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  1. Is this a side effect of using top down LoS rather than true LoS?
  2. Every time I think I understand the height rules, I come to the forums and become confused again.
  3. I agree with Aaron that miniatures are in no sense necessary. However, the more combat features in your sessions, the better off you are with miniatures. The combat system shares many similarities with Malifaux (using Malifaux for combat is even an optional rule), and the concepts are typically expressed in terms easier to render with clear tracking of everyone's positioning. Omenbringer is correct here, 100%. The savvier your players, the more you have to understand the implications of the card system. There are other threads about this, though.
  4. Because so little has been printed about Earth in the Malifaux universe, we are forced to assume that it is more or less analogous to our own reality in those ways that are not otherwise elaborated upon. So I think it makes sense to assume that the world's major religions all exist in Malifaux, that the major political or ideological movements have at least some proponents (witches unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains!) and that most prevailing social and culture conventions persist. By our modern standards, Western society in 1900 was intensely sexist and racist, with rampant discrimination regarding religion, national origin and sexual orientation. This was also the time of Eugenics, forced sterilization and Social Darwinism. I think we can safely safe that gender roles are more permissive than was true in our reality, and as a practical matter I doubt TtB will really reflect much of late Victorian/Early Edwardian cultural, religious or sexual orientation discrimination. But I think class distinctions will continue to be significant, and probably make up the single most important means of oppression. I personally think that given the profound implications of magic, we could definitely benefit from a book that focused solely on what Earth is like.
  5. To be fair, I didn't explain I wasn't trying to be uncivil, I was asserting that I was in fact not lacking in civility. I definitively addressed a negative personal assertion without resulting to insult, so I think I'm fair in my evaluation. I am open to making more Pursuit steps available. My concern was that the players would advance through too many Pursuit steps if one were always awarded. Since I'm looking for a more open-ended experience, one downside is that I don't know how many sessions there will be. This makes it difficult to estimate the ratio between the three types of sessions, and to properly gauge the scale of the game. I don't want to end up with characters who have 100 Pursuit steps, for instance. Oh, and by the way imo, Into the Steam is the best book in TtB, so please keep it up!
  6. The nice part about this is that it's relatively easy to give even people entirely new to Malifaux a good sense of the world.
  7. The models are out? Didn't know that.
  8. They still have the avatars to update too.
  9. You could always see the almost identically named thread (except you abbreviated Through the Breach) that is still on the first page of the TTB forums...
  10. I don't think you can go wrong with Ulix. Trampling people with pigs seems like a lot of fun, and if you lose, well, at least there's plenty of bacon.
  11. I mean, I'm certainly open to being shown how describing what I am doing in my own game is somehow arrogant or wrong.
  12. I don't think anything I've said qualifies as uncivil. All I did was respond to an inaccurate characterization by completely dismantling it. Civilly!
  13. It's clear you're very committed to the a lock-step interpretation of Through the Breach, which is fine for you. But you may want to consider reading more closely before you accuse anyone of arrogance, because I was very clear that I was describing the system I am using in my own game. What part of "in my current campaign" represents the same arrogance of telling other people how to play? Can you explain that?
  14. Which is why my system is still superior. Prefer the format out of the book? You can still do it by just making every session a Destiny. Malifaux is a wonderful world, and Through the Breach is generally very well written. But as Omenbringer and others have pointed out, it comes with a lot of baggage from its original writing staff, who seemed to have very particular opinions on how games should be played, and an intention to ensure everyone else conforms to it. But I think you will find that gamers are a largely nonconforming lot.
  15. Our gaming group is looking for a second female player. Right now our campaign is Through the Breach, Wyrd's game of Victorian steampunk horror. Our group consists of three reliable male players and one female player. Looking for one more girl to help balance the numbers a bit. We play on Friday evenings, from around 7:30 pm till 12 am, Pacific Time. Experience with Through the Breach is not necessary. Rules can be taught. Our games are a mix of social challenges and combat. If you have played TtB before, please be aware that we do use the following rules modification: 1) Rather than Fated only flips against static TNs, we use opposed flips with the Fate Master having his own deck. 2) We don't use the five game sessions per Fated artificial deadline to end the campaign, but rather a more organic system that allows characters to grow more naturally. We use skype for VOIP and Fantasy Grounds as a Virtual Table Top. I have an Ultimate FG license, so any free version of the client is sufficient to join in. Thanks for reading, please contact me if you might be interested!