August 2018 Newsletter

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Wyrdos,

We're back from another great Gen Con, and thanks to our incredible volunteers, it might have been our best year yet. If you didn't make it to the show, don't worry - we've got you covered. 

In this month's newsletter, we're going over what made this year's Gen Con great, Iron Painter (our annual painting competition), the latest Chronicles issue, and... (drumroll, please) our closed beta! Keep scrolling down to find out more.
We had a lot of great stuff to talk about at this year's Gen Con. We showed off more of The Other Side's models (the Gorysche has some serious board presence), what The Other Side's boxes look like, and of course, gave a glimpse of Malifaux Third Edition. 

Concerns were alleviated, worries were absolved, and the hype skyrocketed. Players got an exclusive look at some new sculpts for both Marcus' and Rasputina's crews, such as the Order Initiates, Wendigo, and Snowstorm. The fantastic updated stat cards were also on the table, gathering collective "ooooh's" and "aaahhh's" from curious passersby.

But in Gen Con tradition, as soon as we got back from the big event, we started planning for the next one. There's just too much awesome stuff that we're working on behind closed doors to talk about in one con! 
Here at Wyrd, we love our painting competitions. We started the year off with Creature Feature, then cleaned our palette for Total Testosterone, and then we just put the last touches with Femme Fatale. But the year's not over, and neither are we.

Our big annual competition, the Iron Painter, is now open for sign-ups, and Round One will begin August 20th. It's time to wash your brushes, pick up some flock, and prep your paint stations, because this year is going to be just as grueling as the last. We can't wait to see how creative our amazing community is with a paint brush.
 

For this month's issue of Chronicles, we go back to see what our friends Breachside have been up to since we last visited. 

  • Starting Malifaux on a Budget – Gremlins: Getting ready for a bayou hoedown? The best advice for throwing together your Gremlin crew can be found right here!
  • Soulstones in the Rough: Shake the dust off of your less used models and get ready to bring some extra diversity to your next game.
  • Augments & Add-ons – The Widow Weaver: Introduce a new predator who stalks the web of Fate to your Through the Breach campaign.
  • The Sundial: When you mess with time, you might find that Time messes back.
  • Community Highlights - Malifaux Around the World: Learn a little more about Malifaux communities from different places around the world.
  • It’s a Dirty Job…: A Death Marshal’s job gets tougher as he has to explore the Sewers underneath Malifaux.

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

Since we announced Malifaux Third Edition, there's been a ton of speculation of what's being changed, updated, removed, added, and so on. We haven't talked about a whole lot of specifics just yet, but we're very close to revealing what's behind the curtain.

Sign-ups for the closed beta are available now, but we are only accepting requests up through the 17th of August. If you want to have a part in testing your favorite models, make sure to head your way there and fill out the form. We'll be launching the closed beta on August 20th, so you'd better sign up soon!

August Releases

 
WYR20142 Riotbreaker $24.00
WYR20353 Paul Crockett $11.00
WYR20907 The Undying Encounter Box $60.00
WYR20141 Monster Hunter $21.00
WYR20642 Bayou Smuggler $18.00
WYR20733 Obsidian Statue $30.00
WYR20247 Gravedigger $24.00

September Releases

 
WYR20541 Prospector $21.00
WYR20442 Bultungin $21.00
WYR20731 Gwyneth Maddox $11.00
WYR30108 Through the Breach: Above the Law $40.00
WYR30208 Through the Breach: Northen Sedition Penny Dreadful $18.00
WYRWS020 Wyrdscapes: Makeshift Defenses $55.00
WYRWS016 Wyrdscapes: Abandoned Store $60.00
WYRWS017 Wyrdscapes: Solarium $65.00

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

  • Every Wednesday, a new wallpaper is available on our website for Wallpaper Wednesday. There is a large collection of Malifaux options available, as well as a variety of options for some of our other games.
  • 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.
  • Most Mondays, we release a look at something upcoming in our Monday Preview. These are a great opportunity to see what Wyrd is working on and what's coming down the pipeline. We have a lot of things to show off, so check back every Monday!
  • 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.
With Malifaux Third Edition announced, The Other Side being released, and Iron Painter ramping up, we've got a ton of great stuff in store for the coming months. Make sure to stop by our forums to find out the latest and great of all things Wyrd! 
 
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Wyrd Chronicles vol. 37

Happy Tuesday Wyrdos! Wyrd Chronicles Vol. 37 is now live! Sorry we're not home, we got caught in the spiderwebs.

  • Starting Malifaux on a Budget – Gremlins: Getting ready for a bayou hoedown? The best advice for throwing together your Gremlin crew can be found right here.
  • Soulstones in the Rough: Shake the dust off of your less used models and get ready to bring some extra diversity to your next game.
  • Augments & Add-ons – The Widow Weaver: Introduce a new predator who stalks the web of Fate to your Through the Breach campaign.
  • The Sundial: When you mess with time, you might find that Time messes back.
  • Community Highlights - Malifaux Around the World: Learn a little more about Malifaux communities from different places around the world.
  • It’s a Dirty Job…: A Death Marshal’s job gets tougher as he has to explore the Sewers underneath Malifaux.

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

You can also head over to our forums to discuss the latest Chronicles! 

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Iron Painter Sign Ups Are Live

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Hey Wyrdos! It's the time of year again for us to begin the most awesome, most grueling painting competition of the year, Iron Painter. You can read the rules and sign up on the Forums.

The contest will run for five rounds from August 20th to December 4th. Each round will have a unique theme participants must adhere to. Sign-ups end on August 19th so make sure you get your name in soon! The first round will be judged using a rating system by the community, and in subsequent rounds, the top 32 participants will be rated by a panel of hand-selected judges. First prize will win 500$ cash plus a goodie bag of miniatures.  To sign up, follow the forum link above, read the rules, then comment "I'm In" to get added to the contest.

Announcing Third Edition

We know we said there would be no more news until after Gen Con, but we had something we just couldn't keep quiet about...

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Wyrdos,

Thanks to those crawlers that work at the Malifaux Tattler, sometimes secrets don't stay so secret for long. Honestly, we can't really blame them. When you're about to announce a new edition, it's difficult not to get super excited.

You heard it here first (or second, but who's counting?): Malifaux Third Edition is coming! In this newsletter, we'll be talking about what we have in store for M3E, as well as how you can start playing it early!
We aren't reinventing the wheel with Malifaux Third Edition. Instead, we're improving gameplay by ironing out a few kinks, streamlining some systems, reducing the number of conditions, and more. All of this is to ensure that the focus is on the fun while still keeping the layers of strategy that we all enjoy. 

Hiring is also getting a facelift, as models will be hired by Keyword, allowing for more thematic crew building around your (new or existing) Masters. Speaking of Masters, you'll also be able to hire multiple Masters in a single crew. 

You can find out more information about what's in store for Malifaux Third Edition on our website!
Don't panic! If you're afraid of change, we're here to help alleviate some of those fears. Malifaux is as much your game is as it ours. We are launching a closed beta for players who are interested in making a positive impact.  

Make your voice be heard by joining the closed beta!
Will you be at Gen Con this year?  We'll be there showing off what makes Third Edition so great from when the doors open on Thursday, August 2nd, until they close on Sunday, August 5th. 

Duke it out as either Rasputina or Marcus with updated stat cards and rules. Make sure to stop by booth #1129 (that's us!) to get a demo of Malifaux Third Edition!
We consider our community around the world like an extended family and want to make sure our release reflects that. All of M3E's updated stat cards and its rules will be available at launch for free

Additionally, both Third Edition's rules and stat cards will be translated in seven languages (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish) shortly after release, as well, so all players around the world will be able to play Third Edition without any long delays.
We can't wait to hear your thoughts on Third Edition.

With streamlined rules, an intuitive hiring system, and much more, there's never been a better time to cross through the Breach and into the world of Malifaux!
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Breachside Broadcast - Shifting Loyalties Pt 1

Come and check out a new Tale of Malifaux! In part one of Shifting Loyalties Jacob Lynch meets with a Guild official who has an unusual request, and Perdita Ortega discusses the past and future of Malifaux with the Governor General.

Click on the image below find out how this tale turns out!