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Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game

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A kingdom stands on the brink of destruction, as the vast realm called the Shadow Deep slowly swallows everything in its path. As the army fights to contain the tide of evil creatures teeming up out of the black clouds, the kingdom’s best soldiers, the rangers, must venture down into the shadows to gather information, rescue prisoners, and ambush enemy supply lines. It is a desperate fight against overwhelming odds, but every little victory brings another day of hope.

Rangers of Shadow Deep is a solo and co-operative tabletop miniatures game, in which players create their ranger, gather companions, and play through a series of missions in their fight to hold back the darkness. If their rangers survive, they will grow in power and ability, and be sent on more difficult, dangerous and intricate assignments.

This book also includes the first supplement for the game, Burning Light. In this mission, the rangers must venture to ruined convent, searching for an ancient artefact. As they choose what order to explore the ruins, and thus the order in which scenarios are played, they must gather clues to the artefact’s location. But they must be quick, for the longer they remain, the more the forces of the Shadow Deep become aware of their presence.

By the creator of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago.

 
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Olivier V December 14, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
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Great addition to the Frostgrave brand.
I have written a short review and after action report of scenario 1 on my french blog : http://oll.free.fr/Imagifig/?p=7057
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Dave K December 15, 2018 5:50 am UTC
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Oliver,
I enjoyed your writeup. Thanks for the post. :)

For others who are interested in his post, but might not read French, you can put the URL into the Bing translator so you can read the text in English, or any one of a number of languages.

We are living in a great age!
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Joshua O December 13, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
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Hi is the PDF bookmarked? I don't see any bookmarks. Will this be done in an update?
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Nicholas B December 07, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Hi, could anyone clarify is this is a miniatures skirmish/scenario game or an RPG? At least one review calls it an RPG but then seems to describe it as a minis game.
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Matt N December 09, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
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I'd call it a miniature skirmish game with RPG elements. No GM required.
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Nicholas B December 10, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Thanks! That helps greatly.
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Michael D December 02, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
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Please could you add an index of hyperlinks to enable quick navigation around the PDF please
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Matt N December 09, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
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This would be a fantastic improvement. Index and PDF bookmarks wil be great.
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Kristopher G November 27, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Could someone give a quick summary of the system/mechanics used?
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November 27, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
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Its like Frostgrave.
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Kristopher G December 02, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Not familiar with it.
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Enzo M December 07, 2018 5:03 am UTC
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It is a narrative driven solo skirmish game where there is an AI that drives the enemy. Quote from the book "these rules as a set of guidelines, and not as a hard-and-fast set of instructions. The entire point of Rangers of Shadow Deep is to have fun pushing figures around on a tabletop. If you can see a way to modify these rules and increase your own enjoyment playing the game" To play the game you need a table, miniatures, a couple of twenty-sided dice, a deck of standard playing cards, a ruler or tape measure marked in inches, a copy of the Ranger Sheet from the back of this book, and a pencil. You use whatever miniatures you want. Each scenario has events, these events are driven by a standard deck of playing cards and a lookup table. You follow the missions in the book and you can level up your characters along the way. It is pretty easy to learn. I believe it took me about 30min to read and learn and then I was just playing. After using the PDF, I highly recommend either printing it for...See more
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Enzo M November 24, 2018 4:22 am UTC
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I hope a future version might be available in a format like ePub that allows pages to be bookmarked. Also, when creating the PDF, how about including the table of contents as part of the PDF generation because many PDF Readers will show the table of contents and allow you to navigate directly to that section. I am sure I can could print the document but I rather not and use an electronic device instead. Otherwise, very happy with this ruleset and have been playing this Thanksgiving weekend.
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Charles P November 22, 2018 4:42 am UTC
Now the question is whether to grab the PoD now or wait for the hard cover?
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Matt N November 22, 2018 11:46 am UTC
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How patient are you? The hard cover will undoubtedly be high quality and will likely stand up better to abuse. I, personally, went with the softcover to get it in hand quicker. My other softcover gaming books have stood up well to use so fingers crossed on this one!
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Charles P November 22, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Yeah good point! I still have my hands full with frostgrave, gaslands, and dracula's america...maybe i'll try to be patient.
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Matt N November 21, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
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Is a PDF of the Ranger sheet available somewhere? I suppose I could extract it from the full PDF if necessary.
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Matt N November 19, 2018 11:37 am UTC
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I, too, am very excited to see something new from Joe McCullough. Thanks Joe! I absolutely love Frostgrave and I am sure this won't disappoint. I, too, really want a PoD option. For me, wargaming is a respite from the daily onslaught of electronics and I really do not want to rely on a screen to play. It doesn't seem like I can get the PDF printed for less than about $15 and I am sure the quality wouldn't be any where near what I would hope for. I have purchased PoD from here before and the quality has always been very good. I am all in - once PoD is available.
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Todd S November 21, 2018 2:56 am UTC
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Looks like PoD is available now. I know I'm finally going to pick this one up because of it.
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Michael B November 16, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
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I'm hesitating because of the $20 price point for a PDF. I feel I should be getting at least a soft cover for this.
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Steven M November 14, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
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We absolutely love Frostgrave. Can't wait to try this out for some variety.
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November 11, 2018 9:33 am UTC
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A quick reference sheet would be amazing!
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Helmuth A November 09, 2018 7:47 am UTC
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Downloaded it yesterday and I love it. Now I can plunder all my board games for their minis and use them in skirmishes. Just one question: Is there any chance to get some kinda monster generator to convert our own monster minis into game stats with a proper stat/XP (risk/reward) ratio? Maybe in an upcoming expansion?
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Scott K November 07, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
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Does this have a random scenario generator? Or is it all pre-set scenarios? If the later, what happens when you finish all the ones in the book?
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Cesar P November 08, 2018 2:03 am UTC
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There will be expansions with new adventures to play through, but the scenarios in the book are very re-playable.
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November 08, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
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Absolutely. There are random monster encounters and you can change up your party composition and the board layout on replays.
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November 06, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
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Dungeon expansion please :)
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Gary B November 06, 2018 1:44 pm UTC
When I read about it, I assumed it was same format as the many Frostgrave books I have, so I was a tad disappointed to be directed to a pdf on RPGnow.

I'd definitely be interested in print version of this, so I'm waiting... impatiently.

A ranger and three companions? Which hobbit got left behind? Or did Sam get eaten by the insects of the Midgewater Marshes?
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Michael B November 16, 2018 6:41 pm UTC
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Agreed. I'm having a hard time dropping $20 on a PDF.
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Matthew S November 20, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
In the Lord of the Rings there are at most three distinct hobbits in the fellowship. Merry and Pippin only really separate after Frodo and Sam have left, before that you can just treat them as a generic Peregriadoc hobbit. Maybe mount both figures on a single slightly larger base if you're feeling fancy.
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Joseph M November 23, 2018 7:37 am UTC
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If you are playing solo, an ranger can have up to seven companions...I guess its the Fellowship after Moria...(Too Soon?)
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Joseph M November 23, 2018 7:37 am UTC
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Print on demand is now available.
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Joseph M November 23, 2018 7:38 am UTC
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Print on demand now available.
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Joseph M November 23, 2018 7:57 am UTC
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Print on demand is now available.
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