Friday, January 10, 2014

Catching Up!

I have put off posting in this poor blog for a while, though I have had every intention of doing so.  This is particularly in light of my last post, which shows pictures of my first game of M2E - in which I was dropping scheme markers too close together!  I was a bit blown away by how many people saw that post, and was a bit embarrassed to look back on the post and read my grumblings and view my mistake.  But the title of this blog IS "WORST Malifaux player EVER", so I guess you all can't fault me!

So much has happened since then!  And so, to catch myself back up, I'll just mention some of my major Malifaux happenings since June, when I posted last.


I played my last game of Malifaux 1.5 at Gen Con this year, and have since played nothing but M2E.  I have a much better grasp of the rules now, and I am looking forward to the rules for the wave 2 models.  I have not helped with the beta testing, for lack of printer ink, and because I didn't want to have to relearn stats that got altered.

I resisted M2E when it first came out, like many others.  But to be honest, I hadn't yet given it a real chance.  After a while it became apparent to me that I didn't want my beloved game to leave me behind, and so I caved in and moved with it.  Since then, I have realized that the new rules really are a lot easier for new people to grasp!  It can be difficult, however, for an old dog to learn new tricks, and I have seen a lot of frustration in players as they moved to the new edition.

I think that my biggest gripe was the new art.  I still have mixed feelings about it.

Gen Con

I attended Gen Con again this year, and got to participate in the last official Malifaux tournament for 1.5!  I was lucky enough to do well enough in the Governor's Mansion (Avatar Qualifier 2) tournament on Saturday to advance on to the Avatar of Malifaux tournament on Sunday!  I was out in the first round of the Avatar tournament, but it was such an honor just to make it there.  I've come a long way since I first started this game and I am now and then reminded that I am NOT the worst Malifaux player anymore!

The Malifaux Tournament Boards at Gen Con!

I went to Gen Con hating the art for the Viks, but once I saw them in person, I changed my mind.  I picked up the Viks box set, as well as Tara's nightmare edition.  I'm so happy that I got the Gen Con box with the oversized Ronin... I like having these huge amazon women to play with, and I am eager to paint them!  At the raffle on Sunday, I won an Evil Baby Orphanage tin!


Oh, wow!  I'm a henchman now!  How about that?  Around August we started to try to re-stir-up interest in the game in our LGS.  We started out with five players, and now regularly have 8 - 12 players showing up every Tuesday.  It is my hope to continue to help spread the love!

Some of our players, doing their thing!  They are getting used to me photographing everything.

I ran my first tournament as a henchman in November.  It was an inter-city event where I invited players from Omaha to come to Lincoln and participate in 3 round of story encounters!  I will have to say that I think it was a success - even my LGS seemed surprised by the turnout... Malifaux players were everywhere!  There were 18 of us.  I'm hoping it will help them realize that we could be a force!

My tournament packets!  And a bag of soulstones I gave out.

Some of my tournament boards!
More boards!
Mass chaos!!!
I am looking forward to more inter-city events along with one of the Omaha henchman, and we plan on arranging one every other month or so, alternating between Lincoln and Omaha.  That would be six events a year!


I'm getting better at it!  At least, I'm trying.  I hope to continue to improve throughout the next year!

10 Thunders Archer and Torakage... look!  Freehand!  Gradients!

Through the Breach Podcast

Well, it came out of nowhere but it looks like I am going to be helping out with co-hosting the Through the Breach Podcast.  I'm still a bit baffled as to why anyone is letting me do this, but feel free to check out the podcast and hopefully everyone else involved will make up for my general unworthiness!  My first episode is not up yet, but should be soon.

Well, I have rambled long enough.  I'll try to get back to posting more regularly in the future!  I hope the new year is going well for everyone, and that it is filled with tons of gaming!!