Hello, and welcome to Legends of Albadyn: a Table-top Dungeon Crawler with a focus on teamwork and fast-paced battle. Four-Six Adventurers go against monsters to drive back the encroaching darkness that threatens to consume Albadyn.
All you need to play Albadyn is highlighted in the following centered text:
2-4 SIX SIDED DICE
A PEN OR TWO
BOTH RULED AND UNRULED PAPER
Everything but Representations is clearly stated and easily understood. You need the Dice for rolling, the Pen for Character tracking, the Ruled Paper to write the Character on, the Unruled Paper for making the board, and the Representations to go on the board.
To make the Board, follow these steps.
Step 1: Use the ruler to draw four lines from top to bottom: as close to perfect as you can, but no pressure.
Step 2: Use the Ruler to draw 5 Lines horizontally across the Vertical lines you just drew.
Step 3: Repeat 3-4 more times. (HINT: You can have the other players make theirs. They don’t have to be exact, but the lines (4-by-5) need to be precise.)
And with that, you have the easily designed rooms of the Crypts and Forts of Albadyn. Simply pair up a few of them before play begins, and shuffle them around between Rooms!
(If you have access to a printer and a word processor, us this: Board. Clicking on that will open a document with a pre-made board on it, allowing for quicker play. Also, if you want something a touch more durable, glue it to poster board or cardboard and it will stand up to some punishment.)
As far as Representations go, you can use almost anything. Little squares of unruled paper with names on them, Miniatures, Action Figures (no larger than 3 ¾ inch for the most realistic experience), or whatever odds and ends the players can find in the Junk Drawer can all work: as long as everyone is clear on what is what.
(For that, we have this document: Adventurersnmore. Click on that and it will open a document with pre-made token inside, simply print out a few and write on them what they are! For instance, under Bandit write Highwayman if that’s what that one is.)
The idea of having you make all this yourself and use what is on hand is that the investment is quite minimal: most of the aforementioned items can be picked up at your local dollar store or mega-mart, and you don’t have to have Unruled paper. Pretty much this entire game can be built (without bells and whistles) for around 5 dollars, if not less. Sure, Action Figures or linoleum with squares on it (I use Desert Mossa Stone from my local Lowes Hardware: 6$ for a foot wide six foot long piece) can make things pretty cool, but by no stretch of the imagination is anything more required than dice, paper, and pens. Scissors would be helpful, though. Any additional things you would need to design will be listed with what it is needed for, so we can move right on in to how you play.
Copyright 2016 Jacob Snow