Vagrant Characters Announced for Wyrd Games’ Vagrantsong

June 17, 2021 by fcostin

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The recently announced board game from Wyrd Games, Vagrantsong was announced a few weeks back, and I and Ben were extremely keen on the new concept. Us board gamers have got to stick together! Inspired by American Folklore and things that go bump in the night, players will cooperatively make their way through scenarios to find their way and escape an eerie ghost train.

Since then, there are some new details that have been announced from Wyrd Games, looking at some new characters that will be involved (spoiler alert: there is a dog), on the spooky antics aboard the fearsome ghost train.

Vagrantsong // Wyrd Games

There are a few new characters making way, with stunning artwork to compliment their awesome backstory and abilities.

The Revivalist // Vagrantsong

Titled an "Empath" the Revivalist seems to have the needs of humanity's best interest at heart:

The Revivalist always has his eyes on his friends and their wellbeing. His Skills focus on restoring Humanity and removing nasty Haint effects from other Vagrants. And thanks to the Revivalist’s past connections to the dead, his healing Skills can also often target Haints, making him a healer with a little bit of punch. After all, defeating Haints is often a matter of saving them, which can only be done by restoring their lost Humanity.

The Runaway // Vagrantsong

The second character (or should I say characters!) to be announced is The Runaway, also known as "The Free", always in search of a new adventure and keen to explore:

Accompanied by her loyal pup, the Runaway has hightailed from home in search of a new adventure. She’s eager to see the world, but it’s definitely a little intimidating… or it would be, without her shaggy best friend!

With two characters to control, the Runaway can spread out across the train and get plenty done in a turn. Is there an Event that’s just out of reach? Send the Pup to go check it out! Not only can the Pup investigate, but he’s also a useful ally when the going gets tough, as the Runaway’s exclusive Skills often give her best friend the ability to restore Humanity for both Vagrants and Haints alike.

Vagrantsong // Wyrd Games

Two of the six Vagrants have been covered in detail, however, the other four have been announced and they each individually complement one another, and the theme of the game. The knife-wielding Cursebreaker, the political Empress, the musical Songsmith and the free-born Wayfarer.

Although Wyrd Games are mostly known for their miniatures games systems such as Malifaux and The Other Side, as a fan of the publisher, their recent endeavours into more board games such as Bayou Bash and Vagrantsong truly does excite me. Especially with standalone titles such as this one!

Wyrd is going all out this year for Gen Con! Not only will you be able to get a closer look at the newest from The Other Side, Malifaux, and Bayou Bash, but Vagrantsong will be available to play there too! With release shortly after in Q3 of 2021.

What do you think of the newly announced title for Wyrd? Are you glad they are making titles that are away from the world of Malifaux? 

"There are a few new characters making way, with stunning artwork to compliment their awesome backstory and abilities. "

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