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Wyrd Breach

Monday 15 November 2021
In November 2021 we presented the new Wyrd Breach Bundle, featuring the Through the Breach Lovecraftian-Wild West-steampunk RPG based on the Malifaux miniatures game from Wyrd Games.

Malifaux is a magic-saturated world parallel to our own (or, well, from a timeline close to our world’s). In Malifaux ancient things rule the darkness, and Soulstones capture the spirits of living things to power magical spellcasting and thaumaturgy. In 1787 a dimensional Breach opened. Earth’s humans invaded and exploited Malifaux for a decade, until the shapechanging Nephilim led an army of Neverborn natives to close the gateway. On our side the resulting chaos caused worldwide Black Powder Wars, until a secret cabal, the Guild of Mercantilers, gained control over most of Earth’s Soulstones. The Guild’s prison-like peace lasted for a century.

When the Breach reopened in 1889, the Guild’s Resettlement Corps led careful re-exploration of Malifaux. Mercenaries, bounty hunters, and soldiers of fortune, who flocked there to clear away monsters and undead, eventually became the Guild’s Special Divisions: the Death Marshals, appointed to hunt Resurrectionists (necromancers) and led by the mysterious swordfighter Lady Justice; the Witch Hunters, formed to control convict laborers in the Quarantine Zone and Necropolis; and the Amalgamation Office, with its fleet of combat constructs. These and many other factions — the Miners and Steamfitters Union, the Arcanists, the Foundry, and the ruthless criminal syndicate known as the Ten Thunders — seek once again to settle the dangerous world. Their old enemies remain: the Neverborn natives, the Autumn Queen Titania, and the strange little Gremlins. Steam power and steel collide with magic and monsters.

Through the Breach determines your player character’s Fate at the moment of creation. Take on the roles of unique Fated citizens such as Gunfighters, Drudges, Dabblers, and Entertainers. Your destiny, or Fate, is created during character creation, and it affects every aspect of your life. As the game progresses, the destinies of the Fated entwine, driving you all inexorably toward a final reckoning. Will you fall to Fate, or cheat it?

We offered Through the Breach in December 2016 and again in December 2018. This huge new bundle was our biggest yet, with all five Expansion Books and many adventures.There were five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $100) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color 412-page Through the Breach Second Edition core rulebook (2017) and four full-length Penny Dreadful adventures, ideal for introducing the Gothic, necromantic-industrial city-state of Malifaux: Days Without Accident, Fire in the Sky, The Obsidian Gate, and A Stitch in Time.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our very rich Bonus Collection with eleven more titles worth an additional $164, including all five Expansion Book rules supplements — From Nightmares (play a monster!), Above the Law, Into the Steam, Into the Bayou (play a Gremlin!), and Under Quarantine — and six short Penny Dreadful One-Shots designed for a single play session each: Bubbling Up From Below, The Iktomi Shuffle, Jurassic Faux, The Show Must Go On, Silurid Showdown, and Uncontainable.

Four of the 12 titles in this offer appeared in previous Bundle of Holding offers: the Through the Breach core rulebook and the rules expansions Into the Steam and Under Quarantine (in our December 2016 Through the Breach Bundle) and Into the Bayou (in the December 2018 companion offer Second Breach.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) went to the charity chosen by Wyrd Miniatures, the Cancer Research Institute. The Institute funds the most promising research while promoting awareness, sharing up-to-date immunotherapy information, and inspiring advocacy for the cause.