The other night, I got to try out the Into the Barrowlands playset for Ragnarok: Age of Wolves. This is a playset that pits different factions against each other while looting an undead-infested tomb. It uses the Ragnarok: Age of Wolves rules, along with some supplementary card decks to automate the environment and give the different factions special abilities.
It moves the skirimish game structure of Age of Wolves a little closer to a board game in structure and play time. The skirmish aspect still exists as each player controls a warband of a few models and you still move through the environment in turns, fighting the barrow's undead defenders (and the other warbands). The environment deck spawns monsters and events, as well as treasures. The goal is to accumulate victory points, which are largely tied to collecting treasure and killing named opponents.
The Barrowlands playset is a lot of fun, with a solid structure for play, and a nice random element to bring in surprises during play. You can download all the faction cards for the current version of the playset (it's in a playtest state, right now) here:
And the Barrow deck and playset rules are available here:
I recommend you check it out.
[5 of 5 Stars!]