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    Lord Kai

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    Bulette - brainstorming

    Post  Lord Kai on Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:25 am

    Picked up this mini on a whim from eBay.  Seems pretty cool - is basically a nice burrowing/tunneling monster that takes up a full, large - round base so the whole hex.  Idea is that the Bulette can travel underground and *stay* underground (represented by a Pit Trap glyph on the board - though we'll customize a glyph to represent this).


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    BULETTE

    Figure: D&D Icons of the Realm Monster Menagerie 32/45 Bulette

    General: Aquilla
    Planet: Eberron

    Species: Bulette
    Unique Hero
    Class: Hunter
    Personality: Tricky
    Large 6

    Life: 5
    Move: 4
    Range: 1
    Attack: 6
    Defense: 3

    110 Points

    ERUPTION SPECIAL ATTACK
    Range 1.  Attack 4
    Any non-flying figure(s) adjacent to Bulette is affected by Eruption Special Attack.  Roll attack dice once for all affected figures.  Each figure rolls defense separately.  

    TUNNEL
    Begin the game with one black Pit Trap glyph on this card to represent Bulette tunneling underground.  When the black Pit Trap glyph is on the board, consider it a level 1 figure with the entire glyph a hit zone.  While Bulette is tunneling, reduce its Attack value by 3 and increase its Defense value by 3.  Bulette cannot use its special attack while underground.  Opponent's figures on the black Pit Trap are considered engaged and cannot move unless a friendly figure is adjacent to them prior to moving.  [/color]

    UNDERGROUND TRAVEL
    If Bulette ends its normal movement unengaged on a non-water space, you may immediately place it on any non-water space within 5 spaces that is no more than 1 level above Bulette's height or 3 levels below Bulette's base.  If there is a figure on that space, place the black Pit Trap glyph on that space and move Bulette to its Army Card.  [color=#993300]Before taking a turn with Bulette, if there is a black Pit Trap glyph on the board, you may move using Underground Travel, as if Bulette started on that space, without taking any leaving engagements.



    Pic available:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/D-D-Icons-of-the-Realm-Monster-Menagerie-32-45-Bulette/291739583869?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Background:
    http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bulette


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    Nomad

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    Re: Bulette - brainstorming

    Post  Nomad on Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:13 pm

    I can't believe that it has been 3 months since we have had action here. This fall has been busy for all of us.

    LANDSHARK!

    Love the idea and the powers. Very creative!

    I would love a conversation to get my head around the intent of some the powers/mechanics. I think I get it . . . but have many clarifying questions.

    I'm not sure I see a Landshark as Aquilla.
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    Re: Bulette - brainstorming

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:08 pm

    Nomad wrote:I can't believe that it has been 3 months since we have had action here. This fall has been busy for all of us.

    LANDSHARK!

    Love the idea and the powers. Very creative!

    I would love a conversation to get my head around the intent of some the powers/mechanics. I think I get it . . . but have many clarifying questions.

    I'm not sure I see a Landshark as Aquilla.


    Does this help? Using an Earth Elemental as a proxy since I can't find my Landshark : P

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    Re: Bulette - brainstorming

    Post  Nomad on Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:51 am

    That helps, very much. If the Bulette is underground (as noted by the glyph) can he only attack the figure on the glyph, or can he attack another figure adjacent to the glyph? I'm thinking it would have to be the figure on the glyph.

    Can Bulette only use Eruption Special Attack after emerging from his tunnel?

    Can we just leave the pit trap glyph a regular glyph? I am not sure we would need to paint it black, or specify that it is black. I think we should state that the glyph is placed power side up.

    Did you order two Landsharks? You gave me one back in August. If you only ordered one, then I have yours.
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    Re: Bulette - brainstorming

    Post  Lord Kai on Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the questions. Certainly trying something different here and it needs some brainstorming and Q&A.

    If the Bulette is underground (as noted by the glyph) can he only attack the figure on the glyph, or can he attack another figure adjacent to the glyph? I'm thinking it would have to be the figure on the glyph.

    If he is underground (represented by the glyph), he is a Level 1 figure so he could attack adjacent but since he is Level 1 they'd have to be on the same level.


    Can Bulette only use Eruption Special Attack after emerging from his tunnel?
    No, as written he can SA at any time. Could be re-written though - that maybe he can only use it after Underground Travel and/or Tunnel.

    Can we just leave the pit trap glyph a regular glyph? I am not sure we would need to paint it black, or specify that it is black. I think we should state that the glyph is placed power side up.

    For now the black Pit Trap is just a placeholder. The glyphs in Planeswalker are black so I have ones that don't need to be painted. I had thought about putting a picture/sticker of the Bulette on the glyph (if I can figure out how to do that) : )

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