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Wolfpact

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  1. Mother of Monsters (Lilith) - $50 The Queen's Return (Titania) - $50 Dark Debts (Lynch) - $40 Doppelganger - $11 Lelu & Lilitu - $18 Mr. Graves -$11 Primordial Magic- $11 Teddy - $18 Stitched Together - $21 Nekima - $25 $255 USD, Wyrd Store prices - you can likely find lower from other vendors. Titania likes Barbaros, Lilith and Lynch are both recommended as accents to her on S&S. You want a Dopper. You just do. You also want Mr. Graves - how I played Neverborn so long without him I willnever know. Primordial Magic is great with Lilith and honestly, the GOrar (Tania's totem) is.. not impressive. The rest of the way is filled with generally useful models. The two Upgrade Decks come to $28.00 USD store price, and are also worth having.
  2. Nothing quite as sweet as a six-stone Johan and an eight-stone Sue, is there?
  3. Which is honestly one of the best parts of the setting. Fairy-tale black-and-white morality is for fairy tales. The rich moral ambiguity and good people fighting for bad causes and groups and bad people fighting for good causes and groups is a good part of what makes Malifaux a fantastic setting.
  4. Actually, all this talk of souls.. I can't think of any actual major lore examples of Neverborn using soulstones... gameplay/story segregation aside. Seriously, the Guild are literally invading, slaving soul-merchant war-profiteer fascists. But what's worse? They're also comically inefficient and compromised - Lucius and his Mimics have infested the ranks, every horror McMourning lets loose can be blamed on them putting him to studying necromancy, arguably the most powerful necromancer is the city undertaker, the Acanists are operating right under their nose and the can't stop them due to P.R. nightmares because they've made themselves so utterly despised by everyone. So while the Neverborn are rather vicious - though not nearly to the mustache-twirling level you want to suggest - the basic fact is that for everything they do, the Guild and humanity does something equally heinous or worse. Factor in who the invaders are here.... And that being honest, the behavior humanity in the Malifaux-verse has demonstrated with industrial-level magic and the fact we've survived decently enough in ours without it shows 'but magic is dying on Earth" is a bit of a thin excuse for the cost - both to the invaded world and its denizens, and the human one. Plus, remember that the residents of Old Malifaux were, essentially, human as well - and that Neverborn do have humans in their ranks. 'Neverborn' being a pretty broad human-assigned label for several races.
  5. Yeah, so there's no shame in backing the invading soul-stealing world-looters. I mean, some people just gotta root for the Empire
  6. Yeah.. may want to read the lore a bit better. You're welcome to your opinion on who is in the right here.. but I suppose you rooted for the aliens in Independence Day, then?
  7. I love my outlaws and bandits... but if you like sneaky and flexible, yeah, you're best off picking up the Viks and Vanessa as a one-off and going Neverborn. I have (now!) seven - actually, I just realized 8 -Masters across four (five) factions - Lilith, Pandora, Lynch, Titania, Rasputina, Parker Barrows, and Nicodem / Amelia Bathory, and my arrived-today Titania box had Doc Dufresne in it so I'll be buying McMourning's box in the future. Of those Factions, I consider myself a "Neverrectionist" - A Neverborn / Resser player where Faction loyalties are concerned. I'll probablypick up Daw and Tara at some point, but Parker was a gods-send for me because I actually liked a lot of one-off Outcast models more than anyof the Masters until the Old West outlaw arrived to provide a cowboy Master. Rasputina is an even narrower case - the only other Arcanist I have any true interest in is Marcus, and he's not a high priority; both of them are their own sub-factions as well. With the Ressers, I decently like most of them, but its more that Nicodem wants almost the entire Faction and that I really have come to enjoy Nicodem / Amelia. If you like multiple Masters in a Faction, go with that Faction and ala-carte the Masters you like individually.
  8. So, let's break this down! After centuries or more of horrible war and enslavement, the battered survivors of the world pay an awful price to earn their freedom, but in the end it's rather Pyrrhic - the world's destroyed mostly, death has come, the golden age has fallen, and their own bodies have been warped by the magical fallout. But you won. You have peace, and you stay away from the old ruins of you previous life, fearful of waking old demons and very likely, not wishing to deal with the pain of what you lost to win the right to live in peace in this post-apocalyptic hell that was once golden and beautiful. Then one day, minding your own business, you encounter an alien thing that looks remarkably like you once did. Then more. They are ransacking those abandoned ruins for their power, they're not there a day before they start killing each other over these relics.. and then more come, in droves, through this hole in reality they tore open to invade your world. They've sucked the magic out of their own, blown themselves up out of greed, and start stealing land and taking it for themselves. Worse, some of them start experimenting with the forbidden arts born of the Grave Spirit, and others start poking at the prisons of those ancient gods who enslaved you. You hate to do it but there's only one solution - you cut off their hole in reality and put them down before they wake up something they can't put down. Then, a century later, the hole opens again. The invaders return - only this time they're armed heavily, and lead by a group of fascist, imperialist slavers who pay for your hides as proof of death, work their own people in conditions of bondage and worse to rival the Tyrants' excesses, clamp down on those with abilities in their number as the Tyrants did.... Then others rebel against them.. but are violent criminals as much in it for profit as the 'lawmen'. Then more of them begin to build kingdoms on the backs of necromancy, then they show the gremlins whoa re psychotically violent and always hungry how to use weapons so they are no longer being held in check by the predation of their rival predators enough to counteract their explosive birth rates, Then another band of rebels who are violent, magical criminals come in, through another reality hole and start setting up for more invasions... So, who wants to roll over and die to let these alien invaders rape our world that we paid so desperate a cost to defend once before? Show of Hands! *Crickets* Show of hands, who wants to repel this invasion and drive these world-ravishing would-be Tyrants back to their own world before they doom both? *HUZZAH!* Humanity are the villains of Malifaux, on the organizational level. The Guild are imperialistic, slaving, soul-selling fascists. The Arcanists and the Thunders may look out for the common man but are, at the management level, driven by the same greed. The Resurrectionists mostly want to rule Malifaux with dark magic. Every Faction, even the Guild, has its heroic figures. Actually, a lot of the Guild Masters are actually genuinely heroic - Lady Justice, Perdita, even Sonnia - hell, SOnnia especially is a very nuanced protagonist who is sacrificing her own reputation and worse for the greater good as she sees it. But taken collectively, and at the leadership level, there really are no 'good guys' in the setting on the human side. And while the Neverborn are the 'good guys', they're not particularly nice or moral either, at least to the alien invaders.
  9. Perdita is rather beginner-friendly, for what that's worth. As for Ophelia, my regular opponent plays Gremlins but doesn't own her. But he swears by Burt Jebsen and Gracie, and one does not play Gremlins without having Slop Haulers available.
  10. Well, not all. Titania is, to my understanding, fairly tanky and more a blocker for her crew than a hit-and-run type, and if you're willing to buy Lynch's box to get them there's no denying the hateful resilience of the Illuminated. Pandora can also play a 'control' game, though to my experience her box itself is pretty fragile - and I don't rate Candy much outside a Control playstyle - the suit for her heal not being baked in hurts. I do like Kade, however.
  11. 1) I'd not say he's that useless. Definitely very niche, however. 2) SnowStorm can also really help with the mobility.
  12. That said, care of TTB, we know the Guild does sell reproductions of 17th century firearms.
  13. I can help a little bit here - I play Ressurrectionists (Well, Nicodem but he is the resilient/tanky Resser master) and my nephew/most frequent opponent is a Gremlin player. Nicodem is himself pretty damned tough for an old guy, but especialy because he is usually surrounded by a small horde of replenishing undead. I like him especially as he can start with a very elite list and then summon in runners and fighters to pad up his activation count - which don't even come in Slow, if done right! He also does a lot beyond summoning - group healing his minions,slows and fasts. He comes with Mortimer who is pricey but can do a lot, can provide corpses, and has a surprisingly good melee attack (Melee 7!) and enough resilience to make him a pretty decent bodyguard with it for Nico, and Punk Zombies who are just remarkably solid melee hitters as summons and not unfairly-costed for hiring. And yes, Ressers are a bit slower on average but they're terribly resilient and numerous,plus they replenish - in one game I summoned in a Punk Zombie who died four times and kept coming back. As for Gremlins, they're another 'horde' typically, but the exact opposite of the Deadboys. They're generally quick but fragile, especially as many of them can hurt themselves for extra AP - or hurt themselves for more damage, or... you get the idea, I trust? They're also fairly random and require a lot of adaption to the stupid (but funny!) things they'll do. The Guild (another nephew plays them) are an elite, shooting-focused bunch on average. At least his Ortegas are.
  14. It's been my (limited) experience that while Raspy is not physically robust, she has a lot of circumstantial resilience. She's usually toward the back ranks of the Crew, possibly behind blocking cover (blast at a right angle!), with Snowstorm screwing with engage attempts and shooting attacks and a decent amount of total healing going on from Snow's self-heal and Silent Ones' efforts. Factor in Acolytes' slowing to reduce attack-fueling AP....
  15. How about Rasputina? Raspy is not too hard to pick up, does a lot of nuking (HotS-wise, Jaina plays a bit like her), has also the Silent Ones and Snow Storm for a tough female backbone, supplement with Acolytes. Arcanists let you spread into Thunders too, care of Mei Feng - though I know nearly nothing of how she works besides jumping around and venting steam. But with Silent One heals, Snow yanking her out of trouble, and her ability to hold back and blast, Raspy is perhaps surprisingly survivable. Plus ice walls, using the Black Joker as Red, and immunity to Horror and Paralyze in general. If she didn't care for fragile and hit-and-run, Neverborn are probably a bad idea.