Friday, 8 June 2012

errata & clarifications

Couple of weeks late with this, apologies, been away (effectively).
A while back, year, 18 months, can't rightly remember.  Wyrd published a new book.  The Rules Manual.  A compact, relatively cheap (indeed downloadable for free), version of the rules of Malifaux taken from Book 1, Rising Powers and the fairly extensive FAQ and Errata that existed.

The gaming world was a happy place, now we had a single location.  A place we could go for the definitive answer to rules questions.  No longer would we suffer as someone we gamed against claimed a rule as invalid because they hadn't read the FAQ, or it wasn't in the book.

Then, slowly, as is inevitable, it became obvious that valiant thought he attempt had been, a few things were still subject to interpretation.  A few rules still seemed overly powerful.

So, here again, once more we have Errata's and clarifications.
Not too many, and more Clarifications than changes, but never-the-less once more we're subject to a on-line, not in print rules scenario.
What a pity.
I guess it was unavoidable, it was a valiant attempt on Wyrd's part.

I do not know if these changes will find their way into a future release of the Rules manual.
For now, go here New Rules
 print them off and take them with you.
You'll find 3 pages of stuff.  Model specific Errata and clarifications, Core rules errata and clarifications and a FAQ.

The model changes are perhaps the most disappointing.  Some models have extensive changes which are not available on stat cards, or for which you'll have to arrange to purchase new stat cards, now or when they become available.  If you and your opponent are aware of this and have a print out of the changes then OK, it's a bit messy but at least you both know.  But what if your opponent isn't aware that Alps have had 5 errata against them and are now harmless?  They'll be well pleased when you tell them.
I suggest you check with any new opponents before you start a game so you're both singing from the same hymn sheet.  Might save some agro.

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