Dienstag, 27. Mai 2014

Index of international Krosmaster Sources

Hey Krosmasters,

as i want to grow and connect the Krosmaster Communities all over the world, i decided to create a small index. If you miss a fansite/blog/forum etc. please just leave a comment.

Germany:

Double Critical (Krosmaster only Blog - English\German)
@Dacow4 (follow me on Twitter)
Tequilas Welt (Partial Krosmaster related - German)
Krosmaster Community Deutschland (Krosmaster Facebook Group - German)
http://www.krosmaster.com/de/forum (Official Krosmaster Forum - German)
France:

Big Bad (Krosmaster only Forum - French\small international section)
Bouton Pression  (Krosmaster only Blog - French)
Krosover (Krosmaster only Blog - French)
Krosmaster Les dés sont jetés (Krosmaster Facebook Group - French)
Krosmaster Fan World  (Krosmaster Facebook - Fansite French)

Italy:

Krosmaster Arena Italy (Krosmaster Facebook Group - Italian)

Spain:

Jalatofus (Krosmaster only Forum - Spanish)

English speaking Countries:

Krosmaster Tofu Alliance (Krosmaster Facebook Group - English)
Krosmaster (Krosmaster Facebook official - English)
KA-KS (Dofus/Krosmaster Forum - English) nearly dead atm


cheers

Dacow



Montag, 26. Mai 2014

Season 2 - Thio - Major translation error


In the english statcard for Thio is the power unfazed (Insensible) missing, thats a major error concerning Theo's gameplay power.

cheers

Dacow

Freitag, 23. Mai 2014

Season 2 Rules now available officially in English

Download the new Season 2 rules pdf here:

Season 2 rules (English) (many mistakes)

Double Critical Version

cheers

Dacow

Edit: Warning i found several mistakes, going to list them soon.
         Translation  by Telphia:

LET'S TALK SEASON 2!
Season 2 introduces new rules, which add or replace the existing rules. In case of conflict, the rules of season 2 rules overrule Season 1 rules. As a reminder, rules already published in other products of the Krosmaster series also apply here.


CHARACTER SELECTION CHANGES:

A Krosmaster whose name is written in Black letters can only be present 3 times max in your team.


GAME START:

Demonic Rewards: When setting up the game, do not reveal any Demonic Reward tokens. During the first turn, the First Player can only make random purchases. At the beginning of the second turn, reveal 1 demonic reward per rank (EX: 1 Granite, Jade, Gold and Ruby each). Then, at the end of the second turn, reveal 1 additional demonic reward per rank. After the second turn, the game proceeds as normal.


GAME TURNS

Range Tokens: A character that begins their turn with any number of range tokens applies their effects similar to how they would apply +/- AP or MP tokens, then removes them to signify it as a 1-turn effect. In this case, range tokens modify the Maximum Range of all that characters' spells either positively or negatively, with the following two exceptions:
>Maximum Range of a skill can never be lowered below it's Minimum Range
>Range modifications only affect abilities with adjustable (Green) range displays. Fixed (Red) range spells are neither affected positively or negatively.

USING MP AND AP

Buying a GG (Updated):
Only 1 GG can be purchased from a shop location per Player Turn.

Revealing a Demonic Reward (Updated):
On each Krosmaster's turn, they may only reveal a single Demonic Reward attached to them. A Krosmaster can still have a maximum Demonic Reward count up to his level and can still have several Demonic Rewards revealed and active, but they may now only reveal up to one on their character per turn.

CASTING A SPELL

Critical/Armor check (Updated): Instead of dealing +1 damage per successful Critical die and -1 damage per successful Armour die, instead count up total number of successes on both sides. If the Critical roll has more successes than the Armour roll, the attack deals +1 damage total. In the same respect, if the Armour roll yields more successes, reduce the damage taken by -1 total. If both rolls have an equal number of successes, the damage isn't modified.

This additionally applies to Critical rolls made on Healing spells. Instead of applying total successes, any number of successes will always improve the heal by +1 total.

Spell Use Limit (New):
Any spell with a Purple background has the restriction "Once per Target (per turn)". You may still cast the spell as many times as you want (with normal cost restrictions), but you cannot cast the spell multiple times against the same target.

Summon Mob Restrictions (Updated):
The limit to how many copies of a mob you may have summoned simultaneously is now limited per team as opposed to per character, even though that information is found on the character. (EX: If you have 2 copies of Makum Buh on your team, your team may have up to 2 Sacrificial Dolls at a time. Under the old rules, each copy of Makum Buh would be allowed 2 Dolls. Bottom Line - multiple copies of the same summoner doesn't expand the limit on that summon)
These same rules also apply to mechanisms.

AREA OF EFFECT

Multiple Targets:"Multiple Targets" is an extra effect of a spell, much like "Pierces Armor" or "Steals Health". A spell with "Multiple Targets" changes its targeting to affect EVERY possible area that spell could target all at once. (EX: If you use a Melee attack with "Multiple Targets", it will affect every adjacent square as opposed to just one)
For the new areas of effect, probably just better to look at the picture. Axe Area sweeps in a small arc around you, going in either direction (your choice). Hand Zone (labeled as Needle Zone) affects the targeted cell as well as two cells directly behind it in a line. As a result, Hand Zone is only attached to attacks that shoot in a straight line. Breath Zone (Labeled as Blast Zone) is basically a reverse Hammer Zone, shaped like a cone (or breath).

SUMMONING MOBS

Mobs (Updated): Mobs by default no longer interfere with Line of Sight. Everything else still works as normal (Locking Rules, treated as characters, etc.)

Mechanisms:
A mechanism is not a character, so it ignores the Lock Rules. There are 3 categories of mechanisms, 2 of which you should know:
>Bombs are obstacles that do not interfere with line of sight.
>Traps are not obstacles and don't interfere with line of sight.
>Turrets (NEW!) are both obstacles AND block line of sight. As a reminder, they still don't Lock units.

Turrets:
A turret is a summoned mechanism. Note that they all have the "Blocking" power, which means they interfere with line of sight.Turrets come in three varieties: the Guardian, the Harpooner, and the Tacturret.


POWERS

Chance: Whenever a character with Chance casts a Water spell, they roll an additional die on the attack. Additionally, whenever a character with Chance receives damage from a Water spell, they roll an additional die on the defense. Because this power is separate from Critical Hit or Armour, it does stack with them allowing a potential maximum of 3 dice on attack or defense!
An identical ability exists for each other element. Air = Agility; Earth = Strength; Fire = Intelligence.

Wisdom: When an allied Krosmaster with this power defeats an enemy Krosmaster, it rewards you 1 additional GG as a reward. Be careful though, for if an allied Krosmaster with this ability is defeated, it rewards the enemy 1 extra GG.

Prospecting:
Whenever an allied character defeats an enemy Krosmaster, you are rewarded 1 kama from the reserve per unit you control with Prospecting (EX: If 3 characters on your team have Prospecting when you defeat an opponent, you gain 3 kamas from the reserve)

Crafter:
The first time each turn a Krosmaster with this power makes a Demonic Reward purchase:
>It does not cost any AP
>A Jade Reward only costs 5 kamas (from 6)
>A Gold Reward only costs 10 kamas (from 12)
>A Ruby Reward only costs 15 kamas (from 18)
(A Granite Reward's cost cannot be reduced below 3 kamas)

Farmer:
If a Krosmaster with this power picks up any number of kamas, they gain 1 additional kama at the end of their turn.

Loot (X):
This power is reserved specifically for mobs, and is actually a detriment rather than a benefit. If an enemy unit defeats a character with Loot (X), they immediately gain X kamas from the reserve. Loot values are different based on the mob (it will always be listed on the token).

Blocking:
Any unit with this power interferes with Line of Sight.

Itty-Bitty (Updated):
A character with this power ignores Locking rules, which means they cannot inflict Lock or be Locked by other characters. (No longer affects line of sight rules)

Shitstorm: After infromation "leaked" from the Pegasus internal Support Forum


The small but growing German Community is really upset since the following information was leaked yesterday from the Pegasus internal forum.

The leak is still gossip and unconfirmed but an Pegasus employee responsible for krosmaster didn't repudiate the posted facts:

The plan is to BAN statcards in other languages than German from the official Pegasus hosted tournaments. They stated furthermore that this is an decision from Pegasus AND Ankama.

This means Pegasus will force all German and foreign players - who want to participate in official Tournaments to buy Krosmaster from them.

There is a little story ahead - which could also have set the ball rolling:

German Community players travelled to Ankama Con in order to visit the event and to buy displays - a lot of displays.
Of course those displays came with french statcards, so we decided to post the english statcards in our facebook group as word document so people can print them out and play Season 2 with friends and so on.
Pegasus reacted quickly in the group - trying to prohibit the upload. Quote:"We have to keep the copyright of Ankama".

As all statcards were available on the Krosmaster homepage and the krosmaster facebook groups i uploaded the file in the group.

I personally cant believe that Ankama said only German statcards are allowed in Germany...

I want to quote the french tournament rules especially point 36:

French Tournament Rules (France)

Figurines and cards in foreign language are allowed in tournament.
It's recommanded to come with a document with all the power and spell of the figurine in [french].
You have to tell it to the referee team that you have cards in a foreign language.


same goes for the US Rules also point 36:

English Tournament Rules (USA)


NicoOlivera placed 3rd in the Ankama Con Tournament a few weeks ago, he was allowed to play with German cards.

If you bought:
-Frigost Kickstarter from Japanime
-Duel Pack
-Flunch OP Promos
-Multiman
and actual Season 2 Krosmaster

You wont be allowed to use them if you dont rebuy the german version...
 
Its totally ok to say, in OP in Germany you can only play kromaster available at pegasus.
But it is a NO-GO to ban foreign statcards once the krosmaster is released in Germany.

It would be ok if all krosmaster figurines would be available in Germany at the same time as in other countries.

Some people backed like 500$+ and are now OP-wise screwed.

I hope that the leak is still  work in progress and Pegasus will reconsider this rule.
My personal collection is like 90% foreign statcards.

I will keep you posted

Dacow





Samstag, 17. Mai 2014

International Community Event: Design your own Map


The French Community Websites Big Bad (French Forum) and bouton pression (French Blog) created a map design contest together with Ankama.

I (Dacow) was elected as the representatice of German and partial (postwise) the International Community.

For this event Huun created a webbased Map Design Tool: Big Bad Map Design

The ruleset:

- 12x12 tiles
- Maximum 8 bushes, 8 trees, and 4 boxes. Lesser is accepted
- You can use celestial holes (as in ankama convention map.)
- 42 Kamas maximum. Lesser accepted
- 10 starting positions by side.

- One Original Mechanic : Each participant can add an unique mechanism to his map.
- We're searching a map that privilegiates different gamestyle in each orientation.

Please be aware that the map should be competitive and with a high replay value.

Send your Map to this E-Mail: ConcoursMap@gmail.com


Add the Mapname and a short description.



Everybody may submit up to two map designs.





The final maps will be elected by an international jury:


1. Thread in the Bigbad Forum (to be announced)
2. German Community (Double-Critical Blog)
3. Italien Communiy (Facebook Group)
4. Spanish Community (Jalatofu Forum)
5. US/UK Community (BoardGameGeek Forum)



8 Maps will get to the finals and the judges there are:

Moo Moo (Game Designer)
Lescart (International Head Judge)
Lakha (Project Chief KMA Online)

The big prize is that the Winner Map will be an official Tournament Map produced by Ankama for Krosmaster Arena Boardgame.

You can start to design and submit your Map now till (approximately) 06.06.2014.

A detailed schedule will follow.


cheers

Dacow

P.S.:

You can post your work in progress map here or see what other id so far:
Big Bad Forum (french forum)

Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2014

Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2014

Community event - teaser


The teaser-banner for the upcoming community event. More infos in 3 days!

Make your guess, whats coming up :)


cheers

Dacow

Season 2 Display - all you need to know

Season 2 Display facts:

























24/32 Krosmaster:

16: common (white names)
  8: rares       (golden names + bandits)

No duplicates within one display.

















Each display includes all mob/trap/turret tokens you need for season 2:




















The cardboard boxes (boosters) are not sealed anymore just wrapped with plastic foil. You dont have to "destroy" the cardboard box.

The old plastic token and markers were replaced by solid cardboard ones.
New marker: -2 AP/MP ,10 damage, range markers, etc.
New terrain like: carrots, blue trees, etc.

OLD:



















NEW:
















Minimaps and Minigames were removed from the boosters.

cheers

Dacow

Dienstag, 13. Mai 2014

DIY - Championship Map 2013 and Ankama Con Map - Part 2

As i received a lot of positive feedback and questions where to buy or how to get the map, i decided to post a little "how-to".

I will post the guide as simple as possible, meaning i will post the minimal steps to get a good looking map (no tweaking with filters etc.). The article would get way to big if i would add the filters and extra tools :)

First of we need our tool:

Gimp (free)

Then we need our source images:















Ankama Con Map













Championship Map 2013


Steps:

1. Edit file(Ankama Con Map) with Gimp
2. Resize the image (Board size 44x44cm)

















Keep in mind that most print shops need some extra borderwidth for cutting ~0.6cm.

3. Export file to the needed filetyp (pdf etc.)















4. Edit file (Championship Map) with Gimp
5. Retangle and Select Playboard
















6. Ctrl + V (Copy selected)
7. Shift + Ctrl + v (paste as new image)
8. repeat steps 2 & 3 with the new image

Now you got the source files for your print shop. You could apply way more filters to sharpen the image etc. or adjust the cell sizes of the board more precise.

But as far as i can tell the results from this files already look impressive :)


Hope you liked the How-To.


Happy Mapping

Dacow


Donnerstag, 8. Mai 2014

RPC Germany 2014 - KROSMASTER TURNIERE 10. + 11. Mai



Krosmaster Constructed Turnier 1:
Startgebühr: 5 Euro
Startzeit: Samstag 10:30 Uhr (bis ca. 14:30 Uhr)
Teilnehmer: mindestens 8 (max. 16)
Preise: Jeder kann etwas gewinnen: Promofiguren und –zubehör sowie Einkaufsgutscheine von Pegasus Spiele (1. Platz 30 Euro, 2. Platz 20 Euro und 3. Platz 10 Euro; einzulösen auf der RPC) – Der Sieger eines Turniers erhält zudem die Möglichkeit, gegen den Head Judge um die legendäre Figur Terminatot T3 zu spielen!
Turnierregeln:
- zugelassen sind nur auf Deutsch erhältliche Figuren (32 Figuren der Season 1 Blindboxen, König der Fresssäcke, Königin der Tofus, Graf Priemzahl) (Chloro Phil 4 Punkte)
- 12 Punkte pro Team (max. 8 Figuren)
- 3 Runden Schweizer System (40 Minuten pro Spiel / 2 Minuten pro Zug)

Krosmaster Starter Turnier I:
Startgebühr: 20 Euro (für 6 Figuren/Blindboxen, Wert 35,70 €)
Startzeit: Samstag 15 Uhr (bis ca. 18 Uhr)
Teilnehmer: mindestens 8 (max. 16)
Preise: Jeder kann etwas gewinnen: Promofiguren und –zubehör sowie Einkaufsgutscheine von Pegasus Spiele (1. Platz 30 Euro, 2. Platz 20 Euro und 3. Platz 10 Euro; einzulösen auf der RPC) - Der Sieger eines Turniers erhält zudem die Möglichkeit, gegen den Head Judge um die legendäre Figur Terminatot T3 zu spielen!
Turnierregeln:
- mit den Figuren der 6 Blindboxen wird ein Team aufgestellt (maximal 12 Punkte; Figuren dürfen zwischen den Spielen nicht ausgetauscht werden)
- 3 Runden Schweizer System (45 Minuten pro Spiel)

Krosmaster Constructed Turnier 2:
Startgebühr: 5 Euro
Startzeit: Sonntag 10:30 Uhr (bis ca. 14:30 Uhr)
Teilnehmer: mindestens 8 (max. 16)
Preise: Jeder kann etwas gewinnen: Promofiguren und –zubehör sowie Einkaufsgutscheine von Pegasus Spiele (1. Platz 30 Euro, 2. Platz 20 Euro und 3. Platz 10 Euro; einzulösen auf der RPC) – Der Sieger eines Turniers erhält zudem die Möglichkeit, gegen den Head Judge um die legendäre Figur Terminatot T3 zu spielen!
Turnierregeln:
- zugelassen sind nur auf Deutsch erhältliche Figuren (32 Figuren der Season 1 Blindboxen, König der Fresssäcke, Königin der Tofus, Graf Priemzahl) (Chloro Phil 4 Punkte)
- 12 Punkte pro Team (max. 8 Figuren)
- 3 Runden Schweizer System (40 Minuten pro Spiel / 2 Minuten pro Zug)

Krosmaster Starter Turnier II:
Startgebühr: 20 Euro (für 6 Figuren/Blindboxen, Wert 35,70 €)
Startzeit: Samstag 15 Uhr und Sonntag 15 Uhr (jeweils bis ca. 18 Uhr)
Teilnehmer: mindestens 8 (max. 16)
Preise: Jeder kann etwas gewinnen: Promofiguren und –zubehör sowie Einkaufsgutscheine von Pegasus Spiele (1. Platz 30 Euro, 2. Platz 20 Euro und 3. Platz 10 Euro; einzulösen auf der RPC) - Der Sieger eines Turniers erhält zudem die Möglichkeit, gegen den Head Judge um die legendäre Figur Terminatot T3 zu spielen!
Turnierregeln:
- mit den Figuren der 6 Blindboxen wird ein Team aufgestellt (maximal 12 Punkte; Figuren dürfen zwischen den Spielen nicht ausgetauscht werden)
- 3 Runden Schweizer System (45 Minuten pro Spiel)

Voranmeldung bis 08.05.2014 - 23:59 unter:
Voranmeldung


cheers

Dacow

DIY - Championship Map 2013 and Ankama Con Map on mill-finished double sided aluminium plate

I just want to share my new Krosmaster Board with the Championship map 2013 and the one from the Ankama Con last weekend.


Feel free to ask question and comment how you like it :)


































cheers

Dacow