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  1. mrninja13

    Third Edition is Coming!!

    There's an argument to be made that if you really lost because of a bad flip (or die roll), then you really weren't playing well and you might have deserved to lose. It's not that dissimilar than rolling snake eyes (or your opponent rolling boxcars) on a crucial roll in any other game. I once lost a warmachine game because my attempt to kill the enemy warcaster with mine ended up with him remaining with 1 wound left due do my bad rolls, and he then proceeded to kill me in his turn. Sure, dice were to blame and it was frustrating (but also a fin anecdote to tell), but I can't claim I did play a good game overall.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Well, if they have the right keywords McCabe can hire them out of faction, from what we heard so far
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Well, but in your example that 5 model crew that can kill one model a turn in a 10 model crew will need 10 turns to table the opponent. And, jokes apart, if they focus on just killing they won't do much scoring. In the end I will all depend on how it gets balanced. Having played mostly against summoners i for one welcome the idea of the pass tokens
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    I read somewhere that the app will be updated when M3E launches and who bought the 2nd edition cards will have them updated for free, but I can't remember the source
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Ah right, thanks
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Have there been any info about cover and concealment being stackable, or is it just speculation at this point? I would have thought that the main difference would be "obscures you and stops bullets" vs "obscures you and doesn't stop bullets", as I can't imagine something that is cover but doesn't conceal, unless we're talking about stuff like 50% or more of the model being obscured or things like that, but they're not exactly the smoothest of rules. Or am I missing something? Got to say, the more I hear the more optimistic I'm getting towards the new edition. A few things are starting to make more sense with extra bits of info we're getting, so I am relatively confident all the iffy issues will end up make sense too. I am even warming up to the multiple masters idea.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    I didn't say that, though, I just said it will be really hard to get right
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    I also really hope that second masters will come with no totem, not having one will remove lots of complications and might tone down the power level of the second masters too. But i agree that this multiple masters malarkey is just asking for trouble
  9. mrninja13

    Third Edition is Coming!!

    We don't fully know how pass tokens actually work and how many things can be done at expense of one yet, but i can imagine that at least they will create a trade-off between conserving an activation with an important piece for later in the turn at the cost of having the opponent activating twice in a row (and possibly more, with companion and stuff), which might create intersting tactical decisions
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Well, i really like the change to the charge, it does introduce a nice tactical decision element. I'm not against pass tokens either, especially against summoners, when if you didn't stop the engine early they would out activate everyone and have free rein with their beaters. I'm still a bit ambivalent regarding the other changes, sometimes things are complicated just for the sake of complexity and in practice there won't be much lost by streamlining, but it will be a balancing act to get right. It's true, however, that there are a LOT of moving parts in m2e that need to be learnt and taken into account when playing that go beyond stat card complexity: your crew abilities, the opponent's, your hand and discards, your opponent's, your schemes and strategies, trying to guess the opponent's etc. In a way they are what makes malifaux rich, but it's a lot for beginners to process
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Well, I've got to say I do love the new card size and layout (is anyone even able to read the current rules summary card that came with the strategy deck?). But then again I don't sleeve them and I use small dice to mark the wounds next to the models, so I only use one card per model type when I play.
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Regarding thematic crews, I think it'll be inevitable that the competitive crowd will gravitate towards the best builds, so I don't think there's really a solution to "samey" crews, at least at high levels. They might not be the faction all stars anymore, but we'll probably still see same masters using the same models across the board, with the only difference that this time they'll be thematic models, which might be more palatable from the fluff point of view at least. Same with multiple masters (an idea which I'm still not keen about): if they are competitive, competitive players will use them, and they will mostly all use the best performance/price combo. I haven't played first edition, but is it just me or a few of the planned changes seem to go back to things that were part of M1E and they got rid of in M2E because they were causing issues? Things like unusual format cards, more text and abilities on the base masters cards (iirc upgrades were created to get rid of this), double masters, destructible terrain etc. Hopefully that's not because the collective memory has forgotten that they were issues in the first place...
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    And the wording on some of them is beyond awkward
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    I also hope they will streamline and clean up the terminology a bit. It took me a while to realise that the Rotten Belle's lure wasn't a push, for instance, or that in the duel to get out of a pine box the Death Marshall wins in case of a draw Edit: I forgot about the multiple masters thing, I'm not too keen on that. Not much because of game balance, but thematically doesn't work for me and it might make masters feel less "special"
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    Third Edition is Coming!!

    Yes I agree. It might have given granularity for buffs/debuffs but I prefer this aspect to be streamlined. I did quite a few intro games, and explaining to new players why some ranged attacks were affected by cover and some weren't, or why you couldn't or could use some attacks on a charge (pine box!) was a nightmare
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