This is the 1st working Draft of the Campaign Rules. Its a little Long, but take your time and read through it please, I would like Input from everyone. If this is too hard to read let me know and I can send you a word doc of the rules.
Overview – Forces do battle in the World of Malifaux, vying for control of Ashvale Crossing. Some want land, some want power, others just simply want to see the world burn.
Starting Locations – Players should set a startup date to kick off the campaign. On this date players will hand in starting rosters, roll for starting locations, and handle any rules or clerical issues.
Forces – Each Player creates a pool of minions which his Masters can take. To start the campaign each player gets 50 Soul Stones. Each Player must pick 1 master to be his starting master. Your force must follow the rules as though it were a single crew. If you have 1 master, then only 1 of each rare 1 can be taken, you make take additional later when you get a second master. Etc
Summoned Models – Any model that is summoned over the course of the game may be removed from the roster at the end of the game at the controller’s discretion. If the controller chooses to try to keep the model on their roster, they must flip for that model. If the model receives a Minor Injury or Flesh Wound, he remains with the roster as a regular minion. If the model receives a Serious Injury or worse, he is killed outright. This will not allow a player to have more of a model then he is legally allowed in his Crew.
Changed Models – Any model that is changed over the course of a game may be either reverted to its original state after the end of the game or the controller may attempt to keep it in its new state. If the controller chooses to try to keep the model on their roster, they must flip for that model. If the model receives a Minor Injury or a Flesh Wound, he remains in his new state. If the model receives a Serious Injury or worse, he reverts to his previous state. This will not allow a player to have more of a model then he is legally allowed in his Crew.
Fighting – Battles will be in the open format. There are no turns and players may play as many battles as they wish. You may not play the same opponent two times in a row unless 1 week has elapsed
Special Map Markers: Certain Map spots make for interesting battles as well as a powerful base of operations. A Player may only benefit from 1 of his locations per battle. He must chose During Step 1 of the Create a Battle Section.
The Tavern – While fighting at a tavern the Defender can Hire 1 mercenary at base
price. The Taverns Controller can Hire 1 Mercenary at base price
The Armory – While Fighting at the Armory the Defender can give one of his
weapons the paired trait. The Armory’s controller may give 1 weapon the paired trait. This may not be given to a model with a point cost greater than 6 or a master.
The GraveYard – While fighting at the grave yard. The Defender gains each turn draw 1
additional control card, the discard 1 control card, The Controller gains gains each turn draw 1 additional control card, the discard 1 control card
The Mine Shaft – While Fighting at the mine shaft the defender gains +1 Soul Stone to
his Crews starting pool. The Controller gains +1 Soul stone to his Crews Starting Pools
The Proving Grounds – While fighting here the Dender gains a Flip +1 on his Objective
Flip. The Controller gains a flip +1 on his Objective flips
The City Prison
The Ashvale Oak
The Clock Tower
How to create a battle:
After both players agree to a game they must figure out what they will be playing.
Step 1: Declare where the battle will be held. Straight Flip to declare who is attacks and where they will attack, must be adjacent to one their current holdings. The Player with less territory gets a Flip+1
Step 2: Declare the Number of Soul Stones you will be playing, Can Not be more than either player has
Step 3: Determine Objective, for this use the standard Malifaux Objectives
Step 4: Declare Schemes, again use the standard schemes from the rule book, or whether you are attempting a personal scheme.
Step 5: Build your Crew
Step 6: Battle On!
After the battle is over each player must do a few things:
Step 1: See who made it
Flip a card for each model killed and consult below. Masters always count as having flipped “Just a Flesh Wound”
Black Joker or Ace – Killed Outright, remove this model from your roster
2-5 – Serious Injury, this model is out for your next 2 games
6-10 – Minor Injury, This model is out for your next game
11-Red Joker – just a flesh wound, this model can return next game
Step 2: Bring on the new blood
After each battle both forces have the chance to attract in new members to their crew. Keep track of the Number of Victory points each Crew achieves. Those are banked for your crew and may be exchanged for Soul Stones at a rate of 3 Stones per VP.
Step 3: Win, Loss, or Draw
After the game has been played it the attacker wins he takes control of the map location. If the Defender wins he gains any of the Locations Special bonuses for his next game. In a Draw neither player gains any territory or location bonus.
Special Events in Malifaux
Based on Your Masters objectives it is possible to trigger a special Event. These will create of a large scale group game where each player is vying for a single Objective. Winning the event that you trigger will have a great boon, keeping a foe from his objective will have powerful rewards as well.
*My Goal here is to have a powerful thing be up for grabs, anyone can get it, but it will be strongest for the person who triggered the event.*
Mercs won’t work for just anyone. You need the money and you need the right amount of Street Cred. Mercs will not be allowed in your starting Crew, and Can only be hired on once you have taken either the Tavern or your third location. They still cost the standard Points +1. After your third controlled Location you may hire up to 6 points of Mercenaries. After your 5th you may hire up to 10 points. Once you Own 7 locations you may hire any number of Mercenaries.
*We Can adjust this as we find out how easy it is to own territory.*