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Everyone's first trip through the Breach is different. Some people only experience a minor tingle as they pass between the worlds while others are twisted and deformed by the crossing. It is a risk that most people take, however, for the promise of wealth that exists in Malifaux.

The Guild always keeps a few members of the Witch Hunters present when a new train comes to Malifaux to catch any whose latent gifts for magic were awakened by the Breach. There are stories told of what happens to those who are taken away by the Witch Hunters, and none of them are pretty.

On the most recent crossing, three individuals had something inside of them come to life somewhere in between worlds, and none of them intend to go quietly should the Stalkers come for them...


Divergent Paths is global Malifaux event that gives players all over the world a chance to help shape the future of Malifaux. It begins with three individuals: a snarky practical joker, an inquisitive child, and a self-righteous man. As the event progresses, each character will walk their own path and become something different from what they once were.

Divergent Paths puts the control of these character’s development in the hands of our community of players. Every other week, each character will be given a special story encounter scenario and a list of abilities. Based on which Faction gets the most wins in the story encounter, the character will gain one of those abilities. At the end of the campaign, each character will become an actual Malifaux model with abilities based on the results of the campaign.*

You can see our past events here.

Are you a store owner?

Click on the image above to sign up your store for the Divergent Paths event!

 

Rules

 

Playing in the Divergent Paths Event

This event is open to all players. Players may choose to make any game of Malifaux into a Divergent Paths game by agreeing with your opponent to play one of the game’s current story encounters. Each player may only play in each story encounter once (for a total of three Divergent Path games every two weeks).

As long as one of the story encounters is being played, any size game can be considered a Divergent Paths game. Players may play any Faction they want for any individual game.

If you are playing Divergent Paths as part of a Shifting Loyalties campaign, some story encounters may possess special rules.

 

Reporting Divergent Paths Games

After playing in an event game, the winning player should submit their results via our submission form located at the bottom of this page. The form must be filled out completely and accurately for the game to count.

The following information is needed for a Divergent Path game report: your full name, your opponent’s full name, which story encounter was played, and what Factions were played. Remember, only the winning player submits the results.

Each player can only play one game per scenario, regardless of whether they win or lose.

 

The Divergent Paths Event

The Divergent Paths global event will run from September 12, 2016 until November 20, 2016. New story encounters will be provided every two weeks on a Monday in the resources section below and will only count games reported by the previous Sunday. The full details of each update will be available on a forum post.

Every two weeks, the Faction with the highest score in an individual story encounter will gift that encounter’s associated character a new ability. At the end of the event, the Faction with the highest overall score (all story encounters added together) for an individual character will see that character added to their Faction in the future.

Each Faction may only win one story encounter every two weeks and only one character from this event. If a Faction would win more, they only gain the character they have the most points in and are excluded when considering the winners of the other characters. In the event of a tie, Wyrd will make the decision.

 

Scoring

Scoring for each story encounter will be each Faction’s wins divided by the square root of the number of players. This will help account for Factions with more players.

 

Sportsmanship

The Divergent Paths event is intended to be a fun event that everyone in the Malifaux global community can participate in. Any poor behavior on the forum (or poor behavior that is reported to us) will result in that player’s results being removed from the final tally – this includes purposefully crushing new players who are still learning the game in an attempt to raise your Faction’s results.

Players who are a part of the forum are encouraged to sign on regularly to discuss the available options for each character with the other members of the Divergent Paths event.

Happy gaming!


*All results are subject to playtesting. The final version of the character may appear significantly different than what was provided at the end of the event in order to make the character work well within the game of Malifaux, but every attempt will be made to ensure that the flavor and spirit of the event makes it onto the final rules..

 

Event Resources

Use the resources below to help advertise the Divergent Paths Event and make sure you have all the data you need.


Submit Your Results


Where to play

The stores listed below have signed up as a place to play your Divergent Paths games! If you play at least one event story encounter at the store every two weeks, you will be eligible for a free miniature! Ask your store for details.

A Fistful of Dice

City: Southsea
Website: https://www.afistfulofdice.co.uk
Phone: 2392986399

Common Ground Games

City: Stirling
Website: http://www.commongroundgames.co.uk/
Phone: +441786357414

Dark Sphere

City: London
Website: http://www.darksphere.co.uk/
Phone: 2079281373

Dice Saloon

City: Brighton
Website: https://www.dicesaloon.com/
Phone: 7534867168

Entoyment

City: Poole
Website: http://www.entoyment.co.uk/
Phone: 1202929449

Excelsior! Comics

City: Bristol
Website: Excelsior! Comics on Facebook
Phone: 1179257479

Firestorm Games

City: Cardiff
Website: http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/
Phone: 2920227117

Ibuywargames

City: Woking
Website: http://ibuywargames.co.uk/
Phone: 1483772031

Impact Wargaming

City: Sheffield
Phone: 1909560273

JustPlay

City: Liverpool
Website: https://justplaygames.uk/
Phone: 7412122021

Lvl Up Gaming

City: Bournemouth
Website: http://lvlupgaming.co.uk/
Phone: 1202526184

Sanctuary Gaming Centre

City: Sutton-in-Ashfield
Phone: 7889225940

Wargames Workshop

City: Northampton
Website: http://www.wargamesworkshop.co.uk/
Phone: 1604638218

Wargames Workshop

City: Milton Keynes
Website: http://www.wargamesworkshop.co.uk/
Phone: 1908586450

Warlords

City: Donetsk
Phone: +380500145177

The Armoury

City: New Bedford
Phone: 774-202-0441

The Armoury

City: Amesbury
Phone: 978-388-2512

Off The Wall Games

City: Hadley
Website: http://www.otwgamestore.com/
Phone: 413-586-5451

Table Top Games

City: Fall River
Website: Table Top Games on Facebook
Phone: 508-567-1620

Archangel Games

City: Clio
Phone: 810-640-7253

BC Comix Lapeer

City: St Lapeer
Phone: 810-969-4259

Flat Land Games

City: Wixon
Website: http://flatlandgamestore.com/
Phone: 248-773-7854

Major Games

City: Saginaw
Phone: 989-751-7951

Odyssey Games

City: Kalamazoo
Website: http://www.odysseygameskzoo.com/
Phone: 269-459-9535

Legion Games

City: Burnsville
Phone: 952-895-1989

Paddy's Game Shoppe

City: St. Cloud
Website: http://www.paddysgameshoppe.com/
Phone: 320-229-7545

Tower Games

City: Minneapolis
Phone: 612-823-4477

Pair-A-Dice Game Shack

City: Roswell
Phone: 575-623-4263

The Guardtower

City: Columbus
Phone: 614-488-4311

Badland Games

City: Sioux Falls
Phone: 605-376-0302

The Appraisery

City: Quezon City
Phone: +639053835627

House of Geek

City: Quezon City
Website: House of Geek on Facebook
Phone: +639178786193

Alegris

City: Moscow
Website: http://alegris.ru/
Phone: 8 (499) 158-1753

BoardGameShop

City: Moscow
Website: http://boardgameshop.ru/
Phone: +7 (499) 398 05 26

Brilliant Miniatures

City: Moscow
Website: http://www.bminis.ru/
Phone: +79295011852

Bumazhniy Soldat

City: Smolensk
Website: https://vk.com/bumazhnysoldat
Phone: +79107151811

Cardplace Mendeleevskaya

City: Moscow
Website: http://www.cardplace.ru/
Phone: +74951090234

Dice Box

City: Saratov
Website: https://vk.com/club_dicebox
Phone: +79085555777

Edoclub

City: Khimki
Website: https://vk.com/khimki_boardgames
Phone: 89253230329

FishKA

City: Blagovescshensk
Phone: +79098155360

Geek Wars Kievskaya

City: Moscow
Website: http://geekwars.ru/
Phone: 8 (495) 514-04-00

Geek Wars Paveletskaya

City: Moscow
Website: http://geekwars.ru/
Phone: 89255118656

Hobby Center Galactica

City: Domodedovo
Website: https://vk.com/dmdgames
Phone: +79251234080

Hobby Games Vladivostok / Foxhole

City: Vladivostok
Website: http://www.foxhole.club/
Phone: 84232733846

Igrotey

City: Orenburg
Website: http://igrotey.ru/
Phone: 89198593149

Khitriy Ezh

City: Perm
Website: http://www.nastolkiperm.ru/
Phone: +7 912 983 7124

Leprekon

City: Bryansk
Website: http://lepreclub.ru/
Phone: +79308201799

MiniaturesFAN

City: Moscow
Website: http://www.miniaturesfan.ru/
Phone: +89775233948

Natoyashchiye Igry

City: Tyumen
Website: http://rlgames.ru/
Phone: +79129239977

Podzemelye and Dragon

City: Tyumen
Website: http://rlgames.ru/
Phone: +79129239977

Skay Store

City: St. Petersburg
Website: https://skaystore.ru/
Phone: +79045171492

Spasatel

City: St. Petersburg
Phone: +79112176205

TerraCutter

City: Moscow
Phone: 89175992059

Time Club "Peremena"

City: Saransk
Website: https://vk.com/peremenarm
Phone: +7 996 960 51 09

Wachamba

City: Moscow
Website:
Phone: +79851767696

WarGameClub "Predator"

City: Voronezh City
Website: https://vk.com/voronezhwarh
Phone: +79202299476

The Card Geeks

City: Singapore
Phone: 98765117

Adventureverse Games

City: Marwayne
Website: http://www.adventureversegames.ca/
Phone: 780-214-3900

ComicReaders Downtown

City: Regina
Website: http://www.comicreaders.com
Phone: 1-306-779-0900

Forbes Hobbies

City: Cambridge
Website: http://www.adventureversegames.ca/
Phone: 519-700-1950

Hammertime Hobbies

City: North Vancouver
Website: Hammertime Hobbies on Facebook
Phone: 604-983-9890

High Octane Comics

City: Kamloops
Website: http://highoctanecomics.com/
Phone: 250-377-8444

I Want That Stuff

City: Brandon
Phone: 204-717-1419

Imaginary Wars

City: Calgary
Website: http://www.imaginarywars.com/
Phone: 587-351-1939

Le Grimoire

City: Montréal
Website: http://www.legrimoire.xyz/
Phone: 514-750-7737

Maxx Collectibles

City: Winnipeg
Website: Maxx Collectibles on Facebook
Phone: 204.832.3306

X Planet Games

City: Mississauga
Website: X Planet Games on Facebook
Phone: 905-949-4263

Gatekeeper Games

City: Melbourne
Website: http://www.gatekeepergames.com/
Phone: +61 399 561047

Good Games Town Hall

City: Sydney
Website: Good Games Town Hall on Facebook
Phone: -292648185

House of War

City: Ringwood
Website: House of War on Facebook
Phone: +61 400 646064

Mind Games

City: Melbourne
Website: http://www.mindgamesmelbourne.com/
Phone: +61 399 237723

Pegasus Gaming

City: Bundaberg
Website: Pegasus Gaming on Facebook
Phone: +61 423 270927

The Games Cube

City: Parramatta
Website: http://www.thegamescube.com/
Phone: 286 771966

The Hall of Heroes

City: Penrith
Website: http://www.thehallofheroes.com.au/
Phone: +61 247 314623

The Wicked Goblin

City: Cairns
Website: http://www.thewickedgoblin.com/
Phone: 740 283434