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karl paulsen

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I haven't played through my core set yet, so clearly I'm getting ahead of things, but I was wondering if folks have made alternate maps for this game or used other board game maps?

I got thinking about this when I picked up a copy of "The Market of Alturien" from a local Goodwill shop. Turned out to be missing a ton of parts so I may return it, but looking at the lovely board with it's big squares I got to thinking that maybe this could be an alternate board for a game like M&M perhaps with a bit of modification.

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I am enamoured with the idea of new content for M&M. I imagine creating (or printing someone else's or paying for a hypothetical new expansion from Plaid Hat) a scenario storybook which uses bits from S&R, Glorm, DT and TF since I have all of them.

But, since I have not played through all that content from Plaid Hat, it has not been something I have done - yet.
 
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I wrote a custom scenario "the Mice of Moria", which was the Mines of Moria adventure from Lord of the Rings done in mice and mystics. It was pretty fun.
 
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awp832 wrote:
I wrote a custom scenario "the Mice of Moria", which was the Mines of Moria adventure from Lord of the Rings done in mice and mystics. It was pretty fun.


Did you by chance upload the details of this to BGG? Link? :-)
 
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awp832 wrote:
I wrote a custom scenario "the Mice of Moria", which was the Mines of Moria adventure from Lord of the Rings done in mice and mystics.


Sounds AMAZING! When they're at the doors struggling to open them on one side, I imagine I'd have a pond tile with a narrow land bridge to the door...And a great big pike (aggressive fish) as the monster that attacks the companions. Some cool adventure tiles to make your way through, with some kind of mechanic you must work against to stay hidden. If you "blow" that mechanic, then some thematic tile dependent thing occurs (representing when Merry? Pippin? knocks the armour down the well. Then the balrog starts coming after you. Not sure what I'd use as the Balrog.

How did you work it?

Edit : Adding --> I'd also add that (only) when the Balrog comes into play, Maginos would get to power up by choosing one additional anti-Balrog skill from a set of maybe 3 to 5 skills designed to help the party work against the Balrog.

2nd edit: Adding --> After fleeing the Balrog, I'd have the companions end up on a woodland tile (or series of tiles. I can't recall how the exit from Moria went in the books. IIRC, in the films, they then had to flee Orcs (or were they Urûk-haī) riding Wargs to the safety of Lorien. In the M&M world, I'd represent that as needing to flee TailFeathers bad guys mounted on bad birds to the safety of Barksburg (or Redwall Abbey or Lorien or Lockhaven or whatever your favourite mouse friendly fantasy stronghold is named. Your defenders there would be, of course, the Oak Guard.

Also : As a real life whitewater kayaker, I'd love to create a custom scenario that plays like the sequence from the Hobbit movies where Bilbo and the dwarves race downstream through whitewater fleeing both their elven captors and some orcs. Add in some kind of race/time mechanic to get the same sense of urgency as seen in that film sequence. I'm imagining a cross between M&M and EScape : The curse of the Temple
 
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The Mice of Moria sound real fun!

To add to this list - Casper Rysgaard currently works on an "Advent calendar" for M&M together with some other folks (including me...) which uses custom-made tiles as well as parts of S&R:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/140060/wings-snow-fan-...

If you are looking for a Bridge for Moria, there is a certain tile with a narrow bridge traversing an Abyss in Downwood tales as well ;-)
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haha. Well I just did it for fun. Honestly I didn't think there would be much interest, since I thought that LotR/Mice fans would be a bit of a niche crossover. I'll see if I can find it again (I moved since I wrote it) and maybe post it this weekend since it seems like people want to see it.

(forewarning if you try to play it: I wrote it to be hard)

 
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There are some custom stories so far:

Wings of Snow
(is currently under development)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/140060/wings-snow-fan...



Christmas of Skeezixs
(Story, maps and a new character)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/109906/christmas-skee...


Snowball fight
(a subset for Christmas of Skeezixs)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/126313/snowball-fight...

Filch's Wound
(new story and map)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/101660/mice-mystics-c...

Malcom and Melphina
(no Story as far i can see but a cool new character)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/107321/new-character-...


Threads of Fate
(Story, Map and new character)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/98800/threads-fate


The Dark Portal
(a new Story)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/105766/mice-mystics-d...

Past in the present
(Story, maps and 3 new heroes)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/116791/campaign-mice-...




Unnamed expansion
(downwoodtale is needed, new hero new map)
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1532287/fan-made-story

Wallace the Turtle Knight
(a new hero)
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1588816/wallace-turtle-knig...


The Snake beast
(a fan made expansion that was taken in account for the real downwoodtale expansion)
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/893439/snake-beast

Lily and the Crown
(story and map)
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1004890/custom-scenarios

Schattenfall
(my own story.. currently a bad version in german, but i will publish a new version after christmas in english and with better graphics)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137447/schattenfall-f...


Two Stories that are currently in my head:
"Foreign Shores" and "Hollow Sins"






More unfinished heroes
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1600612/more-custom-heroes-...

Mice of Moria
(a new story and map - to fulfill the list)
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/140662/mice-moria

Most of the heroes got custom character cards here:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/137642/template-custo...

on plainhatgames there are some more:

Mind under Matter
[url]http://www.plaidhatgames.com/sum_forums/showthread.php?2685-...)[/url]

The Siege of Farfield
http://www.plaidhatgames.com/sum_forums/showthread.php?2250-...
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Wow! I've followed just about all of those as they were developed or posted. I had not realized there were so many, though, until seeing them all in one list. Thanks for putting the list together.
 
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Thanks for that list!
Much appreciated.

I decided to keep the The Market of Alturien pieces. After a quick coat of paint, The 6 trader miniatures will make awesome upgrades for the thief and buyers in Zeeland and the absolutly lovely board would be great for a custom M&M scenario someday. A dash through a marketplace could be quite exciting!
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eilif wrote:
... A dash through a marketplace could be quite exciting!


Which I happen to be uploading to Wings of Snow about right now..
Expect it to be ready for download sunday around noon! (GMT)
 
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to tease you a bit, i've added custom images for the characters to the list above
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not_my_own wrote:
to tease you a bit, i've added custom images for the characters to the list above


Those look really cool. As a mini wargamer, one of the things I like about the idea of custom scenarios is the opportunity to get new minis for them. I want to play the game with painted minis so I just removed all the box set minis from their bases.

Before painting I'm going to put them on clasic GW-style slottas, and I just ordered scenic card base toppers from Death Ray Designs which look really cool and are ridiculously affordable.

Once I finish up those, I've got anthropomorphic animal minis from Reaper Mouselings, Badgers and Burrows, and a couple other sources waiting for bases and paint.
 
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