08 June 2012

New Malifaux Faction On The Cards

I've just heard the news whilst listening to the latest episode of Gamers Lounge.

Wyrd will be at Gen Con in August and this usually means new stuff. It has been confirmed that there will be a book 4 for Malifaux and it will introduce a new faction into the game – Ten Thunders.

Misaki has been a part of the game from the early days, as part of the Outcast faction, and the Ten Thunders Brothers were introduced last year to support her. Whether they will remain Outcasts, be moved to the new faction, or be available as both is unconfirmed at the moment.

Eric J confirmed that Misaki will not be upgraded to a Henchman, but I just wonder if she will actually become a master in the new faction – Eric's tone of voice just made me think there is something he's not telling us!

My first thoughts about the faction were – great, a new faction, very exciting and something that expands the game. My second thoughts were that this could be treading very heavily on the toes of GCT Studios and their Bushido game, which has been a rising star these last 12 months. My third thought was, damn, I need to get my Bamboo bases back on the go…

Any other thoughts out there?

Other things to note, for those who don't want to listen to the podcast, is a new Guild-orientated Miss model – Miss Sterious – which is intriguing. My guess is a female Death Marshall/Exorcist or maybe Witchling.

The other significant announcement was the expected release of Story packs. From what I can gather they will include new campaign-orientated strategies and will also include new models. After my post about Malifaux campaign thoughts I'm looking forward to seeing these.


  1. Hey there... who wouldn't want to listen to the podcast????


    Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed the interview. I have said a couple times, its blowing my mind what is coming and has me really jazzed for Gencon.

    1. I couldn't agree more Nix, I listened to it twice this morning just to make sure I didn't miss anything.

  2. Aside from the Spam post above...

    I'm also hoping you can get your Malcontent Bamboo bases up and running again. I've been looking for Prefecture of Ryu (Bushido) bases for a while and thought your would be ideal.