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Been thinking it would be nice to have a few more Monster Pursuits.

I was thinking of an Elemental and an Fae tainted on.

I'll have to post some of details later but was thinking some of you might want to throw your ideas into the ring as well

 

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Fae would be nice, build some more world around Titania. Elemental is already covered with Gamin/Golems as summoned creatures, (into the steam is great for this) and geists as the naturally occurring ones.

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that could be possible, there's lots of triggers and abilities out there in Malifaux that would fit this, you could infuse fire into a hound to give it burning heart for instance. Witchlings are probably a good example of a creature with a fiery type.

 

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I will definitely look into this later and probably write something up for Faeries and Elementally infused characters. By the way, for elemental characters, I was thinking something sort of like the elementally charged enemies from the borderlands games.

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I have created a Monster Pursuit, though it it is for neither Faeries of Elementals. What I have created is a Monster Pursuit for creating living paintings. Funny thing is almost a year, this is the first pursuit being posted here... .......................................................................Yes I hear the crickets at my potentially tasteless remark. Anyways, onto the writing.

 

Animated Painting

 

Many artists are always seeking to create fine art that is more and more lifelike, but their creations are always bound to the realms of oil paint and dry canvas. For some artists however, this is not enough, they seek methods of realism that cannot be achieved with paint. These artists seek something to make their paintings seem to be truly alive, and may find themselves at the mercy of some form of crossroads demon. Though very few follow through on this, some Malifaux artists have, and as a result, have acquired powerful magic, or a dark relic. The paintings have a sort of magic that makes the painting seem truly alive, because it is. And for some reason, the animated paintings do NOT enjoy being confined to their canvas prison, and will develop a strong resentment for the artist who created them. Many of these dark artists meet their end and the hands of their own art, freed from their confines to do as they please…

Using This Monster Pursuit

This Monster Pursuit is intended to be used as a simple method of turning… anything, into a work of art, an evil, evil work of art. There are many artists in Malifaux, and many Arcanists as well as independent mages, it’s only a matter of time before two become one and the same.

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The painting was just, so realistic. It was like I could just reach into the picture and shake the man’s hand…

-Last Words: Eric Finch

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Requirements

The Animated Painting Monster Pursuit is available to any Living creature. The creature is replicated in perfect artistic format (probably). The painted doubles are nearly identical to the original, although a keen eye could notice the subtle brush strokes.

Advancement

1. An Animated Painting, other than that, very little is special about it, it doesn’t have nearly as much power as other Animated Paintings.

2. Still an artist’s rendition, though with some artistic flairs to make stand out more when compared to other works.

3. At this point, the original idea is just a concept, the original has been morphed into something still greatly resembling the original, but still very different in many ways.

4. Only the most creative artists can devise a portrait this unique. This would never pass as the original creature, but it would still be able to hide its painted heritage.

5. It wouldn’t even be a question when comparing this to the original… uhh… wait, which one is the painting again? Oh right, the wolf that was painted breathing fire. Hey, they’re both doing it… ah crap.

Step

Talent

1

Painting

2

Painted Upgrade

3

Painted Upgrade

4

Painted Upgrade

5

Painted Upgrade

Painting

When the creature gains this Talent, they lose the Living Characteristic and gain the Construct, and Artwork Characteristics.

Painted Upgrade

Each time a creature gains this Talent. It gains one of the upgrades below. Unless otherwise stated, a creature may only select a given upgrade once.

  • ·         Regenerative Ink

When the Animated Painting is destroyed, it reforms 24 hours later on it’s original canvas. The only way to destroy this creature is to destroy it, and its canvas.

  • ·         Martial Art

The Animated Painting gains a bonus to all Close Combat and Ranged Combat actions equal to the Ranks the artist had in his Art skill.

  • ·         Lifelike

The Animated Painting gains [+][+] to all Deceive Duels made to pass as the original creature.

  • ·         NOT A Starving Artist

The Animated Painting increases its Wounds Aspect by the number of ranks the artist had in his Art skill.

  • ·         Enter Painting

The Animated Painting gains the following Tactical Action:

(0) Paint Splat: This character may enter his original canvas at will provided that the canvas is within 8 yards of this character. While in the painting, this character gains [+][+] to Stealth Duels and Deceive Duels made to pass as a normal painting. This character may enter a foreign canvas if he discards a card first.

 

And that's that, I'm sure more pieces of demonic art will find their way onto this forum thread in time. And remember, in the world of art. bad things happen.

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Alright Wyrdos, as promised, I have produced another form of demonic artwork, this time occupying an already 3D space instead of impersonating one really, really well. Written below is a new Artwork Monster Pursuit, please enjoy.

Waxwork Figurine

Many of those interested in sculpting and modeling have found themselves with appropriate sculpting tools and a large quantity of wax. The wax figurines created are often displayed in art museums and are made to resemble another living being, often mimicking a historical figure, or political power. Sculpting dates back quite a time, and on Earth, these figurines have never gained a life of their own. On Malifaux however, waxwork animation is surprisingly common, restless spirits, and necromantic energies can find their way into a waxwork figure. The results of this process are often something akin to a resurrectionist’s zombie herd, just as mindless/insane but made of wax instead of rotting flesh.

Using this Monster Pursuit

This Monster Pursuit is intended to be used to create mindless animated sculptures. While the traits listed are specifically for wax figurines, traits can be added or removed to create an animated granite statue. The Waxwork Figurines are often quite mindless can be under the absolute control of their master, whom of which is often their sculptor.

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There was something unnerving about that art exhibit, those waxen eyes, they seemed to stare right into your soul…

-Terry Copperplate, days before going insane. Unrelated to waxwork incident.

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Requirements

The Waxwork Figurine Monster Pursuit is available to all Living creatures. The creature is replicated onto a waxy medium on which in one way or another, gained a semblance of life. The Waxwork Figurines are a horrific sight to see and will almost never be able to be mistaken for the original creature unless the original was the victim of a horrible fire related incident.

Advancement

1. The figure constructed is little more than an animated wax construct. It can carry out it’s master’s commands but other than that, the Waxwork Figurine is quite useless.

2. The waxwork is becoming stronger and smarter; the figure is more resilient than most and is capable of carrying out some more complicated demands.

3. The sculpture is becoming dangerous, it is certainly a great piece or art and a powerful minion, but the figure should always be accounted for.

4. The waxwork figurine is something more like a living being that must be kept away from heat sources. It’s intelligence exceeds normal constructs and most gremlins.

5. The Waxwork figurine is powerful and sinister, at this point, the figure is smart enough to manipulate others, and has its own agenda of things to do.

Step

Talent

1

Wax Forged Construct

2

Wax Upgrade

3

Wax Upgrade

4

Wax Upgrade

5

Wax Upgrade

Wax Forged Construct

When the creature gains this Talent, they lose the Living Characteristic. They gain the Construct and Artwork Characteristics. In addition to this, this creature is healed by spells with the Ice Immuto, but suffer +1 damage from spells with the Fire Immuto. Lastly, the creature drops all of its Mental Aspects by -5.

Wax Upgrade

Each time a creature gains this Talent. It gains one of the upgrades below. Unless otherwise stated, a creature may only select a given upgrade once.

  • ·         Seep In

As this character takes more and more gunshots and knife wounds, surrounding wax seeps into the wound, filling in the damaged space. This character gains Regeneration+2, however, after suffering damage from an attack with the Fire Immuto, the regeneration is suppressed for this character’s next activation.

  • ·         Lifelike

The Waxwork Figurine gains [+][+] to all Deceive Duels made to pass as the original creature.

  • ·         Actual Weaponry

For some reason, the creator of the figurine thought it would be a good idea to give the models actual weapons. The figurine deals +1 damage with all Close Combat and Ranged Combat Actions.

  • ·         Sinister Intelligence

The Waxwork Figurine has become capable of its own thought. The figurine regains all of its previous Mental Aspects.

  • ·         Candle

The figurine has had 1 or more highly flammable wicks inserted into its wax body, and for some reason, the figurine is unaffected by the enlarged candle wicks. The figurine gains +:tome to all Close Combat and Ranged Combat skills. The figurine gains the following Trigger on all Close Combat and Ranged Combat skills.

:tome: Roman Candle: After Succeeding, the Target gains Burning+1.

  • ·         Spiritual Habitation

Some form of spirit has found its way into the Waxwork Figurine, the spirit has permeated the figurine’s form entirely and is more like a possessed doll than a mindless construct. The figurine gains the Spirit Characteristic.



Next, I think I will tackle some of the original requests from this forum thread, now remember, when alone is a Waxwork museum, always bring a friend along because after all, Bad Things Happen.

 

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4 minutes ago, Didor said:

Really great work on these. I'll have to get my group into a haunted mansion somehow.

Perhaps a Murder Mystery, except the killer is actually the painting of some French guy dressed like a frontiersman.

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