Friday, December 25, 2015

A Malifaux Carol



Tis the season, and yesterday we were watching George C. Scott’s “A Christmas Carol” movie. For whatever reason, I saw the Ghost of Christmas Present with the two children Ignorance and Want and thought of him summoning them onto a Malifaux game board, and my imagination was off to the races. So, I made this. They’re not balanced in any way shape or form, I’m sure, but I like the thematics of facing all three of them in sequence, and how each can fill a very different role on the field. Here goes.

Ghost of Christmas Past


Outcast: Spirit, Mercenary, Enforcer, Rare1, 12SS
Wk6 Cg8 Df4 WP6 Ht2 Wk6
Abilities
Flight, Incorporeal
The first spirit- Ghost of Christmas past cannot be summoned by friendly models. If the Ghost of Christmas Past is killed or sacrificed, place a Ghost of Christmas Present in base contact with it before removing it from the board.

Attack Actions
(1) Embers of the Past-At. 4 vs. Df Ml1” 1/2/4 After damaging, target gains the condition “Burning +X” where x is the current turn number.
(1) I can only show what has come before-Ca 6 Res. Wp Range 6 Damage special – The damage profile for this attack is the same as one of the targets attack actions which it has previously used during one of its activations this game.

Tactical Actions
(1) Look upon your past works – CA 6 TN 14 Rg 6 Target a scheme, corpse, or scrap marker within range. Place a second identical marker into base contact with the first. Useable once per turn.
(0) Smother with your own cap-Sacrifice the Ghost of Christmas Past
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Ghost of Christmas Present
The ghost of Christmas present is kind of a pedo...

Outcast: Spirit, Mercenary, Enforcer, Rare 1
Wk5 Cg – Df 3 WP 5 Ht 3 Wd 8
The Second Spirit-Ghost of Christmas Present cannot be hired or summoned by a friendly model during the game. When the Ghost of Christmas Present is killed or sacrificed, place the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in base contact before removing it from the board.
Empty Scabbard-Models within aura 4 must pass a TN 13 WP duel at the beginning of their activation. If they fail, they may not declare attack actions this turn.
Manipulative 13

Tactical Actions
(1) Come and know me better man- Ca 6 TN 12 All models within aura 8 must pass a TN13 WP duel or immediately move their walk towards the Ghost of Christmas Present
(1) Children of your cruel age- Ca 6 TN 14 Rg. 6 Summon either Want or Ignorance.
(1) I see a lonely corner with an empty chair…-Ca6 TN14 All models w/in 6” must pass TN 13 WP duel or suffer 2 damage.
(0) 12th hour of the 12th night-Sacrifice the Ghost of Christmas Present.
50mm base

Ignorance

Peon, Vision, Rare 1
Insignificant
Wk3 Cg- Df4 WP5 Wd 3 Ht 1
Visions of the Present- May not be hired. May only be summoned by the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Gaunt and Weak-This model generates only 1 general AP on its activation.
Manipulative 12
Aura of Ignorance- Targets beginning their activation within aura 4 must pass a TN 13 WP test. Those that fail may not declare tactical actions this turn.

Attack Actions
(1)On his brow is written doom Ca 1 TN 10 Rs. WP Rg 6 Sacrifice target model that fails the WP duel.
30mm base

Want

Peon, Vision, Rare 1
Insignificant
Wk3 Cg- Df4 WP5 Wd 3 Ht 1
Visions of the Present- May not be hired. May only be summoned by the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Gaunt and Weak-This model generates only 1 general AP on its activation.
Manipulative 12
Aura of Want- Targets beginning their activation within aura 4 must pass a TN 13 WP test. Those that fail may not declare interact actions this turn.

Tactical Actions
(1)Are there no workhouses? Are there no prisons? – CA2 TN 10 Rg 6 Target a scheme marker. All models w/in 2” of the marker must pass a TN12 WP duel or gain Paralyzed. Discard the Scheme Marker.
30mm base

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

And Christmas Yet to Come is a ring wraith?

Outcast, Spirit, Enforcer, Rare 1
Wk4 Cg8 Wd8 Df5 WP6 HT2
Final Spirit-May not be hired or summoned
Incorporeal
Shadows and Mist-Any attack from further than 4” away receives – to attack and damage flips.
Terrifying All 13

Attacks
(1)One skeletal arm-ML6 Ram RS Special Rg2” 3/5/7
When attacking, decide whether opponent resists with defense or willpower.
Ram Trigger-Feed on your sorrow: Ghost of Christmas yet to come heals a number of wounds equal to the damage done with this attack
(1)Visions of the Future: CA6 Rs WP Rg. 6 Damage 1/2/4
Triggers: Ram- Visions of lost love-Upon damaging, target discards 2 cards.
Tome-Visions of Decayed Fortune-Attack deals +X damage where X=number of enemy scheme markers on the board.
Mask-Visions of Lost Potential-After damaging, target discards 1 soulstone.
Crow-Vision of your grave-Upon damaging, target gains paralyzed.
(0)Repent CA6 RS WP Rg 6 After failing, target must discard 2 cards, 1 soulstone, or sacrifice the target.
40mm Base

Then I thought of a Through the Breach scenario:

A Malifaux Carol


             The Fated are stopped in the streets of downtown Malifaux by a frantic Bob Cratchit. He needs someone to run to the home of his employer, a Mr. E. Scrooge, owner and proprietor of their moneychanging house. He has been missing for several days now, and the Guild is threatening to repossess it and leave Cratchit unemployed if Scrooge doesn’t appear with the payment for the mortgage.
              When the Fated arrive at Scrooge’s residence, they find the home haunted by the distraught spirit of Jacob Marley. He can relate that he sent three spirits to try and convince Scrooge to repent for his miserly ways, but he has yet to return and Marley fears the worst. If the Fated agree to help, he can let them into the spirits’ visions to go try and retrieve him, where they will have to face the spirits in turn and try to free the old man. The question for the Fatemaster to determine is: what went wrong? Did the spirits decide Scrooge was irredeemable? Did some other presence get in and interfere with the process (possibly Nytmare?) Or did Scrooge simply refuse to repent, and has gained some sort of dark power within the visions, leaving an even more dangerous foe waiting at the end of the gauntlet?


Thank you for reading and staying with my sporadic posts in 2015, and of course for supporting Malifaux and Through the Breach! Looking forward to some more exciting content in 2016!