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Band of Blades Roleplaying Game

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The Road to Skydagger Keep

The Legion is in retreat following a failed battle against the armies of the undead. You are a member of the Legion, your bonds to one another forged in the dark by bone and blood.

But time is running out as more fall to the indomitable forces of the Cinder King. As Legionnaires, you must make it to Skydagger Keep before you’re cut off or overtaken by the undead. Paying horrifying costs, you’ll employ offensives, maneuvers, unwise bargains, and desperate gambits as the ever-ticking clock nears its final hour.

Do you have what it takes to outwit, outrun, and outlast the endless hordes of the undead, or will your band of blades break beneath the Cinder King’s iron fist? Play to find out in Band of Blades, a stand-alone, Forged in the Dark RPG of dark military fantasy.

Band of Blades contains all the rules you need to play. In this book you’ll find:

  • A clear game structure for playing out missions filled with moment-to-moment danger and tracking the overall fate of the Legion.
  • Rookie, Soldier, and five different Specialist playbooks, with Legionnaires created as they are needed when the casualties of war set in.
  • Legion roles for all of the players: the Commander sets mission priorities, the Marshal directs the troupes, the Quartermaster manages precious resources, the Spymaster gathers intel in the field, and the Lorekeeper preserves the histories of the Legion.
  • Three different Chosen—humans imbued with the powers of the gods, each with their own unique gifts, who aid the Legion.
  • Army advancement throughout the campaign, including gaining new materiel and the promotion of the Legion’s troops.
  • Four distinct heritages of brave and flawed people seeking to survive another night from the Cinder King’s horrors.

Join us on the road to Skydagger Keep. Our numbers are few, our supplies are low, and every operation is a deadly risk—but if any chance exists to make a difference in the outcome of the war, it is this cohort, the only remaining hope, this bloody band of blades!

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Rocking Models

Just what I was looking for to add to my collection. Thanks again Athena for the help.

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Citadel Small Drybrush
Christopher Woodgate
Best for detail.

Good brush for those detailed drybrush moments. Has a tendency to fray a bit and beware overloading it too. Marked it down a star as I think it would be better as a ‘lightbulb’ shaped brush fit even greater control. Overall can’t complain though.

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HeroQuest
Teddy Grassick
Hero quest

Athena are always helpful and for me always worth travelling up from Essex to visit
Can’t wait to come back!

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Honga
Clare R
Perfect family game

We've owned this game for a while and played many times with our kids (age 5, 9 and 11) bought again recently from Athena games for cousins for Christmas.
Box says 8 plus but the 5 year old has grasped it well and plays by herself now rather than in a team with an adult. We're fussy about our board games, they need to have replayability, have lots of interesting elements and be fun for adults and children - this ticks all the boxes. It has some elements of strategy and some elements of luck. A perfect pre-cursor to games like Catan, highly recommend.

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Digimon Card Game Sleeves 2021 (60)
Adrian Moniz
Good quality

Good build quality to these sleeves, nice gloss finish.