Today a buddy of mine and myself are going to attempt a game of Malifaux! We're both beginners so it should be an interesting time... I'm hoping the entire day is not spent just reading the rulebook! :) Still, it should be fun. I'll post an update.
In preparation, last night I was reading through my "redchapel" (aka Seamus) upgrade cards, and I was quite frustrated. I think I had a question about each and every card as to how it was worded. I'm hoping that in game it will start to make more sense. I may have to post in the rules forums to get some clarification on several of these.
Example: "Bag O' Tools"
"After damaging enemey models in (?)2..."
It looks like an "x" symbol in the parenthesis, but I can't quite make it out.
"... Attack actions against Seamus receive -2 to the duel total." - I'm not quite sure what "duel total" is referring to.
"Sweet murder... after damage, immediately kill the target unless it (the model?) discards two cards, or two soulstones." - Does that mean, even if a model can not use soulstones (like a peon), that they can't use the soulstone option?
"To the pain: After damaging, place a friendly Scheme marker in base contact with this model."
- THIS model? which one, the targeted model OR Seamus, the one making the attack?
There's more, but that's just one card.
More later, and I'll try to post follow up answers to these.