Hjelmen Posted November 9, 2010 Report Share Posted November 9, 2010 Hi all. Having just scratched the surface of Malifaux, I'm going to need some terrain that is more than just coke bottles and green felt. I have some urban terrain that I made for Pulp City which could easily be made into base-terrain for a western style pioneer town. I'm going to use paper-craft buildings on foamboard to make buildings, but then I had a stroke of genius (or possibly just a stroke, you be the judge!). I got to thinking about the sometimes nightmarish atmosphere in the world of Malifaux, and thought about the setting where the combatants arrive in a strangely empty bordertown. The crews notice each other and as stand-off starts a cackle is heard, and suddenly the hapless fighters find out why the town was so strangely desolate! All the buildings take on the characteristics of the old buildings in spaghetti westerns, being only the facade, but everything behind the facade is empty! They're puppets on a mad stage with a demented master watching them fight it out on an insane set! With no escape until the puppeteer has had his fill, there is only one way to go, and not enough room for everyone to leave through it! Basically, this would mean that buildings would only be the facade of the paper-craft building, with a small base behind them to let them stand. There'd be roads, boardwalks, a well, fences, praries-stuff and so forth, but the clunkyness is "justified" by the fact that it's just a stage! Also, it'd allow for more room the small-ish 3x3 board, while still being som pretty cool terrain (I think). I might even make some "card-board-cut-out" people, so that the heroes would have been lured into the town under pretenses of it being populated, but suddenly it's all a shakespearian trap! What do you think? Could it work, or is the idea so far from the setting of Malifaux that there are grounds for getting me sectioned? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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