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I don't see a dedicated thread yet. Demented Games lauched their first Kickstarter for a game that has been in development for quite awhile.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1884748152/twisted-a-steampunk-miniatures-game?ref=nav_search

Website:
http://www.dementedgames.com/collections/complete-twisted-collection

Spoiler:
About this project

Twisted is an immersive new tabletop skirmish game for 2 or more players, with a world-class range of 32mm miniatures representing your characters.

Set in an uniquely interesting steampunk universe, Twisted’s absorbing gameplay and linked story-driven missions create a real emotional connection between you and your characters on the tabletop. Every character has an original backstory and distinctive role within the Twisted universe: guiding them through our richly-developed environments and exciting encounters will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more!

But beware the power of the Engine! The ever-present influence of the mysterious steampunk Engine pervades the world of Twisted. What makes playing Twisted excitingly unique is that the Engine itself brings a new and intriguing element to every encounter: the Eye of the Engine card deck and the unique ‘Favour of the Engine’ game mechanic give the Engine an active role in the actual gameplay.

Maintain the favour of the Engine to enjoy rich rewards, or tempt fate and risk it all!




The Engine is the hidden source of steampunk power permeating the world Twisted. But it is more than just a god-like machine: it has a selfish consciousness seeking to transform the world according to its own designs, and a jealous ego unwilling to share this power!

Rumours of the Engine’s influence are spreading throughout the world of Twisted, and competing factions have emerged seeking to discover the secret access points to the Engine’s power: the Nodes.

The first faction to stumble upon one of these Nodes is the Dickensians: their discovery of an Engine Node hidden deep beneath the darkest sewers of London triggers an explosion of raw steampunk power as the Engine – sensing danger – fights back by summoning the Servants of the Engine!



Twisted's beautiful miniatures are all individual works of art, designed by us and sculpted by hand, before being reproduced for sale using the finest possible hard resin or pewter metal. Quality is of prime importance to Twisted, and our casting process captures the detail of the sculpted figures almost perfectly. You'll really see the difference in Twisted's world-class miniatures!




Our resin miniatures are absolute premium quality, but thanks to the skill of our metal caster Eureka Miniatures, the metal production miniature are so good that they're almost indistinguishable from resin!

You can see below a comparison image of one of our production metal cast miniatures next to one of our limited edition resin pieces. Every detail is captured almost perfectly – there is only the smallest of differences.




We’re thrilled to have partnered with CNC workshop to create some absolutely fantastic Twisted themed terrain! This incredibly detailed and beautiful MDF terrain is available through pledge level LAUNCELOT and above, or as optional Add-ons that can be added to your pledge!

The back alleyways, serpentine passages and hidden chambers of the Twisted world are an important part of the interactive feel of the game. Characters can climb, jump (and even fall!) so inventive, creative terrain adds to the narrative flavour of a game.

See the Add-ons section below for more details of this fantastic and characterful terrain!



We - Peter and Sebastian - have been working hard to develop Twisted for over two years, and now we need you to pledge your support to help us launch our exciting ruleset and world-class miniature range!

Your pledge will go towards:

Finishing the production moulds for the metal miniatures
Sculpting the remaining Characters for the Dickensians and Servants of the Engine
Finalising the artwork for the Twisted Rulebook
Funding a print run for the Twisted Rulebook (a major cost!)

If we are able to reach and exceed our funding goal with your support, we are ready to use any extra funding to:

Upgrade the Twisted Rulebook with extra missions and cards
Continue concept design and sculpting work for the next two factions: the Egyptians and Atlanteans
Sculpt additional Characters for the Dickensians and Servants of the Engine
Develop extra terrain for your games
Expand the Twisted universe with more stories, missions, artwork and in many other ways!





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UPDATE #7


Scale of Twisted Miniatures
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Hi all!

There have been some questions asked regarding the size of Twisted Miniatures.

Here is a scale shot showing Launcelot (a tall fellow) and Dodger (a short, but nimble chap!) against a couple of reference minis from popular ranges.


You'll have to excuse the base on the Marine - I painted that MANY years ago when basing wasn't really a 'thing'. The Ariadna Girl is WIP on my painting bench so her base is currently underway (that's just her handling base she's on).

If you have a particular range you want to match our Miniatures to please let us know and we'll arrange something for you if we can!

Cheers
Pete

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The detail is incredible, but maybe some of the minis are a little... busy?

The space marine in your size comparison looks great so I know the painter is good but (assuming the same painter did all the models) the Twisted minis aren't near as eye catching. My eye glazes over them because it's not sure where it's supposed to be drawn to. Take, for example, Launcelot. His "face" kind of blends into the rest of his head and the rest of his coat/gear is all industrial colors so I'm just kind of stuck staring at his purple doublet. The Dodger has a similar issue but for a different reason. The unicycle is cool and dynamic so it draws my eye, but the gun and head are pointed one direction while the other arm is thrown out in the opposite direction and appears to be pointing rather than for balance. Combined with the model's off-center center of mass/gravity and I'm just not sure what I should be looking at to give it that "pop" that the other two minis in the comparison have.

I by no means think they are bad. Like I said, the level of detail is amazing. But maybe a different way to give that cluttered steampunk atmosphere is in order? Something that doesn't muddle a beautiful mini and a great paintjob?

Just some thoughts. I hope the project does well

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Went in hard on this. Stunning minis and terrain!

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Cincinnati, Ohio

I have most of the resins that are released, and they are fantastic. I guess the phrasing would be "Kingdom Death" quality.

I'm glad they went to metal for the gaming pieces. Guild of Harmony metals are amazing (Sebastian Archer's other studio).

I didn't start the thread because I knew I wouldn't be able to keep it up. But this one looks really lovely and I'm excited for Sebastian and Peter!

 
   
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ahh - I thought this looked a lot like Guild of Harmony stuff - glad it's not someone else ripping him off
   
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Hi guys, Sebastian here from Twisted - I was just about to start a new 'official' thread for our Kickstarter but you've beaten me to it!

Good idea for us to stop hijacking Craig's CNC thread

Thanks for the comments so far - glad you're liking the look of the Kickstarter! It was absolutely incredible to fund so quickly, we are blown away by the speed of the support so far and really thrilled and excited! It's going to let us add a LOT more cool stuff to Twisted, now

Here's the link again: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1884748152/twisted-a-steampunk-miniatures-game/


Twisted is an immersive new tabletop skirmish game for 2 or more players, with a world-class range of 32mm miniatures representing your characters.

Set in an uniquely interesting steampunk universe, Twisted’s absorbing gameplay and linked story-driven missions create a real emotional connection between you and your characters on the tabletop.

But beware the power of the Engine! The ever-present influence of the mysterious steampunk Engine pervades the world of Twisted.



I thought I might spam this topic with some more pics, if that's cool. If you've got any questions of comments I'm happy to answer them!


This is a thumbnail of our 'mega mini pic' - it shows all the core miniatures from our Kickstarter, from the Dickensians and Servants of the Engine factions (although now there are a bunch of extra new ones that have already been added through Stretch Goals!!)

About 1/3 of these minis have been seen before, and the others are brand new for the Kickstarter (though some of you might recognise a few of the new figures from Cancon!)

Click this small image for the UBER sized version:





Then if you've seen our Kickstarter page recently, you'll know that we've also unlocked 7 Stretch Goals already, including some great new miniatures. And if we can continue driving through the Stretch Goals, then there are plenty more where they came from! :















Pretty sure a lot of you have already seen Craig's (Mousemuffins) INCREDIBLE terrain pieces he designed especially for Twisted - they are so fantastic, Craig is a genius with MDF!








HUGE thanks again to any of you who've already back Twisted!

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Everything looks so good in this one - it is hard to figure out what faction(s) I'll want!

And the terrain...wow!

Have there been any estimates on shipping costs?

I know you mention having partners set up in various places, and I know shipping costs have kept me from ordering from CNC in the past.

Anyway, here's to hoping the OP can keep this thread (and thread title!) updated!

   
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Love the miniatures and terrain, but unfortunately I'm just not after another game right now. Wish you guys luck with this though, it looks like a cracking game.
   
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Thanks for the comments - no worries Liki, no pressure to pledge! You can just look

Alpharius, great to know you're liking the look of the terrain! We are really pleased with what Mousemuffins has designed for us

On shipping, here's a copy and paste from our FAQ:

Shipping is not included in your pledge and will need to be added after the conclusion of the campaign. We will provide you with full instructions at the end, through the pledge manager.

International rewards will be shipped to fulfilment centres in the UK and USA, so there will be no VAT, tax or import charges of any kind to the UK, EU or USA. We’ll handle all that!

We’re still finalising the exact shipping costs but to give you a rough idea here are a couple of preliminary estimates:

● Medium sized pledge (LAUNCELOT level): AUD$28 (equivalent to USD $20 or GBP £14) to ship to the USA or UK.

● Large sized pledge (THE ENGINE): AUD$40 (equivalent to USD $28 or GBP £19) to ship to the USA or UK.

● Extra large sized pledge (THE ENGINE + lots of Add-ons): AUD$50 (equivalent to USD $35 or GBP £25) to ship to the USA or UK.

These estimates might increase if you add a lot of Add-ons to your core pledge. The MDF terrain is quite heavy and is the main thing driving up shipping costs, but we are doing our best to find the most economical and reliable solution possible.

The final shipping cost is subject to change, and will be based on your location and specific rewards.


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I am very tempted, however, to go for backer + deluxe terrain pack, as I want the terrain for Malifaux and that looks like plenty to fill a 3'x3'. What sort of discount is that pack over expected retail? Or is it pretty much just bundling it together as an advance order?
   
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Those shipping prices look more than OK to me - that settles it...I'm in!

   
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Welcome aboard Alph!

Agreed, the shipping estimates are very reasonable, especially considering they're coming from Australia!

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Melbourne, Australia

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Thanks guys! Glad you're interested. As I noted, obviously those are only shipping estimates at this stage and they might vary a little - we won't know the final amount till we see how many pledges we get! But based on the current quotes and calculations I'm hoping those shipping values should be pretty close.

 -Loki- wrote:
I am very tempted, however, to go for backer + deluxe terrain pack, as I want the terrain for Malifaux and that looks like plenty to fill a 3'x3'. What sort of discount is that pack over expected retail? Or is it pretty much just bundling it together as an advance order?


The miniatures in the Kickstarter have a very healthy discount - somewhere between 12-20% off RRP depending on the combination of pledge. The terrain doesn't have quite so much of a discount because it's a special situation, in that CNC Miniature Scenery are the company technically 'producing' the terrain. This means that we don't have the same sort of margins to play with, and can't quite offer the same sort of discount. However, we are able to make up for that through the shipping! Because we'll be shipping all of our stuff in bulk lots, it means you'll effectively get quite a significant discount on the terrain if bought through the Kickstarter because the shipping cost will be a LOT less than usual! I hope that makes sense - it sounds a bit confusing but I hope you understand what I mean


 .Mikes. wrote:
Tree words: Steampunk Vinnie Jones.


Yeah that is Peter's super idea and cool early sketch!! It's going to be a great one!

   
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 Twisted wrote:
 -Loki- wrote:
I am very tempted, however, to go for backer + deluxe terrain pack, as I want the terrain for Malifaux and that looks like plenty to fill a 3'x3'. What sort of discount is that pack over expected retail? Or is it pretty much just bundling it together as an advance order?


The miniatures in the Kickstarter have a very healthy discount - somewhere between 12-20% off RRP depending on the combination of pledge. The terrain doesn't have quite so much of a discount because it's a special situation, in that CNC Miniature Scenery are the company technically 'producing' the terrain. This means that we don't have the same sort of margins to play with, and can't quite offer the same sort of discount. However, we are able to make up for that through the shipping! Because we'll be shipping all of our stuff in bulk lots, it means you'll effectively get quite a significant discount on the terrain if bought through the Kickstarter because the shipping cost will be a LOT less than usual! I hope that makes sense - it sounds a bit confusing but I hope you understand what I mean


Fair enough.

I think I'll keep an eye on this for the exclusive models. I really like the Monkey King. Do you anticipate you'll do more kickstarter exclusive models?
   
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Thanks for jumping in on this, Sebastian. looking to see how the campaign is going to play out.

   
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Question on the KS Exclusive Monkey King resin - limited to 250 casts?

How will that be managed, specifically?

What if...500 backers want one?

Will there be an alternate sculpt generally available? Or a metal version?

   
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They said they will work to find a solution if more than 250 are ordered.

Not sure why it is limited, or why a metal version is not available in "unlimited" quantities, but it is what it is.

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Lots of neat stuff there. Unfortunately, its the usual kickstarter issue - too many miniatures I don't want with any option that gets me the miniatures I do want, and thus too expensive. Although, the savings are considerable compared to their web pages, where figs go for $20 each.
   
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Salem, MA

These are pretty excellent, though they scratch a similar itch as Infamy, the terrain is to die for, as well as having a solid rule book...

Set a reminder, cause this one may rope me in before the end..

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 kestral wrote:
Although, the savings are considerable compared to their web pages, where figs go for $20 each.


If I'm remembering correctly the minis on their website are some kind of super dooper resin and are mroe collectors peices than the metal ones being funded in the KS, and so may get cheaper after the KS. If someone else knows better feel free to correct me.

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 .Mikes. wrote:
 kestral wrote:
Although, the savings are considerable compared to their web pages, where figs go for $20 each.


If I'm remembering correctly the minis on their website are some kind of super dooper resin and are mroe collectors peices than the metal ones being funded in the KS, and so may get cheaper after the KS. If someone else knows better feel free to correct me.


I believe that's correct. Their existing range is resin but they are offering metal versions (as well as resin) in the KS.

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Cincinnati, Ohio

 .Mikes. wrote:
 kestral wrote:
Although, the savings are considerable compared to their web pages, where figs go for $20 each.


If I'm remembering correctly the minis on their website are some kind of super dooper resin and are mroe collectors peices than the metal ones being funded in the KS, and so may get cheaper after the KS. If someone else knows better feel free to correct me.


They are resin.

The Guild of Harmony metals are equally fantastic, however. I can't imagine you're going to see much difference in detail once the products are in hand.

 
   
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Yes (almost) all of the Twisted miniatures will be available both in Collectors Edition premium resin, and Gamers Edition metal versions. The resin is a real premium product and has super sharp detail definition, but the metals cast by Eureka here in Australia are almost as good - in fact the difference is so slight that they are almost indistinguishable when undercoated/primed. Check out this comparison pic:






The Kickstarter campaign is going REALLY well thanks to everyone's great support! We've already unlocked the first 8 Stretch Goals, and I thought you might like to see what we're currently gunning for:

Unlocking at $80k are FREE terrain stair step-ups, allowing based miniatures to 'stand' easily and safely on terrain stairs. If we reach the stretch goal, these will be added as a free bonus to any pledge over $100 containing terrain.





If we can make it to $85k, a brand new miniature will unlock! Peter has a brilliant concept for 'Steampunk Vinnie', a tough individual armed with the twin shotguns 'Hatchet and Ritchie'. If we can reach this stretch goal, we'll be able to produce this miniature and it'll be available as part of this Kickstarter campaign!





There is LOADS more cool stuff to come, too, if we can reach a few more goals. If we can cross some major funding thresholds we'll be able to put some super cool stuff into production and offer it as part of the Kickstarter campaign So we'd love your help in spreading the word and helping us expand Twisted!




   
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Just a tip - if anyone wants Nightingale as a gaming peice, go with the metal. The resin is stunning, but the wings will not hold up to gameplay. I usually don't say this, as I treat my models well on the table, but those wings are so fragile. The wing arms are about 1mm thick, and the feathers are less than 0.5mm thick. They're actually semi translucent if you hold them to the light. I broke a feather just getting it off its tab.

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Thanks for the advice -Loki-, much appreciated!

I'm definitely in this for gaming, so metal it is.

Of course it helps that the metals look near identical to the superb resins!

Vinnie (add on) is almost unlocked, and there's a nice unlock (add-on) at $90K too:



And - a curse upon the OP for not keeping this thread up to date!

May the Engine's power desert him!!!

The latest update:


Update #12

Feb 19 2016
An in-depth look at the Dragoon and Flower Seller
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Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments and support so far! It’s so exciting to be able to launch Twisted in such a positive way, we’re really thrilled. The more funding we receive in this campaign, the more we’re able to expand the world of Twisted and add to the miniatures and terrain available. That’s the direct, tangible result of your pledges!

We’d like to give you a closer look at two of the brand new characters for Twisted that have been unveiled in this Kickstarter campaign: the Urkin Dragoon, and the Gentlefolk Flower Seller.

The Urkin Dragoon is a special fast attack character for the Dickensians faction, to bring extra speed and flexibility to your faction. The Dragoon miniature is part of the Dickensians Expansion Faction Box, or individually in resin.

This wonderful concept was developed in conjunction with the artist Macs Gallo. We took our inspiration for the design from the real uniforms of mounted Dragoons from the Victorian era – but as an urkin character, we had to put our own Twisted spin on things, of course! So Peter came up with the idea to have the Dragoon riding a child’s hobby horse.



Stéphane Camosseto has done an incredible job with the Dragoon sculpt, and has captured the character perfectly! It’s a really fun concept and the whimsical nature of the character has translated to the miniature very well. Check out all the tiny details: the steampunk horse head, the little decorative swirls on the helmet and sleeves, the long tails on the coat...Stéphane has created a really marvellous addition to the Twisted range of miniatures!



The Gentlefolk Flower Seller brings a softer feminine side to the Servants of the Engine – but of course every rose has its thorn, and the Flower Seller brings some very interesting special abilities to support the Servants faction! She is available in the Servants Expansion Faction Box, or individually in resin.

The beautiful concept art was developed by Owen Aurelio, a very talented artist who has contributed a lot to Twisted over the past two years and deserves special thanks. The Flower Seller has quite an unusual, non-combative pose for a miniature: it’s quite an emotionally appealing pose, we think. The intricate flower-petal inspired costuming was something we were very keen to develop as a motif carried throughout the miniature.



Twisted’s own Sebastian Archer took on the job of sculpting the Gentlefolk Flower Seller miniature! It’s a tricky task trying to achieve the sculpted appearance of the soft flower petals that make up the Flower Seller’s dress – especially at 32mm scale – but Sebastian has captured the spirit of the concept perfectly. Little details on the mechanical arms and the tiny bird feeding from the flower in her outstretched hand make this miniature a really interesting and unique one, and another beautiful addition to Twisted!



Sebastian also painted up a quick version of the Flower Seller which we think shows off the flower petal motif even better!







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Why do lasercut-card inlays cost TWICE as much as detailed resin bases? O.o
And at a Kickstarter (therefor discounted, one assumes)!
   
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Mutter wrote:
Why do lasercut-card inlays cost TWICE as much as detailed resin bases? O.o
And at a Kickstarter (therefor discounted, one assumes)!


The base inserts are made by CNC workshop, not Demented. Can't comment on the price, they do seem a tad pricey for laser cut card, but on the no discount, see earlier about my question about the terrain. CNC workshop are putting the stuff up for the kickstarter at essentially retail price. It's not their kickstarter, afterall. They're just making it available in packages for backers.

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I think -Loki- has the right of it - these are 'convenience' add-ons from CNC, so the 'discount', if any, will be smaller and perhaps mostly consist of getting it shipped easier/cheaper?

Anyway, update time!

Update #13

Feb 20 2016
The Engine - The Power Behind Twisted
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The Engine is a mysterious, ancient entity that attempts to control and influence the world of Twisted. Some scholars posit that it has always been; others suggest it is the creation of a civilisation that ruled the world many aeons ago.

One thing is sure, however: the Engine has power to effect great change in the world. It has an intellect both selfish and capricious. Its designs are difficult to discern: at times the Engine can appear to favour those who work against it, only to reveal an overarching plan which sees them fall to ruin at a later date.

Knowledge of the Engine remained lost for millennia, until a musty tome in the Great Library of London was discovered alluding to a hidden power. Scholars raced to uncover a series of linked texts revealing the mysteries of Alchemancy – a kind of steampunk magic that draws on the latent power of the Engine itself to invoke strange and powerful effects.

The latest discovery is the existence of the Engine Nodes: secret access points to the Engine’s power hidden beneath major cities and landmarks throughout the world, used by the Engine to spread its influence. Now competing factions rush to discover and exploit the power of these hidden Nodes!

Feygin and the Dickensians stumbled across one of these Nodes buried deep beneath the sewers of London. Their attempt to abuse the Node caused an explosion of raw Engine power which wrought great and ruinous changes among the Dickensians, their bodies and minds warping into steampunk form. But more importantly, it alerted the Engine to the fact that it has been discovered!

The Engine has now summoned its Servants in an attempt to prevent further intrusion into its secrets. But what it could not foresee is that the influence of the Node has brought the Dickensians great power and influence of their own...





The Engine plays an integral part in the game of Twisted. This is one of the features that makes Twisted unique – a force that neither player has full control over yet it has an influence on how events play out on the tabletop!

In Twisted, the Engine is represented by two different game mechanics: the Favour of the Engine, and the Eye of the Engine/Tempt Fate cards.

These give life to the Engine in Twisted and show it taking an active role in shaping the way things play out in the world it wishes to create.

The Favour of the Engine is useful yet fickle, and can be lost at any moment if not managed carefully. The Eye of the Engine cards are drawn at the start of each turn and can be played to aid in your objectives or confound your foes.

Tempting Fate is risky and can be done at various opportunities during the turn. It can bring you a great boost if the Engine deems so, but if you attract the wrong kind of attention from the Engine it can end poorly!

Favour of the Engine

The Favour of the Engine is held by one Company or another when playing Twisted. It shows which of the competing Companies is currently viewed by the Engine as best suiting its needs. The Company that currently holds the Favour of the Engine gains a number of advantages:

The Engine's Blessing: The player may re-roll any one dice roll during the turn, The results of the second roll must be taken, however. Do not fail the Engine, should you seek to use its Favour!

The Engine's Aid: The player with the Favour of the Engine gets to draw an additional Eye of the Engine card at the start of each turn and choose which of the two cards to keep. An advantage that should not be taken lightly!

The Engine's Intervention: Any situations which result in a tied roll between the players are resolved in the favour of the Company that holds the Favour of the Engine. This can affect Close Combat where an Attack Roll and Defence Roll may be equal, or the Priority rules which decide which Company acts first in a turn.

The Favour of the Engine is unpredictable however, and is liable to change at any moment! There are a number of ways you can fall out of Favour with the Engine...

Failed Re-roll: Should you choose to re-roll a dice and the result is worse than your first roll, or if the re-roll results in you still failing in the task in hand, the Favour of the Engine immediately swaps to your opponent.

Tempting Fate once too often!: If you Tempt Fate and draw a card with a red Engine Eyecon on it (see details below) you immediately lose the Favour of the Engine to your opponent.

The Eye is Elsewhere: Any time this Eye of the Engine card is played by your opponent, they immediately gain the Favour of the Engine and any Eye of the Engine card you may have played is nullified!

The Eye of the Engine card deck



These cards are manifestations of the will of the Engine in games of Twisted.

At the start of each turn 1 card is drawn by each Company and may be played during the turn. The Company which holds the Favour of the Engine may draw 2 cards and choose which to keep.

The Eye of the Engine card shows details about the effect and gives the phase of the turn in which it is played. Some cards are played at the start of the turn before Characters activate, some are played as Characters activate, and a few are played at the end of the turn in the Maintenance Phase. Cards that are played during the Activation Phase normally affect the Character that caused them to be played, unless otherwise noted.

You can see an Eye is Elsewhere card above. This is listed as ‘Special’ next to its phase in that it can be played immediately in response to an opponent's card, or at any time during the turn.

The effects caused by an Eye of The Engine card are also shown and these come into play immediately. They supersede all other rules of Twisted – the will of The Engine is indomitable!
With your help through this Kickstarter this deck has now been upgraded, increasing to 40 cards!

A well played Eye of The Engine card can greatly bolster your chances of success in a mission, or make your opponent's life much more difficult!

Tempting Fate

All Characters in Twisted are somehow closely linked to the Engine. They either serve it directly, or seek its power and have knowledge of its presence. The Engine has great interest in your Character’s deeds and their actions feature prominently in its plans.

Tempting Fate represents the Character attempting to attract the attention of the Engine deliberately – quite a gamble! The Engine, being capricious, inscrutable and oft-times malicious, cannot be guaranteed to favour those who attract its gaze. Sometimes you fit into its plans – and sometimes you don’t! If you’re lucky then the Engine may assist you greatly, but woe betide those for whom it currently has no use.

At the bottom of each Eye of the Engine card is a different effect, listed under the Tempt Fate heading.

A Character may Tempt Fate at any time when they are involved in the turn. For example, you may Tempt Fate during your activation, when you are attacked by an opponent’s Character, or affected by an Alchemantic Invocation - as long as the Character is somehow involved in the turn at that point in the game they may Tempt Fate.

When you want to Tempt Fate, simply draw the top card from the deck of Eye of The Engine cards and its Tempt Fate effects come into play immediately. You should take care when Tempting Fate if you currently hold the Favour of the Engine!

Remember, if you draw a card that has a red Eyecon on it you will immediately lose the Favour of The Engine to your opponent!

Hopefully that gives you an idea of how one of the key mechanics of Twisted works! Stay tuned for more rules examples to come in future updates!





   
 
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