Say hello to Popcorn Turner and Cooper Jones in the newest preview from Wryd Games for their upcoming Malifaux box set: Backdraft.
The Gremlins are at it again! Today we take a look at part two of the hot new Backdraft Encounter Box for Malifaux. Let’s meet the boss behind the sauce. The master brewer, Popcorn Turner, and his associate Cooper Jones. Brought to us by our good friends at Wyrd Games.
Popcorn Turner and his assistant, Cooper Jones, are prominent brewers in the southern Bayou. Popcorn brings the potent Induction ability into the Gremlin faction, increasing the damage that nearby enemies suffer from Poison by +2. Better yet, he protects friendly models from suffering Poison damage, making all of those Tri-Chi models that gain Poison while healing themselves all the more effective at staying on the table.
As if Popcorn weren’t borrowing enough from McMourning’s playbook, he can also force models to immediately suffer damage equal to their Poison Condition, up to a maximum of five damage. When combined with the ability to light enemy models on fire and discard scheme markers to self-heal, this makes Popcorn Turner a very potent ally for the Brewmaster.
Cooper Jones, meanwhile, is capable of putting a good deal of Poison onto enemies, which supports her boss quite well. Her obsession with barrels allows her to break down scheme markers to heal nearby Constructs, or she can just hide inside of a barrel to increase her Armor. Better yet, if she gets a few drinks into her, she can turn scheme markers into Whiskey Gamin… without spending a single Action. Plus, just look at that awesome blowtorch!
This rag-tag Grimlen Duo looks like a great addition to the Malifaux family and will provide a barrel riding, whiskey running, flame throwing, good time on the tabletop. What do you think of the Backdraft Encounter Box from Wyrd Games so far? We would love to hear your thoughts.
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