I love playing Frostgrave and I was excited to learn that its author, Joseph A. McCullough, had written a new game, similar to Frostgrave, but aimed more at solo play (although there are solo play scenarios and campaigns available for Frostgrave). This time, Rangers of Shadow Deep (RoSD) focusses not on a Wizard and his followers as they explore and loot their way through the frozen ruins of Felstad but rather on a Ranger and his warband as they follow the orders of their king to get to the bottom of the ‘weirdness’ coming from his borders and the neighbouring Shadow Deep.
The terrain (and to a degree, some of the miniatures) follow the same themes as in my Frostgrave projects. I had opted to make Felstad a lot less snowy and icy (the thawing process had proceeded faster/further) so that I could re-use the models in other projects. At the time I was thinking Mordheim, but since I can play RoSD solo at home, it’s an ideal one to jump the queue with and so here we begin.
RoSD missions can be either one-shots or linked scenarios. These missions can, in turn, be one-offs or linked together to form campaigns. To start with, I’m just going to run through the missions as presented in the core rulebook. The first of which is based around a small village nestled in the woods.
However, before I can begin play I need to gather a few things:
First up, and easiest to do, is create my Ranger and form his warband. This will require the core rulebook (which I have in print and PDF format) and a blank roster sheet. The sheet can be found in the rulebook if you want to photocopy it or else there are a host of fan-made sheets available on the Rangers of Shadow Deep Facebook page. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/199819667485240/ )
Once I know what the characters will be (and possibly what they’ll be wearing/using), then I can begin digging through my miniatures collection or else sourcing new ones - like I need an excuse to buy more minis!
You can pick up a copy of the rules in lots of places: Amazon, direct from Osprey Publishing, or like I did, via DriveThruRPG.com
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