Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing The Stranded.
That Guy James. Yes, that one -an absolute star, a genuine all-rounder. This guy (yes, that one) has the kind of talent that ignores modest limitation and that leaves one …well …simply stupefied. He has reached mythological status. Legend.
You may remember That Guy James from the work he did in designing the Killzone cards some months ago. James also designed the "Alacrity wallpaper" that featured so beautifully in both the AdpetiCon and the Heroes of Armageddon tables. In a wildly generous gesture, James sent me a custom designed Special Operations team of the Dark Eldar variety. Specifically, we discussed the idea of a rogue Harlequin Troupe, which seemed a natural and appropriately thematic manifestation of the Dark Eldar in the special operations arena. Because he is an ace, James went one louder.
That’s right. This one goes to eleven.
James designed a set of cards for the Troupe as a whole, but also for each individual member of the entourage that will accompany the Stranded on their “worlds tour” in-and-around the greater Chicagoland area.
Ladies and Gentlemen … Behold The Stranded:
Harlequin (Team Leader) Troop Master. Medipack upgrade. Brawler upgrade. 68 pts: a Troupe Master without a Troupe. She's a loner and a diva. What follows is her personal entourage of scoundrels and sycophants.
Harlequin. 18 pts. The understudy -a permanent fixture in her Lady's shadow, and someday a potential rival. She loves and loathes the Troop Master with her entire soul and body.
Beast Master. Agonizer. Refractor Field upgrade. 47 pts. I imagine this to be something like the personal toady. In particular he is responsible for her Ladyship's pet...
Khymera. 12 pts. Her pride and joy.
Hellion. 16 pts.The Roadie. He worships the Troop Master, who is not above using this weakness exploitatively and cruelly.
Syren. Agonizer. Smoke Grenade upgrade. 58pts. The Chorus Leader.
2 Hekatrix Bloodbride. 26pts. The Chorus.
Thank you, James, for having so much talent and for sharing it. Thank you for your kindness.
...check out the suits on the skull behind the Choir Master. Ace!
a note on Killzone: Big Jim and crew (myself included) have been diligently, albeit slowly, working on a revised version of the rule-set, missions, and errata –including quite a few important tweaks to basic team design, new upgrade and theme options, and game mechanics, as well as an entirely new mission generator. This includes two brand new sets of cards that will be available to you… and yes, that guy is already hard at work on them.