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  • Unofficial DH LAB

    Dain_II - - Homebrew 9th Age

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    Xaby: Some questions: What do you think of the special rules? Are there a lot of them? I understand, which one is left over? What to remove and what to move? Are they complex or are they too many? Dain: There are too many. They're not complex individually but there are a lot of them and the overlap/synergy is a lot. Will have a think when have time about what to cut/merge. Xaby: I understand. There are many more synergies and new rules. I also think that something needs to be taken away. Xaby: W…

  • Unofficial DH LAB

    Dain_II - - Homebrew 9th Age

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    Quote from xaby86: “ Ghost step for Rune of kinship seemed to me like an ancestral power that could stick for a rune related to special movement, to give some help to miners and Rangers. What would you suggest? The reroll to Ambush already has the miner character and it has to be something for miners and Rangers. Rune of reflect. Ok, range 18? 24? For the Hold! Just on foot to make up for the loss of the old Sturdy in a relatively cheap general. Do you think I should put Res 5 on all characters?…

  • Unofficial DH LAB

    Dain_II - - Homebrew 9th Age

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    Quote from Dain_II: “First impressions, I love it. It's beautiful. Going forwards, everything now will be a critique. So first. Too many rules up front. Very hard to keep up. Going to need to narrow that field down. Rune if Kinship. Ghost step? Not very Dwarfy. I'm all in favour of Ghost Ancestor Dwarfs coming into the picture but don't think we should include a rune to give that effect. Needs something else. Bearer and his unit get re-roll for Ambush or Vanguard for scout? Rune if Reflect. Rang…

  • Unofficial DH LAB

    Dain_II - - Homebrew 9th Age

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    Watcha lads. @xaby86, big thank you for the shoutout. It was a real pleasure to help on this. Secondly, as I said when you first approached me with your Magnum Opus: giphy.gif I've asked @xaby86 and he's agreed to let me share some of our conversation with you. So you're all going to see how the sausage was made.

  • Quote from Davian: “ No, I think I am underestimating the conservative nature of people who thinks Tolkien wrote good books :p ” I'll just leave this here...

  • Does magic resistance stack? EG you put two RuneSmiths with MR 1 each into a unit does that unit have MR 2?

  • DH asks BGT

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    And we get 5

  • Overlord Keys of Citadel

    Dain_II - - Infernal Dwarves (ID)

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    Hahaa possibly true. I did come up with them somewhat on the fly so it's possible, just possible, that there are a few flaws in design. I was trying to encompass some weaknesses lol. No aegis save, fearless so can't flee, no fighting in extra ranks potential, two weapons choices remove shield and the other removes parry so they should still die fairly well. And of course, they'd be an expensive unit that won't help ID score objectives. So it's not all gravy.

  • Overlord Keys of Citadel

    Dain_II - - Infernal Dwarves (ID)

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    Fair challenge. But... is there confidence in the model? I've not come across one in tournament play myself. There's one in the WTC but that is out of 10 ID lists... Maybe it's just a pricing thing and with a tweak to his cost he'll be OK. Personally I think he's not a competitive option next to the rest of your character section and he needs something extra to give him the push he deserves.

  • Overlord Keys of Citadel

    Dain_II - - Infernal Dwarves (ID)

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    Quote from Tyranno: “Quote from Dain_II: “...Expand it so that the overlord gives weapon master to whatever unit he's in. It makes sense thematically as he's opened the citadel and wants his unit to flaunt it. This guy and his specific unit should be showing up and showing out imo. ” No can do. No unit buffing characters allowed. ” All @Crazydwarf suggestions are really fun, if a little OP and in need of some refinement, but I think they do mostly fall down at this hurdle too. I get the selfishn…

  • Sorry! Was trying to combine the themes of the Overlord not being used much, as seen from my experience of playing ID reglularly as an opponent, and an improvement to Keys that could change that.

  • That's dumb

  • Really interesting topic. My mate plays ID and I don't think he's ever played an overlord against me. One reason is definitely because he just doesn't measure up against my king. So, personally I'm a big fan of removing the arrogance rule and replacing it. My favourite is to simply expand his other rule, the Keys. Expand it so that the overlord gives weapon master to whatever unit he's in. It makes sense thematically as he's opened the citadel and wants his unit to flaunt it. This guy and his sp…

  • DH asks BGT

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Forgive me @xaby86. Adding a new beardling to my Clan has been rather consuming for me. The little fella is a tad demanding and has sadly affected even my own normally prodigious assiduity. But there are two questions I would ask now. There maybe more later. I've heard stories of clans to the north who have forgotten about their worries and their strife. They say these clans are isolated, living off the bear necessities, in close communion with nature. Some say the very creatures of the mountain…

  • This is outstanding work @Squigkikka. Its all really interesting and definitely the direction I too think DH should go in. A unique magic phase that the entire army can benefit from. I like the songs and the words but I especially like some of the unit special rules. The WM special rules are all really interesting. Final sacrifice is truely inspired and my favourite I think. The "of clay, the flesh" rule is intriguing and I'd be interested the playtesting results for something like this on a [M3…

  • We all want DH warmachines to be be better but there are a variety of different ways of doing so. More damage output and better survivability are just two. I personally favour the idea of less damage but more reliability. ID dwarfs have already taken a step in that direction with Accurate on its WMs. And they're dwarfs who walked away from the Holds and have experimented with their industry to improve damage. I feel DH need to really lean into the whole Guild Crafted idea and should favour somet…

  • Grumbling on new ID book

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from Omarcomin: “I think DH infantry need to lean into the gimli quote about being dangerous over short distances... we somehow need to charge more reliably over the limited charge range that we have. Sitting 13,14,or 15” away should not be as comfortable as it is for opponents. We will never throw a 17” charge but if you’re in range you’re in danger... This is the way. I think ID created the blueprint with vassals. If fear is a motivator for rerolling charges, surely dwarven stubborness i…

  • Grumbling on new ID book

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from Omarcomin: “Who decided that those two awful unfun playstyles were how DH should play? ” Quote from Slayer Zabojcow: “DH playstyles should be Mixed Arms, Gunline and Guerilla Warfare Question is how to make DH Mixed Arms MMU/FLU more competitive, how to make Gunline playable, competitive and fun for both DH player and his opponents. Guerilla Warfare is something MSU was trying to simulate, but somehow RT decided DH can't do MSU so... I don't know what we can do about this playstyle. ”…

  • Grumbling on new ID book

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from Jomppexx: “Quote from Omarcomin: “Please name the DH playstyle ID cannot do. Matter of fact please name DH playstyles period. ” Special deployment. Majority of DH army can vanguard/ambush/scout if desired, including core units. ” I'm not entirely sure you can describe an army ability as a playstyle @Jomppexx? Just because an army can go full scout ambush vanguard doesn't make it a playstyle. Playstyles are meant to be something that makes an army excel. Not something an army simply ca…

  • DH 2.2 General discussion.

    Dain_II - - Dwarven Holds (DH)

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    Quote from Omarcomin: “So who do I yell at now? ” Your pillow?