Awaiting this Week: The Dreamer for Malifaux
Alright, rather than waiting on books, I am now waiting on something completely different.
What is this enigmatic thing? Could it be a film, some designer jeans, a vintage A-Team lunch box? It is, in fact, a box set containing the Dreamer, Lord Chompy Bits, Coppelius, and two Stitched Together nightmares, which came at a great discount.
I’ve only played a few games of Malifaux, once as the Guild and two times as mercenaries, but I’ve wanted to play the Dreamer ever since I heard about him and his evil guardian, Lord Chompy Bits. I never actually owned any models, so these will be my first. Hopefully, I won’t become half as obsessed with Malifaux as I did/am with Warhammer 40k.
If you have no idea what the fuck it is I’m talking about, worry not.
This is what I’m talking about:
It’s a tabletop war game. A friend of mine got me into war games a decade ago with Warhammer 40k, and after succeeding the “I’m not sure if I want to put effort into painting these things” phase, followed by the irritating “I’m not sure if I want to read this long rulebook” phase, I found myself spending hundreds of dollars/hours to acquire models, supplies, terrain, materials, rulebooks, and other doodads, such as my foam carrying case.
My basement is overrun with this crap. Most of the models I own aren’t fully painted or even assembled yet, but here I am, yet again, starting the cycle anew with more models for a completely different game, and to be certain, Malifaux is much different than 40k.
Where 40k features enormous sci-fi armies battling across a 6’x4’ table, usually requiring something like 4+ hours for completion, Malifaux is a character-based skirmish game that rarely involves more than 12 models at a time and takes an hour to play, assuming both players know what they’re doing. To non-players, this may sound like I’m judging 40k, but actually I’m just pointing out the differences.
Anyway, welcome to my ultra geek side.