So yesterday we revealed our first add-on, our "Fairy Tale Pack":
Full Details on Miniatures Here:
But now, let's take a look at the actual Heroes included in this pack, and just what they can do:
So the first thing to note is that all five of these Heroes are Mercenaries, and thus can be fielded by any Faction. There is one semi-small extra bit here, however: All these models carry the Storybook Crew ability. This is basically a passive ability that triggers if you're playing multiple members with the same ability (in this case, Storybook Crew).
So while not a faction in their own right, these guys do like to be fielded together to maximize their synergy!
Bricktop here is a bit of a hard-headed Captain, but he cares about his Crew and is willing to give it his all to keep them safe and in the fight. His Storybook skill shows this off in that, even when he's taken down, he'll pitch a little extra to help everyone else out.
His first attack allows him to suffer a small amount of damage to empower itself, at Level 2 becoming a mighty six-dice hits-on-3+ mighty blow.
His second skill utilizes that hard head of his in an offensive manor, dealing a big hit of damage as long as he gets the chance to charge up.
Finally, on the defensive front, Bricktop can shrug off a number of attacks via his raw determination and incredibly resilient cranium! This is particularly nasty against those low-dice-high-damage Attacks!
Next up we have Mister Sticks, the Quartermaster of the Crew. Sticks here is unique in a few ways, but most notably is his lack of a third skill- he's preoccupied with his drinks! When Sticks is activated, you'll pick a Drink for him to enjoy, which will in turn empower his Basic Attack and his Take A Swig! skills in different ways, effectively making them six "mini skills" in two!
Need extra damage? Grog. Coin issues? Rum. And we all know nothing heals as well as Whiskey! Combine this with his Storybook ability to gain extra actions and even if he's on his own, with no one to support, Sticks can pull through and come out on top!
Hayworth here is a very unique Swashbuckler, in that he doesn't really do the "direct damage" approach. In fact, out of all the Swashbuckers, Hayworth's basic attack is the weakest- so weak in fact he often just uses it to gain extra mobility around the board!
His real talent comes from his use of Traps. Via his Lay Trap skill Hayworth can put a number of secret surprises across the board, each with their own devastating effect:
Left unchecked, Hayworth can create a nasty bit of area-control that your opponent will have to deal with or avoid at all costs!
Red Hood is the Gunner for the Storybook Crew, and as a result puts out more raw damage than anyone else- especially if you've KO'd her Crewmates!
Her Basic Attack is Grog-Soaked bullets, which stacks on the Conditions on successive shots on the same target (and can reach devastating levels of dice combined with her passive, as mentioned above!)
Rum Molotov assists her in clearing out large groups of enemies- in the most spiteful way possible! Not only is she KO'ing your Crew, stealing their coin, but she's also burning Rum to do it!
her last skill makes her unique among most Gunners, as it's actually a healing effect! So not only can Red dish out the damage, but she has a fair bit of sustaining power as long as her reserves are maintained.
Being the ship's Brute, Big B. needs to be the loadstone of the group, and he does this by staying up even when everyone around him is falling. Of course, being a Brute, the more damage he suffers, the stronger he'll become...
We first see this in his Basic Attack What Sharp Blades: If Big B. is near being KO'd he'll start throwing attacks with expert precision- NO NOT leave Big B. on the board with low HP.
His next attack should explain why, if you have any doubts, as he can reach some truly terrifying levels of damage if left to his own devices. Combine this with his third skill, Huff and Puff, and Big B. has all the tools he needs to position an enemy for the kill!
And there you have them, Captains, the full overview of The Storybook Crew... Of course, these aren't the only denizens of the Storybook, who knows who else (past or present) might make their way into this merry little band.