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  1. Adran

    Oath Keeper doubts

    Fortunately the fine details of the activation step works, so the ability isn't useless. There is a set step to generate ap, and that is after the model activates, so after you can discard the upgrade.
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    My stuff is still in the middle of the atlantic ocean ( I knew including the gibbering hordes was a mistake) but I expect my first few Empire games will be strongly based on the starter box stuff, so 1 titan, 1 squad of Infiltrators, 2* Royal rifle corps, field intelligence, motor scout, 2 sharp shooter and then upgrades to finish, (I can't remember what extra stuff I bought) at least until I know how they do on the table and I'm comfortable enough to chop and change lists
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    What To Do While Waiting for ME3?

    There is the legitimate view that buying another master is a gamble. But having several masters in a faction should mean you have a decent chance to use the models. And you can probably correctly guess the themes for 70% of a faction, so you could work that way. There was an earlier thread that talked about the perceived value in the current Lucius box because you'll get 2 masters, but there is the risk you'll want to get the new Lucius and/or Dashel box, so it is up to you. Dead mans Hand masters are getting rules, so they will still be playable crews, but I can certainly see why you might not want to buy non master neverborn purchases because you might not get to use them. If you're getting models to paint, then picking something you want to paint is probably highest. It is likely that if you buy a guild or an arcanist model you would still be able to hire them with the crew you have, just with the out of keyword tax, so whilst it is a risk, its not all that huge.
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    Pandora in M3E

    We hope... Also fun to play against...
  5. The emissary can perform (1) actions from buried models, but that doesn't mean it has the action. Other models can't copy buried models actions from the emissary. So I don't think it can use the action outside of times it can take a (1) action.
  6. Looking at the cards. I agree with ludvig. The changling doesn't have the trapping jaw action for it's ability to happen. You can attack thanks to surprise, but that's it. But I'd also use that argument to say the emissary also can't get those attacks just because something ended a move nearby.
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    Shenlong Noob Question

    The ability lets Shenlong discard 1 limited upgrade from himself and attach another limited upgrade to himself (discarding any other copies of it you have in play). It doesn't let you put upgrades on anyone else. If you have Sensi yu with his upgrade he is allowed to attach the upgrade that Shenlong discards, but that's not this action, its just a side effect of this action.
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    Shenlong Noob Question

    Summoning new things during a game, be it upgrades or models, does not require you to spend your starting soulstones on the new summons. You may need to have spent them on something you need to start it off (such as the first Peasant, or a limited upgrade on Shenlong) or on the action that summons it, but you don't need to "buy" what you are going to summon in crew creation
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    Soft and Hard Cover

    My rough guide is will it stop a bullet? If not, such as wooden fences, hedges, tall grass, then I call it soft. But there isn't a right or wrong answer.
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    Pandora in M3E

    Did you ever Play 1st ed Pandora? She was a totally different beast to 2nd Ed Pandora (A much worse experience to face in my opinion) but they still had the same feel on the table (even though they did different things) so whilst Pandora might not do the same things as she did before, I would expect her to have a similar feel. After all she managed to survive when she could no longer bring a chain of sorrows with her for free to do all that misery damage
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    Any update on TOS goodies?

    I've heard nothing yet in the UK.
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    Sorrow ability and saves

    Yes, remember each aura does just 1 point of damage, so you would have to spend a stone for each one. Probably not worth it unless you're about to die.
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    Sorrow ability and saves

    Moved this to rules questions. I assume you are referring to Misery. Nothing in the ability says it can't be prevented by soulstone (or reduced by arcane shield) so it can. There are very few times that you can't use soulstone to prevent damage, and those are mentioned in the action or ability (often on a trigger).
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    Etiquette on basing

    I have a wide range of base inserts, and have never seen any problems. I've got a tree on one of my Skeetars bases as about the only way to get it to look right on a 30mm base, and the side of a building on another to give suitable contact points. I based a load of Gremlins on Walkways over a swamp, and am now regretting it, as it stops them fitting in the smaller foam holes, but that's just a transport issue. I've also seen a great Kirai team where they are based on a raised stage with some mopdles above it, and others below when its arranged. So in short, go for what you like. There may be a few issues based on moving it around the table, but at the moment overhangs, bridges and multiple levels of building are not all that common, but something you may want to consider for future proofing.
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    'No penalty' models in M3E

    Have you tried looking at the gremlin models and working out who you would put a model with? And How many versatile models do you think are needed? Or I guess what I'm actually asking is how many models do you think a master needs "cheap" access to allow a decent choice? My rough calculation above suggested access to 12, with 6 versatile, if every model was only attached to 1 model and you tried to balance the size of the hiring pool.
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    'No penalty' models in M3E

    There are about 70 gremlin models at the moment. There are 8 Masters (and their totems) so after we remove them we get 54, which means you get an average of 6 theme models and 6 left over. Obviously, we may well expect some models to be in multiple Master pools, and there will probably be some cross faction hiring (I imagine Zoraida will have models she brings from neverborn for example) so its likely there is more "theme" models than that. But from what we know, you'll still have access to the whole pool of 70 models to hire. I think looking at it as "staple" models being the base for all crews is probably not the case.
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    First turn with Kirai?

    This partially depends on what you want to do. Kirai has 2 things to look at with regards to her summons, Cards and wounds. Philip and the Nanny is one of the best solutions to card issues, but you then need a way to get those scheme markers down. Wounds is a case of possibly hiring sacrificial small things that will die, or flesh construct and a nurse (cheapest number of wounds and most efficient healing of that many wounds) I've more experience facing night terrors as a source, and my opponent typically used Datsuba early to get a seishin, and the aura that has death dropping scheme markers, and then will summon a drowned off the night terror, then a Hanged off the night terror, and then a hanged of the drowned, ending with 2 hanged and 3 scheme markers. You can potentially use thinngs like Muhauahua to generate Zombies from the corpses dropped on that route (as a good source of wounds for the next bunch of summons), or Draugr to put out upgrades that let you get back soulstones. The trick is to make the most out of the number of wounds you have, so with the night terror route, you wan the first summons to not do more than 3 damage. so its on 1 wound left, then use that 1 wound to summon the bigger stuff.
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    First feelings M3E

    They have said that they are releasing rules for collodi so there is a good chance you will still be able to use the crew you have.
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    Make 2 intro crews in NB

    If I'm organizing a demo, I generally like to show the game isn't all about killing. That might mean I play turf war so there is some placement. But it depends on the level of the people I'm showing, and how long we have.
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    Incorporeal vs blasts from Ml attack

    The damage is from a ml action. So yes, incorporeal will apply.
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    Shield Bearers or Belles with Reva?

    Its not too surprising when you remember you need to double their wounds, so you're looking at an effective 8 wound model with a possible Df6 and a sort of hard to kill in the middle for only 6 ss.
  22. When I play Seamus I don't generally plan to summon any belles. I may still do so during the game if the opportunity arises. To plan to summon belles you need ways to generate corpse counters. You can do this by killing things, but there are other ways out there (Mortimer with his action as an example). Seamus also has other uses for the corpse, such as using them to allow him to disappear even when models could otherwise see him. I've even at times had fun by giving Seamus the Corpse bloat upgrade, and used the corpses to explode causing relatively high Wp tests to lots of models and then hoped enough fail to heal up Seamus. Basically, its not a bad idea to be able to summon belles, but its not required. And sometimes the enemy don't fit to your plan and do nasty things like kill your belles, so it can be nice to replace them after that.
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    Molly: typical activation order

    If you adapt the turn 1 a little you can make the other turns easier. So use 2 models to drop schemes for Philip turn one then after he has the cards you activate the necropunk to drop markers for turn 2, and so forth. It allows Philip to activate when you need without having to wait. Then if you have a bad hands you can activate before Molly, and if not you can still activate her first.
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    Beta Invites Live

    its possible that at the moment they don't know an answer. If they do add new people to the beta and are looking for more applications, then I imagine it will be announced at the relevant time. . Its also possible they do know the answer but don't want to make it public.
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    Make 2 intro crews in NB

    I'd look for strong themes, so possibly Nephlim, and have Nekima, Mature and two tots. (A lower form is the young Nephilim instead of the mature) A second comparable team is a little harder. juju, 2 waldgiests and a silurid might be close if you put the eternal upgrade on Juju. Its not as killy but its quite durable and schemey. Huggy, 2 illuminated and a beckoner.