Ballads of Dungeon Delving

After discovering and playing a few games of the tabletop skirmish rules Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes in 2016, I developed an itch to play in a "dungeon" setting, like I did so many times in my youth playing Dungeons & Dragons. I had tried to scratch this itch with some dungeon-themed board games, but none of them were as fun or satisfying as the tabletop miniatures games I had recently discovered. So I spent months reading through other rule sets that attempted to bring the basics of wargaming to such a setting, but most either were too simplistic and reminded me of board games in this niche genre, or they required one person to act as a game master while the other players had the fun of clearing out a dungeon. Most of them also failed to meaningfully capture the experience of dungeon exploration, and tended to have rote mechanics for generic encounters. Even Songs' own dungeon delving supplement only got the system part way to where I wanted to end up. 
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