Episode 107 is now available!
Find out what happens to Essie Stitch, Anna Lovelace, and Charles Hoffman in this thrilling conclusion to the Ripples of Fate story!
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This week, Waldo wasn’t acting like his typical devious self, so we took him to the Imp-itrician. We were a little worried that he might’ve eaten the wrong type of plastic or breathed in too many fumes. The good news is that the doctor said that everything was fine; he was just eating so much because of the upcoming Gaining Pounds document. Yes, we tried to explain the mistake, but now he’s eating dirt. We all have our days.
Gen Con is near! And with it looming overhead, we are shining a light on some of our upcoming Events. During the Best Four Days in Gaming™, we will have Events lined up for Malifaux Third Edition, The Other Side, Through The Breach, and more. In order to get everyone prepped and ready for what’s to come, let’s take a look at some of our new (or updated) Events.
With the release of M3E, we couldn’t be more excited for Gen Con 2019. For one, it’ll have the very first Wyrd-run M3E tournament. This two-day tournament will last 5 Rounds and will show the best of M3E*, with promos available for every player, and a hefty Tyrant Belt for the winner. More information on this event will be released in the future.
As a community favorite throughout Second Edition, Henchman Hardcore will be back in M3E with a new updated format, as well as official inclusion in our new Gaining Grounds documents. While it remains similar to its roots, because Malifaux has changed, so too has Henchman Hardcore. For this year’s Gen Con, we will be using a revamped format that focuses on the Plant Explosives Strategy. Players will be drawn into their opponent’s side of the table as they try to meet their objective. Thanks to Explosives Tokens, every model on the table will serve a valuable purpose: blowing stuff up.
Alongside their explosive goal, players will have two Schemes they can use to score points: Assassinate and Vendetta. Along with Wedge Deployment, this Encounter is designed to make every model have an impact in a game while getting to the combat quickly. Whether players are snagging points with murderous intent or deceptive trickery, there will be multiple paths to victory.
In keeping up with the fast-paced Henchman Hardcore** format, we wanted to introduce another to the game that would allow for new synergies and tactics to develop while also being a little lighter in tone and complexity. With that, Double Rush was born. As a team event, players in Double Rush will work together with their partner to outwit their opponents. However, they will be limited, as each player only has 10 Soulstones to build their Crew. This format is in-your-face and brutal, utilizing two different Strategies: Reckoning and Plant Explosives. In Double Rush**, each team will rush for supremacy over the center of the table.
Along with Malifaux, The Other Side will also be a major focus for our events at Gen Con. We will be hosting two Fields of Glory tournaments(a Two Commander and One Commander, respectively). More information will be available for them in the future, but if you’re familiar with the Fields of Glory documents, the later details shouldn’t surprise you.
Along with these tournaments, we will be hosting our first ever Battle on Four Fronts Event. Teams of two players in a 2 Round Event will try to score the most VP in the new Operation: Split Forces**. This Event is all about embracing the chaos of The Other Side and managing through it with a buddy. Additionally, in order to add to the fun, before participating in the rounds, each player will have to take a single Two Commander Company and split it in two, creating their two forces for the event. Only one will be used in each game, so make your choices wisely!
In addition to our tournaments, we will also be hosting free learn to play Events at Gen Con for both M3E and The Other Side. If you just want to come by and get a hands-on walkthrough of either game, be sure to sign up before the spots are all filled up.
Hopefully, Waldo will be feeling better next week so we can get back to revealing more sneak peeks. We'll just have to wait and see.
See you then!
*Dead Man’s Hand models will not be allowed for any Malifaux events at Gen Con.
**Because these formats are all still in testing, their rules are still subject to change.
This week, we found Waldo eating all of our upcoming Faction books for Malifaux Third Edition. Before we had him spit it all out and rearrange the pages so that they could be shipped out (and rip out his impish horns as recompense), we needed to know why. With a confetti-filled burp, he responded that he was hungry for static poses.
In order to cool off, we’re doing something a little special and revealing the one page from the upcoming Ten Thunders Faction book that he didn’t eat, the Torakage!
Next week, we’ll be diving into a designer’s perspective on some upcoming M3E content!
Episode 106 of Breachside Broadcast is now live!
Find out what happens in part 3 of Ripples of Fate by giving it a listen.
While we were at a convention last week, it would seem that Waldo found a camera and took pictures of some of our upcoming Malifaux Third Edition models (maybe you’ve seen the photos floating around online?). While we don’t know exactly what ended up happening with that camera, Waldo did express to us that with two slices of bread, anything can become a sandwich.
This week, the Undercover Reporter takes a step out of his hiding place and reveals himself!
At the request of Nellie Cochrane, the Undercover Reporter manages to squeeze into the most precarious of hiding places in order to get the latest scoop on any potential wrongdoings happening in Malifaux. Whether he’s chasing a story or in a deadly pursuit, this reporter rarely horses around. Most recently, though, he found himself in a bit of a pickle – or a barrel, possibly filled with pickles, but we’ll have to wait for his next report to find out.
On the table, the Undercover Reporter will provide your Journalist Crew with some quick and hidden maneuverability with his Undercover Ability, which allows him to Unbury in base contact with any enemy Minion. A barrel unexpectedly showing would understandably scare and frighten anyone, which is probably why that enemy Minion must then be placed back into their Deployment Zone. This, combined with his Deadly Pursuit Ability (which allows him to Push up to 4” during the End Phase) and Follow a Lead Bonus Action (which allows him to move up to 6” after discarding a Scheme Marker) really lets this barrel roll around the table.
Not only is he mobile, but he’s also sneaky, staying so well hidden that he can’t be the target of Charge Actions. In addition, his wooden drum must be made out of reinforced steel, as the Undercover Reporter can also gain Shielded +2 during the Start Phase (must be cramped in there, though, because he’ll also gain Staggered).
If the situation ever gets too hot to handle, the Undercover Agent will do whatever it takes to make sure his identity remains a secret by burning it all down to the ground with the Arson Action, setting a nearby Scheme Marker aflame and damaging any nearby enemies in the process. To further add to the chaos, his Confusion in the Ranks Bonus Action can also make a Minion take the Interact Action, even if our dear reporter is still deep undercover.
We’d better let him get back to his hiding spot. When he’s in plain view, he grows a tad paranoid, and that Hidden Blade becomes a little less hidden. We’ll just turn the blind eye to check out his mobile wallpaper!
This week, Waldo learned a hard lesson in economics when we took him to the local game store. With cardboard and plastic still plastered between his teeth, our favorite little imp was kindly shown the front door before the authorities arrived. After explaining to him the concept of money, that the store shelves weren’t a feeding ground, and goods needed to be purchased before they were eaten, he stopped listening altogether. Apparently he’s too broke to pay attention. *ba-dum-tsh*
This week, we’re taking a look at another Malifaux Third Edition box that will be coming out soon, Loyalty to Coin!
If there's one thing that these three Mercenaries have in common, it’s making sure that after a job is done, they’re getting paid. Of varying skill levels, talents, and notoriety, these weapons for hire have all found their way working under the Viktoria sisters.
For Big Jake, the Viks seemed like the right choice because they go after big name bounties without even a blink of an eye. For the Student of Conflict, the Mercenary camp is a home and they are her family, learning from her leaders in the way of the sword in the process. And, for Taelor, working with the twins means that she gets to ensure that her Relic Hammer connects with a few skulls – having enough scrip in her pocket to pay for her drinking habit doesn’t hurt, either.
The Loyalty to Coin box will be available in July!
Just like last week, we’ve got new mobile wallpapers for these hired guns. Check them out!
We will be out of the office next week, so Waldo will be utilizing that time to consume everything he can before we get back and have to fork over the check to cover the expenses.