Play as a chain or a challenge!
I've added a second mod called "Rubens Only", which allows all of the cards from the Ruben the Claw Troll encounter chain to be played in order as a single challenge. It's not my recommended way of experiencing the story, but if you would prefer to play through without having to play Hand of Fate 2, or if you'd like to stream or even just re-play, then this is for you (note that both mods need to be installed and activated)!
There are a couple of minor changes when playing the challenge:
- Options to not visit Ruben and Hern have been removed to prevent encounters being played out of order
- Tokens will not unlock (you'll have to play the chain normally if you want that!)
- Interstitial encounters have been added to indicate the passage of time/provide resources
- Pacing feels a little different since it happens across one challenge instead of seven
Ruben the Claw Troll was also featured in the ongoing Hand of Fate 2 Mod Spotlight series. I did a short interview with Defiant's community manager Lee May as part of that, which you can read here.
The base Ruben the Claw Troll mod has been updated as well. A full changelog can be found here, but these are the highlights:
- Added "brimstone" curse card art
- Added lower minimum walk requirements in Ruben 5
- Fixed some typo
- Fixed last token not removing a card from players' decks
- Fixed porch activity showing up in Ruben 4
- Fixed curse effect being applied multiple times whenever other blessings/curses were received
Get Ruben the Claw Troll (HoF2 mod)
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