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Resurrectionists? On Halloween? You Don't Say...

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So I had a few moments and I really wanted to get one more October post in before midnight. Also, I have actually been doing some work on the Malifaux Ressers.

First up, what's coming up next month...I plan to play in my first organized Malifaux event coming up this weekend; a nice post-halloween story encounter that should be fun. The goal, of course, is to play more...or at all, really...but one step at a time.

November, for those of you who don't join me every year, is National Novel writing month. NaNoWriMo, therefore, is an endeavor to write an entire novel during the month of November. I have participated once, signed up to participate twice, and not  completed the goal yet. With my insane work schedule refusing to ease up, I likely won't succeed this year either, but I like to participate if only to flex those muscles again. Autumn is the time of year where I always long to start writing again.

Anyway, on with the Malifaux.

I've finished work on my second Belle.…

News From the Puppet War

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Strange to have more than one post in a week, let alone in a single day, but there is big news from Puppet Wars.

Here's the link. Essentially, the news is that Puppet Wars playtesting is going public prior to the re-launch. The relaunch itself will be more of a complete 2nd Edition of the game. It's been known for some time that the models are going to plastic and the physical game itself is being somewhat overhauled.

A problem I have always had with Puppet Wars is convincing people to play: Especially more than once. The answer has always been "Why not play play Malifaux?" Until now, I haven't had much of a reason.
I hope the new version of Puppet Wars will do what the first did not. What we need is a game that targets a different audience and really is a break from Malifaux and not 'Malifaux-lite' or 'Malifaux-with-a-board.' Instead, what I'm hoping for is a game that stands on its own and is a good way to spend time between Malifaux games…

Old Temptations (Or) a Shameless Contest Entry

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If there was only one thing that could tempt me into playing 40k again, this guy might be it.

Like many of us hobbyists, I trace my hobby roots back to 40k. When I first got into the hobby, it was through the Milton Bradley/GW game Heroquest. The first time I saw that people were painting these models, I was interested in doing it myself, and this quickly led me to Rogue Trader, and   2nd Edition 40k.
Over the years I have had several 40k armies: Blood Angels, Orks and Catachans mostly. When I left the game, somewhere around the switch from 3rd-4th Edition, it was because the competitive nature of the game was becoming more popular, and the cool complexity of the rules was waning. Thus I decided to keep playing 2nd by switching exclusively to Necromunda.
I have always kept tabs on 40k though, and have often said that there are very few things that would make me want to play again. Two of those things have now happened.

The first is with the release of 6th edition. I always said the …