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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu May 08, 2014 12:03 am


    OP Updated with Stats and Bio.

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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu May 08, 2014 12:07 am

    Derek, when you have the time - we'll need a BOOK for this.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Derek S on Thu May 08, 2014 12:09 am

    I'll get to it this morning if I wake up at 3 again. I thought I missed a figure from this wave.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Derek S on Thu May 08, 2014 9:58 am

    last line of the Shapeshift power "When this Anubian Alpha is destroyed, the host is also destroyed."  I think there should be a comma there.

    Hopefully I didn't miss anything here.  

    The Book of Anubian Alpha

    NWHC WAVE 2- TAUNTING TIDES


    - Rulings and Clarifications -
    _______________________________________



    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered
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    Synergy Benefits Received
    - Anubian Alpha: SHAPESHIFT

    An Anubian Alpha can replace a destroyed common small or medium wolf on the battlefield using the SHAPESHIFT power.  Common small and medium wolfs include: Anubian Wolves, Varkaanan Blade Dancers, Wolves of Badru.
    - Anubian Alpha : SHAPESHIFT
    An Anubian Alpha can use the special powers of it’s host figure using the SHAPESHIFT power.
    - Anubian Alpha: PACK ALPHA
    An Anubian Alpha can be activated as a member of its host figures squad.
    -Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY
    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a benefit if the Werewolf Lord is on your team.
    - Arktos : HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT
    Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Arktos’ HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT attack bonus.
    - Sylvan Animae: Hunter Movement Enhancement
    As a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Sylvan Animae HUNTER MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT movement bonus.
    - Ornak : Red Flag of Fury Aura
    As a Uncommon Hero that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Ornak’s RED FLAG OF FURY activation synergy.
    -Torin: Evil Eye Protection
    As a Medium figure that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Torin's Evil Eye Protection defensive ability.
    Doggin Trackers: Tracker Ambush
    -Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Doggin Tracker TRACKER AMBUSH attack bonus.

    Synergy Imposed
    - Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY

    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a penalty if the Werewolf Lord is on your opponents team.
    - Van Nessing : SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK
    Being a Hybrid figure, a Anubian Alpha receives one additional wound when it receives one or more wounds from Van Nessing’s SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK.


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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Nomad on Fri May 09, 2014 6:44 pm

    Excellent and thorough job on the book. I will add this on HS as soon as I get a chance.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Derek S on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:47 am

    Originally Posted by IshMEL View Post
    A few questions on the Anubian Alpha ...

    If the entire Squad has been destroyed, and the AA is left, can he still use the Squad figure's power?
    Yes, the intent is that the Alpha can use the power on another Army Card. Our assumption is that even if all of the figures from the card are destroyed you can still reference the card (like Finn's Spirit).


    Quote:
    When you use Pack Alpha, is his base attack and move the same as his card's, or the Squad's? If it's the former, it doesn't seem like Unleashed Fury will help him (since it adds to the "attack value of this card").
    You use the Stats on the Alpha's card, so base attack 3 + Unleash Fury if you are using Anubian Wolves.

    I can see what you mean by the "add to this card." The intent is that the Alpha has the powers of its Host and is included with that squad's powers. So when if you roll for Unleash Fury for the Wolves, you get that attack bonus to their card and to the Alpha's card. So a roll of 12 adds +3 attack to the Wolves (going to Attack 4) and +3 to the Alpha (going to 6 attack).

    We also wanted the Alpha to work with multiple Wolf squads - so we tried to be generic enough with word to cover Badru and Blade-Dancers.

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    Also, a potentially odd corner case. Let's say he's replaced an Anubian Wolf and you don't have Khosumet. You decide to go for broke and roll for Unleashed Fury and you get a 1. You have to destroy "an Anubian Wolf" but technically you don't have any. Thematically I would say that you destroy the Anubian Alpha.
    Thanks!
    Yes, I agree that you would destroy the Anubian Alpha.

    Not that if you roll for Unleash Fury and roll a 1 and a Wolf is destroyed, you cannot replace with an Alpha .. because the Alpha only pops onto the battlefield when an opponent destroys a Wolf.

    And for Badru Alpha's - if you use Pounce and fail to destroy, you do destroy the Alpha.

    I'll clean this up a bit to but in rulings and clarifications.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Nomad on Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:46 am

    I already added to the rulings/clarifications on our HS thread the day IshMEL submitted it. It can be added here and to the OP if Kai wants to do that.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Derek S on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:07 am

    Thanks Damon, sorry I forget that you had already done that.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Derek S on Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:34 pm

    updated book with
    Doggin Trackers: Tracker Ambush
    -Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Doggin Tracker TRACKER AMBUSH attack bonus.

    The Book of Anubian Alpha

    NWHC WAVE 2- TAUNTING TIDES


    - Rulings and Clarifications -
    _______________________________________



    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered
    -
    Synergy Benefits Received
    - Anubian Alpha: SHAPESHIFT

    An Anubian Alpha can replace a destroyed common small or medium wolf on the battlefield using the SHAPESHIFT power.  Common small and medium wolfs include: Anubian Wolves, Varkaanan Blade Dancers, Wolves of Badru.
    - Anubian Alpha : SHAPESHIFT
    An Anubian Alpha can use the special powers of it’s host figure using the SHAPESHIFT power.
    - Anubian Alpha: PACK ALPHA
    An Anubian Alpha can be activated as a member of its host figures squad.
    -Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY
    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a benefit if the Werewolf Lord is on your team.
    - Arktos : HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT
    Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Arktos’ HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT attack bonus.
    - Sylvan Animae: Hunter Movement Enhancement
    As a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Sylvan Animae HUNTER MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT movement bonus.
    - Ornak : Red Flag of Fury Aura
    As a Uncommon Hero that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Ornak’s RED FLAG OF FURY activation synergy.
    -Torin: Evil Eye Protection
    As a Medium figure that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Torin's Evil Eye Protection defensive ability.
    Doggin Trackers: Tracker Ambush
    -Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Doggin Tracker TRACKER AMBUSH attack bonus.
    -Konrad Von Bramgur: Flame of Devotion 15
    -Being a Hybrid figure, an Anubian Alpha may benefit from Konrad Von Bramgur’s FLAME OF DEVOTION 15 20-sided die roll to ignore wounds.

    Synergy Imposed
    - Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY

    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a penalty if the Werewolf Lord is on your opponents team.
    - Van Nessing : SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK
    Being a Hybrid figure, a Anubian Alpha receives one additional wound when it receives one or more wounds from Van Nessing’s SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK.


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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Nomad on Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:08 pm

    Anubian Alpha
    NWHC WAVE 2 - Reinforcements of the Taunting Tide - Alphas and Rangers

     

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    PDF DOWNLOAD, back

    Figure: Reaper, Legendary Encounters, Werewolf

    General: Utgar
    Planet: Feylund

    Species: Hybrid
    Uncommon Hero
    Class: Hunter
    Personality: Tormented
    Medium 5

    Life: 3
    Move: 6
    Range: 1
    Attack: 3
    Defense: 3
    70 Points

    INFECTED HOST
    This Anubian Alpha does not start the game on the battlefield. It can only be placed on the battlefield using the Shapeshift special power.

    SHAPESHIFT
    When a Common small or medium Wolf you control is destroyed by an opponent, you may place that Wolf on this Army Card. The Wolf figure placed on this card is the Host for this Anubian Alpha. Place this Anubian Alpha on the space the Host figure previously occupied. This Anubian Alpha may use the special powers of the Host Wolf figure's Army Card. When this Anubian Alpha is destroyed the Host is also destroyed.

    PACK ALPHA
    Instead of taking a turn with a full squad of this Anubian Alpha's Host, you may include this Anubian Alpha as one member of that Squad instead of one of the Squad figures. Only one Anubian Alpha can be included as a member of a Wolf Squad each turn.


    Character Bio:
    Years ago the arrival of the gigantic Werewolf Lords of Eberron brought a third race of wolves into Utgar’s ranks. Adding to the contingent of Wolves of Badru and the Anubian Wolves, the mystical Werewolf Lords brought with them the taint of lycanthrope.

    With the ability to spread the curse of lycanthrope through its fangs and claws, the Werewolves were greatly feared by the other generals. Valiant warriors and even the most disciplined soldiers were overcome by the magical disease and turned upon their comrades with uncontrollable fury. While the wizards and healers of Ullar and Jandar sought a cure for their fallen, the Werewolf Lords explored ways to enhance their own dark forces.

    As trials for dominance continued between the three wolf races, the Wolves of Badru quickly bowed to serve the Eberron Lords. The Anubian Wolves however were not so easily swayed and battles between their pack leaders and Werewolf Lords were ferocious. Many Anubians fell, grievously wounded and now infected with lycanthrope. Some never recovered, while others underwent a horrific transformation into a new breed of hybrid wolf. These hybrids were stronger, tougher, and more vicious than before. They were in touch with the magic of the Werewolf Lords but also influenced by the lunar magic of Valhalla’s moons. They quickly dominated their packs rising to the position of Alpha, but ultimately they were lieutenants to the Werewolf Lords.

    The Anubian Alphas retained their battle fury but they also gained the ability to shapeshift into other wolves. This included the Wolves of Badru but also the Varkaanan Wolves from Grut or into their previous Anubian Wolf forms. And while they could not pass on the full power of lycanthrope to others, they could influence the minds of other wolves to follow their commands.

    In battle, the Alphas use their shapeshifting powers to conceal their command role. Once wounded in the fray, the Alphas unleash their rage and reveal their true form, often taking their attacker by surprise. Their howls and psychic commands drive their pack to increased savagery and victory in the name of Utgar.

     
    - Rulings and Clarifications -

    If the entire Squad has been destroyed, and the AA is left, can he still use the Squad figure's power?

    Yes, the intent is that the Alpha can use the power on another Army Card. Our assumption is that even if all of the figures from the card are destroyed you can still reference the card (like Finn's Spirit).

    When you use Pack Alpha, is his base attack and move the same as his card's, or the Squad's? If it's the former, it doesn't seem like Unleashed Fury will help him (since it adds to the "attack value of this card").

    You use the Stats on the Alpha's card, so base attack 3 + Unleash Fury if you are using Anubian Wolves.

    I can see what you mean by the "add to this card." The intent is that the Alpha has the powers of its Host and is included with that squad's powers. So when if you roll for Unleash Fury for the Wolves, you get that attack bonus to their card and to the Alpha's card. So a roll of 12 adds +3 attack to the Wolves (going to Attack 4) and +3 to the Alpha (going to 6 attack).

    We also wanted the Alpha to work with multiple Wolf squads - so we tried to be generic enough with word to cover Badru and Blade-Dancers.

    Also, a potentially odd corner case. Let's say he's replaced an Anubian Wolf and you don't have Khosumet. You decide to go for broke and roll for Unleashed Fury and you get a 1. You have to destroy "an Anubian Wolf" but technically you don't have any. Thematically I would say that you destroy the Anubian Alpha.

    Yes, I agree that you would destroy the Anubian Alpha.

    Not that if you roll for Unleash Fury and roll a 1 and a Wolf is destroyed, you cannot replace with an Alpha .. because the Alpha only pops onto the battlefield when an opponent destroys a Wolf.

    And for Badru Alpha's - if you use Pounce and fail to destroy, you do destroy the Alpha.

    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    - N/A

    Synergy Benefits Received

    -Anubian Alpha: SHAPESHIFT
    An Anubian Alpha can replace a destroyed common small or medium wolf on the battlefield using the SHAPESHIFT power.  Common small and medium wolfs include: Anubian Wolves, Varkaanan Blade Dancers, Wolves of Badru.

    -Anubian Alpha : SHAPESHIFT
    An Anubian Alpha can use the special powers of it’s host figure using the SHAPESHIFT power.

    -Anubian Alpha: PACK ALPHA
    An Anubian Alpha can be activated as a member of its host figures squad.

    -Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY
    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a benefit if the Werewolf Lord is on your team.

    -Arktos : HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT
    Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Arktos’ HUNTER ATTACK ENHANCEMENT attack bonus.

    -Sylvan Animae: Hunter Movement Enhancement
    As a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Sylvan Animae HUNTER MOVEMENT ENHANCEMENT movement bonus.

    -Ornak : Red Flag of Fury Aura
    As a Uncommon Hero that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Ornak’s RED FLAG OF FURY activation synergy.

    -Torin: Evil Eye Protection
    As a Medium figure that follows Utgar, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from Torin's Evil Eye Protection defensive ability.

    -Doggin Trackers: Tracker Ambush
    Being a Hunter, a Anubian Alpha may benefit from the Doggin Tracker TRACKER AMBUSH attack bonus.

    Konrad Von Bramgur: Flame of Devotion 15
    -Being a Hybrid figure, an Anubian Alpha may benefit from Konrad Von Bramgur’s FLAME OF DEVOTION 15 20-sided die roll to ignore wounds.

    Synergy Imposed

    -Werewolf Lord: MOON FRENZY
    Being an Hybrid hero, a Werewolf Lord can use Moon Frenzy to make an attempt to take a turn with an Anubian Alpha.  This is a penalty if the Werewolf Lord is on your opponents team.

    -Van Nessing : SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK
    Being a Hybrid figure, a Anubian Alpha receives one additional wound when it receives one or more wounds from Van Nessing’s SILVER BOLTS SPECIAL ATTACK.
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    Re: W2 Anubian Alpha - released

    Post  Nomad on Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:00 pm

    The Anubian Alpha has its own post on HS . . .

    http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showpost.php?p=2001707&postcount=154

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

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