Tyranny; the Gift that keeps on Giving.
Here, we are releasing a new set of items for DDM; The Tools of Tyranny. This is an experiment in part, because here we do a theme we've not done before. I'm not talking about items dedicated to a race - we did that with the orcs. Rather, we are releasing a set of items where each can be used by only a single creature.
The fact that each item is so limited does allow us to be somewhat bold. In some cases, we just tried to cost items aggressively. In others, we are off in brand new directions. In fact, you'll notice one item that introduces an open sideboard to the game; the Favored Dracophile card. This is a new mechanic that allows you to register a warband that is purposely missing a creature and some points.
During round one, if the card is used, you can summon a dragon of any type you wish into your warband.
You can check out the enemy warband, then decide what's best for you. Presto. Most play testing focused on the big dragons being added to ~120-130 point warbands, but it could work with smaller dragons too.
Will this make Goblin themed bands playable at Gen Con or the Euros this year? That much is unclear, though some cards may make appearances. But either way, its definitely going to make playing goblins at home a heck of a lot more fun...
We've also got a contest coming up in the next few days, and its related to this set.
But before I post that, let me give you all a few days to digest all of this Gobliny Goodness.
You can find all the cards here.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year, everyone!