Good Saturday everyone!
As I gear up for a fun day with the family it is nice to see that last night when I released Episode 11 of NFR (available from Newfairbank.podbean.com iTunes and the inbuilt streamer) Wyrd put out the public beta to Malifaux v2 (or M2E as everyone else is calling it, I'll stick to v2 myself).
It's nice that after all these months of knowing about the details of this, I can finally talk about it. Yes friends I can confirm that I too was a part of the closed beta!
I'm not allowed to talk about the process of beta testing, that's something that is still tied up in the NDA I signed but I can talk about the current state of the game.
As time goes on I will talk more about the game in general, but a lot of what has been revealed I like to look at as someone who's brand new to the game, or more importantly when 'I' was brand new to the game.
I think to myself, "what was it that sold me on the game all those years/months ago?" And ultimately it was two things:
1). The idea of card mechanics over dice. This wasn't so much how they worked, but just the idea of it. It seemed new and I wanted to try it.
2). The aesthetic of the models, the hick-Gremlins, the twisted Neverborn, the characterful zombies, all of that stuff!
So now we look at where we are, the card mechanics are still there, that's a plus!
But the aesthetics have changed.
To a lot of people this is good, they like the changes and for them I couldn't be happier.
For me however this is something of grave concern.
I have looked at a lot of the new art, and to summarise, there is one Master/Crew that I like enough to buy. Everything else that has been shown I don't like.
I'm not saying that it's not my favourite or I just prefer the v1 concepts, no I actually dislike the new concepts.
I look at the art and think to myself "if I saw all this artwork back when I first started, would I have got into the game?" And unfortunately I think the answer to that is "No".
Anyway that's all from me for now.
The rules I will tackle in time, as in particular I want to see what other people like and dislike before I force my 'burned out' bias onto them.
But one thing I will say, new look Leviticus and crew is a must have for me! Even if I stick to v1, I will be using these new models if they stick to the art!
Stay safe and I'll see you breach side!
- Your friendly neighbourhood Doctor Loxley