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    W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

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    W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:35 am

    "Suds" Merrick

    NWHC WAVE 2- Heroes of Mitljorn- Taunting Tide



    figure-Skull & Shackles #22 Kerdak Bonefist Pathfinder

    General- Utgar
    Planet- Earth

    species- Human
    unique Hero
    class- Pirate
    personality- Reckless
    medium 5

    life- 5
    move- 5
    range- 5
    attack- 2
    defense- 4
    100 points

    RECKLESS ABANDON

    For every revealed Order Marker on a Pirate Army Card you control, add 1 to "Suds" Merrick's attack and subtract 1 from his defense.

    bio-To his pirate mates, Merrick became respected for his unquenchable desire for plunder and his fearlessness to achieve the goals of the ship and crew. Merrick quickly rose to become captain of one of the most profitable pirate ships scourging the waters of the Mediterranean. Merrick was always driven with the need for more and increasingly found himself with pint in hand to soothe his passions. The crew dubbed him "Suds," but still loved the loot that their fearless captain won. Over time, rumors whirled about the crew that "Suds" may not really care if he survived their exploits on the high seas.


    - Rulings and Clarifications -
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    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered
    -Ebon Armor: Animated Materiel/Eternal War
    Being a Unique Human Hero or Squad figure, if an Ebon Armor figure is destroyed you may place that Ebon Armor on "Suds" Merricks card.  If "Suds" Merrick is destroyed by a normal or special attack, or by a leaving engagement attack, you may replace "Suds" Merrick with that Ebon Armor on the battlefield.

    Synergy Benefits Received
    -Reckless Abandon: “Suds” Merrick

    For every revealed order marker on a Pirate army card you control add 1 to “Suds” attack.  Pirate army cards include “Suds” Merrick, Barbary Corsairs.
    - Ornak: Red Flag of Fury Aura
    As a Unique Hero that follows Utgar, “Suds” Merrick may benefit from Ornak’s RED FLAG OF FURY activation synergy.
    -Reckless Hero Bonding: Barbary Corsairs
    Being a Small or Medium Hero with the Reckless personality, “Suds” Merrick may benefit from the Barbary Corsairs RECKLESS HERO BONDING activation bonus.
    -Torin: Evil Eye Protection
    As a Medium figure that follows Utgar, "Suds" Merrick may benefit from Torin's Evil Eye Protection defensive ability.

    Synergy Imposed
    - Reckless Abandon: “Suds” Merrick

    For every revealed order marker on a Pirate army card you control subtract 1 from “Suds” defense.  Pirate army cards include “Suds” Merrick, Barbary Corsairs.


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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:25 am

    OP updated.
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    Post  Nomad on Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:00 pm

    Do you see this hero having any bonding/synergy with the Pirates common squad?

    Nevermind - I just read the pirates common squad card. I would do bonding as well.

    I wouldn't do the ruthless power, because the order markers will be on the common squad card.

    What do you think about this?

    Make his personality Reckless and have the Pirates bond with Reckless Humans. This would allow them to also bond with Martial LaHire and Evar Scarcarver. I really like this:D 
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    Post  Derek S on Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:59 pm

    agreed with ruthless. Pirates a bit selfish so I thought ruthless an interesting idea- help him out towards the end game. I think there are some other pirate heroes that might have more to offer game wise, so I thought a little twist might be OK, tells the opponent where you got your markers unless you need an extra attack die from him. All designs from me are willing to complete changes so if you have pirate thematic ideas throw them out.
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    Post  Derek S on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:31 pm

    Thinking about the Ruthless power and his bonding I agree the power should change. Any ideas on how to up his attack as a round progresses (and maybe lower his defense if Caught Unawares was dropped?) Or would a different route be warranted?
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:19 am

    Ruthless

    For every revealed order marker on this card, add 1 to ?'s attack value.


    How about:

    RUTHLESS
    For every revealed order marker on a Pirate army card you control, add 1 to Kerdak Bonefist's attack (and defense - depending on how much he costs).


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    Post  Derek S on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:00 pm

    How about dropping the unawares part and going with something like

    Ruthless (perhaps a different name)
    For every revealed Order Marker on a Pirate card you control, add 1 to ?'s attack and subtract 1 from his defense.

    Only power and up his defense to 5 attack at 3.
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    Post  Nomad on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:50 pm

    Derek wrote:Ruthless (perhaps a different name)
    For every revealed Order Marker on a Pirate card you control, add 1 to ?'s attack and subtract 1 from his defense.
    I really like where this is leading. As the round goes on, he gains attack but loses defense because he is Reckless. Since his personality is Ruthless, how about?

    RECKLESS
    For every revealed Order Marker on a Pirate card you control, add 1 to ?'s attack and subtract 1 from his defense.
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    Post  Derek S on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:26 am

    I to initially thought reckless but wasn't sure of Martial La Hires power name, which is Reckless Second Swing, so I like Reckless.
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:30 pm

    If we want to keep this guy being able to bond with the pirates, keeping his personality as reckless is needed. So I am not sure having Reckless as the power name is appropriate. We could either change the Pirates to bond with Ruthless personalities (only Red Skull), or leave it as Reckless bonding (Martial La Hire, Evar Scarcarver, Manauvi). How about

    Rash
    Fast and Loose
    Daring
    Brash
    For every revealed Order Marker on a Pirate card you control, add 1 to ?'s attack and subtract 1 from his defense.

    I kind of like Brash or Daring.
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    Post  Nomad on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:35 pm

    How about "Brazen Brawler"?
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    Post  Derek S on Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:21 pm

    OP updated. Tentative name of Captain "Black" Jack. attack upped to 3 and defense to 4, life at 5. Maybe in the 70-80 point range.
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Huskies16 on Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:05 pm

    So if you had all 4 order markers on pirates he would have an attack of 7 and a defense of 0, is that right?
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    Post  Derek S on Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:30 am

    Huskies16 wrote:So if you had all 4 order markers on pirates he would have an attack of 7 and a defense of 0, is that right?
    It is for each revealed marker on a pirate card, so if the X marker is somehow revealed and after the 3rd order marker is revealed on a pirate card, you are correct. After 1 order marker he will be 4 attack 3 defense, after 2 OM's he will be 5 attack 2 defense, after 3 OM's 6 attack and 1 defense, if a 4th OM can be revealed 7 attack 0 defense.

    Should his base attack start at 2, or is this representative of a reckless pirate willing to go above and beyond to get the victory?
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:26 pm

    How about Reckless Abandon for the power name?
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    Post  Lord Kai on Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:00 pm

    How about RECKLESS ONSLAUGHT ?


    ONSLAUGHT
    noun  
    an onset, assault, or attack, especially a vigorous one.
    a violent attack
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    Post  Nomad on Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:23 pm

    I like both Reckless Abandon and Reckless Onslaught. Best options so far in my opinion. The Abandon part hints to the decrease in defense.
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:42 am

    Leaning towards reckless abandon and name change to captain bones. OP reflects leanings.
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    Post  Nomad on Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:44 pm

    A cross between Captain Kirk and Doctor Bones from Startrek?
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:22 pm

    A poor name change, will definitely look for something else. I looked at the miniature and realized one of his hands is skeletal.
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    Post  Derek S on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:24 am

    Merciless Merrick? (Merrick is ruler of the sea) Kind of a Deadeye Dan name.
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    Post  Nomad on Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:51 pm

    How about . . .

    Suds Merrick? (a real life pirate - and it fits the scuplt, although Suds pirated the Hudson River)
    Captain Merrick?
    Barbar Merrick? (to fit in with the barbary coast pirates that fit the theme of the other sculpts)
    Tripoli Jack? (Hmm, nice)
    Marrakesh Merrick? (personally my favorite - Marrakesh was the most important Barbary pirate city back in the day)
    Merrick the Corsair? (liking it)

    Don't worry, many of the captains of the barbary pirates were European traitors.

    Link to Wiki history on Barbary Pirates:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates
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    Post  Lord Kai on Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:06 pm

    Derek S wrote:Merciless Merrick?  (Merrick is ruler of the sea)  Kind of a Deadeye Dan name.

    How about: Merrick the Merciless

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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Nomad on Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:24 pm

    what about my suggestions?
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    Re: W2 "Suds" Merrick- released

    Post  Derek S on Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:12 pm

    I like the ties to historical stuff. Suds Merrick, Tripoli Jack, and Marrakesh Merrick are my favorites. Suds fits the sculpt but Marrakesh is pretty cool.

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