Blood Tides Rising is Harlequin Games' brand new Legends Module
Ongoing Play, still accepting player setups.
Last updated: 05/03/2015
|Faction||Number of Pledges|
|1. The Kingdom Eternal||6 (GMs+players)|
|2. The Merchant Princes||5|
|3. The Viking Lords||8|
|4. The Masters of Light and Darkness||8|
|5. The Children of the Mad-God||6|
Training Level: 12
SEI cap: 2500 (public works 6)
Tac cap: 100%
Tradegoods will weigh 5.
Thief Ruin penalty 280.
until 3 productions has passed. King's Peace is defined in this document
The Inquisition will be allowed to target player characters during King's Peace. This is an exception to the normal rule.
Adventure 1000 Peaceful Life
. This adventure is available to all at any point before King's Peace ends. Be any dead, lose 5 CON, gain life. Note, 'stoned' is a form of 'dead' and this adventure will bring you back from that state.
7 day turnaround for the first 3 productions, changing to a 14 day turnaround thereafter.
Revolts every 6 months (See notes at the bottom of your results for Merchants and their Slave population, they won't revolt).
Victory conditions must be held for 1 month from the point of claiming them.
No Teleporting of TGs using adventures or item activation.
There will be no Character Rolling Thunder. Definition: If you play with allies and 'no CRT', then the intention is that you get the same number of total fights (against NPCs) as when you play alone, with one position.
If you are in any doubt as to whether proposed actions in the game will violate the 'no CRT' ruling then please ask the GM.
The Pledge deadline has passed and with it, the option to play 2 positions. Late set-ups for single positions are still being taken.
Double position setups must continue to run two positions for at least 12 months, i.e. during the first year you may NOT drop one of them and continue with the other.
You may mention factions and/or players you do not wish to play with, in a private message to the GM.
pledge. As an individual, pledge to play any faction to help the GM balance the numbers in each faction and you will start the game with a bonus Mark of Fate.
The Set-up deadline has passed but late set-ups for single positions are still being taken.
All characters start with 3 character actions.
All characters (main or secondary) may setup as a Priest-Mage
Flying mounts will be rare in the game except for small races.
Heroes ED - 1 guilds at str 9
Adventurer Parties DCBBB - 1 guild str 6
Overlords CBBBAA - 2 guilds each str 8, Medium race, 1800 pop, 150 lvl 2 Guards; Very Large (Parthian), 1200 pop, 100 lvl 2 Guards.
Mercenaries DCBA 1 guild str 12, Medium race, 150 pop, 300 lvl 8 Knights; Large (Troll), 100 pop, 200 lvl 8 Knights. (Note: starting troops will have statuses).
Seafarer setups are allowed and/or required for some factions.
Guilds may be placed in module cities which contain the same race population as the guild sponsor. Overlords and Mercs may place their guild in their start location. No-one may place their guild in an ally's home location. Any Hero/AP/Nomad may choose to have their starting guild in a 'nearby' faction module location.
For factional restrictions on religion, consult the setup document.
Apprentice players are allowed in BTR 2.
See the rules
and the House Rules
for details on Apprentices.
All factions have a maximum size of 8 players, except for The Masters.
In BTR2, The Masters can be filled to the maximum size of 16 players and their Victory Conditions will be at the level (see module book) depending on the numbers they achieve.
For all combat clashes you must provide me with an empty force ID. You must have set up the slot commanders and retreat percentage yourself.
You must inform the gm of these details in a separate email.
The GM will teleport characters in and out of the force as appropriate.
In team events the team leader is responsible for organising this and must send details in a clearly titled email.
Defaults: Healing after rounds. Resurrection after clash. No curing of poison; stoning or insanity. Magic and mounts are permitted.
Clash results are not quite final - to give players a chance to appeal if *I* have made an error. You will be told swiftly if there is a last minute change."
A detailed calendar of Clashes available for BTR2 will be announced in due course.
BTR Module FAQ
- These will be updated periodically (if particular questions are asked frequently).
1) There is affliction available in the module - particularly vampire and werewolf statuses.
2) It is correct that Parthians become Pilgrims, and Trolls are required to be Pilgrims.
3) Dwarves and Elves both have access to all runepower type spells via the Pwr Dwarven Axes, and Pwr Elven Hammers.
4) The "Trade Off" is the name for the time of the Merchant Clashes (details available in the Merchant cities).
5) N'DM armoured status does really give minus one thousand five hundred AF/CB/RB/MiAF and have a very high INV.
6) There are several maps in the module but they each show a different world view which can be put together.
7) All the factions are meant to be very distinct, very strong effects will probably be deliberate but ask if you are not sure.
8) Should I have a weaponmaster skill as a basher? A: There will be monster targets for which the extra DAM is useful/needed. But also bear in mind every skill slot is useful for adventure/title completion in BTR.
Legends 3 changes that apply to all current games including BTR2
Besides lots of tiny bug fixes that should make everything more consistant, and just generally work nicely, here is a list of 13 specific changes that may differ from your previous Legends II experience – be careful with expectations of success/failure for the game.
1) Covert C12 update
The new code for Covert
actions and specifically the C12
order will be used for BTR.
2) Fixed various problems with Sighting and searching.
Forces containing only invisible characters will not be sighted unless those
invisible characters are overburdened. Note - Mounts, wagons, population and ships in character possessions (not equipped) do not count toward their carry capacity for increasing this, they count as weight only.
Force sightings during movement are now done before encounter battles in each province. So all forces in a province have the same chance to sight another force entering that province, before encounter battle losses reduce its hiding sight value.
3) Fixed duel/battle spells being cast by people who can’t cast the spell.
Loaded battle/duel spells will no longer work if you don’t have some means to cast the spell when you reach combat.
The spell must be in your spell list, or on a familiar, or given by an equipped item.
This restriction doesn't affect auto-cast spells from items.
4) Completely revised battle code:
Fixed bugs for spell castings
Fixed many combat calculations
Fixed reserve options to work like the rules describe - and additionally countercharge will now activate against opportunity charge and countercharge.
All overall modifiers now affect a character's DF.
All equipment is validated before battle starts, anything of an inappropriate type or not usable by the soldiers or characters is ignored for the duration of the battle.
Overwhelming of character's by soldiers has been disabled as it only penalised inexperienced players.
5) There is a new PC/TAC increase formula for Combats.
It will take account of damage inflicted on the other side, as well as the
character's wounds/soldiers lead losses, in determining chance of an
- Walkovers give a low chance of gains
- Few wounds/damage on both sides gives a low chance of gains
- Dying reduces the chance of gains
- Chance of gains peak at around 90% wounds/losses on self/slot and 70%
wounds/losses on the enemy
6) Moving Overburdened through use of Encounter Orders, fixed.
Force carry capacity and burden is now re-calculated after each encounter battle.
Any change in movement rate during movement is dealt with proportionally i.e. a
force that had used 75% of its available movement before an encounter combat will have 25% of its available movement left when the movement rate is re-calculated.
So it is now possible for a force to start its movement flying but lose flying capacity, from battle losses (or by aquiring too many items from a successful raid). It will then continue the rest of its movement as land movement (assuming the force can still walk). A land force that was not overburdened may become overburdened as a result of losses (or by aquiring too many items from a successful raid), or it may merely pick up slower moving mounts in a raid.
Land based forces that gain flying carry capacity (and flying forces that are forced to land and then later regain flying carry capacity) will continue the move on foot.
7) T1 order calculations improved.
Optimised calculations for number of spell points needed for training soldiers with a status – to use the most free spell points, or to use affliction in preference to a spell.
Numbers trained are now reduced when there is insufficient equipment, it used to fail if the slot already had soldiers.
Numbers are now also reduced if a ‘per soldier item’ is required for a training type, and there are insufficient items, it used to fail if the slot already had soldiers.
8) Merging soldiers now retains fractions of the Training Level.
The fraction does not appear in the turn report. If the fraction is less then 0.9500 the level is rounded down, otherwise it rounds up for all purposes though the internal fraction is always retained.
9) Encounter order raids now work more reliably.
However they only work for players. NPC forces will not raid even if they have orders to do so, they will simply start an encounter battle instead.
10) Locations lose the benefit of their walls while blocking.
If a location blocks a force that has encounter orders to attack blockers, the location will not get the benefit of walls even though it is the defender in the battle that results.
11) The turn report has been tidied a little and had some typos fixed.
That probably means any player-written apps that process the turn report file will need revising.
12) Stoned, Alive or Dead?
Legends 2 is inconsistent about whether or not the stoned condition counts as living or not. In Legends 3 stoned is consistently not living.
13) Mana and Wounds Recovery Including Summoned Beings
Legends 2 production lets a stoned character recover wounds at production. Legends 3 does not. Note this is different from the automatic wounds recovery that all summoned creatures get regardless of their condition, in both versions of the game.
Legends 2 production awards mana to all characters on the map (excludes unsummoned summonable characters) regardless of them being stoned or dead, though how wounded they are affects the calculation. Legends 3 recovers mana only for living characters (those whose conditions is alive or insane).