Rotten Harvest

Waldo's Weekly - If You Have Ghosts

 
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Hey Wyrdos,

This week, Waldo decided to get ahead of the game and started putting together his Halloween costume early. Before he finally landed on a decision, he went through a few iterations first: an evil penguin, an evil goat, an evil potato, Danny Devito, an evil Danny Devito... but after ripping apart every leftover scrap of cloth in our warehouse, he put on a white and red shirt, some jeans, and a beanie. We haven’t been able to find him since.   

So while Waldo gets into the festive spirit, let’s reveal some spirits of our own with a new unit in the upcoming Starter Box for The Other Side: Enslaved Spirits!

 
 

Whether in a full ghostly Company or as a part of an Envoy, the Enslaved Spirits are a pivotal piece to any Court of Two force, particularly one that is being led by Kirai (more on her role in The Other Side in the future!). At a relatively low cost (just 5 Scrip), the Enslaved Spirits are doing what the Court of Two already wants to do and improves upon those mechanics (and in some instances, twists them just a bit).

 
 

Not only are they a great way to keep your Champions alive at an increased distance with the Chained Ability, they’ll also be dishing out some decent damage in both melee and ranged combat. Once you get them into Glory, their Lethal Curses are going to become as brutal as the Action’s name suggests, as the Court of Two will have plenty of Reinforcement Tokens to help increase their attacks.

 
 

Speaking of Glory, let’s look at how the Court of Two will be getting there by checking out their Allegiance card. When a Court of Two unit activates, all it needs are two Reinforcement Tokens to grow in power. When considering their other Allegiance Abilities (as well as some other tricks up their sleeves), these otherworldly spirits are going to continue to haunt the table turn after turn, with some units growing more powerful as others begin to fade away.

 
 

Once again, we’ve got more to talk about this week. You’ve all been clamoring for more information about our Special Orders for Malifaux Third Edition, and we’re finally ready to pull back the curtain and reveal exactly how it’s going to work.

For those who are unfamiliar, our Special Order program is a way for us to help out our veteran players (or new players who happen to own some older M2E models!) by allowing them to scoop up individual new models that have been bundled with our existing ones. For example, if you already own Banjonistas but want to get your hands on a sweet Georgy & Olaf model, you can get your hands them by themselves by ordering them through your local game store.

There are some caveats and exceptions to this, so for the full breakdown of how the Special Order program works, head here.

The Special Order program itself will begin next week (as far as actually ordering these specific models), so let your local game store know about the program today!

Before we’re done with this Waldo’s Weekly, though, we have some reminders!

  • Rotten Harvest is back! We’re running our favorite painting competition this year, and you can be a part of it right now. Head over to our forums to find out more.

  • Does seeing the Enslaved Spirits and other content for The Other Side excite you for the future? If you want to be a part of helping us shape the content of TOS, become a playtester! We just opened up playtesting again, and would love to hear your feedback. To find out how, visit our forum post here.

That’s it from us. See you next week!

Rotten Harvest 2019 Painting Contest

Autumn grows closer; the air is beginning to cool and the nights are growing longer. As the leaves turn color and fall, we want to celebrate this spookiest of seasons with a painting contest!

Round about the paint pot go. On the palette throw
Royal blue and blood red. Thirty-one Days of Dread;
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and paint pot bubble.

That's right, it's Rotten Harvest season! Miniatures can be submitted any time during the contest, though none will be showcased until the day voting begins. Submissions will be accepted from October 1st until midnight EST (UTC -5) on October 31st, 2019. Submissions after the cutoff date will not be accepted, no exceptions. Your entry will not be visible until voting starts.

This year our theme is Ghouls and Gourds - The entry will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Undead or Ghost/Spirit model

  • Incorporate some form of Autumn gourd, like a pumpkin!

For more information on the Rotten Harvest 2019 Painting Contest, head on over to our forums where the contest will be held.