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Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game

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A kingdom stands on the brink of destruction, as the vast realm called the Shadow Deep slowly swallows everything in its path. As the army fights to contain the tide of evil creatures teeming up out of the black clouds, the kingdom’s best soldiers, the rangers, must venture down into the shadows to gather information, rescue prisoners, and ambush enemy supply lines. It is a desperate fight against overwhelming odds, but every little victory brings another day of hope.

Rangers of Shadow Deep is a solo and co-operative tabletop miniatures game, in which players create their ranger, gather companions, and play through a series of missions in their fight to hold back the darkness. If their rangers survive, they will grow in power and ability, and be sent on more difficult, dangerous and intricate assignments.

This book also includes the first supplement for the game, Burning Light. In this mission, the rangers must venture to ruined convent, searching for an ancient artefact. As they choose what order to explore the ruins, and thus the order in which scenarios are played, they must gather clues to the artefact’s location. But they must be quick, for the longer they remain, the more the forces of the Shadow Deep become aware of their presence.

By the creator of Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago.

 
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Hunter G November 05, 2019 8:00 pm UTC
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How many players are ideal? Is 6 too many?
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David M November 05, 2019 9:41 pm UTC
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1-4 is ideal. 5+ will require adaptation to the scenarios to add extra challenge.
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Karsten Z September 30, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
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My book is in new zealand...for some reason?
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Christopher L September 05, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
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If my book got to me damaged in shipping, who do I contact about that?
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Colin M July 14, 2019 9:31 pm UTC
So .. I wonder if anyone has tried playing this on Tabletop Simulator? This has plenty of minis you can 'duplicate' for your virtual tabletop. This PC based simulator has fantasy options. Plus you can save the game and not worry about set up. Just an idea ...
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Tim S September 13, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
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I'm playing it with a 'homemade' digital table. I just use Powerpoint. I got a transparent hex grid to facilitate measuring and I use shapes, clip arts, etc. as scenery, figs and markers. Works GREAT for solo play.
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Kelly D July 07, 2019 2:29 am UTC
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Hi Joe, Is there a way for someone who purchased the $20 PDF to get a discount on the hardcover book? I'm ready to upgrade!
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Joseph M July 21, 2019 11:47 am UTC
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I'm afraid not. I did offer a discount right when the hardback came out, but it was just too much work to continue.
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Jonathan L June 02, 2019 4:20 pm UTC
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I supported this title and can't start the adventure because I do not have any terrain available or mat to play on.
Do anyone have a pdf file of pictures that I can print so that I can have a wonderful experience? I know I can just play on top of a blank paper and draw stuff like trees etc, but I would like to play it with awesomeness. thanks for those who can give me guidance and tips.
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Peter M June 07, 2019 2:42 pm UTC
Search for papercraft terrain, there's loads of stuff out there. There's some downloads for frostgrave on the osprey site. Also try Dave Graffam's terrain (he has some free ones on here) to make them more sturdy you can stick the bits to card to make them last a bit better.

For a mat try for a brown or green cloth
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Jonathan L June 18, 2019 7:39 am UTC
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Thank you Peter for your reply. I will do that.
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David J July 31, 2019 6:36 pm UTC
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I actually played with cubes and graph paper in a scaled down version the other day. Worked great
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Juan M R April 23, 2019 4:20 am UTC
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I read the reviews and finished the first two YouTube Let’s Play... I’m ready to support the author and artist! For those who purchased the POD, could you comment on the softcover and hardcover version? Thanks!
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April 24, 2019 2:15 pm UTC
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The print is large and easy to read: for those of us with aging eyes this is a big plus, others might comment on the amount of white space.
My initial purchase was the softcover (and pdf); when I discovered how enjoyable the game was, I raided the piggy bank for the hardcover as well, as I knew I would need to look up treasures, etc., many times. Both softcover and hardcover are holding up well under use.
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Juan M R May 16, 2019 2:36 pm UTC
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Thanks for your reply. Got the hardcover for this and the softcover for the other adventures... love the clean big font! I strongly recommend getting these!
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Ed S March 24, 2019 12:50 am UTC
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I bought this a little while ago but I’m kicking myself that I didn’t go “all-in” with the hardcover. Can I upgrade or do I have to buy it all over again?
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Gary B March 23, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
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Really enjoyed my first day of Rangers and looking for a 2.5 x 2.5 mat to make set up easier.

Anyone know of a UK supplier of mats that size to save me buying a 3x3 and going at with a stanley knife?
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Jeff J April 04, 2019 2:28 am UTC
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Why not get a cheap table cloth and cut a 2.5 x 2.5 square in the middle of it and cover your mat?
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Jaime P March 20, 2019 5:45 pm UTC
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Quick question- I just started reading the book last night and I see a huge list of enemies in the book and saw at the start of scenarios that it has a list of needed enemies for that particular one. Is this required or can you freely swap out creatures and enemies to suit what miniatures you have?
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Corey C March 20, 2019 9:07 pm UTC
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The author encourages to use whatever minis you have. Just use the stats for the creatures listed for the scenarios. For example, if a mission calls for gnolls, but all you have is orcs. Use the orcs, but use the gnoll stats.
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Jaime P March 25, 2019 6:25 pm UTC
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Gotcha. Thank you!
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Angus M March 16, 2019 12:05 pm UTC
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I loved Frostgrave and I looked forward to Rangers of Shadow Deep being more of the same but with cooperative play and monster AI. Sounds great, and it is! I strongly recommend that you buy this game and play it a lot!

I love the black and white line drawn style of the art... really nice and thematic.

However... and there is always a 'however'... the layout is sloppy and irritating in lots of little ways. The first issue for the PDF is that the Table of Contents are lot linked! Why the hell would you not link the table of contents???

Next up are orphaned lines, paragraphs that break over pages, 'chapters' that start in the middle of pages. A monster AI system that describes itself as a flowchart... but is not laid out as one. Personally I find the body text typeface to be difficult to read on a screen... bearing in mind that this is the PDF version so you expect people to be reading it on a screen.

Like I said... lots of little irritations... and all things that...See more
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Gary B March 06, 2019 2:47 pm UTC
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Been skimming the pdf while I'm waiting for my hardcover to arrive. Looks interesting.

Thinking of house ruling a modern/SF version of the rules for use with my Mansions of Madness and Kill Team minis (no space marines allowed). Melee weapons are simple enough. Pistols use bow and rifles use Xbow. Not having any impact on gameplay, but I felt the urge to tweak it. And shooting Cthuloid creatures and/or chaos spawn (from Kill Team Rogue Trader) could be fun.

Any plans to release Spell Cards?
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ERIC K February 21, 2019 3:03 am UTC
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2 players can each bring up to 3 companions, 3 players up to 2 companions, 4 players 1 or none.
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Michael B February 17, 2019 10:34 pm UTC
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This is a pretty damn solid, game system, Solo play even!

Quick questions - what's the set up with 2 or more rangers (players)? Obviously in solo, you're bringing your crew, but I'd guess with a couple more powerful rangers, you wouldn't 'need' all your companions?
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Michael B February 17, 2019 10:34 pm UTC
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This is assuming I have friends to play with.
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Christian B February 09, 2019 11:21 am UTC
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Hi!
I've heard your interview on Magabotato and was hyped by the game. I bought it here on DriveThru and ordered the softcover. But nevertheless we started playing instantly. We made up two rangers with some companions (one heavy armored two handed ranger, accomponied by an archer and two warhounds, and one ranged clericy ranger with a guardsman and two recruits at his side) and played the first scenario.
It was very interesting and we have lost a recruit, and one of the dogs lost some toes. But we also found a magic armor!
It was awesome - and we are hyped to play the next session,.

Cool game, fast to learn, and easy to learn.

It would be cool to have some kind of reference sheet included in the book - but it's nothing cou can't improvise.

Thank you for the cool game,

Gina and Christian
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Matt N February 11, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
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I think there's a reference sheet posted on Board Game Geek.
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James R January 20, 2019 2:27 am UTC
How many players does this support?
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Joseph M January 20, 2019 6:48 am UTC
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Up to 4.
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