I am being tempted to look at Malifaux and give it a try.
Like most games it is the figures that will draw me in, I am mainly a painter and those of you who know me know I am not hideous at it, so obviously there will be some figures and factions that have already caught my eye. I do like that you don't seem to need squillions of figures and lots of cash to play the game.
Firstly I would like to ask which factions are good to start out with. simple and straightforward is obviously a good way to be introduced to a new system. I am sure I will choose based on which I think is prettier, but giving me some suggestions for good started crews would be very helpful
secondly I would like to ask if there is anyone in Melbourne that would be prepared to run a demo game for me and take me through the rules and the system, essentially have a couple of games to show me how it all comes together.
I have the free PDF rule book, which is a little hard to follow due to the horrible stylistic editing they have done. I find actual game-play examples the best way to learn any system and they have covered all them over. I personally think this is a very stupid choice as I initially almost just gave up straight away as they edited out the most useful learning aspect of the manual, but I will endure.
anyway, thoughts and ideas for a total beginner would be helpful and will give me a reason to start painting some more figures