Lost Worlds Fantasy Combat Books
Hiru torooru [ヒルトロール] (Japanese)
Hill Troll with Club (Miniature)
Rosinus, James (development)
0917037308 / 9780917037306
|Back Cover Text:||Big and mean and ugly, they said. Well, you showed them who's big and mean, anyway. Now you can hear another of the nasty little creatures out in your woods, trying to hide in the dark. This is too much! You're starting to get mad, and when you get mad....|
|User Summary:||Statistics: Height - 5, Body Points - 35, Attacks - 2/1R|
|Demian's Thoughts:||This is a rather entertaining character, thanks mainly to the fact that he can become enraged, throw aside his weapon and attack with his teeth and bare hands!|
This was the "big" one of Nova's original 6 books, and was really meant for multi-player combat, with 2 or more heroes taking him on. The height of 5 gives him advantage on several maneuvers, his attacks can affect two foes at once and, just when you think you have him on the back foot, he moves to Extended Range and starts regenerating his Body Points. His weakness is his Rage -- yes, it gives him 2 manoeuvres with good damage modifiers, but it requires him to throw his weapon aside, which in turn means that, before he can hit you with it again, he has to pick it up. Plus, while he's Enraged, he can only attack one opponent rather than 2.
He also has no Fake manoeuvres, and no Blocks, which means that his opponents have an easier-than-average chance of guessing what he'll do.
Later on, heroes would come along who, on account of their own special talents, would be able to face the Troll 1-on-1, but in the early days, this was the Foe To Beat.
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