Rhellion was kind enough to walk me through a demo game of Malifaux last night and I have to say I enjoyed it. While I am not settled on Malifaux as of yet, there are some aspects of the game that I really liked.
We played a 15 point game. I played a Guild warband with Perdita, Nino and Santiago. Rhellion played Arcanists with Rasputina, an Ice Golem and an Ice Gamin. I think I won because Santiago was apparently very trigger happy and would not stop shooting.
As for the game system, I like the fluff of the game and the models are awesome. There is quite a wide array of models to choose from. You can play anything from Wild West Gunslingers to Zombie Hookers to Demons to a giant killer Teddy bear. There is a certain 'creepiness' to this game that really appeals to me.
I like the use of cards instead of dice. It added a whole new dimension to the game with being able to 'cheat' fate with the cards in your hand.
I have downloaded the rules manual from the Malifaux website so that I can read more.
As for the other game systems I am interested in, I have a demo game of Infinity set up for next Tuesday. Still looking for someone to demo Warmachine for me.
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