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August 2007

August 31, 2007

BattleLore Campaign Site

Check out BattleLoreCamp, a fan-made narrative campaign for BattleLore that follows a story and a set of characters through a series of BattleLore adventures.

August 29, 2007

BattleLore Rules Summary Translation - Polish

Rules SummaryMy BattleLore Rules Summary continues to be translated thanks to the efforts of some hard-working BattleLoreMaster supporters.

Go to the Downloads section of the Guild to find the new Polish translation by Piotr Kopania.

Thanks for your hard work Piotr! If you’d like to volunteer to translate the Summary into another language, contact Universal Head on the email address at the bottom of this page.

August 28, 2007

Q&A with DOW (August 24-27 2007)

ColtsFan76—whom many of you will know as a tireless poster on the official DOW forums and always there to answer questions and help other players out—has posted a Q&A with DOW where some popular questions about BattleLore and the Specialist packs have been definitively answered.

August 27, 2007

Official Word: Banners in Sight!

More news on the official blog about the Specialist pack errors.

You can contact DOW customer service to receive your replacement blue long sword banners for your Goblin Hyena Riders (these are the same banners as used in the base game, so it’s not essential to get them).

As for the Specialist card backs, the 10 cards given in the Call to Arms expansion will be reprinted, so from now on Specialist cards and Deployment cards will share the same backs. According to Eric of DOW, this was the original intent, but by ‘getting fancy’ and giving the Specialist cards different backs, they caused a bit of confusion that came back to bite them! ETA for these cards is mid-November due to printer delays.

Finally, with 100 Years’ War and Goblin Marauders packs now shipping, the adventures that came with them are online, including a new web adventure: Abandoned Tower.

August 18, 2007

Interesting BattleLore Campaign Site

A very nicely designed French site detailing some form of BattleLore campaign world (complete with cardboard cut-out-and-use castle on the last ‘page’). Check it out here.

August 14, 2007

The Raven

The Raven Mac Dhonnchaidh was slumbering heavily, a thick river of drool running down his chin, when I finally managed to sneak out of the dwarven dining tent without stepping on too many beards. My head was woolly, but I knew this would be my best chance to reconnoiter the camp and find out what surprises the doughty little men had for their next enemy.

Once I’d got upwind of the tent I caught a whiff on the night air of some unfamiliar beast. Threading my way through the sleeping tents required little stealth—a Dwarf encampment by night shakes with the sound of snoring—and soon I had come upon the outskirts where a fenced enclosure held several score dark, shambling, hairy shapes. Not more dwarves, as one would think by my description, but large black bulls. At first I thought them to be camp provisions, but a long row of solidly-built saddles slung over the corral fence revealed their true purpose.

How the dwarves had managed to domesticate the beasts enough to ride them into battle was a mystery. Perhaps they share some common bond—they are both bold, hairy, aggressive breeds, after all. Perhaps, in the no-nonsense manner that is the Dwarf way, they merely held on for dear life and pointed the bulls in the direction of the enemy, who would scatter in panic, like the revelers who run before the bulls sometimes let loose on the streets in Spanish cities during the festival.

Only with more blood.

August 13, 2007

Goblin Musicians

Check out the official forums here for a good summary of the rules concerning Goblin musicians.

August 12, 2007

Specialist Packs Video

The French site 4Ludique is featuring an excellent video that gives us a detailed look at the first wave of BattleLore specialist packs, including the larger 100 Years’ War pack. In French of course, but a translation of the 100 Years’ War part of the video has already been posted here.

August 10, 2007

New Edition Dice

Have a look at the new dice for colour blind users in the latest edition of BattleLore. Subtle helmet markings help to differentiate the helmet colours.

August 7, 2007

The BattleLore Creatures Compendium: August ‘07 edition

Gerald Uitz continues his incredible work with the August ‘07 edition of his Creatures Compendium—just German and English updates; there were no new entries for the French version this month. Note that a French translation for the Creature Trampling Chart is in the works.

Go to the Guild Downloads section for the latest PDF downloads.

August 3, 2007

The BattleLore Lore Cards Compendium: August ‘07 edition

August is here, and with it Gerald Uitz keeps us all up to date with the August ‘07 edition of his Lore Cards Compendium.

Go to the Guild Downloads section for the latest English, French and German PDF downloads.