Waldo's Weekly

Waldo's Weekly - Money, It's a Hit

Hey Wyrdos,

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Waldo's Weekly - Fight Fire with Fire

Hey Wyrdos,

This week, Waldo did something very stupid. He checked social media for the first time. We found him muttering “Ermagerd” repeatedly while trying to figure out how to share the 10-hour yulelog video. Luckily, we got to him before he found his way to a comments section. He’s still recovering, but I doubt that he’ll ever be the same again.

Due to high demand, this week we are showing off who will be inside the Burning Bridges box!

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For some, all it took was a glance to the sky. For others, a few pages in a book. There are those who might not even have any direct correlation or revelation to the man-shaped star that suddenly floated above London that one fateful night. Those who are weak and wanting have been more welcoming to his beauty, embracing how his divine presence has warped their very being. Some stared in wonder for days as his reach broadened, heat rising. But at one capacity or another, the Burning Man has touched all who exist beneath its brightly burning flames.  

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Unfortunately for some who wished to welcome the Burning Man into their hearts, he had chosen another path. Rather than give Elijah Borgmann the power he sought, the Burning Man instead burned his flesh and gave him inspiration. Once an Earthside anarchist who caused a lion’s share of problems for the Guild, he believed that he could cause no more harm to London than the rest of the Burning Man’s loyal followers could, so he gathered his likeminded radicals, branded in fire, and took them to Malifaux.

It wasn’t long until he and his ideals found their way to Anasalea Kaeris and the Arcanists. Together, Elijah, the Firebranded, and the flaming angel herself will bring anything associated with the Guild to ash and ruin.

The M3E Burning Bridges box will be available at launch! Just make sure to wear oven mitts before grabbing one of these off the shelves.

Additionally, as we are wrapping up our plans for Gen Con, we are also looking for volunteers to help us out. If you’re interested, check out our forum post here.

If you’re looking to add more fuel to the fire, download any one of these bright and beautiful mobile wallpapers!

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Waldo's Weekly - The Path to Glory

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Hey Wyrdos,

This week, when we asked Waldo what he’d like to reveal for Malifaux Third Edition, he rolled over and groaned, complaining that he had his fill of M3E. From the half-eaten Basse Core Boxes and sprues with imp slobber surrounding him, we wholeheartedly agree. Here’s to hoping he likes the taste of Tactics Tokens, because we’re diving back into The Other Side!

So, this Wednesday, we’ve got not one, not two, but three reveals, starting with The Other Side’s upcoming Rules Manual.

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Included in the conveniently sized Rules Manual is everything you’ll need to know how to play the game without being bogged down with stories or unit cards. This handy-dandy softcover handbook will make sure that you’ll get any and all rules clarifications that might be had during the heat of battle at your local game store without having to lug around the giant (but infinitely awesome) hardcover Core Rulebook.

For those who backed The Other Side on Kickstarter, the next two reveals might feel a little familiar, but to those who have just recently started fighting for glory this side of the Breach, these new faces will be welcome surprises.

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Trained by none other than Kirai Ankoku while he was still alive, Binh Nguyen is the spirit responsible for amassing the Court of Two’s ghost army by binding their souls before they permanently imparted from this world. In life, he put his talents to use for his own personal gain, but his perspective has changed since his life was taken away from him.

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On the table, Binh Nguyen is a powerful champion for the Court of Two or any Malifaux-aligned Allegiance. Not only is he incredibly difficult to kill, he is also one of the few non-Commander units to have a Tactics value, making him well worth his scrip.

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Next up is Samantha Thrace, Captain of a special Guild unit who were tasked with analyzing the stranger things on Earth that might cause a headache (or decapitation, depending) for her allies on the battlefield. While what she found in her travels can only be discovered in the Trial by Fire story in the Core Rulebook, her unquestionable skill in uprooting problems just before they happen has value for anyone defending their homeland.

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In battle, like Binh, Thrace provides a Tactics Token to any Earth-aligned Allegiance willing to bring her on board. The combination of her being able to hand out Reinforcement Tokens while slicing through a fireteam with her Modified Axe makes her a formidable foe to be reckoned with, and that’s before she even flips to glory.

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the bite-sized rulebook or these Champions, as they are marked to launch for a fall retail release!

Waldo's Weekly - Tiny and Chrome

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What's up Wyrdos?

I came in this morning to find that we've run out of coffee pods and Waldo's acting like civilization as we know it has ended. He's flying around with some of my color-shift paint sprayed on his mouth while spouting off nonsense like "I drink, I sleep, I drink again!" and has submitted a proposal that all office personnel issues be solved via Thunderdome. It would solve some problems…

Aaaaanyway, I suspect he took one look at this week's feature of Georgy and Olaf and thought they were on to something. 

Georgy and Olaf are some of the newest additions to the Big Hat Keyword, and this two-in-one beat down duo shows that teamwork really does make the dream work. The Ability Piggyback Ride exemplifies that Georgy is head and shoulders above his competition by being able to take Projectile Actions while engaged. Demise (I’m Done With This) allows Georgy to live, die, and live again, albeit as a Bayou Gremlin (but don’t tell Olaf that).

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The hits keep coming from Georgy and Olaf with Staggering Punch's Trigger, Quick Shot, allowing for a free Projectile Action, even if there’s someone in their face. If Olaf’s brass knuckles don’t leave a mark, that combo definitely will. The Action's second Trigger, Separated from the Pack, allows for another Melee Attack if your target has no other enemy models near it, which is exactly how Georgy prefers to be positioned - far enough away from the rest of the Gremlins so he can declare that he’s top hat.

The aptly named "Who Runs Gremlin-Town?!" allows Georgy and Olaf to bolster your Crew's Minions, but don't let Som'er (or whoever your Crew Leader is) catch sight of the pair when they’re shouting out this Bonus Action. The last thing Georgy and Olaf want is their hat shot off by a boozed-up Gremlin with a toothy grin (or toothless, depending on who’s asking) thinking someone other than Lenny is trying to take control over the Bayou.

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This week, in addition to checking out what the model will look like on the table, we also have another mobile wallpaper for you! Check it out below!

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Waldo's Weekly - The Old Razzle Dazzle

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Wacky Wednesday Wyrdos!

It's me again, with the latest on what's been happening at Wyrd HQ! This week Waldo gathered us all to the break room and made us watch his "magic act." Matt tried to tell him that swallowing things whole and yelling "POOF!" wasn't the same as magic but Waldo didn't seem to care. So now I have to rescue my cat from an imp's stomach. I don't even know how he got a hold of my poor Pumpkin. But before I go off to make that poor life choice, let's talk about a star who can really make some magic, Colette Du Bois!

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Colette remains just as tricky as ever in M3E. The Df/WP Ability Fade Away paired with Showstopper makes her difficult to keep targeted, and highly mobile. Illusionist encourages your opponent to put some space between this Master when she's Unburied or face some rough repercussions. Colette's Attacks can pile on the Distracted Condition and use that stack of Distracted for tactical advantage. The Presto-Chango and Practiced Choreography Actions allow for the same movement tricks that we all know and love to use (or loathe playing against).

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Now let's get a look at our head gal at the Star Theater, with this wonderful mobile wallpaper! Now you can take Colette's show on the road!

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Waldo's Weekly - Look for the Bear Necessities

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Wonderful Wednesday Wyrdos!

This week, Kyle has asked me to play distraction for Waldo, and I happily obliged. While running something to the warehouse today, I stumbled upon Waldo wings deep in a pile of cloth, stuffing, and some vaguely menacing looking meat. He had two bear... things, and a pile of what looked like failed prototypes. Using my most soothing tone, I asked Waldo who his new friends were.   Oddly enough, the little guys share names with a couple of our designers.  I'm not sure if they are the start of an army of minions or voodoo dolls, but they are pretty darn cute in a menacing way.

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Bear-ly Together are an Alt version of Stitched Together that will fit right in with your Teddy or Miss Ery! Their Fiendish Gamble Ability pairs great with the cards removed from the game by Lucid Dream, and enemies definitely won't want to get too close with their Bloated Stench Ability. Let's take a look!

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Looking at the back of the card, Gamble for your Life is an Action that has the potential to bring the pain to enemy models, and the Bloody Fate Trigger provides a measure of card draw. This is an action that will also benefit from Fiendish Gamble, to keep the odds in your favor!

Here is a look at the models, painted by the talented Curtis Shoemake!

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Bear-ly Together are a webstore exclusive and will be available for the Easter Sale, which will start Sunday, April 14th and run until midday on Monday the 22nd! Our websale this year features several models that are only available through our yearly sales, so be sure to take a peek at what's available when the newsletter comes out because it's got some very interesting news! Not signed up for the newsletter? You can sign up at the bottom of https://www.wyrd-games.net/ or you can check it out once it's published on https://www.wyrd-games.net/news.

Waldo's Weekly - Pick a Deck, Any Deck

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Hey Wyrdos,

We just got back from Adepticon and while we were gone, we found Waldo making a house of cards. Amazingly enough, it was in the shape of Nicodem’s mortuary. As soon as we told him that we were impressed, he dropped another house of cards on it, and then set them on fire. Huh, fitting.

Anyway, now that we’re all out of cards in the office, we thought it might be an opportune time to release TWO new Fate Decks! And they’re available for print-on-demand on DriveThruRPG… RIGHT NOW!

The first Fate Deck is none other than the Pixel Fate Deck! Take a trip down nostalgia lane to travel back in time (or forward in time, if you’re stuck in Malifaux…) to when the greatest in graphical technology was 16-bit sprites. You can get your hands on the Pixel Fate Deck for only $12.00 by following this link.

The second Fate Deck is the Saloon Fate Deck, which was drawn by one of the community’s favorite fan artists, and we are excited to finally have it available. The artist took a fun and burlesque approach to some of Malifaux’s leading characters. You can find this mature-themed (as in not for the young or faint of heart) Saloon Fate Deck for only $12.00 by following this link.

Both of these fantastic Fate Decks were made by members of our community; the Pixel Fate Deck was created by Milos Kostic and the Saloon Deck was created by Felis Ryltha. To get your hands on both of them, head over to DriveThruRPG.com.

Expect to see more of these decks coming out of our vault in the future!

Waldo's Weekly - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bookshelf

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Hey Wyrdos,

This week, we found Waldo cleaning. Yes, cleaning. We couldn’t believe it either. As it turns out, when no one is around to watch the stuff you set on fire burn to ash, it isn’t nearly as much fun. With us at GAMA last week showing off some of the fantastic stuff we have in store for 2019, Waldo was driven to absolute boredom - to the extent that he resorted to cleaning up the place. But now that we’re back, he wanted to see some of the new stuff that we’re planning on for the future of Malifaux (before he sets it all on fire, of course).  

The beta for Malifaux Third Edition is coming to a close (finally!). As we’re wrapping up stats and abilities on some of your favorite models, we figured it would be a great time to show you what else will be coming alongside the release of Malifaux Third Edition. So, in addition to new boxes, sculpts, models, cards, rules, and ways to play, we are also releasing new Malifaux books.

That’s right, books, as in plural. Many, many books. So many books that we might be building a book fort in the offices. One book per Faction will be hitting store shelves either at Malifaux Third Edition’s launch or shortly thereafter (we’ll be staggering book releases a tad, but don’t worry – all of the information you’ll need to play will be immediately available). Across all of the books, we’ll be covering new characters, art, bios, and stories (so many stories!).

These stories will push the lore and world in new and exciting (sometimes scary) directions, further expanding what we’ve grown familiar. Dig deep enough into them and you’re sure to find a secret or seven along the way. Some are more obvious than others.

So, this week, Waldo wanted to reveal just what those books will look like. Here are the covers of all seven Faction books!

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Above all else, though, the most important book to own is the rulebook, which will be available immediately upon Third Edition’s launch, either on our website for free or on store shelves in print. So that’s eight books in total!

Now, with all of this “launch” and “release” talk, you might be wondering when. Well, wonder no more, because Malifaux Third Edition will be available…

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Next week, we’ll be at Adepticon, so Waldo will be too occupied keeping the office from setting itself on fire, so we’ll be giving him another week off. Once we get back, we’ll have more awesome stuff to show off and talk about!

See you then.