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  1. BigHammer

    Masters Invitational - 27/28 Jan 2018

    Apologies for the late reply, can you add myswlf (Dave L), Kai, Jamie, Ali and Joe to the list please? Danke!
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    Merseyfaux 2 - 21st Jan - sold out - S&S in thread

    Just grabbed the last ticket: Dave Laing See you monsters there!
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    Enforcers Assemble/LOEH 27/28th January - Coalville

    I have a question with regards to EA2's limited pool stuff: do we need to put multiples of models into the cost for the pool if we intend to hire more than one? Eg, if someone wanted to hire two guild guard in a game, would they need to put 6ss aside in their hiring pool or only 3? Also, are there restrictions in place for summoned models for the hieing pool limitations, or should we just not worry about it? Ta.
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    Vappafaux 4 Feb 2018

    Paid for myself (Dave L)
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    Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    "Emancipation and universal suffrage" You didn't misremember
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    Broken Promises Fluff Discussion

    . . . . . Highly enjoyable writing once more. Highlights: - McMourning's inner dialogue without the influence of the Grave Spirit. Amazing character development, and wonderfully written. - The big betrayal in the Guild story is over a card game. Excellently funny compared to the high stakes of the other plots. - Sonia *witnessing* her deepest fears once more after an excellent confrontation with Viktor. - Misaki. Get in, girl. More Ototo please! "Now you have the Thunder" <3 Lowlights: - I know she's meant to still be earthside, but please bring our bae Kirai back to us. Molly and I miss her so... - My Yan Lo fix from the Gencon event story still isn't fulfilled. I want to find out more about Lingxusi, especially since more people seem to know about it now! - after book 4, no story will be good enough without having a bare minimum of Lucius in it. A whole book devoted to his schemes with the new GG and Titania is required, please!
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    Broken Promises teaser

    Where's the downvote button?
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    Broken Promises teaser

    Do want that Ototo. Also, did @Aaron get to pick the name of this one, by any chance? Art from a barely used Thunders henchman, name of a barely used Thunders upgrade... tease is right!
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    Shenlong, what should he be doing?

    A slight addendum to your "killing Titania" spiel, @InvokeChaos; both of Shenlong's melee triggers are timed "after succeeding". This means they still have the opportunity to stone to prevent the first lot of damage he deals, before the trigger that turns off soulstone use is applied. I make certain to explain this carefully to my opponents, as it can often be the difference between life and death for their master and can be a bit of a sore point if they find out they could have done it after the fact.
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    Yan lo and low river monks

    I like to get my Chi from my enemies. Something is usually close enough after a few activations that Yan Lo can take a focussed attack against it, or you can ditch recalled training for similar results. Then you get Chi at the cost of decent cards and do 4 damage a time to enemy models instead of your own. I've gotten some early kills from this that really slow your opponent and increase your own tempo as a result, and frequently end turn 1 on 3-4 chi.
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    What's your core Shenlong?

    My core is Shenlong with Wandering River style, 1 peasant, Shadow Emissary, low river monk and a Samurai with favour of earth. That's 26 stones before I pump my cache (usu to 5 or 6), leaving space for what I need to score. My hiring pool usually includes the Lone Swordsman, Katanaka Sniper, Wandering river monk, terracotta warrior, wastrels and tengu, which can achieve most schemes without too much bother. I rarely hire Yu with Shenlong now, but some schemes/strategies make it viable, if expensive.
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    Shenlong Crew Builds

    I'd recommend a straight swap of Kang for Ototo in games you might take the little brother. He works really well with Shenlong. Tengu are also fantastic with Shenlong as support models. I like them for scheme marker denial and the regen they can hand out. As an experiment, you may also want to try Oiran. I get a lot of work out of them in my Lynch crews, if you can reliably trigger the Hidden Agenda upgrade to give them fast and focussed on top of the bonus they get being able to take defensive stance (2) as a (0) action or get another focus, they become versatile and powerful minions.
  13. While I'm of the opinion that GG17 limits her usefulness to a few strat/scheme pools to score points, she's still a fantastic denial piece, and with her changes she's likely to see more play for me this year than last. I see enforcers being more popular, and they die much easier than soulstone users do to her Bisento. She suffers from Frame For Murder being in the scheme pools more often now, but it's actually not too difficult to simply set up kills with her for other models to finish them off. Don't get too trigger happy with Assassinate when that scheme might be revealed and use her to deny key areas in games where this can score points and she'll do a very good job indeed, IMO.
  14. This was my line of thought. So without the upgrade, the Child can Just Like Me Immolate, but with the upgrade it can no longer take the action at all. A shame.
  15. In a Kaeris crew where she has the born of fire upgrade attached, is the Malifaux Child prohibited from copying the action at all with Just Like You, now that one of its triggers names fire gamin?