Thursday, 28 March 2013

Lessons Learned from Episode 02

Good Thursday everyone!
(Or should I say pseudo Friday).

Last night me and two of the Boomers managed to get together online and play out the first encounter of our MaliQuest game.

As per usual this should be available through the imbedded player or via iTunes.

There are a few lessons that I learned from this game, most importantly is the difference in power between spells and weapons in MaliQuest.

If you listen to the show you'll find a very nice Artifact dropped, and because of the suit requirement (and double suit triggers) it actually comes harder to cast than the starter flame spell.

This gets me thinking, in normal Malifaux where spells require either one or two suits that is virtually always built into the caster's Ca.

So looking at the Artifacts: I can see the following:
December's Curse (Tome)
Flame Burst (Tome)
Electrical Fire (Tome)
Pine Box (Crow)
Lure (Crow & Mask)
Exorcise (Crow)
Disappearing Act (Tome)
Whispering Secret (Double Crow)
Face of Death (Crow)

What I am thinking is that each of these Artifacts now gives your Ca + (non-stacking) Suit. So if you equip December's Curse your Ca gains an auto Tome, and if you equip Lure your Ca gains am auto Crow.

I can't see this being a problem other than the question of multiple Artifacts: ie if you equip both December's Curse AND Lure (after all everyone has 2 Artifact slots) should your Ca get + Tome & Crow? I'm not so sure, but at the same time, reading through the cards, all the triggers are based off either Double suits (which this doesn't automatically allow) or Masks and Rams. Therefore even with both Tomes and Crows inbuilt you don't get any auto triggers! This is a good thing!

Ok that's decided!

Right, that's it from me.
Unsure if you'll get another post until next week, if not enjoy your bank holiday weekend, stay safe and I'll see you breachside!

- Your friendly neighbourhood Doctor Loxley

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