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Through the Breach RPG - Core Rules

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Control your destiny.

Journey back to the early 1900s, where a dimensional rift leading to the magical world of Malifaux has changed human history. Steam power and steel collide with magic and monsters in this dangerous and exciting roleplaying game. Are you brave enough to change your destiny?

This second edition rulebook has been designed to be backwards compatible with all first edition Through the Breach supplements and adventures.

The Core Rules contain all the information players need to begin adventuring in the world of Malifaux!

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Brandon P January 20, 2022 5:12 am UTC
Would it be possible to get a working preview, please?
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Lee S March 07, 2021 10:55 pm UTC
Saw an expansion that had a cool cover...
Searched to find the core book to get more info.
Saw the price and turned around and went looking at Castle Falkenstein, instead.
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James T August 30, 2019 12:54 am UTC
Fan of the world and the skirmish game, but this price is exactly why people who just torrent things think they're justified. They aren't , but sweet god this is a ridiculous price. Looking through reviews and previews it looks like most of the art assets are recycled from the skirmish game. Dear Wyrd, maybe try to emulate Games Workshop some other way, rather than copying their insanely out of whack pricing.
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Matthew W April 07, 2019 1:26 pm UTC
40 dollars for a pdf when are rpg companies going to learn.... perhaps look at what is doing. Can't spend this much on a pdf no matter how good it is.
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Samuel W December 28, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
I cant seem to figure out what the difference between Through the Breach and Malifaux is. They're both in the same world, but I can't tell how the two differ. Like is it two different kinds of game? different system? I don't know....
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Jonathan S January 01, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
Malifaux is a skirmish level miniatures wargame (Think Warhammer 40k or Warmachine. Ruler measurement, army lists, attack and movement phases etc.), Through the Breach is a card driven tabletop RPG. While they share the same setting and are made by the same company, the two games are part of different niches in the hobby community.
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Samuel W January 02, 2019 7:35 am UTC
Ah, thank you very much. Google couldn't answer my question, strangely enough.
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Jonathan S January 02, 2019 8:48 am UTC
No problem.
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Rainer W March 24, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
What the serious ...? $51.94 AUD just for a digital download.
Well that's a crapper of a price tag just to see if I want the actual book. Time to find me a free version from somewhere online. You are not giving your customers a lot of reasonable options.

AUD$20 or less I would have paid; Any more is greedy as heck.
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Christopher R October 22, 2017 2:28 pm UTC
Still waiting for this to go on sale. I already have the first edition and $40 for a slightly revised second edition is way way too much.
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Les M October 18, 2017 12:07 pm UTC
Title of the book as listed here needs to include the fact that it is the 2nd Edition of the rules set. It is confusing with its current title and I missed it when I was looking for it.
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Adam P September 30, 2017 8:58 pm UTC
Wryd the price of your .pdf is ridiculous £44 for a .pdf? really?
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Chris Y May 30, 2019 9:49 pm UTC
Agree it’s pricey.
Interestingly I found out something about why ebooks etc aren’t even cheaper than they are compared to books.
In the UK books are VAT (sales tax) free. However, pdfs and ebooks are not covered so have to pay VAT at point of sale. That means the prices are always 20% higher than they would be.
Seems daft but pretty much sums up our government!
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Adam P June 01, 2019 5:16 am UTC
Interesting, thanks for that information, and yeah sounds about right for our government lol. Maybe we should start a petition to get that looked at...
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Christopher K September 30, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Someone needs to remind them this is not a physical miniatures wargame product. ;)
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Nina B September 29, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
overpriced and a broken preview... not a great start...
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john B September 29, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
So much for buying the PDF to see if the game or hardback is worth the money.
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Jesse B September 26, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
$40 for a digital book? That's a bit much. Will you be offering a discount on the physical book when / if the PoD becomes an option to those who buy the digital copy?
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Kyle S September 26, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
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Samuel B September 27, 2017 2:02 am UTC
They've just recently published a hardbound version; I'd think a print-on-demand option will be a long while coming, surely?
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Thomas S September 27, 2017 7:58 pm UTC
Possibly true. $40 pdfs are still a hard sell.
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Dustin C September 28, 2017 4:36 am UTC
That is crazy expensive for a pdf!
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Adam P September 29, 2017 12:37 am UTC
Wow it's like they don't want people to buy their game :/ even at the sale price of $29.90 it's still expensive for a .pdf come on Wyrd you're pricing your game out the market...
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Walter H September 29, 2017 2:31 am UTC
For $40, I better get a LOT of PDFs for that price. It sounds interesting (because I like Malifaux 2e), but for this price, I'd rather buy 2 or 3 PDFs from someone else.
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