemy Field tiles will be placed with the 1 Spawning Point side face up. In a 6-hero game, two of the Enemy Fields would be placed with the 2-Spawning Point side face up. Take 1 Morale token, 1 Gold token and 1 Food token per Hero. In each Hero dashboard, place the Morale, Gold and Ration tokens on the following values of the corresponding tracks: Morale: 5 Food: 3 Gold: 1 Rotate the Catapult so that it faces North (N). Divide the 120 Resource cards into four decks according to their class (Armory, Market, Tavern and Sorcery) and shuffle them. Then, place the decks facedown on the corresponding slots in the “Resource Pool” section of the Card Board. Build a deck with the 30 Event cards, shuffle them and place the deck facedown on the “Event” slot of the Card Board. Build a deck with the 48 Enemy cards, shuffle them and place the deck facedown on the “Enemies” slot of the Card Board. Decide to which hero you wish to assign the First Hero token. The chosen hero will be the first hero during the first round of Spring. # of players 1 Suggested # of Heroes 4 2 4 (2 heroes each) 3 4 5 6 6 4 5 6 (2 heroes each) THE GOLDEN RULE If the effect of a card or game component contradicts the rules presented in this Rulebook, that effect has precedence. 4 G AME SEQUENCE Preview - Not Final A game of B-SIEGED is made up of four Seasons, and each Season comprises three rounds. The passing of time is tracked in the Seasons Sheet. THE SEASONS SHEET The Seasons Sheet is used to keep track of the round and Season being played, and is divided in four sections, one per Season. Each circle represents a round. The rounds in which the End of Season phase must be played are also marked. ROUNDS Each round is made up of 3 phases, plus an extra phase which takes place at the end of the third round of a Season: The Setup phase The Heroes phase The Enemies phase 2) THE MESSENGER’S TURN (End of Season phase) Important: During the third round of a Season, you will have to follow the steps of the End of Season phase immediately after the Enemies phase is over. In the first game round, players decide the Enemy Field through which the Messenger will travel towards the Outskirts, and place its token on Zone 1 of that Enemy Field. During this step, the Messenger must advance one Zone provided there are no enemy units neither in the Zone he is currently on nor in the Zone he must advance to. The Messenger does not advance the round in which he enters the game. If at the beginning of the Enemies Phase there is at least one enemy unit in the Zone where the Messenger is, the enemy unit attacks the Messenger, killing him. The enemy units in that Zone do not take any other attack or march actions during that round. THE SETUP PHASE This Phase is divided in 3 steps: Note: If the Messenger hasn’t managed to escape the Enemy Field by the end of round 7, he won’t have sufficient time to return to the Citadel by the end of round 12 and the game will be lost. Events The Messenger’s turn The Messenger’s journey is made up of two stretches: departure and return. Enemy Spawning During departure, the Messenger’s path is: Zone 1 > Zone 2 > Zone 3 > Outskirts (leaves the board) The round after the Messenger leaves the board, draw one Compass card at random. The card will indicate the Enemy Field on whose Zone 3 the Messenger will reappear to start the return stretch. If there are any enemy units on that Zone 3, the Messenger cannot reappear during that round, and players will have to wait until the next one (no new Compass card is drawn though). 1) EVENTS Advance the Time token to the next square of the Seasons Sheet. Then, discard the active Event card from the Cards Sheet, if there is one. Finally, draw a card from the Events deck and place it on the “Active Event” slot. Note: do not advance the Time token or draw an Event card if this is the first round of the game. Optional: Before starting the game, players may customize the Events deck by picking only low or high Value Event cards to decrease or increase difficulty. In any case, the Events deck must contain at least 12 cards. EVENT CARD A B C A B C D D During return, the Messenger’s path is: Zone 3 > Zone 2 > Zone 1 > The Citadel The round in which the Messenger returns, spawn 1 Elite Krohn and 1 Standard Krohn in his Zone 3. Those are his pursuing enemies. From now on, as long as the Messenger is alive, Spawn 1 Elite Krohn and 1 Standard Krohn in that Zone 3. These pursuing Krohns are added in addition to the normal Spawn in that Zone 3. When the returning Messenger begins the round on Zone 1, he does not move to the Citadel in the Setup Phase normally, but rather, he moves to the Citadel at the end of the Enemies Phase, ending the game with victory for the players. NAME OF THE EVENT If the Messenger dies, all heroes lose 1 point of Morale. EFFECT OF THE EVENT If during the departure stretch the Messenger manages to leave the Enemy Field, all heroes earn 2 Morale points. DURATION The effect of an Event card may last one round or persist until the end of the Season. In the latter case, leave the card on the Card Board instead of discarding it when a new Event is drawn. VALUE This number (1-10) determines the potency of the effect. The higher the Value, the more powerful the effect. WHO’S NEXT? If the Messenger meets an untimely demise, players have a chance to send another daring volunteer. During “The Messenger’s turn” step of the following round, if the Messenger died during the departure stretch, place the Messenger’s token on Zone 1 of an Enemy Field in which there are no enemy units. If there are enemy units on all Zones 1, you won’t be able to place the Messenger’s token, and players will have to wait for the next round. If the Messenger died during the return stretch, draw a Compass card at random and place the token on Zone 3 of the corresponding Enemy Field as long as there are no enemy units on that Zone. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the next round. The new Messenger does not advance the round when he reenters the game. 5 Preview - Not Final 3) ENEMY SPAWNING STANDARD AND ELITE UNITS Choose a Enemy Field. Make a Summoning roll with the Spawn die for each Spawning Point on Zone 3. The symbol rolled will match that of one of the symbols next to the three slots. Check the card on that tile. It will tell you the type and amount of enemy units that will spawn in Zone 3 depending on the Season. Then, if there are two Spawning Points, make a second roll. Then, place the required figures on Zone 3. Repeat these steps for the other three Enemy Fields. Example: It is Summer. On the Summoning Board adjacent to the Western Enemy Field there is a Mölen card on the yellow tile, a Krohn card on the red slot and a Gargoh card on the purple slot. The players make a Summoning roll and get a “purple” result. Players consult the season symbols of the Enemy card on the purple tile (the Gargoh). Under the Summer icon there is a “5”. Thus, they must place 5 Gargoh miniatures (4 standard and 1 elite) on Zone 3 of the Western Enemy Board. The number below a Season’s icon in an Enemy card indicates the number of enemy units of that type that appear in that Season. If an Enemy card features the “Standard” and “Elite” words below the unit’s name, one of the enemy units spawned will always be an “elite unit.” Thus, a “3” under the Autumn icon in a Krohn card means players must place 1 elite Krohn miniature and 2 standard Krohn miniatures in Zone 3 of the Enemy Field if it is Autumn. HEROES PHASE During this phase, each hero has 3 actions that they must perform consecutively when their turn comes. The hero taking actions at a given time is the active hero. The first hero performs all their actions during their turn. Then, if the player with the First Hero token controls two heroes, his or her second hero becomes the active hero and performs their actions. Next, it will be the turn of the hero (or heroes) belonging to the player to the left of the player who controls the first hero, and so forth. Once all heroes have performed their actions, the player who has the First Hero token assigns the token to his or her other hero (if he or she controls two) or passes it to the player to their left. Example: Peter controls the Sorcerer and the Smuggler; Natalie, to his left, the Archer and the Blacksmith; and Charles, to her left, the Mercenary and the Paladin. Each player’s heroes act in that order. During game setup, players decide to assign the First Hero token to Charles’ Mercenary, who becomes the first hero of the first round of Spring. Thus, the heroes will act in the following order: Mercenary, Paladin, Sorcerer, Smuggler, Archeress and Blacksmith. At the end of the Heroes phase, Charles will assign the First Hero token to the Paladin, his other hero, which will become the first hero for the second round of Spring. The order will then be: Paladin, Sorcerer, Smuggler, Archeress, Blacksmith and Mercenary. For the third round of Spring, the First Hero token will pass to the player to Charles’ left (Peter), and hence the order will be: Sorcerer, Smuggler, Archeress, Backsmith, Mercenary and Paladin. ACTIONS RUNNING OUT OF MINIATURES During their turn, the active hero can perform 3 of the following actions: If during the Enemy Spawning step you need to place an enemy unit on the board, but there are no miniatures left of that type, you’ll need to follow the replacement procedure: First place all of the figures required by the spawn card that might be available. Then, no matter the number of figures that were missing, you will add extra miniatures according to the chart below. If any number of Krohn were missing, place 1 Standard Gargoh and 1 Elite Gargoh. If any Gargohs were missing, place 1 Mölen. If any Mölens were missing, place 2 Standard Krohn and 1 Elite Krohn. When executing a replacement, if you’re missing any figures, follow the chart to use the next set of replacements. Example: A spawn card calls for 4 Krohn. 1 Standard Krohn and 1 Elite Krohn are placed, but the remaining 2 Standard Krohn are missing. Even though there are still some Elite Krohns left in the reserve, a replacement procedure will need to be made. 3 Gargohs should be placed in the zone. 2 Standard Gargohs are placed, but there are no Elite Gargohs left. Another replacement needs to take place, so a Mölen is placed in the Zone. 6 Obtain resources at the Citadel Attack from the walls Use the Catapult Exchange Resource cards with another hero Repair a damaged building In addition, the active hero may use as many stored Resource cards as they want. This is not considered an action except in the case of cards with a highlighted Class icon (e.g., ). Check the details in the “USING RESOURCE CARDS” section. OBTAIN RESOURCES AT THE CITADEL In order to obtain a resource or use the capacity of a building, the player places the miniature of the active hero on the building and spends an action. A hero may not use the same building two times in a row during their turn. There may not be more than one miniature on the same building at any given time. Note: Whenever there is a hero miniature on a building, that building is considered to be protected. Example: The Smuggler wouldn’t mind visiting the Palace as she could use some Gold, so the player decides to spend an action, places the miniature on the Palace and makes the corresponding roll. Unfortunately, she only gets 1 Gold piece. Her player would like to make another roll, but a hero cannot spend two actions in a row at the same building. Thus, the player spends the Smuggler’s second action to pay a visit to the Armory and draw and Armory card. Finally, the player uses the hero’s third action to return to the Palace and try her luck again. Preview - Not Final THE CITADEL The Citadel is divided into four Quarters: the North Quarter, the East Quarter, the South Quarter and the West Quarter. Each Quarter comprises a side of the wall and two buildings. Heroes may use any building spending an action no matter where they are. The number printed next to each building serves as a reminder of the resource a hero obtains when rolling on the Smuggling Table (See “The Smuggler’s Hideout”.) At the center of the Citadel lies the Catapult. The Catapult does not belong to any Quarter. A hero can access the Catapult from anywhere in the Citadel to orient it and/or shoot with it. A NORTH QUARTER (Wall + Tavern + Smuggler’s hideout) B EAST QUARTER (Wall + Barn + Armory) C SOUTH QUARTER (Wall + Market + Sanctuary) D WEST QUARTER (Wall + Palace + Sorcery tower) E CATAPULT ATTACK FROM THE WALLS Heroes must annihilate the abyssal hordes attacking from the Citadel’s walls. Each Quarter has a side of the wall. Thus, the “Western wall” is the side of the wall belonging to the West Quarter. As opposed to buildings, more than one hero can occupy the same side of the wall, and heroes may spend one or more consecutive actions to attack. When attacking from the wall, a hero earns 1 Morale point for each attack action he or she performs in which at least one enemy unit is destroyed or at least one Vinculum point is removed from the Avatar. Note: Armory cards with the “Massive Attack” trait may affect more than one enemy unit (even in different Zones) with a single action. These cards grant the hero as many Morale points as the printed icon indicates. The rules for Massive Attack cards can be found in the “Massive Attacks” paragraph of the “USING RESOURCE CARDS” section, below. In order to perform an attack action from a side of the wall against the adjacent Enemy Field, a player places their active hero on that side and makes an attack roll. Example: Last round, the Archeress ended her turn at the Tavern (North Quarter). When her turn comes again during the current round, her player decides he wants to attack twice in a row from the wall, so he can place the Archeress on any side of the wall and spend two actions to perform two attack rolls. Both rolls can be made from the same side of the wall or one from different sides of the wall. Thus, the player could place the Archeress on the Southern wall and attack twice from there, or once from that side and then from either the Eastern, Western or Northern wall. All heroes can attack without needing any weapon or card stored in their hero sheet. By default, heroes roll one red attack die (unless a Starting Ability allows them to roll more, such as the Paladin’s Refined Swordmanship) so they will end up fetching Armory cards rather sooner than later. All Armory cards with the icon allow making attacks only against the adjacent Enemy Field, unless the text of the card states otherwise. In order to hit an enemy unit, the player makes an attack roll for their active hero with one or more red dice (the number of dice will vary depending on their Special Abilities and Resource cards.) The required base target number depends on the Zone the player is attacking: Zone 1: Base target number: 4+ (hits with 4, 5 or 6). Zone 2: Base target number: 5+ (hits with 5 or 6). Zone 3: Base target number: 6 (hits with 6). However, dexterity and proficiency are not enough: the hero also has to inflict damage! Each hero has a base Strength value (e.g., the Archeress has Strength 1 and the Mercenary has Strength 2.) This value can increase by using certain Resource cards and Special Abilities which grant Strength bonuses. A hero’s total Strength equals the sum of their Strength value plus all Strength bonuses used. If an enemy unit’s Resistance is higher than the hero’s total Strength, the enemy ignores the attack. If the hero’s total Strength is equal to or greater than the enemy’s Resistance, that enemy is destroyed. Example: The Archeress (Morale 5, Strength 1) performs an attack against a standard Krohn (Resistance 1) and an elite Krohn (Resistance 2) in Zone 2. The heroine is equipped with the Armory card “Bow of the Grey Guard” (+1 Strength bonus), so the player rolls the two red attack dice granted by the Bow and scores 5 and 6, two successes. The Archeress hits both enemy units and destroys them. The player moves the Morale token from 5 to 6 on the Morale track. REPAIR A DAMAGED BUILDING Some enemy attacks and card effects may damage or destroy buildings. Whenever an attack or effect damages a building place a Damaged/Destroyed Building token on it with the “Damaged” side face up. Until it is repaired, a damaged building cannot be used. If a damaged building gets another hit, the building is destroyed. Flip the Damaged/Destroyed building token so that the “Destroyed” side is face up. A destroyed building cannot be used and it can only be repaired by means of Resource cards or Special Abilities. The active hero may spend an action and 2 Gold pieces to repair a damaged building. Put the hero on the building and remove the Damaged/Destroyed Building token. Then, the hero earns 2 Morale points. If the player wants and the hero has available actions, the hero may spend an action to use the building. DEFENDING BUILDINGS When a hero is on a building, that building is protected. If the building receives a hit (such as a Mölen attack) the hero takes the hit and the building is not damaged (or destroyed if it was damaged already). Some Resource cards allow players to place a Reinforced token on a building. When a building with one or more of these tokens receives a hit, you may discard one token to cancel one hit. If a building has a Reinforced token and is protected by a hero, the player decides whether to discard the token or to have the hero take the hit. 7 Preview - Not Final USE THE CATAPULT ENEMIES PHASE At the very center of the Citadel stands the Catapult, a fearsome mechanical weapon capable of wrecking havoc among the enemy lines. To use this destructive device one must have some skills, but also aim correctly! During the Enemies phase, each enemy unit must perform a single action: attack or march. If an enemy unit manages to advance from a Zone 1 to the Citadel, Modhelm will be laid waste to! A hero can use the Catapult to attack enemy units in Zone 3 of the Enemy Field the Catapult is oriented towards. There can only be one hero on the Catapult, and they can perform two types of actions: orient and shoot. Orient the Catapult: If the Catapult is not facing the Enemy Field you want to attack, the hero on the Catapult must spend an action to orient it during their turn. Roll the Catapult die. If you get a , the Catapult gets stuck and will not be oriented. The action is spent anyway. Shoot the Catapult: Roll the Catapult die. The number you get is the number of enemy units destroyed. If the attacked unit is an Avatar, the number is the amount of Vinculum points it loses. A or result counts as “miss”. When a hero shoots against a Zone 3 with two Spawning Points, the player must choose which point he or she is attacking before rolling the die. If a hero shoots the Catapult and the Messenger is on the chosen Zone 3 (or chosen Spawning Point, if there are two), much caution is required: a roll result higher than the number of enemies on that Zone 3 or Spawning Point will kill the Messenger! Catapult attacks have a fixed Strength value of 4, independent of the hero’s own Strength. Successful Catapult attacks only grant 1 Morale point to the hero who shot, regardless of how many enemies were destroyed (as long as at least one enemy was destroyed). Example: The Catapult is currently aiming West. The player decides the Blacksmith will shoot against Zone 3 of the Western Enemy Field. This is a risky maneuver since the Messenger is there, alongside 1 Gargoh and 1 Krohn. The player rolls the die nevertheless and scores a 2. The two enemy units are destroyed, and the Messenger survives! The Blacksmith’s player moves the Morale token from 3 to 4 on the Morale track. ENEMY FIELDS The Enemy Fields are the four big double-sided boards adjacent to the Citadel piece. They are split into two areas: the Summoning Board and the Enemy Field itself. Each Enemy Field is divided in three Zones, labeled Z3, Z2 and Z1. Zone 3 may have one or two Spawning Points . If there are two, Zone 3 will appear split in two sections. Enemy units are always spawned in Zone 3. At the right side of each Zone there is a space reserved for placing Resource cards with the “Tactics” icon . At the left side of each Zone there is a series of icons. These indicate the actions different enemy units on that Zone must perform during the Enemies phase as well as the base target number heroes must score with their attack rolls to hit enemy units in that Zone (some cards and Abilities may lower those numbers.) The stars , The cross-hairs Zone. The arrow in that Zone. , represent the type of enemy unit. state the enemy unit must attack if it began the Enemies phase in that states the enemy unit must advance one Zone if it started the Enemies phase ASSIGNING DAMAGE If there are different types of enemy units in one Zone, successful hits must be assigned following this order: Avatar, Heavy units (Mölens), Support units (Gargohs) and Assault units (Krohns). If there are both standard and elite units of the same type, hits are first assigned to standard units and then to the elite units of the same type. This targeting priority works for attacks made from the walls and attacks made with the catapult. EXCHANGE RESOURCE CARDS WITH ANOTHER HERO A hero may give Resource cards stored in their hero sheet to another hero and/or receive Resource cards another hero has stored by spending one action. 8 Example: In Zone 2, Support units must attack, and Assault units must advance. The number “5” is the base minimum result (base target number) heroes must score in their attack rolls to hit enemies in this Zone. Preview - Not Final This phase is made up of 3 steps: 1) TACTICS Resource cards with the icon placed on the Enemy Fields are triggered in the order chosen by the players. Once their effects are resolved, they are discarded. See “Using Resource cards”, below. 2) ATTACK Choose an Enemy Field. Starting with enemy units in Zone 1, each unit performs an attack against the corresponding adjacent Quarter (only if the unit is in the Zone from which that type of unit must attack, as indicated by the icons printed on the Enemy Field.) Then, units in Zone 2 attack, and, finally, units in Zone 3. Example: The Mercenary (Morale 5) and the Sorcerer (Morale 2) are both on the Northern wall. In Zone 1 of the Northern Enemy Field there are 3 standard Krohns and 1 elite Krohn. Krohns are Assault units, and thus their attacks only affect heroes on the wall. During the Enemies phase, Krohns attack one after the other, for a total of 5 hits. If all 5 hits were assigned to the Mercenary, he would lose all his Morale and die, so the already weakened Sorcerer must take one hit. Furthermore, the 2 hits dealt by the elite Krohn must be assigned to one hero, so the Sorcerer will not resist them. The only way both heroes can survive is to assign the 2 hits from the elite Krohn and 2 hits from 2 standard Krohns to the Mercenary and the hit from the remaining standard Krohn to the Sorcerer. The heroes have managed to escape death by the skin of their teeth and now each of them has only 1 Morale point left. As opposed to hero attacks, enemy unit attacks hit automatically. Once all enemy units in the chosen Enemy Field able to attack have attacked, enemy units in the Enemy Field to the left make their attacks, and so forth until all enemy units in all Enemy Fields which must and can attack have done so. The attacks the different types of enemy units perform affect heroes and buildings differently. See “The Hordes of the Abyss” section to get more information. In general: a hero loses 1 Morale point per hit received a building becomes damaged if it gets hit. If it was already damaged, it is destroyed. STANDING YOUR GROUND Enemy units attack one by one and hit automatically, so dividing damage among target heroes is crucial to avoid losses. If there is more than one hero in a Quarter affected by an attack, players decide how hits are split among the heroes. 3) MARCH Choose an Enemy Field. Starting with enemy units in Zone 1, each unit that has not yet attacked this turn advances (as indicated by the icons printed on the Enemy Field). Then, units in Zone 2 advance, and, finally, units in Zone 3. The only units which may advance from Zone 1 to the Citadel are Assault units (Krohns) and the Avatar. If during the Enemies phase there is an Assault unit on a Zone 1 and there are no heroes on the adjacent side of the wall, the Krohn advances during its turn and goes over the wall. The Avatar also follows this rule, but it advances even if there are heroes on the adjacent wall. If an Assault unit or the Avatar reaches the Citadel the players lose the game! If this is the third round of a Season, proceed to the End of Season phase. Otherwise, the current round ends and a new one begins with the Setup phase. END OF SEASON PHASE At the end of the third round of a Season players must perform three additional steps. In the case of the round in which the Messenger arrives at the Citadel or the third round of Winter, only the “Consume Food” step is necessary. 1) CONSUME FOOD Every hero must pay 2 Food. If a hero cannot pay the necessary amount of Food, they die. 2) DETERMINE ENEMIES Remove the three Enemy cards from each Summoning Board and replace them with three new Enemy cards drawn from the Enemies deck. 3) RENEW RESOURCES Discard from the game any Resource cards left on the “Season Resources” section and draw as many cards from each of the Resource Pool decks as heroes are in play, placing them facedown on the corresponding slots of the “Resources” section. If there are no cards left of a given class, shuffle the discarded cards of that class to build a new Resource Pool deck from which to draw. 9 Preview - Not Final A STREET GUID E TO MOD H E L M Before the siege, Modhelm was a reasonably calm and remarkably prosperous city, a small but shiny pearl of the Elmidair Empire, famous for its well-attended Market Fairs and its steel craftsmanship, always properly supplied thanks to two great commercial routes (and a myriad of secret pathways through which more “exotic” merchandise traveled and still travel.) Even now, in the midst of war, locals may obtain most of what they need at Modhelm’s landmark establishments. At least while the walls hold. THE NORTH QUARTER THE SMUGGLER’S HIDEOUT THE TAVERN Even though the Tavern may be dangerous occasionally, the Silver Militia manages to keep the peace. That is not the case with the Smuggler’s Hideout. Everybody knows where it is, but only a precious few When times are desperate, more than a few souls abandon their faith on the gods and leave it at have the guts to even come near it. Yet, much to the chagrin of the most honest citizens, it cannot be the bottom of a bottle. Damiana’s Tavern is a meeting point for Modhelm’s locals, a place where denied that the The Mask and her minions manage to put their hands on all sorts of goods, legal and one can drink a tasty pint of ale...or discreetly deal with mercenaries and assassins who would illegal alike, which one would not find anywhere else. sell their services for a handful of coins. But be warned: it wouldn’t be that odd to end up with a Luck will determine what resource a hero obtains when they dare visit the Hideout. dagger stabbed on one’s back. Tavern cards help you destroy enemies and hinder their advance via all sorts of traps and unlikely allies of dubious moral quality. Spend an action to place the active hero on The Tavern and draw one Tavern Resource card. Spend an action to put the active hero on The Smuggler’s Hideout and make a roll with a red die. Check the Smuggling Table to find out what the hero gets: Draw a Tavern Resource card Roll a yellow die and earn that number of Gold pieces Draw a Sorcery Resource card Draw a Market Resource card Draw an Armory Resource card Roll a yellow die and earn that number of Food Note: Any Armory, Market, Sorcery or Tavern card a player obtains when rolling in the Smuggling Table must be drawn from the corresponding Resource Pool decks, not from the Season Resources decks as usual. THE EAST QUARTER THE BARN During a siege, food gets ever more and more scarce, and at some inevitable point rationing becomes a painful necessity. Modhelm’s farmers and cattle breeders have agreed to store most of the food in the barn so that all citizens may access their rations in an organized fashion. Visiting this building is the safest way to obtain Rations. Spend an action to place the active hero on the Barn and roll the yellow die. The number rolled is the amount of Food the hero earns. 10 THE ARMORY Modhelm’s forged steel has enjoyed a well-deserved fame across the kingdom for generations, and no one makes the steel sing as well as Lugh Anvilcrusher. That’s what Lugh says, at least. Although the Anvilcrusher brand guarantees quality, all heroes will eventually end up wielding the weapons forged at “The Thundering Anvil”. Armory cards include weapons of different types: shields, armor, and massive attacks, which will be essential to finish off the toughest adversaries. Spend an action to place the active hero on The Armory and draw one Armory Resource card. Preview - Not Final THE SOUTH QUARTER THE SANCTUARY Faith is at least as scarce as food, but the number of devoted (or desperate) believers who flock to Isherida’s Sanctuary looking for solace steadily grows day after day. The mendicant monks accept offerings in exchange for food or access to the Library, and perform sacred rites which appear to rival the perilous Magical Arts. In the last weeks, the number of visitors has increased substantially after the goddess herself revealed herself during a ceremony and performed the greatest miracle of them all: resurrecting the deceased. Or so rumors have it, anyway. THE MARKET Famous throughout the kingdom for its annual fairs, Modhelm’s market is now but a shadow of its former self. Nevertheless, the hustle and bustle never seems to stop, projecting a false sensation of daily routine during the few peaceful periods the town hardly gets. It’s worth noting that a hero might leave a market stall empty-handed and with less Gold in their pockets, if you know what I mean... Heroes may visit the Market to obtain different goods, from Gold pieces and Food to Resource cards. Many Market cards require the players to make rolls to obtain a random amount of resources. Spend an action to place the active hero on The Market and draw one Market Resource card. Spend an action to place the active hero on The Sanctuary and: Obtain a Food Obtain a Divine Grace token Learn a Special Ability or increase their Strength: Spend a variable amount of Food (as shown in the hero sheet) to draw two Special Ability tokens of the corresponding Level and pick one of them. The hero may choose to either learn that Special Ability or to obtain a permanent +1 Strength bonus by flipping and using the back of the token. For more information, see “LEARNING SPECIAL ABILITIES” and “INCREASING STRENGTH” in the “HEROES” section, below. THE POWER OF FAITH Faith in Isherida manifests quite dramatically in Modhelm. The heroes may call upon the goddess to help them in times of need. The active hero may spend 1 Divine Grace token to get a +1 or -1 modifier to the result of an attack roll, a Food roll or a Gold roll after making the roll. The hero may spend as many tokens as the player wants to alter the result of a roll. THE WEST QUARTER THE SORCERY TOWER If there is one place Modhelm locals avoid like the plague that would be the Sorcery Tower. According to the dustcovered historical records buried in the Sanctuary, this twisted structure was erected by the mighty ArchConjurer Entinedes more than four hundred years ago, and the Citadel of Modhelm actually developed around it to guard its arcane secrets after its owner’s mysterious demise. Even though it’s been decades since a sorcerer last visited Modhelm, the place still hoards many spell scrolls and potions which lure the most daring adventurers. And yet there are those who whisper the faint glow of candles dances again through the rickety, stained-glass windows... Spend an action to place the active hero on The Sorcery Tower and draw one Sorcery Resource card. THE PALACE What once stood as the Ambassador’s Palace has been transformed into a great strongbox on the Mayor’s orders. Both townspeople and visitors deposit their Gold, as much or as little the possess, to keep It safe from thieves and other delinquents. Strong spells and tough mercenaries watch over the building at all times. The Smuggler’s Guild is far from happy with this municipal edict, since the new mercenary company does not bow to them, and for the time being have proven impervious to any tempting offers to look the other way. Spend an action to place the active hero on the Palace and roll the yellow die. The number rolled is the amount of Gold pieces the hero earns. 11 Preview - Not Final RESO URCE CA R D S In B-SIEGED, players may benefit from a wide variety of resources by drawing cards from the Resources decks. The 120 Resource cards are divided in four classes (30 cards of each): Armory, Market, Sorcery and Tavern. RESOURCE CARD A A B C NAME OF THE CARD CARD EFFECT This text describes the effect or effects of the card EFFECT ICONS These icons visually sum up the effects of the card. CLASS ICON Armory, Sorcery, Market and Tavern. MORALE Amount of Morale points the hero earns or loses after using the card. COST Amount of Gold pieces the hero must spend to use the card. STRENGTH BONUS The Strength bonus is added to the hero’s Strength value when the hero uses the card. STRENGTH VALUE Cards with this icon have their own Strength value which is used when the card is triggered. This value does not affect (nor is affected by) the Strength value of the hero using the card. B “TACTICS” ICON Cards with this icon are placed on Enemy Fields. C TYPE The type of card (permanent, discard or instant) indicates when and how a card is used and/or triggered. TARGET ZONES Zones highlighted in red are the Zones wich may be affected by that card’s effects. Resource cards also belong to one of three types: Permanent: These cards are not discarded after they are used. A permanent card may be stored in the hero sheet if there is an empty slot of the adequate class and type. Discard: These cards are discarded after they are used. There two variants of discard cards: red and orange. They may be stored in the hero sheet if there is an empty slot of the adequate class and color. If a hero obtains a discard card and cannot store it in his or her hero sheet, the player must either use the card immediately, if able, or discard it with no effect. If a hero obtains a discard card and cannot store it in his or her hero sheet and cannot use it immediately either, that card is discarded with no effect. Instant: An instant card must be used immediately when it is obtained. Then, it is discarded. Note: During their turn, the active hero may discard any permanent and/or discard cards stored in the hero sheet without triggering their effect(s). This is not considered an action. STOPPING THE ABYSS Resource cards with the “Tactics” icon are placed on the Enemy Fields during the Heroes phase, but their effects are not triggered until the Enemies phase. Players may place as many cards as they want on the same Zone to provoke more devastating effects. Unless a card states otherwise, cards only affect the Zone they are placed on. If before the Enemies phase begins there are no enemies in a Zone in which cards are placed, those cards are discarded with no effect. 12 Preview - Not Final USING RESOURCE CARDS Players may obtain Resource cards in various ways during the game, and they draw them from the Resources decks. If at any moment a player must draw a card and there are no cards in the required Resource deck, that player does not draw any card. Resource cards stored in a hero’s sheet may only be used during the Heroes phase, paying any Gold cost, where applicable. Normally, the effects of a card are triggered as the card is used, but cards with the “Tactics” icon are used during the Heroes phase and triggered during the Enemies phase. The active hero may use as many Armory, Market, Sorcery and Tavern cards stored in their hero sheet as they want during their turn. Using Resource cards is never considered an action unless the Class icon of a card is highlighted (e.g., ), in which case the card is always associated with an action. Discarding In order to keep the play area organized, players should make room for four discard piles, one for each class of Resource cards, in which they will put their discarded cards during the game. SORCERY CARDS The effects of Sorcery cards are as disparate as the Magic Schools of the Empire: blasts, shields, gold...you name it. But calling upon the Great Arts may turn out to be a dangerous prospect! When using a Sorcery card which affects one or more Zones, the player may choose the Zone or Zones of any Enemy Terrain or Terrains, unless the card limits this choice. MARKET CARDS Market cards provide heroes with a wealth of basic resources, from Morale boosts to additional Resource cards. TAVERN CARDS The effects of most Tavern cards focus on hindering enemy unit movement and attacks, and some even allow players to destroy specific units. When using a Tavern card which affects one or more Zones, the player may choose the Zone or Zones of any Enemy Terrain or Terrains, unless the card limits this choice. ARMORY CARDS Armory cards include all sorts of weapons, protections and special attacks. Some Armory cards are permanent . If a permanent Armory card allows the hero to roll two or more red dice in an attack roll, the hero earns one Morale point per each attack action he or she performs in which at least one enemy unit is destroyed or a Vinculum point is removed from the Avatar. MASSIVE ATTACKS Some discard Amory cards such as “Avalanche!” affect several enemies, and even more than one Zone. These cards feature the “Massive Attack” trait under their name. When using a Massive Attack card, make an attack roll with as many red dice as the card indicates against each affected Zone. If a Massive attack affects an Avatar, the creature loses one Vinculum point per each successful hit. The Avatar loses one Vinculum point for each successful hit. Massive Attack cards do not confer Strength bonuses. Each has its own Strength value. When using these cards, the active hero earns Morale points equal to the Morale value card. on the Players using Massive Attack cards against a Zone that contains the Messenger must be careful. If after rolling the attack dice against that Zone all enemies are destroyed and there are any unassigned hits left, the Messenger dies! Example 1: The Blacksmith (Strength 1) is on the Northern wall. A dangerously growing horde of enemies looms in Zone 2: 1 standard Krohn, 1 elite Krohn, 2 standard Gargohs and 2 elite Gargohs. If the player were to attack without using any cards, he or she would roll a single red die and would hit with a score of 5 or 6. If successful, a standard Gargoh (Resistance 1) would be destroyed, since according to the damage assignment order it is the first enemy unit the Blacksmith can destroy with his Strength value of 1. However, the Blacksmith had saved the Armory card “Barrage!” for such a scenario. This is a Massive Attack card which grants the attacker five red dice against enemies in Zone 2, and hits with a score of 3 or more on the attack roll. The card also has a Strength value of 2, so it can destroy elite units (Resistance 2.) The player spends an action and 1 Gold piece to roll the 5 dice, getting 3, 4, 4, 5 and 6. The five successes must be assigned to the enemies as explained in the “ASSIGNING DAMAGE” text box. Accordingly, the first 2 hits destroy the 2 standard Gargohs; the next 2 hits finish off the 2 elite Gargohs, and the remaining hit kills the standard Krohn. Only the elite Krohn has survived the attack. The Blacksmith earns Morale points equal to the printed value on the card (+1) and then the card is discarded. Example 2: The Archeress (Strength 1) is on her own atop the Western wall, watching the relentless march of the enemy. In Zone 1 there are 2 standard Krohns and 1 elite Krohn. In Zone 2, there are 2 standard Gargohs, 1 elite Gargoh and the Avatar of the Abyss (3 Vinculum points remaining.) The Archeress has both the “Avalanche!” and “Barrage!” Armory cards stored in her hero sheet. Her player considers using “Barrage!” to try and wipe out Zone 2, but the Avatar of the Abyss has a Resistance value of 4, so “Barrage!” (Strength value 2) would not have any effect on it even if it hit. “Avalanche!”, however, is a more powerful Massive Attack: besides reducing the to-hit number to 3, it grants 5 attack dice against Zone 1 plus another 5 attack dice against Zone 2, both with a Strength value of 4. The player decides to play “Avalanche!” spending an action and paying the 4 Gold pieces it costs. For Zone 1, the results are 2, 4, 5, 5 and 6; that’s four successes, enough to destroy the three enemy units. For Zone 2, the results are 3, 3, 4, 5 and 5; five successes! First, hits must be assigned to the Avatar until its vinculum is broken (3 in this case.) The 2 remaining hits destroy the 2 standard Gargohs, since damage is assigned first to standard units and then to elite units of the same type. After the attack, only the elite Gargoh in Zone 2 remains. The Archeress earns Morale points equal to the printed value on the card (+1) and then the card is discarded. I CURSE THEE! The Sorcery Resource card “Cursed Ground” follows some special rules, since it remains in play for three rounds. Instead of discarding it during the Enemies phase, place a Cursed Ground token on the “1” square. At the end of the next Enemies phase move the token to square “2”. At the end of the third Enemies phase after “Cursed Ground” entered play, move the token to square “3” and discard “Cursed Ground”. 13 H ERO ES Preview - Not Final Heroes are the absolute stars in B-SIEGED. But despite their prowess and extraordinary gifts, heroes can die if they lose all their Morale or if they cannot pay 2 Food during the End of Season phase. Nevertheless, the divine power of goddess Isherida resonates within the sacred walls of the Sanctuary, and she may return to life those valiant souls who stand against the hordes of Kor’aggam. Each hero has one or more Starting Abilites, printed on their hero sheet, which they can use from the beginning of the game. Plus, they can learn Special Abilities and/or increase their Strength value. HERO dashboard STARTING ABILITY This icon is a graphic representation of the hero’s unique Ability. STRENGTH This is the base Strength value of the hero. GOLD TRACK Gold pieces are used to pay the cost of some Resource cards or actions. A hero cannot have more than 4 Gold pieces stored. Additional Gold pieces earned are ignored. FOOD TRACK Food is vital for survival. If a hero does not have enough Food during the End of Season phase, they die of starvation. A hero cannot have more than 6 Food stored. Additional Food earned is ignored. DIVINE GRACE POOL A hero can store up to 3 Divine Grace tokens. SPECIAL ABILITY SLOTS Heroes may learn up to four Special Abilities during play. The number at the right on a Special Ability slot is the amount of Rations the hero must pay to draw Special Abilities of that Level at the Sanctuary. RESOURCE SLOTS The hero may store one Resource card in each of these slots provided the card matches the class, type and color on the slot. Some slots allow the hero to store more than one class of Resource (e.g., Market/Sorcery), but they can store one card only. A hero can rearrange their stored cards as they want during their turn, as long as all cards end up in slots of the correct class, type and color. This is not considered an action. MORALE TRACK Morale serves as a hero’s health. If a hero runs out of Morale, the hero dies and leaves play. A hero cannot have more than 10 Morale points. Additional Morale points earned are ignored. LEARNING SPECIAL ABILITIES 14 RESURRECTION Heroes may visit the Sanctuary and spend Rations to learn up to 4 Special Abilities. Special Abilities are split into Levels, and they are drawn randomly in pairs: the hero may learn one Ability and the other token is discarded. In order to draw Special Ability tokens of a given Level, there must be a token on the previous Level slot of the hero dashboard (except for Level 1.) A hero can only learn one Special Ability of a given Level (Starting Abilities do not count.) A dead hero may resurrect if his or her controlling player wants to. At any moment during the Heroes phase, the resurrected hero may be placed on The Sanctuary stripped of all Resource cards, Special Ability tokens and Divine Grace tokens. The Morale, Food and Gold tracks are reset to the starting values (5, 3 and 1 respectively). Then, the First Hero token is assigned to the resurrected hero. A detailed description of all Special Abilities can be found in Annex 1. When a hero is brought back from the dead, the dark forces fight against Isherida’s will. Make a Summoning roll on every Enemy Field immediately after the hero resurrects. Note: The effects of the different Starting Abilities and Special Abilities a hero has may stack. There may be Special Ability tokens with the same name of the same Level or different Levels. Note: A hero cannot resurrect if there is another hero on The Sanctuary. Preview - Not Final INCREASING STRENGTH Instead of learning a new Special Ability, the hero may place the chosen Special Ability token with its name face down on the corresponding Level slot to get a permanent +1 Strength Bonus. THE HEROES OSVITH, THE PALA DIN Strength value: 1 Starting Abilities: Martial Mastery and Refined Swordmanship EILEEN, THE ARCHERESS Strength value: 1 Starting Abilities: Falcon’s Sight and Precise Shot KA DOR, THE SORCERER LUGH, THE BLACKSMITH MYRINIA, THE SMUGGLER OROBOX, THE MERCENARY Strength: 1 Starting Abilities: Legendary Armorer and Master Armorer Strength value: 1 Starting Ability: Web of Contacts MY SATCHEL IS FULL! If all Resource slots on the hero card have a card stored, the hero may not store any new cards. The active hero may use, exchange or discard a card to free a slot. If a hero obtains a card and all the slots of that class and type are full, it is possible to use (or discard) one of the stored cards in that moment and leave an empty slot for the new card. Strength: 1 Starting Ability: Archmastery Strength: 2 Starting Ability: Intimidation Example: The Archeress has a Market slot and a Market/Sorcery slot. In her Market slot she has stored a Market card which grants a Food roll, and in her Market/Sorcery slot there is a Market card that allows her to roll for Gold pieces. In one of her actions, the Archeress visits the Sorcery Tower and draws a Sorcery card. At that moment, her player may decide to use or discard one of the stored Market cards to rearrange the slots and store the Sorcery card in the Market/Sorcery slot or use the Sorcery card just drawn and keep the two Market cards. 15 Preview - Not Final T H E HORDES OF T H E A B YSS Both sages and less studious folks throughout the Elmidair Empire have spent the past few centuries discussing about the nature of the Abyss, or Kor’aggam, as it is called in the obscure language of wizards and warlocks. How was it created? What is it? Why does it provoke so much destruction? Unfortunately, these edifying scholarly conversations are but a luxury nowadays: all that matters is how to close the portals and the Great Rift. Travelling between cities is a feat only a few attempt, yet observations and stories shared by the few surviving pilgrims have allowed the people of Modhelm to distinguish between four kinds of abyssal creatures. All enemy units are spawned in Zone 3 of the four Enemy Fields during the Enemy Spawning step of the Setup phase. During the Enemies phase, they must either advance or attack, depending on the icons printed on the Zone the units: ( ). Enemy cards A A UNIT NAME ENEMY TYPE Assault, Support or Heavy standARD ELITE STANDARD TROOP Number of hits and resistance of standard troops of this unit. ELITE TROOP Number of hits and resistance of elite troops of this unit. NUMBER OF ATTACKS Number of automatic hits the unit inflicts when attacking. RESISTANCE The Strength of a card or a hero’s attack must be equal to or greater than this value to destroy the enemy unit. NUMBER OF UNITS SPAWNED EACH SEASON If the card shows the illustration of another unit instead of a number, one of those units is spawned instead. KROHNS Krohns make the bulk of the abyssal armies. Fast and deadly, their mission is the most crucial to ensure the victory of the Abyss: to conquer cities, putting everyone to the sword on their path to destruction.. These monsters are the most similar to humans in both appearance and fighting techniques, for they wield rudimentary but lethal swords made of a strange mineral. The most skilful Krohns even carry heavy stone shields, making them formidable foes. The Krohn is an Assault unit and follows these rules: Whenever Krohns are spawned in a Summoning roll, one will always be an elite Krohn, and the rest standard Krohns. A Krohn must advance one Zone each round until it reaches Zone 1. A standard Krohn performs one attack and has Resistance 1. An elite Krohn performs two attacks and has Resistance 2. Both hits must be assigned to the same hero. Once a Krohn is in a Zone 1, if there are heroes on the adjacent side of the wall, the Krohn must attack. If there are no heroes, the Krohn must advance from Zone 1 to the Citadel (“Zone 0”). If this happens, the players immediately lose the game! Krohn attacks only hit heroes on the adjacent wall. Players must split the hits among the heroes on that side of the wall. 16 Preview - Not Final 1ST ROUND Spawn SETUP PHASE 2ND ROUND Advance ENEMIES PHASE 3RD ROUND Advance ENEMIES PHASE Attack ENEMIES PHASE GARGOHS Gargohs are savage quadruped creatures which spit out potent lava bursts. They were created centuries ago by means of unknown magics in gigantic underground caves. Fortunately, these beasts rarely ventured outside the depths of the mountains, and spent decades hibernating. Now, stoked by the will of the Abyss, packs of Gargohs have left their lairs to wreak havoc. Elite Gargohs are especially fearsome enemies, for they serve as bizarre steeds to particularly small and clever Krohns able to coerce them into preying on their wretched victims. The Gargoh is a Support unit and follows these rules: 1ST ROUND Whenever Gargohs are spawned in a Summoning roll, one will always be an elite Gargoh, and the rest standard Gargohs. 2ND ROUND A Gargoh must advance one Zone each round until it reaches Zone 2. A standard Gargoh performs one attack and has Resistance 1. An elite Gargoh performs two attacks and has Resistance 2. Once a Gargoh is in a Zone 2, it must attack. Gargoh attacks hit all heroes in the adjacent Quarter, i.e., the side of the wall and the two buildings in that Quarter. Players must split the hits among all the heroes in that Quarter. If there are no heroes in a Quarter, the attack has no effect whatsoever. Spawn SETUP PHASE Advance ENEMIES PHASE Attack ENEMIES PHASE 17 Preview - Not Final MÖLENS While Krohns and Gargohs pose a lethal challenge to the valiant souls who dare fight them in combat, Mölens are a threat to the entire Citadel. These bulky beings of fire and granite were the first monsters the Royal Magicians confronted during the Battle for Mänhaler’s Cross. They exhibited minimal intelligence, but now that they have learned to stay in the rearguard, Mölens are far more dangerous. Thanks to their colossal strength, these creatures hurl huge projectiles made of magma and rock which obliterate buildings and heroes alike. The Mölen is a Heavy unit 1ST ROUND ,and follows these rules: A Mölen does not advance; it must attack from Zone 3. A Mölen has Resistance 3. Mölen attacks affect a whole Quarter and the Catapult. All heroes receive one hit and all buildings in that Quarter not protected by a hero become damaged (or destroyed if they were already damaged). The catapult itself is not affected by the Mölen attack. Spawn SETUP PHASE Attack ENEMIES PHASE DISRUPTION: THE AVATAR OF THE ABYSS A growing number of occult scholars are of the opinion that Kor’aggam, commonly referred to as “the Abyss”, is not just an abstract and chaotic force, nor a mere portal to perilous otherworldly realms. Based on the more and more sophisticated behavior the abyssal hosts exhibit, erudites espouse that the Abyss is in fact a sentient entity; an ancient god perhaps, a fallen or banished deity with an actual unspeakable agenda. Fortunately for the Elmidair Empire, the Abyss must rely on its troops, which are the instruments of its will in the physical realm. Thus, despite the size of the abyssal armies, they can be defeated in the battlefield. If while making the Summoning rolls you obtain the same color three times in a row, a Disruption occurs, through which an Avatar joins the battle. Draw a Compass card to determine the Enemy Field in which the Avatar appears (in Zone 3). The Enemy Field which had the roll that caused the Disruption receives a Spawn normally. The Avatar is not considered a unit. The Avatar must advance one Zone each round. Once the Avatar is in a Zone 1 and its turn comes, it must advance to the Citadel, destroying everything in its wake, no matter whether there are heroes on that side of the wall or not. If this happens, the players immediately lose the game! Unlike enemy units proper, the Avatar can resist more than one hit. Due to its magical nighindestructible nature, the creature has a Vinculum rating instead which represents its bond to physical reality. On the Summoning Boards there is a Vinculum track with scores from “10” to “1”. When a Disruption takes place, put the Vinculum token on the “10” of the Board adjacent to the Enemy Field in which the Avatar appeared. Each hit the Avatar receives reduces this value by 1. When the Vinculum falls below 1, the foul being returns to the eldritch realm from whence it came...for a while. Note: If a Disruption occurs while the Avatar is on the board, increase the Avatar’s Vinculum rating by 5 points (this cannot exceed his maximum 10 Vinculum points). The hero who destroys the Avatar earns 2 Morale points, in addition to any other points earned by the attack. 18 Preview - Not Final AN NEX 1 - SPECI A L A B I L I T I ES ALCHEMIST You may double the effects of Sorcery cards you play. DEADLY STRIKE You get a permanent +2 Strength Bonus. MERCENARY CAPTAIN You may double the effects of Tavern cards you play. ARCHITECT Spend a Repair building action and pay 2 Gold pieces to remove a Demolished Building token from a building. You earn 3 Morale points DIAMANTINE ARROW Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 2, roll two red dice. PERFECT AIM You hit with 4+ when attacking Zone 3. ARCHER’S DISCIPLINE You hit with 4+ when attacking Zone 2. ARCHMASTERY Whenever you spend an action to draw a Resource card at the Sorcery Tower, you may draw an additional card. BLESSED At the beginning of your turn, you earn a Divine Grace token (max. 3). BLOODTHIRST After you successfully perform an action attack against Zone 1 in which at least one enemy unit is destroyed or at least one Vinculum point is removed from the Avatar, you may perform a free extra attack against the same Zone 1 rolling one red die. These extra attacks have a Strength value of 3 and are not affected by any other Starting Abilities, Special Abilities, cards or bonuses. EPIC VIGOR Ignore up to 1 hit received each round. EYE OF ISHERIDA Once per round, at the beginning of your turn, you may put face up the top card of any Resource deck or the Events deck. FALCON’S SIGHT You hit with 5+ when attacking Zone 3. FILCH At the beginning of you turn, before performing any action, you may draw 1 Market Resource card from the corresponding Resource Pool deck. GIANT’S STRENGTH Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 1, roll three red dice. GIFTED AND SKILLED You get an additional action each round. CHICANERY Once per round, at the beginning of your turn, you may draw a card from any Season Resource deck. HAMMER AND FORGE Whenever you spend an action to draw a card at the Armory, you may draw an additional card. COOK EXTRAORDINAIRE Add 1 to the result of any roll you make to earn Rations. The extra Food may be given to another Hero. INTIMIDATION Whenever you spend an action to draw a card at the Tavern, you may draw an additional card. COMMON TOUCH At the beginning of you turn, before performing any action, you may draw 1 Tavern Resource card from the corresponding Resource Pool deck. LEGENDARY ARMORER Whenever you use a Massive Attack Armory card, roll an additional red die against each target Zone affected by the card. COWARDICE During the last action you perform in your turn, you may end on a space in which there is another miniature (even buildings or the Catapult) and perform the action. If you end your turn on a space in which there isn’t another miniature, you lose 2 Morale points. Note: If a hero starts their turn sharing a space with the hero with Cowardice on a building or the Catapult, that hero cannot use that building or the Catapult and must spend their first action somewhere else in the Citadel. LEGENDARY VIGOR Ignore up to 2 hits received each round. MARTIAL MASTERY You hit with 3+ when attacking Zone 1. MASTER ARMORER You do not pay the costs to play Armory cards. MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE Once per turn, you may recover 2 Morale points or restore 2 Morale points to another hero. PERSUASION Add 1 to the result of any roll you make to earn Gold. The extra Gold may be given to another Hero. PRECISE SHOT You hit with 3+ when attacking Zone 2. SUPERNATURAL VIGOR Ignore up to 3 hits received each round. RAIN OF STEEL Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 2, roll an additional red die. REFINED SWORDMANSHIP Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 1, roll an additional red die. ROYAL ARTILLERYMAN You get an additional action each round to orient the Catapult or to shoot the Catapult. STOICISM You do not pay Food during the End of Season phase. STORM OF STEEL Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 3, roll an additional red die. STRATEGIST You may store red discarded Tavern cards in orange slots in which you can store Market cards. UNCONTROLLED WRATH Whenever you perform an attack action from the wall against Zone 1, roll two red dice. WARLOCK’S GRIMMOIRE You can store red discarded Sorcery cards in any slot in which you can store Sorcery cards. WEB OF CONTACTS Once per round, at the beginning of your turn, you may make a free roll in the Smuggling Table as if you were at the Smuggler’s Hideout. Note: Any Special Abilities which reduce the target number of attack rolls, increase Strength and/or allow the hero to roll additional dice during attack rolls do not apply to “Massive Attack” Armory cards unless the Ability specifically states so. 19 RO U N D SUMMA RY Preview - Not Final THE SETUP PHASE THE ABYSS ATTACK KROHNS GARGOHS MÖLEN STANDARD TROOPS STANDARD TROOPS STANDARD TROOPS EVENTS -Advance Time token. -Move the First player token from current first player to player on his left. -Discard current Event. -Reveal new event from Events deck. THE MESSENGER’S TURN - Move the Messenger to the next zone, if possible. ENEMY SPAWNING -Roll Spawn die for each Spawning point on Zone 3. -Place required miniatures on Zone 3. HEROES PHASE Each hero can perform 3 of following actions : -Obtain Citadel’s resources. -Attack from the walls. -Use the Catapult. -Exchange resources cards with another hero. -Repair damaged building. THE ENEMIES PHASE TACTICS 1 1 1 1 1 3 ELITE TROOPS ELITE TROOPS 2 2 2 2 -Trigger the cards. ATTACK MARCH END OF SEASON PHASE CONSUME FOOD -Each hero must pay 2 Food. DETERMINE ENEMIES RENEW RESOURCES -Discard all enemy cards and replace with new. Avatar of the Abyss > Mölen > Standard Gargoh > Elite Gargoh > Standard Krohn > Elite Krohn -Discard all Resource remaining on Resource section. -Draw from Resource pool deck as many cards as heroes in play. CREDITS Rules Writing & English Translation Marino Santirso Game Design Gorka Mata Víctor Fernández Sergi Solé Writing Sean Craven Eric Kelley Art Enrique Fernández Sculpting Bigchild Products and Design 20 TARGETING PREFERENCE Producer Guilherme Goulart Publisher David Preti Second Gate Games would like to thank Jose Rey, Juanjo Peña (Kaburi), Alberto Puertas (Firefly), and everyone who playtested B-Sieged. © 2015 Second Gate Games, all rights reserved. B-Sieged and Second Gate Games logo a re trademarks of Dracma 3D SL. CoolMiniOrNot, and the CoolMiniOrNot logo are trademarks of CMON Productions Limited. No part of this product may be reproduced without specific permission. Actual components may vary from those shown. Made in China. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A TOY. NOT INTENDED FOR USE OF PERSONS 13 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER.
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