RQ: Flugwug, Treasure Chests, and Ledfoot

Never ones to settle on their laurels, Privateer Press is always looking for ways to enhance or change up your gaming experiences. Last thing we want is for you to get bored! Riot Quest’s Spawn Gate expansion (unboxed last week) came with a new Bounty deck, but what if we were to change up the Treasure Chests, one of the core facets of Riot Quest? Today we’re cracking open Flugwug’s personal treasure trove, and while we’re at it well open up Ledfoot’s little tank.

The Treasure Chest expansion comes with six brand new Treasure Chests, and a delightful little Croak with magnetic gloves as his riot gear.

Flugwug is a two piece model, with is left arm being a separate component from his… well, everything else. True to his nature, he’s already carrying a treasure chest. Given that with his Retrieve ability he can interact with chests up to three squares away, it makes sense that he’s already pinched one before you realized what was going on.

Lost pal NekuraIzou slapped paint on Flugwug during his Twitch feed. You should watch him do things.

The Impenetable Chest can be opened without action dice by anyone with 4 or more Stamina. It offers rewards in the form of:

0 Strikes: Gain 4 loot tokens

1 Strike: Gain 3 loot tokes and force an opponent to discard a random Riot Gear card from their hand

2 Strikes: Equip a hero in your crew with Riot Gear, then choose an enemy model which must then discard its Riot Gear

The Clockwork Chest can be opened without action dice by anyone with Speed 5 or more. It’s about how quick you can unwind it!

0 Strikes: Gain 4 loot tokens

1 Strike: Gain 2 loot tokens. Reduce the cost of all Riot Gear equipped this turn by 1 (to a min of 1)

2 Strikes: Gain 2 loot tokens, and immediately return any one hero – friend or foe – to the Bench.

The Laser Chest is about dodging the shots as you unlock it. Defense 5 or more and you can open it without action dice.

0 Strikes: Gain 3 loot tokens

1 Strike: Gain 2 loot tokens. Reduce the cost of all Riot Gear equipped this turn by 1 (to a min of 1)

2 Strikes: Gain 3 loot tokens. All enemies in play immediately take 1 damage (pew pew!)

The Fake Chest can be opened by Paladins without using any action dice. I would know more about these Paladins.

0 Strikes: Roll 3 Power dice. Gain loot tokens equal to the number of strikes rolled.

1 Strike: Gain 2 loot tokens. When you would roll a boost die this turn, roll a power die instead

2 Strikes: Gain 3 loot tokens. All enemies in play immediately take 1 damage

The Obviously Trapped Chest is obviously trapped, but if your hero has taken no damage they can open it without using action dice.

0 Strikes: Roll 3 Power dice. Gain loot tokens equal to the number of strikes rolled.

1 Strike: Gain 2 loot tokens. When you would roll a boost die this turn, roll a power die instead

3 Strikes: Equip a hero in your crew with Riot Gear, then choose an enemy model which must then discard its Riot Gear

And lastly, the Privateer’s Chest, which can be opened for free by any hero already equipped with Riot Gear.

0 Strikes: Gain 3 loot tokens

1 Strike: Gain 3 loot tokes and force an opponent to discard a random Riot Gear card from their hand

2 Strikes: Gain 2 loot tokens, and immediately return any one hero – friend or foe – to the Bench

Nekuraizou thinks you should paint your chests. I haven’t painted mine yet, but then, he’s super keen.

Changing up the Treasure Chests – and the rewards therein – can have as significant an impact on gameplay as changing up the balance of heroes in your crew, and Flugwug just makes it that much easier to get your mitts on the chests themselves.

And then there’s the model that has my mind babbling about a United Kriels list under Gunnbjorn. As much as the traditional kriels and the Northkin appeal, my favourite aspect of the Trollbloods has always been the organized professional military. Granted, that description needs to be stretched a little for things like Bushwhackers, but Trolls With Gunz just makes me smile. Enter Ledfoot and Tredz, and by extension, Pyg Tanks.

One resin chassis, two resin tracks, and a handful of metal components make a compact cannon that can chug its way all over the place to deliver some kaboom. When assembling you can either assemble the model with Ledfoot poking out the top and bellowing commands,or with the hatch shut if you want it to represent a regular ol’ Pyg Tank.

In Riot Quest, he can unload explosive shells as needed, but has additional utility with the Ride Along ability, allowing you to drag another model into a new position. In Hordes, he… actually still has that ability, but can also Bulldoze, has Knockdown, and gets extra dice against knocked down targets. It’s pint sized mayhem, and you can check with your FLGS or preferred online retailer about getting your own.