Waldo's Weekly - the Open Beta is now LIVE!

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Hey Wyrdos,

This week, Waldo hung out in the design room. He put on some glasses, wore a fake beard, and said “feel bad moment” over and over again until the words no longer held meaning. As soon as he tried putting Paralyze back into the game, we knew it was time for Waldo to take a break and go burn something down in the warehouse.

Now that Waldo is off setting old misprints aflame, we’ve got time to talk about the important stuff: the Open Beta is now LIVE!

After months of testing behind closed doors and in hidden forums, we’re finally ready to reveal everything that makes Malifaux Third Edition awesome. But nothing is final until we hit print, so we want to hear everyone’s feedback about M3E before we’re ready to officially launch. Help us shape the game you love by playing and participating in the Open Beta!

To access the Open Beta, you’ll need to first make a forum account. Once you’ve taken care of that, head over to the “M3E OPEN BETA” forum. That’s where you’ll find all of the files for the rules and every model in M3E. To make sure that your opinions are heard, please discuss your excitement (and concerns, of course) with the rest of the community in those forums.

We’ll have more information and instructions in those forums, such as where to include Battle Reports and specific types of feedback. Throughout the playtest, we’ll be creating a series of polls to see where the whole community stands on certain subjects, so keep an eye out for those, as well.

Remember: our focus with the Open Beta is to fine-tune, tweak, and balance. We won't be making any sweeping changes that are not absolutely needed.

But for now, make your way to the forums, download the files, build your Crews, and most importantly, play some games!

We’ll see you there!

Waldo's Weekly - Rapid Eye Movement

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Hey Wyrdos,

While we were on break, Waldo took the opportunity to get some much needed beauty sleep. As it turns out, he’s a sleepwalker, a sleep-talker, and snores like a jet engine. When we got back in the office, we found him dangling from the scaffolding, sleep-singing Enter Sandman while playing an impressive air guitar solo. We haven’t woken him up just yet. Looks like Waldo’s a dreamer, but he’s not the only one.

This week, we’re revealing that the Dreamer and his Nightmare crew have all grown up. It seems that Lord Chompy Bits’ Earthside exploration into the minds of the weak-willed and fearful during the Homefront event has proven bountiful. With Lilith out of the picture and Meridion focused elsewhere, Nytemare is finally ready to have some real fun.

The Dreamer himself is a few years older and a few years wiser in Malifaux Third Edition. For years, he was safely tucked in his bed in his lofty mansion on Earth, but when the Burning Man came and brought with it a fire that engulfed all of London, his innocence was burned to ash as well. With the loss of his father, his dreams warped and became dark aspirations, and his imaginary friends have changed alongside his new ambitions. All boys grow up, but only one has a hungry Tyrant at his bedside.

Check out the gallery below to see the new models for the Nightmare crew. Speaking of growth spurts… Jeepers, Coppelius, have you been working out? What’s in those eyeballs?

We’ll see you next week with the launch of the M3E Open Beta!

M3E OPEN BETA!

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Hey Wyrdos,

We’re thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, January 16th, we will be launching an OPEN BETA for Malifaux Third Edition!

Many of you have gone through the grueling process of testing the game to get its rules and models to this point, and we couldn’t possibly thank you enough for that. Rest assured that the vast majority of that work will remain intact.

The intent of the Open Beta is to get Malifaux Third Edition from where it is (a great spot) and bring it up one more level (to a fantastic spot). This means that our focus will be on polish. Clarity, grammar, theme, and fine tuning numbers are our targets this time around.

There are still a few crews and models that need some final tweaks, so if you have more feedback, we’re still listening.  We want to hear your thoughts on your favorite (and least favorite) characters before we officially launch Third Edition.

So, for those who have been rigorously playtesting our game, now is your chance to share your thoughts and enthusiasm with the rest of the community. Those NDAs that you signed? Consider them lifted. Let us know where you think M3E stands and what you think it’ll take to bring it across the finish line.

Henchmen, keep a close eye on the super-secret Henchmen forum in regards to running M3E events and tournaments. We’ll have some special announcements for you folks in the next few days.

That’s it from us! We’ve got to hunker down and iron out those wrinkles before next Wednesday. We’ll have more info for you at that time.

See you then!

Bundle of Holding: Through the Breach

Happy New Year, Wyrdos!

While we were gone on holiday break, we (along with our friends over at Bundle of Holding) released not one, but TWO awesome digital book bundles for Through the Breach. 

From now until January 14th, Bundle of Holding will be offering two bundles to cover just about everything you need to either run a Through the Breach campaign or catch up on any of the Malifaux lore you may have missed. You can find both bundles listed as Through the Breach or the Second Breach

Each bundle has a Starter Collection that runs for $14.95, as well as bonus collections for those who beat the threshold price. A portion of the proceeds goes to a good cause, too: the Reading is Fundamental charity!

Additionally, we will be running two raffles (one for each bundle) sometime shortly after the 14th of January. If you purchased a bundle, you will be entered in for a chance to win a set of Malifaux and Through the Breach posters. 

There’s less than two weeks left for these awesome deals, so make sure to grab a hold of them while you can!

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December Newsletter

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Wyrdos,

The holidays are upon us. Much like the King's Empire has to deal with the aftermath of the Gibbering Hordes climbing onto the shores of Britain, soon many of us will have to figure out what to do with all of the cardboard boxes and torn wrapping paper from this season's gift-giving. Waldo gave each of us at Wyrd a promise of some much-needed peace and quiet, so we're going on a holiday break, but I'm sure that you'll be hearing more from him (and us!) in the new year. 

In this month's newsletter, we're talking about the latest issue of Chronicles, The Other Side's digital rulebook, a few special Malifaux and Through the Breach book bundles, Adepticon, and more. 
We're thrilled to announce that The Other Side's Core Rulebook is now available for digital download over on DriveThruRPG. Learn how to play, find out how the Battle of London began, learn how the Gibbering Hordes communicate with one another, and much more in this lore-filled, gorgeously put together book!

Get your digital copy of The Other Side's digital rulebook today!
Have you ever wondered what might have happened to your favorite characters in the first edition of Malifaux but never had the chance to find all of the books? Are you missing out on what happened to Ramos? Have you wanted to take the plunge into Through the Breach but don't know where to start? Well, I've got some fantastic news for you.

We just launched two big (and super cheap!) bundles for Malifaux books. You can get a hold of all of the Malifaux First Edition digital books for just $5.00! Find out where it all started and see how far we've come by picking up this fantastic book bundle. 

If you're looking for Malifaux Second Edition books, we've got you covered, too. You can scoop up all of the Malifaux Second Edition digital books at the ridiculously low cost of just $10.00! Catch up on what your favorite characters have been doing before Third Edition launches. 

In just a few days, you'll also be able to find a huge collection of Through the Breach books on the Bundle of Holding. Keep an eye out on their website for that incredible deal!

There hasn't been a better time to flesh out your digital collection of Malifaux books than now!
Even though we're headed home for the holidays, we can't help but plan for the next con. We'll be at Adepticon from March 27th through the 31st, and we hope to see you there! Our schedule is available now, so head over to Adepticon's site to find out exactly what we've got planned. 

One brand new event we'll be hosting is the over-the-top free-for-all Operation, Titan Smash. Take your favorite Titan and smash the competition. Up to 10 players can participate in a single game, so bring your Alpha Crawlers, Dreadnoughts, and Goryshches, because it's gonna be a brawl. You can find exactly how Titan Smash will play out by reading the Operation, available now

Don't forget to sign up for the big event at Adepticon, though. Tickets are going fast!

In this month's Chronicles, we get a little festive. 

  • Strategizing with Stratagems: Take a close look at one of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of building a TOS Company!
  • Speak Now in the Fire: Read the scribbled notes of a professor that went missing when the Burning Man appeared over London.
  • Community Highlights – Podcasts: Check out some of our favorite Wyrd-themed podcasts, hosted by some of our community’s finest!
  • Sardana de Vida i Mort: A Domador des Cadáveres enters Malifaux while seeking revenge.
  • The Night Santa Went Crazy: The Burning Man has corrupted St. Nick in this Operation for The Other Side.
  • Earthside Dossiers – King’s Empire: Learn the ins and outs of the King’s Empire Commanders, Charles Edmonton and Margaret Belle.
  • In the Shadow of Titans: A member of the Field Intelligence Corps reports in about his findings on the Titans of his enemies.
  • The Huckster’s Panacea: A street seller manages to find himself with a rare item, but only comes to realize after it’s been sold.
  • Holiday Gift Exchange: Get into the holiday spirit with this gift-giving Malifaux story encounter!

You can find this issue of Chronicles for the low cost of FREE on DriveThruRPG!

January Releases

 
WYR40213 Devouring Eel $25.00
WYR40111 Sharpshooter $12.00
WYR40211 Morphling $12.00
WYR40161 Engineer $12.00
WYR40259 Raving Madman $15.00
WYR40162 Marauder $55.00
WYR40157 Mechanized Infantry $75.00
WYR40262 Immolated Rhino $25.00
WYR40254 Stalking Portals $55.00
WYR40210 Egg Clutch $15.00
WYR40108 Motor Scout $25.00
WYR40103 Royal Rifle Corps $45.00

Wyrd has a variety of media available for free to everyone.

  • We have a free ezine available, Wyrd Chronicles. The Chronicles have stories, hobby articles, RPG adventures, and more! Be sure to check out this magazine, currently available on DriveThruRPG.
  • Waldo's been getting into the design room in the middle of the night as of late. Every Wednesday, he's releasing leaks, spoilers, and other goodies
  • Every other Thursday, we release a free podcast called the Tales of Malifaux as part of our Breachside Broadcast. This podcast goes through the Malifaux fiction one story at a time, starting all the way back to the first book in the first edition. It's a great way to catch up on our old stories or go through them again.
While we're all excited about the holidays here at Wyrd, we're even more excited about the awesome stuff we'll be able to show off once we get back: Malifaux Third Edition, more fantastic content for The Other Side, Bayou Bash, and much more. 

Have a happy holiday. We'll see you next year!
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Wyrd Chronicles 39 - Bah Humbug

Wyrd Chronicles 39 is now live! Bah humbug.

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•    Strategizing with Stratagems: Take a close look at one of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of building a TOS Company!
•    Speak Now in the Fire: Read the scribbled notes of a professor that went missing when the Burning Man appeared over London.
•    Community Highlights – Podcasts: Check out some of our favorite Wyrd-themed podcasts, hosted by some of our community’s finest!
•    Sardana de Vida i Mort: A Domador des Cadáveres enters Malifaux while seeking revenge.
•    The Night Santa Went Crazy: The Burning Man has corrupted St. Nick in this Operation for The Other Side.
•    Earthside Dossiers – King’s Empire: Learn the ins and outs of the King’s Empire Commanders, Charles Edmonton and Margaret Belle.
•    In the Shadow of Titans: A member of the Field Intelligence Corps reports in about his findings on the Titans of his enemies.
•    The Huckster’s Panacea: A street seller manages to find himself with a rare item, but only comes to realize after it’s been sold.
•    Holiday Gift Exchange: Get into the holiday spirit with this gift-giving Malifaux story encounter!

You can find the latest issue of Chronicles for the low cost of FREE on DriveThruRPG!