Thursday, 29 November 2012

Through the Breach - a Wyrd Kickstarter for a roleplaying game

Malifaux is a successful miniature tabletop game with a very flavoursome background, where gangs and guilds fight over land reached through a mysterious breach.  Kind of like a mash up of horror/wild west/steampunk.  Also a perfect setting for a roleplaying game.  Which is something Wyrd Miniatures, the makers of Malifaux, have also thought about.  They have decided to "Kickstart" the idea of a roleplaying game in the world of Malifaux. 

Through the Breach: A Malifaux Roleplaying Game by Wyrd Miniatures as a Kickstarter project began on Wednesday 28th Novemeber with the goal of $30,000, and by Thursday 29th November had not only met that target but had exceeded it by over $12,000!!  

"A story-driven, roleplaying experience set in Wyrd's world of Malifaux.

Malifaux is a successful character-driven skirmish game, with a wide range of detailed miniatures and accessories. The stories of Lady Justice, Nicodem, Colette DuBois, and many other masters of Malifaux are told with furious battles on table tops across the globe. Some rise, some fall, none of these characters have left unscarred. Their fates have become legend.

Now it is time to determine your fate.

Through the Breach is a tabletop roleplaying game set in the world of Malifaux. Players take on the roles of various citizens, such as Gunfighters, Drudges, Dabblers, and Entertainers. Each of these characters is as unique as the players themselves. These are the Fated. As a Fated, you know your future, it has been told to you, as cryptic as the sparrow on a moonless night. It is your task to rush headlong into the arms of destiny, or to carve your own future.

One player takes on the role of the Fatemaster. It is his duty to craft the legends of the other players, to narrate the story of Malifaux in his own vision, and to move each Fated along towards the moment when they must choose between their fortune and their soul.

Through the Breach is a card-driven RPG, with actions resolved through the reveal of cards from a communal Fate Deck. Each player, however, has a Twist Deck of their own, and they can use these cards to push fate towards their own desires. The Fatemaster, however, relies on no such randomness. He is the lord of providence, after all. It is his task to weave a story, and if he dares to touch the Fate Deck… there are repercussions."

The goal was $30,000 with a deadline set for Thursday 10th January 2013.  Expect something wyrd to happen before then.

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