Malifaux: Wyrd Games Reveals A New Title For Asami Tanaka

In Malifaux, the objective-based tabletop skirmish wargame by Wyrd Games, Master models have been receiving new titles, which in essence means that they get a new miniature sculpt and a new set of abilities on their base cards. Recently we've seen this hold true for both Sonnia Criid and Kirai Ankoku, the Masters in Malifaux who happen to also be leading the two Company sets from the upcoming starter kit for Wyrd's other wargame, The Other Side. On Wednesday, Wyrd revealed the third Master to receive this new title treatment: Asami Tanaka, the Oni-keyworded Master from the Ten Thunders faction!

The art for Asami Tanaka, Takusen, from the Ten Thunders faction of Malifaux's third edition by Wyrd Games. This is an entirely new miniature with all-new abilities, based on its new title.
The art for Asami Tanaka, Takusen, from the Ten Thunders faction of Malifaux's third edition by Wyrd Games. This is an entirely new miniature with all-new abilities, based on its new title.

Asami Tanaka, Takusen, will be a strong Master without her original focus on summoning Oni. Takusen roughly translates to two things, according to a rudimentary search: husband, and medium. We are unsure of if the term therefore holds a double meaning to it, which would be an incredibly clever idea from Wyrd's creative team, but it doesn't seem too far-fetched to assume that Wyrd is referring to the latter term with the word in Japanese.

As a medium, Asami Tanaka, Takusen gets a new array of abilities that have to do with better maintenance of her Oni underlings. Normally, they tend to poof away when their Flicker Tokens go too wild, so the original summoner version of Asami normally has a bit of a tough time keeping them in play. Although this is mitigated by her re-summoning of them, usually that means that the typical summoner's hands are tied doing just that for the majority of the time (just look at English Ivan, whose summoning revolves around combat, but because of this, that's all he's typically doing in a given game). Asami, whose Oni go away quite quickly if their Flicker Tokens are not carefully kept up with, is likely to suffer from this more than other summoners. So, this new title for Asami means that she will be more free to allocate her activation economy in a more wholly balanced way.

The front and back faces of the new card for Asami Tanaka, Takusen, from the third edition of Malifaux by Wyrd Games.
The front and back faces of the new card for Asami Tanaka, Takusen, from the third edition of Malifaux by Wyrd Games.

Are you excited about Malifaux's new titles for Masters? Which Master or faction are you hoping will receive the next title treatment by Wyrd Games? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.
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