It's up to you really. If TOS looks like something that floats your boat, then go for it.The Other Dave wrote:Hmm. So if I were to (still hypothetically, at this point) make a decision between backing the Other Side kickstarter or just giving Malifaux proper another shot, you'd suggest the latter? A diverse 8 or 10 model skirmish force is pretty much what I think 28mm does best, and is also something that I can manage to paint.
You should still consider Malifaux, whether or not you back the KS. Firstly, you already have a crew (and I think I have the 2nd ed cards for Criid). There is already a Malifaux community in place, Pikey, M_i_J, Underdweller, Kojibear and I all play. Komura is lining up for his first game and I believe Lovejoy has a crew as well. Mechanically, it's similar to TOS, (Cards instead of dice, cheating in cards from your hand etc), so if there is something you don't like about Malifaux, you may well encounter the same in TOS. Finally, the M2E edition is pretty streamlined and balanced compared to the 1st Edition.
Personally, I don't really see much of a reason (beyond appeal of the minis) to back TOS if you don't like Malifaux. They aren't identical by any means, but they do seem to have a lot in common.