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Solo Play Rules: Tomb Robbers of Erehwon

John Lambshead provides new rules for solo play using Warlords of Erehwon.

Solo Play Rules: Tomb Robbers of Erehwon
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This ‘dungeon-crawler’ game has been swiftly written to allow those of us stuck at home under the Coronavirus lockdown to play solitary games, but will be just as much fun once the world is back to whatever ‘normal’ will become. It is designed to be simple with pre-programmed enemies, so it may be played solo or as a family co-operative game. Younger members of the family may enjoy making the playing boards as well as playing.

Because of the circumstances in which the game has been designed, it is horribly under play-tested. Do not hesitate to fiddle with the hero and monster values as you see fit. Feedback is welcomed – so that we can improve the game in time for the next time you’re stuck at home.

On the Isles of the Lotus Blossoms live the Hashima Clan. Seemingly uninhabited, the clan discovered that the Isles had once been home to a lost and mysterious civilisation that they called the Dragon People, because sacred dragons feature prominently on their artefacts.

In the Year of the Bouncing Fish, The Daimyo’s chief Onmyoji scried a source of great wealth that he tracked to a mighty cleft cut deeply into a semi active volcano known as the Sleeping Monster. The Valley of Fire, as it came to be known, turned out to be a lost burial ground of the Dragon Kings. Concealed in the broken pumice were hidden entrances leading to deep rock cut tombs. These contained the wealth of the ancients, placed to accompany kings and their senior nobles and wizards into the afterlife.

Unfortunately, attempts to secure these riches soon showed that the tombs were protected by more than just concealed gateways but also by mazes, cunning mechanical traps and undead warrior guardians. Just to amplify difficulties, the ancient passages and chambers were infested by orcs, sneaking in from the other side of the volcano.

Naturally these impediments failed to stop teams of heroic men and women desperate for wealth and glory, or just on a quest of penance to offset some shame of honour or religion.

Recruit Your Heroes

This game is designed to take full advantage of the Samurai range for Warlords of Erehwon. These highly characterful miniatures not only make for intrepid Tomb Robbers but make for a fantastic looking full Warband in a full game of Warlords of Erehwon. Check out the range below!

Tomb Guardians

Of course, to use the Tomb Robbers scenarios, you’ll need some monsters to stand in their way:

If you playtest the game. Be sure to let us know what you think. We always appreciate feedback!

Dan Hewitson
Dan can often be found contemplating the mound of unpainted minis building up under his desk. He has a tendency to roll lots of ones. He also has a tendency to complain about rolling lots of ones.