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Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
by Matt N. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/09/2018 06:22:02

Once again, Joe McCullough nailed it. The game is well thought out, rules are clear and simple enough without being "dumbed-down". The scenarios provided look fun and challenging (haven't played yet) and like Frostgrave, what you need to play isn't going to cost you a year's pay. Can't wait to get this one to the table!

Update -- Still 5 stars after playing. This game plays very quickly, faster than Frostgrave. The coop nature is really fun, especially with kids. Looking forward to scenario 2!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
by Michael D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/02/2018 08:24:35

Great game with one star knocked off because this twenty dollar PDF doesn't have a index



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
by Philip T. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/06/2018 18:08:57

This is excellent well laid out and clearly a great deal of thought has gone into it.



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Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
by Ric A. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/05/2018 03:18:05

Rangers of Shadow Deep is a single player tabletop RPG, that also offers co-op up to 4 players. Create your ranger, pick their Heroic Abilities, Skills, Spells and equip them for their adventure, and finally recruit as many companions as you can afford (the more skills and abilities your Ranger has, the fewer follows you'll be able to bring along).

The rulebook includes an introductory quest to play through, made up of several scenarios, where you will search for clues and likely find yourself fighting off some AI baddies. Then once you've mastered the basics and levelled up your Ranger, you can move on to the full quest included at the end of the rulebook.

The game itself offers great narritive, more like tabletop rollplaying than a straight up wargame, and plays really well. I found it very easy to pick up (though it is a similar mechanic to Frostgrave, which I've played before, as both games are by the same author), where the turn is broken down into activation phases, and lots of the rolls are your stat vs the opponent, e.g. your Fight stat+roll vs the opponents Fight stat+roll. I also wasn't sure how I'd enjoy the enemy activations, but the "AI" makes a lot of sense, and after a while I found i didn't need to keep referring to the flow chart to see how the baddies would act.

Rangers of Shadow Deep is a D20 playing system, so you'll need at least a couple of twenty-sides dice to play, as well as a deck of playing cards which are used to determine random events. As well as this you'll need a handful of miniatures to use as your Ranger and their companions, as well as some more miniatures to represent the evil denizens of the Shadow Deep, something to represent terrain (such as trees, ruins and rocks), and a playing surface 2.5'x2.5'.

Overall, I've had a great time trying out this game, and I can't wait to build a dedicated Ranger and head back into the Shadow Deep to thwart some evil!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
by Kenny S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/02/2018 18:35:02

Have not yet played, but I have played games of Frostgrave which I love, and the rules for RoSD seems like a tighter version of the FG ruleset. I love the hybrid of miniature skirmish war gaming and RPG, a good example being the use of the Pick Lock Skill to enter a house containing a clue (from the first scenario of the book). I'm very much looking forward to playing this game solo as it will satisfy the itch when game night gets cancelled or rescheduled. Looking forward to pushing some minis around and making my Ranger a hero!



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine #1
by Joshua L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/13/2018 11:09:50

If you're a Frostgrave fanatic, you need to get this. The rules for different factions of knights and mounted figures gave my Bretonnian figures a chance to shine in Felstad. Also, nothing gives your games new life like more scenarios! Worth every penny.



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Spellcaster: The Frostgrave Magazine #1
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