Yes - this is just something I put together for fun - no it isn't really a missing page though that would be nice!!
Aim: Try to make the Anvil playable / competitive
Preface: This would mean that by taking an Anvil of Doom, a Runelord gains access to the "Lore of Runes" and is a loremaster of that lore. He does not add anything to the casting attempts. The spells may never be forgotten or removed (they're hard coded so to speak).
What I would kinda like: Opinions !! If anyone feels like it / has time / has lots of games (totally no obligation of course!) and you feel like maybe giving this a look over or a run in a game that would be awesome - at the moment im just worried i've set the casting values too low - but im not 100% sure. So any feedback / comments / constructive criticism would be fantastic - chances are this will just be a house rule at our local club of course so nothing major - just a bit of fun!
Are some of the spells under-powered? Over-powered? totally stupid?
Yes i know my spelling sucks! Its a known thing
Behold! Page 37.5!
Link to the PDF: here
LORE OF RUNES proposed changes in RED
RUNIC FOCUS (Lore Attribute)
Binding the winds of magic to runes and striking them upon great anvils of power takes years of hard training and experience where even the smallest slip in focus can be catastrophic. Runelords learn how to strike the runes in such a way as to focus their power and create a resonance and harmony that strengthens further strikes as they build layer upon layer of power. Before Deployment the Runelord generates D3 Runic Focus Tokens. Each successful casting of a bound spell from the Lore of Runes that isn’t cast with Ancient Power generates one Runic Focus Token. Attempting to cast bound spells from the Lore of Runes with Ancient Power will use up a number of Runic Focus Tokens (specified in each spell discription) even if the spell is subsequently dispelled. There can never be more than 4 Runic Focus Tokens stored with the Anvil at any time, further successful casts do not generate further Runic Focus Tokens. For each Runic Focus Token the Anvil has stored before a spell is cast, it reduces the level of any wizard attempting to dispel by 1 (to a minimum of 0) for the dispel roll only. If any rune strike results in Irresistible Force, after the spells effects are worked out, all stored Runic Focus Tokens are lost, and the Runelord suffers D6 Strength 6 hits.
THE RUNE OF WRATH AND RUIN
The Rune of Wrath and Ruin causes the earth to crack, venting forth fire and sulphur.
Innate bound spell (power level 5). The Rune of Wrath and Ruin is a direct damage spell with a range of 24” that causes 2D6 Strength 4 hits, distributed as per shooting. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power causing any unit hit to be unable to march or make a fly move during their next movement phase instead which increases the power level to 13 and costs one Runic Focus Token.
1. THE RUNE OF OATH AND STEEL
The blessing of Grungni hardens Dwarf mail as each suit of armour remembers the hammer blows that forged it.
Innate bound spell (power level 4). The Rune of Oath and Steel is an augment spell that targets a single friendly Dwarf unit anywhere on the battlefield. The target unit increases their armour save by 1 (to a maximum of 1+) until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power causing the Rune of Oath and Steel to target D3+1 friendly Dwarf units. This increases the power level to 10 and costs one Runic Focus Token.
2. THE RUNE OF HAMMER AND IRON
The vengeance of the ancestors flows through the veins of the Dwarfs and they roar their contempt as they plow into them.
Innate bound spell (power level 5). The Rune of Hammer and Iron is an augment spell that targets a single friendly Dwarf unit anywhere on the battlefield. The target unit increases their Toughness by 1 until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power causing the Rune of Hammer and Iron to also cause the target unit to count as having charged during that round of combat. This increases the power level to 14 and costs one Runic Focus Token.
3. THE RUNE OF HEARTH AND HOME
The Rune of Hearth and Home stirs a Dwarf’s pride in his hold, clan and ancestors.
Innate bound spell (power level 6). The Rune of Hearth and Home is an augment spell that targets a single friendly Dwarf unit within 24”. The target unit may immediately make a normal move, which may be a march or reform, but they not charge. They are now also able to parry with a great weapon OR re-roll any failed parry saves if they have a shield until the start of the next friendly magic phase. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power causing the target units to also have the Fight in extra ranks special rule until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. This increases the power level to 10 and costs one Runic Focus Token.
4. THE RUNE OF ROARING GRUDGES
As the Runelord strikes this rune, he intones all the vile deeds committed by the enemy and pours his scorn upon them.
Innate bound spell (power level 7). The Rune of Roaring Grudges is a hex spell with a range of 24”. The target unit must make a Ld check, if passed it suffers a -1 penalty to hit with both shooting and close combat attacks until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. If they fail the test the unit is reduced to WS and BS 1 until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. Units that don't roll to hit (like cannons) can only fire on a 4+ (roll each time they try to fire) until the start of the next friendly Magic phase. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power increasing its range to 48". This increases the power level to 10 and costs one Runic Focus Token.
5. THE RUNE OF CALMING
The blessings of Valaya spread out around the battlefield, syphoning away rampant magical energies.
Innate bound spell (power level 8). The Rune of Calming is a hex spell that targets a single non-friendly caster anywhere on the battlefield. During the opponent’s next magic phase, after the roll to determine how many dice are generated for the pool, remove a single dice from the opponent’s power dice pool if the target caster remains on the battlefield. The caster may choose to strike with Ancient Power causing the Dwarf player to also get a bonus to dispel during the opponents next magic phase depending on the number of Runic Focus Tokens used: 1 Runic Focus Token adds +2 to dispel attempts and 2 Runic Focus Tokens add +4. The Dwarf player can never get a bonus of more than +6 to dispel (this includes their racial bonus to dispel and the Master Rune of Valaya). This increases the power level to 16.
6. THE RUNE OF HEAVENS WRATH
The Runelord strikes the Rune of Heavens Wrath only when his anvil’s resonance is perfect and his focus absolute. Death streaks from the skies and burns the foe with cleansing lightning.
Innate bound spell (power level 12). The Rune of Heavens Wrath is a direct damage spell. Choose one enemy unit within 24", place the small template on the unit and scatter it D6". Models touched by the template suffer a S4 hit. The model under the hole suffers a S7 hit with Multiple Wounds (D3).
The Runelord may choose to strike with Ancient Power raising the power level of the spell to 16. This increases the range of the spell to 30". Before casting, choose from 1 to 4 Runic Focus Tokens to use. Once the inital damage is resolved, remove a Runic Focus Token used to cast the spell and roll a scatter and an artillery dice. Move template the number of inches indicated. If its a misfire or if the template hits an ally unit, nothing happens and the token is wasted. If a hit is rolled, the runelord choose the direction it moves. Every model hit by the template new position suffer a S3 hit. The model under the central hole suffers a S6 hit. Return the template to its initial position and repeat until every token has been used.
NOTE: If you choose to use the Lore of Runes with the below rules, bear in mind you are SIGNIFICANTLY moving away from a standard game with the book and hence might interfere with your playstyle if you also play tourneys (which clearly wont use these rules at all). The bonus to keeping the Lore of Runes to the Anvil in my mind; you woulnd't use an anvil at a tourney - so it wont affect the way you prep much . Anyway here goes:
Rune of Power 35/70/105
Forged from the bindings of the mighty Runes of Power from the legendary Anvils of Doom, these lesser runes are created by novice Runesmiths as practice for their graduatiuon to the Anvil.
Runesmiths/Runelords only. May not be taken by a model mounted on an Anvil of Doom. A model with a Rune of Power has one randomly determined rune from the Lore of Runes.
A model with two Runes of Power has two randomly determined runes from the Lore of Runes.
A model with three Runes of Power has three randomly determined runes from the Lore of Runes.
A model with one or more Runes of Power generates a limit of a single Runic Focus Token per enemy Magic Phase if they successfully dispel a spell. They do NOT generate Runic Focus Tokens for successful castings as they have no anvil to achieve resonance.
Edited by Zimron, 12 December 2014 - 09:41 PM.