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SOULEATER - member of the Neutral Characters Battalia Collection*
If you see him... run!
If you only smell his presence... run!
If you feel his malice, run... and don't look back!
He is unstoppable
He is the pure evil and
He wants to feed on your soul forever!
Give it a chance! Save it... run!
.... cause he is the SOULEATER: The Hunger Himself!
Appearance: On a random Stormgate card (D6 die roll for a gate number / or alternative - directly in the middle of the extended map), every time when a (new) hero is hired on the map. He feels that a new kind of game is in the fields and undertakes the chase immediately ... The Souleater disappears when caught by a successful amulet dice roll (see safe effect below) or when he catches some hero's soul.
Movement: Random throw with the custom Battalia 4D directional die for choosing a map direction - N,E,S,W (consider N always towards ORACLE WHEEL on the table) and with two fixed steps per turn (no diagonals, but he circles the map). Souleater stops when meets/catches any hero and he affects all heroes on the same square.
Effect: The Hunger Himself feeds on heroes' souls, so the process is irrevocable - once the hero is caught, he is gone forever. Players cannot bring him back in play. The game with the Souleater could be a real hardcore, so it's not a chicken business :) ...
Saving effect: There is a small chance to reject him - in order to do this you need an amulet in your hand (ambush or tent) at the moment of the encounter. Then you have to roll your faction D6 die on the amulet (no other card is needed on top of it) - if you throw an EVEN number, your hero is SAFE, because the amulet reflects his evil magic and turns it against the undead demon himself ! If the die roll is ODD - nothing can stop him! Say farewell to the poor fellow - the hero is taken from the board and enters the limbo....
The Souleater cannot act in a range, he needs to catch his victim, entering exactly the same field (hero's terrain card)!
- Mechanics design is still under development, changes and adjustments still possible!
Playable with: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players on a standard or extended map.
Publisher's recommendation - 2, 3 on a standard or 4, 5, 6 players on extended map.
Miniature size: 39 x 82 x 61 mm
Base: 30 mm
Color: dark purple - Battalia's color for neutral miniatures.
Content: 1 x cardboard box with 1 miniature - box size approx. 43 x 85 x 64 mm
Tip: The gameplay with a harsh figurine like the Souleater could cause some troubles in the balance of the game over time, but exactly this is the main purpose and challenge of this mini-scenario. Learn how to avoid uneven situations, playing "cat & mouse", while aiming at your standard victory goal. Avoid mixing it up in the same game with too many other aggressive NPCs, if you want to keep the grade of distraction from your main goal on a lower level and do exactly the opposite if you're looking for more challenges.
*NCBC is a collection of mini expansions based on neutral big scale figurines, which are designed to enlarge the immersive Battalia universe, introducing a whole bunch of new strategic possibilities to the players and adding completely new adventure elements to the basically competitive plot. In general they don't belong to any faction (resp. to any player) and can be played in different combinations with the basic game or with the BIG!Expansion. We don't recommend to mix more than 3 different types of NPCs in your games in order to avoid higher complexity. But you can mix them in totally different combinations, which ensures the long-term replayability and excitement in this game universe. Normally the NPCs have small complementary rules, which are provided only online on Battalia's home page battalia.eu as high resolution printable PDF files. The miniatures are distributed in small packaging boxes with custom artwork as separate items or possibly in bundles.
Attention: Rules are not final, you can find them later on our homepage!
You can find all printable PDFs in English and possibly later even some language versions in our section battalia.eu/rules
under "COMPLEMENTARY RULES FOR EXTRA COMPONENTS", which will be continuously updated over time. At the moment we are uploading only rules, which are finally designed, tested, layouted and overall completed. Please note, that the majority of the rules for the Neutral Characters Battalia Collection (NCBC) are in different "work in progress" stages and will be finalized after this pledge manager starts. We will add them to the page as soon as they are ready. We highly appreciate your patience, thank you in advance!
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