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Five Leagues from the Borderlands

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Welcome to the edge of civilization, where brigands rule and where the shadows are long.

Five Leagues From the Borderlands is a set of solo miniatures rules for fantasy campaign games.

Taking inspiration from gritty "medieval-fantasy" like The Black Company and Harn, this is a world of brutal combat and ever-present danger.

With a handful of miniature figures, your dice and these rules, you can adventure in the war-torn Borderlands, fight tactical battles against evil and hopefuly get a few coins in the process.

Your characters will advance as you go along, find loot and might even make it to the end.

Five Leagues is a descendent of the Five Parsecs series of games, offering a game experience written specifically for Solo Players:

That means that all the mechanics you need are built right into the rules, instead of being an afterthought stuffed in the back of the book.

We've aimed to make the mechanics simple and straight-forward, to make it easier and quicker to play on your own.

And the adventure and encounter tables will do pretty much all the set-up for you. 

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Please be advised this is a tactical game: You will need miniatures, tokens, markers or something else to represent your characters in combat.

A typical battle will have 8-10 figures on each side.

This game is intended for Solo players, though it can easily be played with a friend: Just split the party between you and enjoy adventuring together!

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This is a complete game: You get character creation rules, encounter rules, a town action system and mechanics for factors such as Luck, Will and Story Points to tailor your game. 

Players interested in a more open-ended group game may wish to also check out Dungeon Scum, available from Nordic Weasel Games.

Please note that this is NOT a dungeon crawling game, its a game of tactical fantasy action.

 
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Lanse T August 01, 2018 3:53 am UTC
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I've been enjoying this a lot, currently around campaign turn 30 for Dark Woods of Winter. However, I can't find the expected dimensions of the playing field or how much terrain to use. Assuming a 3'x3' table, the combatants generally set up surprisingly far from the table edge. With my preference for incredibly dense terrain this works, but I'm curious what you envisioned by design.
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Ivan S August 01, 2018 3:56 am UTC
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Yikes, sounds like a long term campaign! Mind sharing your war band ?

I tend to play on a space between 2x2 and 3x3 feet with pretty dense terrain. I do prefer setting up "in the table" rather than near the edges, so you are seeing some of that. I find that being to move backwards a bit can be a nice option.

I hope that helps? I agree, it should have been clearer in the book.
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Lanse T July 16, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Very nice! I like the changes from Five Parsecs.
Will there be more supplements after Dark Woods of Winter?
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Ivan S July 16, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks!
I am working on a mini campaign that will introduce goblins to the world but in a suitably threatening manner.

It may be a little bit though, since there's some other projects in the way first.
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Lanse T July 17, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
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Excellent. I love goblins as sinister lurking fae instead of as little running XP packages for 1-3rd level adventuring parties.
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Ivan S July 17, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
With a bit of luck, they should be pretty mean. They will still be pretty squishy of course, but they should present some tense moments for sure.
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