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9 – Here Comes the Flood

Following our search for a genie’s lamp, the next scenario in our Frostgrave campaign was Here Comes the Flood from the Into the Breeding Pits expansion. Our warbands would be venturing into the sewers beneath Felstad and find the ruins of some sort of underground complex. Unfortunately, something in the distance has unleashed a massive flood of ice water headed our way.

Before the game, our spellcasters failed to cast any of their spells. My wizard even lost 50gc trying and failing to brew another dose of the Elixir of the Beastcrafter.

With this scenario having 6 treasure tokens, we both were aiming to secure 3. Then there was extra experience for having our spellcasters on the board when the flood hits, so we were interested in sticking out until the water came, but also wanted to secure as much treasure as possible without ending the game before the flood hit.

For the most part, the skirmish went as planned. Both our warbands picked up the three treasures closest to our edges. We fired some arrows and spells across the canals, but for the most part avoided direct conflict. Several monsters were attracted by our presence – a ghoul, a skeleton, a medium construct, and two zombies – but our warbands were able to slay them without much trouble. By the time the flood arrived, we each had gotten two treasure tokens off the board to safety and were down to just a handful of figures remaining in the facility.

When the flood came in, my wizard planted his staff and stayed put, but every other figure on the board was pushed around by the icy water flowing through the area. My thief barely managed to hold on to the treasure he was carrying. My wife’s archer was less lucky and lost his grip on the treasure, and whatever valuable he had been holding was washed away into the sewers. As our dazed warbands recovered from the flood, my thief stepped off the board with the last treasure token and ended the game.

This was our first game of Frostgrave where everyone in both our warbands walked off the battlefield. My 3 treasures ended up being a Book of the Beastcrafter, a Grimoire of Crumble, and a Wand of Power. I sold the Book of the Beastcrafter and Wand of Power in order to buy a pair of Boots of Speed on the black market. My wife’s 2 treasures were a suit of Armour of Righteousness and Gloves of Strength. She sold the armour since it was only usable by thaumaturges and also sold the Wand of Power that she had been using to buy a more powerful Staff of Power on the black market.

The Druid’s Warband

  • Audric Silverbeard the Druid (+2 levels: +1 Will, improved Strength)
  • Roslin the Apprentice
  • Jormund the Barbarian
  • Nils the Tracker
  • Dimitri the Archer
  • Red the Demon Hunter
  • Rhane the Thief
  • Raven the Apothecary
  • Jarl the Bear
  • Jaeger the Snow Leopard

The Trickster’s Warband

  • Freya the Trickster (+2 levels: +1 Health, improved Awareness)
  • Ophelia the Apprentice
  • Kate the Knight
  • Emilia the Ranger
  • Ronald the Ranger
  • Jamie the Archer
  • Draco the Man-at-Arms
  • Dany the Woman-at-Arms
  • Scarlet the Assassin
  • Annabelle the Thief

By Scott Boehmer

A game enthusiast and software engineer.

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