Malifaux thoughts   2 comments

After 2.5 disasterous games of Malifaux, what do I think of the game so far? Well, I know I should give it a few more games before I form an opinion but I thought I would give my first impressions. I’m sure Justin is wondering what’s going through my mind since he’s worried that he’s totally ruined this game for me. I guess he doesn’t get my humor yet. No Justin – I do not plan to sell my minis and I do plan to play this game again. Just NOT with you!!!! (jk sorta maybe)

What I liked:

  • Low model count and quality of the Wyrd models
  • Card flipping dynamic (vs piles of dice) is diffferent and a change from the norm
  • Many unique skills, talents, spells, etc.
  • Cool background stories (i.e. fluff)

What I didn’t like:

  • Getting pummelled 2.5 times
  • Card hands and ability to change outcomes

I would have preferred that the game didn’t have a card hand since I like the randomness of the card flip. With any melee or ranged attack, I would have preferred that the outcome solely depend on the card flip. I don’t mind the soulstones (it’s ability to “re-roll” the flip) since each player is limited to a small number of soulstones. Although I like the change from dice mechanics to determine outcomes, I think I prefer games with a bunch of dice (fistfuls of dice). So I see Malifaux as a game that I’ll play every so often but not my go to game.

Hoffman will need to go back to the planning stage.

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Posted January 26, 2012 by loychan in Guild, Malifaux

2 responses to “Malifaux thoughts

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  1. That photo is hilarious! Well done!

  2. Best. Picture. Ever. I thought my shot of Nino riding the Peacekeeper was good, but this one is great. Poor Hoffman.
    Good, I was hopeful you were just joking. I don’t enjoy ruining games for people!
    I love Malifaux and will play it whenever it is asked to be tabled, but I’m happy to play games where a small bucket is required to hold all the dice to be rolled.

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