Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Frostgrave - The Road to Felstad

Sunday saw the launch of our new Frostgrave Campaign. I had 4 of the fellows bring out their warbands. Initial interest would have had 9 warbands on the board, but as expected, real life can often interject itself.

Each of us started with a 500gc warband & we are only using the casters from the original book. The expectation is that as we progress & the expansions are added, those troops, creatures & spells will also.

I have asked the players to come up with names for all of their soldiers. This didn't happen, though my hope is, that after seeing the AAR from our first game, they will put more thought into it.

We are indeed using some house rules for this campaign. Some of which are

1) experience awarded for soldier kills, 
2) fall damage for those silly enough not to spend an action climbing down,
3) a creature spawn every turn 
4) random direction/distance for creature spawn on a treasure roll of 16-20

The initial warbands who braved the first game are as follows;

The Elementalist Maximilian & his Apprentice Ludvig (Chen-song)

The Elementalist Mario & his Apprentice Toad (Alan)

The Witch Ulrich & his Apprentice Grinley

The Elementalist Bob & his Apprentice Timmy (Scott)

 The Enchanter Eben & his Apprentice Maul (Terry aka me)

Now onto the adventure...

 Thus ended our first foray before the walls of Felstad. Surprisingly, there were no deaths & I believe only 2 soldiers suffering an injury to miss next game.

Some of the further background on the scenario. The caravan was attacked by barbarians who have yet to be seen (yes they are from the most recent expansion & are a mystery to the Wizard's). Though most of the valuables had been plundered, there remained on each cart/wagon 1 treasure that would be rolled for as normal. An additional 2 treasures per warband were placed normally & each of these would be at a -5 to the dice roll to determine what they held.

The results were as follows;

Mario - 480xp, 280gc, Ring of Will, Amulet of Resistance, Bow (+1 Shoot), Grimoire of Awareness. Base - Inn.

Ulrich - 240xp, 251gc, Staff of Power (3). Base - Treasury

Bob - 410xp, 530gc, Dagger (+1 Dam), Dagger (+1 Fight), Grimoire of Curse. 
Base - Laboratory

Maximilian - 320xp, 550gc, Gloves of Strength (+2 Dam), Scrolls - Wall, Shield. I didn't get the base for this band.

Eben - 260xp, 70gc, Bow (+2 Dam), Potions - Toughness, Healing. Base - Library

The highest level wizard will be the featured characters on the cover for the next scenario.

It's my hope that some of the other fellows, who although they cannot commit to the campaign, may come out for a game or 2 as guest warbands to enjoy the social gathering this game has inspired. 

Thanks for reading.


  1. Outstanding! What a great presentation Terry.

    1. Thanks Michael, glad Gordon got me onto this software suite to aid with AAR's. Adds more fun to making them

  2. Looks like an absolutely crazy game - bravo!
    Love the comic book style too.

    1. Thanks JP, I think this will be the version going forward as it's allowing me both actual photo & then stylized/cartoonish versions for some of the images snagged from the net. Yes I had set the game up for a huge brawl, but wasn't about to modify it when only a few showed. Hence why Mario was generally left alone. But I am sure folks will take note for next time & make a point of involving him.

  3. Very cool report. The Guest warbands could perhaps raid the campaigning warbands basecamps :)

    1. Hmm, I was thinking more about getting guys out to try the game, all while remaining in the campaign, as it would be a bother hauling all my stuff to the club. However having warbands raid another's base of operations is something to ponder 8D

  4. That's Awesome Terry, and it looks like a LOT of work. My hat is off to you.


    1. Hi Brent, perhaps it was, but seeing as I have the time to put it all together at my place, not too bad. Hence the once a month game, gives me time to revamp & build/paint more stuff.

  5. Excellent work on the battle report Terry. Kudos. :)

    1. Thanks Pulp, the whole comic book thing is thanks to Gordon Richards who has one of the blogs I follow. Took me a bit to find a good template as some of them restrict what format the images display in.