A new Through the Breach RPG Monday preview from Wyrd Games...
Happy Monday Wyrdos! In Malifaux Soulstones are a powerful item to have in your possession. In today's preview, we take a look at a character who can use them better than anyone else!
The Soulstone Aficionado is an advanced pursuit from Above the Law that focuses on expanding the use of Soulstones. Aficionados increase the range at which their Soulstones gain charges from dying characters, and each time they complete a step of the advanced pursuit, one of their allies gives them a raw, uncut Soulstone. The more charming the character is, the higher the Soulstone's Lade.
As an Aficionado becomes more skilled, they becomes capable of increasingly impressive Soulstone-related feats, such as granting Fast to anyone they heal with a Soulstone to that old staple of 1e Malifaux, draining the souls of everyone around them to replenish an uncharged Soulstone. At the peak of their power, Soulstone Aficionados can actually spend a Soulstone's charges to draw cards from the Fate Deck into their hand, allowing them to mold and shape fate in ways hitherto unseen in Through the Breach.
After seeing a Soulstone Aficionado in action, it's easy to see why the Guild is so interested in controlling the world's supply of Soulstones....
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.