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Obscader



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:26 pm
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The magic phase in AOA is a great way to add new mechanics to the game without being overly complicated.

The mark of chaos spell is my favourite - it introduces a whole new level of randomness to the game, which isn't found elsewhere.

For a start I think the following would be gravy-

An air based spell that pushes units who aren't in combat back a certain number of inches.

A chaos spell which fuses an entire unit into one vast pile of flesh, armour and limbs! Each model in the unit counts as a wound, it has skill 1 attacks for each model in the unit, and every enemy it kills, it can absorb on a 3 or under!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:05 am
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haha! the first one i like a lot!

the second one makes me think there is something very wrong with you... Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:26 pm
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Wozza wrote:
!the second one makes me think there is something very wrong with you... Wink


A most accurate analysis! Razz Razz Razz

I tried a push-back spell in a demo game today. The issue is, what happens to units that it is pushed into, as well as what happens when it meets terrain.

I'll throw out some more ideas - I'd like to hear if they sound AOA-esque or not.

An aura spell that stays in play on the caster, and can cause hits to models in base-to-base.

An Evil-eye spell that fires in a straight line, hitting anything in its path on a 3 or under.

A mirror shield spell that can deflect magic missiles back at the firer

A godly herald - armywide morale boost by 1

A spell of sadness which causes enemies to take magic resistance tests or else kill themselves.

A Deathtouch spell that allows the Caster to cause D3 wounds on their melee attacks.

The summoning of a Demonblade that gives the caster a ranged, Eldritch blast attack

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:07 pm
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Looks like some of these spells may raise the casting price to 4...

They sound cool tho Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:34 pm
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Obscader wrote:
An air based spell that pushes units who aren't in combat back a certain number of inches.


Very cool idea.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:35 pm
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Obscader wrote:

An air based spell that pushes units who aren't in combat back a certain number of inches.


This should of course read - pushes a unit back a certain number of inches.

Or perhaps in any direction?

That would make it more versatile, and less rewarding of shooty armies.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:49 am
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Could be used to target your own troops if used sneekily - line them up behind a woods so they can't be shot, then use the spell to move them sideways into open ground and then shoot with them in the shooting phase - or vice-versa

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:17 pm
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Hhmm, its sounding more versatile by the minute!

I just realised that its similar to the motivate dead spell, which lets those boney-chaps charge into combat if I'm not mistaken?

Gosh, have I finally thought of an idea that isn't crap!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:36 pm
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Sounds like the movie "The Blob"

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:46 pm
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icefang wrote:
Sounds like the movie "The Blob"


You know, I think the blob was in the very back of my mind.

But more so the manga/anime Akira, when Tetsuo positively mutates! Imagine that but with pompous Elves or such ^_^

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