Dreadmund Posted March 21, 2019 Share Posted March 21, 2019 I love endless spells, I think they're super fun. However, I have never been very tempted by using predatory endless spells unless it's part of a narrative style game. I really like the turn priority decision making they add (having to choose between going first or claiming control of the endless spell this turn) and I think from that perspective they add a really cool feature to the game. But I'd rather not spend points out of my own army's limited budget to add a weapon to the table that could easily be used against me. For that reason I always err against using them which is a shame because some of those models are beautiful and deserve to be painted and used. The purple sun for example looks iconic and has a wonderful presence on the table, but it's also a pretty unpopular choice to include in armies because of the effect it has versus it's point cost and potential for backfiring. What if, as a house rule, predatory endless spells were realm features, that were present in all games using the optional realm rules? So if you play in Syish, the purple sun is there - controlled by no-one and starting in the middle of a random 6th of the board as determined by a dice roll. If you play in Ghyran, the emerald lifeswarm is there and it can be used by both armies - helping to balance out the obvious detriment of going second in a turn. You could even use some non-predatory spells in this manner. For example, the second player to take a turn in the first round of a game set in Hysh could place the Prismatic Pallisade and it stays there for the rest of the game, unless successfully desummoned by either player. That way the winner of the priority roll has an important choice to make - do I seize the initiative now or try to use the palisade to neuter my opponent's set up? I think this could be a very fun house rule to add to friendly games, and give me an excuse to paint some of the Endless Spells that I would otherwise never consider using. What do you guys think about the idea? 7 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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