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Thimblesage

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  1. A scenario occurred in a game last night and I would love clarification and the thoughts of the community. Prefix: (taken from the Large rule-book and online FAQ) • Engagement range: equal to the distance of its longest range Close (y) Attack. • Models are engaged with each other if either model is: 1. Within the engagement range of the other 2. At least one of the models has LoS to the other. • Disengaging strikes occur before moving – “If a model wishes to leave an enemy model's engagement, it must declare that it wishes to do so before moving. • Models may take walk actions if they do not leave engagement range • Models may take a walk action while engaged and walk out of LoS while staying within engagement range which will not evoke a disengaging strike. “Disengaging strikes only occur if the model intends to leave the engagement range. Although the models will no longer be engaged once their LoS to each other is broken, no disengaging strike occurs unless the model is also leaving the engagement range.” Here’s what happened last night: A ht:1 Watcher was engaged with an enemy model. Both were on top a Ht:5 building. Inside the building there was a 2nd floor level at Ht:3. There was a theory that since the Watcher has Flight, he can ignore the ground he was standing on and sink to the Ht:3 floor immediately below him; thus not invoking a disengaging strike. “Flight: This model is immune to falling damage and may ignore any terrain or models while moving.” Seems cheesy and definitely not how the game is supposed to be played. I would love to know how to support my claim that this isn’t in good taste but don’t know how to.
  2. Hello all, I was Theory-Faux'ing and playing around with Nellie and Brutal Emissary combos and as good as the generic conflux upgrade is, many of the emissaries generic conflux upgrades are far inferior to master-specific upgrades not including all the synergy the specific upgrades offer. I wonder if there were any rumors of wave 4 upgrades on the horizon. Better yet, to make this post more fun, what would you craft if you could design the wave 4 conflux upgrade? I’d love to hear clever ideas that are not too broken. The wonderful thing about the master-specific upgrades is that they synergies yet are not broken. Wyrd didn’t want to relive the brokenness of the campaign upgrades again and did a great job imo. I would love to hear ideas that are fun but not OP, any ideas?
  3. Hello Southern California Malifaux and tabletop players. WE"RE BACK! Malifaux will be present at OrcCon, (Strategicon) Febuary 17-20th with several events and lots of local players ready to have a great time. Everything from Gaining Grounds Tournament, Demo's, and open play will be happening this weekend, If you and/or a friend have been interested in Malifaux then please stop on by. We will be there from 10:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday and Sunday and will have several tables set up and ready for open play. Demo's will be scheduled at 12:00 daily; now's a great chance to jump in and see what Malifaux has to offer. For all those Tournament Players out there. We will be hosting a Gaining Grounds 2017 Master lead 50SS tournament on Saturday from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM registration will begin at 10:30. more details below. There will be some 'Open Play' tables with available Mats and Terrain available to play. This is a great way to brush the dust off of those old crews and get back into the fun. https://www.facebook.com/events/1221807297897401/1221809637897167/?notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1484248478422795
  4. In a recent tournament there was a bit of upset feelings on a ruling where a player wanted to proxy in a model that hadn’t been released on the market. He inquired to the organizer ahead of time that he wanted to use an ‘alt ‘ of a different model and the request was politely denied because the organizer thought it might confuse opponents and compromise tournament integrity. Thankfully, there weren’t any hurt feelings and the player placed top 3 in the tournament but I wanted to share my thoughts and see what the community thinks in case I am ever faced with the same hard decision. Below I spew my thoughts in paragraphs. I based these opinions on the GG2017 organized play packet where they outline rules on Proxies and Conversions. I would love to hear your ideas and how you think you would go about the decision. Converted: To change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform. Proxy: A person or thing that represents another or others. So Wyrd explicitly disallows models substituting for other models or what they call, “proxies” Their foreseen issues are compromises to tournament integrity, specifically and most notably “opponents not being able to ‘read’ the table” Makes sense, any abstract or on-paper-only representation without a visual to back it up would inevitably cause issues and a lack of fair play. With that said, conversions are legal. This is predicated on sportsmanship and fair compromise. The possibility of compromised integrity still exists so conversions are only ever “acceptable to use Wyrd’s label. Wyrd allows for conversions for two reasons they feel important: 1) They encourage players to, “show off their modeling skills” 2) They wish to allow players an opportunity to play with models that have been published but not released on the market. Wyrd lays out their stipulations in an attempt to accomplish the best of both worlds that allows players to create unique and personalized miniatures that still remain RECOGNIZABLE. 1) 66% of the model must be an original sculpt from Wyrd 2) If the model isn’t out yet, a CONVERSION may be fielded per the organizers discretion. My personal thoughts on conversions are that I like them. I like the idea of personalizing my models and making them unique from the rest as a way of- dare I say- affection towards my expensive pieces of plastic. I usually do this though means of basing and altering the pose. This allows for the original sculpt to be 100% the original plastic. My thoughts on the risk of and slippery slope of allowing proxy-like conversions. I think that by allowing proxy-like conversions has to be done with extreme discretion because it risks two detrimental scenarios. 1) The first is that if a conversion was made because a model wasn’t on the market than you run into the possibility of inconsistent or retroactive rulings when the model does hit the market. It might be discouraging to ban a player his or her previously allowed model because the model it was substituting is now on the market. It would cause feelings of discouragement or agitation because of the time and money invested. 2) The second scenario is that if it opens up the avenue for “decoy’ conversions. I think we have a very good player base here and don’t foresee this issue but in competitive tournaments, the ill-intent strategy of decoy-like conversions becomes viable and it would be ambiguous and difficult to draw lines. TLDR: Proxies: 1. NO Converted: (Stipulations) 1. 66% Original Wyrd sculpt if released on market 2. 66% Easily identifiable Wyrd model for unreleased models 3. Organizers approval
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  6. Hello wonderful Malifaux friends, It’s the beginning of a new year and with it comes the new Gaining Grounds 2017!! In we are hosting a fun fast-track training league called, “The League of Extraordinary Masters”. The Goal of the league, In the next four short weeks, (January 1st-31st) the league will foster a fun learning experience crafted to the new Schemes and strategies. Here’s how it works: Step 1: HAVE FUN! Why else would you hang out with the group Step 2: Play a normal game as you normally would with a friendly opponent Step 3: Report your games by posting the results on this page. (Crewfaux makes it easy with the sharing feature) Step 4: pick up or print out a League bingo sheet, (will be posted at the beginning of the new year) to help you keep track of the schemes and strategies you have completed and the one’s remaining. The good stuff, (a.k.a. Incentives, not that you guys need any) At the end of every week I will update the pinned post on this event page with your totals. As you complete more schemes and strategies you will earn more ‘trophies’. Each trophy will get you a ticket to a Large Mystery box raffle in early February!! for more info check out our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1046459635480339/?ti=icl
  7. Duh... but of course... thanks!!
  8. Hello all, I am reading Master Queeg's tactical action , "Welcome to Hell, and I am your Devil" or (WTH) Until the end of term, friendly models within 6 may take (1) Interact Actuons as a (0) instead. This action may only be taken once per Turn. Reads straightforward except for the last sentence, seems unnecessary. If the aura last "until and of tern" why would you need to cast it again? I could understand if instead of an aura it was a condition that was given to all models within 6", something to the effect of: Until the end of term, friendly models within 6" gain the condition, "Hellbent" and may take (1) Interact Actuons as a (0) instead. This action may only be taken once per Turn. Then I would understand limiting this action to once per turn. But because it's an aura that lasts until end of turn then as long as a friendly model starts or walks within 6" they may take a (1) Interact Action as a (0). Correct me if I'm wrong here but it also does not limit this to just one friendly model. Due to the wording, "models", "actuons" plural. Is there something I am missing? I might be overlooking something that requires this to keep horably broken mechanics valences or I might be interpreting the WTH action incorrectly. Would love your thoughts. cheers
  9. Hello Los Angeles Wargamers and table top adventurers. We are having a Malifaux Demo Day at Emerald Knights on Thursday nights threw December and will be expanding demo nights to Saturday Starting January 1st 2017. Please feel free to come on down and join in on a game of fun. If you are interested in a demo of Malifaux shoot us a message. We have several tables set up and are eager to give demo's. In the demo there are 5 scenarios that will take you step by step through every mechanic of the game. each scenario will take about 20 minutes and you can play as many or as few as you wish.
  10. of course (slaps palm to forehead)
  11. In this case then would one be able to score 5VP from this scheme?
  12. Would this be the case for Neverborn with Nekima's Birthright: trigger: Seems like the same thing but I would love your thoughts....
  13. This came up in a game last night at a friends table. The player was wondering if he could remove his models focus condition before he made a heal flip to give him a positive. The player argued he could, here's his argument: Focus appears to be a condition that can give ANY action's duel or damage flip a positive. a Heal flip is "identical" to a damage flip thus allowing the focus condition to effectively give a positive to the flip. So the question is whether or not the word, "identical" was intended as, 'mechanics work identically but is different in practice' or that "Identical" means identical in every way. I would love your thoughts
  14. Sigh, what if we're not so keen. Would you mind explaining the watcher trick?
  15. Hello Los Angeles tabletop Players. We are having a Malifaux Demo Day this Sunday at Emerald Knights. If you and/or a friend have been interested in Malifaux then please stop on by. We will be there from 12:00 - 7:00 PM and will have several tables set up to give demo's. Now's a great chance to jump in and see what Malifaux has to offer. We will have several Malifaux players there to give a one-on-one demo. In the demo there are 5 scenarios that will take you step by step through every mechanic of the game each scenario will take about 20 minutes and you can play as many or as few as you wish.