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  1. Given that I more or less stopped playing Malifaux once they started instituting huge sweeping power-level errata I just want to help turn this into a thread of people agreeing with @Tokapondora about how it would be good to keep things to a bare minimum going forward.
  2. Malifaux App Launched!

    $10 to buy the stat cards is an awesome feature! Out of curiosity, does that purchase include all current plus future stat cards, or will future books need to be purchased separately?
  3. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    I think a big problem we (or, at least this is true for me) are having with understanding the full implications of the Arcanist story is that we have an incomplete understanding of where and how history has differed in Malifaux's Earth from our Earth. Did it take a civil war to end chattel slavery in the United States? Is there an Earthside civil/women's rights movement? Is the specter of communism hanging over Europe? Is the Guild the only Western power exerting control of the 3 Kingdoms? For that matter, how and why are there a "3 Kingdoms" to begin with, rather than separate Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and etc states? Is the political map of North America the way we all know it to be? Is anybody from South America? So, not knowing the answer to so many questions does, I guess, leave open the possibility that Toni did the right thing and I am wrong. Who knows.
  4. 10T - ALT MODEL

    Tbh, my favorite alts are the tortoise and the hare; just complete reimaginings of a character. The Miss models generally fall in this camp for me as well. Like, an all viking version of Asami's crew or some silly thing like that.
  5. 10T - ALT MODEL

    Why has Yin become such a popular answer? I LOVE the current Yin, so I'm just curious what people want out of an alt? Something more over the top and gory? A completely new take on her? Something more like a traditional European style vampire?
  6. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................................................ ............................................................................................................................................................................................ So my issue with her selling out Ramos wasn't about whether or not it was a good deal. Certainly, if I could sell out one person to have racial justice rule the land, I think I could do that, or at the least make an argument for why it is a good idea to do so. My problem is that it seems inconsistent for Toni to believe that the deal would be upheld, that she would carry out her end before the GG did his part, and that she would believe that the Americans would just roll over for the Guild. Like, I would expect it to go more like Goodfellas; The GG says "We'll end slavery and prejudice (I guess), but we need Ramos first" and Toni says "Fuck you, pay me."
  7. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    She gets a big hug and her and Molly become best friends and they go on a spirit quest to find Kirai. OK, actually, she doesn't get any screen time and is only mentioned once or twice in passing. Sorry. None of the Wave 4 Masters aside from Nellie and Titania really show up here.
  8. Dear Wyrd, New Master Models Please?

    I honestly would be pretty surprised if we don't get new minis for most of the masters at this point. In fact, I honestly thought (hoped, I should say) this new book would have master upgrades, a FEW new models, and then the actual product release would be new sculpts, maybe even entire new box sets, for many of the new masters to show their progression in the story.
  9. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    If one of you wrote the Arcanists story, I just want to clarify that overall I really did like it.
  10. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    Well, Titania had to wait 1000 years, or 300 or whatever, right?
  11. 10T - ALT MODEL

    So, a couple months ago this would have been EXTREMELY easy, but y'all went ahead and gave me a new Huggy, so that's settled. Now...I would say either a new 10T Brother, just because I use one in every single game, so some spicy alt would be cool; or something like the jorogumo or emissary, ,which are awesome and great looking models, but just are so big that they are hard to transport, sometimes. Honestly, I like all the models in the range now, so I don't have any REALLY strong feelings on this.
  12. Complementing Master for Yan Lo?

    In my experience, Yan Lo is best at area control type strategies. Lightning Dance allows you to reposition enemy models a pretty long way, and it is the best action on his card. He also has an amazing heal, combined with the ability to resurrect tanks like Izamu and Yin, that can make his crew very hard to put down. I haven't played any games with his new upgrades yet, but being able to Lightning Dance as a 0 + the addition of Instinctual is extremely exciting to me. So, yeah, area control is great, the ability to put an enemy that you want to die in base contact with Izamu is great, and those are the things Yan Lo is best at. I would say that Shenlong or McCabe are his best partners, as I feel like they are both good at more scheme-y type games.
  13. Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    I really liked the stories in Broken Promises! I'm going to focus maybe on the one thing that bothered me, but I want to be positive too because genuiniely I thought it was great overall. .................................. .................................. .................................. .................................. .................................. So, cool things to me: Zoraida is easily my favorite character in Malifaux, but it was cool seeing her get punked left and right in this book. Titania stymied her scrying, Nytemare tricked her into throwing Lilith into the Pit of Despair, and then the gremlins just kicked her out of the group entirely. It was a cool change of pace to just see her fail at everything, and I'm excited to see what she'll do next. I liked the whole Outcast plot; nothing really to add to that, just that I'm interested to see where this goes. Also, this is the first time I found myself giving a damn bout McMourning one way or the other. His interior monologue was interesting, and his decision to embrace madness and reject comfort was a great scene, made even better by Justice realizing that he was betraying her and that she couldn't stop him. I loved the 10 Thunders story, and they are the best, but I am always slightly disappointed when Shenlong doesn't get any real screen time. I love him, and it was a great story that will set up more great stories, but it was so focussed on Misaki and I wish I'd got to see the other characters a little more. So, OK, Arcanists. I want to like Ironsides, honestly I do, but y'all make it hard for me. Both here and in her introduction from Crossroads, I feel like her writing has always been a little forced. Like, it just doesn't feel authentic for a black person who lived through the equivalent of Jim Crow and the age of lynching to say something like "He was lynched for nothing more than the color of his skin." I love that Wyrd is willing to explore the racial politics of the world, but Toni's stories always end up feeling forced to me. The worst part of the story wasn't that, exactly, though. Mostly the writing was very good, but another thing bothered me. We have it set up in the Guild's story that the papers are untrustworthy. Toni explains to the Governor General why she hates and distrusts the Guild. But just on his word, she stabs her mentor in the back? This is insane on it's face for anybody to do, but even more insane to me because Toni, of all people, should know better. Then the paper comes and says "Oh, there's no more racism in America!" and we're supposed to believe that? That isn't how the world works, man! Again, Toni knows first hand that that isn't how it works! She turned traitor to Ramos and got what in exchange? A pack of lies that, as the real world has shown, won't protect anybody from harm.
  14. Gencon Tyrant(Masters) - Mei Feng's Victory

    Yeah, given the context of this game (especially Ohaguro shutting down Mei's defensive triggers) it looks odd for Mei to NOT try and eliminate one of the big threats near her. Like DrayZed implied, Derrek was playing around Frame for Murder; otherwise, I'm sure Derrek would have tried killing at least Ohaguro.
  15. Mandatory new book wild speculation thread.

    Now that they are so open to errata on existing cards (which I will restate, I think is a terrible idea that could ruin the game), I would say there's essentially no chance that something like a being added to Brewie's Obey or Misaki's attack gaining Sh. If they think those changes are appropriate, they would just make them. Some bonus to Yan Lo's Retainers seems cool, though, since he really doesn't have a lot of synergy with them now. I also like the idea of a potion-type thing for McCabe; he can toss it to a buddy, but it has to be used up (discarded) to get the effect from it. It would have to be pretty good to displace the extant goodies he can pass around, but I like the idea. I have played a fair amount of Asami and, honestly, I'm not sure what she could get either. I wouldn't mind if the new masters didn't get new upgrades, tbh.
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