Steam Alley

Required Sets: Swarm of the Marro, Volcarren Wasteland, Ticalla Jungle

? B C N O T U W 9 14 15 16 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

Steam Alley is a minefield of hot steam vents. The vents belch pillars of boiling steam into the air at random intervals, making passage through the alley a very dangerous prospect.

Created by Hasbro on 2011-03

Obsidian Attack at Steam Alley

Master Game for 2 Players

Required Sets: Swarm of the Marro, Volcarren Wasteland, Ticalla Jungle

Goal: Player 2 must control the Glyph of Brandar by the end of round 5. Player 1 must stop Player 2.

Setup: Mix the Glyphs of Oreld, Crevcor, and Ulaniva and place 2 of them symbol-side up as shown above. Place the Glyph of Brandar power-side up as shown above.

Each player drafts or brings a 500-point Army. Player 1 starts in the olive starting zone, Player 2 starts in the purple starting zone. Player 2’s Army must include at least 1 squad of Obsidian Guards.

Special Rules: Player 2 must control the Glyph of Brandar to win. To control the Glyph of Brandar, you must have an unengaged figure on the glyph at the end of a round.

Steam Vents: After taking a turn, roll the 20-sided die. If you roll a 1-4, choose a figure on the battlefield that was activated this turn. That figure receives a wound.

Victory: Player 2 wins if he controls the Glyph of Brandar at the end of any round. Player 1 wins if Player 2 does not control the Glyph of Brandar by the end of Round 5.

Read aloud if Player 1 wins: The battle swells to a climax. The forces of the allied generals have given their all to keep the mechanism safe and the flood gates closed. Their efforts are enough. An ancient magic awakens in the place, the warriors feel its power thrumming through their bodies. The magic acts to protect itself. Utgars forces are suddenly swallowed up in steam and are never seen again. The earth below the mechanism opens up and swallows it. The lava flood gates remain forever sealed.

Read aloud if Player 2 wins: One of Utgar’s warriors pulls on an ancient lever and the earth begins to quake. Up in the distance you see the long dormant flood gates cracks open. The hillside vomits forth a burning red flow of lava. This day Utgar has won a great victory and his influence in the southern reaches of Valhalla has clamped down to a stranglehold.

White vapor hangs in a cloud over the land. The screams of hot steam bursting forth from the ground sound off over and over again, sometimes from far off, sometimes dangerously close.

Here, in the place called Steam Alley, lays an ancient mechanism that has for many millennia kept a flood of lava flow from washing over the valley beyond. Knowledge of the mechanism’s existence has recently reached both the forces of Utgar and the forces of the allied generals. Those forces now stand assembled on the battlefield, ready to fight for control of the mechanism. If Utgar’s forces are able to trigger this mechanism, the long dormant flood gates will open, spilling lava across a large area, burning as it goes and greatly expanding the area that the menacing Obsidian Guards can roam freely.

Steam Alley is a hazardous place, those moving across its surface are always in danger of triggering a broiling hot steam vent that could badly injure or even kill them. But the task at hand is dire, and risk their lives they must. If one of Utgar’s warriors is able to trigger the lava flows, not only will the battle be lost, the entire region will be lost with it.

Created by Hasbro on 2011-03

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