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    W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

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    Nomad

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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:30 pm

    Roukan = wolf counsel in Japanese. With a little twist, I'm nominating "Roukai the Rune Caster" as the name of this figure.

    Here is the card:



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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:38 pm

    NICE!  I like the name and the card!!


    What do you think of:

    SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Blade Dancers, you may remove a blank combat die from this card to take a turn with Rune Caster.
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:49 pm

    Kai. wrote:SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Blade Dancers, you may remove a blank combat die from this card to take a turn with Rune Caster.

    I have a faint memory of us discussing this option in one of our play tests. I am all for it!
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Lord Kai on Tue May 31, 2016 2:31 am

    Lord Kai wrote:NICE!  I like the name and the card!!


    What do you think of:

    SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Blade Dancers, you may remove a combat die from this card to take a turn with Roukai the Rune Caster.

    Is he ready to go?
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:54 pm

    FINAL!

    But, I will have to update the card.
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:05 pm

    We need one more vote for final. Just in case we have any more play-testing to do, here are the stats/powers to run with. I will redo the card when final.

    ROUKAI THE RUNE CASTER

    Species: Wolf
    Unique Hero
    Class: Shaman
    Personality: Tricky
    Large 6

    Life: 5
    Move: 5
    Range: 1
    Attack: 3
    Defense: 3
    80 Points

    RUNE CASTING
    At the start of each round, before Order Markers are placed, roll three combat dice and place the results on this Army Card. For each skull on this card, add 1 to Rune Caster's attack value. For each shield on this card, add 1 to the defense value of all Blade Dancer's you control within 6 clear sight spaces of Roukai the Rune Caster. At the end of the round, remove all combat dice from this Army Card.

    SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Varkaanan Blade Dancers, you may remove a combat die from this Army Card to take a turn with Roukai the Rune Caster.
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:43 pm

    ROUKAI THE RUNE CASTER
    NWHC Wave 4 - Wave Title - Pack Title





    PDF DOWNLOAD, front
    PDF DOWNLOAD, back

    Figure: Confrontation, Wolves, Fangs Attachment box

    General: Aquilla
    Planet: Grut

    Species: Wolf
    Unique Hero
    Class: Shaman
    Personality: Tricky
    Large 6

    Life: 5
    Move: 5
    Range: 1
    Attack: 3
    Defense: 3
    80 Points

    RUNE CASTING
    At the start of each round, before Order Markers are placed, roll three combat dice and place the results on this Army Card. For each skull on this card, add 1 to Rune Caster's attack value. For each shield on this card, add 1 to the defense value of all unengaged Varkaanan Blade Dancers you control within 6 clear sight spaces of Roukai the Rune Caster. At the end of the round, remove all combat dice from this Army Card.

    SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Varkaanan Blade Dancers, you may remove a combat die from this Army Card to take a turn with Roukai the Rune Caster.


    Character Bio:
    -Forthcoming


    - Rulings and Clarifications -

    -N/A

    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    -Otonashi: Tricky Speed 4
    Having a Tricky personality, a Doggin Tracker may aid Otonashi’s TRICKY SPEED 4 ability.

    -Varkaanan Blade Dancers: Rune Casting
    For each shield on Roukai's card, unengaged Blade Dancers within 6 clear sight spaces may add 1 to their defense value.

    Synergy Benefits Received

    -Varkaanan Blade Dancers: Shaman Bonding
    After taking a turn with with Varkaanan Blade Dancers, Roukai may take a turn.

    -Varkaanan Greyspears, Varkaanan Quickblades, Varkaanan Darkclaws, and Varkaanan Swiftfangs: Wolf Pack
    Being a Unique Wolf, Roukai may benefit from the special power WOLF PACK that gives him a special activation bonus.

    Synergy Imposed

    -N/A
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:18 am

    A better card?



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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:37 pm

    I combined the Bio's for the existing c3v Varkaanans.

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    VARKAANAN


    Squads of the Varkaanan

    Blade Dancers

    Of the many military traditions cherished by the Varkaanans, Blade Dancing is the only one that is over a thousand years old. A Blade Dancer is taught that she must always be moving, always piercing and slashing with the massive swords she wields in each hand. Lightly armored but fast and deadly, the Varkaanan Blade Dancers deliver the first strike, and, in many cases, the only one necessary in the battles against their historic enemy, the Orcs.

    In past eras, the Orcs, much smaller in physical stature, had been no match for the Varkaanans in military might. Numerous and bloodthirsty, the Orcs had squabbled in small tribes, fighting against themselves, too disorganized and fearful to meet the strength of the ancient Varkaanans. But lately something has changed. Orc champions, riding dinosaurs, have united the Orcs into an organized horde. Incursions have been made into once sacred, safe, and fertile lands, and many wolves have been lost.

    The relentless Orcs are now massing, pressing into Varkaanan holdings. The seers and shamans had seen it, but few believed those prophesies. Now, the disparate tribes of the Varkaanan, the wolf people of Grut, must unite against this common foe.

    The Blade Dancers, a sword in each hand, will be the vanguard. As always.

    Darkclaws

    The Varkaanan Darkclaws train in complete darkness; thus, their mastery over shadows gives them the edge in dark places. Any warrior knows how to cloak themselves in shadow, but the Darkclaws can use it to make themselves nigh invulnerable.

    The Darkclaws fight fiercely - not with one blade, but two, enabling them to defeat twice the number of enemies. While superior numbers can overwhelm the rest of the Varkaanans, the Darkclaws simply fight on.

    Greyspears
    A spear is thrown and an orc falls to the ground, dead. This was a common sight on the planet of Grut, the world previously home to the Varkaanan Greyspears. The Greyspears are skilled at tracking their prey, leaving no stone unturned. And, once their quarry is found, they hurl their spears with pinpoint accuracy.

    Like all of the Varkaanan Unique Squads, the Greyspears have the Wolf Pack special power. The Varkaanan howl at the moon, for the hunt has begun, and the forces of evil will finally feel fear.

    Quickblades
    While the Swiftfangs are a threat, the Quickblades are even deadlier. Vaulting to their targets, the Quickblades can unleash a slash quicker than lightning.

    Swiftfangs
    The first of the wolf pack is the Varkaanan Swiftfangs. These wolves are skilled at getting the jump on their enemies before they can react. Your opponent needs to be ready for the Swiftfangs at the start of each round, because order marker #1 makes them quick and powerful assassins.

    Heroes of the Varkaanan

    Arktos
    The hunt has begun. Arktos is the ultimate hunter, throwing his great spear with incredible range and accuracy. Nearby hunters are inspired by his fearsome skills, their own aim becoming more deadly with his example. It is said that Arktos’s teachings survive beyond his death, increasing the aim of his closest students tremendously.

    Bahadur
    Snarling, Bahadur swings his mighty halberd and cleaves all who stand before him. Squads are easy prey to this mighty warrior of the Varkaanans; even his own kind proclaim that Bahadur is the most vicious Varkaanan of all time.

    If Bahadur falls on the field of battle, his ferocity lives on in his allies; the only thing more frightening than facing the black wolf himself is facing those who avenge him.

    Manauvi
    Like Arktos and Bahadur, Manauvi's fighting prowess extends beyond his mortal shell, for, if he is felled, his spirit will find a worthy warrior, granting it extraordinary swiftness: the speed of the wolf.

    The Varkaanans say that, once, Manauvi's great speed won an entire battle before the enemy had even begun to march. With his Battle Frenzy and Charging Assault special powers, it's no wonder why.

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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Lord Kai on Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:30 pm

    Could we change the name from

    ROUKAI the Runecaster to just

    ROUKAI

    ?

    That goes with the structure of the other Varkaanan heroes.


    Also, here's a Bio:

    ROUKAI the Runecaster

    The Varkaanan, the Wolf People of Grut, have existed for thousands of years.  Across the many different tribes and fighting orders there have always been elders and mystics that have sought to guide and unify the Packs.  These shamans provide sage advice, raise young pubs to be great warriors or hunters, and council Pack leaders.  Some shamans also speak with the ancestral spirits.

    One of these shamans, Roukai, has traveled with many packs but for the last twenty years, he has followed the spirits to act as protector and teacher of the Blade Dancers.  Roukai carries the Sacred Runes of Haukreem, mystical stones carved from the bones of great Wolves of Varkaanan.  As Roukai casts the runes, he invokes these elder spirits to bless the Blade Dancers as they race into the fray.  But sometimes the spirits (or runes) are fickle, and they challenge the Wolves to use their skill and athleticism to prove their worthiness in battle. Often the incantations guide Roukai into battle as well, infusing him with the knowledge, skill, and ferocity of warriors long past.  


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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Derek S on Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:47 pm

    Was going to make that suggestion the other day.
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:55 pm

    I have already printed the cards for my use (and Derek's), but I can change it easily before publishing on Heroscapers.
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Lord Kai on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:11 am

    Nomad wrote:I have already printed the cards for my use (and Derek's), but I can change it easily before publishing on Heroscapers.

    No problem, it is a very minor detail that we can go with : )
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:20 pm

    ROUKAI
    NWHC Wave 4 - Wild Fires - Heroes of the Tempest




    PDF DOWNLOAD, front
    PDF DOWNLOAD, back

    Figure: Confrontation, Wolves, Fangs Attachment box

    General: Aquilla
    Planet: Grut

    Species: Wolf
    Unique Hero
    Class: Shaman
    Personality: Tricky
    Large 6

    Life: 5
    Move: 5
    Range: 1
    Attack: 3
    Defense: 3
    80 Points

    RUNE CASTING
    At the start of each round, before Order Markers are placed, roll three combat dice and place the results on this Army Card. For each skull on this card, add 1 to Roukai's attack value. For each shield on this card, add 1 to the defense value of all unengaged Varkaanan Blade Dancers you control within 6 clear sight spaces of Roukai. At the end of the round, remove all combat dice from this Army Card.

    SHAMAN BONDING
    After taking a turn with the Varkaanan Blade Dancers, you may remove a combat die from this Army Card to take a turn with Roukai.


    Character Bio:
    The Varkaanan, the Wolf People of Grut, have existed for thousands of years. Across the many different tribes and fighting orders there have always been elders and mystics that have sought to guide and unify the Packs. These shamans provide sage advice, raise young pubs to be great warriors or hunters, and council Pack leaders. Some shamans also speak with the ancestral spirits.

    One of these shamans, Roukai, has traveled with many packs but for the last twenty years, he has followed the spirits to act as protector and teacher of the Blade Dancers. Roukai carries the Sacred Runes of Haukreem, mystical stones carved from the bones of great Wolves of Varkaanan. As Roukai casts the runes, he invokes these elder spirits to bless the Blade Dancers as they race into the fray. But sometimes the spirits (or runes) are fickle, and they challenge the Wolves to use their skill and athleticism to prove their worthiness in battle. Often the incantations guide Roukai into battle as well, infusing him with the knowledge, skill, and ferocity of warriors long past.


    - Rulings and Clarifications -

    -N/A

    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    -Otonashi: Tricky Speed 4
    Having a Tricky personality, a Doggin Tracker may aid Otonashi’s TRICKY SPEED 4 ability.

    -Varkaanan Blade Dancers: Rune Casting
    For each shield on Roukai's card, unengaged Blade Dancers within 6 clear sight spaces may add 1 to their defense value.

    Synergy Benefits Received

    -Varkaanan Blade Dancers: Shaman Bonding
    After taking a turn with with Varkaanan Blade Dancers, Roukai may take a turn.

    -Varkaanan Greyspears, Varkaanan Quickblades, Varkaanan Darkclaws, and Varkaanan Swiftfangs: Wolf Pack
    Being a Unique Wolf, Roukai may benefit from the special power WOLF PACK that gives him a special activation bonus.

    Synergy Imposed

    -N/A
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    Re: W4 - Roukai - Varkaanan Rune Caster - ready for final

    Post  Nomad on Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:25 pm

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