Welcome to the second installment of the Big Trouble in Little Azyrheim Campaign. Since obviously, you'll need actual campaign rules to progress from Episode 1 to Episode 2, that's what I'll be covering today. While I imagine most will use the Shadespire Campaign rules, I thought it would be good to just spit out ideas for campaign structures willy nilly because I can. So first up here are the rules.
This campaign is all about the acquisition of Overlord Grimni's Letter of Marque, so that you can claim his seat on the high council. As such, I wanted the changing of hands of that Letter to be an important mechanic in the campaign at large. So the Letter of Marque must be fielded in every battle once recovered. I've got some proposed alternative campaign rules that eschew Renown Points and instead just use a simple Wounds based growth system. It's nothing fancy, but if you are looking for something different to cobble together your own campaign system, here are some ideas :).
I've also included an alternative form of Underdog Boons. Instead of re-rolls, I dole out bonus Artefacts. It's an idea, and I'm not sure it's a good one, but there it is.
Next, we have the campaign flowchart, which contains spoilers. You'll need this to play the campaign proper.
And finally, the battleplan itself. This battleplan is all about running around and picking up pieces of the Letter of Marque so that they can be combined and made whole again. It's a weird concept, and a weird theme, but this was part of the story because the Hinterlands scenario that was originally played (at the event) was "The Lost Artefact", which involved collecting scroll fragments. Tune in next time for part 3!
And here's part 1!