Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gen Con Update 1:Dark Age - Very first look at the new core rules

Ok so I've had the book all of 2 hours.  But there are 3 things I want to touch on.

First the exchange was so simple, simply walk up and hand them the old rule book and get a new one.  As an added bonus, if you bought a starter set, which came with a rulebook here at GenCon, Dark Age gave you the option of exchanging for Conflagration or Devastation.  I don't think that was announced, so it was a nice surprise.

Second, the squadlink symbol of the bottom of the new cards.  It reads like so, Squadlink (x)(y), meaning when this model is activated you may activate models named x, up to a total number of models y, including the original model.  So for example, Blazon (which I purchased) has Squadlink Harpy, Bolas, Buzz Blade (6).  So when she activates, I can activate up to 5 Harpies, Bolas, or Buzz Blades with her.  Note that I have to activate Harpies, Bolas, or Buzz Blades, I can't mix and match.

Third, and this is primarily for 2CE, as he plays Brood, but it pertains to anyone who plays with a unit that has regeneration.  You now automatically regain 1 wound when you activate or the lingering effects pahse.  If you are reduced to 0 HP you are not killed, but instead receive a dying counter.  If you lose further HP the model is killed, if you regain HP you remove dying counter.  IF you remove the dying counter, you stand up for no AP.

There you have it, a quick look, now back to the fun.

Be on the look out for some info on Malifaux 2e, tonight or tomorrow.

Jon-Paul Gullo

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