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The Shadow Rune Project
Recently, DelphiDie and I started a project to adapt the regular The Shadow Rune campaign to be playable without the need of an overlord. We will be using the fantastic Valkyrie software under development by BruceLGL to provide a look and feel very similar to the official Road to Legend app. To showcase what it will look like and evaluate how many people are interested in this, we adapted the introduction quest First Blood.
Give it a try, but beware, Mauler and his Goblins learned a few new tricks!

We think it is quite fun to play. Here are some screenshots:



Features:
• step-by-step exploration of maps
• new quest-dependent activation instructions for monsters groups
• quest mechanics similar to the regular campaign but adapted to Road to Legend.
• travel and campaign phases at the start and at the end of each quest
• reward system based on gold and number of available Shop Item cards
• uses the Road to Legend rule set, no additional rules other than provided within the quest itself

Download:
http://descent-community.org/index.php/the-shadow-rune-proje...

Installation:
• install the official Road to Legend app
• download and unpack the current Valkyrie release from here
• start Valkyrie from the folder you unpacked it to
• select "Import Road to Legend content", click on the Descent button when import done
• select Start Quest and download First Blood (it will be saved in your windows user directory (%appdata%\Valkyrie\)
• Start the quest

Support Requests:
Obviously, this is a big project that cannot be completed by two people alone. We will need a lot of help from you guys to get this done.

• We need people to with ideas how to adapt each quest for app-play and put those ideas into our quest design template available for our download page.
• We need people to create the quest.ini files based on the quest design templates (using the Valkyrie Quest Editor GUI or very simple code).
• We need people to play test quests providing detailed feedback on bugs and balancing.


If this sparks enough interest, we will continue to get a full campaign adapted.
Contribute and make this project happen!
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Work in Progress

A Fat Goblin: Design and implementation by Delphi
Castle Daerion: Design and implementation by Sadgit
The Cardinal's Plight: Design and implementation by rdh174

Currently we need people for design and implementation of 1 interlude quest, 3 Act 2 quests and 1 finale quest to get the campaign playable.
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FYI if you rename the zip to .valkyrie you can just place it in the directory. Also %appdata%\Valkyrie\ will work for all windows. Also also if you like you can send the quests to me for auto download in Valkyrie.
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Great, will modify post accordingly. It would be great to include the quest into Valkyrie directly!
 
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Quote:
It would be great to include the quest into Valkyrie directly!

Check your Valkyrie! Just let me know whenever you want it updated.
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Awesome! Can't wait to try this. I'm not sure how much of a learning curve there is for Valkyrie, but I'll try to give it a go soon.
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Valkyrie is almost identical to the official app. No learning curve needed. Bruce did an amazing job here.
Adapting and implementing quests is more difficult but very satisfying once you get the hang of it. Looking forward to your feedback!
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very impressive!!..going to give this a go over the weekend.time to get back to D2e...just been playing perditions mouth [another top game by the way]...but need my Descent fix...lol
 
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How difficult would it be to add the CK heroes to this?
 
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Just use a proxy from the available hero icons for your CK-hero and start playing. Valkyrie (or the offical app) does not use or "know" the stats, abilities, feats etc. of the heroes in a quest.

For cosmetic reasons, you can ask BruceLGL, if he wants to put the correct hero icons for the 12 missing CK heros into Valkyrie.
 
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Ronatola wrote:
How difficult would it be to add the CK heroes to this?


There are several aspects to the conversion kit:

1: Have the existing H&M heros selectable by 1E expansion - not hard

2: Add the 4 unreleased heroes with updated art in the app - not hard

3: Add the 8 heros not in the app - require art

4: Change all artwork to CK version - require art

5: Have all H&M monsters without rule changes selectable by 1E exansion - not hard)

6: Add CK monsters with rule changes - requires rewriting activations

7: Change art for all monsters in CK - requires art

8: Adding tiles and tokens from 1E (allow quests to be make with these) - require art

What are you after?
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Okay I just finished Shadow Rune using Valkyrie.

It was fantastic! I really enjoyed it.

Now for the feedback:

1) Intro text, should be "you're" not "your"
2) Peril: "Despair", there was 2x {0} placeholders instead of hero names

Other than that looks great. I really liked the story/features you added. "gobbler" nice. Very easy to use.

Looking forward to the next quest.

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I was just thinking names/pics of the 12 unreleased heroes.
 
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Ronatola wrote:
I was just thinking names/pics of the 12 unreleased heroes.

I have put conversion kit back on the todo list, but it is a fair way down at this point. I have already fixed the peril issue you had.
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just set up for first game using this app..got to nip out drop missus off at work.then back to put this bad boy through its paces!
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A couple of other thoughts:

Can you make it so when selecting characters it doesn't pop to the top after choosing? Also any plans to add a campaign/shopping phase?
 
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1) I am not sure I get your first question. I guess, changing the order of heroes in the party after hero selection? Delphi and I are just using Valkyrie; we are not involved in its development (other than asking BruceLGL for new features every 2 hours). It is best to contact BruceLGL directly for any problems/requests on technical details of Valkrie. Just post an issue/request on the Valkyrie github page (see link above).

2) Yes, we definitely are going to implement a RtL-like campaign phase (if we get people to help us with ideas/design for the other Shadow Rune quests to continue). At the moment this is not supported by Valkyrie but it is on Bruce's To-Do list.
Currently, we have travel events as text before a quest and a campaign phase at the end also as text. The number of shop cards that players are instructed to draw from the shop deck in the campaign phase and the amount of gold that they get is dependent of how well they did in the quest. We think that this reward system is fine until Valkyrie gets full campaign support. However, we are open to suggestions, of course!
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Ronatola wrote:
How difficult would it be to add the CK heroes to this?


All CK content is now available!
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Just in case you missed it: Valkyrie is an App that is made to create and play fan-made quests in Road to Legend style. It is really good and I highly recommend trying it. At the moment single quests can by played. At the moment Valkyrie actually comes with an adaption of the Shadow Rune quest: First Blood.
Get it from here: https://github.com/NPBruce/valkyrie/releases

The good news is that BruceLGL is currently working to provide full campaign support. We will have a system in place that provides all features that RtL currently provides to enjoy fan-made content!
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BruceLGL wrote:
Ronatola wrote:
How difficult would it be to add the CK heroes to this?


All CK content is now available!


how about adding the lieutenants?
(I.E. Serena is not choosable as hero)

Thanks.
 
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ugoperillo wrote:
BruceLGL wrote:
Ronatola wrote:
How difficult would it be to add the CK heroes to this?


All CK content is now available!


how about adding the lieutenants?
(I.E. Serena is not choosable as hero)

Thanks.

Already done, just not released yet.
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Version 1.1 of "First Blood" as well as Version 1.0 of "A Fat Goblin" can now be downloaded from within Valkyrie. Please note that these will require Valkyrie version 0.8.7 or later.
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Thanks a lot !
 
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Version 1.1 of Valkyrie with campaign support has just been released:
https://github.com/NPBruce/valkyrie/wiki

Check out the 1.1 demo (downloadable in game) for some of the new tricks.
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Amazing, can't wait to play the campaign
 
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