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Okay, so: The Dark Carnival is coming out for GenCon, as a proxy crew for Colette's standard loadout (Colette, 3 Mechanical Doves, Cassandra, 2 Performers, and 2 Mannequins). We are getting a number of named models, themed after a circus troupe described in detail in the latest Wyrd Chronicles (images for the crew box are also in that issue). The Dark Carnival proxies as Colette, as mentioned above. I am not satisfied with that alone. What I have been tossing about as an idea both on this forum and on AWP is the idea of being amateur (or better!) devs and betatesters, all of us, and creating our own set of rules for Mr. Cooper and his Dark Carnival. If you are comfortable working on a set of custom rules for casual games, and willing to make a constructive contribution, please feel free to join in on this great adventure. ~~~~~ DISCLAIMER: This project is not in any way supported or endorsed by Wyrd Games. I am not affiliated with Wyrd except by virtue of being a Henchman. Any games of Malifaux (Wyrd's game) involving this ruleset must be approved by all parties involved before being conducted. Official Wyrd events may not include this ruleset. ~~~~~ PROJECTED DEADLINE FOR PROJECT "COMPLETION": November 15th, 2015 @12:00AM, EST (one week before the week of the Black Friday sale) I figure that'll be the next time Mr. Cooper's Dark Carnival is publicly released, and we hadn't enough advance time for the GenCon release to do this, so this should be best. DEADLINE FOR BRAINSTORMING SUBMISSIONS: July 30th, 2015 @12:00AM, EST (the night before GenCon begins) Ideally, I want to start playtesting ideas starting August 10th, one week after GenCon ends. By then, some people might have the crew already - additionally, they will have had some time to recuperate in the aftermath of the convention. Setting this playtest between August 10th and November 15th gives us just under 100 days to playtest this singular crew - which seems to be plenty of time (according to my math, which may be off as I am bad at it, we'd have exactly 98 days). ~~~~~ Constants to adhere by: This crew is dual-faction Arcanist/Neverborn. Mr. Cooper is the Master of this particular crew. Sadly, we are missing a Mr. Peanuts (the elephant), so we must omit him from the roster (for now). Baritone Lola is the primary Henchman for this crew. Thin Lizzy and Mercury are both Enforcers for the crew. Flying Monkeys have the "Totem (Mr. Cooper)" and Rare 3 charcteristics. They are significant Minions. The Mannequins in the box are a new model as well, collectively called Mummerettes. The Mummerettes are not differentiated. Non-Constants to decide upon sooner than later: What does the condition Hazy do? I would like no less than 4 different ideas for Hazy before I make a poll to choose. If we do not have these ideas, I propose we revert to the standard "The Haze Only Gets Thicker" template. ~~~~~ So, let us get started! POLL RESULTS: 1. Faction for Crew (Ended 6/18 @12:00AM EST): Arcanists - 1 vote Neverborn - 10 votes DF Arcanist/Neverborn - 31 votes 2. Totem choice (Ended 6/20 @12:00AM EST): Flying Monkeys - 7 votes Mummerettes - 5 votes Thin Lizzy - 4 votes Lola - 1 vote Mercury - 0 votes 3. Mummerettes or Mannequins? (Ended 6/20 @12:00AM EST): Mannequins - 1 vote Mummerettes - 16 votes 4. Baritone Lola's station characteristic? (Ended 6/21 @12:00AM EST): Henchman - 4 votes Enforcer - 3 votes 5. Should Flying Monkeys be Significant or Insignificant, and should they be Peons or Minions? (Ended 6/24 @12:00AM EST) Significant Minions - 13 votes Insignificant Minions - 4 votes Significant Peons - 7 votes Insignificant Peons - 10 votes 6. Should Thin Lizzy be an Enforcer, a Minion, or a Henchman? What about Mercury? (Ended 6/24 @12:00AM EST) Both - Henchman - 2 votes Thin Lizzy - Henchman; Mercury - Enforcer - 4 votes Thin Lizzy - Henchman; Mercury - Minion - 1 vote Thin Lizzy - Enforcer; Mercury - Henchman - 3 votes Thin Lizzy - Minion; Mercury - Henchman - 0 votes Both - Enforcer - 15 votes Thin Lizzy - Enforcer; Mercury - Minion - 1 vote Thin Lizzy - Minion; Mercury - Enforcer - 4 votes Both - Minion - 4 votes 7. Mummerettes - should they be 2 differentiated models? (Ended 6/24 @12:00AM EST) Yes - 10 votes No - 24 votes 8. Should Mr. Cooper have Infiltration (Showgirls/Puppets), or something more/less? (Ended 6/27 @12:00AM EST) Yes to Infilltration (Showgirls/Puppets) - 2 votes Yes to something less limited - 0 votes Yes to something more limited - 9 votes Yes to something equally as limiting but different - 1 vote No to all of the above - 5 votes 9. Should the Haze described in the fluff be a condition (Hazy)? (Ended 6/27 @12:00AM EST) Yes indeedy - 9 votes No sirree bob - 7 votes 10. Should this crew's mechanics heavily involve simple duels, or something else? (Ended 6/27 @12:00AM EST) Yes, the crew should make heavy use of simple duels - 13 votes No, the crew should find another mechanic to use - 4 votes ~~~~~ FUTURE POLLS: What should Hazy read as, as a condition? (begins 6/30, ends 7/3) ~~~~~ Does anyone else have any other questions to put on the polling block? ~Lil Kalki