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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:48 pm

    Derek S wrote:Looks good.  Should Hyena's Taunt read

    Hyena's Taunt
    If an Opponent's squad figure that is engaged with Le-Orex attacks, that figure must attack Le-Orex.

    The way it currently reads if 5 figures were engaged with Le-Orex they all would attack.


    Actually Le-Orex's power is intended to *force* opponents squad figures to attack. You may have a Deathreaver that you engage him with but you don't want to attack because of his potential counter-strike. With Le-Orex, you *must* attack if you are adjacent.

    The power does not give a figure the ability to attack out of the normal order marker rules. Is that the way you are reading it?

    To avoid confusion we could change it to something like:

    Hyena's Taunt
    If an Opponent's squad figure that is engaged with Le-Orex is activated or attacks on its turn, that figure must attack Le-Orex.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Derek S on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:20 pm

    funny, I always read it as if they were engaged with multiple figures they must attack Le-Orex. This did not mean that they couldn't choose to not attack. Some wordsmithing should be able to clear up the intent.

    Hyena's Taunt
    An opponent's Squad figure that end's it's movement engaged with Le-Orex must attack this turn, and must attack Le-Orex. Maybe?
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:41 pm

    Hyena's Taunt
    An opponent's Squad figure that ends it's movement engaged with Le-Orex must attack this turn, and must attack Le-Orex.



    That sounds good.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:24 am

    Updated OP.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Nomad on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:04 pm

    Well, that is certainly much clearer - thanks, Derek. When I play tested Le-Orex and I thought if I already had a squaddie engaged with him, then I would have had to use that figure as one of my activations and attack Le-Orex.

    In my opinion, this change drops Le-Orex just slightly. I felt he was barely 90 points as is and got hammered quickly. I would like us to consider increasing his life from 5 to 6, or dropping his points to 85, OR, be aware that future Gnolls may need to have some kind of power that boosts Le-Orex slightly (which I would favor over increased life or changed points since we have already done so many play tests).

    Food for thought. I really dig this guy and would rather keep him as good with the changes and then consider down the road if he needs a boost from other Gnolls (although with Raelin in his army, he could be a super stud).

    Anyways, here is an updated card:




    Besides all of the comments above . . . I just painted my Le-Orex this weekend - he looks great! Nice pick on the sculpt, Kai.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:36 pm

    I'm okay keeping him at 90-points.

    Le-Orex can play a little under his points if the Gnoll Raiders are performing well. If you get him out on the field early enough though, his Claw Shield Counter attack can be better than counter-strike against squads.

    Thanks for all of the work on the cards. And I look forward to a pic of your repaint!
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Sun May 04, 2014 3:57 pm

    First pass at BIO for the Gnolls:

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    Gnoll Raiders


    Valkrill’s legion grows as he summons the Gnolls of Eberron to his sinister cause.  The jackal-headed Gnolls, with her dirty yellow fur and their savage countenance and wicked fangs have the perfect temperament for the general of chaos.  The Gnolls are known for their brutal methods and they have terrorized all races with their lust for blood and scavenging ways.  Well-muscled and merciless, the Gnollls are bullies and tyrants from an early age.  They constantly struggle even with each other over food, plunder, and power.  When there is a common purpose, or a common enemy, they can sometimes be rallied by a powerful leader, but they are from controlled – merely directed down a path – weaving destruction in their wake.

    Gnolls are naturally tall and strong, able to wear heavy plate armor and metal shields.  They prefer cleaving weapons such as battle axes, but are just as skilled with spears and their own talons can serve as weapons too.

    Among the tribes there will be a few Gnolls that are share a latent demon heritage.  This demonic taint manifests in battle, when the Gnolls are whipped into their bloodlust.  The taint warps the battlefield, creating a mystical blight of confusion and misfortune for their enemies.


    Dark Rangers


    Hailing from Eberron with the Gnoll Raiders, the Dark Rangers of Droaam are slightly more civilized and cunning than their cousins, though just as ferocious.  The Dark Rangers act as mercenaries, trading their services as scouts, raiders, and assassins for more advanced weapons and armor, and dark delights of food and rare treasures.

    As rangers, they are skilled archers and trackers, and with their keen senses and relentless disposition, they can stalker and slay any prey.  They often follow packs of raiders, who rush into battle with their insidious hyena’s howls and merciless rage.  The Dark Rangers follow, picking off targets that are flushed from their hiding places.  And since the Raiders care little about formations or protecting their flanks, the Rangers take the role of guardians and snipers.


    Le-Orex

    The Gnoll warrior called Le-Orex is a distant descendent of the demon lord of gnolls, Yeenoghu.  As part of the demon bloodline, Le-Orex was blessed with greater intelligence and prowess than his kinsmen.  Rising quickly as a leader, both through brutal bullying and dominance in battle, Le-Orex led the gnolls and daring raids against humans and elves.  He even attacked a wizard’s stronghold, capturing talented weapon-smiths and metalworkers.  Under pain of torture, the smiths created better weapons for Le-Orex’s pack.  He also commanded them to make him a great shield and spiked flail that the demon gods had sent him in a vision.  The weapon and shield were tempered in his blood.  

    Armed with his Claw Shield and Flail, Le-Orex continued his assault on the settlements of Eberron.  His attacks brought more gnolls, but other agents of chaos came to share in the ‘kill’ – orcs, giants, and trolls.  There was no grand plan, not strategy for the humans and elves to counter.  Brute force needed to be met with brute force.  In a grand battle, the Gnolls were pushed back by a great cavalry charge of elves of Valenar.  

    Le-Orex, refusing to leave the battle, would have been slain if not for the intervention of Valkrill.  The Kyrie general pulled Le-Orex and his gnolls to Valhalla to spread more strife and destruction in the Battle of All Time.
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    Post  Nomad on Sun May 04, 2014 5:32 pm

    Nice background! Just a couple of suggested edits . . .

    Le-Orex

    The Gnoll warrior called Le-Orex is a distant descendent of the demon lord of gnolls, Yeenoghu. As part of the demon bloodline, Le-Orex was blessed with greater intelligence and prowess than his kinsmen. Rising quickly as a leader, both through brutal bullying and dominance in battle, Le-Orex led the gnolls and in daring raids against humans and elves. He even attacked a wizard’s stronghold, capturing talented weapon-smiths and metalworkers. Under pain of torture, the smiths created better weapons for Le-Orex’s pack. He also commanded them to make him a great shield and spiked flail that the demon gods had sent shown to him in a vision. The weapon and shield were tempered in his blood.

    Armed with his Claw Shield and Flail, Le-Orex continued his assault on the settlements of Eberron. His attacks brought more gnolls, but other agents of chaos came to share in the ‘kill’ – orcs, giants, and trolls. There was no grand plan, not nor strategy for the humans and elves to counter. Brute force needed to be met with brute force. In a grand battle, the Gnolls were pushed back by a great cavalry charge of elves of Valenar.

    Le-Orex, refusing to leave the battle, would have been slain if not for the intervention of Valkrill. The Kyrie general pulled Le-Orex and his gnolls to Valhalla to spread more strife and destruction in the Battle of All Time.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Sun May 04, 2014 5:52 pm

    Bio updated:

    Le-Orex

    The Gnoll warrior called Le-Orex is a distant descendent of the demon lord of gnolls, Yeenoghu. As part of the demon bloodline, Le-Orex was blessed with greater intelligence and prowess than his kinsmen. Rising quickly as a leader, both through brutal bullying and dominance in battle, Le-Orex led the gnolls on daring raids against humans and elves. He even attacked a wizard’s stronghold, capturing talented weapon-smiths and metalworkers. Under pain of torture, the smiths created better weapons for Le-Orex’s pack. He also commanded them to make a great shield and spiked flail that the demon gods had shown him in a vision. The weapon and shield were tempered in his blood.

    Armed with his Claw Shield and Flail, Le-Orex continued his assault on the settlements of Eberron. His attacks brought more gnolls, but other agents of chaos came to share in the ‘kill’ – orcs, giants, and trolls. There was no grand plan, nor strategy for the humans and elves to counter. Brute force needed to be met with brute force. In a grand battle, the Gnolls were pushed back by a great cavalry charge of elves of Valenar.

    Le-Orex, refusing to leave the battle, would have been slain if not for the intervention of Valkrill. The Kyrie general pulled Le-Orex and his gnolls to Valhalla to spread more strife and destruction in the Battle of All Time.
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    Post  Derek S on Mon May 05, 2014 7:28 am

    Nice.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Derek S on Tue May 06, 2014 7:47 am

    updated the book with the Dark Ranger synergies, sorry I missed on the first go around.
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    Post  Nomad on Tue May 06, 2014 7:34 pm

    Thanks Derek! I didn't notice. You are officially the book man!
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu May 08, 2014 12:02 am


    OP Updated with Stats and Bio.

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    Post  Nomad on Sat May 31, 2014 10:24 am

    Kai, can you update the OP with the current personality and class. Thanks.
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    Post  Lord Kai on Sat May 31, 2014 12:04 pm

    Nomad wrote:Kai, can you update the OP with the current personality and class. Thanks.

    Done.
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Nomad on Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:48 pm

    For Hyena's Taunt, it should be "its" not "it's" . . . fixed.

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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Lord Kai on Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:55 am

    The last paragraph of Le-Orex's Bio is missing on Heroscapers.com.  Could you please update that?

    Le-Orex
    The Gnoll warrior called Le-Orex is a distant descendent of the demon lord of gnolls, Yeenoghu.  As part of the demon bloodline, Le-Orex was blessed with greater intelligence and prowess than his kinsmen.  Rising quickly as a leader, both through brutal bullying and dominance in battle, Le-Orex led the gnolls on daring raids against humans and elves.  He even attacked a wizard’s stronghold, capturing talented weapon-smiths and metalworkers.  Under pain of torture, the smiths created better weapons for Le-Orex’s pack.  He also commanded them to make a great shield and spiked flail that the demon gods had shown him in a vision.  The weapon and shield were tempered in his blood.  

    Armed with his Claw Shield and Flail, Le-Orex continued his assault on the settlements of Eberron.  His attacks brought more gnolls, but other agents of chaos came to share in the ‘kill’ – orcs, giants, and trolls.  There was no grand plan, nor strategy for the humans and elves to counter.  Brute force needed to be met with brute force.  In a grand battle, the Gnolls were pushed back by a great cavalry charge of elves of Valenar.  

    Le-Orex, refusing to leave the battle, would have been slain if not for the intervention of Valkrill.  The Kyrie general pulled Le-Orex and his gnolls to Valhalla to spread more strife and destruction in the Battle of All Time.


    http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showthread.php?t=49331
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    Post  Nomad on Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:35 pm

    The last paragraph wasn't in the OP of this thread.

    I have added it to Heroscapers.com
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Nomad on Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:09 pm

    Le-Orex
    NWHC WAVE 2 - Reinforcements of the Taunting Tide - Heroes of Mitljorn

     

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    Figure: Reaper, Legendary Encounters, 20035 Gnoll Warrior

    General: Valkrill
    Planet: Eberron

    Species: Gnoll
    Unique Hero
    Class: Brute
    Personality: Merciless
    Medium 5

    Life: 5
    Move: 6
    Range: 1
    Attack: 5
    Defense: 4
    90 Points

    LEAD THE PACK
    You may add 1 to your die roll when you roll for the Feral Pack or Wild Pack Movement power on any Army card.

    CLAW SHIELD COUNTER ATTACK
    When rolling defense dice against a normal attack from an adjacent figure, count any excess shields. For each excess shield you may assign one unblockable hit on the attacking figure or an opponent's squad figure that is adjacent to both Le-Orex and the attacking figure.

    HYENA'S TAUNT
    An opponent's Squad figure that ends its movement engaged with Le-Orex must attack this turn, and must attack Le-Orex.


    Character Bio:
    The Gnoll warrior called Le-Orex is a distant descendent of the demon lord of gnolls, Yeenoghu. As part of the demon bloodline, Le-Orex was blessed with greater intelligence and prowess than his kinsmen. Rising quickly as a leader, both through brutal bullying and dominance in battle, Le-Orex led the gnolls and daring raids against humans and elves. He even attacked a wizard’s stronghold, capturing talented weapon-smiths and metalworkers. Under pain of torture, the smiths created better weapons for Le-Orex’s pack. He also commanded them to make him a great shield and spiked flail that the demon gods had sent him in a vision. The weapon and shield were tempered in his blood.

    Armed with his Claw Shield and Flail, Le-Orex continued his assault on the settlements of Eberron. His attacks brought more gnolls, but other agents of chaos came to share in the ‘kill’ – orcs, giants, and trolls. There was no grand plan, not strategy for the humans and elves to counter. Brute force needed to be met with brute force. In a grand battle, the Gnolls were pushed back by a great cavalry charge of elves of Valenar.

    Le-Orex, refusing to leave the battle, would have been slain if not for the intervention of Valkrill. The Kyrie general pulled Le-Orex and his gnolls to Valhalla to spread more strife and destruction in the Battle of All Time.

           
    - Rulings and Clarifications -

    - N/A

    - Combinations and Synergies -

    Synergy Benefits Offered

    -Le-Orex: Lead the Pack
    Figures with the FERAL PACK or WILD PACK MOVEMENT powers on their card may be aided by Le-Orex’s LEAD THE PACK 20-sided die enhancer. Figures with the FERAL PACK MOVEMENT power include: the Gnoll Raiders. Figures with the WILD PACK MOVEMENT power include: Marrden Hounds.

    -Dark Ranger : FERAL WAR CRY
    As a Gnoll Unique Hero, Le-Orex may benefit the Dark Ranger in their FERAL WAR CRY activation and attack bonus.

    Synergy Benefits Received

    - Skull Demon: VALKRILL ATTACK AURA 1
    As a figure that follows Valkrill with a Range of 1, Le-Orex may benefit from the Skull Demon's VALKRILL ATTACK AURA 1 ability.

    Synergy Imposed

    - N/A
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    Re: W2: Gnoll - Le-Orex - released

    Post  Nomad on Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:05 pm

    Le-Orex has his own post on HS . . .

    http://www.heroscapers.com/community/showpost.php?p=2001709&postcount=155

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

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