In Malifaux, of course. I never cheat Fate in real life. Too dangerous.
Tonight I taught Loy how to play Malifaux, at Meeplemart.
While I used to demo for Wyrd (the official title being Henchman), I hadn’t actually played for over a year, since November 2010! I also haven’t played against Loy in probably half a year, since before we started our Warhammer Fantasy Tale of Gamers (yes, which didn’t go very far). He also bought Andrew’s old Rasputina starter, so it was like old times…just against a different opponent. I played the Seamus starter, the one that drew me into the game (undead hookers!), and the one I’m most familiar with.
It was a good game. Basic learn-the-rules type thing. Loy’s a good guy, familiar with gaming, so I didn’t pull any punches as is sometimes the thing to do in a demo game. Hey, he ended up buying another starter (Hoffman, can’t wait to see him in action), so either my demo was successful with no hard feelings, or the game is so good it doesn’t matter. I’m going to go with both.
Here’s a quick shot of the game. Nothing special. Not very much happening so far (couple Wounds on Sybelle, one Ice Gamin dead). You can also see one of Meeplemart’s many gaming boards, this one a mix of terrain pieces on top of floor tiles: so simple, yet so effective.
Once again Rasputina fell to Seamus. I think it’s because Rasputina might be more of a finesse Master than Seamus, whose undead hookers are tougher than little ice goblins. The game lasted 6 turns before I was able to kill Rasputina. And no Belles were raised by Seamus, who tried two or three times. Bummer.
I’m really glad Loy agreed to play the game. I’ve been wanting to get back into the game, and I’m pretty sure Malifaux was one of my reboot games for 2012. I’m even going to add Malifaux as a category, as I think I’ll be painting and playing it some more, interest renewed thanks to this game.
Heck, I might even go and do some painting right now!
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