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    Post  Nomad on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:15 am

    Here is my first crack at the cards. Kuddos to Caitlin for taking the pics for us.

    Any feedback is welcome.



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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Derek S on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:24 am

    Looks great, nice design and card. Valient needs to be Valiant under first power.
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    Post  Nomad on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:31 am

    good catch - thanks.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:43 pm


    WOW! Great job on the cards.

    It is so rewarding to actually have a CARD for our customs. It makes the hard work in design and play-testing worth it for me.

    Thank you.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:38 am

    Thanks, Kai.

    But this is our 7th card, depending on how you look at it.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:03 pm

    A couple of minor tweaks to the card.



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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:12 pm


    Thank you!!!

    I know that you have been printing and laminating cards like crazy for me. Can I buy you some paper, toner, and laminate to contribute to the Customs?
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    Post  Nomad on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the offer, Kai.

    You have been more than kind with all of the figures you've been sharing with us. It is all good.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Derek S on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:15 am

    Should it be "Valiant Warrior hero you control". All of our other cards seem to use 1 instead of one- in the 2nd power, should it be "add one to his their attack value" or "add 1 to his their attack value"
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    Post  Nomad on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:01 am

    Derek wrote:Should it be "Valiant Warrior hero you control".

    Yes - it should be hero or unique hero.

    Derek wrote:All of our other cards seem to use 1 instead of one- in the 2nd power, should it be "add one to his their attack value" or "add 1 to his their attack value"

    There is much variability on the HS cards in this regard. "1" and "one" are both used frequently.

    His or their? "His" is used on cards where gender is known to be male - Sentinels of Jandar for example. "Their" is used when gender is not known or there is a mix. In this case, I assumed that the Templars were all male, but we can switch it to "their."
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:38 pm

    I have went ahead and made the suggested changes to this card. Please let me know if you notice anything that needs to be changed or if this does not work for you.

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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:20 pm


    Awesome dude.
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    Post  Nomad on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:33 pm

    Thank you.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:19 am

    Here's what I've got as a sort of combined Bio for the Templars, Sebastian, and Thaddeus.

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    TEMPLARS OF ASCALON
    A branch of the Knights Templar, these knights of Earth distinguished themselves during the Third Crusade at the siege of Ascalon in 1153.  Ascalon was Fatimid Egypt's greatest and most important frontier fortress and after a long battle, the Templars succeeded at taking this key stronghold.  During the battle, a group of knights under the command of Baron Sebastian de la Croix held a key entry point into the city.  The knights pushed back the superior numbers of the Fatimids and despite the swarm of enemy soldiers, refused to yield their position.  Without the valor and determination of these knights, the fortress would not have fallen.  Following the victory, those knights we dubbed the Templars of Ascalon.

    Years later when the Templars of Ascalon were returning home, they came to the aid of a large caravan.  The raiders were beastial men with horrific mounts like giant wolves and it was clear to the Templars that these foul creatures were not of this world.  The Templars engaged the unknown enemy and learned that the caravan was transporting sacred relics.  The caravan was led by Bishop Thaddeus and he requested that the Templars follow the monsters through the portal to retrieve the relics.  Without hesitation the Templars, along with Bishop Thaddeus and Baron Sebastian advanced through the portal and found themselves transported to Valhalla.

    The knights found themselves in the middle of a great battle with a swarm of Grut Orcs and to their amazement the great dragon, Mimring.  Fighting against the blue skinned Orcs and the scaled drake were members of the Roman Legion and other strangers but at least they were human.  Despite the unearthly nature of their enemies, the Templars pushed into the fray.  With the knights holding back Orcs, Baron Sebastian harried the dragon with the help of the Romans.  Because of the tenacity of the Templars, the captive members of the caravan were able to return through the portal.  But for Sebastian and the remaining Templars of Ascalon it was too late and the gateway closed behind them.

    The Roman Legion was able to converse in Latin with Bishop Thaddeus.  Shortly after the battle, a delegation of Kyrie from General Einar arrived and basic alliance was formed.  A few days later, the Templars, along with Thaddeus and Sebastian, met with Einar himself and learned about the conflict on Valhalla.  At the request of Einar, the Templars joined the ranks of soldiers fighting against Utgar and Valkrill, as protecting Earth from the potential dimensional attacks of these outworlders was part of the code that all of the knights had sworn.

    In return for their help, Einar entrusted the leaders of the Templars with two gifts.  Baron Sebastian received the Spear (Banner) of Dagmar, an enchanted polearm that increased the alertness and awareness of his followers.  For Bishop Thaddeus, Einar enchanted a magical tome to capture the essence and valor of the great deeds of devout warriors.  This Divine Grimore could channel the mystical energies into the faithful that followed the Bishop into battle.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Derek S on Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:06 am

    3 down with 1 stone, must be a relic of sorts. Nice job.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:14 am


    Just realized that Ulfrid Hornwrangler from C3V is a Valiant Warrior .. so he can bond with the Templars of Ascalon : )

    Yay for surprising Dwarf synergy.

    http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showthread.php?t=41584

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    Post  Nomad on Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:00 pm

    Kai wrote:Just realized that Ulfrid Hornwrangler from C3V is a Valiant Warrior .. so he can bond with the Templars of Ascalon : )

    Awesome! Jacob and I were picking armies for our next, next tournament and I just realized the same thing. Ulfred fits in well in my opinion and doesn't break a thing. Concan, Saylind, and Ulfred - a very nice array of bonders.

    Go Templars of Ascalon!
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Derek S on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:54 pm

    The Book of Templars of Ascalon

    NWHC Wave 1 – The Faithful and the Fallen – Devout Defenders


    - Rulings and Clarifications -
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    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    -Unique Valient Warrior Heroes: Valient Warrior Bonding
    As a Unique Valient Warrior Hero, any of the following may benefit from the Templars of Ascalon’s Valient Warrior Bonding: Baron Sebastian, Concan the Kyrie Warrior, Saylind the Kyrie Warrior, Ulfrid Hornwrangler, Jean de Ascalon.
    -Adjacent friendly figures: Sheild of Devotion
    Adjacent friendly figures can never be taken control of by the opponent.  This includes Sir Hawthorne’s STAB IN THE BACK and Marcu Eisenwein’s ETERNAL HATRED
    -Bishop Thaddeus: Divine Grimoire
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit Bishop Thaddeus with a Gold Devotion Marker if they are destroyed.
    -Sir Dupius: Knights Courage
    As Knights, Templars of Ascalon may aid Sir Dupius with his KINGHT’S COURAGE attack bonus.

    Synergy Benefits Received
    -Bishop Thaddeus: Divine Grimoire
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Bishop Thaddeus’ DIVINE GRIMOIRE Gold Devotion Marker removal attack bonus.
    -Concan the Kyrie Warrior: Knight and Sentinel Enhancement
    As Knights, Templars of Ascalon may benefit from Concan the Kyrie Warriors’ KNIGHT AND SENTINEL ENHANCEMENT attack and defense bonus.
    -Count Raymond: Devout Leadership
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Count Raymond’s DEVOUT LEADERSHIP movement bonus.
    -Baron Sebastian: Forced March
    Having a Devout Personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Baron Sebastian's FORCED MARCH movement bonus.

    Synergy Imposed
    -Sheild of Devotion: Opponents may not take permanent or temporary control of Templars of Ascalon or Friendly adjacent figures.
    Figures that are affected by this include: Dund, Mind Flayer Mastermind, Ne-Gok-Sa, Shades of Bleakwoode, Werewolf Lord, Kee-Mo-Shi.
    -Baron Sebastian: Forced March
    Having a Devout Personality, a Templar of Ascalon may be wounded from Baron Sebastian's FORCED MARCH.


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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:00 pm


    Thanks for these "BooK" synergies, Derek!!

    Do you think that we should update the Templars to allow them to bond to Valiant Warriors and Valiant Knights? That would let them bond with Sir DuPuis - who is a Valiant Knight.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Derek S on Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:14 pm

    Kai wrote:Do you think that we should update the Templars to allow them to bond to Valiant Warriors and Valiant Knights? That would let them bond with Sir DuPuis - who is a Valiant Knight.

    I think we can save Sir DuPuis for a different group of Knights to bond with. I think it might change their points if we add DuPuis to the mix. But I am good either way.

    Thanks for these "BooK" synergies, Derek!!

    Taking a lot longer than I figured. I definitely use these lists when picking armies so hopefully they help. Let me know if I missed anything or added anything that shouldn't be there.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:41 pm

    Dude - these books are amazing! Where did you find the time?

    I'll let you know if I find anything to add. We should put these on Heroscapers as well . . .

    I'd prefer to leave the Templars as just bonding with Valient Warriors. Dupuis will get his due.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:56 pm

    Valient Warrior Bonding . . . and Jean de Ascalon down the road.

    Count Raymond: Maneuver 9 doesn't benefit the Templars because of their No Surrender, No Retreat power.

    -Sheild of Devotion: Opponents may not take permanent or temporary control of Templars of Ascalon or Friendly adjacent figures.
    Figures that are affected by this include: Dund, Mind Flayer Mastermind, Ne-Gok-Sa, Shades of Bleakwoode, Werewolf Lord, and Kee-Mo-Shi.
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    Post  Derek S on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:38 pm

    Thanks, post updated.
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    Post  Nomad on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:17 pm

    Templars of Ascalon
    NWHC Wave 1 – The Fallen and the Faithful – Devout Defenders

     

    PDF DOWNLOAD, front
    PDF DOWNLOAD, back

    Figures: Confrontation, Griffins of Akkylannie Templars Unit Box (6 figures)

    General: Einar
    Planet: Earth

    Species: Human
    Common Squad
    Class: Knights
    Personality: Devout
    Medium 5

    Life: 1
    Move: 4
    Range: 1
    Attack: 3
    Defense: 4
    60 Points

    VALIANT WARRIOR BONDING
    Before taking a turn with the Templars of Ascalon, you may first take a turn with a Valiant Warrior Unique Hero you control.

    NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER
    Templars of Ascalon may not leave engagement. If a Templar of Ascalon begins their turn engaged, add 1 to their attack value this turn.

    SHIELD OF DEVOTION
    Opponents may not take permanent or temporary control of any Templars of Ascalon or friendly figures adjacent to a Templar of Ascalon. Special powers, treasures, or glyphs that would remove order markers from the Templars of Ascalon have no effect.


    Character Bio:
    A branch of the Knights Templar, these knights of Earth distinguished themselves during the Third Crusade at the siege of Ascalon in 1153. Ascalon was Fatimid Egypt's greatest and most important frontier fortress and after a long battle, the Templars succeeded at taking this key stronghold. During the battle, a group of knights under the command of Baron Sebastian de la Croix held a key entry point into the city. The knights pushed back the superior numbers of the Fatimids and despite the swarm of enemy soldiers, refused to yield their position. Without the valor and determination of these knights, the fortress would not have fallen. Following the victory, those knights were dubbed the Templars of Ascalon.

    Years later when the Templars of Ascalon were returning home, they came to the aid of a large caravan. The raiders were beastial men with horrific mounts like giant wolves and it was clear to the Templars that these foul creatures were not of this world. The Templars engaged the unknown enemy and learned that the caravan was transporting sacred relics. The caravan was led by Bishop Thaddeus and he requested that the Templars follow the monsters through the portal to retrieve the relics. Without hesitation the Templars, along with Bishop Thaddeus and Baron Sebastian advanced through the portal and found themselves transported to Valhalla.

    The knights found themselves in the middle of a great battle with a swarm of Grut Orcs and to their amazement the great dragon, Mimring. Fighting against the blue skinned Orcs and the scaled drake were members of the Roman Legion and other strangers but at least they were human. Despite the unearthly nature of their enemies, the Templars pushed into the fray. With the knights holding back Orcs, Baron Sebastian harried the dragon with the help of the Romans. Because of the tenacity of the Templars, the captive members of the caravan were able to return through the portal. But for Sebastian and the remaining Templars of Ascalon it was too late and the gateway closed behind them.

    The Roman Legion was able to converse in Latin with Bishop Thaddeus. Shortly after the battle, a delegation of Kyrie from General Einar arrived and a basic alliance was formed. A few days later, the Templars, along with Thaddeus and Sebastian, met with Einar himself and learned about the conflict on Valhalla. At the request of Einar, the Templars joined the ranks of soldiers fighting against Utgar and Valkrill, as protecting Earth from the potential dimensional attacks of these outworlders was part of the code that all of the knights had sworn.

    In return for their help, Einar entrusted the leaders of the Templars with two gifts. Baron Sebastian received the Banner of Dagmar, an enchanted polearm that increased the alertness and awareness of his followers. For Bishop Thaddeus, Einar enchanted a magical tome to capture the essence and valor of the great deeds of devout warriors. This Divine Grimore could channel the mystical energies into the faithful that followed the Bishop into battle.


    - Rulings and Clarifications -

    - N/A

    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    -Unique Valient Warrior Heroes: Valient Warrior Bonding
    As a Unique Valient Warrior Hero, any of the following may benefit from the Templars of Ascalon’s Valient Warrior Bonding: Baron Sebastian, Concan the Kyrie Warrior, Saylind the Kyrie Warrior, Ulfrid Hornwrangler, Jean de Ascalon.

    -Adjacent friendly figures: Sheild of Devotion
    Adjacent friendly figures can never be taken control of by the opponent. This includes Sir Hawthorne’s STAB IN THE BACK and Marcu Eisenwein’s ETERNAL HATRED.

    -Bishop Thaddeus: Divine Grimoire
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit Bishop Thaddeus with a Gold Devotion Marker if they are destroyed.

    -Sir Dupius: Knights Courage
    As Knights, Templars of Ascalon may aid Sir Dupius with his KINGHT’S COURAGE attack bonus.

    Synergy Benefits Received

    -Bishop Thaddeus: Divine Grimoire
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Bishop Thaddeus’ DIVINE GRIMOIRE Gold Devotion Marker removal attack bonus.

    -Concan the Kyrie Warrior: Knight and Sentinel Enhancement
    As Knights, Templars of Ascalon may benefit from Concan the Kyrie Warriors’ KNIGHT AND SENTINEL ENHANCEMENT attack and defense bonus.

    -Count Raymond: Devout Leadership
    Having a Devout personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Count Raymond’s DEVOUT LEADERSHIP movement bonus.

    -Baron Sebastian: Forced March
    Having a Devout Personality, a Templar of Ascalon may benefit from Baron Sebastian's FORCED MARCH movement bonus.

    Synergy Imposed

    -Sheild of Devotion: Opponents may not take permanent or temporary control of Templars of Ascalon or Friendly adjacent figures.
    Figures that are affected by this include: Dund, Mind Flayer Mastermind, Ne-Gok-Sa, Shades of Bleakwoode, Werewolf Lord, Kee-Mo-Shi.

    -Baron Sebastian: Forced March
    Having a Devout Personality, a Templar of Ascalon may be wounded from Baron Sebastian's FORCED MARCH.
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    Re: W1 Templars of Ascalon - Released

    Post  Nomad on Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:35 pm

    The Templars have their own post on HS . . .

    http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showpost.php?p=2001484&postcount=141

    Kai, if you want to update the OP, you can copy the previous post.

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