I probably should have posted this sooner but there have been several Malifaux updates recently. First of all, for those who might not have heard the Malifaux Rules Manual and Malifaux Gaining Ground (Tournament) files have been posted up. These are available on Wyrd’s website and are also linked in our Malifaux Downloads page. These are both available as completely free pdf documents. The Rules Manual includes updated rules with better examples that should help clarify things a bit more. The Gaining Ground document offers up full rules and information on running a Malifaux tournament.
After some time of staring longingly at the Hordes/Warmachine models I finally got a copy of the Hordes Primal Mk II Rulebook by Privateer Press. I do not have any models yet and I haven’t played a game, but I did finish reading the rulebook so I wanted to write up my thoughts. I will probably come back and write an actual review of the full game itself, but for now these are my thoughts on this book and what I know about Hordes now. Keep in mind that this is my first experience with the Iron Kingdoms so I will not be comparing this to the previous version of Hordes but rather looking at this with a set of completely fresh eyes and an open mind.
Malifaux: Rising Powers (aka Malifaux Book 2) is now available. Rising Powers is an expansion to last year’s new tabletop game that’s been making waves since it released. Malifaux is a unique take on tabletop games that uses a card mechanic in place of dice. If you’ve never played Malifaux, I’d suggest reading the Malifaux Review first to learn about the base game. Also, don’t forget to check out the Tabletop Geeks Malifaux Galleries or sign up to upload your own!
Rising Powers expands on a few aspects of Malifaux. This new book adds a few new rules, a ton of new units, and of course more stories in the Malifaux world. While only a few new rules are added, they greatly improve on the basic gameplay. It should be noted that this is an expansion, and as such the original rules and model stats are NOT included in this book. This only includes new content.
I am especially excited about this interview. We managed to get an interview with Nathan Caroland of Wyrd Miniatures. Nathan is one of the co-creators of Malifaux. He answered questions about himself and about Malifaux, and was even willing to share some of his painting work with us.
You might have heard of Malifaux already. It’s the new tabletop skirmish game from Wyrd Miniatures that uses no dice. That’s right, you don’t have to roll a single die to play this game. You might be asking “How do you play a tabletop game without dice?” Well, you use a deck of cards instead. It’s a bit different than traditional tabletop games.
So how well does it work? I was a bit skeptical at first, but also somewhat excited at the idea of something new and different. Can a deck of cards really replace dice and still make a fun and interesting game? After playing a few games I can confidently say that yes, a tabletop game without dice can work (and work well)! Let me explain.
We had a very good response to the first interview so it looks like we’ll be continuing the segment. This time we’re going with someone a little more focused on rules. cianty is one of the creators of the Border Town Burning supplement to Mordheim. He has had his hand in various other Mordheim projects as well. He is also a moderator on Tom’s Boring Mordheim Forum, the Specialist Games Forum and the Mordheim Yahoo group. On top of all this, he does excellent work with miniatures and especially terrain. So, here we go with our second interview!